The PRES Press
Principal's Monthly Newsletter, September 2019
Welcome Back to School!
Parent-Principal Coffees 2019-2020
Save the Date... Parent-Principal Coffees:
All will take place in the PRES Library at 9:30 AM
Thursday, September 26th - Gender Identity
Principal Amy Fishkin and Dr. Ed Escobar gave a presentation on gender identity and how to talk with your children about the gender spectrum. Here is a link to the presentation:
Thursday, October 3rd - Food Allergy Awareness
Meet with Principal Fishkin, and allergy expert Sue Kelly, to learn more about the different types of food allergies, the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, and how to support friends with life-threatening food allergies.
Friday, November 15th - Growth Mindset
Learn about Carol Dweck's research on mindset and the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Learn how to use language with your own children that promotes a growth mindset.
Friday, January 17th - RTI Process and Tiered Support
Have you ever heard of Learning Lab? Wonder what systems and supports are in place when students are struggling to acquire reading and math skills? Learn about the District's RTI process and how we assess and provide students with building-level interventions.
Friday, February 7th - NYS Testing (Grades 3-5)
Are you curious about what the NYS ELA and Math tests look like? Are you wondering how the tests have changed over the years in response to the "Opt-out" movement? We will demystify the NYS tests, help you understand what to expect on them, and how to support your child at home in preparation for these State assessments in grades 3-5.
Friday, March 6th - Social-Emotional Learning
With a growing number of children developing anxiety, learning how to cope with the daily challenges of life is essential for our students to learn. Join us for a discussion on the ways we are supporting social-emotional development in our school.
Friday, May 1st - Supporting Your Child In Reading
Summer months will be here before we know it. Learn how to keep the reading momentum going so that children don't lose the progress they made during the school year. Learn about strategies for supporting your child when he/she gets stuck on a tricky word. Learn ways you can support your child's reading comprehension and love for books!
PRES 80th Birthday - November 8, 2019... Details coming soon!
How to Raise a Life-Long Reader who Loves to Read!
This article really speaks to the ways we want to motivate students to read. It describes the surprisingly detrimental effects when we reward reading! A must read for all parents and educators who want to inspire young readers. Enjoy!
Library Program 2019-2020
2019-2020 Library Schedule:
Mondays (Grades 3-5):
Mrs. Conrad/Mrs. Davidson
Mrs. D'Urso/Mrs. Garvey
Mrs. Coughlin/Ms. Sullivan
Tuesdays (Grades K-2):
Ms. DeLesia/Mrs. Mascaro
Mrs. Hart/Mrs. Mascaro
Please click on the link below, or visit our school website under "Our School," to access the student handbook: PRES Student Handbook 2019-2020
Code of Conduct
The BCSD Elementary Code of Conduct describes, in elementary language, the behavioral expectations in our elementary schools, as outlined by the District Code of Conduct.
Please click on the link below, or visit our school website under "Our School," to access the Elementary Code of Conduct: BCSD Elementary Code of Conduct
Please make sure you've reviewed these documents and discussed them with your child. The sign-off sheet that was sent home in backpack mail should be returned to the PRES main office by October 4, 2019.
October 2019 - What's Coming Up at PRES?
September 30 = NO SCHOOL (Rosh Hashanah)October 1 = NO SCHOOL (Rosh Hashanah)
October 2 = BOE Meeting
October 3 = Parent-Principal Coffee @ 9:30 AM
October 4 = PRES Picture Day
October 4 = 15-minute Emergency Early Dismissal
October 9 = NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)
October 11 = Fire Prevention Day
October 11 = BCSD Fox Night
October 14 = NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
October 17 = Author's Day (Bill Doyle)
October 17 = PRES PTA Meeting @ 7:30 pm
October 18 = Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30 Early Dismissal)
October 21-25 = PRES Book Fair
October 24 = Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:30 Early Dismissal)
October 25 = Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)
October 31 = Halloween Parade