CPA Meeting Tonight – Nov 4, 6PM

Please join us during our monthly CPA meeting tonight, Nov 4th, 6pm at the PS16 Auditorium!

We will be discussing upcoming events for November and December. It will be a great opportunity to know the dates and details about Annual Thanksgiving Potluck for our teachers and staff, as well as classroom parties and other Holiday events. 

For families missing articles of clothing lost at school, please note that our Lost and Found section has been organized for your convenience in the Auditorium. The school is urgently requesting that you retrieve your lost items as soon as possible. All items not claimed for extended period of time will be donated to charity. 

Best Regards, 

CPA Team


CPA Meeting Tonight 6-7:30PM

Join us tonight for our first CPA/Parent Meeting 6-7:30PM in the auditorium. (General parent meetings are held every first Monday of the month, as per monthly school calendar)
  • Tonight’s guest speaker is NJCAP (NJ Child Assault Prevention)representative, who will provide a preview of the workshops that will be conducted in classrooms over the next few months, and answer parent questions. Each age-appropriate workshop will cover a spectrum of important safety issues for children. Program is facilitated by the PS16 Anti-Bullying Specialist and Guidance Counselor Mr. Scott Sigler via grant.

PS16 Student helps kick off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at City Hall!

Dear PS16 Families,

Last week Jersey City became the first city in the state to recognize childhood cancer awareness month by raising a flag above city hall. We are so proud of our very own PS16 student Jackson Germadnig for representing his peers at the flag raising ceremony. Jackson was recognized by the City for his bravery in fighting leukemia, and was awarded a beautiful medal! You are our hero, Jackson!

Open House – 6:30pm TONIGHT

Dear parents and guardians,

Tonight 6:30 – 8pm is PS16’s Open House. There is no CASPER today, dismissal & pickup for all students is 2:45pm.

Beginning in the auditorium:

  • Doors open at 6pm. From 6 to 6:30, the CPA will be selling raffle tickets ($1 each or $5 for 10 – please bring cash!) for gift cards from local businesses such as:
    • Rumi Turkish Grill
    • Downtown Yogurt
    • Word Bookstore
    • Helen’s Pizza
    • Bambino Chef
    • Choco Pain
    • and more
  • At 6:30, Ms. Watkins will welcome everyone, followed by the CPA giving a brief presentation.
  • From 7 – 8pm, parents/guardians will go to their child’s classroom for teacher informational sessions.

We hope to see you tonight!Best regards,

The CPA Team

BOE Committee Meet at PS16 & Other Updates

Citywide Parent Committee meeting, hosted by BOE Trustees Gina Verdibello and Joan Terrell-Paige will take place TONIGHT at 6PM, in the P.S.#16 Auditorium. Parents from all Jersey City Public Schools can attend.

Other important dates for the following weeks:

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8PM – P.S.#16 Open House – Parents will hear a presentation by the Principal & the CPA Team, get updates regarding the AfterSchool Program registration, uniform deliveries and the upcoming Family Movie Night. Parents will also  have the opportunity to meet their class teachers, and receive information about joining class groups such as Remind, ClassDojo, What’sApp

UPDATED** Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8PM Danforth Ave Early Childhood Center/PS16 Annex Open House at 160 Danforth Ave. – hosted by Mr. Salgado and Danforth staff. Parents will have the opportunity to meet Parent Council/CPA Team members designated to assist with questions and concerns regarding Danforth Ave site.

Cornelia Bradford Camp – Its a Wrap!

Thank you to all our families who enrolled in Cornelia Bradford Camp, and to our wonderful PS16 Teachers and Staff who made it possible! The past four weeks have been an absolute blast! The kids worked on their summer reading, math games, science experiments, crochet club, took walks to the park, saw Toy Story 4 at the big cinema at Newport Mall and travelled to Coney Island Aquarium!

Special thanks to the JCPD officers of the East District for being our camp partners this summer, by escorting us to the movies, playing with us in the park and for throwing us an awesome ice cream party!

We will miss everyone so much and cannot wait to see you back in school in September!

Cornelia Bradford Camp begins Monday 6/24

We wish everyone happy end-of-school year and would like to remind you that Cornelia Bradford Camp will begin on Monday, June 24. Here are a few preliminary details to remember.

All registrants will receive an email with Waver/Disclosure forms that need to be submitted on the first day of camp. (If you are unable to view/print the forms at home, hard copies will be provided at school on Monday morning)

Camp hours are 8:30AM-5:30PM, Monday – Friday (June 24 – July 19, with the exception of July 4, when school is closed),  with the following schedule:

  • Morning Learning:  8:30AM-12:30PM
  • (lunch 11:45AM)
  • Sports Camp:  12:30PM-2:30PM
  • After Care:  2:30PM-5:30PM
  • (snack served 2:45PM)

Kids can wear regular comfortable clothes and shoes, (students participating in Sports camp must wear sneakers and sunscreen for safety). Once camp t-shirts arrive, students can wear camp shirts as preferred uniform.

Pizza Mondays & Fridays! – Camp will provide Pizza each Monday and Friday of camp duration, we ask that you please pack lunch on all other days (Tues,Wed.,Thu), and a water bottle every day.

All children in After Care will be provided snack every day of camp.

Stay tuned for Field Trip dates and times. If you have any questions please email us at