Originally delivered on 4/11/2023 8:08 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 04112023

April 11, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 14
Important News
AISD Community Engagement Night

What's better than a night filled with pancakes, games for kids, and learning for adults? Not much!

Allen ISD is excited to host our second Community Engagement Night! This event will be held on Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Boon Elementary School (1050 Comanche Dr, Allen, TX 75013). A family-friendly pancake dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria for all who attend! Find more information HERE.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register now.

Field Day shirts - last order by 4/12!!
April 13th – Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

Spirit Day will be on April 13th at the Chick-fil-A Stacy Road location, all day! 

Please come help with contributing towards PES efforts to support Kids Against Hunger.

Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
Prekindergarten Enrollment for 2023-2024

In the 2023-2024 school year, Allen ISD will serve eligible students in a full-day Prekindergarten program.  The program will consist of both monolingual and bilingual classes and will be located at George J. Anderson Early Childhood School.  

Enrollment opened from Monday, April 3rd.  Please click on the links below for more information.

2023-24 PreK Enrollment Flyer- English

2023-24 PreK Enrollment Flyer- Spanish

Register for FREE ESL Classes - April 18

FREE ESL classes will be offered through Grayson College beginning Tuesday, April 25.  

Registration will be held on April 18 @ 5:30 PM at Allen ISD Dillard Special Achievement Center.  Please see the flyers for more details!

Parent Input for 2023-24

We are beginning to plan for the 2023-2024 school year. If you would like to share input about your child’s academic, emotional, or learning environment needs, please use the link below for more information.

Parent Input for 2023-24

Kindergarten Registration

Get ready for 2023!!! Allen ISD’s Kindergarten Registration is now open for the Fall of 2023. Learn more and register now at https://www.allenisd.org/Kindergarten 

Earth Fest and Market Event

Saturday, April 15 from 2-6 pm at the Allen ISD STEAM Center.  At the event will be local ecological and environmental non-profit organizations, student clubs, programs, entertainment and a Farmers Market.  Learn more about the event and our vendors at our website HERE.

Summer Kids Club registration - 4/17

An exciting calendar of events and activities for our students is coming soon!

Join School & Health Advisory Committee

Find information about joining the Allen ISD SHAC here

Are You Moving?

This information request is for parents of current Kinder - 5th grade students.  

If you have moved or will be moving over the summer and already know that your child will not be returning to Preston Elementary, please complete the information below by April 28, 2023. If your child will not attend Preston due to the AISD boundary adjustment, you do not need to provide that information. 

If you have any questions, please email Natalie.Sawyer@allenisd.org Thank you so much!

Student Moving form

PTA News
PTA Membership Meeting on April 18th at 6.30 pm

Please join us for the April Membership Meeting in the Preston Gym. In this meeting, we will be electing officers for the Preston PTA Board 2023-24, voting on budget amendments, voting on updates to the Bylaws and Standing Rules, discussing the plan for the remainder of the year, and other necessary business. All members welcome.

Speech bubble saying proposed changes take a look! Visit our website.
Bylaws & Standing Rules

The Bylaws and Standing Rules Committee has reviewed our governing documents and changes have been proposed for both the Bylaws and the Standing Rules. Copies of the proposed changes can be seen on the Preston PTA website. Our PTA membership will vote on the suggested changes at the April 18th Membership Meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Click here to view proposed changes

Nominations for 2023-2024 Officers

The Nominating Committee has proposed the following slate of officers for the 2023-2024 school year:

President - Prachi Mohanty 

1st VP of Membership - Kristin Hill

2nd VP of Ways and Means - Jessica Calhoun

3rd VP of Programs - Theresa Ginsburg

Treasurer - Kerry Barber 

Secretary - Priyanka Jain

If you would like to become involved with the PTA next year and you are not included on this slate, you may be nominated and run from the floor at the April 18th PTA membership meeting. 

Another way to become involved with the PTA is to volunteer for one of our many standing chair positions which will be appointed at a later time. For more information on the available standing chair positions or volunteer opportunities, please email ptapresident.preston@gmail.com.

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!

Backyard Bash Volunteers Needed!

Backyard Bash will be held on Friday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30pm on the Preston Playground. We will provide pizza, popcorn, water, face painting, balloons, yard games and a DJ for all kinds of fun!  Dippin' Dots will also be on site for purchase. 

We need volunteers to make this event a success!  Please use this link to sign up to volunteer.  This is a great event for teen service hours.

box of school supplies
School Supply Packs Coming Soon!

Preston PTA will be selling school supply packs starting this month till May 23rd.  Please check the Preston PTA website, Facebook, student's folder, and future newletters.  This is a convenient and affordable service we offer to our families.  All packs contain the required school supplies for your child(ren)'s grade level! No running around to multiple stores at the last minute!  Packs will delivered to your child's homeroom teacher and available at Meet the Teacher in the Fall!  So easy for all! 

Ordering will be available on the PTA website SOON!

Looking Ahead
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 11
3:15p Run Club
Tuesday, April 18
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
3:15p Run Club
5:30p Preston Publishers Reception (prior to PTA meeting)
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 20
Snack Cart
Tuesday, April 25
STAAR Testing RLA (3rd-6th Grades)
3:15p Run Club
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