Mrs. McMillon, Principal
Ms. Bennett, Assistant Principal
PRESTON SAFETY PATROL
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Message from the Principal
Welcome parents and guardians to the 2016-2017 school year. The Preston Elementary staff and I welcome you to a new school year full of exciting instructional opportunities for you and your students. This school year, the staff and I will continue to provide every student access to high-quality Common Core instruction which infuses daily AVID strategies to engage and support all learners. Daily instruction in every class will include grade level reading in all core areas including math, science, and social studies. In other words, students will spend a significant amount of time building their reading capacity and developing higher-level reading strategies. Please develop a daily reading routine with your student to support and develop a love for reading at home.
This year the staff and I have planned a multitude of family engagement activities to support all families and their students as we work to build college ready and college bound students. This school year, you will observe an increase in school communication as we all work to serve you and your students as a member of the Preston Elementary School family. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's progress during the school year, please make immediate contact with the school to fully support your student's progress and growth.
Welcome to Preston Elementary School, Ms. Bennett!
On August 12, 2016, Preston Elementary School welcomed our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Erica Bennett. Prior to arriving at Preston Elementary School, Ms. Bennett worked as the Lead Instructional Strategist over English Language Arts and English Language Development Instruction at the District Office. During her daily duties, Ms. Bennett created and provided instructional support for teachers within the district, in addition to building exemplary Common Core lesson plans. Ms. Bennett has also served as a teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Preston Elementary School is lucky to have such a valued resource such as Ms. Bennett on our campus.
PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support)
Preston Elementary School uses PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) to monitor and support all students on campus. Through the PBIS program. Staff Members continuously review and analyze the actions and behaviors of all students on campus to ensure a safe campus for all students. During the instructional day, students are reminded of school-wide expectations and classroom norms to provide the best instructional setting during the instructional day. PBIS provides restorative justice opportunities for students and decreases off-campus suspensions. If you would like to learn more about the PBIS program at Preston Elementary School, please contact the Main Office.
Preston Elementary School Library
Celebrate a love for reading! The Preston Elementary School Library has over $1500.00 worth of new books this school year. Stop by and start a new adventure. Weekly, students have full access to the Preston Elementary Library during classroom visits and open library time. Parents and guardians may also access the school's library during designated times. If you are interested in checking out books for you or your students, please stop by the Main Office to retrieve a visitor's pass and proceed to the library during the scheduled times Listed below.
Monday - Friday (Regular Schedule)
Preston After School Computer Lab Opens 9/13
Due to the high demand for the Afterschool Computer Lab (2:10-3:10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday), the following revised schedule will provide all students access to the computer lab during the extended hours. If your family has special circumstances or the assigned day for your students does not work for your schedule, please contact the Main Office.
Tuesday's (Kindergarten and 1st Grade students only)
Wednesday's (2nd and 3rd Grade only)
Thursday's (4th and 5th Grade students only)
Afterschool Computer Lab Expectations:
Students must have a signed permission slip
Students must come to the computer lab with their passwords
Students must be picked up promptly at the end of the assigned computer lab session
Preston Elementary - An AVID Elementary School!
Students enrolled at Preston Elementary School have daily access to AVID instructional strategies which prepare them for higher level thinking, writing, reading, and organizational skills. In class, AVID strategies promote College Readiness at the earliest stages of learning. Before students leave Preston Elementary School, they will develop a strong foundation in AVID strategies which will prepare them for enrollment in future AVID programs in middle and high school.
AVID Elementary takes a systemic approach through Beginnings, Foundations, and Bridges implementation resources for different levels and settings in order to support all students on their journey to college readiness.
AVID Elementary Essentials
Essential One: Instruction
Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading to Learn (WICOR) as well as Learning to Write, Learning to Inquire, Learning to Collaborate, Learning to Organize and Learning to Read (L-WICOR) are the foundation for instruction in AVID Elementary classrooms.
Essential Two: Culture
AVID Elementary sites incorporate rigorous, relevant, differentiated opportunities for all students in an environment which promotes college readiness.
Essential Three: Leadership
AVID Elementary Leaders support, guide, and facilitate AVID Elementary implementation for all students.
Essential Four: System
AVID Elementary sites align their systems by utilizing the Pillars of Excellence (accountability, articulation, assessment, and calibration)to ensure the quality of AVID Elementary implementation.