Originally delivered on 2/21/2021 7:11 pm

SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 2/22/2021

February 22, 2021Preston Elementary PTAVolume 4 Issue 12
Lifetime Membership Nomination Request

It's that time of the year where we need to nominate 4 amazing people from Preston for the Lifetime Membership Awards. This is one of the highest honors presented to an individual for their outstanding service to our children at Preston. I encourage you all to take 5 minutes and click on this link and nominate 2 staff and 2 volunteers. This is a great way to recognize an individual who you feel goes above and beyond for our children and school. Surveys are due on or before 2/26. If you have any questions please contact Payal.  Thank you!!

Nomination of Officers for 2021-2022 PTA Board

The Preston Elementary PTA is looking for leaders to support our amazing school. Please consider donating your time and talents. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as an officer to the 2021-2022 PTA Board please click HERE. Nominations are due by March 10th. 

Volunteer Opportunities are back!!

As you may have heard, the district has given the green light to invite volunteers back on campus in a limited capacity. For our school, this means we are going to have 1 person each day volunteer to help in both the library and copy room.  See the sign up for the Library & Copy Room Volunteer.

As spots are limited, please sign up for only one shift right now, to allow for multiple volunteers. If you have general questions or comments about volunteering you can reach out to Mrs. Lemons and Mrs. Tennison through the Preston Parent Q&A Form.

You Haven't Missed It Yet! Register TODAY!!!

The Allen Eagle Run is THIS weekend! We have almost reached our school-wide goal but we need a few more Preston Pride members to register to get there!  

Remember, the Allen Eagle Run has gone virtual so you can participate any time between February 27th through March 3rd!

Run our very own 5k route and snap a picture at the banners on north side of Preston's yard! 

Click here for more information or to REGISTER!

Preston Virtual Art Show Coming Soon...

At Home Learner Art Work is due TODAY February 22.  Please turn art work into the turn in bin by the front door of the school.

We will be hosting our annual art show virtually this year.  Mark your calendars, the art show will run from: 

March 22-March 31st  

**Did you know that parents are not the only ones who can buy art?  With our new virtual option it has never been easier for grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends to purchase a one-of-a-kind framed reproduction of your child's art work! 

Snow Pictures

Though it was a crazy week with no power, no heat, and for some, no water, we know most kids made the best of it and enjoyed the snow.  Please share your pictures, so we can share!

Submit here!
Proposed Bylaws Changes

As discussed in the February Membership Meeting, the Preston Elementary PTA Executive Board has proposed amending the PTA bylaws to require that a Membership Meeting take place each May. This change will be voted on during the April Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 1. Currently, the bylaws require that Membership Meetings take place in September, November, February and April. A full copy of the current bylaws are available on the PTA website. For any questions, please contact Beth Bradley, Parliamentarian at ptaparliamentarian.preston@gmail.com.

February 21st - Joseph HinsonFebruary 22nd - Andrea Jackson
March 7th - Johnette Gambrell 
Looking Ahead
Friday, March 5
Grading Period Ends
Early Release Students & Staff
Monday, March 8
Student Holiday/Staff Development Trade Day
Tuesday, March 9
Student & Staff Holiday
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