Thank you from Regional Day School!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

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.

Parent Council Letter to the BOE RE: Outstanding RIFs

Dear Parents,

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 PS16 still has 4 non-tenured active classroom teachers whose Reduction in Force letters have not been rescinded.

This goes in direct contradiction with the BOE President’s online statements that all teachers will receive their reversal letters by week of June 10th, as well as the Mayor and the Superintendent’s statement that the final layoffs “would impact only a small subset of the initially notified employees who are not part of the core instructional classroom staff.”

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.

Best Regards,

CPA Team

Fun Filled Field Day!

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!

PS16 Presents: Peter Pan Jr.

Tickets are available to purchase on showtix4u.com by entering ‘ps16’ into the search box. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Snacks will be available for purchase inside the auditorium.

CPA Meeting – 6/3 6PM

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Today at 6PM, please join us for the last CPA meeting of the school year (in school auditorium) to discuss the following:

  • Recap of the last BOE meeting, status of our teachers’ RIF reversals
  • PS16 events for June
  • PS16 Summer Camp – Q & A
  • CPA Team – resignations and appointments

Hope to see you there!

CPA Team

Congratulations PS16!

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.

Principal Acceptance Speech (click to view)