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A Note from Miss Fisher

May 19, 2019

Today's Panda Family News has information regarding:

  • Bus Driver of the Year
  • PTA Video Meeting - please view below
  • Volunteers needed for Field Day
  • Arrival and Dismissal Traffic Reminders
  • Tree Removal at PES

Upcoming dates to place on your family calendar:

  • Art Show & Voting for new PTA Board - Tuesday, May 21st @ 5-7PM

  • PreK - K Field Day - Thursday, May 23rd

  • EOG Reading Test for 3rd & 4th - Friday, May 24th

  • No School - Monday, May 27th

  • EOG Math Test for 3rd & 4th - Wednesday, May 29th

June dates

  • 3rd-4th Field Day - Wednesday, June 5th

  • 1st-2nd Field Day - Thursday, June 6th

  • 3rd & 4th EOY Awards Assembly - June 6th

  • Last Day of School (Early Release) - Friday, June 7th

Please follow us on Social Media for updates!

Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

We Celebrate Ms. Johnson - PES Bus Driver of the Year!

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PTA Updates

Please view our final PTA meeting below. Voting for PTA Board members will occur on Tuesday night at our Art Show.

Field Day Volunteers needed!

Please return forms if you are able to volunteer at our upcoming Field Days!! If you have any questions please email Mr. Turnbull at

Pre K - K yellow half sheet of paper: field day is Thursday, May 23, 8-11am

1st - 2nd pink half sheet of paper: field day is Thursday, June 6, 8-11 am

3rd - 4th orange full sheet of paper: field day is Wednesday, June 5, 8 am -2:30 pm

Arrival and Dismissal Traffic Reminders

The temporary bridge is open!! I know several of you enjoyed the access last week. Thank you for your help to keep our #PandaFamily safe!


  • PreK families may use the upper gravel lot during arrival and dismissal as well as the lower lot beyond the buses.

  • The upper gravel lot during dismissal is mainly used as overflow to safely reroute carpool families. PreK families parking here, must park in front of a concrete parking bumper. Please do not park around the big tree.

  • Kindergarten - 4th Grade families park in the gravel lot across from school.

  • Families should not pull up behind the cafeteria and park.

Traffic Patterns and Signs to Remember

  • PES Elementary School road is a two way street; attempting to pass the carpool line creates head on encounters.
  • We use a "Zipper" pattern for AM carpool arrival.
  • We use a "Two Lane" pattern for PM carpool dismissal.
  • Stop sign at McClenahan and West (64)
  • To access the upper gravel lot, you must enter through the carpool lane.

If you are an AM carpool family that arrives after 7:40 and are interested in completing a new traffic pilot to improve AM arrival, please fill out this form. We will be in contact with you. Thanks!

Upcoming Tree Removal at PES

This year we have experienced significant drainage and pipe issues at PES. Upon investigation, it was determined that the three large trees close to the building in front of the school are creating this issue. These trees have also begun to lift the sidewalk and if not addressed, will create building foundation issues in the future.

We wanted to reach to inform our family community that these three trees will be removed. The work will begin sometime this spring. Then over the summer we will have landscaping work to address the drainage issue.

We are looking for suggestions on the new landscaping and options for potential uses of the wood to benefit our school community. Some initial suggestions have been to donate for firewood to families in need and/or to create a piece of furniture or artwork to remain at the school. If you have other ideas or would like to support these efforts please email me.

PAWSitive Office Referrals - for students & staff

#WeCelebrate our #PandaFamily that have demonstrated our school PAWS expectations!! Positive Attitude - Always Be Respectful - Work Hard - Stay Safe.

Fill out this online form or a paper form in the main office and we will share during our morning announcements to refer a PES staff member for a #PAWSitiveOfficeReferral.

Pandas on Social Media!

Follow @PboroElementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates! @PittsboroPTA is also on Twitter and @PBOPTA on Facebook. We will continue to use the hashtag #PESAllKidsCan, but encourage you to join us in using #PES1819, #PAWSome, and #PandaFamily.
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