LIBERTY LINES JUNE 8, 2017 - ISSUE 14

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MS 7'S NJHS RAISE MONEY FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

Under the direction of NJHS member leaders, 8th graders: Janki Desai and Kimberly Caputo, school coordinators: Mr. Gass and Mrs. McCall, and the support of school adminstrators: Mr. Rivera, Dr. Stringile and Mrs. Barnaskas, the NJHS held the St. Jude Children's Hospital Math-A-Thon and collected $3,000.00 in donations. It truly was a whole school effort and everyone pitched in to achieve the goal of providing two chemotherapy treatments for a child in need. In addition, the NJHS is currently accepting donations for their kid-to-kid care package drive. The care packages contain various items used by the children of St. Jude Children's Hospital like crayons, activity books, puzzles and more. It is a true example of service, leadership and citizenship in action!

INNOVATION HIGH SCHOOL'S ART GALA AT LIBERTY STATE PARK

Innovation High School held its Art Gala at Central Railroad Terminal at Liberty State Park. They are the first art classroom in the country to exclusively use mobile apps on mobile devices. Innovation students have one of the most advanced and current technological tool boxes to create their artwork, pairing together the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil with cutting edge apps like the Apple Design Award winner, ProCreate. Innovation students stay ahead of the digital curve and will be able to transition easily into today's world of technology. We anticipate many schools will soon follow in our footsteps.

LATINO FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT AT PS 17

Parents, students, and teachers shared the love of reading in Spanish and English through the Latino Family Literacy Project, which helps families develop reading routines for Spanish speaking and English speaking parents and their children.

EVERY LITTLE GIRL IS A PRINCESS

Adorned in their finest dress-up attire or princess costume, Pre-K - Grade 2 girls enjoyed a morning of surprise and enchantment at their Princess Tea Party. During a morning assembly, young princesses, their teachers, and invited guests began the day with a karaoke sing-a-long to "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen. Next, each second grade student eloquently affirmed the goals and ideals of a modern-day princess. Finally, Pinkalicious, a much-loved story character, came to life in the form of Thomas Macagnano, acting principal. Outfitted in pink tights, a tutu, and a tiara, Mr. Macagnano read a Pinkalicious story aloud and entertained everyone with his quick wit and good humor. The performance was punctuated with constant squeals of laughter and delight! Later, a fancy tea party was held in the school library. Participants feasted on green tea and snacks fit for royalty.

MULTICULTURAL PARADE AND NATIVE DRESS AT PS 8

PS 8 celebrated their annual Multicultural Parade and Native Dress Contest. As always, children of many backgrounds gathered and marched together in harmony, representing the great diversity of Jersey City. Other events for students included a Multicultural Photo Booth and Show and Tell, while teachers celebrated with a multicultural breakfast.

ENGINEERING DAY AT PS 33

The fourth grade at PS 33 had its first annual Engineering Day. The students spent the day participating in activities that required them to use the five-step engineering design process. The steps include asking a question about a problem, imagining and planning a solution, and discussing possible improvements to a design.

LSC SUMMER CAMP WINNERS

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AAA NJ SAFETY PATROLLER OF THE YEAR

A fifth grader at PS 16, Marie Hong, was named AAA NJ Safety Patroller of the Year for helping to create a safe passageway for students to enter and exit her school building. A representative from AAA came to the school to present Marie with a plaque and check for $200 for her achievement.

ROTARY CLUB DONATES BOOKS TO 1ST GRADERS

​The first grade students of CJ Watters 24 received personalized books donated by the Rotary Club of Jersey City. Students were so excited to visit with ​the "Dinosaur" and the "Wise Owl."

VOLUNTEERS READ TO STUDENTS OF PS 12

Citi Financial Offices has partnered with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides books and educational resources to teachers and programs serving children from low income families, read to students of PS 12. This was a part of Citi’s Teach Children to Save volunteer program. Each student received one financial-literacy themed book to take home, and the school received a credit to select 250 new books to stock library or classroom shelves. Sara Kreitzer of First Book mentioned, “Citi said that it was the best event that they have done thus far with First Book!”

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Congratulations to the staff and students of PS 17 who have earned the outstanding attendance award for the month of May at 95.4%.

Caucus at CO-1R. Board Members will begin every meeting at 6 p.m., with a closed session from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Board of Education Meeting at PS 11 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017

4-Hour sessions for schools on June 20, 21, and 22, 2017

Last day of school on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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