PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

October 5, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

Open PTA Meeting, PRES Library, 7pm
All are welcome!

Book Fair begins

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal

10/20 - 10/21/18

Half Day, 11:30am Dismissal

NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Halloween Parade

Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast

Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Open PTA Meeting - October 11th

Please join us for an Open PTA Meeting next Thursday, October 11th, at 7pm in the PRES Library. Principal Amy Fishkin will say some remarks, the budget will be presented for a vote, and the Board will give an update on committee initiatives and fun events we have planned for the year. 
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. 
An Enchanted Forest Book Fair is coming to PRES from October 18th - 25th!!

October 18th-19th:
Students will be browsing/shopping with their classes during a designated time.
October 20th-21st (10am-2pm), & 
October 22nd, 24th (4-4:45pm, 5:30-7:30pm):
The Book Fair and the Bake Sale will be open to family and friends. 

For details, please click here.
For questions about the Book Fair, contact Deann Grogan or Wendy Egan.

As part of the book fair, we will also be raising funds through our Bake Sale and a Coin Drive.  Proceeds will go toward new books for PRES library and also to 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 White Plains Hospital Center and Westchester Medical Center.  All donations collected are matched by Scholastic, which distributes new books to children through charitable organizations.
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
Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, 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. 

Box Tops

And so do many more!  Look out for the logo, clip and save them, and send them in on Friday October 26th.  A reminder will be sent closer to the collection date.  Let’s see how much we can raise for PRES this year!

PRES Spirit Days

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

October 12: Orange/Black Day
November 16:  Crazy Hat/Hair Day
December 14: PJ Day
January 25: Cultural Celebration Day
March 1: Birthday Buddy
March 29: Hero Day
April 18: Green/Recycle
May: Red, White, Blue

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


Click here to find the PRES PTA on Facebook. You could also search for our group under "Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA". Before being granted admission to the group, you will be asked to verify the name and grade of your child(ren)/student(s) at PRES. 

This page will be for news and announcements ONLY, no photos of students will be posted. 

Not on Facebook? Not to worry - all the information that will be posted on the Facebook page will still be included in e-blasts and this weekly newsletter. 

Email with questions. 

Library Volunteers Needed

We are looking for parents to volunteer in the school library.  We need help to shelve books and work on small projects.  If you are able to donate a few hours of your time in the library each month, please contact Amy Kimble  or Deann Grogan .  Thank you!

District & Community Events

Click here to see the fun programs happening at the Pound Ridge Library this weekend. 

Come out and support the Cooperstown 2019 team at Fox Night by playing in a wiffle ball HOME RUN DERBY on the FLHS baseball field. Kids of all ages are welcome to swing for the fences. 

No registration or equipment required. $5 minimum donation per player. Each player gets a raffle ticket for every home run hit for a chance to win 2 tickets to a Mets game (field level seats for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday home game on a date to be mutually determined by winner/donor).


 See you on the field!

Save the date for the Pound Ridge Harvest Festival!  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 click here for information on an Art Opening and Networking Night at the Martin House Workspace on October 9th, from 6-9pm
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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