PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

December 14, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

Playground Ribbon Cutting
3:30 PM

Cookie Day for Teachers and Staff
PTA Coffee and Cookie Swap 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Coffee Concert
10:30 AM

Holiday Recess, No School

Cabaret Permission Slip Due


Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar

Cookie Day and PTA Coffee and Cookie Swap

Cookie Day at PRES is a special tradition of giving out boxes of home baked cookies to every staff member before the Holiday Recess. It’s a great way to let them know how much we appreciate them and all of their hard work caring for our kids.  With 75 staff members, that's a lot of cookies! You can help by baking 3 or 4 dozen cookies to be delivered on Tuesday December 18 by 9:30 AM.   We are also looking for volunteers to stay to assemble the tins.  Sign-up to bring in cookies. 

Want a delightful assortment of cookies for yourself? This year, the PTA is hosting a Coffee and Cookie Swap.  Bake an extra tray to share and head on over to the PTA Parent Coffee and Cookie Swap which starts at 11:00 on December 18. All are welcome. 
Coffee Concert

On Thursday, December 20 at 10:30 AM, the 4th and 5th grade chorus will perform a benefit Coffee Concert at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco.  All proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. Click here to learn more.
Playground Ribbon Cutting

New playground equipment is almost ready!  Please join us for a hot chocolate and a head start to play on the new playground equipment at our Playground Ribbon Cutting on Monday, December 17, from 3:30 - 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there.
 Another great session of PRIDE is coming to a close!  We want to hear from YOU as to how we can improve the PRIDE program.  Never heard of PRIDE?  PRIDE is the PTA sponsored selection of classes offered after school in a variety of areas, including Cooking, Ninja Warriors and so much more.  Even if you have never taken a PRIDE class, we want to hear from you.  Click here to complete the brief survey. Thank you for your time and input!

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 PRES PTA Auction
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM
The Heights at Brother Vic’s, South Salem
More details to follow – Mark your calendars!
“Leave that nine to five up on the shelf, and just enjoy yourself.”  Michael Jackson, “Off the Wall”
Wrapping Paper Still Available for Purchase

Limited quantities of Innisbrook wrapping paper are available to purchase to support the PTA.  Click here to see the patterns; click here to download the order form.
Cabaret is Coming!

All PRES students are invited to join our yearly cabaret show to be held at PRES in early February. Our theme this year is: All We Need is Love
We welcome all entertainment acts whether they be singing, acting, dancing, playing music, telling jokes, magic, reciting or acting out a monologue or skit, or another unique and entertaining skill you may have. Rehearsals will start January 22. The permission form needs to be submitted to the school front office by Friday, January 5.  Please direct all inquiries to Kristen Roeder Petrillose.   

Please look for a hard copy of the permission form via backpack mail. We look forward to welcoming you all and putting on an awesome show!
BINGO Night 2019

Bingo Night will be held at PRES on Friday, January 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

This is always a fun filled evening for parents and kids!  We are looking for three people to assist the night of the event with various tasks.  Please contact
Jen Tavolacci.

Please note that prizes will be needed! Any unopened toys that can be donated would be greatly appreciated- more on this after the holidays.
Sweetheart Dance Tickets on Sale Now

Buy your tickets now!
$25 for a pair of tickets for a grown-up/child couple. Click here.

$40 for family tickets (PRES students only please). Click here.

Here's what else you need to know:
February 1, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Conant Hall, Pound Ridge
Will there be food? 
Yes! Pizza and treats.
Will there be music? 
Yes! Bring your dancing shoes because there will be a DJ!
What else? 
This is a grown-up/child party, for PRES students only.  This is not a drop-off event, and we ask that you only attend with your child(ren) that are current PRES students. Thank you for your understanding - it's going to be a very fun night! Email with any questions. 
Missing Something?

Check the PRES Lost and Found before the Holiday Recess. Items not claimed next week will be donated.  
Shop with Amazon Smile

It's online holiday shopping time!  Don't forget, if you do any shopping via Amazon, start your shopping at  and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to PRES! 
Purchase Your PRES Yearbook and Yearbook Ad Today!

Purchase your 2018/2019 PRES yearbook today!  Go to and search by school/ city to order your child's yearbook. 

You may also purchase an ad for the Yearbook for only $25! Tell your child how proud they make you through their yearbook. Select a cherished photo, choose a layout and add your personal message here.

See the flyer for details or contact Julia Roose with any questions. 

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library
Special screening of Mary Poppins Returns on December 22 at the Bedford Playhouse.  Click here to learn more.

BCSD Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit, January 17, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  Fox Lane Middle School Theater.  Click here to learn more.

Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse registration for the 2019 Spring Season is now open.  For more information please click here.

District & Community Quick Links

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Pound Ridge Elementary PTA
7 Pound Ridge Rd.
Pound Ridge, NY  10576

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