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.
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**
A number of teachers have given us their wishlists for books from the book fair. If you would like to purchase a book for a classroom, please send money in an envelope with the teacher and book name on the outside (books listed below).
Alternatively, you may view Ms. Vittal’s wishlist on Scholastic here. If you then click the button “School Wish Lists”, you can view wishlists uploaded by a few other teachers. Scholastic will ship books to the school for free.
1. Should I share my ice cream ?
2. Pig the Stinker
3. The Very Impatient Caterpillar
4. Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays
5. What if you had T-Rex Teeth ?
6. The Three Little Super Piggies
7. Thank you Mr Panda
8. I Don’t want to be Big
9. Felippe & Claudette
10. Pete the Cat – The New Guy
Pete the Cat
Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly
Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems
A Dog’s Porpoise by MC Ross #380587
Shelby’s Story by W Bruce Cameron #381956
Supergifted by Gordon Korman #382855
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown #379422
Feisty Pets: Get Feisty #381430
Say Something by Peter H Reynolds #380609
Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays by Jon Stahl #380626
Magic Treehouse: Warriors in Winter by Mary Pope Osborne #380816
Who Was Series 4-Book Scientist Pack #382453
American Girl Blaire #380624
With the Might of Angels By Andrea Davis Pinkney #378414
She Dared By Jenni Walsh #377964
Any book from the Flat Stanley series
Any book from the Who Was series
Any book from the Pete the Cat series
Any book from the A Girl Name series
Any book from the Dog Man series
Disney books: Aladdin, Lion King, Mary Poppins
1. Who Was Series—4 pack Scientists
2. She Dared
3. Magic Treehouse : Warriors in Winter
Room 303 1. Geronimo Stilton
2. The Super Life of Ben Braver
3. Magic Treehouse
4. She Dared
5. The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
6. World Records – Special Forces
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Meltdown
9. The Unteachables
10. Dog Man Brawl of the Wild
1. The Unteachable
3. With the might of Angels
Any “Who Was”
Lives of the Scientists
She Dared – Malala Yousafza
She Dared – Bethany Hamilton
I Survived Pack ($21.99)
They Lost Their Head by Carlyn Beccia
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing Pack ($15.99)
Great Adventure Stories for Minecrafters
A Wrinkle in Time
City of Embers
Any graphic novels
1. Fly Guy Garbage Recycling
2. Why Fly Guy
3. A Dog’s Purpose
4. National Geography – Wierd but True
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Meltdown
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Hard Luck
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Getaway
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Ugly Truth
9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Long Haul
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Old School
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – 14 copies
We’ve got some amazing community support to help keep the kids engaged in what might be (for some at least) their first civic action! Check out the signs that Amy Wilson (local resident, artist, and art professor in NYC) is contributing – pictures are below! There is a “Thanksgiving” theme but kids will also be able to make their own signs, and write letters to Council about what their schools mean to them.
A core parent team will be onsite at 5:45pm – keep an eye out for us when you arrive. We’ll help direct you to the Kid Friendly Zone where there’ll be opportunity to do arts & crafts, create their own signs, and get some onsite lessons in civics. Kids are encouraged to participate in the Council Chambers, but just be forewarned: the Council President & City Clerk will not permit running or lots of noise — so parents/caregivers just FYI.
The meeting will officially begin between 6pm and 6:15pm. The public speaking portion related to the payroll tax may not begin until 6:45 at the earliest. So — there may be a wait time. Lots of listening opportunity for kids & adults alike.
When the ordinance comes up, it’s a “wait in line” process. It’ll be evident once it starts. No need to call ahead to speak.
Below is the background information about the Payroll Tax, and the dialogue around it – compiled by https://jerseycityed.com/
Jersey City Council Meeting – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Payroll
Tonight at the Jersey City Council meeting, the Payroll Tax proposal is on the agenda and open to public comment. There is no doubt that there will be both strong support and opposition to this new proposed tax on all private employers’ payrolls of non-Jersey City residents (the tax is not levied on individual employee’s wages). The tax revenues are intended to support the budget gap that Jersey City Public Schools face as the State of New Jersey begins to withdraw the funding that has long supported the city’s public schools.
For more information, check out the following links:
Civic Parent (Support) – local blogger and parent who has researched and reported on taxes and the funding of our local schools
Opinion Piece (GOP Opposes Payroll Tax) – Matthew Garofalo is a Jersey City resident and chairman of the Hudson County Young Republicans. Joshua Sotomayor Einstein of Hoboken is the NJ GOP State Committeeman representing Hudson County