Panda Pulse

September 18, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Hoke

Hello Penny Road Families,

I hope that this newsletter finds everyone doing well and staying healthy. We are halfway through the First Quarter and families will receive Interim Reports on Friday, September 25th. This interim will look slightly different in that it will only contain feedback and comments in lieu of grades.

Also, WCPSS is seeking your feedback. Your feedback is important, so please take a moment to take the WCPSS Parent Survey.

In closing, we hope that you will also join our PTA. The partnership between home and school is crucial to our success. We hope that you will continue to support our school despite the learning environments that we are currently engaged in. While the delivery of instruction may be different, the vision and purpose of our school remain the same.

Thank you to parents who have taken a moment out of their busy days to send me emails thanking our school for the work that we are doing. Your emails are encouraging, uplifting, and often very timely. Thank you for sharing your support and appreciation.

Mrs. Hoke

WCPSS Parent Survey

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Thank you Families for all that you are doing for your children. You're doing great! From Mrs. Hoke

Keep Up with your PTA

Follow PRE PTA on FB and Find us at: to keep up to date on all PTA announcements.
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Limited Time Opportunity To Earn More for Our School With Pizza!

You can easily support our school anytime! When you visit a participating business, text your receipt to, and PRE will receive 5% of your purchase! (allow 3 days for text responses.)

Please text JOIN to
If you visit any Papa Murphy's location between 9/21 and 9/27 and text your receipt our school will receive 25% and you will be entered into a daly drawing for a papa Murphy's gift card!

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Boosterthon Time!

Penny Road families!

We are excited to kick off our Penny Road Virtual DanceFit on October 12!

We have 3 goals for this year's program:

1. Bringing our school community together for some FUN!

2. Inspiring our students to be active and activate their character building.

3. Raising funds to support our school’s technology based learning platforms specifically Lexia.

We are so excited for DanceFit! We will bring our school together for 8 days of celebration, fun, and nightly character challenges as we work towards helping our school raise some much-needed funds. This year more than ever, we need additional funds to provide an excellent educational experience for all of our students.

We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at Sharing IS supporting!

Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on our school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details, as we get closer to our kick off.

Key dates to remember:

  • Donating Opens - 9/28

Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

  • Fundraiser Kick Off - 10/12

  • Event Day - 10/21

We are grateful for our Panda family! Thank you for your support this year. We all need it!


On Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM the Wake PTA will be hosting a candidate forum for ALL candidates running for school board. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the candidates on their positions and to have them answer questions from the community. If you are undecided, tune in to hear them live. Please register for the event and submit your questions here:

PRE Spirit Wear Sale Extended!

Last call for Spirit Wear!

Don't miss out on the 2020 designs. New fun colors and these cozy styles. You'll love having them for upcoming {virtual} Spirit Days!

We’ve extended ordering for our spirit wear. Our online store will be open through SUNDAY September 20, 2020 at 10 pm. All orders will ship directly to you {shipping for orders over $50 is free!}.


Don't forget your order supports our school.

Join the Penny Road PTA today!

Did you know that the easiest way to support Penny Road Elementary is by becoming a member of the PTA? PTA Membership does not mean hours of volunteer work, it simply means you are supporting your child, our teachers and our public schools. At the county, state and national levels, PTA officers advocate for public schools everywhere. In these unprecedented times, PTA advocacy is crucial to the success of our schools. Join the Penny Road PTA and together, through our membership, we can be a powerful voice for children. We can continue to work toward PTA’s goal of a quality education and a nurturing environment for every child. Join HERE today!

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Rent The Rock

The Spirit Rock is a great way to share a message for all to see. Congratulate your favorite student on an accomplishment, wish someone a Happy Birthday, show appreciation to a teacher, or let everyone know how much you love our school!

The rock is available for weekly rental to our Penny Road families and staff. New for the 2020-2021 school year, we’ve opened up more dates for painting! The cost to Rent the Rock is $30 paid to the PTA plus the cost of the supplies you use. Please visit the Penny Road PTA website for details about signing up and paying for your rental.

Remember, dates fill up quickly!

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How to contact your Penny Road PTA


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