Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

The Citta Scoop 6/6/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely, 

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 5/30/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 5/23/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

I wanted to keep you all informed about our ongoing efforts to remain safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. As you know, back in February we installed desk dividers in our classrooms. While these have provided an additional precaution for students and staff, the specific white/opaque desk barriers we’ve been using within our grades 4 and 5 classrooms have also posed some sightline issues. With the support and guidance of the district, our school will be removing those dividers and instead installing air purifiers in grades 4 and 5 classrooms, effective Friday, May 14.

The Vollara Air & Surface Pro utilizes Active Pure Technology, and this air purification system is the same one being used throughout our secondary schools and at other locations throughout the district. More information about the Vollara Air & Surface Pro and Active Pure can be found here as well as on our #TRSafeReturn web page.

We believe this transition will maintain if not increase the health and safety of our classrooms, while at the same time avoiding any obstacles to the educational experience of our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our main office or me personally. Thank you as always for your ongoing support during this challenging school year, which we’re excited to continue with hope and optimism as we enter its homestretch.

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Mrs. Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed at the link below.

The Citta Scoop 5-9-21

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 5/2/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 4/25/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop Family Edition 4/18/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed at the link below.

The Citta Scoop 3/28/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 3/21/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 3/14/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 3/5/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed below.

The Citta Scoop 2/28/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's family edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed at the link below.

The Citta Scoop 2/21/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below. Enjoy the game, the commercials, and/or the halftime show tonight!

The Citta Scoop 2/7/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 1/31/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed at the link below.

The Citta Scoop 1/24/21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 1-17-21

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal




Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

The Citta Scoop Family Edition for this week is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 1/10/21

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown, Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please see below for this week's family edition of The Citta Scoop.

The Citta Scoop 12-13-20

Have a great week, and stay safe!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal  

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop can be viewed at the link below.

The Citta Scoop 12/6/20

We look forward to seeing our in-person learners in our building again this week.

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal


Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please see the community-wide notification letter regarding a Covid positive individual below. A community-wide notification is provided to all school community members anytime a student or staff member receives a positive test result. Please continue to remain vigilant to ensure the safety and well-being of our Citta Seahawk family and larger Toms River community.

Community Notification Letter

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

I hope that you enjoyed the long weekend and Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. Monday marks our transition back to a full virtual schedule for all Toms River students. Our Citta Seahawks will continue to log in to their classroom teacher's Google Classroom for morning meeting each day at 9:25, and the school day will conclude at 3:30.

Please see this week's edition of The Citta Scoop below.

The Citta Scoop 11/29/2020

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

While the need to transition to a fully virtual instructional model became apparent in recent days as we watched the number of Covid-19 cases and risk increase within our community, it is no less heartbreaking to know that we won't see our students in person for the next few weeks. That being said, there is nothing more important than the safety and well-being of our Citta family, and this decision highlights that commitment. We are extremely grateful to our entire Citta family. Our Seahawks adjusted to our new safety protocols with ease, and we know that each of our families and staff members made personal sacrifices to do their part to keep our building open.

The adjustments that we made to our fully virtual instructional model at the beginning of this school year allowed us to connect with our students while truly replicating the in-person learning experience. We look forward to building on the work that we've been doing to best support our students' social, emotional, and academic growth. In order to do so, we will shift back to our full day schedule as of Monday, November 30. Students will log in for morning meeting each day at 9:25. Your child's teacher will post the daily schedule for mathematics, reading, writing, science/ social studies, and special area instruction. All students in the class will follow the same schedule regardless of current instructional model selection. All students and staff will have lunch from 12:45-1:20 and then continue their instructional day until 3:30. We recognize the need to limit screen time, so our teachers will continue to incorporate movement breaks and independent offline activities. Individual teachers and grade level teams will be scheduling material drop-off and pick-up. Please monitor all communication from your child's teacher in the Google Classroom and through Remind or Class DoJo daily.

Lastly, we continue to partner with the Ocean County Health Department to monitor the health and wellness of our school community. If your child exhibits symptoms or is in close contact with a Covid positive individual, please reach out to our school nurse, Mrs. Halloran, so she can assist you to meet the needs of your child and family and provide recommendations on maintaining everyone’s health and safety.

Our partnership is vital to our students' success. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Stay safe,

Shannon L. Brown, Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

The Citta Scoop 11-22-20

We wish our entire Citta Seahawk family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We are thankful for every one of you!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

This week's edition of The Citta Scoop is linked below.

English: The Citta Scoop

Spanish: The Citta Scoop

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

The Toms River Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) will hold its first virtual meeting of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 17th from 6pm-7pm. The topic is "Back to Basics" and will include information on related services, IEP meetings, evaluations, and topics related to virtual instruction such as the instructional model and behavior strategies for remote learning.

Please join us via the following link: Special Education Parent Advisory Group

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please see below for an important community notification.

English: Community Notification

Spanish: Community Notification

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

I hope that you and your family enjoyed the beautiful weather and the time away from school this week. Please see below for this week's edition of the Citta Scoop.

English: The Citta Scoop 11-8-2020

Spanish: The Citta Scoop 11-8-2020

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please see below for this week's edition of The Citta Scoop.

English: The Citta Scoop 10-25-2020

Spanish Translation: The Citta Scoop 10-25-2020

Citta Seawawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please find this week's Citta Scoop below.

English: The Citta Scoop 10-18-2020

Spanish Translation:  The Citta Scoop 10-28-2020

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal


Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please find below this week's edition of The Citta Scoop.

The Citta Scoop 10-11-2020

Enjoy the long weekend!

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please find this week's edition of The Citta Scoop below.

The Citta Scoop 10-4-2020

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown, Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please find below this week's edition of The Citta Scoop.

The Citta Scoop 9-27-2020

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Toms River Regional Schools is pleased to announce a virtual learning parent academy for all friends and families that support our children with virtual learning. Sessions will be offered on the evenings of September 29, 30, and October 1. Registration is now open. Please view the attached flyer for more information and to sign up. Thank you for your continued support!

Parent Academy Flyer

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spready your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk family,

Our virtual back to school night will be hosted on the evening of Thursday, September 17. All classroom teachers will be hosting their session via the Google Meet link in your child's Google Classroom, and special area teachers will be hosting their session through the Google Meet links on the invite below. Our back to school night goal is to strengthen our partnership with our families to support our students' academic, social, and emotional growth. We hope to see all of our families on the evening of Thursday, September 17.

2020-2021 Virtual Back to School Night Flyer

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Thank you for your support during our first week of enhanced virtual learning. Please see this week's edition of The Citta Scoop below.

The Citta Scoop

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal


Dear Citta Seahawk family,

Our 2020-2021 school year starts tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8 at 9:25 am. Our staff members have been busy preparing for an amazing opening day like no other. To join in, your child will sign into Clever using the username and password that was sent home in our mailing. Once on the Clever site, click on the Google Classroom icon. Students will see all of the Google Classrooms that they have access to this school year. Find the classroom teacher's homeroom or information class, open up the room, and click on the Meet link in the banner to participate in our first virtual morning meeting of the 20-21 school year.

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal  

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Remote learning begins on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:25am. Please help your child to log into his or her teacher's Google Classroom to participate in our first morning meeting of the 2020-2021 school year.

Below you will find our weekly newsletter, The Citta Scoop, which contains information about how you can support your child's learning at home, how to access community and school resources, and a daily calendar for our upcoming week.

The Citta Scoop

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown,  Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

While opening day may look a little bit different this year, the connections that we make will be the same. On September 8 at 9:25 am, each of our teachers, staff members, and students will log into a Google Meet for morning meeting. Just like we would do in our classrooms, our staff members are going to take advantage of this day to introduce themselves and get to know every one of our students. Relationships with our students are vital, no matter the distance!

Please see the link below if you need support or a refresher on how to access Google Meets. Our teachers will post the Google Meet link in his or her Google Classroom for easy access each day.

Google Meet Access

Citta Sehawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown, Principal


Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

We are getting ready for our first ever virtual opening day with our students. Our teachers and staff can't wait to meet and get to know our students and families. In order to make sure that your child is able to access their teacher's Google Classroom, he or she must be logged into his or her Toms River Schools Google account. Please see the link below for details, and try it out before September 8. We are and will be connected this year, no matter the distance!

Logging into Google

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown

Principal

Please click on the link below to read Mrs. Brown's letter to our Citta Community:

Letter to Community

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para leer la carta de la Sra. Brown a nuestra Comunidad Citta:

Carta a la comunidad



Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

If you are in need of a device to support your child with virtual learning, Citta Elementary families can obtain a Chromebook on Wednesday, September 2 between the hours of 9am and 1pm at the RWJ Barnabas Arena on the grounds of High School North. Please see the flyer for additional details about our district Chromebook distribution event. School begins on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:25am. We will be connected, no matter the distance this year!

School Supplies Welcome Back School Poster

Shannon L. Brown

Principal

Dear Citta Seahawk Family,

Please find attached our district K-12 family guide for virtual learning. Within the handbook, you will find important information that will support you and your child through virtual instruction, which will be significantly enhanced to replicate the in-person learning experience that our students would have had if we returned to our buildings. If you have any questions about our virtual instructional program, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to partnering with our families to maximize our students' academic, social, and emotional growth now and in the future!

TRRS K-12 Family Virtual Learning Handbook

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown

Principal

Good evening,

Below is a link to our #TRSafeReturn page which can be found on our district website. This site will be a 'go-to' for the most updated information regarding our return for the entire school community. Also, the following email address,TRSafeReturn@trschools.com has been created and is dedicated to asking and answering any questions about Toms River's return to school. Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the summer.

TR Safe Return

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly. Spread your wings, and soar high!

Shannon L. Brown

Principal

Dear Citta Elementary Family:

It is with great excitement that I reintroduce myself to all of you as our new school Principal. I have been extremely fortunate to serve as our school’s Supervisor of Instruction for the past three years. This experience has allowed me to develop relationships with our students, our families, and our staff, which will help to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Being at Citta has also provided me with firsthand knowledge of our school community’s strengths and needs. My goal is to build on our tremendous strengths and those aspects of our school community that truly make us unique to foster a collaborative culture of excellence focused on continuous growth and equitable outcomes for all.

Serving as my partner will be our new Supervisor of Instruction, Mr. Christopher Blessing. Mr. Blessing has been a teacher for the past 17 years. He comes to us with experiences and knowledge that will complement and enhance our existing practices. His reputation as a dedicated professional that puts students at the center of his work will help to support our entire school community.

The partnership that we build with our families will help to ensure success for our children. Please know that we value input from all of our school community members, and our doors are always open. Mr. Blessing and I look forward to learning from you and with you this school year and beyond.

Finally, to our students, there is no greater honor than serving as your school Principal. I cannot wait to welcome you all back to our school so we can reconnect, celebrate our accomplishments during remote learning, and work together to make Joseph A. Citta Elementary School a safe, positive, and supportive place to learn and grow.

Citta Seahawks, with style we fly! We will continue to spread our wings and soar high!

Sincerely,

Shannon L. Brown

Principal