Originally delivered on 10/18/2021 6:34 am

SUBJECT: The Preston Press - 10/18/2021

October 18, 2021Preston Elementary PTAVolume 5 Issue 5
Math Magical on Wednesday

Join us Wednesday, October 20th at 6pm from the comfort of your own home for Math Magical!  This virtual family program will use magic, comedy, and other tools of the trade to get Preston students PUMPED about math!  

Register here for your link to math fun and excitement!


Parents, this is an important notice for anyone whose student is a “front walker” and walks to or from Preston using Baugh Drive and Chelsea Drive. The construction on the north side of Baugh Drive is now complete and the developer is ready to begin construction on the south side of Baugh. During this phase, the sidewalk will be impassable for our students walking down Baugh to and from Preston. Allen ISD, in conjunction with the City of Allen and the developer, has developed a plan for our students to safely walk to school. A crossing guard will be posted at the intersection of Chelsea Drive and Baugh Drive. Students will cross over Baugh and use the completed sidewalk on the north side of the street. At the intersection of Baugh Drive and Hilliard Drive, students will cross Hilliard at the crosswalk before coming onto our school property. Our students will utilize the same path when walking home from school in the afternoon. Please know, this is a temporary measure and will only be needed during this phase of construction. This change will be effective beginning Monday, October 18th.

Action items:

Parents, please talk with your students about this change, so they are prepared and know what to expect beginning Monday morning.

All parents using this route for arrival and dismissal, please be mindful of this change.

Thank you for your support and help; we appreciate you all!

SMILE - It's Picture Day

On October 19th Life Touch will be at school to take pictures of the kids.  You can order online with Picture Day ID: EVTRGWTRN.

Run Club is Back!

Run Club after school is back for the 21-22 school year! If your child enjoys running, this is a club for them! Run Club is held on Tuesdays from 3:00-3:45 pm, starting October 19th. Please complete the form if your child wishes to participate in the 2021-2022 Preston Run Club.  If you would like to volunteer please register here.  

Run Club Form

21-Day Challenge

The 21-Day Challenge has ended, but we're not done yet!!!

Final step to complete the challenge:

October 26 - November 2: 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.

Crossing Guard Needed!!

We are in need of an additional Crossing Guard at Preston. The time is approximately 7 – 8 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm. If interested, please APPLY HERE.


All Reflections entries are due this Friday October 22nd in the Art Room! Entry forms can be found at prestonpta.com/reflections. Be sure to read the rules carefully for entry submissions. Remember, anything that cannot be printed out must be put on a USB flash drive. Let's see all the creative ways our Preston Pride "Will Change The World By..."!

Veteran's Day Celebration

November 12th, 7:30-9:00

There will be a light breakfast, a choir performance, and the introduction of Veterans. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Veterans Day flyer

Preston Publishers

Preston Publishers is live on our website! Your child's published book will be a gift that you treasure for a lifetime! And our student authors always beam with pride when they see their very own book displayed in the school library! Order your kits by November 1st at prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/164061.

Spelling Bee Registration is Open!

Preston PTA will host the Preston Spelling Bee on December 3rd. The spelling bee is open to students in grades 3-6 who wish to compete for the title of Spelling Bee Champion.  Register now to gain access to the practice list! 

It's a Wrap!

Our jungle book fair was a big roaring success! We brought well over 1,000 new books into the hands, minds and hearts of our PES students. All the profit from this book fair is going towards expanding our library's resources. We are so very grateful for our dedicated volunteers, who worked hard to make this a fun and great experience for our students. A sincere thank you to each and everyone of you. We love our volunteers.  We are also very thankful to our awesome teachers, staff and parents for all your support. You all are the best! And, a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Armentrout, our  superstar librarian, for her invaluable guidance all throughout the book fair! Together, we helped foster a love for reading, that we hope will continue well beyond the book fair. We'll see you all in the spring. Until then, keep reading friends! 

October 25th - Olivia Johnson

October 26th - Paula Stockwell

October 29th - Jill Jaska

Looking Ahead
Monday, October 18
Art Sparks Week
Tuesday, October 19
Art Sparks Week
Fall School Picture Day
3:15p Run Club
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -