Panda Pulse

April 17th, 2017

Coming Up This Week:

  • Thursday, 4/20, 6:30: PTA Meeting and 3rd Grade Spotlight
  • Friday, 4/21: 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Saturday, 4/22: Spring Musical Rehearsal

PTA MEETING REMINDER!!

Our final evening PTA meeting of the year will be held on Thursday April 20th. Our PTA meeting will begin at 6:30 and will include a discussion about House Bill 13 and the impact on Art, Music, and PE. It will be followed by our 3rd grade SCAVENGER HUNT for students and parents. We hope to see you there!
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Our Odyssey of the Mind team is going to the WORLD Competition!

The Odyssey of the Mind team, MindMasters, from Penny Road Elementary in Cary, NC just won 2nd place in the Division 1- State level competition, on April 1st at A&T University! Only the top two teams move on to the World Competition at Michigan State University, May 24- 28. We are the ONLY elementary school from Wake County moving on to this level of the competition!

Now that the team is going to World's, we will need to help raise the funds to get us there, and to help pay for lodging and food while staying on the Michigan State campus. The World competition experience will be an amazing one for these kids, with other teams from all over the world coming to compete. There will also be engineering booths such as NASA participating as well. We will need to raise the funds by May 15th. Click the link to help our Penny Road students experience this great event.


https://www.gofundme.com/PREMindMastersTeam


Thank you in advance for helping these kids to have an amazing experience!

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Carnival is just a few weeks away!! Please follow the link below to complete your pre-order. Forms and payment are due in the office by April 28th! You are NOT going to want to miss this year!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8MVKphdR32cUjBSQU5sVWVoSjQ/view

Books and Beyond Updates: Calling all Kindergarten and 1st grade readers!!

Every student won a free book at the book fair as they banned together to read 5,445 books during the "Pump Up the Volume" contest. Way to go readers!


The Books and Beyond Program is getting ready to enter our last month of tracking your books. Make sure to plan to submit all of your tracking sheets by no later than Friday, April 28th, 2017. This will wrap up the program for the year.


To celebrate each child, the Books and Beyond Committee will be hosting a ceremony to recognize all the children's reading accomplishments for the year. Make sure to block off the morning of May 19th to join together to celebrate. Details are being finalized now and more information will follow.


If you have questions, don't hesitate to forward them to us at: andreafinucane@yahoo.com.


Program awards for recognition at the ceremony:

1-9 sheets: participation certificate

10-19 sheets: ribbon

20-29 sheets: bronze medal

30-39 sheets: silver medal

40 and beyond sheets: gold medal

1st Day School Supplies - you can buy NOW!!

We are excited to announce a our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping at Wal‐Mart, Target or Staples. We have personally have found 1st Day School Supplies to be convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! So, this summer as temperatures rise and lines at the checkout counter are a mile long … we will have already purchased our school supplies from the comfort of our homes and won't be dragging purchased supplies to back to school night! And now is your chance too...you can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:

http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/list.php?school_zip=27518

Administrative Professional's Day!

On Wednesday April 26th we will be celebrating Administrative Professional's Day. Penny Road is so lucky to have three amazing ladies, Ms. Amy, Ms. Becky and Ms. Steffee and our custodian Ms. Denise. Help us say thank you by dropping off cards, letters, pictures or however you want to say thank you on Wednesday.
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Letterland Day at Pullen Park

Saturday, May 6th, 10am-4pm

520 Ashe Avenue

Raleigh, NC

Letterland Day at Pullen Park will be on Saturday, May 6th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Student Classroom Requests

If your child has a specific need that should be considered for classroom placement, please write a letter to the principal, Mary Bohr. Include in your letter:


  • 1. Your child’s name and grade level for the 2017-18 school year
  • 2. Important considerations about your child to keep in mind when making class lists
  • 3. Teacher qualities that would best meet your child’s need

*Requests will not be honored that list teacher names.


Please turn in all written requests to me by May 13th. All requests should be sent to the office through the mail or hand delivered by an adult. Requests received after this date will not be considered.

An Original Poem from a 5th Grader....Maria Del Rocio

Where I'm From

I'm from a unique style, wooden toys and flower crowns.

I am from the love of a mother.

I am red roses and cactus.

I am from eating McDonald's with my sisters on a rainy day and sleeping next to my mother after a long day.

With amazing memories from mom, brothers, and sisters, step dad too.

From never saying I can't to I knew you could do it mi hija.

I am from Christianity that hold hands and pray together.

I am from Mexico where it is hot like spicy hot tamales make on Christmas days.

I am from bright memories that are like stars that shine at night.

I am from the endless memories and laughter I have with my family.

I am from photo albums in the closet and pictures on the wall.

I am Maria Del Rocio.