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    Week Ending: April 28, 2017  

    E-news this week can be found on our website at: www.princetonschools.net/enews

    DISTRICT WIDE - www.princetonschools.net

    The next regular meeting of the Princeton Board of Education is scheduled for May 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Administration Center. We will also honor our 2016-17 retirees at this meeting.  When approved, the agendas and minutes of previous meetings are posted online. The link is: http://www.boarddocs.com/oh/prcsd/Board.nsf/Public.  


    Dear Vikings Family,

    I am pleased and excited to be heading up the Viking football program.  This is going to be a great year for Princeton football. I am in the process of getting to know each of your sons and to identify the unique talents each of them brings to the team.  We will be focusing on strength and conditioning over the next few weeks and once school is out, will intensify our workout schedule during the summer months.  

    A successful program requires great teaching and leadership provided by coaches, together with hard-working, talented athletes.  What distinguishes a great football program, however, is the support it receives from its parents and community.  Our EndZone Club has been created as an opportunity for our parents and supporters to become active participants in our program, meet other team parents and friends of Viking football and to get the most from their son's athletic experience.  

    The EndZone Club will hold its first meeting on Monday, May 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be a fun-filled event with dinner provided and door-prize drawings. For this reason, I will need your response to this invitation so we know how many attendees to anticipate.  Please respond via email to yelemay@yahoo.com, or by phone-513.601.5547-by Wednesday, May 3.  I would love to see all of you attend.  In consideration of your time, the meeting will conclude promptly at 8 p.m.

    Our goal is 100% parental membership in the club, which is also open to all supporters of the Viking Football program.  To this end, there are three membership tiers and opportunities to become as involved as you choose in supporting the team, whether helping with one short-term project or becoming involved with fundraising and spirit events throughout the year.  We are grateful for as much of a commitment as you are comfortable making.  

    I am eager to meet those parents/guardians I have not already spoken with and to become more acquainted with those I have had a chance to talk with already.  It is essential that all parents or grandparents attend this meeting as I will be dispensing vital information pertinent to your son’s membership on the team and my expectations for the upcoming season.  It will also be an opportunity for me to answer any questions you may have about me, our coaching staff and the team in general.  

    Again, I am grateful for you entrusting your son to me and I anticipate a great experience to be had by our young men and by our supporters as together we embark on this journey to re-establish Princeton Viking football as a team to be reckoned with, both locally and nationally.  

    Rise up Viking Nation,


    Mike Daniels

    Head Coach, Princeton Viking Football




    Join Us for Wine Tasting & Networking

    Featuring Princeton’s Jazz Ensemble

    All Princeton supporters and staff are invited to join The HealthCare Connection (THCC) on Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Heights Health Center for a Purple & Gold Party.  Bring a friend and enjoy a fun, free evening of networking with community members, THCC staff and board members.  Entertainment will be provided by the Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble, and there will be a wine tasting by Village Wines of Glendale, refreshments and tours of Lincoln Heights Health Center.  The HealthCare Connection provides access to quality health care services for the underserved of Northern Hamilton County in 10 locations, including Princeton’s two Viking School-Based Health Centers.  2017 marks THCC’s 50th year!  Tickets to the 50th Anniversary Gala on October 14 at Sharonville Convention Center will be available that evening.

    Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    The HealthCare Connection – Purple and Gold Networking Party

    The HealthCare Connection/Lincoln Heights Health Center
    1401 Steffen Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215
    FREE (donations accepted)
    RSVP:  513-483-3081 or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/purple-and-gold-party-tickets-32241312634


    News from The Princeton Education Foundation:  You can make your permanent mark on Princeton by buying your very own paver.  The custom engraved paver will be located at Viking Village in the area around the flag pole.

    Engraved pavers range in price from $50 to $140 depending on the size of the paver and the type of engraving.

    Get your order in by June 1, 2017 and your paver will be installed on August 1, 2017.

    You can learn more as well as order online at http://www.princetonpavers.com/.


    Quote for the Week

    "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"
    Maya Angelou

    EVENDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/evendale

    *Student Fees:  All fees must be paid in order for students to participate in field trips and after school activities.  Notices will be sent home with students that still owe fees.  Please call the office (864-2700) to set up a payment plan.

    *Upcoming News: 

    *Friday, April 28, 6:15 p.m. – 8:35 p.m. Movie Night (will be showing the movie Sing)
    *May 3, 3rd grade field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo
    *May 3, 1st grade field trip
    *May 5, 2nd grade field trip to the Museum Center
    * Thursday, May 11 Dine to Donate at City BBQ
    * Book fair May 15-19

    *Student Council News:  Be on the lookout for The Battle of the Coins, coming the first week of  May...this will be a competition against grade levels. The money will go to support the students at Evendale.  Flyers will go home Friday!


    *2nd grade news...In science, students are learning and exploring the ecosystem by observing how living and non-living things interact within their environment.  In social studies, students are conducting research about someone who has made a significant contribution to the arts or sciences.  Additionally, they are earning money daily and saving it in their, "2nd Grade Bank of Evendale" account.  Students will spend their earnings in their class store at the end of the month. (See pictures on the facebook page).


    *Lost and Found:  The lost and found is located on the stage steps.  Parents please encourage your student(s) to keep up with their belongings.  In addition, remind your student to stop by the lost and found to claim any lost items.

    GLENDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/glendale

    Glendale Happenings

    April 2017


    May Fete!  

    May 19 from 3-8 p.m. at the Glendale Elementary School - Rain or Shine.  The May Fete is a long-standing tradition at Glendale and is open to the public.  Families will be able to enjoy games, food, music, a spectacular silent auction and all new rides selection!  We hope to see you there!!!

    Tom B


    Pennies for Patients:  We will begin our Pennies for Patients drive in May.  This initiative involves students contributing what they can (even if it is pennies) to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  More details regarding Pennies for Patients will come home soon.



    Volunteer Luncheon:  Our community connections team will host the spring volunteer luncheon.  The luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 4 (11:00-1:00).  We want to honor those that do so much for the students, staff and community of Glendale School.


    Glendale Elementary Annual Talent Show:  Our wonderful PTA here at Glendale will be hosting the annual talent show on May 12, 2017!  The last day to register for participation will be Friday, April 21.  Students are encouraged to turn the registration forms into their teacher or the school office.


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    Lost and Found:  Our lost and found is increasing everyday.  Parents please encourage your student(s) to keep up with their belongings.  In addition, remind your student to stop by the lost and found to claim any lost items.


    FirstView app For Parents:  Glendale Elementary is participating in a pilot with First Student, our transportation provider.  The FirstView app will be available to interested families in this month.  With the app parents will be able to track the location of the school bus, determine the time of arrival, and communicate with First Student.  We are excited to pilot this initiative and provide families with more information regarding the bus.  If you have not signed up for this app and are interested, please contact the school office and we will provide you with the necessary information.


    Getting Along Together (GAT)  This semester we have started a new GAT series.  The focus will be on (Empathy).  Empathy is a trait that will help students become more connected with their peers and the situations around them.


    Computer Lab:  Hello Glendale families!  Just a reminder our computer lab is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Students should arrive no later than 8:35 a.m. in order to participate.  Students are able to work on TenMarks, XtraMAth, and Study Island.


    Reminder About School Day Procedures:  Student arrival is 9:00 a.m. therefore, students will be allowed in the building there after.  Students are not permitted in the building before 9:00 unless they are going to breakfast or the computer lab. Breakfast starts at 8:45 and the computer lab opens at 8:30 a.m.  In addition, students are considered tardy after 9:15 and afternoon dismissal is at 3:50 p.m.


    Support Our PTA!

    Enroll your Kroger Plus Card to help the PTA

    Click on enroll and search for; 

    · Organization Name: Glendale Elementary School PTA

    · Organization Number: 80668

    A small percentage of the profits from your shopping bill will be sent to the PTA on a quarterly basis!  Should you have any question, contact Tom Benjamin or any PTA Officer.


    Car Riders Pick up and Dismissal:  If you plan to park your vehicle during drop off or pick up time, please park in the parking lot so the circle drive is not blocked.  For everyone’s safety, if you are dropping off your child in the circle drive, please let your child out at the curb so they are not walking across the driveway.  Thank you for your cooperation.


    Month at a glance

    5/1: Pennies for Patients begins

    5/3: Hip Hop practice

    5/4: Volunteer Luncheon

    5/5: Popcorn Friday; Art Enrichment (before school)

    5/8: Kindergarten Music Program

    5/10: Hip Hop practice; PTA Meeting

    5/11: Cincinnati Junior Strings Performance

    5/12: Talent Show; 5th Grade Frenzy

    5/16: Evening Concert

    5/18: First grade Cincinnati Zoo field trip

    5/19: May Fete

    5/22: 3rd Grade Cincinnati Zoo field trip

    5/23: Grade Level Picnics

    5/24: Field Day

    5/25: Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

    5/26: Last Day of School!

    HERITAGE HILL ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/heritagehill

    Students in Mr. Murray and Miss Hendrickson's Reading class are creating a writing portfolio.  They are taking all of their writing process papers from this school year and organizing them.  Students have learned to analyze the different types of writing prompts along with the 5-step writing process, all the way from brainstorming to publishing!  These look great and the students should be proud of their hard work!


    5th grade students have an awesome experience ahead of them!  They will be going on an overnight field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo, May 24-25.  Students will have the opportunity to take a night hike, participate in fun, educational activities and games, and be able to take a behind the scenes tour with some animal ambassadors! 


    The 5th grade D.A.R.E. promotional ceremony will be held May 25 at 6:00 p.m.

    The Spring Arts Fair will be held on Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.  This year's program will feature grades 3 and 4 in "Kids Flix."  An art display will be held in the gym.  Students in 3rd and 4th grades should report to the stage for performance at 5:30 and dress nicely.  See Ms. Ard with any questions.


    Upcoming Dates:

    May 2-Teacher Appreciation

    May 11-Fine Arts Program

    May 12-Volunteer Breakfast

    May 15-Kindergarten Recognition

    May 16-Most Wanted Police Band Performance

    May 19-Parent Round Table

    May 22 & 23-Multicultural Assemblies & Celebration

    May 24-Field Day & GE Be Healthy

    May 25-5th Grade DARE Recognition

    May 25-Heritage Hill Heroes

    LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/lincolnheights

    Gold Medal Attendance Challenge:  The following students are winning the Gold Medal Attendance Challenge with perfect attendance so far this year:  Keara Griffin (5th) and Malachi Rasheed (4th).  The following students had perfect attendance 3rd quarter: Camarion Dean (1st),Breya Massey (1st), Chase Pearson (1st), Katriel Phillips-Israel (1st), Brie'l Murph (2nd), Leaira Parker (2nd), Jaden Brown (3rd), Najah Dalmar (3rd), Naima Groves (3rd), Marley Moxley (4th), Malachi Rasheed (4th), Keara Griffin (5th), Aqeelah Rasheed (5th) and Jiniyah Woods (5th).


    Marvelous May:  Please check book bags for any permission slips and flyers about all that is going on in the month of May. May will be a busy month and we do not want anyone to miss out!


    Junior Achievement:  Thank you to Junior Achievement and the volunteers that came out to work with 2nd and 4th grade students Wednesday morning.  Students learned valuable information about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. 


    PCMS 5TH Quarter Summer Day Camp:  All incoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, there is an opportunity to sharpen your math and language arts skills by working in small groups with Princeton teachers.  The camp will be at the Princeton Community Middle School, June 8 – June 30, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Limited space is available!  Contact Mr. Ali Moore at 513-864-2001 for more information.  Financial assistance is available. 


    Camp Hope Cincy:  Registration is coming soon for Camp Hope Cincy.  This is a fun-filled educational experience at LHES.  It is an eight week accredited summer enrichment program that offers improvement in math, reading, technology and character building.  The campers participate in physical fitness, swimming and field trips.  Campers must be between 5-11 years old.  Camp will run from June 5 – July 28. The cost is $640 (scholarships available and vouchers accepted).  There is a $25 registration fee.


    Reading and Math Homework:  Please continue to look for reading and/or math homework nightly.  Homework is sent home to give more practice and reinforce skills learned at school.  Teachers check homework daily!


    Kindergarten Applications:  Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are currently being accepted at the Welcome Center, Princeton Administration Center, 3900 Cottingham Drive.  All applications must completed and submitted in person.  If you have any questions, please call the Welcome Center at 513-864-1111. 


    Box Tops for Education:  We are collecting Box Tops!  Each month, the homeroom that collects the most Box Tops will earn a pizza party.  If you would like to give Box Tops to LHES, please send them to the school office.   


    Donor’s Choose:  Looking for ways to support LHES?  Visit https://www.donorschoose.org/.  Many of our teachers ask for items through this website to help enhance learning in the classroom.


    Lost and Found:  If your child is missing something, please have them check the lost and found at school.


    Upcoming Events

    May 11-WNBA Star Visit 1 – 2 p.m.

    May 16-Field Day

    May 17-4th Grade Field Trip to Gorman Farms

    May 18-3rd and 4th Grade Field Trip to Aronoff Center

    May 18-5th Grade visits PCMS

    May 22-5th Grade vs. Staff Kickball Game  2 pm

    May 23-Kindergarten Program

    May 24-Schoolwide Field Trip to Cincinnati Zoo

    May 25-5th Grade Celebration

    May 26-Last Day for Students

    SHARONVILLE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/sharonville

    Cooperative Challenge:  For the past few weeks the students at Sharonville have been working on the Cooperative Challenge of Help and Encourage others.  The following students were our golden ticket winners for this challenge:

    Karina Juarez Cortez - Kindergarten

    Levi Fait - Grade 1

    Jemivie Bope - Grade 2

    Normandy Figgins - Grade 3

    Karen Roblero Perez - Grade 4

    Alyssa Rowen - Grade 5

    Congratulations to these students for helping and encouraging their classmates!!

    Box Tops:  Our Box Tops for Education Spring Class Contest is underway!


    Collecting Box Tops is a fun and easy way to earn money for Sharonville Elementary.  Each Box Top is worth ten cents! We’re having a contest to see whose classroom can collect the most Box Tops by Friday, May 12. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops will win a pizza party, thanks to our PFO!  All you have to do is cut Box Tops off participating products, like Ziplock, General Mills, Betty Crocker, and more.  Please turn them in to your classroom teacher in a plastic bag or envelope no later than Friday, May 12.  Your teacher will have a large classroom envelope, and volunteers will count Box Tops and report who is in the lead!  Be sure to ask your family, friends, and neighbors to help, too!  We have already earned $509 this school year.  We are excited to see how many Box Tops you can turn in!  Thank you for being a part of our Parent Faculty Organization! You truly make a difference at Sharonville Elementary!

    Newsletters:  Every month, each grade level will be sending home a newsletter as well as the Encore edition, which contains information from Mrs. Jordan, the specials teachers, and intervention teachers. You can also find these newsletters on our website, http://www.princetonschools.net/Domain/14 under “Our school, Newsletters."  The April edition for all newsletters can be found on the website!

    Birthday Treats:  Students may bring in treats for their homeroom on their birthday.  Birthday treats will be handed out at the end of the day during dismissal.  We ask that you try to make them healthy treats according to district and state guidelines. Treats must be individually wrapped so that they can be transported home safely.

    Enroll for Kroger Community Rewards:  Have you linked your Kroger plus Card to Sharonville Elementary PFO? If so, thank you! By choosing “Sharonville PFO” (#81147), a percentage of your Kroger purchases will be donated to our school. You can re-enroll or sign up for the first time at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow.  This program has earned our school over $800 in the past year! Thank you!

    Arriving Early/Leaving Late from School:  As explained in the Student Handbook p.m.  The doors of the school open at 9:00 a.m. The doors of the school are locked at 4:00 p.m., with the exception of students participating in Extended Day or After-School Activities.  If you are arriving before school starts, we encourage you to keep your child(ren) in your car with you until 9:00 a.m., or send the child(ren) to school a little bit later so that the child(ren) arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.  If you arrive late after school has been dismissed, we encourage you to notify the school, as well as possibly contacting another person to pick your child(ren) up on time.  Dismissal starts at 3:50 p.m., and ends at 4:00 p.m.  Many parents/family members use our Blue Ash YMCA Extended Day Program which operated from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., and again from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  The application for this program can be found on our website:http://www.princetonschools.net/Sharonville under the tab “For parents and Students, Before/After School Care” or in the main office.  It is a great opportunity.

    Important Dates:

    5/1 - 5/5 - Teacher Appreciation Week

    5/1 - 5/5 - Happy Camper Scholastic Book Fair

    5/4 - Volunteer Luncheon

    5/9 - 5th Grade Field Trip to UC for “Fastballs and Fitness Day”

    5/12 - Muffins with Mom

    5/12 - End of Box Tops for Education Classroom Contest

    5/19 - 3rd Grade Health Fair

    5/23 - 5th Grade Picnic at Gower Park

    5/24 - Field Day & Talent Show

    5/25 - 4th Grade Picnic at Gower Park

    5/25 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

    5/26 - Awards Ceremony, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    5/26 - Dismissal for Students, 12:00 p.m.

    6/7 - Report Cards get Mailed Home 

    SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/springdale

    Springdale PTA:  Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.


    Box Tops:  Our school can earn free money by cutting the labels off of products such as Kleenex, fruit snacks and many more products. So, before you throw a box away, check for a Box Top for Education label and send it to school.


    Attendance:  Daily student attendance is important for learning.  We ask for your help by scheduling all appointments for your child during after-school hours and non-attendance days.  Please ensure your child does not miss valuable instruction by being tardy or leaving early.  Students should not arrive prior to 9 a.m. since supervision is unavailable.  Dismissal is 3:45 p.m.  All absences should be reported to Springdale Elementary by calling 864-2700.


    Student Fees:  All fees must be paid in order for students to participate in field trips and after school activities.  Notices will be sent home with students that still owe fees.  Please call the office (864-2700) to set up a payment plan.


    Color Run:  Join us on Saturday, May 20 for the 2nd Annual Springdale Color Run!  The race is from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Register by May 6 to receive a t-shirt!  Proceeds benefit the Springdale Elementary PTA.


    Reminder to Preschool Parents:  Your child's medical and dental exams are on file in the School Health Office, and per state requirements they need to be updated yearly.  Notices have been sent home to many parents reminding them of this.  Please stay on top of this, and if you know your child has an exam coming due soon, make the appointment with your child's doctor.  Please send these updated forms to school as soon as possible.  We don't want to have to exclude any of our students due to non-compliant records.


    Calling All Volunteers:  If you would like to spend some of your time working with students or helping with special events and programs (such as Garden Club, CoSi, Book Fair, etc.) please contact Mrs. Buell at wbuell@vikingmail.org.


    Volunteers/Visitors to the Building:  Please make sure that you bring an ID with you every time you visit the building or pick up a student.  Everyone that comes through the office will need to have their ID scanned and a picture taken.  Parents must have prior permission to visit classrooms.  Volunteers must have a background check.  Please contact our secretary to get a form and visit the Princeton Administrative Center to have this completed if you are interested in volunteering at school.


    Lost and Found:  Springdale Elementary has many coats, jackets and sweatshirts in their lost and found.  Students and parents are encouraged to stop by and check to see if any of these items belong to them.


    Upcoming Events:


    5/12-Community Luncheon

    5/20-Color Run (12 – 2)

    5/25-Field Day/Cookout Day

    STEWART ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/stewart

    Mrs. Ross' preschool students are learning about insects and animals in the spring.  They will learn about life cycles and watch caterpillars change in the classroom this spring.

    Special Thanks:  The first graders were able to enjoy a wonderful day at Parky's Farm thanks to our fabulous PTA paying for all our kids to attend.  They had a great time learning about and interacting with the farm animals, going on a nature hike, making nests, digging for worms, playing in the play barn, learning and acting out all that is involved in making bread from the seed to their sandwich, enjoying a picnic lunch outside, and discussing needs of animals.  What a wonderful opportunity they had thanks to our generous PTA!

    Third Grade has begun a new unit in Science on the Life Cycle of Plants.  We are watching a lima bean seed grow leaves and roots in a baggie and we have planted green bean seeds to chart their growth.  Our last unit in Social Studies will be Economics where we will learn about Supply and Demand, Producers and Consumers and Saving, Spending and Donating our money.

    Stewart 4th graders are excited for their field trip at Gorman's Farm.  Ms. Young's homeroom will be going on Friday, April 28th.  Mr. Brooksbank's class will go on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Mrs. Hiller's class will go on Tuesday, May 9th.  Remember to turn in those permission slips and pack a lunch and drink.  All lunch items need to be disposable.  We are also excited for our in-class field trips presented by Sharon Woods.  Next week students will get to experience Fossils of Cincinnati and Native Americans.

    Student Council Gearing Up for Relay 4 Life:  Make sure to save the date and log in to register for the annual Relay for Life event at Princeton High School.  All funds raised for this event will benefit the American Cancer Society!  Registration is now open online and forms have gone home in Thursday Folders.  For detailed information and to register, please use the link:http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=79600.  You can also get information from our website: http://www.princetonschools.net/Domain/16.


    Viking Youth Cheerleading and Football:  Sign up deadline is on May 24.  Want to play football and cheer for Princeton?  We are training our future Vikings!  Join the back to back 3 time Super Bowl Championship teams today!  Early registration discounts, Princeton School Board approved and all coaches are USA Football Heads Up Safety Certified!  Visit the website to sign up today: http://www.vikingsyouthathletics.org/


    BOGO Book Fair for Summer Reading!  This year Stewart is holding a Buy One Get One Free Book Fair to promote summer reading!  The book fair will be open for shopping only from May 17-22 during the school day.  The book fair will also be open for shopping during the Spring Fling on May 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  All books sold at the book fair will be buy one get one free!  This book fair is set up so that students can stock up on great books to read this summer!  We will also  have information available for summer reading programs!  If you are interested in volunteering to help with the book fair, please contact Mrs. Jones in the library: tjones@vikingmail.org.


    PTA Update:  Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 8, at 7:00 p.m.  This will be our last meeting of the school year.  We will be planning for next year and try to have dates set up for future events.  Please bring your calendar and join us for this wrap up meeting!  Baby sitting will be provided by the Princeton High School Key Club.


    Call for Volunteers:  Our PTA has a lot of fun things planned for May!  We need volunteers to help either work or send in items for our Staff Appreciation Week from May 8-12 and to help with our Spring Fling on May 19.  If you are interested in helping with either of these events, please contact Tish Jones: tjones@vikingmail.org or Wendy Lindsey-Head: hawkeye@fuse.net.


    Save the Date!  This year PTA is hosting a Spring Fling on May 19.  We will have dancing, a cake walk, face painting, a few carnival games, raffle baskets and more!  Look for ways you can help and more information to come on the PTA page of the Stewart Website and in Thursday folders.  We are looking for volunteers and ideas for this exciting event.  Please contact Wendy Head or Tish Jones to volunteer or give ideas: hawkeye@fuse.net or tjones@vikingmail.org


    School Day Reminder:  If your student arrives after the 9:15 a.m. bell, you need to walk them into the office and sign them in.


    Did You Know About the Viking School Based Health Centers?  This partnership between The HealthCareConnection, Inc. and the Princeton City School District provides a doctor's office visit within the school providing a great benefit to students.  For students without a primary healthcare provider, VSBHS staff may become that provider.  The Health Centers are located in the Viking Village and at Heritage Hill Elementary.  To schedule a visit, you can call Viking Village Location: 864-1545 or Heritage Hill: 864-4102.


    Important Reminder:  The only drop-off entrance for students being driven in a car is in the front drive off of Conrey Road.  The entrance on School Road is for buses only from 8:30-9:15 a.m.  Please do not enter where the buses are parked.  The safety of your child is our main concern.  The buses need a clear path free of students and cars in order to enter and exit safely.  All students eating breakfast may be dropped off beginning at 8:50 a.m.  The drop-off time for the rest of the students (those not eating at school) is 9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.  Students are expected in their room to start their day at 9:15 a.m.  Any child arriving after 9:15 a.m. is tardy and must report to the office.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation to ensure the safety of all at Stewart Elementary.


    Lost and Found:  Please remind your children to check our lost and found.  There are several jackets, sweaters and lunch boxes left from the cooler weather.  


    Kroger Rewards:  Make sure you are signed up to help our Stewart PTA- it’s the easiest way to raise money for our school & students!  You can re-enroll or sign up for the first time at https://www.kroger.com/.  Our organization number is: 80609.  Contact Wendy at hawkeye@fuse.net if you need instructions.


    Box Tops for Education:  We are collecting Box Tops!  Please look for collection information to come home in Thursday folders.  You can turn in box tops to the office for PTA or in your students homeroom class.


    Follow Us on FB and Twitter!  Did you know that Princeton Elementary Schools has their own FaceBookpage?  You can see what we are doing at Stewart and what other elementary schools are doing as well!  There are always great pictures from events and updates on things going on at our school!  Mrs. McFadden has her own Principal's twitter account, make sure to follow her @KathyAMcFadden


    Upcoming Events

    May 1-3 Talent Show Tryouts 8:00 a.m.

    May 4 1st Grade Concert 7:00 p.m. 

    May 5 Volunteer Breakfast

    May 8 PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

    May 8-12 Staff Appreciation Week

    May 16 5th Grade visit to PCMS

    May 17-22 BOGO Book Fair for summer reading

    May 18 DARE Graduation 6:00 p.m.

    May 19 Spring Fling 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    May 20 Relay For Life 2:00 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.

    May 25 Field Day

    May 25 Last Day for Preschool

    May 26 Talent Show 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

    May 26 Last Day For Students Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.

    WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/woodlawn

    PCMS 5TH Quarter Summer Day Camp!!!  Free Breakfast! Free Lunch!  Students will have an opportunity to sharpen their Math and Language Arts skills by working in small groups with Princeton teachers!  Don't miss out on this Opportunity!  June 5-June 30, at 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. $150.00 per week.  Financial assistance may be available to thos who qualify.  Cash will not be accepted.  Registration will be open until May 19, 2017.


    Summer Reading Intervention 2017!

    Dates : June 5- June 23, 2017

    Location:  Heritage Hill Elementary 

    Time:  8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Fee: Free


    Homework is an essential component of our reading framework.  Students are required to read 20 minutes daily with an adult.  The parent/adult must sign the Read and Response in order for the child to receive full credit.  Please work with your child and the school to ensure that this requirement is fulfilled.  Our goal is to strengthen literacy skills with our babies.  Therefore we need your support.  Our goal is to obtain 100% return rate for all grade levels.


    Pickup/Drop Off Procedures:  Student arrival is 9:00 a.m. therefore, students will be allowed in the building there after.  Students are not permitted in the building before 9:00 a.m. unless they are eating breakfast.  The students are considered tardy after 9:15 and afternoon dismissal is at 3:50 p.m.  Parents who will be picking up or dropping off your child, please be sure to use the drop-off/pickup area in the back parking lot.


    Volunteers:  We need your support to make our reading program successful!  Whether you have twenty minutes or can stay the entire ninety-minute reading block; we can find a place for you.  Listening Buddies are needed in the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to listen to students read and to sign off on their Read & Respond.  Helpers are used in the classrooms to assist the teacher.  If you have a special talent, let us know, and we will find a way to utilize your expertise!  Contact Tracy Jennings at 864-2952 or ask the front office for a volunteer form.  Our Princeton Board of Education will provide free fingerprinting through our Human Resources office on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (no appointment needed), however, you will need to bring a valid picture ID along with your completed volunteer packet with the principal's signature of approval. 


    Yearbooks:  2016-2017 yearbooks are on sale, The cost is $10.00 per book


    Box Tops for Education:  Thanks to Woodlawn PFO we are collecting Box Tops!  You may turn them in at the office or send them with your student. 



    26-Interim Reports go home

    28- Student of the month luncheon

    28- Arbor Day Tree planting ceremony Woodlawn Elementary School (2:00 p.m.)



    5-Father Daughter Mother Son Dance

    8-12-Scholastic Book Fair

    10-K-2 Cincinnati Zoo

        3rd grade Kennell- Gorman Farm

    15-5th grade to Middle School

    16-Johnson- Gorman Farm

    18-3rd grade Zoo

    19-3rd grade Health fair Springdale Recreation Center

    23-Field Day

    25-Fifth grade promotion ceremony 6:30 p.m.

    26-End of quarter

        Students last day

    PRINCETON COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL - www.princetonschools.net/pcms

    PCMS Robotics Class:  Last week our PCMS Robotics class students displayed sixty-nine projects in the Ohio Technology and Engineering Conference in Marion, Ohio.  Twenty-Three students won Honorable Mention ribbons, Diamond Brazile won second place in Fluidics, Emma Hinkle was Runner Up best of Show in Electronics, Tia Davis was Runner Up best of Show in Robotics, and the team of Nathan Anderson and Ian Allen won First Place Best of Show in Engineering.  Our Robotics class earned a third place plaque for the Best Over-all Display among all middle and high schools entered.  All of these awards are on display by the main entrance to the building.


    Students and Staff of the Week
    Students: MyShawnna Jackson, Elizabeth Bowling, Jennifer Lopez Lopez, Carlos Perez Soto, Gloria Dunlap, and Kenny Pate
    Staff: Ms. Nicole Ollier


    PCMS to Conduct A.L.I.C.E. Drill:  On Wednesday, May 3 at 9:00 a.m., Princeton Community Middle School will be conducting an emergency drill.  This drill is designed to simulate our response to an intruder who is an active shooter.  The State of Ohio (Ohio Revised Code 3737.73 (A) and 3737.73 (D)(1) requires our district to practice various drills over the course of the school year, but with the nature of this style of drill, I wanted to make sure you were aware of what was going on at our school.
    This drill is conducted in coordination with the Sharonville Police Department.  Our staff and students have been notified of this drill and have been provided information regarding what to expect.  Our goal is to strengthen our emergency drill response to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.  Leading up to this drill, our staff will show a lockdown video which explains the steps that they can follow in the event of an actual situation.  Feel free to view the video by going to YouTube and search the name Princeton ALICE, or click on the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUGof3q3280.  If you have any questions regarding this drill, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Moore at (513) 864-2000.


    PCMS Track & Field:   The Princeton boys track team took second in the Princeton invitational yesterday. The boys took first place in the 110 m hurdles 100 m dash 4 x 100 m relay 200 m hurdles shot put and discus. The boys won silver medals in shot put and long jump. We won bronze medals in the 100 meter dash and the four by 400 meter relay. Great work by everyone on the team. Wednesday was the final regular season meet of the year. Go vikes!


    Viking School-Based Health Centers:  The Princeton City School District (PCSD) in partnership with The HealthCare Connection (THCC) currently has School-Based Health Centers for students to utilize in two of our schools: One is located at Princeton High School/Middle School in Viking Village and the other at Heritage Hill Elementary.  Services provided include the treatment of common illnesses and injuries, management of chronic conditions (like asthma), physicals, vaccines, oral and behavioral/mental health screenings and referrals to other medical providers as needed.  Please take advantage of this convenient way to get quality healthcare at your child’s school.  To be seen at one of VSBHCs parents or guardians just need to complete and return a consent packet.  Once approved, your child can be seen at the center until they graduate from high school. Any student can enroll. There is no requirement for eligibility, income, or insurance coverage and no student is denied services due the inability to pay.  Enrollment forms can be found on the Princeton website and also can be obtained from the school nurse’s office.  Staff is also available to assist families without health insurance to determine their eligibility for affordable insurance options through Medicaid or the federal health exchange.  


    Locations and Hours
    Princeton High School/Middle School                                                          Heritage Hill Elementary
    (513)864-1545                                                                                        (513)864-1402
    *Monday: Closed                                                                                     *Monday: Closed
    *Tuesday: 8:30-12                                                                                  *Tuesday: 12:30-4
    *Wednesday: 8:30-3                                                                               *Wednesday: Closed
    *Thursday: 8:30-12                                                                                 *Thursday: 12:30-4
    *Friday: 8:30-3                                                                                        *Friday: Closed


    Important Dates
    5/3 - A.L.I.C. E. Drill 9 a.m.
    5/5-7 - Zero Bell Chicago Trip
    5/8-12 - Spring Book Fair
    5/8 - PTA Meeting 6 p.m.
    5/12 - PCMS Spring Dance
    5/15-19 - 5th Graders Visit PCMS
    5/16 - Band Concert 7 p.m.
    5/22 - Sp Ed Career Day in Viking Village Main Hallway 830-10:30 a.m.
    5/23 - Orchestra Concert 7 p.m.; Grade 7 Field Day; 8th Grade Program for Gifted Students 10:45-1:15
    5/24 - 8th Grade CELEBRATION Day
    5/25 - Last Day for Students, early dismissal

    PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL - www.princetonschools.net/phs

    PHS Calendar of Important Dates:

    Junior/Senior Prom ~ Saturday, April 29 ~ 8 p.m. - 12

    Senior Exams ~ May 1 ~ May 5

    Top 20 Academics Signing ~ Wednesday, May 3 ~ 6 p.m.

    Senior Awards Night ~ Wednesday, May 10  ~7 p.m.

    Princeton Baccalaureate ~ Thursday, May 11 ~ 7 p.m.

    @ Springdale Church of the Nazarene

    Graduation Class of 2017  ~ Monday, May 15 ~ 7 p.m.

    Underclassman Awards Night ~ Wednesday, May 17 ~ 7 p.m.

    Final Exams Week: Monday, May 22 thru Friday, May 26


    Prom:  Prom will be held on Saturday April 29 at the Ramada Plaza from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.  This year’s theme is “A Night in Venice”


    Student of the Week for week ending 4-21-2017

    Andrew McDaniel - Science
    Maria Kaylor – Social Studies
    Logan Favors – English
    Abigail Koonce - Math
    Dyamond Dickey - Phys Ed/ Health
    Aysia Paige-Mack – Foreign Language
    Joseline Marquin - ESOL
    Ramata N’Gaid – NJROTC
    Blessing Fanegan - Art
    Armani Keeling - Music
    Lexsaul Uribe – Tech Ed
    Ms. Janice Wise-Special Ed Para


    Parents of Seniors:  Please check your mail for final graduation information and important dates for events in the coming weeks.  Last chance for Caps and Gowns.  If your senior hasn't ordered, it needs to be done as soon as possible.  Graduation is May 15.  Please have seniors stop by the Administrative Office for an order form, or go online to https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home.  From the menu, select "Princeton" and then "graduate products" which should take you to the order site.  Or call 513-272-5890 to order by phone.  Senior parents/students should make sure all school fees and obligations are paid as soon as possible.  Diplomas are not available to be picked up if fees are due.  Please call the high school to check on outstanding fees or obligations.


    Parents of Juniors:  Information about photos for the yearbook for next year will be included with final grade cards, which should be mailed out June 6.  


    CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players - Princeton Musicians Perform:  Congratulations to Lileth Stricklin, violin, and Noah Torlop, viola.  These students are members of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Nouveau Chamber Players.  They are performing for the 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Sunday, April 30, 4 p.m., Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Ohio.  The CSYO Nouveau Chamber Players consists of high achieving minority string students.  This ensemble rehearses throughout the year and performs community concerts.  Congratulations to these high achieving string students.  


    Princeton's High School's A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Mr. David Dendler, performed in New York City.  This group of talented young voices was invited to perform at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City and a second performance on Ellis Island.  They toured Radio City Music Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, attended a "Back Stage" workshop with the cast of "The Lion King" on Broadway as well as seeing performances of "The Lion King" and "Wicked" on Broadway.  A sincere thank you to the Princeton Board of Education, Princeton Music Department and Educational Tours, Inc. for making this trip possible. #vikingdiff


    Do You have School Spirit?  The 2017-2018 Princeton Cheerleading Tryouts are approaching quickly!  Current 9th through 11th grade …Clinics: Tuesday – Thursday, May 9-11 (5 – 7 p.m.) at the PHS Gym.  Judged tryout for HS only: Saturday, May 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  If you have any questions, contact Coach Tish Jones at tjones@vikingmail.org or 864-2850.


    Relay for Life is Coming…. Saturday, May 20, from 2 p.m. – Midnight at Viking Stadium.  If you would like to join a team, create your own team or are just supporting someone with cancer… Come walk with us.  Join the fight against cancer and bring some hope!  For more information http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=79600.


    From the School Nurse:  Immunization requirements for the 2017/18 school year.  All students entering the 12th grade must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease.  One dose is required prior to entry into the 7th grade (in addition to also needing a TDaP vaccine.) A second dose is required prior to the 12th grade.  The 2nd dose must be given on or after the 16th birthday, with 8 weeks between the 1st and 2nd dose.  If the 1st dose is given after the 16th birthday, a 2nd dose is not required.  Please supply the school nurse with your child’s updated immunization record.  Feel free to check with your school nurse to see if your child is compliant with this regulation.


    Viking School-Based Health Centers:  The Princeton City School District (PCSD) in partnership with The HealthCare Connection (THCC) currently has School-Based Health Centers for students to utilize in two of our schools: One located at Princeton High School/Middle School in Viking Village and the other at Heritage Hill Elementary.

    Services provided include the treatment of common illnesses and injuries, management of chronic conditions (like asthma), physicals, vaccines, oral and behavior/mental health screenings and referrals to other medical providers as needed.  Please take advantage of this convenient way to get quality healthcare at your child’s school.  To be seen at one of our health centers, parents or guardians just need to complete and return a consent packet.  Once approved, your child can be seen at the center until they graduate from high school.  Any student can enroll.  There is no requirement for eligibility, income, or insurance coverage and no student is denied services due to the inability to pay.  Enrollment forms can be found on the Princeton website, student center or nurse’s office.  Staff is also available to assist families without health insurance to determine their eligibility for affordable insurance options through Medicaid or the Federal Health Exchange.


    Princeton High School/ Middle School              Heritage Hill Elementary

    (513) 864- 1545                                               (513) 864-1402

    Monday: Closed                                                Monday: Closed

    Tuesday: 8:30 – 12                                          Tuesday: 12:30 – 4

    Wednesday: 8:30 – 3                                       Wednesday: Closed

    Thursday: 8:30 – 12                                         Thursday: 12:30 – 4

    Friday: 8:30 – 3                                                Friday: Closed  


    Princeton High School Yearbook:  PHS yearbooks are on sale for $50.00.  You can purchase a yearbook online at https://yearbookforever.com/#. Yearbook sales end April 30, 2017.  Students who purchase a yearbook will be invited to a yearbook signing party at the end of the school year.


    From the NJROTC Department

    Cadet Elizabeth Whitt, Cadet Paige Wantlin, Cadet Nicholas Dryden and LCDR Brockway attended the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) luncheon on Friday 7 April at Maple Knoll Retirement.  Cadet Wantlin was one of the few guest speakers at this event.

    34 cadets and 13 chaperones participated in the NJROTC Spring Break trip to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, 9 -15 April.  The group toured the USS BULKELEY (DDG-84)(Arliegh Burke class destroyer), USS JOHN WARNER (SSN-785)(Virginia class attack submarine);  LCAC, a amphibious lading craft, toured an E-2 Hawkeye squadron, and took a 3 hour tour of the harbor of Norfolk and Naval Station aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.

    Semi-Annual Physical Readiness test was administered on 25 and 27 April.

    The end of the year awards ceremony scheduled for 28 April in Matthews Auditorium starting at 6 p.m. HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Awards will be handed out in class on Friday, 5 May.

    All cadets are reminded that if they are not coming back to NJROTC next school year 2017-2018, they must turn in their uniforms (cleaned of course) back into HM1 Vasvary/LCDR Brockway no later than Friday, 28 April 2017.


    Class of 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Announced

    Princeton Viking Athletics is proud to announce our Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017!  We are going to celebrate them at our Golf Outing on July 8, at Glenview Golf Course.  However, we will hold the annual Hall of Fame banquet on September 23. More details as the event draws closer.


    Hall of Fame 2017

    1977 State Championship Water Polo Team

    Christine Underwood- Tennis C/O (1982)

    Larry Farley- Football, Basketball, Baseball- C/O (1982)

    Darryl Hardy- Football, Track C/O (1987)

    Mike Corson- Football Coach, Golf Coach, Baseball Coach

    Dwight Mitchell- Basketball C/O (1973)

    David Keeling- Football, Baseball C/O (1981)

    Josh Harrison-Baseball, Basketball, Football C/O (2005)

    Congratulations to everyone & their families! See you at the Golf Outing July 8!


    Princeton Athletic Golf Outing

    The Princeton Athletic Golf Outing has been moved to Saturday, July 8.  The location and start time will remain the same.  If you were previously registered to participate in Saturday's event, your registration and or sponsorship has been automatically transferred.  If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date or would like to participate in the July event, please contact the Athletic Office at 513.864.1589 or email Matthew Weber, mweber@vikingmail.org.  All updated information is available on the athletic website, http://www.vikenation.org/.  We look forward to seeing you out on the course July 8 to celebrate and support Princeton Athletics.


    Coming Soon: Princeton Youth Soccer Development Camp

    The Princeton soccer program will host a youth development camp June 26-29, at Viking Stadium from 5-7 p.m.  The camp is open to Grades K-8, and a camp fee of $75.


    Around the Corner: PHS/PCMS CHEER TRYOUTS

    The Princeton Cheer program will hold clinic dates for incoming 7th-12th graders May 8-11, from 5-7 p.m. in the PHS Gym. Tryouts for PCMS will be held May 12 from 5-7 p.m.  Tryouts for PHS will be held May 13, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Additional information is available on the website.


    High School Athletics

    Please check the athletic website for schedules, results, and updates.



    The Vikings defeated the Turpin Spartans 11-6 on Tuesday, April 25, at Princeton High School.  Princeton improves to 7-14 overall.  Bryce Burton currently ranks third in the Greater Miami Conference standings with 18 RBIs.  Aaron Levy has knocked in 15 runs to rank tied for fifth in the conference.



    The Lady Vikings lost to Glen Este 22-6 on Tuesday, April 25.  Princeton will play host to four of its next six games to close out the regular season.


    Men’s Volleyball

    The Vikings rallied from two games down to defeat Sycamore 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-14, 15-7) on Tuesday, April 25, at Princeton High School.  The Vikings improve to 10-3 on the season, and winners of four of its last five matches.


    Men’s Tennis

    Princeton defeated the Middletown Middies on Monday, April 24.


    Middle School Athletics


    Boys Tennis

    The Vikings defeated Hamilton 3-2 on Monday, April 24.  The GMC Jr High Championships will take place May 1-2, at Mason Tennis Complex.



    The Lady Vikings won in walk-off fashion to defeat Springboro 14-13 on Tuesday, April 25, at the Evendale Recreation Center. Princeton travels to Mason and Springboro to close out this week’s schedule.



    Princeton baseball has won back-to-back games by run-ruling CCD and Withrow respectively on April 24 and 25.  The Vikings host Sycamore before traveling to Clark on Friday to close out the week.


    Track & Field

    The PCMS Track and Field program hosted their first annual Princeton Junior High Invitational on Monday, April 24. The girls team scored 116 points to finish in second place. The boys team tallied 118 points to also place second overall. Complete results from the invitational are located at http://live.finishtiming.com/#/results/meet/20170122/score.


    Princeton closed out its regular season at Mason on Wednesday, April 27 before competing at the GMC Championships May 1 -2 ,at Oak Hills High School.

    Events not Sponsored or Endorsed by the 

    Princeton City School District

    Springdale Parks & Recreation 

    Springdale Community Center

    11999 Lawnview Avenue

    Springdale, OH  45246

    (513) 346-3910


    Youth Spring Sports:  Soccer, T-ball, Coach Pitch, Knothole Baseball, Softball.  Register Now! Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Presented by Springdale Parks & Recreation. 346-3910 or on our website at www.springdale.org/goplay.


    Springdale Parks & Recreation Press Release

    Springdale Community Center

    11999 Lawnview Avenue          

    Springdale, OH  45246

    (513) 346-3910


    Line Dancing is a great way to have fun and exercise all at the same time. If you can stand, walk, move left to right, and enjoy a variety of music, then this class is perfect for you. Singles and Couples are welcome. Wear comfortable soft-soled shoes and enjoy learning how to line dance. Call Barbara at 513-681-7118 or visit springdale.org/goplay for more information.

    Enews is a weekly newsletter with information about what's coming up in the Princeton City School District. If you wish to receive enews via email click here.


    Many thanks to our corporate sponsors.  To visit their websites just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.


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