Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Profile- Community Vol. 17

Tutorials Promote Success

If your child is in danger of failing our staff strongly encourage tutorials. We target our most at risk learners during this time. We define "at risk"students as those who show to be in the urgent intervention (red) or intervention category (yellow) on RenSTAR test given 3x a year. We also target students who have previously had unsatisfactory performance on STAAR. Lastly, tutorials also serve students who are struggling with current content or need reteaching before retaking a test they may have failed.

If you child meets any of these criteria please contact their teacher as soon as possible to establish time for tutorials. Students should attend regularly and be picked up punctually.

Visit our website for tutorial times of your child's teacher.

Love to read? Bookfair open this week until Thursday

Don't miss out on our Fall Book Fair this week. Students have created wish lists and allowed to purchase new books for their collection when the have money. Get you books before we close on Thursday, Nov. 19th.

Mark your calendars for our evening book fair event that you may visit as a family:

Nov. 17th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm (revised from last weeks announced time)

You may shop online as well at this direct link:

The online fair is open 11/12 through 11/30.

Join us for Thanksgiving Feast

Prestwick will host our Thanksgiving feast with turkey and the trimmings that families can enjoy with their learners. Please mark your calendars to join us Thursday, Nov. 19th.

This weeks Tuesday correspondence will include details of how to pre-purchase your meal ticket to allow us to best plan for how many guests and allow our event to move smoothly. Guest meal prices are will be $3.60. We thank you in advance for your preorders to allow our lunch time to be a smooth event.

Lunches will follow our normal schedule pending any slight adjustments needed for time and space.

Spotlight Events this Week

Kindergarten Literacy Night- Tuesday, Nov. 17th @ 5:30- Come to this power packed night that will equip you to supporting your reader. The time invested will give you great insight to expectations and the tools to attain them. Students are not required to attend this event it is targeted towards parents.

Prestwick's 7th and 8th Band Performance- Tuesday Nov. 17th @ 6:30 pm. Come listen to the music of our talented performers lead by Mr. Oglee, Band Director. We are proud of their hard work and look forward to their performance.

Prestwick's Spirt Night at CiCi's Pizza- Tuesday Nov. 17th 4pm -10 pm

Bears for Care- Now- Dec. 4th - Bears for Care ”is an annual community service project conducted by the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter at Little Elm High School. We will collect and distribute new or clean & gently-used teddy bears to local families for the holidays.

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Thursday, Nov. 19th, Prestwick staff and students stand UNITED AGAINST BULLYING. We will show our unity by wearing orange. Be sure to pick wear an article of orange clothing or accessories to join us. We believe that our differences should be celebrated and that one small act of kindness can cause a chain reaction just as Rachel Scott believed. We strive to recognize those small acts of kindness daily.

We also commit to being UPSTANDERS which means that if we are aware of bullying or teasing we report it immediately to a trusted adult to put a stop to it.

Thank you for participating and making this day a success!

GenTX Day

Annually GenTX day is a time for students to become educated about applying to the college of their choice and the resources available to them. We have college awareness seminars and spirit days throughout the year to promote a college going culture of excellence.

Sport your college wear this Friday as we spotlight GenTX college awareness day! I am thankful daily for the quality education I received at my alma mater- University of Texas at El Paso. GO MINERS GO!

5th Grade attends Camp Jolt

This past week our 5th graders had an amazing experience at Camp Jolt for 3 days and 2 nights. They participated in a variety of activities including but not limited to star gazing, GPS treks, Herpetology, Wading and Water Quality testing. Additionally, they learned to respect the great outdoors and the creatures which inhabit it. Our students represented Prestwick well and gained some valuable experiences that will be memorable for years to come.

We look forward to this being a tradition for our 5th grade learners! We could not have done it without the organization of our 5th grade teachers and the watchful eyes of our chaperones. Many thanks for being a part of this learning experience.

LE Baseball

Little Elm had a team represented in a baseball tournament for middle school kids. The Tournament is called middle school matchup. We had 11 (7th graders) 3 from Prestwick / 8 from Lakeside. They played hard and represented LE well.

Prestwick Students include: Robert LaMarch, Will Sutton and Chase Banks
Lakeside students include: Gunner Wood, Niko Granado, Hayden Farrar, Sam Mangan, Christopher Kirchmeyer, Braeden Winders, Foster Wylie, Caleb Hensley

The boys were lead by Coach Jason Lowery, Coach Nathan Hensley, and Coach Robert Granado.

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