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Photo from 3rd Grade Residency

The CP 3rd Grade Residency project culiminated in an event for parents to visit to view the papier mache Alebrijes with their students and to learn more about the history and significance of these amazing works of art. Thank you to resident artist Veronica Olivares-Weber, Sra. Figueroa, Ms. McDaniel, Sra. Clemens and the parent volunteers who helped make the event such a treat for families.

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First page of the PDF file: DLIInfoSessionFlyerENG-SPFINAL-1_2

Families of rising Pre-K through 2nd grade students are invited to a special information session to learn about Princeton Public School’s Dual Language Immersion program in English and Spanish at Community Park Elementary School. Community Park is accepting applications for students in preK, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. The program is open to all PPS families.

Read Post about Sunday, May 21: Meet the Principal, Teachers, Students, and Parents to Learn About Dual Language Immersion
photo from CP science expo

Community Park School held its annual STEAM Expo on Friday, April 28 and it was a huge success!

Sponsored by the CP PTO and coordinated by parent Chris Santarpio, CP students circulated through 20-minute presentations on 19 different STEAM topics, from Fusion v. Fission to Making Bubbles, Bacteria, Yum or Bum to Creepy Crawly Critters, Making Music to Meet Your Brain, and many more!

Read Post about Community Park's STEAM Expo, Featuring 19 Topics, a Huge Success!
photo of Community Park Art Work

Kudos to the fifth graders at Community Park for their amazing performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. The CP students worked with professionals from McCarter Theater to create a magical performance. The experience was enhanced by beautiful Tempest-themed art work (in Spanish and English) decorating the hallway. The students did character studies, drawings of costumes with annotations in Spanish, letters in character, and clever dioramas that added richness to the theater experience.

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graphic for Dual Language Immersion

The CP Dual Language Immersion program is open to all PPS incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade students.  Families who are registering a child for Kindergarten for Fall 2023 and are interested in the DLI program should indicate their interest on the online registration “Form H, Home Language Survey” page.

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photo of CP Gives Thanks Gratitude Turkey

In celebration of World Kindness Day, all students participated in classroom lessons focused on kindness, empathy, and gratitude. Each student reflected on what they are most grateful for and designed a ‘feather’ which was displayed on a “CP Gives Thanks” bulletin board. Additionally, CP partnered with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and collected donations for canned goods and food pantry items. Mrs. Cameron and Mrs. Marmo would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all the CP families who donated.

Read Post about Community Park: World Kindness Day
photo of Tiger the PPS therapy dog

Please join us in welcoming our new PPS therapy dog, Tiger, who will be working at all four elementary schools on a rotating basis once he is fully trained. To select the right dog for the elementary schools, Ms. Sarah Moore, PPS Supervisor of Elementary Education, worked with a Golden Doodle breeder that has experience in training and placing dogs in therapeutic settings. Once Tiger completes his full course of training, which may take the remainder of this school year, he will join Ms. Moore at the elementary schools as an official therapy dog, rotating through the schools on a weekly basis.

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photo of CP students

Every day is an adventure at Community Park in the Grade 5 classes! The 5th grade DLI students have begun working on plans for their "Volumenville" cities.

  • Each team is working to make computer models of different buildings which will become part of their cities.
  • After plans are complete, students will make 2D nets and turn those into 3D paper models of the buildings.

Students will apply their growing knowledge of concepts about volume to figure out the volume of each building and the volume of the whole city. 

Read Post about Community Park DLI 5th Graders Embark on Computer Models of Buildings and 3D Paper Cities
photo of Ms. Marmo in the CP library

This week the Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Jones partnered with the School Psychologist, Mrs. Marmo, to conduct Social Emotional Lessons (SEL) in all Kindergarten through 5th grade classes. We read books related to feelings and coping skills, discussed various coping strategies, and practiced mindful breathing. Students brainstormed ways to calm themselves when experiencing big emotions, which included deep breathing, positive affirmations, asking for help, and sharing their feelings with someone they trust.

Read Post about Community Park: Students Discuss Coping Skills, Feelings and How to Handle Big Emotions
Community Park School logo

Welcome, ¡Bienvenidos! to a new school year. Community Park opens this fall with Spanish Dual Language Immersion (DLI) classes on all grade levels, while maintaining traditional English-only classes at the 5th grade level. CP welcomes students and families who are part of the Dual Language Immersion program from all other PPS elementary schools, as well new families who have recently moved to Princeton.

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