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SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 04242023

April 24, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 15
Important News
Chick-fil-A Spirit Day is on May 11th

Spirit Day will be held at Chick-fil-A (Stacey Road location) on May 11th all day long. Please join the Preston Kids to raise funds to fight hunger.

End-of-Year Party Schedule
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

Summer Kids Club registration

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

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!

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

Coffee Chat for Parents of Emergent Bilingual Students

Preston's team invites parents of Emergent Bilingual students to join us for our second

Virtual Café - Coffee Chat Series 

on 04/28 9:15-10:15 am

Looking forward to having a productive conversation!

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 

PTA News
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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 voted on the suggested changes at the April 18th Membership Meeting. Our Parliamentarian will submit them for review to the Texas PTA.

Click here to view proposed changes

Standing Chair Nomination Form for 2023-2024

 Nominations are now open for the 2023-2024 "Preston PTA Standing Chair Positions".

Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for a standing chair position on the Preston PTA Executive Board for 2023-2024.

 The following positions are open:

Healthy LifestylesArts In Education
Community RelationsHospitality
Book FairWatchDOGS
Family EngagementSpirit Wear

Nominations are due by May 10th. Use the link below to nominate.


Got Questions, please email ptapresident.preston@gmail.com.

Giving Back and Having Fun

Preston Elementary students and staff have been fundraising all year for the Kids Against Hunger Campaign and now we're ready to put all that hard work into action! Volunteers are needed on May 18th and 19th to help set up the stations and to assist the students with making up the food packets to be supplied to those in need. To sign up to volunteer, use this link.

Backyard Bash Volunteers Needed!

Backyard Bash will be held on Friday, April 28 from 5-7pm on the Preston Playground. There will be 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!

May 2

Sean Kinne

May 5

Catherine Underwood

 May 6

Heather Haley

Looking Ahead
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 25
STAAR Testing RLA (3rd-6th Grades)
3:15p Run Club
Friday, April 28
5:00p Backyard Bash
Monday, May 1
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 2
STAAR Testing Science (5th Grade)
Run Club Celebration
Teacher Appreciation Week
3:15p Run Club
Wednesday, May 3
Walk/Bike to School Day
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 4
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tuesday, May 9
STAAR Testing Math (3rd-6th Grades)
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