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September 26, 2022Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 3

Save the Date! On Friday, October 7th, we will have a Family Movie Night on the Preston Playground.  Popcorn and water will be provided by your PTA.  The movie (TBA) will start around 7:30 pm.  More details will be provided soon!  If you are interested in volunteering for this event (good for student volunteer hours!), please sign up using this link

SPIRIT DAY at Mexican Cactus Bar

Preston's first PTA Spirit Day of the school year is Thursday, September 29th at Mexican Cactus Taco Bar (located at corner of Watters and 121).

Support the school by purchasing your meal (dine-in or take-out) and just placing your receipt into the box.  That's it!!

  • Preston PTA will get 20% of the sales.  
  • They have great tacos, including all day breakfast tacos and vegetarian ones.  
  • Take a break on Thursday and pick up your meal from Mexican Cactus!
Preston Publishers!

Calling all budding authors! Order your child's Preston Publishers manuscript for $10 by November 3rd. The kit will be delivered to your child's homeroom the 2nd week of November. Click here for more information about the Preston Publishers Program. Happy writing! 


Watch DOGS,  sign-up calendar is on the Preston PTA website and ready for you to pick your date. Remember, one date per person. Happy volunteering!


Messages from the Principal
Literacy Night – October 12th

We are excited to host our first Literacy Night at Preston on Wednesday, October 12th from 5-6 pm. 

Want more exciting news? The Book Fair will be open 5:00-6:30pm! We hope you will join us for a spooktacular evening.

Volunteers Needed

Monster Book Fair - Frightfully Good Reads, needs your help! Volunteering for the Book Fair is fun and easy! There are several opportunities many time slots available to help.

The volunteers we need fall into 2 basic groups:

  • Help set-up, student previews and taking down the book fair
  • Help run the actual book fair

Sign up here to VOLUNTEER 


Additionally, all volunteers must complete an AISD background check for this school year prior to volunteering.

Questions?? contact Jennifer Adams @ ptabookfair.preston@gmail.com

Book Fair Timeline
  • Monday, October 3 & Tuesday, October 4 - Decorate and Set Up 
  • Wednesday, October 5 - Teacher & Staff Book Fair Preview Luncheon
  • Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, student pre-views. 
  • Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14 - Book Fair Opens 
    • October 10, Mon. 8am-3:30pm
    • October 11, Tues. 8am-3:30pm
    • October 12, Wed. 8am-3:30pm and *5-6:30pm
    • October 13, Thurs. 8am-3:30pm
    • October 14, Fri. 8am-1:00pm (Tear Down at 1pm)

Parents will have the opportunity to shop with their student during lunch time, if they are signed up as a lunch visitor or after school. Online shopping will also be available.

*The book fair will be open from 5 - 6:30pm during Family Literacy Night. 

Walk or Ride to School Day

Mark your calendars for  Wednesday, October 12th. It's Walk or 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!

Dress Code Reminders

Please take a moment to note these reminders about our AISD dress code, which can be found in full in the Student Handbook. Keep in mind that the dress code applies to all students, K-6.


  • Tank tops, tube tops, halters, midriffs, backlesstops, spaghettistraps, spandex/leotard tops, off the shoulder tops, or low cut tops are prohibited.
  • Shirts must be long enough to cover the waistband of pants, skirts, or shorts even when arms are raised over the student’s head.


  • Shorts, skirts, tunics, skorts, or dresses must reach mid-thigh or lower.


  • Stretch pants, yoga pants and leggings must be worn with a shirt that covers the undergarment area at all times.
UIL Information

Students will begin trying out for UIL contests soon! Available for 2nd – 6th grade.

Click HERE for more information regarding the contests. 

21-Day Challenge Sign Up Begins This Week!

Sign-ups for the Kids Teaching Kids 21-Day Challenge! It will be open beginning Wednesday, September 28th. Help us meet our goal of 500 participants! Students will learn more about the challenge this week during their PE classes. We have some super fun and messy incentives if we reach our goal!!

1. September 28 – October 5: Parents sign your students up for the 21-Day Challenge at https://kids-teaching-kids.com/locations/ktk-north-texas/sign-up.dot

2. October 5 - 25: Students complete the 21-Day Challenge by choosing healthy snacks.

3. November 8 - 15: Parents complete the final survey for each student registered.

- Parents will receive separate communications for each child that registered. The final survey is required for each child to qualify for his/her reward.

Click here for FAQs

Click here to watch a video

Parent University

September 29th - Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm. Remote via ZOOM or in-person at the Allen ISD PLAS Building

As a parent/caregiver, you lead the charge as a digital role model. Help your child develop a strong digital citizenship foundation while reminding them that their digital tattoo reflects their real and online selves. Parents/Caregivers have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy. For the flyer, click HERE.

Lost & Found

All visitors must show a photo ID before entering the building. Acceptable forms of identification are a driver's license, passport, or AISD badge. This includes lunch drop-off, student pick-up, volunteers, lunch visitors, etc.

Lunch Visitors

Lunch is a time for our students to socialize and interact with their peers. While we do welcome lunch visitors, we ask that you keep in mind that this time is important for your child and their social development. Additionally, our space for lunch visitors is limited. Please consider scheduling lunch visits once per week or on special occasions. Lunch visitor expectations are detailed on the left.

Run Club is ready for you

Calling any and all K-6 graders who are wanting to get in some extra physical activity this year. Preston's Run Club is coming back for its 6th year.  

Run Club will meet on Tuesdays in the fall and spring from 3:00-3:40p.m., more specific dates are provided during registration. Starting on September 27th, Run Club is a supervised event that takes place after school in the field behind Preston.  Your child will be escorted down to the gym on Tuesdays and you will not pick them up until 3:40.  

Register here or click on QR code


Reflections Program

We are so excited announce this year's theme: Show Your Voice! The Reflections Program is an excellent way for your child to explore their creativity in various categories including Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Music Composition, Literature, Film Production, and Photography. 

Visit https://prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/reflections for more information. All entries due in the Art Room by October 27th. Questions? Send email to ptaartsed.preston@gmail.com.

September 26

Kelly Howard

September 28

Valarie Cole

October 2

Melissa Herzog

October 6

Brooke Davis 

October 6

Tracy Turner

Support Preston PTA the Easy Way!
Support PES: Kroger Community Rewards

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

  • 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 be supported with a donation. 

Support PES: Amazon Gives

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

Looking Ahead
Monday, September 26
WatchDOGS first day
Tuesday, September 27
3:15p Run Club
Monday, October 3
Fall Book Fair Set Up
Tuesday, October 4
Fall Book Fair Set Up
3:15p Run Club
Wednesday, October 5
Fall Book Fair Teacher Preview
Fall Book Fair Lunch
Thursday, October 6
Fall Book Fair Student Preview
Friday, October 7
Jenny Preston Jamboree/Family Movie Night
Fall Book Fair Student Preview
7:45a Preston Pride Awards
Monday, October 10
Art Sparks
Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, October 11
Fall Book Fair
Art Sparks
Fall Book Fair
3:15p Run Club
Wednesday, October 12
Fall Book Fair
Walk/Bike to School Day
Art Sparks
Fall Book Fair
5:00p Family Literacy Night (Book Fair open late!)
Thursday, October 13
Fall Book Fair
Snack Cart
Art Sparks
Fall Book Fair
Friday, October 14
Fall Book Fair
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