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Today, 9/30/14, the school was evacuated
at approximately 3:10 p.m.

After a "smell of natural gas" by parents waiting on the 16th Avenue side of the school, the EP Police and EPFD notified the main office of the concern.  Students were dismissed, as usual, to the usual outdoor destinations.  Additionally, the students and staff were then evacuated to the perimeter of the school grounds while PSE&G was on scene to evaluate the situation.  

At this time, some of our PM CARE parents were called since we were unaware when and if anyone would return to the building.

By 3:30 p.m the school was deemed safe and
staff and students regained entry to the building. It seems the smell was not directly related to the school at all. 

Based on the events that took place, it was apparent that although everyone was disrupted by the incident, safety precautions were maintained and the students were supervised
and remained safe in the school's care.

Should you have any questions, please contact Mr. Silla directly.

Dominick J. Silla, Principal

(201) 796-8700 x 2992



Be sure to read the Principal Newsletter for this month.

Halloween Parade

October 31st

1:45 p.m.
16th Avenue Playground


Class Parties 
2-3 p.m.

More info to come soon...


Parents:  Please check our site often.   We have gone PAPERLESS and you will need to check the webpage and our PARENT PORTAL to access important information throughout the school year.  If you have a question about the Parent Portal, please contact the main office at:(201) 796-8700 at ext. 2992.  

Remember, very few notices will be coming home.  Even our PTO will be posting new information at our site.  The 16th Avenue School Calendar and newsletter are no longer copied and distributed to students at the beginning of each month.  

The calendars and monthly Newsletters are posted here at this site.

Dominick J. Silla, Prinicpal

Boys and Girls
Grades 1-8

Summer Jam

November 6th and 7th
at Memorial Middle/High School

To register or for more information, click here.

Reminder to parents of new students entering Sixteenth Avenue School for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.

Upon enrollment into school each parent must provide physical examination documentation and evidence of completed/up to date immunizations. Failure to comply will result in exclusion. Please refer to New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16. Any questions please call the nurse at 201-796-8700 x 2993 or e-mail ERosenberg@epps.org.

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year 

Mrs. Melisa Cascetta

Teacher of the Year


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 practical.

Elmwood 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.

Attention Parents 

To view district correspondence, please log on to the parent portal by clicking on the "Parent Portal" link on the left hand side of this page.

Mission Statement

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. 

Please Click here for the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act Grades
Please Click 
here for the anti-bullying policy.

16th Avenue School 
ANTI-BULLYING Specialist:  

Ms. Danielle Rohe, School Counselor

TEL:   (201) 796-8700 x 2992
EMAIL: << dRohe@epps.org >>