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SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 3/29/2021

March 29, 2021
Preston Elementary PTAVolume 4 Issue 14
April Membership Meeting

The April Membership meeting will be on April 1, 2021 at 6:30pm.  Under guidance of Preston Administration 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, elect the officers for the 2021-2022 Executive Board, discuss the upcoming Attendance Credit Election, and conduct other business.  

  • To receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, please RSVP.  Registration for the meeting closes tomorrow (March 30, 2021).  The Zoom information will be sent on March 31, 2021 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 unless ballot voting is required.

As part of this April meeting, the Preston PTA Bylaws indicate the requirement to conduct elections for the following year.  This is the current slate of Officers proposed by the Nominating Committee:

  • President:  Brooke Eung
  • 1st VP of Membership:  Payal Patel
  • 2nd VP of Programs:  Maura Anderson
  • 3rd VP of Ways and Means:  Amy O’Brien
  • Secretary:  Alexandra Paterson
  • Treasurer:  Kelli Lyons

The Preston Elementary PTA Executive Board voted to require notice of intent to run from the floor at least 5 days prior to the Membership Meeting.  That opportunity has now ended and the form has now closed.  Anyone who submitted an intent to run from the floor will be invited to participate at the appropriate time within the meeting.

3rd Grade Performance following April 1st PTA Meeting

In conjunction with this meeting, our 3rd graders will perform a virtual concert prepared by Mrs. Bush.  The performance will be shown following the April PTA Membership meeting.  Anyone interested in watching the performance, must register here by tomorrow, March 30, 2021.  The zoom code for the concert will only be sent to registered participants.  This is a time to let our students have a moment in the spotlight for the Preston Pride.  The PTA meeting will be conducted prior to the concert viewing.

NEW Watch DOGS Volunteer Opportunities

Starting April 5th, Watch DOGS will be back on campus. Volunteers will help outside from 7:25-7:45 each morning greeting kids as they are dropped off. What a fun way for our students to start their day! 

See the Watch DOGS sign up page for more information.

More Library & Copy Volunteer Slots Added

Following the success of our firs round of volunteering, more dates have been added for to the Library & Copy Room sign up page.

To complete your REQUIRED volunteer background check, please click here.  

Virtual Art Show
Click Here to Visit & Order

It's Not Too Late to Order...Our Virtual Art Show is currently open and will close on March 31...just two more days!  You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your child's creation.

Thank you for supporting our school and promoting a feeling of success in your child!

Attendance Credit Election Information

Visit the Allen ISD website for more information on why you should vote FOR the Attendance Credit.

Early voting begins 4/19 and Election Day is May 1, 2021.

Spring Break Pictures

We love seeing your Spring Break Pictures, please share more with us!

Submit here!
Teacher Appreciation Week 5/3 - 5/7

Stay tuned for details on how you can help celebrate our amazing teachers and staff!

Virtual Spring Book Fair April 5-18

Look for the link to browse the fair and to shop online in the next newsletter! All proceeds go towards supporting our PES library.

Virtual Family Reading Night  Wednesday April 14, an evening of storytime fun. More details and registration to follow soon.

Texas PTA Reflections Winners for 2020-2021!

Award of Merit Winners at State level:

  • Zion Medrano (Film Production- The Good Citizen)
  • Connor Paterson (Photography- The Pepper Village)  

Congratulations!  They will be invited to the Texas PTA award ceremony and be honored with a silver medallion for their entries.

Author Reception - SAVE THE DATE!

 We can't wait to celebrate our Preston Publishers Authors! We will have a socially distanced reception/book signing for our young authors on April 6th from 4-6 pm. Further details and a sign-up link will be emailed shortly. 

Looking Ahead
Monday, March 29
Virtual Art Show
Tuesday, March 30
Virtual Art Show
Wednesday, March 31
Virtual Art Show
Thursday, April 1
12:00p PTA Board Meeting
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
6:30p 3rd Grade Choir Performance
Friday, April 2
Student & Staff Holiday
Monday, April 5
Spring Book Fair
Tuesday, April 6
Spring Book Fair
4:00p Preston Publishers Reception
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