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Welcome to the new school year!!!

posted Sep 11, 2013, 5:29 AM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 5:58 AM ]

There are some exciting events planned for this year! We want to provide a quick heads up on important upcoming dates:

    1. PTO meeting – Thursday, Sept 12th at 8:45 am - come hear what the PTO has planned for this year!!
    2. Back to School Night – Sept 19th 
    3. Fall Family Picnic – Sept 24th (rain date Sept 25th or Sept 26th) - come meet JP families, have dinner or bring your own, and watch the children dance and have fun!!
    4. Fall Social & Fundraiser – Oct 4th at 7:30 pm - a great opportunity to socialize with JP parents & teachers and bid on exciting parties & auction items.  Monies raised benefit the Residency Programs, teacher grants, Programs for Children (such as our Edible Garden), and Programs for Families (such as our Art Festival). 
        Lastly, if you are interested in volunteering or being a room parent this year, please complete the attached interest finder document and return to school or email it to Nadine Singer at by Thursday, September 12th at 8:15 am.

        We hope you had a great start to your week!

        Sue Bowen & Milena DeLuca
        Johnson Park P.T.O.

        New Family Open House, 9/6, 8-9am

        posted Sep 5, 2013, 6:23 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        We hope to see our newest community members at the "New Family Open House" tomorrow, 9/6, from 8-9am. And for our returning families and students we hope to see you Monday!

        Garden Volunteers Needed

        posted Jun 14, 2013, 2:47 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        Garden Volunteers Needed

        3 Simple Easy Ways...

        posted Jun 14, 2013, 2:21 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        Hello! We are thrilled to share 3 easy, simple ways in which you could help raise money to fund the JP PTO Residency Programs our children love and enjoy 

        1. AMAZON

        Do you shop with Amazon? 

        If so, please use this link <;tag=johpareleschp-20 >  when you shop and Amazon will donate 4-10% back of your purchase to the JP PTO.  

        It's simple, all you do is ~

        Shop with Amazon often? 

        You can make it even easier by pasting this url:<;tag=johpareleschp-20 > into your browser and saving it as a bookmark on all your devices (computer, laptop, ipad, phone).  Then every time you shop with Amazon use the bookmarked link.   

        2. Target

        Do you have a Target credit card? 

        If so, all you do is go online to Target's Take Charge of Education page,,  choose Johnson Park School, and Target will donate 1% of your REDcard purchases at Target. You only have to do this once.  It's that simple.

        3. McCaffrey's 

        Do you shop at McCaffrey's Supermarket?  

        If so, by simply sending in your McCaffrey's receipts, McCaffrey's will generously donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the JP PTO.  Please save your McCaffrey's receipts and send them to school with your child in an envelope or Ziploc bag or drop them off over the summer!  Receipts expire 60 days from the purchase date so please don't wait - send them in right away!

        That's it!! Three simple, easy ways to raise money for the JP PTO in order to fund the Residency Programs our children love, enjoy, learn and benefit from!  

        Announcing Spring Shoppes May 6-11!

        posted May 4, 2013, 11:53 AM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        We invite our community to shop locally at the participating stores, restaurants, and online sites listed in this flyer. Each participating business will give JP a percentage of your purchase and some stores are even hosting a raffle just for us!. Be sure to mention that you are shopping for Johnson Park and find great gifts for Mother’s Day, teachers, or graduation or for yourself!

        Spring Arts Events at Princeton Public Schools

        posted Apr 10, 2013, 5:29 AM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO


        In addition to the production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which opens with a 4:00 p.m. matinee tomorrowApril 10, and runs through Saturday, April 13, there's a rich offering of arts events throughout the district. There's no better way to celebrate the spring than to take time out and catch some amazing performances. Here's a sampling:*

        Wed., April 10: JW Concert Bands Concert, 7:30 p.m. at JW Auditorium

        Thurs., April 11: JW Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. at JW Auditorium

        Tues, April 16: JW Jazz Bands Concert, 7:30 p.m. at JW Auditorium

        Wed., April 17: JW Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Princeton High School PAC

        Friday, April 19: Princeton Jazz Festival. 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at PAC

        Friday, April 19: PHS Senior Art Show, 6:00 p.m. at Numina Gallery

        Saturday, April 20: Princeton Jazz Festival, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at PAC

        Thursday, April 25: Elementary Strings Concert, 7:00 at PAC

        Upcoming in May: PHS Spring Drama (5/17-18), PHS Band Concert (5/21), Orchestra Concert (5/22), and more!

        *For complete listings of arts events, go to, or visit the individual schools' websites.

        Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, March 16th.

        posted Mar 15, 2013, 2:08 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 16th for Johnson Park's Annual Pancake Breakfast.

        Cost: $5 per person for All-you-can-eat pancakes,bacon, tater tots, juice and coffee, Kids under 3: FREE

        Enjoy the JP Variety Show featuring grades 4-5

        Seatings at 8:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

        *Space is limited at each seating.  First come-First serve if you have not pre-registered.

        Arts Council of Princeton Workshop Monday, 2/18

        posted Feb 13, 2013, 5:59 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        The Arts Council of Princeton's Valentines Day Workshop was cancelled due to a winter storm. So, they are now offering a Presidents’ Day Workshop with thought-provoking hand-on activities inspired by our Founding Fathers. Workshops are open to children of all ages. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

        Monday, February 18
        10 - 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2:00 pm

        Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

        Space is limited pre-registration required click on classes to
        find the Presidents’ Day Workshop or call (609) 924-8777.

        $10 / $7
        for ACP members 

        PTO Meeting 2/21 @ 8:45am Superintendent Judy Wilson and Dr. Ginsberg be there

        posted Feb 13, 2013, 5:55 PM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        There is a PTO Meeting next week, 2/21 @ 8:45 am. Superintendent Judy Wilson and Dr. Ginsberg will both be there. Please come, have some coffee and learn more about our JP and the Princeton School District. Babies and toddlers are welcome. See you then!

        "Eat, Play, Learn: Promoting a Healthy Family Lifestyle," by Dr. Stella Volpe February 13, 7:30 p.m., John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium

        posted Feb 5, 2013, 8:07 AM by Johnson Park Elementary School PTO

        Stella Volpe, Ph.D., is chair of the Nutrition Sciences Department at Drexel University. An expert on nutrition and exercise physiology, her research focuses on obesity and diabetes prevention, body composition, and exercise. Dr. Volpe is co-director of the Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance. Most recently, Dr. Volpe was selected to be chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Science Board

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