Panda Family News

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A Note from Miss Fisher

March 3, 2019

Today's Panda Family News has information regarding:

  • link to Specialists Newsletter
  • Read Across American Week Highlights
  • College & Career Week - Volunteers Needed
  • PTA Updates & Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming dates to place on your family calendar:

  • School Improvement Team Meeting - Tuesday, March 5th @ 3:30

  • PTA Dining for Dollars @ The Pickle Jar - Wednesday, March 6th @ 5-9PM

  • Class Pictures - Friday, March 8th

  • PTA Board Meeting - Tuesday, March 12th

  • Workday, No School - Friday, March 15th

  • Spring Book Fair - begins Monday, March 18th

  • College and Career Week - begins Monday, March 18th

  • Talent and Fashion Show - Tuesday, March 19th @ 6PM

Please follow us on Social Media for updates!

Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

College & Career Week - Volunteers Needed!!

Pittsboro Elementary School will be celebrating College & Career Week March 18th-22nd, and we are looking for volunteers! Our goal is to expose our Pandas to a wide variety of professions and increase their knowledge of the many opportunities available to them in their futures. Anyone who is interested in sharing more about his/her profession with our students can use this link to register! If you have questions about what we have planned and/or how you can help, please contact our school counselor, Paige Burnette, at Thanks for considering and we look forward to an exciting week!

Read Across America Week Highlights!

Northwood's AVID students came to read too!

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Educator Achievement Recognition!

#WeCelebrate current and former #PandaFamily teachers for being the top 25% in the state!! Way to go Ms. Henry, Mrs. Evans, and Mrs. Wright!
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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.

PTA Updates!!

Thank you to everyone who helped get pledges for the Fun Run. We raised over $22,000 for PES!

New Thrift Shop Sign-ups available! Please remember that our Chatham PTA Thrift Ship Hours contribute to almost half of our yearly PTA budget. Please help us increase our Thrift Shop proceeds by spending a couple of hours emptying a Thrift Shop drop box or helping out at a Work Group. New time slots for February and March are now available: If you can't make it to a Work Group, you can also call the Pittsboro Store at (919) 542-4070 to volunteer during store hours or to volunteer to empty the store drop box in the morning.

Please join us for our upcoming Dining for Dollars Events:

Wednesday, March 6 - The Pickle Jar

Monday, March 25 - Al's Diner

Thursday, April 18 - Pittsboro Roadhouse

Wednesday May 1 - The Pickle Jar

Monday, May 20 - Al's Diner

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Spring Book Fair - We are bringing back the Spring Book Fair in March. We will need volunteers to staff the Book Fair March 18-22. If you would like to help, please reach out to Jessica Gibson at

Fashion Show - Our annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Talent Show will be held on March 19 this year. If your child is interested in being one of our models, please contact Paula Anstrom for more details at

We are forming committees to manage Staff Appreciation Week, Spring Raffle and our Spring Carnival. We are in need of Volunteers to help with these events, especially the Carnival where our new Chair will need lots of help. I you are interested an any of these committees, please contact Amanda Klier at

Finally, we have several board members stepping down at the end of this school year, so we need volunteers willing to help run the PTA next year. If this is something you are interested in, please contact our Nominating Committee Chair Lindsay Sturtz at

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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