Panda Pulse

March 1, 2019

Important Dates to Remember

Spring Picture Day Wednesday, March 6th

Early Release Friday, March 8th at 1:15pm

Middle School Info Session Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00pm

Scholastic Book Fair Monday, March 11th - Friday, March 15th

Book Fair Family Night Wednesday, March 13th at 6:00pm

National Panda Day- Dress Like a Panda Friday, March 15th

Fifth Grade Tea Friday, March 22nd


  • The Positivity Project - Weekly Character Trait
  • Book Fair
  • Expanded School Zone
  • Yearbook Photo submission site
  • Spring Carnival Save the Date

This Week: Cheering Others Success

Making a commitment to cheer other people’s successes can be a great way to improve our own health, happiness, and relationships. People can take active steps to be more genuinely happy for the achievements of others. Ways to do this include: telling others about the success of your modest friend; noticing when your reaction to a sibling’s success is envy or jealousy – and asking yourself why that is; reminding yourself that appreciating the excellence in another is a character strength; asking your successful teammates and classmates what they do to prepare for games or tests.

It's BOOK FAIR time!!

Yes, it's that time of year again! The Scholastic Book Fair will be returning March 11th-15th. More details about the book fair will be sent out soon, but for now...we'd love your help!

For those parents who enjoy helping out and love books, please consider volunteering your time. We need help with setup on Friday, March 8th, as well as for the entire week of Book Fair. Click HERE to volunteer and HERE to view the Teachers Schedule so you can see when your child's class will be attending the fair. Please understand this schedule is subject to change. Questions? Contact Sherri Stecher at

Expanded School Zone!

A friendly reminder from Town of Cary Transportation & Facilities:

Recently, the Town of Cary and NCDOT expanded the Penny Road School Zone to include Ederlee Drive. adjacent to Penny Road Elementary. The expanded School Zone is the first phase of a future sidewalk and mid-block crossing that will be constructed on Ederlee Drive.

The Cary Police Department has increased patrols of this new zone and has notified us that many motorists are not complying with the slower speed limits. They are currently monitoring the situation and have begun to give warnings. After an initial period, the CPD will issue citations. Our priority is to create a safe walking environment for kids walking to school.

For reference, School Zone tickets are hard to fight. They are difficult to get reduced and, in most cases, come with heavy fines. Questions? Feel free to contact Chris Little with the Town of Cary at:

We still need your photos for the yearbook!

We are more than halfway 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.


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