PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

December 7, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

Basketball Bash

PRES Winter Concert
7:00 - 8:00 PM

PJ Day
Superintendent's Conference Day, 11:30 AM Dismissal

Playground Ribbon Cutting
3:30 PM

Cookie Day for Teachers and Staff
PTA Coffee and Cookie Swap 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Recess, No School

Cabaret Permission Slip Due


Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Basketball Bash this Weekend!

See the world famous Harlem Wizards take on our teachers, the BCSD All-Stars! 
On Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 PM, our PRES teachers Mrs Fishkin, Ms DeLesia and Mr Henley along with staff from all five BCSD elementary schools take their skills onto the Fox Lane High School basketball court against the Harlem Wizards. It’s a fun day out for all the family and not to be missed!

Tickets are now on sale now and can be ordered here.  See the attached flyer here to view full details.  Any questions please contact Sarah O’Loughlin here. 

Cookie Day and PTA Coffee and Cookie Swap

Cookie Day AT PRES is a special tradition of giving out boxes of home baked cookies to every staff member before the Holiday Recess. It’s a great way to let them know how much we appreciate them and all of their hard work caring for our kids.  With 75 staff members, that's a lot of cookies! You can help by baking 3 or 4 dozen cookies to be delivered on Tuesday December 18 by 9:30 AM.   We are also looking for volunteers to stay to assemble the tins.  Sign-up to bring in cookies. 

Want a delightful assortment of cookies for yourself? This year, the PTA is hosting a Coffee and Cookie Swap.  Bake an extra tray to share and head on over to the PTA Parent Coffee and Cookie Swap which starts at 11:00 on December 18. All are welcome. 
Playground Ribbon Cutting

New playground equipment is almost ready!  Please join us for a hot chocolate and a head start to play on the new playground equipment at our Playground Ribbon Cutting on Monday, December 17, from 3:30 - 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there.
Your Input Needed!
The PRES CARES committee is continually developing our character education program at PRES. One of the priorities for the district is to develop consistency in character education programs across buildings, while still preserving the unique, home-grown culture developed within each school.
With that in mind, each school is developing a school slogan. We would like to invite all school community members to help us select a school slogan that best represents our CARES program here at PRES. This is the easiest survey you will ever take… there is only one question! Please click
here and vote on your favorite slogan for PRES CARES Please complete the survey by December 10.
Thank you,
The CARES Committee

Wrapping Paper Still Available for Purchase

Limited quantities of Innisbrook wrapping paper are available to purchase to support the PTA.  Click here to see the patterns; click here to download the order form.
Auction 2019: Save the Date!  

Get your 80s gear ready!  The Totally Awesome 80s PRES Auction is April 4, 2019, celebrating 80 years of PRES.  
here to learn more.
Cabaret is Coming!

All PRES students are invited to join our yearly cabaret show to be held at PRES in early February. Our theme this year is: All We Need is Love
We welcome all entertainment acts whether they be singing, acting, dancing, playing music, telling jokes, magic, reciting or acting out a monologue or skit, or another unique and entertaining skill you may have. Rehearsals will start January 22. The permission form needs to be submitted to the school front office by Friday, January 5.  Please direct all inquiries to Kristen Roeder Petrillose.   

Please look for a hard copy of the permission form via backpack mail. We look forward to welcoming you all and putting on an awesome show!
BINGO Night 2019

Bingo Night will be held at PRES on Friday, January 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

This is always a fun filled evening for parents and kids!  We are looking for three people to assist the night of the event with various tasks.  Please contact
Jen Tavolacci.

Please note that prizes will be needed! Any unopened toys that can be donated would be greatly appreciated- more on this after the holidays.
Sweetheart Dance Details

Tickets for our Sweetheart Dance will go on sale next week, we can't wait!

Here's what you need to know:
February 1, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Conant Hall, Pound Ridge
Will there be food? 
Yes! Pizza and treats.
Will there be music? 
Yes! Bring your dancing shoes because there will be a DJ!
How much are tickets? 
$25 a ticket for a parent/child couple, $40 for a family ticket.
What else? 
This is a grown-up/child party, for PRES students only.  This is not a drop-off event, and we ask that you only attend with your child(ren) that are current PRES students. Thank you for your understanding - it's going to be a very fun night! Email with any questions. 
Shop with Amazon Smile

It's online holiday shopping time!  Don't forget, if you do any shopping via Amazon, start your shopping at  and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to PRES! 
Purchase Your PRES Yearbook and Yearbook Ad Today!

Purchase your 2018/2019 PRES yearbook today!  Go to and search by school/ city to order your child's yearbook. 

You may also purchase an ad for the Yearbook for only $25! Tell your child 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. 

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library
BCSD Opioid and Substance Abuse Summit, January 17, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  Fox Lane Middle School Theater.  Click here to learn more.

Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse registration for the 2019 Spring Season is now open.  For more information please click here.

District & Community Quick Links

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

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