News and Announcements
BOOSTERTHON IS HERE!
The main fundraiser of PRES is the Boosterthon Fun Run. Their mission is to change the world by raising funds and inspiring students through a remarkable fitness and character-building experience. The Boosterthon Fun Run combines a fun fitness event, an interactive character program, and a highly profitable school fundraiser. This year's theme is Backyard Box Office. Students will have daily Hallway Huddles to learn character lessons and be motivated by our Boosterthon leaders. Click here to watch the video for the Grit it Out lesson - you will be inspired! Every student will participate in the event, regardless of financial participation. More information about Boosterthon will be coming home with your student this week. Click here to login to your Boosterthon page to view videos and track donations. The Fun Run will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at 8:20am (K5 & 1st), 9:25am (2nd & 3rd), and 1:30pm (4th & 5th). Parents are welcome to attend and cheer for the students as they run!
Important Visitor, Volunteer, and Field Trip Chaperone Policy Changes
The Greenville County School District is rolling out new policies & procedures regarding visitors, volunteers and field-trip chaperones. Please visit this link for detailed information regarding the new processes.
Picture Day Friday 9/30
Mark your calendars! Picture day is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30th.
Puzzle-master and best-selling children’s author Trenton Lee Stewart will visit our 4th and 5th grade students on September 27th, 2016. He will present his new middle-grade novel, The Secret Keepers. He is also the author of the Mysterious Benedict Society series.
There are only 20 books left for pre-order, so please see Mrs. Edmonston ASAP to purchase while supplies last. Cost for each autographed copy is $18. Make checks payable to PRES PTA.
Read Your Way to the Big Game!
Help your child qualify to win Palmetto Bowl tickets by participating in EOC’s 2016 Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. Pick a team: Tiger or Cocky, and start reading TODAY!
Each student will receive a parent letter, reading log and bookmark. Return the reading log to the classroom teacher (signed by a parent) before Friday, October 28th. Each student that submits a reading log will have a football placed on our bulletin board in the grand hall and be entered in a drawing for the chance to win 2 tickets to the Palmetto Bowl.
Parent Portal - There's an App for That!
We hope that you have logged into the Parent Portal. It is an excellent tool that gives you access to your child's grades, attendance history, lunch account balance, and more. You can also sign up to recieve emailed updates about your child's progress. Before using the Parent Portal, you must pick up your login and password in person from the front office. And bring your ID! The Parent Portal App is now available from Google Play and iTunes. Our district code is DZDX. More details about the Parent Portal can be found here.
MAP Testing Dates in September
MAP Testing will be done during the window of time between Sept. 6th and Sept. 30th. Click here for FAQs about MAP Testing.
Rosetta Stone Community Solutions for K-12
There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our English Language Learners with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click here for more information and for the link to login.
2016-2017 Reflections Theme: What is Your Story?
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story? More information about Reflections can be found here.