Panda Pulse

November 3, 2017

This Week at a Glance

  • Veteran's Day programming
  • November PTA meeting
  • Students against Hunger
  • Mix It Up Day
  • Food for Friends

Dates to Remember!

Thursday, November 9 - Veteran's Day program

Friday, November 10 - No School & Happy Veteran's Day! Thank a veteran!
Tuesday, November 14 - PTA meeting 6:30pm

Veteran's Day

This year's Veteran's Day Program is set for Thursday, November 9. The students are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE and BLUE or patriotic clothing.


Don't know what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy? We are holding our annual candy collection for the USO November 1 - November 9. The USO distributes candy to military service persons and their families during the holiday season. There will be boxes available in the school lobby for you to drop off your donations. Also, you are welcome to encourage your children to write letters/make cards or draw pictures to be given to the troops along with the candy donation. Thank you for your support!

November PTA Meeting

Our last General Body PTA meeting of 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 pm. Join us as we wrap-up the beginning of the school year and look ahead to 2018! We are excited that you will also get to experience portions of our Veteran’s Day celebration following the meeting. This special tribute is a time honored tradition at Penny Road and we look forward to sharing it with as many parents as we can!

Students Against Hunger!

Penny Road is partnering with Urban Ministries of Wake County for this year’s “Students Against Hunger” food drive, November 14-17.

• The food drive will occur every day, Tuesday morning - Friday morning.

• Deliver your food to the front lobby, 8:45 am – 9:15 am.

• The class in each grade that brings in the most items will win “THE GOLDEN CAN” trophy and a classroom reward. They will also have their picture taken for the PRE Website and Yearbook!

• All donations are welcomed! However, only up to 25 items per day will be counted for the contest.

For more information and a list of most needed items, check out the flyer below!

Mix It Up Day

This year Mix it Up at Lunch will be on Wednesday, November 15 for all 1st-5th graders!!

For anyone new to PRE, this is a day we stand up to social bullying by having students sit with someone they do not know and have a "get to know you" conversation. Miss. Sarah, the school counselor, will be there for all lunch periods.

All students (K-5) and Staff should wear BLUE on this day, as a show of solidarity towards standing up to bullying and being a kind person.

Food for Friends

Food for Friends is a wonderful program that collects food donations and sends them home in backpacks to some of our very own Penny Road students to help feed their families over the weekend. We are currently in desperate need of families to donate food once a month to fill a backpack. We WILL send out a reminder each week to remind volunteers to bring in their food. Please contact Jenn Evenhouse at or Hannah Baublitz at if you are interested. Thank you!