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October 18, 2019


  • October 15th-23th Boosterthon
  • Tuesday October 22nd 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Wednesday October 23 Panda Fun Run
  • Thursday October 24th Brothers of NY Pizza Spirit Night
  • Friday October 25th Mix it Up Day
  • Wednesday October 30th 4th grade Poetry Expo
  • Friday November 1st No School, Teacher Work Day
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A Message From Our School Councilor

Mix It Up Day is October 25! Mix It Up at Lunch Day is an international campaign that encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications that we encourage educators to include in year-round efforts to promote healthy, welcoming school environments. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.


This year we are planning a very special Veterans Day assembly and we'd like to invite PRE family veterans and those involved in active military to join us. We will have reserved seating for these guests and would like to honor them during the assembly. If you have someone in your family that can join us the morning of November 7th (assemblies are at 9:30am & 10:15am), please e-mail Stephanie Hall ( by October 28th with their name, military branch, and title. Also, we will have a slideshow this year with photos of any active military and veteran family members (alive or deceased) from our PRE community. Please send your photos with their name and any known military information to Stephanie Hall by October 28th for inclusion in this special honorary tribute. Thank you!

Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night

Thank you to all who attended the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade curriculum night last week.

3rd-5th grade's turn will be Tuesday, October 22nd

This will be an opportunity for parents and caregivers to learn more about your student's curriculum and how to support them from home. Join your penny road teachers from 6-7 PM at the school to find out all about how your kids spend their school days.

3rd grade will be in room 207
4th grade in room 204

5th grade in the media center

Brothers of NY Spirit Night

On Thursday October 24th Brothers of New York Pizza will give Penny Road 25% back all day for all orders they get that mention Penny Road when you make a purchase! They will be open 11am to 9pm. Go for lunch, take a pie to the office, get take out for dinner, sit and have a slice, host a pizza party, tell your friends and neighbors to get to Brothers for pizza night and mention Penny Road Elementary. Pizza not your thing? Try their subs, salads, pasta dishes and deserts. Zeppoies and Cannoli. Remember to mention you are ordering for the Penny Road spirit night. Mangia!

3450 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
Phone 919-387-7711 (they deliver!)

Update from the Hospitality Committee

The Fall Pizza Party Luncheon scheduled for Wednesday, October 16th was a success! The PTA provided the pizza, but you as parents in our school community helped with donating salads, fruit and desserts and all the supplies needed. Thank you very much for your continued support! The teachers, staff and the Hospitality Committee are very appreciative for all your contributions. We couldn't do it without you!

It is always a good day to thank a teacher!

Still Time to get State Fair Tickets

If you or anyone you know plans to had to the NC State Fair this year, why not save money and support Penny Road with the Tools for Schools program! For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using the Penny Road School code the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using our school's code the State Fair will donate $1 to the school. Advanced ticket sales are now open until October 17th. To support Penny Road simply enter the number 530 under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer. Click HERE to purchase tickets.