PRES PTA Newsletter

The weekly newsletter for the
Pound Ridge Elementary School PTA

May 31, 2019
Upcoming Calendar

School Spirit Day (wear red, white, and blue)

Pound Ridge Pride Day - Join us at PRES at 11am!


Field Day (Sign up to Volunteer!)

PTA End of Year Thank You Party - ALL ARE WELCOME

Conant Hall, 7pm

Courtyard Dedication - 3:30pm

Click HERE for the PRES PTA Website Calendar
Click HERE for the BCSD Calendar
Ask your First Grader about...

...planting Kale in the PRES Garden!  Each grade is helping plant new things in the garden with the help of the PRES Garden Committee. Please contact Victoria Gardezi if you are interested in helping with planting or joining the Garden Committee!
Ask your Third Grader about...

...their trip to Bit of Heaven and Stormfield Swiss Dairy Farms this week!
Pound Ridge PRIDE Day

Pound Ridge Pride Day is this weekend on SundayJune 2nd!  This is a special day during which volunteers work on beautification projects all around Pound Ridge, and it ends with a town-wide Block Party!  

This year, weeding our memorial rock garden and adding bushes and plants to the newly updated PRES Courtyard are projects on the Pound Ridge Partnership's list, and we/they would love to have PRES volunteers to help out! Please join us at 11am at PRES!

Also - calling all bakers for the Pride Day Bake-Off!!

Click here for more information on Pride Day. Also visit the Pound Ridge Partnership's website for more information
Love4Lucas Fest is ONE WEEK AWAY - Volunteers still needed!
Love4Lucas Fest is only a week away on June 8th from 11am-3pm at PRES!! We can't wait for this fun-filled family day. Please click here for more information. 

We still need volunteers! Please click here to sign up. Even if you can't make it that day, there are other ways to help. Thank you!!
Field Day

Field Day will be on Friday, June 14th (rain date is Monday, June 17th) and is fast approaching. Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Please click here to sign up, thank you! 
PTA Thank You Party for ALL MEMBERS!

The PTA Board would like to invite all members of the PRES PTA to join us at the end-of-year Thank You Party at Conant Hall on June 18th at 7pm.  This is a casual get together where the Board is able to thank the Committee Chairs and all of the volunteers who helped at all of our events and activities this year! We hope to see you there!
Courtyard Dedication

We are so grateful to the Pound Ridge Car Show, The Market at Pound Ridge Square, the Pound Ridge PBA, Billy Fortin and Mike Armistead for their generous donation to the PRES PTA. It was thanks to this donation that we were able to renovate the interior courtyard at PRES, which will be used as an outdoor learning space for teachers and their classes.  

We are also very grateful to The Pound Ridge Partnership, who has chosen the PRES courtyard as one of their beautification projects for PRIDE Day this weekend. 

We hope that PRES students and their families can join us for a short ceremony dedicating our new courtyard after school on Wednesday, June 19th.  
Order Next Year's School Supplies!!

It's hard to believe, but it is now time to order NEXT YEAR'S (2019-2020) Schools Supplies!

To order supplies online: 
1. Visit here between now and June 26th, 2019
2. Click on "Parents Login" (located on the right of the home page), and log in using the following information:
    Username: PoundRidge 
    Password: pres2019
*(case sensitive, so please type exactly as written) 
3. Once on the PRES page, follow the instructions to place an order (reminder - this is for NEXT YEAR, not your child's current grade level). 
4. The deadline to order supplies is June 26th, 2019.   You can not order supplies past this date.  No "extra" kits will be available for purchase over the summer or in September.   This is a hard deadline.
5. If you miss the deadline (we will send reminders), you will have to purchase your child's school supplies yourself. 
 ATTENTION CURRENT FIRST GRADE PARENTS: The Second Grade Team requires specific folders. Even if you are not purchasing a supply kit for Grade Two, PLEASE PURCHASE THE GRADE 2 FOLDER PACKAGE
ATTENTION CURRENT THIRD GRADE PARENTS: Every Fourth Grade Student is required to have the Student Planner. Even if you are not purchasing a supply kit for Grade Four, PLEASE ORDER THE GRADE 4 STUDENT PLANNER.

School supply kits are delivered directly to your child's classroom in time for the first day of school in September 2019.  
Please contact Jen Saldutti or Supplies to Please with any questions.
Last SEPTO meeting of the year

Individuals with learning, intellectual and developmental disabilities, those on the Autism spectrum, those with ADHD and those with dyslexia present with academic and social/behavioral challenges at home and in school that seem insurmountable. Our featured speakers will talk about how to ask for the appropriate services and supports that create opportunities in order for your student to pursue an exciting and productive future. Hear from 3 exceptional individuals who overcame obstacles and want to share their experiences.  June 4th, 7-9pm
Fox Lane HS, Rm A112. 

Click here to register. 
Garden Committee and Green Committee Looking for New Members!

Looking to get involved?  Join the PRES Garden Committee or the Green Committee.  The Garden Committee needs to begin prepping for a spring planting with each grade.  Please contact Victoria Gardezi if you are interested in the Garden Committee or Sarah Douglis if you are interested in the Green Committee.  Thank you!

District & Community Events

Click here for info on upcoming events at the Pound Ridge Library.
Friends of Pound Ridge would like to invite you to bring your mom, your sister, your daughter, your BFF...for a night of laughter and refreshments at 'Mom's the Word'!  Turn a comic eye on the things that drive us all crazy about motherhood, like temper tantrums, over-scheduling, puberty, clueless spouses, and much, much, well as the joy our children bring us. For more information or to register, visit us on the web at

Commemorate the 240th Anniversary of the Burning of Bedford with the Bedford Historical Society! This will include encampment, re-enactors, cavalry demonstrations, musket drills, colonial games, food trucks, ice cream and more with grand finale bonfire on the green!  Click here for more information. 

Pound Ridge now has a Community Compost Program.  Learn more.

REDUCE OUR LANDFILLS. REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE. RAISE FUNDS For All BCSD Students. There is a recycle bin on the Fox Lane Main Campus. Click here for more information. 

District & Community Quick Links

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

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