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Originally delivered on 11/25/2019 9:26 am

Falcon Flyer: Helping Hands & Yearbook Contest Deadline


"Community is much more than belonging to something; it's about doing something together that makes belonging matter."

Each winter holiday season, GHE PTA helps our school counselors collect clothing and toys to provide gifts for some of our own GHE families who are in need this season.

While you are doing your holiday shopping please consider purchasing any of the items on our helping hands wish list. Please send in unwrapped & labeled items by Tuesday, Dec. 10, if not sooner. Visit our site to learn more about this program and to choose your items from the Helping Hands Wish List. Thank you.

Please sign up online if you can make it to our Grounds Beautification Day at Green Hope Elementary on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10a-12:30p. Hope to see you at our garden party! All family members welcome. Please contact Patty at for questions. 

DEADLINE for the Yearbook Cover Contest is TUESDAY, NOV. 26

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! Please submit entries to Mrs. Driggers in the art room.

Speaking of yearbooks, Nov. 30th is your last day to get a discount on 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.

Thanksgiving Break

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week! We'll see you this Monday-Tuesday -- no school Wednesday through Friday.

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

We have so many thanks it's hard to know where to start. First and foremost, thank you to our families and community for supporting our school, donating and volunteering. We raised $36,745! Not only did you support with donations, but you came out in record numbers to cheer the students on!

We hope your children gained confidence in reaching the classroom and school goals. The classes learned that through teamwork they can achieve much more than they can alone. We hope the fun run gave the classes reason to experience extra joy together, with such examples as: popsicle parties, camping party, building forts all day, wearing fuzzy socks instead of shoes, dressing up their teacher, throwing pies in their teachers face, no homework and extra recess, to name a few. 

Thank you to our Turkey Trot leader and organizer, Kelsey Burleson, and our staff. Special thanks to: Lori Arbour, Anu Belpu, Mary Buckley, Margaret Coleman, Courtney Chiong, Sue Crabtree, Katie Gardner, Patricia Gehrett, Hannah Hunt, Jennifer Kelly, Laura Lackey, Meghan Patterson, and Belinda Williams. These incredible people ran the Turkey Trot daily while also teaching our children, and we are so grateful for their leadership and service. 

Thank you to the Parent Teacher Association for all of their hard work working along side the teachers and behind the scenes: Laura Bartoli, Carianne Davis, Andrea Gatt, Jodi Mello, Mariahna Moore, Suzanne Robottom, and Kimberly Rost. Thank you to Jeremy Cleveland for leading the pep rally, and to the Green Hope High School dance and cheer teams for making it the most fun pep rally GHE has ever seen! Thank you to our DJ and GHE parent, DJ LXE, for pumping up the jams at Turkey Trot and booking with us last minute after the rain delay.

We couldn't do it without the support of Principal Walker and Assistant Principal Lombardo. Thank you for listening to our ideas and always supporting them.

Because of your participation our school earned a Day of Play this Tuesday, Nov. 26

Ongoing Offerings
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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.


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. 


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.


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