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.

UPDATE FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
 
We hope this week's newsletter finds everyone safe and well.  In the last few weeks we have all found ourselves in an unprecedented situation.  We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community very seriously. Like you, we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Currently, all events have been postponed or cancelled and new dates can be viewed below.  We will keep everyone updated as to changes in event dates and continue to update our website, www.coltsneckpto.org.    We  are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our community and members.

For more information about COVID-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov.
5TH GRADE GET AIR TRIP
 
EVENT CANCELLED
The 5th grade Get Air trip has been cancelled.  All money will be refunded to parents.  We apologize for this inconvenience and wish everyone safe and healthy weeks ahead. The 5th Grade End of the Year Party is still being planned.  Further details will be announced as we get closer to the event date.  If you have any questions, please email the CNPTO Student Activities director Jen Mayrose at jennifermayrose@gmail.com.
SUPERINTENDENT/PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY 

 
DEADLINE EXTENDED: TBD 
Enter for a chance to have your child be a superintendent/principal for a day!  On this special day, one student from each school gets the opportunity to run his or her school and one student gets the opportunity to run the whole district.  This unforgettable experience includes a special luncheon with the administrators and a plaque to commemorate the day! For questions, please contact Liz Bellonio at wcifieldservices@aol.com
or Angelique Volpe at angelique2973@aol.com.
8TH GRADE PHOTO MONTAGE 

 
SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 6TH 
Calling all 8th grade parents, please submit photos for the 8th Grade Photo Montage!  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 .
6TH GRADE IPLAY TRIP
 
RESCHEDULED
MAY 1ST | 5:30-7:30 PM | IPLAY AMERICA
Join your friends for an afternoon of fun and games! Cost is $20/student for PTO members and $30/student for non-members.  Price covers rides, 4D theater, go-karts, unlimited non-redemption games, one game of laser tag, and a $5 redemption game card. Send in PERMISSION SLIP and payment.  Any payments received will be transferred to the new date.  Please contact Michelle at mharreskov@aol.com  with questions.
8TH GRADE MEMORY BOOK      
   
SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 8TH 
June will be here before we know it! The 8th grade memory book is a collection of memory pages and graduation well-wishes, submitted by parents, family, and friends, compiled into a book given out at the 8th Grade Graduation. Don't miss this opportunity to give a shout-out to your graduates, congratulate them on their years at Cedar, and wish them well in high school. Students can also send farewells and well-wish messages to their classmates and/or teachers. All submissions due by May 8th. See flyer for details. For more information, please contact Stephanie at CDMSmemorybook@gmail.com.

 
RESCHEDULED
MAY 15TH | 7-9 PM | DAVE & BUSTER'S
Join your friends for an evening of fun and games! Cost is $16.00/student for PTO members and $26/student for non-members.  Food, drinks, and a game card are included. Please send in completed PERMISSION SLIP along with payment made out to CNPTO.  Any payments already received will be transferred to the new date.   To volunteer, or for more information, contact Jessica Horowitz at  drjessica@live.com.
SPRING GALA
  
RESCHEDULED
NEW DATE: JUNE 3RD | 6:30-11 PM | EAGLE OAKS
Thank you all for your patience while we work through the logistics of rescheduling our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Our NEW date is June 3, 2020.  We hope to see you all there.  Those of you who purchased tickets need not worry, as they will transfer to the new date. For those who have not, you can still purchase tickets for the event now being held on June 3rd.  
 
Thank you for your understanding during this unpredictable time. Should you seek additional information, please contact  Tara, Justine, or Courtney at  gala@coltsneckpto.org .  
DISTRICT-WIDE READ-A-THON
     
HUGE THANKS to Kirsten Connor for spear-heading the Read-a-Thon campaign.  SPECIAL THANKS to Stephanie Collura and Michelle Forero.  THANKS ALSO to Megan Mastropiero and Jenn Winkelmann for helping to organize this successful fundraiser.  
Together we reached over $ 20,000 in donations!  We had 629 registered readers who read for a total of 137,041 minutes.  Good job readers!   Keep a look out for our final tallies when we return to school.    F or questions, please contact Kirsten at kiaconnor@gmail.com .
1ST GRADE FUN & FIT NIGHT
 
BIG THANKS to our chairs, Michelle Forero, Colleen Mayrose, and January Nicoletta, for organizing such a fun and active night for our 1st graders! AN EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to Mrs.Tym, Mr.Baiata, and Mr. Matthew for helping plan, set-up, and run the event.  SPECIAL THANKS to Ginna Turnamian from Hot & Soul Yoga for teaching the yoga station.  THANKS ALSO to the many parent volunteers who helped throughout the event: Gina Adamshick, Nicole Adler, Samatha Amato, Jeff Bauer, Tara DeSerio. Crystal Kaplan, Kim Kaufman, Karen Koster, Lena Nicholson, Sylvia Palazzolo, Kathy Rumsby,  Amie Smith, Nicole Trombino, and Alana Ventrice.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!   


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, Assistant Treasurer, 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 32nd Annual Board Recognition Dinner is scheduled at the Colts Neck Inn on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 5:30-9:30 pm. The form to nominate an individual for recognition of his/her contribution to our school district is now available. All nomination forms must be returned to the Superintendent's Office no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm. View FORM.   

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