Panda Pulse

August 17, 2018

Important Dates to Remember

  • Thursday, August 23rd- 9:30am to 10:30am Panda Party for Kindergarten families
  • Thursday, August 23rd- 4pm to 6pm Meet the Teacher for Grades 1-5
  • Monday, August 27th- First Day of School for Grades 1-5!!
  • Monday, August 27th to Thursday, August 30th- Kindergarten Staggered Entry
  • Friday, August 31st- Kindergarten Students Meet the Teacher 10:00 am
  • Monday, September 3rd- No School for Labor Day holiday
  • Tuesday, September 4th- 1st Day of School for all Kindergarten students
  • Tuesday, September 4th- Tissues and Tea 9:30am for all Kindergarten parents and new families

Spruce Up the School Saturday, August 18th

Join us tomorrow from 9am-11am as we tidy up around campus to get the grounds ready for our first day of school! We will be weeding, picking up sticks, trimming back bushes and hauling away junk from our courtyard! Bring whatever equipment you think we could use! Many hands make light work!


The summer is quickly coming to a close and we are ready to welcome our students back to Penny Road! Whether you are a first-time family or a returning student family, we are looking forward to seeing you at this year's back-to-school events. Please refer to the important dates above for your scheduled event time.

Ready to show your Panda spirit? Spirit gear will be on sale in the cafeteria at all events! Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

Want to be a parent volunteer at PRE? All school volunteers are required to register with WCPSS and pass a criminal background check. Online registration can be submitted at PRE starting at our back-to-school events or during normal operating hours.

Want to get a jump on your shopping? 2018-19 school supply lists are currently posted on the school website by grade level HERE.

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Join the PTA!

One of the easiest ways for you to support our school is to become a member of the PTA. When you join our school’s PTA, you automatically become a member of the North Carolina PTA. At the county and state level, PTA leaders work tirelessly to advocate for public education. By joining the Penny Road PTA, you are increasing the advocacy efforts of these leaders.

Other great reasons to join the PTA:

  • Be in the Know: PTA membership helps you keep up with what is happening at school.

  • Build relationships:The PTA connects you to teachers, administrators and other families through meetings, events and communication helping to build a strong sense of community for our students and their families.

  • Access great resources: Our PTA meetings will provide some great information for parents to help your child make the most of their school year.

To pay your membership dues online, click HERE. You will be directed to the MemberHub website used for NC PTA membership. (Please note there is a small service charge added to your bill.) To pay by cash or check, please download and print this form and send your payment into school. Checks are made payable to the Penny Road PTA.

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Rent the Rock

Are you ready to Rent the Rock? Our spirit rock sign-up is live for the 2018-2019 school year! All you need to do is click HERE for all of the information you will need about signing up, payment and the supplies you will need. Feel free to email us with any questions