Week Ending: February 17, 2017
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The next regular meeting of the Princeton Board of Education is scheduled for March 13, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. When approved, the agendas and minutes of previous meetings are posted online. The link is: http://www.boarddocs.com/oh/prcsd/Board.nsf/Public.
Princeton Pride Gala "Around the World 2017"
Princeton Education Foundation (PEF) Gala
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sharonville Convention Center
Socializing/Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
Appetizers and Dinner
Silent Auction Bidding
Heads or Tails
Viking Gift Card Grab
Dancing to follow "Silent and Live Auctions"
Ticket prices 1/23/17-2/18/17 - $70.00 each or $600 per table of 10
Cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted forms of payment.
Online registration through www. princetoneducationfoundation.org.
Apples for Education: This will operate a lot like a giving tree. There will be apples that list different needs that we have received from schools in the district. Some needs are small and one Apple will cover it, but some needs are more expensive, so they'll be divided into multiple Apples. An example could be school supplies for Springdale Elementary School, books for Woodlawn Elementary School, funding to bring COSI to Sharonville Elementary School or new microscopes for the high school. This is what we mean when we say the Foundation "Stands in the Gap" to help our District keep the Princeton Advantage alive. Please look for the Apples near the Silent Auction. The Princeton Education Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation created to support excellence in our children's education in the Princeton City School district. The PEF funds programs and purchases over and above what the school district provides to maintain the Princeton Advantage. In addition, the PEF supports restoring, maintaining, and building Princeton Pride. For further information, please contact Cindy Halbauer Taylor, 513-675-5532 or e-mail email@example.com.
Charting the Life Course: Please join us as we welcome Celia Schloemer from the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC-UCEDD) to present this exciting new framework designed to help families of all abilities and at any age or stage of life develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. This workshop-styled presentation will provide families with take-home materials to continue the Charting the Life Course model as they develop their vision for a good life with their student.
When: March 15, 2017
Where: Princeton High School Viking Room
100 Viking Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
To register for child care and light dinner please contact
Janet Maine, Parent Mentor, Princeton City Schools 864-1112 or
Princeton Performing Arts Proudly Presents..
The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1
Curtain at 7:00 p.m.
Students and Seniors, $7.00
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.
Congratulations! A Coca-Cola Scholars Semifinalist from your school has advanced as a Regional Finalist in the 2016-2017 Coca-ColaScholars Program.
Only 250 students became Regional Finalists after the review of 1,914 Semifinalists, who were chosen from among nearly 86,000 applicants this year.
To view the student(s) selected, www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/blog/2017-coca-cola-scholar-regional-finalists/
Amanda Moores is a finalist for a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Sussex UK. Only eight students across the U.S. will be selected. Ms. Moores was:
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."
GLENDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/gle
Glendale PTA Scholarship: The Glendale Parent Teacher Association is proud to announce that we will be awarding a one-time $500 scholarship to a 2017 graduating senior of Princeton High School who was also a student of Glendale Elementary School. We are looking for students who not only have volunteered in the community and/or in the school, but who also have shown a steady work ethic and leadership in school.
We are excited to be able to help you reach your higher education goals. A review panel consisting of at least one PTA member, one staff member and the Glendale Elementary Principal will go over all the applications and make a determination. You will be notified of the panel’s decision by March 24, 2017.
The GPTA Scholarship Committee
Tech Night: We will be hosting “Tech Night” for our students and their families. Tech night will take place on March 7 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Students will be introduced to fun new educational resources. A light snack will be served. See you there!
TenMarks Madness: TenMarks Madness has officially begun here at Glendale! For the months of February and March, students have to complete three to six TenMarks assignments each week with a grade of 80 or above on assignments completed. Once students hit that goal their name will be entered in a grand drawing to receive a positive incentive from Dr. Fausnaugh!
March Empowerment: March Empowerment is a month long afterschool enrichment program. This program is offered to students in grades 3-5. Every Wednesday during the month of March students will be able to participate in one out of five empowerment classes. In addition, students will receive a light snack and transportation will be provided. We have partnered up with our Princeton and Glendale communities to help usher this program. This will be a great opportunity for the students to learn new skills that they utilize beyond the classroom. The classes offered will be:
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.
Cosi on Wheels: Cosi on wheels was a huge success! Our students thoroughly enjoyed learning about the various body systems, food groups, and so much more! Thank you to the Cosi representatives, PHS student volunteers, Glendale parents and PTA for setting up and ushering this wonderful learning experience.
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.
Box Top competition will start January 30, 2016- February 24, 2017. There will be a special prize for students who bring 25 Box Tops in.
Tutoring: On February 7 we will begin after-school tutoring. Tutoring will take place on Tuesdays and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Glendale students in grades 2-5 will participate in reading tutoring, while students in grades 3-5 will participate in math tutoring. This will begin on February 7.
Getting Along Together (GAT) Happy New Year and welcome back! This semester we will start 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 from8:30-9:30 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.
Congratulations Glendale Students! Glendale students worked extremely hard during the first semester! Here are just a few student performance celebrations from the first half of the year.
Average TenMarks assignment score: 82% building-wide
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Data:
56% of students met Winter projected growth in math (up 6% from last year)
71% of students met Winter projected growth in reading (up 19% from last year)
The number of positive office referrals is more than five times the number of discipline referrals.
We are confident that 2017 will be as great as 2016! Thank you for working with your Little Vikes at home to support the instruction taking place at school. -Dr. Fausnaugh
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.
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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
January 30-Feb 24-Box top competition
February 1-March 31-TenMarks Madness
February 20-Presidents Day-No School
HERITAGE HILL ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/her
Senior Citizens Breakfast: Friday, February 17, Heritage Hill Elementary has invited the Springdale Senior Citizens to the school from 8:00-10:00 a.m. for breakfast. Our third grade students will sing for our guests to enjoy. If you know someone who would enjoy attending please contact the office for more details.
5th Grade: Friday, February 17 our 5th grade students will be performing for Macy's Artswave Kick off event. We are excited to be involved in this event. Our Macy's sponsor has been a fantastic asset to our school and we are extremely appreciative for all that they do for our school and students.
Chili's Give Back Program: Don't forget the Chili's Restaurant on Kemper Road in Tri-County is still giving our PTO 15% of the purchase. This is a great incentive for our PTO. This opportunity will run through March 16.
Save the Date: Family Literacy and Math Night is coming up on March 2, at 5:30 p.m. Please send in your RSVP so we know how much food to prepare. We can't wait to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with you and your family!
5th Grade Field Trip: Our 5th graders will be going to Camp Joy on March 3. They will explore two topics: Wetland Ecology and Predator and Prey.
Wetland Ecology: Students will be equipped with nets and identification sheets to explore the inhabitants of our pond or creek. Concepts include water cycle, food chains, watersheds, communities and animal adaptations.
Predator and Prey: Students and adults will take on the roles of different types of animals, food, water, disease and immerse themselves in the game of life. This is an interactive food-web based game.
Be on the look-out because information has gone home! Parents: Please fill out the permission slip and return it back to school as soon as possible! Thank you!
Black History Month: Heritage Hill is beginning the Black History Month Family Contest beginning February 1-28. The families will be working together to create a project to display at the school on the knowledge and importance of the contributions of African Americans. There will be prizes awarded to the students who complete the contest. Families, be on the lookout for more information coming home.
February 20- No School President’s Day
February 24- Parent Round Table
March 2- Dr. Seuss Birthday Literacy Night 6 p.m.
March 6-7-8- Spirit Week- Do Your Best on the Test
March 12- 4th Music Program for Festival of Arts
March 17- Quarterly Rewards Party
March 24- Parent Round Table 9 a.m.
LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/lin
Gold Star Attendance: Last week's winner of The Gold Medal Attendance Challenge was 4th grade! 5th grade was in second place. 3rd grade was in 3rd place. The goal for this week is to have all grade levels with 90% or higher!
3rd Grade Coffee Club: Friday, February 17, 3rd grade parents were invited to the school to discuss the importance of attendance. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the school’s attendance officer.
I Continue to Dream: Join us on February 28, at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate African-Americans throughout the decades. Performances will include a look at African-American accomplishments throughout the history.
Scholastic Book Fair: The book fair will be in March. Please be on the lookout for information to be coming home soon.
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 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. Our lost and found is starting to accumulate winter coats, hats, sweaters, etc.
Feb 20 - School Closed - President's Day
Feb 23 – Children’s Theater “The Ugly Duckling”
Feb 28 – Black History Program @ 2 p.m.
SHARONVILLE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/sha
Pennies for Patients Update: Last week, students and staff participated in Freezy Friday at lunch. The ice cream sandwich sale raised $263 for our school to add to our "Pennies for Patients" donation. Thank you to the Student Council members for giving up their recess time to assist with the fundraiser. Way to go, Sharonville!
Student’s of the Month: Kaelynn Commodore, Addison Parrett, Phoenix Janson, Ali Secik, Isaiah Fishel, Colson Wolf, Vrishank Erukulla, Wilber Bravo-Perez, Ashley Morales Perez, Sheili Ortiz Ramirez, Siri Kotha, Drew Fishel, Katrina Coffey, Robert Carroll, Drea’Von Andrews, Erika Vega Lopez, Michaela Fishel, Jonathan Richards, and Elizabeth Ehlerding.
Cooperative Challenge: Our school-wide cooperative challenge for the next two weeks will be a team cooperation goal of "Explain Your Ideas and Tell Why." Students can be awarded golden tickets throughout the day for being caught explaining their thinking.
CONGRATULATIONS! Our First Grade team applied for a grant through the Princeton Education Foundation. The Foundation has approved the First Grade’s grant request for 75 sets of individual headphones. Our hope is that this grant will benefit many students for many years to come.
Box Tops for Education Winter Class Contest: 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, February 24. 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, February 24. 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 $261 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!
Pennies for Patients: During the month of February, Sharonville will be joining 29,000 schools nationwide in the fight against blood cancer. For the next few weeks, we will be helping people who are sick with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Students should have come home with boxes this week to collect their spare change at home. Then we encourage all of the students to bring in their spare change and any donations they want to make to their classroom boxes. We will also be having some spirit days to help raise money. More information will come home before each of the following events.
-February 23 - Crazy Hair Day
-February 21 - 28 - Friendship Tattoo Grams
The class that collects the most money will be treated to an ice cream sundae party!
Please Save the Date: Friday, March 31 will be our annual Fun Festival at Sharonville Elementary from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will need many volunteers for this event to be a success. Watch for a future flyer to come home, requesting volunteers to run games, set up, and clean up. We have some new and exciting things planned for Fun Festival, and we look forward to seeing you there!
The Math Maniac Show: The Math Maniac will be visiting Sharonville Elementary on February 24. In his fast-paced, up-beat and highly visual Math-O-Magic demonstrations, the math maniac proves that learning math and magic go together naturally. This demonstration makes connections with fractions, percentages, probability, place value, operations, money, measurement, patterns, and capacities. The students will be having so much fun, they won’t realize how much they are learning!
Camp Joy: All 5th grade students in Princeton are invited to participate in an all day field trip to Camp Joy. Our students will be going on Monday, March 27 with the students from Evendale and and Woodlawn. Permission slips were sent home last month. If you need a new one, please contact your child’s teacher. Busses will be taking students to camp in the morning around 9:30 a.m. and returning to school at 6:15 p.m. Your child will need a ride home at 6:15 p.m. Each child will also need to bring a lunch and drink in a disposable bad on that day. The 5th grade teachers will be discussing the activities with the students in the upcoming weeks. Please have money and paperwork in by February 22.
Black History Month Program: On Friday, February 3, Bright Star Touring Theatre, a national professional touring theatre company based in Asheville, NC, visited Sharonville Elementary School. Brandon C. Smith and Taylor Finch performed their acclaimed show Black History Hall of Fame. Sharonville students and staff were introduced to over a dozen groundbreakers and hall-of-famers that have largely contributed to shaping our nation’s past, present, and future. From Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison, students learned that it is important to stand up for equality and freedom.
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, www.princetonschools.net/Domain/14 “Our school, Newsletters." The February 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 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, there are many safety issues and concerns with students being at school prior to 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 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 : 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.
2/20 - No School
2/22 - PFO meeting
2/23 - Kindergarten Information Meeting
2/24 - Math Assembly
2/24 - 1st & 2nd Grade to the Aronoff for “Duffy Does Dr. Seuss”
2/27 - Spring Pictures
SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/spr
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.
Black History Month: Students have been answering trivia questions, decorating their classroom doors and participating in many other learning opportunities throughout the building in honor of Black History Month. We even had a Princeton alum, Ms. Shantel Thomas, come in and speak to the students about kindness and Black History Month!
Anti-Bully/Kindness Week: February 13-17 was Anti-Bully/Kindness Week at Springdale Elementary. This year the theme was “Love Works, Be Kind.” Homeroom classes did different activities focused on kindness all week. Students who were caught doing a kind deed earned a “loveworks” wristband. Be sure to ask your child how they got their wristband!
Fourth Grade News: Students in the 4th grade are learning all about weathering, and erosion in Mrs. Biddle's science class. They are researching different landforms that have been created by weathering and erosion. Students are using what they are learning and writing an informational essay on three landforms that interest them. It will be awesome to read all about what they have learned!
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 AM since supervision is unavailable. Dismissal is 3:45 PM. All absences should be reported to Springdale Elementary, call 864-2700.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
2/20 President’s Day (No School)
2/24 Spirit Day (Sports Theme)
3/8 End of Quarter (Late Start – 10:00)
3/9 Professional Development Day (No School for Students)
3/10 Conference Exchange Day (No School for Students)
STEWART ELEMENTARY- www.princetonschools.net/stewart
Mrs. Coggins Preschoolers are role-playing in the Post Office at the Dramatic Play center. We are learning how to "write" names on cards to friends and family, put cards in the mailbox, and "read" familiar names to deliver cards to loved ones. Our favorite song is "Skidamarink I Love You" as we "sign" and say, "I Love You" to our Friends.
Week 4 February 27- March 3: Meet your goals participating teachers will put up a goal poster and if class meets that goal the teacher does their "DARE" on that Friday.
What is a Penny War? You collect pennies--if you have silver change or paper money or checks in your box, it adds to your class total. You want your class to have the most money or the most pennies! Penny war winner receives a Chick-fil-A party. Grand total winner receives the Olive Garden party. Other class parties will be: popcorn, ice cream and pizza!
Student Council presented the inspirational message at a well attended board meeting on Monday, February 13. The students sang, and gave an in site to the heritage of our students and the countries they come from. We also had 2 guest speakers, Jenny Diaz (4G Brooksbank) and Yoseline Vicente (5th grade Green) who won the I Have a Dream essay contest.
PTA Thank yous! A special thank you goes out to the hard working volunteers that decorated, set up, donated food and cleaned up the conference night dinners! Another huge thanks goes out to all the volunteers for the book fair! It is amazing what our volunteers are doing at Stewart! You are all greatly appreciated!
Stewart Book Fair a Huge Success! We held our 2nd book fair of the year from February 2-10 so that families could shop during our conference evenings. This book fair was just as successful as the one held in the fall. We were able to fulfill all of the teacher's wish lists and still purchase $2,000 worth of new books for the library. Thank you to the students and families for your support! Let's read s'more books!
Did you Know about the Viking School Based Health Centers? This partnership between The HealthCare Connection, 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. Several jackets and sweatshirts are in the lost and found and will be needed in this cold 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 www.kroger.com/. Our organization number is: 80609. Contact Wendy at email@example.com 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 FaceBook page? 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.
Pasta 4 Pennies Week 3- Teacher Dance Off
February 20 No School
February 24 PopCorn Friday
February 24 International Festival
Pasta 4 Pennies Week 4- Goal Week
Save the Dates:
3/19/17 Festival of the Arts
3/23/17 2nd Grade Program, 7 p.m.
WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/woodlawn
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.
Change of Weather: The weather is beginning to change. Parents please be sure to have your children dressed appropriately and according to the weather.
Pick up/Drop off: Parents who will be picking up or dropping off your child, please be sure to use the drop-off/pick-up area in the back parking lot.
Volunteers: We need you to make our reading program successful! Whether you have twenty minutes or can stay during 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.
20-No School Presidents Day
23-Prek-k Open House 6:30 p.m.
27-Cincinnati Zoo Assembly
28- Literacy Night 6:30 p.m.
8 Math Night 6:30 p.m.
9 Professional Development/No Students
10 Conference Exchange Day
PRINCETON COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL - www.princetonschools.net/pcm
From the Counselors: If you intend for your student to be in College Credit Plus, please submit a Letter of Intent to your student's school counselor on or before March 31, 2017. If you need the letter you can have your student ask one of us for one. Please call if there are any questions.
Mr Bradley's Gateway to Technology Classes: Students were challenged in his S.T.E.M. to brainstorm, sketch, design, create a Wind turbine rotor blade that would perform work, lifting at least 5 washers weighing 75 grams. If their design could do that, they were in the contest to see how many washers their design could lift. The team of Marie Nzale, Alexis Hamilton, and Jaidyn Wrenn lifted 15 washers, more than any within all of his classes.
PCMS Music: On February 16, Dr. Shelley Jagow, Associate Professor of Music at Wright State University met with 50 Princeton clarinet players in grades 6-12 to teach the students about reed care, mouthpieces, and tone quality.
Former Viking Recognized: Former PCMS student monitor and varsity assistant football coach, Darryn Chenault, was recognized on February 1, 2017, by the Hamilton County American Legion as the Law Officer of the Year. He is the first African-American officer to receive this honor. Darryn is currently a Park Ranger for the Hamilton County Parks. Several PCMS staff remember Darryn's and his mother's (Sylvia Chenault) many years of service to the middle school and Princeton.
Student of the Week: Cameron Anderson, Iyannah Straughn, Kayla Parks, Elexis Brown, Timothy Paul, Emaewet Joshua, Nakeya Doughman, and Nelly Guerrero Martinez. Staff Member of the Week: Mrs. Janet Davenport
Art Club: The Art Club meets every Thursday through March 9, in Mr. Bargo's room, 2552
2/20 - President's Day - No School
3/2 PCMS Choir Concert 7 p.m.
3/7 - 3/12 Jazz Trip to NYC
3/8 - End of 3rd Quarter Late Start
3/9 - PD for Staff - No Students
3/10 - Conference Exchange Day No School
3/14 - PCMS Band Concert 7 p.m.
3/16 - PCMS Orchestra Concert 7 p.m.
3/19 - Festival of Arts Noon - 5 p.m.
3/20 - Report Cards Mailed Home
4/4 & 4/5 - Try It Night for Music 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
4/7 - Student Council Talent Show (During School)
4/10 - 4/17 - Spring Break (No School)
4/19 - Spring Conference Night 3:15 p.m. - 7 p.m.
5/12 - PCMS Spring Dance
PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL - www.princetonschools.net/phs
Congratulations to our students and staff of the week ending 2/10/2017:
Duo to represent Princeton at State Debate Championship~ For the third consecutive year the debate team of Seniors Briana Blair and Taylor Roberts are District Champions with a 6–0 record! Princeton’s 17th year debate team coach, Mr. Alan Bates said, “They will represent Princeton High School in the Ohio High School State Championships during the first week of March.” Briana and Taylor will be honored at the March 13 Princeton Board of Education meeting. Congratulation and good luck at the championships!
"Mrs. Rodak's Ceramics One Students: created a video based on a project they did in class. The video is based on “What home means to me.” Princeton's senior, Graham Baker, did all of the video editing. You can watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEepMQhHJU&feature=youtu.be.
Princeton High School College & Career Fair will be held in Viking Village on Wednesday, March 8, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Nearly 100 colleges and career representatives will be available to meet with parents and students of all ages to share materials and answer any questions you might have about post-secondary education and beyond. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Parents of Seniors: Princeton scholarship application packets will be available for pickup in the College & Career office beginning February 16. Packets will need to be returned in early March. Scholarship awards will be announced on Senior Awards night, May 10, 2017. If graduating students have not ordered their cap and gown, they should do so as soon as possible. The final cost including tax and shipping for the cap, gown and tassel package is $76.50. Parents or students can go online and order at www.graduateservice.com/. Select Princeton, and then Graduate Products to reach the order screen. Caps and gowns will be available for pickup at the parent graduation meetings in May. Senior parents/students should begin checking to 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.
Yearbooks will be on sale until April 30, 2017. The deadline for senior pictures for the yearbook was February 10. Yearbooks are $50.00 and can be ordered from yearbookforever.com/#.
The Senior timeline for activities will be mailed home again soon -- please watch for it as it will have valuable dates and information regarding the end of the year activities and graduation for seniors. For those seniors taking AP or IB exams during mandatory graduation activities, please note you are automatically excused in order to test.
Congratulations to the 80+ Princeton High School musicians who performed at the OMEA District 14 Solo and Ensemble Contest for ratings on Saturday, January 28, at Elder High School. Collectively, Princeton band, orchestra and choir musicians received one rating of "Good," 14 ratings of "Excellent," and 49 ratings of "Superior!"
Princeton Performing Arts Proudly Presents..
The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1
Curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Are available at the door
Students and Seniors, $7.00
Music Department Guest Teacher, Dr. Shelley Jagow, Associate Professor of Music at Wright State University will be giving a Clarinet Master Class to Princeton clarinet players in grades 6-12 on Thursday, February 16, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in Matthews Auditorium. She will be teaching our students about reed care, mouthpieces, and tone quality.
Varsity Softball tryouts will be the week of February 21 – 24. Any girls who are interested in playing should see Ms. Breitholle at the high school.
Spirit Wear shop in Viking Village will be open the following times for February 2017:
02/24/16 Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch hours
Princeton High School Cheerleaders sold Red Out 4 Heart t-shirts on Tuesday, February 14th at all basketball games. Princeton HS Key Club assisted with a bake sale. Show your support and help to build healthier lives free from heart disease!
All proceeds will go to The American Heart Association.
Princeton HS Key Club volunteered at Mathew 25 Ministries last Saturday, February 11. The group will also be volunteering Saturday, February 25, at Hands Against Hunger from 9 - noon. Princeton HS students are always encouraged to participate. If your high school student would like to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Dana Zinnecker (Advisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton High School is selling yearbooks for $50.00. You can purchase a yearbook online at 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.
Attention Seniors: PHS is selling Senior Ads to be included in the yearbook. Senior ads start at $40. We encourage all parents/guardians of seniors to purchase an ad. This is a time to create a personalized memory for your child. If you would like to purchase a Senior Ad please visit: yearbookforever.com/#.
From the NJROTC Department February 2017
The color guard presented the colors on 3 February with a 5 cadet color guard team.
All drill teams, air rifle, academic, and physical training teams will participate in the Pike, Indiana drill meet on 25 February hosted by Pike High School NJROTC. Teams are currently practicing and prepping for this upcoming meet.
The West Point Leadership seminar on 3 February 2017 was attended by Cadet Alex Ball, Cadet Ben Leonhardt and Mr. Charles Soule. Guest speaker was a local area Navy SEAL. Over 100 local high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area participated.
The Navy brief was conducted on 08 February by EM1 Kevin DeMay.
14 cadets participated in a local community service project on 4 February. Cadets boxed 31 boxes enabling over 5,000 meals for third world populations at the "Hands against Hunger" (Sharonville, Kemper Road) charity center.
PRINCETON DEPARTMENT OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC - www.vikenation.org
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The Princeton Athletic Department is off to a great start to the 2016-2017 school year. We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with ESP Media to bring our fans first class sports information. Please search "Princeton Athletics" in your iTunes or Google Play library and download our app.
Fans may purchase three options for athletic ticket passes for the school year.
Student Pass (K-12) - $25
Scarlet Pass (15 Admissions) - $75
Adult Pass (1 Cardholder) - $100
Please note: athletic passes are not valid for special event games and tournament events. These events will be advertised prior to the athletic contest. A replacement cost of $5.00 will be accessed for lost or damaged passes.
Free Admission with Your Special Older Adult Pass (S.O.A.P.)
Retired district residents age 62 and older are eligible to attend any district concerts and athletic events (excluding those for charitable purposes or Coffee House Theater) free of charge. S.O.A.P. passes can be picked up at our district office or the high school front office. Bearer must show evidence of being age 62 or older. For further information, please call 513.864.1500 or 513.864.1000.
Congratulations to our Vikings who signed their athletic scholarships on Wednesday, February 1, and were celebrated again on Thursday, February 2 in the HS Cafe.
Aaron Levy- Ohio University, Baseball
Vanessa Cappel- Ohio Dominican, Cross Country
Jamal Hines- University of Toledo, Football
Lovell Gilbert - Ohio Dominican, Football
RayQuon Robinson - Ohio Dominican, Football
Solomon Reed - Ohio Dominican, Football
Terrence Smith - University of Findlay, Football
Anthony Rodgers - Ashland University, Football
Samson Hairston - Ashland University, Football
Tahj Martin - College of Mount St. Joseph, Football
Michael Francis - College of Mount St. Joseph, Football
Martell Mattress - College of Mount St. Joseph, Football
Freddie Price - College of Mount St. Joseph, Football
Jared Foster - Ohio Northern University University, Golf
Sierra Moss - Florida International University, Soccer
Damon Foster - Ohio Christian College, Tennis
Olivia Lohmeier - Morehead State, Volleyball
High School Athletics
The Academic Quiz Team participated at the GMC Tournament on Saturday, February 4 at Hamilton High School. The Vikings finished 2-2 during competition.
The women’s bowling team defeated Lakota West 2145-1740 on Thursday, February 9, at Gilmore Lanes. Mikayla Carpenter knocked down 359 total pins to finish with an average of 179.5. Amanda Atha finished the afternoon with a 160 average.
The men’s bowling team defeated Lakota West 2504-2349 on Thursday, February 9, at Gilmore Lanes. Brett Simmons knocked down 470 total pins to lead the team. Mason Black knocked down 352 pins and Andrew Emerson finished the day by knocking 349 total pins down.
The women’s basketball team defeated Hamilton 69-58 on Saturday, February 11. Princeton finishes third in the league standings with a 15-7 overall record, and 11-5 record in the conference.
Princeton received the number 7 seed in the SW District Tournament, and will play the Loveland Tigers on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. The game will be played at Lakota East High School.
The men’s basketball team dropped a pair of conference games during last week’s competition. The Vikings lost to Oak Hills 51-34 and Mason 50-44 to drop their overall record to 12-9. Princeton travels to Hamilton High School for their regular season finale.
Princeton will begin its tournament schedule on Thursday, February 25th against Turpin at Hamilton High School. The two teams will tip-off at 8:00pm. Pre-sale tickets are available in the Athletic Office from 9am-3pm for $6.
The wrestling team competed at the GMC Tournament on Saturday, February 4, at Lakota East High School. Junior Jovan Fuqua picked up his 100th win on the season, and finished third overall at the 120 pound weight class. Collin Houston and Kevin Mason placed fourth overall in the 138 and 285 weight class respectively.
Middle School Athletics
Congratulations to Bryce Williams, Jaison Miller, and Thomas Boyd on advancing to the junior high state wrestling tournament.
Congratulations to Coach Steve Watson and the 8th grade boys basketball team on finishing runners-up in the league tournament on Saturday, February 11.
Softball tryouts will begin Tuesday, February 21 after school in the middle school gym.
There will be a boys tennis meeting after school for any 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out this Spring on Thursday, February 23 in the MS Cafe. Bus passes will be provided.
Events not Sponsored or Endorsed by the
Princeton City School District
Springdale Parks & Recreation
Springdale Community Center
11999 Lawnview Avenue
Springdale, OH 45246
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
Springdale Community Center
11999 Lawnview Avenue
Springdale, OH 45246
Springdale Parks & Recreation will host a Bunco Game on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Springdale Community Center 11999 Lawnview Ave. This is a free afternoon of fun and camaraderie with other Bunco enthusiasts. Beginners welcome, easy game to learn and enjoy.
Many thanks to our corporate sponsors. To visit their websites just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.