Protest PS16 Teacher Layoffs

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
This week schools around the country are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Unfortunately in Jersey City this week began with public school teachers receiving Reduction In Force notices, which means that many of them will be laid off by end of this school year, due to the school district budget cuts.
At this time P.S.#16 stands to lose approximately 25% of our teaching staff due to these cuts. This includes non-tenured classroom teachers and specialists, as well as further program cuts, like Enrichment, Reading Recovery, Music Program and more.
With your help we have been able to sustain our school for years, supplementing wherever possible – with supplies, activities and facility improvements. Despite operating with minimal district funding, “0” Title 1 Aid, and oversized classrooms, PS16 has climbed to the rank of No.1 in the County and No.20 in the State, thanks to our talented teachers! Losing them will create an irreparable void and severely affect our children’s academic future.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! There are several meetings coming up where parents can speak on behalf of our teachers, to preserve our current instructional staff. Please join us at attending and/or speaking at the following: (Let us know on SignUp Genius if you can attend any of the following:)
Thank you as always for your support. Our teachers are counting on us to stand up for them and our kids deserve the best quality of education.
If you have any questions about any of the above that you wish to discuss in person Parent Council members will be in the auditorium at drop off times (8-8:45AM) to answer your questions.
Best Regards,
CPA Team

Thank you Parents!

Dear PS16 Families,

Thank you for contributing dishes for the Celebration Brunch! Your generosity helped make the Teacher Appreciation Ceremony at PS16 a Great Success and is truly appreciated!

4/17 – Hat Parade Winners!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our annual Spring Hat Parade on 4/17. Each classroom had a winner for the best hat! All hats were absolutely wonderful!


PS16 Ranks HIGH in County and State!

We are proud to announce that Cornelia F. Bradford School ranked as the the Highest-Rated elementary school in Hudson county, and 20th in the State of NJ among the elementary and middle schools! Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work!

We would also like to congratulate one of our teachers – Ms. Jillian Roskin (1st Grade) for being awarded Jersey City Teacher of the Year for P.S.#16!

Well done, PS16 Family! Keep up the excellence!

Key Dates in April

Monday 4/1 – 6PM – CPA Meeting – Budget Report & parent workshop re: parent council operations

Thursday 4/4 – Spring Picture Day (Order before Picture Day at, Picture ID: AL408122Q0)

Friday 4/5 – 3-5PM – SPRING Dance for Grades 3-5, (permission slips and admission money must be returned no later than 4/1, to ensure accurate headcount.)

Monday 4/8 – Week of the Young Child activities begin for Grades K-2

Thursday 4/18 – (*Half DAY*) Teacher Appreciation Pot Luck and Ceremony, parents are asked to kindly contribute a dish for staff potluck brunch

4/19 – 4/26 – SPRING BREAK – no school

Monday 4/29 – Schools Reopen

***Cornelia Bradford Summer Camp is continuing registration. We would like to thank everyone who has pre-registered and/or submitted queries re: camp. We are working on addressing all parent queries.

Thank you for your continued support!

CPA Team

Middle School Connection Follow-Up

Dear Parents,

For those of you who have not been able to attend the rescheduled CPA Meeting on March 20, with Academy 1 Principal Ms. Margaret Freeman, please click on the link to view a power point Presentation recapping the meeting: Academy 1 Presentation

The Principal of M.S.#4 has informed us that there will be a special open house presentation held at M.S.# in late May. We will keep you posted.

Cornelia Bradford Summer Camp Preview

Open to all students attending JCPS currently enrolled in Pre-k 4 through 5th grades. Registration opens March 5!

The Cornelia Bradford Camp (CBC) Summer Program offers an excellent fusion of fun and learning, physical exercise, creative projects, and more. Diverse learning activities will ensure children do not experience summer learning loss while enjoying summer fun and learning new things. Photos from last year’s camp can be seen here!

New! Deposit option: When registering you may pay a $100 deposit to secure a seat for your child, and pay the remaining balance by May 15. Deposits will go toward the cost of registration; however after April 12 registration costs will increase by $100. All registration fees are due by May 15.

Camp begins Monday June 24* and ends Monday July 22*
(No camp on July 4th holiday)

**Registration for the morning enrichment programs include cost of camp t-shirt and field trip**

Enrichment Camp Options:

  • 8:30am – 12:30am Morning Enrichment: $900
  • 8:30am – 2:30pm Morning Enrichment + Afternoon Specials: $1100
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm   Morning Enrichment + Afternoon Specials + Aftercare: $1400

Sports Camp Options:

  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm Sports Camp ONLY: $500
  • 8:30am – 2:30pm   Morning Enrichment + Sports Camp: $1400
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm   Morning Enrichment + Sports Camp + Aftercare: $1700

Weekly Options:

  • 8:30am – 12:30am Morning Enrichment: $300/week
  • 8:30am – 2:30pm Morning Enrichment + Afternoon Specials: $350/week
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm   Morning Enrichment + Afternoon Specials + Aftercare: $500/week
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm   Morning Enrichment + Sports Camp + Aftercare: $600/week
  • All activities administered by certified & highly skilled PS16 teachers & staff.
  • Students with SPECIAL NEEDS (IEP, 504 and other) and ESL students welcome (our staff is trained and certified in the above-mentioned areas).
  • NURSE is available full-time for entire camp duration.
  • Breakfast and Lunch NOT supplied (please pack lunch, snack, and water bottle)

*Camp start/end dates depend on the number of snow days, and will be adjusted accordingly.