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.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!   


EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
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 and Assistant Treasurer.   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.   

If we do not have people to fill all positions, some events will need to be cancelled.
CONGRATS CDMS CLASS OF 2020!
            
ADDITIONAL PICKUP DAY: MAY 20TH | 12-1 PM | CDMS
Congratulations to our graduating Class of 2020!  The CNPTO has partnered with the CNTEA to celebrate our graduating class with lawn signs!  If you did not pick up your lawn sign, cap, and gown yesterday, please do so today.  All items will be placed in your trunk.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
             
SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 22ND 
Who stands out to you as an exemplary volunteer for the PTO?  We want to know about our volunteers who have gone above and beyond this year to make our PTO events so successful!  Nominate someone for Volunteer of the Year.  All submissions are due May 22nd.  Please email them to  president@coltsneckpto.org.

   
Any 8th grade parent who would like to submit a photo for the photo montage can still do so for a limited time.  Our event chair is accepting a few last minute photos that are being submitted.  For questions, or to send your photos, please email Jenn Buckwald at  CDMSphotos2020@gmail.com .
8TH GRADE MEMORY BOOK      
   
SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 31ST 
The PTO is now sponsoring a half-page for every 8th grade graduate!  Families who wish to purchase a full-page can pay $5. A half-page ad includes one b&w photo and a full-page includes up to 3 photos. Please email photo(s) and/or written congratulations by May 31st. If you have already sent in payment, it will be returned in full or partially. If you wish to make any changes, please email Stephanie. Students and faculty may still purchase well-wish lines to send messages to their classmates and/or teachers. The cost is $1 for every 25 characters. For more information, or to see samples of pages, please email Stephanie Collura  at  CDMSmemorybook@gmail.com .  

READ-A-THON   
           
   
As we shared in our past newsletter, our school district's first Read-A-Thon was a tremendous success - thanks to the great teamwork of our teachers and principals, the wonderful support of our parents, and most of all, the enthusiasm and terrific efforts of our children. Over $20,000 was raised with students reading more than 137,000 minutes collectively over the course of the event.  
 
We are excited to announce the winners from each school!
 

The winning classes are...
Top Readers
Miss McKenna, 2nd grade, Conover Road Primary School
Mrs. Desmond, 4th grade, Conover Road Elementary School
Mrs. Godlesky, Cedar Drive Middle School
 
Top Fundraisers
Mrs. Sposito, 1st grade, Conover Road Primary School
Mrs. Maltese, 3rd grade, Conover Road Elementary School
Mrs. Cooper, 8th grade, Cedar Drive Middle School


The winning students are....
Top Readers
Aubriana Owens - Conover Road Primary School
Jenevieve Mangold - Conover Road Elementary School
Lucas Caputo - Cedar Drive Middle School

Top Fundraisers
Amelia DeSena - Conover Road Primary School
Colton Chern - Conover Road Elementary School
Olivia Collura - Cedar Drive Middle School


While we cannot be in classrooms celebrating with pizza parties and fun, we will recognize each and every winner as meaningfully as we can. All winners will receive an email with an award certificate to be printed.
 
In addition to certificates, First Place Readers and Fundraisers from each school will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble and a medal of achievement.
 
Top Readers of 800+ minutes and Fundraisers of $250+ will also receive a medal of achievement.

We are in the process of arranging "contact free' pick up for students who selected "rewards" for their fundraising milestones. You will receive an email from a PTO event chair with a date and place to pick up your child's "rewards".  Any unclaimed rewards will be donated to the PTO by May 31st.

To contact any of our Read-A-Thon chairs, please visit our WEBSITE for contact info.
8TH GRADE DANCE       
     
   
JULY 30TH | COLTS NECK FIREHOUSE
Join your fellow classmates for this celebratory evening!  Due to school closings and for the safety of our students, the June date has been cancelled.  The new date for the 8th grade dance is July 30th.  More info to come.  For questions or to volunteer (8th grade parents included), please contact Krista Staback at kmccabe2006@aol.com .
SPRING GALA
  
POSTPONED
NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 30TH | 6:30-11 PM | EAGLE OAKS
Keeping everyone's health and safety in mind, the Gala committee has postponed the Annual Ladies' Gala to the new date of September 30th.  We hope everyone is doing well and we are looking forward to enjoying a much needed night out together!  If you have already purchased  tickets, they will transfer to the new date.   Should you seek additional information, please contact  Tara, Justine, or Courtney at  gala@coltsneckpto.org .  
LOCAL BUSINESSES

All of the businesses below are proudly owned by members of our PTO family.  Let's all do our part to support our local businesses and community!
Elite Martial Arts is offering a FREE 2 week trial of their Virtual Martial Arts classes for Colts Neck students.   Give it a try and keep your kids active and having fun at home. Click HERE for more info. 
 
Dr. Iannacone is a local board certified Otolaryngologist (surgeon of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck) and facial plastic surgeon. Currently, they are offering virtual appointments to help patients receive medical guidance for issues with allergies, sinus, etc., from the safety of your home. Appointments can be scheduled by calling their office at 732-557-4480 or via their website at  www.atlanticent.net.

FRESH KITCHEN OF SEA GIRT
Fresh Kitchen is now delivering fresh and healthy meals to local hospitals, such as Jersey Shore University Medical Center, firefighters, police stations, and first responders. You can help! Every $5 you donate will go to towards a clean, safe, healthy meal for one of our front line defenders of this pandemic. Click  HERE to d onate a meal.

Their doors may be closed, but they're still bringing the art to you! They are delivering painting kits & art supplies, hosting live online painting parties, and teaching ZOOM drawing lessons every afternoon. Stay home & healthy, while still creating amazing artwork!  Click  HERE for more info.  

Please contact us at  webmaster@coltsneckpto.org if you know any other PTO families with a local business that is staying open during the next few weeks.
COMMUNITY CORNER
  
The Colts Neck School District has now made Pre-School and New Student registration available.  Visit their WEBSITE for details.

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