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    The Pittsboro Elementary School Community will prepare self-sufficient, life-long learners who respect diversity by providing twenty-first century instruction through active learning and integrated curriculum.

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    Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Carla Karstaedt!

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    Congratulations to Ms. Hamm, our teacher assistant of the year!

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    Eric Montross visits with students and their guests during All Pro Dads!

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School Announcements
Upcoming Events

May 25th- Memorial Day (School closed for Students and Staff)
May 28th and 29th- End of Grade Assessments for 3rd and 4th Graders
June 5th- K Field Day
June 5th- Spring Carnival 5pm-8pm
June 8th- 1st/2nd Gr Field Day
June 9th- 3rd/4th Gr. Field Day
June 10th- Last day for students (full school day)
June 10th- Awards Day  (Gr. 2nd-3rd @ 8:30am,  Gr. 4 @ 10:30am)

Bullying Survey
Families, you have been invited by Tracy Fowler, Executive Director of Student Services and Support Programs at Chatham County Schools to offer your valuable opinion in an important survey.  Your feedback will directly and immediately impact product and service related decisions at Chatham County Schools.  To access the survey, click on the link below.  The survey will be available until the last day of school.  

Order Your PES Spirit Wear!
Don't miss your last chance this year to order PES apparel.  Spirit and Pride is running a Spring Clearance Sale.  Find the order form in your student's backpack or go online at spiritandpride.com (School ID #167682).  A portion of the proceeds will go to the school.
All orders are due by Friday, May 22nd.  
Is your Panda becoming a Wildcat?


    What an exciting time ahead as we all prepare to transition our 4th graders to their new adventure. This can be exciting but also can lead to some anxiety for students and parents. Horton Middle School and Pittsboro Elementary have prepared some activities to help ease that anxiety for everyone! Below are some upcoming activities for you and some for your children. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

    Thank you,

    Michelle Brick PES School Counselor

    Jack Kowal HMS School Counselor





Transition Lesson during guidance time.

Ms. Brick and the students

The week of May 11th

In their classrooms

Student Tour of Horton

(permission slip below)

Students and teachers only

May 20th

Horton Middle School

Parent Night

Parents and Students

June 3rd at 6:00 pm

Horton Middle School Multipurpose Room

Student Skype Session (Question and Answer Time)

Ms. Brick and Mr. Kowal and students

Week of June 1st

during guidance time.

In their classrooms

Kindergarten Registration
Come by the office from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to complete a registration packet for your rising kindergartner.  Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2015 to attend Kindergarten next school year. Please bring the following information to complete registration:  copy of birth certificate, immunization records, and 2 proofs of residency (driver's license, a bill, etc).
14-15 Important Events
Check out the exciting things planned for PES this year!
14-15 PES Events
Leadership Meetings - All are Invited!
School Leadership Meetings for 2014-2015
Dates Times and Locations
November 6, 2014 3:15 p.m./Media Center
December 2, 2014 3:15 p.m./Media Center
January 6, 2015 3:15 p.m./Media Center
February 4, 2015 (Wednesday) 3:15 p.m./Media Center
March 3, 2015 3:15 p.m./Media Center
April 7, 2015 3:15 p.m./Media Center
May 5, 2015 3:15 p.m./Media Center
June 2, 2015 3:15 p.m./Media Center
Summer Retreat TBA  
Volunteer Application
We love our volunteers at PES!  Anyone wishing to tutor, be a classroom helper, chaperone field trips, etc must fill out an online application through the AppGarden site.  You can access the site here.  If you are new to the site you will need to click on the green link at the bottom to register. 
Please note the criminal background checks may take several weeks to process.  Volunteers must resubmit their information every school year.

If you have an account with AppGarden you do not need to create a new account.  You will just need to log in and update your profile.  Please see the file below for step-by-step directions.
Updating Volunteer Application
Updating Volunteer Application (Spanish)
Anonymus Bullying Tip Line
Use this form to anonymously report a bullying incident.  

Please note we define bullying as:
Repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally. We base this decision on how the victim is feeling.  Bullying may include: 
-Physical bullying: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching, etc
-Verbal bullying: threatening, taunting, teasing, rumor spreading, hate speech, name-calling, extortion, etc
-Relational bullying: exclusion from activities, social isolation, sexual intimidation, harassment, etc
-High Tech bullying: bullying through the use of technology (email, texts, social media, etc)
Lunch Accounts--How to Pay Online
  Prepay online:  
MySchoolMoney offers great convenience and the following benefits:
  • You get quick and easy access to your student's meal account 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The ability to pay for multiple students' accounts with one single payment.
  • The ability to see 90 calendar days of purchases and payments.
  • Automated notification, via e-mail, when your student's account balance falls below an amount you have set.

A one-time registration fee of $10.00 is charged to set up your account. One registration fee covers all the students in your family who attend school in Chatham County. Each transaction will have a processing fee of $1.95 to handle the associated banking fees for credit card transactions, and a maximum payment of $100.00. One on-line payment can be split among all students attached to your account with no additional cost. 

You will need your child's Student ID number, not the cafeteria serving number, to set up a MySchoolMoney account. You can find the Student ID number on report cards/records or contact your child's school. 

The MySchoolMoney.com website will guide you through the easy steps of registration!