2/2 Striped shirt day!
2/5 Start bringing in stuffed animals + trinkets for CES Fair

2/9 @ 6 PM 4th & 5th Grade Theater Performance (buy tix here)

2/9 @ 6 PM - 8 PM Reflections Art Opening

2/10 @ 2 PM + 6 PM 4th & 5th Grade Theater Performance (buy tix here)
2/13 (all day) CES Spirit Night @ IP3

2/15 Delayed Opening

2/19 School in session (President's Day holiday cancelled)

2/20 African American Read In

2/23 7:45AM Coffee with the Principal

3/6 RISE Restorative Circle

3/15 @6PM - Taste of Carrboro

3/17 @9AM -
5K for Education (register here)

3/26-3/30 Spring Break

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Thank you to those of you who came to the kickoff meeting for the fair this week. Very soon, you will start to receive information through your room parents and from the PTA.  There are plenty of ways to get involved including working on the silent auction, donating a raffle item, helping set up the fair, being on the food committee, organizing high school volunteers and much more! Please email Karen Herpel for more information on ways to get engaged and support this wonderful event at our school.  

We appreciate your help, Cynthia, Emily and Karen! 
Trash to treasure!
It's time to comb through your toy box and your drawers and bring in your unwanted "treasures" for our Super Bag Surprise game at the fair! All that stuff you get at birthday parties, little trinkets, etc... we'll recycle them for you! Bring your donations and place them in the box in the lobby starting February 5th. Please do not put items in the box that are broken or can’t be used (like napkins, candles, etc).
Find new homes for Fluffy, Midnight, Giraffy, Teddy, Bunny and Ducky!
Similar to our Super Bag Surprise, we will once again have a Stuffed Animal Rescue booth at the fair. All animals get a nice bath before the fair. You can drop them off in the lobby (or send with your child) starting, February 5th.

CES Spirit Night @ IP3
Tuesday, February 13
10% of proceeds from the whole day will be given back to CES PTA! Come down and see Angelo and the team to enjoy a slice or two! 

4 & 5th Grades Theater Performance

February 9 (6 PM), February 10 (2 PM + 6 PM)

Join the Carrboro theater scene and watch Ms C's newest hit, featuring 4th & 5th Graders working on not just the performance but back stage production too! One of CES' best events of the year! Purchase tickets here
Purchase tickets to the hottest show in town!

Acknowledge our awesome CES teachers and staff with Whole School Giving Whole School Giving provides monetary gifts at the end of the year to all the folks who help CES run: specials teachers, resource teachers, specialists and other support staff around the school such as secretaries, cafeteria workers and custodians. Show your support and donate today! 

Donations can be made via check, cash or the square link below.  For questions and ideas, email PTA
Show your 💗! Donate to Staff Today!

This year 5K for Education is on St. Patrick's Day (SAT, 3/17 at 9 AM) and is another fundraiser for the school! $5 from each adult registration will go directly to CES when you register here

We need 1 volunteer! This Parent Rep role is a very EASY VOLUNTEER role. And, the time commitment is minimal. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer please email Catee Mullen
💚🍀I want to lead CES @ 5K 4 ED💚🍀

Support Our School by Just Getting Weekly Groceries!
Relink your shopping cards! 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 or use your RedCard - Target's debit card that gives you back 5% on all purchases +1% to CES.Anyone can link, anywhere in the US!

University Place
Friday, February 9 6-8 PM

CONGRATS TO CES DISTRICT FINALISTS: Griffin Kalavsky, Krishna Beattie, Natalie Stephens, Adrian Kai Bishop, Lucy Safir, Tova Ohlrich, Abby Sparrow, Mia Perrin, Levi Cole, Juliette Elia all moving forward to the statewide competition. Come out and see their work with other state finalists. 

Content Integrated Units & Social Justice
On January 23rd, a team from Carrboro Elementary, presented on content integrated units and social justice to the Board of Education. There is some amazing curriculum work being done by instructional teams at CES.  You can view the presentation from the board meeting here.  A big thanks to Emily Moorman, Janet Davis-Castro, and Shelby Dotson who presented with administration!

Coffee with the Principal
Friday, February 23 (7:45 AM)

Please join us for Coffee with the Principal. Come to the art room for a lively discussion and conversation with Principal LaSerna. It is an opportunity for you to discuss any topic that you would like to raise -- your voice and participation is important.

Black History Studies events and activities
  • Staff Potluck Friday, Feb 16 
  • African American Read-In Tuesday, Feb 20: guest readers in every classroom and 5th graders as student ambassadors
  • Black History Biographies, 3-8 days of lessons planned by the coaches and social studies teachers: K- artists, 1- authors, 2- musicians and singers, 3- leaders, 4- scientists and inventors, 5- athletes.
  • Timeline of African American History - for the front hall bulletin board, created by all the non-classroom faculty
Community Concerns
  • One of the mobile home parks has been purchased and is going to be developed, which could cause some disruption in housing for some of our families.  More than 95% of the residents are people of color.  Read the Herald Sun article to learn more:
  • We are looking at ways to support schools in Puerto Rico, perhaps with a fundraiser for school supplies. More details coming soon.
Upcoming events in March and April
  • We are planning some Women's History lessons in March, a new addition to our equity work.
  • 11 members of the Equity Team will attend a training in Raleigh in March: Teaching Social Justice 101 by Teaching Tolerance (part of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
  • Meg Medina, a well known Latina children's author, is scheduled to do a one-week residence at CES in April, plus a K-2 Assembly on April 9th and a 3-5 assembly on April 13th.  
  • We are working out details for a collaboration with the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, with a focus on learning local Civil Rights history from their neighborhood guides and oral historians. We are looking at activities for faculty as well as 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. 
  • The Equity Team is creating a rubric to evaluate our current social studies units, with a focus on teaching social justice. We will use an upcoming faculty meeting to review and improve our units. We will be integrating the Social Justice Standards from Teaching Tolerance.
  • Dr. LaSerna will be leading a Gender Inclusive faculty and TA training in the spring.
Many thanks to Janet Davis-Castro CES Instructional Coach and Equity Team Chair! Email for questions and ideas.
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.

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Transitioning to Middle School
Thu, February 8, 2018 - 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
NCPTA Headquarters 3501 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27612

Join NCPTA for the second in our 2018 Lunch and Learn series, What Every Parent Needs to Know About Transitioning to Middle School! Dr. MariaRosa Rangel will address the most common parent and child concerns about the big move from elementary to middle school and set parents up for success in supporting their student. There is limited seating for this lunch and learn. Lunch will be provided.

Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Convention:
NCPTA’s Annual Convention will be held on May 18-19, 2018 in Wilmington, NC!

Host hotel: TownePlace Suites Marriott (Rate: $159 per night) Reservation cut off: 4/19/18
Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid charge. Call 910-332-3326 for reservations. Keep an eye out for more details about this exciting event!

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Parental Involvement
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Useful Resources:
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PTA Exec Board
President: Catee Mullen
Co-Vice President: Bill Buckley
Co-Vice President: Rachel Baer
Teacher Rep: Carmen Betts
Teacher Rep: Emily Moorman
Secretary: Elise Hewett
Treasurer: Ann Smith
Assistant Treasurer: Jacqueline Powell
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
Erika Wood
Destiny Lopez
Lisa Dunn
Hao Nguyen

Jillian La Serna
Jonathan Woody
Shelby Dotson
Amy Singer
Jessica Bigelow


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Coffee with the Principal

Join Ms. LaSerna and other parents.

CES PTA SQUARE SITE is up and running for 2017/18!  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