5/5 CES FAIR @10AM - 2PM

5/7 @9-11AM Field Day

5/7-5/11 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/9 Bike to School Day

5/15 @6:30PM PTA Meeting

5/17 Delayed Opening

5/19-5/20 Danelle Photo Fundraiser Sign up here!

5/20 @5:05 CES at the Durham Bulls

5/23 R.I.S.E BBQ Lunch

CES Calendar for 

Join us on 
Facebook & Twitter

The banners and posters are up and word is out:
Less than a week until the fair!
Here's what you need to know:

  • The fair and silent auction is from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, May 5th
  • Tickets are 25 cents each and are purchased at the front door and near the bus circle
  • Food in the cafeteria is purchased by cash; games and booths operate by tickets, and range from 1 to 6 tickets
  • Games, booths and teacher treats are located OUTSIDE
  • The Silent Auction is INSIDE
  • Hot dogs, pizza, frozen treats and fruit kabobs are INSIDE; Mexican food is OUTSIDE
  • Look for people in red t-shirts if you need help!
  • Magic tickets will be coming home on Friday May 4th-so don't wait to look in your Friday folders until Monday as it will be too late!

There are four terrific choices for the raffle:
  1. The newest iPad
  2. An overnight at Umstead Hotel & Spa
  3. An Apple Watch Series 3
  4. $200 Visa gift card.
Raffle winners will be announced at 1:55 pm in the auditorium. Please return your raffle tickets! Raffle sales are a bit low... have you sold (or bought) yours? Download Raffle Tickets and please turn them in ASAP! Top class and top three students win prizes. 

It’s not to late to win a 4-course dinner party for you and 9 friends. Click HERE to purchase.


* Dunk Tank * Bouncy House/Slide  *  Inflatable Obstacle Course  * Soccer Shoot Out  * Poetry Fox  * Balloon Twisting  *  Stuffed Animal Rescue * Super Bag Surprise
Mexican food  *  Hotdogs  *  Pizza  *  Frozen Treats  *  Cotton Candy  *  Popcorn  *  Dangling Donuts  *  Sno Cones  *   Fruit Kabobs  *  Smoothie Bicycles 

Angry Birds  *  Stomp Rocket Target  *  Toilet Toss  * Treasure Hunt  *  Ring Toss * Lollipop Tree * Plinko  *  Basketball Shoot Out  * Wheel of Fortune  *  Chuck the Chicken  * Treasure Hunt
Hairspray  *  Face Painting  *  Hair Bling  
Music DJ  *  Hula Hooping  *  SkipSations  

The support from our community has been wonderful this year, and thanks to the hard work of CES parents, we have a fantastic selection of donations from more than 175 local businesses. There are gift certificates and items that will appeal to every taste! Please see a PARTIAL list of businesses at: Auction Items, but be sure to come inside to the main lobby to see all the options. When you purchase a silent auction item, 100% of that money goes to the school, so spread the word and start bidding!

Be the Highest bidder on the online auction items including... Gift Certificates to Mercato, Back Alley Bikes Acme & Bagel Bar, a handmade carpet from The Persian Carpet, plus tickets to Playmakers, the Durham Bulls, Morehead Planetarium & Wet n’ Wild as well as a Two Night Stay at Lake Gaston, an overnight at the Hampton, a new Exchange Pool Membership, a MegaPixie package and a membership to the Arts Center-but wait there is more-Chapel Hill Gymnastics, Chapel Hill Tennis Club and Flip4Kids camps plus passes to Carrboro Yoga Company and a Chapel Hill Eye Care package! Click  HERE
Place your bids for CES Silent Auction
The fair takes the collective effort of many, many parents as well as teachers.  
  • If you signed up for your class booth or game, please be considerate of your fellow parents and come on time for your designated shift. Check your class booth HERE
If you have any questions about any aspect of the Fair or Silent Auction, email Karen Herpel

K-3 Field Day is Monday May 7 
9:00-11:00. (Rain date is Tuesday, May 8.)

We are looking for 1 or 2 volunteers to help set up the two water stations by 9:00 am that morning. Ms Oakley is happy to show individuals what to do that morning. If you are available to volunteer please email Carrboro PTA.

Support CES & get gorgeous photos of you and your family!
Win! Win! Sign up here for your 15 minutes session before all spots are filled. 
Sign up for your photo session here!

$2,000 to reach our goal! Donate here today. 

Where does the $ go?
100% of donation goes directly to ALL our awesome CES teachers and support staff. 

Donations will be accepted until June 1st. We’re such a generous school—please consider a final contribution before the fun of summer begins.

The PTA will pass out teacher and staff distributions during the last week of school. Please make sure we can give a great gift to our deserving teachers & staff! Thanks for your generosity!
Yes, I would like to support CES Staff!

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Come join Carrboro Elementary School and the Durham Bulls as we celebrate Wool E. Bull’s birthday! 
Tickets are $10.00.  $5.00 of each ticket sold comes back to our school! Kids run the bases after the game! 
Purchase deadline is May 17th!  Get tickets for the 20th here. The Bulls will be taking on the Indianapolis
Indians (AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates).

If you can’t make it on the 20th, there is an open voucher option available!  You can purchase vouchers to be used at any home Sunday through Thursday games. Vouchers are $10.00 with $5.00 of each ticket
coming back to Carrboro. Buy your vouchers here

The Durham Bulls will also be celebrating Hispanic Heritage with a series of games on June 1, July 7 and August 9, 2018.  Vouchers can be used at the August 9th game!  Follow the Bulls on Twitter
@Toros_de_Durham for more information!

Contact Ethan Beattie (919) 688-5171 for any questions!
Buy Durham Bulls Tickets


Another great year of wonderful CES cultural arts programming is in the books! We started off the school year with the high-energy dancing of the Soul Street Dance company. Our Carrboro cubs were buzzing with excitement as the talented performers danced to an eclectic mix of music ranging from hip-hop to classical.

In January our students were enthralled by dynamic, multi-cultural tales from around the world told by Durham-based storyteller Donna Washington. In November, the 3-5th grade students traveled on an action-packed adventure on the stormy seas with the Sciencetellers program, while learning about science through an exciting story of pirates, mutinies, explosions and bravery!

For our final program, we were treated to the innovative choreography of Galumpah from New York state. Galumpha combined impressive acrobatics, striking visual effects, and physical comedy that left us all amazed by what three performers can create together.

We are fortunate at CES to have a PTA and school community that supports a diverse range of cultural arts programming.  These programs were made possible through the generous support of the Carrboro Elementary School PTA, the ArtsCenter, the Orange County Arts Commission and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

Thanks to all those who have been walking, riding, (and busing) to school over the last few weeks! We will continue Car Free Fridays with the last day on May 4th and will culminate the spring wellness event with Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9th.

We would like to make this bike to school event the best ever with as many kids and families riding as possible. We will have water bottles for those who ride and other fun give-aways. Carrboro Mayor, Lydia Lavelle, will be leading a ride from Wilson Park on May 9th so be sure to join in the fun. Ride will leave at 7:20 and is less than 1 mile one way. Hopefully, the warm weather and early sunrise will make it easier for you to continue the habits you have started and, please, consider riding or walking to school for the rest of the year!!! If you have ideas about how to make these events better, or any other wellness projects that might work at CES, then be sure to contact Eric Allman

Say 'Hello' to our new CES staff!!

Angela Montoya - TA
My name is Angela Montoya, I am Colombian, and for most of my life, I lived in a beautiful town called Tulua. 10 years ago, I arrived in North Carolina and fell in love with this place and its people. It's here in NC that I started my own family. I am the mother of two wonderful daughters, Allison and Arianna, and together with my husband and my mother, we have found our home in this community. For the last 10 years, I worked at Mi Escuelita Spanish immersion preschool, and now, I am really happy to be part of the CES family.

Lorena A.J. Gatlin - EC Resource teacher
I am excited about being part of the CES team! For almost two decades, I have been a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, general elementary educator, self-contained teacher, and high school resource teacher in the Federal School System, Wake County Public Schools, Durham City Schools and CHCCS. My extensive teaching experience has taught me to appreciate all of my students, co-workers, supervisors, and their families. My motto is to live and teach with love! I am married and have three children. My oldest child is attending Kindergarten this year. Our family speaks English, Spanish, and German. I love spending time with my family reading, learning, traveling, praying, worshiping God in church, participating in programs, volunteering, playing and hanging out.

Sarah Anderson - Interventionist
I began teaching at Carrboro in late January.  As an Interventionist, I have the opportunity to work with small groups in reading and math.  Throughout the years, I have done a variety of things in Education. I was a classroom teacher for 8 years (grades 4 and 6).  I also coordinated tutoring programs at Duke University, and I was an online instructor for teachers pursuing their graduate degrees.  I love being back in an elementary school! Although I am a native of Ohio, I have lived in Chapel Hill for 18 years. I live with my husband and 2 daughters (ages 8 and 10).  When I am not at school, I love to run, read, and be outdoors. If I have met you, thanks for the warm welcome to Carrboro! If I haven't met you yet, I hope to soon! 

Christina Rodriguez - TA
Hi, I'm Cristina Rodriguez Castro. My country of origin is Colombia but I have lived in North Carolina for many years. In addition to dedicating myself to my family, I have also devoted time to study, work and learn a lot about children's development to help them feel confident and easily incorporate into society. I am happy to take the decision to belong to this wonderful team of the elementary school of Carrboro.

Maria Jaime-Ledesma - TA
My name is Maria Jaime-Ledesma I grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico with my family of eight but I moved here eight years ago. I have a daughter (Bethzaida), she graduates last year from Carrboro Elementary School. I have a dog and his name is coco, I have a cat too and his name is Tiger, and I also have 8 chickens and they do not have names. Before I start working here, I worked in a preschool for 7 years. I am very excited of working here at Carrboro Elementary School, and I am sure that I will obtain a lot of experience.

The Equity Team is leading a faculty session this month to examine the Social Justice Standards, published by the organization "Teaching Tolerance." We are looking at our science and social studies units, as well as our Socratic Seminars in grades 3-5, to see which standards we are already addressing, and where we can integrate additional standards.

From the Teaching Tolerance website: "The Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable. Divided into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action (IDJA)—the Standards recognize that, in today's diverse classrooms, students need knowledge and skills related to both prejudice reduction and collective action. Together, these domains represent a continuum of engagement in anti-bias, multicultural and social justice education. The IDJA domains are based on Louise Derman-Sparks’ four goals for anti-bias education in early childhood. Each of the IDJA domains has learning outcomes and school-based scenarios organized by grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8 and 9–12."

RISE will have our annual BBQ lunch plate and pints to go sale on Wednesday, May 23. Please check Friday folders for details and order forms. The Pig will be providing BBQ and the firings again this year.

Contact Beatrice Parker 919-260-7271 or Katy Harrison, school Social Worker for details.

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 Thrift Shop Discussion
In Fall 2017, the PTA Council Board moved forward with direct engagement and conversation with the Board of Directors of the PTA Thrift Shop.  These actions have been in consultation and support of our PTA Council member schools.
May 10: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Concussions
Concussions are a hot topic in sports these days, but it’s so hard to stay abreast of the recommendations. Paul Cohen, MD of WakeMed Health and Hospitals will address the most common parent and child concerns about concussions and how you can keep your child healthy and safe.
Important Details
  • Time: 12pm-1pm
  • Location: NCPTA Headquarters, 3501 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Cost: $20 per Lunch and Learn
  • Lunch will be provided
There is limited seating for the Lunch and Learn Series so register today!
Four Chefs Join NCPTA to Reimagine School Meals
Local Advocacy Groups
 Moms Demand Action NC Facebook Page

PTA Advocacy Priorities include:
School Funding
Teachers and Administration
Parental Involvement
Health and Wellness

Useful Resources:
Chapel Hill / Carrboro PTA Council 
Chapel Hill / Carrboro City Schools 
NC PTA    

Have feedback? Send your emails!
CHCCS School Board -
Orange County Board of County Commissioners -


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
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


Haga clic aquí para español

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