May 4, 2018
WELCOME TO OUR NEW ADMINISTRATION
Important Dates to Remember
- Friday, May 4th Food Truck Friday - Join us for lunch!
Wednesday, May 9th Basket Raffle Preview - 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 10th Basket Raffle Preview - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, May 11th Basket Raffle Preview - 8:30 am to 11:30 am
- Friday, May 11th Penny's Beach Blast 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Tuesday, May 15th General PTA meeting at 9:30 am
This Week at a Glance
- Spring Carnival Announcements: auction and basket preview info, volunteer all-call!
- Teacher Appreciation Celebration May 4th-May 10th
- Volunteer Spotlight- Veteran's Day Celebration Chairperson
- General PTA meeting
- Yearbooks are here!
- Books and Beyond Celebration Save the Date
- Chess Club announcement
- WCPSS family survey
- Order your school supplies
CARNIVAL WINNERS WANTED!!
Added bonus for auction participants: if you purchase a BUY NOW item before online bidding ends, your name will be entered into a drawing to win 50 raffle tickets for use on carnival night!!
Class Baskets and Collaborative Art Pieces will be on display in the Flex Lab next week. You simply have to see them in person! Raffle tickets will be available for sale during the preview.
RAFFLE BASKET PREVIEW SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, May 9th:12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 10th: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, May 11th: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Thank you for participating! Good luck!
We are in need of adults and students to make our night a success!
Teacher Appreciation Celebration May 4th-May 10th
Here is what we have planned:
Friday, May 4th- Food Truck Friday with Bull City Street Food & Poblanos Tacos and More Thank you all for your tremendous support sponsoring our staff!
Monday, May 7th- Mocktail Monday Light refreshments and drinks provided by the Hospitality Team
Tuesday, May 8th- Tidy Up Tuesday Just in time for spring cleaning! Help your teacher restock classroom cleaning supplies and organizational items. Recommended items: Lysol wipes, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, dry erase cleaner, dry erase board erasers, tissues, magic erasers, goo-gone
Wednesday, May 9th- Wish List Wednesday Students are asked to bring in one item to help restock depleted classroom materials. Most requested items include card stock paper, vibrant color paper, markers, crayons, Crayola supplies, small dry erase boards, gift cards (for colored ink), child size headphones, pencil sharpeners, folders. Gift cards to Stone’s Teacher Store, Staples, A.C. Moore and Amazon are also welcome!
Thursday, May 10th-Thank you Thursday Students are asked to draw a picture or write their teachers a note of thanks.
Please note: We are still in need of an Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator, as well as, a Yearbook Editor. If you would like to see both of these programs continue at Penny Road please contact us.
This week's spotlight: Veteran's Day Celebration Chairperson
The Veteran's Day Celebration is a time honored tradition at Penny Road that everyone loves! In the past we have collected Halloween candy from the students to be donated to the USO. We have had the USO come and bring the Color Guard. We have had students read poems. The PRE chorus performs under the direction of Mrs. Koch, and we honor friends and family of Penny Road staff and students who have served through a slide show.
Time commitment: What you make of it.
If you would be willing to take over the yearbook project, please email Amy Toland at email@example.com.
Final PTA meeting at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 15th
- Voting in the following nominees to our Executive Board for the coming school year:
President- Amy Toland
Treasurer- Amber Olah
Secretary- Desiree Bolibaugh
Vice President of Special Programs- Beth Potts
Vice President of Fundraising- Barb Wright
Vice President of Volunteers- Kimberly Sporrer
Vice President of Communications- LaTisha Hitchcock
Vice President of Education- Andrea Finucaine
Vice President of Programs- Denise Rose
- Voting on any current budget amendments, as well as, voting in our new budget for the 2018-2019 school year.
- We will be recognizing and thanking the families whom we know are leaving Penny Road who have generously donated their time over their years here.
- We will introduce the Dillard Drive Middle School Principal and you will have the opportunity for a Meet and Greet after the meeting.
- We will officially welcome Penny Road's new principal, Mrs. Gia Hoke!
Yearbook payments are due
Books and Beyond Program is Completed
Chess Club announcements
Chess Club has officially ended for the school year. There are no more Friday morning meetings. Please mark your calendars for our year end celebration on Thursday, May 10th from 4:00pm to 5:00 pm. More details, as well as, a sign up will be coming out via Konstella. Thank you to all of our Chess Club participants!
Last day for WCPSS Family Survey
Wake County Public Schools has launched a districtwide family survey to learn more about you and your child’s experiences in our schools. You should have already received an email regarding the survey and survey link. Thank you to the Penny Road Families who have already completed it!
If you have not done so, please take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey between now and May 4th, 2018.
If you no longer have the email, the survey can be found at the following link:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the survey or if you have trouble accessing the page.
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!