Panda Pulse

February 16, 2018

This Week at a Glance

  • PTA Meeting Special Guest Speaker
  • Books & Beyond - Pump up the Volume!
  • Book Fair volunteers
  • KidzArt
  • Silent Auction support needed
  • Snow Make-up days
  • McDonald's Spirit Night
  • Message from WCPSS

Dates to Remember!

Monday, February 19: School is in session

Tuesday, February 20:

-School Store 8:45-9:15am
-PTA Meeting 6:30pm

PTA meeting features special guest!

Please plan to join us in the Creative Commons on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 pm for our quarterly PTA meeting followed by a special presentation by Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology. Dr. Wynns is a therapy, testing and custody specialist for children, adolescents and families. She is the author of the book “The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook.” Dr. Wynns will be presenting on this topic following our PTA meeting. Dr. Wynns will have signed copies of her book available for purchase the night of the meeting. Register in advance for the meeting on Konstella, attend the meeting, and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free book. More information about Dr. Wynns can be found on their website

Books & Beyond - Pump Up the Volume

All Kindergarten and 1st grade parents,

To honor the upcoming birthday of Dr. Seuss, we are initiating a challenge called “Pump Up the Volume.” We are challenging each child to read and SUBMIT 2 sheets from February 14-28. The goal is to read 5,500 books in two weeks. Pick out your books now and don’t forget to submit your sheets by February 28!

Thank you for continuing to help foster a love of reading by participating in this great program!

Spring Book Fair Volunteers needed

Our Spring Book Fair is coming up - Friday, March 9 - Friday, March 16

We are in need of volunteers for this Spring's Scholastic Book Fair. Please consider volunteering your time to help our children pick out books. Sign-up is currently posted on Konstella. Shifts are in 2 hour increments. (However, we will take shorter shifts - just put a note in your Konstella sign-up or send Sherri an email.

You can check out the teacher preview and buy day schedule (subject to change) on Konstella if you would like to volunteer during your child's time.

We will also have 3 family events in which we will need a few volunteers:

Wednesday morning - Donuts with Dudes: Last names A-N

Thursday morning - Donuts with Dudes: Last names M-Z

Thursday family night

Volunteers receive a discount!

Any questions , email Sherri Stecher at


Fall into Creative Fun, at KidzArt! Where self-expression leads to confidence! Space is limited! Register by February 27. See more information on the 2 inserted flyers below. You can register through this link.
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Spring Carnival - Silent Auction items needed!

Can you believe that Penny Road's famous Spring Carnival is just around the corner? We are so excited to bring back our silent auction this year - bigger and better than ever! We are currently busy soliciting big ticket items, but we need your support. If you have a beach house (or any rental connections), new electronic items, or if you own a business and could help us out, it would be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. Have a donation or need more information? Please contact Lindsay Tremelling at Thank you!!!

Snow Make-up Days

Snow make-up days for Penny Road.

As a weather make-up day for:

January 5 - School will be in session Monday, February 19.

January 17 - School will be in session Thursday, March 29.

January 18 - School will be in session Monday, June 11.
January 19 - NO make-up day is required.

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This year’s flu season is particularly severe. We need your help to protect children and school staff from being infected with this dangerous virus.

When your child is sick

The best thing you can do is to keep your children home when sick. This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and staff. Keep them home when they show any of these symptoms:

  • fever of 100 degrees F or higher
  • nausea or vomiting
  • severe headache
  • diarrhea
  • red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
  • undiagnosed rash

Children should stay home until they have been fever-free without medication for at least 24 hours and free from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for 12 hours.

Do not give children fever-reducing, anti-nausea/vomiting or anti-diarrhea medication and then send them to school.

If you are called to pick up a sick child at school, please come quickly. If you know your child has been exposed to someone diagnosed with the flu virus, call your doctor immediately to find out what to do.