550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

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


 JTDS Family,

Well January sure went by in a blur! Hopefully that will be the only snow we have to deal with. The students and teachers are working diligently to meet their reading goals and also implement strategies within the classroom to help prepare for the up-coming state testing. I would like to congratulate Mrs. Maddalena’s class for winning the Attendance Olympic Torch for the month of January with an attendance rate of 98%! Congratulations to Ms. O’Neill’s class and Mrs. Sauer and Mrs. Scali’s class for having the highest attendance percentages in their lunches. Great job by everyone!

We have a lot of exciting activities and events taking place in February. Our monthly PTA meeting is scheduled for the 4th. In support of the American Heart Association, we will be doing a “Wear Red Day” on Friday, February 5th. Our Sweetheart Lunch will be held on the 12th. Details will be sent home soon. Can you believe it? The 100th day of school is also on the 19th! Time sure is flying. The Book Fair will take place the week of the 22nd and our Science Fair will be the night of the 24th. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the students to take part in.

One last reminder, school will be closed on Monday, February 15th and Tuesday the 16th for Presidents’ Day.

As always, thank you to everyone for your support and commitment to your children’s education.



Josh Toddings, Principal

February Reminders

2/2 – PTA School Store

2/3 – Go Math Night 6pm

2/5 – Wear Red Day

2/12 – Sweetheart Lunch, 2nd MP Report Cards sent home

2/15 & 2/16 – School Closed (President’s Weekend)

Week of 2/22 – Book Fair

2/23 – PTA Pretzel Sale, Hoops for Heart

2/24 – JTDS Science Fair


Congratulations to Ms. Maddalena's class for winning the Olympic Attendance Torch for the month of January with a 98% attendance rate!! This is their first Attendance Torch win!! Overall JTDS had a 94.9% attendance rate for the month of January. Way to go! 



Parents and Staff,
Please click on the attached link for more information on Professional Development/Parental Information opportunities that are being offered throughout the 2015/2016 school year by the Regional Professional Development Academy. Thank you.  PD Opportunities

JTDS PARCC Testing Dates 
Grades 3, 4, 5
ELA - 4/6/16 through 4/8/16 - Morning session (3 sections)
 Math - 4/6/16 through 4/11/16 - Afternoon session (4 sections)
 PARCC Assessment Information:
 Please click the link below for more information: 
 NJ ASK Science Assessment (Grade 4) Testing Dates
May 25th & 26th  

turtle talk   

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