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. 

Recent News


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   (These are our 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


The following notice was sent home with all students on 10/15/18.


October 15, 2018


Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, October 31st, we are looking forward to an enjoyable afternoon at 16th Avenue School.  We will hold our annual Halloween Parade at 1:45 p.m. on the front lawn of 16th Avenue followed by classroom parties from 2:00–3:15 p.m.  All parents are welcome to join the children at the outdoor parade.  Only “PTO Class Parents” will be returning to the classrooms directly after the parade.  Should inclement weather cause the school to have an “indoor” parade, parents will not participate with this event. 


Given our daily emphasis in school on avoiding violence through the use of positive ways to resolve conflict, student costumes may not include toy guns, knives, swords, or weapons of any kind. We also ask that students wear costumes to school for the day. However, if there are unusual circumstances where this is not possible, you may send your children to school with their costumes. Students may change into costumes during the recess periods.  Masks are only to be worn during our parade route.  Please reiterate these rules with your child(ren).  We really do appreciate your support with these costume guidelines.


The parade will begin at 1:45 p.m. beginning with preschool, K, 1, 2, 3 & all LLD and MD homeroom classes.  The line of march will follow the center walk from the Sixteenth Avenue exit of the school to the sidewalk, make a right turn and continue to the end of the school property, make a right turn and proceed to the path back to the main doors. 


At the conclusion of the parade march, students will reenter the building.  Parents will have the option to take pictures.  Please do not pull students out of the parade line.  Students will return to the building and class parties will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Parents may gather on the front lawn of 16th Avenue by 1:45 p.m., leaving the sidewalk and paths clear for the students to march. 


In the event of rain, activities will be held indoors.    Parents may not participate with our indoor parades.


Students in grades 4 & 5 will parade inside, rain or shine and visit the primary and special education classes on Halloween.  If you have any questions about our Halloween events please contact your child’s teacher. There are very specific and limited food and drink that may be part of the class parties.  Most of these approved items are related to the support of allergy students and healthy snacks.


Should any CLASS PARENT escort his/her child out of the classroom before or at dismissal time on October 31st, please make sure the homeroom teacher is notified.  Please allow enough time for homeroom teachers to be able to update the main office of any usual “bus students” that will not require bus service at dismissal. Thank you for your festive support and anticipated cooperation!  See you then…


Dominick J. Silla, Principal


C:         Anthony Iachetti, Superintendent of Schools

            Michael Wartel, Director of Operations and Public Safety



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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