Come Visit Us at the PJS Barnes and Noble Bookfair!

The perfect place to be on a rainy day! Come and join us!

The perfect place to be on a rainy day! Come and join us!

“Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.”   
- Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Dear PJS Families and Friends,

Please join us at the Princeton Junior School Barnes and Noble Fundraiser on Saturday, May 7th at the Princeton Marketfair store.  Activities have been scheduled from 10am to 5pm. 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 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, 11844289, may be used online at through May 12th.  

Through this event, we hope to generate excitement and support our children as they plan for a summer of reading.  This is also an opportunity to share PJS with the local community and highlight our unique programs that include a Reggio-inspired Early Childhood Program, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, and our new Reimagine Summer Program featuring Global STEAM.

In anticipation of our fundraising event, Ame Dyckman’s picture books are currently on display outside of the library along with pre-order forms for those who would like to purchase books for the author to sign during her visit to Barnes and Noble on May 7th at 1:30pm.  This is a fabulous opportunity for our students to meet a local author and ask questions about her inspiration, creative process and advice for readers and writers.  

Highlights of May 7th Event

  • Enter raffle to win the first week of PJS summer camp (July 5-July 8).  Submissions taken from 10:00am-1:30pm and drawing will take place at 2pm.  (Winner must be present at drawing)

  • Read Alouds and summer reading planning with PJS teachers

    • 10:00 -12:00  Courtney White, Jami Gamper, Victoria Cirilo, Courtney Shannon

    • 11:30 - 12:30  Laura Wilson

    • 12:00 - 2:00  Dina Kunkle, Colleen Nelson, Anne Korsen

    • 12:30 - 5:00  Meet new 2/3 teacher, Gaby Vovsi

    • 2:00 - 4:00  Emily Finny

    • 10:00 - 5:00  Silvana Clark, Susan Weintraub

  • 12:00 PJS Cheering Team

  • 12:30 Lunch and a Story in the B&N Cafe with Head of School, Silvana Clark (Pre-order a box lunch)

  • 1:00 Read Aloud with new grade 2/3 teacher, Gaby Vovsi (Gaby will be with us for the rest of the afternoon to meet PJS families)

  • 1:30-2:15 Reading and Craft with Ame Dyckman, local bestselling author (book pre-order form)

  • 2:30-3:15 Performance by PJS Chorus and original songs performed by Sharis Swartley

  • 3:30-4:15 Demonstrations of new STEM products such as Makey, Makey, Little Bits and Dash Robot

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 7th at Princeton Marketfair Barnes & Noble.  If you are unable to join us, please consider supporting our young readers through online purchases through May 12th. 

Happy Reading!

Susan Weintraub
IB PYP Coordinator