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    Week Ending: January 18, 2019
     
    DISTRICT WIDE
     
    College Credit Plus
     
    Megan Piphus, Princeton High School Class of 2010 graduate, is returning home to host a night of talent on February 13, 2019. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. in Matthews Auditorium. This district-wide fundraising event will showcase some of our amazing students, staff, and alumni. Tickets are $20 each and are NOW available for sale at each school and online at https://locallevelevents.com/events/details/6427. Click here to purchase your ticket and support the Princeton Music Boosters: https://squareup.com/store/princeton-music-boosters. Order your tickets today! You won't want to miss this show!
     
    The Princeton Education Foundation will be hosting the annual Princeton Pride Gala on Saturday, March 9, 2019, inside the grand ballroom at Ramada Plaza Sharonville, 11320 Chester Road, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The semi-formal event will include appetizers, dinner, and dancing. Donated items will be auctioned off to support PCSD.
    For Gala information and registration, visit:
     
    https://squareup.com/store/princeton-education-foundation-2
     
     
    EVENDALE ELEMENTARY
     
    Evendale Origami Club
    Evendale third grader, Eli Fogelson, had a hobby that he has turned into something he is sharing with everyone! Eli and his parents, Mark and Cathy Fogelson, have created an afterschool origami club, where students are learning some origami basics as well as some fun designs. The club meets after school on Tuesdays, from 4-5 pm and students had a great time making their first project this week, an origami box that inflates when blown into. What a wonderful idea and great talent to share, Eli! Evendale thanks you!
     
    Fourth Grade Virtual Reality Fun
    Fourth-grade students in Jill Engler’s class enjoyed some science time exploring landforms both in water and out of water using virtual reality goggles. This allowed the students to be able to experience what it is like to be in different parts of the world, from Mount Everest to the Galapagos Islands, and many in between! What a fun way to explore the world while staying right at home in Evendale!
     
     
    Stick Together
    Stick Together is a character education program offered to schools by Project Love and Duck Tape in an effort to provide a fun and different way for students to explore the important social-emotional learning concepts of kindness and sticking together to combat bullying and negative behaviors in schools. This program will be presented by your child’s teacher and we will make a pact to “Stick Together” by creating a banner with students’ names on Duck Tape. What a great way to build on our theme of empathy this year and put ourselves in someone else’s shoes.
     
    Come Crunch the Test With Us!
    Evendale families in grades 3-5 are invited to attend our very first “Crunch the Test” session to be held on Thursday, January 31, from 2:30-3:30 pm. The purpose of this event is to educate parents/family members about state expectations in the subject area of math for students in grades 3-5. This is an interactive experience for parents to have the opportunity to see through the lens of the student and problem solve with them one crunch at a time! Flyers went home with students about this event before winter break. If you are interested in attending but need an additional copy of the form, you can stop into the office, or can print one off for yourself here. We hope all families in grades 3-5 are able to come and participate with us!
     
    Amazon Smiles
    Do 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/23-7256441, 0.5% your purchase goes directly to Evendale. We want to thank our PTA for housing the funds raised from AmazonSmile.
     
    Important Reminder
    With the inconsistency of the weather, please make sure to send your child to school with a sweatshirt or jacket. The weather may change throughout the day and when recess comes, they may still be going outside. In addition, if your child was sent home with clothing borrowed from school, please return it the next day. It will be washed when returned to school, so no need to wash at home. Several items have been borrowed, yet not returned, and we would like to have your child's size available in case they might need it again. Thank you for your cooperation! In determining whether a student is ready to return to school after an illness, the following criteria must be adhered to: The student is fever-free (a temperature registering below 100.0 degrees F) for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen); The student is 24 hours from experiencing the last bathroom incident (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea); The student has received 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for such contagious conditions as strep throat or bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye);
    The student feels well enough to attend a full day of school after being ill. Thank you for helping to prevent the spread of illness! (Student Handbook, A Parent’s Guide To Your Elementary School, page 20)
     
    Important Dates
    January 21: Martin Luther King Day (No School)
    January 25: Extra Pre-k Day
    January 31: Crunch the Test Practice 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    February 5: Dine to Donate - Chick-Fil-A
     
    GLENDALE ELEMENTARY
     
    All Aboard!
    January is Board Appreciation Month! We starting off 2019 by thanking the Princeton School Board for all of their support and guidance in empowering us with a growth mindset and monthly mantras. This month’s mantra is “Feedback is a gift - accept it.” With a growth mindset, we learn to appreciate feedback and ask questions that will help us improve.
     
    The Distributive Property & Amazon
    Mrs. Foertsch’s 3rd-grade class is learning about the distributive property in math. While using a numeric visual to help students understand and connect the new math vocabulary, she also shared a real-life analogy using Amazon. She told her students, “Amazon Headquarters in Kentucky represents the equation. When a customer places an order online, it is then distributed out and mailed to them.” This real-life expression helped the students that were not quite understanding the math terminology.
     
    Fifth Grade Research
    Mrs. Wilson’s 5th-grade social studies classes have been studying the Mayan and Inca civilization prior to winter break. This week they were given the opportunity to share their research with each other. We learned some interesting facts regarding both lifestyles!
     
    You've Got the Power, The Power to Read
    Princeton’s elementary schools participate in a 90-minute reading block each day. Families can support reading at home by encouraging your child to complete their 20-minute reading assignment. Here is a great visual to share the importance of reading for those who are struggling with student engagement at home.
     
    Place Value Number Battle
    Miss Cornett found a creative way to help her students learn place value by using a deck of cards. This creative game is played in groups of two, players split the deck of cards and simultaneously flip over their top three cards to create a 3-digit number. Players may remove the cards and place in any position of the number they wish. The player with the higher number in the hundreds place wins all six cards.
     
     
    Fourth Grade is Traveling North
    On Thursday, March 7, Glendale 4th graders are going on an overnight trip to Columbus! They are visiting Ft. Ancient, The Ohio State House and COSI. Students will depart from Glendale Elementary at approximately 9:10 a.m. on Thursday morning. They will return on Friday, March 8 approximately 1:30 p.m. The purpose of this trip is for students to truly experience Social Studies and Science; they will also be doing some 4th-grade team building (even though they are a great team already!)
     
    All STEM Ahead
    Glendale and Woodlawn 4th grade students will participate in a STEM after school program. This is an eight-week program that is held on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. Students will be transported via Princeton school buses. The first four weeks of the program will be hosted at Glendale and Woodlawn will host the remaining four.
     
    Positive Behavior Reports
    Several staff members commented on the positive energy that was flowing throughout the building the first week back from break. It’s amazing what a two-week break can do!
    Keep the positive vibes flowing!
     
    Even you can Prevent the Spread of an Illness!
    With the inconsistency of the weather, please make sure to send your child to school with a sweatshirt or jacket. The weather may change throughout the day and when recess comes, they may still be going outside. In addition, if your child was sent home with clothing borrowed from school, please return them laundered the next week. Several items have been borrowed, and not returned, and we would like to have your child's size available in case they may need it again. Thank you for your cooperation!
    In determining whether a student is ready to return to school after an illness, the following criteria must be adhered to:
    • The student is fever-free (a temperature registering below 100.0 degrees F) for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen);
    • The student is 24 hours from experiencing the last bathroom incident (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea);
    • The student has received 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for such contagious conditions as strep throat or bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye);
    • The student feels well enough to attend a full day of school after being ill.
     
    (Student Handbook, A Parent’s Guide To Your Elementary School, page 20)
     
    Important Dates
    January
    18 PTA’s Family Game Night @ 6:00 p.m.
    21 No school (Dr. Martin Luther King Day)
    23 Girls Empowerment
     
    February
    14-15 No school
    18 No school (Presidents Day)
    21 Conferences
    28 Conferences
     
    HERITAGE HILL ELEMENTARY
     
    Symphonic Revolution
    On Wednesday, January 16, Heritage Hill 5th grade students took a field trip to Cincinnati Music Hall to see the Young People's Concert series program, "Symphonic Revolution." A great time was had by all! Special thanks to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for the generous donation of tickets and bussing so all students could enjoy this trip free of charge!
     
     
    Upcoming Events
    January 21-No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    January 25-Parent Round Table-9:00 a.m.
    January 25-Heritage Hill Heroes of the month 10:00 a.m.
     
    LINCOLN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
     
    Pizza, Punch, and Proficiency
    Celebrating our AIR scores and informing parents of state expectations, third grade has invited all third-grade parents to attend a Pizza, Punch, & Proficiency party. Each parent will be made aware of their child’s AIR score, fall and winter MAP score, state expectations, and ways in which they can support and help build skills to increase knowledge and test scores. Partnering with our parents will lead to exemplary success and build a solid bridge to the next level of learning!
     
    Science, Science, Science
    Fourth-grade students are creating circuits and lighting light bulbs. Students were given materials with little to no explanation and, as a team, work to get their light bulbs lit. Fifth grad students have worked on the Sheep in a Jeep activity. Students run jeeps down a ramp and measure the distance. They also changed the height of the ramp to see if that would make a difference.
     
     
     
    Reading Book Club
    Ms. Hogue’s reading group is working on a new book club book. The book they are reading is “Clubhouse Mysteries: Lost in the Tunnel of Time” by Sharon Draper. This is a sequel to a book they have already read. After reading the first two chapters, students learned the characters are going on a field trip to Eden Park and a ride on the BB Riverboat. Ms. Hogue’s reading group is now working on creating a Google slideshow as if they went on the field trip with the characters. They are using the internet to get pictures and information about what they would’ve seen on that field trip.
     
     
    Upcoming Events
    1/21/19 School Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
     
    SHARONVILLE ELEMENTARY
     
    January PFO Meeting
    Our first PFO meeting of 2019 will take place on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Childcare will be provided, courtesy of Princeton High School Key Club. Guest speaker, Mrs. Vicki Hoppe will be presenting the idea of collecting plastic caps to put a “Buddy Bench” on our playground. This is the program’s inspiration: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2018/03/23/how-9-year-old-and-her-bottle-caps-created-playground-inclusion/451027002/
     
    Winter Box Tops Collection Contest
    Collecting Box Tops is a fun and easy way to earn money for Sharonville Elementary. Each Box Top is worth ten cents! Our school has already earned over $250 so far this school year! We’re having a contest to see which classroom can collect the most Box Tops by Thursday, February 21. The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops will receive a hot chocolate and donut party! Classrooms will also continue to compete in our monthly contest to keep the school’s traveling Box Tops trophy!
    Congratulations to Mrs. Dorow’s class on earning the Box Tops trophy for January!
     
    Pat Bowes Scholarship
    In accordance with Kasi Jordan, Principal of Sharonville Elementary, the family of Pat Bowes, a former teacher at Sharonville, is offering two $1,000 Scholarships to any 2018-19 graduating seniors attending Princeton High School. Contact your Counselor or Principal to get the Application Form and Requirements to have a chance to win one of these two honorary scholarships.
     
    Sharonville Visits With Author Mac Barnett
    Sharonville Elementary had a wonderful day spending time with children's author Mac Barnett on Friday, January 11, 2019. Students prepared for his visit by reading his books and making meaningful Welcome Posters.
     
     
     
    Mac discussed his newest book- Mac B. Kid Spy #2: The Impossible Crime which released on December 26, 2018. Students dressed in their Spy Wear in honor of his new book.
     
     
     
    From students' meeting him, asking him really smart questions and having him sign their books and posters, it was a day of enriched, fun and memorable learning for our students.
     
    Sharonville Celebrates Culture: Save the Date
    Sharonville Elementary will be celebrating their First Annual Culture Fair on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Please bring your family and friends to celebrate!
     
    SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY
     
    Star Performers
    Each quarter the specials teachers choose students in grades 1-5 to receive the honor of being recognized as Star Performers. Pictured below are the Springdale Elementary Star Performers for the second quarter. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
     
     
    Math Pentathlon
    The Math Pentathlon is a math competition that involves five mathematical thinking games. The 4th and 5th graders in gifted math classes partake annually and have done so in most of the elementary buildings for about 10 years. It involves the gifted specialists teaching the five specific games to the students, and then a practice tournament is held for only Princeton students. Finally, an optional regional tournament is held in Indianapolis on April 6, 2019, for interested students. The Princeton math practice tournament is a district-wide event for elementary gifted math students to meet and practice playing the games with each other. This year, this event will take place at the Princeton Administration Center (PAC) during the school day, on separate mornings for 4th and 5th-grade students. Students will bring a sack lunch and travel by bus to PAC. Once at PAC, they will participate in the games and then enjoy lunch together before returning to school. More detailed information will be sent home to those participating in the program.
     
    Upcoming Events
    January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
    February 13: Princeton’s Got Talent, 7:00 p.m.
    February 21 & 28: Parent-Teacher Conferences
     
     
    WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY
     
     
    January Upcoming Events
    18 3rd- 5th Grade Freedom Center
    21 No School
    25 Preschool in Session AM & PM
    31 K-2 Attend The Rainbow Fish @ Aronoff Center
     
    PRINCETON COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
     
    A Chilly Start to 2019!
    Please make sure to keep up with weather updates via phone calls home, local news delay/closing posts and our own website, www.princetonschools.net!
    Make sure students are dressed appropriately for inside and outside the building this winter!
    We had an enjoyable fire drill this week, with zero snowballs!
     
    #SOTW
    Students 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: Alexa Espinoza-Rico, Zoe Harmon, Hannah Wiedermann
    7th Grade Students: Dorian Williams, Aiden Allen, Vianeidy Lopez Alvaro
    8th Grade Students: I’yanna Harris, Keidin Tello, Lanysiah Coffey
    Staff of the Week: Mr. Schreiter (PE)
    He is the glue that holds the breakfast team together. He is always there to keep everything organized and make sure everyone is following procedures. We couldn't do it without him. He also is one of the top staff members for recognizing positive student behaviors.
     
    8th Grade PSAT Results
    8th-grade students at PCMS will receive a printed copy of their PSAT results the week of January 21. Students can access their scores now through their College Board Account (online). If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact Mrs. Ritzie (mritzie@vikingmail.org).
     
    PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL
     
    Martin Luther King Day~School Closed Monday, January 21
    Parent/Teacher Conferences~Wednesday, February 6 3:00-7:00 p.m.
     
     
     
    Congratulations to our PHS Students and Staff of the Week:
    Lucile Seutche (Social Studies), Rita Johnson (Science), Deshawn Belle (Math), Maddie Lewis (English), Avant Rowe (Phys Ed/ Health), Kennedy Ranford (Foreign Language), Yunior Diaz Trigueros (ESOL) Jacob Hoover (Art), Juliani Goldson (NJROTC), Ayanna Jordan (Music), Adam Fields (Tech Ed), Alyssa Hardman (Administrative Team) and Staff member of the week ~ Mrs. Bridget Sparks ~ Science Teacher
     
    Congratulations to Mr. O'Connor
    Mr. Jim O’Connor received a Dream Keeper award at the Princeton Board of Education meeting on January 14. The American Geographical Society (AGS) named James O'Connor of Princeton High School in Cincinnati, OH as a 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Mr. James O'Connor is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this third year of the initiative. Mr. James O'Connor teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography in Cincinnati, OH.
     
    PSAT Results
    8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th-grade students will receive a printed copy of their PSAT results the week of January 21. Student's can access their scores now through their College Board Account. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Ritzie.
     
     
     
     
     
    Do you want to play Lacrosse?
    If you would like to play lacrosse this spring have your parents go to Final Forms and get you registered.
    https://princeton-oh.finalforms.com.Once they have your signed up, you need to go to Final Forms and set up the student account. Conditioning starts this week! The first day of practice will be February 18.
    Any questions, contact Coach Andy Short at ashort@vikingmail.org
     
    2019 Senior Topic Tuesdays
    Planning for after graduation? College? Vocational? Military? Seniors have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers most Tuesdays after school at 2:20 in the Viking Room.
    Upcoming topics will be:
     
    January 22 ~ Ohio National Guard
    January 29 ~ US Army
    February 19 ~ US Marine Corps
     
    If you have any questions or would like to learn more, contact Mrs. Black at ablack@vikingmail.org or Ms. Cargile at rcargile@vikngmail.org
     
     
     
     
     
     
    What is ASVAB?
    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult's strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. On January 16, 2019, seventy-two (72) students took the ASVAB test at Princeton High School.
     
    The Color Guard presented the colors at our three (3) home Varsity basketball games on 4, 8, and 15 January. Also, the color guard is scheduled to present the colors on 18, 19, and 29 January 2019.
     
    Princeton fielded 5 academic teams consisting of 5 cadets per team and participated in the Secretary of the Navy National Academic Exam on Thursday, 10 January 2019. Over 2500 Navy JROTC participated in this event. Test scores will be published in early March 2019.
     
    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test was administered by Senior Chief McDermott in the Viking Room on 16 January 2019. Over 70 NJROTC cadets and students participated.
     
    The National Guard Brief will be presented to any cadet or any student on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 in the Viking room from 2:15-3:00 PM. POC for this briefing is Principal Ms. Ronnda Cargile.
     
    The unarmed drill team, armed drill team, color guard team, academic team, air rifle team, and physical training team will participate in the Mid-Ohio Drill meet at Grove City High School on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Approximately 25 cadets will participate in this drill meet.
     
    Cadets Chris Foster and Moriah Langford will participate in the NJROTC Gilliam Award by submitting their essays on 25 January.
     
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