755 Grove Street, Clifton, New Jersey 07013    973-470-2420

Welcome to School #16!

School Sixteen located in the Montclair Heights section of Clifton opened its doors in 1957. It currently serves preschool handicapped through grade 5. We are proud to be recognized as the "Home of the Future's Best".


School 16 - May Calendar

CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of our student athletes on their performance at the Special Olympics. 
Thomas - 3 Gold Medals
Emanuel - 3 Gold Medals
Xiomara - 1 Gold, 1 Silver, & 1 Bronze Medal
 A BIG THANK YOU to our "Project Unify" volunteers, Zeda, Marcello, & Emilio, for assisting and encouraging the athletes and Special THANKS to Mrs. Trout, Mr. Horton, Ms. Zakrzewski, & Mrs. McCarthy for all of their hard work and dedication! 

Congratulations Mrs. Trout, Educator of the Year!


Parents sign your 1st through 8th grader up early for Clifton Schools' Integrated Summer Enrichment Experience (I.S.E.E)!!!!
Visit our ISEE page for more information and to register!

Our School 16 community recently participated in a MATH-A-THON to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In order to earn donations, students in our Prek program participated in a WALK-A-THON, while students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade completed math workbooks.  We are proud to announce that School #16 exceeded our goal expectation and collected over $6,000 for this great cause.   A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Mrs. Carroll and Ms. Fasouletos for organizing and facilitating this tremendous project.

Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  School #16 celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a trip to The Seuss Café.  Students had the opportunity to participate in different activities inspired by Dr. Seuss books . BIG THANKS to Ms. Paton & Ms. Freda for organizing our Seuss Café.

Congratulations to the students and staff at School #16 for FILLING up the Homeless Bus! The generous donations of water bottles, apple sauce cups, and snack size bags of chips were overwhelming and GREATLY appreciated! We applaud the efforts of Ms. Tout, our Daisy Troop 6393, and Brownie Troop 97017 for organizing such a wonderful project.

Otto the Auto:
Otto the Auto drove by School #16 to share important traffic safety tips! Special thanks to Clifton’s Police Department and AAA for taking the time to speak to the students!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
Students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, Second Grade, and Fifth Grade had a special visit from the Clifton Health Department.  The Dental Health Education Program promotes activities designed to encourage good dental practices to help prevent dental cavities and gum disease.
Let's Fill the Bus!!

The Homeless Bus is an organization that seeks donations of various items to deliver to less fortunate areas in New Jersey and New York.  With February being the month of compassion at School 16, we would like to help support this worthy cause.  We are collecting water bottles, individual apple sauce cups, and snack size bags of chips and pretzels.  We greatly appreciate your donations!

Our School 16 family participated in a very special ceremony on Friday, January 29, 2016.  Under the guidance of Mr. Mc Carrick and Mr. Eng, School 16 fathers and local cub scout leaders, our American flag in the All Purpose Room was retired and presented to Mrs. Neczepir, who had donated the flag to School 16 twenty years ago after it had been displayed in her father’s chamber.  With the help of our cub scouts and brownies, a new flag was raised in its place.  Students and staff showed respect by wearing their scout uniforms and dressing in red, white, and blue.  



Congratulations to Mrs. Trout’s Fourth Grade class for participating in the annual Passaic County Poster Calendar Contest.  All of the students received a Certificate of Achievement for submitting a wonderful work of art.

Thank You Just Isn't Enough  

This holiday season our students and staff demonstrated just how generous they truly are!

Our School 16 family donated various gifts for the HSA’s Giving Tree.  The wide variety of basic necessities and wish list items helped make the holiday season special to many women and children at the Passaic County Women’s Center.  We greatly appreciate the efforts of Mrs. Rodriguez and Mrs. Lux for organizing this.

Update! We are very proud to announce that in just two short months our students read 861 books as part of our reading incentive program!  We greatly appreciate the support from our students, staff, and parents in making this a success from the start! 
Reading truly is Monstrously Fun!


Our Add-A-Book program was also a HUGE success!  We received 72 book orders from our School 16 families, and Pajama Day donations enabled the HSA to select an additional 29 books for a total purchase of 101 new nonfiction hardcover books for our media center.  With the help of our entire school community we raised a total of $1,775.35.  Thank you, Mrs. Lux and Mrs. Chang, for all of your hard work and dedication to our school library.

"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for... Multiplication Facts!"

Mrs. Piccolo's fourth grade class has mastered their multiplication facts!  Every student earned 8 scoops of ice cream to show each basic fact has been learned.  This was not a simple goal to achieve.  We are very proud of their hard work!

Thank You Rotary Club of Clifton! Our third grade students recently received a free dictionary, compliments of the Clifton Rotary Club.  This generous donation will assist the students to complete this year as proficient writers, active readers and creative thinkers.

Reading is Monsterously Fun- Reading Incentive Program!!
Parents - Please Read Flyer about this exciting new reading program for our students!!!
P.A.C.K Week

School 16's staff and students celebrated P.A.C.K. Week - Pack Assorted Colors for Kids.  This fun and educational program is aimed at encouraging kids to eat a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, as each has its own nutritional benefits.  Each day of the week was assigned a different color- red, white, orange/yellow, green, and purple/blue.  The children were encouraged to pack a fruit or vegetable in their lunch box based on the color of the day.  To add to the fun, each class received points for their snacks and for wearing the color.  The classes with the most points enjoyed extra recess.  A job well done by all of our boys and girls! 

Thumbs Up

Our school is committed to creating a positive learning environment where students are academically and socially successful.  As part of our promise, we are implementing a “Super Students of the Month” program to assist in building student character and to develop a sense of community.  Please Read Flyer.

Our 3rd graders recently had a visit from the Fire Safety House.  This mobile classroom was specifically designed to teach children vital burn prevention and fire escape techniques through a fun, safe simulation of common hazards.  The house, equipped with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, features the types of dangers children should look for.  In addition, the house emits a non-toxic white fog to teach children to crawl low to safety.  A heated door helps children choose the right exit and a ladder on the second floor allows them to practice emergency escapes.  The boys and girls certainly found the Fire Safety House to be a valuable and enjoyable learning experience that taught the importance of fire safety as well as compassion and caring for others.

October is National Fire Prevention Month.  Students in Pre-K through Grade 2 kicked off the celebration with a visit from the Clifton Fire Department.  The boys and girls also created a “Hear tFire Preventionhe Beep, Where You Sleep” theme poster and participated in emergency preparedness activities with Ms. Paton. Thank you Ms. Paton and Mrs. Weckesser for organizing such a fun filled learning experience!

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"Knockout Toxins with Daniel the Beagle" was presented to the students on Tuesday, September 30, 2015.  Through personal illustrations and examples from Daniel and his canine sibling, Shelby, the students were inspired to knock out the potential "toxins," such as peer pressure, conflict, and the pressure to succeed, and learn to be more accepting and compassionate to others.  The program concluded with the children meeting each pup!

Dan the Dog! Dan the D!og

School Anti-Bullying Specialist: Interim Principal, Evelyn Sherman
(973) 470-2420
755 Grove Street