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Email Express for week of May 22

This is the 35th 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.
 
FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM
Princeton ISD is hosting the summer food service program at no cost for kids 18 and younger at Princeton High School daily Monday through Friday, June 5-30. 

Meal times are:

Breakfast served from 7:30-8:15 a.m.
Lunch served from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 
 
VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Austin College is hosting a high intensity team volleyball camp for Princeton girls in junior high and high school from 6:30-9 p.m. July 17-20 at PHS. Cost is $70. Click here for registration brochure.
 
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
PISD athletics physicals will be Wednesday, May 24, at the indoor. The following are the check-in times by grade:
  • 2 p.m. - Anyone in athletic period (freshmen girls/8th-grade boys)
  • 2:45 p.m. - current 9th/10th grade
  • 3:30 p.m. - current 6th, 7th, 8th grade
  • 4 p.m. - current 11th grade
Doors will be locked and no one else will be allowed to enter at 5 p.m.
 
All students need to have the medical history section of the physical filled out completely and signed by their parent/guardian in the appropriate spot. They will not be allowed to go through the physical if this isn't filled out and signed when they walk in. The physical form is available on the UIL website and the PISD website. Blank forms will be available at the check-in desk, but a parent/guardian will need to be there to sign it. 
 
There will be computers available for parents to fill out the online athletic paperwork while they wait. 
 
The fee for physicals is $10 and will need to be paid at check-in. 
 
Email questions to kschuerger@princetonisd.net.
 
FOOTBALL PROGRAM
The PHS Athletic Booster Club is selling business and personal ads for the 2017-18 football program. Click here for the contract and information to submit photos and payment. Deadline to purchase is Aug. 25.
 
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS
Several summer camps are available at the Collin County Adventure Camp. Click here for more information.

WRITING CONTEST
May is Fallen First Responder Awareness Month. To recognize and honor those who have given their life as a public servant, the Princeton Police Department is sponsoring a writing contest. Click here for information. Deadline is May 25. Children in grades 1-12 can submit entries. Winners will be chosen from three age groups. Prizes will be awarded May 31.
 
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day. Normal classes and office hours resume Tuesday, May 30.
 
SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS
Princeton ISD is hosting several sports camps this summer. For a complete listing of all camps with dates, cost and contacts, click here. The registration form and payment to Princeton athletics should be returned to Lana Howell in the athletic office of the indoor facility.
 
2017-18 CALENDAR
The PISD Board of Trustees approved the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for a copy of next year's calendar.
 
MOBILE APP
To access the parent portal for grades and attendance from a mobile phone, log in to the parent portal for directions. The link for the parent portal is on the district website at www.princetonisd.net.
 
The new district ID is WBPSXG.

Princeton High School 

AWARDS CEREMONIES
Princeton High School will host four separate awards ceremonies by grade level Wednesday, May 24, in the auditorium to present subject awards and recognize student attendance and achievement.

9th grade - 8:30 a.m.
10th grade - 9:40 a.m.
11th grade - 1 p.m.
12th grade - 6:30 p.m.

COUNSELING SURVEY
The PHS counseling department wants help from parents to determine priorities for student, staff and parent services. Counselors ask for few minutes of your time to complete a needs assessment survey as one of the critical stakeholders for the campus.

For survey completion, you need access to a Google account as the survey was built using this platform. To complete the survey, use the following link:  

 
SENIOR BREAKFAST
Monetary donations for the senior breakfast are due to Mrs. Crystal Telles by Friday, May 26, in Room E104.
 
CHOIR BANQUET
The PHS choir banquet is 5:30-8 p.m. May 30. There will be dinner, games and awards. The evening will feature a Disney theme.
 
STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE
The PHS choir and band students will travel to Austin May 26-27 for the state solo and ensemble contest.

LIBRARY BOOKS DUE
All library books are due back to the library no later than May 30. Students have received reminder notes if they have books checked out.

SCHOLARSHIPS POSTED
Several local scholarships are now posted on Naviance for current seniors, with more to come soon.

STAAR EOC TESTS
PHS will administer the STAAR-EOC retakes following this schedule:

June 19 - Eng 1
June 20 - Biology
June 21 - Eng 2
June 22 - U.S. History
June 23 - Algebra

AP TEST SCORES
AP scores will be available online in July. To get scores, students must sign up for a College Board account by going to apscore.org. Students should take this step now so they'll be ready to access their AP scores in July. For more information, go to apscore.org.

Step to access AP scores
1) Sign up for a College Board account at apscore.org. It's best to provide the same information on the College Board account that you supplied on your AP answer sheet(s). Your name, date of birth, gender, mailing address and email address are especially important.

2) You may already have an account if you have taken College Board exams in the past (AP/PSAT/SAT). Try signing in to confirm.

3) Remember the following information to access your scores: a) Your College Board account username and password; b) Your AP number (or student ID number if you provided it on your AP answer sheet).

College Board used to mail individual score sheets out to students, but do not any longer.
 
GRADUATION NEWS
It's time for the Class of 2017 to prepare for their upcoming graduation activities. Click here for more information.

GRADUATION SUITES
Allen Event Center offers a multitude of suite sizes that can accommodate 13, 15, 19, 21, 24 and 27 people. Suite tickets are $33.50 per ticket with a minimum ticket purchase required based on suite size.
 
Suite holders can pre-order food and beverage items for their guests. A minimum $100 food and beverage purchase is required with all suite reservations.
 
Reserve suites by contacting Randell Holmes, director of sales, at 972.912.1077 or rholmes@alleneventcenter.com.

GRADUATION FLOWERS
When ordering flowers for graduation, use this website:

www.princetontexasflowershop.com

The home page features four choices for flowers. Once a selection is made, put the graduate's name as the recipient and the Allen Event Center address, 200 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX  75002. Also provide name, phone number and email address of person placing order in case there are questions about their order.

Must use the Promo Code Grad2017 at checkout to get the delivery charges and service charge removed from order.
 
PHS SIX WEEKS TESTS
PHS is administering final six-weeks tests following this schedule:
May 30: electives, math and language arts
May 31: social studies and science
June 1: makeup testing

Clark Jr. High 

CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:
 
CLARK SCIENCE TRIP
Clark Jr. High will be headed to Orlando in 2018 to explore U.S. space travel at Kennedy Space Center, Disney's Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and some of the nation's most diverse ecosystems at Fort DeSoto State Park.

If you are interested in your child experiencing a hands-on science summer program, contact Breanne Luelf at bluelf@princetonisd.net. For more information, visit www.worldstrides.com and enter Trip ID# 146156.
 
CLARK AWARDS
The Clark Jr. High awards ceremony and National Jr. Honor Society induction ceremony is 6 p.m. May 25 in the Clark main gym.
 
CLARK TESTING
The Clark final six-weeks testing schedule is:

May 30: 1-4 periods
May 31: 5-8 periods
June 1: Makeup day

Huddleston 

HUDDLESTON BAND
The upcoming Huddleston band activities include:

May 24: Band camp packet and money ($125) due. Money can be turned in any time prior to May 24 and checks should be made payable to Sounds of Summer Band Camp.
June 7-10: Summer band camp at PHS.

HUDDLESTON AWARDS
The Huddleston awards ceremony is 1:30 p.m. May 26 in the Huddleston gym.

Godwin

GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN AWARDS
May 26 - 1st-grade end-of-year awards at 9 a.m. in cafeteria, parents are welcome.
May 26 - Pre-K awards at noon in classroom, and parents are welcome to attend.
May 30 - 2nd-grade end-of-year awards at 9 a.m. in cafeteria, parents are welcome.
May 30 - 3rd-grade end-of-year awards at 2 p.m. in cafeteria, parents are welcome.
May 31 - 5th-grade end-of-year awards at 9 a.m. in cafeteria, parents are welcome.
May 31 - 4th-grade end-of-year awards at 2 p.m. in cafeteria, parents are welcome.

GODWIN KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
Kindergarten graduation is 6 p.m. May 26 in the PHS auditorium.

GODWIN FIELD DAY
The schoolwide field day is 8:30 a.m. June 1. Parents are welcome and must check in at the office with an ID. Students need to bring a sack lunch. School releases at 1:30 p.m.
 
GODWIN PRE-K REGISTRATION
Pre-K registration is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17-19 at Smith Elementary.
 
GODWIN FIELD TRIPS
May 25 - GT field trip. Students will need a sack lunch.
 
GODWIN BOX TOPS
PTO will be collecting box top labels for the rest of the year.

Harper

HARPER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
EPI school supply packs are now on sale. See the front office for information. Click here for an order form.

Harper Elementary talent show winners.
HARPER TALENT SHOW
The Harper PTO hosted a talent show for the students.

The 3rd- through 5th-grade winners are, from left, back row, Caroline Davidson, 2nd place, Labrian Clark, 1st place, and Benjamin Clayton, 3rd place.

The kindergarten through 2nd-grade winners are, from left, front row, Angelina Hernandez, tied for 3rd place, brother and sister Trendyn Guyman and Tenley Guyman, 1st place, Audrey Gonzalez, 2nd place, and Khloe Womack, tied for 3rd place.

HARPER YEARBOOKS
Harper yearbooks have arrived. There is a limited supply of extra yearbooks for those who forgot to order one. They are $30 and can be purchased in the Harper office. Make checks payable to Harper Elementary.
 
HARPER WAX MUSEUM
The 3rd-grade wax museum is 2:15-3:15 p.m. May 25.

HARPER KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
Harper kindergarten graduation is 7:30 p.m. May 26 in the PHS auditorium.

Lacy

LACY LOVES VOLUNTEERS
Lacy Elementary welcomes parents who would like to volunteer for the school. Click here to access a list of volunteer opportunities to see how you can help. Information on volunteering is also included.

LACY KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
Lacy kindergarten graduation is 7:30 p.m. May 30 in the PHS auditorium.
 
LACY WAX MUSEUM
The 3rd-grade Lacy wax museum is 2:30-3:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. Parents are invited.
 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at:  www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO

LACY BOX TOPS
Lacy is collecting box tops for the 2016-2017 school year.

Smith 

SMITH FACEBOOK
You can follow Smith Elementary PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information by liking the page:
Smith Elementary PTO
 
SMITH STUDENT COUNCIL
The Smith Student Council meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25.
 
SMITH SPLASH
The Pre-K splash day is Friday, May 26.

SMITH PICNIC
The Smith 5th-grade picnic and kickball tournament is Tuesday, May 30.

SMITH TALENT SHOW
The Smith PTO will host a talent show at 6:30 p.m. May 25 in the cafeteria.

SMITH WAX MUSEUM
The 3rd-grade wax museum is 2-3:15 p.m. May 26.
 
SMITH FIELD TRIPS
May 26 - GT

SMITH KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
The Smith kindergarten graduation is 6 p.m. May 30 in the PHS auditorium.
 
SMITH END OF YEAR AWARDS
May 30 - 8:45 a.m. 1st grade
May 31 - 8:45 a.m. Pre-K and kindergarten
May 31 - 9:15 a.m. 2nd grade
June 1 - 8:30 a.m. 3rd grade
June 1 - 9:15 a.m. 4th grade
June 1 - 10 a.m. 5th grade

Community Announcements 

STORYTIME SCHEDULE
The Princeton library is hosting storytime. Weekly storytime for all ages accompanied by a parent meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. May Storytime schedule:
May 24: Layla The Ladybug
May 31: Bug Zoo
 
PRINCETON YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER
Registration for Princeton youth football and cheer is now open. Deadline to register is May 29. Register online at http://ppard.np.sportspilot.com. For questions, contact Jessica Sexton at JSexton@princetontx.us.
 
CHAMBER NETWORKING
The next monthly Chamber of Commerce networking lunch is noon Wednesday, June 14, at Dickey's Barbecue.
 
TAXI PROGRAM
Collin County Transit is kicking off a taxi voucher program for residents who are 65 years of age and older or disabled. On-site pre-qualification is Tuesday, May 30, from 10 a.m.-noon at the chamber office, 319 McKinney Ave. See more information at right.
 
JULY SPECTACULAR
The City of Princeton is hosting the annual July Spectacular from 5-10 p.m. July 3 at the Caldwell Community Park/POW Camp. Applications for vendors are being accepted.
 
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
The Princeton library is hosting the summer reading program June 7-July 26. Click here for information and registration.
 
MOVIE IN PARK
The Princeton library is hosting "Movie in the Park" at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Memorial Park in downtown Princeton. There will be free popcorn. This event replaces the regular Storytime usually scheduled for Wednesday mornings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOOD DRIVE
Carter Blood Care will be in Princeton from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Old Rooster Creek Flea Market, 10460 County Road 1099. Donors will receive a T-shirt and a BOGO to Splash Kingdom Water Park in Greenville.


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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