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Happy 2020 #PandaFamily!!

January 5, 2019


Things to note:

  • Welcome Mr. Chutz!
  • AIG Referral Window - ends January 10th
  • CCS 2020-2021 Draft Calendar Survey - ends January 6th
  • Stakeholder Meetings for Seaforth High School Attendance Zone
  • PTA Updates



Dates to place on your Family Calendar:

  • Monday, January 6 - Welcome Back Pandas!
  • Friday, January 17 - End of Quarter 2
  • Monday, January 20 - No School, Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 21 - No School, Optional Teacher Workday
  • Wednesday, January 22 - No School, Required Teacher Workday
  • Friday, January 24 - First PES Bingo Night and Chili Cook-off



Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

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Welcome to the #PandaFamily Mr. Chutz!

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A Message from Mr. Chutz

My name is Zack Chutz and on Monday, January 6th, I am excited to be joining the #PandaFamily as your new assistant principal! I have been a #PandaDad since 2015, and I now have a 4th grader and 1st grader here at school (and another Panda who will start in 2024). Before coming to Pittsboro Elementary, I was an assistant principal at Northwood High School, a math teacher at Horton Middle School, and a high school math and science teacher in Northampton County. I have been where our students are going, and now I will be part of where they come from.


Though my teaching resume doesn't include any elementary experience, I used to teach Sunday School music to 2nd through 6th graders when I was in college, and I am super excited to work with elementary school students again. I am very much looking forward to getting to know everyone in the #PandaFamily!


See you on Monday!


-Mr. Chutz

AIG Referral Window

The AIG Referral Window is now open until January 10, 2020.


Goals of the referral process:

  • Open the pool of referred students as broadly as possible.

  • Attend to under-represented populations in our district.

  • Present parents and students with data.

  • Remind stakeholders of the availability of the program.


A teacher, parent/guardian, classmate or any person having academic knowledge of the student may refer any student in grades kindergarten through twelve for evaluation.

2020-2021 Draft Calendar Survey

We are seeking stakeholder input on a draft calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit the PES website or click here to find out more and share your feedback. The deadline to submit feedback is January 6, 2020.

Community Stakeholder Meetings for Seaforth High School Attendance Zone


1/28 (Tuesday) Moncure School

2/6 (Thursday) Pollard Middle

2/11 (Tuesday) Northwood HS

2/20 (Thursday) Horton Middle

PTA Updates

Stay Up To Date with our #PAWSome PTA


Bingo Night and Chili Cook-off

The PTA will be hosting our first ever Bingo Night and Chili Cook-off on January 24. BINGO packs will cost $5 and each pack comes with a free bowl of chili! Prizes for all the games and a lot of family fun for everyone. Please save the date on your calendars!


Box Tops for Education

Did you know that Box Tops for Education has gone digital? There is now an app available for both Android and iOs that allows you to snap pictures of your receipts and earn money for the school all year round. Check out the short video about how to use the new app!


Keep in touch with the PTA

Did you know the PTA has a variety of ways to stay up-to-date with all of the activities and events that they have going on throughout the year?


Our website can be located at pittsboropta.org.


Join MemberHub to get our emails and sign-up forms: https://pes.memberhub.com/join/45w77o


You can also find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pbopta/.


We occasionally Tweet, too! @PittsboroPTA


And finally, our email address is pbopta@gmail.com.

Sign up to be a Thrift Store Volunteer!

Our volunteers at the Thrift Shop last year helped us to add over $20,600 to our budget for this year. This money pays for field trips, classroom and teacher support, schoolwide projects and clubs and a lot of fun events for the students and community.


We are really struggling to get volunteers to come out for workgroups this year. If the 6-8pm window isn’t working for your schedule, feel free to drop in AT ANY TIME and help in the store! Ask for the manager on duty and let them know you have some time and want to volunteer for Pittsboro Elementary School.


We have our workgroups scheduled through the end of 2019. Check out the schedule, grab a fellow mom or dad, and come out for just ONE workgroup! The hours add up and mean so much for the school!


Sign-up now!

Pandas on Social Media!

Follow @PboroElementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates! @PittsboroPTA is also on Twitter and @PBOPTA on Facebook.