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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of Nov. 5

This is the 12th edition of Email Express, a communications tool utilized by Princeton Independent School District. This email 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.

In addition. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve our communications so feel free to email jcollins@princetonisd.net with your ideas.

We encourage you to follow the district Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date, as well. Follow @princetonisd on Twitter and like the Princeton Independent School District page on Facebook. 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.
 
SHAC MEETING RESCHEDULED
This Thursday's SHAC meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 9, because of conflicts with the PHS library calendar. Meeting time will still be 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
 
SPONSORS NEEDED
Business sponsors are needed for the December basketball tournament hosted by PHS basketball. For more information, email Coach Eric Lockman at elockman@princetonisd.net or click here for sponsor package information.
 
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday-Friday, Nov. 19-23, for Thanksgiving. Normal classes and office hours resume Monday, Nov. 26.

EARLY RELEASE
PISD will release early for Christmas break Friday, Dec. 21. Schools will observe the following release schedule: PHS releases at 12:05 p.m., buses run at 12:30 after lunch; Clark releases at 12:35 p.m.; Huddleston, 12:35 p.m.; and all elementary schools release at 1:30 p.m.
 
 
KPTN TO AIR LIVE FOOTBALL GAMES
KPTN will broadcast live from the final Panther football game this season. The internet radio station is the voice of the Panthers and pre-game coverage will begin at 6:30 followed by play-by-play coverage when the game kicks off at 7. Access the station at:

KPTN RADIO
 
PHOTO DATES
Double T Photography will be on campuses to shoot school photos using the schedule below. Order envelopes will be distributed by campus prior to pictures being taken.

Jan. 15 - Smith class photos
Jan. 16 - Lacy class photos
Jan. 29 - Godwin class photos
Jan. 30 - Harper class photos
March 19 - Smith spring photos
March 20 - Lacy spring photos
March 21 - Harper spring photos
March 26 - Godwin spring photos
March 27 - Clark spring photos
March 28 - Huddleston spring photos
May 1 - Lacy kindergarten cap and gown
May 2 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
May 7 - Godwin kindergarten cap and gown
May 9 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown
 
SALON OPEN
The salon at the Carol Bodwell CATE Center is now open and advanced cosmetology students are ready for appointments. The salon will be oopen the first and third Thursdays of each month from 8-10 a.m. and 12:15-5 p.m.

Email Tommi Bullard at tbullard@princetonisd.net or Amy Kennedy at akennedy@princetonisd.net or call 469-952-5400 ext. 3068 (leave a message) for an appointment. Click here for a PDF of salon services and prices.
 
2018-2019 CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the school calendar for 2018-2019, which was updated to reflect a half day on March 27 for the district to host UIL.
 

Princeton High School 

 
CAFE FRESH
Café Fresh will serve street tacos and elotes with sopapilla cheesecake for dessert Friday, Nov. 9, at PHS. Cost is $6. Cafe Fresh is cash only.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
The October Students of the Month for PHS are Logan Bagale and Laura Staley.
 
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
PHS basketball will host a tournament Dec. 6-8, which will involve 50 teams (including six from Australia) and 600 players and 100 coaches.

Princeton families are needed to host international players in their homes during the tournament.
 
The students can be dropped off at the school early in the morning and picked up in the evening. Meals for the students need to be provided, as well. Some families take them sightseeing, shopping, etc, but it's not mandatory. 

It is estimated that 10-15 host homes will be needed for male players, and families can host multiple players.
 
If you can't host but want to contribute funds to the host families to help provide food and transport, that is also an option.
 
Contact Coach Eric Lockman at elockman@princetonisd.net or a booster club member if you are interested in helping.
 
FOOD DRIVE
Student Council is organizing the food drive and has delivered boxes to classes to begin collections. The food drive ends Nov. 30. The 6th-period class that collects the most items receives a pizza party.
 
Certified Nursing Assistant students, including Faith Lord, Alana Seymore and Makayla Kennedy, have started clinical rotations at Lexington Medical Lodge.
FCA MEETS FRIDAYS
The PHS Huddle of FCA meets Friday mornings at 7 in Lecture Hall E114. Everyone is welcome. Donuts will be served.
 
Recent speech and debate medalists.
 
SPEECH/DEBATE TEAM RESULTS
The PHS speech and debate team traveled to Lindale for a tournament and came home with multiple awards. These included:
 
4th-place persuasive extemp: Robert Brewer
3rd-place persuasive extemp: Hannah Rodriguez
5th-place informative extemp: Garrett Cook
3rd-place informative extemp: Christopher Malhas
4th-place LD debate: Christopher Malhas
1st-place LD debate: Garrett Cook
Top speaker LD debate: Garrett Cook
6th-place policy debate: Alexis Jones and Hannah Rodriguez
1st-place policy debate: Taylor Dougherty and Eden Burke

The band chose Mr. Riggins as Teacher of the Month.

TEACHERS OF THE MONTH


Student Council chose Ms. Leitnick as Teacher of Month.
The October Teachers of the Month at PHS are Matthew Riggins and Emily Leitnick.

Mr. Riggins, who was chosen by the band and has been at PHS for eight year, teaches AP U.S. history, PALs, psychology, sociology and online government and economics.

Ms. Leitnick, who was selected by Student Council, teaches IPC and Pre-AP biology. She has been teaching at PHS for two years.

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH DAY
PHS counselors will host "Scholarship Search Day" on a Friday toward the end of each month. This is an opportunity for graduating seniors to see the most current scholarship opportunities available along with important application deadlines. Scholarship Search Day will be located in the Fishbowl during lunches. Announcements will be made during the week of that specific Friday. Stop by the counseling suite for more information.
 
CROCK POTS NEEDED
PHS basketball will host a tournament Dec. 6-8. The PHS Athletic Booster Club will provide breakfast for the coaches in the hospitality suites at both PHS and Clark, but volunteers are needed to provide crock pot meals, which could include queso and chips, meatballs, pulled pork sandwiches, soups, chili, etc. Crock pots can be dropped off early Friday morning and picked up the same evening. Sign up using the link below for as many slots as you'd like. The booster club will provide plasticware, bowls, plates and napkins.

Crock Pot Sign-up Link
 
ON-CAMPUS TEST
PHS will offer the SAT and ACT onsite during the spring semester. Interested 11th- and 12th-grade students will have the opportunity to test during school hours at school. Offering these tests during school hours allows students to participate without changing routines or missing commitments, including work or extracurricular activities.
 
Students can register for the 2018-2019 SAT and ACT on-campus exams by using this link http://aptestservice.com/princeton. Note exam registration deadlines for exam dates. No late registration will be accepted.
 
Exam:
ACT spring offering
SAT spring offering
Test date:
Feb. 20, 2019
March 6, 2019
Cost:
$46
$49
Fee waiver eligibility cost:
None
$41 for qualifying students
Type of test:
Without essay
Without essay
Registration opening date:
Oct. 15, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018
Registration closing date:
Nov. 16, 2018
Jan. 4, 2019
 
Submit payment either online (using a credit or debit card) or by mailing a check or money order. Deadline to postmark a check or money order and ensure timely processing will be included along with instructions if mail payment option is selected. There will be no cancelations or refunds. For questions or additional information, contact school counselor.
 

Clark Jr. High 

 
CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:
 
CLARK FOOD DRIVE
The National Jr. Honor Society is sponsoring a food drive until Nov. 30. There will be a box in each teacher's classroom and the top class overall will have a donut and juice party. Students need to deliver their canned good donations to their 5th-period teacher.
 
Items needed:
 
Green beans
Corn
Carrots
Potatoes
Soups
Tomato products
Chili
Fruit
Beans (pinto, black, pork and beans, etc.)
Other vegetables
Spaghetti sauces
Milk products
Pasta meals (i.e. Spaghettios, etc.)
Cereals
Crackers
Snack/cake mixes, etc.
Corn bread mixes
Spaghetti pastas
Dry beans
Rice
Flour
Sugar
4 packages of ramen = 1 canned item

CLARK FLORIDA SCIENCE TRIP
Clark Jr. High will travel to the Florida Keys this summer, June 14-18, 2019.
 
Activities on the trip include:
Swimming with dolphins
Hiking the Everglades
Snorkeling among tropical fish
Visiting the world's only state-certified sea turtle veterinary hospital.
 
Splash into Science introduces concepts of environmental science, marine biology and life science in a fun and interactive way.
 
If a student wants to experience a hands-on science summer program, contact Jessica Foote at jfoote@princetonisd.net. For more information, visit www.worldstrides.com and enter Trip ID #161897.
 
CLARK SPRING PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot spring photos March 27. Order envelopes will be distributed at Clark prior to pictures being taken.
 

Huddleston 

 
HUDDLESTON SPRING PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot spring photos March 28. Order envelopes will be distributed at Huddleston prior to pictures being taken.
 
HUDDLESTON FACEBOOK
Huddleston has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:


HUDDLESTON THANKSGIVING
The Huddleston Thanksgiving lunch will be Nov. 14. Flyers will be going out to parents inviting them to attend the annual feast with their student. Parents should pre-purchase tickets at $3.50 each to help with a count for the amount of meals to prepare. Only guests will need to purchase tickets. The lunches will be based on the students 5th-period teacher in order to determine timing. Parents will need to fill out the bottom of the flyer and have it back by Friday, Nov. 9, with payment to make the reservation.
 
HUDDLESTON FOOD DRIVE
During the month of November, 1st-period classes at Huddleston will be competing for the most donations of canned goods and non-perishable items. The winning class will be rewarded with a pizza party.
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN LIMO LUNCH
The limo lunch, which was awarded as part of the Godwin fundraiser, will be Nov. 8.

GODWIN GT FAMILY NIGHT
Godwin will host GT family fun night to showcase student work from 5:30-7 tonight in the cafeteria. The event is come and go.

GODWIN VETERAN CELEBRATION
Godwin will celebrate Veteran's Day with a special breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, followed by the 4th-grade musical program at 8:45 a.m.

GODWIN TO WEAR CAMO, RED/WHITE/BLUE
Godwin students and teachers are encouraged to wear camo or red/white/blue Friday, Nov. 9, in honor of Veteran's Day.

GODWIN FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
The Godwin PTO will host family movie night at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

GODWIN AWARDS
The second six-weeks awards at Godwin for 2nd- through 5th-graders will be Nov. 16 during prime time.

GODWIN FOOD DRIVE
Student Council is organizing the campus food drive through homeroom classes until Nov. 30. Student Council will announce the leading class every other day. The school will try to break its previous record of more than 4,000 cans.
 
Prizes will be awarded to the top three classes. First place - pizza party; second place - popcorn for the entire class; and third place - extra recess.
 
GODWIN THANKSGIVING
Godwin Elementary will host its annual Thanksgiving lunch Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tickets were presold.

See schedule below for adjusted lunch times:
 
PreK lunch times
10:30-11  Pre-K Foster   Pre-K Ackerman   Pre-K Figuero
Kinder lunch times
10:40-11:10  Kinder Doerr   Kinder Baker   Kinder Engle
10:50-11:20  Kinder McKnight   Kinder Marrufo
1st-grade lunch times
11-11:30  1st Myers   1st Ott   1st McWilliams
11:10-11:40  1st Moody   1st Diaz De Leon
3rd-grade lunch times
11:25- 11:55  3rd Turner   3rd Christensen
11:35- 12:05  3rd Wallace   3rd Blaede
2nd-grade lunch times
12-12:30  2nd Sourber   2nd Meuir
12:10-12:40  2nd Morris   2nd Pagano
5th-grade lunch times
12:20-12:50  5th Derden   5th Phillips
12:30-1  5th Kaufman   5th Warren
4th-grade lunch times
12:40-1:10  4th High   4th Woodard
12:50- 1:20  4th Argo   4th Stewart
 
GODWIN PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot school photos using the schedule below. Order envelopes will be distributed by campus prior to pictures being taken.

Jan. 29 - Godwin class photos
March 26 - Godwin spring photos
May 7 - Godwin kindergarten cap and gown
 

Harper

 
HARPER PTO FACEBOOK
Follow the Harper PTO Facebook page by clicking this link: HarperPTO

HARPER THANKSGIVING LUNCH
The Harper Thanksgiving lunch will be Nov. 15. Tickets were presold. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Click here for the lunch schedule by grade level.

HARPER GT PARENT NIGHT
The Harper GT Parent Night will be 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the cafeteria to showcase student work. The event is come and go.

HARPER SIX WEEKS AWARDS
The Harper 2nd six weeks awards assembly will be Nov. 9. Parents will be notified if their student will receive an award.

HARPER FOOD FIGHT
Harper is going all out and hosting its fourth annual "Food Fight: Knockout Hunger" until Nov. 30.
 
Homeroom teachers collect food items and place them in their box outside their room each morning. The office will collect and tally points each day. All food collected will be displayed on the stage. Each day during announcements, the top 10 leader board will be announced. The "Golden Gloves" will hang outside the class atop the leaderboard each day. The classroom with the most points at the end of the day Nov. 30 will win a pizza party and spirit sticks.
 
These are the remaining knock-out round items and are worth more points on the designated days:

Round 2: Nov. 5-9: Canned pasta dinners (Spaghettios, etc.) and canned pasta sauces
 
Round 3: Nov. 12-16: Canned soups/stews/chili and saltine crackers
 
Round 4: Nov. 26-30: Canned meats (spam, tuna, chicken, etc.) and Hamburger Helper

HARPER BOOK FAIR
The Harper PTO book fair will be Nov. 11-16.

HARPER PTO MEETING
The Harper PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

HARPER VETERAN'S PROGRAM
The 4th-graders will perform Nov. 12 for the Veteran's Day musical program.
HARPER FIELD TRIPS
Kindergarten field trip to be rescheduled.
3rd-grade field trip Nov. 16.
HARPER SCHOOL PHOTO DATES
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot school photos using the schedule below. Order envelopes will be distributed at Harper prior to pictures being taken.

Jan. 30 - Harper class photos
March 21 - Harper spring photos
May 9 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown
 

Lacy

 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO

LACY BOOK FAIR
The Lacy book fair is this week.

LACY GT FAMILY NIGHT
Lacy will host GT family fun night to showcase student work from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the cafeteria. The event is come and go.

LACY FOOD DRIVE
Lacy students can take donations to their homeroom teacher until Nov. 30. Prizes will be awarded to students in the Top 3 classes that collect the most food. First place - Burger King or Popeye's kids meal, prize from the school store and extra recess; second place - Burger King or Popeye's kids meal and extra recess; and third place - extra recess.

LACY VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed at Lacy for the book fair. Any amount of time will help. Any person that volunteers a total of least two hours throughout the Book Fair week will receive a 20 percent discount off book fair purchases. Visit the online signup at 
Riley Cottongame and Tristan Smith are up bright and early to promote Lacy's Family Night set for Friday.

LACY FAMILY NIGHT
The Lacy PTO will host November Family Night from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Lacy cafeteria. This will be an exciting surprise event that you won't want to miss. It will run in conjunction with the Enchanted Forest Book Fair. The family presentation will be 6-7 p.m. and Book Fair hours will be 5-5:45 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
 
LACY PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot school photos using the schedule below. Order envelopes will be distributed at Lacy prior to pictures being taken.
 
Jan. 16 - Lacy class photos
March 20 - Lacy spring photos
May 1 - Lacy kindergarten cap and gown
 

Smith 

 
SMITH FACEBOOK
You can follow Smith Elementary PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information by liking the page:
 
SMITH FOOD DRIVE
Smith Elementary will hold its annual canned food drive until Nov. 16 to benefit the students and families of Princeton ISD. To participate, send non-perishable food items with your child. Students will need to take their food items to their homeroom teacher so they may be counted.
 
Remaining bonus week items (that are worth double points):
 
Week two (Nov. 5-9): peanut butter and jelly
Week three (Nov. 12-16): dried pinto beans and saltine crackers
 
The top three classes with the highest number of items win a prize. First place - choice of popsicle or pizza party; second place - popsicle party; and third place - extra recess.
 
Smith students decorate pumpkins like book characters.
 
SMITH PUMPKINS
Smith 2nd-graders decorated pumpkins as their favorite book characters. It was an opportunity for students to learn about and discuss character traits. Characters included Junie B. Jones, Pinkalicious and Garfield.

SMITH PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot school photos using the schedule below. Order envelopes will be distributed at Smith prior to pictures being taken.

Jan. 15 - Smith class photos
March 19 - Smith spring photos
May 2 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
 
Smith 5th-graders get ready for Fun Run.
SMITH FUN RUN
Pre-K students kicked off run.
The annual Smith fun run was held Friday as students gathered pledges for laps to raise money for the school. With the help of PHS athletes and volunteers to track progress, students and teachers ran laps around the gym, which became the new site when earlier rains muddied the playground and pushed the event indoors. Smith students celebrated when it was announced the school reached its pledge goal of $20,000. Funds raised will be used to purchase a Gaga pit and STEAM carts for each grade level.
 
SMITH PTO REMIND
To join the Smith PTO Remind group to stay in touch with the most up-to-date information, text @kfabff to 81010.
 
SMITH BOOK FAIR
The Smith book fair will be Nov. 12-16.
 
Smith kindergarten student Aletzaa Gonzalez and computer teacher Charisse Miles wait for the Great Pumpkin on Halloween.
 
SMITH THANKSGIVING LUNCH
The Smith Thanksgiving lunch will be Nov. 16.
 
Lunch times are:
Pre-K 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.        
Kindergarten 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.    
1st Grade 11:20 - noon        
2nd Graden12:05 - 12:45 p.m.  
3rd Grade 12:15 - 12:55 p.m.  
4th Grade 12:55 - 1:35 p.m.
5th Grade 1:05 - 1:45 p.m.
 
Smith 2nd-grade teachers say "Boo to drugs" for recent Red Ribbon Week.
 
SMITH MUSIC PROGRAMS
Smith Elementary music program schedule:
 
4th-grade - Veteran's Day performance, Nov. 8, 6 p.m.

3rd-grade - Holiday Sing Along, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.

2nd-grade - Spring Open House (date TBD), 6:30 p.m.

1st-grade - Onion Festival, April 27, 10 a.m.
 

Community Announcements 

 

PRINCETON LIONS CLUB
Princeton Lions Club, the only local civic organization, meets at noon on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the PISD administration building, 321 Panther Parkway. Click the link below to see how this organization gives back to the community.

 
CHAMBER LUNCH
The Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly networking lunch at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Dickey's Barbecue. For more information, email info@princetontxchamber.com or call 972-736-6462.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Whataburger will host the Chamber of Commerce networking event, Business and Breakfast, from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. The event is come and go and features free breakfast.
 
FURNISHING ASSISTANCE
Christ United Methodist Church partners with BedStart to share beds and furnishings to the Princeton and surrounding area neighbors in need. For more information on getting help, to donate and/or to support the program, visit: http://bedstart.org/
 
CUMC YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Christ United Methodist Church hosts Ignite activities for youth. The Ignite 678 meets every other Sunday night from 5-6:30 p.m. and is open to 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders.
 
The high schoolers meet Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
 
CUMC is located at 310 Main St., Princeton, TX 75407.
 
 
PRINCETON SPLASH DASH
The City of Princeton Color Splash Dash will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park. Registration is open for the 2nd annual 5K run/walk. Participant registration is $30, which includes shirt, sunglasses, drink, snack and one color pack (while supplies last). First-place medals will be awarded in all running divisions 

Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m.
5K run starts at 9 a.m.
3K walk starts at 9:30 a.m.

Register online at the City of Princeton website. Contact Stephanie O'Brien for more information at sobrien@princetontx.us.
 
CHRIST CARES CAN HELP
Need assistance with food, clothing, prescriptions or auto fuel? If you live within the boundaries of the Princeton Independent School District, Christ Cares for Princeton can help.
 
For more information, call 469-278-HOPE (4673). Click links for assistance, to donate or information.
LAWN CARE IN COLLIN COUNTY
Do you have the time to keep up with the fertilizers, grub control, weed control and other products that are needed for a healthy looking lawn? The Trulawn HD Lawn fertilization and weed control program can help. The very best yards look the best due to professional and consistent attention.
 
TruLawn HD serving Princeton, McKinney, Fairview, Allen and the surrounding areas of Collin County leaves out the guessing because their professional fertilization and weed control plans ensure a lush, green, weed-free lawn. For more information, email service@trulawnhd.com.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the district's communications, I can be reached through this email address, jcollins@princetonisd.net or by calling 469.952.5400, ext. 3504.
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