- Election Day (ALL REMOTE) - November 3
- Cohort B In-Person Learning Day - November 4
- NJEA Teachers Conference (SCHOOLS CLOSED) - November 5 & 6
- Clubs Registration Ends - November 6, 8 p.m.
- Winter Clothing Drive - November 8-13
- Picture Days - November 10 & 11
- Webinar: Mindful of Race - November 16, 7:30 p.m.
IN THIS ISSUE
- After School Clubs Registration Extended!
- School Portraits Next Week
- Webinar: Mindful of Race
- Lunch Bunches
- CP Garden Update
- Passive Giving: An Easy Way to Help CP
- Children's Winter Clothing Drive
- Las Manos Amigas: Holiday Gift Drive
- Divas for Democracy
- You Haven't Voted?
After School Clubs Registration Extended!
Now ends Friday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.
There are still a few slots available for this fall's all virtual after school clubs--including for the McCarter-led Heroes and Villains club, Debate Club, Dance Party, Yoga, D&D and more. Register via Homeroom.
Scholarships are available for students based on financial need. To request a scholarship, please email the CP Parker Bear Fund at email@example.com or call the CP main office at 609-806-4230 ASAP.
School Portraits Next Week
Tuesday, November 10 (Cohorts A & C)
Thursday, November 12 (Cohort B)
Students will have individual school portraits taken outdoors on Tuesday, November 10 (Cohort A) and Thursday, November 12 (Cohort B).
Cohort C is invited to sign up here for a time slot between 12:45-2 p.m. on Nov. 10, if they wish to have school pictures.
Packages and payments can be made online with BNL School Pictures here (CP pre-pay code is 9H6P4Q4S). If you have any questions about the procedure for the day or safety protocols, contact Kim Byko at firstname.lastname@example.org or Georgette Stern at email@example.com.
Webinar: Mindful of Race
Monday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom (details to follow)
How do you discuss race with your child? We live in a time that is moving away from colorblindness or neutrality about racism toward anti-racism. Mindfulness can be a path to exploring our stories through the lens of race, learning our biases, and becoming better equipped to invite our children, friends, and families into these conversations in a compassionate way. Led by Dr. Nathalie Edmond, psychologist, yoga teacher, and anti-racism consultant.
The event is part of a series of social emotional learning webinars jointly sponsored by PPS's elementary school PTOs. View previous webinars online:
"Parenting During the Pandemic" with Dr. Eileen Kennedy Moore - October 22
"Family Resiliency During the Pandemic" with George Scott, EdS, LMFT - October 5 (Password: DyOZ3B$m)
|CP Counselor Ms. Cameron will be hosting virtual Lunch Bunch Groups to help students foster friendships and socialize with children from other cohorts. The groups will take place twice a month and will be organized by grade. No registration or sign up required. For more info, including the Zoom link, click here.|
CP Garden Update
|October was a busy month for CP garden educator Peter Wagner. Check out this video to see the new winterized garden beds. A group of PHS seniors have also been helping out in the CP garden on Saturdays. On Halloween, they started digging new beds for CP families to adopt in the spring! Check it out here.|
You can also use AmazonSmile on your mobile app: Open the app and find "Settings" in the main menu (☰). Tap on "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
|CP may collect 0.95% from every McCaffrey's receipt, which adds up quickly. Send them in with your hybrid-learning student or drop them off to the CP front entrance. But remember: They expire after two months so don't hold on to them too long.|
Redeeming Box Tops clips is easier than ever. No clipping! Just a quick scan and done. Here's how:
Collection: November 8-13
Where: Princeton YMCA, 59 Paul Robeson Place, OR CP Front Door
- We will only collect gently used children's fall and winter clothing, winter coats and snow pants, shoes and boots, and gloves and mittens.
- All items will be quarantined for one week before the sorting and distribution events.
- To ensure CP student and staff safety, the sorting and distribution events will take place at the YMCA; however, items may be dropped off to the YMCA or CP front entrance for your convenience.
We need more than a dozen volunteers to help sort and organize the the donations on November 20 and 21. Please sign up here.
Click here to request a gift for your student OR sign up to give a gift to a child in need. And, if you're giving a gift, let your student help you shop and experience how giving may benefit both the giver and receiver.
Deadline for requesting a gift is Friday, November 13. Deadline for signing up to donate a gift is Friday, November 27.
Divas for Democracy: This Is Me
|Check out this inspiring music video directed, produced, and choreographed by CP parent Monica Kapoor. The video features Broadway actress and singer Keala Settle and CP alumna Milania Kapoor. Enjoy!|
You Haven't Voted?
Then get thee to a polling place today! Just note: Princeton polling places have been consolidated for this election: Find your polling place here.
And if you have voted, now is the time for deep breathing, chamomile tea, a weighted blanket, and some tranquil diversion till the results roll in.
|P.S. - We Hear You|
If you have feedback or suggestions regarding the newsletter, please message Nicole Pezold Hancock on Konstella or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general thoughts regarding PTO activities or how parents can further help support CP, please contact Co-Presidents Manishi Prasad and Georgette Stern via Konstella or at manishi.prasad.1974@gmail.
Thanks for reading!