On October 16, 2018 the Fuller PTA hosted our 2nd Annual Take Our Elected Officials To School Day.
We welcomed elected officials and candidates in the upcoming November 2018 primary to join in a tour of the school, conversation with students, and panel discussion with educators and staff.
The elected officials and candidates were able to ask questions of the educators and staff to hear their perspective on education, the state of the school, and the many good things happening at Fuller GT/AIG Magnet Elementary School.
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FULLER MAGNET ELEMENTARY TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL
“TAKE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SCHOOL DAY”
Raleigh School To Welcome Incumbents And Candidates To Meet With Teachers Day Before Polls Open
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RALEIGH, North Carolina (October 8, 2018) -- The Parent Teacher Association for Fuller GT/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary School is hosting our second annual “Take Our Elected Officials To School Day” on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 9:30am to 12pm. Federal, state, and local representatives will be on hand to eat with students, meet with teachers for a question and answer session, and visit classes.
“After our spring event’s huge success with 17 guests attending, we are excited to welcome more incumbents and candidates into Fuller to hear from teachers and meet students on the day before polls open for the fall election. We are glad to build relationships between our school and elected officials whose decisions directly affect us.” said PTA Advocacy Chair Suzanne Miller, organizer of the event.
Fuller Magnet Elementary is located at 806 Calloway Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610. The event will begin at 9:30am with a welcome breakfast with students. Teachers and staff will answer questions from our guests from 10am-11am and building tours and classroom visits will be from 11am-12pm. The Parent Teacher Association at Fuller is organizing this event following the suggestion from the NC PTA’s Advocacy Program.
The reasons we are hosting this event are six-fold:
- Showcase Fuller's programs and the many good things happening here
- Encourage Fuller's staff by having our elected officials acknowledge their hard work
- Create an opportunity for dialogue between staff and elected officials
- Connect students with elected officials to give them the opportunity to ask questions about elections
and public service
- Show the need for the Wake County School Bond referendum for our proposed new school building
- Ask our elected officials to further support public schools
Confirmed guests include NC House Representatives Rosa Gill and Cynthia Ball; Wake County Commissioners Matt Calabria, Sig Hutchinson, and Greg Ford; and Wake County School Board Members Monika Johnson-Holster, Jim Martin, Keith Sutton, and Roxie Cash. Candidates attending include: US House Candidate Jeff Matemu; NC House Candidates Allison Dahle, Travis Groo, Julie Von Haefen, and Emmanuel Wilder; Wake County Commissioner Candidates Greg Jones, Kim Coley, David Blackwelder, and Vickie Adamson; and School Board Candidates Heather Scott, Shaun Pollenz, and Logan Martin.
About Fuller GT/AIG Basics Magnet Elementary School
As a Gifted & Talented Academically Intellectually Gifted magnet school, Fuller students enroll in an extensive array of elective courses throughout the year. These courses help nurture the gifts and talents every Fuller student possesses. Fuller also has an AIG component that includes formally identified students who receive acceleration and extra enrichment. For more information, visit: https://www.wcpss.net/fulleres.