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October 2014 

Dear Parents,

On Friday, 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 the individual class parties from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  All parents are welcome to join the children returning to the classrooms directly after the parade.

Given our daily emphasis in school on avoiding violence through the use of positive ways to resolve conflicts, 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 the costumes. Students may change into costumes during the recess periods.  Masks are only to be worn during our parade route.  Please reiterate this rule with your child.

The parade will begin at 1:45 p.m. with the preschool – grade 2 classes, followed by the students in grades 3-5.  The line of march, beginning with the pre-k and kindergarten students, lead by our art teacher - Ms. Dombrowski, 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 march students will re-enter the building.  Parents will have an option to take pictures.  Please do not pull them out of the line of march.  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.

In the event of rain, activities will be held indoors.  Parents may assemble in the hallways outside of each classroom (you will be directed).  The doors to the school will be unlocked for you on 14th and 16th Avenues after 1:30 p.m. Each class will stop momentarily in the march so that pictures may be taken.  Parents may stop in the classrooms after the parade to join in on the PTO Halloween class parties.

 Thank you for your festive cooperation.  See you then…



Dominick J. Silla



C:        Richard D. Tomko, Ph. D., Superintendent of Schools


Too many Shoes? 


Not everyone has the same problem. 

Elmwood Park Schools Launch Fundraising Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Support Micro enterprise in Developing Nations, and Help the Environment 

October 15th to January 15th 
Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes 
at Elmwood Park High School.

Click here to see how you can help. 
Click here for more information. 


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.


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.

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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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16th Avenue School 
ANTI-BULLYING Specialist:  

Ms. Danielle Rohe, School Counselor

TEL:   (201) 796-8700 x 2992
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