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September 27th, 2019


  • Friday September 27th-Sunday September 29th Spirit Weekend Buffaloe Lanes Cary
  • Monday September 30th No School
  • Monday September 30th-Friday October 4th-Fall Book Fair
  • Wednesday October 2nd Read Aloud Pajama Party and Family Night at the Book fair
  • Wednesday October 2nd International Walk To School Day
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Penny Road’s Read Aloud Pajama Party!

Join Mrs. Hoke for the Scholastic Book Fair Family Night on October 2nd. Wear your PJ’s and get ready for a bedtime story that will be read aloud by Mrs. Hoke at 7PM. Book fair will be open from 6:00-8:00 PM.

5 Rules For Carpool Safety

1. Penny Road issued carpool tags must be visible for staff to see. Starting 9/30/19, anyone who does not have a PRE issued carpool tag must park and enter the building to show identification.

2. Please follow all PRE staff directions. Their job is to insure the safety of all students.

3. Parents may open the car door for their child/children but must not pull students from the walking line. If you need assistance please talk to a PRE staff member.

4. When leaving, give a thumbs up or down to a PRE staff member to indicate that you have your child/children or that you need to stay in line for the next round.

5. During dismissal, no cars are to turn left on Penny Road due to the high volume of traffic.

Penny Road ES Advocacy Chair Update

Reminder: 2019 is an Election Year!

Local elections have tremendous impact on our day-to-day lives. Yet in 2017 — our most recent odd-year municipal election — only 15% of Wake County registered voters came out to the polls. In 2015, a dismal 12% of folks in Raleigh/Cary voted in the municipal election.

City of Raleigh and Town of Cary Municipal Elections

Early Voting: September 17 — October 4th

Early Voting is available at seven locations in Wake County. For a summary of locations and hours, click HERE.

Election Day: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 {Vote at your designated polling location.}

Municipal Elections for Apex, Holly Springs, and other nearby towns.

Early Voting: October 16 — November 1

Closest early voting location is Apex Community Center. For a list of hours, click HERE.

Election Day: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 {Vote at your designated polling location.}

If you are new to Wake County OR have moved since the last election, click HERE to print and mail a new voter registration form.

Are you headed to the NC State Fair?

If you or anyone you know plans to had to the NC State Fair this year, why not save money and support Penny Road with the Tools for Schools program! For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using the Penny Road School code the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using our school's code the State Fair will donate $1 to the school. Advanced ticket sales are now open until October 17th. To support Penny Road simply enter the number 530 under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
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Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

Students everywhere will be walking to school today! There are plenty of great reasons to walk to school – less traffic, safer streets, cleaner air, and it’s a healthy and fun way to start the day! If you live close enough to school, consider walking from home, but for those who live a bit further, we will meet at two locations to walk a shorter distance as a group. Here are the details:

Location #1: Cambridge Pool Parking Lot (0.5 miles west of Penny Road Elementary, the first subdivision on your right). Meet us at the Cambridge Pool (you can even park at the school and walk there). We will be walking by Danbury and Kensington.

Location #2: Glenridge Pool Parking Lot (Corner of Autumngate Drive and Kildaire Farm Road); we will cross Kildaire Farm Road and enter Windsor Oaks neighborhood. We will exit there, onto Penny Road, opposite Magnolia Woods. Neighborhoods close by Glenridge include, Stanton Place, Wrenn Meadow, Grey Hawk, Windsor Oaks.

We will meet at these locations at 8:20am and the group walk will commence at 8:30am! Anyone is welcome. For safety reasons all students ­MUST be accompanied by an adult.

SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT: Make a poster to hold as we walk! Include creative designs and what you think is great about walking to school.