Panda Pulse

October 4, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Hoke

Scholastic Book Fair


Thank you for supporting our Family Night Book Fair Event. It was a delightful evening and I enjoyed the opportunity to read to your children. I would like to give a very special thank you to Mrs. Olah, Mrs. Stecher and all of our PTA volunteers for coordinating the book fair and for volunteering their time at school. I appreciate your support.

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum Nights have been scheduled for the following dates and times. More information can be found here. Penny Road Curriculum Nights

K-2: October 15, 6:00-7:00

3-5: October 22, 6:00-7:00

Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week!

Mrs. Hoke


  • Wednesday October 9th No School, Teacher Work Day
  • Friday October 11th First Day of Chess Cub
  • October 14th-24th Panda Fun Run
  • Thursday October 24th Brothers of NY Pizza Spirit Night
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Panda Fun Run

Parents and Families—this year’s main fundraiser is the PANDA FUN RUN! It’s a

two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on 10/15. Families will then
gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the Panda Fun
Run, which will happen on 10/23. This year our goal is to raise $25,000 for
Technology and Building Improvements and we need your help! We’ve
asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more
profitable, and more fun.
Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK: WILD
WEST! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they are
teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn
five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.
Donations will go toward Technology and Building Improvements and the
entire two-week experience. So please help our school by getting pledges from
family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM . Also, all families are
invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Panda Fun Run. Thanks so
much for your support!

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How can we show our amazing teachers and faculty we appreciate what they do??!

Cue the Hospitality Committee. Whether it be monthly breakfasts and luncheons, organizing staff appreciation week, stocking the lounge or preparing for various staff events...we got it covered! If you are interested in staying connected and helping the Hospitality Committee, please reach out! We would love any and all help. It is a fun way to get involved, support our school and show appreciation to our amazing teachers and staff. Please email or message us through Konstella.

Laura Taylor-

Edie Marino-

Lynsey Birne-

It is always a good day to thank a teacher!

Penny Road ES Advocacy Chair Update

Did you know that the Cary Parks Bond -- on our current election ballot -- includes an $1 MILLION earmark for Penny Road School Park?

Upgrades would enhance the existing facility at Penny Road School Park, for use by the public during non-school hours. The existing park offers a baseball field, multipurpose field, play area, restrooms, parking, and trails. Anticipated start and completion of this project will occur 2020-2024. What else does the Parks bond cover? Possibly some of your favorite local parks. Read more HERE.

Early Voting is Going on Now!

City of Raleigh and Town of Cary Municipal Elections

Early Voting: Today through October 4th

Early Voting is available at seven locations in Wake County. For a summary of locations and hours, click HERE.

Election Day: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 {Vote at your designated polling location.}

Brothers of NY Spirit Night

On Thursday October 24th Brothers of New York Pizza will give Penny Road 25% back all day for all orders they get that mention Penny Road when you make a purchase! They will be open 11am to 9pm. Go for lunch, take a pie to the office, get take out for dinner, sit and have a slice, host a pizza party, tell your friends and neighbors to get to Brothers for pizza night and mention Penny Road Elementary. Pizza not your thing? Try their subs, salads, pasta dishes and deserts. Zeppoies and Cannoli. Remember to mention you are ordering for the Penny Road spirit night. Mangia!

3450 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
Phone 919-387-7711 (they deliver!)

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A message from Fast Med Urgent Care

Protect your family with a $0 flu shot from FastMed Urgent Care, with most insurance plans. For families without insurance, FastMed is offering a special $25 self-pay price (coupon attached). Learn more about flu prevention and treatment here. And don’t forget to check in online and complete your e-registration, before visiting, to gain priority access and skip the line!

Fast Med Urgent Care has once again partnered with Penny Road as a 2019-2020 Gold Level Corporate Sponsor.

Still Time to get State Fair Tickets

If you or anyone you know plans to had to the NC State Fair this year, why not save money and support Penny Road with the Tools for Schools program! For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using the Penny Road School code the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using our school's code the State Fair will donate $1 to the school. Advanced ticket sales are now open until October 17th. To support Penny Road simply enter the number 530 under "Membership" at check-out on the Tools for Schools link. This promotion is only available online in advance of the Fair. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. FastTrack Gate Admission skips the ticketing line at all N.C. State Fair gates. FastTrack Gate Admission does not apply to carnival rides, the State Fair Flyer or the State Fair SkyGazer. Click HERE to purchase tickets.