PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

October 12, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

TODAY 10/12/18
PRES Spirit Day: Wear Orange!

All for Books Coin Drive starts

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal

10/20 - 10/21/18
PRES PTA Tag Sale & Book Fair

10/22 & 10/23
Book Fair evening events

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal
Box Tops contributions due

NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Halloween Parade

Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast

Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
PRES PTA Tag Sale: October 20th AND 21st!

The PRES PTA Tag Sale will now be all weekend,  Saturday and Sunday, October 20th/21st, 9am-3pm/10am-2pm.

We need volunteers!! Click here to volunteer for the Tag Sale. 

We will be accepting donations at the school pick up line on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to the sale. Bring your bags/boxes of donations (no furniture, please) with you and we'll take them off your hands!

Please contact Laura Ekholm if you have any questions. 
All for Books Coin Drive: October 15th - 19th

Bring your pennies, bring your dimes… no matter how small, your change can make an important CHANGE! All money collected will be used to purchase new books for the PRES library. For details, click here
Enchanted Forest Book Fair: October 18th - 25th!

Volunteer your time or baked goods donations here!

Grand Opening Weekend takes place Oct 20-21 and features a bake sale to benefit The Open Book: Reading Aloud is Ageless, a reading program offered to children and families who visit the 
Neonatal ICU at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and pediatric clinics at Westchester Medical Center and White Plains Hospital.

Please see the schedule of Book Fair hours and events.

We need help from all parents of PRES to make this week-long school fundraiser a success and we are in great need of many more volunteers! Please click the link above to find volunteer opportunities or to donate baked goods.

If you have questions, please contact Deann Grogan or Wendy Egan.
Fall Staff Appreciation Luncheon: October 25th

Buy a pizza for PRES teachers and staff!

Every fall during parent teacher conferences, the PTA hosts a catered Luncheon for PRES teachers and staff. The pizza, pasta, salad and other food is a small way to show our gratitude for all they do and helps the teachers get through the long day of parent-teacher conferences. This year's luncheon will be on Thursday, October 25th. 

All donations of beverages and/or funds to support the luncheon are welcome. Sign up here to donate! Beverage donations should be dropped off at the front office no later than 10:30 AM on Thursday, 10/25.

Please contact Sarah O'Loughlin
with any questions. Thank you for your support!

Treats for Troops - Donate some candy!

We are excited to announce that this year, PRES will be participating in the Treats for Troops program! Please save some of your leftover Halloween candy and drop it off in the bin right inside the front entrance of the school on November 1st and 2nd, just after Halloween. We will bring the candy to the Treats for Troops location, who will ship our donated candy to deployed service members around the world or distribute to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country. 

Stay tuned for more community service opportunities each month to help our students to strengthen their sense of empathy and kindness towards others. 
Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast: November 3rd

Mark your calendars! The annual 5th grade pancake breakfast will be Saturday, November 3 from 8am-12pm.

Head over to the PRES cafeteria any time within those hours and fuel up for your weekend with piles of pancakes, delicious breakfast sandwiches, and more - all served by our PRES 5th grade students. 

This much-loved tradition is about more than just flapjacks. Challenge friends in a Pop-a-Shot tournament; take a chance on raffle items; make a bid in our silent auction; have your face painted; and join in on the fun activities we'll have set up in the PRES gym. 

We'll also take a few minutes to thank "local hero" Billy Fortin for his many contributions to our school and community. 

All proceeds will help fund 5th grade activities. See the flyer here.

Author Visit - Doreen Cronin: November 9th

Bestselling children’s book author Doreen Cronin will visit all PRES students on Friday, November 9th. Books are available for purchase and will be autographed by the author. Order forms were sent home via back pack mail this week and can be found here. Book orders are due on October 30th. Personalized books make a wonderful gift for kids and teachers!
PRES Spirit Days - UPDATED

 Here is a list of future Spirit Days to put in your calendar:

October 12: Wear Orange
November 16: Crazy Hat/Hair Day
December 14: PJ Day
January 25: Wear Your Favorite Color
March 1: Birthday Buddy Day
March 29: Dress Like a Teacher
April 18: Wear Green & Recycle
May 31: Wear Red, White, & Blue

Click here for more details on the C.A.R.E. assemblies and spirit days. 

District & Community Events

Save the date for the Pound Ridge Harvest Festival on October 13th!  Click here for more information, including volunteer opportunities.
Join SEPTO October 16th for our first BCSD SEPTO Meeting for the 2018/19 School Year and for an insightful presentation on Instructional and Assistive Technology: Changing the Trajectory of Your Student's Education. Special Guest: Robin Pegg, Med, COTA/L, ATP. For more information, click here
Please consider registering yourself or a team for the 4th Annual Reach for the Rainbow Run, Sunday, October 28th, at 9am. This event is organized by The Family Reach Leadership Club at Fox Lane High School, which raises money for the organization that supports families whose children suffer with cancer. 100% of the donations go to the families. Click here to register.

District & Community Quick Links

Our mailing address is: 
Pound Ridge Elementary PTA
7 Pound Ridge Rd.
Pound Ridge, NY  10576

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