Here's the latest news from the Colts Neck PTO!
For a complete list of PTO-sponsored events, deadlines, and more information, please visit our website. To volunteer for events throughout the year, contact the event chair directly. All contact information can be found on our website under the VOLUNTEER tab.


SPRING GALA
  
MARCH 26TH | 6:30-11 PM | EAGLE OAKS
Join us for Ladies' WILD Night Out at our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Invites have been mailed, so  send in your RSVP  as soon as possible !  Gather your friends and sit together at a table while you enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, drinks, and raffles!  

We need gift donations for our basket raffles! Get together with your friends, sports teams, Girl or Boy Scout troops, and book clubs to donate. Shopping not your thing? Give us the cash and we'll take care of the rest! For more information, or to volunteer for the committee, please contact  Tara, Justine, or Courtney at  gala@coltsneckpto.org .  

GRADE-LEVEL GALA BASKET CONTEST
  
DONATIONS DUE MARCH 1ST
Don't forget to donate to your child's grade-level basket!  After the gala, the basket with the most tickets will WIN a pizza party for the ENTIRE grade! The more you donate, the better the basket!!  For more info on how to donate for your grade-level basket, please visit our SPRING GALA page to view your collection list.  You can also send a monetary donation with Venmo directly to Colleen (@Colleen-Wilcox-2).  Please label payment  with your child's name and grade.   If you have questions, please reach out to Colleen at colleenmarie16@yahoo.com .
DISTRICT-WIDE READ-A-THON
    
RUNNING MARCH 2ND - 13TH
This year the PTO is kicking off Read Across America Week with a District-Wide Read-a-Thon!!  We are launching this new and exciting program as a fundraiser that will also promote literacy and foster a love of reading in our children.   Your child(ren) can participate by  reading each day, tracking their minutes and obtaining donations from friends and family for  their time.  Click below for more information on how to help your child participate.  For questions, please contact Kirsten at kiaconnor@gmail.com .

KINDERGARTEN PJ STORYTIME
 
MARCH 3RD | 6:30-7:30 PM | CRPS LIBRARY
Join your friends during Read Across America Week for pajama storytime at the library!  Wear your coziest pjs and come ready to enjoy a good book. This is a FREE drop off event open to current Kindergarten students only.  Oreos, goldfish crackers, and juice included.  Students must send in a signed   PERMISSION SLIP
  to participate.  For questions, please contact Nicole at ngrasso1982@gmail.com.
CRPS BOOK SWAP 

 
MARCH 3RD | PRIMARY SCHOOL FOYER
Only a couple days left to get those books in!  Please drop off gently used, age-appropriate books (Pre-K to 3rd grade only) to the Primary school lobby from February 3rd to February 28th. All students will attend the swap during school hours to choose their books.  The more we get, the more we can give out!   To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kim at kim@kaufmanmail.com.
3RD GRADE GAME NIGHT
 
MARCH 5TH | 6:00-7:30 PM | CRES CAFETERIA
Come out for a fun evening with your friends at Game Night!  Pizza and drinks will be served.  Cost is $10/student for PTO members and $20/student for non-members.  Send in payment and a signed PERMISSION SLIP by February 27th.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact Courtney at  courtneyamccormick@yahoo.com.
PTO MEETING & SUPER 50/50
     

 
MARCH 10TH | 7-8 PM | ADMIN BUILDING
We're getting closer to finding out who will be this year's LUCKY winner!!  Join us at our next meeting where the winner will be announced at 7:15 PM. Purchase your 50/50 tickets before it's too late.  You never know, that winner could be YOU!   To purchase tickets, complete the order form below.  I f you have any questions, please contact  Stephanie at vp@coltsneckpto.org.
1ST GRADE FUN & FIT NIGHT
 
MARCH 11TH | 6:30-7:45 PM | CRPS CAFETORIUM
Come join your friends for some fitness activities and fun! Make sure to wear sneakers and come ready to be active!  This is a FREE drop off event open to current 1st graders only.  Oreos and juice included.  Students must send in a signed  PERMISSION SLIP  to participate.  For questions, please contact January at jaynico44@gmail.com.
SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY
  
SUBMISSIONS DUE MARCH 13TH 
Enter for a chance to have your child be a superintendent/principal for a day!  On this special day, one student from each school gets the opportunity to run his or her school and one student gets the opportunity to run the whole district.  This unforgettable experience includes a special luncheon with the administrators and a plaque to commemorate the day! For questions, please contact Liz Bellonio at  wcifieldservices@aol.com  or Angelique Volpe at  angelique2973@aol.com .
5TH GRADE GET AIR TRIP
 
MARCH 13TH | 5-7 PM | GET AIR FREEHOLD
Join your friends for an evening of fun and jumping!  Cost is $26 per student, which includes admission and a water bottle.  Please send in completed PERMISSION SLIP along with payment made out to CNPTO by March 6th.  For information or to volunteer, please contact Evamarie at  evamarie.augustine@gmail.com.
 
MARCH 20TH | 7-9 PM | DAVE & BUSTER'S
Join your friends for an evening of fun and games! Cost is $16.00/student for PTO members and $26/student for non-members.  Food, drinks, and a game card are included. Please send in completed PERMISSION SLIP along with payment made out to CNPTO by March 13th.   To volunteer, or for more information, contact Jessica Horowitz at  drjessica@live.com.
6TH GRADE IPLAY TRIP
 
MARCH 27TH | 5:30-7:30 PM | IPLAY AMERICA
Join your friends for an afternoon of fun and games! Cost is $20/student for PTO members and $30/student for non-members.  Price covers rides, 4D theater, go-karts, unlimited non-redemption games, one game of laser tag, and a $5 redemption game card. Send in PERMISSION SLIP and payment by March 20th.  Please contact Michelle at mharreskov@aol.com  with questions.
8TH GRADE PHOTO MONTAGE 

 
SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 6TH 
Calling all 8th grade parents, please submit photos for the 8th Grade Photo Montage!  Please send in at least two  school-related photos of your child, including their name and school event/year the photo was taken. Group photos work best, for example: class parties, school shows, and class trips.  For questions, or to send your photos, please email Jenn Buckwald at  CDMSphotos2020@gmail.com .
WE NEED YOUR HELP!   


EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
At the close of the 2019-2020 school year, three members of the executive board team will be completing their term on the board.  We are currently looking for PTO members who are interested in joining our team for the next school year. We are seeking volunteers interested in the positions of Secretary, Communications Director, Assistant Treasurer, and Student Activities. To learn more information about board positions and responsibilities, please review the bylaws on our  WEBSITE .  If you think any of these may be the right fit for you, contact Lena at webmaster@coltsneckpto.org.   

Please consider joining our team and being part of the planning and decision-making that go into running the PTO and fundraising for our schools!
CRES SCHOOL STORE 

   
THANK YOU to our chairs Steve Gimbelman and Julie Warnke for running another successful school store!  THANKS ALSO to all of our parent volunteers:
Gina Adamshick, Nicole Alfano, Evamarie Augustine, Tara Brown, Cortni Burgess, Tara DeSerio, Heather Grossman, Lena Nicholson, Janine Pinquelo, Sunny Rudko, Josephine Scaccia, and Jen Sciacca.
SOCIAL COMMITTEE
 
BIG THANKS to Samantha Amato for organizing this social outing for our Primary students.  THANKS ALSO to all of the families who came out for this fun event.
MESSAGE FROM MRS. RAO     
   
APRIL 7TH | CRES CAFETERIA 
Mrs. Rao is seeking CRES parents to help with this year's elementary school art show on April 7th. Volunteers are needed to mat artwork, to organize and supervise a refreshments table, and to set up an activity table for students. If you are able to assist with any of these projects, please email Mrs. Rao at rao@coltsneckschools.org.
COMMUNITY CORNER
  
Friends of Different Learners is hosting a meeting on March 11th at 10 AM in the Administration Building.  The speaker will be Tim Rohrer, a young adult with autism from New Jersey.  He wrote a guide to teach children about inclusion that went viral and has been widely circulated throughout the country.  Tim will also talk about his struggle to fit in with his peers and how he overcame the challenges.  To register, click HERE.

The Colts Neck Library has published its March schedule of children's events.  View the schedule HERE.

The Colts Neck Sports Foundation has announced the following info:
  • Lacrosse clinics are available and season begins mid-March.  Visit WEBSITE for more info.  
  • Flag Football registration is closing this week and season runs March 14th - May 9th.  Visit WEBSITE for more info.  
  • Tickets are now available for An Afternoon in Candyland - Father Daughter Dance on March 8th from 2-6PM.  View FLYER for details. 

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