Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
The GHE Parent Teacher Association's mission is to bring parents, the school, and the community together to positively impact the lives of all GHE students and families.
LAST DAY FOR NC State fair fasttrack ticket purchase
This year's NC State Fair runs from October 17-27th. GHE earns $ for each FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using our school code of 439. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH
Join GHE next week, October 21-25, for bullying awareness spirit week and Take a Stand, Lend a Hand Against Bullying.
- MONDAY: Bullying is CRAZY! Wear crazy clothes, wacky hair and more
- TUESDAY: TEAM UP against bullying! Wear your favorite team or sport spirit wear
- WEDNESDAY: Wear ORANGE! It's World Unity Day
- THURSDAY: Be a HERO! Dress up as your favorite book or movie hero or role model
- FRIDAY: We are TOO BRIGHT for bullying! Dress for success (Also, it's picture day!)
ATTENTION BOOK (AND DONUT) LOVERS!
- Our annual Book Fair fundraiser is open for business and runs through Thursday, October 24. We have a great selection of books on a wide range of topics for children of all ages as well as teacher recommendations and teacher wish lists. Proceeds from the book fair help bring new books to the GHE media center.
- Don't forget about ever popular Donuts with Grown Ups October 22-24. Students can bring their dads or other special grown ups and enjoy a sweet treat on the PTA!
- All during the Book Fair we collect change for our Book Fairy program which helps provide books for students at GHE that otherwise aren’t able to purchase a book for their home. Have your kids check their piggy banks and bring spare change to their teacher in an envelope marked Book Fairy—thanks so much!
- For the third consecutive year, WCPSS has partnered with the Carolina Hurricanes on Readvolution. Between September 30 and December 6, GHE is challenged to read 2,020 books as a school. Individual students who read 20 minutes a day outside of school are rewarded with free Hurricanes tickets!
CALLING ALL ARTISTS
- Art By Me is a unique program that transforms student artwork into beautiful, professionally made products all while raising funds for GHE's art program. Students have spent months working with Mrs. Driggers to create AMAZING masterpieces and are finally done. On October 25th a large flyer from Art By Me will come home in your child's backpack. There are more than 60 products available for purchase from t-shirts and tote bags to coffee mugs and keychains. These make GREAT holiday gifts for friends and family!
- Does your child enjoy art, music and dance, or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos? Then have them unleash their inner artist with the PTA Reflections Art Program! This year's theme is Look Within. All submissions should be turned in to Mrs. Driggers by Thursday, October 31, 2019.
- Is your 4th or 5th grader an aspiring artist? The 2019-2020 Yearbook Cover Contest has kicked off. Read up on the guidelines and start creating! One winner will be selected for the front cover and one winner will be selected for the back cover. Each winner will get a FREE yearbook! All entries are due to Mrs. Driggers by November 26th.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: BOX TOPS
Our fall Box Top collection drive runs from Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 25. The class that turns in the most Box Tops earns a donut party! Here's what you'll need to do:
Buy your favorite Box Top products.
Cut out the Box Tops from each package.
Send your Box Tops to school with your child! Bonus points if you submit them on a Box Top Collection sheet.
Box Tops for Education is a fundraising program that helps schools earn money to buy the things we need. Look for the Box Top logo on products you including Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Fiber One, General Mills, Green Giant, Hefty, Lysol, Mott’s, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Paper Mate, Progresso, Yoplait, Ziploc and many more!
GHE is hosting parents for a Family Academy on Today's Math. Join GHE faculty on October 24 from 6:00-7:30PM to learn about K-5 math standards and how this builds to later success in math.
Hurricane Dorian makeup days for Green Hope Elementary will be Thursday, October 31 and Friday, December 20.
2019-2020 Yearbooks are purchased directly from TreeRing. Preorder by October 31 for a 10% discount.
Visitor parking is ONLY in spaces 85-120. Other marked spots require permits.