Email Express for week of June 29

  • Welcome to the summer edition of Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly to keep you informed. Districtwide events are featured at the top, followed by a section for each campus to make information easier to navigate.
     
    We encourage suggestions on how we can improve our communications, so feel free to email jcollins@princetonisd.net with your ideas.
     
    In addition, like the Princeton Independent School District Facebook page and follow Twitter @princetonisd to stay up-to-date, as well. These accounts are also linked to the district website at www.princetonisd.net so you do not need social media to see the postings. In addition, Princeton ISD has an official Instagram page to showcase photos from around the district. Follow @PrincetonISD on Instagram to see the kids in action.

  • District News

    Back-to-School Bash seeks donations

    The Princeton Chamber of Commerce has taken over as host of the annual Back-to-School Bash, which provides necessary supplies and services to less fortunatestudents.
     
    With the COVID-19 crisis, and families out of work, we need to help supply children with back to school supplies.
     
    Christ United Methodist Church started the Back-to-School Bash a few years ago as a community service project. When the church left Princeton, the chamber decided this project was too important to families so it took over the responsibilities.
     
    However, because of the late notice, the chamber did not have time to budget for this project this year, so it is seeking help from the community. These supplies run around $6,500, and so far, the chamber has raised about $5,000.
     
    Anyone who would like to donate funds to help purchase supplies, email christi@princetontxchamber.com. Please note that any amount is greatly appreciated and donors DO NOT need to be chamber members to help.
     
    The following businesses have already stepped up to support this project:
     
    International Capital
    RBFCU
    The Mindy Norman Agency, Farmers Insurance
    Princeton ISD
     

    Community food bank distribution

    The North Texas Food Bank will deliver food to Clark Middle School for distribution to Princeton families from 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 6. There will be dry goods, produce and snack bags.

    Student registration

    Registration must be completed for every student every year. This is available online through the Parent Portal.
     
    This process allows parents/guardians the opportunity to review and update addresses, phone numbers and emergency contacts. It is important for school personnel to have accurate information.
     
    Access online registration on the website at www.princetonisd.net under the "For Parents" tab and click the Parent Portal link and log in to Infinite Campus.
     
     
    Contact the PEIMS coordinator at the child's campus if any log-in issues are encountered.

    Bus sign-up

    Students needing bus transportation for the 2020-2021 school year need to register on the transportation page of the website at www.princetonisd.net and click on the Bus Rider Sign-up link.
     

    Football season tickets 

    Current Jackie Hendricks Stadium season ticket holders can renew their reserved seats for the 2020 football season between Wednesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 15.
     
    “Trade days/swap week” will be Thursday, July 16 – Friday, July 24. If you are interested in changing your seat location, you must first renew your current seats and then send an email to Carolina Garcia at cgarcia@princetonisd.net with your desired seat section/row/seat number(s). Please know that we will do everything possible to change your seats to your desired location, if those seats are available.
     
    All requests MUST be received no later than Friday, July 24. THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE.
     
    All non-renewed season tickets will become available to the public beginning Saturday, July 25.
     
    Tickets are available for $8 per ticket/$40 per season (5 games) at the following:
     
    ·      Princeton ISD Administration Building, 321 Panther Parkway
     
    Summer business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.
    Regular business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday, which begin Aug. 3
     
    See step-by-step “HOW TO RENEW RESERVED SEATING ONLINE." HomeTown Ticketing will also send an e-mail with your “Passcode."
     
    For more information, contact Carolina Garcia at 469-952-5400, ext. 3502.

    Summer athlete workout program

    The Princeton ISD summer strength and conditioning program for athletes was suspended because a Princeton ISD employee associated with the summer strength and conditioning program tested positive for COVID-19.
     
    Although the timeframe for COVID precautions ends Tuesday, June 30, it is time for the mandatory UIL break, so workouts will resume July 13.
     
    Once workouts resume, here are the remaining dates:
    July 13-16
    July 22-23
    July 27-30
     
    Because of safety precautions, each athlete needs to bring their own water bottle and large towel.

    Summer meal program ends this week

    The Princeton summer meal program ends this week.
     
    Meals will be served daily at Lacy Elementary School. Anyone 18 and younger can eat free for breakfast and lunch.
     
    Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 a.m., and lunch will be served from noon-12:30 p.m. These are not to-go meals. They will eat in the Lacy Elementary cafeteria. These meals are available for anyone 18 and younger, even if they are not enrolled in PISD.
     
    Visit this site for more information, www.squaremeals.org/Programs/SummerFeedingPrograms.aspx
     
    Contact Princeton ISD Child Nutrition at 469-952-5400 ext. 2071 for more details.

    Summer office hours underway

    Princeton ISD is now observing summer office hours, which are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices will be closed on Fridays.

    PISD opens outdoor facilities

    Princeton ISD has opened its outdoor facilities, including the tracks and tennis courts at PHS and Southard Middle School. Users are reminded to adhere to social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC. The stadium track will remain closed to the public at this time.

    Pre-K roundup at Canup to observe social distancing

    ‪Pre-K roundup will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21-23 at Canup Early Childhood Center, 301 N. 5th St. This is the school all Pre-K students in the district will attend beginning this fall. Parents are reminded to observe social distancing guidelines for roundup so only one parent should attend to enroll the student, and the student may attend if there is another language spoken at home.

    District calendar for 2020-2021

    The Princeton ISD calendar for 2020-2021 is approved. Click here for PDF.