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Originally delivered on 10/21/2019 9:36 am

Falcon Flyer: Donuts with Grownups


Donuts with Grownups Starts Tomorrow Oct. 22
Please join us for our annual Donuts with Grown Ups celebration at GHE. Enjoy donuts, coffee and some special moments with your child! The book fair will be open in media center, so stop in, buy some books and make your child's day even brighter. 

Picture Day is this Friday, Oct. 25

Bullying Awareness Week Starts Today

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Join GHE this week to 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!)

Book Fair Continues 

This week is your last chance to buy from our Book Fair. It will run Mon.-Thurs. from 8:45-9:30am, or after school until 3:30-4:15pm. It will be open during Donuts with Grownups, so please remind your donut-sharing grownup. Check out this year's Bedford Falls Book Fair flyer

Parent Academy Night: Today's Math this Thursday, Oct. 24

There will be a parent learning session about math in the Green Hope Elementary cafeteria on October 24 at 6pm. Resources and strategies for providing help at home will be provided. This is for K-5th math standards. Please contact the school front office with any questions regarding this program.

Art By Me  

Students have spent the last two months working with Mrs. Driggers to create AMAZING masterpieces that will be turned into professionally made products. On Oct. 25 a flyer will come home in your child's backpack. Deadline to order is Nov. 8. 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! Learn more.

Box Top Collection Ends Friday

You may have noticed that Box Tops are now digital, but many products are still cut-and-collect. The collection ends on Friday, Oct. 25The class that turns in the most Box Tops earns a donut party! So cut out the box tops, and send them to class with your child on this sheet.

To start earning points digitally, download the app and after next shopping trip, take a picture of your receipt. It's that easy and NO clutter! 


Nov. 15 is Green Hope's first annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. This race is our biggest fundraiser and supports school improvements and educational programs. 100% of proceeds go back to the school. This year we replaced the old company, and all the hard work to organize this comes from your children's teachers and the PTA. This special fundraiser kicks off Monday, Nov. 4 with a pep rally that all can attend at 2:45pm. In the coming weeks you will receive a lot of information from your child's teacher. And in the meantime, surprise your child and learn the turkey gobble wobble. All of the teachers will be doing the dance, too. More info here.

Calendar of Events

Oct. 21-24
Book Fair
Oct. 21
Pre-K Pictures 
Oct. 22-24
Donuts with Grown Ups
Oct. 24
Today's Math parent learning session 
Oct. 25
K-5th grade picture day
Nov. 1
No School
Nov. 4 @ 2:45pm
Pep Rally for Turkey Trot
Nov. 11
No School-Veterans Day
Nov. 15
GHE Turkey Trot FUNdraiser 
Nov. 27-29
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday

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

Squawks & Community Flocks

October's Falcon Friday Challenge Winner is...

Mrs. Burleson's 1st grade class, with 90% of students in spirit wear. Way to go, class! They will get an extra 10 minutes of recess this week.

We hope you all had as much as we did at Family Night last week. The Insane Science was so much fun and had the children laughing and screaming for a full hour. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers and PTA for going the extra mile this week to make this give back event a success. Bringing our school community of children, parents and educators together is what makes lasting memories and contributes to the overall success and happiness of our children, so thank you for being a part of our GHE community. 

Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups

Deadline for Reflections is Oct. 31

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.

Deadline for physical submission is Oct. 31. Please hand in to Mrs. Driggers in the art room by this date.

Calling all 4th & 5th Grade Artists!

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 Nov. 26.

There are so many fun ways to get involved at Green Hope Elementary this fall. We still need a few Book Fair helpers this week. The PTA would love parents to come join us and help out at school. Sign up today!  

READvolution has started! Still time to sign up and get FREE hockey tickets. 

Between September 30 and November 22 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! Log in your minutes here. You will need your child's Student ID number to sign up.

2019-20 GHE Yearbooks are on sale

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

There is still spirit wear available for purchase on the PTA website, but we have limited amounts so order today!

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. 


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

Birthday Blasts

Make your child feel like a star on their birthday! For a $50 tax deductible 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