Panda Pulse

January 5, 2018

This Week at a Glance

Dates to Remember!

Now through mid-January: M-Class testing - Check with your child's teacher for more specifics on dates, times, and subject matter

Monday, January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Monday, January 22: School WILL be in session as a weather make-up day for 1/4.

Parent Input Session for New Principal

Mrs. Bohr, our principal, will be leaving Penny Road at the end of January to become a principal of a new school in Garner. We will have an interim principal, starting mid-January, until the new principal is hired. Our Assistant Principal, Pat Williams, has been hired by the school board and will also be here part time in January and full time in February. Mrs. Bohr will be able to train our new assistant principal and the interim principal before she moves to her new school.


A parent input session will be held by Dr. Ashlie Thompson on Wednesday, January 17th, at 5:30pm in the Penny Road Media Center. This will be a time when she will get input from parents and community members on characteristics and leadership skills you would like to see in the next principal at Penny Road Elementary.


Click the parent input session link above for more details.

McDonald's McTeacher Night

Join your Penny Road friends for a Spirit Night on Thursday, January 18, 5-8 pm at the McDonald’s at Millpond Village (3494 Kildaire Farm Road). Take the night off from cooking! A portion of all sales, both dine in and drive thru, will benefit the school. A flyer will be sent home with students next week.

Teacher Luncheon

The next teacher luncheon will be the “Souper Bowl!” On Friday, February 2, all the teachers will represent their favorite football team and can judge the best soup or chili cooked by none other than our Penny Road Parents. This luncheon will be completely parent donated - and we know that we have some men out there with some awesome chili recipes too, so make sure that they know about the contest!


We will be asking for soups, chili & salads along with desserts and drinks. Please be thinking about what you would able to bring and we will make sure that we get the SignUp Genius out in plenty of time once we get back from the break.

Sweetheart Dance!

Make it a date with your sweetheart at our First Sweetheart Dance!

(any adult / child(ren) pair: mother/son, father/daughter, grandparent/aunt/uncle)


Friday, February 2
6:30 – 8:30 pm

PRE Gym & Cafeteria

Dessert Display ~ Hot Cocoa Bar ~ Photo Booth ~ DJ

Tickets: $20 / couple; each additional guest $10

Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis in January!

Penny Road School Improvement Team

In an effort to continually improve as a school, the Penny Road School Improvement Team is asking for your feedback. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Zd0Sf1e5Ayyg706wa3ceeog4QJfYXO5BjXjrqmpKeXQ.


We value your time, suggestions, and input. Thank you!


Renee Puckett, M. Ed

Intervention Teacher/ Instructional Coach K-5