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Carpenter Elementary PTA Newsletter
Scholastic Book Fair
Welcome to this year's Enchanted Forest Book Fair!  Read on for all the important details!!!
Important Dates at a glance:
  • Donuts with Dudes Dec. 11th (Track 2) 8-9 am
  • Family Night Dec. 12th, 5:30-7:30
  • Book Fair ends Dec. 14th (closes at 12:00 pm)
NEW THIS YEAR:  Scholastic now offers a great new payment option available for parents called e-wallet.  It's easy!  Parents create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available for their kids who are shopping during school. Learn more here: It's a great alternative to sending in cash with your child.  Or better your shopping WITH your child at Donuts with Dudes or Family Night:

Donuts with Dudes
Attention all Dads, Granddads, Uncles and friends....our book fair is opening early just for you! Join your Chameleon for donuts and coffee/juice in the cafeteria and then shop our magical book fair before school starts.   Drop in between 8:00 - 9:00 am (*overflow parking available at West Regional Library):
Tuesday Dec. 11th (All Track 2)
A Knight to Remember Family Night Event
Wednesday, December 12th 5:30-7:30 pm.  Bring the family for an enchanted night of shopping, fun activities and more! Enjoy food for purchase from Marco's Pizza and the Juicery Bar, plus FREE Dusty Donuts courtesy of Bovenizer & Baker.  See below for what we have lined up.  Please RSVP HERE.
  • Cinderella and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be stopping by.
  • FREE face painting
  • FREE Henna
  • Games and crafts
  • Free Professional Photo Booth courtesy of "Oh Shoot" photo booth company.
  • At 7:25pm we will be drawing the winners for all the baskets being raffled.  Read on to find out how to earn raffle tickets.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  Sign up to volunteer at We need help for each day during preview and purchase times, plus for Donuts with Dudes and Family Night.  To find out when your child's class will be visiting the fair for preview and purchase, Click HERE.

Raffle giveaway baskets are back! This year's basket themes: Pokemon, Lego, Family Game Night and Minecraft. Here's how you/your child can earn raffle tickets:
  • Volunteers earn 1 raffle ticket per hour volunteered.
  • Volunteers who help during Donuts with Dudes or Family Night will earn 5 tickets per hour.
  • Earn 1 raffle ticket per $5 spent at the fair.
All For Books: This program helps raise money for students that may not be able to purchase a book at the fair.  We want to ensure every student is able to bring home a book.  Every $1 you donate to the All For Books Fund earns you a chance to win your choice of an American Girl Doll ("Tenny") or two LEGO sets (Lego City and Lego Creator).  Simply add the amount you'd like to donate to your total at checkout.

Hurricane Relief Book Drive for Jones County, NC
Do you need to make room for your Book Fair purchases and the upcoming holidays? Please consider donating your gently used school age books to the PTA for our book drive.  Books will be delivered directly to schools in Pollocksville, NC, whose middle and elementary schools were condemned after Hurricane Florence.  Their entire schools, including their libraries, need to be rebuilt from scratch, and we want to help!  Look for collection bins outside the Media Center.  Questions?  Contact Bekah at
Grandfathering Application Deadline
Some Carpenter families will be assigned to a new elementary school beginning next year.  To find out if you are affected, visit to use the address lookup tool and find your 2019-2020 base assignment as well as your possible application schools.  If your assigned school is changing for next year, you may consider the following options:
Cultural Arts

Our next cultural arts performance will be Friday, December 7th at 2:30 pm for grades 3-5.  We're excited to host former Carpenter teacher Tammy Matthews and The Pittsboro Youth Theater as they perform "When She Had Wings," a play about Amelia Earhart.  Parents and tracked out families are welcome to attend.  To learn more about the PYT, visit their website at Thank you to all our parents who support bringing the arts to our school by participating in PTA fundraisers!

December 7
Cultural Arts Performance, "When She Had Wings" 
Pittsboro Youth Theater
Grades 3-5, 2:30pm

December 11
Donuts with Dudes, 8-9am
Track 2 

December 12
 Book Fair Family Night 5:30-7:30
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