Events at schools in West Windsor-Plainsboro School District, 609-716-5000. www.ww-p.org.
Open House, Community Middle School. Monday, August 27, 10 a.m. to noon. For grade six students.
Open House, Grover Middle School. Wednesday, August 29, 10 a.m. to noon. For grade six students.
New Parent and Student Orientation, Wicoff School, Plainsboro. Thursday, August 30, 10 a.m. For grades 1 to 3. Ellen Incolingo, guidance counselor, will work with students. Michael Welborn, principal, will work with parents. New teachers will be setting up their classrooms. 609-716-5000. www.ww-p.org.
Welcome Back Social, Tuesday, September 4, 3 p.m. Dutch Neck from 3 to 5 p.m. Maurice Hawk and Town Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Village School from 4 to 6 p.m.
Orientation for Ninth Grade Students, High Schools North and South. Wednesday, September 5, 10 a.m. to noon. Bus service available.
First Day of School, Thursday, September 6.
Back to School Nights
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. For parents of sixth grade students.
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. For parents of seventh and eighth grade students.
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. For parents of kindergarten and grade one students.
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. For parents of second and third grade students.
Monday, September 24, 7 p.m. For parents of fourth grade students.
Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m. For parents of fifth grade students.
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 p.m. For parents of students in grades 9 to 12.
Open House Events at Area Schools
Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street. Sunday, September 9, noon to 4 p.m. Tour the Michael Graves-designed community arts center, art workshops for children, art demonstrations for adults, interactive circus acts, a flamenco performance, Bollywood performance, and information about upcoming programs, events, membership, and volunteer opportunities. Refreshments. Free. 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Brain Balance, 21 Route 31 North, Suite A2, Pennington. Information about a non-medical approach to working with children with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia, Tourettes, ADD, or ADHD. Call for schedule. 609-737-1310. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
The Bridge Academy, 1958B Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Tuesdays, October 16 and November 13, 9:30 a.m. For parents and professionals to obtain information on the program, curriculum, and admission policies for the private school for ages 8 to 18 with language-based learning differences including dyslexia. It is accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy. Register. 609-844-0770. www.banj.org.
Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton. Wednesday, October 24, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; and Saturday, November 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pre-K to grade 8. 609-986-1702. www.chapinschool.org.
The Dance Corner, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Thursdays, August 16 and September 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Try sample classes. Free. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.
Destiny Arts Theater, 4 Tennis Court, Hamilton. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Classes in acting, voice, music, dance, musical theater, and visual arts for ages three to adult. Wellness program for adults and teens features Zumba, yoga, meditation, and Reiki. 609-586-2787. www.destinyartstheater.com.
Dream Makers Dance Studios, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville. Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Zumba, tours, concert, workshops, showcase, and refreshments. Free. 609-516-0747. www.dreammakersdance.com.
Grey Nun Academy, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley, PA. Friday, October 12, Noon to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, October 24 and November 7, 9 to 11 a.m. For prospective students and their parents to visit the only private, Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County. 215-968-4151. www.gnaedu.org.
Harmony Schools, 2002 Washington Boulevard, Robbinsville. Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Ages six weeks to eight years, nursery and full day schedules, pre-K, before and after school programs, summer camp through age nine, and a six-week parent and child class. 609-799-4411. www.harmonyschools.com.
Hun School, 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton. Tuesday, August 28, 8 a.m. Coffee and conversation with Ken Weinstein, the new head of the middle school; and headmaster Jonathan Brougham. Register by E-mail to email@example.com. 609-921-7600. www.hunschool.org.
I.L. Peretz Community Jewish School, Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset. Sunday, September 9, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For children in grades K to seven to study Jewish traditions, Hebrew, literature, history, and Israeli folk dance. 732-545-9691. www.ilperetz.org.
Kids’ MusicRound, Princeton Community Church, 2300 Pennington Road, Pennington. Friday, September 7, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, September 13, 9:30 a.m.; and Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. Sample class to sing, dance, and play for infants to age four. Register. Free. 609-333-0100. www.kidsmusicround.com.
The Lewis School, 53 Bayard Lane, Princeton. Saturdays, September 22, October 27, and December 1, at 10 a.m. Information about alternative education program for learning different students with language-based learning difficulties related to dyslexia, attention deficit, and auditory processing. Pre-K to college preparatory levels. 609-924-8120. www.lewisschool.org.
Newgrange School, 407 Nassau Street, Princeton. Thursday, August 16, 9 a.m. The new school targets the population of early learners who show clear signs of dyslexia and will employ research-based teaching methodologies, including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Language, and other multi-sensory techniques. 609-688-1280. www.thenewgrange.org.
Notre Dame High School, 601 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville. Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m. Register. 609-882-7900. www.ndnj.org.
Peddie School, 201 South Main Street, Hightstown. Sundays, September 30 and October 28, 1 p.m. Admission panel presentation and campus tours. Grades 9 to 12, co-ed, boarding and day, post-graduate. Register. 609-944-7501. www.peddie.org.
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1128 Great Road, Princeton. Sunday, November 11, 1 p.m. Program and tours. Junior kindergarten to 8 school for boys. Register. 609-924-8143. www.princetonacademy.org.
Princeton Friends School, 470 Quaker Road, Princeton. Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Program and tours. 609-683-1194. www.princetonfriendsschool.org.
Princeton Junior School, 90 Fackler Road, Lawrenceville. Sunday, October 14, 2 p.m. to noon. Admissions information for age two through grade five. 609-924-8126. www.pjs.org.
Rutgers Preparatory School, 1345 Easton Avenue, Somerset. Thursday, October 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 732-545-5600. www.rutgersprep.org.
Schafer School of Gymnastics, 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville. Monday, August 27, 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, August 29, 10 a.m. to noon. Information about classes, teams, holiday and summer camps, adult boot camp, karate, and birthday parties. 609-393-5855. www.schafergymnastics.com.
St. Paul School, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Friday, November 16, 6 to 8 p.m. For grades K to 8. 609-921-7587. www.spsprinceton.org.
The Solebury School, 6832 Phillips Mill Road, New Hope, PA. Sunday, October 21, 1 to 4 p.m. Register. 215-862-5261. www.solebury.org.
Waldorf School, 1062 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton. Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to noon. For early childhood and grade school programs. Meet teachers and parents, tour the school, and view student work. 609-466-1970. www.princetonwaldorf.org.
West Windsor Arts Council, Nassau Park Pavilion, West Windsor. Saturday, October 6, 1 to 4 p.m. Autumn Arts Afternoon, a hands-on visual arts festival presented by local artists who share their talent and expertise in various art forms and media. Each artist will interact with the public and give everyone an opportunity to explore new and different visual art media or techniques. Free. Rain or shine. 609-716-1931. www.westwindsorarts.org.
American Boychoir, 19 Lambert Drive, Princeton. Auditions follow open rehearsals on Friday afternoons. 888-BOYCHOIR. www.americanboychoir.org.
DanceVision has auditions for “The Snow Queen” at Princeton Dance & Theater Studio Theater, Forrestal Village, 116 Rockingham Row, Plainsboro, on Saturday, September 8. Ballet attire is required. Dancers should come prepared to learn choreography. All parents must attend a mandatory information meeting. A completed registration form, along with payment, is due at the time of the audition. Visit www.dancevisionnj.org for forms, times, and information or call 609-514-1600.
Watson-Johnson Dance Theater, 1015 Prospect Street, Trenton. Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. Auditions for “Nutcracker: Cafe Au Lait” for ages 4 and up. All students must wear ballet attire and girls must have hair pulled back or in a bun. Auditions must be registered for a minimum of one ballet, jazz, or modern class at the school. Register. 609-403-6070.
West Windsor Plainsboro Dance Company, Dance Corner, 335 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor. Saturday, September 15, 1:15 p.m. Dance audition for “The Nutcracker Suite” for ages three and up. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2. 609-799-9677. www.thedancecorner.org.