• Parents/Guardians must call the school and make an appointment before entering the building. The school's phone number is (201) 858-5969.

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  • Welcome to
    Mary J. Donohoe Community School
    25 East 5th Street  Bayonne, NJ 07002
    (201) 858-5969 
    Home of the Bulldogs
    Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence 


     Mr. Philip J. Baccarella, Principal

    Mrs. Carol Christie, Secretary
    Ms. Ann Edmundson, Guidance/Anti-Bully Specialist
    Mrs. Lynn Keating, R.N., School Nurse

    Mission Statement
    Our mission statement at Mary J. Donohoe Community School is to provide individualized education that addresses students' unique learning styles, cultivates independent thought, and promotes the building of character, enabling them to contribute to their communities in meaningful and positive ways.

    Congratulations to
    Stacey Bailey
    Mary J. Donohoe Community School
    Teacher of the Year
    Emergency School Closing Information
    In the event of inclement weather or any other emergency, three adjustments to the school day schedule are possible:
    1. School would be cancelled.
    2. In the event of a delayed opening, the following schedule will be implemented:
    •    A 10:00am delayed opening
    •    Both morning and afternoon Pre-K students report at 12:10 pm and dismiss at 2:55pm.
    •    Gr. K-12 10:00am arrival, regular dismissal

    3. An abbreviated school day would be held with dismissal at 12:40pm. Lunch would be served, if possible, prior to dismissal.


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