Saint Dominic School
Academic Excellence - Catholic Values
Message from Mrs. Tonkovich
Partners in Faith

St. John “Don” Bosco had a special charism — inspiring and transforming the minds and hearts of rebellious youths to live the Gospel. The main feature on page one outlines four of his practices for forming young minds and hearts for Christ.

The gestures made during the Catholic Mass have raised questions for ages: one of them is bowing during the Creed. Find out the deeper meaning behind this particular gesture in the Why Do Catholics Do That? feature on page one.

Holiness results when we honor God and follow His ways, but “tuning in” to God’s voice doesn’t come naturally. The main feature on page two gives simple, practical suggestions for teaching children how to listen for God’s voice

Discover these articles & more in the March issue of Partners in Faith!
Partners in Faith also supplies a calendar with a faith-filled activity for each day of Lent for families.
Click here for the Lenten Activity Calendar

Diocesan Tuition Assistance for the 2024-2025 School Year

Tuition assistance is awarded each year to families with children in Grades K-12 through the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program. Financial awards are made based on financial need. In order to ensure a fair and impartial analysis, applications are made through FACTS Management.

There are two application rounds in which families can apply. The deadline for the first round ends on March 1, 2024; however, parents who missed the deadline can still apply during Round 2. 

Applications that are submitted for Round 2 must be submitted by May 13, 2024.

Please be aware that applications are not complete until all supporting documents are uploaded, faxed, or received through USPS mail.

Please click here for further information and to apply for tuition assistance.

Reminder for Families from Toms River & Jackson


Donut Day!

Read Across America Day

March 2nd is Read Across America Day!

This event, begun by the National Education Association, is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading and the birthday of the beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss.

Saint Dominic School National Junior Honor Society will take time to read to students in PreK through 5th grade in celebration of this national event.

In celebrating this day, it is our hope to foster a love of reading in all students.

Report Cards

The 2nd Trimester ends Friday, March 1, 2024.

Parent Portal will be closed from March 1, 2023 until Friday, March 8, 2024.

Reports cards will be accessible as of 3:00 P.M. on March 8, 2024.

Click here for instructions on accessing/printing report cards


PTA Dine to Donate - 3/11/24

Saint Patrick's Day - Dress Down 3/15/2024

The Catholic Season of Lent

Stations of the Cross

Join us as we walk the Stations of the Cross, a beautiful Lenten devotion of our Catholic tradition. Pray the Stations with us and experience Christ's great love.


Friday, February 23 - 1:05 P.M.

Friday, March 8 - 1:50 P.M.

Friday, March 15 - 1:05 P.M.

Friday, March 22 - 1:50 P.M.

Live Stations:

Thursday, March 28 - 9:30 A.M. & 10:45 A.M. in the gym

Student Confessions

All students in Grades 3-8 will be given an opportunity to go to confession during Lent.

Confession Schedule:

Wednesday, 3/13 - 4th Grade

Wednesday, 3/13 - 5th Grade

Wednesday, 3/13 - 6th Grade

Thursday, 3/14 - 3rd Grade

Thursday, 3/14 - 7th Grade

Thursday, 3/14 - 8th Grade

Please note: the dates listed are not open to the public or parents, they are for the children only; however, we do encourage all of our families to confess their sins prior to Easter.

Lunch Menu

Welcome to the Blue Jay Café!

Lunch will be $5.00 for a daily lunch purchase.

Meal tickets may be purchased in advance by purchasing a lunch card. Lunch cards ares sold in increments of 10 or 20 meals. 10 meals for $45.00 or $20 meals for $90.00. *Please note if you purchase a lunch card you are saving $5.00 on 10 lunches and $10.00 on 20 lunches.  

If you have multiple children in the school please only send in one check as siblings share a family lunch card.

If you have any questions please email

Please also note the following:

  • All money for hot lunch options, bagels, and/or salads must be sent to school in an envelope marked with the students name and homeroom and will be collected by the teacher upon taking the morning lunch count. ONLY money for the purchase of lunch will be collected at that time.
  • Any money for a child wishing to purchase a snack from the snack stand must remain with the child and be utilized directly at the stand.
  • Lunch tickets remain at school and are distributed as needed.
  • Lunch Tickets are for complete meals only and may not be used to purchase snacks. 
  • A 2nd slice of pizza is $2.00 on Tuesday and Friday.
  • All checks must be made payable to St. Dominic School. Parents are asked to include the student's name and homeroom on the check.
  • All of the prices at the snack stand are the same this school year. Please check the menu for prices.

Reminder: In the event of an emergency or if your child forgets their lunch or lunch money, they will be allowed to charge for that day. Payment of that charge must be remitted the following day.

Click here for the March Lunch Menu!

2023-2024 Yearbooks - Online Sale!

Click here to purchase a yearbook!

Parish - Lenten Offerings

Chanted Vespers
March Dates to Remember

March 1

End of 2nd Trimester - Parent Portal Closes

School Mass

Early Dismissal (PreK at 12:00 P.M. & K-8 at 12:30 P.M.)

March 4

Saint Dominic School Celebrates Read Across America Day!

Dress Down Day - $1 Donation for the Library

Mission Visit


March 8

Stations of the Cross

Report Cards -Parent Portal Reopens

March 9

41st Annual PTA Gift Auction

March 15

Communication Alert

Stations of the Cross

St. Patrick's Day Dress Down Day -

Students, Faculty, & Staff may dress down in green! $1 Donation

March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 19

Happy St. Joseph's Day!

March 22

Stations of the Cross

March 24

Palm Sunday

March 28

Holy Thursday

Live Stations of the Cross in the Gym

Early Dismissal (PreK at 12:00 P.M. & K-8 at 12:30 P.M.)


March 29

Good Friday

School Closed

March 30

Holy Saturday

March 31

Easter Sunday

April 1st - 5th

School Closed - Easter Break

April 8

School Reopens

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