Email Express for Week of May 30Welcome to the summer edition of Email Express, the communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. It is distributed weekly throughout the summer 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.
Summer Meal ProgramThe summer meal program will be from May 31-July 1 at Princeton High School for any child 18 years and younger. Serving times will be 7:30 - 8 a.m. for breakfast and 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for lunch.
Free school meals expiring June 2022The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has enabled public schools across the nation to provide all students free meals since the COVD-19 pandemic first disrupted K-12 education in March of 2020.The free school meal benefits will expire after the last school day of the 2021-2022 school year.In the fall of 2022, meals will return to paid-for status. Families will need to pay full price for student meals or fill out an application to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.Free and reduced-price meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year cannot be completed or approved until after July 1, 2022.PISD's Child Nutrition Department will provide the applications and more information in coming months.
Medication pickupParents need to pick up their child's medication that is at school in the nurse's office by May 25. Any medication that is left in the nurse's office at the end of the 2022 school year will be disposed of.Call and make arrangements with your child's school nurse for pick up. Medications are not allowed to be taken home on the bus.
Summer Pride registration openOnline registration for Panther Summer Pride is now available. Visit the district website and click the extracurricular tab, select athletics, click the sports camps tab, choose Princeton HS from the drop-down and register for the correct session or click this link: princetonisd.net.
Summer camps available to future PanthersSport-specific summer camps are set. Camps include baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling. To register online for the camps, visit https://www.princetonisd.net/. From the Princeton ISD website, click Extracurricular on the home page bar, then Athletics, then use the Sports Camp tab and select Princeton High School and the choose the camp. Payment can be made online or at the door on the first day of camp.
Board meeting scheduleBoard meetings are held monthly, typically on the third Monday of the month, except on months when the meeting would conflict with a school holiday. Board meetings, which are held in the board room at 321 Panther Pkwy., begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. The schedule for the remainder of the 2021-2022 board meetings:June 20, 2022July 18, 2022
PISD closedPISD offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the 4th of July holiday. Summer office hours will resume July 5.
PISD 'Power Hour' volunteers neededThe Power Hour volunteer coordinators have a message for possible volunteer mentors for middle school students:You are an awesome human being. You are living an interesting life and have a lot to offer our community. We need your help. We know you are busy and have so many important things to do. But, if you could offer 30 minutes on Friday mornings, then you could make a difference to Princeton middle school students.Do you remember being in middle school?Even if you have many fond memories from the 6th-8th grades, you probably remember how challenging that time was for you. In middle school, kids are starting to focus on their futures, but they are still kids without much control of their lives. They want the acceptance of their peers, but many times their peers are not mature enough to offer the support they need.This is where you come in. When adults from the community can encourage middle school students, these kids can see their own value, and it means so much more than when their teachers or parents support them. They also see the diversity of great adults out in the community, which can help them picture the kind of adult they could be some day.New PISD "Power Hour" programPrinceton ISD is starting a new initiative at Clark and Southard middle schools in the fall and needs volunteers who are 18 years of age or older and can pass a background check through the school volunteer application. Once the application is approved, you will be able to pick a rotation that works for your schedule and then you will arrive at the assigned middle school at 7 a.m. on Fridays in a specific month.Once you arrive, you will be offered a sign with an encouraging phrase on it, and then you will stand at the school entrance, supporting and encouraging students as they arrive until 7:30 a.m. when school starts. It is really quite simple. Show up as you are and encourage some kids before their day really starts.If you are ready to commit or if you have some more questions, contact Wendy Cain, PISD Coordinator of Mental and Physical Wellness, and she will be able to help you get started or answer your questions. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is 469-952-5400, ext. 3513. Whether you are a Princeton native or a new resident, you can shape the future by becoming a role model to students.
Collin College newsRead about the latest information from Collin College and the Farmersville campus.Q. Did you know the Farmersville Campus offers a Medical Assisting Advanced Practice degree program?A. Medical assistants work in hospitals, clinics, urgent care facilities and doctors’ offices. To learn more about working on the front line of medical care, click here, visit the program webpage or contact Leon Deutsch at email@example.com or call 972.549.6404.Q. Would you like a VIP tour of the Farmersville campus?A. To schedule your VIP Farmersville campus tour, email FarmersvilleCampus@Collin.edu or call 972.549.6490.Q. Have you registered for summer and fall classes?Administrator highlight: Dr. Lee PowellAssociate Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce Dr. W. Lee Powell Jr. started working at Collin College in July 2016 as an Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the McKinney campus. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and English from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master of Science in Physics (astronomy thesis) from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (astronomy dissertation) from Texas Tech University."The Farmersville campus is focused on being very responsive and welcoming to both our students and the community as a whole," Dr. Powell said. "We focus on maintaining a friendly environment. As a new campus, we are always exploring new offerings and try our best to respond to the requests we get from the community and our students."Administrator highlight: Kamilah WillisAssociate Dean of Student and Enrollment Services Kamilah Willis has worked for Collin College for five years. Previously, she served as an academic adviser and Student Enrollment Services as the Plano campus lead. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Social Work from Grambling State University."The Farmersville campus has only been in existence a little over a year," Ms. Willis said. "It is beautifully designed and strategically located to serve residents in eastern Collin County. The faculty and staff work together to better serve students and are immersed in the community, often participating in community events."To find out more about the Farmersville campus, visit www.collin.edu/campuses/
Summer office hoursPrinceton ISD will have summer office hours June 6-July 28. Offices will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The schools will be closed for lunch from noon-12:30 p.m.