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November 3, 2019

Thank you to the families that volunteered for Saturday's landscaping workday. We have grown by 6 trees and 25 bushes thanks to you! It was a little chilly and the dirt and roots made us work a little extra hard. This southern red clay, is not at all like the Midwestern soil I am use to. We can't wait for the blooms in the spring!!

Reminders in this week's Panda Family News:

  • READvolution - Keep logging your books and minutes!
  • Young Authors - begin drafting your original story today!

Dates to place on your Family Calendar:

  • Sunday, November 3rd - Daylight Savings Time - Fall Back
  • Tuesday, November 5th - SIT Meeting at 3:30
  • Tuesday, November 5th - PTA Board Meeting at 6
  • Thursday, November 7th - Report Cards Home
  • Friday, November 8th - Veteran's Day Program at 9...wear red, white, and blue
  • Monday, November 11th - No School
  • Tuesday, November 12th - Boosterthon Kickoff Pep Rallies
  • Tuesday, November 12th - Family Safety Night and PTA General Meeting @ 6PM
  • Friday, November 15th - Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony for 3rd & 4th Grades @ 8:15AM
  • Thursday, November 21st - Boosterthon Fun Run

Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

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Family Safety Night - November 12

We will be hosting a Family Safety night on Tuesday, November 12th. Topics include digital safety at home, the use of technology in the classroom and other safety concerns as it pertains to your kiddos while they are at school.

Submit questions here for Mr. Keith Medlin, Chief Information & Technology Officer for Chatham County Public Schools.


Pittsboro Elementary is participating in READvolution! Check your child's folder for this information - any questions, please ask your child's teacher or Mrs. Jeremiah in the library. READvolution is a free reading enjoyment program lasting through November 22nd.

Students who document the time spent reading or being read to outside of school (try for 20 minutes daily) will earn two complimentary Carolina Hurricanes tickets when they read 800 minutes. Spend two minutes watching here to see exactly how to log in online to document your time reading.

Check our school district's progress here!

Young Authors

2019-2020 - Submissions Due to the school library by Friday, January 17th, 2020!

PES is accepting original stories written by students in grades K-4 for the Chatham County Schools Young Authors writing program. Each year all student authors are invited to write, publish and submit their own book. Judges from the school staff will read and reflect on each book. All students who submit a book for Young Authors will be recognized during school wide celebrations in the spring. Three student authors will be invited to a district wide celebration at Fearrington Village with an anticipated date of Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Submission Requirements:

  • There are no restrictions as to type or length of writing.

  • The idea and words MUST be the student’s own work.

  • Help with editing and typing is allowed (please give appropriate credit).

  • Only one author per book.

  • Students may enter only one book.

  • Illustrations are preferred, but not required. Original artwork or photographs by the author - no matter how simple - are the best. While illustrations enhance the enjoyment of the book, the judging is based primarily on the writing.

Each book is required to have the following:

(Books not meeting the criteria will be returned to the student.)

  • Front cover with the title of the book, the author’s name and an illustration

  • Back cover

  • Title page with title, author’s name and date

  • “About the Author” page

  • Pages must be numbered.

  • Stories can be handwritten or typed.

Questions or comments should be directed to Karen Jeremiah, PES school librarian, Feel free to visit the library to see examples of Young Authors books from years past.

PTA Updates

Stay Up To Date with our #PAWSome PTA

Did you know the PTA has a variety of ways to stay up-to-date with all of the activities and events that they have going on throughout the year?

Membership is just $5 Parents, guardians, grandparents, and any other supportive relative or friend can join.

Registration forms available at or sign up online at pes.memberhub.store

Our website can be located at

Join MemberHub to get our emails and sign-up forms:

You can also find us on Facebook at

We occasionally Tweet, too! @PittsboroPTA

And finally, our email address is

Thrift Store Volunteers!

By volunteering at the Pittsboro PTA Thrift Store, PES students receive funds that give them the opportunities for a variety of experiences, We have work groups 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!

Pandas on Social Media!

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