about PPS Seeking Community Volunteers
Dear Community Member,
As we look ahead to planning for the fall and reopening our schools, the top priority of the Princeton Public Schools is to assure that all students and staff are safe and healthy. While there is still much “in progress” in order to meet that goal, one thing that we are projecting is that we may need to partner with our community members in order to help make this happen.
To this end, I would invite you to consider becoming a Board of Education approved volunteer where you can help be a part of the solution during these difficult times. If you would consider this, I know that an obvious question would be “What is it exactly that I am volunteering to do?” The answer to that question is not easy as the COVID-19 situation we all find ourselves in seems to change from week to week. However, there may be circumstances under which we need help with keeping students socially distant, entering the schools upon arrival, or things that we have not even thought of as of yet.
about Summer Reading: Resources for Centering Black Voices and Antiracist Literature
Summer is upon us, and though this break is bound to be an unusual one, one thing remains constant: the perennial importance of students reading during July and August.
But after months of isolation and suffering brought on by the pandemic, and during the wave of protests brought on by the ongoing violence perpetuated against communities of color, we at PPS deeply believe that summer reading can offer more than literacy gains—it can be an opportunity for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members to read together, to reflect on information and stories, and to imagine ways of being that value diversity, rather than fearing it.
about Important Message from Supervisor of School Counseling
June 1, 2020
Here is an important message from Kristina Donovan, Supervisor of School Counseling:
Today is Mindful Monday. Normally I send a Wellness Wednesday message, but this is too important to wait.
The events that have resulted in the death of many Black Americans in our country is not a new story. The difference now is that we have cameras, video and unprecedented access to news and media. Black lives matter. It is not my right to speak for or on behalf of our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community members, but it is my job to ensure there is a safe space for people to share their lived experiences. It is my job to listen.