Panda Pulse

December 7, 2020

Virtual Academy Spring Registration

A Note from Mrs. Hoke

Dear Penny Road Parents,

As a reminder, the Virtual Academy Spring Registration will end on December 9th. If you are interested in changing your child's enrollment please do so by the 9th. Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Hoke

WCPSS Virtual Academy Spring Registration for Elementary Schools is Dec. 2-9

The registration window for the WCPSS Virtual Academy for elementary students (and Pre-K) for the spring semester will be Dec. 2-9. The window for middle and high school students has closed. Please note that this is for Pre-K-5 students wishing to register for the WCPSS Virtual Academy.


December 9th - No Asynchronous Day (Students report to campus for those who are scheduled to attend.

December 11th - Remote Learning Day (Students do not report to campus)

Dates to Know

December 21st - January 3rd Winter Break, No School
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Giving Tree 2020

Calling all Penny Road friends and family... thank you so much to those of you who have already contributed to our annual Giving Tree! We are well on our way to helping make the holidays a little brighter for our fellow Pandas! We have 90 ($20.00) gift cards towards our goal of 200. We have extended the collection deadline to Tuesday, December 8th to give people additional time to participate. Just to remind you, we are collecting Walmart gift cards in increments of $20.00. Gift cards may be purchased at any Walmart store and brought to school (either in an envelope marked "Giving Tree" or dropped off during morning and afternoon carpool. Digital gift cards may be purchased using the link below. Simply enter "Penny Road Giving Tree" as the Recipients Name and as the Recipient's Email. We will print out the gift cards and distribute them to families as we would with plastic gift cards! Thank you so much, everyone!

R City Rocks

New Holiday giveaway from R City Rocks starting December 7th. Check the R City Rocks Facebook page for more details.
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Our November Rent the Rock Shout Outs

Happy Birthday to Nate, Jake, Kevin and Aldyn our November Rock Renters. We hope you all had the best day and enjoyed your rock! These pictures make us smile.

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: 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.

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Warmest wishes this holiday week! What a great reminder to take the time to give thanks to our amazing teachers and staff! With all the unique challenges this year the PTA does not have an official room parent program, but we encourage you to still find ways to thank our teachers and staff now and every day!

Here are a couple of ideas:

  • Parents: email the teachers and/or staff person (s) and let them know how much you appreciate them (could be their teachers this year and former teachers and staff)
  • Have your child email their teacher (s)/ staff person (s) to let them know how much they appreciate them (could be their teachers this year and former teachers and staff)
  • Don’t forget to include a note to our: instructional assistants, office staff (principal, assistant principal, data manager, secretary, specialists (PE, Media, Music, Art), AIG/ Intervention, Special Ed, CCR, IFT, ESL, OT, SLP, nurse, school counselor and social worker.
  • You can also mail in a drawing, letter or special note to the school and make sure to make it clear which teacher/ staff person it is for

While we don’t have an established room parent program this year, we encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher to see how you can help virtually. You can offer to help send out parent information, send reminders for special teacher birthday’s, etc.

Please find the Google Link: ( to learn more about our favorite teachers and staff at PRE (if you don’t see a teacher or staff, feel free to send a cheerful note to let them know you are thinking about them)

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How to contact your Penny Road PTA


Facebook: Penny Road Elementary PTA