Originally delivered on 5/7/2024 9:14 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 05/07/2024

May 07, 2024Preston Elementary PTAVolume 7 Issue 16
Information from Mrs. Lemons
No Lunch Visitors: May 20th

Due to an adjusted schedule for Field Day, the stage will not be open to lunch visitors on Monday, May 20th. 

"Are You Moving?" Form

This information request is for parents of current Kinder - 5th grade students.  If your child will not return to Preston for the 2024-2025 school year, please complete the information below by April 26th, 2024. If you have any questions, please email Natalie.Sawyer@allenisd.org Thank you so much!


Information from Allen ISD
Parent & Family Connection Newsletter for Emergent Bilingual Parents & Families

The Spring Edition of the Parent & Family Connections Newsletter is ready to be shared with Emergent Bilingual Parents & Families.  We will be sharing:

  • Easy, at-home activities and educational websites with free resources that will help their child improve their English language skills.
  • Helpful At-Home Learning Tips.
  • College and Career Prep information.
Parent University Feedback Survey

Parent University is a program designed for parents and caregivers to receive training, information, and resources on relevant topics aimed to help develop the skills needed to implement positive parenting practices.  

Please take a minute to provide feedback on Parent University so that we can make next year's classes even better!


Food Drive

We are excited to support the Allen Ministerial Alliance with gathering food items in support of our Allen ISD students’ nutritional needs this summer.  The food drive will run from May 1-15.  See the flyer below for more details.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps are just around the corner, and we are working behind the scenes to get everything ready to go!

The brochure that lists all summer camps and all important information will be online March 18th.

Registration opens Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 a.m.

Summer Kids Club

Summer Kids Club Registration OPENS Monday, March 18th!  See below for more details.

Calling the Class of 2024!

Here's your chance to shine on Allen ISD's social media! Submit yourself to be spotlighted in our #FutureReadyFriday series. Don't miss this opportunity to share your journey and achievements! Submit your info now at https://www.allenisd.org/futurereadyfriday

STEM Night at Riders Field: May 10

Tickets ordered through the following link will benefit the Allen Robotics club: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/Allensteam 


Message from PTA
Backyard Bash THIS Thursday, May 9

Join us on the Preston Playground THIS Thursday, May 9, from 5-7pm. There will be a DJ with games, a foam party, balloon artists, and popcorn.  Crunchies food truck and Dippin' Dots will also be on site for purchase. 


Please check the Backyard Bash Volunteer Opportunities (including students needing service hours) by this Sunday, if you would like to volunteer for this event.  It will be updated to reflect the new date.


Make sure to come out, it will be a blast!

Prston PTA Scholarship

AHS Class of 2024! Congratulations!! Congratulations, Nheya Kumar, on being the first recipient of the scholarship from Preston Elementary School! The $1000 check from the Preston PTA is a testament to your hard work and dedication. Thank you, Foundation for Allen, for helping select such a deserving candidate. Best wishes for a successful college journey!

Preston PTA hosted author Polly Holyoke on April 25th. It was such fun having this Bluebonnet Award author on campus. Huge shoutout to Mrs. Armentrout for arranging the visit. Polly Holyoke spoke with the 3rd-6th graders about tips for being a better author. They learned about her inspiration for her first series, Neptune, and her newest series, Skyriders. Ms. Holyoke's biggest secrets to success? Read frequently, write often, unplug from devices, and leave lots of time to daydream!

Join Preston PTA Today!

By joining the PTA, you are supporting Programs, Events, Classroom Grants, and so much more. For just $10/member, you are creating a voice for all Preston children. Help us achieve the prestigious Voice for Every Child award from Texas PTA!

Click here to join!

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!

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. 

5/22 Murray, Sandy
5/27 Potter, Dawn
5/31 Berry, Kristi

6/1 Krikstone, Erin
6/1 Williams, Lauren
6/2 Benitoa, Melissa
6/4 Henry, Desirae
6/5 Hall, Jamye
6/6 Boatfield, Solomon
6/16 Conway, Mary
6/18 Chapman, Allison
6/20 Jones, Lauren
6/21 Moody, Jaime
6/23 Dolezal, Susan
6/24 Segura, Daniel

6/25 McClendon, Jamie
6/26 Wilkin, Ashley
6/27 Kirkland, Jasma
6/28 Sesham, Sujatha
6/29 Leblond, Amber
6/29 Bender, Debbie

7/4 Hicks, Michael
7/8 Abney, Karen
7/10 Mueller, Emily
7/13 Olvera, Irene
7/14 Janes, Cheryl
7/15 Carriere, Christyn
7/20 Todd, Natalie
7/31 Rhodes, Tawana

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, May 7
Teacher Appreciation Week
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 8
Teacher Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 9
Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 10
Teacher Appreciation Week
Monday, May 13
Art Sparks Week
Tuesday, May 14
Art Sparks Week
Wednesday, May 15
Art Sparks Week
Thursday, May 16
Art Sparks Week
Friday, May 17
Art Sparks Week
Tuesday, May 21
12:00a Class Parties
Wednesday, May 22
12:00a Class Parties
Thursday, May 23
12:00a Class Parties
Friday, May 24
12:00a Class Parties
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