Principal's Message / March 2018



Principal's Newsletter

Dear Parents and Students,

Spring is almost here! With the warmer weather, our students may be fortunate enough to get some exercise and fresh air on a more regular basis as part of their lunch recess time. When helping your children to make decisions about what kind of outerwear to put on, assume that the children will be taken outside for their daily 30 minutes of recess unless inclement weather keeps us inside. That decision may change from morning to afternoon, but our plan is to allow the children to enjoy being outside each day.  Please remember to support our student dress code {colors and types of clothing matter.} You may find the “student dress code” on our website.

Students’ outdoor clothing worn to school in the morning should also be worn at recess. We care about your children and want them to be warm and comfortable. We also want to look out for their welfare. I know that sometimes, unbeknownst to mom or dad, children bolt out the door without a jacket or coat! Just to let you know, we will watch out for your children and will keep them inside if they do not have a coat when the weather warrants this type of dressing. Sometimes a life lesson about consequences is all it takes to help them remember to wear an appropriate layer of outdoor clothing the next day.  Please offer some reminders about the dress code and outdoor clothing in the morning before your son/daughter goes off to school.  I want students to have a full school experience, including outdoor recess. 

Soon, new information about School Security will be shared with you as we evolve with this issue.  Of course, our priority and primary concern will be the safety of our students and staff.

*Please always report to the main office to obtain a PASS whenever you are visiting our school.

*Please also be aware that the report time for students to arrive at school is 8:30 a.m. - no earlier.  Students are still arriving at school much too early.     Please do not leave your child unattended!


MARCEL SPRING PHOTO DAY will be held on March 9th in our Gym.

Pizza Day will be on Fri., 3/9, instead of on Wed., 3/,7 in order for us to use of the gym.

*Our PTO meeting will be on “Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.” in the Media Center.   

Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 11th, in order to adjust your clocks one hour forward!   {Spring Ahead!}

Please also be reminded that the 2nd marking period report cards will be posted to the parent portal on Friday, March 23rd for all students in grades preschool – grade 5. 

Please review the calendar for other important event details and dates this month.  Thank you very much for your continuing support of all that we do.  As always, I am only a phone call or e-mail away.  < >


Dominick J. Silla,

C:         Anthony Grieco, Superintendent of Schools

           Anthony Iachetti, Director of Special Services