Panda Pulse

April 24, 2017

This Week at a Glance:

  • Administrative Professional's Day Wednesday, April 26th
  • Spring Musical Thursday, April 27th at 7pm
  • Spring Carnival preorders due by Friday, April 28th
  • All Books and Beyond sheets due by Friday, April 28th
  • Chess Club Tournament Saturday, April 29th from 9am-12pm

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.

Drama Club presents the 2017 Spring Musical!!

Curtain opens at 7pm on Thursday, April 27th! The directors, cast and crew have worked tirelessly for months to put together this fabulous performance. Enjoy!


This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 9am-12pm in the cafeteria. If you have not registered your child, please contact Jenn Clarke immediately at:

We are looking forward to a GREAT tournament! Check out the spirit rock this week and take a pic of your chess player there!!

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!

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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 can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:


Calling all Kindergarten and First grade readers......

Books and Beyond program is wrapping up on Friday, April 28. Please make sure to submit all recording sheets ASAP.

A celebration to recognize readers will take place the morning of May 19th. Make to to be on the lookout for more details soon.


SAVE THE DATE! It’s time to think warm weather and outside activities and that means Field Day 2017.

The dates are June 7th for K-1 and June 8th for 2-5.

Watch for Volunteer Opportunities for Field Day 2017! This is our biggest volunteer need all year. Volunteers will be needed to help direct the children through the games; set-up; clean-up; volunteer nurses; floaters and we will also need some strong dads and moms to man the dunking booths…. Your part is easy – no athletic skills required.

Feel free to contact Amy Toland at or Christine Martin at .

Also, we are asking for donations of bottled water to keep all our volunteers well hydrated. You can begin dropping all donations off in the PE office.

Get ready for fun in the Sun!

Christine Martin & Amy Toland


The Health and Wellness Committee would like to extend our sincere APPRECIATION and CONGRATULATIONS to the parents, students and teachers who helped make our first March Fruits and Veggies challenge a big success! We had over 165 students turn in completed tracking sheets!!! It was such a joy to read the creative and expressive comments the kids wrote to describe each food they tasted … they were highly entertaining and we could tell what a fun experience this was for many of you!

We’d like to congratulate Ms. Leroy’s class for winning the contest with 20 entries!!!
Honorable mentions go to Ms. Nelson (15), Ms. Hain (11), Ms. Schutrum (11) and Ms. Finez (10) - excellent support !!!!

The kids did AMAZINGLY and thank you to the teachers that joined in the fun and filled out their own sheets - great work!!

Help our Odyssey of the Mind team go to the WORLD Competition!

Donate using the link below and thank you so much for your help!

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Letterland Day at Pullen Park

Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 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.