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November 22, 2020


We welcomed back our Group B 3rd and 4th Graders on Thursday and are excited to see our Group A students tomorrow. To help us #StaySafe, please review re-entry updates here. Remember to bring your attestation forms with you on your 1st day of school. Also, to help us have a smooth start, please pick up your carpool tags and drop of any medical plans/medication.


Many thanks to the #PandaFamily for using the COVID-19 Screening Flowchart to keep Pandaville safe. If your family has been exposed, has tested positive, or is symptomatic please stay home and contact the school.



#PAWSome Things to Know and Check Out

  • Booster Dance Fit - thank you for your support!
  • Pumpkin Book Character Contest Winners
  • #WPES weekly #PandaNewsShow
  • Chatham County School Nutrition


Important Dates for our #PandaFamily

  • Monday, 11/23: 1st Day for Group A students

  • Wednesday, 11/25 - Friday, 11/27 - No School Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Tuesday, 12/1 - SIT Meeting @ 3:30
  • Friday, 12/18 - Early Release


Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Mrs. Haithcox

PES Pumpkin Book Character Contest Winners


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the PES Pumpkin Book Character Contest. ALL participants will receive a certificate of participation. Additionally we have 7 winners of this year's contest. They will receive a $5 gift card to McIntyre's Books in Fearrington Village. Teachers will distribute certificates and gift cards to in-person students. Virtual students can pick these up in the main office, starting Monday, 11/23. Here are this year's gift card winners:



Kindergarten:
Kyle Boyd - Crankenstein (from book of the same title!)

1st Grade: Carleigh Cotten - Monster from Monsters Inc.

2nd Grade:

Everett Eberle: Robot from Randy Riley's Really Big HIt

E'mani Currie: Pig from Waiting is Not Easy

3rd Grade: A.J. Oldham - Annie from The Magic Treehouse series

4th Grade:

Liam Patterson. - Percy Jackson from The Percy Jackson Series

Leo Drust - Fluffy from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Check out the latest - #PandaNewsShow on #WPES

Chatham County School Nutrition

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Students can purchase snacks from the cafeteria. The items pictured above will be available for purchase. Money can be placed on your child's online lunch account at K12 Payment Center or students can bring money in to be placed on their lunch accounts.


Cereal, Chips, Fruit Snacks, Pop-tarts, - $.50

Rice Krispie Treats, Water - $.75

Juice - $1.25


Check out their Website or Facebook page for menus and all things food related!

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Mrs. Jeremiah is ready to share some books with our #PandaReaders!!! Check out how you can checkout a book from the PES Library here!

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PES Yearbook

Please continue to upload photos of your student/students with pets, doing virtual learning, first day back at PES - the A/B Day scheduled students, playing outside, making their pumpkin for the Pumpkin Character Day - playing sports - etc...


All you have to do is scan this QR Code and your pictures will be uploaded to the yearbook site for Mrs. Easterling.


Thank you for your help!

Mrs. Easterling

Documents Used to Guide Reopening

Priorities for PES Reopening Plans:

  • Student and Staff Health and Safety

  • Creating a learning environment in which all students and teachers will be successful

  • To the extent possible maintaining stability for families (e.g. teacher-student assignments etc.)

  • Balancing the unique demands of the Virtual Academy


Please access guidance documents above used to support PES planning.