Panda Pulse

May 25, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, May 25th- Thursday, May 31st- EOG Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
  • Monday, May 28th- No School due to the Memorial Day Holiday
  • Last day of Kidz Art is Tuesday, May 29th

This Week at a Glance

  • Congratulations Mrs. Koch!
  • EOG Testing information and lunch schedule changes
  • Field Day (June 6th and 7th)
  • 5th Grade Families- Save the Date (June 7th and 8th)
  • "Thank You" from our spring carnival chairpersons
  • Order your school supplies
  • Books and Beyond "Thank You"

Congratulations Mrs. Koch!

After receiving more than 800 nominations for the Teacher Appreciation Week contest, the Wake County Schools “Thank You Squad” selected Mrs. Koch to receive a surprise visit at school, where they delivered balloons and gifts!

Thank you Mrs. Koch for going above and beyond to invest in our children. The exposure to the arts you provide, including music, drama and technical production, provides PRE children with opportunities they may have never received. We appreciate you and are so lucky to have you as a Panda.

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EOG Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

End Of Grade (EOG) testing has begun! It is extremely important that students are present and on time the days that their EOGs will be administered. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 29th- 3rd Grade ELA and 5th Grade Math

Wednesday, May 30th- 4th Grade Math, 5th Grade ELA

Thursday, May 31st- 4th Grade ELA, 5th Grade Science

June 4th- 3rd Grade RTA test for select 3rd grade students

Please e-mail Lisa Grove,, if you have any questions.

Lunch Schedules Subject to Changes for All Grades

Due to the EOG testing going on throughout the building, all grade levels are subject to a change in their lunch schedules. If you plan to have lunch with your child next week, please check with your their classroom teacher to make sure you have the correct time.

Attention 5th Grade Families- Save the date for graduation events!

Graduation is just around the corner. This is such a special time for our 5th grade students. Our 5th grade team works so hard to make this time special for them. Please save the following dates and times:

Thursday, June 7th- Annual 5th Grade Parade at 9:20 am (Parents are welcome to attend)

Friday, June 8th- 9:30 am Graduation celebration for Ms. Schutrum and Mrs. Leroy's classes. Reception to follow in the Creative Commons hosted by the PTA.

Friday June 8th- 10:45 am Graduation celebration for Mrs. Kozemko and Ms. Neeb's classes. Reception to follow in the Creative Commons hosted by the PTA.

Please direct any questions to your child's homeroom teacher.

Field Day is Coming!

Plans for Field Day are well under way! Mrs. Martin has been working hard for months planning this event for our students! The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, June 6th- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Kindergarten and First Grades

Thursday, June 7th- 9:45 am to 11:45 am 2nd and 3rd Grades

Thursday, June 7th- 12:45 pm to 2:45 pm 4th and 5th Grades

We need many volunteers for this event! Click on this link to sign up!

Any questions, please email Amy Toland (

Penny's Beach Blast was a HUGE success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support PRE's annual Spring Carnival. Penny's Beach Blast was a whole lot of fun and a huge success. It raised over $26,000 for the school! We would like to say a special thank you to the Carnival Team: Amy Toland, Barbara Wright, Kimberly Hartmere, Laurie Cockman, Lindsay Tremelling, Lisa Brandon, Monica McBride, & Sherri Stecher. They put in so many long hours to organize this great event. Also, we'd like to thank the volunteers that helped the week of carnival; your time and creativity helped make this year's carnival a huge hit. And last but certainly not least, we greatly appreciate all the PRE families that came out to support Penny's Beach Blast!

Thank you,

Jennifer Greco & Denise Rose

Order your school supplies for the coming school year!

If you have never done this before, you will be amazed at how easy it is! Our Penny Road teachers have generated the lists! Simply click the link below to order. You have the option to add art supplies that Mrs. Gardner has requested and you may even donate funds so that the school is able to order supplies for children in need. The deadline to order your child's school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year is June 30th!

Books and Beyond Wrap Up!

Way to go Kindergartners & First Graders! You read a total of 45,810 books during the Books & Beyond program this year! We are so proud of you!!! And, thank you parents for all of your support encouraging your children to read and turn in their sheets.

We would like to recognize Andrea Finucane, our Books & Beyond chair, who organized this great education program for PRE's young students, and her dedicated team: Misty Doroh, Tish Hitchcock, Sabrina Lewandowski, Sharon Shrader, & Danielle Speight. Thank you for making Books & Beyond a big success and fun for the students.