Superintendent's Message



Although November days have been somewhat balmy, we all know that wintry weather is on the way.  December is a good time for school families to review the district’s Emergency School Closing Notification information.  Emergency closing bulletins will be posted on the district website:, and disseminated to NJ News 12, WABC, WNBC, WCBS and FOX television stations.  Please contact your child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

 The recent MPHS drama production of It’s a Wonderful Life, performed as a radio play, was a great talent showcase for our students and we congratulate all involved in this funny event.  Winter choral and musical concerts at our schools are much-anticipated experiences—watching our youngsters demonstrate their musical abilities is truly heartwarming, creating memories that last for years. These much-anticipated performances are often standing room only, so please mark your calendars to be on hand for some tunefully delightful events (be sure to check your child’s school website page to confirm the date and time for these special events.)   

 During this last month of 2017, we remind Parents/Guardians to reach out to their child’s teachers to ensure school experiences are meeting expectations.  Regardless of a student’s grade level, questions are sure to arise and it’s best to reach out to the most appropriate source for the correct answer.  Teachers and administrators are only one phone call or email away, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Please accept my best wishes for a safe and warm month; may you and yours enjoy the Winter Break!

 Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.

Dr. Marie C. Cirasella

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