Superintendent's Message

Summer's Here


Although end-of-year activities are behind us and we have bid a fond farewell to the Class of 2018, the Midland Park Public School District remains a busy place during July and August.  Administrators and identified staff meet regularly over the summer to proactively plan for the upcoming school year, plans which include the provision of critical professional development to improve instruction and pedagogy.  Together, our team collaborates to develop goals, formulate action plans, and determine timelines…this important work for children never stops!   In addition to regular maintenance initiatives that ensure our schools will be ready for September, the district’s window and door replacement projects will get underway this summer.


Parents and educators everywhere know that warm days offer ideal opportunities to READ and we encourage students to spend time this summer with a good book!  Here are just a few resources for families seeking ways to ensure reading is a frequent summer activity:


  • Our district posts its annual K-12 Summer Reading List on the district
  • Another great resource for summer reading is provided by the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association.The ALSC provides four grade span-developed list of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer: Birth-PK, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8:
  • The International Literacy Association publishes its annual Choices Reading List as selected by thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States.The lists include recently-published Children’s Choices, Teachers’ Choices, and Young Adult Choices and may be accessed at the ILA’s website:


As always, July and August are sure to pass quickly and we will soon be gearing up for the first day of school.  Until then, please know all in our district wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 



Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


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