Weekly Update February 15

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A few friendly reminders:

Programs have scheduled pick-up times. Please pick up your child at the correct time.  There is an After School Program fee, and families will be charged the fee if the After School staff needs to supervise your child for any period of time.   ECP Afternoon families, regular pick-up is at 2:45.   K/1 families, regular pick up is at 2:50.  Grades 2-5, regular pick up time is 3:00.  

When you do pick up your children, in consideration of our staff, please supervise your children.  

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 16 and 19: President's Weekend. SCHOOL CLOSED. NO VACATION PROGRAM. 

Feb. 21: Spring Enrichment Registration due. 

Feb. 21 and 22: Grades 3, 4 and 5 International Schools' Assessment 

Feb. 23: Parent Teacher Conferences. School Closed. Conference Care only.  

Music lesson make-up from snow day at your regular time slot.

Feb. 24:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm.  PJSPA Gala 6:30pm.

March 3:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm

March 9: Musical: Seussical .  7:00pm

March 11: Musical: Seussical . 4:00pm

More on Spring Enrichment programs:   We have many exciting enrichment experiences for PJS students this spring session. Sign-up sheets went home in your child’s backpack today for both the After School Enrichment programs and the PJS Instrumental Program. Enrichment clubs will begin the either the week of February 26th or the week of March 12th, depending on the club you choose.  Some clubs run 9 weeks and some run 7.  Please pay attention to the dates on the registration form. The week of May 14th is make-up week, if the teacher has cancelled a class only.  Registration with payment is due Wednesday, February 21st.

Please visit the school web site for full club and teacher descriptions. Simply click on the "Parents" tab at the bottom of the Princetonjuniorschool.org website, and enter the parent password.  If you do not remember the parent password, please contact either the office or S. Swartley directly.

Have a terrific long weekend. 

 

 

 

PJS Celebrates Chinese New Year

On Friday, February 9th, Princeton Junior School students celebrated the Chinese New Year.  The festivities began with an All School Gathering led by Hongling and Ivy, parents of children in the 2nd/3rd mixed-age class.  Highlights included an informational presentation, a mini dragon dance and a musical parade around the Commons.  Children stomped on bubble wrap to simulate the bang of firecrackers to frighten away monsters and evil spirits for the coming months. 

The celebration continued throughout the day with activities including Year of the Dog origami, making a rotating paper drum, creating the Chinese character for spring, and even learning how to make Chinese dumplings.

Thank you so much to Hongling and Ivy for sharing the Chinese New Year and leading us in a school wide celebration. 

 

Weekly Update February 9, 2018

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This week students from Princeton Junior School had the opportunity to learn outside the schoolhouse walls.  The Second and Third Grades visited the Univ. of Pennsylvania anthropology museum.    Fourth Grade delved deeply into Revolutionary War History with trips to Washington Crossing State Park, The Old Barracks Museum, The Princeton Battlefield and Rockingham House.  

On time arrival to school.   Please do not drop off your child in the circle if there is no adult to receive him/her.  Staff are stationed outside between 8:00am and 8:10am.  If you have arrived after 8:10, please park your car and sign your child in at the front desk. 

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 10: Pancake Breakfast and Bingo 9am-11am. FULL CAST REHEARSAL 11am-2pm.

Week of Feb. 12:  Last week of Winter Enrichment Activities/ sign-up for Spring Enrichment begins.

Feb. 15: Pizza Thursday MAKE-UP from an earlier snow day. 

Feb. 16 and 19: President's Weekend. SCHOOL CLOSED. NO VACATION PROGRAM. 

Feb. 22 and 23:  Book Fair

Feb. 23:  Parent/Teacher Conferences. SCHOOL CLOSED.  Childcare provided during conference time only.  Music lesson make-up from snow day at your regular time slot.

Feb. 24:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm.  PJSPA Gala 6:30pm.

March 3:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm

March 9: Musical: Seussical .  7:00pm

March 11: Musical: Seussical . 4:00pm

Weekly Update February 2018

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Upcoming Events:

Feb 2:    Open Hearth for K/1 families

Feb. 6:   2/3 Grades field trip to Penn Museum.  4th Grade field trip to Washington Crossing.

Feb. 9:  4th Grade field trip to Clark House.

Feb 8:   4th Grade field trip to Old Barracks in Trenton.

Feb 14:  4th Grade field trip to Rockingham House. 

Feb. 10: Pancake Breakfast and Bingo 9am-11am. FULL CAST REHEARSAL 11am-2pm.

Week of Feb. 12:  Last week of Winter Enrichment Activities/ sign-up for Spring Enrichment begins.

Feb. 15: Pizza Thursday MAKE-UP from an earlier snow day. 

Feb. 16 and 19: President's Weekend. SCHOOL CLOSED. NO VACATION PROGRAM. 

Feb. 22 and 23:  Book Fair

Feb. 23:  Parent/Teacher Conferences. SCHOOL CLOSED.  Childcare provided during conference time only.  Music lesson make-up from snow day at your regular time slot.

Feb. 24:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm.  PJSPA Gala 6:30pm.

March 3:  FULL CAST REHEARSAL 12pm-3pm