Annex Fundraiser for Padded Flooring

As you all may be aware, the courtyard that your children play in during recess desperately needs a padded surface. The children have a wonderful time out there, but they do receive their fair share of skinned knees and elbows.  We would love to provide your children with a much safer surface to play on.  We can do it, but we need your help.  In speaking with the vendor, the padded surface for the courtyard will cost $32,000. To help defray the cost, we are kindly asking each family for a donation towards purchase of the materials and installation.  We know that it may be asking a lot, but it’s a great way to give a long-lasting gift to your children, and the children of the future. We are asking that all contributions be made by October 21st, 2022, so that installation can begin before the cold weather.   We are hoping to have enough raised to begin work on November 1st. Thank you so much for your time and consideration as we work together to ensure the safety of our children. 

Uniform Updates

We have received new inventory of SHORT SLEEVE POLOS in sizes XS, S, M and XL.

Gym shirts in all sizes are expected to arrive on Friday.

Online Order Collection

We have temporarily paused online uniform orders while we prepare for order collections next week. Online sales will resume on Friday September 9th and any orders placed then will arrive home in your child’s backpack.

Online order collection will be held this coming Tuesday, September 6th, from 1pm to 3pm, in the courtyard next to the main building. Our team of volunteers, including many of our PS16 alumni who have moved on to middle school, will be on hand to assist you. We ask that you do extend some patience to our young volunteers working hard to gain community service. If you are unable to collect your order on Tuesday we will send it home with your child on Thursday. 

In order to make the collection process faster please have your ORDER NUMBER. This can be found in the confirmation email you received when you placed your order. Print outs are not necessary, but it would be really helpful if you arrive with your order number written on a piece of paper. We are recommending that you arrive during your designated time slot based on order numbers.

  • 1pm – #6436 through #6530
  • 1:30pm – #6531 through #6590
  • 2pm – #6591 through #6659
  • 2:30pm – #6660 through #6733

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

We do plan to hold an in-person uniform sale on Wednesday September 7th. We are expecting a delivery from our suppliers on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening we will send an email with an inventory update.

PS16 Donors Choose Projects

TOMORROW (8/9) ONLY – 50% Back-to-School Boost. All donations to DonorsChoose projects will get a 50% boost thanks to Bill Gates. Help our teachers get ready for a school year. Here are links to PS16 teachers projects:

Let’s Fill the shelves of the Annex – by PS16 Librarian Mrs. Hennessey

Kickoff to reading in Kindergarten – by PS16 Kindergarten teacher Ms. Isoldi

Adventures in Reading – by PS16 Enrichment teacher Mrs. Bigger

Thank you in advance for your help in bringing much needed resources to school community.

Temporary Pause on Uniform Sales

As the school year draws to a close we are putting a temporary pause on uniform sales. We will be using this time to restock our inventory. Online sales will resume in late August. An in-person uniform sale, as well as online orders collection, will be held on Tuesday September 6th. More info will be sent via email so please subscribe to our email list.

All Jersey City Public Schools have a uniform policy. Please note that the PS16 Uniform Policy will be strictly enforced for the 2022-23 school year. Students are expected to be in full uniform every day.

Regular everyday Uniform:

ROYAL BLUE polo shirts AND KHAKI bottoms. For girls who choose to wear skirts or jumpers (Knee length)  their leggings and/or tights must be either NAVY or KHAKI only. No other colors or leggings with “patterns” are permitted.

NAVY Hoodies/sweaters/cardigans may be worn. THEY MUST BE EITHER PLAIN OR WITH THE SCHOOL LOGO.

NO inappropriate Jewelry/Accessories; NO Heels/Sandals/Open Toed Shoes; APPROPRIATE (safe and comfortable) FOOTWEAR;

GYM Uniform:

NAVY BLUE T-shirt with school logo (MANDATORY) and  NAVY BLUE Sweatpants 

End of Year Aftercare 12:45 – 5:30

The last three days of the school year are all early dismissal days. We are offering an extended care program for these days. Students remain in supervised care of PS16 teachers while engaging in activities. You can enroll your child for end of year aftercare for all three days or on a daily basis.

Friday June 24th, Monday June 27th and Tuesday June 28th

Registration is open to students who are currently attending PS16 Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Summer Camp is OPEN for registration

Register now to secure your child’s spot and take advantage of lower prices! Prices will increase on April 13th

UPDATE: 03/23/22 Spots are filling up fast!! We have already reached capacity for enrollment for PreK4 and Kindergarten students. Only Prek4 and Kindergarten students who have an older sibling enrolling in camp will be given sibling preference and be able to register. If you wish to join our PreK4 and/or Kindergarten waitlist for camp please email

As of March 29, PreK and K registration is closed. REGISTER NOW. SPOTS ARE FILLING UP RAPIDLY.

Danforth ECC Families

Please see the attached letter from PS 16 Principal, Mrs Watkins Williams, in regards to the CASPER program for September 2022. Our principal continues to do everything within her power to support and advocate for PreK families – our future PS 16 students!