Superintendent's Message


Summer 2022


July & August 2022

Dear Midland Park Families,

We woke up this morning with a new perspective—the last day of school has passed and it is time to enjoy more time with family and friends.  It is also the perfect opportunity to recharge and renew under the summer sun.  Our dedicated teachers and staff members, supportive families, and especially our amazing students, are to be congratulated for another outstanding school year, one that saw facemasks come off and smiles come out!


The recent celebratory events that are hallmarks of the end of a school year, among them Pre-K Graduation, Sixth Grade Promotion, Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony, and MPHS Class of 2022 Graduation, were very special.  These heartwarming milestones provided precious memories to last a lifetime.  As we welcome sunnier days, know that the district’s work for children continues as administrators and staff will meet regularly over the summer to plan for the upcoming school year. 


Parents and educators know that summertime offers ideal opportunities to READ and we encourage students to spend time this summer with a good book.  Here are some resources for families to access in ensuring reading is a frequent summer activity:

  • Please be sure to review the district’s K-12 Summer Reading Lists which will be posted on the district website by July
  • Two more great resources for summer reading may be accessed via the links below.
    • The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, provides summer reading lists for Birth-Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8:
    • The We Are Teachers website provides summer reading lists to help keep children engaged through reading during the summer months:


As always, July and August will pass quickly and we will soon gather in September for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year.  Until then, please accept my best wishes to you and yours for a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 


Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.

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