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August 29, 2022Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 1
PTA Meeting on September 8th at 6.30 pm

Please join us for the Preston PTA Meeting on September 8, Thursday, in the Preston Cafeteria. The meeting will immediately follow the WatchDOGS presentation and Pizza night. All members are encouraged to attend the PTA meeting.

WatchDOGS Pizza Night!

Join us to learn about the WatchDOGS program and have Pizza with your children. September 8 at 5.30 pm in the Preston Cafeteria.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a WatchDOG should attend to learn more. Please complete your required PTA Membership and Volunteer Application prior to Pizza Night!

RSVP here:  Pizza Night 2022

Message from the Principal

13 days into the school year and it’s going great! 

We have many new families to get to know and it’s been wonderful seeing all of our returning Preston Pride members. Our PES school community is truly wonderful and I appreciate all the efforts made to help make the beginning of the year such a success!

With blessings,

Ms. Lemons

College Colors Day

Friday, September 2nd is College Colors day! 

Wear your favorite college team shirts.

Labor Day

Monday, September 5th is a school holiday for Labor Day.


Thank you to all our Parent and Student Volunteers for helping out with the School supplies and Bulletin Boards. Heartfelt thanks to our morning carpool volunteers, you all are AWESOME and we APPRECIATE You!

Volunteer Round Up

Whether you are new to Preston or have been here for years, we invite you to come to the PTA's Volunteer Roundup on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.! At this meeting we will give an overview of volunteer opportunities at Preston, where to find information, and how to get involved. Our volunteers are a huge part of what makes Preston an amazing school! Sign Up Here

Volunteer Application

Do you want to volunteer at Preston? Serve as a Room Parent or a Watch DOG? Attend a Field Trip or help out in a classroom? All of these opportunities require an Allen ISD volunteer application and background check. Allen ISD requires the volunteer process to be completed each school year. Don't wait, get your Volunteer Application on file today! APPLY HERE

Meet The Teacher Night!

We are so excited to announce this year's Reflections theme: Show Your Voice!  The Reflections program is an excellent way for your child to find a creative outlet in various categories, including dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The program is free for all PTA members and open to all students from Kinder to 6th. Visit https://prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/reflections for more information . All entries are due October 20 in the Art Room.

2022-23 Preston Library Legacy Books

Preston Library Legacy books are promoted by the Preston Library to honor our students and families, as well as, build our collection with new and exciting books!  With a $25 donation to the Library, a book is purchased for our permanent collection and is inscribed with your student’s name. Your student will be presented with this book and their picture will be displayed in the library!  They will then get to check the book for 2 weeks after which it becomes part of the Preston Library collection for all students to check out.

Here are some suggestions for opportunities to honor your student with a Preston Library Legacy book:

  • Birthdays
  • Accomplishments
  • New member of the family
  • Special family events

Preston Library Legacy books are a great way to show your student the value that you place on reading, as well as helping to grow our collection.

https://forms.gle/7ZZA9om8S5maLLTf6 - Library Legacy Request Form

https://allenisd.schoolpay.com/pay/for/20222023-Preston-Library--Legacy-Books/Scl7EQn - School Pay

Congratulations, Foundation Grant Recipients!

A hearty congratulations to the Preston staff who were awarded classroom grants from the Foundation for Allen Schools for the 2022-2023 school year!

Our amazing Preston staff authored and received the 7 grants listed to the right. Preston is also the recipient of 6 additional district-wide grants: Math by the Book for all Kindergarten and 1st graders, ALLen Reads 2022 for all libraries, BRAINball for all PE classes, Kodaly Training for Elementary Music Teachers for all music classes, I Can See Clearly Now for visually impaired students, and ByrdseedTV for all GT/AIM programs.

Three cheers for our amazing educators!

Counseling:Classroom Calm Down Kits (Callie Smith & Monica Lemons) and Empowered Leaders (Jenny Armentrout & Solomon Boatfield)

Science/STEAM: Empowered Girls in STEM (Jamie Qureshi)

ELA/Dyslexia: Solid Foundations! (Tracy Turner)

Advanced Academics:Greek Artists on the Rise! (Karen Abney)

Library/Makerspace:Coding Fun (Jenny Armentrout) 

Math:Math Small Group Activities (Melissa Benitoa, Holly Geissel, Irene Olvera, Jasma Kirkland, Angela Wilch)

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

Back to School Pictures

We would love to see your kid's back to school pictures and share in the next newsletter!

Email to: ptanewsletter.preston@gmail.com

Preston Elementary Field Trip & Spirit Wear Delivery Info

All 2022-23 Field Trips Shirts and Spirit Wear items that were ordered by 8.25.22 will be delivered to your child's classroom on Thursday 9.22.22

Thank you for your continued support of the Preston PTA and Spirit Wear!


Carla Icenhower - August 3

Harman Sidhu - August 4

Natalie Sawyer - August 6

Kandace Ryan - August 14

Maryam Atnayous - August 22

Jenny Armentrout - August 25

Jennifer Bush - September 6

Tracy Sadeghi - September 9

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