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SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 10/4/2021

October 4, 2021Preston Elementary PTAVolume 5 Issue 4
Special Membership Meeting

10/7 at 10:30-10:35 am in Preston MPR

A Special Membership Meeting is called to hear the Book Fair report and vote on a Budget Amendment.  The budget change required would increase the Book Fair income and expense lines on the budget due to the increased number of cash and checks received as book fair payment.  The proceeds of the book fair exceeded budgeted expectations, and we will be able to make the payment to Scholastic if the amendment is approved.  No other business will be conducted at this meeting.

Congratulations, Foundation Grant Winners!

A hearty congratulations to the Preston staff who were awarded grants from the Foundation for Allen Schools for the 2021-2022 school year!

Two ELA grants, Reaching Readers through Read Alouds and Windows and Mirrors Seeing Ourselves, will reach Preston students in grades K-6th with an additional district-wide grant, DT - Leveled Readers will reaching students in all grades. Two Science/STEAM grants, Hands on Learning and Little Scientists, will reach Preston students in kindergarten and 1st grade, respectively. 

Three cheers for Melissa Benitoa, Jamye Hall, Jill Jaska, Monica Lemons, Irene Olvera, Maloree Tennison, Tracy Turner, Catherine Underwood!

For more information about these awesome grants, visit the Foundation for Allen Schools website.

Who's excited? 10 more days to our FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!!

Come enjoy our FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT with your Preston families on October 15th @ 6:30pm.

Popcorn and water will be provided, just come with your chair and blankets.

Great memories guaranteed as we all watch the movie the students voted for, RAYA!

Walk or Bike to School this Wednesday!

Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, October 6th. It's Walk and Bike to School Day!  

Skip the carpool line and get active as you head to school.  Bus riders will have the option to join the walkers at a designated drop off near the front cross walk.  Some lucky students will win prizes too. Don't miss out!

Amazon Gives

Start shopping on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchases are donated to PES!  We are listed as Preston Elementary PTA.

The word volunteers in rainbow letters, with the words copy room, library, and laminating underneath

Volunteer opportunities are available for copy room, library, and laminating! Shifts repeat each month. Visit our website for details and availability.

Preston Publishers

Calling all student authors! See your child's stories and illustrations come to life with Preston Publishers! Order your Preston Publishers kit by November 1st here!

Support PES with Kroger Community Rewards

Supporting PES is quick and easy.  All you have to do is log onto the Kroger website. 

  • click on Community rewards or stop by the Customer service desk at any Kroger store and
  • link your Kroger rewards card to Preston Elementary – school code is VH344.

Every time you shop at Kroger, PES will earn money!   

*If you enrolled last school year, please re-enroll your Kroger rewards card.

Run Club is Back!

Run Club after school is back for the 21-22 school year! If your child enjoys running, this is a club for them! Run Club is held on Tuesdays from 3:00-3:45 pm, starting October 19th. Please complete the form if your child wishes to participate in the 2021-2022 Preston Run Club.  Volunteer registration coming soon!

Run Club Form

2021-2022 Reflections!!

Encourage your children to showcase their artistic talents! With 6 categories, there is a creative outlet for everyone! Please be sure to read all the rules and information regarding entries at prestonpta.com/reflections.. Entries due in the Art Room by October 22nd.

Spirit Wear Inventory Update!

Be on the look out for an update to the Spirit Wear and Field Trip Shirts Inventory!  We have extra, larger sizes in the 2021-22 Field Trip Shirts and extra adult sizes in the Hear Us Roar! long sleeve and a few others. Inventory on the Preston PTA website will be updated by Tuesday, 10/5/2021, just click on the Fundraising tab, then the Spirit Wear and Gear Store tab and scroll down to the Field trip shirt or Spirit Wear tabs.  If you have any questions please contact, Kerri, Spirit Wear Chair.   

Spelling Bee Registration

The Preston Elementary Spelling Bee will be held December 3rd for our 3rd-6th graders.  Registration and more information is available on our Spelling Bee page on our PTA website. Deadline for registration is Friday, November 12th.

For more information or to volunteer, contact our Spelling Bee Chair at PrestonSpellingBee@gmail.com

WatchDOG days available

Visit the WatchDOGS calendar to sign up for your 1 opportunity for the year. Only a few dates remain so sign up now.

Box Top$ for Education

Follow the link to download the app and scan your receipts for Box Top products and automatically earn cash for Preston. 

October 19 - Mrs. Lemons

Looking Ahead
Wednesday, October 6
Walk/Bike to School Day
Thursday, October 7
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
Friday, October 8
7:45a Preston Pride Awards
Monday, October 11
Fall Break/Holiday
Tuesday, October 12
Staff Development/Student Holiday
Friday, October 15
6:30p Jenny Preston Jamboree/Family Movie Night
Monday, October 18
Art Sparks Week
Tuesday, October 19
Art Sparks Week
Fall School Picture Day
3:15p Run Club
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