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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of Jan. 8

Happy New Year!
 
This is the 19th 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.
 
STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL
Classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 10, for students after Christmas break.
 
SCHOOLS CLOSED
Princeton schools and offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal classes and office hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.

CATE SALON
The CATE Salon is now open to the public on Thursdays from noon-3 p.m., with extended hours until 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays each month when school is in session. Click here for salon services with prices. Call 469-952-5400, ext. 3068 for appointments.
 
CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the current school calendar for 2017-2018.
 
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 meets Friday, Jan. 19, in the lecture hall during both lunches. Eat a quick lunch in the cafeteria then head to the lecture hall. A lunch FCA meets at 11:45 and B lunch FCA meets at 12:40. Everyone is welcome.
 
JV SOCCER
Today's JV girls soccer game vs. Denton scheduled for 4:45 is canceled. The 6 p.m. JV2 boys soccer game and the 7:15 JV boys game are still on.
 
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
PHS Students of the Month for December were Adam Morton and Amanda Peters.
 
FINAL YEARBOOK SALE
The last day to purchase a PHS yearbook is Friday, Feb. 2. To order online, go to www.jostens.com or click here for the order form and send $50 with your student to purchase during either lunch. Contact Mr. Corey Cox at ccox@princetonisd.net for more information.
 
FFA MEETING
The PHS chapter of FFA and the FFA Friends and Family booster club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the vocational ag building.

SPINAL SCREENINGS
The PHS nurse will conduct annual spinal screenings for all 9th-grade girls Jan. 16 and 9th-grade boys Jan. 17. Students are expected to take off their shirts so girls need to wear appropriate undergarments.

Parents will be notified only if a professional follow-up is necessary. If there are reasons the screening should not be performed, parents need to notify the school in writing no later than Jan. 12.
 
GRADUATION MEETING
Balfour will meet with all seniors at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the auditorium. They will distribute information packets containing all graduation orders (cap/gown, announcements, invitations).
 
Teacher of the Month, Crystal Telles.
 
TEACHERS OF THE MONTH
Teacher of the Month, Emily Leitnick.
Crystal Telles was chosen as the PHS powerlifting team's Teacher of the Month for December. Mrs. Telles teaches food and nutrition classes and is a graduate of PHS. She also leads Cafe Fresh, which sells meals at the high school to raise money for senior scholarships.
 
Emily Leitnick was chosen as the wrestling team's Princeton High School Teacher of the Month for December. Ms. Leitnick teaches biology in her first year in Princeton.
 
AP TESTING
Registration begins Jan. 10 for spring AP tests. Visit the registration website at http://aptestservice.com/princeton.
Click here for more information.

Important AP test highlights:

Who: AP exams for Spring 2018 are for those students currently enrolled in or have previously taken an AP course. Currently enrolled students are required by the AP contract (signed at the beginning of the school year) to sit for the AP exam associated with the enrolled AP course. 

What: AP exams are given in May during a 2-week period that is set by College Board. Specific details regarding testing dates/locations/times will be shared closer to testing.

When: Registration for AP exam(s) begins Wednesday, Jan. 10, and ends Friday, March 2.

Where: Students must register and pay the remaining balance for all required AP exams using the online registration system. Cost of each exam is $90. Students were required to pay a $10 per exam deposit during the fall semester. Those students who are on free/reduced lunch status, will have a discounted rate. However, they must visit with Mrs. Wendy Cain (counselor/AP coordinator) to obtain a specific code before registering online. The website also contains material to assist in answering questions for both students and parents.

Why: With qualifying AP exam(s) scores, students can earn college credit, advanced placement, or both at a majority of colleges and universities in the United States. This allows students to begin their college experience with college credit(s) already awarded - saving both time and money. With the signing of HB 1992, all public Texas colleges and universities are required to award credit to students who submit scores of 3 or higher on AP exam(s).
 
INCOMING 9th-GRADE INFORMATION
PHS counselors will have an additional information night for all parents of 2018-2019 incoming freshmen at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 to provide information on high school planning, courses and endorsement offerings and graduation outlooks. There will be a quick presentation, and counselors will be available to answer questions.
 
PSAT FOR 10th-GRADERS
Registration for the PSAT for 10th-graders is Jan. 11-Feb. 2. Register online at http://aptestservice.com/princeton. Cost is $19. Exam is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 28. For more information about the exam, visit aptestservice.com.
 
2018 GRADUATION
The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Allen Event Center so mark your calendars now.

PHS PROM
The 2018 PHS prom is scheduled 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at McKinney's Collin College conference center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney, TX 75071. Prom tickets will go on sale in March for $60 per person. The theme is "A Night in Paris; Glitter and Gold."
 
PHS AFTER-PROM
The after-prom party will be 11 p.m.-1 a.m. May 12 at Splitsville Luxury Bowling, 351 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069. Once again, Eldorado Chevrolet will donate a free vehicle that will be given away at the end of the after-prom party.
 

Clark Jr. High 

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

CLARK ABSTINENCE
The Clark abstinence education program, 180 Degrees, will be Jan. 16-19 in science classes (7th-graders 16th-17th, 8th-graders 18th-19th). The parent preview will be Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the library.
 
CLARK 8th-GRADER INFORMATION
PHS counselors will have an additional information night for all parents of 2018-2019 incoming freshmen at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 to provide information on high school planning, courses and endorsement offerings and graduation outlooks. There will be a quick presentation, and counselors will be available to answer questions.

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.

CLARK SCIENCE TRIP
Clark Jr. High will travel to Orlando next year 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 your child wants to experience 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 SCHOOL PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Tuesday, March 27 - Clark spring portraits
 

Huddleston 

 
HUDDLESTON SCHOOL PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, March 28 - Huddleston spring portraits
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.

GODWIN YEARBOOK
The Godwin Elementary yearbook is on sale until Jan. 26 for $33. Pay cash or check (payable to Godwin Elementary) or purchase online at www.jostens.com.

If you have any questions, contact librarian, Mindi Box, at mbox@princetonisd.net.

GODWIN PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Monday, Jan. 22 - Godwin class pictures
Tuesday, March 20 - Godwin spring portraits
Thursday, May 3 - Godwin kindergarten cap and gown
 
GODWIN NEEDS WATCH D.O.G.S.
Godwin is searching for dads, uncles, grandpas, father-figures who want to sign up to be a part of the school's Watch D.O.G. program, which promotes father involvement with a goal of providing positive male role models while enhancing security and reducing bullying.
 
Watch D.O.G.S. will volunteer for at least one day at the school. Follow the steps below to volunteer.

1. Click this link to go to the invitation page on SignUp.com:
Watch D.O.G.S 
2. Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com. 
3. Sign up by choosing your dates. SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
 

Harper

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

HARPER PHOTOS
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Harper class pictures
Thursday, March 22 - Harper spring portraits
Friday, May 4 - Harper kindergarten cap and gown
 
HARPER POPCORN
The PTO will host Popcorn Wednesdays. Purchase a bag of popcorn for $1 during recess time to help support the Harper PTO by purchasing a bag of popcorn for $1 at recess time.
 

Lacy

 
LACY FACEBOOK
You can follow Lacy PTO on Facebook for up-to-date information at: www.facebook.com/LacyElementaryPTO
 
LACY PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, Jan. 17 - Lacy class pictures
Wednesday, March 21 - Lacy spring portraits
Wednesday, May 2 - 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 PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 - Smith class pictures
Tuesday, April 10 - Smith spring portraits
Tuesday, May 1 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown
 

Community Announcements 

 
BOOK SALE
The Lois Nelson Public Library has an on-going book sale to fund library programs and supplies. Books are sold for 25 cents. Sales are cash only. New books added each week.

CHAMBER LUNCHEON
The Chamber of Commerce monthly networking luncheon is noon Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 319 McKinney Ave. across from the chamber office. Lunch is sponsored by the Mindy Norman Farmers Insurance Agency. Guest speaker is Bruce Quernemon, who will discuss "Effective Use of Social Media."
 
BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Whataburger will host Business and Breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, for the Chamber of Commerce. The come-and-go networking breakfast is free.
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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