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A Note from Miss Fisher

April 7, 2019


Today's Panda Family News has information regarding:

  • Spring Carnival
  • Online Kindergarten Registration
  • Tree Removal at PES
  • PTA Updates & Volunteer Opportunities


Upcoming dates to place on your family calendar:

  • CCS Online Kindergarten Registration - happening now!
  • Volunteer Breakfast - Tuesday, April 9th @ 8:30AM in the Media Center
  • 4th Grade Arts in Action Performance - Tuesday, April 9th @ 6:30PM in the MPR
  • Quarter 3 Awards for 3rd & 4th Grade - Friday, April 12th @ 8:15AM in the MPR
  • Early Release - Friday, April 12th
  • Spring Break - begins April 13th


April dates

  • PTA Dining for Dollars Event at Pittsboro Roadhouse - Thursday, April 18th 5-9PM

  • First day back after Spring Break - Tuesday, April 23rd

  • PES Staff Appreciation Week - begins Monday, April 29th

May dates

  • Walk/Bike to School Day - Wednesday, May 8th

  • School Spring Carnival - Friday, May 10th

  • Art Show - Tuesday, May 21st

  • EOG Reading Test for 3rd & 4th - Friday, May 24th

  • No School - Monday, May 27th

  • EOG Math Test for 3rd & 4th - Wednesday, May 29th

June dates

  • Last Day of School (Early Release) - Friday, June 7th


Please follow us on Social Media for updates!


Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

Kindergarten Registration April 1-12

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open on April 1. If you have a child, or know of a child, who will be 5 on or before August 31 please register now! This year kindergarten registration is online (Spanish Registration Link/English Registration Link). You will be able to register at home or we will have computers available in the main office. Families will still need to bring in a copy of their child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency to the main office.

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We need YOUR help to keep this annual event going. How can you help?


  1. Donate to your classroom’s themed basket raffle. More information will be coming from your child’s teacher. Each year we raffle fun, themed baskets to the Pittsboro community to raise funds for PES field trips AND to keep our carnival a free event for our students.


  1. Volunteer! Run a game booth! Baseball Toss! Nerf Dart Shootout! Spend a fun evening with your kids, AND help with an activity and be a hero! Register online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044DAAAA2AA4F85-pescarnival. Yes-- that’s a long link- don’t worry- it’s in your email ☺ Questions? Contact Doug.Ens@bellsbranch.com or text Doug at 919-200-2100.


Panda Dance Team at the Talent Show!

Upcoming Tree Removal at PES

This year we have experienced significant drainage and pipe issues at PES. Upon investigation, it was determined that the three large trees close to the building in front of the school are creating this issue. These trees have also begun to lift the sidewalk and if not addressed, will create building foundation issues in the future.


We wanted to reach to inform our family community that these three trees will be removed. The work will begin sometime this spring. Then over the summer we will have landscaping work to address the drainage issue.


We are looking for suggestions on the new landscaping and options for potential uses of the wood to benefit our school community. Some initial suggestions have been to donate for firewood to families in need and/or to create a piece of furniture or artwork to remain at the school. If you have other ideas or would like to support these efforts please email me.

PAWSitive Office Referrals - for students & staff

#WeCelebrate our #PandaFamily that have demonstrated our school PAWS expectations!! Positive Attitude - Always Be Respectful - Work Hard - Stay Safe.


Fill out this online form or a paper form in the main office and we will share during our morning announcements to refer a PES staff member for a #PAWSitiveOfficeReferral.

PTA Updates!!


Please join us for our upcoming Dining for Dollars Events:

Thursday, April 18 - Pittsboro Roadhouse

Wednesday May 1 - The Pickle Jar

Monday, May 20 - Al's Diner


Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

We are forming committees to manage Staff Appreciation Week, Spring Raffle and our Spring Carnival. We are in need of Volunteers to help with these events, especially the Carnival where our new Chair will need lots of help. I you are interested an any of these committees, please contact Amanda Klier at ptopta@gmail.com.


Finally, we have several board members stepping down at the end of this school year, so we need volunteers willing to help run the PTA next year. If this is something you are interested in, please contact our Nominating Committee Chair Lindsay Sturtz at sturtzfamily@mac.com.

Pandas on Social Media!

Follow @PboroElementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates! @PittsboroPTA is also on Twitter and @PBOPTA on Facebook. We will continue to use the hashtag #PESAllKidsCan, but encourage you to join us in using #PES1819, #PAWSome, and #PandaFamily.
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