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August 13, 2019



Good afternoon Pittsboro Families!

I trust you are all enjoying your summer and making memories to share with us when you return in a few weeks. I wanted to take a moment to share a few dates as we approach the 2019-2020 school year!


  • As our enrollment is still fluctuating, we will make every effort to mail out class list information prior to Open House.

  • Pops on the Playground for Kindergarten Families Thursday, August 15th at 9:00-10:00AM and 6:30-7:30PM.

  • Open House will be Thursday, August 22nd from 5:00-6:30PM.

  • The first day of school for 1st-4th graders is Monday, August 26th

  • Staggered entry days for Kindergarten are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Specific date information for your child will be with your class list information.

  • First full day for all Kindergarten students is Thursday, August 29th

  • K Parent Orientation/Kisses and Kleenex with Miss Fisher is Thursday, August 29th at 8:15 in the Media Center


Other Dates to place on your Family Calendar


  • Monday, September 2nd - No School
  • Tuesday, September 3rd @ 3:30 - School Improvement Team Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-7:30 - Curriculum Night



I also want to encourage you to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates. Information is also posted on our school website.


I am looking forward to learning, collaborating, and celebrating with you this year at Pittsboro Elementary!


Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

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PES Arrival and Dismissal

There are no major changes to PES Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2019-2020. We will only be adding Walker Tags for Cafeteria pickup.


Arrival

Early arrival is from 7:00-7:40. These students must go straight to the cafeteria where staff are on duty to provide coverage. Normal carpool arrival begins at 7:40-7:55. Once arrival begins please pull all the way up to the designated areas to keep the traffic line flowing. If your family chooses to walk your student in, please check in through the main office to receive a badge.


Dismissal

Students will not be dismissed from the office after 2:15 PM. If it is after 2:15 PM, you will be asked to utilize regular dismissal procedures. Dismissal begins at 2:55.


Bus

Information regarding bus routes will be available during Open House. If you are interested in riding the bus, please visit the main office to fill out the appropriate forms.


Carpool

Please display the school-issued carpool tag when picking up your child and make sure your child knows his/her number. Tags can be picked up during Open House. Please wait in your car at designated signs until an adult assists your child into your vehicle. Once your child is inside your vehicle, and has buckled up by themselves, please wait for the carpool lane to be dismissed and pull off slowly.


Here is a slideshow to help explain our double lane dismissal procedures. Share this with any family members or care takers that you have approved to pick up your child up on a daily basis. Please note carpool tags are a vital part of this procedure, in the event a carpool tag is not displayed, you will be asked to park and show photo ID in the main office to pick up your child.


Walkers **New Tags this year**

Please show the school-issued walker tag when picking up your child from the cafeteria. In the event a walker tag is not shown, you will be asked to visit the main office to show photo ID in the to pick up your child. Tags can be picked up during Open House.


YMCA

The YMCA is on campus for after school care.


Transportation Changes

All transportation changes must be emailed to the classroom teacher (prior to 8:00AM) or in writing to ensure teacher is aware of the changes. Last minute and/or emergency changes must be made to the main office before 2:00 PM. Please refrain from calling after 2:00 PM to make transportation changes as it will disrupt our dismissal procedures for the entire school. Any time a student’s transportation home changes from his/her regular routine, the teacher must receive a written note/email from the parent. Staff are directed to send students home the regular way unless a note is presented - a verbal request from the child to change transportation home will not be honored.

School Supplies

Here is a link to our recommended School Supplies for Pandas. Please also consider using Yubbler, an online ordering system our PTA has set up.

Interested in Volunteering at the PTA Thrift Store?

By volunteering at the Pittsboro PTA Thrift Store, PES students receive funds that give them the opportunities for a variety of experiences, such as no cost field trips for all students and new technology. We have work groups on Wednesday nights from 6pm-8pm and there are opportunities to empty the drop box in front of the school. Please use this link to sign up. Remember, an hour or two can go a long way to help our students! We appreciate you!

No Pets on Campus

Families: For the well being of all of our kids, please do not walk up with your dog/dogs in the afternoons. If you bring your dogs on campus, please leave them in your car as walk up to pick up your child. If you have questions regarding animals on campus, please stop in to see me.

Pandas on Social Media!

Follow @PboroElementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates! @PittsboroPTA is also on Twitter and @PBOPTA on Facebook.