Originally delivered on 11/13/2023 8:48 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 11/13/2023

November 13, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 7 Issue 6
Message from the Principal
Traffic Routes

Over the past few weeks, we have noticed an increase in the number of people not following the correct traffic routes during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Your cooperation in following the designated routes is important and appreciated. Please review the PES Traffic Route information and make necessary adjustments to follow the correct route. 

Crosswalk and Traffic

We had two close calls last week at the crosswalk of Tillman and Kent (the entrance to the gym-side parking lot). Driving around the Crossing Guard when her sign is up is NOT PERMITTED. ALL DIRECTIONS of TRAFFIC MUST STOP when our Crossing Guard is crossing pedestrians, no exceptions. 

Additionally, we continue to have 10-12 parents who are not following the designated traffic routes, both on the gym-side and in the front. If you are coming into the parking lot to park and drop off a student, you must still follow the correct route. Please do your part and follow our traffic routes.

Order your 2024 PES Yearbook!!

Our 2023-2024 yearbooks are on sale NOW!  Click HERE to order yours today! 

Lunch Visitors

Friday, December 1st – No Lunch Visitors

Winter Parties at Preston

Winter parties are just around the corner, and our classrooms will be bustling with holiday fun! PTA room parents will soon begin planning this special event for our students. Parent attendance is not required. As you consider attending winter parties, please be mindful that classroom space is very limited, and we want to ensure that our students have room to move around and enjoy the activities. One guest per student (and younger siblings) will be allowed; any guest, including room parents, who plans to attend must RSVP no later than Monday, December 18th. Please submit a separate RSVP for each party you plan to attend. The form to RSVP can be found HERE.

Message from Allen ISD
Emergent Bilingual

Emergent Bilingual Parent and Family Connection Newsletter

In this fall edition, families will find holiday-themed activities that can enhance their child's English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Father Daughter Ball

We would like to Welcome you to the 23rd Annual Father Daughter Ball on December 9th. Please join us for a night "Under the Sea" with dancing, light refreshments, pictures, and prizes. Like last year, we will have three dances.

Twilight Dance 4:30-5:30 pm KG and under

Evening Dance One 6:00-7:30 pm Gr 1-3

Evening Dance Two 8:30-10:00 pm Gr 4-6

The ages and grades are recommendations only; however, the dance format and music selections will be geared towards the targeted age groups. Registration is limited and is held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are dance specific. Cancellations will be accepted, and a refund will be issued as long as the cancellation is received by noon on December 7th. Each person must buy a ticket, we no longer offer “Couple Tickets”. To purchase tickets or find additional information, please visit the Community Services page on the AISD website.


If you have questions, please call or email Chrysti Alexander at 972-727-0502 or chrystan.alexander@allenisd.org.

Learn ‘N Playday

We have a few openings in the Learn ‘N Playday program.  Call us today to learn more! 

Allen ISD Kids Club is hiring!
Message from PTA

PTA Meeting on November 14th at 6:15 pm

Please join us for the Preston PTA Meeting on November 14, Tuesday, in the Preston Gym. All members are encouraged to attend the PTA meeting. It will be followed by 3rd grade choir performance.


Thank you for those who submitted their entries for Reflections 2023... I am Hopeful Because!

Judging has  been completed, Thanks to our gracious judges Amy O'Brien, Erin Byrd, and Aarti Arumugam. The reception will be on November 14, 2023 at 5:30 pm in the Preston Elementary MPR. 

For any questions please contact Anjali ptaartsed.preston@gmail.com


It is time to pre-order your Preston Publishers kits for 2023 while supplies last! Preston Publishers is a FANTASTIC program where elementary age children can become PUBLISHED AUTHORS! We were able to participate in this program this year again and hope to have another amazing turnout. For any questions please contact ptastudentbkpublish.preston@gmail.com

Please pre-order your kits at https://portal.studentreasures.com/shopping/preorder

Once kits are ordered and delivered to your child's classroom, your child will have until 1/11/2024 to complete their kits and return to the school. We will then send the kits for publishing and get them all ready for a reception on April 9th in the Library for an AUTOGRAPH SESSION! 

Positively Preston!

The Positively Preston bulletin board is now up. Thank you to everyone who sent in positive messages! 

Next time you are on campus, be sure to stop by and take a look. This cheery board is located right next to the cafeteria. 

In the mean time, you can click on the link below to see a closer look. We hope the messages bring you as much joy as they will for our students and staff.

Positively Preston bulletin board video

Make Every Receipt Count

You can help earn cash for Preston Elementary by scanning any Box Tops for education product once purchased. 

Not sure how to start? Click here learn how to earn!

NEW! Follow us on Instagram

For all the latest updates and fun things happening with the Preston PTA, be sure to follow us on Facebook or our NEW Instagram account!



Link your Kroger card today

If you shop at Kroger you can link your shopper's card to help Preston Elementary earn cash for our school. Visit your digital Kroger account and sign up for community rewards. Click here to enroll in community rewards. Preston's Organization number is: VH344

You have to re-enroll your Kroger Plus card on an annual basis. 

11/24               Melton, Cristina
11/29                       Nab, Linda
11/30             Lambert, Justine

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, November 14
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
5:30p Reflections Reception
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
Friday, November 17
12:00p Early Release
Monday, November 20
Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 29
MOD Pizza Fundraiser
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