Panda Pulse

August 16, 2017 - End of Summer ISSUE!

This Week at a Glance

  • Back-to-School Events
  • Spruce up the School Thank You!
  • Konstella
  • PTA Membership
  • Spirit Wear
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Penny Road Vendor/Craft Fair
  • Rent the Rock!
  • NC State Fair tickets
  • Consumer Rewards


Panda Party for Kindergarten families

August 23rd @ 9:30 am

Open House

August 23rd from 3:30-6:30

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! The PTA will be selling spirit wear at both sessions in the cafeteria. Come get your gear and say hi!

Thank you from your PTA President!

Thank you so much to the wonderful volunteers who came to school on Saturday, August 5th, to help “Spruce Up the School.” Sticks were picked up, weeds were pulled, flowers were planted, mulch was spread, classrooms were painted and desks were assembled. It was terrific to see so many people working together to get Penny Road one step closer to being ready for our students. Mrs. Bohr was thrilled with what we were able to accomplish, and most importantly, the school is looking great! Thank you again! ~Amy Toland

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As the new school year is right around the corner, it's time to go ahead and join the appropriate Konstella classroom for your child. Konstella is a wonderful and easy-to-use, one-stop shop for school-wide, room-wide, and committee-wide activities and announcements. Konstella connects parents and keeps you in the know about what is happening at Penny Road Elementary. Sign up and explore! You'll be glad you did!

PTA Membership

What is PTA? Why join PTA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. But here are just a few more advantages:

  • Get Connected.
  • Discover Great Resources.
  • Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Become a PTA member and join more than 5 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our PTA.

Joining is easy! You can join on-line or at the school!

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Spirit Wear!

Penny Road Spirit Wear is available!! Order now and send your Panda back to school in style!

Spirit Wear can be ordered through the School Store.

Place your order by Friday, August 18 and your new gear will be waiting for you in your child's classroom at the Panda Party and/or Parent Information Fair on August 23. Please be sure to include the teacher's name in the "note to seller" box so we know where to deliver.

Can you help!?

Will you help a Penny Road Panda have a great kick-off to their school year? Do you remember dropping your child off in the carpool line and thinking "How will they know where to go?" For the first two weeks of school, we are in need of volunteers in the carpool line and the bus loop each morning from 8:45 to 9:15. You will help Kindergarten students (as well as any other new students) get to their classrooms safely and confidently. You won't regret seeing the smile on their faces when you help them safely reach their classroom (Younger siblings are more than welcome!)

Will you help an unsure Kindergartner? The second week of school, we need parents to help out during Kindergarten lunch (10:30 to 11:00). During this time, you will do things like help our littlest Pandas open things in their lunch boxes, navigate the lunch line, pack up when they are finished or find the bathroom. (Lunchtime is also the time when they might get a bit sad/homesick, so if you have a Kindergarten student we ask you not to volunteer in this way (to avoid any hiccups with your own child's transition).

If you would like to help us with either of these things, please sign up!

Penny Road Vendor/Craft Fair Sign Up

We will be hosting a craft/vendor fair at our Fall Fair! Spaces will be offered to PRE parents & staff first and then opened up to the community.

Saturday, October 21
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spaces are available for $50 per 6 foot space. (tables not provided)

We will only take one vendor per company. (i.e. if we get three requests for Mary Kay, we will do a lottery and draw one person. If you wish to split with another consultant, that is fine.)

Space is limited. Please return this form no later than September 22. We will notify all vendors by September 25. Payment for space will be due upon distribution of the final vendor list.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Tremelling at

Spirit Rock

The Penny Road Elementary Spirit Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see! Congratulate your favorite student on an accomplishment, wish a student a Happy Birthday, show appreciation to your favorite teacher or staff member, celebrate a team win or let everyone know how much you love our school! The rock is available for weekly rental to families and staff of PRE for their use and enjoyment. Reserve the Spirit Rock for only $30.00 per week! All proceeds will go directly back to PRE through our PTA.

Sign-ups slots are already available for the entire 2017-18 school year!

Get Your NC State Fair Tickets!

The NC State Fair will give Penny Road $2 for every adult ticket and $1 for every child ticket purchased online by Thursday, October 12th.

To show your Panda Pride, use the link to select the number of adult and child tickets you want to purchase and hit add tickets. Then, type in 530 in the box under membership and click submit.

Hope to see you there!

Consumer Rewards

Do you shop at Harris Teeter or on Amazon? Do you already purchase Coke products? Why not let Penny Road benefit from the money you are already spending?! Visit our Consumer Rewards page and see all the different ways you can link your cards to support the amazing programming that happens at Penny Road. Contact the PTA at with any questions.
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