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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

At Pietrini Elementary, our mission is to ensure that all students are safe, eager and able to learn, and feel valued as a member of our school community. We have high standards and expectations for our students in regards to academics, as well as a focus on responsible citizenship though our Patriot Principles and CHAMPS expectations.

With the help of our incredible staff, we continue to create a school environment that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and fosters a love of learning. We hope parents will join us in the collaborative effort of encouraging our students to persevere through challenges and have a growth mindset!

Pietrini Elementary continues to be a wonderful, close-knit neighborhood school for the Franklin Park, IL community. Throughout my 19 years in District 84, I have come to believe that we have the most incredible students and families anywhere. I am honored to take on this role and excited to be a member of the Pietrini family!

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! If I can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. My door is always open and I can be reached at [email protected] or 847-455-7960.



Therese Fontana