CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO MAKE OUR WORLD BETTER

Current Announcements

Current Announcements, Meetings & Events

See Parent Page for Bus Pass Request, Procedures for Checking Students out during the day
as well as other important imformation.

Updated Purple/Teal Calendar - Preston's purple/teal calendar has changes for the Second Semester.

Click here to see the February Newsletter

February 11 Weekly Update and attachments: -   Parent Support Group, Teen Self Care Fair, FRHS Peace Literacy Event


Teen Self Care Fair at the Artery in Downtown Ft. Collins


Spring Sports Registration Opens February 18, 2019. Go to SportsEngine to register.


STEM LEARNING TOGETHER OPPORTUNITY

Rocketry Workshop

Are you interested in becoming a Rocket Scientist? Would you like to work for NASA, United Launch Alliance (ULA), Scaled Composites, Sierra Nevada, or SpaceX? Do you just love building really, really fast things?  This workshop is for you! Come learn how to build and launch your own rocket.  Gain knowledge from visiting rocketeers and learn about different opportunities to fly and compete. There are rocketry contests and activities for ALL ages. Rocket launch weather permitting. All activities are guided by NAR Safety Code.


Mr. Williams Outdoor Living Permission Slip HERE

  • February 27 or March 1, 2019
  • $7 per day to pay for gear rental - Cash or check Payable to Rocky Mountain Archery
  • 7:45am - 9:05am

High School Transtion Dates: 

See all High School Transition information HERE

  • See attachment HERE for all PSD High Schools

6th Grade Transition Dates: 

See all information for incoming 5th Graders HERE

Incoming 6th Grade Preston Student Visit

  • May 10, 2019 - 5th Graders come to Preston and tour the school

If you have questions: Please contact Stephanie Pitner at spitner@psdschools.org, or Rebecca Chavez at rechavez@psdschools.org


CMAS Testing Dates: 

Please save the following dates for CMAS Testing

  •  Wednesday, March 27 - Monday, April 1, 2019 - ELA  & Math
  •  Thursday April 11, 2019  for 8th grade Science 

Expect Respect & Career Cruising Dates

In support of our mission: CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO MAKE OUR WORLD BETTER, Preston Middle School is implementing a social-emotional learning program called Expect Respect.  Expect Respect consists of four core lessons that teachers will be presenting throughout the  2017-2018 school year.  Expect Respect focuses on social climate and teaches students the core values of respect, safety, and responsibility.  If you have any questions please contact Krista Summers at kristas@psdschools.org or call 488-7305.

 See altered Bell Schedule HERE

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 is Expect Respect

Thursday, May 9, 2019 is Expect Respect


The Parenting Support Group: 

Being a parent of a middle school-aged child is challenging!  Kids are in a phase of life that is like no other, and there is help along the path as you guide your child into young adulthood.  Join us to discuss what is normal at this stage, what is cause for concern, and how to set boundaries and get your needs met while allowing them to make decisions and experience natural consequences.  Come with a concern, or come to listen. . .we will all learn together and become better parents. PLEASE RSVP FOR EVENING MEETINGS TO jsimpson@psdschools.org

Semester 2: 


OUTING CLUB:

Preston's Multi-day Whitewater Rafting Trip

*** 2nd Information Meeting February 28, 2019 - 6pm -S202

Trip Location: Upper Colorado, Class II and Class III whitewater
Put in at Pump House near Kremmling, CO
Take out at State Bridge

Dates: June 11, 12, 13, 2019

Approximate trip cost: $400-$500; we will keep the cost as low as possible. The cost is dependent on number of duckies, wetsuits, students, etc.

Details: 

Mr. Lowndes and Mrs. Benton will be taking 20 Preston Students. Students must be in 7th or 8th grade.
We will be working with the Fort Collins based rafting company - Rocky Mountain Adventures who partners with MAD Adventures in Kremmling, CO.
Students will need the following gear: sleeping bag, sleeping pad, camp chair, and clothing, etc for the river/caming. We will go over an extensive packing list once we know who is commited to the trip.

For more information please speak with: Mr. Lowndes - dlowndes@psdschools.org or Mrs.Benton cbenton@psdschools.org


 How do parents/guardians complete PSD required forms for some processes involved in Student Check-In or Registration? 

PSD has transitioned to electronic signatures and forms for some processes involved in student registration paperwork completed before school starts. Please click here to read the email that was sent to PSD families in regard to the information pertaining to specific registration documents that are now available electronically.

What can you expect if you are a parent of a 6th grade student or of a child new to PSD/Preston?
All 6th grade and new students to PSD/Preston MS will bring home a PSD Provided Device User Agreement at the end of the first day of school.  Please click here to learn more about our PSD 1:1 Computer Laptops. If your 7th or 8th grade child attended a different PSD middle school last year, he/she will not need to pay the one-time laptop fee or sign the user agreement again.

What if you want to opt your child out of any PSD media?
Click here to access the PSD Media Opt-Out Form to complete and turn in to the main office.

How do I pay athletic participation fees and/or class fees?
PSD offers online payments for athletic participation fees, class fees, field trips, and other charges through SchoolPay.  Preston parents have the option to pay fees while at Preston or in the convenience of their home through the online payment portal SchoolPay.


FOR ALL SPORTS - SEARCH FOR CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE ATHLETIC TAB ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

SportsEngine - (NEW to PSD this 2018 school year) Click HERE to Create an account and REGISTER ALL SPORTS  through SportsEngine. 

  • For tutorials on how to navigate SportsEngine;
  1. Click on the SportsEngine Link -HERE
  2. Hover over the HOME tab in the top left of the page
  3. Click on FOR PARENT
  4. Scroll down and Click on DOWNLOAD GUIDE

EACH SPORT HAS ITS OWN TAB (Above) for sport specific information.    

Here is a Printable Sports Timeline that shows when the season starts and ends for each sport. 

Review the PARENT & STUDENT GUIDE TO PRESTON ATHLETICS - HERE


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