Originally delivered on 9/25/2023 11:17 am

SUBJECT: Preston Newsletter 09/25/2023

September 25, 2023Preston Elementary PTAVolume 7 Issue 3
Message from the Principal
Lunch Visitors

We’ve enjoyed having visitors during lunches these past two weeks; the kids get so excited having a guest and we LOVE that!! You may have noticed that Friday is a VERY popular day for lunch visitors. We are adding more chairs to the stage on Fridays to accommodate more guests. With the limited seating and so many visitors, please consider coming on a day other than Friday. Also, when your child’s lunch time is over, please allow them to join their class alone. They can walk to their table or meet their teacher independently. Visitors should not walk through the middle of the cafeteria.  Thanks for your help with these items. 

BOOK FAIR is OCTOBER 2nd - 5th!

Our Fall Book Fair is NEXT WEEK and we spy lots of readers! Students will preview the book fair on Thursday Sept 28th or Friday Sept 29th and will be bringing their wish list home. Students and parents will be able to purchase books:

October 2, Mon. 8am-3:30pm

October 3, Tues. 8am-3:30pm

October 4, Wed. 8am-3:30pm and *4:45pm - 6:15pm 

October 5, Thurs. 8am-3:30pm

Parents will have the opportunity to shop with their student during lunch time and after school. Online shopping is available now - October 5th HERE

 *The book fair will also be open from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm during Literacy Night! Stop by and visit the book fair for some book or treats.  

We still need volunteers to help! Sign-up HERE

Literacy Night

We’re excited to bring Literacy Night back to Preston!

Have a night of fun as a family! Join us for this family event on October 4th from 5:00-6:00 pm. The book fair will be open late and we can’t wait to see you!

Wear a book character costume or your favorite friendly costume!!

Parent Conference Day – October 13th

Please be on the lookout for information from your child’s teacher about setting up a parent conference. 

Message from Allen ISD
Community Services: Parent University

Session #2 - Social Media Awareness, Digital Citizenship, and Cyber-Bullying

WHEN: Monday, September 25th from 6:30 - 8:00PM

WHERE: Online!  Register HERE.

This Parent/Caregiver session focuses on all things digital. This session will cover recommendations for family rules, parental controls, family tech plans, as well as suggestions for monitoring your tween/teen’s digital life.

Children encounter situations that will challenge their independence. Parents/Caregivers have an important role to play in providing support and guidance during critical periods. A snapshot of current trends and concerning apps and platforms will be provided to equip you in your digital parenting strategy.

Gifted & Talented services will offer an informational webinar outlining K-12 GT services on both August 30th and October 18th. Sessions will repeat, and registration is not required. Families can join with links on the GT portion of the AISD website.

Allen ISD Kids Club is hiring!
Message from PTA
Save the date for the Jenny Preston Elementary Jamboree Carnival!

Be sure to mark your calendars for Friday, September 29th 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Preston Elementary playground. There will be a DJ, face painters, balloon animal artists, a bounce house combo and carnival games! The Dippin' Dots truck will also be on site. Be on the look out for a volunteer sign up on the Preston PTA website coming soon. 


Our Fall Book Fair, Crack The Case: Uncover Your Next Favorite Read, is COMING SOON and we are calling all agents! 

Sign up here to VOLUNTEER at the book fair - HERE

  • October 2, Mon. 8am-3:30pm
  • October 3, Tues. 8am-3:30pm
  • October 4, Wed. 8am-3:30pm and *4:45-6:15pm 
  • October 5, Thurs. 8am-3:30pm

Parents will have the opportunity to shop with their student during lunch time and after school. Online shopping is available now - October 5th SHOP HERE

 *The book fair will be open from 4:45-6:15 pm during Literacy Night! Stop by and visit the book fair for some book or treats.  

National Walk & Bike To School Day

National Walk & Bike to School Day is just around the corner on October 4! Join Preston Elementary in celebrating the benefits of active transportation and promoting the importance of safety. Students who walk or bike to school will get a ticket to enter a raffle so don't forget to grab one on your way in!

Arts and Education: Reflections!

The theme for this year is 'I am Hopeful Because...' Submissions are open to K-6 and due to the art room box by Monday, October 23. Choose a category, create a piece of art, write an artist statement, submit your entry! Visit https://prestonpta.membershiptoolkit.com/reflections for more information. 


Preston Pride, I am honored to announce that we successfully met our fundraising goal this year! Thank you to each and everyone of you who supported our No Fuss Fundraiser. Your donation has helped us meet our goal for this fundraising campaign. With this donation, we’ll be able to continue to bring in exciting educational experiences, family and academic activities, and many, many more, so here's a BIG THANK YOU to all of you. 

Preston PTA Earns Head Start Award

Congratulations Preston Elementary PTA on earning the Head Start Award! We jump-started the year with 75% or more of last year's total membership. We aren't done yet! Keep the momentum towards Voice for Every Child going and join today by clicking here

Make Every Receipt Count

You can help earn cash for Preston Elementary by scanning any Box Tops for education product once purchased. 

Not sure how to start? Click here learn how to earn!

NEW! Follow us on Instagram

For all the latest updates and fun things happening with the Preston PTA, be sure to follow us on Facebook or our NEW Instagram account!



Link your Kroger card today

If you shop at Kroger you can link your shopper's card to help Preston Elementary earn cash for our school. Visit your digital Kroger account and sign up for community rewards. Click here to enroll in community rewards. Preston's Organization number is: VH344

You have to re-enroll your Kroger Plus card on an annual basis. 

9/26 Howard, Kelly
9/28 Cole, Valarie
10/2 Herzog, Melissa

10/6 Davis, Brooke
10/6 Turner, Tracy
10/12 (Mrs.Tran)Ton, Nhon

Looking Ahead
Friday, September 29
5:30p Jamboree/Carnival Family Event
Monday, October 2
8:00a Fall Book Fair
Tuesday, October 3
12:00a Fall Book Fair
Wednesday, October 4
12:00a Fall Book Fair
7:00a Walk/Bike/Ride to School Day
4:45p Book Fair Evening Event
Thursday, October 5
12:00a Fall Book Fair
Friday, October 6
12:00a Fall Book Fair
Monday, October 9
Fall Break
Tuesday, October 10
Fall Break
Wednesday, October 11
Fall Break
Thursday, October 12
Fall Break
Staff Professional Development
Friday, October 13
Fall Break
Parent/Teacher Conferences
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