Originally delivered on 12/5/2022 1:11 pm

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 12/5/2022

December 5, 2022Preston Elementary PTAVolume 6 Issue 7
Upcoming Events
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”!

Spirit Day on Dec 8th

Join us at Chick-fil-A for Spirit Day to support Preston's initiative to support Kids Against Hunger on December 8th 

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.

Message from Principal, Ms. Lemons
IMPORTANT: Carpool Concerns

Several issues are causing delays during morning carpool drop-offs. All parents should follow our drop-off procedures. See below for reminders about drop-off and make adjustments if you are not following this process:

  • Follow the appropriate traffic flow for carpool. Those not following the traffic flow are causing back-ups and delays.
  • There is one line coming into the gym-side parking lot from Tillman Dr.. We ask that you not drive on the wrong side of the street to avoid the drop-off line, as this is dangerous.
  • Drop-off in the parking is not allowed. Parents must park and walk your student across the parking lot.
    • Note: this slows down the overall drop-off process and is not preferred.
    • Please do not park in handicap spaces unless you have the appropriate authorization to do so.
  • Pull all the way forward before allowing students to exit.
  • Prepare to leave home a few minutes earlier, especially when it’s cold or rainy.
2023 Yearbooks are on Sale!

Preston Elementary yearbooks are on sale now for $25! The last day to purchase your 2023 yearbook at the current sale price is Friday 12-9 at midnight. The price will go up at midnight on 12-9


You can purchase yearbooks online by clicking the link below! 


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. 

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.

Early Release Day

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

Winter Break - No School!

Enjoy Winter Break from December 19th till January 3rd.

Preston PTA News
Congrats to the Spelling Bee Winners!

The 6th Annual Preston Elementary Spelling Bee was held on December 1st. A hearty congratulations to the winners:

  • John Popoola - 5th/6th grade Spelling Bee Champion
  • Reyna Patel - 5th/6th grade Runner-up
  • Isalina Wan - 3rd/4th grade Spelling Bee Champion
  • Deeksha Govindasamy - 3rd/4th grade Runner-up

John will represent PES at the Allen ISD District Spelling Bee in January. Reyna will serve as an alternate.

Congratulations also goes out to all of the spelling bee participants. You all did an amazing job and we are so proud of you!

photo of the 5th/6th grade spelling bee winners
photo of the 3rd/4th grade spelling bee winners
Volunteers Needed - Peppermints, Presents, Pastries & More

Our teachers & staff look forward to this event every year, as our volunteer elves wrap their holiday gifts. We rely on our volunteers to make this much-anticipated event a success!

Please follow the link below to sign up to help wrap presents, bring some treats or make a supply donation. Thank you for your contribution! Volunteer sign up: https://prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/102573

If you have questions or would like to hear more about this exciting event please contact ptahospitality.preston@gmail.com

Spirit Wear/Field Trip Shirt Update

The 2022-23 Field Trip Shirt is officially sold out for this year. The same design/style will be used next year so parents will have the opportunity to purchase one or more, in August, when completing the back to school packet.  

We have youth and adult sized, warm (and cozy) sweatshirts available, the short sleeve shirt with the same design, Caribbean Paw Prints t-shirt, a few Dri-fit t-shirts, and the Pink Preston Pawprints t-shirt from last year. You can order Spirit Wear on the Preston PTA website, HERE

Thank you for your amazing and continued support of the Preston PTA and Spirit Wear!

Watch D.O.G.S Sign Up

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!



 Shereen Toma


  Brooklyn Pettet


 Laci Hamilton


Allie Whittle

        12/24           Angela Wilch


       Reeta Chowdhury

Looking Ahead
Monday, December 5
Art Sparks
Tuesday, December 6
Art Sparks
Wednesday, December 7
Art Sparks
Thursday, December 8
Art Sparks
9:00a Presents, Peppermints, Pastries & More
Friday, December 9
Art Sparks
7:45a Preston Pride Awards
9:00a Presents, Peppermints, Pastries & More
Thursday, December 15
Winter Class Parties
No WatchDOGS
Friday, December 16
Early Release Students & Staff
No WatchDOGS due to Early Release
Monday, December 19
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Tuesday, December 20
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Wednesday, December 21
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Thursday, December 22
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Friday, December 23
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Saturday, December 24
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Sunday, December 25
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Monday, December 26
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Tuesday, December 27
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Wednesday, December 28
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Thursday, December 29
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Friday, December 30
Student and Staff Holiday
Winter Break
Monday, January 2
Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3
Staff Development/Student Holiday
Bad Weather Make-up Day (if needed)
Thursday, January 12
9:30a PTA Board Meeting
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