Principal's Message

  • James A. McDivitt Elementary School

    Principal’s Message                


    Dear Parents and Students:

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to McDivitt School.

    McDivitt School is a New Jersey State School of Character and a National School of Character.  Character Education is embedded in the McDivitt School daily culture. We address the six pillars of good character and review anti-bullying strategies.  All of our students have the opportunity to demonstrate their citizenship and leadership skills as the school year progresses through Pay It Forward and Service Learning Activities. 


    Administration and Staff are dedicated to meeting the academic and social needs of our students.  The students and staff work to address the Common Core Curriculum Standards and prepare for the State’s Standardized testing for grade 3, 4, & 5 in the spring of each year. The staff encourages our students to participate and support the many school initiatives provided during the school year.

    Our fifth grade students work hard to earn Honor Roll status.  The students who earn Honor Roll are recognized with an Honor Roll Breakfast at the end of the marking period. Best Wishes to each of you as you strive to do your best.   

    Our students’ summer reading projects are displayed through out the building during the month of September. Students are encouraged to complete a summer reading project and participation in this program is high.  Congratulations to all of the students who demonstrate support for reading and learning! 

    The McDivitt School PTA sponsors programs through out the school year, which enhance creative thinking and learning.  McDivitt PTA also demonstrates unselfish contribution to the overall well being of the students in our school, the families at McDivitt and the community at large. Parents are encouraged to be a part of our dynamic PTA. Our children succeed when parents and school staff work together as partners in Education.  The staff and students of McDivitt School thank our PTA for the never-ending energy, the constant willingness to be of assistance and in general for the great effort each member of the PTA contributes. 


    The McDivitt School monthly calendar is available on line at  Mrs. Monti does an outstanding job putting as much information as possible on the calendar each month.  These calendars are intended to help strengthen the home/school partnership and are an excellent source of scheduled events at McDivitt School. 

    All parents need to be aware of the district's online, Real Time Parent Portal site:                                                         

    Real Time is where parents will find information on scheduling, report cards, attendance, etc.  Parents are responsible to keep all demographic information on Real Time updated, as this is our emergency information: in case we should need to contact home.  


    Sodexho provides our school lunches.  Parents may utilize the online meal time site to pre-pay their child's lunch.  Maintaining the mealtime account allows the parents to manage the child's lunch monies.

    The meal time site is:   Parents will need their child's student ID number to sign-up.

    If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (732) 360-4512 or e-mail me at   



    Laurie Anne Coletti, M.A.