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December 14, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • Giving Tree Deadline morning of Monday, December 17th
  • PRE Holiday Concert Tuesday, December 18th @ 7pm
  • Holiday Break Begins with Early Release Friday, December 21st @ 1:15pm
  • Back to School Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


  • The Positivity Project - Weekly Character Trait
  • The Giving Tree DUE MONDAY
  • Remembering our Specials Teachers DUE MONDAY
  • Save the Date - Sweetheart Dance!
  • "All About Me" Book - Gift Ideas!
  • Yearbook Photo submission site

Character Strength: SELF-CONTROL

You have the ability to control your emotions and behaviors. You think before you act.

Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Those with self-control are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have a command of their thoughts, feelings, and impulses. Individuals with this strength might be described as poised, cool, disciplined, or composed.

The Giving Tree

If you and your family have selected a star from our Giving Tree, please have your gifts at school by Monday morning, December 17th. We are so thankful for your generosity and willingness to serve others in our school community. Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Contact School Counselor Sarah Fenik @ with questions.

Give a gift to our Specials Teachers!

This year, we will once again be collecting for a school wide gift for our specials teachers! Feel free to send in cash in an envelope with your student’s name, a check made out to Amy Toland or send money via paypal to or via Venmo @amywhipnc to contribute! Please contribute by Monday, December 17th so we have time to purchase gifts!

Save the Date for the SWEETHEART DANCE!

Plans are well underway for our 2nd annual Sweetheart Dance. Mark your calendars for Friday, February 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Have the kids grab their adult date and get ready to dance the night away! This family event is open to all Penny Road families. It is an adult/child event. The cost to attend is $20 per adult/child couple and each additional child is $10. Tickets will be on sale beginning January 7th!

Don’t forget about our “All About Me” book!

It’s that time of year when we try to think of thoughtful ways to say “Thank You” to the wonderful staff that make Penny Road such a special place! If you are in need of ideas for your favorite teacher or staff member, don’t forget to check out our "All About Me” book in the front office! Each staff member has filled out a preference sheet so she can find out what some of their favorite things are or where they like to shop or dine! Stop by the office and check it out!

Photos for our Yearbook!

Families can upload photos they take at PRE throughout the school year for submission into the 2018-19 yearbook! If you've attended parties, field trips, or other classroom events, we'd love to have your photos! Photos can be uploaded to Contact Mandy Patterson at with questions.