• Ready Math
    Citta Ready Math PTO Presentation
    Please click on "Read More" below to view the presentation.
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  • Officer Mike
    Students get recognized for having Citta Style!
    On February 7th, one student from each class was chosen by their classroom teacher for setting a good example and showing Citta Style. Students were treated to cookies with Officer Mike, our building safety officer, given certificates and deputy badges for following our school's expectations of "Respect, Responsibility and Self-Control". Congratulations to all!
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  • Library Program
    Ocean County Library: Universal Dance and Drum Program
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  • LibraryPrograms
    Ocean County Library: 3D printing program for kids
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  • Congratulations
    Congratulations to Miss. Staffieri!!!
    Congratulations to our Guidance Counselor, Miss Staffieri, for being selected as Citta Elementary's Support Professional of the Year! We are so proud and fortunate to have her working with our students!
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  • Petition
    Save Our Schools!!!
    HAVE YOU SIGNED? The state wants to strip our district of $70 million over the next six years, but we are fighting back for our students and community. The Save Our Students! Parent-led petition needs your signature! Please take two minutes to sign if you have not already: District Leaders Testify About Funding Crisis at State Conference:
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  • Special Days
    PJ Day (Dec. 7th) and School-wide Movie Day (Dec. 14th)
    This Friday, 12/7, to help fund our Citta Style initiative, students may wear appropriate Pajamas & Sneakers or Shoes, (NOT slippers) to school for $1.00. Parents/Guardians should send the money in an envelope marked "PJ Day". Next Friday, 12/14, students will be treated to the movie "Small Foot" for displaying fabulous Citta Style since we discussed the expectations in September. Permission ships will be sent home. Please send them back only if you DO NOT want your child to view the PG movie and we will find an alternative environment for your child.
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  • STEM Picture
    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 programming 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!
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  • Buddy Bench
    Citta's Buddy Bench Arrives
    Mrs. Stragauskas and Miss DeBari are proud to announce that the "Buddy Bench" has been delivered, installed, and put to good use already. We are so happy to share that some students have already been using the bench during recess. Here is a picture of Miss DeBari's second grade class to show off our newest addition to the Citta playground.
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  • Thanksgiving Meals
    Free Thanksgiving Meals Around Ocean County
    Please click on the link to see various organizations hosting free Thanksgiving dinners in our county.
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  • Conference Schedule
    Parent/Teacher Conference Schedule
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  • Animal shelter collection
    Citta Families Help Animal Shelter
    Thank you to all of the Citta families that donated to our school's animal shelter collection throughout the month of October. Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Minarchi and Miss Capoano for organizing this collection!
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  • Grant Recipients
    OceanFirst Grant Recipients
    Congratulations to Joseph A. Citta Elementary and all of the Toms River Regional School District OceanFirst Grant Recipients!
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  • National School Violence Awareness Week
    Oct. 15-19: National School Violence Awareness Week
    This is an opportunity to promote a safe environment for students throughout the school year! Monday: “Peace Day”- Students are encouraged to wear peace signs and show their commitment to helping keep the peace in our school and community. Tuesday: “Clean Sweep”- Students are encouraged to aid in keeping our school clean and neat. Wednesday: “Dress for Success”- Students and teachers are encouraged to dress their best and give compliments to each other. Thursday: “Limit Screen Use Day”- Read a book, take a walk, play a board game, or make dinner with your family. Explore the possibilities of something new! Friday: “School Spirit Day” Wear your Citta Style attire or school colors. 
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  • Ocean County Commission
    Ocean County Commission on Child Safety and Awareness
    Ocean County 5th graders and their parent / guardian are invited to learn about local law enforcement, services and resources, and how you can help to keep our community safe! Please click on the link below for details. Space is limited.  
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  • Race for Citta Style
    "Race for Citta Style"
    Just look at Joseph A. Citta Elementary School's "Citta Style"! The students in our school family are respectful, responsible and exhibit self control. "Citta Style" is Citta Elementary's new positive behavior support in school (PBSIS) program that will officially start in September. The students raised over $3,800 and their very generous PTO decided to match what the students raised for this wonderful program. Students participated in an obstacle course prepared by the PTO to celebrate. The Principal, Mrs. Kennedy and Supervisor of Instruction, Mrs. Brown showed their spirit and support by agreeing to dye their hair with Citta colors if they reached their fundraising goal! Way to go Seahawks. We just love your Citta Style!
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  • Parent Survey
    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.
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2050 Lakewood Road

Toms River, NJ 08755


Mrs. Mallory Kennedy, Principal

Mrs. Shannon Brown, Supervisor

Ms. Dana Staffieri, School Guidance Counselor

(732) 818-8550

9:25 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.