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Important Dates to Remember 
TODAY      Early Release; Dismissal at 1:15pm
2/18 School Closed for President’s Day
2/19 School In Session; Makeup Day
Box Top Contest Begins!

 
The week of February 25-March 1 we will welcome mural artists Anna Podris & Keith Norval to our school to work with 2nd-5th graders to create a vibrant mural that celebrates our wonderful learning community.  We are in need of some volunteers to assist the students in making a beautiful creation. If you have time to come and help with a few classes or would like to come a few days to see how the project develops, please be in touch with Ms. Magarino at vmagarino-gomez@wcpss.net  Thanks to the PTA and the United Arts Council for making this possible!



AES is hosting local scientists to share their knowledge with our students on March 6th. We need classroom volunteers to help each class move from one presentation to the next. Please click here if you can help! 
BOX TOP CLASS  CONTEST
Time to start collecting Box Tops for our Winter Box Tops class contest February 19-26. The class in each grade level who collects the most Box Tops wins a COOKIE PARTY! It is easy to participate. Simply cut out NON-EXPIRED Box Tops ON THE DOTTED LINE and place them in a ziploc bag labeled with your teacher's name. (Ask family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone you can think of to save box tops for you.) Starting February 19 check out our Bulletin Board in the school lobby to see if your class is winning! NEW collection bin for Box Tops in the media center! Box Tops can be dropped off anytime, not just during contests!
 
Thank you for helping earn free money for Apex Elementary!  

Nilda Cates & Janis Snyder 
Box Tops Coordinators
 
 

Bus Driver and Crossing Guard Appreciation Week February 11-15!
 
This week we thanked our bus drivers and crossing guards by handing out "thank you" gift cards and goodies to show our appreciation for all they do! 
A big thank you for all they do to keep our kids safe to and from school!




Monday​ March 4:  Wear Red and White for The Cat in the Hat Day

Tuesday​ March 5:  Wear Your Pajamas for ​ The Lorax Day.    

Wednesday​ March 6:  Wear weird, wacky clothes for Wacky Wednesday.     

Thursday​ March 7:  ​Wear crazy/mismatched shoes & socks for​ Fox in Sox Day

Friday ​March 8:  Dress up as your favorite book character.

Spelling Bee

Where & When:
Classroom Spelling Bee on March 11, 2019

Spelling Bee Finals in the gym at 6:00pm on March 19, 2019

Students in fourth and fifth grade will be able to participate in a Classroom Spelling Bee on March 11. The top speller from each participating classroom will then be invited to the Spelling Bee Finals in front of family and friends.

Find the Spelling Bee contest rules on Apex Elementary School’s library web page by clicking here.   

 
The Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming!  Mark your calendars for March 18-22nd.  Our crowd favorite Pajama Night will be on the 19th from 5-7 PM to give grown ups a chance to shop the book fair solo while their students (K and up) have fun with their teachers.  Parents will also have a chance to shop the fair during Muffins for Moms on Thursday and Friday mornings. Want to help make the fair a success?.  Click here to view the sign-up to see how you can help!
The PTA NEEDS YOU! 
 
We are looking for volunteers to help run some of our most important committees & events next school year! 
 
Membership Committee 
Help us grow our PTA membership! The bulk of this committee's work is right at the beginning of the school year (Aug & Sept) and can be done mostly at home. If you can help with the membership committee, please contact apexespresident@gmail.com
 
GoPlaySave Fundraiser Committee
Help distribute books to students, collect payments and work with our GoPlaySave coordinator. This fundraiser takes place at the beginning of the school year and is wrapped up by late September. For more information or to help contact apexesbulletin@gmail.com  

Update from the PTA Advocacy Committee

 

Apex Elementary has had issues with its HVAC system for years. This winter some of our classrooms have experienced temperatures in the 50s. In the summer, some classrooms reached 80 degrees. Please click here to sign our petition asking WCPSS to replace our broken system!
 

Apex Public School Foundation

We are excited to share that the Apex Public School Foundation (APSF) will be providing another layer of support to our students, teachers and staff. The APSF is an independent, nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to create and maintain a fund for the benefit of all students enrolled in WCPSS schools located in Apex. Please visit the APSF website to learn more about the foundation and opportunities to get involved.  

https://www.helpapexschools.org
 
Thank you to our Fun Run Platinum & Gold Sponsors











 
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