Week Ending: May 17, 2019Board of Education
Thank you Princeton Education FoundationEvendale Elementary would like to thank the Princeton Education Foundation for all of the generous donations they contributed to our school through the “Apples for Education” items that were purchased during the Princeton Pride Gala. Our students and staff were so thrilled with our visit from the trustees and the amazing items they donated to Evendale. Thank you so very much!Evendale Honored as UC StEP Store of the YearOn Tuesday, May 14, Evendale was honored at a reception as the University of Cincinnati’s StEP Store of the Year. Students at Evendale in grades two through five participate in a program where they earn “money” to purchase items through good behavior, completing homework, being responsible, and other positive demonstrations of character. This was a huge recognition for Evendale. Even Rob Portman, one of Ohio’s senators recognized Evendale for this accomplishment. Way to go, Evendale!Lowe's Toolbox for Education GrantEvendale Elementary PTA is proud to announce that they have won a $4,800 Lowe's Toolbox For Education grant for a shade structure and landscaping for Evendale's playground! Look for the exciting changes in the coming school year! Thank you so much, Lowes!!Years of Service Awards and BreakfastOn Thursday, May 9, fourteen members of the Evendale staff were awarded their years of service pins and certificates to commemorate their hard work and dedication to being a Viking. Several members of PAC were able to come out and celebrate with them and to also have breakfast with the staff. The group of honorees has been in Princeton for over 175 years. What an amazing accomplishment!UC Market MadnessOn Thursday, May 9, Evendale students from second through fifth grade traveled down to University of Cincinnati to participate in the Market Madness program. Students from all over the city participated in this amazing event held at Fifth Third Arena. Students created products and advertisements to be able to sell at the event. Students were also able to purchase products from other schools and also toured UC’s campus. Evendale students had a great time and learned a great deal while participating in the whole event. What an awesome experience for everyone!Evendale Funfest WinnersIn April, Evendale held their annual Funfest where many of our families and community members were able to come out and enjoy a fun afternoon playing games, winning prizes, and eating delicious food. A few different contests were held during this event. Austin Young, Evendale fourth grader, was the winner of the top sales of raffle tickets. Our fifth grade was the winning grade of raffle ticket sales. Funfest’s top prize was our Disney Parkhopper passes. Many people from all over the district purchased tickets to get into this valuable prize. Our winner of the tickets was Leslie Wirtz. Many, many congratulations!Tennis Professional Helping Students at EvendaleThe PE classes have been working on striking skills during their tennis unit in PE this quarter. Many students were lucky enough to have a special guest teacher in their class, Mr. Tony Brock, an Elite Professional Tennis Instructor! Students worked on a variety of coordination and ball control skills, as well as putting those skills to work in mini rally game situations! A special thank you to Mr. Brock (who many students are familiar with as a district substitute teacher), for sharing his passion and tennis expertise with the students of Evendale! For any students interested in learning more about tennis, Mr. Brock provides private and small group tennis instruction, and can be reached on his cell at (310) 910-8304. Look for more information about upcoming tennis clinics by Mr. Brock coming up soon in E_News! There are also several great clubs in the area that offer group tennis programs at Queen City Racquet Club, The Club at Harper's Point, Five Seasons Sports Club, or Lindner Family Tennis Center.Health RemindersAllergy season is upon us and students are spending more time outside because of the beautiful Spring weather. We have had many instances of students coming in from spending time outdoors complaining of red and itchy eyes due to allergies. If your child suffers from seasonal allergies, please make sure your child’s allergy needs are taken care of before coming to school so they are more successful with their learning, and not having allergy symptoms while in class. Also, the weather can be unpredictable with temperature. It would be a good idea to send your child with a light sweatshirt or jacket daily. The temperature can vary greatly throughout the building as well as outside during the day. Students who feel comfortable while at school have an easier time learning. Thank you!Evendale Lost and FoundThe lost and found at Evendale is overflowing with loads of different items from the entire school year. From winter coats to sweatshirts to lunch boxes, there is a wide variety of lost items just waiting to find their way back home. Please have your child check the lost and found, outside of the cafeteria, to see if any of the items might belong to them. Also, feel free to come and see if you happen to recognize any of the items yourself if you find something belonging to your child is missing.Amazon SmilesDo you shop on Amazon to make your holiday purchases? 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 May 20, 2019.
- The meeting will be held in the Princeton Administration Center. 3900 Cottingham Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45241
- 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 DatesMay 21: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal 5:30-7:00 p.m.May 23: Pre-Kindergarten End of Year CelebrationMay 24: Kindergarten End of Year CelebrationMay 27: Memorial Day - No SchoolGrowth Mindset Message:“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe RuthUC March MadnessThird grade had a blast on their field trip to UC. They sold “Narwhal and Cake Pop Chalk”, took a tour of UC and bought lots of cool things made by other students.Next Year DayThis week at Glendale teachers arranged a time for students to visit the next grade level. For some classes it was as simple as a “walk-through” to see what the next grade level was working on. For others teachers provided time for the students to partner up and read together, along with sharing fun facts about being in the upper grade.Let's Go LocalWe’re excited to announce that Glendale Elementary will be partnering with Crossroads Church as part of their Go Local! Volunteer Project on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Thank you, Amy Stephens, for sharing information about this opportunity! Crossroads accepted our proposal to paint sensory paths on the playground blacktop. They will provide supplies and some volunteers. The project manager, Laura Cooley, is awesome and has already mapped out two designs for a single path and a partner path that will hopefully provide some structured play options at recess. Our PTA purchased a USA map stencil, so we’re going to tackle that, too! WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS. We think 10 volunteers will be able to complete the project in four hours 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. High school-adults only; family members welcome!Don't Miss Out!This is a wonderful opportunity that will expose the students of The Princeton School District to the world of STEAM. I myself have reached out and recommended this program to one of the parents of a 5th grade student. She is interested in becoming a Criminologist. She loves watching NCIS Los Angeles, Law & Order, and Chicago PD among many different forensic television shows. She was also nominated to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum Pathways to STEM. An Envision program held at Bowling Green State University and the University of Pittsburgh.Mark Your CalendarsMay 18 - Coney Island Cincinnati Autism Speaks WalkMay 23 - 2nd Grade @ The Cincinnati ZooMay 28 - Field DayMay 29 - 5th Grade Picnic @ Dave & BustersMay 29 - Fifth Grade Promotion @ 6 p.m.May 30 - Annual Kickball Game 5th Grade vs StaffMay 30 - Last Day of School for All Students!Fun With ScienceMrs. Veces fourth grade class learns about testing variables. They launched film canister rockets.Upcoming EventsMay 21-Kindergarten Recognition-10:00 a.m.May 23-DARE 5th grade Graduation/RecognitionMay 27-No School-Memorial DayMay 28-Field Day, PBIS 4th Qtr Incentive(pending Springdale Fire Department)-4:00 p.m.May 29-Staff/Student Kickball GameMay 30-Last Day of School-End of 4th Quarter-Dismiss-12:15 p.m.Mr. Burton's Read AloudThursday, May 9, Mr. Burton stopped by Mrs. Tucker’s first grade class to share a story. He read the book “The Magic Word." The kids loved the story and Mr. Burton stopping by to read it to them. He also treated them to an ice cream party on Monday!Map Goal BBQThursday, May 9, students who met either their reading or math MAP goal were able to attend a BBQ. Students played games, made crafts, had their face painted and ate hot dogs and chips. Woodlawn Fire Department stopped by to hang out as well. Thanks to the many community members, organizations and volunteers who helped make sure our students had a wonderful time.Science Time!Fifth grade scientists have been working on science projects. Thursday, primary students were invited up to view their work and learn about what they have been working on.Fifth Grade Goes to the Music HallOn Monday, May 13, fifth grade students went to the Music Hall to learn about the different instruments that are played in the symphony. Students not only listened to music, but also had an opportunity to try out different instruments. We would like to thank our Adopt-A-Class sponsor Cintas for making this possible.Third Grade Visits Cincinnati Museum CenterOn Tuesday, May 14, third grade students went on a field trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center. Students had a fun time exploring the newly remodeled museum. We would like to thank our Adopt-A-Class sponsor World Pay for sponsoring the trip and lunch.Upcoming Events17-18 5th grade Field Trip – Camp Campbell Gard24 School wide Field Day and Kona Ice27 No School – Memorial Day30 Last Day for Students – Noon DismissalBike to School Day!Several Sharonville Elementary students met up at the Sharonville CommunityCenter on Wednesday, 5/8/19, to ride bikes (or scooters or walk) togetherfor Bike to School Day! Thanks to Ms. Toni Vodnik for organizing this annualevent! We also appreciate all the City of Sharonville employees who cheeredon our students!Thank You!FWC (Great Friends Working Cooperatively) provided lunch for our staff on Friday, 5/10. This wonderful group also rewarded three classes with pizza for their efforts in collecting plastic lids for our Buddy Bench recycling project. Congratulations to Mrs. Benoit’s class, Mrs. Bathe’s class, and Miss Chastain’s class! And, they donated 46 Dr. Seuss books to the Princeton Book Mobile! Thank you for your generosity!What Sharonville Means to Me!On Monday, May 13, 2019, Sharonville hosted the Princeton Board of Education for their monthly meeting. Sharonville students spoke and shared What Sharonville means to them! Thank you to the students for this wonderful message!Fifth Grade Visits Camp JoyEach year, our 5th grade class takes a day trip to Camp Joy. On Monday, 5/13, our students met up with other 5th graders from Stewart Elementary. Thanks to our teachers and parent chaperones for sharing a few pictures from their activities!Fastballs and FitnessOn Tuesday, 5/14, University of Cincinnati baseball hosted (and defeated) NKU for its annual Fastballs and Fitness matinee game. Nearly 2,000 students, from more than 40 classrooms in the tri-state area, were in attendance to take in the action and learn about healthy habits. Thanks to Mr. Theobald for organizing this annual 5th grade field trip, and thank you to all the teachers and parent chaperones who shared pictures!Sharonville PFO ScholarshipLast fall, the Sharonville Elementary PFO announced that we would be awarding our sixth $500 college scholarship to a former Sharonville Elementary student. We look for students who are willing to represent Princeton and serve as a student leader, by volunteering at Sharonville Elementary School, during their senior year of high school. Applicants are encouraged to be thoughtful in determining ways they can serve as role models for our elementary students. A minimum of 20 hours of service are required. We encourage applicants to brainstorm a project that will truly benefit the students at Sharonville Elementary.After reviewing our applications, our Scholarship Committee picked a candidate who submitted a well-written, thoughtful, and relevant reflection. She did an excellent job of explaining her project and displaying her commitment to Sharonville Elementary School. We were impressed with her determination and passion, and we were confident her project would be beneficial to our students at Sharonville Elementary School!McKenna Culter volunteered in her former teacher, Mrs. Powers’ second grade classroom on Wednesday afternoons. Mrs. Powers was immediately struck by her enthusiasm to return and give back to her elementary school. McKenna wanted to work with students who spoke English as their second language. Mrs. Powers had four newcomers in her classroom, and McKenna was able to read with them and practice basic math skills. Mrs. Powers stated, “It has been so heartwarming to watch McKenna return to Sharonville, giving back to her elementary school and community. Thank you, McKenna, for making a difference!”It is our honor to award McKenna Culter Sharonville Elementary PFO’s $500 Senior Scholarship! We are also looking forward to hearing her speak to our fifth graders at their promotion ceremony on May 29. Congratulations, McKenna! We’re so proud of you!Upcoming DatesMay 20 -23: Viking Store shoppingMay 20: Kindergarten PicnicMay 21: 3rd grade picnicMay 22: 1st grade picnicMay 22: 2nd grade picnicMay 22: 5th grade Science FairMay 23: 5th grade picnic at Gower Park 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.May 23: 5th grade dance at 2:30-3:30 p.m.May 27: No School, Memorial DayMay 28: Field Day/Talent ShowMay 29: 4th grade picnicMay 29: 5th grade Promotion, 6:00 p.m.May 30: Awards Assembly, Last Day of SchoolSenior Clap-OutSpringdale students congratulated Princeton HS graduating seniors - many of whom are former Springdale students - by lining the hallways and clapping for the seniors as they walked through the halls in their caps and gowns. Congratulations Princeton grads!Fourth Grade Visits Gorman Heritage FarmEvery year, Springdale fourth graders have the opportunity to visit Gorman Heritage Farm, to learn about farm life in the past and the present. Students follow the history of the farm’s original owners, the Brown family, from their origins as Scottish crofters to their immigration to the U.S. and their journey to Evendale, where their farm still stands almost 200 years later. Students had the opportunity to meet and feed some of the farm’s animals, create an old-fashioned toy, and carry water using a yoke. It was a fun and educational experience!Fifth Grade at Camp JoyFifth graders learned a lot about nature at Camp Joy. They also enjoyed getting to know other fifth graders from Woodlawn and Glendale.Sumdog ContestOur school is entered in the online Southwest Ohio Math Contest, which takes place May 17-23. To take part, students play Sumdog's free math games at www.sumdog.com. Each student has a free account they can access from home or school. Student logins and passwords are their school ID number. Our school code is vikes. In each game, they need to answer math questions to progress. While Sumdog automatically adapts its problems, they can choose which game they play. Each correct answer they give counts toward their score. During the contest period, students will see the contest activity on their homepage. Any games they play when this is showing will count toward their score. Students are ranked on a leaderboard by the number of correct answers they give. Classes are ranked on the average number of correct answers. Ten students from a class need to play in the contest for it to appear on the leaderboard.Springdale Spirit Field DayOur annual Field Day is Friday, May 24. It is one of our favorite days of the year here at Springdale Elementary BECAUSE….
Inside and outside activities will be held 9:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. for all grades. All students should pack a lunch for field day.Field Day Lunch TimesKindergarten and First Grade: 12:05 - 12:35 p.m.Second and Third Grade: 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.Fourth and Fifth Grade: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.New this year, we are going to celebrate our students’ and staff members’ hidden talents with a talent show in the afternoon from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend the talent show.A flyer will be sent home with your child offering an opportunity to volunteer with us on Field Day. There are many stations and activities we could use your help running, and it is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your child. Activities move quickly, and for the safety of all students, we ask that younger siblings not attend this event.Please contact Ms. Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or have any questions or concerns.Upcoming EventsMay 17-23: Sumdog Math ContestMay 24: Field Day & Talent ShowMay 27: No School - Memorial DayMay 29: Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:00 p.m.May 30: Last Day for Students/Early Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.June 6: Report Cards Mailed5th Grade Students Tour the Middle SchoolStewart 5th Grade Students traveled to Princeton City Middle School to take a tour of the building, meet the amazing staff, and hear all about the exciting opportunities that await them.A to Z Countdown CalendarMiss Ollerdisse’s class is doing an A to Z countdown to the end of the school year. On “K” day she celebrated her “classroom kings.” Today was “Q” and the girls finally got to be celebrated on “queen day.” What a fun way to wrap up the year.Upcoming EventsMay 17: Dunk Tank with principal for Testing AchievementMay 24: Fifth Grade PicnicMay 27: No School - Memorial DayMay 29: Field DayMay 30: Last Day for Students/ Early DismissalScholarship ApplicationThe Woodlawn Parent Faculty Teacher Organization will annually award 2, one-time, $500 scholarship. The scholarships shall be awarded using the following parameters:
- Students and staff come together to enjoy the sunshine while doing team building activities, water games, and more!
- It’s a fabulous way to celebrate the end of another great school year at Springdale Elementary.
- Parents and community members can enjoy a day of fun, along with our staff and students.
Congratulations Class of 2019Woodlawn Elementary School Staff and Students would like to congratulate and wish goodluck to the Princeton High School class of 2019. It was a pleasure to have several former Woodlawn students walk the halls of Woodlawn Elementary where their education journey began.Upcoming EventsMay 28: 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 6:30 p.m.BAS - KET - BALLLLL…. You know, that BAS - KET - BALLLL!On Wednesday, all PCMS students had an opportunity to attend the Student vs. Staff basketball game in our Viking Village arena! Costing 5 Viking Bucks or for students who received a positive referral, students watched our PCMS girls’ and boys’ basketball teams compete against some of our athletic staff members. The staff dominated the game and took home the W! In attendance was Spencer Ware, a 2010 Princeton High School and LSU graduate. He played football and baseball for Princeton and LSU. He currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts and has been a pro bowl player. He spoke to our students about opportunities The Awareness Weekend Sports Camp to benefit Sickle Cell Awareness.See the flyer belowJimmy John's Students and Staff of the Month!Join us in congratulating Kathie Koch, Carolyn Turner, Sherri Hageman, Kassia Williams, Marielle Smith, Zoe Harmon, Cynthia Aparicio, Adiaya Hammond, Arianna Boils, James Janzen, Ashley Connor, and Delaney Benjamin. Each get a FREE SANDWICH from Jimmy John’s! Way to illustrate our Go VIkes PBIS values of: Value learning, Integrity, Kindness, Effort, and Safety. Thank you for contributing your unique talents and gifts that enrich the learning community for all.Kathie Koch - The castle is so AWESOME and she helps our 7th grade team with curriculum, ideas, and great strategies.Carolyn Turner- She is always an advocate to our students and staff members, but she has really amped up her efforts in supporting her fellow teachers during this crazy time of year. And all the while...she is working on her own graduate work!!! She's a rockstar and deserves the recognition.Sherri Hageman- She is relentless in her effort to assist her students and brings kindness, positivity, an understanding into every situation.We have LEADERS, Yes We Do! We have LEADERS, How ‘Bout You?!Twelve of our PCMS students were nominated by staff to attend the OMLA (Ohio Middle Level Association) Student Leadership Summit at Camp Kern in Oregonia, OH. They were: Jemly Ambrocio Perez, Ryan Benjamin, Layla Crayon, Isabella Gilmore, Matthew Hardman, Emily Emery, Madison Menifee, Krina Patel, Grace Perkins, Marcus Redman, Gary Toran and Isabel VonStein.Students from 7 different schools in the South West Ohio district of OMLA came together to learn through leadership games and strategies how to set and achieve goals.Students had a fantastic time, enjoyed meeting new friends, and learning life lessons at the beautiful Camp Kern.Important Dates (last week)Baccalaureate ~ Friday, May 17Graduation ~ Sunday, May 19Underclassmen awards night ~ Monday, May 20Underclassmen Second Semester Exams ~ May 23 ~ 30 *(7:15-10:55)2019 Princeton High School GraduationOn behalf of the Princeton High School Class of 2019 and faculty, I wish to extend to you an invitation to attend the commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Fifth Third Arena on the campus of University of Cincinnati. The commencement exercises will begin at 2:00 p.m.Princeton NJROTC Distinguished UnitThe Princeton Navy JROTC unit was selected as a Distinguished Unit within AREA THREE (Mid-West) for the 2018-2019 school year. The unit received a unit letter proclamation and a unit streamer for its guide-on. Only the top 15% of all units within AREA THREE (total units-54) are selected each year as distinguished units. All cadets were issued the distinguished unit ribbon during the awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.PHS Staff Celebrating Years of Service CeremonyThe following staff members were recognized for their years of service with Princeton City schools on Wednesday, May 15, 2019:5 years: Mrs. Berscheit, Ms. Breitholle, Mr. Bridges, Mrs. Buchanan, Mrs. Deborde, Mr. DePeel, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Hurley, Ms. Lampe, Mr. Lizardi Dejesus, Mr. Penick, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Puckett, Mr. Wade, Mrs. Winston, Mr. Zimmerman10 years: Mr. Montag, Mr. Reed, Mr. Rossi, Ms. Schultz, Mrs. Singer, Mrs. Thyberg, Mr. Webb, Mr. Wesley15 years: Mrs. Chisholm, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Graves, Mrs. J. Jones, Mrs. Kutil, Mrs. McCormick, Mrs. Schweikert, Ms. Slate, Mrs. Spahn, Mrs. Summerlin, Mr. Tucker20 years: Mrs. Dove, Mrs. Duckworth, Mr. Fowler, Mr. Gdovin, Mrs. Heckman, Ms. Whitaker25 years: Mr. Buquo, Ms. McDonald Gordon, Mr. Meister, Mr. O’Connor, Mrs. Ritzie30 years: Mrs. KlatteStudent and Staff of the last WeeksWeek of April 18 ~ Bryanna Price (Social Studies) Aysiara Jones Rashid (Science), Hali Taylor (Math), Sarawoti Dhamala (English), Carla Grijalva Chile (Phys Ed/ Health), Thomas Benjamin (Foreign Language), Maria Lorenzo (ESOL) Josiah Jackson Scott (Art), Amy Sow (NJROTC), Elizabeth Gandert (Music), Bereket Belachew (Tech Ed) Julian Gray (Admin. Team) and Staff member of the Week ~ Mrs. Shanna SpahnWeek of April 26 ~ Shozoda Nabieva (Social Studies) Jeidy Galviz Morales (Science), Kristopher Hucker (Math), Noah Torlop (English), Darius Turner (Phys Ed/ Health), Adna Martinez Sanchez (Foreign Language), Jose Jacinto Cordona (ESOL) Franck Blondel Toukam Nguepdjob (Art), Mechele Mooney (NJROTC), Victoria Lopez (Music), Kiasia White (Tech Ed) Lauryn Fole (Admin. Team) and Staff member of the Week ~ Mr. Greg RodgersWeek of May 3 ~ Logan Hoskins (Social Studies) Jayden Hayes (Science), Cheyenne McDaniel (Math), Richardo Cruz Mendez (English), Keilah Isreal (Phys Ed/ Health), Alsasha Bell (Foreign Language), Lima Ahmadzai (ESOL) Malaysia Jackson (Art), Donald Koogler (NJROTC), Julia Kufeldt (Music), Myia Long (Tech Ed) Lorenzio Valwsquez (Admin. Team) and Staff member of the Week ~ Mr. SteveSEPA Research Class Shares FindingsOn Wednesday, May 15, the SEPA Research class was interviewed by WCPO before they presented their findings on substance abuse in our community. These students are part of a STEM Research Project to study the Opioid Epidemic.SEPA stands for Secondary Education Partnership Award. It’s a grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati by the National institute of Health.Ultimate Frisbee TeamCongratulations to the Ultimate Frisbee Team for a winning season and 9th place in the City wide Tournament.Princeton NJROTCBaccalaureate-Friday, 17 MayGraduation-Sunday, 19 MayUnderclassmen awards night-Monday, 20 MayFord Sharonville Plant-Friday, 24 MayNavy JROTC Basic Leadership Training, Ohio National Guard Base, Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio; 9-13 June 2019. Princeton will sent 10 cadets and both NJROTC instructors will participate.Navy JROTC Leadership Academy, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois; 10-15 June 2019. Princeton will send 2 cadets, Rachel Henry and Jonathan Helton to participate in the this upper echelon summer camp.Many thanks to our corporate sponsors. To visit their websites just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.STAY CONNECTED
- Applicant must be currently enrolled in Princeton High School.
- Applicant must be a graduating senior of Princeton High School.
- The scholarship is a one-time scholarship only, paid to the recipient.
- Applicant must have attended Woodlawn Elementary School for at least 3 full school years.