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Chocolate Bread : Lunch Ideas for kids

Chocolate Bread : Lunch Ideas for kids

This will quickly become a lunchbox favorite for your kiddos. The texture is light, airy, spongy, chocolatey & not the least bit dry. Also, as it’s not very sweet, it lends itself well to toasting as an oh so good and guilt free treat. After 4 days it still tastes fresh, so it will last the week, that is if it is not polished off in the mean time!

Ingredients:

2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

1/2 cup natural plain unsweetened almond milk yogurt (or regular plain yogurt)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk)
2 eggs lightly whisked
1/2 cup vegetarian all natural protein powder
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 tsp vanilla bean powder or pure extract
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup tahini or other seed butter
1/2 low sugar chocolate hazelnut spread*
1/2 dark chocolate mini chips
1/4 cup apple nectar or coconut nectar
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
*I like Nutiva organic hazelnut spread with flax which has about 40% less sugar than most
Method:
Pre-heat oven to 350*F
Mix together dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients (reserving chocolate chips and coconut sugar to the side until the end).
Add dry ingredients to wet, if batter still feels a bit tight or dry, just add a bit more milk.
Stir in most of the chocolate chips. Place batter in parchment lined loaf tin. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips and coconut sugar. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 45min until tester comes out dry. Let cool in tin for about 10 min before taking out to cool on cooking wrack.
This loaf is best once it’s had a chance to rest and cool for a good hour. Chickpea flour tends to need that bit extra time.
Chocolate Bread : Lunch Ideas for kids
Lunch Ideas for kids

All about The Brunswick School in Jersey City, NJ

All about The Brunswick School in Jersey City, NJ

Quick Points: 

  • The Brunswick School in Jersey City is conveniently located in downtown JC, 2 blocks from Hamilton Park.
  • Huge parking lot for parents.
  • Citibike stand just opposite to the school.

An Interview with Jillian Hernandez; Founder of the new and growing Brunswick School

How did the Brunswick School come about? What inspired you?

We opened a year and a half ago in July of 2015. Obviously I have a passion for children in early education but my background is in Human Resources so I wanted to start a business that could make a difference in the community. I spend most of my time interacting with the teachers and making sure they are happy. If teachers are happy, children are happy and as a result parents are happy. The teachers here have a true passion for what they do…I wish I could spend more time in the classroom…but the highlight of my day is when one of the teachers brings a couple of kids in here and shows me what they’ve done.

I also recognized that there was a huge demand in this area for quality education. There are so many young families here now in Jersey City. At the time when we started building the school there were not many options…now fortunately there are a lot more options for the community which is great, as it will bring more people to Jersey City.

What is the teacher/child ratio in your school:

Under 18 mths: 1:4, 18mths – 2.5: 1:6, 2.5 & older: 1:10

But we always have extra hands and staff too.

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many classrooms do u have in the school:

We have 11 classrooms and in the process of opening up an additional classroom and indoor playroom coming very soon. This used to be a catholic grammar school, so its nice that we can continue to expand into additional spaces that already exist within the building.

Our program starts at 6 months up to Kindergarten. We have two baby rooms, three young toddler rooms, four older toddler rooms, One Pre-K room and One Kindergarten room.

Do you provide an option for catered lunch:

Yes! Our chef is fantastic. She provides breakfast, lunch and snacks to the children. It’s all organic and super healthy (it’s busy bee organics). It’s included in the tuition.

We also teach the children about what they are eating and why.

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

 

 

 


Do you have early drop off and after care options available:

We are open from 7 am – 7pm which is nice and convenient for parents that work and have to commute. Our core day starts at 8.30 am and ends at 4.30pm, but before that and after is before care and after care.

What kind of curriculum do you follow:

Our director Erin and I built the curriculum. We researched various different curriculums that are out there and created our own. We didn’t want to subscribe to one but take the best of all.

A lot of it is based on Arts & Crafts, Music, Movement but heavy on Academics (Math, Reading, Writing, Science, History) through utilizing different creative outlets. That’s our whole premise here..teaching the children to enjoy the process of learning. For the little ones it’s more about the socialization and maintaining a structure, trying to maintain the routine the parents have at home, here in the school.

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

 

 

 

 

What extracurricular activities do you offer:

The kids get Zumba and Yoga and the older kids have Science Enrichment once a week and Spanish a few times a week. We also have Rockasorri coming in once a week for Music. We also have an outdoor play area and we take them out twice a day.

Do you offer Summer Camp programs:

Yes, we do have a summer program. Most of the spots go to siblings that aren’t in the school. Our summer camp is separate from regular school. We have a separate classroom for summer and it’s more fun based with field trips, visits at Hudson Play etc. And the kids are older. Enrollment for camp is open and we ask for a two week minimum.

How do you foster Diversity?

We celebrate every holiday and ask parents to come in and celebrate with us. Our teachers are from different nationalities and backgrounds and they also help us carry things out like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In your opinion, what sets your school apart from others?

-We have the best teachers, they are just amazing human beings that care with great educational backgrounds and are certified.

-Our Food! These kids eat better than most of Jersey City! Super healthy and organic.The chef makes sure they are getting a balanced diet between what they like, fruits and vegetables. We also take care of dietary restrictions.

The Brunswick School in Jersey City

NANNY SHARE IN JOURNAL SQUARE?

Hello! Does anyone have a nanny they love and interest in sharing her services starting May 1, part-time to full-time? Our daughter is 17 months and on the waitlist for daycare, so we are looking for a solution in the interim (but if it works out well, could be more permanent). We live on JFK close to Saint Peter’s, and would be happy to drop off our girl at your place with her own food and diapers (could also provide her pack n’ play for napping), so your little one’s routine would be minimally affected. And hopefully he or she will make a new friend along the way, while you also get the benefit of saving a bit on childcare. We can give you references and answer any other questions, as well. Would also appreciate references for you and your nanny. If this sounds like something that might work for you, please shoot me an email: [email protected] Or if you have any recs for other childcare solutions, let me know. Thank you!

BLUNCH aka Brunch for Lunch

Lunch Ideas For Kids

BLUNCH aka Brunch for Lunch 

BRUNCH dishes are widely loved by kids and adults alike. Often more substantial than breakfast, with sweet treats too, what’s NOT to like? This lunchbox addition, it’s all about BLUNCH – or BRUNCH for your kiddo’s lunch. Here are my top pics for a BLUNCH BOX, serve each of these alongside some fresh vegetables and fruit for an overall balanced, wholesome, healthy & kid approved meal.

  • Lunch Ideas For KidsBBQ Chicken and Mini Waffles

3-4 lightly toasted mini waffles*

1 tablespoon mild BBQ Sauce spread on waffles

½ cup cooked chicken pieces on top

*My favorite is Earth’s Best Organic Mini Waffles – they are very low in sugar and enriched with protein and fiber

  • Mini Fruit Pizza 

3 lightly toasted mini pancakes *

1 tablespoon cream cheese spread on pancakes

Mixed fruit on top

*My favorite is

  • Lunch Ideas For KidsHuevos Rancheros 

Scrambled egg

1 tablespoon mild salsa

1 tablespoon cooked black beans

1 teaspoon shredded cheddar cheese

1/8 avocado sliced topped with squeeze of lime juice to keep fresh and green

Healthy pita pocket filled with above, or serve open faced on top of pita or wrap*

*My favorite is Toufayan Bakeries Low Carb Pita, 9 carbs per pita (about half the carbs of most) and 7g fiber to keep you fuller for longer

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Tennis Approach

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

TennisApproach has a clear mission to provide the best  initiation
experience for anyone looking to learn tennis , especially younger children .
We want to develop talent  and provide the right pathway for children but also
look to provide top notch instruction to juniors and adults.   For youth, this takes years and TennisApproach , founded  by James  Alfalla have been paving the way developing  many young talented players right here in Jersey City. More information available here: http://www.tennisapproach.net/

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Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

 

 

 

Super Duper Tennis

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

At Super Duper Tennis, they teach the FUNdamentals of tennis to kids 10andUnder in
an educational and exciting environment that enhances self-esteem, builds
confidence and overall love for the game. They focus on simple and fun teaching
techniques, developed and supported by the USTA (United States Tennis Association),  where they make tennis fun and accessible on kid-sized courts with equipment right  (lower bouncing balls, shorter racquets) for your children.
This new wave of tennis, helps kids learn the game with ease,
hit with success and rally faster.
Visit their site for further info: http://newjersey.superdupertennis.com/nj-jersey-city

Indoor/Outdoor Tennis Classes in Jersey City

Yoga Studios in Jersey City

Yoga Studios in Jersey City

Jivamukti Yoga
171 Newark Ave near Grove St. PATH
Jersey City, NJ
201-993-1110
https://www.jivamuktiyogajerseycity.com/
Jivamukti Yoga Jersey City is a franchise of the internationally acclaimed Jivamukti Yoga Brand developed by Sharron Gannon and David Life.
The center has 2 stunning studios and provides over 70 classes weekly.  They offer a space for spiritual and community activism. They also offers free meditation classes,
lectures, events, and instructional classes about yogic philosophies and principles. The boutique sells yoga props, clothing, jewelry, books and cd/dvds.

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TSM Healing Center
61 Beach Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
862-231-4503
http://www.tsmhealingcenter.com/
TSM Healing Center is a local wellness center that helps you feel expansive
and at one with the vibrations of your energy and of all creation through a variety
of ways in order to help your mind, body, and spirit work harmoniously.
Their programs have transformative health benefits, offering tools for resiliency
and improved quality of life. Whether you are seeking to reduce stress or clear
something holding you back mentally, emotionally, or physically, they will assist you
through physically, psychologically, and scientifically validated therapies, as well as
energy, sound,  and vibrational therapies.

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Yoga Shunya

275 Grove Street 3rd Floor
Jersey City, NJ
201-610-9737
https://www.yogashunya.com/
Yoga Shunya offers compassionate teaching with attention to healthy alignment.  Their teachers have extensive training and experience and the gift to share the
therapeutic benefits of yoga. To provide more options in holistic health care, they invite specialists in acupuncture, nutritional counseling, massage and reiki to share
their space. Thye have been serving Jersey City since 1997.
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Sattva Yoga

523 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307
201-479-1492
http://www.sattvayogajc.com/
At Sattva they recognize that there is a yoga for everybody and every body. Whether you are young or old, experienced or a total beginner, they have a class for you.
They offer traditional Hatha Yoga, Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Restorative, as well as Kid’s Yoga and Art classes.
Whether it’s a gentle slow flow or a powerful energetic practice, their teachers all share the same fundamental principle that Yoga is not about touching your toes,
as per Sattva Yoga, it’s about opening your heart.
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Simha Yoga Lab

190 Christopher Columbus Dr Ste 2B
Jersey City, NJ 07302
https://www.simhayoga.com/
Simha Yoga Lab resides in an industrial loft building in vibrant Downtown Jersey City.  The simple and understated decor underlines the philosophy that the
studio is about substance and the fruits of your dedicated work, and not the cliches.
​The Lab is an open forum for experimentation and exploration of the asanas.  Through a movement-based vinyasa practice, they play with form and function.
Students are encouraged to interpret the poses to fit their needs, whether to modify for limitations or to make more challenging through variations.  The flow sequences are thoughtful, yet organic.
Every class is different – a constant evolution.
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Sacred Souls Yoga Studio

2983 John F Kennedy Blvd Ste 402
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-238-9903
http://www.sacredsoulsyoga.com/
Sacred Souls Yoga Studio opened in July 2015 in the Jersey City – Journal Square area.
The vision behind the studio is to provide a space where people can come together,
connect with others,  and reconnect to themself through the practice of yoga.

Yoga Studios in Jersey City

Soccer Classes in Jersey City

Soccer Classes in Jersey City : 

Global Soccer Academy
Soccer Classes in Jersey City
At the Global Soccer Academy they bring this game to the youth soccer player, who experiences these same moments as the adult game in slightly different variations.
With lessons learned from all over the world, their focus is towards formation, not only competition and that leads us to a unique approach of soccer in Jersey City.
​The Global Soccer Academy aims to optimize each individual, which requires continuous work on all aspects of the game and life.
As a team sport, soccer gives them the opportunity to teach much more than skills and understanding of the game.
It allows them to teach their core values of respect, fellowship, and effort.
https://www.globalsocceracademy.com/
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Super Soccer Stars
Soccer Classes in Jersey City
At Super Soccer Stars, it is their goal to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment.
Their philosophy is to use soccer to nurture, to build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class.
Their specially designed curricula use positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each
child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun.
http://newyork.supersoccerstars.com/
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The Soccer Learning Center 

Soccer Classes in Jersey City

The Soccer Learning Center is a private soccer academy which introduces both children and adults to soccer.  Nationally licensed coach Alex Lalaoui provides a European approach to soccer instruction, allowing students to
learn by doing, in a small, team-centric environment.     

No experience is needed to participate in any of the classes.  Activities focus upon fitness, skill building, technical and tactical abilities, team play, sportsmanship and more. Please visit their website for more info: http://www.soccerlearningcenter.com/index.php

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Jersey City Soccer Association
Jersey City Soccer Association
Visit Jersey City Soccer Association for more information on schedules and fees.
This Program operates in conjunction with the Jersey City Department of Recreation
and games are played at Caven Point.
This Program does charge a fee of $50.
http://www.jerseycitysoccerassociation.net/

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Hans Soliz Soccer  
Soccer Classes in Jersey City
Hans Soliz Soccer School is the oldest, most competive travel team in Jersey City!
They  train and play at Gateway Field and welcome young children from all
backgrounds and cultures, with the goal of teaching them to all become better soccer players.
Hans Soliz Soccer School helps each and every player increase their technical and
tactical skillsets, which promotes each player’s role on the field.
They also aim to equip their players with vital life skills, such as focus, stamina, and discipline.
For more information on requirements, schedules and fees visit Hans Soliz Soccer School.
Register your child for team tryouts! Download Registration Form.
http://www.hanssolizsoccerschool.org/

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The Jersey City Hispanic American Soccer School

Soccer Classes in Jersey City
The non-profit Jersey City Hispanic American Soccer School (JCHAS) was established to teach children excellence through soccer.
JCHAS strives to provide a safe environment where both kids and parents can enjoy a challenging and enriching soccer learning experience,
which is designed  to instill confidence, a love of fitness, the principles of good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Programs are available for students at all levels of ability, and all courses stress a mastery of soccer basics,
while never forgetting the key ingredient of having enormous amounts of fun.
The JCHAS coaches are highly dedicated and are licensed through the State of New Jersey.
All programs emphasize discipline and motivation through positive reinforcement. JCHAS coaches lead fun,
entertaining sessions filled with positive reinforcement and teamwork. Their goal is to instill, above all, a life long love,
understanding, and enjoyment of the sport of soccer.
There is a fee for this program.
Requirements
For more information on JCHAS fees and schedules, read more, or call 201-855-9762.
http://www.jchasl.com/

Public Schools in Jersey City

Public Schools in Jersey City

The Jersey City Public School system offers a diverse array of schools. They have fourteen elementary Schools, thirteen grammar schools and four middle schools.Public Schools in Jersey City
Elementary Public Schools in Jersey City:
FRANK R. CONWELL SCHOOL – PS 3
Principal Darren Mischel
Assistant Principal Dr. Vincent E. Castro
111 Bright Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-915-6100
Fax-201-413-5118JOTHAM W. WAKEMAN SCHOOL – PS 6
Principal Nicholas A. Capodice
Assistant Principal Joseph Apruzzese
100 St. Paul’s Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-4310
Fax-201-659-5992

CHARLES E. TREFURT SCHOOL – PS 8
Principal Marisa Migliozzi
Assistant Principal Todd Bolsius
96 Franklin Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4320
Fax-201-653-7274

OLLIE CULBRETH, JR. SCHOOL – PS 14
Principal Sharon Abbruscato
Assistant Principal Christopher DeNunzio
153 Union Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6430
Fax-201-333-7255

WHITNEY M. YOUNG, JR. SCHOOL – PS 15
Principal Michelle West
Assistant Principal Frank Borroto
135 Stegman Street
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-369-3724
Fax-201-433-6939

CORNELIA F. BRADFORD SCHOOL – PS 16
Principal Terry Watkins-Williams
Anti-Bullying Specialist: Scott Sigler
96 Sussex Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-915-6450
Fax-201-915-0724

DR. MAYA ANGELOU –  PS 20
Principal Maritza Rodriguez-Dortrait
Assistant Principal – Wes Heinel
239 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-369-2630

REVEREND DR. ERCEL F. WEBB SCHOOL – PS 22
Principal Oscar Velez
Assistant Principal Janine Anderson
264 Van Horne Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6480
Fax-201-521-0909

NICOLAUS COPERNICUS SCHOOL – PS 25
Principal Diane Pistilli
Assistant Principal Dianne O’Connell
3385 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4340
Fax-201-222-0949

GLADYS NUNERY SCHOOL – PS 29
Principal Cara Szeles
123 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6520
Fax-201-433-2920

ALEXANDER D. SULLIVAN SCHOOL – PS 30
Principal Joseph Cordero
Assistant Principal Martha Osei-Yaw
171 Seaview Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6530
Fax-201-332-7147

ANTHONY J. INFANTE SCHOOL – PS 31
Principal Ann L. Beirne
3055 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-4370
Fax-201-659-7711

DR. PAUL RAFALIDES SCHOOL – PS 33
Principal Frank Piccillo
362 Union Street
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6540
Fax-201-433-4232

GERARD J. DYNES – N.J. REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL
Principal Colleen Henry
425 Johnston Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6165
Fax-201-433-4401

Public Schools in Jersey City
Grammar Schools:

DR. MICHAEL CONTI SCHOOL – PS 5
Principal John Rivero
Assistant Principal Alan LaMonica
182 Merseles Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-714-4300
Fax-201-659-5717

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SCHOOL – PS 11
Principal Cleopatra Wingard
Assistant Principal Mary Truesdale
886 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6521
Fax-201-418-8582

JULIA A. BARNES SCHOOL – PS 12
Principal Annie Graham
Assistant Principal Tom Macagnano
91 Astor Place
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6420
Fax-201-333-7316

JOSEPH H. BRENSINGER SCHOOL – PS 17
Principal Robert Brower
Assistant Principal Margaret Critelli
600 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6120
Fax-201-434-2824

MAHATMA K. GANDHI SCHOOL – PS 23 ANNEX                         
Principal Peter Mattaliano
Assistant Principal Cynthia Small
143 Romaine Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6490
Fax-201-435-8514

CHAPLAIN CHARLES WATTERS SCHOOL – PS 24
Principal Rosalyn Barnes
Assistant Principal Aleya Shoieb
220 Virginia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Office-201-915-6510
Fax-201-433-3150

ALFRED E. ZAMPELLA SCHOOL – PS 27
Principal Dr. Joseph Galano
Assistant Principal Maryann McKenzie
201 North Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4350
Fax-201-420-9082

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE SCHOOL – PS 28
Principal Dr. Janet I. Elder
Assistant Principal Gillian Matos
Assistant Principal Patrick Holness
Assistant Principal Gillian Matos
167 Hancock Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Office-201-714-4360
Fax-201-656-0225

PUBLIC SCHOOL NUMBER 34
Principal Shante Jones
Assistant Principal Paulette Bailey
1830 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6550
Fax-201-915-6553

RAFAEL DE J. CORDERO SCHOOL – PS 37
Principal Marvin A. Strynar
Assistant Principal Sergio Cabrera
158 Erie Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office- 201-714-4390
Fax- 201-222-9055

JAMES F. MURRAY SCHOOL – PS 38
Principal Sandra Jones
Assistant Principal Hani Ileya
Assistant Principal Kathy Brantley-Busby
339 Stegman Parkway
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6620
Fax-201-333-6044

DR. CHARLES P. DEFUCCIO SCHOOL – PS 39
Principal Dawn Reynolds
Assistant Principal: Tyrone Bates
214 Plainfield Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-915-6560

MARTIN CENTER for the ARTS
Principal Glenda Jennings
Assistant Principal Robert O’Connor
59 Wilkinson Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6590
Fax-201-915-6596

Public Schools in Jersey City

.Public Schools in Jersey City


Public Schools in Jersey City:  Middle Schools: 

FRANK R. CONWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL – MS 4
Principal Joanna Veloz
Assistant Principal Lissa Santiago
Assistant Principal Troy Smith
107 Bright Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Office-201-946-5740
Fax-201-209-1293

FRANKLIN L. WILLIAMS SCHOOL – MS 7
Principal Edwin Rivera
Assistant Principal Dr. Marie Stringile
Assistant Principal Jaimie Barnaskas
222 Laidlaw Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Office-201-714-8343/8344
Fax-201-659-6457

EZRA L NOLAN SCHOOL – MS 40
Principal Francine Luce
88 Gates Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6570
Fax-201-369-3749

ACADEMY I MIDDLE SCHOOL
Principal Grace Moriarty
209 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Office-201-915-6500
Fax-201-435-9224

Public Schools in Jersey City

Public Schools in Jersey City