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PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

http://www.prespta.com/

March 1, 2019
Upcoming Calendar

3/1
School Spirit Day (Birthday Match Day!)

3/4
Parent/Principal Coffee (Gr. K-2, Topic: New Science Curriculum)
9:30 AM, PRES Library

3/14
11:30am Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences 

3/15
NO SCHOOL
Parent Teacher Conferences

3/22
11:30am Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences

3/28
Spelling Bee

4/6
PRES PTA 80s Auction
8 PM


Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Book Drive
The Book Drive continues until March 8th.  Thank you to everyone who has already participated.  Help support the new BCSD elementary reading curriculum by donating specific NEW or GENTLY USED books for classroom libraries. Use this link here for a list of required books to purchase or donate.
Questions? Email us at 
bookdrive@foundationbcs.org
The list is also published on our website Foundationbcs.org
Click 
here to view the full flyer. 
Staff Appreciation Lunch
Spring parent teacher conferences are around the corner, and with it comes the Annual PTA sponsored Staff Appreciation Luncheon.  We will be holding the staff luncheon on Thursday, March 14th, a half day of school.  Your donations of food, beverages, and time are always greatly appreciated, so that we can ensure a wonderful lunch for our PRES staff.  Sign up here 
Please contact Sarah O'Loughlin with any questions.

 
Spelling Bee
Save the date!!
The Spelling Bee this year will be Thursday, March 28.  Anyone interested in helping to organize the event can contact Allison Levey.   More details and registration form to follow soon!
IT'S THE TOTALLY AWESOME 80s AUCTION!
 

Tickets for the Totally Awesome 80s Auction are now on sale! 
Tickets are $100 per person or $180 per couple.  You can purchase via PayPal here (
paypal.me/prespta/100 or paypal.me/prespta/180) or send in a check payable to PRES PTA to the main office, attention Auction/Annie Burnham.
Questions? Email 
pres80sauction@gmail.com.

 
BCSD BikeRun
The BCSD BikeRun is back!

The 9th Annual BCSD Elementary BikeRun is Sunday, May 19, 2019.  Registration opens 
Monday, March 11, 2019!

Parents, please note:

  • Participants provide their own bike, and helmets are required (no exceptions)

  • Kindergarten students are welcome to use any sort of wheels – tricycles welcome!

  • Modified heats are available for students with special needs.  BCSD is an inclusive community and there will be accommodations for students requiring support at the event.  Please email bcsdsepto@gmail.com by March 23rd, 2019 with your contact information and we will follow up on the accommodation plan for your student.

Please register your children online beginning Monday, March 11 using this link: http://bcsdny.org/k5bikerun.  For more information please click here.

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.
The PRES Greening Committee and The Pound Ridge Energy action Committee invite you to  Get Pumped for Heat Pumps with HeatSmart Pound Ridge! The first HeatSmart Pound Ridge event will be an informational kick-off at the Bedford Playhouse on Monday, March 4th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and talk with neighbors who have improved their home energy usage, taste a variety of ciders and get a free movie ticket to the Bedford Playhouse. Meet the contractors and learn more about air source heat pumps, geothermal heating and cooling systems and home energy efficiency.  To register for Hot Cider and Heat Pumps, go to www.HeatSmartWestchester.com or call 914-302-7300 ext. 1. 
Click here for more information.  

Recycle household items and raise money for BCSD SEPTO! Click here for more information. 


The Junior League of Northern Westchester is hosting a free workshop for parents on March 19 entitled Protecting Children in a Hyper Digital Age.  

Their speaker, Liz Repking, a cyber safety expert, will explore how today's children are interacting online, the positive and negative implications of technology, and how we can parent with more understanding about the culture of technology for our families.

Click here for more information.


Registration is open for spring baseball!  For more information on the Bedford Pound Ridge Baseball Association, click here.  On Saturday, March 2nd there will be a players clinic for Kindergarten - 6th graders.  Click here for more information.  
Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse registration for the 2019 Spring Season is now open.  For more information please click here.
The Foundation For Bedford Central Schools is hosting its 2nd Annual Comedy Night on Thursday, April 4th at O'Connor's Public House in Mt Kisco.  For more information click here.

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

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