Panda Pulse

October 23, 2020

Dates to Know

Monday, Oct 26th - Plan B In-person Instruction Begins
Tuesday, Nov 3rd - Teacher Work Day/Election Day - No School
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Thank You

Penny Road students, families, and community friends, THANK YOU so much for all of your hard work helping us exceed our goal to fund technology platforms like Lexia! We are so thankful that you are part of the Penny Road Family! GO PANDAS!

Plan B Information

Here is the link to the recorded video of Principal Hoke outlining how PRE will open, starting on October 26 for students coming back under Plan B.

https://www.wcpss.net/pennyroades go to the Parent Academy tab under Parent Links. From there, look for the Gray Tab labeled “Reopening” where you will find the link to Principal Hoke outlining procedures at PRE for children set to return to school starting on October 26, 2020.

Or go to: https://bit.ly/35nwKej to find the video of Principal Hoke outlining procedures at PTA for children set to return to school starting on October 26, 2020.

PTA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The PTA Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the Executive Board and as Chairpersons to various committees. While this school year may look a little different, the PTA is still committed to helping every child at Penny Road reach his or her full potential!


If interested or you want to learn more, please e-mail Joy Mega at joybmega@yahoo.com by November 1, 2020. A member of the Nominating Committee will follow-up with detailed information regarding the Executive Board and Chairperson positions. A virtual meeting will be scheduled at a later date to meet with all interested individuals.


We look forward to hearing from you!

VOLUNTEER ALERT:

Calling all parents: We need your help! Our school has an opportunity to be part of The National PTA Reflections Program. The Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for Pre-K- 12th-grade students. It offers these students opportunities to express themselves creatively in six different art categories and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme: REFLECTIONS 2020 - 2021 Theme is: I MATTER BECAUSE...

Please connect with Joy Mega, VP of Education @ preptaofficer@gmail.com to learn more about volunteering to spearhead this program at our school this year. There can be a group or one person who wants to take this on, just connect with Joy no later than October 23 if you are interested.

For more information, see: http://www.wakepta.org/reflections-2020-21.html

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Advocacy Committee Update

On the evening of October 14th, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Wake County School Board candidates Lindsay Mahaffey, Steve Bergstrom, Karen Carter, and Bill Fletcher to answer 5 questions specific to the Western Wake area, where these districts fall. You can view all of it on our YouTube channel.

https://youtu.be/lrclyPcK5U4



REMINDER! Early voting is currently going on and runs through Saturday, Oct 31. For dates, times, and locations, see http://www.wakegov.com/elec.../info/early/Pages/default.aspx


Rent The Rock

NEW for 2020! As an added benefit of renting the rock, we'd like to help you celebrate your special occasion...virtually. We are offering a virtual shoutout on our Penny Road PTA Facebook page to those families who have rented the rock as many families are not in school to see the rock this year. If you'd like for your rock to be featured on our Facebook page, please send a picture of your finished rock to: preptaofficer@gmail.com. Your rock will be featured at the end of your rental month, along with the other families who have rented the rock throughout the month. Please note that this virtual shoutout is optional, your rock will only be featured if you send us a picture to use.


Haven't signed up to Rent the Rock yet? There are still plenty of available dates! Don't see your exact date? Have you thought about surprising someone with a rock when they'd least expect it or celebrating a half birthday? You can sign up to Rent the Rock here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0449aaaf29aaf58-rent2 .

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How to contact your Penny Road PTA

Email: preptaofficer@gmail.com

Facebook: Penny Road Elementary PTA

Website: http://www.pennyroadpta.com/

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