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 second 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.  


Sixteenth Avenue School

Principal’s Newsletter / October 2019


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 2nd will be our 1st PTO Meeting (TONIGHT) at 7:30 p.m. in our media center.


Look for the “WEEK OF RESPECT” October activities that are currently being supported by our school counselor, Ms. Palmiere. Students will no doubt be involved with activities in the classrooms related to these topics.

Fire Prevention Week begins this month as we host the annual EPFD fire truck visit this month for our primary students in our preschool – grade 3 homerooms.  

FYI - SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED on Friday, October 18, for staff in-service.

1st marking period Progress Reports for all grades will be distributed to parents on Friday, October 25th.

The elementary schools will participate with a Halloween TRUNK-or-TREAT event at EP Memorial High School on Friday, October 25th.  More information will be sent home from the PTO from each elementary school.

More information will also be sent home soon related to our Halloween Parade. The parade will only host students from Preschool, K, 1, 2 & 3.  Our students in grades 4 & 5 will be encouraged to wear costumes for the day, but they will not be part of the parade on 16th Avenue.  Other activities will be a part of the upper grade levels for this day without parent visitation.  This change was made last year, successfully allowing the older students to work in the primary and special needs classrooms, supporting Halloween activities other than the parade.

If you are a parent of a preschool, K, 1,  2 or 3rd grade child, be sure to join us Thursday, October 31st at 1:45 p.m. for our annual Halloween parade on the 16th Avenue lawn.  Class parties will take place from 2:00-3:15 p.m. in your child’s classroom; however, this year we will only be inviting the “class parents” into each homeroom.  Due to our new security procedures, adults will no longer be allowed to enter the school for the Halloween parties following the parade. Should there be inclement weather the outdoor parade may be cancelled. We will have a parade for the children indoors, but we will not have parents inside the school should this occur.  More information will be sent home to all parents in the near future.  Thank you for your continued support with our school.


Dominick J. Silla, Principal  

Anthony Iachetti, Superintendent of Schools                                                                                   
Jill Torrento, Assistant Superintendent of Schools