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November 10, 2019

Reminders in this week's Panda Family News:

  • One Book, One School - kickoff is this week!
  • Boosterthon - kickoff is this week!
  • READvolution - Keep logging your books and minutes!
  • Young Authors - begin drafting your original story today!

Dates to place on your Family Calendar:

  • Monday, November 11th - No School
  • Tuesday, November 12th - Boosterthon Kickoff Pep Rallies
  • Tuesday, November 12th - Family Safety Night and PTA General Meeting @ 6PM
  • Friday, November 15th - Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony for 3rd & 4th Grades @ 8:15AM
  • Thursday, November 21st - Boosterthon Fun Run

Wishing you well #PandaFamily,

Miss Fisher

Twitter: @kendrafisher82 @PboroElementary

Facebook: @PboroElementary

Instagram: @PboroElementary

Family Safety Night - November 12

On Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00pm we will be having a parent education night on Family Safety. Topics will include digital safety at home, the use of technology in the classroom, and other safety concerns as it pertains to your kiddos while they are at school.

Mr. Keith Medlin, Chief Information & Technology Officer for Chatham County Schools, will also be on hand to answer your questions! You can submit them ahead of time on the anonymous form found here.

Childcare will be provided for potty-trained kids in the cafeteria.

Boosterthon begins this week!

The Boosterthon Fun Run will be kicking off on Tuesday, November 12th! Stay tuned for info coming home with your kiddos. Students will collect pledges for laps completed during the annual fun run event on Thursday, November 21st!


Pittsboro Elementary is participating in READvolution! Check your child's folder for this information - any questions, please ask your child's teacher or Mrs. Jeremiah in the library. READvolution is a free reading enjoyment program lasting through November 22nd.

Students who document the time spent reading or being read to outside of school (try for 20 minutes daily) will earn two complimentary Carolina Hurricanes tickets when they read 800 minutes. Spend two minutes watching here to see exactly how to log in online to document your time reading.

Check our school district's progress here!

Young Authors

2019-2020 - Submissions Due to the school library by Friday, January 17th, 2020!

PES is accepting original stories written by students in grades K-4 for the Chatham County Schools Young Authors writing program. Each year all student authors are invited to write, publish and submit their own book. Judges from the school staff will read and reflect on each book. All students who submit a book for Young Authors will be recognized during school wide celebrations in the spring. Three student authors will be invited to a district wide celebration at Fearrington Village with an anticipated date of Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Submission Requirements:

  • There are no restrictions as to type or length of writing.

  • The idea and words MUST be the student’s own work.

  • Help with editing and typing is allowed (please give appropriate credit).

  • Only one author per book.

  • Students may enter only one book.

  • Illustrations are preferred, but not required. Original artwork or photographs by the author - no matter how simple - are the best. While illustrations enhance the enjoyment of the book, the judging is based primarily on the writing.

Each book is required to have the following:

(Books not meeting the criteria will be returned to the student.)

  • Front cover with the title of the book, the author’s name and an illustration

  • Back cover

  • Title page with title, author’s name and date

  • “About the Author” page

  • Pages must be numbered.

  • Stories can be handwritten or typed.

Questions or comments should be directed to Karen Jeremiah, PES school librarian, Feel free to visit the library to see examples of Young Authors books from years past.

PTA Updates

Stay Up To Date with our #PAWSome PTA

Panda Packs

The Panda Packs Food Drive is underway! Bring your donations to the front office or send them in with your kiddos by Friday, November 15th!

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that Box Tops for Education has gone digital? There is now an app available for both Android and iOs that allows you to snap pictures of your receipts and earn money for the school all year round. Check out the short video about how to use the new app!

Keep in touch with the PTA

Did you know the PTA has a variety of ways to stay up-to-date with all of the activities and events that they have going on throughout the year?

Our website can be located at

Join MemberHub to get our emails and sign-up forms:

You can also find us on Facebook at

We occasionally Tweet, too! @PittsboroPTA

And finally, our email address is

Thrift Store Volunteers!

Our volunteers at the Thrift Shop last year helped us to add over $20,600 to our budget for this year. This money pays for field trips, classroom and teacher support, schoolwide projects and clubs and a lot of fun events for the students and community.

We are really struggling to get volunteers to come out for workgroups this year. If the 6-8pm window isn’t working for your schedule, feel free to drop in AT ANY TIME and help in the store! Ask for the manager on duty and let them know you have some time and want to volunteer for Pittsboro Elementary School.

We have our workgroups scheduled through the end of 2019. Check out the schedule, grab a fellow mom or dad, and come out for just ONE workgroup! The hours add up and mean so much for the school!

Sign-up now!

Pandas on Social Media!

Follow @PboroElementary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates! @PittsboroPTA is also on Twitter and @PBOPTA on Facebook.