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!

Please take a look at the list of open chair positions below and contact us if you are interested in being part of our team. If no one volunteers to chair the committees, the events will be cancelled. 

2019-20 OPEN CHAIR POSITIONS
Family Fun Night (November)
Frosty's Holiday Shoppe (December 7th)
Family Bingo (Winter or Spring)

If you are interested in chairing an event, please contact president@coltsneckpto.org.
BOX TOP$
Box Tops
 
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our fall collection contest!  The top 3 earning students will each receive a $25 AMC gift card.  

1st : Katherine Collura, 158
2nd: Avery Carey, 129
3rd: Cooper Tierney, 128

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BOXTOP$ IS HERE
BoxTop$ are going digital!   BoxTop$ are phasing out physical coupons and moving to a mobile app.  Scan your receipt including qualifying products and the money instantly gets added to our school's earning online.  Select CONOVER ROAD ELEMENTARY as your charity.  We will still be accepting physical coupons until they expire. Click HERE for more information.  

THANK YOU to the chairs who ran this event: Nicole Alfano, Evonne Murphy, and Heather Powell.  
 
OCTOBER 26TH | 2-4 PM | BUCKS MILL PARK 
NEW TIME! Please note that trunk-or-treat has been moved to 2-4 PM.  Join us for another spooktacular year of safe, family-friendly trunk-or-treating! We are looking for families to decorate their cars and hand out candy. If you cannot make it, we will be collecting candy donations.  Boxes will be located at each of the 3 schools.  To volunteer, or for more information, contact Justine at justinept@gmail.com. 
FLYER   
SCHOOL STORE
 
OCTOBER 29TH & 30TH | 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. See FLYER for schedule. To volunteer during your child's scheduled time, contact Julie at julwarnke@gmail.com. 
MINI-GRANT APPLICATIONS
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The Colts Neck PTO Mini-grant Committee has met and approved applications for grants to fund programs and equipment purchases for the 2019-20 school year. We now seek the approval of the general PTO membership via email. Please click the link below to see a list of the accepted mini-grants. Should you approve of these expenses, you do not need to respond. If you would like more information about any specific grant application, or if you object to any of the approved expenses, please send an email, with your inquiries or objections, to  vp@coltsneckpto.org  no later than Friday, October 25th.

CARE 2 SHARE PROGRAM
 
The PTO is currently participating in the Investors Bank Care 2 Share program.  If you have a personal checking or savings account with Investors Bank you can help us earn up to .25% of your average monthly checking balance and .15% of your savings at NO COST to you!  If you would like to participate or know someone who would, print the  FORM and bring it to the bank, or go to any branch and ask for help signing up.  Help us earn a little extra!  

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Take a look and see how your class measured up!  Below you will find a % by grade listing of PTO members.  Want to see those numbers go up?  Talk to other parents in your grade about how important it is to support the PTO....because together, we can make a difference. 
 
Grade
PTO Members*
Pre-K
53%
K
65%
1st 51%
2nd 52%
3rd 57%
4th 55%
5th 58%
6th 55%
7th 47%
8th 44%
Teachers/Staff 41%

*Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.  Members that did not provide any student information could not be included in the count.

Even though the membership drive has ended, please let friends know that registration is available all year long on the homepage of our website, www.coltsneckpto.org.  If you have any questions, please contact membership@coltsneckpto.org.  
COMMUNITY CORNER
  
Colts Neck Rec Wrestling registration is currently open to  grades 1-8.  The season runs from mid-November to February.  Cost is $110 per wrestler and will increase to $130 after Nov 1st.   Please visit WEBSITE for more info or to register.  

Colts Neck Rec Basketball registration will be open Oct 10th - Oct 31st. Open to Pre-K thru 8th grade. Pre-K and Kindergarten children have a Saturday morning clinic. Grades 1st-8th have one practice during the week and one game on Saturdays. Season runs Dec 7th thru March 7th. Register on Team Snap or follow this LINK

"Get off the Bench and Get in the Game!"  Colts Neck Sports Foundation is looking for new board members. Elections are Nov 4th, 7-8 PM at the courthouse. Please help support sports in your town by joining the board. Please visit WEBSITE for more information. 

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

The Colts Neck Lions Club is having its 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 26th from 8 to 12 at the Colts Neck Reformed Church.  Only $5 per adult and $3 per child and senior.  Halloween costumes welcome!  See their WEBSITE for more information.

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