Originally delivered on 9/20/2021 7:11 am

SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 09/20/2021

September 20, 2021Preston Elementary PTAVolume 5 Issue 3
Jungle Book Fair

The book fair opens this week, beginning 9/23 and will run through 10/1! Students will be visiting the book fair during their library period. Their teacher will you let you know what day that is, so you can send in money if your child would like to buy books. 

Please keep in mind this will be a student only book fair, with the assistance of faculty and limited volunteers. Parents can shop online now through 9/28 here.  

For parents who would like help build their teacher's classroom library, check back when the book fair opens to view the Teacher's Wish List. All profits from the fair will go towards increasing resources for our school.

Interested in helping out? View opportunities here.


Texas PTA has revised our PTA Bylaws and there were several changes this year. Additionally, there was a correction to our Standing Rules. The updated Bylaws and Standing Rules can be found here at our website: Bylaws and SRs. Questions? Email Jena Barocio at ptaparliamentarian.preston@gmail.com.

Want 50% off Tiff's Treats? Join the PTA

We have some exciting news to share for Preston PTA members. In the month of Oct you will get an email which will enable you to get 50% off your entire order off Tiff's Treats. All you have to do to get that email is join the Preston PTA by September 30th. You can join by clicking HERE

P.S.- Teachers & Kiddo's love Tiff's Treats. You can use your 50% off to send a delivery to your teacher and pickup some cookies for an after school snack.

SPIRIT DAY this WED. Sept 22nd at JC's Burger

Preston's first PTA Spirit Day of the school year is this WednesdaySeptember 22nd at JC's Burger House (Allen Location only). They have great burgers, including a vegetarian one that is amazing!

Make a purchase ALL DAY for lunch or dinner, dine-in or pick-up and drop your receipt in the box. Preston will get back 20% of the sales. Just let them know you're there to support Preston!

21-Day Challenge

Your kids may have come home talking about the 21-Day Challenge. This challenge is all about healthy snacking and eating. We've set a goal of 500 student participants, and if we reach our goal Mrs. Lemons and Mrs. Tennison are getting SLIMED!!!


What is the 21-Day Challenge?

The core of the program is the “21-Day Challenge,” an innovative, three-week nutrition education initiative backed by participating school districts, educators and parents. During the challenge, elementary school students are invited to change their current after-school snacking habits by consuming more fruits and vegetables. Using the recipe books and our Healthy Snack Finder as a foundation, kids are empowered to create fun, healthy snacks on their own or with minimal supervision. (https://kids-teaching-kids.com/about)


Click here for FAQs

Click here to watch a video


What do you do now?

1. September 15 - 22: Parents sign student up for the 21-Day Challenge at www.kids-teaching-kids.com

2. September 22 - October 12: Students complete the 21-Day Challenge

3. October 26 - November 2: Parents complete the final survey for each student registered.

- Parents will receive separate communications for each child that registered. The final survey is required for each child to qualify for his/her reward.


We know our Preston Pride can "Change the World"! Now they can show us how they will through words, photography, music, dance, film, and visual arts. Encourage your students to explore their creative side by participating in the Reflections program. Entries are due in the Art room by October 22nd. Visit prestonpta.com/reflections for details. Questions? Contact ptaartsed.preston@gmail.com.


Our Family Movie Night is on October 15, 2021.

Popcorn, candy, and bottled water will be provided by your PTA.

Come and enjoy the evening with your friends and family!

WatchDOGS Calendar is OPEN!!

Please visit the WatchDOGS calendar to sign up for a day.  All dads, grandads, uncles and father figures who want to participate may pick one day this school year.  Sign up here! Don't forget to complete your volunteer background check and PTA membership.

September 26th - Kelly Howard

September 28th - Valerie Cole

October 2 - Melissa Herzog

October 6 - Tracy Turner

Looking Ahead
Monday, September 20
Book Fair Set Up
Tuesday, September 21
Book Fair Set Up
Wednesday, September 22
Book Fair Teacher Preview
Book Fair Lunch
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