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    Spreading Joy to Others

    The Sharonville-Princeton Kiwanis Club is working on a project to Spread Joy to our district area nursing homes.  

     
    The idea was created after a member, and Princeton staff member, registered for a webinar, Social Isolation in Older Adults: How COVID-19 is Affecting our Aging Population.  Residents may be unable to visit with family and friends, leave their facilities, or simply get a hug or touch another person.  They are hoping to bring a little sunshine to brighten others' days!  
     
    Evendale elementary students created fall pictures, along with other colorful, sensory stimulating objects that are being sent to area nursing facilities.  
     
    What an amazing contribution for spreading joy to those who might not get to experience as much during these difficult times with Covid 19!
     
    Spreading Joy

    Socktober Extension

    Evendale's Socktober event has been extended until Friday, October 23rd. We have collected 522 pairs of socks for the homeless already, let's see if we can make this event even more AMAZING!!

    Socktober


    Second Grade STEM

    Second-grade students were getting to explore some STEM activities while still practicing social distancing and safety. Students had been studying force and motion in their homeroom classes. They were able to further develop these skills through creating roller coasters out of cardstock patterns, tape, and a marble. The students had a fun time and learned a great deal about how to persevere through challenges and to problem solve to get their roller coasters to be able to flow from beginning to end. Way to go Evendale second graders!

    Photos of students with their STEAM projects


    Princeton Mobile Book Center & Parent Forms Paperwork Assistance

    We will have a Spanish speaking liaison to assist any parents/guardians in filling out FinalForms, the Remote School-Parent Agreement, and/or the second-semester Commitment Form (only for first- semester remote learners). These forms are also available online.  

    Tendremos una ayudante que habla espanol para asistir a los padres/guardianes en completar los formularios de FinalForms y los Remote School-Parent Agreement (cuestionarios a los padres y acuerdo)  y el formulario de compromiso para el segundo semestre Commitment Form (solo para los que tomaron el primer semestre en línea ). Estos formularios también están disponibles en línea.   

    Wednesday, October 21 

    Miércoles, Octubre 21

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Green Mobile Home Community

    7501 School Road 

    Parking by playground

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Yorktowne Mobile Home Community

    7260 Fields Ertle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Evendale Community Center

    10500 Reading Road



    Thursday, October 22 

    Jueves, Octubre 22

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marianna Terrace Apartments

    10121 Shivers Court 

    Parking by office

     

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. St. Monica’s Recreation Center

    Douglas Street Entrance

     

    6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Woodlawn Recreation Center

    10141 Woodlawn Blvd.

     

    Tuesday, October 27

    Martes, Octubre 27

    11:00 a.m. - Noon Springdale Elementary School

    Overflow parking lot, closest to the grass

     

    12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hollydale community

    Corner of Sheffield and Toulon 

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Colony 

    1 Kenilworth Court

    Parking near office

     

    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Willows

    1235 Chesterdale

    Parking by Swimming Pool



    Wednesday, October 28

    Miércoles, Octubre 28

    2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Viking Village

    150 Viking Way

     

    4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 1100 Apartments

    1100 Princeton Square Circle

    Parking near office

     

    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Crescent Village Apartments

    5330 Crest Hill Drive

    Parking near office

     

     

    Click here to view/print the flyer


    Remote School-Parent Agreement

    Remote School-Parent Agreement
     
    Parents/Guardians of full remote students should fill out the google form at the bottom of the agreement no later than October 21st.
     
    Remote Student graphic

    Social Distanced PE Class

    Students in Mrs. Moore's PE classes are still able to exercise and socialize while maintaining social distancing and being safe. These photos are showing her students doing yoga as well as playing some soccer. Way to go Mrs. Moore and students! #VikingDiff

     

    PE Class      PE Class


    Gaga Pit Donation

    Drew Pence, son of Evendale third grade teacher, Mandy Pence, decided to dedicate his Eagle Scout project to Evendale Elementary. He raised the funds and provided a Gaga Ball pit for the school's playground and then brought members of his troop to construct and then paint the pit for students to enjoy. Students and staff are so excited to have a new addition to the playground. Thank you, Drew, for your generous donation to our school! You will be forever a part of the Evendale Elementary family!

    Gaga Ball Pit      Gaga Ball Pit      Gaga Ball Pit      Gaga Ball Pit      Gaga Ball Pit


    Kente Cloth Making in Art Class

    Fifth graders at Evendale weave colorful strips of paper to create patterns similar to Kente cloth of Ghana, Africa. What amazing talent these students are showing! #VikingDiff

     

    Kente Cloth Weaving      Kente Cloth Weaving      Kente Cloth Weaving      Kente Cloth Weaving      Kente Cloth Weaving


    Social Distanced PE Class

    Students in Mrs. Moore's PE classes are still able to exercise and socialize while maintaining social distancing and being safe. These photos are showing her students doing yoga as well as playing some soccer. Way to go Mrs. Moore and students! #VikingDiff

     

    PE Class      PE Class


    Connect

    Third-grade students at Evendale stay connected with their friends that have chosen Remote learning every Friday during Third Grade CONNECT time! 
    They enjoyed a game of Kahoot together, and love to say hello to their friends they don’t get to see in person this year.  💕 #vikingdiff #EVerykid
     
    Connect       Connect

    Picture Day for Remote Students

    Lifetouch School Portraits Logo

    Picture Day is Coming!
     

    Picture day for Evendale remote students will be on Tuesday, September 29 from 2:15PM-4:00PM and Wednesday, October 7 from 2:00PM-4:00PM. Picture day for our remote students will be on the same days as our in-person students' picture days but we will just have our remote students come in later in the day to take their picture. You can order pictures online at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: EVTH3CHFR.  Since it is fall pictures, all students are welcome to come in and take their picture even if families don't wish to purchase any pictures.  

     


    Zooms/Google Meets in Google Classroom, parents and their participation

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Each year pictures and videos of students are often taken for use in district publications, press releases, school/district websites and/or as an instructional resource during remote learning activities (i.e. zoom or google meets live sessions).  If a parent, guardian, or student does not want to be photographed or videotaped for these purposes, please contact the building or grade level principals.  We will be happy to clarify any questions you may have and/or accommodate your request to not have your child photographed or videotaped.

    Also, we encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s remote learning experience and hope that you regularly connect with teachers so that your child has a well-rounded education.  We do ask that parents refrain from participating in live sessions.  The sessions are meant for the students and parent/teacher contact should occur outside of live instructional time.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of this request.

    Lastly, taking attendance for remote learning is new for us this year.  There are expectations set by the state that require schools to take attendance even for those students learning at home.  Students who fail to engage in learning at home will be referred to administration for chronic absenteeism which we would like to prevent if at all possible.  We ask that if your child is not able to participate in remote learning that you notify the school so that we can mark attendance accordingly.  We will be using the same procedure that is utilized in our traditional setting.  Please contact the school if you have questions regarding attendance.  

    Sincerely,

    Tonya West Wright

    Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Prek-12

    Princeton City Schools

    3900 Cottingham Drive

    Cincinnati, OH 45241

    (513) 864-1060

    www.princetonschools.net

    Click here to view/print this letter


    Wifi Devices for Students

    Wifi Devices for Students


    Meal Distribution Information for Remote Weeks

    The USDA has extended the SSO (Seamless Summer Option) Program.

    Meal distribution will be at dismissal on Friday with your student. 

    Five breakfasts and five lunches (pre-packaged shelf-stable items) will be available for students to take home each Friday.  Due to COVID Pandemic, this year only, we are offering breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. 

    Currently, milk must be refrigerated ASAP.  Refrigerated milk will be substituted for dry milk pouches/shelf-stable milk as soon as available.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Office at (513) 864-1023.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Free Meals for all students

     

    Welcome to Remote Learning

    Princeton Elementary Guide to Remote Learning

    2020-2021

    Grade Level

    Teacher Names and Buildings Served

    Kindergarten

    Meredith Smith-Camp (HH, LH, WO), Alicia Slagel (ST, GL), Jordan Vaughn (SH, EV), Rachel Strome (SP)

    First

    Alice Fitzgerald (EV,WO), Dakota Bittinger (GL, HH), Tonia Tucker (LH), Lindsey Addison (SH, ST), Molly Davis (SP)

    Second

    Rachel Merritt (LH), Shanda Smith(SH), Jill Clements (SP), Emily Cole (ST, HH), Kristin Carlton (WO, GL, EV) 

    Third

    Rachel Schadel (EV, SH), Elissa Foertsch (GL, HH), Angie Poe(LH, WO), Kelly Quick (SP), Nicole Chenault (ST)

    Fourth

    Vince Collopy (EV,ST), Melanie Hogue(LH),  Lauren Schensker (SP), Karl Kennell (WO, SH), Donna Ruttshaw (GL, HH) 

    Fifth

    Lauren Wilson (GL), Bonita Layson (LH), Bhavin Shah (SP, HH), Erin Frankovich (WO, ST), Glenn Patt (SH, EV)

    Specials

    Theresa Shephard (PE), Jenifier Kuhn (Music), Nicole Dye (Art)

    Remote Specials will start August 31

    Instructional Coach

    Steph Baber

    Administrator

    Contact building principal or district contact, Libby Styles (curriculum coordinator)

     

    Attendance

    • Students are expected to log into lessons daily.
    • Per the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) attendance in a remote learning model will consist of:
      • Completion of assignments by due date
      • Daily logins/posts to Google Classroom
      • Communication with teacher(s) outside of the live learning sessions (synchronous) such as messages through Google Classroom, emails, telephone calls, video chats or other formats that enable teachers to engage with students outside of the live learning session.
      • Engagement time in digital learning resources (e.g. I-Ready, programs access through the Clever portal)
      • Teacher-led remote learning live learning sessions (synchronous) 
      • Self-directed remote learning activities (asynchronous) with evidence of participation through a combination of: 
    • Attendance will be taken by the teacher during the live lesson.  If your child cannot attend the live virtual lesson they must watch the recorded live session and provide evidence to the teacher that the video was reviewed.  The teacher will determine what that evidence looks like.
    • Parents must email the teacher if their student is unable to attend the live sessions.
    • Daily attendance is expected and will be reported by teachers weekly to allow for assignment completion and viewing of recorded sessions.
    • Excessive Absenteeism: according to district policy, a student who “is absent from school with combined nonmedical excused absences and unexcused absences in excess of thirty-eight (38) or more hours in one (1) school month, or sixty-five (65) or more hours in a school year, that student is considered ‘excessively absent’ from school.”  The district will notify the parent/guardian, in writing, when a student has reached the level of excessive absenteeism as defined above.
    • Habitually Truant: according to district policy, “ a student will be considered habitually truant if the student is of compulsory school age and absent without a legitimate excuse for thirty (30) or more consecutive hour, for forty-two (42) or more hours in one(1) school month, or for seventy-two (72) or more hours in one (1) school year.”  The principal shall assign the student to an absence intervention team within ten (10) days of a student becoming habitually truant.

     

    Engagement

    • Students are expected to attend and participate in live sessions by either asking or answering questions.
      • This can also be done using the chat feature if students are not comfortable speaking up during a live session.
      • Interactions between the student and teacher as well as between students should always remain positive as we are all navigating through remote learning together.
    • Students should notify their teacher when they cannot attend the live session and follow up with the teacher after they watch the recording to provide evidence that the recording was viewed and work was completed.
    • When viewing live sessions students should keep their audio on mute unless asking or answering a question.
    • Our preference is for students to keep their video on when possible so teachers can monitor engagement.  Students who have their video turned off should demonstrate participation by either using audio, the chat feature and/or completing the live session activity.  Students and parents with concerns about using video for the live lesson should contact the teacher.
    • Students should find a quiet place to view live sessions and complete independent work so they can focus on their education.
    • Students should refrain from moving around the room if possible when attending live sessions so that other students are not distracted.
    • We encourage students to reach out to their teachers via email to set up individual sessions if they need additional support.  Teachers/Counselors will also be working to set up small group and individual sessions when appropriate to make sure our student’s needs are being met both academically as well as socially and emotionally.



    Learning Management System

    • All teachers will use Google Classroom to:
      • Post weekly agenda that will include assignments, due dates and assessment dates.
      • Attach links to live zoom/google meets lessons
      • Attach recordings of live sessions or other instructional videos or resources.
    • Some teachers may also use Class Dojo as a communication tool that can be accessed from parent cell phones.  

     

    Parent Support

    • Weekly assignments will be provided at the start of each week and due dates will also be included
    • Teachers will provide virtual orientation opportunity for parents
    • Teachers will have daily office hours to respond to student and parent questions
    • Teachers will coordinate material pick-up at the start of September to provide learning materials to support learning at home
    • District will provide videos to help students learn to use Google Classroom.  Videos are available online and new videos will be released on Friday, August 21
    • Parent/Teacher conferences will be held September 24 and October 1

     

    Technology Support

    • If the assigned teacher is not able to answer your technology questions, please contact the district technology hotline at 864-1162.
    • Elementary remote students who need access to a Chromebook and or wifi, should also contact the district technology helpline at 864-1162.

    Evendale Gray Week August 24 - 28, 2020

    Please click here to view the assignments for the Gray Week August 24