12th Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive - deadline August 6, 2021

Tue, Jun 22 6:32am

Dear JP families,   Every year the district has a backpack and school supplies drive for the upcoming year 2021/22.  This year is no exception.  If you are able to donate, please do so before August 6 ... [More]

The Summer is finally here! Ice Cream Joe is stopping by at JP tomorrow!

Mon, Jun 21 7:25am

Dear JP Parents,   The countdown is almost over and tomorrow is the last day of school.     While 2020 came with a lot of challenges, our kids rose to the occasion and excelled despite various difficu ... [More]

Last day of clubs

Mon, Jun 14 2:28pm

Just a friendly reminder that today will be the last day of clubs for the spring semester. Thank you for all of your support!

Join us for the kickball game today at 5:00 PM! Bring all green and white JP students!

Fri, Jun 11 6:25am

Happy Friday JP Parents!   Currently the green team is in the lead with 18 points, but anything can still happen at tonight's 5th grader kickball game.  The current score is:   Green: 2,421 White: 2,4 ... [More]

Battle of the Green and White - first scores are in and....

Wed, Jun 9 6:19am

Good morning JP Parents,   Our JP kids are showing great spirit and sportsmanship!  The teams were neck in neck after the first day and each day the leader may vary.     Remember the competition will ... [More]

Battle of the Green & White: JP's first annual spirit week:: June 7 to June 11, 2021

Sun, Jun 6 2:17pm

Dear JP Family,   We are starting a great new tradition at JP: the Battle of the Green and White!  Yes, we have sorted our JP students into JP's theme colors and they will compete throughout the year. ... [More]

Important: Please read! Clubs are cancelled for today Friday, June 4th

Fri, Jun 4 12:24pm

Hello all JP club parents,   Please note we will be cancelling all clubs for today because of the approaching storm.  So please expect your youngsters home this afternoon!  A make up will be reschedul ... [More]


Thu, Jun 3 6:35pm

Last Call for Spirit Wear purchased before JP's Spirit Week!!   Make your purchases on the Spirit Store on  Konstella and I will do my best to deliver Spiritwear to school or your home address.     Cl ... [More]

Cancellation of Clubs Today

Fri, May 28 2:08pm

Unfortunately, we will have to cancel JP in person clubs today, May 28th, due to the rain. We were hoping to squeeze by, but it looks like the rain will pick up just when clubs are scheduled to be hel ... [More]

JP class composite photos

Fri, May 28 9:01am

Good morning, Our school photographer has compiled 6" x 8" composite photos of each JP class, which are available for purchase for $5 through June 6th.  If you would like to buy this year's version of ... [More]

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author to be hosted by JP on May 26th at 7pm!!! Please Register!

Fri, May 21 9:13am

Click here to register: https://princetonk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_twbTRPYOSFyBPz6IHo2VPA 

Princeton Public Schools regarded as the best school district in New Jersey with one of the highest graduation rates in the country.

Thu, May 20 6:50am

Dear JP friends,   This week, in an article published in Newsweek, Stacker analyzed Niche collected data to determine the best school districts in every state.  Several factors were taken into conside ... [More]

JP Teachers are Leading PPS Annual Walking Challenge and we are cheering for them!

Thu, May 20 6:31am

Dear JP Family,   We have always known that our teachers are a cut above the rest, but this week (Week 3 of the PPS Annual Walking Challenge) our teachers pulled ahead with almost 2,000,000 steps!  Ye ... [More]

Got Waste? Upcycle At Waste Collection Event THIS SATURDAY!

Thu, May 13 2:08pm

What: Don't Be Idle, Let's Upcycle! When: Saturday, May 15, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: One Monument Drive (the parking lot behind Monument Hall)   You’ve asked for it and it’s coming back! Please join ... [More]

Cancellation of JP Club Wednesday, 5/5

Wed, May 5 11:43am

Please be advised that Game Day Club is cancelled for today, Wednesday, May 5th due to the rain and muddy grounds. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Club Reminders

Thu, Apr 29 2:16pm

Hi everyone,   I wanted to send out a few quick club reminders:   Golf and Cheerleading begin next week, May 6th and 7th, respectively. There is no golf or cheer this week.   We will make all attempts ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week: help us say THANK YOU!

Tue, Apr 27 6:33am

Dear JP Parents,   Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to make it special for our teachers!  We need your help!     It is very easy! And it takes only 5 minutes.  All you need to do is ... [More]

Spring Club Reminders

Sun, Apr 25 7:29pm

Registration for Spring Clubs ends tonight! There are still a few club openings, so please enroll your child if interested. We have expanded Fit Club Fridays to 2nd grade students as well due to deman ... [More]


Sun, Apr 25 10:43am

Hey JP FAMILY!!!   This Tuesday April 27th there will be a SPIRITWEAR SIDEWALK SALE!!!   We will be selling our NEW JP Tee as well as our Classic Styles. The SALE will take place on Tuesday 4/27 durin ... [More]

Reminder: School Photo Retake/Absentee Day Monday, April 26th

Fri, Apr 23 3:53pm

Good afternoon, Just a  reminder that Photo Retake/Absentee Day is this coming Monday, April 26th.     For students attending school in-person:  come to school photo-ready and, if it's a retake, bring ... [More]

Spring Clubs - Thursday Soccer now open to all grades

Fri, Apr 23 11:55am

We are so excited for everyone's interest in Spring Clubs! Due to the popularity of K-2 soccer, we have decided to open up Thursday's Soccer Club to Kindergarteners through fifth graders. Currently, t ... [More]

Greater Mercer TMA Step into Spring Campaign

Fri, Apr 23 8:55am

Step into Spring To encourage walking and help parents plan walks, GMTMA is sponsoring a “Step into Spring. Ready.Set.Win!” campaign.  “Winter is behind us, full time virtual schooling has ended for m ... [More]

It's Earth Month: Check Out Two Exciting Sustainability Events on April 21 and April 24

Tue, Apr 20 2:08pm

What: Changing the Landscape: Healthy Yards = Healthy People When: Wednesday, April 21, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Webinar: Register at bit.ly/ChangingTheLandscape-2   Come hear an update from the community partn ... [More]

Sharing a Note of Appreciation from Arm in Arm

Tue, Apr 20 8:44am

Thank you all for your incredible contributions and showing up for your community during a challenging year. Our fundraiser was a success! Please see the below note of appreciation from Arm in Arm:   ... [More]

Photo Retake/Absentee Day: Monday April 26th

Tue, Apr 20 6:57am

Good morning,   School photos are coming home!   If you ordered school photos last month, you either received them yesterday or they will be sent home in your student's backpack today (cohort C photos ... [More]

Spring Club Registration

Mon, Apr 19 2:31pm

Spring Club Registration begins today!   Registration for Spring clubs commences today, Monday, April 19th at 8 p.m. and will close on Sunday, April 25th at 8  p.m. Clubs will begin Wednesday, April 2 ... [More]

PTO Town Hall Update on Racial Literacy Residency (slides attached) Residencia de Alfabetización Racial (diapositivas adjuntas)

Thu, Apr 15 8:54pm

We are excited to share that this year's 2nd-5th Grade PTO Residency is getting underway! Our 2020-21 JP PTO is proud to support district-wide efforts toward equity and inclusion through a home-grown, ... [More]


Wed, Apr 14 12:40pm

We are excited to announce a brand new JP t-shirt celebrating an inspiring quote from our country’s youngest ever inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman. As our community takes a renewed focus on equity and ra ... [More]

Coming Soon...Ladies Night Out!

Fri, Mar 26 9:42am

  Save the date Thursday April 29th:  Ladies "Run for the Roses" Night Out      Come join us for a Kentucky-derby themed outdoor soiree where you can enjoy sips, hors d'oeuvres and wares. Put on your ... [More]

Reminder: Photo Day Tomorrow & *Pre-pay Code Expires*

Wed, Mar 17 6:48pm

  A reminder that school photos are tomorrow for the following groups:     Grades 1 & 2, and Cohort B students in Grs.3-5.  Cohort C students who have signed up, from 1-2 pm.   *Please note that our J ... [More]

Requesting Donations of New and Used Sports Equipment

Wed, Mar 17 1:14pm

In addition to collecting food donations, the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry is collecting exercise equipment to distribute to families in need. If you have any sports equipment around the house that yo ... [More]

Reminder: Photo Day Tomorrow & Thursday

Mon, Mar 15 3:53pm

  A reminder that school photos are this week, according to the following schedule:   Tomorrow, March 16th:  PK & K, Ms. Crowder's and Ms. Saraison's classes, and Cohort A students in Grs.3-5.  Cohort ... [More]

Middle School Renaming: Voting Open

Fri, Mar 12 7:49am

Princeton Public Schools needs your help! As part of the educational component of the Princeton Unified Middle School renaming process, the district invites community engagement and seeks input. This ... [More]

JP Sibling Photos & Photo prep

Wed, Mar 10 3:57pm

Good afternoon JP families, Two more notes pertaining to our upcoming photo days:   1.  Sibling photos:  if you are interested in having a photo taken of your JP siblings, please let me know by this F ... [More]

JP Photo Days -- online ordering link

Tue, Mar 9 9:35am

Good morning JP families,   Our school photos days are next week!  They will take place on Tuesday, March 16th and Thursday, March 18th, according to the schedule below.  For your convenience, here is ... [More]

Congratulations to Ms. S who is now JP's permanent Principal!

Mon, Mar 1 6:09am

Dear Johnson Park Parents & Children,   Very late in the evening during the past week's Board of Education meeting, a motion of great significance to JP was passed:   Our Principal, Ms. Siso Stentz be ... [More]

Video Recording of Humanities Curriculum Meeting

Mon, Mar 1 5:50am

Dear JP Parents,   In the event that you were unable to attend the PPS Humanities Curriculum meeting this past Thursday, the meeting has been recorded so that you can view it at your convenience.   ht ... [More]

Last Day to Purchase Princeton Perks Card is Feb 28th!

Thu, Feb 25 2:50pm

The last day to purcahse your Princeton Perks Card is fast approaching! Help support our school and our community!    What is it? The Princeton Perks card is a disount card that gives cardholders spec ... [More]

Princeton Public Schools Board of Education Meeting Tonight (February 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM)

Tue, Feb 23 6:53pm

Dear JP parents,   I am sure many of you have received Dr. Galasso's email yesterday advising that PPS will be sharing details of its plan to increase in person instruction for children in the distric ... [More]

GMTMA Bookmark Design Contest

Sat, Feb 20 11:05am

Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association GMTMA is launching its annual “Safe Routes to School” bookmark-design contest for 3rd-5th grades. The theme is design your ideal walking/biking rou ... [More]

Johnson Park congratulates Dr. Carol L. Kelley (the new Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools)

Sat, Feb 20 10:07am

DR. CAROL L. KELLEY NAMED NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF THE PRINCETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS   Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the Princeton Board of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Carol Kelle ... [More]

Are our Children Using Technology or is Technology Using Them? An Invitation from the Center of Humane Technology

Wed, Feb 17 11:20am

Good Morning JP Parents,   PPS has been invited to the Princeton Common Ground Event tomorrow Thursday, February 18th at 7:30 pm featuring Max Stossel from the Center of Humane Technology entitled “Ar ... [More]

Arm-in-Arm: Behind the Scenes- Please share with your children!

Thu, Feb 11 8:26am

New link! https://youtu.be/NuX_lTYTmVE   Please share this short video with your children to give them a little behind-the-scenes view of how Arm-in-Arm helps feed and support the community. We hope i ... [More]

JP We need your help to get vaccines for our teachers!

Wed, Feb 3 4:51pm

Dear JP Parents,   Covid 19 has changed the world we live in.  It has affected every aspect of our lives and permeated  our environment in levels we could never have imagined.  But now we have hope: a ... [More]

Math Curriculum Meeting Recorded for Parents who Missed it!

Mon, Feb 1 11:55am

Dear JP Parents,   I hope everyone is staying safe and warm during this storm!  For the parents who missed the Math Curriculum meeting (I did!), the meeting was recorded so that you can view this at y ... [More]

January Math Curriculum meeting

Sun, Jan 24 7:16pm

[Updated to the time of 4PM for elementary students]   We wish you and your family a relaxing holiday and a joyful New Year!  Before we go, we kindly ask that you save the dates/times below for the ma ... [More]

Johnson Park Great Kindness Challenge!

Sun, Jan 24 6:55pm

Dear JP Parents & Children,   Johnson Park has some of the kindest and most compassionate children and parents.  This week we get to show what we are made of! The Great Kindness Challenge is upon us. ... [More]

Virtual Club offerings in coordination with Community Park

Wed, Jan 13 7:34am

In coordination with Community Park, we are extending an invite to join several of the after school clubs sponsored by Community Park.  This is a great opportunity to engage in several other club offe ... [More]

Reminder Remote or Four Day School Week selections due

Wed, Jan 6 5:05pm

Dear JP Parents,   Happy New Year!  We hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season - welcome to 2021.   Just a quick reminder to our JP families: today was the deadline for advising the school ... [More]

PLEASE HELP: 4 days left until the Project CLAUS deadline! We have many spots left for gifts

Wed, Dec 16 2:53pm

Dear JP family,   Approximately 84 of our JP children face some form of food or shelter insecurity - this year more so than ever before.  We have only 4 days left until our Project Claus deadline and ... [More]


Fri, Dec 11 9:05am

Hello JP! This is our FINAL weekend of our front porch photo fundrasier! We still have slots available for both Saturday & Sunday!  JP has teamed up with JSchmitt Photography to offer family photo ses ... [More]


Wed, Dec 2 11:43am

Hello JP! If you haven't yet signed up for your family front porch photo session please consider doing so! Our front porch photo fundraiser has only two more weekends! We  have four openings for this ... [More]

Openings available this weekend for family front porch photos!

Mon, Nov 23 10:43am

Hello JP! If you haven't yet signed up for your family front porch photo session please consider doing so! Our front porch photo fundraiser has only three more weekends! We still have some openings av ... [More]

Thank you Johnson Park! Happy Thanksgiving! Where do I pick up my pie?

Mon, Nov 23 7:57am

Dear JP Family,   Thanks to your generous donations JP was able to give a pie to every single staff member at Johnson Park and donate pies to more than 40 families in need!  THANK YOU!  It is initiati ... [More]

Princeton Mobile Food Pantry needs your help! PLEASE send us some produce over the weekend (open until December 2nd)

Fri, Nov 20 4:39pm

Dear JP Families,   Every year the Princeton Mobile Food Pantry relies heavily on the assistance of our JP community.  This year this is more true than ever.  Over the holidays our families in need, n ... [More]

Johnson Park Spirit Day 11/20/20

Thu, Nov 19 8:02pm

Tomorrow is JP SPIRIT DAY!!!   Show your school spirit and wear your JP Spiritwear or Green and Blue and show how much JP means to YOU!!!

Reminder - 3PM Deadline Today for all pie orders

Tue, Nov 17 10:26am

Hello JP! Just a reminder that today @ 3PM is the last day for ALL pie orders (both personal pie purcahases and JP staff & community pie donations). A big thank you to everyone who has participated in ... [More]

PLEASE HELP: We are only 24 pies away from thanking everybody at JP! Let's make this a Thanksgiving to remember!

Mon, Nov 16 12:00pm

Good morning JP!   We are so close to reaching our goal of giving a pie to everyone in need and one pie to every staff member at JP.  If you haven't already donated please sign up here:   1)  Place yo ... [More]

Pie Donation Fundraiser - 67 pies to reach our goal!!

Sun, Nov 15 11:39am

Hello JP! We are just 67 pies away from reaching our donation goal! Please consider donating a pie to our wonderful teachers, aides, bus drivers, custodial staff, playground assistant, specials teache ... [More]

JP Thanksgiving Food Drive - November 16-20

Thu, Nov 12 2:10pm

JP is collecting food for Princeton Mobile Food Pantry.  Food may be dropped off at JP's main entrance from Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20. PMF Pantry has been delivering food to Princeton ... [More]

Upcoming SEL Webinar - Dr. Nathalie Edmonds - "Mindful of Race" - November 16 at 7:30 PM

Tue, Nov 10 9:10am

Dear JP Parents,   As part of our ongoing SEL Webinar series, we are presenting a webinar by Dr. Nathalie Edmonds, "Mindful of Race" on Monday, November 16 at 7:30 PM.  Please save the date!  Zoom det ... [More]

District Wide Winter Coat Drive for Children - November 8-13, 2020 at the YMCA - Distribution: November 21, 2020

Tue, Nov 10 8:58am

Dear JP Families,   In 2020 we have seen record numbers of food and shelter insecurity in our community and this problem persists through the winter months.  Our friends from Community Park is spearhe ... [More]

Johnson Park Spirit Day November 20th

Mon, Nov 9 1:44pm

Lets Celebrate our Johnson Park Pride!!!  JP students,  staff and parents can celebrate their JP School Spirit on Friday, November 20th.    Lets have everyone wear their favorite JP gear from tee shir ... [More]


Wed, Nov 4 5:05pm

Hello JP! If you want to get a jump on your holiday photos this weekend (or just an amazing family picture!) there are two time slots available for this upcoming Sunday Nov 8th @ 1:30 and 3:00. This f ... [More]

JP Holiday Front Porch Photo Fundraiser!

Fri, Oct 30 8:54am

The holidays are right around the corner and that means…holiday cards! JP has teamed up with JSchmitt Photography to offer family photo sessions to use for your holiday photo or just to get amazing fa ... [More]

JP Masks

Tue, Oct 27 1:34pm

Our masks arrived, are individually packed for your students and are ready for distribution.   Students in Cohort A should be coming home with your masks today.  Cohort B will receive them later this ... [More]

Important Information regarding Dismissal

Fri, Oct 16 4:17pm

Dear JP Parents,   Thank you for your assistance and patience during this second week of hybrid schooling (and the first week for 2nd to 5th grade).    We have one request to all parents who pick chil ... [More]

Winter Coat and Halloween Costume Drive

Tue, Oct 13 3:00pm

Let’s join together to keep our JP community warm and ready to enjoy Halloween.   To ensure that all JP students keep warm as the weather cools, please go through your closets and donate gently used a ... [More]

Substitute teachers needed at Princeton Public School District! If you can help out, please apply!

Sat, Oct 10 9:09am

Dear JP Parent,   Happy Friday!  As you know, 2020 has posed unique challenges to our parents, our teachers and the Princeton Public School Board, in particular.  We are so proud of how well this has ... [More]

COVID NJ alert app released

Thu, Oct 1 11:31am

Head to the NJ government site to download.   https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/app  

Ask An Expert about EVs: How to Choose, Charge & Change SEPTEMBER 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free

Wed, Sep 30 3:08pm

Ask An Expert about EVs: How to Choose, Charge & Change -- September 30. Get all of your burning questions about rebates, charging, pricing, and available models answered by two electric vehicle exper ... [More]

Mrs. S Hybrid Parent Update - Zoom Recording

Wed, Sep 30 11:00am

Thanks to all who attended last night.  If you joined late, missed the meeting or want to review any content, the zoom recording is below.   Thank you, Angela, for sharing all the details and answerin ... [More]

Club registration open a few more days!

Fri, Sep 25 1:25pm

Just a friendly reminder that Fall Virtual Club Registration is currently open and will close on Tuesday, September 29th at 10 p.m.   Clubs are a great opportunity to spend time with our teachers and ... [More]

Building and Sustaining Racially-Progressive Schools - Register for this event (October 1, 2020 at 7 PM)

Tue, Sep 22 1:19pm

Building & Sustaining Racially-Progressive Schools October 1, 2020, 7 pm   TO REGISTER go to:  https://princetonlibrary.libnet.info/event/4590338   Those registered, will receive an email in late Sept ... [More]

Johnson Park Fall Virtual Clubs

Fri, Sep 18 7:50pm

Please see attached club information and descriptions for our Fall virtual clubs. Registration for Fall clubs is open for one week only, commencing Tuesday, September 22nd at 8 p.m. and will close on ... [More]

LETS DO THIS JP! We are so close to our GOAL. Please help us reach $20K - THANK YOU!

Thu, Sep 17 11:15am

Dear JP Friends,   We have reached 76% of our goal towards our dues drive!  THANK YOU very much to all of you who have already donated.     $15,325.00 / $20,000.00 (76%) Raised!     Your generous dona ... [More]

October Hybrid or Remote Information Needed

Mon, Sep 14 9:16pm

Dr G posted a letter this evening Ltr to Parents_9_14_20.pdf  encouraging everyone to fill out their preferences for return to school.  I've picked a lot of the details below.  The main call to action ... [More]

PTO Volunteer Interest Form

Fri, Sep 11 9:21am

We rely on volunteers for the implementation of many of our programs and 100% of our events. Please consider volunteering.   If you want to participate, please complete this form bit.ly/jppto-voluntee ... [More]

Important Information regarding the New School Year / Información importante sobre el nuevo año escolar

Sat, Sep 5 5:19pm

Dear JP Families,    (Versión en español a seguir)   Welcome to the 2020/21 school year!  I know this is not the year we all envisioned, but we are all in this together and the PTO plans to do the bes ... [More]


Sat, Sep 5 3:55pm

Dear friends,                             (Versión en español a seguir)   A very warm welcome to all our new Johnson Park families.  We are so happy to have you and we know that you will soon feel par ... [More]

Class Rosters Updated

Thu, Sep 3 7:26pm

Good evening parents, All the class rosters are now updated. You can make changes to the profile of your child(ren) if needed. Thanks, Leslie

Parent Survey - How can the P.T.O. best serve you this year?

Sun, Aug 30 10:21am

Dear JP parents,   2020 has been a year very different from any we have known!  The JP P.T.O. remains committed to serve and support our community in any way we can.  To this end, we have created an a ... [More]