Panda Pulse

August 24, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, August 27th- First Day of School for Grades 1-5!!
  • Monday, August 27th to Thursday, August 30th- Kindergarten Staggered Entry
  • Friday, August 31st- Kindergarten Students Meet the Teacher 10:00am
  • Monday, September 3rd- No School for Labor Day holiday
  • Tuesday, September 4th- 1st Day of School for all Kindergarten students
  • Tuesday, September 4th- Tissues and Tea 9:30am for all Kindergarten parents and new families
  • Friday, September 7th- Spirit Day! Wear your school colors or spirit gear.
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Konstella Sign-up

With school back in session, it's time to log-in to Konstella and join your student's new classroom. Konstella is a wonderful and easy-to-use, one-stop shop for school-wide, room-wide, and committee-wide activities and announcements. Konstella connects parents and keeps you in the know about what is happening at Penny Road Elementary. Sign up and explore! You'll be glad you did!

New Panda Helpers - Volunteer Opportunity

Will you help our Pandas have a great kick-off to their school year? Do you remember dropping your child off in the carpool line and thinking "How will they know where to go?" For the first two weeks of school, we are in need of volunteers in the carpool line and the bus loop each morning from 8:45 to 9:15. You will help Kindergarten students (as well as any other new students) get to their new class safely and confidently. You won't regret seeing the smile on their faces when you help them safely reach their class (Younger siblings are more than welcome!)

Will you help an unsure Kindergartner? The second week of school, we need parents to help out during Kindergarten lunch (11:00-11:30). During this time, you will help our littlest Pandas open items in their lunch boxes, navigate the lunch line, pack up when they are finished or find the bathroom. (Lunchtime is also the time when they might get a bit sad/homesick, so if you have a Kindergarten student we ask you not to volunteer in this way (to avoid any hiccups with your own child's transition).



PRE has partnered with Boosterthon to kickoff the PTA's 2018-19 fundraising efforts. This year our students will participate in a two-week, fitness-based fundraiser where they’ll learn essential character traits through this year’s theme: MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for Teacher Giveback, School Improvements, and Technology.

In the past, our school has profited over $55,000 to fund Learning Spaces, Technology & Class Support. Help us reach our goal this year by connecting with sponsors!

SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!

Pledging Opens - 8/31 Log on to FUNRUN.COM

Pep Rally - 9/6

Fun Run - 9/18

We’ll be sharing more information over the next few weeks.

Rent the Rock!

Are you ready to Rent the Rock? Our spirit rock sign-up is live for the 2018-2019 school year! All you need to do is click HERE for all of the information you will need about signing up, payment and the supplies you will need. Feel free to email us with any questions

Join the PTA!

One of the easiest ways for you to support our school is to become a member of the PTA. When you join our school’s PTA, you automatically become a member of the North Carolina PTA. By joining the Penny Road PTA, you are increasing the advocacy efforts of these leaders.

Other great reasons to join the PTA:

  • Be in the Know: PTA membership helps you keep up with what is happening at school.

  • Build relationships:The PTA connects you to teachers, administrators and other families through meetings, events and communication helping to build a strong sense of community for our students and their families.

  • Access great resources: Our PTA meetings will provide some great information for parents to help your child make the most of their school year.

To pay your membership dues online, click HERE. You will be directed to the MemberHub website used for NC PTA membership. (Please note there is a small service charge added to your bill.) To pay by cash or check, please download and print this form and send your payment into school. Checks are made payable to the Penny Road PTA.