• 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!
  • Band/String Concert

    May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Have a wonderful SPRING BREAK!

  • 2 nd Annual Recycled Art Contest for Earth Day

    Toms River Groups Hold 2 nd Annual Recycled Art Contest for Earth Day
  • Spring Egg Hunt

    Bring your own Basket! Saturday April 13, 2019 at the East Dover Turf Field

    Social and Emotional Learning Parent Academy Night Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Hooper Avenue Elementary
  • East Dover S.T.E.A.M. Night

    Join us on March 12, 2019 5p.m. - 7p.m. as we create, tinker, discover, and learn.
  • Read Across America

    East Dover's Staff performs a readers workshop to encourage students to read each day.
  • FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT - February 12, 2019 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    We invite our East Dover families to come and participate in our FAMILY FITNESS NIGHT. Join us as we improve our health habits.

    Teacher of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Altobello Educational Services Professional of the Year 2019 - Mrs. Zonin
  • Annual First Grade Soup- er Bowl Challenge

    The Annual First Grade Soup- er Bowl Challenge has been a huge success. We have collected 274 cans to donate to the Peoples Pantry. East Dover has predicted that the Rams will win with a count of 176 cans to the Patriots 98. We appreciate all your support and for showing that East Dover cares and is Grrrreat! THANK YOU AGAIN ! The East Dover First Grade
  • NEA Big Read

  • 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.
  • Referendum Information

    As you are aware, in order that the Toms River Regional School District can continue to provide the high-quality educational opportunities that our community has come to expect, the school board has approved a referendum vote for January 22, 2019. Please take a moment to watch a short informative video regarding the referendum.
  • 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.
  • Grade Two Holiday Show

    The replay of the Grade Two Holiday Show will be on Thursday, December 13, and Friday, December 14th at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Fios - Channel 26 Comcast - Channel 21
  • Reading Workshop

    The East Dover Parent Academy sponsored a Family Reading Night. Mrs. Altobello and Mrs. Cassidy invited families to come out for a book discussion and activity of Trudy Ludwig’s The Invisible Boy. 
  • Family Coding and Engineering Night

    Please join us for Family Coding and Engineering Night Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Toms River High School East Media Center. This evening will be a wonderful opportunity for families to do an hour of computer programming together! All three of our High Schools robotics teams will present their work and conduct demonstrations with their FTC robots. At this special evening of learning and fun, parent-child teams will complete fun puzzles and challenges and learn core concepts in coding. Teams will learn how to apply their coding through various tools such as Arduino Microcontrollers, Finch and Spehro Robots, and some logic and reasoning puzzles and games. No coding experience needed and free for all participants! Student volunteers will be available for support. We encourage all of our students and family members to attend this exciting evening to learn the basics of computer programing and how coding is applied to real-world problems. This night is sponsored by the Toms River Education Association. We hope to see you at Family Code Night!
  • East Dover Ghost Story Contest

    Our third, fourth, and fifth grade students once again demonstrated their astounding talents in our first ever East Dover Ghost Story and Art Contest! Over a hundred spine-tingling stories and phantasmagorical works of art were submitted to our esteemed panel of judges. From ghostly principals to nightmarish mazes, creativity and craft were on full display. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated! 
  • Five Toms River Schools Win OceanFirst Grants

    This past spring, 12 of Toms River Regional’s 18 schools wrote lengthy proposals to make over classrooms with the hope of winning a biannual Model Classroom grant from the OceanFirst Foundation. The foundation hosted an awards banquet the evening of Oct. 2 at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, NJ to recognize applicants and announce its 2018 winners.  
  • Ocean First Foundation Grant Winner $10,000

    Congratulations to Mrs. Kruger for winning a 10,000 Grant from the Ocean First Foundation for our new Sensory Room.
  • Early Dismissal Schedule

    On June 19, 20, 21, and 22 East Dover will dismiss students at 1:55 p.m.
  • East Dover's Garden Mural

    "Education is the wings on which dreams take flight" East Dover Elementary students and their families celebrated the installation of a 3-panel mural painted by staff and students at East Dover Elementary School on Friday, June 1st during the school-wide art show. 
  • Toyota World helps East Dover Elementary Students

    Toyota World is doing an amazing fundraiser for our school during the month of April to help support Autism Awareness and our population of students that have Autism. All the money that they raise during this month will come directly to our school and will be used to buy materials that will specifically support our students and their needs. We want to give them a huge thank you and let them know how much we appreciate what they are doing for our school and students. We hope that in return all of our East Dover families will also support them.
  • Spring Into Reading!                  April 17th  6 p.m.    

    We invite our East Dover families to come out and “Nourish your Mind” with a book discussion and activity featuring "The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World",  by Maria Dismondy. Together we will discuss ways to bring books to life in your home and spread kindness throughout our school and home communities. 
  • Community Meeting - Capital Projects Referendum

    March 27th 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. East Dover Elementary School Gym
  • 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.
  • Monday is Grade Level Color Day!

    Kindergarten - blue        Grade 1 - yellow   Grade 2 - white   Grade 3 - purple              Grade 4- black    Grade 5 - red                                     
  • The March 7, 2018 Professional Development Day was a tremendous success at East Dover.

    Staff members started the day off with team building activities in the gymnasium lead by Physical Education teachers Mr. Cassidy and Mr. Walsh. Staff members were provided presentations on Student Growth,Security Protocols, Mathematical Reasoning/Problem Solving and Inclusion within East Dover. We would like to thank Mr. Gray, Ms. Nocera, Mrs. Forrest, Mrs. Wilbert, and Mrs. Weber for providing valuable information at today's training!
  • Book Fair

    BOOK FAIR- Feb 12-16   Parents can preview the fair flyer online!!!!
  • Week of February 12th JUMP ROPE FOR HEART PROGRAM

    It's that time for jump rope for heart!! Heart disease is the No.1 killer of all Americans and its preventable through lifestyle changes. East Dover Bears are taking on the challenge of raising money and awareness to wipe out heart disease. Last year we raised $2190.00 and our goal this year is to exceed $3000.00 .During physical education/health classes students will be jumping rope, hula hooping and exercising to music while raising money for a great cause. So please BEAR NATION lets join the American Heart Association Scare Squad to support our students in this important experience. Thanks Mr.Cassidy and Mr. Walsh
  • The First Graders are sponsoring a “Soup”er Bowl Challenge from Monday, 1/29/18 to Friday 2/2/18.

    We are asking for donations of canned soup which will be donated to the Peoples Pantry.

    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 2018 Teacher of the Year is Mr Michael Ritacco. Mr. Ritacco is currently a Fifth Grade Teacher at East Dover! Our Educational Professional of the Year, is Mrs. Dana Weber. Mrs. Weber is currently a LDTC (Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant) working in our Child Study Team office. 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.
  • Parent Academy - BOOK CLUB

    Join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm (in Library/Media) to discuss "The Essential 55", by Ron Clark. Even if you haven’t read the book, these life rules below will help us as parents discover the successful student in every child. This New York Times bestseller helps all of us raise the standards and expect the best from our kids. Come and join us in a wonderful night of growing and learning together! Enjoy sandwiches and light refreshments. See you there.
  • DELAYED OPENING Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Due to last night's snowfall and resulting road conditions, all Toms River Regional Schools will operate on a delayed opening schedule today. For details, go to .
  • News 12 Features Silver Bay Elementary in Beaumont Adoption Story

    News 12 visited Silver Bay Elementary School as part of its coverage of Toms River's adoption of Beaumont, Texas, for which Toms River Regional Schools plays an integral role.
  • School Closed for Fall Break

    Toms River Regional Schools will be closed November 6th  -  November 10th.

    Our district has been named 2017 Distinguished Organization of the Year by the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce.

    Toms River Regional Schools is on Instagram! Follow us @ tomsriverregionalschools. (And, if you haven’t already, ‘like’ and follow us on Facebook!

    Toms River’s first NEA Big Read kicks off Oct. 2 and lasts throughout the entire month. For all information including a timeline of events, visit the Big Read Website
  • Our Story

    A comprehensive recap of district accomplishments over the past several years as well as current and future initiatives.

    Our first day of school is September 4, 2017. We are looking forward to another amazing year. GO BEARS!!
  • Student Appreciation Day - RESCHEDULED

    East Dover Families, Due to the high temperatures and humidity we regretfully have to reschedule the Student Appreciation Day. We will be holding the event now on its Rain Date, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. We apologize for the change in schedule but we were waiting to see if the heat wave moved out quicker than expected. NEW DATE: STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 Volunteers: If you DO NOT think you can attend the Wednesday event, please contact your child's teacher! Thank you!
  • 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.

    Please return participation slip by May 9th.
  • Inspiring Future Innovators

    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
  • East Dover Elementary School PTO/Joan Auer Brice Memorial Scholarship

    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
  • Father Daughter Dance - 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
  • P.T. O. Meeting - February 28, 2017

    Please join us for an interactive session using our school chromebooks and experience what your child is learning in the classroom. 

    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. 
  • "Soup" er Bowl Challenge

    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
  • Teacher of the Year

    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.
  • Community Helpers

    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!
  • NJDOE Education Services Professional of the Year Nomination

    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
  • Spirit Day

    Our staff and students are encouraged to wear yellow, red, white, and blue to honor our military.
  • Early Dismissal

    On Wednesday, December 7th students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.
  • East Dover Elementary School's Annual Holiday Social

    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.
  • School Store

    We will have our school store during lunches on Friday, November 18th.
  • "Spirit Day"

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

    On Monday, October 31st students may wear their Halloween costume to school.
  • Ocean First Model Classroom Grant Winner

    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!"
  • New Media Center

    East Dover Elementary School had the grand opening for their new Media Center.

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