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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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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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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