• summer
    Enjoy the summer!
    Good luck to our fifth graders! Happy retirement and best wishes to Mrs. Corso and Mrs. Pisapia! Have a safe and happy summer everyone!
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  • Race for Citta Style
    "Race for Citta Style"
    Just look at Joseph A. Citta Elementary School's "Citta Style"! The students in our school family are respectful, responsible and exhibit self control. "Citta Style" is Citta Elementary's new positive behavior support in school (PBSIS) program that will officially start in September. The students raised over $3,800 and their very generous PTO decided to match what the students raised for this wonderful program. Students participated in an obstacle course prepared by the PTO to celebrate. The Principal, Mrs. Kennedy and Supervisor of Instruction, Mrs. Brown showed their spirit and support by agreeing to dye their hair with Citta colors if they reached their fundraising goal! Way to go Seahawks. We just love your Citta Style!
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  • Parent Survey
    Parent Involvement Survey
    Please take a few moments to participate in the Parent Survey for your school. Thank you for your participation and continued support of our school community.
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2050 Lakewood Road

Toms River, NJ 08755


Mrs. Mallory Kennedy, Principal

Mrs. Shannon Brown, Supervisor

Ms. Dana Staffieri, School Guidance Counselor
(732) 818-8550

9:25 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Josiah Simpson, a first grader, collected donations for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

Citta staff get ready for the students!

Citta Staff

Students at Joseph A. Citta Elementary School enjoy their time in Technology Class. They are learning about the Student Acceptable Use Policy and exploring Typing Club.

Citta Technology Class

Remembering that October is Respect month, and everyday is a great day to be respectful!

Respect month

October has been designated as National Fire Prevention Month. Pleasant Plains firefighters visited the First Grade students. They learned about "Stop...Drop...and Roll."

Fire Safety

Title I Phonics Make and Take Night

Title I

Students in Fifth Grade love playing percussion instruments in Music Class.

Playing percussion instruments

Ian Munoz Santiago won the STEAM Station logo contest. Ms. Marino painted his sketch above the door.


"Working in the STEAM Station is so much fun!"

Steam Room

"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!"

Two front teeth

"First Graders worked hard and presented the Gingerbread Kid Caper. play for parents!"

Gingerbread show

"Performing holiday songs at a local nursing home."

Nursing Home

Mrs. Jennifer Zieser was awarded our Teacher of the Year and our elected Educational Professional of the Year is Mrs. Laurie Halloran, our School Nurse.

Teacher of the Year

Under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Hourigan, Joseph A. Citta's Chorus presented Winter Wonderland of Song! Dancers, announcers, soloists and xylophone players proudly presented a wonderful program to the Citta community.

Chorus concert

"Math rocks! Students from Citta loved coming after school for a pizza party donated by Esposito's and played many Math games with friends, teachers and family."

Math night

Citta Elementary Omni students are enjoying their study of global awareness.


 Fourth and fifth graders at Citta enjoyed a fantastic character education assembly called, "Lead U"!

Lead U Assembly

Under the direction of Larry Butts Jr, Joseph A. Citta's band and orchestra presented a Winter Instrumental Concert for the students. 


 Students infuse Art into Reading to help them better understand homophones.   

Art infused into reading

Students, teachers and families had a great time at BINGO night.  

Bingo Night

Students create bar graphs and read to their "buddy."

Bar Graph with buddy

Pack 30 lead the Pledge before, Dr. Hill, Councilman-at-Large read to third graders.

Read Across America

At the Pep Rally, Mrs. Kennedy revealed the school motto.It is "Reverse Ticket Week." Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their Citta Style by giving tickets to teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, lunch aides, bus drivers or secretaries so the know how much they are appreciated each day.

Pep rally

Citta Seahawks love showing their school spirit!

Pep rally

For "Reverse Ticket Week" students can give tickets to teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, lunch aides, bus drivers or secretaries to show their appreciation.

Reverse Ticket week

 Citta students participate in exercise during physical education.


"Race for Citta Style"

race for citta style

"Race for Citta Style"

race for citta style

"Race for Citta Style"

race for citta style