Panda Pulse

November 30, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • Chinese Lantern Festival Spirit Event Wednesday, December 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm
  • School Spirit Day -Twin Day!! Friday, December 7th
  • PRE Holiday Concert Tuesday, December 18th @ 7pm


  • The Positivity Project - Weekly Character Trait
  • The Giving Tree
  • Students Against Hunger Food Drive
  • Thank you for supporting our US Veterans
  • Fandango Instant Family ticket offer
  • Chinese Lantern Festival Spirit Event
  • Yearbook Photo submission site


You are generous to others and never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.

The character strength of kindness is grounded in the belief of a common humanity in which others are worthy of care, attention, affection, and compassion. Kind people think about the needs and feelings of other people, and then act to help those people. They help others because it is the right thing to do, not because they expect reciprocal treatment. Individuals with this strength might be described as caring, selfless, thoughtful, or considerate.

The Giving Tree

Our Family to Family Giving Tree will be located in the front lobby of the school next week. You'll have an opportunity to sponsor a child in need by pulling a star from our tree - directions will be provided in the envelope that matches the star you choose. Please be on the lookout for more information about this opportunity to serve others in our own school community. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season!

Contact School Counselor Sarah Fenik @ for more info.

Students Against Hunger Food Drive was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Students Against Hunger Food Drive to benefit Urban Ministries! Three cars full of donations went directly to their food pantry which provides a week’s worth of groceries to as many as 50 families each weekday. Last year, Urban Ministries served more than 8,000 families, including 11,000 hungry children. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped tally the donations each morning, to our parents who volunteered their time to transport everything, and to our 5th grade helpers who made loading up the cars very easy! And a special thanks to the Ressler, Palmer and Finucaine families for all of their time and energy!

Our Golden Can Winners are…

Kindergarten= Ms. Murphy’s Class

1st Grade= Ms. Castaneda’s Class

2nd Grade= Ms. Zawis’ Class

3rd Grade= Ms. Knight’s Class

4th Grade= Ms. Roll’s Class

5th Grade= House of Imagination

Thank you for supporting our U.S. Veterans!

This year our Pandas filled over 15 fifteen boxes full of donated candy and countless letters to send to our United States Veterans. Last week, a local Veteran with NC Packs for Troops stopped by school to pick up everything that was collected. NC Packs for Troops puts together care packages to be shipped to deployed military for the holidays! The candy and cards will be included in these care packages. Thank you, families, for supporting our efforts to thank our United States Veterans!

See INSTANT FAMILY and support Penny Road!

Purchase tickets to see INSTANT FAMILY between now and December 2nd using our own Fandango link and Penny Road will receive $1.00 of every ticket sold!

What is INSTANT FAMILY about?

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child, but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hope of becoming a family. Critics are calling this "the feel-good film we need right now".

Click HERE to purchase tickets! This link can be used anywhere by anyone so forward it on to your family and friends!

Chinese Lantern Festival Spirit Event

Please join fellow Penny Road families at Koka Booth's Chinese Lantern Festival on Wednesday, December 5th! Use the flyer to receive a discount on tickets. Penny Road will receive $1 for every ticket sold that evening. Spread the word to family and friends.
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The Yearbook needs your photos!

Families can upload photos they take at PRE throughout the school year for submission into the 2018-19 yearbook! If you've attended parties, field trips, or other classroom events, we'd love to have your photos! Photos can be uploaded to Contact Mandy Patterson at with questions.