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Originally delivered on 10/28/2019 11:24 am

Falcon Flyer: Around the School


Happy Diwali! We have had a very busy two months at school and are so grateful for the generous support the PTA has received this year so far. All of your positivity is helping to make our GHE community stronger each day. In this week's edition of The Falcon Flyer, we would like to tell you a little bit about what teachers and students are doing around the school. Hope you enjoy the upcoming long weekend. Next week kicks off Turkey Trot, our 1st fundraiser of the year run 100% by the school.

Student Council

The GHE Student Council is made up of two representatives from each 4th and 5th grade class who were elected by their classmates for being respectful, responsible and helpful GHE students who are positive role models for their peers. Together they coordinate service projects, plan the GHE Prevent Bullying Spirit Week, and find creative ways to help make our school a better place to learn and live. Some events they put on are the Veteran's Day Card Campaign and the Turkey Trot Food Drive where they will hand deliver collected goods to Wake Relief in Raleigh.

After a few years hiatus, Student Council was revived by Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Tew, who co-lead the team. Thank you to staff Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Burleson, Mrs. Nandi and Mrs. Blasko for voluntarily supporting the students and Student Council.

Recycling Club

The Recycling Club at GHE is led by Ms. D’Amico. Every day during the week its members collect recycling bins with things like paper, cans, and plastic bottles from the classrooms. They take the recycling bins to the dumpsters outside and sort them into the correct dumpster. This helps our school be more eco-friendly and makes GHE kids aware of the importance of recycling.
Fifth graders at GHE can participate in the Recycling Club, but at the end of the school year 4tgraders will have a chance to learn more about the club and their responsibilities.
By Sloane Mintz, 5th Grade


SAVE THE DATE! Turkey Trot Coming Next Week


NextMonday, Nov. 4 at 2:45pm, a pep rally kicks off Turkey Trot fundraiser! We have special guest entertainment to hype up the children and all families can attend this fun event, which will be held behind the school at the GHE park. In the coming weeks you will receive a lot of information from your child's teacher. 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.
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.
Thank you to parent Gita Fleischmann for sharing her awesome graphic design skills and designing the Turkey Trot logo. Special thanks to Teaching Assistant Anu Belpu who created the feathered turkey in the lobby.
5th Grade T-Shirts Available for Purchase
5th Grade T-Shirts are now available for pre-order! Orders must be placed by November 17 and will not be available for purchase after this deadline.
If you are the parent/guardian of a 5th grade student, buy one of these special keepsake t-shirts today! (Note: This link will only work for parents/guardians with an active 5th grader on their account. Please make sure your family information is up-to-date.) 

Calendar of Events

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
Dec. 23-Jan. 3
No School-Winter Break

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

Squawks & Community Flocks

We hope you enjoyed the 80 dozen donuts, 12 gallons of juice and lots of coffee with your children during Donuts with Grown Ups. This huge event couldn't have happened without our dynamic hospitality duo, Carianne Davis & Amy Bates, who orchestrated this event daily (along with Carianne's four adorable children). There would be no donuts without our early birds who picked up the donuts at 7am: Suzanne Robottom, Jeremy Cleveland and Tony Davis. We are so grateful to Mario at the locally-owned Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 55 and High House Rd. for throwing in free coffee every day. Thank you to the volunteers for signing up for a slot: Amy Bates, Hannah Beers, Karen Cao, Ewa Chawarski, Jeremy Cleveland, Carianne Davis, Rachel Gill, Steve Gurrslin, Cindy Liu, Rupali Marathe, Jacob Mintz, Lauren Mintz, Margaret Polinvosky, Deepika Ramakrishnan, Suzanne Robottom, Wendy Ruan, and Sowmya Subramaniam.


The Fall Book Fair was a huge success! Mrs. Carrelha earned dozens of books for the GHE media center so kids always have something new to check out. The teachers were so excited to have so many of their wish list items filled and love being able to expand their own classroom libraries. A super huge thanks to Heather Swift for leading this fundraiser and for being there every day, along with Mrs. Carrelha, Kristin Moore, Jennifer Cho and Sapna Parmar. We are so grateful to our parent volunteers for covering slots: Deanna Auerbach, Amy Bates, Hannah Beers, Joan Bramstedt, Lauren Campbell, Ewa Chawarski, Jufang Chen, Katie Dean, Michele Draghici, Dieisha Edwards, Rachel Gill, Yanan Guan, Christina Haisty, Sushma Hanumanusetty, Lauren Jones, Radha Kuppusamy, Terry Martin, Amy Michael, Lauren Mintz, Mariahna Moore, Sujata Nikem, Japal Patel, Margaret Polinkovsky, Deepika Ramakrishnan, Raja Ranganathan, Suzanne Robottom, Kimberly Rost, Vinay Shankarkumar, Holly Sherwin, Jill Snyder, Pavithra Srinivasan and Danni Zhang.

Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups

LAST CALL! Deadline for Reflections is this Thurs., 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.

Art will be on display in the media center from Nov. 4-8.

Chess Club

Triangle Chess runs an after school chess team at GHE. Registration is now open for the winter session which starts Nov. 6. Students learn chess fundamentals and strategies that enhance learning skills and critical thinking. New and experienced players are welcome. Please contact for more information.

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. A flyer came 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.

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.

Box Top Collection Ends Friday

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!   

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