Patriot Pride

Preston Hollow ES *** Week of Sep. 21, 2015

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

"Hispanics contribute to our Nation's success in extraordinary ways -- they serve in the military and government, attend schools across America, and strengthen the economy. They are the father who works two jobs to give his children a better life, and the mother who ventures out to take a risk and start a business. They are the student -- often the first in their family to go to college -- who pursues their greatest aspirations through higher education. They are the lawful permanent resident who seeks to naturalize and become a citizen, and the business leader whose loved ones have lived in the United States for generations. Each day, we see the tremendous impact they have on our communities, and they reflect an enduring truth at the heart of our Nation: no matter where you come from or where your roots are, with hard work and perseverance you can make it in America." President Obama Proclamation on Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Excerpt from: September issue of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

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Patriots kick off soccer season

Preston Hollow Elementary School students started soccer season last week with their first games this past Saturday, Sep. 20, at various Dallas locations. Parent and other volunteer coaches train students after school for games coordinated through the YMCA.

The Concilio Workshops

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 8:30am

6423 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

"Parents Advocating for Student Excellence"

Free workshops are focused on supporting your children's education so they achieve their dreams! Childcare is provided FREE of charge. Volunteer hours will count for attending workshops.

The Concilio Workshops

Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 6pm

6423 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

"Parents Advocating for Student Excellence"

Free workshops are focused on supporting your children's education so they achieve their dreams! Childcare is provided FREE of charge. Volunteer hours will count for attending workshops.

The pumpkins are coming!

Saturday, Sep. 26th, 8:30am-12:30pm

6315 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, TX

Preston Hollow Patriots are Caring!

Volunteers needed for unloading pumpkins and helping our neighbors at Preston Hollow United Methodist Church (our neighbors).

Counselor's Corner: "Go for Higher Education"

This week's events:

Day 1: Promote "Go for Higher Education" with flyers

Day 2: 5th grade students wear "Class of 2023" stickers

Day 3: Teachers discuss idea of a campus using their college campus map.

Day 4: Teachers tell a college story such as deciding a major or minor. Explain the meaning of major/minor.

Day 5: Teachers wear college shirts and do backpack coloring page.

Nurse's Station

This week:

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? Coordinated School Health, outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, includes not only physical and mental health, but also the physical environment and psychosocial climate. Part of being healthy is being prepared for emergencies.


An example from the Movin’ Monday Theme Day is: “Move” to revamp safety procedures for emergency drills during National Preparedness Month.

Other sample tasks your campus can reinforce are:

· How to reconnect with family after a disaster

· How to plan for specific needs before a disaster

· How to build an emergency kit

· How to practice for an emergency

For more ideas, go to http://www.ready.gov/september.


September is:

  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • Fruits & Veggies Month

Upcoming Happenings:

Student/teacher holidays:
  • Oct. 9 (Elementary Fair Day)
  • Oct. 16 (Secondary Fair Day)

Birthdays of the Week

Students

Lira Lopez, J.

Lira Lopez, S.

Gordillo Fernandez, B.

Castillo, D.

Cerda, E.


Staff

Vashchenko, A.

About us

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