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October 19, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • City BBQ Spirit Event October 25th ALL DAY!
  • Spring Carnival Committee Kick-off Meeting Thursday, October 25th at 11am
  • Box Tops Contest ends October 26th
  • PRE Variety Show submission form deadline Friday, November 2nd
  • Reflections Art Contest Deadline November 16th


  • The Positivity Project - Weekly Character Trait
  • Spirit Event - City BBQ
  • Books and Beyond Winners
  • Carnival Committee Kick-Off Meeting
  • Penny Road Variety Show
  • Box Tops Contest
  • Reflections Art Contest


You appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.

Perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. They are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner. Individuals with this strength might be described as wise, insightful or observant.

City BBQ Spirit Event

Dine at City BBQ anytime this Thursday, October 25th and Penny Road will receive 25% of sales! Feed your office! Meet up with friends! Take your family out for the night! Pick up a to-go order after sports! Just please make sure to let them know you are supporting Penny Road by showing the barcoded image below or by presenting the FLYER sent home this week.

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Books & Beyond Winners!!

The time is finally here to announce the winners of the first month of the Books and Beyond reading program! Thanks to all the K and 1st grade students and their parents who are participating in this fun reading challenge. Congratulations to Mrs. Murphy's K class and Mrs. Castaneda's 1st grade class. Remember, that each month classes win prizes for their classrooms to benefit from. Please visit and click on the PTA information/ Books and Beyond to find a tracking sheet. Round of applause for all our readers!

Carnival Planning Party!

The 2019 Carnival Committee will be holding its kick-off meeting on Thursday, October 25th at 11am in the Conference Room. All parents are invited to join the team! If you have questions about or suggestions for the 2019 Spring Carnival, please contact Lindsay Tremelling at THANK YOU!!

The Penny Road Variety Show!

This is a non-competitive talent event open to all students and staff. Acts of all kinds are welcome. Including:

· Vocal performances (Must be karaoke style. Performers should not be singing along with an artist).

· Instrumental performances such as piano, guitar, etc.

· Dance routines, gymnastics or sports skills, jump rope routines

· Comedy or magic acts, skits, etc.

Acts should be no longer than 2.5 minutes and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Acceptance is based on the submission of the application, as well as, the permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Duplicate acts may not be permitted. Participants will need to provide their own props, instruments (other than a piano) and any musical accompaniment. All performers must attend a dress rehearsal the week of the event (details to follow). Download an application HERE. Please email with any questions.

Our Box Tops contest (Oct.1-26th) is well underway. Thank you for taking time to clip, save and send! It really does add up and it's an easy way to support what we do here at Penny Road. The winning class from each grade level will receive extra recess and an extra treat! Be sure to check out our new and improved Box Tops Sheet: Thank you so very much!

Reflections National PTA Art Competition

PRE is participating in the National PTA Reflections art competition. This year, the theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The Reflections Program encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12. Students can enter works in the following categories: visual arts, photography, film, literature, music composition, and dance choreography. Rules and requirements will be sent home in Friday folders and can be downloaded with the entry form at the link below. The link below contains a fillable form, which may be easier for those who wish to enter multiple categories or multiple entries in a single category. Students may enter up to 6 works.

To enter:

  1. Create a work of art reflecting the theme “Heroes Around Me”

  2. Make sure your artwork meets the requirements for format, size, and theme, and fill out the entry form here:

  3. Bring your artwork and entry form to the front office by November 16th. Digital submissions for photography, literature, music, dance, and film can be emailed to: (Please include your entry form in your submission)

Artwork should not be signed where it can be viewed by the judges. Please do make sure your child’s name is on the artwork (on the back or bottom), so that we can make sure we return it. Judging will occur the last week of November, and the top 14 works from PRE will go on to the Wake County competition. We will have an awards ceremony and celebration after the holidays for participants. Questions about the program, entries, or process can be sent to Colleen Kiley at