10/19 @1:30PM Family Marathon

10/19 Author Cressida Cowell comes to CES (3-5th grades)

10/22 Reflections art submission due

10/24 @5:30PM Taste of Carrboro Event

10/26 @7:45AM Coffee with the principal

10/30 @6PM Science Mystery Night

11/1 Delayed Opening

11/6 Teacher Workday - No School

11/12 Veteran's Day - No School

11/13-17 Book Fair

11/13 @6PM PTA Meeting

11/22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

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Wednesday October 24, 2018. 5:30-7 PM

Crepes...NC Barbeque...Spinach lasagna roll-ups ...Indian chickpeas...Cheese grits...Arroz con vegetales...Lebanese lentils. These are just a few of the foods you may get to taste this year…Join your fellow parents and child’s teachers at Carrboro Elementary’s 10th annual Taste of Carrboro.

$5/adult; $2/child. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through square. Families and staff make and serve food at tasting tables. Everyone gets a “taste” of the food you bring and enjoy a meal together. The food you bring can be a favorite family recipe, a recipe from a country of birth, country of ancestors, a region of the United States, your favorite food, food from some place you’ve visited, or anything else you can think of. Sign up to bring food OR just join your fellow CES families to attend the Taste of Carrboro!

Mujeres Unidas en Accion (MUA) will be providing music and dishes in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month - don't miss the festivities and sign up for a dish here
Sign me up to be a Chef at the Taste of Carrboro!

If you are interested in the volunteering for the Family Marathon next week then sign up here! We still need lots of help and the kids love it! 

We will continue Car Free Fridays this week and next and we would love some extra hands to meet and greet and also learn the ropes of this program.

If you are interesting in helping this Friday at CES from 7:25 - 8 AM, please email Eric Allman. Also, if you are interested in expanding the program or have other ideas about how to get more kids/families walking and biking to school, or if you have other ideas about wellness programs for the kids or teachers, email or text Eric Allman (Keagan-DL 4th, Brooks, DL 5th) 919-370-7427.
Help with CES Marathon!

Best-selling author Cressida Cowell is in the country talking about the 2nd book in her new series The Wizards of Once. She is coing to speak to 3rd-5th graders on Friday morning. To order copies of her books for your child, you can send in this order form with a check made payable to 'Carrboro PTA' or send in cash, or you can send money in with your child on Friday and they can purchase books for her to sign after the event. We are so exicted to have such a famous author visiting the school and our PTA will receive 20% of every book sold!

Attention LGBT parents at Carrboro Elementary!

We’re interested in forming an informal affinity group for families with LGBT parents in the CHCCS district for friendships, informal gatherings, information sharing, and mutual support. If you are an LGBT parenting of a Carrboro Elementary student and you’d like to connect, please text Kenny Levine at (919) 475-3068, or email

Tuesday, October 30, 2018  6:00-7:00 pm

A small mysterious crime has occurred at Carrboro Elementary (all pretend and fully make-believe of course). We need our school’s best scientists to help us sort through the clues surrounding the crime and eliminate the suspects.

Parents, please escort your scientists to school as close to 6pm as possible. They will want to examine all of the clue stations before the end of the evening. If our students are able to determine the culprit by the evening’s end- and I’m sure one of our scientists will!- the suspect will be questioned on the spot. 

The event is free to our school community. There will also be an opportunity for parents to make a donation towards the science materials and supplies our school needs to purchase if you’d like to do so.

Hope you’ll join us for this fun science event!!


The Equity Team is excited for a great 2018-19 school year! This year, one of our main goals is supporting equitable school experiences for our students by focusing on Social Justice. To do this, we will be incorporating Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards and essential questions to at least 2 social studies units and 1 science unit per grade level. We are looking forward to adding these standards, and we know it will contribute to a more equitable learning environment for our students.

In other news, we are in the midst of celebrating “Celebremos Latinoamérica.” Members of the CES Equity Team, as well as the Celebremos Latinoamérica Committee, have coordinated having the Pledge of Allegiance announced by fifth graders in Spanish on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, having four special “Celebremos Latinoamérica” themed Cub Rallies, and having music classes/a performance by the musician Marcos Napa. We are looking forward to keeping you updated throughout this amazing school year!

Its time for Reflections again! This year's theme is 'Hereos Around Me.' Submissions are due Monday, October 22. Put entries in the PTA box in the lobby and email Marcey Waters. Entry forms and full program can be found here
  • Students create their works at home
  • The purpose is to create art according to the theme and have fun.
  • Students must do their work individually - without the help of an adult.
  • The top 10 place finishers regardless of category will be chosen by judges from the community and move on to the district level.
  • Visual Art can be 2D or 3D; maximum size for 2D entries is 24' by 30" (including matting)
  • Literature entries must be on sheets 8 1/2 "x 11" printed on one side only with pages numbered.
  • Photography entries should be 11 "x 14" (including matting) or smaller.
  • No name should appear on the front of the participating works.
  • Give your work of art and entry form (on the back of this sheet) to your child's teacher by the deadline.
  • Only 1 entry per category per student.
Please click here for complete rules.

There are several outlets the PTA and CES communicate important and interesting information so families can know what is going on in the school, district and larger community.  Aside from the monthly newsletter, both the PTA and Carrboro Elementary School have their own websites, plus the school is also on both Facebook and Twitter. And as always check your child's Friday folder not only for news, but for class assignments and finished work.

PTA Exec Board

President: Maggie Robe
Co-Vice President (Communication): Rachel Baer
Co-Vice President (Fundraising): Faith Turchi
Teacher Rep: Elena Gutierrez
Teacher Rep: Emily Moorman
Secretary: Catee Mullen
Treasurer: Ann Smith

All SIT meetings are open to the public and meet the first Friday of every month from 7:50-9:00 am.
Parent Reps:
Blake Rosser
Erica Wood
Destiny Lopez
Lisa Dunn
Hao Nguyen

Jillian La Serna
Jonathan Woody
Shelby Dotson
Amy Singer
Jessica Bigelow
CES PTA SQUARE SITE is up and running for 2018/19!  Support school supply drive, whole-school gift giving and join the PTA all in one place! 

Every school year, you need to re-link your VIC and other cards to our school. Help earn CES thousands of dollars just by doing your regular shopping

Relink these cards:

Harris Teeter VIC
Link your card to #1793
Click here to register online.
Weaver Street Market   
Link to #119
Target RedCard
Link your RedCard to #79677
RedCard is Target's debit card that gives you back 5% on all purchases +1% to CES. Anyone can link, anywhere in the US!

Don't forget:  Carrboro is YOUR school!  What specific skills do you have to offer to make our school and activities for our kids even better?  Contact CES Principal, Jillian LaSerna ( or PTA President, Maggie Robe ( to let us know how you would like to be involved during 2018-2019. Now is a great time to reach out!

If you have ideas or suggestions for newsletter content, please contact the PTA Newsletter Coordinator,
Rosario Vila


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Coffee with the Principal

Join Ms. LaSerna and other parents.

CES PTA SQUARE SITE is up and running for 2018/19!  Support school supply drive, whole-school gift giving and join the PTA all in one place! 

You may wonder what the PTA supports. Look for the green dollar sign to see where PTA money has been spent.

Every school year, you need to re-link your VIC and other cards to our school. Help earn CES thousands of dollars just by doing your regular shopping

Harris Teeter VIC
Link your card to #1793
Click here to register online
Weaver Street Market   
Link to #119
Link your RedCard to #79677
RedCard is Target's debit card that gives you back 5% on all purchases +1% to CES. Anyone can link, anywhere in the US!

Earn money for CES every time you shop! Click here first and then start your shopping. Search for: "PTA North Carolina Congress Carrboro Elementary School PTA" in the charity section
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