Panda Pulse

October 11, 2019


  • Wednesday, October 16th Fall Pizza Party - Staff Luncheon
  • October 15th-23th Boosterthon
  • Wednesday October 23 Panda Fun Run
  • Thursday October 24th Brothers of NY Pizza Spirit Night
  • Wednesday October 30th 4th grade Poetry night
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Message from the PTA

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered shirts and sweatshirts! Our order has been placed and we are excited to deliver those orders to students mid October, as promised.

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night

Kindergarten - 2nd grade will be Tuesday, October 15th

3rd-5th grade Tuesday, October 22nd

This will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn more about your student's curriculum and how to support them from home. Join your penny road teachers from 6-7 PM at the school to find out all about how your kids spend their school days.

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Hospitality Committee Update

Happy Fall Y'all! Our annual Fall Pizza Party Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th. We are excited to treat our wonderful teachers and staff. They are amazing to our children, it is always a good day to thank them and show our support. They are so happy and appreciative to enjoy meals and treats provided by parents and the PTA. We will be serving pizza, salads, fruit and desserts. The pizza will be provided by the PTA but we are graciously asking for your help in contributing towards the salad bar, desserts, fruit and drinks.You can see what items are still needed and sign up on Konstella.

Please drop off your contribution to the front office by 9:00am the day of the luncheon, October 16th. You can also order items from Amazon and have it shipped directly to the school with ATTN to Michele Valvano. The address is as follows:

10900 Penny Road, Cary, NC, 27518.

We know the challenging schedules parents have to balance. If you choose to make a monetary contribution, the Hospitality Committee can purchase items on your behalf. Please send the funds to Edie Marino via PayPal or Venmo.

PayPal -

Venmo- emarino777

Thank you very much for your continued support! The teachers, staff and the Hospitality Committee are very appreciative for all your contributions. We couldn't do it without you!

It is always a good day to thank a teacher!

Penny Road Hospitality Committee

Penny Road ES Advocacy Chair Update

Both the transportation and the parks bonds passed, the later of which is very exciting for our school. The Parks Bond had $1 million worth of funds set aside for Penny Road School Parks renovation. The current scheduled timeline is estimated between 2020-2024.

Brothers of NY Spirit Night

On Thursday October 24th Brothers of New York Pizza will give Penny Road 25% back all day for all orders they get that mention Penny Road when you make a purchase! They will be open 11am to 9pm. Go for lunch, take a pie to the office, get take out for dinner, sit and have a slice, host a pizza party, tell your friends and neighbors to get to Brothers for pizza night and mention Penny Road Elementary. Pizza not your thing? Try their subs, salads, pasta dishes and deserts. Zeppoies and Cannoli. Remember to mention you are ordering for the Penny Road spirit night. Mangia!

3450 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
Phone 919-387-7711 (they deliver!)

Still Time to get State Fair Tickets

If you or anyone you know plans to had to the NC State Fair this year, why not save money and support Penny Road with the Tools for Schools program! For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using the Penny Road School code the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using our school's code the State Fair will donate $1 to the school. Advanced ticket sales are now open until October 17th. To support Penny Road simply enter the number 530 under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer. Click HERE to purchase tickets.