PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

September 6, 2019
Upcoming Calendar

PRES CARES Day TODAY - Students wear Green
All School Ice Cream Social (students and families included!)

Back to School Night, Grades 3-5

PRIDE Registration begins

Back to School Night, Grades K-2

School Spirit Day - Dress like a Rock Star!

Parent/Principal Coffee - 9:30am - PRES Cafeteria

Rosh Hashanah - No School

Picture Day

Save the Date:
Open PTA Meeting for all members - 7pm - PRES Library

Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Welcome back to PRES!

Welcome back to what we hope will be another wonderful year at PRES!  The PTA Executive Board is so excited to be back together for another year to build upon everything our community did together last year. 

We will continue to show PRES CAREs about our community and planet through programs like Treats for Troops, our Holiday Sharing Drive, GotSneakers, Crayola Colorcyle and more. 

We hope to support our Arts and Sciences Enrichment programs through PRIDE (after-school enrichment), our Flower Sales, Merchandise Sales, Bingo Night, the Sweetheart Dance, Love4Lucas Fest, and a new event for grown ups coming this fall - TRIVIA NIGHT!

Many families start the new school year with goals, and we are no different. One of our main fundraising goals for the 2019-20 school year, (in addition to continuing to provide ASE, Field Trip buses and more) is to raise enough money to put in stairs to "Downtown", our lower playground. If you have run down or tried to walk up that hill once - you know that we will all benefit from such a great addition!

Last, but definitely not least, this Fall we will be wishing our school a very Happy 80th birthday with a school-wide celebration that will honor PRES as it is now, and how it has grown over the last 80 years. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of the PTA and our PRES Community!

Lena Nurenberg and Trish McGovern, Co-Presidents
Sarah Hiatt - Vice President, PR
Samantha Brown - Vice President, Hospitality
Sarah O'Loughlin - Vice President, Committees
Liz Tegano - Treasurer
Melissa Welch - Secretary
Ice Cream Social Tonight!

Please join PRES families to kick off the year at our annual PTA Ice Cream social TONIGHT, Friday, September 6th, from 5-6:30pm on the playground. All grades and families are invited!  In addition to the free ice cream, 5th graders will be selling pizza, snacks and drinks to help fund their year of activities. The PTA will be selling PRES Merchandise. Hope to see you there!
Join the PRES PTA

The PRES PTA could not run without it's wonderful members! Here is a link to join the PRES PTA for the 2019-20 school year. Joining the PTA gives you access to great things like PRIDE, our after-school enrichment program! 

Payments can also be made via a check made out to "PRES PTA", Memo "2019-20 PTA Membership" and returned via backpack mail in your child's folder to our Treasurer, Liz Tegano. Please mark the envelope with Attn: PTA Membership. Thank you and as always, let us know if you have any questions!
PRIDE Registration Coming Soon!

We are very excited for a new season of PRIDE - we have great class offerings everyone will love!

As a reminder, PRIDE is our after-school enrichment program which runs from dismissal until 4:20pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Registration begins Sunday, September 15th at 9pm, and ends Saturday, September 21st. Classes begin Monday, October 7th. Monday and Wednesday classes run for 8 weeks, Friday classes run for 6 weeks. 

Click here for the full PRIDE flyer. 

Fall Mum Sale

The PRES PTA is once again  partnering with Valley View Greenhouse in South Salem for the PRES FALL MUM SALE! The mums are available in 9" and 12" sizes in a variety of colors including yellow, bronze, red, white, and pink. Sales from each mum sold will directly fund Arts and Science programs at PRES.

Please complete this order form and return this form and payment to school (Attn: PTA). Please only send cash or checks made payable to "PRES PTA." The order deadline is Wednesday, September 18th.
Trivia Night is Coming...

Think you know a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff? Are you smarter than a 5th Grader?

Save the date for a fun grown ups night out hosted by the PRES PTA!

Trivia Night -  Friday, November 8th, 8pm - Stay Tuned for more info!
Volunteers Needed

The PTA cannot run without amazing volunteers like you who give their time and effort to help with our programs and events! If you would like to become involved, please email us at See a list below of committees and events -- feel free to include your area of interest! 

Art Show
Arts and Sciences Enrichment (in-class special programs)
Basketball Bash/Bike Run (District-wide events)
Bingo Night
Field Day
Garden/Outdoor Flowers
Greening Committee 
Holiday Cookies
Ice Cream Social
Library Volunteer
Reading Committee
School Pictures
Senior Lunch
Spelling Bee
Staff Lunches
Teacher Appreciation Week

Reusable Water Bottles

PRES CAREs about our environment and we want to do our part to reduce waste in the classroom and at school events.  Please remember to fill and send in your reusable water bottles each day for school, and at PTA/School sponsored events (like the Ice Cream Social on Friday!)! 

If you're interested in a PRES water bottle - please let us know by emailing us at They can also be purchased at the Ice Cream Social. Act fast - we only have 5 left!!


District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.

Click here for Pound Ridge Community events.

Click here for Pound Ridge Recreation Department news. 

Click here for information on Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse's fall Sunday clinics for boys and girls in 1st through 8th grade.

Is your child interested in Cheerleading this fall? Click here for more information on Little Foxes Cheer.

Pound Ridge now has a Community Compost Program.  Learn more.


District & Community Quick Links

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

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