550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708



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Dear Parents/Guardians,

The 2016/2017 school year has gotten off to a wonderful start!  It has been a pleasure meeting all of you and getting to know your children. I could not have been happier with our school opening and how the first month of school has gone. The students have been amazing, truly seem excited, and happy to be back. Our teachers and support staff are already hard at work meeting the needs of our students and getting them acclimated to their new routines. I would like to personally thank everyone for your understanding and working with us on our drop off and pick up procedures. Because of your support and cooperation, we have been able to get the students into the building safely, feed them breakfast in the cafeteria, and get them into class on time to start the educational process with limited distractions.

As we move forward with the school year, please remember to contact your child’s teacher and keep the lines of communication going (via teacher web pages, e-mail, phone, notes, etc.). Open communication between parents and teachers is the most effective way to ensure a successful and productive school year for all. I would also like to remind everyone to please continue to check the school calendar located on our website for upcoming school and district events.   Also, please follow me on Twitter via @JToddings for updates, news and school highlights. Thank you again for your continued support!


 Josh Toddings, Principal

Joseph T. Donahue School

Head Lice Fact Sheet 

October Dates:
5th - PTA Meeting 7 pm
7th - Grandparents Day
10th - School Closed (Columbus Day)
13th & 14th - PTA Pumpkin Patch Sale
19th - Kindergarten Field Trip (Johnson Farm)
20th - PTA Halloween Dance
21st - Kindergarten Field Trip (Rain Date)
31st - Halloween Parade 
Buddy Bench Dedication Ceremony 
Buddy Bench
Buddy Bench Dedication

K-5 Summer Reading Challenge




 PARCC Assessment Information:
 Please click the link below for more information: 

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Episode 1 Introduction    

Episode 2 Grandparents Day     

Episode 3 Book Fair    

Episode 4 Pumpkin Patch   

Episode 5 Spaghetti Dinner
Episode 6 Chicken Soup and Rice