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Princeton ISD "Email Express" for week of Oct. 16

This is the ninth 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.
 
EARLY RELEASE
PISD will release early for a band contest Wednesday, Oct. 18. 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.

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED/PAY INCREASED
PISD needs bus drivers for immediate openings.
-Guaranteed hours
-Starting at $16.50/hour
-Holiday fund offered
-$1,000 completion bonus
A CDL with a P&S endorsement preferred for this position, however, required training will be provided. Contact transportation department at 469-952-5400, ext. 2072.

PANTHER RADIO COVERAGE
If you are unable to make it to the football games on Friday nights, you can hear it live on KPTN Radio. Log on to www.kptnradio.com and download the app to your phone or tablet. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before kickoff, and if you miss part of the game, you can hear it played back Saturday mornings at 8.
 
BELL SCHEDULES
Bell schedules for each campus:

Elementary, 8:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
Huddleston, 7:30 a.m.-2:55 p.m.
Clark, 7:30 a.m.-2:55 p.m.
PHS, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
PISD INSTAGRAM
Princeton ISD now has an official Instagram account to share photos. Recognizing that not everyone who enjoys seeing local pictures on social media has Facebook or Twitter, the district added Instagram to showcase photos from around the district. Follow PrincetonISD on Instagram to see the kids in action this school year.
 
2017-18 CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the current school calendar for 2017-2018.
 
NEW MOBILE APP DISTRICT 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 

 
The choir performs in the opening number of "Footloose."
FOOTLOOSE
Lacey Lockhart works as assistant stage manager.
The Princeton High School fine arts program will perform the musical "Footloose" in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
 
FCA MEETS
FCA meets this Friday, Oct. 20, 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. This week features the musical talents of FCA leaders Jadyn and Jaxon Prom.
 
GIRLS BASKETBALL WEBSITE
PHS girls basketball coach, Matthew Butler, will be utilizing a website for weekly information updates. Click here for link.
 
FFA FUNDRAISER
Princeton FFA is selling its annual meat, dessert and fruit fundraiser until Oct. 20. Meat and dessert products will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving. Fruit will be delivered in time for Christmas. To order, contact any FFA member or Tim Johnson at the PHS vocational ag building or email tjohnson@princetonisd.net.
 
Click here to see dessert order form.
 
Click here to see fruit order form.
 
Click here to see meat order form.
 
CROSS COUNTRY TO REGIONALS
The Lady Panther cross country team placed 3rd at the district meet to advance to regionals. Athena Kirby led the team placing 4th in the race.
 
The boys team finished in 5th place. Individually, sophomore Pedro Anguiano placed 14th. Freshman Vladamir Garcia was 2nd in the JV race, followed by freshman Daniel Zayas in 5th place.
 
WRESTLING SPIRIT WEAR
The founding members of the Princeton wrestling program are promoting Princeton wrestling apparel for the newly added sport. Items will be shipped to the school and delivered. Items need to be purchased by Oct. 18. 

Click here for link to online store.
 
SENIOR ADS
The deadline to purchase a senior recognition ad in the yearbook is Friday, Nov. 10. Return the ad order form, along with payment to PHS, pictures and ad text to PHS Room E111. Space reservation and payment can also be made using the secure Josten's site at jostensyearbooks.com.
Space is limited, so be sure to order the senior ad before the Nov. 10 deadline.

To access senior ad packet, click link below.
 

For questions or more information, email the PHS yearbook adviser, Corey Cox, at rcox@princetonisd.net  or call 469-952-5400, ext. 2953.

YEARBOOK SALE
PHS yearbooks are being sold for $45 between Oct. 16-27, after which time the price will go up. Orders can be placed at jostensyearbooks.com or during all lunches until Friday, Oct. 27. Order forms are in the PHS office or can be picked up in E111 or at the table at lunches or click here for an order form.

Cafe Fresh chocolate cookies.
CAFE FRESH
Cafe Fresh chicken alfredo.
Cafe Fresh will serve lunch Friday, Oct. 20, featuring chicken alfredo with garlic bread and chocolate cookies, as well as sweet tea or pink lemonade.

Cost this week is $6 for lunch and dessert. Cafe Fresh is cash only.

COLLEGE APP DAY
Jessica Mitchell is the new part-time college counselor at Princeton High School through a partnership with Collin College. She will host College App Day from 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the computer lab (fishbowl). It will be an opportunity for high school seniors to complete their college applications while a counselor is there to answer questions they may encounter on the application. Students can also come for assistance with their college essay.

PSAT FOR 9TH-GRADERS
The PSAT designed specifically for 9th-graders to prepare them for future College Board testing is 7:30 a.m. Nov. 1 in the practice gym. Register online at http://aptestservice.com/princeton before Oct. 20. Cost is $14.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP SERIES
The local churches are joining efforts to offer encouragement to the students as they end one era of their lives and prepare for the next important chapter.

Dubbed the "Senior Leadership Series" by Princeton's ministerial alliance, Christ Cares for Princeton, the event is scheduled 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the PHS auditorium.

But this is not just about the kids. As parents are at the beginning of all the lasts they will experience with their seniors this year, this event will be as much for them as it is for the students.
Organizers say it's important to encourage the seniors to not give up on their goals. In addition, they want them to make God a priority in their lives as they make important decisions about their future when the tendency is to succumb to senioritis and blow off the final days, weeks or months of their high school education.

Throughout the night, the Class of 2018 and their parents will be treated to encouraging words from local leaders, as well as a couple of teachers and coaches who they have spent the last few years looking to for guidance. As an added bonus, a student-led band will lead the group in worship music.

Guests will be treated to snacks, and seniors won't leave empty-handed because they will receive a gift and there will be opportunities to win prizes.
 
DIG PINK
Volleyball players will be wearing pink on the court to promote breast cancer awareness during their home games tonight. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the volleyball teams have joined forces to make a difference through their "Dig Pink" campaign.
 
During tonight's games vs. Anna, there will be different opportunities for people to get involved and raise money for the cause during the annual event. The games start at 5 p.m. with the JV and freshman teams playing first, followed by the varsity match.
 
The players will recognize survivors and honor the memory of those who lost their battle to cancer before the varsity game.
 
POWDER PUFF GAME
PHS will host its 4th annual Powder Puff football game Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Jackie Hendricks Stadium to benefit the volleyball program's Dig Pink initiative.
 
Sign up in C212 to participate. This year's team combinations will be the purple squad of 9th- and 12th-graders and the pink squad of 10th- and 11th-graders. Each team will be allowed four coaches, 20 athletes, one mascot and eight cheerleaders.
   
Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for students. Since it is a fundraiser for a charity, no athletic passes will be accepted.

Speech team shows off awards from tournament.

PHS SPEECH RESULTS
The PHS speech and debate team traveled to North Lamar High School and came home with lots of experience, and quite a few trophies. Those who received awards are: 

Allisa Rojas - 5th place in Novice LD Debate
Yiona Khaleque and Hannah Rodriguez - 2nd place in Novice CX Debate
Chris Malhas - 3rd place in LD Debate and 4th place in Informative Speaking
Ron Long - 5th place in CX Debate and 2nd place in Persuasive Speaking
Khalil Miles - 5th place in CX Debate, 2nd place in Original Oratory and 1st place in Poetry
Eden Burke - 3rd place in CX Debate and 5th in Persuasive Speaking
Taylor Dougherty - 3rd place in CX Debate and 6th place in Persuasive Speaking
Paul Morris - 3rd place in Persuasive Speaking

RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and PHS will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are:

Oct. 23: Say peace out to drugs. Dress like a hippie/'60s/tie dye.
Oct. 24: Friends don't let friends do drugs. Twin day.
Oct. 25: Drugs have no character. Dress like your favorite movie character.
Oct. 26: Drugs are old school. Dress from the '80s.
Oct. 27: Black out drugs. Dress in all black.
 
Second-period classes will also have a door-decorating contest.
 
Tennis team advances to second round of playoffs.
 
TENNIS REGIONALS
The Princeton fall tennis team played in the first round of playoffs vs. Ferris and won 10-1 to advance to second round, where they will face Krum at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.
 
FFA MEETING
The PHS chapter of FFA and the FFA Friends and Family booster club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the vocational ag building.
 
ATHLETIC NIGHT AT ROADHOUSE
The Princeton High School Athletic Booster Club will host a fundraiser night at Texas Roadhouse in McKinney Monday, Oct. 30. A portion of all food sales will go directly to the booster club to support student athletes.

SPONSORS NEEDED
Sponsors are needed for Princeton High School basketball tournament to be held Dec. 7-9. Several sponsorship levels are available. Email Coach Eric Lockman at elockman@princetonisd.net if interested. Click here for details about becoming a tournament sponsor.
 
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 for Saturday, May 12, at McKinney's Collin College conference center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney, TX 75071. 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 RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and Clark will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are:

Oct. 23: I mustache you to not do drugs. Wear a mustache.
Oct. 24: Life rocks. Dress like a rock star.
Oct. 25: Plow drugs under. Dress like a farmer.
Oct. 26: Be smart and don't do drugs. Dress like a nerd.
Oct. 27: Be a hero, not a zero. Dress like a super hero.
 
CLARK "MUSTACHE MOVEMBER"
Clark Student Council will raise money for cancer awareness and the American Cancer Society by hosting a beard/mustache growing contest for Clark staff members.
 
Staff members have started growing their beards, and during the month of November, there will be bins in the cafeteria featuring the faces of the beard-growing teachers. Photographs will be updated to represent current "beard status."
 
Students will donate to the teacher's bin that they want to see shave off their beard. The three beards that raise the most money will be shaved off in front of the kids during A, B and C lunch the week of Thanksgiving.
 
Money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

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 VOLLEYBALL
Upcoming Clark volleyball games are:

Oct. 23 vs. Bonham (home)
Oct. 30 vs. Aubrey (away)
 
Game times and gyms:
7A 5 p.m. main gym
7B 5 p.m. aux gym
8A 6 p.m. main gym
8B 6 p.m. aux gym

CLARK PEP RALLY SCHEDULE
There will be a pep rally for volleyball for the entire school Oct. 23.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Clark retakes
Tuesday, March 27 - Clark spring portraits
 

Huddleston 

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

Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Huddleston retakes
Wednesday, March 28 - Huddleston spring portraits
 
HUDDLESTON BAND
The Huddleston concert band preview night is Oct. 24 in the Huddleston cafetorium.

The flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and percussion will be featured at 6 p.m. The trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone and tuba will be featured at 7 p.m.

The Huddleston winter concert is Dec. 12 in the PHS auditorium.
 
HUDDLESTON FCA
FCA meets at 7 a.m. Oct. 27 in Mrs. Rachel Davis' room. Debbie Prom will be the guest speaker.
 
HUDDLESTON RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and Huddleston will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are:

Oct. 23: We are RED-y to take a stand against drugs and bullying. Wear red.
Oct. 24: Too bright for drugs. Wear neon.
Oct. 25: Join the fight against drugs. Wear camo.
Oct. 26: Drugs don't mix and match. Wear mismatched clothes.
Oct. 27: PAWS-itively drug free. Wear Panther spirit gear.
 
Huddleston will also have prizes for the best dressed and a door-decorating contest.
 

Godwin

 
GODWIN FACEBOOK
Follow Godwin Elementary PTO on Facebook to stay connected with information.
 
Godwin 1st-grade team.
 
GODWIN 1st-GRADE TEAM
Meet the Godwin 1st-grade team, from left, Aurelia Cordova, Wendy Moody, lead teacher Dawn Myers and Natalie Ott.
 
GODWIN VETERAN'S DAY
Fourth-graders will perform a program to honor veterans at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Godwin cafeteria. Students are encouraged to wear red, white, blue or camo.
 
GODWIN SCIENCE CAMP
Godwin 5th-graders will attend science camp Oct. 18-20.
 
What to bring to science camp?
Sack lunch with drink for first day
T-shirts
Appropriate shorts
Long-sleeve shirts, sweat shirts or sweaters (mornings can be cool)
Jeans, sweats or long pants
Socks
Jacket or coat
Gloves
Water repellent poncho or raincoat (if weather is expected)
Cap or hat
Underwear
2 pair of shoes
Personal toiletries
Towel/wash cloth
Hand towel
Sleeping bag or one set of twin sheets and a blanket
Pillow and pillow case
Flashlight
Water bottle or canteen
Sunscreen

Optional items:
Sunglasses
Camera
Bag (for dirty clothes)
Flip flops for shower room
Money for camp store

DO NOT BRING:
Jewelry
Radios
Curling irons/hair dryers
Make-up
Electronics
Food/drinks/candy/gum
Knives or any weapon
Alarm clock
Other expensive or fragile items
 
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.
 
GODWIN SCHOOL 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 BOOK FAIR
Godwin Book Fair is Oct. 22-27.

GODWIN TRUNK OR TREAT
The Godwin PTO will host Trunk or Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27. The school is accepting candy donations in the office. If you are interested in setting up a "trunk," contact PTO President Jonna Catenaccio at jonnacatenaccio@gmail.com.
 
GODWIN RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and Godwin will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are
 
Oct. 23: Winning the war on drugs. Wear camo.
Oct. 24: Too smart to start. Nerd day.
Oct. 25: Too bright for drugs. Wear bright clothes.
Oct. 26: Drugs aren't fashionable. Tacky day.
Oct. 27: Drugs are scary. School-appropriate costumes - shoes required, no masks.
 
Godwin is also conducting a digital scavenger hunt around the school. The Collin County drug dog will make an appearance for 5th-graders, and SRO Courtney Raney will pass out red ribbons to all students.
 

Harper

 
HARPER PTO FACEBOOK
Follow the Harper PTO Facebook page by clicking this link: HarperPTO
 
HARPER YEARBOOK
Harper yearbooks are on sale now for $25, which is the lowest price of the year and a savings of $5 off the regular price. Purchase personalization for the book and up to four icons are free. 
Purchase with cash or check payable to Harper Elementary in the office or purchase online at jostensyearbooks.com or call toll-free, 1-877-767-5217.

This offer ends Friday, Oct. 27.
 
Post slime posing at the conclusion of Harper Huddle.
 
HARPER SLIME
Mrs. Estep gets slimed.
Harper Elementary students were rewarded for their hard work Friday morning during the weekly Harper Huddle. As promised, since the students exceeded their sales goal for the annual school fundraiser, top sellers "slimed" Principal Nichole Powell and Assistant Principal Heidi Estep as the entire student body watched. The "slimers" were 4th-graders Brady Duncan and Rebekah Pierce and Mrs. Samantha Cartwright, whose students raised the most money. Student sales at Harper Elementary exceeded $30,000. According to Ms. Powell, since residents of Princeton were so generous with their support during the fundraiser, the school will now kick off its food drive to honor the community through the annual service project.
 
HARPER THANKSGIVING
Tickets for the annual Thanksgiving lunch are on sale in the Harper office until Oct. 31. NO tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets are required. Click here for a parent letter with all the details. The Thanksgiving lunch is Nov. 14.

HARPER SCIENCE CAMP
The Harper 5th-grade science camp is Oct. 18-20.

HARPER RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week at Harper is Oct. 23-27. Spirit days are:

Monday: "These Paws Don't Touch Drugs" - show your Panther pride wearing maroon and white.
Tuesday: "Don't get Tied Down with Drugs" - wear tie-dye gear.
Wednesday: "Pledge to be Drug Free" - wear red.
Thursday: "Winning the War on Drugs" - wear camouflage apparel.
Friday: "Say Boo to Drugs" - wear Halloween costume. (NOTE: all costumes must be school appropriate. School appropriate shoes must be worn at all times and masks may not be worn during instructional time).

HARPER VETERAN'S PROGRAM
The Harper 4th-graders will perform a Veteran's Day program Nov. 6. 

HARPER TESTS
Harper six-weeks tests are Nov. 6-9. 

HARPER FOOD FIGHT
Harper Elementary will hold its 3rd annual food drive from Oct. 30-Nov. 30 to benefit the students and families of Princeton ISD. Click here for an informational flyer.
 
Homeroom teachers will collect food items and points will be tallied each day. The "Golden Gloves" will hang outside the class atop the leaderboard each day. The classroom with the most points at the end of the day Nov. 30 will win a pizza party and spirit sticks.
 
Knockout round items:
Round 1: Oct. 30-Nov. 3: Pancake mix, syrup and jelly
Round 2: Nov. 6-10: Canned pasta dinners (i.e. ravioli, spaghettios, etc.) and canned sauces
Round 3: Nov. 13-17: Canned soups/stews/chili and saltine crackers
Round 4: Nov. 20-30: Canned meats (Spam, tuna, chicken, etc.) and Hamburger Helper
 
Homeroom classes will be competing against each other by collecting non-perishable food items.  Each food item is worth 1 point. Knockout round food items are worth 2 points during the corresponding week. Any nonperishable food item will be collected at any time.
 
HARPER BOOK FAIR
The Harper book fair is Nov. 13-17.

HARPER TRUNK AND TREAT
The Harper Trunk or Treat is 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

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

Today, Oct. 17 - Harper retakes
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
 
Principal Liz Goen is duct-taped to a pillar in front of Lacy.
 
LACY DUCT TAPING
Lacy teacher Wilma Williams gets wrapped.
Each year in the fall and spring, Lacy Elementary students adopt a care project as a community service effort. This fall's fundraiser for the project was immediately after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf coast towns of Texas and flooded several schools.
 
Students at Lacy raised more than $600 to help a classroom of students affected by the storm. As a reward, students were allowed to duct tape the principal, counselor and two teachers to the pillar in front of the school.

LACY TRUNK OR TREAT
The Lacy October family night is the annual Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the front parking lot of the school. There will also be a short movie outside on the wall at about 7 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the lawn while watching the movie.
 
Admission is free, but there will be tickets for sale for concessions and to use at certain booths/activities, including the dunk tank, face painting, cakewalk. Flyers will be sent home soon. Check out the Lacy Facebook page for more information or email lacypto@gmail.com.
 
LACY SCREENINGS
The nurse at Lacy will be doing hearing and vision screenings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-27. The Walmart optometrist will be at Lacy Oct. 26-27. Students need to bring glasses with them for screening.

LACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Lacy PTO is in need of help for the Trunk or Treat event, including candy donations, cakewalk donations, volunteers with decorated trunks at the event and volunteers to help at booths. Email lacypto@gmail.com or the event coordinator, Misti Anderson, at tx.1836@yahoo.com or call/text her at 972-369-9410. Candy donations can be sent with students or dropped off at the Lacy front office.

LACY YEARBOOK
The Lacy yearbook is on sale from Oct. 3-20 for $25. Click here for a yearbook order form that can be returned with payment to the homeroom teacher.
 
Assistant Principal Thomas Osburn dodges water balloons.
 
LACY WATER BALLOONS
As a reward for success on their STAAR exam in the spring, Lacy Elementary's 4th-graders got the opportunity to throw water balloons at Assistant Principal Thomas Osburn. Although he attempted to dodge the barrage from the students, he was no match for the nearly 80 students chunking water balloons.

LACY RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and Lacy will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are:

Monday: "RED"y to live a drug free life! - Wear red. 
 
Tuesday: I'm too bright for drugs! - Wear bright colored clothes.                          
 
Wednesday: Stay in the game. Play drug free! - Wear Dallas Cowboys gear for mascot Rowdy's visit (or your favorite team shirt).
 
Thursday: Drugs are Despicable! - Dress like a minion.
 
Friday: Wild about being drug free! - Wear crazy hair.
 
LACY SCHOOL 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 Scientists of the Month.
 
SCIENTISTS OF THE MONTH
The October Scientists of the Month at Smith Elementary were selected because of their great behavior and ability to overcome academic obstacles during science laboratory investigations. They are, from left, Addyson Heaney, Will Nguyen, Paytlyn Wilson and Cylie Wilkerson.
 
SMITH 50TH DAY
Smith will celebrate the 50th day of school Oct. 27 by dressing in a '50s style.

SMITH TRUNK OR TREAT
The Smith Trunk or Treat is 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Contact the Smith PTO to host a trunk. Candy donations can be dropped off at the school office.
 
SMITH SCHOOL PICTURES
Double T Photography will be on campus the following dates to shoot photos.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 - Smith retakes
Tuesday, Feb. 6 - Smith class pictures
Tuesday, April 10 - Smith spring portraits
Tuesday, May 1 - Smith kindergarten cap and gown

SMITH RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-27, and Smith will celebrate with several spirit days to commemorate the occasion. They are:

Oct. 23: Put a stop to drugs. Wear red.
Oct. 24: Living drug free is no sweat. Wear a sweatshirt and sweatpants.
Oct. 25: Drugs are wack. Wear wacky attire.
Oct. 26: Say boo to drugs. Wear dress-code appropriate costume.
Oct. 27: Drugs are old school. Wear 1950s attire.
 

Community Announcements 

 
 
LIBRARY STORYTIME
The library hosts storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Here is the schedule for October:

Oct. 18 - Pumpkins and Apples
For Oct. 25, storytime will be rescheduled for 4 p.m. and feature guest reader Brynn Johnson, library board member.
 
MOVIE NIGHT
The library will host the free fall Movie Night in the Park Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Community Park/POW Camp. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a free showing of "Boss Baby." The movie is set to start at approximately 6:30 p.m. Concessions are available. A dinner pak includes two hot dogs, chips and a drink for $5. Cash only.
 
FALL FESTIVAL
The Princeton Fall Festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Caldwell Community Park.
 
BUS DRIVERS NEEDED/PAY INCREASED
PISD needs bus drivers for immediate openings.
-Guaranteed hours
-Starting at $16.50/hour
-Holiday fund offered
-$1,000 completion bonus
A CDL with a P&S endorsement preferred for this position, however, training will be provided. Contact transportation department at 469-952-5400, ext. 2072.

HOME BUYER WORKSHOP
A free home buyer workshop is tonight. Click here for more 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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