Principal's Message / October 2017



Principal's Newsletter  


Dear Parents and Students,

We have a few weeks of school behind us already and the month of October is already here. It will be a very busy time at school as you can see from the calendar.  May I bring to your attention some of the important events?  October 4th will be our 1st PTO Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

PTO Dress Down Days and School Spirit Days will continue throughout the year at the end of each week! On designated days students may wear PTO sponsored “16th” sweatshirts, t-shirts, sweatpants and shorts - sold at the PTO’s school store.

PTO “THEME DAYS” for each month are posted on the online 16th Calendar at <  >. 


“WEEK OF RESPECT” – {Oct. 2-6} activities are currently being supported by our school counselor, Ms. Deanna Palmiere. Students will no doubt be involved with activities in the classrooms related to these topics. Ask your children about these events!

Fire Prevention Week begins this month as we host the annual EPFD fire truck visit for our primary students in grades K-3.  

FYI - SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day.

Students have a 1:00 p.m. dismissal on October 20th - no breakfast or lunch will be served.   All children are encouraged to bring a small lunch and/or snack of their choice from home.

Progress Reports for all grades will be distributed to parents on Monday, October 23rd.

Our PTO Halloween Dance will be held in our gym on Friday, October 27th.   

More information will be sent home related to the PTO HALLOWEEN DANCE, our annual Halloween Parade at 1:45 p.m. on October 31st and class parties to follow the parade that day - in the near future. 

As you can see, many exciting events have been planned this month.

Be sure to join us Monday, October 31st at 1:45 p.m. for our annual Halloween parade on the Sixteenth Avenue lawn. Class parties will take place from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in your child’s classroom.  Should there be inclement weather the parade will be moved indoors. More information will be sent home to all parents.

Warmest regards,   

Dominick J. Silla,


Anthony Grieco,
Superintendent of Schools

Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services