Panda Pulse

February 12, 2021

Send a Virtual Valentine's Day Card to St. Jude

To help spread love, cheer and support to those who may be going through a challenging time, Penny Road Elementary School will partner with Ms. Brush's 3rd Grade Class for a Valentine's Day Virtual Card Project in support of #OtherPeopleMatter. To help us with this project we are asking that each student sends a virtual Valentine's Day Card to the children at St. Jude's Hospital. Click on the CREATE A CARD to get started. Thank you, Pandas for your support to show others that we care. #PANDALOVE #OTHERPEOPLEMATTER #PANDASTRONG


Mrs. Hoke & Ms. Brush

Meal Benefits Applications

Dear Parents,

Please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

Mrs. Hoke

A Penny Road Family Engagement Event -- Mark your calendars

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Dates to Know

February 15th - President's Day - No Classes
February 16th - Teacher Work Day - No Classes

February 17th - K-3 Students daily in person instruction; Grades 4 & 5 will return in 3 Cohort Rotations starting with Cohort 2 aka Cohort B.

February 25th - Discover Your Voice Family Engagement Event;

Grades K-2 6:00 - 6:30, Grades 3-5 6:45 - 7:15

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BOX TOPS DIGITAL PROGRAM

Now through February 28, 2021, Box Tops is holding an I Love My School Sweepstakes. Penny Road has a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops every time you scan your receipt on the Box Tops app. Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to download the app. Thank you in advance for helping Penny Road earn rewards through this program!

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A Note from Our Hospitality Committee

Hello!


We hope you are all doing well! The Hospitality Committee is planning some fun surprises for the teachers and staff at Penny Road this spring and we would love your help to make these surprises extra special! In the past, our committee has asked parents to send in food contributions and drinks for our staff. This year that isn't possible given COVID-19 and the precautions we must take to protect our staff.


We will be collecting money over the next 2 weeks to help cover the costs of catered lunches, gift cards, and other fun surprises during Staff Appreciation Week {which is May 3-7 this year}. Any donation amount is very appreciated, no amount is too small. Please send donations by: Wednesday, February 17, 2021.


Donations can be sent to Jessica Munro via PayPal or Venmo. In the notes section of your donation please reference "Penny Road Hospitality Committee."

Venmo: Jessica-Munro-44

PayPal: dingo460@gmail.com


Thank you in advance for your donation. Our Penny Road Staff is the best and we can not wait to show them how appreciated they are!


-The Hospitality Committee


Rising 6th Grade Parents

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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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