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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of May 21

This is the 36th 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.
 
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online registration for existing students opens June 3. Every student must register every year. Parents who do not remember login information or have problems logging in, contact the student's campus for assistance.
 
FREE SUMMER MEALS
Free summer breakfast and lunch for all children will be served in the PHS cafeteria June 3-28. Breakfast is from 7:30-8 a.m. and lunch is from noon-12:30 p.m. Meals are free to anyone 18 and younger. Cost is $3.50 for anyone over 18.
 
Show this flyer at Panda Express tonight for Athletic Booster Club fundraiser.

MEDICATION PICK-UP
Parents need to pick up medication in the nurse's offices by Thursday, May 30. If the medication is not picked up, it will be disposed of accordingly.
 
SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS CAMPS
The Princeton ISD athletics program will offer summer sports camps. Click link for information and registration.
 

PRE-K ROUNDUP
The Pre-K roundup for all five elementary schools (Godwin, Harper, Lacy, Lowe and Smith) will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 22, 23 and 24, at Lacy Elementary.

EARLY RELEASE
PISD will release early May 30 for the last day of school. 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.
 
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Normal classes and office hours resume Tuesday, May 28.
2018-2019 CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the school calendar for 2018-2019.

BOARD APPROVES SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR TWO YEARS
The school board adopted the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, and approved a preliminary draft of the 2020-2021 school calendar.

For the 20-21 calendar, the state has not finalized dates for testing. In addition, the district will need to add an early release date for homecoming. The district also wants to see where Collin College puts its spring break before picking the week since so many students take dual credit courses.

Click here for a PDF copy of the approved 2019-2020 calendar.

Click here for a PDF copy of the preliminary 2020-2021 calendar.
 

Princeton High School 

 
Softball team delivers goodie bags to police department.

SOFTBALL BACKS THE  BLUE
The PHS softball team donated time and money to stuff goodie bags and deliver them to the Princeton Police Department to "back the blue" and show love and support during National Police Week.
 
SUMMER WORKOUTS
Performance Course will facilitate summer conditioning for Princeton athletes now.
 
Below is the direct link to online registration for Princeton ISD. For more information about Performance Course, parents can visit www.performancecourse.com, as well as all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with more than 400 videos.
 
Health science students practice skills.

HEALTH SCIENCE
Kay Murray's health science students learned how to shave patients during their recent classes.
COSMETOLOGY TEST
The following students have passed their written cosmetology exam, which is the first step needed to gain a cosmetology license. The statewide average for passing this test is 66.68 percent.
Haley Bell   
Kaley Bell    
Mallory Booker 
Alyssa Boydstun 
Alexis Carey 
Kyleigh Couch  
Isabella Coulombe 
Melayah Horton-Muhammad 
Polet Rodriguez 
Faith Toombs 
Michelle Valverde 
Brandie Wright
 
Tyler Eads won the car donated by El Dorado.
 
PROM CAR WINNER
Senior Tyler Eads was the lucky winner of a Chevy Malibu following Saturday's after-prom party. El Dorado's Jonathon Clayton announced the recipient of the car donated by the dealership.

SENIOR BREAKFAST UPDATE
 
BACCALAUREATE
To honor the Class of 2019, community churches have come together to host the traditional Baccalaureate service, which will feature live praise music led by students, as well as an inspiring message for graduates. The service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the PHS auditorium. Seniors need to arrive by 6:30 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following. All friends and family are welcome.
 
SENIOR WALK
The graduating seniors will do the traditional "senior walk" at 9 a.m. at the elementary schools before they head for their senior trip, May 29.
 
SENIOR TRIP
The 2019 senior trip will be May 29 to Lake Lavon Camp. Cost is $10, which includes a meal. Seniors pay Mrs. Teresa Rodriguez in the front office. Meet at PHS that morning to take attendance, and all students will take school transportation. All seniors will need to sign a school permission form and waiver. Parents are needed to chaperone. If you are interested, email Jeff Coburn at jcoburn@princetonisd.net.
 
 
PHS students compete in NET-OLE contest.
 
NET-OLE RESULTS
Grace Yuldasheva wins gold medal.
NET-OLE, or North East Texas Organization of Language Educators, is an academic and cultural competition that was established in the mid 1970s by a group of dedicated foreign language teachers who wanted to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired language skills in a foreign language competition.
 
Princeton students recently competed in the contest with the following results:
 
Inoyatbonu "Grace" Yuldasheva - 1st-place Spelling/Beginner   
Sahnya Keys - Spelling/Beginner
Reece Alexander - 2nd-place Memorized Poetry
Stephanie Merlo - Verbal Fluency Bilingual/Heritage
Azucena Santiago -  Verbal Fluency Bilingual/Heritage
Aiden Papa - Memorized Poetry Intermediate
Nathaniel Papa - 4th-place Memorized Prose
Cadence Smith - 4th-place Sight Reading Poetry/Beginner
Iris Salazar - Sight Reading Poetry/Bilingual Heritage
Valerie Olvera - 4th-place Vocal Solo Popular
Dance Regional Group - 6th-place group of Lizeth Acosta, Jimena Caballero, Haley Harp and Stacy Mondragon
Micaela Acevedo - Craft/Painting
Chase Leon - 8th-place Sculpture
Andres Ugalde - 1st-place Food Hors D'oeuvres category
Oscar Perez - 5th-place Food Desserts category
Ashley Meraz - 6th-place Food for entrée category
 

Clark Jr. High 

 
CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP FOR 2019-2020
Registration and schedule pickup for Clark and Southard middle schools for the 2019-2020 school year will be from 4-8 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TRIP
Learning about marine biology in a classroom is one thing, but living it is another. Clark and Southard students will have an opportunity to attend the "Florida - Habitat: H2O trip" in June 2020. The trip will feature swimming with manatees, as well as meeting zebras, giraffes and rare white rhinos face-to-face on an African safari at Busch Gardens®.
 
PISD will partner with WorldStrides for the Florida trip and Habitat: H20 program. For current 6th- or 7th-grade students interested in attending the June 2020 trip, contact Jessica Foote at jfoote@princetonisd.net.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CONDITIONING
Performance Course will facilitate summer conditioning for Princeton athletes now.
 
Below are links to each course brochure with more information. Also below is the direct link to online registration for Princeton ISD. For more information about Performance Course, parents can visit www.performancecourse.com, as well as all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with more than 400 videos.
 
 
CLARK TESTING
STAAR retest

June 25: Math 8th
June 26: Reading 8th
June 28: Make-up testing
 

Southard Middle School (coming this fall) 

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP FOR 2019-2020
Registration and schedule pickup for Clark and Southard middle schools for the 2019-2020 school year will be from 4-8 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1.
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CONDITIONING
Performance Course will facilitate summer conditioning for Princeton athletes now.
 
Below are links to each course brochure with more information. Also below is the direct link to online registration for Princeton ISD. For more information about Performance Course, parents can visit www.performancecourse.com, as well as all social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube with more than 400 videos.
 
 

Huddleston 

 
HUDDLESTON FACEBOOK
Huddleston has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TRIP
Learning about marine biology in a classroom is one thing, but living it is another. Clark and Southard students will have an opportunity to attend the "Florida - Habitat: H2O trip" in June 2020. The trip will feature swimming with manatees, as well as meeting zebras, giraffes and rare white rhinos face-to-face on an African safari at Busch Gardens®.

PISD will partner with WorldStrides for the Florida trip and Habitat: H20 program. For current 6th- or 7th-grade students interested in attending the June 2020 trip, contact Jessica Foote at jfoote@princetonisd.net.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE PICK-UP FOR 2019-2020
Registration and schedule pickup for Clark and Southard middle schools for the 2019-2020 school year will be from 4-8 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1.

HUDDLESTON TESTS
Huddleston six-weeks testing begins May 28.
 
HUDDLESTON AWARDS
The Huddleston end-of-year awards ceremony will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Parents are welcome to attend.
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN PRE-K CELEBRATION
Godwin will recognize Pre-K efforts and achievements during a special celebration from 12-12:25 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the Godwin Pre-K classrooms. Parents are invited.

GODWIN NEEDS SUPPLIES
Godwin needs donations of supplies for the upcoming field day. Items can be dropped off in the front office. Items needed include water hoses, spray nozzles for water hoses, popsicles, hand mirrors and sidewalk chalk.

GODWIN 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 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR 2019-2020
For the Godwin Elementary school supply list for 2019-2020, click here.
 

Harper

 
HARPER PTO FACEBOOK
Follow the Harper PTO Facebook page by clicking this link: HarperPTO
 
HARPER FIELD TRIPS
The Gifted and Talented field trip will be May 22.

HARPER SNOW CONES
The Harper PTO will serve snow cones May 22 to 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-graders to celebrate the end of STAAR.

HARPER LIVING WAX MUSEUM
The 3rd-grade living wax museum will be from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

HARPER KICKBALL
The districtwide 5th-grade picnic and kickball tournament will be May 28 at the stadium.

HARPER AWARDS
The Harper six-weeks awards assemblies will be Wednesday, May 29.

HARPER KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
The kindergarten graduation will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the PHS auditorium.

HARPER FIELD DAY
The Harper field day will be 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 30.

HARPER 5TH-GRADE WALK
The Harper 5th-grade walk will be noon Thursday, May 30.

HARPER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
School supplies will be on sale through EPI. Paper order forms will be accepted from May 17-29 and online orders accepted from May 17-June 4.
 
Visit https://promotion.educationalproducts.com/packsvideo, for details and use code HAR186 to access Harper's specific ordering website. 

HARPER DANCE
The Harper PTO will host a 5th-grade dance from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, May 24.

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

Lacy

 
Lacy students enjoy BMX stunts.

LACY RALLY
Students at Lacy Elementary were treated to a special visit from professional BMX riders Devon Pace and Atom Baker with Wheels of Freestyle, who delivered an encouraging, motivational message between entertaining bicycle stunts. The program was used as a pep rally prior to a week of STAAR testing.
 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO

LACY NEEDS SUPPLIES
Lacy needs donations of supplies for the upcoming field day. Items can be dropped off in the front office. Items needed include water hoses, sponges, water balloons, regular balloons, spray nozzles for water hoses, popsicles and sidewalk chalk.
 
LACY LEARNING
Lacy students review inference.
Regina Guidice's 4th-grade reading class reviewed inference with a simulated crime scene.
 
LACY SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR 2019-2020
For the Lacy Elementary school supply list for 2019-2020, click here.
 

Smith 

 
SMITH FACEBOOK
You can follow Smith Elementary PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information by liking the page:
 
Smith honor society students visit Medieval Times.
 
SMITH HONOR TRIP
The 5th-grade Honor Society members for Smith Elementary celebrated their hard work throughout the year with a trip to Medieval Times in Dallas.
 
Smith students hear back from Smokey the Bear.
 
SMITH CELEBRATES SMOKEY
Ashley Tuter's 2nd-graders at Smith Elementary wrote letters to Smokey Bear for his 75th birthday celebration. The students received personalized mail from Washington.

SMITH REMIND
To join the Smith PTO Remind group to stay in touch with the most up-to-date information, text @kfabff to 81010.
 
SMITH SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST FOR 2019-2020
For the Smith Elementary school supply list for 2019-2020, click here.
 

Community Announcements 

 
 
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.

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.
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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