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Welcome, welcome, welcome to all new and returning families to Apex Elementary School, home of the Cougars and the greatest staff and student body in the Wake County School System.  I am your Principal; Keith C Faison and I am extremely excited to be returning for a 4th year to serve this great community.

This year we will continue building on the great achievements from the 2017-2018 school year while functioning as the flagship elementary school of Wake County.  As always, our theme is "Excellence will be Standard."  It is our hope that you will partner with us even more this year as we consistently try to bridge the gap between the school, home and community.  In order to succeed at this, we need your support, your feedback and hopefully a little of your time.

On August 9, 2018, our School Leadership Team convened for our Annual Leadership Retreat to map out our plans for the 2018-2019 school year.  A strong emphasis was placed on providing rigorous, appropriate instruction aligned to the NC Standards while creating highly engaging lessons that connect to students and are relevant to their lives.

Our #1 goal is to ensure student academic growth while creating a memorable school experience for EVERY child.

                  Just a few reminders for the start of school:

    Thursday August 23, 2018 is Open House from 5pm-7pm for grades 1-5.

    Kindergarten Staggered Entry is Monday August 27-Thursday August 30.

   Kindergarten Open House is Friday August 31, 2018 from 8:00am-8:45am.

                First day of Pre-K is Thursday August 30, 2018.

Meet the Teacher Night, Grades 3-5 is Thursday September 13, 2018 from 5 to 7.

Meet the Teacher Night, Grades K-2 is Thursday September 20, 2018 from 5-7.

Please join us for these events to gain more detailed information about your child's classroom.

Yours in Education,

Keith C Faison

Principal, Apex Elementary

Welcome Cougars!
Please click here to read Mr. Faison's welcome back letter. Click here for the 2018-19 Parent Handbook

Important Dates to Remember
8/27 First Day of School!
8/30 First Day of Pre-K!
8/31 Kindergarten Open House 8am-8:45am
9/7 Spirit Night at Bruster's Ice Cream (Lake Pine)
9/13 Grades 3 - 5 Meet the Teacher Night 5-7pm
9/20 Grades K - 2 Meet the Teacher Night 5-7pm
9/26 & 9/27 School Pictures
9/28 Early Release – Dismissal at 1:15pm
Carpool & Bus Loop Help
We could use a few extra hands during carpool the first week of school and at the bus loop the 2nd week of school when Kindergarten starts full time! Please consider signing up by clicking here to help one or two mornings! 
PTA Membership
Becoming a member of the PTA is not only a great way support our school but also to have your voice heard! The Apex ES PTA supports students and teachers through advocacy at the local and state level, community outreach programs such as Spring Fling, Donuts with Dads & Dudes, cultural arts programs, support for students and families in need and more! To find out more about our PTA and to JOIN click here and visit our website. 
PTA Volunteering
Many hands make light work! The PTA is ALWAYS in need of volunteers! From stuffing envelopes to raising money, we have opportunities for everyone! Contact our PTA president at to find out how you can volunteer with our PTA! 

Spirit Rock Rental
Our school Spirit Rock was a huge success last year! Do you have a special message someone at AES? Want to celebrate a birthday or maybe give a shout-out to a favorite team? Rent our school Spirit Rock! Slots filled up VERY quickly last year so click here to make your reservation today! 

FUN RUN & The After Party
Our biggest fundraiser and BIGGEST PARTY of the year! This year's FUN RUN & After Party will be October 26th! Look out for information in your students' Friday Folder and on the Apex ES PTA Facebook page. 

Do have a small business or connections to a corporation? Being a sponsor of the Apex ES FUN RUN & After Party is a great way to get in front of over 600 Apex families as well as support a local school! For more information on our FUN RUN or sponsorship, visit our website by clicking here or contact Sherry Presnall at
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