In the Know...

  • Class of 2021

    Congratulations to our 2021 Seniors!
  • Summer Reading Project

    TR Schools Summer Read Project ~ click here to learn more. Scroll to the bottom for elementary assignment: Book Talk.
  • Camp Invention Flyer

    Register at INVENT.ORG/CAMP Grades: K - 6th Date: July 12 - 15, 2021 Time & Cost: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Extended Day Hours Available Camp Director: Christine Girtain |
  • West Dover's Class of 2021

    Congratulations to our 5th Grade Class of 2021! See more pictures in our photo link.
  • Ice Cream

    PTO buys Ice Cream for the Staff at WD. Thank you for our awesome PTO members.
  • Cub Scout

    Interested in becoming a Cub Scout? Come to WD Friday 6/4/21 & 6/18/21 (6-8) to learn more. Open to Grades K-4
  • Girls on the Run!

    Our 5th grade girls have a unique opportunity to participate in an empowerment group called Girls on the Run and they are loving every minute of it. Click to see more photos.
  • First Grade Arbor Day

    WD first graders participate in an annual Arbor Day Ceremony to plant trees on property.
  • Happy Earth Day

    Students at WD participate in Earth Day activity. Doing our part to keep the Earth clean.
  • Spring Break

    School will be closed 4/2 and reopen 4/12. Happy Spring Break! Be sure to check out the PTO/Parent Tab for updates and school activities.
  • Early Dismissal

    3/11/21 School will follow an early dismissal schedule - Staff PD day
  • PTO Info

    Be sure to click the "Parent Link" under "Navigation" to see current PTO events and info. Join the BlueJay Bulletin to see Mr. Pallen's announcements with join code: vni4mmg
  • PTO

    Grab your West Dover Gear ~Deadline to Order 3-15
  • Virtual Q&A

    West Dover to host a VIRTUAL School Community/Q&A on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 before the PTO meeting which is scheduled for 7:00. Meet link will be the link on the Blue Jay bulletin Google Classroom (Join code: vni4mmg)
  • Learning Model Form

    Learning model choice for each child should be made by Tuesday, February 16. If a model is not selected, your child will default to in-person learning. This choice reflects a commitment through the end of the school year and can only be changed by request. See form here.
  • TR Safe Return Plan

    The four days per week of in-person learning will take effect March 1 for elementary students, and March 15 for secondary students. Click for more information on this plan.
  • WD Scholarship

    West Dover PTO is pleased to offer scholarships this year to graduating seniors from the Toms River Regional Schools.
  • Snow = Virtual Day

    Due to weather, school is all virtual 2-1-2021
  • Early dismissal/Closings

    1/26/2021 Early Dismissal for Staff PD. School is closed for President's Day on Friday, 2/12 & Monday, 2/15.
  • Picture Day

    Picture Day for virtual students: Feb 9th. Payment is due at time of photo session & you must sign-up. Click for link. 
  • Welcome 2021

    Change the date to 2021!
  • Virtual Conferences

    Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on January 12, 13, and 14, 2021. (13th evening)
  • Santa Visits

    Santa Visits West Dover
  • Inclement Weather = Virtual Day

    12-17-20 Virtual day due to inclement weather.
  • Calling All Artists

    Design our yearbook cover. Please follow guidelines and timeline if interested see PTO.
  • West Dover Recognition

    West Dover would like to recognize our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rebecca Curatolo and our Professional Educator of the Year, Mrs. Elise Longo. Congratulations to two amazing staff members who are so deserving our this great honor!
  • Hybrid

    Return to hybrid learning Dec. 7th.
  • Hackathon

    Calling all creative problem solvers, coders, STEAM makers and artists, families and friends... TR: TechReady Hackathon is this weekend! Want to learn more? Join us for one of the kickoff information session this Friday, November 20 at 3:00pm. Simply complete the application to get the
  • Dining Fundraiser

    Take Out Tuesday, Jan. 5th Al's Pizza!
  • PTO News

    Don't forget to check out our PTO tab for all upcoming events including: Pie Sale, Fundraisers Holiday Bazaar, and more.
  • Holiday Gift Drive for Senior Citizens

    'Tis the season to spread cheer. Toms River Schools will host a gift drive for Senior Citizens. Our Collection will end December 4th.
  • October & Respect

    Students participated in making a video emphasizing RESPECT for this past October. We are filled with West Dover Pride.
  • November & Veterans

    West Dover would like to honor any families with military members. Fill out the form if you you would like to participate in honoring our military this November.
  • Halloween Spirit

    Dressing up for Halloween
  • Welcome Students

    WD welcomes all students! Grades 2-5 will be following the Hybrid schedule beginning Monday, October 26th. Please be sure to fill out the daily Covid Screening form through the parent portal in Genesis. There are directions linked here. Bus passes are also available in the parent portal.  
  • Thanksgiving Pie

    Support 5th Graders: Pies for Sale Pickup 11/24/2020 1:30-3pm & 4:00-6pm near the gym
  • Dress Up & Donuts

    WD PTO invites you to come in costume and enjoy some donuts. Grades K-2 (4:00-5pm) Grades 3-5 (5:00-6pm). Pre-orders only!
  • Welcoming Back our Students

    We were so excited to welcome back our WD students! See our photos.
  • Welcoming Back Our Bluejay Friends

    WD welcomes back our newest Kdg and returning 1st grade Bluejays!
  • Respect Week 10/5-10/9

    Monday: Team up against bullying...Wear Team Shirts Tuesday: Let’s all be tied together...Wear Ties/Bows Wednesday: Relax, Don’t Bully...PJ Day! Thursday: Be a Superhero...Dress like a Superhero Friday: Be United...WD Attire
  • PTO Information

    Click here to see flyers and more updates from our PTO
  • Photos

    Back in full swing! First day photos ... click here to see more.
  • Welcome Back

    Welcome West Dover Friends. Looking forward to a great 2020-2021 school year. School stars 9/8/20. Click here for the virtual handbook for 2020-2021.  Virtual Back to Sch Night 9/22/20.
  • Important Info for Devices

    Gear Up for Virtual Learning - Sept. 2 (9am-1pm) Click here for more info on chromebook devices
  • Attention Parents

    Parent Portal If you have not already done so, please login to your Parent Portal (click on the Messages tab) and choose which learning model (Blended or Virtual) you would like your child to participate in for the 2020-2021 school year. We are in the final stages of scheduling and need all parent responses by Thursday, August 13, 2020.
  • Goodbye & Good Luck

    Wishing our 5th grade class of 2020 all the best! "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Retirement Wishes

    "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" A.A. Milne ~Winnie the Pooh. Congratulations to Mrs. Caprio & Mrs. Lasko. West Dover was lucky to have had you over the years. Best wishes on your retirement.
  • Summer Skills

    Keep sharp this summer! Click here to see some summer ideas! Keep Reading! Keep Shining!
  • Student Appreciation Video

    PTO and students created a video for WD teachers.
  • WD Video, Best of the West

    West Dover Staff Gives Bluejay Students a Reason to Smile. Note: We do not own the right to the music content.
  • Spirit Week

    Spirit Week Monday: Superhero,  Tuesday: School Attire, Wednesday: Crazy Hat, Thursday: Jersey Day, Friday: Sock Day
  • Spirit Week

    Please take note of the upcoming Spirit Week Monday: Superhero Day, Tuesday: School Attire, Wednesday: Crazy Hat, Thursday: Jersey Day, Friday: 

    Distance Learning in effect starting Monday 3/16/2020.
  • Google

    If you need help accessing your child's google classroom account, email Mrs. Smith or your child's teacher. I've posted a video link to help sign in and navigate Google Classroom. 
  • Early Dismissal

    Students will have Early Dismissal 3/13/2020
  • PTO Mtg

    PTO Meeting 3/4/2020
  • PTO Art Night

    Family Art Night Friday 3/6/2020
  • Spirit Week

    Dr. Seuss Spirit Week~ Monday: PJ's, Tuesday: School Wear, Wednesday: Mis-matched,  Thursday: Crazy Socks, Friday: Class Color
  • PTO Event

    Cupcake Wars: 2/28/2020 6:30-8:30 return form by 2/7/2020
  • Jump for Heart

    Jump for Heart Program 2/14/2020 during Gym
  • Someone Special Dance

    PTO invites you to the Someone Special Dance 6-8 on 2/7/2020 Candy Grams on sale 2/3, 2/4, 2/5/2020 $0.50
  • Congratulations!

    Teacher and Educator of the Year 2019-2020: Mrs. Haug & Mrs. Lindenbaum! This was a well deserved award for these two hard-working individuals.
  • Food Drive

    The food drive will be 1/17/2020. Please help to replenish our community after the holidays.
  • Are you are Runner?

    Free Running Clinic: March 3rd (6:30-8) - see flyer sent home for details.
  • Picture Make-Up Day

    Jan 21st will be the picture retake or make-up day.
  • Reminder Parents

    Parent portal is open ... time to check those report cards!
  • January Events

    School Closed 1/20 for MLK Day, WD Pasta Event 1/24 (6-8:30,) PTO Mtg. 1/13 (7pm)
  • Coding Week - 2019

    Dec. 9-15th is Code Week! West Dover will participate all month long! Have you coded today?
  • American Legion

    Americanism Contest Winner! Congratulations to a job well done! 
  • Help TR

    The Rally in Trenton was Dec. 10th. Thanks for those who supported TR. #WhatTRStandsToLose
  • December Chorus Concert

    Chorus Concert Dec. 17th 10am & 6pm
  • PTO Holiday Event

    PTO Event: Breakfast with Santa, Shopping, and more. 12/7/19
  • Shortened Day 12/3/19

    Students will have a shortened day for Teacher In-service.

    PTO Mtg 12/9/19 at 7pm
  • Thanksgiving Week

    Early Dismissal Nov. 27th. Off Nov. 28th & 29th. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Book Fair

    Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 19th & 20th during school. It will be open to the general public on Saturday 11/16/19.
  • Food Drive

    Food Drive Friday, Nov. 15th ~ help those in need this Thanksgiving!
  • Holiday Bazaar

    November 16th from 10am-3pm
  • Veteran's Day Parade 2019

    Downtown Toms River Veteran's Day Parade. More pics in the photo section.
  • Fire Prevention Week

    West Dover celebrates Fire Safety with a visit from Toms River Fire Dept.
  • Conferences

    Parent/Teacher Conferences November 12, 13, 14th. Please return form by Oct.21st or ASAP. (Note: night conferences Tues only.)
  • Columbus Day

    5th Graders Celebrate Columbus Day: click on photos to see more pictures.
  • Respect Week

    West Dover Kicks Off Respect Week
  • School closed

    10/14 Columbus Day
  • Makerfest

    5th annual Jersey Shore Makerfest on Saturday, October 12th (10- 4)
  • Lead U

    Lead U visits students and staff at WDE for an empowering, interactive assembly. Kicking off the 2019-2020 school year as our “Best Selves!"
  • PTO Remind

    Sign up for the WD PTO Remind: To: 81010 Message: @westdo
  • Honoring Our Country

    West Dover remembering our country and honoring our flag on 9/11.
  • P.T.O.

    Upcoming Events: Fall Family Photos Oct.27th, Fall Fest Oct. 19th, Holiday Bazaar Nov. 16th. Click "P.T.O." for more details.
  • Back to School

    Back to School Night will be Thursday 9/19. K, 1st, & 2nd at 6-6:30, 3rd, 4th, 5th at 7-7:30. Special Teachers 6:30-7.
  • Welcome Back!

    We are off to a great first week! Looking forward to an amazing year!
  • 2019 Bring Your Child to Work Day

    Lots of handy helpers at West Dover today!
  • Tech Club

    Cup Stacking Games
  • Elementary Track

    Congratulations to the West Dover students who placed in the Elementary Track Meet this month.
  • Recorder Concert

    3rd graders in the recorder concert
  • 1st Grade

    First Grade Celebrates Arbor Day by planting a tree
  • Memorial Day

    School closed 5/27/19 Happy Memorial Day
  • Food Drive Friday

    Final Food Collection for the year 5/17/19
  • Attention Grade 5

    Transition Meeting Int. East - Tuesday May 7th(5:30 & 7) - Int. No. May 14th (5:30) - Int. So. May 22nd (6:00)
  • Memory Book

    Memory Book Sale $25 Due by May 8th
  • Elementary Track Meet

    May 16th Elementary Track Meet HSN at 5.
  • Updates

    PTO Mtg. 5/6/19
  • Most Improved Students

    Congratulations to our 2019 Most Improved WD Students
  • Recorders

    Recorder Concert for Gr. 3 on 5/2/19
  • Testing

    Gr. 5 Science Testing begins 5/6/19
  • Food Drive

    Friday 4/12/19 will be our next Food Drive.
  • Pictures

    Spring Pictures 4/4/19
  • Spring Break

    April 19th-26th Spring Recess
  • Shout-Outs

    PTO Memory Book Shout-Outs $5- Deadline 3/29 email
  • Spirit Week

    Spirit Week: March 4-8 Mon, Crazy Hair. Tues, WD Wear. Wed, Mismatched Day. Thurs, North or South Day. Fri, PJ Day.
  • Educational Professional and Teacher of the Year 2018-19

    Congratulations to our Mrs. Dispensiere & Miss. A!
  • Animal Shelter

    Animal Shelter Collection at WD 
  • Painting Party

    Register and pay online. Painting Party Feb 8th at 6pm.
  • Donut Sale

    Pre-order Uncle Dood Donuts for 2/22/19. Forms due 2/15/19.
  • Running Clinic

    Free running clinic 3/5/19 (6:30-8) at the Bubble. Must register.
  • PTO Spaghetti Dinner

    Dinner will be 2/22/19
  • Jump Rope for Heart

    Parents will be invited in on designated days to participate with JumpRope for Heart. 2/13/19, 2/14/19, 2/15/19
  • PTO News

    PTO Mtg  3/4/19, Lunch Sale 3/13/19, Dance 3/22/19
  • President's Day

    School Closed for students 2/18/19
  • Happy New Year

    2019 Welcome to the New Year
  • Parent Portal

    Portal open to parents 2/22/19 
  • Candy Cane Sale

    PTO Candy Cane Sale 12/10/18
  • Picture Make-Ups

    Picture Make-Up 12/14/18
  • Chorus Concert

    Chorus Concert 12/18/18 10am & 6pm
  • Mellow Mushroom Dining

    Dec 4th - must have flyer
  • Pie Sale

    Pie pick up until 6pm on Tuesday 11/20
  • Book Fair/Winterfest

    December 4th & 5th Scholastic Book Fair December 7th Winterfest
  • Updates

    Country Musician Jessie Chris to visit WD
  • School Closed

    Dec. 24-Jan. 1 
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

    November 13-15 (evening conference: Thursday)
  • Early Dismissal

    12/4/18  Early Dismissal 
  • Run for Life

    This Saturday is the Run for Life 10/6/18
  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party 10/26/18 Students may wear costumes to school on 10/30
  • Meeting

    Board of Ed Mtg. 10/17/18
  • School Closed

    School will be closed for students in honor of Columbus Day 10/8/18
  • PTO Reminders

    PTO Bingo 10/20/18,
  • Food Drive

    Our next Food Drive Friday 3/15 
  • Beach Mini Sessions

    PTO Fundraiser: Family Portraits on the Beach - Sept. 22nd. Register ahead of time. Return forms by Sept. 19th.
  • Welcome

    First Day Students Sept. 5th! Back to School Night Sept. 11th.
  • Important

    Shorten days: June 8th & June 19th-22nd.
  • 5th Graders

    5th Grade Picnic 6/11, 5th Grade Awards 6/15
  • Arbor Day

    The first graders will celebrate Arbor Day on April 27th at 11am
  • Chorus & Band Concert

    Band Concert 5/22/18 & Chorus Concert 5/31/18
  • 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.
  • Food Drive

    5/18 Food Drive Friday
  • Spring Pictures

    Spring Picture Day 3/23/18
  • 5th Grade Wax Museum

    The Wax Museum Gellis 10:30 on 3/14 & Meyer / Curatolo 11:00 on 3/28
  • Spring Recess

    School will be closed March 30th to April 6.
  • School Closed

    March 7th school is closed for students.
  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss

    Crazy Wacky week! Mon: Wear Stripes, Tues: Mismatched Socks, Wed: Inside Out Shirt, Thurs: Crazy Hats, Fri: Wear Your Fav Color
  • Memory Book Pics

    Pictures for the Memory Book will be taken 3/1/18.
  • Jump Rope for Heart

    Jump Rope for Heart Program on-going 2/14/18-2/16/18
  • Someone Special Dance

    Friday 2/9/18 6pm
  • Community Meeting

    Thursday, 2/8/18 6:30-7:30 West Dover Cafeteria Referendum & Energy Saving Plan
  • School Closed

    School is closed 2/19/18
  • School Closed

    School Closed Monday, January 15th.
  • Picture ReTake

    January 9th there will be make-up pictures
  • Holiday Break

    Wishing you a safe and happy holidays. School re-opens Jan. 2nd.
  • PTO Updates

    Craft & Vendor Holiday Show 11/17/18 (10-3) Pie Sale orders due with payment 11/2/18
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Remember there is a shortened day Wednesday, 11-23-17.
  • Birthday Gram

    Send in a Birthday Gram for your child's special day!
  • Memory Book

    Have any great pictures to share for the memory book? Send them to
  • Food Drive

  • PTO Reminders

    Pie distribution is Nov. 22nd from 2:30-6.
  • Food Drive

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Conferences will be Nov. 14, 15, & 16. Night Conferences are on Wednesday, Nov. 15th.
  • School Closed

    School is closed October 9th
  • Halloween Party

    Halloween Party Oct. 27th (7-9pm)
  • Reminders

    November Faculty meeting is cancelled

    School will be closed for Rosh Hashanah, September 21st.
  • Back to School Night

    Back to School Night September 12th.
  • Schools In Session

    School Starts Tuesday, September 5th. We can't wait to see all of your happy smiles.