Penny Road Elementary School

June 2020

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A Letter from Mrs. Hoke

Dear Penny Road Elementary School Parents & Guardians,

The teachers and staff of Penny Road Elementary School have loved watching your kids grow academically and socially this school year and are proud to have been a part of their school journey. It's amazing how quickly our kids grow up! Although the school year took a much different turn with the school closing on March 13th, I would like to thank our outstanding faculty and support staff for going over and beyond the call of duty. PRE Teachers and Staff have worked tirelessly to develop engaging and differentiated lessons that brought your child's learning to the next level. I’m truly honored to be able to work with such dedicated and committed teachers and staff.

I also thank you, our parents and guardians for your continued support. As a school, we could not do the important work we do in our classrooms nor through virtual learning without you, our dedicated PRE parents.

I would also like to thank all of our PTA Members. So much of what you do goes unnoticed but you are truly a blessing to our staff. Thank you for your commitment, your support, and your dedication to always finding creative ways to problem-solve and to bring forth only the best for the staff. It is a pleasure working with each of you and I’m grateful for all that you do for our teachers, staff, and students.

As our 5th graders move on to middle school, I wish them the best of luck. The next leg of your educational journey is just around the corner. Excitement, anticipation, and change await you so embrace your new beginning. I know this talented group of young students will go on to do great things in their near and distant future and I can’t wait to see the outcome.

Planning is already underway for the 2020-2021 school year. I am looking forward to seeing all of our Pandas and returning families in the Fall as we open up another dynamic school year. I will communicate updates and any information pertaining to the school opening for the Fall regularly through School Messenger once that information has been finalized and shared by the District. Lastly, I hope that each of you have a wonderful, safe, and healthy Summer. Childhood goes by so very quickly, as we know, so take the relaxing days of summer to make some wonderful family memories and I will see you in the fall.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Hoke

Panda Parade Information

The parade will be canceled if it rains.
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Penny Panda Can't Wait to See What You're Reading!


Penny Panda is all about keeping kids reading. So, to keep the reading skills up! Students can share with Penny what they are reading by emailing her at Penny is so excited and she can't wait to hear from everyone.

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Staff & Community Book Club

Parents & Guardians who plan to return to PRE, please join our staff for our summer reading book club. This summer we are planning to read The Dreamkeepers by Gloria Ladson-Billings and you are invited to join in. This fall we will have a book discussion in October, but more details will be shared later. Until then, we hope that you will order your copy and begin reading over the summer.



The Student Engagement Team

Have a safe, healthy and fun summer break.