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Originally delivered on 12/2/2019 9:30 am

Falcon Flyer: Helping Hands Gift Drive this week


We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with their family and friends last week. We are so thankful for you and our GHE community. With 29 days left in this decade, let's go Falcon Families!

Support us when you shop on Amazon. #startwithasmile here and Amazon gives back to GHE. Choose PTA North Carolina Congress Green Hope Elementary as your charity. To date, GHE has received $794.70.

Helping Hands  

This week is the GHE gift drive, so please send in your unwrapped/labeled toys and clothing. Each holiday season, the GHE PTA helps our school counselors collect gifts for GHE families who need a little assistance in making their children's holiday wishes come true.

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.

Grounds Beautification

It's going to be 55 degrees and sunny next Saturday, which is perfect weather for yard work (and also getting your kids out of the house and letting mom have some alone time). 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. 

Calendar of Events

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

If you happen to be at the school this December, check out the holiday train book display outside the Media Center that was created by our talented Media Specialist, Mrs. Carrelha

We slimed Principals Walker & Lombardo last week after the most fun All Day Play Day our students earned. If you missed the Facebook live stream, you can check out the video here.

Our Hospitality committee is cereal-ously the sweetest and surprised the GHE staff with a breakfast before Thanksgiving Break. Their time, effort and hard work is so appreciated. 

Ongoing Offerings
Sign ups


There is still time to register for the winter session of Kidz Art, which begins tomorrow, 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.


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. 


Hoodie season is here! Green Hope Sweatshirts 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.


It's the last week for Readvolution, which ends 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