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Originally delivered on 11/11/2019 9:59 am

Falcon Flyer: Happy Veterans Day; Turkey Trot Week 2


It is Week 2 of Turkey Trot Fundraiser and we have four more days to raise $35,000. Your support has been incredible and we thank you for helping your child and their class reach their goal of $55 per student. We are over halfway there with a few classes exceeding their goal! Check out the leaderboard.
As a special incentive, if we get 90% participation--that means, any donation amount for every child--we will have an All Day Play Day! These unstructured play days help build problem solving skills, boost creativity, foster emotional health and boost independence. Reaching goals builds confidence and we want every child to feel like they have helped GHE reach our goal and feel proud, so please donate in your child's name TODAY! 100% of proceeds go back to the school. Every amount matters so please donate what you can.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. See you at the Fun Race race this Friday, Nov. 15 from 10a-12:30p.


Student incentives were distributed on Friday. It was so fun to see students run out of school with their Turkey Trot prizes. The next bundle of rewards will be given out this Tuesday. Can't wait to see everyone rocking their bandanas this week and all the fun ways they will creatively tie them. Water bottles will be distributed by the race. Thank you for your patience. 

Here's What to Do

Parents & Guardians: Please personalize your child's fundraising page and share with family and friends! Need help? Check out our instructions

  • PERSONALIZE. Follow the steps on the back to setup your child’s own fundraising page.
  • DONATE. Donate and then share the link from your child’s page with family and friends.
  • VOLUNTEER. Go to to help make fun run a success!

Event Info

Friday, November 15

10:00 AM: Pre-K & CCK
10:30 AM: Kindergarten & 1st grade
11:30 AM: 2nd & 3rd grades
12:30 PM: 4th & 5th grades (color run)

Green Hope Elementary School Park



The GHE Student Council is sponsoring a food drive to help families in need. Please bring in nonperishable food items THIS WEEK. There will be a collection box in the front lobby or at the Turkey Trot fun run on November 15, so please bring in your donations when you come to the race. Food Drive ends this Friday.

Happy Veterans Day to all the people who served our country and to the families who support them. There are many families at GHE who have served and continue to serve in the armed forces, and we are grateful to you. Our Student Council encouraged students to design cards for Veterans to thank them for their service and delivered them to the Veteran's office in Raleigh. 

The winter session of Kidz Art starts on Dec. 3. Register today. Kidz Art is an additional after school program with certified art instructors who provide a nurturing environment where children of all skills levels can explore, create, and advance their skills in drawing, painting, and design. Ten classes run from 12/3-2/25. Classes are either Tuesdays OR Thursdays and run from 4-5p.

Calendar of Events

Nov. 11
No School-Veterans Day
Nov. 15
GHE Turkey Trot FUNdraiser 
Nov. 27-29
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 2
Make-Up Picture Day - all grades
Dec. 10
5th Grade Chorus Concert for Parents & Guests
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

Thank you to the Green Hope High School Cheerleading team and the GHHS Dance team for entertaining and hyping our school up last week. Special thank to coaches Melissa Yeary and Nichole Wadia for excitedly agreeing to come. Thank you to our MC Jeremy Cleveland and teacher extraordinaire Meghan Patterson for organizing the entire event. Both big and little students had the most fun time. We love to see the older students coming back to inspire our students. If you missed the highlights from the pep rally, check out our video.

Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups

5th Grade T-Shirts orders must be placed by Nov. 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.) 

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.


Sweatshirt season is here! Green Hope Hoodies are in stock and for sale online. T-shirts and hats are also available for purchase on the PTA website, but we have limited amounts so order today!

Fridays are Falcon Unity Day! Wear your spirit wear or school colors every Friday. One random Friday a month the class with most spirit will win a surprise. 


Between now and Nov. 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.


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.


A Birthday Blast will 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. 


With AmazonSmile, Amazon donates a percentage of eligible purchases to the charity you've designated. Select "PTA North Carolina Congress Green Hope Elementary" on your first visit to You'll still get your Amazon Prime perks, and they send GHE PTA a check each year!


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

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

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