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June 1, 2107

This Week at a Glance

  • Fly Up Day
  • EOG Schedule
  • FIELD DAY - June 7-8

Fly Up Day!

On June 6th, Penny Road Elementary will host a Fly-Up Day for students. The purpose of this event is to give our Kindergarten - 4th grade students an idea of what is in store for them as they enter the next grade. During our Fly-Up, our students will visit a classroom at the next grade level for an overview of that grade level and a question/answer period. The class they attend will not necessarily be their class or teacher but it will give them an opportunity to see and hear what the next grade level is all about and the fun that will be in store for them next year!

EOGs continue!

End of Grade testing continues this week! We encourage you to make sure your student is well fed and well rested for testing days. A free breakfast for 4th and 5th graders will be provided on Thursday, June 1st. Please contact Lisa Grove with questions at If you would like to send a note of encouragement for your child to read before the test, please make sure your child's teacher has it before the date listed below. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, 5/31: 4th Grade Math and 5th Grade ELA

Thursday, 6/1: 4th Grade ELA and 5th Grade Math

Friday, 6/2: 5th Grade Science.


Yearbooks are in! And there are only a few extras, so reserve yours now before they are handed out!! Submit your payment of $20 in an enveloped marked Attn: Yearbook. Contact Tracy Battaglino at with any questions!


Penny Road Field Day is coming soon & we need many volunteers!

Wednesday, June 7th grades K-1

Thursday, June 8th Grades 2-5

Plan to spend a fun-filled morning or afternoon with your child. Field Day is a day of fun and games to celebrate the end of the school year for your child(ren) and is one of the children’s favorite days of the year. We need at least 40 volunteers per session to make this a success. This is our biggest volunteer need all year. Volunteers will help direct the children through the games or help with refreshments. Your part is easy – no athletic skills required. All the children participate – so you’ll be sharing your time with your child as they pass through the game you are helping with.

We need one or two special volunteers for each session to be our water person. This special position will be responsible for hooking up hoses, filling up the water containers at the water stations, making sure all water stations have a continuing supply of water during field day times and gathering the hoses on Friday afternoon at the completion of field day events. Please email if you are interested in serving in this role. It is desperately needed!

Parents are welcome to stop by and watch but we may recruit you to volunteer! Please understand that the field activities and snacks are for current Penny Road students, teachers and volunteers only. Thank you for understanding.

*We are asking for donations of bottled water to keep all of our volunteers well-hydrated. Please drop all donations off in the gym by Tuesday, June 6th.

Fill out the slip linked below and return it to school by June 5th OR go to Konstella to sign-up.

Questions? Contact Amy Toland at or

Thank you for volunteering!


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