PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

November 16, 2018
Upcoming Calendar

Crazy Hat/Hair Day

Half Day of School

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

Science Fair

Basketball Bash

PRES Winter Concert

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

Holiday Recess, No School

Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Senior Luncheon

On Thursday, November 8th many seniors in our community enjoyed a delicious lunch, cooked and delivered to the school by our parent volunteers. Thanks to Marisa Manos for coordinating this event at PRES. In addition, we would like to thank Ms. Donovan for leading the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in songs.
Picture Retakes

School pictures were sent home via back pack mail last week. Cassiday Studios will be at PRES on Wednesday, November 28th for picture retakes. If your child was absent on picture day or you are not satisfied with their photo, please email Christine Labov with your child’s name, teacher and reason for the retake so that they can be added to the reshoot list.
Rescheduled Science Fair: November 29th

The PRES PTA Science Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 29th, 6:00-7:30pm.
If you have any questions, please contact
Jen Saldutti.

Holiday Sharing Drive 

We have had an amazing response to our Holiday Sharing Drive so far!! As a reminder, the PTA has partnered with the Junior League of Northern Westchester for this drive, and each grade has adopted a family. We hope to fulfill the families' wish lists and make their season brighter.

A Sign Up Genius has been created for each grade, containing the details of their designated family, and the family’s wish list.  Click here for the wish lists for Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade

On each wish list there are larger “big ticket” items that people can donate. We have assigned at least one big ticket item to each grade. For these items we would encourage a group of families to donate this item, rather than one family.

We will be sending a separate email with instructions on where/when to bring in your donations. 

**Please note** -  donated items should be NEW, with tags still on. Donations should also be labeled with the code for your grade's family and description of the item. 

Guess Who’s Coming to Town!!!

See the world famous Harlem Wizards take on our teachers, the BCSD All-Stars! 
On Sunday, December 9th at 2pm, our PRES teachers Mrs Fishkin, Ms DeLesia and Mr Henley along with staff from all 5 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. 
Winter Flower Sale

After a successful fall mum sale, the PTA has again partnered with Valley View Greenhouse this holiday season to bring elegant holiday arrangements to PRES. We have 6" and 8" Poinsettias in a variety of seasonal colors including red, white, and pink. In addition, we will offer beautiful Amaryllis and Cyclamen arrangements. The flowers are stunning statement pieces and make great gifts! Sales from each flower sold will directly fund Arts and Science programs at PRES.

Click here to order. 
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. Click here for an order form.
Wanted: Mystery Books for Grade 3

Our third grade students are about to embark on a new mystery reading unit and we are in need of mystery books! The students will be reading several different mystery series across the next several weeks. If you have any new or gently used mystery books that you would be willing to donate to our third grade team, we would greatly appreciate it. Please send in any book donations to the main office by Friday, November 16th.

Here are some suggested mystery series that would be appropriate for grade 3 readers:
o   Cam Jansen series by David A. Adler (Penguin Random House)
o   Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger (Penguin Random House)
o   Chet the Gecko series by Bruce Hale (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
o   Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald (Candlewick Press)
o   Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Penguin Random House)
o   Jigsaw Jones by James Preller (Scholastic)

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. 

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.

On Sunday, November 18th at noon, Booksy Galore will host Linda Fairstein, author of the Devlin Quick Mysteries ( for an author talk and book signing. Fairstein is a former prosecuter turned author who will be reading from one of her Devlin Quick books, talking about what it's like to solve mysteries (on a kid-friendly level, of course) and answering any questions the kids may have. It's a free event, but they are asking for registrations so they can be prepared with enough seats and snacks (you can register at Refreshments will be served, and  books will be available for purchase. 
Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse registration for the 2019 Spring Season is now open.  For more information please click here.

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

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