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  • ESL Adult Night School Returns for Second Year

    Sept. 6, 2023-- Adults seeking to hone their English language skills have another opportunity to take night courses right here in the district.ESL Adult Night returns for its second year, with classes provided 6-8 p.
  • Back to School 2023-2024

    Sept. 5, 2023-- In a sea of students, Intermediate East Assistant Principal James Cleveland (left) rises above to give high-fives, pounds, and directions to classrooms.
  • District Staff Gather to Ring in New School Year

    Sept. 1, 2023-- Dozens of buses brought thousands of teachers, nurses, maintenance workers, paras, and all staff members from each of the district's 19 buildings to RWJBarnabas Health Arena this morning.
  • District Launches New Platform for Stronger School-Home Connection

    August 3, 2023– Toms River Regional Schools has launched ParentSquare—a simple and unified school-to-home communication platform—to reach and engage every member of the district family, helping ensure all parents and guardians have the opportunity to actively participate in their children’s education.
  • Peer Leadership Camp Returns for Sixth Summer

    July 20, 2023 -- Last week, incoming fifth grade students from the district’s twelve elementary schools were invited to participate in Toms River Regional Schools’ sixth annual Peer Leadership Program.
  • Four District Schools Receive PBSIS Recognition

    Four district schools-- Joseph A. Citta, Silver Bay, and South Toms River elementary schools, as well as Intermediate East-- have achieved Implementation Fidelity for the 2022-2023, a mark of distinction associated with New Jersey's PBSIS (positive behavior support in schools).
  • Musical Test Drive Tradition Continues

    May 23, 2023-- One of the district's recent but most cherished musical traditions continued last night at High School East. The Ready, Set, Play! musical test drive enables students in grades three through six to try out various instruments, with the guidance of music teachers and high school musicians.
  • Ready 2 Rock Kindergarten!

    May 17, 2023 -- The Ready 2 Rock Kindergarten program was once again a huge success this year as the district welcomed the class of 2036 into the Toms River Regional Schools community.
  • Junior Chef 2.0 Takes Place at High School East

    May 5, 2023-- Last year's inaugural Junior Chef competition-- the brainchild of Food Services Director Jeff Hanaway-- was a huge success. This year, version 2.
  • Mental Health Awareness Poster Contest Winner

    Citta School 5th grader, Jonathan Sanzaro, took first place in the Ocean County Mental Health Awareness Committee’s annual poster contest featuring the theme “What a Difference a Friend Makes.” Jonathan lives by that motto everyday at school as part of our safety patrol and by being a positive role model!
  • Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

    Citta 2nd graders had the opportunity to meet some creepy crawlies during a visit from Insectropolis!
  • Jammin' Through March

    Citta staff and students had some fun this past week to help make the long month of March a bit more bearable.  It was spirit week as we went Jammin' Through March with various music and decade themed days while remembering to show Citta Style, respect, responsibility and self-control.
  • St. Patrick's Day...Citta Style!

    Citta students and staff celebrated St. Patrick's Day donning their best green attire!  Some classes even had a visit from the naughty leprechaun and enjoyed green bagels!
  • Board, Community Honor 2022-2023 Educators of the Year

    Superintendent Mike Citta (far left) and Assistant Superintendents Jim Ricotta, Cara DiMeo, and Pat Thomas (far right) stand with a group of this year's Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year.
  • One School, One Book Program at Citta Incorporates Guest Readers, Activities

    March 6, 2023 -- During morning meetings throughout the entire month of February, Citta Elementary scholars and staff participated in the reading of the book, The One and Only Ivan.
  • One School, One Book

    During morning meetings throughout the entire month of February, Citta Elementary scholars and staff participated in the reading of the book, The One and Only Ivan.
  • Read Across America Week

    Citta Elementary students and staff participated in many fun, educational activities during Read Across America.  There were guest readers, buddy reading sessions between grade levels, relaxing reading outdoors and even a glow day!
  • Preschool STEM Experimentation

    Mrs. MacDonald's preschool classes created bridges during a STEM project and experienced a sensory carwash for their roads and transportation study.
  • Valentine's Day and the 100th Day of School

    Students and staff got into the fun of celebrating Valentine's Day and the 100th Day of School on Tuesday, February 14th!
  • Hands-On Activities at Citta Reinforce Lessons

    February 24, 2023 -- Citta's 3rd graders in Mrs. Traina's and Mrs. Brady's class learned how shadows are made during their CKLA reading lessons. Using flashlights, students tested how the distance of the object from the light source affected the size of the shadow.
  • Increasing Fluency While Developing Read Aloud Library

    Feb. 9, 2023 -- Citta Elementary's 5th grade students participated in a read aloud project to help them gain confidence reading while doing something for others.
  • Preschool Fashion Show

    Mrs. MacDonald's AM and PM preschool classes put on a fun fashion show this week.  They created their own outfits and were happy to show them off!
  • 1st Annual Staff vs. Student Volleyball Game

    Students and staff came together this week for a friendly, yet competitive, volleyball game.  Students that earned enough Citta Style tickets had the option to sign up to play in the game against the teachers.
  • G/T Students Showcase Research

    Third, fourth and fifth grade students in Mrs. Quacquarini's gifted and talented classes completed research projects throughout the first trimester. Third graders researched how inventions were created by mistake or for a purpose.
  • Happy Holidays from Citta Elementary Staff and Students

    Staff and students celebrated the holiday season by participating in the 12 Days of Holiday Fun.  Each day had a different theme from holiday socks, head wear and flannel to a culminating activity of wearing pajamas to school the day before the holiday break.
  • Citta Students Make Beautiful Music

    5th grade students involved in the band, orchestra and chorus performed in their winter concert for friends and families.  Under the direction of band director, Mr.
  • Cookies with Officer Bob 2022-2023

    We are so happy to be continuing our Cookies with Officer Bob program this year! Each month, one student will be chosen by their classroom teacher for showing Citta Style, respect, responsibility and self-control, in all areas of our school.
  • Citta Teachers Honored

    Joseph A. CItta Elementary would like to congratulate two of our many wonderful teachers, Miss Oresko and Miss Zhirova.  Miss Oresko, one of our amazing Kindergarten teachers, was chosen as this year's Teacher of the Year.
  • Student Ceramics Event at Citta

    15 children who turned in permission slips were chosen at random to participate in our first Citta Ceramics Event on December 1st. The children learned how to make pinch pots and starfish ornaments with Ms.
  • 2nd Graders Show Thanks

    Our Citta 2nd grade classes showed how thankful they were this year during their Thanksgiving show!  
  • Halloween at Citta

    Staff and students enjoyed Halloween at school by dressing up as all kinds of characters!  
  • 1st Graders Love Science

    Students in Mrs. Minarchi's first grade class have been having fun while learning important science concepts. They have been learning about the rotation of the earth by creating shadow outlines at different times of the day.
  • Firefighters Teach Seahawks

    Citta staff and students learned quite a bit about fire safety during an assembly last week.  
  • Team Building at Citta

    Students and staff have been participating in team building exercises throughout the first month of school.  Some have been done as activities to celebrate Citta Style, our school's mantra for the expectations of respect, responsibility and self-control, some have been incorporated into Morning Meetings and some have taken place during faculty meetings.
  • Hat Day for Vest-a-Cop

    Citta Elementary staff and students raised money for the Vest-a-Cop program by paying $1 to wear a hat to school.  Thank you to all who participated in this very important fundraiser!