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.

WINTER PARENT SOCIAL 

 
JANUARY 22ND | 6:30-9:30PM | COLTS NECK STILLHOUSE  
The event is only a few days away, so get your RSVP in if you haven't done so already.   It will be a fun night catching up at the Colts Neck Stillhouse!  The event is 21 and over, cash bar, and includes some light bites.   It will be a great night, so invite a few friends! To RSVP, please contact Amy at dimes.amy@gmail.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.

BOOK SWAP 

 
EARLY MARCH | PRIMARY SCHOOL FOYER
Time to clean out those bookshelves!  Start looking through your bookshelves for gently used, age-appropriate books (Pre-K to 3rd grade only) that can be donated to the Primary school for our annual book swap.  Book collection will take place in February.  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.
SPRING GALA
  
MARCH 26TH | 6:30-11 PM | EAGLE OAKS
Join us for an unforgettable  WILD NIGHT OUT at this year's 37th Annual Ladies' Spring Gala!!  This is your chance to break out the animal prints and go WILD!   It will be a night of cocktails, food, friends, raffle baskets, and FUN -- all to raise money to support our children and our schools.  

There are so many ways to help with this amazing event: volunteering some time to help with planning, donating a basket to the event, or by advertising and sponsoring the event.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tara Buss, Justine Buzzetta, or Courtney McCormick at  gala@coltsneckpto.org 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. 
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 .

WE NEED YOUR HELP!   


READ-A-THON
We are currently looking for one CRES parent and one CDMS parent to help run a Read-a-thon for our students from March 2nd - March 13th.  We would like all schools to be able to participate in this worthwhile event.  Responsibilities  include distributing flyers, collecting and tracking money from participants, and giving out rewards. If you are interested, please contact Kirsten at kiaconnor@gmail.com

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

GALA BASKET CONTEST
We are looking for a volunteer from each grade to put together a grade-level raffle basket for this year's Spring Gala.  Each grade will be given a theme to donate toward and the volunteer will use donated items and monetary donations to create a themed basket to be raffled off at the Gala.  Class moms are welcome to volunteer as a group since they have contact info for all parents.  After the gala, the basket with the most tickets will win a pizza party for the entire grade!  Please email Colleen Wilcox at colleenmarie16@yahoo.com, if you are able to put together your grade-level basket.

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 next meeting of  Friends of Different Learners  will be held on Thursday, January 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the Administration Building. If you are interested in attending, please use this LINK to register.

The Colts Neck Board of Education has announced its schedule of regular monthly meetings.  View 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.  
  • The Father Daughter Dance will be held on March 8th.  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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