Contact Information: 
Mr. Dominick Silla
201-796-8700  Ext. 2991

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.  

Dear Parents and Students,

The weather will soon be getting warmer. We recently turned our clocks ahead to be able to enjoy an extra hour of daylight. April is one of my favorite months for several reasons, but most of all because we know that summer will be here in the blink of an eye! 

Our April calendar is a very busy one! Students will have a short month packed with many events at our school.  Be sure you have the revised “16th Event Dates” calendar.

We begin PARCC testing this month for students in grades 3, 4 & 5.  This testing will take place in May as well.  Please review the testing calendar posted on the parent portal for your child’s grade level dates.

Our April PTO meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11th.  Please attend our PTO meetings in the media center on the first Tuesday evening each month! There are lots of PTO events on the calendar for April!

We posted marking period two Report Cards on March 23rd for all students on the Parent Portal.  Be sure to contact your child’s teacher(s) if you have any questions.  We sent all students (Preschool – 5) home with paper copies of the REPORT CARDS on this day as well.  Retention letters (notices by policy) went home with those identified students last week.  This week, attendance letters will also be sent home to those identified students with 10 or more marks for lateness and/or absences.

Please also check the website calendar for specific dates and times of other events. 


Dominick J. Silla, Principal