Originally delivered on 3/13/2023 11:48 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 3/13/23

March 13, 2023Preston ElementaryVolume 6 Issue 12
Important News
Rescheduled OPEN HOUSE is on March 14th
IMPORTANT: Due to Open House on 3/14, Run Club will start on 3/21
Handbook Review Committee – Volunteers Needed!

Each year our district seeks input from staff and parents on recommendations for updating our Student Handbook. We need 3 or 4 parents to serve on this committee. One meeting will be held during the month of March after school. 

If you would like to serve on this committee, please email our Assistant Principal, Angela Clarke at angela.clarke@allenisd.org by Friday, March 17.

Kids Against Hunger Project

March 24th is $1 Hat Day for our school service project, Kids Against Hunger. Please join in!

SPRING BOOK FAIR is almost here!

Our Spring Book Fair is only TWO WEEKS AWAY and it’s sure to be S’more Fun than ever!!

March 27, Mon. 8am-3:30pm

March 28, Tues. 8am-3:30pm

March 29, Wed. 8am-3:30pm and *5pm - 6:30pm 

March 30, Thurs. 8am-3:30pm

March 31, Fri. 8am-1:00pm

Parents will have the opportunity to shop with their student during lunch time and after school. Online shopping will also be available starting March 20th - April 4th HERE

 *The book fair will be open from 5 pm - 6:30 pm during Heritage Night! Stop by and visit the book fair for some book or treats.  

We could use your help! CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer at the book fair!

Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
GATE Academy & Gifted and Talented

The Gifted & Talented department will host a webinar for parents providing information on the GATE Academy at Vaughan Elementary and the lottery selection process for the 2023-2024 school year.  

This year’s informational meeting will be held via Zoom webinar on March 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm.  Interested viewers may join using the link here. Registration is not required.  

The GATE Academy lottery is open to Allen ISD students currently in grades K-5 who are already identified for gifted/talented services.

Kindergarten Registration

Who’s ready for kindergarten next year? 

Allen ISD’s Kindergarten Registration is now open for the Fall of 2023. 

Learn more and register now at https://www.allenisd.org/Kindergarten 

Summer Kids Club

Summer Kids Club registration will open on April 17, 2023!


We are working on an exciting calendar of events and activities for our students! More details to come soon!

Grayson College Interest Survey

May 22nd is Field Day at Preston! 

Field Day t-shirts will be available for purchase soon through School Pay. Don’t miss it!

PTA News
Heritage Night is in March 29th

Celebrate Heritage Night 2023 Preston will host the 6th Annual Heritage Night on March 29, 2023 from 6:00-7:30 pm.


This event is a fantastic way to connect our Preston community and celebrate our beautiful campus diversity. If you are interested in representing a culture, please complete the google form below.


Preston Publishers Author Reception

The Preston Publishers Author Reception will be held on April 18th from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the MPR and the library. 

Our young authors will be celebrated with refreshments and treats and have an opportunity to sign/dedicate their published books to the Preston library. We can't wait to honor our student scribes!

Mark your calendars for Backyard Bash!

This year's backyard bash will be on Friday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30pm on the Preston Playground.  

More information & opportunities to volunteer coming soon!

                            March 19      Jamie Qureshi
Looking Ahead
Tuesday, March 14
3:15p Run Club
4:30p Open House
Tuesday, March 21
3:15p Run Club
Monday, March 27
Spring Book Fair
Tuesday, March 28
Spring Book Fair
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