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  • HSE performs for students!

    The band from High School East came to school today to perform some holiday music for students and staff!
  • Spirit Days

    Don't forget to wear holiday colors on December 20th and Pajamas on December 23rd!
  • Give Back Week at Five Below

    From 12/5 to 12/11 10% of your purchase at Five Below gets donated back to East Dover PTO. Just print out the flyer attached and bring it with you.
  • Halloween Parade is Monday, October 31st at 10:15am

    Please see Mr. Gray's email about where to park to watch the parade.
  • Tie Dye Day-October 14th

    Wear tie dye tomorrow for Down Syndrome Awareness day to show we are all tied together.
  • Parents Come Shop Tonight

    Parents can come shop the Book Fair tonight from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Mum Pick Up Tonight from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Safeties helped unload the mums this morning.
  • Vest A Cop Fundraiser

    Duct Tape Mr. Gray to the wall to help raise money for the TRPD's 32nd annual Vest A Cop
  • First Day of School 2022

    Even with the rain, we had a great first day at East Dover!

    2022 Girls on the Run did a wonderful job at yesterday's track meet! Great Job, everyone!
  • Read-a-Thon Results!

    East Dover's Read-A-Thon raised $15,686.00 for our school! Top earning classes were Mrs. Mascera's Class and Mrs.Luteran's class. Pictured here, from right to left are the top grade level winners: Mrs. Naecker, Kayla Gmitter, Stella Grabowski, Joseph Birardi, Johnny Grabowski, Suri Sinanan, and Liam Marshall.
  • East Dover Read A Thon

    Help East Dover raise money for the Read A Thon, March 7th-11th!
  • Kicking off READ ACROSS AMERICA week!

    Teachers dressed as their favorite book characters!
  • Valentines for Veterans

    Mrs. Mascera and Ms. Christopher's kindergarten classes wrote Valentine's Day cards for our Veterans.  The classes made Valentine's Day cards for Representative Andy Kim's Valentines for Veterans program.  These will be mailed to our veteran heroes. 
  • Dialed Action Sports Assembly

    Thank you to our wonderful PTO for hosting the BMX assembly for our kids! They loved it!
  • Start Strong Test - October 7, 2021

    On Thursday, October 7, 2021 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the Start Strong State Test.
  • School Store!

    The PTO will be running the Smencil Sale/School Store on Tuesday, 10/12 and Wednesday, 10/13. They will be selling Smencils, Smens, Spirit Wear as well as School Store items! Keep a lookout for the flyer that will be sent home shortly.
  • Join our Team of Dedicated Staff!

    If you are interested in becoming a paraprofessional for the Toms River School District, click the link!

    This week we will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair. Students will have an opportunity to buy books for their own personal libraries!
  • Back to School!!

    Welcome Back to School, East Dover Bears! The first day at East Dover went well and we are all ready to ROCK the school year!
  • Welcome Back!

    We are in full swing here are East Dover Elementary! Teachers are excited and ready to dive back in to school!
  • Tutoring for East Dover Students

    This school year High School East students will be offering our East Dover bears free tutoring sessions. If you feel like your child would benefit from this incredible program, please click the link to learn more.
  • New Student Orientation

    New Student Orientation will be held on August 25, 2021 at 11:00am. Please join us if you are new to East Dover Elementary. This will be an opportunity for your child to see the school, their classroom and the wonderful environment that awaits them this year.
  • Kindergarten Orientation

    Kindergarten Orientation will be held on August 25, 2021 at 9:30am.  This will be an opportunity to meet your childś teacher, principal and see just what life will be like as an East Dover Bear! 
  • Class of 2021 End of Year Video

    It was a difficult year to say the least, but the 5th Grade class didn't miss a beat. They managed to keep their spirits high through the constant changes. Even though they may have missed some of the privileges that comes with being in upper elementary, they made the most of their final elementary year.  Check out the Class of 2021 Video by clicking on the link.
  • Stepping Up Ceremony

    The 5th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony was a success. Students were recognized for academic excellence and for participating in the organizations that they were a part of.
  • Free Family Night

    On June 16, 2021, we will host a virtual family activity centered around the book, The Lion and the Mouse! We invite all families to attend this virtual session.**LIMITED CAPACITY - The book and activities are geared to students in Pre- K, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 but all are welcome! Families who register will receive a copy of the book The Lion and the Mouse, and all materials needed for the event! *** RSVP BY JUNE 14, 2021 *** Please sign up via the Google Form  in the link above.
  • Rain Delay for Girls on the Run

    Come out and support the Girls on the Run now scheduled for Thursday, June 10th.
  • 4th Grade Wax Museum

    East Dover has been enjoying the Wax Museum. 4th grade students created posters and came dressed to impress for the wax museum. They did such an amazing job and their hard work didn't go unnoticed. More pictures are in Happenings below.
  • Girls on the Run

    The Girls on the Run did a fabulous job doing their practice 5K today. The BIG run is on Thursday, June 3rd at 5 PM. The race is being held at East Dover Elementary! The girls have been putting in a lot of work to prepare themselves. Come out and cheer the girls along!
  • School Spirit Day at Casino Pier!

    Come show your school spirit while having a great time at Casino Pier on Thursday, June 3rd from 6 PM-Close. Wristbands cost $25 and 20% of the proceeds goes back to East Dover Elementary.
  • Arbor Day at East Dover

    Kindergartners planted a tree for Arbor Day. They were excited to take part in this beautiful celebration. They will get the opportunity to watch their tree grow through their elementary years.
  • Wear Blue on Thursday, April 29th!

    Show your school spirit and wear BLUE for Autism Awareness. East Dover Bears love, accept, and understand!!
  • Autism Awareness

    April is Autism Awareness Month and East Dover is participating in many activities to raise awareness. Every Thursday, students can show their school spirit by wearing an Autism Awareness T-shirt. Also, on Sunday, April 25th, Riv's Hub, located on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, is sponsoring a Give Back Night from 4-8 PM. Come out and enjoy some food in support of East Dover's Autism Program. Click on the link above for the flyer.
  • Girls on the Run

    East Dover's Girls on the Run has begun! Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that focuses on building social, emotional and physical skills in girls while encouraging healthy habits for life. The program is designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. Keep it up girls!!
  • March Madness Winner!

    Drumroll please...The Bad Seed, written by Jory John and illustrated by Pete Oswald, won our March Madness Book Tournament. It was a close race, winning by 52.2% over Mixed-A Colorful Story. A huge, "Thank you!" to all those who participated and voted. It was a wonderful way to celebrate Read Across America throughout the month. Remember, like the message of our winning story, "It's never too late to try to make a change in your life!"
  • Final 4 Vote!

    Vote for your favorite out of the FINAL 4 books in our March Madness Book Tournament! Click on the link to vote!!
  • March Madness-Final 8

    The winners from the left side and right side of the brackets have been is the time to choose your favorite books from the final 8. Want to vote? Click on the link to get to the Google Form, voting will end by 10 PM this evening.
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Day

    "Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. March 21st is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome (3/21). Socks were chosen because the karyotype of DS chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks!" East Dover will celebrate this day on Monday, March 22nd. Feel free to wear crazy socks or blue and yellow, the symbolic colors of the day. Check out some wonderful resources by clicking on the above link.
  • East Dover Spirit Wear

    The East Dover PTO has created an online store where you can browse and shop for over 1000 difference styles of East Dover Spirit wear! IF YOU ORDER IN THE MONTH OF MARCH YOU CAN GET 30% OFF! **USE CODE - March21 at checkout! Click on the link to check out all of the great styles!!
  • Next Phase #TRSafeReturn

    Students were excited to start the next phase of returning to school. Safety patrol helped guide students and assisted to make sure social distancing was enforced.
  • Let the Reading Begin....

    March Madness Book Tournament!! 16 books, only 1 winner. Join East Dover as we celebrate reading during the month of March. "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -Frederick Douglass
  • Read Across America Spirit Week!!

    Show your school spirit by participating in Read Across America week. Check out the flyer to see how you can help spread positive vibes at East Dover!
  • Love was in the Air

    4th and 5th grade students in Technology Club coded their own Google Doodles for Valentine's Day.  Their personalized Google Logos showed off some of their favorite things and came "to life" when activated.  They've grown tremendously as computer programmers! Click on the link to see more...
  • Virtual Days

    Due to the inclement weather, school will be virtual on Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd. Students are to follow their regular 4 hour school schedule. Click on the link to check the bell schedule.
  • Attendance Protocol

    Please read Mr. Gray's message regarding attendance by clicking on the link.
  • Early Dismissal for Students

    Students will have an early dismissal on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Staff will be participating in professional development for the remainder of the school day.
  • East Dover's Outstanding Teachers!

    Congratulations to Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Kruger for being named Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Lisa Kontogiannis the Educational Professional of the Year. East Dover could not be prouder of these two amazing professionals.
  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

    A reminder that Tuesday, January 12th, Wednesday, January 13th, and Thursday, January 14th are parent teacher conferences. Students have early dismissal for those days.
  • Picture Retake Days

    On Wednesday, January 20th and Thursday, January 21st, East Dover is offering picture retakes. Please check with your student's homeroom teacher for more information.
  • 'Tis The Season'

    The Giving Tree at East Dover was a success. This year has brought forth many challenges but that didn't stop the teachers from working together to make this holiday season bright. A special thank you to Tracey Fournier for organizing and her worker elves who made this all possible. Happy Holidays!!
  • Winter Spirit Week

    Join in the holiday fun and participate in East Dover's Winter School Spirit Week from Monday December 14th through Friday December 18th. Click on the link for details.
  • A Great Time at the Virtual Pajama Party

    Thank you to all the families that attended our East Dover Parent Academy virtual pajama party. We loved the Warm Chocolate book that Mrs. Cassidy and Mrs. Kozlik presented. It truly warmed our hearts to see that kindness goes a long way and is much needed in the world today. Mrs. Cummings made our brain break fun with a virtual snowball movement game. Finally Mrs. Gullace and Miss Rosa demonstrated some cool things to do with a deck of cards to build our math fact muscles. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday! Keep the joy of learning in your hearts even in these uncertain times.
  • School Pictures

    School pictures have been scheduled for December 8th and 9th. Parents of all virtual students will be able to make appointments for pictures on December 8th between 2pm and 4pm. Check with your child's teacher for more information.
  • Virtual Parent Academy Pajama Party

    Hop into the holiday season with some fun reading and math activities. Monday, December 7th, 2020, from 4-5 PM. Click on the link above for more information.
  • Virtual Technology Club

    Just a reminder to 4th and 5th grade students, please complete the Google Form if you would like to participate in Tech Club. The club will meet once a week before school hours, from 8:30 AM-9:10 AM. Topics will include coding, S.T.E.A.M. projects and robotics.
  • Raptor Training

    The staff at East Dover Elementary were trained by Assistant Superintendent Mr. Ricotta on the Raptor Technology.
  • Virtual Book Fair

    East Dover Elementary will be hosting a virtual book fair starting on Monday, November 16th. Flyers and a link for the website will come home with the students. Free shipping on orders over $25.
  • East Dover Shows Their Halloween Spirit

    East Dover students dressed up on Wednesday and Thursday in Halloween attire to show their school spirit. Click on the link to see more pictures.
  • Welcome Back

    Phase 3 is underway and East Dover was excited to welcome back their 2nd through 5th grade students. **Please be sure to fill out the daily Covid screener on the days your child is coming for in-person learning. Click on the link for further instructions.
  • Dress Up for Halloween

    Students will be allowed to wear Halloween Costumes to school if they choose to! We will not be having parties or the parade. COHORT A-Wednesday, October 28, 2020 COHORT B-Thursday, October 29, 2020
  • Violence Awareness Week & Red Ribbon Week

    East Dover will be participating in school wide activities to promote peace in our school. Violence Awareness Week & Red Ribbon Week will be observed from October 19th through October 23rd. Please click on the link to see the schedule of events.
  • Week of RESPECT

    East Dover will be celebrating Week of Respect from October 5th to October 9th. Please click on the link to see the schedule.
  • Virtual Learning Parent Academy

    Free virtual parent academy is scheduled for three nights; Tuesday, September 29th, Wednesday, September 30th, and Thursday October 1st, with 2 sessions on each night. Click on the link for more information.
  • Back to School Night

    East Dover's Virtual Back to School Night will be on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Please click on the link above to see the grade level times and instructions.
  • Meeting Teachers Virtually

    Teachers and students had the opportunity to meet virtually on the first day of school. East Dover is doing their best to make online learning as meaningful and creative as possible.  We are looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year!
  • Student Material Pickup

    East Dover's Material Pickup is scheduled for September 9th and 10th. Please click on the link for times and directions.
  • Back to School

    Welcome Back to School East Dover Elementary. School begins on September 8th at 9:25am. Teachers are looking forward to starting a new school year. Remember to click on the Google Meet link in your homeroom to meet your teacher.
  • Chromebook Pick Up

    East Dover's scheduled chromebook pick up is Tuesday, September 1st from 9am-1pm at the RWJ Barnabas Arena at High School North. Please click on the link to read other important information from our building principal, Mr. Gray.
  • Stepping Up Ceremony

    We are so VERY proud of our 5th Graders at East Dover Elementary. Please click on the above link to watch the "Stepping Up" into intermediate school ceremony. We wish our 5th graders the best of luck and we hope they come back to visit. "Once a bear, always a bear!"
  • Saying 'Goodbye' to an Amazing East Dover Bear

    It wasn't quite the goodbye many teachers imagine, but Mrs. Jaclyn Lomer announced her retirement during COVID-19's pandemic. She was not only an inspiration to the students she taught but to her fellow colleagues, as well. She started in 1984 at Hilltop Nursery, teaching preschool and full day kindergarten. In 1989, she became a 1st grade teacher at Seaside Park Elementary.  She worked there 21 years, until they had to close their doors after Hurrican Sandy.  In 2010, East Dover gained an excellent educator. Jackie started as a 3rd grade teacher and after 2 years, transferred to kindergarten, where she taught for 8 years.  During her 10 years at East Dover, Jackie was extremely involved in many committees, such as Parent Academy, Sunshine Club, Mind Aligned, Arts Integration, Assessment Committee, and others.  Jackie looks forward to her retirement hoping to enjoy some of her favorite activities like skiing, reading, relaxing at the beach, and doing arts and crafts.  We wish her all the best.  Please watch the beautiful video her daughters created by clicking on the above link.
  • East Dover's Virtual Talent Show

    In light of everything going on, Mrs. Gullace and Mrs. Pokorny wanted to maintain a PBSIS event that brings the school so much joy, the talent show. Students submitted videos of them performing their talents from home. It is with great pleasure to present East Dover's First Virtual Talent Show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show...
  • Student Material Pick Up

    Please click on the above link to read the letter from Mr. Gray and Ms. Nocera regarding the process of picking up student materials from East Dover Elementary. If you have East Dover library books or borrowed band/string instruments, they can be returned at this time, too.
  • East Dover Celebrates Earth Day

    Students in the first grade classes shared their recycled insect projects for Earth Day. Many students had fun creating insects using materials found inside and outside their homes. Students are doing an amazing job keeping up their enthusiam for digital learning.
  • East Dover Elementary Video

    Just a little something to say, "Welcome Back" from our short and sweet spring break. We are sending our East Dover Bears a message of hope...hang in there, we miss you!
  • Spirit Week

    East Dover is celebrating Spirit Week starting Tuesday, April 14th to Friday, April 17th. Click on the link to see the schedule. Let's Come Together and Celebrate! Go East Dover Bears!!
  • Autism Awareness

    Wear something blue on April 2 in support of understanding and acceptance for people with autism. Light It Up Blue takes place on April 02, 2020, which is the same day World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed. This initiative is intended to raise awareness of autism and to honor all those affected by autism.
  • Not Just Virtual Learning

    Fourth grade students shared their S.T.E.A.M. projects. It was great to see students step away from their computers and build something using whatever supplies they had. Teaching and learning virtually has been quite an adjustment, but it seems like everyone is doing their best to work together as a team.
  • Revised Virtual Lesson Plans

    The revised virtual lesson plans can be found when clicked on the above link. Please remember to reach out to your teachers if you are having problems. This is the first time we have all been in this situation, so there is definitely going to be a learning curve. Keep up the lines of communication and take a deep breath, you are doing a wonderful job!!
  • Read Across the Classrooms!!

    The students at East Dover had so many wonderful readers come into their classrooms! It was awesome to see how excited the students were to share their love of reading with the guest readers including their families, district personnel, and community leaders.
  • Scholastic Book Fair

    Scholastic Book Fair will be from Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 6th. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the above link.
  • Read Across America

    Read Across America Week starts on Monday, March 2nd and will end on March 6th. We have many exciting activities going on throughout the week. Please click on the link above to see dress up days!
  • Spring Pictures

    Spring pictures will be on Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th. Please check with your student's teacher to see which day is scheduled.
  • Luau Day

    Show your school spirit for PBSIS and wear Hawaiian attire for East Dover's Luau Day on Friday, February 21st.
  • 100th Day of School

    Students at East Dover came dressed up as 100 year olds to celebrate the 100th day of school. 
  • Family Fitness Night

    Looking forward to Family Fitness Night on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 5-7pm. For those that registered please enter through the main entrance to sign in. Don't forget to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers! Sponsored by the Toms River Education Association.
  • Coins for Koalas and Kangaroos Raises $10,500!

    Olivia Frantantoni did an amazing job fundraising for the koalas and kangaroos that were injured and displaced in the Australian fires. East Dover came together and raised $5,250 with their donations. The Zoological Society of New Jersey agreed to match the school's effort, making the total donation $10,500. Great job East Dover!!  Check out the full article by clicking on the link.
  • Ms. Nocera's Book Debuts on February 25th

    East Dover's Supervisor, Ms. JoAnn Nocera's book will be published on Febrauary 25th. Give Me Back My Crayons, “ really about coming to an awareness of who you are-- whether you’re a child or an adult-- and unlocking your creative potential, and giving yourself permission to let it come out,” Nocera said. Congratualtions to Ms. Nocera on this amazing accomplishment. You can find the full aricle on the link above.
  • Superbowl Day

    Friday, January 31st show your school spirit by wearing your favorite team shirt.
  • Lead U Comes to East Dover

    Lead U presented at East Dover for the entire school. Students had such a wonderful time and were eager to participate in the assembly. Lead U's Mission Statement: We are a positive group of teaching artists who creatively engage, educate, and empower learners of all ages to find the leaders within themselves.  A huge thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event!
  • East Dover Honors its Staff

    East Dover is proud to present Mrs. Beth Pokorny, as Teacher of the Year and Ms. Cristina Shaffery, as the Educational Support Staff Person of the Year! East Dover is lucky to have these two amazing women teaching and caring for our students. Honors that are so well deserved, congratulations!!
  • Superhero Day

    On Wednesday, January 15th, show your school spirit by dressing like your favorite superhero.
  • Coins for Koalas and Kangaroos

    Help Australian animals by bringing in your spare change. Donations are being collected to help the animals that have been injured by the Australian bushfires. Each class will have their own bucket, and the class that raises the most money will win a pizza party.
  • We Are TR

    This is a student-made video speaking out against the budget cut crisis. Students at the high school level were assigned to spread awareness.  Click on the above link to view.
  • There's a MINION Reasons to Love East Dover

    On Wednesday, January 8th, East Dover wants everyone to show their school spirit by dressing like a minion.
  • Pajama Day

    Friday, December 20th, show your school spirit by wearing pajamas to school.
  • East Dover Re-opens Sensory Room

    East Dover has re-opened the doors of the Sensory Room. Read the article about how the idea was inspired and how this space was transformed into a safe and calming environment.
  • Band/4th Grade Chorus Concert

    East Dover's Band and 4th Grade Chorus will be performing on Thursday, December 19th. Parents are welcome to the 10am show.
  • A Great Time at Math Night

    Parents and students enjoyed themselves at math night. After having some pizza, grade levels were organized and sent to participate in math games.
  • District Rallies to Save Our Schools

    Tuesday, December 10th, the district rallied in Trenton to restore the state aid funding. Click on the link to read the full article.
  • Ugly Sweater Day

    Friday, December 13th, is wear your ugliest holiday sweater.
  • Family Math Night

    Family Math Night will be on Tuesday, December 10th from 5pm to 7pm. Please enter by the cafeteria. Looking forward to a fun-filled night!!
  • Holiday Shop

    East Dover's Holiday Shop starts on, Monday, December 2nd and ends on, Friday, December 6th. Many volunteers are needed for this event. Please use the sign up genius link to volunteer by clicking on "Holiday Shop" above.
  • Thanksgiving Break

    Shortened day for students and staff on Wednesday, November 27th, 1:55 dismissal. No school for Thanksgiving break, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Have a healthy and very happy Thanksgiving!!
  • Picture Retakes

    Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 26th for students who were absent, new to our school, or those who would just like a new picture.
  • Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

    Mickey Mouse's Birthday is Monday, November 18th. Wear Disney attire to help celebrate this cartoon character's birthday.
  • Veteran's Day

    In honor or our veterans, wear red, white, and blue on Monday, November 11th.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    The Toms River Schools will continue the PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE program to further develop communications between the home and school. This year, parent/teacher conference days have been established for November 12th, 13th and 14th. November 12th is designated for evening conferences. Due to trimesters, your child’s teacher will discuss progress to date and report cards will be available on the Parent Portal on January 10, 2020. Click on the link to see East Dover's Time Schedule
  • East Dover Halloween Parade

    Students at East Dover Elementary came dressed and ready for the parade despite the weather. High School East's marching band played Thriller, while the students marched in their costumes. Check out the East Dover Happenings to see more pictures of all of the great things going on at East Dover!
  • iReady Wall of Champions

    Students at East Dover are determined to complete iReady lessons so they can earn a spot on the iReady Wall of Champions.
  • Halloween Parade

    The Halloween Parade at East Dover will be on Wednesday, October 30th at 1:45, all parents/guardians are welcome to come. NO parents are allowed in the building unless they are a class parent and have notified their child's teacher. The parade will only take place if weather permits. Please, no masks, no weapons (swords, knives, rifles...) and parents should not come dressed up.
  • MindALIGNED Integrates Art

    Students in Mrs. Lomer's class create depictions of the seasons, using geometric shapes and their imaginations.
  • Family Reading Night

    East Dover's Parent Academy presents:  Reading with Family is S'more Fun!! Tuesday, October 22nd from 5-7pm, students and their families will have a fun-filled night of reading activities, refreshments, give-aways, and raffles. Sponsored by the Toms River Education Association.
  • Red Ribbon/Anti-Violence Week

    Red Ribbon/Anti-Violence Week begins on Monday, October 21st and wraps up on Friday, October 25th at East Dover Elementary. Students will participate in various themed activities to promote healthy choices and taking a stand against school violence. Click on the link to see the schedule.
  • Pretty in Pink

    Students dress in their pink attire on Friday, October 18th for cancer awareness.
  • Fall Frenzy

    The PTO and PBSIS will be sponsoring a Fall Frenzy on Thursday, October 17th from 5:30-7pm. Sensory needs/Pre-K students are welcomed to come 5-5:30pm. Students will be decorating pumpkins and trick or treating in the halls.
  • Week of Respect Ends in School Spirit

    Friday, October 11th will end our Week of Respect at East Dover Elementary. Students can wear school colors, blue and gold, to show their school spirit!
  • Pretzel Sale

    Students can purchase Philly Pretzels during their lunch period on Thursday, October 10th.
  • Picture Day is Coming...

    Students will dress to impress on either Wednesday, October 16th or Thursday, October 17th. Check with your child's teacher!
  • Take a Stand Against Bullying

    On Wednesday, October 9th students can "Take a Stand Against Bullying" and dress up as their favorite SUPERHERO!!
  • Week of Respect

    East Dover kicks off their Week of Respect on October 7th! Adminstration and teachers will be carrying out various lessons and activities to demonstrate the importance of being a respectful citizen in our school community.
  • Smencil Sale

    There will be a Smencil Sale during lunches on October 3rd! $1 per Smencil.
  • Positive Vibe Day

    School Spirit Day-Friday, September 27th. Wear a shirt with a postive message!!
  • Scholastic Book Fair

    East Dover's Scholastic Book Fair will begin on Monday, September 23rd and finish on Friday, September 27th. If you are able to volunteer, please click on the link.
  • District Sock Drive

    Toms River Schools Peer Leadership Ambassadors will be assisting with the Sock Drive, a collection that is designed to help the homeless population in our community. You can show your support by sending in a new pair of socks. Donations are being accepted through Monday September 30, 2019.
  • Ocean County 4-H Club Program

    Rutgers Cooperative Extension and 4-H is starting a FREE Robotics Club for Ocean County kids Grades 4-8. Learn to build Lego robots, program them to move and drive, and compete against other Lego League teams. The first meeting is Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County at 1623 Whitesville Rd Toms River, NJ 08755 Any questions please contact:
  • Back to School Night

    East Dover's Back to School Night is on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Click on link to see the flyer.  Pre school and Kindergarten-5:00pm; Grade 1-5:30pm; Grade 2-6:00pm; Grade 3-6:30pm; Grade 4-7:00pm; Grade 5-7:30pm. Special Subjects-6:00-7:00pm
  • East Dover's First School Spirit Day

    Friday, September 6th is our first East Dover School Spirit Day for the new school year. Show your Bears pride by wearing blue or gold.
  • Welcome Back to School

    School is in session on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Students have early dismissal at 1:55pm. Looking forward to an exciting school year!
  • PBSIS End of The Year Celebration

    During the event, students were surprised by the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit landing a Bell Helicopter on our field! Students were able to tour the helicopter and the entire East Dover School body was able to take a picture with the State Troopers!

    Teacher of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Altobello Educational Services Professional of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Zonin
  • NEA Big Read Kicks Off in Grand Style at East Dover

    A camo truck sat in front of East Dover Elementary School Jan. 23 as families entered for a fun-filled evening honoring veterans and themed after Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, the district's NEA Big Read selection for 2018-2019.
  • 2019 NEA Big Read Kickoff Event Jan. 23 at East Dover

    Jan. 14, 2019-- Toms River’s 2018-2019 NEA Big Read program will kick off next week with a free event at East Dover Elementary School. The first in this year's robust timeline of events, the Kickoff will take place 5-7 p.