One of our initiatives during this past school year has been to “adopt a school”. As Cornelia Bradford, our school’s founder believed that we must all be our brothers’ and sisters’, so do we. You may remember that a few months ago we held “Wear Blue for Autism” tag day fundraiser and as a result were able to make a $1,000 to the local JCPS special needs school – “Regional Day”.
We are happy and proud to share with you the grateful feedback from the students and staff of Regional Day who have informed us that the donation will be used to equip their new Sensory Room. In addition to that, a group of PS16 students and staff visited Regional Day during their Field Day celebration in a first of what we hope will be many productive interactions, that can help our students and their grow and develop in the best possible way.
Thank you for being our partners in good works! None of this would be possible without your ongoing support!
PS16 Students at “Regional Day” for Field Day in the first of our joint activities.
As much as we would like to be able to focus on end of the school year festivities and events, the current situation with teacher layoffs has not been full resolved. PS16 still has 4 non-tenured active classroom teachers whose Reduction in Force letters have not been rescinded.
As the week of June 10th concluded and we did not receive a confirmation that ALL our teachers will remain in their jobs next year, we sent a letter to the school district administration and all the members of the JCBOE insisting on immediate action and fulfillment of the above mentioned promises. (Letter – PS16 Needs All RIF reversed ASAP)
At this time we have not received any response to our letter. We ask our parents to join us in the email campaign to the individuals listed in the attached letter, and to join us in attending the next BOE meeting, which according to jcboe.org will take place on June 20, 6PM at PS#26, 164 Laidlaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
We thank you for your continuous support and unwavering activism.
Students and Staff had a blast on Friday celebrating the PS16’s annual Field Day, with carnival games, obstacle course and fun competitions. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who came to help with the games and face painting!
On Friday evening, Superintendent Franklin Walker acknowledged PS#16 for being ranked #1 in the County and #20 in the state of NJ. Special thank you to all of the staff, students, and parents who joined me at the board meeting on Friday in support of our school. Your presence was truly appreciated!
Ms. Jillian Roskin (Grade 1) was recognized as PS16 Teacher of the Year
PS16 Team of Principal, Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents recognized for taking our school to the top.