• Thanksgiving Baskets Due

    • Pre K: Stuffing Mixes
    • Kindergarten: Canned Veggies (Green Beans, Carrots, Mixed Veggies)
    • 1stGrade: Rolls or Bread Mixes (Non-Perishable)
    • 2ndGrade: Cranberry Sauce or Canned Gravy Mixes
    • 3rdGrade:Potatoes (Instant or Fresh)
    • 4thGrade: Desserts (Non-Perishable)
    • 5thGrade: Canned Veggies (Corn, Yams, Olives and Pickles)
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  • Art Room

    PTO Meeting

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  • PVMS Gym

    Holiday Store/Fair

    Come shop for the holidays and see all the unique items our vendors have available for purchase!

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  • Art Room

    PTO Meeting

    PVMS PTO
  • Lake of Isles

    Trivia Night!

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Welcome from the PVMS PTO

The PVMS PTO is a volunteer organization made up of parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and support staff who all are dedicated to the successful education of our children.

The purpose of our organization is to aid the students and staff by providing support for educational and recreational needs; to promote open communication between the administration, teachers, and parents; as well as to encourage school spirit and pride.  The PTO uses its resources,  both manpower and monetary, to support our school community.

We encourage you to get involved!

Click  HERE  for a membership form!

Upcoming PTO Meetings for 2018-2019

Come join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Art Room at PVMS:

  • November 19, 2018
  • December 10, 2018

Announcements

  • Thanksgiving Basket Donations Due Monday!

    Just a friendly reminder that all Thanksgiving basket items are due Monday, November 19th.  The PTO will be putting the baskets together at the PTO meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. that evening.  All are welcome to help!

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Thanksgiving Baskets - November 19th

  

Come together as a community and support our Preston community!

Each year the PTO assigns each grade level food items that together with the other grades can create a complete Thanksgiving meal for a local Preston family in need.

  • Pre K: Stuffing Mixes
  • Kindergarten: Canned Veggies (Green Beans, Carrots, Mixed Veggies)
  • 1stGrade: Rolls or Bread Mixes (Non-Perishable)
  • 2ndGrade: Cranberry Sauce or Canned Gravy Mixes
  • 3rdGrade:Potatoes (Instant or Fresh)
  • 4thGrade: Desserts (Non-Perishable)
  • 5thGrade: Canned Veggies (Corn, Yams, Olives and Pickles)

All food items should be brought to school by Monday, November 19th.

Volunteers are needed and welcomed to join the PTO for its regular meeting on Monday, November 19th to help assemble the food items into baskets for the families.

See the flyer HERE.

 

Holiday Fair - Friday, December 7th

  

Buy Gift Cards from the PTO - November 28th & December 5th

    

It's that time of year...  You can purchase gift cards from the PTO at face value and the PTO will get a rebate for the order!

Click  HERE for our November order form!  Just choose the gift cards you would like, fill out the order form and send cash or check (made out to PVMS PTO) in to the school by noon on November 28th and December 5th, and your gift card order will be sent home with your student or available for pick up in the school office before Winter Break!

Can orders come in after December 5th?  You must have orders received by noon on December 5th to ensure delivery prior to Winter Break!  December is the busiest time of year for Great Lakes Scrip!  Ordering early is the only way to reduce the risk of not receiving the order by the last day of school... December 21st!

Didn't see what you were looking for on the order form?  No worries!  Great Lakes Scrip has over 700 retailers that participate!  Click  HERE (Nov. 7, 2018 List)  and check out their complete retailer list!  Then look carefully at the denominations the retailer offers.  (Note: the gift cards are purchased through a third party, so custom denominations are not possible.)  Finally, just "write in" the retailer and denomination on the order form!  It's easy!

Questions?  Contact Melissa Lennon at glscrip@prestonschools.org

Staff Appreciation Luncheon - December 5th

   

The PVMS PTO will host an appreciation luncheon for all PVMS staff on the first day of Parent/Teacher Conferences.  The PTO will provide the main meal, but seeks donations from families of beverages, desserts, and fruit.  Please bring all donations to the main office the morning of December 5th.

Opt Out Fundraiser!

  

Do you want to help sponsor the PTO without all that fundraising?  Then we have the ONLY fundraiser you want to see all year!  Your donation (in any amount) to the PVMS PTO will help support the programs and activities we do all year long for the benefit of our students and PVMS families.   Then, you can sit back knowing you have supported the PTO without an of the fundraising hassle of selling, begging, shopping, pleading, attending, and hoping not to miss the deadline!

Want to know more?  Click  HERE!

PVMS PTO Activities Calendar

  

Wondering what the PVMS PTO does?  Here's our planned calendar of events and activities for the year!

 2018-2019 PVMS PTO Events Calendar 

PVMS Wall of Fame!

  

The PVMS PTO  Wall of Fame bulletin board is located outside the main office heading toward the gym and recognizes students, teachers, bus drivers, school employees, volunteers, or anyone in our school community who goes above and beyond to make our school year a great one.

When you see someone in our school community go above and beyond, or do something positive, please let us know about it! You can use the form HERE, or reach out to Mariah Hornsby (MariahLHornsby@gmail.com) with the following information:

  • Name of Individual

  • Grade or Position in our School Community

  • A few details of what they did to make PVMS great, a thank you, or whatever you think they should be recognized for.

  • Optional: Your name

    Need some ideas? Remember these are just a few, but anything that makes our school a better place is fair game!

  • Did you see someone from our community help someone else?
  • Did someone come up with a great idea?
  • Has someone been working really hard?
  • Does someone always bring a positive attitude to school?
  • Did someone exemplify our school values?

After you have found someone to nominate, email the information to Mariah Hornsby or deliver it to the PTO mailbox. There is no limit to the number of times or people you can nominate!

We cannot wait to see all the great things that our PVMS community does!

We've Got Spirit Sticks!

  

Spirit Sticks are just $1 each!  

Kids love them!  They attach them to their backpacks to show off their school spirit!  

We have many different styles and you can purchase them in the school office!

Amazon Smile!

  

Do you shop on Amazon?  Consider signing up for Amazon Smile and have Amazon donate to the PVMS PTO!  You shop, the PTO is rewarded!  It's a great match!  

Just go to smile.amazon.com and search for: Preston Veterans Memorial Pto

Box Tops for Education

 

 Box Tops can be found on many products.  They are worth ten cents for each one redeemed.  It may not sound like much, but over the last ten years the PVMS PTO has earned over $18,000 by just mailing in Box Tops!  It's that simple!  

To help, all you need to do is: (1) cut out Box Tops that have not expired yet (expired Box Tops cannot be submitted and will not count toward student and classroom rewards), (2) be sure the code in the corner and the expiration date is visible, and (3) send them in to the school in an envelope with your student's name, grade, and teacher!  Our goal is to raise $2000 in Box Tops this year!  (If you don't have a student, just bring them to the school or the Preston Public Library!  We appreciate your support!)

As an added incentive, the PTO each month presents the top student with a certificate and the top class wins a popsicle party and a certificate to display in the classroom.  At the end of the year, the top 3 PVMS student collectors will receive a trophy at the awards assembly for submitting the most Box Tops!  Also, students who have brought in 100 or more Box Tops will receive a certificate at the end of the year!  Finally, the classroom that has contributed the most Box Tops at the end of the year will receive a certificate also!

To learn more about the program or to see which products are participating, please follow the link http://www.boxtops4education.com.

Box tops Newsletter:

Are you a Box Tops member?  Sign up at www.BTFE.com to stay updated on our school's earnings and find a full list of over 250 participating products.  Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes as well as extra ways for our school to earn more!

Shop Rite for My School

  

Register your Shop Rite Price Plus card, purchase My School participating products at Shop Rite using your card, and help PVMS earn digital Box Tops!

How many Bonus Digital Box Tops can you earn?

Buy 6 participating items in one shopping trip and earn 40 Digital Box Tops, buy 4 participating items in one shopping trip and earn 20 Digital Box Tops, or buy 1 participating item in one shopping trip and earn 2 Digital Box Tops.

Where do I register my card?

www.shopriteformyschool.com

The list of participating products can be found using the link above, too!

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards

      

Just register your Stop & Shop card with Preston Veterans Memorial School and the PTO will receive money every time you shop!  Simple earnings for the school while you buy the things you need!  Easy!

To learn more about the program, follow the link below.  If your card is registered already, there is no need to re-register!

Stop & Shop A+ Rewards Program

Colorcycle!

    

In partnership with Crayola, we can repurpose used markers and turn them into energy!  Send in your unusable markers, dry erase markers, and even highlighters from any brand and place them in our colorful collection bin!  Crayola then takes care of the rest by covering shipping to send them to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!  Let's save our planet!