BREAKING NEWS~ Conti School Educator is District Teacher of the Year!
Today, at a gathering celebrating "Teacher of the Year" honorees from each of the Jersey City public schools, we were thrilled to learn that our Middle School Language Arts Specialist Omar Alvarez has been selected 2019 Teacher of the Year for the whole Jersey City Public Schools district! Mr. Alvarez will now be in contention for the County and NJ State Teacher of the Year titles. Such exciting news!
PS5 MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM WINs FINALIST SPOT IN S.T.E.A.M. SUSTAINABLITY CHALLENGE!
THE "GREENIFIERS" PROCEED TO THE NEXT ROUND
As finalists in the The Jersey City STEAM Sustainability Challenge, The Greenifiers Team, made up of Conti 8th-graders, will compete in the next round scheduled for May 3rd at City Hall. More than 25 teams (from elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the district) were challenged to identify and present solutions to sustainability-related issues in their own neighborhoods. They now get to pitch their project to a panel of city officials and local stakeholders for an opportunity to be awarded funding to implement their project.
Combating Food Waste
Our 3rd graders have been exploring ways to reduce, recycle, and recover food waste in our school community. Earlier in the marking period, they met with Principal John J. Rivero & Assistant Principal Alan LaMonica to share their reports, survey results, and to suggest solutions, such as serving meals that are more appealing to students. Following up, they recently met with JCPS Food Services Director Jennifer Zeligson to voice their opinions about the breakfasts and lunches served at our school. This was a productive discussion and our students are looking forward to further improvements.
Pennies for Patients Fundraiser(s)
Check out how two of our students, 2nd-grader Ian Clegg, along with his sister Ana (PreK4), spent a recent chilly weekend day:
PI Day...& Field trips
Our 5th-graders also had a terrific time at Liberty Science Center, exploring unique inquiry-based exhibits.