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Mission Statement

Fostering love of learning and service to others,
we encourage all to achieve their personal best.
United together, parents, students and teachers, we guide each other to be successful,
confident, and contributing Catholic Christian witnesses
in God's ever-changing world.

 2016-17 School Theme
"Open the Eyes of my Heart, Lord!"

Latest News

News & Announcements

Seeking new Principal
January 26, 2017 Dear Parents,

In the areas of curriculum development, facility upgrades, and program enhancements we have made strides I never would have imagined fourteen years ago. We have evolved into a dynamic and vibrant school community! United together, dedicated faculty, involved parents, and happy and productive students, all work together under the leadership of a passionate school administration led by our Pastor and Schools’ Director, Father Scott, whose devotion to Catholic School is admirably evident to all. Where so many Catholic schools have closed their doors, WE are growing and bursting at the seams!

We are at a good place, and at a good time. And so it is with this confidence, at this place in time, to pass on the leadership to a new vision and a new principal at the close of this school year. I share with you that I have made the decision to retire this June as Principal of St. Joseph Grade School.

Words can never express the true depth of my love for St. Joseph Grade School. I am so proud of our school and all we have accomplished together here. Catholic schools, at their very best, form, inform, and transform all within its community. I believe this process happens every day within the classrooms of St. Joseph Grade School! I have been most fortunate and blessed to have shared this graced journey with so many of you and your children these fourteen years. May God continue his blessings on you, your families, and St. Joseph Grade School.

Most sincerely, Mrs. Williams

Please see employment ad in "More":

Coming September 2017! New Preschool
Offering 3 year old and 4 year old programs. Check under our Preschool tab for more information.
Scholastic Olympics 2017
We are proud to announce the Scholastic Olympics medal winners: History: Richard S, gold; Lena M, bronze. English: Miriam R, gold. Music: Gabriella C, gold; Joseph F, bronze. Art: Angelique G silver; Vivian D, bronze. Technology: Rocco N, silver. Spelling: Alexa B, bronze. We are proud of all our student participants!
Action Needed!
On February 28 Governor Christie will be presented with the new budget. It is very important that all our families write, call or email the Governor about the Transportation challenges facing non public school students! Please use the link below to raise your voice on this critical issue facing our families.
New Student Registration
Our New Student Registration for PreK to Grade 8 is February 8th, 10-12 noon OR 5-7 pm. Please see the Admissions tab on our web site to view the criteria for registration.
Open House, January 29, 2017
Join us for our Catholic Schools Week Mass 12 noon January 29, 2017. Following Mass is our Open House from 1:30 -3pm.
National Geography Bee
Congratulations to our National Geography Bee winner, Richard Schenck! He will go on to compete in the state competition via the online test.
Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the winners of our Scripps Spelling Bee! Spelling Bee winners:

1st and 2nd Grade Spelling Bee winner: Lila Vasconcelos, Grade 1

3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Spelling Bee Winner: Michaela D'Arcy, Grade 5

6th, 7th, 8th Grade Spelling Bee Winner: Darryn Dizon, Grade 6

Darryn will go on to compete in the Scripps Spelling Bee held at Monmouth University in March.

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee Winners

Buddy Bench
The Trenton Monitor has featured our new Buddy Bench in their paper.
AdvancED Summary 3-3-16 (pdf)
St Rose Scholastic Bowl
CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th Grade Scholars who won 2nd Place at the St. Rose High School Invitational Academic Bowl. Students on the winning team included: Casey Cunningham, Mackenzie O’Connor, Hannah Braverman, William Schwester, Jackson Hefferon, Derek Giordano, Alexandra Barrera, Lauren Espineli and Katerina Rigas. Special recognition to Mackenzie O’Connor who received the first place medal in Mathematics
John Hopkins University Talent Search
We are happy to announce that 192 of our students (41% of those who were tested in Grades 2-8 last year in March) qualified for the Johns Hopkins University Talent Search based on the Terra Nova Scores from Last March. This is significantly higher than last year…..last year we had 33.18%.
Parent Access Link
Parent Access
All parents of children in grades 3-8 have access to Parent Access, our online program that gives parents the ability to view their children’s grades. If we have a current email address for you then you received an email from Genesis, our database provider with your user name and password. If we do not have a current email address for you please call the main office and speak to Mrs. Doran to update your email address. Her phone number is 732 349 2355 x 2004. Mrs. Doran will then notify the Diocese and Genesis will send you your credentials.

If you FORGET or LOSE your password please use the "Forgot my Password" feature. If you still can't login call Mrs. Doran in the main office at 732 349 2355 x2004. Please do not call the Diocesan office for this information. The individual school is the only one who knows their parents and the Diocese cannot give out that information. This protocol is in place for the protection and privacy of the parents and students.

St Joseph Grade School is pleased to present this opportunity to you so you may have a window into the teacher’s grade book.

Monthly Calendar View

Upcoming Events
Fri Apr 28
» Progress Reports Distributed Gr K-2
» PTA Paint Party 7pm Cafeteria
Fri May 5
» Gr 6-8 Dance
» Century Club Dinner
Sat May 6
» First Holy Communion 10am
Tue May 9
» Delayed Opening Faculty Meeting
Wed May 10
» Gr 7 Confirmation Test
Thu May 11
» May Crowning 1pm
Sat May 13
» Blue Claws Baseball Game
Thu May 18
» Spring Concert Gr 1 & 3, 7pm
Fri May 19
» Walk a Thon
Mon May 22
» Band Concert 7pm Gym

St. Joseph Grade School
711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-349-2355    |    Fax: 732-349-1064

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