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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of May 14

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.
 
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH
Christ United Methodist Church, in partnership with Princeton ISD, will host a free back-to-school event for kindergarten through 12-graders from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Smith Elementary, 2101 Forest Meadow Dr. Students will receive free school supplies, vision screenings, haircuts and more. No registration required.

PRE-K ROUNDUP
The Princeton ISD Pre-K roundup for all campuses will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-25 at Lacy Elementary.

Parents need to bring:
-Birth certificate
-Social Security card
-Immunization record
-Proof of residency (utility bill recommended)
-Parent/guardian driver's license
-Proof of income


VFW CONTESTS
The local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors several contests for students, as well as a Teacher of the Year honor. High schoolers can compete for scholarship funds with two essay contests, while middle schoolers enter artwork for a chance at a cash prize. Click here for details and links. All entries should be submitted to the Bois D'Arc Post 9167, 601 N 4th St, Princeton, TX. 
 
 
SPRING GAME
The first spring football game in Princeton Panther history will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
 
SPORTS CAMPS
Athletics to offer summer sports camps. Click here for details and registration form.
 
WRESTLING CAMP DATE CHANGE
Because of scheduling conflicts, the youth wrestling camp this summer has been rescheduled to July 25-27 from 7:30-9 a.m. in the wrestling gym. Cost is still $50.
 
ONION T-SHIRT DESIGN WINNER
Nathaniel Palafox designed the Onion Tee.
Nathaniel Palafox, an 11th-grade graphic design student at PHS, recently created the artwork for the annual Onion Festival promotional materials. Nathaniel received a free T-shirt, featuring his art, as well as a $50 prize.
 
"We always use student artwork for our promotional logo because it's a way to recognize and celebrate our students," Superintendent Philip Anthony said.

According to assistant superintendent Donald McIntyre, this project gives students the opportunity to create a real-world product using a real-world process. Students used the Adobe Illustrator program to draw images, such as a classic truck, tennis racquets, a 5K trophy and onions, on a computer.
 
"They started with a blank screen," McIntyre said. "And a several-step process created a cool design that was used on our T-shirts to commemorate the 14th annual Onion Festival."
 
EARLY RELEASE
The PISD school board approved an early release day for the last day of school Friday, May 25, on the current school year calendar for 2017-2018. This change was made to allow more time to prepare for the graduation ceremony that night at 7. Click here for a copy of the amended calendar.
 
CALENDAR APPROVED
Click here for a copy of the school calendar for 2018-2019.

SPRING VOLLEYBALL
The volleyball program will offer one final opportunity for girls to improve their game during an open gym and developmental clinic May 19 in the gym. Times are:

Kindergarten-3rd: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
4-6th: 12:15-1:30 p.m.
7-8th: 1:30-3 p.m.
 
MOBILE APP ID
For instructions on using the mobile app, click here.
 
To access the parent portal for grades and attendance log in to the parent portal, visit www.princetonisd.net.
 
The new district ID is GFHYGD.
 

Princeton High School 

 
FCA MEETS
FCA will meet for its final time of the year Friday, May 18, during both lunches in the lecture hall. Grab a bite to eat in the cafeteria then head to the meeting. A lunch huddle meets from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and B lunch meets from 12:40-1:10 p.m. FCA's leaders will have a powerful skit.

NEW CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
These students earned their Certified Nursing Assistant certifications. This test is a two-part series with one being written and the other hands-on skills, with both sections administered by a state examiner. The CNAs were honored Monday night during a pinning ceremony.

Serina Brogdon
Jaymee Dotson
Marissa Gaytan
Astrid Andazola
Hannah Bortsmayer
Jacqueline Gonzales
Debbie Hernandez
Maria Hernandez
Jaqueline Luna
Brianna Marquez
Erika Rodriguez
Ashley Tice
BreAnna Brown
Catherine Chevez
Layzha Diaz
Estela Garcia
Abigail Hernandez
Brittney LaRocca
Katilyn Lumley
Jaquenline Martinez
Desiree Murray
Destiney Neshyba
Alexsis Phipps
Daniela Pineda
Rebecca Sipes
Stephanie Tovar

UIL AWARD
Jordan Gilbert shows off her UIL cake.
PHS senior Jordan Gilbert celebrates her UIL accomplishments with a cake. She placed 8th in the computer applications contest at state.
 
MEDICATION PICKUP
Parents need to pick up their student's medication from the nurse's office before May 25. All medication that is not picked up will be disposed of on June 1.

SPORTS BANQUET
The PHS Athletic Booster Club will host the spring sports banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the PHS cafeteria. The following sports will be recognized: baseball, golf, softball, tennis and track.

Admission is free for athletes being recognized, and tickets for family and friends are $7. Tickets will be sold at the door.

SOCCER BANQUET
The PHS Athletic Booster Club will host the soccer banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the PHS cafeteria. Boys and girls soccer teams will be recognized.

Admission is free for athletes being recognized, and tickets for family and friends are $7. Tickets will be sold at the door.
 
UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS CEREMONY
The 9th- through 11th-grade academic awards ceremonies will be Wednesday, May 16, during the school day in the auditorium following this schedule:
 - 8:30 a.m. 9th grade
 - 9:40 a.m. 10th grade
 - 1:20 p.m. 11th grade
 
 
 
 

TOP GRADS
Salutatorian Alyssa Rivera and valedictorian Ron Long.
The top graduates of the Class of 2018 were announced during the senior awards night ceremony Wednesday at PHS and presented with their sashes to wear during the graduation ceremony May 25. Ronald Long was recognized as the valedictorian and Alyssa Rivera was recognized as the salutatorian.
 
BLOOD DRIVE
PHS Student Council will sponsor a blood drive in conjunction with Carter BloodCare until 2 today.
SPRING BAND
The PHS spring band concert will be 7 tonight in the PHS auditorium

SPRING CHOIR
The choir "Spring Sing" will be May 16 in the PHS auditorium.
 
Clark choir performs at 6 p.m.
PHS choir performs at 7:30 p.m.
 
CHOIR TO 6 FLAGS
The PHS choir will travel to Six Flags May 17 from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. with an 11 a.m. performance.

PHS BAND BANQUET
The PHS band banquet is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at PHS.
 
BACCALAUREATE
The Princeton Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring Baccalaureate at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the PHS auditorium. This service, organized by local pastors and students, honors graduating seniors and their parents. There will be speakers and worship music.
 
GRADUATION VIDEO PURCHASE
To purchase a video of the Class of 2018 graduation ceremony, click link and follow instructions below:

 
Choose which ceremony to purchase, then click on the "buy now" option. When it prompts login, use email address. Once email is entered, a checkout page will be sent. Enter credit card information and a separate email will be sent to access video for download.

Cost will be $24.99 plus tax.
 
The purchase option will be available using the link for a minimum of three months. There is the option to pre-order, but the link to download the video will be sent no more than three days after graduation. 
 
SENIOR VIDEO
Seniors who are attending Baccalaureate can send a few photos to media@mylegacychurch.com for use in a short video during the program. Deadline to submit photos will be Wednesday, May 16.
 
GRADUATION PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be at graduation May 25 to capture images of graduates after they receive their diplomas. To order a copy of a CD with your senior's photograph, click the ordering link.

 
GRADUATION NEWS
Graduation for the Class of 2018 is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Allen Event Center. Click here for more information.
 
VIDEO LINK TO LIVE GRADUATION CEREMONY
Parents, family and friends of graduates who cannot make the ceremony have the opportunity to view the broadcast of the 2018 graduation on the YouTube channel for Allen City Television, the Emmy® award-winning municipal television station in Allen. This live link is the City of Allen's real-time, 24-hour live YouTube channel so there will be other content displayed anytime graduations are not taking place. All graduations will be streamed on this same live link in real time, which means on days when there are more than one graduation, if someone tunes in early, they could possibly end up catching the end of another school's graduation.
 
 
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 $30 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 food and beverage purchase is required with all suite reservations.
 
Reserve suites by contacting Randell Holmes, director of sales, at 972.912.1077 
 
AP EXAM DATES
Today: 8 a.m. - AP Calculus
Wednesday, May 16: 8 a.m. - AP English Language
 
FFA BANQUET
The FFA end-of-year banquet will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the PHS cafeteria.
 

Clark Jr. High 

 
CLARK FACEBOOK
Clark Jr. High has its own Facebook page to communicate important information for parents:

CLARK CHOIR CONCERT
The "Spring Sing" will be May 16 in the PHS auditorium.
Clark choir performs at 6 p.m.
PHS choir performs at 7:30 p.m.
 
CLARK CHOIR TO SIX FLAGS
May 18 - Clark to 6 Flags, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. with 11 a.m. performance
 
CLARK ATHLETIC EVALUATIONS
The junior high girls athletic program will conduct a 3-day athletic evaluation for all incoming 7th-grade girls. This is a new step as the district moves up to 5A and the program expands. While attendance is not required to play next year, it is strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.

When: May 22, 23 and 24
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Clark Junior High

Physicals will be required to participate. Click here for the physical form.
 
CLARK TESTING
Clark Jr. High will administer tests following this schedule:

Today: 7th reading/8th retests
Wednesday, May 16: 8th science
Thursday, May 17: 8th social studies
Friday, May 18: make-ups

CLARK FCA
Clark FCA meets at 7 a.m. Fridays in Coach Landon Cope's room.
 
Clark FCA leadership meets during break Wednesdays in Coach Landon Cope's room.
 

Huddleston 

 
HUDDLESTON STAAR
The dates for the STAAR at Huddleston are:

Today: Reading

HUDDLESTON ATHLETIC EVALUATIONS
The junior high girls athletic program will conduct a 3-day athletic evaluation for all incoming 7th-grade girls. This is a new step as the district moves up to 5A and the program expands. While attendance is not required to play next year, it is strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.

When: May 22, 23 and 24
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Clark Junior High

Physicals will be required to participate. Click here for the physical form.
 
HUDDLESTON SIX-WEEKS TESTS
The dates for the 6th six-weeks tests are:
May 22: Science
May 23: Social studies
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
GODWIN PTO MEETING
The Godwin PTO will meet at 6 p.m. May 18 to vote on officers for the upcoming school year. PTO members are looking for more parents to get involved.
 
Godwin Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ms. Box.
 
GODWIN CINCO DE MAYO
Godwin students on Cinco de Mayo.
Mrs. Melissa Marrufo's class celebrated Cinco De Mayo with librarian Mindi Box.

GODWIN GRADUATION
The Godwin kindergarten graduation will be 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the PHS auditorium.
 
GODWIN STAAR
Today: 3rd- and 4th-grade reading STAAR

May 16: 5th-grade science STAAR

GODWIN PRE-K ROUNDUP
Pre-K round-up will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-25 at Lacy Elementary.
 
GODWIN DANCE
The 5th-grade end-of-year dance will be 7:30-9 p.m. May 18. Advance tickets cost $5, and tickets at the door will be $8. Chaperones are needed. Contact Katherine High or Linda Warren to volunteer.
 

 

 

Godwin students Shomara and Marely.
 
GODWIN READING BOOT CAMP
Godwin Elementary hosted a reading boot camp to prepare for STAAR testing this week. Shomara Camarillo and Marely Diaz Vargas played "Inferencing Jenga" as one of the interactive games during the event.

GODWIN CAREER DAY
The Godwin 5th-grade career day will be 8:30-11 a.m. May 21. All 5th-graders are encouraged to dress nice for the day.

Godwin gets ready for GaGa ball with new pit.

GODWIN BALL PIT
Darian Black and Mr. Long hold for Jesse Peinado.
The Godwin Elementary Student Council teamed up with the construction trades program at PHS for a recent project. Students raised money at Godwin for a GaGa ball pit, which is an innovative twist on the traditional dodgeball game. Construction trades students assembled the pit on the playground.

According to Linda Warren, the Godwin Student Council sponsor, the 4th- and 5th-graders planned out the fundraisers to collect the money. These included Valentine's and "boo" grams, as well as a "pie-in-the-face" promotion.
 
Darian Black and construction trades teacher Charlie Long hold the board in place while Jesse Peinado tightens the bolts.

GODWIN WAX MUSEUM
The 3rd-grade living wax museum will be 9-10 a.m. May 22. Parents are welcome to attend.

GODWIN AWARDS
The Godwin end-of-year awards ceremonies will be May 22 during Prime Time for 1st through 5th grades.

1st: 1-1:45 p.m.
2nd: 11-11:45 a.m.
3rd: 8:30-9:15 a.m.
4th: 3-3:45 p.m.
5th: 2-2:45 p.m.

Pre-K awards will be noon May 24 in the Pre-K classrooms. 

Kindergarten awards will be 7:30 p.m. May 22 during kindergarten graduation at PHS. 

GODWIN FIELD DAY
The Godwin field day will be 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25. All students need to bring a sack lunch.
 
GODWIN  
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
Godwin Elementary has developed its school supply list for 2018-2019. Click here for a copy.
 

Harper

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

HARPER PRE-K AWARDS
Harper Pre-K will have its six-weeks awards ceremony and Pre-K graduation at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the classrooms.

HARPER WAX MUSEUM
The Harper 3rd-graders will participate in a living wax museum at the school May 22.

HARPER FIELD TRIPS
May 18: 4th-grade field trip

HARPER KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
The Harper kindergarten graduation will be 6 p.m. May 22 in the PHS auditorium.

HARPER AWARDS
Harper will celebrate student achievement with an end-of-year awards assembly May 24.

HARPER FIELD DAY
Harper field day will be May 25.

HARPER SCHOOL SUPPLIES
To pre-order school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year, click here for an order form. Click herefor the Spanish version of the order form.

HARPER 5TH-GRADE LAST WALK
Harper 5th-grade last walk will be May 25.

HARPER PRE-K ROUNDUP
Pre-K round-up will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-25 at Lacy Elementary.

HARPER STAAR DATES
Today: 3rd- and 4th-grade reading STAAR

May 16: 5th-grade science STAAR
 

Lacy

 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO
 
Jonathan tosses a ring during "carnival day."
 
LACY TEST FUN
Lacy 3rd-grader Jonathan Ortiz Pena throws rings during STAAR review "Carnival Day" in Mrs. Laura Todd's room.
 
LACY TALENT SHOW
The Lacy PTO will host the talent show for 3rd through 5th grade at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the cafeteria, and for kindergarten through 2nd grade at 2 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the cafeteria. 
 
LACY WAX MUSEUM
The Lacy 3rd-grade living wax museum will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21. Parents are invited to attend.
 
Lacy students on the life-size Candy Land board.
 
LACY CANDY LAND
The 3rd-graders at Lacy participated in a Candy Land boot camp, which is a new game teachers introduced to review for STAAR.
 
LACY END-OF-YEAR AWARDS
Lacy Elementary will hold end-of-year awards ceremonies:
 
Tuesday, May 22 - 1st grade, 9-10:30 a.m. and 2nd grade, 1:30-3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 - 3rd grade, 9-10:30 a.m. and 4th grade, 1:30-3 p.m.
Thursday, May 24 - 5th grade parade, 9:30-10:30 a.m. followed by awards at 10:30 a.m.

Lacy students enjoy "beach day" activities.

LACY BEACH DAY
Mrs. Jennifer Coburn's 3rd-graders reviewed math while on the "beach," then ended their review with a few beach day activities.
 
LACY STAAR DATES
Today: 3rd- and 4th-grade reading STAAR

May 16: 5th-grade science STAAR

LACY PRE-K ROUNDUP
Pre-K round-up will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-25 at Lacy Elementary.
  
LACY SUPPLY LIST
Lacy Elementary has compiled its school supply list for 2018-2019. Click here for a copy.

LACY GRADUATION
The Lacy kindergarten graduation will be 6 p.m. May 21 in the PHS auditorium.

Mavs Man is flying high.
LACY MAVS MAN
The Dallas Mavericks' Mavs Man visited Lacy to give the students strategies to "Slam dunk the STAAR!"
  
LACY PARA DAY
Lacy paras get pamper day.
The Lacy Elementary staff celebrated the work of the campus paraprofessionals with a special "Para Day." Teachers and administrators provided breakfast for them, gifts and a duty-free morning by taking over their responsibilities.
 

Smith 

 
SMITH FACEBOOK
You can follow Smith Elementary PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information by liking the page:
 
SMITH KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
The Smith kindergarten graduation will be 7:30 p.m. May 21 in the PHS auditorium.

Smith Scientists of the Month.

SMITH SCIENTISTS
The Smith Elementary Scientists of the Month for May were selected for their great attitude and work skills in the science classroom. They are, from left, Brenden Reno, Autumn Wallace, Nafiza Sultana and Jack Manlove.
 
SMITH MUFFINS WITH MOMS
Smith PTO will host Muffins for Moms at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the cafeteria. The event is free but registration is required. Forms are due back today.

Smith students prepare for STAAR with boot camp.

SMITH BOOT CAMP
Smith students work hard on review.
The Smith Elementary 3rd-graders prepared for STAAR with a special boot camp review featuring interactive activities with a workout theme.

SMITH FIELD DAY
The Smith field day will be May 24.

SMITH PRE-K SPLASH
The Smith Pre-K splash will be May 25.

SMITH STAAR DATES
Today: 3rd- and 4th-grade reading STAAR

May 16: 5th-grade science STAAR

SMITH PRE-K ROUNDUP
Pre-K round-up will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 23-25 at Lacy Elementary.

SMITH SUPPLY LIST
Smith Elementary has developed its school supply list for 2018-2019. Click here for a copy.
 

Community Announcements 

 
STORYTIME
The library will host storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday.

4-H YOUTH CAMP
Collin County 4-H will host a 3-day Wildlife Conservation Camp Aug. 6-8 at Myers Park, 7117 County Road 166 in McKinney. All Collin County youth are invited to participate. Camp is daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $125. For more information, email amanda.parks@ag.tamu.edu. For more details, click here.
 
ALCOHOL FORUM
The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will host an alcohol forum from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at PHS, 1000 E. Princeton Dr., to discuss local alcohol policy, as well as efforts to attract more retail and sit-down dining options for Princeton with regards to future businesses and their ability to serve alcohol. Food and drinks will be provided at the forum. RSVP to info@princetontxchamber.com.
4TH-GRADE FOOTBALL NEWS
The 4th-grade tackle football team will host a car wash and bake sale fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at Workout Anytime, 200 S. Beauchamp Blvd. For more information on the team or its fundraiser, email princetontxpanthers@gmail.com. For more information on the car wash, click here.
 
 
FAITH BAPTIST VBS
Faith Baptist Church will host VBS June 4-8.

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 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.

CUMC BROADWAY CAMP
CUMC will host Broadway Camp from 2-5 p.m. June 25-29, at Christ UMC, 310 Main St., Princeton. Kids will spend the week learning all about the fundamentals of acting through theater games, character development and creative improv and will conclude with a special performance to share with friends and family. The camp is for children entering kindergarten through completed 5th grade. Click link for more information: CUMC Broadway camp information.
 
CUMC VBS
CUMC will host VBS from 9 a.m.-noon July 16-19, at Christ CUMC, 310 Main St., Princeton. Click link for more details: CUMC VBS Information.
 
CUMC SPORTS CAMP
CUMC will host Sports Camp from noon-4 p.m. July 16-19, at Christ UMC, 310 Main St., Princeton. The multi-sport camp will feature dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag and other games that revolve around class sports such as basketball, flag football and soccer. The camp is for ages 5-15. Click link for more details: CUMC sports camp information.

TOUGH LIKE JACK MUD RUN
The Tough Like Jack Mud Run will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at 7955 CR 831, Princeton, Texas, for all ages. Click here for an event flyer. The Tough Like Jack Foundation wants to raise awareness for DIPG and help families that have children with DIPG or other forms of brain tumors or cancers. For more information and to register for the mud run, visit www.toughlikejack.com.

TOUGH LIKE JACK DAY
The Princeton City Council originally declared May 26, 2015, as Tough Like Jack Day in honor of Jack Culverhouse during his battle with DIPG, a resistant type of cancerous tumor that attacks the brain stem. Later, the City of Princeton declared every May 26 as a recurring Tough Like Jack Day.
 
To help honor the memory of Jack, who passed away June 1, 2015, and help spread awareness about DIPG, show support by wearing something gold (the color of pediatric cancer awareness), something gray (the color of brain cancer awareness) or something showing toughness by wearing super hero gear.
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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