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Eagle Express ~ February 15, 2019

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    I hope when you wake up each day you can find something to be thankful for because I promise you it is there. Sometimes life gets SO busy that we forget that there are always roses to smell amidst the chaos. As a district, this just in... WE ARE GROWING!! Sometimes we might begin to wonder how in the world are we going to get through this. Every car door I open, every parent I see, and every classroom I visit I am reminded why we MUST - simply too much depends on it. Tomorrow is a great day because I choose it to be - I choose it to be because I am allowed to serve this great community. Enjoy your 3-day weekend and smell some roses!

    Drew Watkin's Signature

    School Holiday Monday, February 18th
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    1950-51 244
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    2002-03 962
    2003-04 1300
    2004-05 1475
    2005-06 1825
    2006-07 2100
    2007-08 2800
    2008-09 3220
    2009-10 4602
    2010-11 4693
    2011-12 5559
    2012-13 5782
    2013-14 6378
    2014-15 7168
    2015-16 8290
    2016-17 10308
    2017-18 12469
    2018-19 14665
    2025-26 32800
    Annette Folmar
    Prosper ISD Names New Chief Financial Officer
    Annette Folmar, MBA, CPA

    Annette Folmar has more than 25 years of experience in public education.

    Folmar has a wide array of school district experience beginning in 1993 as Chief Accountant and Treasurer with Austin ISD. In 2001, she began her career with Hays CISD as Finance Director for three years, became Executive Director of Finance for Hays CISD in 2004 and has served the district as Chief Financial Officer since January 2015.

    A certified public accountant, Folmar has held leadership positions in the Texas Association of School Business Officials and serves on the Accounting and Auditing Advisory Committee. Folmar holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Edward’s University.

    Ms. Folmar will be joining the PISD team this spring.

    Eat for Change
    Relay for Life Fundraiser
    February 19th

    Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The American Cancer Society-Relay For Life. Come into the Chipotle at 2014 West University Dr Suite 300 in McKinney on Tuesday, February 19th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to The American Cancer Society-Relay For Life. Come out and help PHS Student Leadership raise money to give back to our community and make an impact.

    Winter Guard
    Prosper Middle School Winter Guard
    Grades: All PISD 6-8
    February 20th

    We want to give all PISD Middle School Students the chance to learn about the skills it takes to be a member of the Prosper Guard.

    When: Wednesdays ~ February 20, 27, March 6, 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Performance: Thursday, March 21 Prosper Winter Guard Exhibition Night, 7:30 pm
    Where: Wednesdays: PHS in Big Gym/Aux. Gym 1 Performance: PHS Arena *drop off and pickup will be at the back entrance to the PHS Band Room

    This club is a great chance for any middle school student interested in going through the Prosper Guard audition process, either this spring or in the future.

    Have a conflict with any of the dates? That’s ok, come and check us out the following week. We will showcase all of the skills we learned over the next five weeks at the Winter Guard Exhibition on Thursday, March 21st.
    Additional Questions, please email Ms. K, Prosper Guard Director: lbkusmierczak@prosper-isd.net

    Parent Presentation
    Presented by Gifted Minds Prosper
    February 21st

    Join us on February 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Prosper ISD administration building for our GT Symposium presented by Gifted Minds Prosper. Dr. Sarah Feuerbacher will be presenting on "Perfectionism, Performing, and Pressure: The Unique Demands of Gifted Students in Prosper and How We Can Help and Hurt". NuMinds will present a FREE hands-on workshop for children during the presentation. See the attached flyer for details.

    Princess & Pirate Party
    Princess & Pirate Party
    All Ages Invited
    February 23rd

    Rogers Theatre will be hosting their annual Princess & Pirate Party Fundraiser. Admission includes princess character meet and greets, crafts for pirate and princesses, carnival style games, face painting and more!

    Date: February 23rd
    Times:10 a.m. - noon
    Location: Rogers Middle School Cafeteria
    Admission: $20 per participant

    Visit our website to register for your spot today. https://tinyurl.com/y7rmwesv

    6th-7th and 7th-8th
    Parents of incoming 7th & 8th graders (2019-2020)
    Information Meeting
    February 25th

    Please mark your calendar for the incoming 7th & 8th grade (2019-2020 school year) parent information night on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 7:15-8 p.m. The parent information nights will be held at the following campuses:

    Rogers MS - students zoned for Rogers 2019-2020
    Reynolds MS - students zoned for Reynolds 2019-2020
    Hays MS will hold a parent information night at PHS

    Date: February 25th
    Times: 7:15-8 p.m.
    Location: see above

    Please be aware that school zoning will be communicated to parents prior to February 25, 2019.

    Dual Language Students
    Dual Language Parent Meeting for Incoming Fall 2019 Kindergarten Students
    March 5th

    If you are interested in enrolling your incoming Kindergartener in Prosper ISD’s Two-Way Dual Language Program, please plan on attending the following required informational meeting:

    Date: Tuesday, March 5th
    Times: 6:00-7:00 PM
    Location: Rucker Elementary
    402 South Craig Road, Prosper TX, 75078

    Questions? Please contact:
    Mrs. Melissa Gassman
    Director of Dual Language, LOTE & ESL
    Summer Camps
    Summer Camp Fair
    Summer Camp Fair
    (Grades: K-8)
    March 23rd

    Are you looking for a summer camp or activity for your child? Join us for our 2nd annual Summer Camp Fair sponsored by Gifted Minds, Prosper in partnership with Prosper ISD GT Department. Come explore different options for summer enrichment in one place with opportunities to win a summer camp or activity for your child. There is no charge to attend the Summer Camp Fair.

    Summer Camp Fair Flyer

    Camp Pursuit
    Camp Pursuit
    (Grades: Incoming 1st-6th)
    June 3rd

    Prosper ISD GT Department is excited to announce this summer's Camp Pursuit. Camp Pursuit promises to feature our STEAM-iest, most creative, and most inspiring courses yet. And as a valued NuMinds partner, we're delighted to offer Gifted Minds Prosper members $25 off admission. All families can enjoy an additional $25 early bird discount when they enroll by Friday, March 1st at 11:30 p.m.

    Camp Pursuit Info & Register

    Camp Invention
    Camp Invention
    (Grades: Incoming 1st-6th)
    June 17th

    Camp Invention® is returning to Prosper Independent School District! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Prosper ISD GT Department is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to ALL children entering first through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week begins on June 17, 2019, with Natalie Stevens serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!

    Download Flyer

    Register today using promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10) OFF $275. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

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