Principal's Message / FEBRUARY 2018



Principal's Newsletter




Dear Parents and Students,   

Here we are already, starting a brand new month in 2018! This means we are that much closer to spring! February is short, but filled with activities, as you can easily see from our calendar.  We have many activities scheduled this month.  Our PTO monthly meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the media center.  Please park in the 14th Avenue parking lot.

Please note that all Progress Reports will also be distributed and posted for parents to view on the Parent Portal online on Monday, February 12th.  The beginning of February marks the halfway point in the school year. This is an excellent time to take stock of your youngster’s academic progress and contact their teachers if anything seems not to be progressing well. Please also inquire about extra-help/remediation/tutoring time as needed for your child.

FYI:               SCHOOL will be CLOSED for “WINTER BREAK” the WEEK of FEBRUARY 19th .

The Student Retention List will soon be shared.  Letters will be sent home in February.  District policy dictates the schools to notify parents, with letters, of any students failing at least one major academic grade (E) for Math, Reading/Writing, Science, or Social Studies subjects.  Just because a student enters the Retention List, does not mean the student will ultimately fail and repeat a grade level.  Our hope is that you continue to collaborate with the school and your child’s teacher(s) to help improve all grades.  If you need to schedule an appointment with any staff member, please call the main office.  Linda Maricich and Filomena Milevski, our administrative assistants, will be glad to help you in any way.

The school theme for February will be “Friendship” and, appropriately, the students will be rewarded as they may be caught doing the right “things,” as related to their friendships here at Sixteenth Avenue School. This is an excellent theme to emphasize during this time of year since we often find that the students are getting a little tired of having to spend too much time indoors. They sometimes become impatient with each other and we want to encourage children to think twice before saying or doing something that might hurt a classmate’s feelings. Please try to reinforce this theme at home and help your children be good friends to everyone they encounter; classmates, siblings and older/younger children in your neighborhood or on the school bus. Kind words and good deeds go a long way! 

Please CHECK and REVIEW our school’s online CALENDAR @ <>. 

We have many PTO events listed online at our school’s webpage.                                   

Please check the ONLINE calendar to find more information about monthly events.

As always, we are all only a phone call or e-mail away.                                  

Stay warm and cozy - and - remember that spring is just around the corner!   


Dominick J. Silla,

C:         Anthony Grieco, Superintendent of Schools