Council to Vote on BOE to be appointed by Mayor via referendum

Dear PS16 Families, 
An important issue concerning our public schools will be voted on by City Council at tomorrow’s Council meeting at 6PM. You can learn some background facts in the article below: Jersey City mayor wants power to appoint school board members, ‘fix’ school system.

In the wake of recent controversies surrounding one former and one current school board members Mayor Fulop tweeted on Jan 3 of his intent to move the BOE to an appointed board, calling the current JCBOE a “national embarrassment”.  

This Resolution is scheduled to come before the Council for a vote Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 8. If it is voted on and approved by the Council there will be a referendum – a question on the ballot of the November 3, 2020 election, that will ultimately decide the issue. 

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Delayed School Opening, December 11th

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

In the wake of today’s terrible events, we would like to thank our teachers and staff for keeping our kids safe in school! Kudos to all our students for doing an amazing job today! Last but not least, thank you to all the parents for their patience and support throughout this difficult time!

Jersey City Public Schools will have a 90-minute delayed opening tomorrow Wednesday, December 11th. Doors open at 9:45am, classes begin at 10:00am. No Morning STARS and no school breakfast.

PS16 Annex at Danforth students please be at the bus stop at 9:15am. The buses will leave approximately 90-minute after their regular day departure time.

The CPA Team

PS16 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Family Sing-Along – December 2nd, 6:00 pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

Please join us at our 11th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Family Sing-Along, December 2nd, 6:00 pm at the PS16 Auditorium!

Students in grades 3-5 will be invited on-stage to perform. Due to space constraints, we are not able to invite our younger students on-stage; we request that those students to remain in the audience with their families and participate from their seats.

 In connection with this event, please note the following:

  1. All interested students in grades 3-5 must come to a rehearsal, on the day of the event, from 5:00 to 5:45pm in the auditorium. Please have your child dressed up and ready. At 5:45, we will exit the auditorium into one of the classrooms for a few minutes.
  2. At 6pm, the students will return to the auditorium. The program should finish around 6:30 pm.
  3. Please practice the following songs in the attached program.
  4. Students are requested to come dressed up (“black pants and white shirt”), but holiday highlights to their clothing (e.g., a red “Santa” cap, red scarf, etc.) will be allowed.
  5. The students who are in CASPER and will not be returning home before the event may come to school that morning dressed up and ready for the event.

We hope to see you there!

Best Regards,

Dr. Sean Manes

Tree Lighting Program 2019

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!