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PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

http://www.prespta.com/

May 3, 2019
Upcoming Calendar

5/6-5/10
Teacher Appreciation Week
Elementary PE Week

5/8
All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day 

5/13
Rescheduled Parent/Principal Coffee (Science Curriculum with K-2 parents), 10:30am, PRES Library

5/16
Art Show

5/21
District Budget Vote

5/23

Spring Concert, 7pm

5/31
School Spirit Day (wear red, white, and blue)


6/8
Love4Lucas Fest


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


Get your PRES Gear!

We are thrilled to be offering a new selection of PRES gear, as well as some of your old favorites.  Click here to go to the online store.  Don't wait! The order deadline is Sunday, May 5th.
Be a Part of the Memorial Day Parade!

How would you like to create a float that represents PRES in this year's Pound Ridge Memorial Day parade? We are looking for PRES students and family members to create floats and pull them while marching in the town's Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27th.  

Floats should be able to fit easily on a wagon and can be pulled by a student or family member. Themes can range from PRES CAREs to PRES’ 80th Birthday, use your imagination! If you would like to participate, please send your name and a general description of your float idea to copres@prespta.com by Monday, May 13th.
Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th - May 10th.  Let's show our wonderful PRES teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do with a breakfast on Monday, May 6th. Please sign-up here to contribute to this much-appreciated event. Thank you!
PRES Art Show 
Thursday, May 16th is the PRES Art Show!  The Art Show is a great time for PRES kids to show their families and friends all the beautiful and creative art they have been working on all year in art class. Above is a sample of Second Grade art work.
  
If you would like to help, please click here to volunteer your time to help get ready for the Art Show.  To volunteer to help on Art Night (5/16), click here.  Any questions, please contact Marisa Manos or Julie Kirkpatrick.
Courtyard Update 

Thanks to the very generous donation from the Pound Ridge Car Show, and the hard work done by Milton's Home, Garden and Patio over the break, our PRES courtyard has gotten a beautiful face lift! We are so grateful that the students now have an amazing outdoor learning space to use as the weather improves!
 
           
Budget Presentation with Dr. Manno

Missed Dr. Manno's presentation this week on the proposed  2019-2020 budget for Bedford Central Schools? The slides are available on  the BCSD website.  Click here to see Dr. Manno's presentation.  Thank you, Dr. Manno for taking the time to go over the budget.  
Garden Committee and Green Committee Looking for New Members!

Looking to get involved?  Join the PRES Garden Committee or the Green Committee.  The Garden Committee needs to begin prepping for a spring planting with each grade.  Please contact Victoria Gardezi if you are interested in the Garden Committee or Sarah Douglis if you are interested in the Green Committee.  Thank you!
Attention Future Fox Lane Middle School Parents
 
Saturday, May 11th is the Fox Lane Middle School Open House.  Parents and incoming 6th graders will have the opportunity to see all the houses at FLMS, as well as the Science Labs, Music Studios, Art Studios, Theater, Cafeteria, and Gym.  The Spring Book Fair will also be held at this time in the Media Center.  

Fox Lane Middle School Association (their parent organization) is looking for parents of future or continuing middle schoolers to volunteer for available positions for the 2019-2020 school year. There are Board positions as well as Committee Chair positions available. They would like PRES parents to get involved! Please email Stacey Cleveland if you are interested or would like more information. 

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.
Pound Ridge now has a Community Compost Program.  Learn more.
Pound Ridge PRIDE Day Battle of the Bands.  At the first ever battle of the bands, the winner will receive an opening spot at 2019 Harvest Fest. Register by May 17th. Learn more.

Pound Ridge Dolphins Movie Night is May 4th at Conant Hall.  Come learn what the Dolphins are all about.  Learn more.


REDUCE OUR LANDFILLS. REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE. RAISE FUNDS For All BCSD Students. There is a recycle bin on the Fox Lane Main Campus. Click here for more information. 

District & Community Quick Links

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

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