• PTO Bingo Night
    BINGO Night...Friday, March 9th...6:00-8:00 P.M.
    Wednesday, February 28th...Last chance to purchase your wristbands for BINGO Night. Sale will take place in the school foyer from 5:30-7:30 P.M. Please follow the link for the form.
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  • hoops for heart
    Hoops for Heart
    Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association through its Hoops For Heart program. This very special community service program will help raise awareness about the importance of developing heart healthy habits, as well as raise funds to fight our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – cardiovascular disease and stroke. The Hoops For Heart event will take place from February 12 through February 16, 2018 during all of our gym classes. Cedar Grove Elementary School has a goal of raising $2,800.00 this year. Please send in your donation on your child’s Physical Education day in a marked envelope.
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  • yearbook sales
    2017-18 Yearbook on Sale
    Order your yearbook today. Please make your online payment of $25 to YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM and use school ID code of 2277518. Just a reminder: All 5th grade students receive a yearbook as a gift from the Cedar Grove PTO.
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  • winter concert
    Winter Chorus Concert...Today...January 11, 2018
    Concert will begin at 7:00 P.M. in the gymnasium. Parking is available in the Brookside Lot. Please use Doors #16 and #19 to enter the building. Enjoy the show!
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  • Mrs LaBarca and class
    Cedar Grove's Teacher of the Year
    Congratulations to Mrs. LaBarca for being chosen as our Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Ms. Garofalo for being chosen our Educational Services Professional of the Year.
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  • Reese
    Patriots Share Their Holiday Spirit
    Mrs. Szpiech’s class connected with a fellow classmate at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia via a Google Hangout. The students enjoyed the video chat with Reese as they shared their activities during the past week. Cedar Grove staff participated in a jeans day to assist Reese and her family. Special thanks to our PTO who generously matched all donations.
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  • Holiday secret shop
    Holiday Secret Shop Tonight
    Join us Friday, December 8th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Cedar Grove Elementary for a fun shopping experience.  You may also pick up your wreath sale items between 3:15-7:00 PM in the West Cafeteria.
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  • make up pictures
    Make Up Picture Day
    Lifetouch will be here on Thursday, December 7th, for make up pictures.
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  • pajama day
    We’re having a Pajama Fundraiser!
    The kindergarten classes are organizing Cedar Grove’s 10th annual SCHOOL WIDE pajama fundraiser for the Pajama Program of New Jersey. This week long event will take place NOVEMBER 27–DECEMBER 1, 2017. As a fun activity for our children, we will be having a SCHOOL WIDE Pajama Day on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, the last day of the fundraiser.
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  • Patriot
    Parent/Teacher Conferences...Nov. 14th-Nov. 16th
    Students will have an Early Dismissal on Tuesday, November 14th-Thursday, November 16th at 1:25 P.M. to allow for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Evening conferences will be held on Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 P.M. Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday will be from 2:05-3:50 P.M.
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  • Halloween
    Halloween Dress Up Day ... Monday, October 30th
    Please remember that Halloween costumes for school should not include weapons of any kind. Your costume should be comfortable and appropriate for school.
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  • Ice cream social
    Book Fair Family Night and Ice Cream Social
    Join our staff Monday, October 16th,  6:00-8:00 P.M. for the PTO sponsored Ice Cream Social in the West Cafeteria. Scholastic Book Fair will be located in the Media Center.
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  • PTO
    General PTO Meeting-Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    First PTO meeting will be held in the West Cafeteria from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
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  • respect
    Week of Respect-October 2-6, 2017
    School Spirit Days...Monday - Wear a Team Shirt - "Team up against bullying" or "Be a team player, not a bully" Tuesday - Wear bows, ribbons, or ties - "We are all tied together" Wednesday - Superhero day Thursday - Wear Yellow - "Follow the Golden Rule Friday - wear red, white, and blue
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  • Back to School Nights
    Back-to-School Nights
    Wednesday, September 13th (B-Wing) Thursday, September 14th (A-Wing) Special Subject Teachers - 6:30 - 7:00 PM Classroom Presentations - 7:00 - 7:30 PM
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  • Welcome Patriots
    Welcome Back, Patriots!
    First day of school for students is Tuesday, September 5th.
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  • yearbooks
    Yearbooks on Sale!
    Extra yearbooks will be on sale Monday and Tuesday. Please click on Learn More for details.
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  • Diversity movie
    Appreciation of Diversity
    Cedar Grove students and staff members engaged in a school-wide activity about diversity. Patriots participated in creating a self-portrait to be displayed throughout the hallways. Click on Learn More to view a movie of this project.
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  • Scoop Fundraiser
    Kohr's Scoop Fundraiser
    Students and staff enjoyed a tasteful and amusing night at Kohr's. Special thanks to our PTO for organizing this fundraiser.
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  • Kindergarten registration
    Kindergarten Registration
    Toms River Regional Schools will be holding its last on site kindergarten registration at Intermediate East on Saturday, April 29 for students turning 5 by October 1, 2017. Please visit our website at for additional details, and to pre-register and create your appointment for April 29.
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  • yearbook sale
    Yearbook Sale Ends April 21, 2017
    Last chance to reserve a 2016-2017 school yearbook. Click on the link for important payment information. Reminder: All 5th grade students receive a complimentary yearbook from our PTO.
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  • historical characters
    Women in History
    Cedar Grove Patriots celebrated Women in History month dressed as famous historical characters.
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  • Wacky Wednesday
    Wacky Wednesday
    Read Across America is a fun weekly celebration at Cedar Grove. Wacky Wednesday is one of our favorites!
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  • 100th day
    100th Day of School
    Students and staff celebrated the 100th day of school dressed as if we were 100 years old.
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  • history
    Special Visitor
    Cedar Grove's fifth graders listened to Mrs. Renee Fernandez's firsthand accounts of her experiences as a young Jewish girl in Europe during WWII and the Holocaust. Students were able to make both literary and world connections to Mrs. Fernandez's story. Mrs. Fernandez is a true inspiration and exemplifies courage, perseverance and determination.
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  • Patriot
    Updated Pick-up Procedure for the Brookside Parking Lot
    During the afternoon, any parents who choose to pick up their children are required to enter the South Court lot by way of the Brookside Drive entrance. Cars need to proceed into the lot and park in the designated ferry-like car lanes. This procedure may begin any time after 3:00 p.m. Students who are walkers and/or will be picked up from school will be dismissed at 3:35 p.m. For any cars that park in designated parking spots, we have created a crosswalk that will enable students/parents to safely cross to their respective car. The crosswalk is located by B-wing. Please do not block the new crosswalk during afternoon pick up. Cars are dismissed in the order they arrive. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.
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  • Mrs Ellis
    Cedar Grove's Teacher of the Year
    Congratulations to Mrs. Ellis as she has been chosen as our Teacher of the Year.
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  • Mrs Pelillo
    Educational Services Professional of the Year
    Congratulations to Mrs. Pelillo as she has been chosen as Cedar Grove's Educational Services Professional of the Year.
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  • Pen Pals
    Special Pen Pals
    Kindergarten students in Mrs. Memoli's class had an early holiday treat when they were visited by their Pen Pal "Grandmas" from Brandywine Assistant Living in Toms River. The cross generational pen pal writing led to the anticipated Holiday Sing-along with holiday music by Mr. John Roselli and his 5th grade vocal chorus.
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  • Buddy the Elf
    Surprise Visitor
    Ms. Sylvester's class had a surprise visit from Buddy the Elf and his helper! Buddy read "How to Catch Santa". His helper helped students write a note to Santa and filled their envelopes with glitter so the children will know exactly when Santa visited their home!
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  • 50th Day of School
    50th Day of School
    Cedar Grove staff and students celebrated the 50th day of school dressed in fifties fashion.
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  • pajama fundraiser
    Annual School-Wide Pajama Collection
    The kindergarten classes are organizing Cedar Grove’s 9th annual SCHOOL WIDE pajama fundraiser for the Pajama Program of New Jersey. This event will take place from NOVEMBER 14-30, 2016.
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  • animals
    Let's Help the Animals at Popcorn Park Zoo
    The Associated Humane Society provides and cares for neglected, abandoned and abused animals. Cedar Grove’s donations of needed items will begin Monday, November 14, 2016.
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  • VA week
    Guest Speakers
    Chief Little and Mrs. Messina were our guest speakers today for School Violence Awareness Week. Chief Little demonstrated the importance of being tolerant and understanding.
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  • ice cream social
    Ice Cream Social
    A sweet treat compliments of our PTO and teachers.
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  • book fair
    Scholastic Book Fair
    Special Thanks to Our PTO for another great book fair experience.
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School Information

173 Cedar Grove Road  

Toms River, NJ  08753

9:25 A.M - 3:35 P.M.

Mr. Jeffrey Ryan


Mr. Thomas Lanza

Supervisor of Instruction

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