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.

SPIRIT WEAR
   

 
ORDERS DUE FEBRUARY 7TH  
The Spirit Wear Store is now open!  Order t-shirts, sweatshirts, pajama pants, and more!  Spirit wear will be delivered to homeroom teachers and sent home with students.  Orders are due by February 7th.  For more information, please email Jen Stattel at jenniferstattel@icloud.com.

CRES SCHOOL STORE 

 
FEBRUARY 11TH & 12TH | ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
During a portion of the classroom lunch periods, students have an opportunity to purchase items from the school store. Please send your child to school with a few dollars to shop. Click HERE to view the schedule.   If you would like to volunteer during your child's class time, please contact Steve at Steven.Gimbelman@DesignerGreetings.com.  
SOCIAL COMMITTEE
 
FEBRUARY 21ST | 5-6:30PM | DJ GOT ME FIT 
CRPS students are invited to join their friends and burn some energy at DJ Got Me Fit!  Enjoy this glow party including dancing, games, snacks and FUN!  Space is LIMITED to the first 60 registrants.  Cost is $20 per child and parents must stay and accompany their child. Please contact Samantha Amato at samato2012@gmail.com with questions.
CRPS BOOK SWAP 

 
MARCH 3RD | PRIMARY SCHOOL FOYER
Time to clean out those bookshelves!  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.
GRADE-LEVEL GALA BASKET CONTEST
  
The Spring Gala Committee has given each grade a theme for a grand basket donation. 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.

We are still in need of parent volunteers for grades Pre-K, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th to be the purchaser/organizer for each grade's basket. If you are interested, please reach out to Colleen Wilcox at colleenmarie16@yahoo.com.
SPRING GALA
  
MARCH 26TH | 6:30-11 PM | EAGLE OAKS
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in sponsoring, donating, or advertising in the gala program, please visit our SPONSORSHIP page for more info. 

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our biggest fundraiser of the year, please reach out to Tara, Justine, or Courtney at gala@coltsneckpto.org for more info.  
8TH GRADE PHOTO MONTAGE 

 
SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 6TH 
Calling all 8th grade parents, it is time to start submitting photos for the 8th Grade Photo Montage!  The photo montage is a video of school photos, from Kindergarten through 8th grade, collected from students and parents.  This montage will be presented to the graduating class at the 8th grade dance and then sent to all 8th grade families as a gift from the PTO. 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 .
CRES ART SHOW       
  

   
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.
WINTER PARENT SOCIAL 

   
HUGE THANKS to Amy Dimes and Steve Gimbelman for organizing this fun night out at the Colts Neck Stillhouse!  THANKS ALSO to all of the parents who came out. It was a great evening catching up with friends!  
WE NEED YOUR HELP!   


8TH GRADE DANCE
We are in need of 7th grade parents to help plan, decorate, and/or chaperone our 8th grade dance.  Please consider getting involved in the tradition of 7th grade parents gifting the dance to our graduating class.  If you are able to help in some way, please contact Heather at thetormeys@mac.com.

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, 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!
COMMUNITY CORNER
  
The Colts Neck Library has published its February schedule of children's events.  View the schedule HERE.

The Colts Neck Sports Foundation has announced the following info:
  • Baseball and softball registration is open for boys and girls, ages 5-13.  Opening Day April 4th. Visit WEBSITE for more info.  
  • Lacrosse clinics are available and season begins mid-March.  Visit WEBSITE for more info.  
  • Flag Football registration is open 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.  CNSF is looking for help from moms on the day of the dance. Contact Nicole Graves at nicolecliman@hotmail.com if you are available.
  • If you have any sports photos to submit to the Journal please email them to kdecina@yahoo.com or cnsfpictures@gmail.com.

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