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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of March 4

This is the 26th 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.
 
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP  
 
Roundup date: April 1-4
 
Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Age requirements: Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on/before Sept. 1, 2019
 
Location: Any elementary campus
 
Contact information: 469-952-5400
 
All enrollments must provide a copy of the following:
  •  Child's birth certificate
  •  Child's shot record
  •  Child's Social Security card
  •  Parent's proof of residence (utility bill/lease)
  •  Parent's driver's license or state-issued ID
Visit the Princeton ISD website for additional details at www.princetonisd.net

Click here for a bilingual flyer.
 
PISD BOND ELECTION MAY 4
Following the recommendation from the Long-Range Planning Committee, the PISD school board voted to call a $237.4 million bond election to fund future construction projects to accommodate the growth explosion. The election will be Saturday, May 4. 
 
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday-Friday, March 11-15, for Spring Break. Normal classes and office hours resume Monday, March 18.
 
KPTN TO BROADCAST SOCCER
KPTN radio will broadcast live during the following boys and girls soccer games:

March 6 boys soccer at Denison
March 8 girls soccer at PHS
March 19 boys soccer at PHS

 
 
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.

March 19 - Smith spring photos
March 20 - Lacy spring photos
March 21 - Harper spring photos
March 27 - Clark spring photos
March 28 - Huddleston spring photos
April 4 - Godwin 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 open 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 

 
GAME SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS BECAUSE OF WEATHER
 
Softball
PHS varsity softball is still scheduled to play today. The game will be at 4:30. No JV game scheduled.
 
Baseball
PHS baseball games rescheduled for Wednesday at home vs. Sherman.
Turf field: Varsity at 4:30 p.m.
Grass field: JV Maroon at 4:30 p.m.
Turf field: JV Black following varsity about 7 p.m.
 
Soccer
PHS soccer games will be rescheduled for Wednesday.
 
Boys will play in Denison. Varsity will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by JV at 7:15 p.m. 
 
Girls will play in Princeton. Varsity will play at 5:30 p.m. followed by JV at 7 p.m.
 
FCA MEETS
The PHS Huddle of FCA meets Friday mornings at 7 in Lecture Hall E114. Everyone is welcome. Donuts will be served.
 
Girls powerlifting team gets 4th at regionals.
 
POWERLIFTING
State powerlifting qualifiers.
Powerlifting had a great showing at the Region 6, Div. I meet as five girls and one alternate will travel to state. Qualifiers:
 
Lilly Rodriguez
Angela Alcocer
Haley Bell
Madi Kile 
Carla Guerra
Kamryn Gardner (alternate)
 
As a team, the girls finished 4th at the meet out of 37 teams.
 
PROM
The PHS prom for juniors and seniors will be 7-11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave. in McKinney. The theme will be "A Royal Ball."  Non-PHS student dates require approval.

Prom tickets on sale April 1-May 15 in the PHS choir room during break. Cost is $60. Pay in cash or check to Princeton ISD.

AFTER-PROM TO FEATURE FREE CAR
The after-prom party will be 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at McKinney APEX Center Water Park, 3003 Alma Road in McKinney. Activity is included with purchase of prom ticket. Cost is $5 for students not attending prom. Once again, El Dorado Chevrolet has donated a free vehicle that will be given away at the end of the after-prom party.
 
PHS TESTING
Here are the remaining test dates for the high school:

April 9: English I EOC
April 10: PSTAAR Biology
 
April 11: English II EOC
April 12: PSTAARs for Algebra I and U.S. history
May 7: Biology EOC
May 8: U.S. history EOC
May 9: Algebra I EOC
 
Click here for a complete PHS testing calendar in PDF.
 
AP TESTING
Click here for a PDF of the AP testing registration information with active links.
 

Clark Jr. High 

 
CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:
 
CLARK OPEN HOUSE/ART SHOW
The Clark spring open house will be 5:30-6:30 Monday, March 25. Art teacher, Angelia Rios, will host an art show in the cafeteria to display student works.
 
CLARK SHOW WINNER
Gavin Richardson wins big in Houston.
Gavin Richardson won Supreme Overall Grand Champion and Breed Champion Spot Gilt at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show, as well as the Showmanship honors. He cleaned house, winning three airline tickets, four belt buckles, three trophies, three banners and a total of $3,980.
 
CLARK TESTING
Practice STAAR

March 25: Math 7th; Science 8th
March 28: Reading 7th; Social Studies 8th
April 11: Algebra 1

STAAR

April 9: Writing 7th; Math 8th
April 10: Reading 8th
April 12: Make-up testing
May 7: Algebra 1 EOC
May 10: Algebra 1 make-up testing
May 13: Math 7th; Math 8th retest
May 14: Reading 7th; Reading 8th retest 
May 15: Science 8th
May 16: Social Studies 8th
May 17: Make-up testing

STAAR retest

June 25: Math 8th
June 26: Reading 8th
June 28: Make-up testing
 
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 OPEN HOUSE/CLUB NIGHT
The Huddleston open house/club night will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 25.

Huddleston GRIT winners.

HUDDLESTON GRIT WINNERS
The G.R.I.T. award winners for the 4th six weeks are:
 
Miguel Alvarez, Tessa Barsi, Carsen Cook, Keyaira Gadson, Nathan Gerbrandt, Taylor Crawford, Autumn Wallace, Jacob Quezada, Ciera Eppel, Yireida Hernandez, Aaron Molina, Eduardo Faz, Kylynn Roberts, Cristobal Contreras and Alex Vaquez

HUDDLESTON DANCE
The Huddleston spring dance will be 5-7 p.m. March 29.

HUDDLESTON TESTING
Practice STAAR
March 26 - Math
March 28 - Reading

STAAR
May 13 - Math
May 14 - Reading

Huddleston honor roll students for 4th six weeks.

HUDDLESTON PHOTO DATE CHANGE
Double T Photography will be on campus to shoot spring photos April 9. Order envelopes will be distributed at Huddleston prior to pictures being taken.
 
Huddleston Golden Calculator winners.
HUDDLESTON FACEBOOK
Huddleston has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:

 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN OPEN HOUSE
Open house for elementary schools will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
 
GODWIN TESTING
Practice STAAR
March 26 and 28 - 3rd-grade and 4th-grade practice STAAR math and reading
March. 29 - 5th-grade practice STAAR science

STAAR
April 9 - STAAR 4th-grade writing, 5th-grade math
April 10 - STAAR 5th-grade reading
May 13 - STAAR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade math
May 14 - STARR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade reading
May 15 - STAAR 5th-grade science
 
 
GODWIN PTO REMIND
Join the Godwin PTO remind group to stay in touch with the latest information. Send a text to 81010 with the message @9h4gdedhgg.
 
GODWIN PHOTOS/DATE CHANGE
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.

*April 2 (date change) - 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 FIELD TRIP
The 1st-graders will have a field trip to The Crayola Experience on Friday, March 8.

Class winner for Box Tops contest.

HARPER BOX TOPS
Winners for Box Tops contest.
Harper Elementary School recently held a Box Tops competition to raise a little extra money for student activities.
 
Individual students in 1st-place and the winners of a McDonald's Happy Meal lunch with Principal Nichole Powell, there was a 2-way tie between 5th-grader Elizabeth Schroeder and kindergartener Taylor Lindstrom.
 
Individual student in second place, and the winner of a hot chocolate break from Starbucks with Assistant Principal Heidi Estep was 2nd-grader Elizabeth Trent.
 
There was a 3-way tie for individual 3rd-place winners, who all received a Harper lanyard: Aron Loya, Bryley Welborn and Jessenia Gomez. They were all from Megan Heck's 2nd-grade class.
 
The Harper class that won the Popsicle party and a giant spirit stick for the class was Miss Heck's 2nd-grade class. As an added bonus, Mrs. Estep will visit their recess time to play soccer with the students.
 
 
HARPER OPEN HOUSE
Open house for elementary schools will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
 
HARPER MUSIC
Harper 2nd-graders will have a music program at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

HARPER TESTING
Practice STAAR
March 26 and 28 - 3rd-grade and 4th-grade practice STAAR math and reading
March. 29 - 5th-grade practice STAAR science

STAAR
April 9 - STAAR 4th-grade writing, 5th-grade math
April 10 - STAAR 5th-grade reading
May 13 - STAAR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade math
May 14 - STARR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade reading
May 15 - STAAR 5th-grade science
 
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.

March 21 - Harper spring photos
May 9 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown

HARPER ELEMENTARY FACEBOOK
Follow Harper Elementary on Facebook. Search HarperES or click link below.
 
 

Lacy

 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO
 
Lacy science fair winners.
 
LACY SCIENCE FAIR
Lacy 1st-place winners.
The 4th-grade science fair at Lacy was a success. The students were able to understand the scientific method through investigation and reasoning. They worked hard to complete the project in a six-weeks time frame. Andrea Cruz completed a project that focused on communication (positive/negative) and decomposition of plants.
 
"I learned that all living things have feelings, and depending on the type of words that are said, they will react whether it be positive or negative," Andrea said.
 
Students enjoyed different aspects of the fair.
 
"My favorite part of the science fair was being able to test the four different types of paper towels by stacking pennies on top of each paper towel," Brayan Garcia said. "I learned that Bounty was the strongest paper towel, and Viva didn't have as much strength as the other ones." 

1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place winners:
Top row, Riley Cottongame, Gracie Kay, Kaiya Henderson, Olivia Landers, Madison Davis and Tristan Smith
Bottom row, Teresita Martinez, Ashlyn Gomez, and Alexandria Ramos.

1st-place winners in each category:
Tristan Smith, Riley Cottongame and Alexandria Ramos

Riley Cottongame also received Overall Grand Champion with her project over sound travel.
 
LACY OPEN HOUSE
Open house for elementary schools will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
 
Lacy students have a multiplication relay.
 
LACY LEARNING
Lacy students bowl to review.
Students at Lacy participated in "No Worksheet Wednesday." The 3rd-graders in Jennifer Coburn's class learned through a bowling review, multiplication relays and STEM activities.

LACY TESTING
Practice STAAR
March 26 and 28 - 3rd-grade and 4th-grade practice STAAR math and reading
March. 29 - 5th-grade practice STAAR science

STAAR
April 9 - STAAR 4th-grade writing, 5th-grade math
April 10 - STAAR 5th-grade reading
May 13 - STAAR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade math
May 14 - STARR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade reading
May 15 - STAAR 5th-grade science

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.
 
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 OPEN HOUSE
Open house for elementary schools will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
 
Smith science fair winners.
 
SMITH SCIENCE FAIR
The 4th-graders at Smith Elementary completed their science fair projects this past 6 weeks and the winners are.
 
Botany:
1st Sarah LaPrade
2nd Haily Jones
3rd Sophia Rivera
 
Chemistry:
1st Camila Beltran-Arrieta
2nd Rayna Sadler
3rd Avrik Reno
 
Physics:
1st Emma Parker
2nd Matthew Janusik
3rd Jada Hughes
 
Overall Grand Champion project:
Camila Beltran-Arrieta
 
Listen for these students to say the pledge on The Wolf.
 
SMITH RADIO STARS
Radio station 99.5 The Wolf asked North Texas teachers to send in audio of their class reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Smith teacher Halie Campbell sent in a recording, and her kindergarten class will be aired on The Wolf at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 6.
 
SMITH  
TESTING
Practice STAAR
March 26 and 28 - 3rd-grade and 4th-grade practice STAAR math and reading
March. 29 - 5th-grade practice STAAR science

STAAR
April 9 - STAAR 4th-grade writing, 5th-grade math
April 10 - STAAR 5th-grade reading
May 13 - STAAR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade math
May 14 - STARR 3rd-grade and 4th-grade reading
May 15 - STAAR 5th-grade science

To join the Smith PTO Remind group to stay in touch with the most up-to-date information, text @kfabff to 81010.
 
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.

March 19 - Smith spring photos
May 2 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
SMITH MUSIC PROGRAMS
Smith Elementary music program schedule:

2nd-grade - Spring Open House, March 7, 6:30 p.m.
1st-grade - Onion Festival, April 27, 10 a.m.
 

Community Announcements 

 
SUMMER TRACK
Registration is underway for a summer track program for youth ages 6-18. Randall Fannin has been coaching and mentoring young athletes for more than 15 years. The track club specializes in working with first-time/young runners to show them the proper style and technique in running and field events. Experienced runners can get the benefit of learning racing strategies, as well as proper technique.
 
Pre-season workouts begin from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Jackie Hendricks Stadium. 

UMC COMMON GROUND
Christ United Methodist Church has unveiled Common Ground, a new venue located in the center of Princeton created to provide opportunities for people of all ages and stages to connect, have intentional conversation and create community.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. Common Ground will be open as a place for middle school and high school students to walk to after school - hang out, study, play games and watch movies. Tutoring will be available upon request.
 
Future events and programs at Common Ground will be scheduled and posted to the Facebook page @commongroundprinceton. Venue is also available for rent for private events.

CUMC is located at 310 Main St., Princeton, TX 75407.
 
COMMUNITY CLOTHES CLOSET
Princeton's First Baptist Church at 511 Jefferson Ave. sponsors the Community Clothes Closet, which is open from 5-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. Clothing, which include jeans and coats, are available to anyone in the community who needs assistance. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator June Taylor at 469-569-9477.

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.


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/
 
CHRIST CARES HELPS
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.
REALTOR SERVICES
Kristen Robinson, a realtor with Caine Premier Properties, offers several professional services to her clients at no additional cost. Her clients receive professional photography, and absolutely no cell phone pictures. She also offers home staging to impress potential buyers, as well as a marketing plan designed specifically for each individual home. For more information, call 214-762-7434 or email krobinson@cainepremierproperties.com.

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 because of 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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