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Sixteenth Avenue School

73 - 16th Avenue 

Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Main Office/Attendance(201) 796 - 8700   - Then, dial "# 2992"

Nurse/Medical Concerns: (201) 796 - 8700   - Then, dial "# 2993"

School Fax:  
(201) 625 - 6417


Due to the impending severe weather,

ALL Elmwood 
Park Public Schools

will be closed on Wednesday,

March 21, 2018.




Schools will be closed on March 30th

and the week of April 2 - 6, 2018.

Schools will reopen on Monday, April 9, 2018.

~ D. Silla, Principal

Click here for the 16th Ave March Newsletter

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Special Education Classes

Grades K - 2

Grades 3 - 5



Please be advised that parents are to go to ONE Dismissal Location for pick-up.  

This is particularly needed for indoor dismissal with inclement weather. 

Generally speaking, related to safety concerns, we wish to limit the number of parents walking inside of the school.

To this end, I have directed the staff to send the older siblings to the younger siblings' locations for dismissal.  

This way parents may enter the building at one location, at the correct doors.  

All too often, adults at dismissal will try to enter one door and then walk in and through the school to another location.  

Effective immediately, this is not to happen.  

If you have any questions please see your child's teacher or contact me at the main office as needed. 

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.




K -
16th Gym
use the gym doors

1 -
Main office hallway
use 14th Doors

2 -
16th side of school
use the apartment side doors

3 & 4 -
16th Main Doors
use of 1st floor hallway

5 -
16th side of school

use the apartment side doors... Basement hallway.

Dominick J. Silla, Principal




Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services, Ext. 2323

Jessica Michalowski, Confidential Secretary/ Special Services, Ext. 2323

Lisa Acinapura,
School Social Worker, Memorial Middle School, Ext. 2948

Robyn Brody,
School Psychologist, Memorial Middle School, Ext. 2943

Natalie Iannarella,
School Psychologist, Gilbert Avenue School, Ext. 2929

Rachel Kleinman,
School Psychologist, Memorial Middle School, Ext. 2947

Shannon Lucas
School Social Worker, Gantner Avenue School, Ext. 3967

Joseph Paladino,
School Social Worker, Memorial High School, Ext. 2836

Jennifer Surniak,
Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant,
16th Avenue Elementary School
, Ext. 2945

Florencia Torres,
School Psychologist, District, Ext. 2043

Elmwood Park Public Schools

60 East 53rd Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407


Information about the 2017-2018 school year

at 16th Avenue School

is available on the

Parent Portal and this site.

If you have any questions, please email:


Click here for information about delayed openings and school closings. 




Please check our site often.   We continue to be mostly PAPERLESS, so 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 "#2992" -
or email Mrs. Buffa at

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

The school Calendar and monthly Newsletter are posted here at this site.

Dominick J. Silla, Principal

*Reminder to parents of new students entering 16th Avenue School.  

Upon enrollment into school each parent must provide physical examination documentation and evidence of completed/up-to-date immunizations. *Failure to comply may result in exclusion.*  

Please refer to New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16.

Any questions, please call the school nurse at 201-796-8700 ext. "# 2993" or
e-mail at < 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.

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 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, room # 30

<  dpalmiere@epps.org  >

(201) 796 - 8700  @  " # 5284 "

Ms. Palmiere also serves as the school's counselor.  

Ms. Palmiere is assigned to 16th Avenue School on:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays -
Room 30.

<  dpalmiere@epps.org  >