Panda Pulse

May 24, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

Memorial Day-No School Monday, May 27th

EOG Testing Wednesday, May 29th - Wednesday, June 5th

Field Day June 6th & 7th

5th Grade Graduation Parade Monday, June 10th, 9:20am

5th Grade Graduations Tuesday, June 11th, Kozemko/Panella @ 9:30am, LeRoy/Schutrum @ 10:45am


  • Message of thanks from the Spring Carnival Chair
  • EOG Dates
  • Important Testing Reminder
  • Field Day
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Food for Friends
  • Library Books Due!
  • Yearbook Orders
  • 1st Day School Supplies 2019-2020
  • Sports/Camp Physicals - Fast Med Urgent Care

Thank You!

I wanted to take a moment to thank the Penny Road community for another amazing event. Our 2019 Spring Carnival was a huge success! Thank you for coming out on a very hot night to support our school. I also want to thank our carnival committee. These ladies have put in countless hours over the last few months to ensure that we had a memorable event.

A huge thank you to Sherri Stecher, Laurie Cockman, Amy Toland, Denise Rose, Edie Marino, Kim Sporrer, Amber Olah, Monica McBride, Michelle Spagenberg, Laura Taylor, Barb Wright and Beth Potts.

Lindsay Tremelling

2019 Carnival Committee Chair

EOG Testing Dates

End of Grade testing begins next week for our students in Grades 3, 4 & 5. Tests will be administered beginning Wednesday, May 29th thru through Tuesday, June 4th (see the schedule below). In addition, the 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Test for select students will take place on Wednesday June 5th. Please contact your classroom teacher with specific questions.

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Important testing reminder for parents with students in ALL grade levels

Penny Road will be administering End of Grade tests beginning Wednesday, May 29th through Wednesday, June 5th. During this time the administration is asking that parents, in all grade levels, refrain from having lunch with their students. Lunch times will be affected due to school-wide scheduling changes. Penny Road’s administration and staff appreciate your cooperation in honoring this request!

Field Day is just around the corner!

Penny Road’s Field Day is justtwo weeks away! We have three different sessions and we need a minimum of 25 volunteers to make each session a success. The Konstella sign up may be found HERE. Here are the following dates and times for Field Day.

  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Thursday, June 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade: Friday, June 7th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 4th and 5th Grade: Friday, June 7th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Parents please note that field day activities are for Penny Road students and teachers only.

Volunteer spotlight: Food for Friends Chairperson

This is Penny Road’s version of Backpack Buddies. It is a wonderful program that helps some of our Penny Road families who may be facing food insecurity. Each week backpacks filled with food are sent home with some of our students. The chairperson of this program will work alongside our school’s social worker Beth Johnson. In the beginning of the year, the goal is to recruit volunteers to bring in supplies for the back packs. The chairperson will also coordinate volunteers to pack the backpacks each week. Once the program gets started, the time commitment is minimal. This role can easily be split between two people. It is a very rewarding way to give back to our school community and our outgoing chairpersons will be happy to sit down with whoever volunteers to give them all of the information they need to run the program.

We are still in need of help for the coming school year. In fact, none of the positions we have featured here have been filled! If you have time to spare, please reach out to us and let us know. Questions can be directed to Amy Toland

Library books are due!

Please return all library books as soon as possible! All books were due on Friday, May 24th. The sooner they get checked in the better!

2018-19 Yearbook

The Penny Road Yearbook is now available for purchase online through May 31st!

The price for this precious keepsake of our 2018-19 school year is only $18!

  • Payment Options: Paper check / money order / cash (made out to Strawbridge Studios).

If you already placed your order, yearbooks will start going home on May 9th!

Questions? Contact Mandy Patterson at

1st Day School Supplies - Order NOW for 2019-20

You may now order school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year!

As the school year winds down, why not order your school supplies and be ready for the start of the next school year? Our teachers have updated the list of supplies for each grade level and kits are ready to be ordered. Click HERE to order supplies. Make sure you choose your student’s grade for the coming school year. Supplies will be delivered to their classrooms prior to the start of school.

Sports and Camp Physicals offered at Fast Med Urgent Care!

Is your child in need of a physical for summer camp or school sports? Fast Med Urgent Care can help you. See the add below for more information.

We are so thankful for the financial support of Fast Med Urgent Care this year!

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