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Originally delivered on 9/23/2019 9:45 am

Falcon Flyer: Reflections


If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

We made it through a busy week, were informed about what our children will be learning this year (because academics first, of course) and then had a blast at a Scoop and a Show. Thank you for your continued support.

Does your child enjoy art, music and dance, or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos? Then have them join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with the PTA Reflections Art Program! This year's theme, "Look Within," calls for their own unique interpretation through the arts.

For more details and guidelines please visit the Wake County and North Carolina PTA websites. Please make sure you follow all the rules and presentation guidelines to avoid disqualification.

We will share more details including links to the Green Hope online submission form and key deadlines very soon.

Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime: look within and start creating

Latest News

Corporate Sponsorships for Turkey Trot

Are you a business owner? Or work within the community, or for a company that might be willing to be a sponsor for our Turkey Trot Fun Run coming this November? If so, please contact us! There are many opportunities to grow your business while supporting Green Hope. 

FUN FACT: As per NC Dept. of Labor, all employers must grant 4 hours of parental leave per year for you to volunteer in your child's school.

Kindergarten parents: please get background checked and look out for a sign up genius from your child’s teacher to volunteer in your child's classroom. This year, Kindergarten teachers are sharing an assistant and need parents to help out in the classroom as much as possible. 

Coming Next Week
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 5-8pm
Take a break from the dinner rush and head on over to Chick-Fil-A at Stone Creek for our most popular Spirit Night of the year! Dine-In and spin the wheel to win some great prizes. If you can't dine in, and are rushing to your after-school activities, then drive-through! Please mention GHE and your child's teachers name (for a chance to win a class prize). GHE receives 20% of the proceeds.
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8:30-9am
In October of every year, millions of children from countries around the world participate in events for International Walk to School Day. The events raise community and global awareness about walking safety and promote healthy behavior.
Drop your student off at Circle on the Green in Preston Village. They will be greeted by parent volunteers and staff and guided on their way to school.

Coach G will greet them with a certificate and prize!

We've opened volunteer slots for two of our key October events:International Walk to School DayandBook Fair. There are opportunities before, during and after school as well as during evening hours.
Please consider signing up to cover a shift. All volunteer opportunities areavailable online. Note that if this is your first time accessing our PTA website this year you will need to login and update your Family Informationand Directory & Publish Preferences before volunteer opportunities will be displayed.

Library/Media Center Open Mornings

Does your child read their library books before the next media specials day, or not have a media special this quarter? The media center is open every weekday from 8:45am-9:15am to check out books! 

Faculty Favorites Online

Check out your teacher's favorite snacks and stores, plus more, online. Your child will love getting to know more about their teacher, and you will always know what to get them for appreciation days.

Parent Academy Night: Today's Math

There will be a parent learning session about math in the Green Hope Elementary cafeteria on October 24 at 6pm. Please contact the school front office with any questions regarding this program.

Science Olympiad has had a wonderfully large student interest, and the teams are now closed. There is a large waiting list, and you will be contacted if someone drops out. Since we have a lot of science enthusiasts at GHE we are working to bring you more science and STEM-related after school clubs. Stay tuned! Thank you for your interest.

Calendar of Events

Oct. 1
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Oct. 2
International Walk to School Day
No School-Teacher Workday
Oct. 11-24
Book Fair 
Oct. 16
Pajama Party Family Night @ Book Fair
Oct. 22-24
Donuts with Grown Ups
Oct. 24
Today's Math parent learning session 
Oct. 21

Pre-K Pictures
Oct. 25
K-5th grade picture day
Nov. 1
No School
Nov. 15
GHE Turkey Trot FUNdraiser 

*If you click on the link above, our calendar will get imported into your calendar!  

Squawks & Community Flocks


Curriculum Night was a huge success! Thank you to Jodi Mello and her team of Spirit Wear Rockstars: Jennifer Cho, Michelle Draghici, Sarah GrimsrudLucy Lewis Margaret Polinkovsky. We sold out of all children's sizes in the tie-dye shirt and are working with the vendor to re-stock very soon. We will fulfill all outstanding orders within the next few weeks. We apologize for the delays. 

We are so happy to see our Falcon families at the first PTA meeting of the year, and hope you learned about what's to come this year. We will be holding this meeting quarterly so stay tuned for the next date. You can find meeting notes and budget online. Thank you to PTA board speakers: Jeremy Cleveland, Ragini Hari, Lauren Mintz, Kelsey Burleson & Steve Gursslin.

Thank you to our teachers for sharing their plans for the year at Curriculum Night and their dedication to our children. 100% of GHE teachers are PTA members!


We hope you all had as much fun as we did at the 1st Annual Scoop and a Show! This family event was orchestrated by the amazing Coach G who not only provides our children with their physical fitness needs, but who is also the social programs chair for the PTA. He gives above and beyond to our school community, and we are so thankful for teachers like him who truly make a difference in all of our lives. 

Thank you to our strong-armed faculty scooping volunteers: Lori Arbour, Kelsey Burleson, Courtney Chiong, Margaret Coleman, Julie Driggers, Rhonda Fellows, Patricia Gehrett, Deborah Hampton, Hannah Hunt, Fran Ireland, Josie Jahromi, Laura Lackey, Gina McMahon, Kim Perez, Joan Small & Jeanette Zimmers. Nothing makes our little Falcons as happy as seeing your smiling faces outside of school.

Thank you to parent volunteers for providing set up, clean up and everything else in between: Jessica Bartling, Hannah Beers, Hima Chadalawada, Jennifer Cho, Jeremy Cleveland, Gita Fleischman, Joe Gatt, Wenjun GE, Sushma Hanumansetty, Cindy Liu, Betsy Mercer, Jalpa Patel, Vandana Patel & Janice Veilleux
Thank you to Mrs. Walker & Mr. Lombardo for your support!


Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups

2019-20 GHE Yearbooks are 15% off if you pre-order by Sept. 30!

With TreeRing yearbooks, every parent (and student) gets two free, uniquely printed pages, so you can fill their yearbook with photos and memories of your child.

GHE Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is available for purchase on the PTA website. We're currently out of stock due to high demand, but are working hard with the vendor to get our next delivery. Fridays are Falcon Friday! Wear your spirit wear or school colors every Friday. One random Friday a month the class with most spirit will win a surprise. Congratulations to Mrs. Harrington's fourth grade class for winning popsicles in September! More than 90% of her students were in spirit wear or school colors!


Like us on twitter @greenhopePTA and Facebook for updates on PTA news and events. 

Birthday Blasts

For a $50 donation to the PTA, you can wish your child a Happy Birthday on the digital marquee—guaranteed to bring big smiles on their special day.

Quick Fundraising Opportunities

Visit us online to learn more about soft fundraising our school uses to raise money.

Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors

Do you own a business? Are you interested in advertising to over 1,000 parents and staff while supporting our school? If you are interested in sponsoring the PTA, please contact us.


Green Hope Elementary PTA - Wake County, NC
2700 Louis Stephens Dr
Cary, NC 27519