PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

October 19, 2018
Upcoming Calendar (with Correction to Book Fair Event)

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal

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

10/22 & 10/24 (not 10/23)
Book Fair evening events

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal

NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Halloween Parade

Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast

Author Visit: Doreen Cronin

NO SCHOOL - Veterans' Day

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

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

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

Please contact Laura Ekholm if you have any questions. 
Today is the Last Day of the All for Books Coin Drive

Bring in any coins for donation! All money collected will be used to purchase new books for the PRES library. For details, click here
Enchanted Forest Book Fair through October 25th!

We still need more volunteers! Please click here to find volunteer opportunities or to donate baked goods.

Grand Opening Weekend takes place Oct 20-21 and features a bake sale in addition to book fair shopping.

Please see the schedule of Book Fair hours and events.

If you have questions, please contact Deann Grogan or Wendy Egan.
Box Tops Collection Deadline: October 25th

Please send in your clipped box tops in a baggie or envelope with your child by next Thursday, October 25th.
For a complete list of brands that support the Box Tops for Education program, click here.  If you would like to drop off your Box Tops before the deadline, you can do so anytime by leaving them in the Box Tops collection box outside the main office.

Thank you for supporting our school!

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!

Ask your Third Grader about...

Their Pound Ridge Historical Society tour, where they visited and learned about Pound Ridge homes and stories that date back as far as the Revolutionary War!

Treats for Troops - Donate some candy: November 1st-2nd

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 and Raffle: November 3rd

Pancake Breakfast Raffle Ticket Sales for the 5th grade pancake breakfast on Saturday, November 3, from 8am-12pm Have Opened!
The famous pancake breakfast raffle is back! We have lots of great items this year. If you're not able to make it to the breakfast (or you'd just like get your tickets in ahead of time), please use this form to order your tickets. Feel free to pass the form on to family and friends who may want to join the fun! 
This year we'll also have a silent auction at the Pancake Breakfast! Silent auction items are not available for pre-bidding -- you must bid at the event. Check out the awesome items we'll have up for bid here.

Head over to the PRES cafeteria any time between 8am-12pm 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!
Coffee with Principal Fishkin: November 10th

The PTA would like to offer parents the opportunity to share a cup of coffee with PRES Principal Amy Fishkin, right in town at The Kitchen Table!  Any interested parent is welcome to sign-up for a 15-minute time slot to have coffee and conversation with Mrs. Fishkin on Saturday, November 10th, at The Kitchen Table in Pound Ridge, between 9 and 11am.

Click HERE to sign up. 
These “casual coffee conversations” will be an opportunity to discuss curriculum, your child, school initiatives or any school-related topic of interest with Principal Fishkin. We thank Mrs. Fishkin for making herself available during the weekend to come join us in town for these conversations!

Please contact Lena Nurenberg or Trish McGovern with any questions. 

District & Community Events

Click here for info on events at the Pound Ridge Library this weekend and next.
The Martin House is hosting a workshop on 5 Steps to Curb Unhealthy Eating on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30pm. Click here for the flyer.
Do you have grandparents that live with you or in Pound Ridge? Please encourage them join Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), a volunteer organization that offers helpful services and social events for senior citizens. Contact Louise Paolicelli for more information.
The next N2N event is the Senior Halloween Luncheon on Thursday, October 25th. See this flyer for more details.

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.

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

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