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.


SUPER 50/50 RAFFLE

DRAWING MARCH 10TH  
Looking for a holiday gift idea that can help you win BIG, all while helping to raise money for programs for the students of the Colts Neck School district?  Surprise someone by buying them a 50/50 raffle ticket!  Or treat yourself with a chance to WIN!   Tickets cost $50. 1st place winner receives 40% of ticket sales and 2nd-6th receive 2% each.  Visit our  EVENT  page for more details and to enter to WIN!! For questions, please contact  vp@coltsneckpto.org .

BOOK FAIR

DECEMBER 2ND-7TH | CRPS LIBRARY  
All primary and elementary school students will visit the book fair with their classrooms during the week of December 2nd.  Please send your child to school with some money to purchase books at the fair on their designated day.  Check the schedule on the attached flyer below.  

The fair concludes on Saturday, December 7th during Frosty's Holiday Shoppe. Visit our WEBSITE to view flyers with some of the book titles you will see at the fair.  To volunteer, or for more information, contact Marci Klein at klein.marci@gmail.com or Danielle Alpaugh at dalpaugh0427@gmail.com.

FROSTY'S HOLIDAY SHOPPE

DECEMBER 7TH | 9-1PM | CRPS CAFETORIUM  
This festive event is an annual favorite! Kids shop for gifts for loved ones in a safe environment, with the guidance of helpful elves. Come join us for crafts and a special appearance by Frosty!  It's a great way to kick off the holiday season.  This event is CASH only.

Calling all  STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ! We still need volunteer "elves" during the Saturday morning shift to assist our younger students as they shop for gifts. See the  STUDENT VOLUNTEER FLYER  for more details and to fill out your form. 

We also need some PARENT VOLUNTEERS to help!!  Please give whatever time you can to help make this event run smoothly!  Use Sign-Up Genius to choose the shift that fits your schedule best.   


PTO GENERAL MEETING
  
DECEMBER 10TH | 9:30 AM | ADMIN BUILDING 
Join us next Tuesday for our second meeting of the year.  Get updates on the events we have planned for the year and find out how you can get involved.  
SOCIAL COMMITTEE

DECEMBER 19TH | 7-9 PM | BUCKS MILL COMMUNITY CENTER
Mark your calendars. We are hosting our very first Cookie Exchange on Thursday, December 19th, 7-9 pm at The Colts Neck Community Center at Bucks Mill Park.
Free event open to ADULTS only. BYOB & BYO...Homemade Cookies!
8TH GRADE BREAKFAST

 
DECEMBER 20TH | 9-11AM | CDMS CAFETERIA  
All 8th grade students are invited to this fun annual tradition and requested to dress in festive holiday attire.  We need 8th grade parent volunteers, so come join in on the fun!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Krista at kmccabe2006@aol.com.  
VINEYARD VINES

Vineyard Vines orders are in and have begun being distributed this week!  If you missed your chance to order, there will be limited quantities available outside of Frosty's Holiday Shoppe on Saturday 12/7 from 9AM-1PM, while supplies last!!  We will also be selling Colts Neck ornaments, so stop by and pick up a quick gift.  Venmo or cash will be accepted for purchases.  
KIDSTUFF & SAVEAROUND
  
BIG THANKS to Courtney McCormick and her family for all pitching in to help organize this fundraiser.  

There are still some KidStuff/SaveAround coupon books that have not been paid for or returned.  If you haven't done so already, please send in $25 per book made out to the CNPTO to purchase your KidStuff coupon book or return unwanted books ASAP. Thank you in advance for your help in this fundraising effort.   
FAMILY FUN NIGHT

BIG THANKS  to Liz Bellonio and Angelique Volpe for organizing this night out for all of our students and their families.  THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped continue this event:  Kirsten Connor,  Ana Kess, Hema Patel,  Michelle Tan, and  Kevin Walsh.  THANKS ALSO to the families who donated snacks to the event: the  Galante family, Gallicchio family,  Lao family,  McCormick family,  Moll family, and Turnamian family.
AMAZON SMILE

Don't forget to use Amazon Smile for all of your holiday shopping!  Just start your shopping trip on  smile.amazon.com  and select "Colts Neck PTO" as your charity. Amazon will donate .5% of just about every purchase you make to our schools! You don't pay anything extra. Amazon Smile will even donate to the PTO when you purchase gift cards - perfect for gift-giving all year long!

COMMUNITY CORNER
  
Colts Neck Country Christmas will be held December 5th-8th.  Be sure to join your friends and neighbors at Town Hall on December 7th at 3pm for the annual Tree Lighting.  Window painting contest prizes will be awarded.  Also, enjoy a concert, visit from Santa, donuts, and apple cider!  Click on the flyer for the complete SCHEDULE.

Colts Neck Rec Wrestling registration is currently open to  grades 1-8.  The season runs from mid-November to February.  Cost is $130 per wrestler.   Please visit WEBSITE for more info or to register.  

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

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