Saint Dominic School
Academic Excellence - Catholic Values
Message from Mrs. Tonkovich
Parent Teacher Conferences

The recent pandemic brought about many shifts to the school calendar as well as changes in procedures in order to keep everyone safe. Interestingly, we found many silver linings.

One silver lining is the virtual method of connecting parents and teachers in order to hold conferences. Parents reported back that it was much easier to connect online than to try to acquire a day off, to coordinate meetings for multiple children, to hurry from one meeting to another, to be delayed due to the conference ahead of yours running long, childcare, etc.

So, we shall continue with virtual conferences.

Virtual conferences will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Parents will be able to schedule their December parent-teacher conference, beginning Monday, November 6, 2023, by clicking the link below.

Good communication between parents and teachers creates a positive atmosphere for children to learn. All of the conferences are scheduled at ten-minute intervals so that every parent has the opportunity for a short meeting with the teacher. If you have a serious concern, you may need to schedule a longer appointment at another time. 

Click here to schedule your Virtual Parent Teacher Conference
Click here for directions on how to schedule your virtual conference

Report Cards will be made available online as 3:00 P.M. on

Friday, December 1 for grades K through 8.

Click here for instructions on viewing/printing report cards
Dress Code Notice & Winter Uniform Reminder

Dear Parents,

Some of the students opted for fad haircuts, coloring their hair, and letting their hair grow over the summer.

I allowed September to be a transitional time - an opportunity for a return to the required dress code. It is now almost November and I am seeing that many students are not in compliance.

November 1 is the start of Winter Uniforms. This is also the date where the outlined dress code will be enforced.

Please be reminded:


  • Necklaces (other than religious medals), bracelets, hair wraps, dangling earrings, nail polish/gels/tips and make-up are not permitted.
  • Simple watches ONLY - no smart watches may be worn by both boys and girls.
  • Girls may wear small post earrings; however, earrings for boys are not permitted.
  • Boys’ hair should be short and well groomed. Hair length may not exceed the back of the shirt collar and should be above the eyes.
  • Fad haircuts and hair coloring/highlighting of any kind are prohibited.
  • Body piercing or body art is prohibited.

Thank you for your immediate compliance and support. After November 1, 2023, detentions will be assigned.


Mrs. Elizabeth Tonkovich


Winter uniforms are expected to be worn by all students in PreK through 8th grade beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Parents are reminded that students play outside for recess even during winter months. Please make sure your children come to school with appropriate outerwear.

Click here for Winter Uniform Requirements/Dress Code
Partners in Faith

The November edition of Partners in Faith is here!

Thanksgiving Day is a wonderful chance to give thanks to God for all His blessings to us, and should encourage us to be generous with others. The main article on page one gives a few practical ways to make Thanksgiving more meaningful.

Joshua and his family dedicated themselves to serving the Lord, even when few around them would – much like now. Find simple, effective suggestions in our main feature on page two to help your family imitate Joshua’s faithfulness today.

The Scripture this month covers Jesus’ parable of the Sorting of the Sheep and the Goats. It’s a powerful statement: Whatever we do to the “least” of our brethren, He Himself receives personally. How can parents encourage children to be like the “sheep” of Jesus’ parable, and not the “goats?” See the Scripture Lesson on page two to find out.

Click here for the November edition of Partners in Faith!
Click here for the Advent Calendar
All Saints Day - November 1st
St Dominic Parish - All Souls Day - Mass of Remembrance
NJHS Stockings for Soldiers
Early Dismissal

Parents, please be reminded that on Friday, November 3, 2023 all students will have an early dismissal.

PreK 4 students will be dismissed at 12:00 P.M. and Students in Grades K-8 will be dismissed at 12:30 P.M.

WAWA Pretzel Day!

P.T.A. Thanksgiving Pie Sale!
Click here for the Thanksgiving Pie Sale Order Form!
PTA Meeting Reminder

Support the Library & Our Veterans

 - Dress Down 11/10

Veteran's Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023 is Veteran's Day;

a day in which we honor all military veterans.

SDS Roller Skate Night

Click here for the Order Form!

Night of Prayer - Family Holy Hour 11/21

Click here to register!

P.T.A. Advent Wreath Gathering

Click here for the Registration Form!

P.T.A. Wreath Sale

Click here for the Order Form!
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 [email protected]

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 to view the November Lunch Menu
NJHS - Thank You!

The National Junior Honor Society would like to once again sincerely thank the families of our school community for the Think Pink for Breast Cancer donations. 

We truly thank you for your support!  

Diocesan Tuition Assistance for

the 2024-2025 School Year

Although re-registration for the 2024-2025 will be held in January, you can plan ahead and apply for tuition assistance today. 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.

Please note that the deadline to apply for tuition

assistance is March 1, 2024. 

Click here for more information/apply for tuition assistance.
Church Contributions

A review of the weekly contributions has been completed, and it has been brought to our attention that many families are in arrears. According to the school contract, families must contribute a minimum of $10.00 per week in order to qualify for the "Active Registered Catholic" tuition rate from January 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023.  

We are aware that this year has continued to present challenges to many of our families and are thankful for all of their continued support to our Parish. If you are behind in your contributions or have any questions regarding tuition, please contact Mrs. Christine Gallahue in the rectory office at 732-840-1410. Thank you!

Saint Dominic Parish offers the ability of setting up recurring or one-time basis Church donations using your credit card or automatic withdrawal from your bank account (ACH). The process is completely handled by you, the donator. 

By accessing the secure Website, you create a log-on and set up or modify your payment schedule or even to make a one-time donation. Once you set up your account, you can make changes whenever you want; no phone calls are necessary to the parish office to change or even cancel your arrangement. Eliminate writing checks each week!

Click here to view a video re: Online Giving!
Click here to access the Online Giving option through Parishsoft!
November Dates to Remember

November 1

All Saints Day

Winter Uniform Begins

School Mass at 9:00 A.M. in the Church

November 2

All Souls Day

November 3

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

Faculty Meeting

November 4

High School Placement Test

November 6

P.T.A. Meeting at 6:00 P.M. in 8A

November 8

Veteran's Day Concert (3rd & 4th Grade)

November 10

Library Dress Down Day

November 11

Veteran's Day

November 15

Communication Alert

November 17

End of 1st Trimester - Parent Portal Closes

November 20

3rd Grade Thanksgiving Feast

November 21

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Night of Prayer - Family Holy Hour at 7:00 P.M.

November 22

 SDS School Spirit Day & Pep-Rally!

 Students Dress in Blue & White

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

 No After Care

November 23

 Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24

 Thanksgiving Recess

November 25

Advent Wreath Gathering

November 30

Communication Alert

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