What's Ahead

Emergency Drill 
15 minute early dismissal

Columbus Day

Yom Kippur

Book Fair Opening Weekend 10am-2pm

Book Fair PJs with Cookies and Milk (shopping for K-2nd grades) 5-8pm

Book Fair shopping night for 3rd-5th grades 5-8pm

11:30 Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences

11:30 Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Halloween Parade

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In This Issue:
Help a PRES Kindergarten Student
PRES Book Fair
5th Grade Ropes Course
PRES Library Volunteers
Box Tops
Basketball Bash
More News

Help a PRES Kindergarten Student
PRES Kindergartener Lucas Harashima was recently diagnosed with brain cancer (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG). PRES will soon be launching a school-wide community service project to collect change for The Cure Starts Now Foundation, which provides funding for research for DIPG.  You can follow Lucas' quest to crush cancer on a Facebook page set up by his family, "Lucas Harashima Cancer Crush"
On that page, they also have information on a family fundraising campaign on youcaring.com to assist his family during this trying time. 

We hope you'll visit both and help in any way you can. Please watch backpacks for more information about the PRES effort to raise awareness and funds for DIPG and related research.
Thank you.
PRES Book Fair Begins Next Weekend

Avast Me Hearties, it's time for the BOOKANEER Book Fair!
The Book Fair will run from October 14-20th.  Click here for a schedule of Book Fair hours and events. 

We need help from all parents of PRES to make this annual fundraiser a success. Please click here to find volunteer opportunities. We also have fabulous Opening Weekend, K-2 PJs Cookies and Milk night, and Big Kids shopping night bake sales that need your culinary talents.

Please contact Stacey Cleveland with general questions, Kristen Hurwitz for volunteer questions and Joanne Falk about the bake sales.

Thank you!
5th Grade Ropes Course
The 5th Grade had a beautiful day to take on the Fox Lane Ropes Course on Thursday. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who made this great event possible.

PRES Library Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for volunteers to help in the school library this year. We need parents to check books back into the library and shelve them. If you are able to donate an hour a week, please contact Amy Kimble or Deann Grogan. Thank you!
Clip Box Tops and Earn Cash for PRES
Looking for an easy way to earn money for PRES right from home? Clip Box Tops! Box Tops for Education are on many household products, and each one collected earns 10 cents for PRES. Your child should have received a collection bag for their Box Tops via backpack mail. Please collect as many as you can and submit them by the Fall deadline October 26. Contact Trish McGovern with any questions. Every Box Top counts!
BCSD Basketball Bash 
Please save the date for the 2016 BCSD Basketball Bash. 
Join students from all five Bedford Central elementary schools to watch the Harlem Wizards take on the All Star faculty and staff of BCSD on December 4, 2016 at 2pm at Fox Lane High School. Tickets are available here.  Hope to see you there!

District & Community News  

Pound Ridge Library: 
Chess Instruction--For both beginners and skilled players.  Bring your own chess set or one will be provided for you.   Saturday, October 8, at 11:00am.

The Bedford/Pound Ridge Cub Scout Pack 170 invites you to their next open meeting, Wednesday, October 12, at 6:15pm.  Click here for more information.

Pound Ridge Chili Cook Off October 22. Click here for information

Help the Pound Ridge Community Church and the PR Recreation Dept. prepare boxes for Project Christmas Child. Click here for more information.