Panda Pulse

January 18, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

  • Monday, January 21st NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, January 31st Last day to purchase Sweetheart Dance tickets
  • Thursday, January 31st McDonald's McTeacher's Night, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Friday, February 1st Spirit Day - SPORTS DAY
  • Friday, February 8th Sweetheart Dance, 6:30 p.m.


  • The Positivity Project - Weekly Character Trait
  • Spring Carnival Save the Date!!
  • Apex Middle School Open House
  • Sweetheart Dance
  • McTeacher's Night
  • Homework Resources
  • Yearbook Photo submission site
  • Tennis and Golf Classes

Character Strength: HOPE/OPTIMISM

You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.

Hope and optimism represent a state of hopefulness and confidence about the future. People with this strength are future oriented. They have a positive vision of what the future holds and maintain confidence that they will get there. They keep a positive attitude despite setbacks. Individuals with this strength might be described as confident, positive, encouraging, or inspiring.

Save the Date: Penny's Hometown Backyard BBQ Spring Carnival May 17th, 2019!!

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!!!


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Tickets for this year's Sweetheart Dance are now on sale! Payment is due no later than January 31st, but only a limited number of tickets are available and they are going fast! Please return your completed registration form and payment (cash or check made payable to Penny Road PTA) to the office. Please follow this link to print the registration form:

McTeacher's Night is coming soon!

Save the date for our annual Penny Road McTeacher's night at McDonald's in Mill Pond Village (3494 Kildaire Farm Rd). Join fellow Pandas on Thursday, January 31st from 5:00-8:00 pm and our school will receive a portion of the sales for the evening. The best part? There may be a surprise guest (or two or three) working behind the counter!!

MORE Homework Resources

Just a reminder that our Homework Resources for Parents page is growing! We now have ELA resources for Grade 3 through 5 and Math Resources for Grades 6 through 8 in both English and Spanish! This is a great way to engage families on how to have conversations with their child around their learning. You can find it by going to Parents, then Homework Resources in the drop down, on either the district site or on our school homepage.

Set up your child's school lunch account and never worry about them forgetting their lunch or running out of money again! Visit and create an account using your child's NCWISE student ID#. Most students in grades 1-5 will have this number memorized. If your student does not know it, you may obtain it from the front office. Setting up an account is a great thing to do even if your child does not intend to buy lunch. If they forget their lunchbox, you can save yourself a trip to school and just tell them to buy lunch on their account!

We NEED yearbook photos!

Happy New Year PRE families!! We are half way through the 2018-19 school year and we need your photos to make our yearbook special!! Please upload any photos you take throughout the school year! If you've attended parties, field trips, or other classroom events, please share with the yearbook editor! Photos can be uploaded to:

Contact Mandy Patterson at with questions.

DRAMA CLUB - The Wizard of Oz!!

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Drama Club Registration Form

This is the link to register for the Drama Club

Audition Sign-up

Sign up here for more information about auditions and to sign up for an appointment.