Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Profile - Community Vol. 7

Attendance Matters

School attendance is of utmost importance for student success. Research supports that absenteeism can lead to struggles in learning performance. Our campus goal is to exceed 98% attendance each and every day. This includes arriving on time to class and remaining in class until the end of the day. Thank you for helping us achieve this goal!


Brags to 5th and 6th grade for taking the lead in 1st three weeks!

5th grade - 99.3%

6th grade - 99.3%


Each three weeks students with perfect attendance get put in a raffle drawing. Two students from each grade level are drawn and receive a 15 Lobo Loot gift certificate to spend in our Wednesday Lobo Loot store. Also, students sometimes receive other coupons and fun items!!

Big image

LEISD Homecoming Themes for the Week- Show your Pride

You may purchase tickets for the game in our front office. Adult pre-sale price is $5.00 and Student price is $3.00


Please look for our Prestwick Float in the Homecoming Parade this Wednesday, 21st. Parade begins at LEHS parking lot and ends at Little Elm Athletic Complex. Candy donations welcome - drop them by our front office!

Big image

Picture Day- 9/22 for Grades K-5

Prestwick STEM Academy School Pictures

Mark your calendar!
Picture Day is: Thursday, Sep 22
Picture Day ID: DO486008Q1

The easiest way to get school pictures is by ordering at mylifetouch.com
• No need to send cash or flyer back to school
• Get more background choices online
• Customize your package online with different portrait sheets
• New MyFamily rewards program available online.

Please submit your portrait order by Thursday, Sep 22 for free shipping to school.

Fundraiser Time

Thank you for your support and fundraisers are due back Tuesday, September 20th.


We look forward to honoring our top sellers in the following ways.

Grades K-3: Prizes and a limo lunch - Oct. 28th

Grades 6-8: The chance to participate in DJ/inflatatble party and limo lunch- Oct. 27th

or

Grades 4-5: Earn 50% of what is earned towards your class trip this school year to Austin or Camp Jolt

Spotlight on Learning

Have you every used a magnifying glass, binoculars, or a microscope? There are skills involved in learning to use tools to discover the world beyond. Many science units over the last few weeks have focused on safety and using the right tools the right way.


In 1st grade, Mrs. Lange's class students were labeling what they thought a tool could be used for in a fun way: using simple post it notes! The kids loved "labeling" the items with their notes and thinking of their uses. Students practiced focusing in on tiny hidden words and pictures to get their skills ready for observing the details of the world around us.


In Mrs. Ouellette's 6th grade science class, students are studying the make up of different atoms. Though atoms are too small to observe with our microscopes, students are becoming aware of how all parts of life work together.


Though simple, a magnifying glass when used correctly sheds light on details we would not always take time to recognize. Look at the world around you in a different way with your child, take out some simple science tools and explore!

Prestwick STEM Academy: Staff Spotlight

PSA is excited to introduce and welcome Mr. Manuel Castillo to our Prestwick family. Mr. Castillo has served as instructor in the district since 2009 and is joining our team to serve as our Tech Apps I and Tech Apps II instructor. Mr. Castillo holds a teaching certificate in Technology Applications and has several years in the technology field. One of Mr. Castillo goals for the year is to develop an even more enriched curriculum and to take our Tech Apps program to the next level! Some of this year learning highlights include basic coding, HTML, CSS, Front End Web Development, JQuery/JavaScript, and Bootstrap to name a few. Mr. Castillo has a passion to make a difference in the lives in every student, every day. PSA is glad to welcome Mr. Castillo to the PSA family!

Counselors Corner from Mrs. Burrell

This past week, the students in grades K through 5 learned about Persistence, our PSA CORE Value. We read books, had discussions, made announcements for K through 8, and showed our knowledge of persistence, and how to apply it in our lives at school and at home. Campus wide our staff reward students with lobo loot for following norms and demonstrating our core values.


Please talk to your kids about persistence as it is a great part of our motivation in learning and success. Make it a great week!

Upcoming Community Events

What is Clothe-A-Child

Clothe-A-Child is a program that gives disadvantaged families in our community an opportunity to receive new school clothes from Kohl's. Clothe-A-Child helps many of our Little Elm students in grades K-8. In order to continue helping families in our community, we need your support! The following brief video tells the incredible story of the impact that Clothe-A-Child has had on so many of our Little Elm students and families:https://vimeo.com/67474737. If you you are not familiar with Clothe-A-Child you can also visitwww.clotheachildfrisco.com to learn more about the program.


When is the Clothe-A-Child Event?

The Clothe-A-Child event for K-8 Little Elm students is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at Kohl's in Frisco (7150 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034).


How Can I Help?

Volunteering

Volunteering at this event helps our students but it also provides an opportunity to participate in a rewarding experience where you will give back to our community and impact the lives of others. If you are interested in volunteering for the event on October 29th please visit http://clotheachildfrisco.com/?page_id=12 to register. You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer and it is recommended that all volunteers attend a volunteer orientation meeting.