Little Silver PTO Newsletter
January 20, 2017

Father-Daughter Dance Ticket Sales Close Today!
Today is the last day to purchase Father-Daughter Dance tickets. Please visit the  LSPTO web site , log in and purchase tickets under the "For Sale"

Important details:
Shore Casino
Yacht Harbor Marina
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Date: Sunday January 29, 2017 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $85 per Father/Daughter couple, each additional daughter $30

DJ with prize giveaways
Photo Booth
Professional 5x7 photo taken by Kim Levin photography
Raffle and 50/50

This year's dinner will be a sit down. Please choose your adult entree (Chicken Francaise or Sautéed Sole Meniere) when you sign up and purchase tickets.

Purchase Your Little Silver Kitchen Tour Tickets Online !

Tickets for the Little Silver Kitchen Tour on May 4, 2007 are now available for purchase online. It's a fun event to attend with a friend, sister, mom or anyone - and it benefits the LSPTO!

Tickets are $55 in advance, and $60 after April 22nd. Get yours here!

Box Tops

Don't forget to keep clipping those Box Tops!

Upcoming Collection Dates:
February 16
June 13

  January Events 
1/20 - Markham's Got Talent
1/26 - Markham Cares
1/29 - Father-Daughter Dance

February Events

2/10 - Pajama Day
2/16 - BoxTop Submittal
2/24 - PRS Book Fair
2/28 - PTO Meeting (evening)

Markham Place 6th graders need your help supporting our service members overseas!

On  Markham  CARES Day our 6th grade students celebrate Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-control.  6th graders assemble  care packages for American troops overseas.  Donations from all students are much needed and greatly appreciated to make this day a great success!

We have many volunteer opportunities associated with this great day: 

We still need three additional volunteers for Tuesday January 24th from  8:30 to 10:30 a.m. We will be sorting all donations in the MPS Cafetorium.

Also, we need an additional five volunteers for Thursday January 26th from  10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to make this special day a success for our 6th graders!

Please email if you can come!   


Markham's Got Talent 2017 is TONIGHT!!
Showtime is 7:00 p.m. and t ickets are $5 per person at the door.

Join us and support these talented students of Markham Place School for one of the most entertaining and exciting nights of the year!!

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.


We are looking forward to another Coffee with the Counselors on January 31st at 9am in the Media Center at Markham.  The topic will be "A Workshop in Technology and Social Media". Parents will have the opportunity to select a workshop of interest and participate in a discussion group. The focus of each workshop will assist parents in navigating technology and social media as it relates to education, developmentally based helpful tips and tricks, texting and posting comments. (Relevant for parents K-8th grade.) We look forward to seeing you there, coffee in hand!

Strategies for Childhood Anxiety: A Workshop for Parents & Professionals

The 90 minute workshop will include Dr. Lindsay Klimik presenting on anxiety. She is going to address the psychoeducation on anxiety itself, briefly touch on some common childhood anxiety disorders, the impact on education, and talk about school and home interventions as well as treatment options. 

Although the seminar is free of charge, a RSVP is required to ensure adequate seating. Please RSVP here.

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00-8:30pm
Markham Place Media Center
95 Markham Place, Little Silver, NJ 07739

Presented by:
Lindsay Klimik, PsyD. 

Hosted by:
LSFODL & PAC Committees
Questions? Contact Judy Chen-Cooper

Please click here for information on Kindergarten and new student registration.

Please click here to read the Child Find statement.

Community News 



KidzArt is now offering classes for Grades K- 4 at Embury United Methodist Church at 49 Church Street in Little Silver.

KidzArt was developed with the philosophy that learning to draw creates confidence. Through engaging the imagination in a new way and creating a safe environment to take risks, students will soar with KidzArt. We introduce students to various mediums such as color marker, pencil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, and clay. Projects never repeat, all new lessons every session!  KidzArt reaches the artistic individual as well as those who never thought they could draw.   Help your child face their future with a creative mind!

Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
6 classes on 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, and 3/6.  (No class on 2/20). Session fee is $96. 

Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
6 classes on 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, and 3/1.  Session fee is $96.

10% Sibling Discount offered. Pre-registration is required as limited seats are available. To register, click  HERE  or call  732-872-2357.


Spring  registration is taking place right now.  Late fees go into effect after  January 31st

Lacrosse gear swap and exchange scheduled for  Saturday, January 28th  from  10:00 A.M. to 1:00 pm . Please see the attached flier for more details. For more information go to

Thank you!

A big thank you to Gabriella Bonocore for all of her hard work and dedication to making Markham's Got Talent such a wonderful night!

Thanks to Carlye Laido of the PRS Cultural Arts Committee for hosting the Franklin Institute's Flight assembly. What a treat for the whole school!

Thank you to everyone who donated clothing to Nurse Saul's office - she is now well stocked for the year.  Your generosity is very much appreciated!
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