Our Mission

We are a community dedicated to creating an educational environment where students are empowered to exceed their potential through a challenging, innovative, and interdisciplinary curriculum. By fostering character, dignity, and respect for self and other cultures, students will become creative thinkers and global citizens able to thrive in a diverse and evolving society. 

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  • Full Time Staff reports at 9:45 a.m.


  • Students, Subs and Aides arrive at 10:30 a.m.



  • Classes begin – 10:45 a.m.



  • 30-minute student lunch periods – NO RECESS



    • “½ Day” Preschool Classes are CANCELLED



  • Student Dismissal remains as usual – 3:15 p.m.



"16th Avenue School Honors Our Veterans"

These veteran names are honored

in our main office hallway,

as submitted by our

students and staff.

We will add to this list all week as names are submitted!


  1. Salvatore L. Silla/SeaBee, Frogman/Navy
  2. Dean Hansen, Sr. /Navy
  3. Sgt. Thomas Bacigalupo/Army
  4. Michael Montone/Marines
  5. Alberto Perez/Army
  6. Wilmer Gomez/Army
  7. Albert Chapa/Marines
  8. Jose Arambulo/Army
  9. Oscar Lugo/Air Force
  10. Charles Messenger/Marines
  11. Luis Pillich/Army
  12. Raymond Vega/Navy
  13. Andrew J. Sims,Jr./Army National Guard/ USMC
  14. John P. Vignali/Army Corps of Engineers
  15. John J. Adamo Sr./Army Medical Corps
  16. Carl Rinaldi/Marines
  17. William Kimberger/Marines
  18. Tony Lane/Army
  19. Dennis Catbagan/Navy
  20. Burton E. Babcock, Jr./Navy
  21. CeQuan Corbett, Jr/Air Force
  22. Jozef Garbowski/Army
  23. Thomas Affeldt/Army
  24. Emmanual Hall/Army
  25. Alton J. Bennett/Army
  26. William Vaughn/Army
  27. Albert Chapa/Marines
  28. Daniel Beben/Marines
  29. Edward Rowan/Marines
  30. Andoni Ferrara/Navy
  31. Vincent Calcagno/Navy
  32. Oscar Germann/Navy
  33. John "Jack" M. Byrne/Navy
  34. John Biegel, Jr. /Marines


 2018 - 2019


No Breakfast or Lunch will be served by

 Pomptonian Food Service,  

on 1:00pm Student Dismissal Days. 

  • November   21,

  • December   21,

  • January      22, 23, 24, 25   
  • (parent/teacher conference dates)


  • February    7,


  • May  9,

  • June  19, 20, 21    
  • (These are the last 3 days of school)

Please send your child to school with snack

or a small lunch on all half-days.

Please also make arrangements for your

child's 1:00pm dismissal days.

Thank you.

D. Silla, Principal




October 4, 2018

Dear Parents:

After a review of the current traffic laws and our arrival/dismissal routines, the Elmwood Park Police Department suggested some procedures for our school. These suggestions may help to address the parking issues at 16th Avenue School.  Many rules will need to be in place to help alleviate the parking situation at our school. Parents and students may use both 14th and 16th Avenues for arrival and dismissal times. I recommend you have all of your children at our school go to one location.  I suggest the older siblings go to where the younger siblings need to be.

Effective immediately, the following should take place:

  • ALL VEHICLES should only be dropping-off/picking up students on school-curb sides;


  • Parents should drop–off students between 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. / DISMISSAL is at 3:15 p.m.;


  • Parents should immediately leave after students are exiting/entering the cars;


  • Parents must exit students out of the car to the curb, not opening doors in the street;


  • Parents may not park on 14th or 16th Avenues (as outlined by traffic signs);


  • Parents are encouraged to “STOP, DROP-OFF, and PULL AWAY;”


  • Parents may not leave cars “unattended” (parked) or ticketing may take place;


  • Adults wishing to park, Must Not park on the school-side curbs on 14th or 16th Avenues;


  • Adults may never park on the residential or school-side curb on 16th Avenue at any time;


  • Adults may park on the apartment-side curb on 14th Avenue – as listed on the traffic signs;


  • Adults and Children are strongly encouraged to ONLY CROSS at the crosswalks with the guards;


  • There is NO SUPERVISION for students on school grounds before 8:30 a.m.;

Let me express to you how important it is to keep the safety of the students in mind when adhering to these new procedures. We will share the rules with your children and ask that you support our efforts with this.  Please contact me should you have any questions or continued concerns.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal


Anthony Iachetti, Superintendent of Schools

Michael Wartel, Director of Operations and Safety

“We are Crusaders for our Kids!”



Please click here for the 2015-2016 Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act Grades.

Under the Commissioner's Program, the school grade is a raw score of data and the sum of all the ratings for all indicators within each core element on the School Self-Assessment (e.g., 65 of 78 points).  The maximum total score for a school is 78 points.  The school district's grade is an average of the total scores of all schools in the school district.  The department issued grade is not represented as a letter grade.  The NJ Department of Education is not issuing any associated value or ranking for the raw and average scores.  The raw and average scores reflect the school and school district's degree of compliance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR), as determined primarily through each school's self-assessment of its implementation of the ABR.

Please click here for the District Anti-Bullying Policy.

16th Avenue School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Ms. Deanna Palmieri 
201-796-8700  Ext. 5284


 PayForIt (PFI) is a Secure Online Payment system which simplifies payment,collection and balancing of funds for Schools. PFI is a web-based portal system that is now used in the Elmwood Park School District.  PFI was developed and is supported with the philosophy of quick, simple and practicalElmwood Park School District offers PFI to our parents to fund student cafeteria prepayment accounts online.  Please click on the PayForIt link on the left to sign up.

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Please email Mrs. Buffa at buffa@epps.org for more information. 

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