Panda Pulse

September 6, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • Wednesday, September 11th 10:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. -Spirit Night at City BBQ
  • Wednesday September 11th 8:50-9:10 am Student Yoga Begins
  • Thursday, September 12th 9:00-9:30 Room Parent Information Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 17th 6:00-6:30 Room Parent Information Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 17th Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.General PTA
  • Wednesday October 2nd Walk To School Day


For everyone's safety, please review the following carpool rules:

Help us protect our PRE families, carpool staff members, and passersby. DO NOT turn left out of the Penny Road driveway during morning or afternoon carpool!


  • Students may exit the vehicle as soon as your car is between carpool staff members!
  • Keep the carpool line flowing to alleviate traffic on Penny Road - no lengthy stops please.
  • Always have students exit on the right side (sidewalk side) of your car.


  • Please be aware of staff members directing traffic. Drive slowly and please refrain from talking on your cell phone.
  • Parents may stand outside their car to find their children so they do not walk past the car.
  • If your child walks past your car and misses you, please remain in your car, proceed with the flow of traffic and let the next staff member know that you do not have your child by giving the thumbs down signal. They will direct you as to what to do next.

  • Please do not allow children to walk between cars when loading. Children should enter the car from the middle of the two lanes of traffic.
  • Give the staff a thumbs up if you have your child, a thumbs down if you still need your child.
  • When you are loaded, please remain in your traffic line and wait to be directed to leave. Please DO NOT drive down the middle of the two lines of traffic.

Bus Loop

  • Cars are not allowed to park in the bus loop during morning or afternoon pick drop off/pick up times
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Student Yoga

Happy New School Year!

Student YOGA is back at PRE

NO registration or fee required.

When: Every OTHER Wednesday from 8:50-9:10 Beginning on Wednesday, September 11th.

Where: Gym

Instructor: The Awesome Holly Healy

All students welcome. Great way to start your day!

Yoga has many benefits. Here are just a few:

*Develops a strong and flexible body

* Promotes thinking and memory

* Builds confidence and self-esteem

* Increases concentration, focus and attention span

Questions? Please contact Christine Martin at

Spirit Night at City BBQ

Join your friends and family at City BBQ September 11th 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and help raise money for PRE! People can show the bar code (either electronically or printed) and scan that barcode with the cashier and PRE will get back 25%!
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Creative Commons Needs Volunteers

The Penny Road Elementary Creative Commons (Media Center) is looking for volunteers. Mrs. Platts, our Library/Technology teacher could use some help with clerical duties, including re-shelving returned library books. Volunteers would not be obligated to work directly with students. Just 30 minutes to an hour would make a difference. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sabrina Lewandowski at

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Penny Road Pacers Registration



Penny Road Pacers Run Club

Do you love walking or jogging? Have you ever thought of participating in a 5k race? Then this club is for you!

Have fun and learn valuable skills while preparing for the Apex Turkey Trot or the Inside Out Sports Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. This is an eight-week training clinic to learn about pacing, cross-training & stretching.

No previous jogging experience required!

WHO: Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.

TIME: 8:15-8:45 Thursday MORNINGS ONLY.

WHERE: Penny Road Elementary Track

WHEN: Thursday September 26th - Thursday, November 21st.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE for Pacers Running Club: Friday, September 20th

See Konstella for sign up form and next week's Friday Folder

Questions, please contact Mrs. Martin at

Chess Club

Chess Club is back!! This popular Penny Road tradition will begin October 11th & we are so excited that Triangle Chess instructors will once again be teaching our students! Sign-up sheets will be sent home next week, or you can use this link to print a sheet:


Chess Club is held Fridays, 8:30-9:10 AM, starting October 11th. Check-in starts at 8:20 AM. Students play in either the media center or the cafeteria, depending on skill level.

· **IMPORTANT** KONSTELLA will be our ONLY method of communication

· One-time $30.00 dues (per student) are required for Chess Club and include a series of professional chess lessons provided by Triangle Chess Club. Payment is to be sent in with this registration to your child’s teacher and can be in the form of a check or cash. Checks can be made out to “Penny Road PTA”. Please send the form and payment in by October 4th.

Any questions contact Jessica Munro -