Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Profile Community - Vol. 21

Happy New Year 2016

Our Prestwick family sends our best wishes for the new year to each of you! Hopefully this break has been restful and full of adventures for each of you. We guarantee the second semester ahead will be full of memorable learning experiences.

Thank you for all of your support and partnership so far- we simply could not do it without each of you. You were more than generous with holiday cards and gifts that were most appreciated.

We look forward to seeing students return on Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Classes will begin promptly at 8:20.

Please follow our website and flyers sent weekly via Peachjar for upcoming events! If you have questions about receiving these or know someone who is not please contact our office to verify we have your updated information in FOCUS.

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Prestwick is having its Second Annual Engineering/Science/Maker Fair night coming up on Tuesday, January 19th in the evening. The come and go experience will be after the January PTA meeting. All students K-8 are invited and each grade level will be showcased with booths, hands-on discovery, and a lot of fellowship.

Core Value Spotlight: Service

Our campus wishes to exemplify our four core values on a regular basis. Our core values are: Adaptablity, Solution-Focused, Persistence and Service

In December, members of the Kindness and Compassion club lead the way with service for our community. The special group included 13 students, 5 adult sponsors, one middle school sponsor and Mrs. Burrell-PSA KC Club Sponsor. The members were able to adopt 2 Angels from the LEISD Angel Tree! The students really enjoyed shopping for the Angels. After the collection of Angel gifts, they walked to the Stonebriar Mall to enjoy club fellowship as well. Everyone really enjoyed the mix of service and club bonding during this special December evening. We are extremely thankful to all our parents who donated monies and chaperoned for this special event.

Lobo Loot Item Donations

We have made it a priority to recognize good behavior among our learners. Learners earn "lobo loot" for following school wide norms and exhibiting exceptional character on a daily basis. Our students absolutely love visiting the Lobo Loot store each Wednesday during lunches to spend their earned loot.

To make this possible we would love if we could get the following items donated for our store. All donations may be sent to the office - please label items so we know they are for our lobo loot store.

We have special student requests for the following:

  • Mini rubix cubes
  • decks of playing cards
  • yo-yos
  • bouncy balls
  • hacky sacks
  • Small lego kits
  • Hot cheetos or Takis
  • Full size candy bars
  • Gummy worms
  • Ring pops
  • Gift cards to local business are welcome as well

If you wish to volunteer at at the shop please contact our PTA @ We are extremely thankful for your generous support.

6th Grade Lottery Meetings for 2016-2017 Academic Year.

FYI: Parents of fifth grade students interested in attending Prestwick STEM Academy for sixth grade must attend parent orientation on January 14 at 6:00 p.m. at Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership Center. Little Elm ISD administration will share information about Prestwick and the lottery process during this meeting. For more information please call Curriculum and Learning Services at 972-947-9340.

Please note this is not required for students who are currently enrolled at Prestwick in 5th grade. These students will be automatically rolled up to 6th grade. However, families of students attending other campuses should plan on attending these meetings.

LEISD and Prestwick needs substitute teachers- Are you interested?

As of January 1, 2016, LEISD will implement a new substitute pay scale. The new rates will be as follows:

Associates Degree or Equivalent - $80/day
Degree/Non-Certified - $90/day
Degreed/Certified = $100/day

In addition, substitute teachers who work on Mondays or Fridays will receive an additional $10 per day. As always, long term substitutes will receive an additional $10/day beginning on the 11th consecutive day in the same position.