Celebrating 100 Days at PJS!

After several weeks of counting down to the big day, the K/1 class finally celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 22nd!  Children began the day with 100 exercises in connection with their current IB Unit: A well-balanced lifestyle is important to human health.  The 100 exercises consisted of 10 jumping jacks, 10 sit-ups, 10 push-ups, 10 seconds standing on one foot, 10 seconds standing on the other foot, 10 arm circles, 10 toe touches, 10 arm curls, 10 knee lifts, and 10 seconds running in place.  

Next, the teachers surprised the children with photos of themselves at 100.  (There really is an app for everything!)  There were lots of laughs and giggles as children looked at their wrinkled foreheads and imagined what they might be doing at age 100.

The celebration ended with snack as children created their own creative treat by sorting various snacks into ten groups of ten!

PJS Pancake Breakfast

Take your family out for a delicious pancake breakfast...

Saturday, February 11th

9:00am - 11:00am

Hosted by Silvana Clark and Family

Purchase tickets in advance for $5/adult and $3/children 10 and under from Lynn Jarvis (ljarvis@princetonjuniorschool.org).

Tickets at the door $8/adult and $5/children 10 and under.

Profits will support PJS Annual Giving.

There will be a raffle and bingo with prizes

Volunteers needed and will eat for free!  Interested? Please email Silvana at sclark@princetonjuniorschool.org

PJS Barnes & Noble Bookfair Schedule of Events

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Dear PJS Families and Friends,

Please join us at the Princeton Junior School Barnes and Noble Fundraiser on Saturday, December 10th at the Princeton Marketfair store. Activities have been scheduled from 10am to 4pm. Please be sure to identify yourself as a PJS book fair supporter at checkout, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to Princeton Junior School! This includes almost EVERYTHING in the store (books, toys & games, music & DVDs/BluRay, cafe items, and NOOK). If you are unable to attend and would like to make purchases to benefit PJS, our school voucher number, 12042222, may be used online during checkout at www.bn.com through December 15th.  

Through this event, we hope to generate excitement and support our children as they grow as readers. This is also an opportunity to share PJS with the local community and highlight our unique programs.  We are fortunate to have author/illustrator, Greg Pizolli scheduled to read from and sign some of his most recent picture books.  This event will begin at 2:00. To pre-order books, please complete this form and return to Lynn Jarvis by Friday, 12/9.  Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Highlights of December 10th Event

While proceeds of the bookfair support the ongoing development of our Windows to the World Library collection,  this year our efforts we will also support the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Snowflake Station.   

  • PJS Snowflake Station to Benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 10-4  The Snowflake Station allows parents and caregivers with children staying at CHOP to shop for their children during the holidays.  PJS will have a table set up in the children’s department with items from the CHOP wishlist for purchase from 10-4.  All items purchased for CHOP families during the bookfair will be collected in a labeled box and delivered unwrapped to the hospital’s Snowflake Station.

  • Read alouds with PJS teachers scheduled throughout the day, 10:00-4:00

    • 10:00-10:30 Bilingual Read Aloud with Courtney S. and Victoria C.

    • 10:30-11:00 ECP read aloud with Jami G., Dina K., and Victoria

    • 11:00 Join Silvana in the B&N Cafe for PJS Hot Cocoa Swirl and winter poems

    • 12:00-12:30 Read aloud with Christina B.

    • 12:30-1:00 Read aloud with Gaby

    • 1:00-1:30 Read aloud with Silvana C.

    • 1:30-2:00 Read aloud/Sing along with Larry A.

    • 2:00 - 2:45  Reading and book signing with author/illustrator Greg Pizzoli (http://gregpizzoli.com/)

  • 3:00-3:30 Performance by PJS Chorus followed by original songs performed by Sharis Swartley

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, December 10th at Princeton Marketfair Barnes & Noble! If you are unable to join us, please consider supporting our young readers through online purchases through December 15th.

Happy Reading!

Susan Weintraub

IB PYP Coordinator

Thanks and Giving at Princeton Junior School

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Preparations are underway for our annual Thanksgiving celebration that will be held on November 18th.

Students in the Glitter Lemonade Club have decorated boxes that are in the Commons waiting to be filled with food donations for Mercer Street Friends, a local organization that helps to feed our neighbors who are in need this holiday season.  

The PJS Soup Dads will meet in the Well on Thursday, November 17th at 5:30pm to prepare their famous turkey noodle and vegetarian soups that will be served in classrooms prior to the Thanksgiving Program on Friday, November 18th.  If you would like to lend a hand, email Rafael at Rafa.Juan@gmail.com.  

Next week, Christine Zeppenfeld's Learning through Landscapes classes will begin baking a variety of seasonal breads (made with grains grown in the PJS garden) to accompany the Thanksgiving soup.  The aroma will permeate the schoolhouse all week, and stomachs will rumble!

Families and friends of PJS are encouraged to gather in the Commons on Friday, November 18th at 10:30am to enjoy class presentations and performances that reflect the spirit of thanks and giving.

Check Out New PJS After School Enrichment Classes and Private Music Lessons!

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Princeton Junior School is excited to announce new Fall Enrichment Classes and opportunities for private music lessons during the school day.  Sign up forms were distributed in backpacks this afternoon and must be completed and returned by Friday, September 16th.  Classes will begin Monday, September 19th.  

To read full course descriptions for new after school enrichment classes, click here.

To sign up for private music lessons at PJS, click here.

Within the links above, you will also find important guidelines and logistics for participation in these programs in addition to printable sign up forms.