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SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 11/16/2020

November 16, 2020Preston Elementary PTAVolume 4 Issue 7
Last Chance this Friday!

Friday 11/20 is the final day to submit your WatchDOGS video for the 2020-2021 year. To be a part of your child's day, submit your video NOW!

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Early Release - November 20th

Students will release at 11:55 am (bus, daycare, walkers/bike riders) and 12:00 pm (carpool, Kids Club, and At-Home Learners).


Halloween Pictures

Send us pictures of your kids in their Halloween costumes or celebrating Red Ribbon Week!

Join the Preston PTA for a chance to win Giftcards!!

Want to be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card to Batch Bakery and a dinner for two to Cotton Patch (Over a $50 value)? All you have to do is join the Preston PTA for $10 and you will be automatically entered. Drawing will be held on Nov 19th. So don't wait, join HERE!

Staff Grants Awarded

This year the Preston PTA voted to award nearly $3000 for Staff Grants.  This process allows all Preston staff the opportunity to request funds to purchase items needed to enhance learning in individual grades and classrooms.

A Staff Grant Committee was formed of four PTA members who recommended how funds would be spent and where grants would be awarded.  We sincerely appreciate the committee who met and reviewed all applications and presented their recommendation for grant approval to the PTA board.  

Thank you to Kerri Sathianathan, Jen Adams, Janessa Wilkins, and Christie Nagy for their work on the process.

The Preston PTA Board approved funding for the following grants:

  • PD in a Box- Enhanced Professional Development for Staff
  • Letters and Sounds all Around - Kindergarten
  • Flocabulary - 4th Grade
  • "We See Ourselves" - 6th Grade
  • Read Naturally Live - Dyslexia Program
  • Glow Party - 4th Grade
  • Camp Write About It - 4th Grade
  • Leveled Library Books - 1st Grade
  • Flashlight Reading/Noodle Drumming - 5th Grade
  • Educreations - 4th Grade
Rivaan Shah Takes 2nd Prize in Citywide Art Competition

Congratulations to Rivaan Shah, 4th grade, on his 2nd place win in the Fourth Grade Division of the citywide Recycled Art Competition. Keep Allen Beautiful sponsored the competition with the theme "My Clean and Green Community".  Rivaan represented our Preston Pride so well and we are very proud of his accomplishment!

Follow the Funds...Your PTA $$ at work

Even in a difficult year, your PTA No-Fuss Donations were used for the following:

Making students published authors$485
Prismastic Magic Leaser Light Show$849
Encouraging and Appreciating Staff$719
Staff Grants$2926
PebbleGo Subscription for all students and Scholastic Dollars for the library$2605

Preston Publishers Manuscripts

Due Wednesday, January 8th

The days leading into the holidays get a little hectic. This is a great time to work on your Preston Publishers manuscripts! A great way to stay on track is to set goal dates with your student for completing rough drafts, illustrations, and final copies.  We cannot wait to see the final products from our budding authors!

Kendra Scott PTA Spirit Nights


December 8, 2020 @ 3:00-6:00 PM (in store and online shopping)

December 9, 2020 (online shopping)

Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all purchases made in store and online to Preston!

Toys for Tots

Toy Collection: November 30th - December 4th

If you would like to support this year's Toys for Tots toy drive, please deliver new, unwrapped toys to the collection boxes at Preston anytime starting November 30th till December 4.

November 17th - Amy McCulloughNovember 26th - Haley Cloutier
November 17th - Holly MayNovember 29th - Linda Nab
November 21st - Jenny PrestonNovember 30th - Justine Lambert

Looking Ahead
Friday, November 20
Early Release Students & Staff
Monday, November 23
Student & Staff Holiday
Tuesday, November 24
Student & Staff Holiday
Wednesday, November 25
Student & Staff Holiday