Contact Information: 

Dominick J. Silla, Principal

201-796-8700 @ ext. 2992

Dominick Silla is the Principal of Sixteenth Avenue Elementary School.  
He has been the principal of 16th Avenue School since the fall of 2004.  

Mr. Silla holds a master's degree in the area of early childhood administration
and a master's degree in the area of administration and supervision.  

Mr. Silla began his career as a teacher at the Maywood Montessori School in Maywood, NJ.  
He also served as a teacher in the Bronx, NY, as well as River Vale, Oradell and River Edge, NJ.
Additionally, Mr. Silla served as an Elementary Principal in West Milford, NJ.  
Mr. Silla looks forward to serving the Elmwood Park community.  



JUNE 2018



Dear Parents and Students,

Some IMPORTANT dates are as follows:

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION for 2018-2019 will be held on Friday, June 8th at 9:00 a.m., in the 16th gym.  You should have received an invitation letter for this event.

The Kindergarten & Grade 5 Graduations will be on Monday, June 18th at 5:00pm for Kindergarteners and 7:00 p.m. for grade 5 in the Memorial High School Auditorium.  Since this time will be special and endearing to the families of our “Graduates” we ask that only immediate family and grandparents attend the assemblies. 

This is to allow enough seats and room for our guests and extended families that certainly wish to participate with the experience of this event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

The Preschoolmoving-up ceremony” is scheduled for June 19th at 9:00 a.m. in our gymnasium.

Class parties will be held in each homeroom beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th.                      

Contact your homeroom teacher if you have any questions.

Evening Awards Assemblies (grades 1-4) will be held on June 20th.  Please be aware of the times.

You should ONLY attend if your child’s teacher provides you with an “Awards letter INVITE.”

Take special note that the last three days of school (JUNE 20, 21, 22) will have a 1:00 p.m. student dismissal.  No Breakfast or Lunch will be served from Pomptonian Food Services.   Teachers will allow the children to bring a small snack and/or a small lunch to school as needed.

The last day of school will be on June 22nd.  The final report card will be posted on the parent portal on this day and a copy will be sent home or mailed if your child is absent on the last day of school. You will also be informed of the teacher and room number for September.

The end of June is always bittersweet for me. When the children leave on that last day, the halls and classrooms are strangely quiet and lifeless. Yes, I really will miss the children, but I also know that we all need time to rest, read, rejuvenate, relax, recreate, reflect and repose. So let that list be your summer motto, the 7 R’s!  Please review all summer assignments with your child.

The summer academic assignments, by grade level, are posted online.  

Your child will need to submit this work to his/her NEW Homeroom Teacher in September!  



on September 6, 2018.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal

C:        Anthony Iachetti, Interim Superintendent of Schools