We are all tapping into our reserves of energy and resilience after a year of repeated challenges. We endured an unsettling week, with a turn in the pandemic, we also witnessed the disturbing and unprecedented scenes of violence that played out in our nation's capital, leaving us all shaken and disheartened. We must keep hope strong, even in the face of adversity, no matter how devastating, together we can get through it.
Halloween at Princeton Junior School looked a little different this year, but fun was certainly had by all at our parade and class parties! Thank you to our class parents and PJSPA for organizing fun activities and crafts for our children to enjoy.
Please click the link below to enjoy a video of our Halloween parade and class festivities!
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.
By Anya Kamenetz, Cory Turner & Sylvie Douglis, NPR
By Anya Kamenetz & Cory Turner, NPR
National Association of School Psychologists
By Adrienne Farr, www.parents.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.