March 27, 2019

School Matters 3/27/19

“Do You Know What’s Hidden in Your Child’s Room?”

Corner House Behavioral Health, in conjunction with Princeton Public Schools, the Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance, and the Princeton Police Department, will host “Hidden In Plain Sight — Do You Know What’s Hidden in Your Child’s Room?” on Tuesday, April 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium.

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Timothy McMahon will help parents learn to locate and recognize methods of concealing drug use, guiding the audience through the many places teens hide substances and paraphernalia in their own bedrooms.

Also sharing information to help parents will be P.I.C.K. Awareness Prevention Strategies Founder Donna Di Stefano, who has coped with her own daughter’s substance abuse.

Members of Corner House’s Student Leadership programs will present the results of their survey on drug and alcohol perceptions and usage. More than 500 Princeton public and private high school students have completed this anonymous survey to date.

Makers Day at YingHua

YingHua International School in Kingston will be hosting Makers Day on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can spend the day learning how things work and how to make things using science, technology, engineering, arts, math (STEAM), and Chinese culture.

Activities will include Slime Making, Fun Paper Cutting, The Light, Let’s Build It, I’m a Puppet, Let’s Print It, GoGo Lego, and more.

Registration is available at or (609) 375-8015 x1.

Community Park Student Wins Top Honors at Science Fair

Community Park Elementary School Fourth Grader Gabrielle O’Neill won first place and most superior honors at the Mercer County Science and Engineering Fair at Rider University on March 20.

Her project, Screen Time and Your Sleep: A Hindrance or a Help, compared sleep time and sleep cycles with and without screen time before bed. She concluded that sleep time, especially REM, is affected by screen time. Almost all subjects had improved sleep without screen time.