CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO MAKE OUR WORLD BETTER

Current Announcements

Current Announcements, Meetings & Events


5th Grade Family Email from Preston Administration

December Newsletter 

Current Weekly Update and attachments: STEM Learning Together_ Introduction to Home Design and 3D Architectural Modeling. & Preston Middle - Blood donor Record


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 

STEM Learning Together: Introduction to Home Design and 3D Architectural Modeling.

See Flyer HERE

Have you ever imagined designing and building your own home? Visualize that your great aunt has gifted you and your family with a small mountain lot and enough funds to construct a one-bedroom cabin. This Learning Together Workshop might be your first step as a personal or professional home designer. The workshop will be taught by a design professional and will introduce the teams to basic plan reading, understanding and interpreting construction symbols, introduction to design standards, and digital design tools. The product of this workshop will be a simple 3D (digital model) of your home that you can take and continue to design and refine. (participants will come away with the plan, elevation, and isometric view (PDF) in addition to the 3D digital model). The software is free and available for download at your home so that you can keep learning together.

 Fee $65

Time: 8-11:30

Date: Saturday, February 9 

Open to students in grades 5th-12th with attending adult.

Register at http://steminstitutes.org/additional-stem-opportunities/ 


“Sweaty Sweater Run/Walk” 

On Tuesday, December 18th our 6th grade PE classes will be doing our annual “Sweaty Sweater Run/Walk” during PE. Students are encouraged to wear a Holiday sweater for this event and we will be serving hot chocolate to all students after they finish the run/walk. It is a fun holiday tradition that we look forward to!!

We would love to have parents involved in this event for those who would like to. If you would like to help serve hot chocolate to students please sign up on this sign up genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aca62ba1f94-sweaty

Volunteers please arrive 5 minutes prior to the time you signed up. We will be meeting on the west side of the school on the football field. (This is where students who are finished with their run will go to get their hot coco.) Also, please make sure that you are signed as a volunteer through the Poudre School District system prior to this event. The website where you fill out this form is:

Click the volunteer registration tab and fly through it https://www.psdschools.org/partnership-and-volunteer-center  (May take 1-5 days to process).


See Preston Transition Series HERE - All dates for Incoming 6th Grade Trasition Meetings and Open House.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Chavez 970-488-7303.


6th Grade Monday Morning Mugs

BEFORE SCHOOL - Monday, December 17th 2018, join the 6th grade teachers upstairs in the 6th grade hallway (2nd floor South) to enjoy HOT CHOCOLATE AND SOCIAL TIME.  Bring your own Mug for Hot Chocolate. We look forward to seeing you.


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.

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 is our first Career Cruising Day this school year.   See altered Bell Schedule HERE

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 is Expect Respect

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 is Career Cruising 

Wednesday, Dec.12, 2018  is Expect Respect

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 is Expect Respect

Monday, April 15, 2019 is Expect Respect

Thursday, May 9, 2019 is Expect Respect


EPIC Pool and Ice Center

SCUBA Diving, Kayaking, and Swimming with Mr. Williams jwilliams@psdschools.org and Mrs. Barnes lbarnes@psdschools.org

  • December 10 & December 13, 2018 from 7:45am - 12:30pm
  • Bring Swim Suit, Towel and Lunch 
  • Permission Slips HERE

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. 

Semester 2: 

January:

  • Friday 1/11 from 11:00a-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/24 from 7:45-8:45 a.m.

February:

  • Friday 2/1 from 11:00a-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/28 from 7:45-8:45 a.m.

March: 

  • Friday 3/8 from 11:00a-12:00 p.m.
  • Friday 3/29 from 7:45-8:45 a.m.

April: 

  • Thursday 4/4 from 11:00a -12:00 p.m.

  • Friday 4/19 from 7:45-8:45 a.m.

May:

  • Friday 5/3 from 7:45-8:45am


OUTING CLUB:

  • Thursday, December 13
  • Location: Preston Cafeteria
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm *Students need to arrange a ride home
  • Pick up and return Waiver in the front office.    Waiver to print HERE

CrossFit Kids is making exercise fun for kids.  During these 45 min session we will lead your kiddos in a warm-up fun workout for the day, and a game session to incorporate the movements that we learn.  The movements that we teach are meant to improve conditioning, agility, mobility and functionality for sport and life.  During this 45 min session we will not be using any weight except the student's own body weight.  This is simply an introduction to CrossFit Kids and the methodology that they follow.  This event is sponsored by the Old Town Athletic Club.

Please email: Chrissy Benton cbenton@psdschools.org with any questions.

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Preston's Multi-day Whitewater Rafting Trip

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


Please see Parent Page  for the following information as well as other important information.

  • Bus Pass Requests

  • Proceedures to check students out during school hours


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