Originally delivered on 8/23/2020 9:32 pm

SUBJECT: Preston Press Newsletter August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020Preston Elementary PTAVolume 4 Issue 1
A Message From Our Principal

Preston Pride,


What a great start we’ve had to the 20-21 school year. I have really enjoyed visiting our virtual classrooms and popping in to say hello. Teachers are so proud of the great work students are showing, and I am so impressed with how quickly everyone has adapted to online learning. A huge thanks to our wonderful school community for the outpouring of love and support during the beginning of the year. We could not do this without you!!


With love,

Mrs. Lemons

Preston PTA Membership Meeting

Join us for the first Membership meeting of the 2020-2021 school year on September 1, 2020 at 6:30pm.  Under guidance of Preston Administration, AllenISD, and Texas PTA, the Preston Elementary PTA Membership meetings will utilize Zoom until further notice.  

  1. In this meeting we will review previous reports, board reports, budget amendments, PTA goals, financial matters, hold a vote for this PTA to support the Allen ISD bond package, and other business.  To attend this meeting as a voting member, you must complete your PTA membership by August 28, 2020.  
  2. To receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, please RSVP here.  Registration for the meeting closes on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  The Zoom information will be emailed to you on Monday, August 31, 2020 to the email address provided in the form.  When attending the meeting, your PTA registered name should be visible along with your membership status denoted as an (M).  Ex:  Brooke Eung (M) 
  3. The membership meeting will be conducted utilizing the Texas PTA Meeting Rules.  Please reference this website for questions or information regarding the procedure of the meeting.  The voting process will follow the protocols of a verbalized affirmative or negative for all motions presented.

We look forward to updating you on the activities and programs planned for this uniquely auspicious year!

Brooke Eung

Preston PTA President 

Have you checked out the Preston PTA Website?

Go to the Preston PTA website!!  You can: 

  • Join Preston PTA
  • Buy a fieldtrip shirt & Preston spirit wear
  • Donate to our No-Fuss Fundraiser
  • Access your teacher's favorite things list
  • Sync your phone to the school and Allen ISD calendars
  •  ... and so much more
How did you BEAT THE HEAT this summer?

Send us your pics!  We want to see your summer fun!  Submit photos to the PTA Newsletter!

Coming soon.... First Day(s) of school!  Show us your virtual and in-class first days!

Top 10 Reasons to join the PTA
  • A place where every child feels safe & supported

  • A place where all families feel welcome

  • A place where parents feel informed

  • A place to build relationships

  • A place where you can make a difference at our school and across the state

  • A place to volunteer 

  • A place where At-Home and In-School learners are supported equally
  • A place that encourages PTA sponsored events (such as WatchDOGS and Reflections)

  • A place where our goal is to have a Voice for Every Child
  • A place that advocates for your child during this legislative year

  Please join us www.prestonpta.org!

PES Spirit Wear 2020

Have you ordered your new PES Spirit wear?

There is a limited supply, but you can still order a Preston t-shirt, hoodie, Preston pride/field trip shirt and a face mask. Go to the PTA Website to place your order.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Alison.

Allen ISD: Bond 2020

For information concerning the upcoming Allen ISD Bond election in November, please reference the Bond 2020 website.  Here you will find the informational meeting schedule as well as the financial plans proposed to the Allen ISD Board of Trustees.

Back to School Lunch

Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page on our website for more information on how you can sign up to help provide items for the annual Back to School Lunch for our teachers on September 2nd. 

Did you know August is Family Fun Month?

Make some time for family fun!  

  • Have a family game night
  • Cook something NEW together
  • Take a walk as a family
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Have a “Dressy Dinner Date”
  • Play Spin the Globe and learn about a new culture

What will you do for Family Fun Night?

Post your picture in Family Fun Night Event on Facebook! 

Don’t forget to tag it!   #PESFamilyFun2020  


This year's theme: I MATTER BECAUSE..

What a wonderful theme for this year!! We represent Preston so well and this year will be no different.

Here are the categories: Photography, Visual Arts, Film Production, Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Literature. You can select to participate in more than one category.

Participation eligibility and forms for 2020-2021 Reflections can be found at the Texas PTA Website

Are you the next WatchDOG?

We hope so!  WatchDOGS is gearing up to go VIRTUAL!!  

What:  Sign Up NOW!!  Record your Virtual WatchDOGS motivational moment on your device and submit for viewing on morning announcements!

Who: YOU!! Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Older Brothers- any Father-figure who wants to support our children. You are welcome to have your children join you too!

When:  Once you are a Preston PTA member (prestonpta.com) and have completed your Volunteer Background check (Allen ISD volunteer), you can register to participate. 

Where:  From your home or office.  If you travel for work, can't get a day off, or even are a WatchDOG every year, this virtual method will work for you!

Why:  WatchDOGS are a positive influence in the lives of our students.  You can make a difference with your motivational moment for your children as well as others.

How:  Once you register, Scott Averitt, our WatchDOGS chair, will contact you about scheduling your recording for submission to announcements.

Box Tops

Earn cash for Preston by submitting box tops online at the Box Tops for Education App. You can now easily scan receipts or forward your digital receipts from home!

August 3 - Carla IcenhowerSeptember 3- Justin Preston
August 6 - Natalie SawyerSeptember 6 - Jennifer Bush
August 20 - Angela Clarke
September 8 - Helen Cherian
August 25 - Jenny Armentrout
September 9 - Tracy Sadeghi
August 28- Jonathan Martinez

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, September 1
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
Wednesday, September 2
First Day of In-Person Learning at School
Monday, September 7
Student & Staff Holiday