PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

November 2, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast

PTA Senior Luncheon

Author Visit: Doreen Cronin

Coffee with Principal Fishkin

NO SCHOOL - Veterans' Day

Science Fair

Half Day of School

11/22 & 11/23/18
NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving

Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Treats for Troops - Donate some candy TODAY!

Drop off your extra Halloween candy in the bin right inside the front entrance of the school or at the pick up line after school today, November 2nd. 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.
AmazonSmile promotion ends TODAY!

Get your Amazon shopping done today at! AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA when you shop here.

(And after today, please continue using AmazonSmile to benefit the school with 0.5% of your purchases year round.)

Fifth Grade Pancake Breakfast and Raffle: November 3rd
Join us for the 5th grade pancake breakfast tomorrow, November 3, 8am-12pm. All proceeds will help fund 5th grade activities. See the flyer here.

You do not need to be present to win a raffle, but silent auction items will only be available for bidding at the event. See the list of raffle and silent auction items here.

If you have any questions, please contact Toni Dooley.
PTA Senior Luncheon: November 8th

Please help us celebrate the seniors in our town by providing them with a fun filled lunch on November 8th, 10:30am-3:00pm in the PRES music room!  Cooked items, paper goods and services are needed and appreciated! 

For more information please visit here or e-mail Marisa Manos.
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, 9-11am at The Kitchen Table in Pound Ridge. 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. 
Purchase Your PRES Yearbook Ad Today!

Now is the time to purchase an ad for the 2018/2019 PRES Yearbook for only $25! Tell your student how proud they make you through their yearbook. Select a cherished photo, choose a layout and add your personal message here.

See the flyer for details or contact Julia Roose with any questions. 
Book Fair - Thank You
Thank you to all PRES families and volunteers for making the PRES Book Fair a fun and marvelous success! From working the register, helping students with wish lists, baking items for the bake sale, giving coins and attending book fair events, all of your time and donations are greatly appreciated!! Your efforts motivated our kids to read and raised money for our school, our library and a local reading program in need of books.

We sold over $15,000 in books and raised approximately $3,700 for our PTA.

In addition, we raised over $700 in the All for Books change drive!  Our librarian, Mrs. Baldo, used this money to purchase many new books for our library, so make sure to check the new book shelf in the library for these exciting books!

We also raised over $300 through the Bake Sale for The Open Book: Reading Aloud is Ageless, a reading program offered to children and families who visit the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, White Plains Hospital Center, and Westchester Medical Center.

Thank you!! The Book Fair Committee
Coming Soon - Innisbrook Gift Wrap Sale!

Stock up on your birthday party and/or holiday wrapping paper, and support the PTA at the same time!  The PRES PTA is selling high quality Innisbrook wrapping paper in a wide variety of colors and patterns!  Click here and here to see the patterns we will have available. Order forms will be sent home soon!

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.
Please consider participating in the blood drive at the Pound Ridge Fire Department tomorrow, November 3, 9am-3pm.
Click here for an upcoming talk, "The Resilience Formula: Raising Emotionally Healthy, Resilient Kids", at the Martin House on November 8, 7pm.

District & Community Quick Links

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

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