Panda Pulse

October 22, 2021

Principal Notes

Volunteer Clearance Update

New and current volunteers as well as WCPSS employees who wish to volunteer may complete volunteer registration via this site. (Note: you must be at a WCPSS school or worksite to access this site.)

Student Services - A Response is Needed from all Families

Dear PRE Families,

Our Student Support Services team is requesting that each family complete a short survey. Our goal is to assess your family's individual needs and consider the needs within our whole school community. The information will be kept confidential within {PRE's Student Support Services. Please know that all needs may not be able to be met, but we will work to help connect you with resources. We are honored to serve and support this wonderful school community.


We want to hear from all of our families with 100% participation.


Thank you!

If you would prefer to speak to us directly

with any questions or concerns please call:

Stacie Dababnah, School Social Worker: (984)-377-3488

Jeanna Leauma, School Counselor: (919) 387-2136 ext. 26177

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qh77vq4pKhsSsTT2IKVdwob_1xNP4k3hHYk3htvamHM/edit

Outdoor Café

We want to be able to keep offering our students this amazing experience of eating outdoors at lunch, but we need parent volunteers to make this happen. You can sign up for one shift or multiple shifts! Any and all help is greatly appreciated. We now have enough picnic tables for all students, which makes volunteering much easier!


Here’s how! - Go to https://bit.ly/3COYF5U to sign up!


You can also join our Facebook group called Safer Classrooms, Outdoor Lunch and other Covid-19 Concerns at Penny Road.


Or, Scan the QR code below with your phone to get this document and all the clickable links right to your phone. Thank you for continuing to make Penny Road Elementary such a wonderful school community!


Note: You must first submit a volunteer application to WCPSS before volunteering. To volunteer, stop by the school to complete the volunteer process.

PTA Notes

Important Upcoming Dates

October 26th - Fun Run Kick Off
October 30th - Spring Cean-up Day

October 27th - No School
November 5th - Fun Run
November 11th &12th - No Scholl
November 16th - PTA General Meeting

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Penny Road Fall Clean-up Day

Come help make our school grounds beautiful!

Penny Road Fall Clean-up day will be Saturday, October 30th, from 9AM to Noon. We will need 20-25 Adults (plus your kids)

to help rake, clear sticks and debris, and spread mulch. Please bring your yard tools, wheelbarrows, rakes, brooms, and garden gloves. If you aren't available to help but have supplies, please let us know! mulch will be delivered but we are looking for around 50 yard waste bags.

This could also be a great service project for Scouts, older school kids, or service clubs.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084CACAF22A4F58-prefall



Please enter only the adults on the signup genius for the count.

Thank you.

Register today for the Penny Road Fun Run at https://mybooster.com/v3
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National PTA Reflections

Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films

and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the front office and return OR register online at https://tinyurl.com/2021prereflections by October 29. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at PTA.org/Reflections/Awards.


If you have questions, please email pennyptaeducation@gmail.com OR pennyptaprograms@gmail.com

PTA General Meeting Notice

The next PTA general meeting will be on November 16th. More information will follow closer to the date.

Consumer Rewards

There are many easy ways to earn money for Penny Road Elementary through

consumer rewards programs! Please consider signing up for some or all of the below-listed

programs. If you have any questions, please e-mail Joy Mega at joybmega@yahoo.com.

Thank you!


Harris Teeter – Together in Education

You must re-link your card every year. PRE earns a percentage of qualifying

purchases of Harris Teeter products as a cash contribution to our school. To participate, link

your Harris Teeter VIC card to PRE at https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education.


R City Rocks

Text prepta@rcityrocks.com to join R City Rocks. PRE will receive 5% back when you

text receipts from purchases made at area businesses. To read more about this program

and see participating businesses, go to http://www.pennyroadpta.com/r-city-rocks.html.


Amazon Smile

Link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile and PRE receives a percentage of

qualifying purchases. Please log in to smile.amazon.com every time for PRE to receive this.


Publix

Sign up at http://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-

partners.


BoxTops

BoxTops are digital; go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ to download the app to

help PRE. Many of us cut out and collect Box Tops, and information about how these will be

collected will be forthcoming.


Lowes Foods

PRE earns a percentage of qualifying purchases of Lowes Foods products as a cash

contribution to our school. To participate, link your Lowes Foods reward card to PRE athttps://www.lowesfoods.com/Community/Cart-To-Class.


Coke Rewards

Collected points can be redeemed for various school supplies. Sign up for an account

at https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/. Collect and enter codes from Coke products,

including Coke, Sprite, Minute Maid, and Powerade, and donate your points to PRE.

Media Center Volunteer Opportunities

The Penny Road Elementary Media Center needs volunteers to assist with shelving books, housekeeping, and processing materials for VA students. The tasks are easy to learn, and training will be provided.

Please consider donating your time each week, during a time that works best for you. If you are interested, please reach out to Mrs. Platts at mplatts@wcpss.net.


Stay Connected

  • Make sure to Like and Follow the Penny Road Elementary PTA Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PennyRoadPTA. We will primarily be using the Panda Pulse and the PRE PTA Facebook page to communicate with you this upcoming school year.
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How to contact your Penny Road PTA

Email: preptaofficer@gmail.com

Facebook: Penny Road Elementary PTA

Website: http://www.pennyroadpta.com/