Each year the PTA spends an average
of $400 per student.
We plan and sponsor a variety of events
throughout the year, for enrichment,
fun and fundraising. Many of these
take place beyond the school day and
involve hours of planning and
amazing parent volunteers to run.
We appreciate all of your support,
none of this would be possible without you!
We strive to enrich the education of PRES students,
foster school and community spirit and build strong partnerships between teachers and parents.
PRES is able to offer financial support to families
who may need assistance - whether it is new gear,
school supplies, enrichment or special event related.
All inquiries and requests are confidential
and may be emailed to PRES school psychologist,
Jessica Stern at email@example.com
We provide funding for all class field trip transportation averaging about $7,000 a year. We also pay for field trip programming depending on budget and teacher requests.
PRIDE is an after-school program offering PRES students a variety of enrichment classes, allowing them to explore their specific interests. We run 8-week sessions in Fall and Spring, and a mini 5-week Winter session. Classes take place at PRES immediately after school and require a 4:20pm pick-up.
Questions? Email the PRIDE Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA sponsors coffee and breakfast for all school staff during Back-to-School Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, catered luncheons during Parent-Teacher Conferences, and home-baked holiday cookie boxes in December.
To boost morale and support all faculty, PRES staff receive a stipend
to purchase additional classroom educational and health supplies.
In 2023 we welcomed authors Super Brady, Judy England-McCarthy &
RJ Palacio. Several Assemblies including Hip-Hop Character-Building
with DJ Reggie, Kindness Quest Assembly and the Big Air BMX Show.
Our annual book fair gives students and families a chance to browse and purchase books, encouraging a love of reading. All proceeds benefit the PTA.
These fundraisers take place on alternating years. An effort to foster
a love of fitness and team spirit, and encourage students to reach their
personal reading goals. All proceeds benefit the PTA.
PRES merch is sold via an online sale in the Fall and Spring and at various events throughout the year to raise funds and build school spirit.
Our children showcase their many talents at this annual evening
performance on stage in the PRES gym. Singing, dance routines,
musical skits, stand-up comedy, you won't want to miss it!
A great opportunity for our children to tap their inner scientist, showcase
their discoveries and learn as they explore all the other projects on display.
This grand event happens every other year (we alternate with Bedford Village Elementary), involves many tireless volunteers. Our largest fundraiser, featuring signature drinks, light bites, lots of fun with fellow parents and
a live auction (think wine tastings, theme park tix and student artwork).
Last year’s theme was Derby de Mayo!
We plan various events for kids and parents outside of school.
Outdoor movies in the Town Park, just like a drive-in! Trunk-or-Treat as
part of PR Halloweenfest in partnership with Friends of Pound Ridge.
A family afternoon of bingo, pizza and prizes and an evening for parents
to battle over coveted trivia champion bragging rights.
Ongoing efforts such as the Garden Committee, giving students
the chance to work together in the PRES community garden, and the
Library Committee organizing volunteers to help shelve books.
Reach out if you want to get involved or spearhead a new effort!
We coordinate school photo day and photo orders in the Fall. Design, order and manage sales of the yearbook in the Spring. All proceeds benefit the PTA.
Schoolwide Friday night dance with a DJ, dancers, crafts, activities
and snacks in the PRES gym.
Featuring the Harlem Wizards playing BCSD teachers and staff in an unforgettable basketball match at Fox Lane. All proceeds benefit the PTA.
We organize an annual luncheon for Pound Ridge Seniors at PRES
around Veterans Day, complete with home cooked meals by parents,
crafts and entertainment by our students.
We fund upgrades for the school facilities as needs arise. Recently we purchased new books for the library, installed the Peaceful Playground
stencils and outdoor fitness apparatuses by the lower field.