Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Pride Community- Vol. 7

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Spotlight on Core Values

Wondering how our Prestwick core values fit our littlest Lobos? Look no further than recess. Each day our Kindergarten and First Grade students start off recess with snack time then quickly move on to play. They don’t just jump right in though; they perform the act of service consisting of properly dealing with their trash. Once on the playground, students scatter in all directions but many help one another find solutions to navigate the play structure. Far from a traditional playground of swings and slides, ours has been compared to the show Wipeout, where moving from one end to the other other is a thought-provoking challenge. We see many students showing great levels of persistence, jumping time and again to reach the bar they are aiming for or adapting to the challenge by trying things from a different angle or perspective. Often students work together to navigate a particularly tricky row of moving balance rods or cheer one another on in trying the fire pole for the first time. Our kids are stepping up the challenge daily at PSA....indoors and out.

Grandparents Invited

We cordially invite grandparents to join K-5 students in classrooms this Friday, Sept. 11th from 2:00-2:45 pm.

Teachers and students look forward to special activities with you. Please check Tuesday folders to grant permission for your child to be signed out by their grandparent after class visits if you wish.

4th and 5th grade chrome book deployment- Wed. Sept. 9th

Chromebook Deployment for 4th & 5th grade students will be the week of September 8th-11th. Students who have paid for the Device Protection Plan ($40) will be issued Chromebooks during the school day. The dates for elementary deployment are:

Wednesday, Sept. 9th - PSA 4th & 5th (during Science class)

Students who have not paid for the Device Protection Plan by the time their campus deploys will receive their devices once the fee has been paid. For To pay for the Device Protection Plan, click here. You can create a new account by using My School Bucks, or, if you already have an account with My School Bucks for lunch, you may pay using that same account. Students may also bring cash or check to pay on campus. If you have questions please call Technology Services at 972-947-9340 ext.10800 or our front office @ 972-947-9450.

We appreciate all of you and thank you for your cooperation!

Additional LEISD Deployment Information

* A letter summarizing this same information will be sent home in Tuesday email this week as well.

Rachel's Challenge Ceremonies

Students in all grades had house Rachel's challenge ceremonies. They discussed the ability to start a chain reaction with small acts of kindness towards one another. As we notice these small acts students and staff can give one another links with written messages to acknowledge. Teachers, our admin team and Mrs. Burrell challenged students to leave a legacy one action at a time.

After ceremonies students were allowed to reflect and make personal commitment to accept Rachel's challenge. Signatures on our banner document their commitment. Feel free to ask your child about their part in our chain reaction.

For additional information about Rachel's challenge you can visit their website:

Important upcoming dates

Please also make sure to check your learners Tuesday folder in grades K-3 and 4-8 electronic flyers sent to .

1. WIN (Working Intelligence Network) Parent Meeting- Sept. 9th @ 5:30 pm at Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership

2. Progress Reports #1- All grades K-8 are on 9 week grading periods. Learners will receive progress reports near the 3rd and 6th week of the grading cycle and one report card at the end. The first progress reports will come home on Sept. 15th.

3. PTA Meeting- Sept. 15th @ 6:30 pm. Please look for reminders in the Tuesday folder. We hope you will be able to attend. Membership is $10 per member and there is not greater organization to join. Our presentation will be targeted for parents about internet safety for students and Edmodo helpful hints. Please join us!

4. Destination Imagination Information Meeting- Sept. 28th, 6:00 pm at Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership.

Yearbooks 2016

Our very first yearbook campaign of the year is here! The campaign will run 9/8/15 through 9/18/15. You can purchase your yearbook starting at $25.00 at or by calling 1-877-767-5217. If you have any questions please contact our yearbook advisor Daisy Castilleja at

Jostens ReplayIt:

Jostens RepayIt is a social media site specific for yearbook purposes. Pictures of Prestwick STEM Academy student and activities can be uploaded to our ReplayIt site. Our hope is to have the Prestwick
community share memories of our students that we are not able to capture at school. You can start using ReplayIt by downloading the free app on your phone or by going to If you have
any questions please contact our yearbook advisor Daisy Castilleja at

School Contact

For questions about upcoming events contact our office at 972-947-9450. Please check out our website as well for important dates and information. If you know someone who is not receiving the s'mores they should send email address to Amy Heselton, campus registrar.