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October 19, 2020Preston Elementary PTAVolume 4 Issue 5
PTA Membership Meeting
November 3rd at 6:30 pm

Sign up to join us for the last Membership meeting of 2020.  Under guidance of Preston Administration, Allen ISD, and Texas PTA, this Preston Elementary PTA Membership meeting will utilize Zoom for the meeting.  

  • In this meeting, we will review previous reports, budget amendments, staff grant recipients, and other business.  To attend this meeting as a voting member, you must complete your PTA membership by October 30, 2020.  
  • To receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, please RSVP below.  Registration for the meeting closes on 11/1/20.  The Zoom information will be sent on 11/2/20 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:  (M) Brooke Eung
  • 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.

Following this meeting, our Reflections participants are invited to share the piece they submitted for the Texas PTA Reflections contest.  This is a time to let our students see how much they matter to the Preston PTA.  To register your Reflections entry for the showcase after the meeting, email ptaartsed.preston@gmail.com.

Register Here
Call for Entries for Reflections:

Participate in Texas PTA's Reflections program this year and show us your creativity.  This years theme: I MATTER BECAUSE...

Now, express your artistic talent and tell us what matters most to you through Reflections!

Categories are: 

- Dance Choreography- Literature- Film Production
- Photography- Visual Arts- Music Composition

Last day for submission is October 29, 2020.

Vote 2020

Vote FOR the Allen ISD Bond to show every student in Allen they have our support. There are 4 propositions listed and the Preston PTA supports all four. Voting FOR the bond is a vote FOR our children and community.

  • Early voting: Now - October 30
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd 

Fun at the Preston Pride Walk or Ride!
Preston Pride Walk and Ride

Writing skills are so important, particularly when students are young.

It's never too early to get kids interested in writing, it's a fun and rewarding activity. Stories can be about anything and everything, use your imagination to write that story you have been wanting to write this year! 

Order your Preston Publishers Manuscript Kit today for $5, deadline is Nov 1st, 2020.

Virtual WatchDOGS Video Deadline Coming Soon!

Time is almost up to register as a WatchDOG for this year!  Sign up below so you don't miss out on this opportunity!  Recordings are due to ptawatchdogs.preston@gmail.com by November 20.

Virtual WatchDOGS Volunteer Registration
Picture Day

Picture Day is coming to Preston on Friday, November 6th. All students will have the opportunity to participate.

In-Person Students - pictures will be taken during the school day.

At-Home Students - Please sign up for your child to take their school pictures using Sign Up Genius

ALL picture orders must be placed online.

Picture ID: EVT9N4PHX

Paper order forms will not be sent home.

Keeping Fit at the Walk or Ride!
My Clean & Green Community Recycled Art Competition

The City of Allen presents Keep Allen Beautiful’s Annual Recycled Art Competition.

This year’s theme is My Clean & Green Community.  

Unplug your creativity and submit your recycled art and entry form NO LATER than 5pm October 23, 2020 to ContestKAB@gmail.com.

More details can be found by clicking the link.


(Due to COVID-19, all portions of the competition will be held virtually- submission, judging, gallery, and awards.)

Sports & After-School Activities

Send us your pictures of Sports and After-School Activities!!

Submit Here
Veterans Day Celebration on 11/6

Though we cannot celebrate in our usual fashion, we are excited to have this opportunity to show our appreciation to the Veterans of our great nation. We would love for students to create a Google Slide for a Veteran family member or close friend to be shared in our Veterans Day celebration. 

If you are interested in participating, please have your Google Slide submitted/shared with Mrs. Armentrout by October 30, 2020.

A Healthy Pride at the Walk or Ride!
October 19th - Monica LemonsOctober 26th - Paula Stockwell
October 20th - Kaleigh Srader
October 29th - Jill Jaska

Looking Ahead
Monday, October 26
Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, October 27
Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week
Thursday, October 29
Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 30
Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, November 3
8:30a PTA Board Meeting
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting