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Welcome Message From the Washington/Elementary
School Principal...

I am excited to be the next Principal of Washington / Memorial Elementary School.  Over my ten year tenure in Little Ferry, I have served as a middle school teacher and most recently Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.  My familiarity with the school community and students will prove beneficial in this new endeavor.  I will continue supporting and integrating new curriculum initiatives as well as student growth opportunities.  I will also continue to stay current on best practices for students and successful schools. Together with the teachers, we will be committed to developing the whole child. 


In my eyes, one of the most significant aspects of my work as Principal is building solid relationships with students, families, and teachers.  It will be very important to me to be visible in the hallways, classrooms, and playgrounds.  I have found that students appreciate when you take a vested interest in them. 


In addition to building strong relationships with all of you, it will be particularly important to make sure that your child and you feel safe at school.  If you ever have a concern about something or a question about a specific situation or procedures please do not hesitate to call or email me.  Communication is paramount in a school.  For this reason, I will always encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or me with questions.


During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Washington/Memorial Elementary the best opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. 



Yours in education,


Tonilyn Peragallo



My email address is

Last Modified on October 6, 2014