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Falcon Flyer: Sign Ups & Bingo Night this week!


 



Bingo Night & PTA Meeting - this Thursday, Jan. 23


Join us this Thursday night, January 23rd, for our winter PTA General Meeting PTA meeting at 5:30pm.

Meeting starts promptly at 5:30 pm. If you can't make it, check out our Facebook page where we will be streaming it live. We do not want you to miss any of our important information including: our newest PTA Board members, voting on a proposed budget amendment, and more details on upcoming events like Carnival of Lights and the all-new STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math) Night.  

Then, from 6-7:30 pm is our very popular family Bingo Night. Cards are first come, first serve, so buy yours ahead of time for $2/card. Principal Walker will be our bingo caller and there are tons of prizes with many chances to win gift cards.

Come early and grab a hot dog (veggie hot dogs, too!) from our vendor, Dang Good Dogs. They will be parked right outside the front doors. 

STUDENT COUNCIL BAKE SALE

During the PTA meeting & Bingo Night, the GHE Student Council will be having a bake sale to benefit the recent Australian Wildfires. If you and your child like to bake, please either drop off your baked treat to share at the front office on Jan. 23, or just bring it with you to the meeting. Please be advised that this is not an allergy-free bake sale. Cash only. Any questions, please contact us.


MOMS NIGHT OUT - Jan. 30

There's still time to secure a babysitter or have dad "babysit" the kids for Moms Night Out on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Hickory Tavern in PARK WEST Village (would not be the first, and probably not the last time, we've gotten the wrong mega-shopping center with the word 'Park' in it wrong), from 6-9 pm for a fun moms night out with delicious food and drink specials and a raffle for prizes. As a special added bonus, Hickory Tavern has offered to give back 10% to GHE. Sounds like a win-win. See you there!


Interested in getting involved at school, but only have a little time during off hours and want minimal commitment? If so, we want your talents! Contact us.

Displays & Decorations: Have a flair for decorations? Want to help celebrate our activities and accomplishments? We need help decorating the PTA’s glass display cases in the school lobby to coincide with key events like curriculum night and spring carnival. Grab a friend and embrace your inner artist. Time commitment is a few hours 3-4 times a year. 

School Supply Kits:Already dreading shopping for back to school supplies next year? Instead, how about working with teachers to update next year’s lists, send in changes to our vendor, and work with the communications team to promote sales of prepackaged school supplies boxes. Time commitment is a few hours in March/April on your own time. 

Nominating Committee:This committee is tasked with identifying talented, motivated, and responsible individuals to serve as officers of the GHE PTA for the 2020-2021 school year. We need a non-board PTA member to work with the current board in March & April to develop a slate of nominees and help coordinate the election in April. 

5th Grade Ceremony: Calling all fourth grade parents! We are looking for a few parents to plan the 5th grade Celebration Picnic and Promotion Ceremony. Grab some friends, get the inside scoop on what you’ll experience next year, and allow our fifth grade parents to simply celebrate with their child. Get a head start now as the ceremony doesn’t happen until June.

Teacher Appreciation Week:Love your child’s teacher and wish you could do more to show them how much you care? Well, this is your lucky day. Work with the hospitality committee to help plan all kinds of ways to celebrate GHE staff during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8.

If you want more information about any of these positions, or have ideas for others, please email us and let us know which job you'd like to do.


Carnival of Lights Planning Committee Helpers Needed 

 

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it almost time for the biggest GHE night of the year -- Carnival of Lights. If you're just as excited as we are for the new neon wonderland theme, come join a planning team and get your glow on! 

It's a great way to get involved at the school and many hands will make everyone's job a bit easier. We have leads for all of the committees so you will not be doing this alone. Please indicate your interest in any and all of the planning opportunities. We love having new volunteers get involved because we always (always) learn from them.

Discounted Hurricanes Tickets 

 
Help cheer on the Hurricanes as they take on the Vegas Golden Knights at PNC Arena! North Carolina PTA has teamed up with the Carolina Hurricanes to offer deeply discounted tickets to its members, friends, and family for the game on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30 PM. A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated back to the NC PTA.

Please help us show our teachers how much we treasure them! We like to keep their staff room stocked with snacks and drinks throughout the year, and now we need your help! Please sign up to donate a few items and drop them at the front office (or have your student drop them off) on Monday, January 27 or Tuesday, January 28.

Ongoing Offerings
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Sign ups

Past Spirit Wear T-Shirts Wanted 

We are still collecting old Green Hope Elementary spirit wear shirts for a 20th anniversary project for the school. Thank you for the ones that were brought in. If you have t-shirts from older siblings in decent condition (no holes or stains in the logo area) that you no longer need, please drop them at the front office or send them in with your child with a note that they are for the PTA t-shirt collection. Thank you!


School Tours for Prospective Families

If you or anyone you know has an incoming student next year, you are invited to go on a school tour. Please sign in at front office. No RSVP is required.

  • Wed. Jan. 22nd @ 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM
  • Thur. Jan 23rd @ 10:00 AM 
 

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.

 

R City Rocks donates 20% of your purchase to GHE when you visit local merchants. Text JOIN to ghepta@rcityrocks.com. When you shop at participating R City Rocks businesses, text a screenshot of your receipt to ghepta@rcityrocks.com. Another fun thing you can do while waiting on the carpool line. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

Calendar of Events

Jan. 23
Family Bingo Night & General PTA Meeting @ 5:30p
Jan. 29
No School- Teacher workday
Jan. 30
Moms Night Out 
Feb. 7
Class Pictures K-5
Feb. 17
No School-Presidents Day
Feb. 18
No School-Teacher Workday
March 9
No School-Teacher Workday
March 12
First in Fitness
March 20
Carnival of Lights

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

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