• Inventors

    Inspiring Future Innovators

    April 05, 2017
    Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Join us as we celebrate our 27th year of reinventing summer fun! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for elementary school children. Boys and girls spend time pushing the limits during high-energy games, working with teammates taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Don’t miss out on brand new challenges. Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so secure your spot soon. For information, call 800.968.4332 or visit
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  • Scholarship

    East Dover Elementary School PTO/Joan Auer Brice Memorial Scholarship

    March 16, 2017
    Three awards of $500.00 each will be given on behalf of the East Dover Elementary School PTO. These awards are given in memory of Joan Auer Brice. Often referred to as Joanie by her friends, she was a devoted 5th grade teacher at East Dover Elementary School where she always went above and beyond for her students. She had a big heart and would do anything for anyone. She loved her family, her students, her friends, and her church. She was a diehard Yankees and Knicks fan. Joanie left this world on January 20, 2000 from injuries suffered in a car accident. She is loved and missed by everyone she touched. The guidelines for these three scholarships are as follows: 1. The student must be an East Dover Elementary School graduate. 2. Grades, SAT scores, and class rank are considered. 3. Extra-curricular activities and community service are also considered. 4. One letter of recommendation from a current teacher is required. 5. A short essay about a teacher who influenced the student’s life or academic career while at East Dover is to be submitted with the application. Kindly have the interested students return the application and attachments to you by Friday, April 21, 2017 and forward to me at East Dover Elementary School through interoffice mail. Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Burke, Scholarship Chairperson at either or 609-575-1744. Very truly yours, Joy Lewis EDE PTO President
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  • Grunin Grant

    Principals' Innovation Challenge

    March 07, 2017
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  • Google Classroom

    P.T. O. Meeting - February 28, 2017

    February 24, 2017
    Please join us for an interactive session using our school chromebooks and experience what your child is learning in the classroom. 
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  • Daddy Daughter Dance

    Father Daughter Dance - February 24, 2017

    February 24, 2017
    Due to the overwhelming response of the Father Daughter Dance, we will be changing the location of the event. The 2017 East Dover Elementary School Father Daughter Dance will be held at the High School East CAFETORIUM. Because of this location change, we are opening ticket sales again to all East Dover girls and their dates. Tickets that have been paid for at this time will be coming home with your child today in backpacks. Any Father Daughter couple that would like to attend and does not have tickets can buy them Friday night, at the door. Tickets are $20.00 for the first student and $5.00 for each additional student. The first 200 ticketed students will receive a favor. All students will receive a ticket for a door prize! The event runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm. The Administration and East Dover PTO appreciates your support and is happy this event has become so successful over the last three years! We love our East Dover families! What: Father Daughter Dance Where: High School East Cafetorium (DOOR # 1) When: Friday, February 24, 2017 6-8
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  • American Heart Logo


    January 31, 2017
    We are thrilled to share that our 3rd-5th grade students will be supporting the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart program during PE classes the week of February 27th. By participating in Jump Rope For Heart, your child will join millions of other children across the country in a meaningful opportunity to learn and help others. 
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  • Soup er Bowl

    "Soup" er Bowl Challenge

    January 30, 2017
    The First Graders are sponsoring a "Soup"er Bowl Challenge from Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3rd. We are asking for donations of canned soup which will be donated to the Ocean County Food Bank. Students who would like to participate are asked to place their cans in either the Patriots or Falcons basket by the Main Office. At the end of the week, Mr. Gray will announce East Dover's "Soup"er Bowl winning prediction. Thank you for your support! the East Dover First Grades
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  • Teacher of the Year

    Teacher of the Year

    January 23, 2017
    We would like to acknowledge two of our staff members for being selected as Teacher of the Year and Educational Professional of the Year. Our 2017 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Jackie Lomer. Mrs. Lomer is currently a Kindergarten Teacher at East Dover! Our Educational Professional of the Year, is Mrs. Karen Liguori. Mrs. Liguori is currently a Classroom Paraprofessional who works with the children in Mrs. Kozlik’s classroom. These two staff members are the true definition of a Professional Educator. They are here to help your children and make learning fun and exciting. We are truly honored to have them as staff members at East Dover.
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  • Community Helpers

    Community Helpers

    January 23, 2017
    This week, the students in Mrs. Tracy Fournier's class, kicked off our Community Helpers project. Every week students will study a different "helper" and their role in contributing to a good community for us all. This week the class learned about police officers. Students studied the tools they use and the various jobs they do, as well as why they are important members of our community. For one part of the project, the children learned how to ask and answer questions to learn about these helpers. The children designed and created the questions to ask a police officer. Today the class had a visit from our first community helper guest, Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little. Chief Little talked about becoming a police officer, showed students the tools officers use and discussed the things they do in their role as community helpers. Thank you Chief Little!
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  • Teacher of the Year

    NJDOE Education Services Professional of the Year Nomination

    December 14, 2016
    Dear East Dover Parents, We are excited to participate in the NJ Department of Education’s Governor’s Educator of the Year Program. This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. It recognizes and honors the contributions of outstanding pre-K through grade 12 classroom teachers and educational services professionals who possess a special talent for inspiring a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities and are leaders in their fields. Nominations may come from parents and colleagues and are due no later than 3PM Friday December 23, 2016. Our school Teacher of the Year also has the chance to become County and State Teacher of the Year, so the more you share in your nomination, the better! Please see the attached for details. Sincerely, Mr. Gray
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  • USA

    Spirit Day

    December 06, 2016
    Our staff and students are encouraged to wear yellow, red, white, and blue to honor our military.
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  • Early dismissal

    Early Dismissal

    December 06, 2016
    On Wednesday, December 7th students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.
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  • Holiday Social

    East Dover Elementary School's Annual Holiday Social

    December 02, 2016
    Please come and join the fun on December 2, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  We will have a vendor fair, game truck, crafts, and lots more.
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  • American flag

    Veterans Day Parade

    November 18, 2016
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  • School Store

    School Store

    November 15, 2016
    We will have our school store during lunches on Friday, November 18th.
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  • American flag

    "Spirit Day"

    November 03, 2016
    On November 4, 2016, students and staff may wear "RED, WHITE, AND BLUE" to show school spirit.
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  • Happy Halloween

    Costume Day

    October 28, 2016
    On Monday, October 31st students may wear their Halloween costume to school.
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  • Ocean First Grant

    Ocean First Model Classroom Grant Winner

    October 27, 2016
    East Dover Elementary celebrates Ocean First Foundation's $10,000 Model Classroom Grant! They will transform the "former" Media Center into the "SEEDS OF INSPIRATION!"
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  • Mr. Gray and Bear

    New Media Center

    October 27, 2016
    East Dover Elementary School had the grand opening for their new Media Center.
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725 Vaughn Avenue

Toms River, New Jersey 08753


Mr. Matthew Gray, Principal

Ms. JoAnn Nocera, Supervisor

Monday - Friday

9:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mrs. Helen Koerner

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