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October 31, 2022Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 5
Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
Spirit Day on Nov 10th

Join us at Chick-fil-A for Spirit Day to support Preston's initiative to support Kids Against Hunger on November 10th 

Picture Retakes

Traditions Portraits will be at Preston on November 1st for students who missed the first picture day or for picture retakes.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Nov 2nd to 7th
November 8th, Election Day

Preston has been designated as a polling location on November 8th. Voting will occur in the gym only and guests will not have access to the rest of the building. Election officials and Allen PD will be on site.

Veterans Day Celebrations

Preston Elementary is excited to celebrate our sixth annual Veterans Day celebration on November 11 from 7:30-9:00 am. Veterans will be honored at this event along with a light breakfast and a choir performance. 

Pajama Day on Nov 18th

Donate $1 for PJ Day on November 18th towards Kids Against Hunger.

Thanksgiving Break: Nov 21st to 25th

Early Release Day -  November 18th

Students will be released at 12:00 pm for Thanksgiving Break.

Science Fair

Reminder the Preston Science Fair registration is closed now and All Life Science final projects are due by December 1st.  

Holly Jolly Run

December 3rd, Saturday is when Holly Jolly Run will be held. All details are in the attached flyer.

Father Daughter Dance

Saturday, December 10

Twilight Dance                4:30-5:30 pm     KG and under

Evening Dance One         6:00-7:30 pm     Gr 1-3

Evening Dance Two         8:30-10:00 pm   Gr 4-7

Registration is limited and is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are dance specific. Cancellations will be accepted and a refund will be issued as long as the cancellation is received by noon on December 5, 2022.  A ticket must be purchased for each attendee.

Register Here

Important Reminders
Traffic Tips for Colder Weather

Colder weather means an increase in morning traffic. Here are some important tips to remember as the weather begins to change. Following these helpful reminders will help everyone arrive to school on time. Note: The tardy bell rings at 7:45 am. Students not in the building at 7:45 are tardy.

  • Pull all the way forward in carpool, even in the rain.
  • Prepare to leave a few minutes earlier on rainy/cold mornings.
Preston Lost & Found

Dear Parents: Please look over the pictures in the Preston Lost & Found slideshow of jackets/items that are currently in our lost & found. If an item belongs to your child, please have your student retrieve the item and delete the picture from the slideshow! 


All visitors MUST have a photo ID to enter the building. This includes lunch drop-off, student pick-up, volunteers, visitors, etc. 

Acceptable forms of identification are a driver's license, passport, or AISD badge.

Dismissal & Traffic Reminders
  • Carpool for K-2 students and older siblings is through front carpool dismissal.
  • Carpool for 3rd-6th students is through gym side carpool dismissal.

To make a change for dismissal during the school day, please call the PES main office.

Traffic through Ridgeview Crossing

Please be mindful of the residents in Ridgeview Crossing during carpool times. Below are important reminders and requests:

  • Keep your vehicle to the right side of the roadway, as close to the curb as possible. This allows residents to pass safely, as well as allowing residents to enter/exit their driveway.
  • Avoid stopping in front of or blocking any driveways as much as possible.
  • Allow space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you so residents have access to their driveway.

FOR ALL PES TRAFFIC, HILLIARD DRIVE is NOT a thru street during carpool times. Those who are violating our specific traffic routes are causing unnecessary delays.

  • If coming from Ridgeview Drive, you should not be accessing the front carpool line.
  • If coming from Baugh/Emporio Drive, you should not be accessing the gym carpool line.
Sign Up for After School Clubs!!
Drama Kids

Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

TGA Tennis

Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm

WIZE Academy

Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm

Preston PTA News
Spirit Week at Moonbeam Bakery

Order your favorite pie during Spirit Week.  You can also pre-purchase your Thanksgiving pie, the week of Nov 7th - 12th and pick it up in time at a future date for Thanksgiving! The pies are mouth-watering delicious!

Moonbeam will give back 20%, just make the purchase and drop your receipt in the basket, it's that easy! 

Preston Publishers

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

Honoring Our Veterans

Preston's 6th Annual Veterans Day Celebration will be on Friday, November 11th and we need your help honoring our very special guests.  Please sign up to donate breakfast items for the veterans and their families.  Details can be found on the PTA website.

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

Updated Bylaws from Texas PTA

Texas PTA updated the bylaws in July and provided us with the newest documents.  For any questions or detailed explanation of the changes, please contact Brooke Eung @ ptaparliamentarian.preston@gmail.com. The 2022-2023 documents are posted to the website.

News from Foundation for Allen Schools
6th Annual Party with a Purpose Gala – Groovy Nights! Nov 5th

Feeling groovy? Join us November 5 for a night of far out food, fabulous auction items, games, entertainment and a groovy time for all! The good vibes continue as our annual gala directly benefits our teachers and students in Allen ISD! Peace, Love & a Party! Buy your tickets now! This event is open to everyone…parents, teachers and community members. www.AISDfoundation.org

Friend of the Foundation

AISD Foundation is celebrating 25 years and we’d love for you to celebrate with us by becoming a Friend of the Foundation. With your support we can impact every student, every teacher and every campus.


Grants for Allen Schools

The Foundation For Allen Schools is excited to announce its grant awards for the 2022-23 school year in Allen ISD will be its largest dollar amount to date: $249,255 to fund 126 grants across the entire district. Of these grants, more than $85,000 will focus on math grants, including a $52,000 grant which will impact every Kindergartner and first grade student in the district. If you would like to learn more about grants at your campus you can scroll to the bottom of your school’s website and look for this graphic, or go to our website at www.AISDfoundation.org to search by campus or curriculum.

November 11Maura Anderson

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, November 1
RRW Program (am: K-2nd Grade, pm: 3rd-6th Grade)
3:15p Run Club
Tuesday, November 8
3:15p Run Club
Wednesday, November 9
3:15p Staff Meeting for Hospitality/PPPM Presentation
Friday, November 11
7:30a Veteran's Day Breakfast
Tuesday, November 15
3:15p Run Club
5:45p Reflections Reception (prior to PTA meeting)
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
6:30p 3rd Grade Choir Performance (following PTA meeting)
7:30p PTA Board Meeting
Thursday, November 17
Snack Cart
Jenny Preston Day
Friday, November 18
Early Release Students & Staff
No WatchDOGS due to Early Release
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