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

More information and registration links can be found HERE

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 ps16cpa@gmail.com

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!

PRE-K-LETTER-1-1

After-school Registration

Registration will open at 7pm this evening (Friday March 4th)

Class descriptions can be found HERE. Please note that there will be a CPA Fee of $75 added to each class to cover administrative and insurance fees.

Registration links can be found HERE

After school Enrichment Program

We are so excited to finally be able to resume our After School Enrichment Program!!  We know how much our students benefit from the enrichment opportunities at PS16 each year. Our parent council has worked with our teachers to create a program filled with a multitude of fun learning activities. Classes will begin on Monday March 7th.

Understanding that these are challenging times for all of us, the parent council has chosen to reduce the typical surcharge normally included in the running of these programs to cover our administrative, and insurance costs as well as the District imposed security fee.

Unfortunately we are unable to hold any classes in the Annex building due to CASPER currently using all available spaces there. All classes will be held in the main building. Annex students may be brought to the main building by their parent to participate in classes. Regretfully Annex students who attend CASPER are unable to enroll at this time. Students in Grades 2-5 who attend CASPER in the main building can fully participate in all classes.

Registration for classes will begin on Friday March 4th at 7pm.

Please find the offered classes and prices here:https://www.ps16cpa.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/afterschool-22-descriptions.pdf Our classes will run for 45 minutes. Please register your children according to their grade level.

Giving Tuesday!!

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.

Last year the CPA of PS16 raised $1200 on Giving Tuesday. These donations go a long way in helping support our students! Please consider donating this Tuesday! If your company has a matching fund make sure you register “The CPA of PS16” so the matching grant will be used for our students! Thank you in advance!

Diwali Celebrations at PS16

In normal times Diwali is one of the favorite holidays celebrated at PS16. Children and staff dress in traditional outfits and parent volunteers visit classrooms sharing the story of Diwali and spending time making Diwali crafts with our students. With Covid protocols in place we have had to adapt how we celebrate holidays and festivals. While we are unable to celebrate our usual way, we are still able and eager to celebrate!

Our CPA vice president, Shweta Bhatia, undertook the task of organizing and coordinating our Diwali event. We owe her a debt of gratitude.

With much appreciation to Mrs. Watkins Williams and Mr. Salgado for encouraging our children to share their cultures with our school. Students and staff were treated to a   performance by PS16 dancers who learn with Shehnaaz Dance Academy They put on an amazing show and we are honored to share their talents with our school community. Thank you to Shehnaaz Jagasia (Mom to Aaliya and Zoya) for dedicating her time and talents to PS16. We also thank BuzyBugs along with second graders Ahaan Anjaria and Kira Honmane for sharing the story of Diwali.

PS 16 Annex Opening Ceremony

PS 16 Annex was officially opened on Friday September 24th when Jersey City school and government officials gathered to cut the ribbon. The annex is the first school that the city has built without state funding. For years, the number of students attending PS 16 in our main building has been growing well beyond capacity. The Annex will help to alleviate the overcrowding issue at the main building. The thirteen new classrooms in the Annex are home to 8 Kindergarten classes and 5 first grade. These rooms are modern, bright and cheerful! Hopefully we will soon see more new beautiful schools being built in Jersey City.

Thank you to all who joined our Principal Mrs. Terri Watkins Williams, Assistant Principal Mr. Asael Salgado and our PS16 family on this momentous occasion; Superintendent Mr. Franklin Walker and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Norma Fernandez, our Division Director Dr. Joseph Galano , Mayor Steven Fulop, Councilman Mr. James Solomon, Builder Mr. Mark Sheeleigh, Board President Mr. Mussab Ali, Board members Mrs. Gina Verdibello, Mr. Gerald Lyons, Ms. Noemi Velazquez and Mr. Lorenzo Richardson, and Business Administrator Ms. Regina Robinson.

A special thank you to Candace Perry from Skyline Sweets and Mom to Angelica (5th Grade) and Alyssa (2nd Grade) Skyline Sweets generously provided delicious muffins for our guests to take home and enjoy.

As a new CPA team we still rely heavily on the parents who served before us for advice, friendship and encouragement. The words of former CPA President and PS 16 Parent, Natalia Ioffe, reflect how our current CPA team felt at opening our brand new building.

“Today was a historic day for our ever-growing PS 16 community – the ribbon cutting for the newly built annex, and the celebration of partnerships that made it possible. Superintendent Walker did me a great honor by allowing me to speak at the ceremony. I may be retired from the PS 16 parent council, but I can never retire my love for this school, that holds true to Cornelia Bradford’s vision of being “our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers”, a school that raises leaders and future history makers. To paraphrase Mr. Walker’s words, today was proof that we have done something right, because all departments across education and city structures shared a joint vision. Let it be a sign of more bridge building to come.”