Principal's Message / November 2017



Principal's Newsletter


Dear Parents and Students,


Happy November! What a delightful month this is! It is the official start of the holidays and brings all of us thoughts of remembered family celebrations and traditions that we now share with our own children. As you know full well, November also rushes by with astonishing speed, particularly at school. Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends on November 5th so make sure to set your clocks BACK one hour!

Our PTO BOOK FAIR will be held on November 2 & 3 in room 30.
Students will visit the book fair at school.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Please check the Online Calendar @ and review the 16th site!

School will be closed for students on November 7th for the Election Day and Teacher In-Service Day. The school is also closed on November 9th and 10th as a four-day weekend for NJ Teacher Convention is observed.Be sure to also note that American Education week will hold PARENT VISITATIONS on Tuesday, November 14th. More information will be sent home about parent visitations that week, which allows parents to visit classrooms from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The PTO SCHOOL STORE will also be held in the main office hallway on November 14th!

Please continue to refer to the November calendar for the specific dates of upcoming events.

November 22nd we will have a 1:00 p.m. student dismissal.

School will be closed on November 23rd and 24th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Please also note that parents may not ever walk in the hallways or to any classroom unannounced for any reason. There have been several violations of this rule and that is simply not acceptable. Security is a real concern in every school building and it is imperative that we always know who is in the building. So, again, although it may seem ungracious, please DO NOT hold the door open for anyone else if you have been let into the school already.

All visitors must come to the main office to obtain a school pass. I’ve explained to all visitors that the safety of our students and staff continues to be of the utmost importance.

***No students should be on the school grounds prior to 8:30 a.m.***

I must also remind you to support your child’s school uniform on a daily basis. The dress code is posted on the website. Be aware that your child may wear any outdoor clothing you wish, even with hoods. This is acceptable for arrival and dismissal. If your outdoor clothing or sweaters are not supportive of the student dress code, such as having attached hoods, the articles of clothing may not be worn indoors or for outside gym or recess classes. Please review the dress code online with your child as needed.

As always, please check our website often and carefully for important information.

I hope you and your families have many things to be thankful for this year. I know I do! I’m certainly happy to be able to work in Elmwood Park and I am very glad that I am able to be here at 16th Avenue School doing what I love. Very best wishes to all of you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Dominick J. Silla, Principal



Anthony Grieco,
Superintendent of Schools

Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services