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2016-2017 Parent School Climate Survey-English

Encuesta de Padres de Familia 2016-2017

CJR No. 9 Anti-Bullying Specialist

Theresa Delano & Deborah Pohl

Ext. 20975
Ext. 20914
School 9 ABR Grade is 73 out of 78 points; PPS ABR Grade is 59 out of 78 points
Link to: ABR District and School Grade Report

School #9 Emergency Response Team!

The Emergency Response Team at CJR #9 has been CPR certified!  The safety of our students and staff will always be our #1 priority! 


"I Love My School Librarian Because".......NJLA Librarian Day - February 2017

CJR #9 Librarian, Mrs. Joanne McShane, was surprised by her students with cards of appreciation 


District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

     Theodore Best     

Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy







Holiday Door Contest

The Holiday Door Decorating contest was tough! However, the entire school won because we had the joy and pleasure of enjoying all of the doors created by our staff and students! Overall 1st place winner was Ms. Majbour and Mr. Warburton, check out their awesome door!




Please View the 2016-2017 Handbook for Students and Parents!

School Statement

School Statement

The school community of

Charles J. Riley School No.9

will recognize and foster the knowledge,

talents, abilities and self-esteem

of each student.

Click On The Link To Listen to the CJR #9 School Song!


CJR#9 students created cards for patients going through chemotherapy at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center!

Paterson School Providing Counseling Services to 35 Syrian Refugee Students!!

Almost three dozen Syrian refugee students are being provided individual and group counseling at School 9 to lessen the trauma of their firsthand experience of the horrific Syrian Civil War.

The school is providing individual counseling in conflict resolution, emotional and social support, and behavioral and anger management to 35 students. It also has trauma focus groups focused on children dealing with war, migration, violence, loss and grief related traumas, and surviving in a new country.

“We have seen students who have seen such extreme trauma and loss that they need extra support to function in a school environment,” said Jenna Goodreau, supervisor of school improvement at the Paterson Public Schools, during a presentation before the Board of Education earlier in the month.

Goodreau said the school is able to provide these services through partnerships it has formed with service providers that work in the district’s full service community schools and 21st century community learning centers. She said the services are being provided free of charge to the district.

Khader “Ken” Abuassab, president of the Arab American Civic Organization, said the school has gone above and beyond to assist not only the students, but also the parents who have fled war back home to build a new life in the United States.

“The principal there at School 9, he is very accommodating. He understands their situation. He is willing to go over 100-percent,” said Abuassab praising principal Domenico Carriero. School 9 is located in South Paterson, a predominately Arab neighborhood.

Abuassab said his organization runs a three-hour Saturday program at the school to assist the parents of those students to pick up the English language. He said about 36 men and women from Syria attend the organization’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program which has been running for the past two months.

Paterson, a city founded by an immigrant from the West Indies and named after an immigrant from Ireland, has been a welcoming place for immigrants from every part of the world. More than a dozen family from Syria settled in the Silk City in 2016, according to news reports.

Syrians have been calling Paterson home for more than a century.                                                                                                                           


uniform picture
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Science Fair Winners

A huge School #9 Cougar Congratulations goes out to our 3rd place district Science Fair winners in the 8th grade Inquiry Division! We are so proud of Yasmine Abouammar, Sheama Alsaidi, and Lizbeth Velasco!


Hour of Code

CJR #9 participated in The Hour of Code the week of December 5-9, 2016!  Students in Mrs. Wagoner’s technology classes (grades 3-8) participated in it and loved it! This was an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show the children that anyone can learn the basics.  This was done to broaden participation in the field of computer science and
enhance their love for technology!



8th Grade Trip To Philadelphia!

Inaugural 8th grade trip to Philadelphia's Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell. Educating the next generation of civic leaders!


Learning About Poetry!

Our librarian, Mrs McShane invited Poet Charles Johnson to present to our students at CJR #9.  The students enjoyed learning about poetry, hearing Mr. Johnson's poems and writing poetry themselves. 



2016-2017 CALENDAR
Maguie Kajajian
Parent Resource Center



Mr. Zaki 
District Security Officer
973-321-1000 Ex 20913


Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to our 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Michelle Iuele!

February 2017

CJR #9 Staff Member of the Month