James Pizzi, School Psychologist and member of North Bergen professional staff since September 1995 and pleased to be back once again at JFK School.  Our CST office is in the 3rd floor atrium. 
     In my role as school psychologist, I perform psychological assessments for referred and classified students, write IEPs and run counseling sessions.  I also meet with my students and their teachers on a regular basis.  
     To parents of the students, I case manage please call me at (201) 974-7037, I arrive quite early usually by 7:45 in the office and stay until well after 4PM, Tuesdays and Fridays I should be in until well past 6 PM.  I would like to hear from you with questions or concerns regarding your child's progress.  You could also e-mail me, at jpizzi@northbergen.k12.nj.us  However, I would prefer to speak with you. 
  The last two years I have coordinated a chess club and I plan on doing so again this school year beginning in December 2019.  If your child is interested in joining, please do not hesitate to call with questions as the school announcement will occur in late November.   I have a PDF with the proposed meeting schedule for chess.  Please download the file for specific dates.
I hold an MA degree in Ed. Psych and a Professional Diploma from Kean College now Kean University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from what was Trenton State College now the College of New Jersey and a MA in history from Penn State University.    
  During the period of school closure, please reach  me at this number (908) 415-6541. Calls will be answered till about 5 PM on work days.
        Here are a few websites and/or phone numbers which can act as resources for your child and yourself.  
                   Math                                                  ELA
        www,thinkcentral.com                         www.starfall.com
        www.khanacademy.org                       www.funbrain.com
        Family Support Resources          
        Perform Care-1-877-652-7624 
        North Hudson Community Action Program (201) 330-2632 


Asking my parents, if you or your child requires additional support, please fill out the one or both of these forms and submit.

My Resolution for the 2019-2020 School Year

For the present school year, I resolve to become a more efficient worker who works smarter rather than harder thus leaving more time for communicating with my students and colleagues.

Chess Group

Will be having an organizational meeting on December 11th from 12:40 until 12:55 PM in the upstairs atrium.