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Originally delivered on 11/18/2019 2:09 pm

Falcon Flyer: Shopping Special & Turkey Trot Update


We’ve had parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and even Ariana Grande (maybe?) donate over 1,000 donations! Family and friends from around the world—China, Switzerland, India, Netherlands, Australia, Japan, France, Singapore, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Egypt, France, Germany, UK, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico, Philippines and more—have visited to be part of our fundraiser! We have been so touched by your words of encouragement, that we thought we would share the funny and sweet moments with you. The love for our children truly is what connects our world.
Together, we have raised over $34,000 and have 87% student participation. For classroom rewards students have gotten extra recess time, pie’d their teacher, picked out the outfit a teacher was going to wear, and no homework! The fun and memory-making continues this week. We are almost to our goal! 

Reminder: Turkey Trot Fun Run was rescheduled to this Friday,  Nov. 22. Please make sure your child is wearing sneakers and weather-appropriate clothing. 

Where: Upper fields of GHE Park (behind school). Volunteers and Parents, please report to the area behind school by the gym to sign in, and do NOT go inside the school.

When: Friday, Nov. 22. Runs are organized by grade. 

  • 10:00AM: Pre-K & CCK
  • 10:30AM: Kindergarten & 1st Gr.
  • 11:30AM: 2nd & 3rd Gr.
  • 12:30 PM: 4th & 5th Gr.

K-3rd Gr. Parents: Grab bubbles when you check in and stand alongside GHE staff to create a “bubble tunnel” for our runners!

4th-5th Gr. Parents: This is a color run. Your child will get messy so send them to school in clothes that can get dirty. Color powder is supposed to wash out, but we cannot guarantee this. Extra cups of color will be available for donation to throw on your child. 


The GHE Student Council food drive continues this week through Nov. 22. A bin will be outside during Turkey Trot to collect cans so please bring it when you come. See flyer for accepted donations.

It's that time of the year again! Here's a reminder of the shopping rewards that earn money for Green Hope Elementary. These perks are available year round. Happy shopping!


It's nice that Amazon gives back since most of us give them our entire paychecks. With AmazonSmile, they donate 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!


R City Rocks donates 20% of your purchase to GHE when you visit local merchants. Shops include: Learning Express Toys, Spa Retreat Cary, and so many more.

First, text JOIN to Then, when you spend money at participating R City Rocks businesses, simply text a screenshot your receipt to Another fun thing you can do while waiting on the carpool line. 


Download Box Tops App

Box Tops are now digital. No more clutter! Just download the app, and scan your receipt to earn your rewards. See more information online. Warning: this is so addicting that you will actively be seeking out box top items.


Link Harris Teeter Vic Card

When you shop at Harris Teeter, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school. Ask your cashier to link your VIC card to our school's TIE code (4301) or you can make the change online. A percentage 

Calendar of Events

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. 20
Makeup Day. School in session.
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 Coach G, the Archaya family and the Sours Family for spreading mulch last weekend. Our grounds look beautiful! 

Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups


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.


Winter session of Kidz Art begins on Dec. 3. Register online. You can choose from Tuesday OR Thursday, and classes run from 4-5p. This is a new session and it runs 10 weeks.


Sweatshirt season is here! Green Hope Hoodies and hats are in stock and for sale online. 

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. Congrats to Mrs. Blasko's Butterflies K class for showing the most Falcon Pride in November.


Between now and Dec.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! Log in your minutes here. You will need your child's Student ID number to sign up.


Order by Nov. 30th to get 5% off of a TreeRing yearbook. 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. 

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