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    Week Ending: March 24, 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 April 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at Princeton Administration Center. 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 Performing Arts Proudly Presents.

    The Wizard of Oz
    Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1
    Matthews Auditorium
    Curtain at 7:00 p.m.
    Adults, $10.00
    Students and Seniors, $7.00
    Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.matthewsauditorium.com/.
    Audience members are invited to help Glinda the Good Witch!  
    The Princeton Music Boosters are selling Magic Wands before the show and at intermission for $5.00.
    If you want to send your favorite cast, crew, or orchestra member a Star Gram, the Princeton Music Boosters will also be selling them before the show and at intermission.
    Attention all 5th Graders!  It's time to sign up for band, orchestra, and choir at PCMS for 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.  The best way to choose your instrument is to come to a Try-It and Sign-Up NIght which takes place April 4 and April 5, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Princeton Community Middle School Cafeteria, 200 Viking Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. At this event students are able to try instruments, choose an instrument, sign up for band, orchestra and choir, and even reserve their instrument through a local music store!  Please contact Kristen Brown, Music 6-12 Department Head, at krbrown@vikingmail.org with any questions.


    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

    "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions"
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    EVENDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/evendale

    Thank you to the Evendale PTA for your support!  Fun Fest was a great success; thank you for all your hard work!  Thank you to everyone that came to support Evendale--a great time was had by all.

    * Grade Highlights*

    Here is what Kindergarten is up to...we continue to learn about Spring in kindergarten.  Right now, we're focusing on what seeds need to grow (soil, sun, water, and care) and the different parts/jobs of plants.  We did an experiment with seeds in a baggy- they have water and sunlight, and students made predictions about what they think will happen.  We will continue to observe them throughout the week.  Also, throughout this week, we will talk about different crops and foods that come from farms.  In math, we are working on subtraction.

    Here is what's happening in 2nd grade....in Social Studies, students are about to embark on a journey to learn about themselves and others through the study of biographies.  During this time, students will interview their classmates and create a biography of them.  Proceeding that activity, students will begin studying about the life of someone well known in the science and art world.  Stay tuned and get ready to learn something new.


    *Upcoming Dates:
    March 27- 5th grade will be going to Camp Joy
    April 7- Steve Chabot will be visiting 3rd, 4th and 5th grade


    Congratulations to Mrs. McAfee and Mr. Bill for being teacher and support staff of the year for Evendale!  Thank you for all your hard work!

    GLENDALE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/glendale

    Glendale Happenings


    March 2017


    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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    March Empowerment:  March Empowerment afterschool enrichment program has officially begun here at Glendale. Our participating students are thoroughly enjoying themselves and are taking full advantage of the new concepts they are learning! Thank you Mrs. Brown for pioneering a wonderful and beneficial program for our students.  Also, Thank you to all our partners from the Princeton and Glendale communities for volunteering and ushering this program!  


    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.


    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.  


    Getting Along Together (GAT)  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 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 Pickup and Dismissal:  If you plan to park your vehicle during drop off or pickup 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

    February 1-March 31-TenMarks Madness

    March 1- March 29- March Empowerment

    April 10-17- Spring Break

    April 27 - First and Second Grade Spring Program @ 6 p.m.

    HERITAGE HILL ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/heritagehill

    McTeacher Night:  Wednesday, March 29 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Please come out and support Heritage Hill Elementary School and eat dinner with your very own teacher at McDonalds.  The Heritage Hill staff will be working at McDonald's on this night so come out and watch your teachers make some french fries for you!


    Ohio State Testing begins March 28.  Please be sure to have your child at school on the designated testing days based on your child's grade level.  We look forward to moving into testing season and seeing how much are students have achieved and excelled this school year.

    March 28-29-3rd grade Reading

    March 30-31-4th and 5th grade Reading

    April 3-4-3rd grade Math

    Apri 5-6-4th and 5th grade Math

    Spring Break -April 10-17

    April 19-20-4th grade Social Studies

    April 19- 20--5th grade Science


    In the event your child is absent on one of the test days there are built in make up days so that all of our students will have completed the tests. 


    Hooray:  Hats off to Miss Babel for a fabulous art show representing Heritage Hill at the 59th Annual Festival of the Arts at Princeton High School! 


    Music:  This week our 5th grade students are learning all about their options for music in 6th grade at Princeton Community Middle School.  We attended a concert by the middle school bands and orchestras and hosted a question and answer session with the middle school music teachers during specials. Students are STRONGLY encouraged to begin an instrument in 6th grade!!! More information will be coming home to you regarding band, orchestra and choir options at the middle school in the mail soon!  Try It and Sign Up Nights will be held on April 4 and 5 in the Princeton Community Middle School Cafeteria from 6:00-8:00.  This is a time for your child to try playing 3 instruments they best like the sound of and see what a good instrument fit is for them. Contact Ms. Ard at 864-1460 with any questions.


    Congratulations:  Yeison Cruz, Nancy Lopez, Rosalina Garcia, and Brittoni Robinson recieved Viking Spirit Awards for their art work that was displayed at the Festival of the Arts. 


    Upcoming Dates:

    March 24- Principal Roundtable

    March 29-McTeacher Night 5-7pm

    March 31- Heritage Hill Hero Celebration

    April 3-6- OST Testing

    April 7- Lifetouch Spring Pictures

    April 10-17- No School- Spring Break

    April 18-20- OST Testing

    April 21-Interim Reports

    April 21-Parent Roundtable

    April 28-2nd grade Arbor Day Program

    April 28-Heritage Hill Hero Celebration

    LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/lincolnheights

    Gold Medal Attendance Challenge:  Last week’s rankings are 4th grade  grade with 88%, 5th grade followed with 84% and third place was 3rd grade with 80%.   Next week’s goal is for each class to have perfect attendance at least once during the week.  Winning grade level gets popcorn at lunch.  Grades above 90% will receive a special treat!


    Lincoln Heights Spring Concert:  On March 30 our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students will have their annual spring concert.  This year students will perform selections from Annie.


    Testing Information:  The AIR ELA Assessment will run from March 28-31 for grades 3-5.  The AIR Math Assessment for grades 3-5 will run from April 3 -7, AIR Social Studies Assessment for 4th grade will be April 19 & 20 and AIR Science Assessment for 5th grade will also run April 19 & 20.  All of our assessments are in the morning.  It is important to make sure your child(ren) come to school on time and are ready to show that they know.  During this time, perfect attendance and no tardies are highly encouraged to allow your child to test in their regular classroom setting.  There will be attendance incentives during this time.  We are proud of all our students and are excited to cheer them on to show what they know!


    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


    Scholastic Book Fair:  The book fair will be in March 24-31.  Students will visit the book fair during school hours next week.  Please check with your child’s teacher to see when they will visit the book fair. 


    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.  Our lost and found is starting to accumulate winter coats, hats, sweaters, etc. 


    Upcoming Events

    March 28 - 3rd grade ELA Part 1

    March 29 - 3rd grade ELA Part 2

    March 30 – 1st – 3rd grade Spring Concert

    March 30 - 4th grade and 5th grade ELA Part 1

    March 31 - 4th grade and 5th grade ELA Part 2

    April 3 – 3rd grade Math Part 1

    April 4 – 3rd grade Math Part 2

    April 5 – 4th and 5th grade Math Part 1

    April 6 – 4th and 5th grade Math Part 2

    SHARONVILLE ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/sharonville

    Bids for Kids:  Our annual fundraiser "Bids for Kids" is back! We've added a silent auction to this event, with six items valued between $85-$100.  Pictures are posted on our Sharonville Elementary PFO Facebook page.  Bidding opens Monday, with the starting bid $50 for each item.  Bidding will close at our Fun Festival on Friday, March 31.  Experiences like "Librarian for the Day" and "Principal for the Morning" and other smaller items will be raffled.  Look for details on our Sharonville Elementary PFO Facebook page. Raffle tickets go on sale Monday for $1 each, 6 for $5, and 12 for $10.  All raffle drawings will take place at our Fun Festival on Friday, March 31.  Please contact PFO President, Amy Goohs-Hardman at agoohs-hardman@cinci.rr.com if you'd like to place a bid or buy raffle tickets.


    Festival of Arts:  The 4th grade All-Sing was just one of many great performances at the Festival of Arts this year!  Thanks to Dr. Jackson and Mrs. Holliday for all the time they put into this annual Princeton event!  It is very exciting that these Sharonville students received an award ribbon for their artwork:

    Matthew's Chuck Close Grid Drawing of a Shark (5th Grade - McCrory)

    Jonathan's Victorian Home Drawing (5th Grade-Patt)

    Gabe's Chinese Landscape (4th Grade-Federle)

    Addi's Paper Mache Elephant (2nd Grade-Turner) 


    5th Grade Fun:  On March 20, all of the 5th graders in the district visited Matthews Auditorium to hear performances from the PCMS Concert Band and Concert Orchestra.  The next step is to choose one of the following evenings to attend Try It Night: April 4 or April 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the PCMS cafeteria. 


    PFO Meeting Information:  PCMS Principal, Mr. Ali Moore, will be our guest speaker at our March PFO meeting on Wednesday, 3/29, at 6:30 p.m.  Mr. Moore will address helpful tips on the transition to middle school.  PHS Key Club will provide childcare. We hope you can attend!


    Fun Festival: 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.  We have some new and exciting things planned for Fun Festival, and we look forward to seeing you there!


    From the Nurse:  We are seeing a rise in students coming to the clinic with stomach aches.  If your child complains of not feeling well before school or having a fever, please keep them home to prevent the spread of illness.  In addition, please make sure the school has updated phone numbers to reach you.


    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 this Monday, March 27 with the students from Evendale and Woodlawn.  Busses will be taking students to camp in the morning around 9:30a.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 a drink in a disposable bag on that day.  Please make sure to check the weather and have your child dress appropriately.  


    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 explaining 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 later after school has been dismissed, we encourage you to notify the school, as well as possibly contracting 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 operates from 7:00a.m.-9:00a.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:

    3/27 - Camp Joy for 5th Grade, 9:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.

    3/29 - PFO Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

    3/31 - Fun Festival, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    4/10-4/17 - Spring Break

    4/18 - Return from Spring Break

    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.


    Save the Date:  Springdale Family Night is April 27th.  This year’s theme in “Gearing Up for Summer!”


    Student Council News:  A group of Student Council members gave the inspirational message at the March board meeting. The theme of their message was "Springdale Gives Back."  They also gave board members random acts of kindness cards, Loveworks bracelets and a sweet treat. They did an awesome job!


    Fifth Grade Field Trip:  On Friday, March 24, fifth graders went on a field trip to the Cincinnati Observatory as part of their science curriculum.


    First Grade/Kindergarten Concert:  Please come to the Kindergarten(All Day)/First Grade Concert on Thursday, April 20! During this performance the students will be singing songs and acting out stories they have learned in music class while demonstrating some of the musical skills and techniques they have learned this year.  The concert will be held on the Springdale Elementary stage at 7:00 p.m. immediately following the 6:30 PTA meeting.  Student attire for the concert is dress casual in any colors.  The concert is free and all are welcome!  It’s sure to be a great performance you won’t want to miss!  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McGee at 513-864-2760 or at lmcgee@vikingmail.org.


    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.  I have sent notices 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.


    Army Troop Donations:  Another care package is being sent to our adopted army troop, the Iron Rakassans, next week.  They will be in Afghanistan for four more months.  Please keep them in your thoughts!


    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:

    3/24 – 5th grade field trip (Observatory)

    3/27 – Chorale (4:00-5:00)

    3/29 – Running Club (4:00-5:15)

    STEWART ELEMENTARY - www.princetonschools.net/stewart

    Mrs. Ross' Preschool students have had a lot of fun learning about addresses and maps as a part of their transportation unit.  

    Third Grade News:  Third graders had their quarterly garage sale on Friday.  They earn third grade dollars for jobs, good behavior, good test scores, etc. all quarter.  Then they bring in items from home that they no longer play with to sell to their classmates.  They learn how to price their items for sale, making decisions about how to spend their money and if they want to save any of their money for next quarter's sale.  These are economics lessons in real life.


    Viking Youth Cheerleading and Football:  Want to play football and cheer for Princeton?  We are training our future Vikings!  Look for registration information to come home in Thursday folders.  Join the back to back 3 time Super Bowl Championship teams today!  Early registration discounts, board approved and all coaches are USA Football Heads Up Safety Certified!  Visit the website to sign up today: http://www.vikingsyouthathletics.org/


    Viking Value Store will be open for shopping from March 27-31 during the regular library schedule.  Students will shop for items with the viking values they have received this quarter.  Items range from school supplies, trinkets, backpacks, games, books and craft items.  Help your student collect and count their viking values so they know how much they have to spend.  We are always taking donations for the store.  If you are interested in helping with the shop, please contact Mrs. Jones in the library: 864-2850 or email: tjones@vikingmail.org.


    March Is a Month of Testing:  Each school year, we have to take several tests so that we can place students into the right levels for classes.  It is very important that your student is getting enough sleep and eating a healthy breakfast and lunch each day.  Several teachers put out information on practice testing sites that can help your student prepare for the state tests. Congratulations to all the students who have been participating in the testing days- everyone has been doing an excellent job!

    Remaining Testing Dates for March:


    3/28-3rd grade ELA Part 1 and 5th grade ELA Part 1

    3/29-3rd grade ELA Part 2 and 5th grade ELA Part 2

    3/30-4th grade ELA Part 1

    3/31-4th grade ELA Part 2


    Festival of the Arts:  Congratulations to a job well done by the entire music and art staff for another amazing year!  A special thank you goes out to the 4th grade families for participation in the All Sing!  Thank you to everyone that attended and assisted to make this event a huge success!


    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 will be going home soon.  You can pre order your TEAM STEWART relay t-shirt next week.   Look for more information to come 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 informaion from our website: http://www.princetonschools.net/Domain/16.

    PTA Update:  Our next meeting will be on a Tuesday!  We want to support our families that attend the Opening Day celebrations so we have moved the meeting date.  Please join us on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Stewart Elementary.  Baby sitting will be provided by the Princeton High School Key Club.

    Stewart Elementary PTA Scholarship Essay Contest Essay Question:  How has your education experience contributed to who you are today?  Scholarship Amount: $500.00.  Requirements: The Princeton High School senior needs to have attended Stewart Elementary for 3 years or more.  *Please include first and last name and the best way to reach you - phone number or e-mail address.  Essay deadline: It is due on or before Friday, April 28.  Essay submission: Essay can be submitted one of three ways:  Sent to Stewart Elementary Attention: Janell Bauer: 11850 Conrey Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249, E-mail to jbauer@vikingmail.org, or hand delivered to the Stewart Elementary front office-Attention: Janell Bauer.  The winner will be notified the first week of May.  We would love for the winner to receive the award and read their essay at the 5th grade graduation on May 18, at Stewart Elementary. 


    March and April Are Busy Months for Testing!  Make sure you check with your student's teacher about their schedules. MAP testing will run March 13-27 Math and Reading for Gra des 1-5.  AimsWeb assessment for Kindergarten will go from March 20-27.  The AIR ELA Assessment will run from March 28-31 for grades 3-5.  The AIR Math Assessment for grades 3-5 will run from April 3 -7, AIR Social Studies Assessment for 4th grade will be April 19 & 20 and AIR Science Assessment for 5th grade will also run April 19 & 20.  Make sure your students are getting a good nights rest and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning.


    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.  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 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 Thursdayfolders.  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

    March 23-2nd Grade Music Program 7:00 p.m.

    March 27-31 Viking Value Store durning library times

    April 4-PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

    April 7-3-D Movie Party reward for magazine sale

    April 10-17 Spring Break

    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 constantly changing so, parents please be sure to have your children dressed appropriately and according to the weather.  


    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 currently 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-Report Cards

    27-5th grade to Camp Joy

    28-Primary Music Program  6:30 p.m.


    April at a Glance
    10-17-Spring Break

    24-PFO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

    26-Report cards


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

    The “A.I.R.” Assessment:   A reminder that our school wide AIR testing will be coming up the end of March and most of April, and for scheduling purposes we wanted to communicate the exact dates and time to all of our families. On testing days we will use the “2-hour Delay Schedule.” The day will still begin as usual at 8:08 a.m., but after breakfast and morning announcements, students will report to their testing sites and promptly begin testing with a scheduled end time of approximately 10:10 am.  At that time students will be dismissed to move to Bell 1.  Please note that lunch bells will also be adjusted on testing days.

    The first step in ensuring our students have the best testing conditions for the greatest success is to ensure they are here every day, and on time.  Students arriving after testing begins will be unable to test and will be rescheduled for a make-up date. These students will be held in the cafeteria for the rest of the testing period.   In addition, to ensure we do not disturb the classroom while testing is in progress, we will be unable to call for early release or other appointments that require students to leave before the 10:10 a.m. ending time.  If you see a conflict with the following dates and times, please try to reschedule appointments or activities for another day.  Other proven test strategies to help students be prepared for testing are to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, bring several pencils; AND BE ON TIME!  Students will be testing on computers, but using pencil and paper to problem solve or for notes. There will be no cell phone usage during testing, and students are expected to turn off phones and place them in their book bag, or in another secure location.  Student tests can be invalidated if they have personal electronics out during the test.

    March 28 and 29  – Grades 6, 7 8 Language Arts
    April 3 and 4 – Grades 6, 7, 8 Math
    April 20 – Grades 6 and 8 Social Studies

    It is extremely important that our students have a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time during testing.  We are also asking that parents avoid early pickups during the morning hours.

    8th Grade Honors Art:  The PCMS Art department announces that it's applications for 8th grade Honors Art is available now.  Forms for 2017-18 are available in the Student Center, from any PCMS Art Teacher, or you may request one on line.  To request an on-line form (you will need to be able to print it out), contact lbecker@vikingmail.org.


    Summer Intervention Camp “5th Quarter:"  The dates are June 5 thru June 30.   Princeton students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in the fall of 2017 are invited to attend.  The camp will be held here at the middle school.  For your convenience, I have attached a flyer and application to this email.  To reserve your child’s spot, you will need to provide a $25 deposit in the form of a check or money order made out to Princeton City Schools.   Cash will not be accepted.  This is a great opportunity to give our students a boost for the upcoming school year!

    Art Club:  The "Frida Kahlo" group will meet Thursday, March 30, Tuesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 6.  As always, we meet after school in Mr. Bargo's room 2552.

    Festival of the Arts:  Thank you to everyone who made the Festival of the Arts a success!  We were so happy to see students and families alike.  Many were amazed at the skill PCMS artists displayed.  Congratulations to the following students who received a Viking Spirit Award for their artwork:

    Ashley Boyd
    Ema Carter
    Kaiya Carter
    Naomi Fait
    Rachel Hammonds
    Michael Lichtenberg
    Joey Lin (2 Viking Spirit Awards!)
    Ashley Lopez
    Mariah May
    Abner Morales
    Scarlett Pommering
    James Randolph
    James Thompson


    "Given Away"
    If you didn't get a chance to see the play production "Given Away" that our students performed.  Well it's finally available for you to view.  The play has been uploaded on YouTube.  Below are two links from both nights.  So tell everyone you know to check out this awesome production that our talented students of PCMS displayed in this amazing performance.  Its "Given Away!" 
    Opening Night
    2nd Night

    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 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 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


    March is Music In Our Schools Month!  
    Princeton PCMS and PHS are celebrating by highlighting music events each school day for the month of March!                  
    March 27 WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Music Prompt in all music classes grades 6-12
    March 28 Watch Youtube video: How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain-Anita Collins
    March 29 Wizard of Oz Promotional Video shared in music classes
    March 30 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors, $10 adults
    March 31 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors, $10 adults
    April 1 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,”     7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors,
    $10 adults

    If you signed up for your FREE Energy Kit through the My Energy Kit Challenge, thank you! We reached the 100 sign-up challenge and won $250—and we want to keep going. For every additional 100 sign-ups we get, we’ll win another $250.  And if by May 31, we have the most kit sign-ups, we’ll win the grand prize of $2,500!  Please help us out by signing up for your FREE Energy Kit and crediting our school. Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.  Thank you!

    Please note: Duke Energy provides one free kit per household every 36 months. If you’ve received a FREE kit before, you might be able get another one. Even if you can’t yet get another kit, your sign-up will still help our school!

    Student & Staff of the Week

    Students: Wesley Powers, Logan Cook, Keyla Morales-Meija, Yazmin Kitchen, Nicole Williamson, Rylee "Roo" Meyer, AzAmir Hyde, Keira Grause
    Staff: Mr. Kyle Phillips

    Important Dates

    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 3/17/2017:

    Maria Aven - Science
    Ben Schlager – Social Studies
    Kaywalani Perez - Math
    Jibril Hill - Phys Ed/ Health
    Leyla Custard - Art
    Dontae Mosley – Foreign Language
    Erineo Escalante- ESOL
    Assane Sawadogo - NJROTC
    Ivana Johnson- Ruff – Tech Ed
    Chantol Hemans - Music
    Mrs. Tracey Daniels, ASL Teacher


    Princeton Performing Arts Proudly Presents…

    The Wizard of Oz

    Thursday, March 30, Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1

    Matthews Auditorium

    Curtain goes up at 7:00 p.m.


    Adults, $10.00

    Students and Seniors, $7.00



    March is Music In Our Schools Month!  Princeton PCMS and PHS are celebrating by highlighting music events each school day for the month of March!                  


    March 27 WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum) Music Prompt in all music classes grades 6-12

    March 28 Watch Youtube video: How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain-Anita Collins

    March 29 Wizard of Oz Promotional Video shared in music classes

    March 30 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors, $10 adults

    March 31 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors, $10 adults

    April 1 PHS Spring Musical “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:00 p.m., Matthews Auditorium.  Tickets $7 students/seniors, $10 adults


    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.


    Parents of Seniors:  Princeton scholarship application packets are now available for pickup in the College & Career office. Scholarship application packets are due back inby March 31 at 3p.m.  Scholarship awards will be announced on senior awards night, May 10, 2017.  Orders for caps and gowns are still being taken.  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 http://www.graduateservice.com/.  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 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.   


    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

    The NJROTC Area Three East National Drill Meet:  29 Princeton cadets participated in the physical training, academic, color guard, uniform inspection, armed basic drill, and unarmed basic drill events conducted on 3 and 4 March 2017 at Central Crossing High School, Grove City, Ohio.   AREA Three Championship winners were:  Armed Drill Knock out second place finish-Kyle Coffey; Jaleen Kaur won 5th place in girls push ups; Mason Black earned 6th place in male push-ups; and Joey Noertker earned 9th place in academics.  The first 10 places overall earned medals.  The competition consisted of 17 Navy JROTC across the mid-west.  Over 500 cadets from these 17 Navy JROTC units competed in this National drill meet.

    12 cadets participated in the College/Career Fair on 8 March in the PHS cafeteria and Viking Village.

    20 cadets participated in the Cincinnati Splash fundraiser activity on 5 March at the Coco Keys Resort, Sharonville.

    All cadets participated in the last 2 practice for the Pass-In-Review (PIR) after school on 14 and 16 March 2017, these practices were mandatory.  

    The 2017 Area Manager's Inspection (AMI) will be conduct on Friday, 17 March 2017.  The guest inspector will be Captain Frank Mendralski, Chaplain, U.S. Navy, retired. The PIR associated with the AMI will be conducted in the main arena at 1300 sharp.  The uniform inspection will be held at 1000 in the auxiliary gym.  All parents are invited to attend the PIR.

    Princeton NJROTC will be hosting the 2017 Greater Cincinnati Military Ball on 24 March 2017 at the venue, the Ramada Plaza., 1320 Chester road, Sharonville, Ohio.


    Mike Daniels Returns Home; Tabbed Head Football Coach

    The Princeton City School District announced Mike Daniels as the Varsity Football Coach during a press conference on Wednesday, March 22 at Princeton High School.  The 2003 Princeton graduate joins the Vikings after leaving his position as the wide receivers coach at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.  At KSU, the wide receiver core tallied 178 receptions and 27 touchdown catches in a dynamic offense that averaged 33.9 points per game in two seasons.  Prior to Kennesaw State, Daniels spent three seasons (2011-13) at Statesboro High School in Georgia.  He coached defensive linebackers and running backs before being named the offensive coordinator.  At Statesboro, Coach Daniels compiled a three-year record of 28-6 and advanced to the state playoffs each season.  In 2010, Daniels was offered the running backs coach and academic liaison at the University of Buffalo. During the season, the Bulls rushed for 113.42 yards per game.  Prior to arriving at Buffalo, Daniels was a graduate assistant/ wide receivers coach at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati.  That season, the Bearcats went 12-0 in the regular season, captured the 2009 Big East Conference title and received a BCS Bowl berth to the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl. He began his coaching career at Alcorn State, working with tight ends from December 2007 to June 2008.  Coach was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Cincinnati (2003-07) where he was a triple threat as a wide receiver, running back, and return man.  He served as team captain and earned the Jim Kelly Spirit Award in 2007 under head coach Brian Kelly.  He was a multiple year honoree on the Bearcats Academic Honor Roll en route to earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2007.  A 2003 Princeton graduate, Daniels dazzled the Princeton Community on and off the field during his high school career. He was named the 2002 Ohio Division I Offensive Player of the Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year.  Daniels holds and shares school records in Most Passing Attempts (51), Most Yards Gained Passing (448), Most Touchdown Passes Thrown (5), Most Touchdown Scored (5), Most Regular Season Passing Attempts (355), Most Regular Season Passes Completed (191), Most Regular Season Gained Passing (2,564), Most Regular Season Touchdown Passes Thrown (21), Most Regular Season Touchdowns Scored (24), and Most Regular Season Total Yards Offense (3,  951).  The Princeton Athletic Department inducted Mike in the Class of 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame.  Mike is married to Dr. Yelandra Daniels, a family physician, whose father is former Cincinnati Reds first baseman, Lee May. He is stepfather to Simon, a PhD student at Northwestern University; Paul, an assistant manager for Enterprise, and Arielle, a chemical engineer currently doing research at the University of Cincinnati.  He is a father figure to his nephew Keith, who will graduate from high school this Spring.


    Princeton Athletic Golf Outing

    The Princeton Athletic Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Glenview Golf Course.  We have been blessed over the last two years to celebrate Princeton Athletics with a sold out event, and we are looking forward to another strong outing. This event allows us to enjoy a great day with our community and generate funds that support the Athletic Hall of Fame and our athletic programs.  Registration information is available on the athletic website, www.vikenation.org.

    Events not Sponsored or Endorsed by the 

    Princeton City School District


    Springdale Parks & Recreation Press Release

    Springdale Community Center

    11999 Lawnview Avenue

    Springdale, OH  45246

    (513) 346-3910

    Springdale Parks & Recreation Department will host a game of Baseball Bingo, April 4 at the Springdale Community Center 11999 Lawnview Ave at 12 noon.  We will have hot dogs just like at the ballpark with all the fixins. Then we will play Bingo games like Baseball Diamond, triple play, and H for Home run.  So come eat, play, and win prizes!  All this for only $5.00.  Call 346-3910 for more information or to register by March 31.


    Springdale Parks & Recreation Press Release

    Springdale Community Center

    11999 Lawnview Avenue

    Springdale, OH  45246           

    (513) 346-3910


    Springdale Parks & Recreation Department presents Springdale’s Gone Wild program "Is that a Rat?, April 5 at the Springdale Community Center 11999 Lawnview Ave at 7:00 p.m. The naturalist from Great Parks of Hamilton County will have the scoop on squirrels, rats, mice, and their cousins as we learn about the wild rodents that live in Ohio. Who knows she might even have some of these furry friends with her. This is a free program to enjoy with the whole family and open to the public.  Call 346-3910 for more information or to register by April 3.


    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.

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