Originally delivered on 11/14/2022 11:00 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 11/14/22

November 14, 2022Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 6
Upcoming Events
PTA Meeting on November 15th at 6.30 pm

Please join us for the Preston PTA Meeting on November 15, Tuesday, in the Preston Gym. All members are encouraged to attend the PTA meeting. It will be followed by 3rd grade choir performance.

Spelling Bee

The Preston Elementary Spelling Bee will be held on December 1st. The winner of the Preston Elementary Spelling Bee (Grades 5-6) will advance to the Allen ISD Spelling Bee, those winners will advance to the Collin County Spelling Bee in February, and those winners will go on to the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee in March.

The Spelling Bee registration deadline has been extended through Tuesday, Nov. 15th and is open to students in 3rd-6th grade. Please visit the Preston PTA website for more details and to sign up.

STEAM Night Back at Preston!

Join us on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm for lots of activities to explore the world of: 






Including hot cocoa with melting snowmen and prizes! Wear your pajamas and join us; it’s going to be “snow much fun”!

Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
Pajama Day on Nov 18th

Donate $1 for PJ Day on November 18th towards Kids Against Hunger.

Thanksgiving Break starts from Nov 21st to 25th!

Early Release Day on November 18th - Students will be released at 12:00 noon

Holly Jolly Run

December 3rd, Saturday is when Holly Jolly Run will be. Details in the attached flyer.

Father Daughter Dance

Allen ISD Community Education presents “A Winter Wonderland” Father Daughter Ball. Registration is now OPEN!

Date: Saturday, December 10


  • Twilight Dance (Kinder & under 4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Evening Dance 1 (1st-3rd Grade 6:00-7:30 pm)
  • Evening Dance 2 (4th-6th Grade 8:30-10:00 pm)

Location: Allen HS Cafeteria There will be refreshments, pictures, prizes, and of course...the BEST dancing! Click HERE for the flyer.

Winter Parties at Preston

Winter parties are just around the corner, and our classrooms will be bustling with holiday fun! PTA room parents will soon be planning this special event for our students. 

Parent attendance is not required. As you consider attending winter parties, please be mindful that classroom space is very limited, and we want to ensure that our students have room to move around and enjoy the activities. One guest per student (and younger siblings) will be allowed; any guest who plans to attend must RSVP no later than Monday, December 12th. The form to RSVP can be found HERE.

Early Release Day

Friday, December 16th is early out day for all students!

Kids Club is Hiring

Allen ISD Kids Club is hiring. If you or someone you know is looking for employment with flexible afternoon hours, check out the Kids Club flier HERE for more information. 

You can see some of the benefits of working at Kids Club HERE.

Important Reminders
Traffic Tips for Colder Weather

Colder weather means an increase in morning traffic. Here are some important tips to remember as the weather begins to change. Following these helpful reminders will help everyone arrive to school on time. 

Note: The tardy bell rings at 7:45 am. Students not in the building at 7:45 are tardy.

  • Pull all the way forward in carpool, even in the rain.
  • Prepare to leave a few minutes earlier on rainy/cold mornings.
Dismissal Information
  • Carpool for K-2 students and older siblings is through front carpool dismissal.
  • Carpool for 3rd-6th students is through gym side carpool dismissal.

To make a change for dismissal during the school day, please call the PES main office.

Preston PTA News
Reflections Reception

The Reflections Reception honoring all Reflections Program participants will be held in the Multipurpose Room at Preston on Tuesday, 11/15 at 5:45pm. Cookies and water will be provided. Come check out all the brilliant art of our participants! 


Watch DOGS,  sign-up calendar is on the Preston PTA website and ready for you to pick your date. Remember, one date per person. Happy volunteering!



  Lauren Sralla


  Cristina Chandler


  Linda Nab


  Justine Lambert

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, November 15
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
3:15p Run Club
5:45p Reflections Reception (prior to PTA meeting)
6:30p PTA Membership Meeting
6:30p 3rd Grade Choir Performance (following PTA meeting)
Thursday, November 17
Snack Cart
Jenny Preston Day
Friday, November 18
Early Release Students & Staff
No WatchDOGS due to Early Release
Monday, November 21
Student and Staff Holiday
Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 22
Student and Staff Holiday
Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, November 23
Student and Staff Holiday
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 24
Student and Staff Holiday
Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 25
Student and Staff Holiday
Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, December 1
8:30a 3rd/4th Grade Spelling Bee
1:30p 5th/6th Grade Spelling Bee
Monday, December 5
Art Sparks
Tuesday, December 6
Art Sparks
Wednesday, December 7
Art Sparks
Thursday, December 8
Art Sparks
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