November 10, 2017
This Week at a Glance
- Teacher of the Year
- Spirit Night
- Magnet Information Session - 5th grade parents
- November PTA meeting
- Students Against Hunger Food Drive
- Mix It Up Day
- Books & Beyond - K & 1st grade parents
- Chinese Lantern Festival
- WCPSS calendar updates
Dates to Remember!
-Magnet School Info Session for 5th grade parents at 6 pm
-General Body PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 15:
-Workout Wednesday featuring Yoga in the gym, 8:50 am
-Mix It Up Day
Thursday, November 16: Spirit Night at McAlister's and Pei Wei. Pick your family's favorite!
2017-18 Teacher of the Year: Ms. O'Neal
Rising 6th grade parents
November PTA Meeting
Students Against Hunger!
Penny Road is partnering with Urban Ministries of Wake County for this year’s “Students Against Hunger” food drive, November 14-17.
- The food drive will occur every day, Tuesday morning - Friday morning.
- Deliver your food to the front lobby, 8:45 am – 9:15 am.
- BONUS drop-off time available at the 11/14 PTA meeting!
- The class in each grade that brings in the most items will win “THE GOLDEN CAN” trophy and a classroom reward. They will also have their picture taken for the PRE Website and Yearbook!
- All donations are welcomed! However, only up to 25 items per day will be counted for the contest.
For more information and a list of most needed items, check out the flyer below!
Mix It Up Day
This year Mix it Up at Lunch will be on Wednesday, November 15 for all 1st-5th graders!!
For anyone new to PRE, this is a day we stand up to social bullying by having students sit with someone they do not know and have a "get to know you" conversation. Miss. Sarah, the school counselor, will be there for all lunch periods.
All students (K-5) and Staff should wear BLUE on this day, as a show of solidarity towards standing up to bullying and being a kind person.
Books and Beyond!
Thank you all for encouraging and supporting your young readers! Please congratulate all of your readers for reading and submitting their tracking sheets for October.
The Kindergarten classes submitted 168 sheets= 2,520 books.
The 1st grade classes submitted 123 sheets= 1,845 books.
For a grand total of 4,365 books!
The October class winners are: Mrs. Beddingfield (Kindergarten) & Mrs. Castaneda (1st) - Congratulations to these classes!
Prizes for the winning classes are awarded monthly. You can find more information and sheets at: www.pennyroadpta.com; under the PTA info tab.
Keep reading and submitting your sheets Kindergarten and 1st grade students!
Save the Date! Chinese Lantern Festival
We wanted to take a moment to remind you of some slight calendar changes for the current school year that the WCPSS Board of Education made last spring. These changes were announced and the calendars were amended at the time, but we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the following:
- Tuesday, November 21, is now an early-release day. This allows professional development time for our teachers. Students will be released 2.5 hours early on that day.
- Friday, May 25, 2018 – previously an early-release day – will now be a full day of school.
Please make a note of these changes on your calendar.