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Mrs. Pignataro

Welcome to 5P! This is my fifth year at Smith School and I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with you. A very exciting change is happening for our 5th grade students during this school year. The Tenafly Public Schools will departmentalize instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. This year, I will specialize as a social studies teacher for all 5th grade social scientists at Smith School as well as a teacher of reading and writing for my homeroom students.

As we embark on this year, I believe the best way to achieve success is working as a team -- students, teachers and parents. If you have any questions about 5P, please find the "Important Documents" section of the website. This is where you will find my welcome letter, parent survey and supply list for Fall 2022. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.  The best way to contact me is via email at