Registration for After School Classes

Registration for our after school classes will begin on Sunday February 7th at 4pm. Please select your child’s grade level to be directed to the registration links.

Kindergarten Registration

First Grade Registration

Second Grade Registration

Third Grade Registration

Fourth Grade Registration

Fifth Grade Registration


DESCRIPTIONS/CALENDARS FOR ALL CLASSES CAN BE FOUND HERE

Kindergarten Class Descriptions

First Grade Class Descriptions

Second Grade Class Descriptions

Third Grade Class Descriptions

Fourth Grade Class Descriptions

Fifth Grade Class Descriptions


After School Enrichment Program

Due to our school building being closed, we have been unable to conduct our regular Cornelia Bradford after school classes.  We know how much our students benefit from the enrichment opportunities at PS16 and this has encouraged us to adapt . Our parent council has worked with our teachers to create a 5 – week online virtual program filled with a multitude of fun learning activities. Classes will begin on Monday February 22nd and will run through Friday March 26th.

Understanding that these are challenging times for all of us, the parent council has chosen to significantly reducethe typical surcharge normally included in the running of these programs to cover our administrative and insurance costs. ($20 per club)

We sincerely hope that resuming our after school enrichment program will help our PS16 families keep the children engaged with their favorite instructors, as many of us continue to work from home and adjust to the new normal.  We are very excited by the wide range of classes available.  Registration for classes will begin on Sunday February 7th at 4pm.

Please find the offered classes and prices below. For your convenience the clubs offered have been broken down by grade level. Our classes will run for 45 minutes. Please register your children according to their grade level.

Kindergarten Classes

First Grade Classes

Second Grade Classes

Third Grade Classes

Fourth Grade Classes

Fifth Grade Classes

Spelling Bee School Championship

Today 16 of our students competed in the final rounds of our school spelling bee championships. These students had already battled their way through their classroom spell off to make it to this point. Going into this final round they all knew that the words they would be expected to spell would be challenging and would consist of words they had never seen before. Every great spelling bee begins with studied words from provided lists but they always end with words that haven’t been studied. We are proud to say that each one of our students more than met the challenge and exceeded all expectations.

Our teachers, Ms. Golombos and Mrs. Destasio, officiated todays spelling bee under very different circumstances than they are accustomed to. We thank them for all their time and effort in helping make the spelling bee a success. Today was a long day, for our officiators and our students. We are proud of you all.

Congratulations to our 2021 PS16 Spelling Bee Champion, 5th grader Shyla Singal (Room 304)! We wish you much luck as your move on to represent PS16 at the Hudson County Spelling Bee.

We also congratulate 2nd place winner, 4th grader Vedant Hamirwasia (Room 307) and 3rd place winner, 4th grader Anshuman Bagaria (Room 306) !

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all our boys and girls on their amazing performance in our spelling bee. We commend each and every one of you for participating in this years spelling bee which was very different from what you are accustomed to. Despite this, you all excelled and have set a record high for the amount of medals that will be distributed when we are able to have our award ceremony!

Third, fourth and fifth grade students with a perfect score advanced to their classroom championship which took place yesterday. Much appreciation to our teachers for giving these students the opportunity to participate in a traditional style spelling bee! We are extremely proud of our students for all their efforts yesterday. Many of our classrooms exhausted the extensive official Scripps Spelling Bee word lists in the quest to declare a class champion.

Next Wednesday our class champions and runner up will battle it out, via zoom, in our PS16 Cornelia F. Bradford Spelling Bee Championship. We wish you all the very best of luck!

  • 3rd Grade, Room 302: Winner – Gabriel Cheng Runner Up – Ayn Kim
  • 3rd Grade, Room 301: Winner – Aarushi Raju Runner Up – Siya Khandelwal
  • 3rd Grade, Room 309: Winner – Vasilii Negodin Runner Up – Ethan Santosh
  • 4th Grade, Room 308: Winner – Idris Jones Runner Up – Swara Tempalli
  • 4th Grade, Room 307: Winner – Smriti Govind Runner Up – Vedant Hamirwasia
  • 4th Grade, Room 306: Winner – Anshuman Bagaria Runner Up – Avani Musale
  • 5th Grade, Room 303: Winner – Abhinav Swain Runner Up – Nishka Bansal
  • 5th Grade, Room 304: Winner – Shyla Singal Runner Up – Tanmayee Hingmire

Without financial assistance from our parents , the CPA of PS16 would be unable to provide opportunities like the Spelling Bee to our students. We thank you for continuing to support our students. Pledges for students who participated in the Spelling Bee can be made via this link: Spelling Bee Pledges

Holiday Lip Sync Battle Winners

Congratulations to all the participants in our Holiday Lip Sync Battle Contest! You all brought joy to everyone who watched. We are pleased to announce our prize winners:

– The Most Dazzling Duet goes to sisters Aaliya + Zoya Shah winning a prize meant to be shared, a gift certificate to Ani Ramen for $100!

– The Most Dramatic Performance goes to Haley Roca winning a private coaching session with Lux Performing Arts.

– The Best Choreography goes to Ruhaan Gokhale winning a Month of Irish Dance at the Kerri Smith Academy of Irish Dance.

– Most Grit-worthy Performance demonstrating strength of character goes to Vibhav Vijayayraghavan for his rendition of the Reindeer Hokey Pokey earning a birthday party at Grit!

Much appreciation is owed to our esteemed panel of judges and to our sponsors who provided the prizes. You can watch the video here.

Cornelia Bradford 2020 Virtual Summer Camp

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

These past few months have been challenging for our PS16 family.  As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, our families struggled to remain healthy, many fell on economic hardship and lost loved ones in unprecedented and tragic circumstances. Throughout all of this we had to stay strong for our children, keeping them learning, active and engaged. We applaud all of you. 
 
Unfortunately, due to our school building being closed, we are unable to conduct our regular Cornelia Bradford Summer Camp. All parents who submitted $100 deposits to pre-register for camp will be refunded. 
 
In the meantime – our parent council has worked with our teachers and local instructors to create a 5 – week online virtual summer program filled with a multitude of fun learning activities. Understanding that these are challenging times for all of us, the parent council has chosen not to apply the typical surcharge normally included in the running of these programs to cover our administrative costs. All class fees listed on the schedule reflect instructor and supplies fees only. We sincerely hope that this will help our PS16 families keep the children engaged with their favorite instructors, as many of us continue to work from home and adjust to the new normal. 
 
* Please find the offered classes and prices below. For your convenience the clubs offered have been broken down by grade level. Our classes will run for 45 minutes.
* Please register your children according to their 2019-2020 grade level.
 

Camp Duration: Mon-Fri / June 29 – July 31 (5 weeks)

Registration will begin Sunday, June 14 at 7pm on https://registration.ps16cpa.net/

UPDATED:

 

PS16 Updates Regarding School Closing and After School Classes

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As Jersey City Public Schools will be closed next week, please read the important updates regarding PS16:

  • All After School Classes (Friday-Basketball, Relaxation&Meditation, Cheerleading, Engineering Adventures, Friday-Fundamentals of Art) that are scheduled for today, March 13, 2020 are cancelled. We will add a make-up class at the end of the semester for these cancelled classes.
  • CASPER operates as scheduled today.
  • Play Auditions are still on today.
  • All our After School Classes with outside vendors are postponed until further notice.
  • Progress Reports will be posted on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, March 17th. Please log into parent portal for viewing your child’s grades. If you have any questions, reach out to your classroom teachers.
  • The teachers will be available from 8:00am until 2:45pm (excluding prep and lunch times) to answer any concerns you may have regarding assignments. Please feel free to reach out to them. Log into Google Classroom, Class Dojo, or the Remind App daily for instructional updates. Please see Principal Watkins-Williams letter to the parents here.

In this time of uncertainty, we hope everyone remains healthy and safe. With warmest wishes to our PS16 families in Jersey City and all our loved ones across the US and the world.

Best regards,

CPA Team