LIBERTY LINES SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - EDITION 1

MAYA ANGELOU SCHOOL RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

JAILENE RODRIGUEZ, COVER ARTIST FOR THE 2016 JCI FALL ISSUE

I LOVE JERSEY CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BACK-TO-SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Approximately 3,500 people came out to enjoy the fourth annual I Love Jersey City Public Schools Back-to-School Festival in Liberty State Park on September 17. Under sunny skies, the festival showcased the rich programs available at the district’s 40 schools and provided opportunities for parents and community members to connect with their schools. Schools created displays about the innovative work they are doing and administrators and staff were there to greet students and parents. The JC Fire Department, Jersey City Medical Center, and the Hudson County Sherriff’s office all came out to support our students and gave kids opportunities to explore real fire trucks, ambulances and to meet K-9 units. JCPS Food Services grilled burgers and hot dogs and kids ate free. On top of all of these activities, there were also face painters, an obstacle course, and a bounce castle. School Transportation ran buses throughout the city to bring participants to and from the site and School Safety officers provided security while the Facilities team set up the event, maintained it throughout, and then broke it down at the end. “The whole district came together to make the day great for our families,“ said Dr. Maryann Dickar, Chief of Staff and event organizer. Noting the importance of the event, Dr. Marcia Lyles, Superintendent explained, “The new school year brings our community back together and offers us new and exciting opportunities. The Back-to-School Festival celebrates the opening a new year and celebrates all that is good in the Jersey City Public Schools.”

THREE DOCTORS AT MS 7

On September 17, 2016, the Jersey City Public Schools partnered with The Three Doctors Foundation to offer their “Mentor Day” program in Jersey City. Over 300 middle and high school students participated in the event which included motivational speeches from Drs. Davis, Hunt and Jenkins, (The Three Doctors) as well as opportunities to work with mentors from many professions. The nationally known Three Doctors, wrote The Pact and We Beat the Streets, about how they created a pact when they were in high school to help each other reach their goals of becoming doctors. Last spring The Three Doctors spoke to JCPS students as part of the citywide reading of The Pact. The event was so successful and JCPS students so responsive to the Doctors that both the District and the Three Doctors Foundation wanted to continue to build a partnership. Each year, the Three Doctors Foundation hosts a Mentor Day as part of their mission to provide role models and mentors for urban students. This year, they partnered with JCPS to offer the event in Jersey City. This annual “back to school” event brings together several hundred volunteer mentors, students and parents for a day of extraordinary youth education and development. The Three Doctors have been featured in numerous media outlets to highlight their story of overcoming poverty, fatherlessness and crime. They began their Foundation to help students like them commit to their future and achieve their goals through providing role models, mentors and leadership opportunities. Participants described the event as “powerful” and “transformative.” In addition to motivational speeches students worked with mentors in small groups and took away inspirational messages and new connections as well. The Jersey City Public Schools looks forward to continuing our relationship with The Three Doctors as part of our mission to prepare all of our students for college, career and fulfilling futures.

PS 25 WELCOMES STUDENTS TO A NEW YEAR

PS 5 TEACHER, ALBERT PADILLA, HAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE

HONEYWELL INSTITUTE FOR ECOSYSTEMS EDUCATION (HIEE)

Twenty (20) Jersey City middle and high school teachers from 10 different schools attended the Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education, a partnership between Honeywell and New Jersey Audubon. The partnership works with Jersey City Public Schools to help teachers inspire their students to identify and address local environmental issues, create more sustainable communities, and become scientists, inventors, or engineers. The HIEE combines the sciences with the arts to provide cross-curricula lessons that can be taken back to Jersey City classrooms, to inspire students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Teachers participated in experiments and observations that utilize Jersey City’s environment to learn about sustainable and unsustainable actions. The teachers learned about wetlands, birds, plants, and soil by observing factors that affect ecosystem health during their trip to Lincoln Park. The goal of the program is to inspire Jersey City students to want to make a change to their own natural environments and community.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE AT DHS

As a response to International Day of Peace on September 21, 2016, over 300 students of the Visual Arts Department at Dickinson HS, coordinated by Ms. Cuccinello, her classes, and in conjunction with Ms. Samuels, Ms. Kingery’s classes, and including Ms. Sherman’s autistic class participated in the installation of Pinwheels for Peace. The installation was ‘planted’ on the DHS campus front lawn and was viewable from the intersection of Newark and Palisade Avenues. The purpose of the installation was to inspire the school and local community to participate in a reflection on peace. The art was not a political statement but rather to serve as a statement for personal inner peace, anti-bullying, and the fight against violence on domestic, national, and international levels.

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2016-17 CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STAFF AND STUDENTS OF PS 27 FOR EARNING THE OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE AWARD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT 93.3%

TITLE I PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, AT CO, 6 - 8 PM

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