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Eagle Express ~ March 22, 2019

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    Congratulations Mr. Shirley!!

    Todd Shirley
    Mr. Shirley (principal of Rogers MS) will become the new HR Director for PISD at the completion of this school year. This is an extremely important position for the district as we will be needing to hire over 200 new staff each year for the next many years to accommodate the student growth. To that end, current HR Director, Ms. Bernadette Gerace, will be assuming her new role as Director of Recruitment and Retention. Of all the important priorities of the district, nothing is more important that hiring the best possible candidates to serve our amazing students.

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    Last Chance to Order a Personalized Brick
    Deadline: March 24th

    SUNDAY, MARCH 24th is your LAST CHANCE to order a personalized brick for the new stadium! You get a copy to keep at home!!

    www.pisdstadiumbricks.com

    PreK Round Up
    Pre-K Round Up ~ Parent Info Night
    March 25th & 26th

    Find out more information about how a student qualifies for Pre-K in Prosper ISD.

    March 25th at 6 pm - Hughes
    (for families zoned for Baker, Cockrell, Folsom, Furr, Hughes and Spradley Elementaries)

    March 26th at 6 pm - Windsong
    (for families zoned for Boyer, Light Farms, Rucker, Stuber and Windsong Elementaries)

    LOTE Survey
    Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Survey
    (Parents with Students in grades 5-10)
    Deadline: April 1st

    In an effort to expand course offerings in our Languages Other Than English (LOTE) program, PISD is interested in obtaining your input and interest in adding an additional language course for the 2020-2021 school year. Currently, PISD students are offered Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL), Latin and French. The deadline to complete the survey is April 1st.

    LOTE Survey


    Prosper Parents' Panel for Suicide Prevention
    Follow Up Suicide Prevention Panel
    April 3rd

    Join us to find out how our community and Prosper ISD are joining forces.

    Date: April 3rd
    Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Location: Prosper Town Hall

    No RSVP required. Spread the word to all you know!

    PISD Parent Education
    Guardianship & Other Legal Considerations
    (For Parents of Students with Special Needs)
    April 4th

    Come hear about important legal issues that special needs families should be aware of, including guardianship, supported decision making, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and more. Tresi Weeks from the nonprofit Texas GPS will be our guest speaker. Event will be held at the Prosper ISD Administration Building in the Board Room, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.

    Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
    Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
    Location: Prosper ISD Admin Bldg - Board Room

    Please RSVP HERE or email Julia Chalker by April 3rd.
    Childcare is also available by reservation HERE.

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    Prosper FFA Plant Sale
    April 5th

    When: April 5th (4 - 6 pm) & April 6th (8 am - 2 pm)
    Where: Greenhouse ~ northwest corner of PHS
    Featured Plants: Sun patients, Lantana, Geraniums, Coleus, Celosia, Purple Fountain Grass, Begonias, Sweet Potato Vine, Purslane and Vinca.

    2019 Price List:

    4” Containers ~ $1.25
    1 Flat of 4” Containers ~ $20.00
    6” Containers ~ $3.00

    PISD Parent Education
    Parenting in the Digital Age
    (Open to All PISD Parents)
    April 16th

    Learn how to protect your children as they navigate the digital world. The program covers the four biggest risks for children online and the conversations you need to be having with them. Recommendations will be given on how you may utilize technology to better protect your children.

    Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
    Time: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    Location: Prosper ISD Admin Bldg

    Parenting in the Digital Age Info

    Town of Prosper
    Town of Prosper survey to gauge broadband service
    (Town of Prosper Residents)

    In response to residents’ inquiries regarding the Town’s efforts to encourage internet service providers to improve and expand services within the community, Prosper officials are asking households and businesses to complete a survey on the topic. Called the Connected Community program, the survey is the first portion of the effort, setting the baseline for internet use at the household and small business levels. Homes and businesses will be asked to go online to http://connectmycommunity.org/prosper-tx/ and take the survey.

    Relay For Life
    Dedicate a Luminaria in Memory of Someone Lost to Cancer or Fighting to Beat the Disease

    During the Luminaria Ceremony at the Annual Relay for Life event, hundreds of luminaria light the track or path to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has taken too much. This ceremony of light symbolizes the hope and perseverance with which we all continue to fight. You can give to the American Cancer Society and keep the flame of hope lit by dedicating a luminaria in memory of someone lost to cancer or in honor of someone still fighting or who has beaten the disease. The suggested luminaria donation amount is $10 each. Download an Order Form Here.

    Relay For Lifecrossing guard
    Great Opportunity to Earn Some Extra $$

    Crossing Guards needed for Prosper ISD

    Hughes Elementary School
    Pay is $15 hour – 2 hours a day

    This would be an ideal position for a stay-at-home parent or a grandparent living nearby.

    Apply Here
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    Summer Camp Information

    Are you looking for summer camps and activities for your child? View a list of upcoming summer camps.

    Summer Camp Information
    PISD Highlights
    Prosper ISD Highlights

    PISD Highlights
    We are excited to give our friends and families a glimpse into the great things happening at PISD. On the PISD website, prosper-isd.net, you will find a PISD Highlights link under the Discover PISD tab. This site will house stories about great things happening in classrooms and highlights of excellence around the district.

    Story 1: Through a Poet's Eyes
    Story 2: Spelling Bee Winner Continues Winning Streak


    PISD Highlights
    Important Dates
    March 25th
    Pre-K Round Up - Parent Info Night
    Hughes Elementary at 6 p.m.

    March 26th
    Pre-K Round Up - Parent Info Night
    Windsong Ranch Elementary at 6 p.m.

    April 2nd
    Meet the Furr Elementary Principal
    Spradley Elementary from 6-7 p.m.

    Meet the Stuber Elementary Principal
    Windsong Elementary from 6-7 p.m.

    April 3rd
    Follow Up Suicide Prevention Panel
    Prosper Town Hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    April 4th
    Last Day to Register to Vote

    April 15th
    PISD School Board Meeting
    Admin Board Room from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    April 16th
    Parent Information Night
    Parenting in the Digital Age
    PISD Admin Building
    9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    May 4th
    Bond Election / School Board Election

    May 25th
    PHS Graduation at The Star in Frisco at 10:00 a.m.

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    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. ~ Jane Hull
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    Prosper Independent School District

    605 East Seventh Street, Prosper, TX 75078
    Phone: 469-219-2000
    Email: communications@prosper-isd.net