Panda Pulse

February 10th, 2023

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Important Upcoming Events!

February 10th - Penny Road Sweetheart Dance

February 16th - School Spirit Day - Order from Papa Johns

February 20th - Presidents Day - No School

February 21st @ 6:30 (virtual) - Meet Principal Harrison and hear from BE SMART on gun safety

February 27th - Staff Appreciation week & Spirit Day

March 7th - No School Teacher Work Day

March 12th - Daylight Savings Time Starts

March 21st @ 6:30 - "Be Internet Awesome" evening

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Welcome Principal Harrison

Our staff, students and families are grateful for the leadership of Ms. Leach during the interim period. Last week, we were also so excited to officially welcome Jill Harrison as our new Principal.

As she jumps into this role mid year, we ask everyone be mindful of the challenges that come with the transition and to be understanding as she acclimates to her new role at a new school.

We look forward to many opportunities this spring to get to know her and welcome her to our wonderful school community!

PRE Spirit Night

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PRE Clothing Drive

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Penny Housekeeping

Ms Denise, our amazing custodian has a PSA regarding lost and found,

"PLEASE put names on all items; coats, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc … if they will do that , it will get back to their student pretty quickly. Thank you".

The Adam's Family Musical

The kids at Apex Middle have been working hard to get ready to preform The Adam's Family Musical. The show opens Feb 22nd, and two Penny Road Alum are performing, Erzsi Klieman and Alex Gibb. We would love to have as many people as possible come see the show. This could be a great opportunity for our future Cougars to get a look at the school and theater program.
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Carnival Auction Help!

Do you have or work for a business that would be interested in donating services, tickets, certificates, etc. toward the Carnival Auction? It's a great opportunity to advertise! The Carnival Auction is a massive part of the PRE PTA fundraising process and a much loved tradition. Please contact:
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Free Cell Phone Addiction and Digital Health Webinar

The APSF is excited to announce that we will be hosting another Health & Wellness webinar on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm. We are partnering with WakeMed to bring relevant and helpful information to parents and caregivers.

Registration is required in order to receive a Zoom link.

You can find more information about this event here.


All PRE Families are welcome to an upcoming evening event addressing how to more safely use devices at home. We will have presentations from community experts, examples include a Secret Service agent & WCPSS technology representatives!

Please stay tuned for upcoming details soon!!!!

Panda Book Store

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Panda Book Store so far. Please know the drive is ongoing throughout the year. If you have any gently used books, please bring them to the front office where they will be collected and added to our library.

Thank you again for your support!

Consumer Rewards

Hello Penny Rd families! There are many easy ways to earn money for PRE

through consumer rewards programs! Please consider signing up for one or all of

these programs to help support our school. PRE will receive a percentage of your

qualifying purchase at no cost to you! Reach out to with any questions.

1. Harris Teeter- Together in education. Link your Vic card to PRE in store

or online. Cards must be relinked yearly

2. R City Rocks- Text the link below to join R City Rocks. PRE will receive 5%

back when you text receipts from purchases made at area businesses. For

more information visit

3. Amazon Smile- Link your Amazon account to Amazon Smile and PRE will

receive a percentage of qualifying purchases. Please login for all


4. Publix- Sign up online and enter your phone number in store or at check



5. Box tops- Download the app on your phone and scan your receipts

6. Lowes Foods- Link your Lowes foods reward card to PRE

Stay Connected

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How to contact your Penny Road PTA


Facebook: Penny Road Elementary PTA