Originally delivered on 8/28/2023 11:55 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 08/28/2023

August 28, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 7 Issue 1
Message from the Principal
  • Thank you for following our designated traffic routes – we appreciate your cooperation and support!! Reminder: Gym side traffic should not turn right onto Hilliard Dr. during carpool times. Doing so interferes with the front traffic route.
  • Calls from Nurse Miranda: There is currently a district wide issue with the direct nurse lines popping up as “SPAM”. This issue is being addressed, but it is making it difficult for Nurse Miranda to get ahold of parents when necessary.  Feel free to save the direct line to the Preston Clinic in your contacts, 972-448-0238.
  • $1 Hat Day for Kids Against Hunger – Friday, September 1st
  • College & Career Week (see attached graphic) September 11-15
  • After-school Classes Interest Survey

    Allen ISD partners with community providers to offer after-school classes for students. Classes will be held at Preston from 3:00-4:00 pm on Tuesday or Thursday, on a per semester or year-long basis. We are asking for your input in selecting the offerings for the 23-24 school year. Once the selections for our campus are determined, information for registration and payment will be shared. Complete the After-school Classes Interest Survey here. Please provide input by Friday, September 1, 2023.

Message from Allen ISD
  • Gifted & Talented services will offer an informational webinar outlining K-12 GT services on both August 30th and October 18th. Sessions will repeat, and registration is not required. Families can join with links on the GT portion of the AISD website.
  • Please see the  SL Vape Parent Communication that was sent out in the district newsletter.
Join Preston PTA!

We are so excited for a year packed with enriching programs, fun events and connections that will last a lifetime. We need your family's support! For just $10/membership, this is an amazing way for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and other special people in your child's life to support their education and experience at Preston. Join now at https://prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/membership.

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Donate to our No Fuss Fundraiser!

Don’t want to sell, bake or buy anything to or from family, friends, coworkers or neighbors? We feel the same way!

We are asking you to simply donate to our Preston’s “No Fuss Fundraiser”. Every dollar raised will fund enhancement programs for our students at Preston and allows us to bring in exciting educational experiences, academic activities and more! Think assemblies, family event nights, and list goes on!

The No Fuss Fundraiser is such an easy, stress free way to support our school. Make a donation and double your impact here:

Preston Elementary PTA - No-Fuss Fundraiser 2023-2024 (membershiptoolkit.com) 

Register with Allen ISD to Volunteer

Do you want to volunteer at Preston? Serve as a Room Parent or a Watch DOG? Attend a Field Trip or help out in a classroom? All of these opportunities require an Allen ISD volunteer application and background check. Allen ISD requires the volunteer process to be completed each school year. Don't wait, get your Volunteer Application for 2023-2024 on file today! REGISTER HERE 

Have you filled out the volunteer interest form?
Be the first to know about volunteer opportunities by marking the areas you are interested in. Click here to access the form!

Thank you to all our Parent and Student Volunteers for helping out with the School supplies and Bulletin Boards. Heartfelt thanks to our morning carpool volunteers, you all are AWESOME and we APPRECIATE You! 

Teacher & Staff Back to School Lunch

The PTA was honored to provide a special lunch on the first day of school to our fantastic teachers and staff. The first day of school is a busy one and the teachers were so happy to have an easy and delicious meal ready to go. 

The PTA cannot support the teachers and other special events without your support. Thank you for being part of the Preston Pride! 

Spirit Night at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Beat the heat and support Preston at our spirit night at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. 

When: Thursday, September 7, 2023; 5-8 pm

Where: Handel’s Ice Cream 4700 Eldorado Pkwy Suite 210, McKinney, TX 75070

After you have paid for your order, put your receipt in the box labeled “Preston”. 

WatchDOGS Pizza Night!

Join us to learn about the WatchDOGS program and have Pizza with your children on September 12 at 5:30pm in the Preston Cafeteria.

Anyone interested in volunteering as a WatchDOG should attend to learn more. Please complete your required PTA Membership and Volunteer Application prior to Pizza Night!

RSVP here: ptavolunteers.preston@gmail.com

PTA Meeting on September 12th at 6.30 pm

Please join us for the Preston PTA Meeting on September 12, Tuesday, in the Preston Cafeteria. The meeting will immediately follow the WatchDOGS presentation and Pizza night. All members are encouraged to attend the PTA meeting. 

Field Trip & Spirit Wear Delivery Info

All 2023-2024 Field Trip Shirts and Spirit Wear items that were ordered by August 25, will be delivered to your child's classroom on September 20, Wednesday!

Thank you for your continued support of the Preston PTA and Spirit Wear!


Crack the Case: Discover Your Next Favorite Read

Our fall book fair will run October 2nd - 5th. Parents will be allowed to shop with your student during lunch, after school until 3:30 pm, and during Literacy Night October 4th. 

Look out for the volunteer link coming next week on our PTA Facebook page. Our book fair will not be possible without the help of our many parent volunteers!


8/3 Icenhower, Carla
8/6 Sawyer, Natalie
8/15 Nichols, Mary
8/19 Simmons, Chris
8/20 Clarke, Angela
8/22 Atnayous, Maryam
8/25 Armentrout, Jenny


9/6 Bush, Jennifer
9/8 Cherian, Helen
9/9 Sadeghi, Tracy

Looking Ahead
Monday, September 4
Labor Day
Thursday, September 7
5:00p Spirit Night at Handel's Homemade Ice cream
Tuesday, September 12
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
5:30p Watch DOGS Pizza Night / PTA Membership Meeting
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
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