Please encourage your children to bring in canned goods, pasta, mac & cheese, cereal, rice canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter to their history classes. If everyone could bring a can a day, think of the impact we would have! The Valentine's Day Food Drive which benefits the Crisis Ministry runs now through Thursday, February 16. All JP pupils should have brought home a brown-paper bag for the Crisis Ministry’s Eight Annual Valentine’s for Food Drive. We’ve stapled to each bag a pink sheet with instructions about what heart-healthy foods you may donate. Parents or pupils can return the bags to our main lobby vestibule.
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Many JP families presented holiday gifts to the seniors at
Elm Court, the nearby assisted-living residence. Recently, we received this letter:
On behalf of the
residents of Elm Court, please accept my sincerest thanks for the holiday gifts
your students provided through the “Wish Upon a Star” program. Our residents look forward to this
project and the hand-picked items you deliver every year at this time.
selection of holiday songs the children sang made the event even more
special. We are extremely touched
by the generosity of students and families of Johnson Park School.
goes to teacher Bonnie Walker for
coordinating this unique project year after year. Her thoughtfulness has contributed significantly to
enhancing the quality of life for our Elm Court community.
Reiter, Director of Social Services
We agree with Ms. Reiter’s sentiments, and we
extend additional salutes to our first graders and their teachers who delivered
the gifts and to music teacher Dee Mann
who led our pupils in offering several seasonal songs.
Please sort through your closets and drawers for outgrown or haven’t-worn-in-years clothing and help clothe neighbors in our community. We seek all types of adults’, teens’, and children’s clothing and footwear for any season. From now ,
- a collection bin will be in our main-entrance vestibule, through Friday, January 20th
- or you may take clothes directly to the John Witherspoon Middle School cafeteria on the 20th.
Clothing distribution will take place on Saturday morning, January 21st, in the JW cafeteria, from 7:30 to 10. All are welcome.
Congratulations to all participants in our Fifth-Annual
Turkey Trot. Thank you to:
physical-education teacher, Mr. Hennessy,
who, with parent Jeanne Tria,
organized the event.
world-language teacher, Srta Morales, who served as Trot Mascot. Classes who correctly identified Srta Morales in her turkey
disguise were those of Ms. Albany, Ms. Bender, Ms. Bustillo, and Ms. Miller.
Turkey Trot Spirit Award Winners:
- Second Place: Mr. Van Hise
- Third Place: Ms. Miller
- Everyone had a great time watching and listening to all the class and grade-level chants and songs. Most importantly we collected over 1,000 items of food to
donate to TASK, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, for families facing financial
hardships. Thanks to everyone who
contributed to our drive.
From now through Friday, November 18th, we will be collecting all sizes of gently used coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, and snow pants. We’ll arrange to distribute the items to local families on Saturday, November 19th from 8:30 AM to Noon at Community Park School.
Questions? Please call JP parent and Community Outreach Coordinator: Jeanne Tria at 609.921.8331
We’ll hold our fifth-annual Turkey Trot on Thu., Nov. 17th,
at 1:15 p.m. It’s the culmination
of a schoolwide community-service project and lots of fun.
Please send in donations of non-perishable food items (no
glass containers, please) for your child’s classroom collection. Each class must collect 25 items to
If you’re able to help out—no special skills or experience
required—please call P.E. teacher Steve
Hennessy at 806-4240 or parent Jeanne
Tria at 921-8331. Thanks.
Halloween is just around the
corner. If you have gently used,
but clean, costumes that your children can no longer use, please donate them (the
costumes, not the children) to our costume drive. (We’ll also gratefully accept new costumes for children of
all ages, PK-size through size 14.) We’ve placed a container in our lobby for
costumes. We’ll collect donations
through Wed., Oct. 26th. Then, we’ll distribute costumes to JP pupils who need a
costume and we’ll send the rest to HomeFront in Trenton. Thanks for your support