Catherine A. Dwyer

Elementary School

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  • Principal’s Message

    Dear Parents,

    It is hard to believe that our year is quickly coming to an end!  We have accomplished so much this year especially in being named “One of New Jersey’s Top Performing Schools!” and all the Seeds of Service Projects our students worked so diligently with giving back to our community!  We are definitely a school that takes extreme pride in what we do and how we do it!

    The third, fourth, and fifth grades are to be commended on how well they worked during the state assessments.  Each room I passed students were engaged, checking their work and ensuring they had enough information to answer each question.  As a school, all our teachers take pride in the accomplishments of our students and we could not have been prouder of their work! Our younger students were also involved and contributed ensuring our students taking the assessment had a great testing environment by keeping the noise down during the testing.  It truly was a family effort!

    A special shout out has to go to our parents this year on the Teacher Appreciation Week.  You did a tremendous job for our staff and it was very much welcomed, your theme was great and everyone had a wonderful week!

    As the year comes to an end there is still a lot of work to do and activities to attend.  I encourage our parents to participate and enjoy the fruits of their children’s hard work, especially during our Spring Concert, DARE Graduation, Field and Awards Day. 

    We are beginning to work on next year as well by creating building needs, class lists and professional development.  As always, we take great care in assigning students to teachers that match with student learning and engagement.  We go through an eight-step process to complete this task for our children and staff.

    As the beaches, lakes, and pools begin to open for summer fun, know that we are always here and welcome input from our families!


    Enjoy your summer!

    Mr. McGovern



    The Dwyer Family Goal is to engage and inspire our students to become independent thinkers equipped with 21st Century skills and a respect for all.