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December 7, 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
  • Remembering our Specials Teachers
  • "All About Me" Book - Gift Ideas!
  • Yearbook Photo submission site


You do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate sense of their abilities and achievements. They can acknowledge their mistakes and limitations and are open to advice or new ideas. They don't show off their possessions or accomplishments. True humility is a sign of strength; it's a quiet confidence in who you are. Individuals with this trait are often referred to as modest, unassuming, and down-to-earth.

The Giving Tree

Our Family to Family Giving Tree is located in the front lobby of the school. You can sponsor a child in need by pulling a star from our tree - directions will be provided in the envelope that matches the star you choose. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to serve others in our own school community. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season!

Contact School Counselor Sarah Fenik @ for more info.

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!

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.