Originally delivered on 1/9/2023 9:45 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 1/9/23

January 9, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 8
Upcoming News
Allen ISD Gifted Program Information

Do you have questions about the gifted program in Allen ISD?  If so, there is a parent webinar informational meeting on January 10 at 6:00pm. That meeting is designed to answer questions you may have about the program, how the qualification process works, and how to register.


If you are already familiar with the process and know that you would like your child to test, the testing registration window will be open from January 10th-20th on the district website.  You must register during that period for testing as no late registrations are accepted.


All information for both the webinar and the registration link can be found on the district website at https://www.allenisd.org/Page/61518 .


If you have specific questions that aren't covered in the webinar, you can contact karen.abney@allenisd.org for further information.

Allen ISD Parent University

The first Parent University of the 2022-2023 school year will be held next Tuesday, January 10, 2023. It will be live via ZOOM Webinar.

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023   6:30-8:00 pm                

Location: Zoom Webinar

Title:  College and Career Readiness

Description: University of North Texas will provide a panel of professionals in enrollment, academic support and career services. The panel will be available to chat and answer your college and career questions.

The program is free!  Please click below for more information and registration details. Registration Information

Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
Spirit Day at Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Spirit Day is on Thursday, January 12th


Love Week T-Shirts on Sale NOW!

LOVE WEEK is February 13th-17th.

No School on January 16th
College & Career Week

January 23rd – 27th - Each day will have a theme and a dress-up day to match! 

PTA News
2022-23 Grant Recipients Announced!
Congratulations to all our recipients

The following staff grants were awarded based on the recommendation of the Staff Grant Committee.

Robots, Robots, Robots (AIM) $299

Flocabulary            (5th grade) $138

Literacy Games     (4th grade) $222.83

Ramped Up Read Aloud (Library)$109.81

Circuit City  (5th grade)             $77.76

Snap Circuit Science (4th grade) $115.96

Art Drying Racks (Art)  $618.60

Versa Tiles With Literacy (ELA/Science/SS) $420

Differentiation Fun In Math (K-6) $349.99

Flexible Seating For Students In Special Programs

 (Resource1, K-6) $526

Intervention Resource (K-6) $95

Thank you to Allison Gnade, Payal Patel, Markara Frazier, Valli Manimaran and Sarah Mandell, the Staff Grant Committee, for the time and dedication given to researching these grant requests.

Preston Publishers Kits Due!

If you ordered a Preston Publishers kit for your child, the last day to submit them in is January 11th. Please have your child turn them in to the PES library by that date if they have not already done so.


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!



Calli Smith


Mai Nguyen


Cathryn Hosey


Akila Rajesh


Terreva Bryant


Holly Geissel

Looking Ahead
Thursday, January 12
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
Monday, January 16
Student and Staff Holiday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Friday, January 20
Snack Cart
Monday, January 30
Art Sparks
Tuesday, January 31
Art Sparks
Wednesday, February 1
Art Sparks
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