We are in the final countdown to the start of the 2020-2021 school year, exactly one week away. I need to first begin with a heart full of gratitude to our heroes, the faculty and staff at PJS. Without their dedication to PJS and their students, the reopening of our school would not have been possible. We are embarking on yet another novel experience together; the hybrid teaching model.
Educational institutions have never dealt with a pandemic on the scale we are now experiencing. I have drawn on the talents of our staff, health officials, government leaders, our peer schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Our decisions are based on scientific evidence supported by our medical advisors, the educational and health needs of our students, as well as practical wisdom.
I am humbled by how our school is navigating through this unprecedented time in our world's history. As a community, we have remained steadfast in our unity, and I am exceedingly grateful. We support one another, holding to the knowledge that we will come out of this trial more resilient. In the meantime, my leadership team and I have been proactively planning various scenarios for our return to school. The declining rate of coronavirus transmission in New Jersey is encouraging.
Amid turmoil and conflict in the world, Princeton Junior School is guided by our mission, emphasizing intercultural engagement and respect, a shared vision across our differences, and a commitment for peace, educating a bright and prosperous future for all. I firmly believe that if we continue on this trajectory as a safe and cohesive community, our children will be the peacemakers themselves and forge ahead with confidence, competence, compassion, and the robust capacity to make our world a better place.
Our utmost goal is to always ensure the safety and well-being of our school community, children and parents alike, as well as our faculty and staff.
By Adrienne Farr, www.parents.com
National Association of School Psychologists
by: Probably Tomfoolery, YouTube
Wednesday, June 3 at 4:30 PM
Join Silvana and Bev Gallagher to discuss "A parent's role in a child's reading and writing life." We are looking forward to an exciting conversation. A list of read aloud books will be available. There will be a chance to ask questions and gather ideas.
RSVP needed by Monday, June 1st to email@example.com
Book Club: Wisdom at Play by Juliana McIntyre Fenn
Wednesdays at 4:30pm, May 6, 13, 29
Open to PJS parents, faculty, and adults outside our community. RSVP required so that we can provide the Zoom Conference information.
Kari Pashman, LCSW, joined us to address parenting concerns during Covid-19 crisis.