Week Ending: November 9 2018Board of Education
SOLD OUT!The Distinguished Alumni Banquet has been sold out for Saturday, November 10. Thank you for your support!Want to learn more about Google Docs?It's an easy platform to help you write, edit, and collaborate wherever you are.Our staff and students use Google Docs to share and submit work.Princeton City Schools' Technology Department is offering FREE, Community Classes.Pick a location that is best for you! All classes start at 5:00 p.m.Classroom HappeningsOink, oink, moo! This month Mrs. Reardon's preschool classroom will be learning all about farm animals! We will be singing animal songs, writing about animals, making animal art, making butter and much more! For the much anticipated November midterm elections, Evendale first grade students in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s class learned about elections and the different parts of an election on a first grade level. Students heard the book, Duck for President, as well as a nonfiction book about elections. Students then practiced their right to vote, with each student filling out a ballot about what book they would like to have read in class, what snack to have, and what GoNoodle song to do during their brain break. The votes were counted aloud and students got to enjoy the results of their very own election. What an fun and interactive way to learn about elections!First Grade-Mrs. Fitzgerald:For the much anticipated November midterm elections, Evendale first grade students in Mrs. Fitzgerald’s class learned about elections and the different parts of an election on a first grade level. Students heard the book, Duck for President, as well as a nonfiction book about elections. Students then practiced their right to vote, with each student filling out a ballot about what book they would like to have read in class, what snack to have, and what GoNoodle song to do during their brain break. The votes were counted aloud and students got to enjoy the results of their very own election. What an fun and interactive way to learn about elections!Volunteer ListenersEvery morning at Evendale is started with Volunteer Listeners where some of our older students help some of Evendale’s littlest Vikes with their reading and math. It is an amazing thing to watch leadership and support from our students each morning. What a wonderful way to start each day with learning from one another!Family Math NightOn Thursday, November 15, 2018, we will be hosting our second annual Family Math Night at Evendale. The event was a huge success last year, and we have decided to add additional time to the evening, based on the feedback we received after the event. The night will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with the drawing starting around 7:45 p.m. When they arrive, students will be given a passport type of document that they can take from place to place throughout the evening. They will earn stamps at the various stations to receive tickets for the drawing. Students must have an adult with them at all times during the event to ensure safety for everyone. We hope that all Evendale students are able to come out and enjoy the fun of Family Math Night!Evendale Grand DaysOn November 19 and 20, grandparents or significant adults of Evendale Elementary School students are cordially invited to visit their student's classroom and enjoy lunch in the cafeteria during our annual Grand Days. Students were given a copy of the lunch reservation form last week (on orange paper). It has the menu for the meals offered on each of the days that are reserved for each grade level as well as a place where reservations can be sent in if needed before the November 6 due date. If you are in need of an additional form, you can find it here, or in the main office at Evendale. Please make sure those attending Grand Days have the exact amount owed when arriving on their assigned day because we may not have change on hand for all who attend. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to this event every year and hope that every child is able to have someone “Grand” to come spend some time with them!Amazon SmileDo you shop on Amazon? If yes, it is now easy to support Evendale Elementary with each purchase! Our school is now an AmazonSmile organization. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Evendale Elementary every time you shop, at no cost to you. By shopping at this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/
- The next Special Board Meeting of the Princeton Board of Education is scheduled for November 26, 2018.
- The meeting will be held at the Princeton Administration Center, 3900 Cottingham Drive.
- Public sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. minutes are posted online, as are the agendas and minutes of previous meetings. The link is: http://www.boarddocs.com/oh/
prcsd/Board.nsf/Public. 23-7256441, 0.5% your purchase goes directly to Evendale. We want to thank our PTA for housing the funds raised from AmazonSmile.Important DatesNovember 13: Picture RetakesNovember 15: Family Math NightNovember 16: Kinder FeastNovember 19 and 20: Grand DaysNovember 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break - No SchoolGrowth Mindset Message-October Mantra:“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” ― Margaret J. WheatleyVoting FunThis week in the library, Glendale students are learning about election day and running for office! Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades read the book - Pedro For President. Third, 4th, & 5th grades are working on a worksheet that explains the different qualifications for candidates interested in running for The Senate, The House, and Presidential positions. At the end of the week 1st-5th grades will vote for their favorite subject.Thank You!!Glendale’s 4th grade students are showing off their artistic capabilities along with gratitude for the support we received from our Veterans. We salute all of you!From the Music DepartmentField Trip – The Mixed Up Fairytale (grade 2 and 3) – Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – The Aronoff Center P&G HallReading Night and Performance (Gr. 4 and 5 performance @GL) Sing Me A Story – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (6:00-7:00)Glendale is Proud to Announce: G.E.M.sOur after school Girls Empowerment Meetings started this Thursday, November 8, 2018. We are partnering with fifteen year old, Mariah Norman of the Mariah Norman Foundation. She has created her own curriculum centered on empowering girls to be strong, young ladies. Our first session is on bullying. We look forward to engaging our students and building strong lifelong relationships with them.Friendly Dismissal ReminderWe begin dismissing car riders at 3:40. Please do not block traffic on Congress Avenue when the car line is backed up. You may pull into the lot and park to pick up your child when the car line is full. Parked cars are not allowed in the circle driveway. To ensure the safety of other motorists and prevent accidents, Glendale Police may begin ticketing drivers who are blocking the traffic flow past the school.Important DatesFriday 11/16 Grandparent/Buddy Luncheon (11:20 a.m.)Thursday 11/8 Gr. 5 Girls’ After-school Empowerment Group (4:00 p.m.)Monday 11/19 Skate Party @ Skatetown USA (6:30 p.m.)Wednesday 11/21 Conference Exchange Day - No SchoolThursday - Friday 11/22- 11/23 Thanksgiving Break No -SchoolFall Fest Family Math and Literacy NightPlease join us for our fall math & literacy festival. It is a fun filled evening with great literacy and math activities and a treat if you stay until the end. We encourage all families to attend. Arrive early 5:30-6:00 for the Heritage Hill Boutique, a free selection of new and gently used clothing to help get your family ready for the winter!Celebrating Our VeteransThe 5th grade Veteran’s Day “Stars & Stripes” concert was held on Friday, November 9. Thank you for joining us to honor local veterans!
1st Grade Performance
The first graders put on a wonderful fall themed pumpkin concert & had a great time decorating pumpkins with their families & PHS DECA students! Special thanks to a Neiderman Family Farms for the pumpkin donations, Mary Hessling for the beautiful artwork & Ms. Ard for organizing the eveUpcoming Events11-12- Book Fair11-15- Family Literacy Night11-16- Parent Round Table/Heritage Hill Hero Celebration11-20- Picture Retake11-21-11-23- No SchoolPumpkin Math with First GradeFirst grade students in Mrs. Tucker and Ms. Hawk’s class worked with pumpkins to complete math activities. Students estimated how many seeds in the pumpkins, counted the seeds in groups of ten, decided if they will sink or float and measured the pumpkins. When they were all done, they wrote down their learning in the journals.Thank you Princeton Education Foundation!Ms. Schuck, Ms. Stinson and Mrs. Bailey submitted a grant proposal to Princeton Education Foundation for Body & Brain Break Room” equipment, materials and supplies - the grant was 100% funded!! The room in the library is officially under construction!In the Library...Students are learning about voting and they are getting a chance to cast their own vote.They are enjoying the books, “Grace for President” and “Duck for President”.Mrs. Poes class casting their vote for their favorite subject. Majority wins: science was the winner. Miss Lutz’ reading group casting their vote for their favorite class and science won.Positive Referral Schoolwide ChallengeDuring a two week time period, each grade competes to see who can earn the most positive referrals. The winners of this last challenge were 3rd grade with 39 positive referrals. First grade and fourth grade came in 2nd and 3rd place.Third Grade Pizza PartyThird grade was so excited to have one of our parents get pizza for our entire grade! Evan Grier came and in and talked to the students about the importance of school and education. We were able to hear many of the students dreams and dream professions. Students learned the importance of our education enabling us to fulfill our dreams.Bringing Biomes into the ClassroomFifth grade science classes went to the tundra, the rainforest, the ocean, the savannah, and the desert with the VR goggles this week.Factors, Multiples, and TeamworkFourth grade students work in teams to compete in the Product Game by NTCM. Students knowledge of multiplication is put to the test as they work together to be the first team to get four in a row.New Parent/Family Welcome BreakfastMrs. Bailey welcomed new families in for breakfast and talk time last week. Families were given an overview of the last four years at Lincoln Heights covering everything from enrollment growth to state report card progress. Parents learned about Positive Behavior Support systems in place to help support students with making good behavior choices and many other incentives taking place in the building. Mr. Hardy, one of the instructional coaches at Lincoln Heights gave an overview of programs and resources used to teach reading and math across the building. The session ended with a great Q&A opportunity for parents.Upcoming Dates11/12/18: COSI on Wheels - Energy!11/13/18: Picture Retake Day11/16/18: Grandparent Day Luncheon11/21/18-11/23/18: Thanksgiving BreakWe’re grateful for the sunny day we had to reward our 3rd graders with extra recess and cookies for collecting the most Box Tops in our first contest of the school year! They clipped 626 Box Tops, and our school submitted 2565 total (that’s $256.50)! Another shout-out to Mrs. Figgins for chairing this project! Please keep clipping!A huge thank you to all who made our annual Walk-a-Thon possible! We raised over $5000 for Sharonville Elementary! From our Sharonville Police Department’s presence along the walk to our PFO volunteers distributing snacks to each classroom, so many pitched in to make this a great success! Thank you to The Blue Goose, Sharonville Ameristop, Keepsakes, Costco, Sharonfest, General Mills Cereal Plant, Evendale Walgreens, and The Jurgenson Company for their donations! Thank you to every family who made a contribution! Thank you to PFO for the new spirit wear for every student and staff member! Thank you to Mrs. Louderback, Mr. Theobald, Mrs. Jordan, and our Solutions Team for your leadership! It was truly a great event!Look how high we can stack! Fourth Graders helping clean up from recess!Coming to Sharonville Elementary...Coming to Sharonville Elementary.....Monday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 20, 2018Check out this link to see what will be new at the Book Fair:We need volunteers... We NEED YOU!Volunteering at the Book Fair is a perfect way to stay connected to your child at school and help students find the books they can't wait to read.We welcome parents, family and friends of our students. Please consider signing up here:Sharonville Elementary PFO 2018-2019 ScholarshipThe Sharonville Elementary School Parent Faculty Organization is pleased to announce that we will be awarding our 6th annual $500 college scholarship to a former Sharonville Elementary student for his/her 2019-2020 college year. We are looking for a student who is willing to represent Princeton and serve as a student leader, by volunteering at Sharonville Elementary School, during his/her senior year of high school. Applicants are encouraged to be imaginative and thoughtful in determining ways they can serve as role models for our elementary students. A minimum of 20 hours of service are required. Ideas include sharing your talents with our students in classes/recess/end-of-the-day activities, helping with after school programs and events, tutoring, etc. We encourage applicants to be creative and brainstorm a project that will truly benefit the students at Sharonville Elementary.Criteria:Applicant must currently attend Princeton High School.Applicant must have attended Sharonville Elementary School for at least one full school year.Applicant must have been accepted to a college or technical school, as a full time student, at the time the award is given.Deadlines:Applicant must submit the completed application, including the proposal of volunteer work by December 3, 2018.Approved candidate must complete the volunteer work (a minimum of 20 hours of service) between January 8 and May 10, 2019 at Sharonville Elementary School.Candidate is encouraged to write a short speech to present on May 29, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at Sharonville Elementary’s 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony.Sharonville Elementary PFO11150 Maple StreetSharonville, OH 45241Attention: Scholarship CommitteeThe link to print the application is: https://www.princetonschools.
net/Page/1035Upcoming EventsMonday, November 12: Veterans Day Assembly, 2:00 p.m. at Sharonville Elementary and 3:00 p.m. at Patriot Pointe*Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16: Friendship Candy Gram Buddy Day fundraiser*Monday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 20: Scholastic Book Fair*Tuesday, November 13: Picture Retake Day*Wednesday, November 14: Stay and Play Buddy Day fundraiser*Tuesday, November 20: Buddy Day, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23: No School, Happy Thanksgiving*Tuesday, November 27 through Friday, November 30: Viking Store open during lunch for assigned classes*Wednesday, November 28: PFO meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room*Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7: Santa’s CornerStinky FishSpringdale students are working to promote positive behaviors by participating in the “Stinky Fish” activity. The purpose of the activity is to highlight “stinky” behaviors in the classroom, make a plan to get rid of those behaviors, and replace them with positive behaviors. These happy fish are students in Ms. Megan’s preschool class and Mrs. Kinsey’s second grade classes.Choir Information From Mrs. McGeeThe third grade students performed in the Veteran’s Day concert on the Springdale Elementary stage at 7:00 on Thursday, November 8. Monday, November 12, the third grade students will sing at the annual City of Springdale Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at 1:00 p.m. As the performance is outside, students should dress for the weather. Note that the event will be canceled if there is inclement weather.The second grade students have been invited by Mayor Webster to sing for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 26 at 7:00. Students are to arrive at the Springdale Municipal Building at 6:50 p.m. in any red and green holiday attire. Holiday “flair” (ex. reindeer ears, jingle bells, etc.) may also be worn. The ceremony will conclude by 7:30 p.m. and a guest from the North Pole will make an appearance at the end of the ceremony!Please contact Mrs. Ligaya McGee with any questions about the Springdale Elementary music program at email@example.com or 513-864-2760.Walk-a-thon UpdateStudent Council would like to give a huge thank you to all who donated to the walk-a-thon! The goal was to raise $4,000 for service projects and we are proud to announce we met our goal! The three students who raised the most money will get to pie a teacher in the face.Student Council is excited to get to work on the service projects for this year. Past service projects include adopting families at Christmas, providing backpacks for the homeless, donating to the Ronald McDonald House, adopting an animal at the zoo, supporting the Hats for Hope campaign, and hosting a community luncheon to honor volunteers, community officials, police, and firefighters.Thanks again for your generosity and support of this awesome campaign! Springdale families rock! Springdale staff members showed their support and excitement for the Walk-a-thon by wearing costumes on Friday, October 26.Springdale Family NightThe Springdale Family Night will take place on Thursday, November 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Join us for a fun evening, including making chocolate covered pretzels, STEM activities, a photo booth, and so much more! Parents and families will also have the opportunity to hear from a dental hygienist. There will be free toothbrushes for the first 248 students who visit the dental hygienist. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during Family Night.Education Support Professionals DayThe National Education Association’s American Education Week is November 12-16. As part of that annual celebration, Wednesday, November 14 is Education Support Professionals Day. We use this opportunity to recognize our wonderful support staff that does so much for our students and school. This is our chance to celebrate all of our paraprofessionals and cafeteria personnel. If your child would like to make a card for for a support professional that works with them, this would be a great opportunity.At Springdale, we want to recognize the following support professionals:Mrs. Ackerman, Media Center (lunch/recess)Mrs. Burke, K-5 Paraprofessional (lunch/recess)Ms. Davis, CafeteriaMrs. Dendler, Kindergarten Paraprofessional (lunch/recess)Mr. Isreal, K-5 Paraprofessional (lunch/recess)Ms. Lewis, CafeteriaMrs. Lohmeier, Preschool ParaprofessionalMs. Owens, Preschool ParaprofessionalScientists at WorkFourth graders in Ms. McCrory’s Science class loved learning about physical and chemical changes in lab stations!Upcoming EventsNovember 12: 3rd Grade Veterans Day Ceremony @ Springdale Veterans MemorialNovember 15: Fall Picture Retake DayNovember 16: First Grade Zoo Field Trip, Holiday Luncheon (by reservation only)November 20: Activity PicturesNovember 21-23: Thanksgiving BreakNovember 26: 2nd Grade Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Springdale Municipal Building 7:00November 29: Interim Reports Sent HomeHead and Shoulders WinnersHere are the latest head and shoulders winners at Stewart Elementary. These employees have gone above and beyond to make our school a better place for our students and staff.Putting our Garden to "Sleep"This week classes worked on clearing out the garden beds from old plants and weeds to prepare them for Winter. The students did such a great job caring for the garden. We will begin gardening again in the Spring.Six Minute SolutionSix Minute Solution is up and running! Students work with partners to practice their oral reading fluency. Each partner pair listens to the other student read and tracks their errors as they read. Students track the number of words read each time they read so they can monitor their own growth.Crayola ColorcycleWe are collecting dried up markers outside of the art room. These can be any type of marker and do not have to be a specific brand. Help us recycle and reuse rather than throwing them away!Dream Keeper Award RecipientCongratulations to 5th grade Teacher Ms. Dorris for being recognized at the Board of Education Meeting. You Rock!!!!Students of the MonthMadison Bradley, Charleigh Craddock, Dalton Shafer, Jenelle Pates, Mahlia Grimes, Janaiya Bradley, Breyden Earnest, London Young, Caleb McCullom, and Chloe ThurstonCatch of the WeekMiss Johnson 4th grade teacher is the catch of the week. Thank you for your outstanding hours of dedication towards our students and the awesome job putting together the Best Career Week Ever!Upcoming EventsNovember 6:Picture RetakeNovember 8: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Woodlawn Elementary Spirit Night! (Evendale Chipotle)November 9: Veterans Breakfast 8:45 AMNovember 15: Grandparents LuncheonNovember 16: Preschool in SessionNovember 19: 6:30 p.m. PFO MeetingA Semi-Clean and Solidly Cool Science "Lesson"Earth’s Mantle… Is it solid? Is it liquid? 8th grade science spent the day learning about semi-solids with cornstarch and water to see how they are related to the behavior of Earth’s Mantle. The students received an awesome hands on experience of how semi-solids move.Please see below how clean our students’ hands were while learning these concepts.The Jury has come to a verdict: Ms. Riehle's students are awesome.Students in Ms. Riehle’s 8th grade Language Arts class put a character from their novel on trial and acted as either a defense attorney, prosecutor, witness or jury member. People were sworn in by the bailiff and the court’s jury made the final verdict. Who doesn’t like acting for learning?Students and Staff of the WeekStudents of the week are listed below-- way to go! These students portray characteristics at school that model our PBIS core values (V-Value Learning, I-Integrity, K-Kindness, E-Effort, S-Safety).6th Grade Students: Maverick Barnette, Terrance Yarbrough, Jennifer Barrera Mendoza7th Grade Students: Harmony Haro, Noah Liban8th Grade Students: Cekyiah Miller, Jayreisha Ladore, Taevon CowinsStaff of the Week: Ms. Hermes (6th Grade ELA)As most know, Ms. Hermes works energetically and diligently to promote a positive culture for PCMS students and staff alike. She is always lending a friendly helping hand, making efforts to contribute to everyone's well being and success. For years now, she's coordinated our Sunshine Committee, and, as a result of her efforts, we enjoy monthly staff breakfasts and our colleagues receive cards, flowers, gifts, etc. when significant happenings impact their lives. In so many ways, she makes PCMS an even better place to be! (And we won't hold the fact that she's a die-hard Alabama fan against her!)November 11 – Veterans Day, “Salute to the US Military - A Concert Honoring Veterans,” Matthews Auditorium @ 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Princeton HS Key Club will be handing out American flags thanks to the American Legion Post #681. The students will also be accepting donations for Honor Flight.Congratulations to our PHS Students and Staff of the Week:Charlotte Hagedorn (Social Studies), Julia Gandert (Science), Thomas Benjamin (Math), Symone Campbell (English), Alexander Clark (Phys Ed/ Health), Bailey Ewing (Foreign Language), Matilda Venture Marquin (ESOL) Elise Pettis (Art), Samara Branham (NJROTC), Andy Loung (Music), Amillyan Simmons, (Tech Ed), Rhia Shanker (Administrative Team)Staff member of the week:Mrs. Becky Heckman ~ IB Biology, AP Biology, Material Science & Research TeacherPrinceton High School Key Club...Need help?Our students volunteer hundreds of hours a year! We help out at PTA, PFO and PSTO meetings, School carnivals, Math Night, Family Game Night, Literacy Night, Holiday Workshops, Breakfast with Santa, Halloween, Sharonville Buddy Day, Matthew 25 Ministry, Hands Against Hunger and many other events! If your group needs help, contact Mrs. Dana Zinnecker at firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Honor SocietyOn Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Princeton High School will be inducting 20 new members. The Induction Ceremony will be held in Matthew’s Auditorium at 7 p.m.End of Course Review SessionsPrinceton High School is holding EOC Review Sessions for English, Math, Science and Social Studies on Tuesdays and Thursdays now through December testing from 2:20 - 3:00 p.m. Check out the PHS web page for more information.US Lacrosse GrantMr. Andy Short received an equipment grant from US Lacrosse to equip the HS Men's Lacrosse team. They will be competing for their first season this Spring with brand-new equipment! If you are interested in being on the first Men's Lacrosse team contact Coach Short @ email@example.com.Princeton NJROTCRecent Events: The PHS Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard presented the colors for the Cincinnati chapter of the Navy League and the crewmen of the USS Cincinnati at the American Red Cross on 2 November and were able to meet the 62nd superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ted Carter Jr. Our cadet company commander C/LCDR Niko Brooksbank successfully enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a logistics specialist. On 2 November, our Air Rifle Team participated in the Area Three Air Rifle Championships. With C/SCPO Moriah Langford getting the highest team score of 309, C/ENS Destiny Wheeler shooting a 251, C/ENS Jonathan Helton shooting a 222 and C/SA Marquize Adams shooting 156. Finally within the last two weeks, Cadets Chris Foster and Ben Leonhardt passed their Eagle Scout Boards and became Eagle Scouts! Congratulations to Cadets Foster and Leonhardt-BRAVO ZULU!In Class: Cadets are becoming familiar with the standard NJROTC drill rifle, the Springfield M1903 during academic sessions. On Tuesday, 6 November, all present cadets will be taking the NJROTC Physical Readiness Test which consists of four sections; curl-ups, right-angle push-ups, one mile run, and a sit-and-reach. Standards for the PRT are based on age and gender and can be found in the Cadet Reference Manual.Events This Week: NJROTC will be at the College and Career Fair representing the unit and recruiting for second semester on 7 November. Conferences will also be held at the same time as the College and Career Fair on 7 November. PHS NJROTC Color Guard will be presenting the colors for the Maple Knoll retirement communityNext Week: Selected cadets will be taking the NJROTC JLAB academic test on 14 November. The Air Rifle Secretary of the Navy Postal Air Rifle Championships will take place after school on 14 November.(left to right: Senior Chief David McDermott, C/LT Ben Leonhardt, C/LTJG Chris Foster, VADM Carter, C/LCDR Niko Brooksbank, C/LTJG Rachel Henry)Many thanks to our corporate sponsors. To visit their websites just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.STAY CONNECTED