Superintendent's Message

Peace Around the World

Outside our schools, the weather is turning colder each day.  Despite the significant chill in the air, Midland Park schools are warm and energized places to be during the winter months.  As we anticipate the first snowfall, this is a good time of year for families to review the district’s Emergency School Closing Notification information.  In addition to robo-calls, emergency closing bulletins will be posted on the district website:, and disseminated to NJ News 12, WABC, WNBC, and FOX television stations.  Please contact your child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

Rehearsals for this month’s winter music and choral concerts are happily underway.  These much-anticipated performances are always well-attended and beautifully memorable.  Please mark your calendars to be on hand as our students demonstrate their musical abilities in heartwarming ways (be sure to check the district website to confirm the date and time for these special events.) The district’s Facebook and Twitter pages launched earlier this year have been successful community outreaches and we hope everyone is enjoying our celebration of student life through these two social media outlets.  

We hope the recent elementary Parent-Teacher conferences were successful experiences for all school families.  Please be sure to continue 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 important to reach out to the best 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.

As we welcome 2020, thoughts turn to hope for a peaceful world and the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seem especially poignant at this time of year, “Peace is not an accident.  Peace is not a gift.  Peace is something we must work for every day, in every country.”  On behalf of all in our district, please accept my best wishes for a peaceful, healthy holiday season and a new year filled with joy.


Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


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