Contact Information: 

Dominick J. Silla, Principal

201-796-8700 @ ext. 2992

Dominick Silla is the Principal of Sixteenth Avenue Elementary School.  
He has been the principal of 16th Avenue School since the fall of 2004.  

Mr. Silla holds a master's degree in the area of early childhood administration
and a master's degree in the area of administration and supervision.  

Mr. Silla began his career as a teacher at the Maywood Montessori School in Maywood, NJ.  
He also served as a teacher in the Bronx, NY, as well as River Vale, Oradell and River Edge, NJ.
Additionally, Mr. Silla served as an Elementary Principal in West Milford, NJ.  
Mr. Silla looks forward to serving the Elmwood Park community.  



MAY 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Just by looking at this month's calendar you can see that we are jam packed with activities, events, celebrations, occasions, festivities, and more! Make-up testing for grades 3, 4, and 5 will be completed directly after the initial testing dates after May 15th. 

A PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in our media center. 
This is the last PTO meeting for the school year.

THE PTO SPRING DANCE will be held on Friday, May 4th in our GYM.   
Please review the permission slips for this event, with times for Preschool – grade 2
and a later start time for grades 3-5.

THE PTO SCHOOL STORE will be held on May 15th.  Look for the flyer to come home with more info.  This is ALSO an EPEA Fundraiser Day for MPS Awareness – Students are encouraged to wear purple to school!

The PTO Book Fair will be held on Thursday, May 24th and Friday, May 25th.  
(ART Room # 30)

Our PTO Plant Sale distribution will be on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 

The PTO only offered PRE-SALES for this event. 

Unfortunately, due to loss revenue with previous plant sale events, students will not have the opportunity to make any purchases on May 9th

Students will only receive their PREORDERED Plants on May 9th.

Please also note on the district calendar that our school will be closed on
Monday, May 28th in support of Memorial Day.

We will reopen school on Tuesday, May 29th.

I'm sure you know how very much I appreciate the professional staff at 16th Avenue School.  I certainly could not do my job without them and this school would not be the wonderful school that it is if it weren't for our outstanding teachers and aides. 

Teacher Appreciation Week
(May 7th) isn't nearly long enough to say thank you to all the dedicated, talented, caring staff members who provide your children not only with an excellent education, but also instill self-confidence, kindness, respect, understanding, perseverance, and tolerance in our future citizens.

So, please join me to take a minute to say thank you to those wonderful people who are such an important part of your children's lives.

Please be sure to check the calendar of events and our DATE SHEET, revised on 4/16/18 for the months of May and June!  You can find this on the PARENT PORTAL.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal

C:        Anthony Grieco, Superintendent of Schools

            Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services