Patriot Pride

Preston Hollow ES *** Week of Nov. 16, 2015

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Patriots represent at Hillcrest High School parade

Pictured above are Preston Hollow's float representatives during Hillcrest High School's Homecoming parade Nov. 6. Parents, staff, and students pitched in to create a float for the parade showcasing the International Baccaleaureate learner profiles: thinkers, communicators, balanced, reflective, risk-takers, principled, open-minded, inquirers, knowledgeable, and caring. Preston Hollow is in its second year as an IB candidate school.

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

6423 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

An International Festival is scheduled immediately following the meeting in the auditorium.

International Festival (Kinder, 3rd, 5th grades)

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6:30pm

6423 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

Children meet in the cafeteria by 6:00 p.m. to prepare for the program. Students will showcase the International Baccalaureate attitudes and profiles with a song and dance performance.

International Festival (Pre-Kinder, 1st, 2nd, FLS, 4th grades)

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 6pm

6423 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

Children meet in the cafeteria by 5:30 p.m. to prepare for the program. Students will showcase the International Baccalaureate attitudes and profiles with a song and dance performance.

Trunk or Treat

Despite heavy rain, Preston Hollow ES hosted Trunk or Treat activities Oct. 30. Children wore their favorite costume and trick or treated inside the school. Community members joined in on the event to provide children a safe place for a night of fun.

Counselor's Corner: Anti-Bullying Week

Monday, Nov. 16: What is bullying?

Bullying behavior is hurtful behavior that happens over and over again. The person who does the bullying behavior wants to feel powerful or better than the person he or she has hurt.

Today is about verbal bullying or the hurtful words some say to others. This type of bullying could include: name-calling, yelling, spreading rumors, gossip, or constant teasing. . Someone who does this type of bullying behavior wants to make the target upset, scared or uncomfortable. Mean words do hurt feelings!

If someone is saying hurtful things to you repeatedly, what should you do? First tell the person to stop saying bad things. Say you do not like being called that name – that it hurts you. Then, if it happens again, tell an adult at school about the problem.

Tuesday, Nov. 17: What is not bullying?

Sometimes students are confused about what bullying is. Accidently bumping a person is not bullying. Accidently tripping another person on the playground or in PE is not bullying. Disagreeing with a person is not bullying. Arguments are not bullying – they are disagreements.

It is good practice to avoid touching others and their things at school. Sometimes there are accidents. These are not bullying.

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Role of a bystander

Remember that the bystander is very important in stopping bullying. Don’t stand there if one person is being mean to another person. If you see someone making another person sad or saying bad things, just say stop to the person. We say, “Stop! That’s not right!” If we see someone being excluded, we ask that person to join us. Ask someone sitting alone at lunch or recess if they would like to join you. Everyone is part of Preston Hollow. We want everyone to feel welcome and safe at our school.

We learn best when we feel confident and safe.

Help make everyone feel safe and happy at Preston Hollow.

Thursday, Nov. 19: Apologize

All of us, at one time or another, have made a mistake and hurt someone else’s feelings. We didn’t mean to do it, and we say we are sorry. A person who does bullying behavior hurts others a lot and on purpose.


Visit specials teachers' new online websites to see what is going on in their classroom and communicate directly with each teacher.

Birthdays of the Week


Guerrero Ramirez, S.

Roeschley, G.

Davis, C.

Bekele, K.

Rodriguez, Y.

Sarabia, A.


Zheng, L.

Upcoming Happenings:


Dec. 1: After-school tutoring resumes

Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving Break 25th, 26th, & 27th

After-school clubs:

Monday: Robotics

Tuesday: Chess

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Mad Science

Friday: Dance

About us

The Preston Hollow Elementary School vision is to provide an internationally minded, inquiry-based educational program with emphasis on student-led learning.