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8th grade activities

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Eighth-grade is an important milestone for Colts Neck students and the PTO has exciting events and opportunities to create lasting memories for the students as they prepare to take the next step in their academic journey. 

Chairs and volunteers are needed throughout the year to help support the 8th grade events. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Julie at 


BIG THANKS to Stephanie Collura, Jennifer Reisinger and Julie Warnke for organizing this fun event for our 8th graders! MANY THANKS to all of the moms and dads who helped out: Katina Churney, Tara DeSerio, Peter DeSerio, Penny Gallicchio, Nicholas Gallicchio, Emily Greenberg, Michael Greenberg, Debbie Kelly, Julie Kelly, Mary Mattioli, Lena Nicholson, Mark Nicholson, Jen Paszkiewicz, Suzanne Petrini, Danielle Quigley, Carter Quigley, Stephanie Pietracatella, Michael Pietracatella, Jeff Reisinger, David Saturn, Anthony Sciarrillo, Melissa Sciarillo, Tracy Straley, Laureta Tagani, Holly Willis, BJ Willis, Christoph Winkelmann, Jennifer Winkelmann, Cecília Viveiros, Melanie Yale and Kevin Yale.


BIG THANKS to Laura Agresta, Heather Grossman, Colleen Mayrose and Dana Westby for planning and running this celebratory evening for our graduating class of 2024! 


MANY THANKS to all of the parents on the committee and who helped chaperone the dance: Gina Adamschick, Erika Dominczak, Nicole Ireland, Christine Royal, Susy Scharfenberg, Jennifer Sciacca, Michelle Weisbrot and Michelle Young.


SPECIAL THANKS to teachers and admin for helping chaperone the dance: Mrs. Bertnick, Mrs. Hums, Mrs. Londoño, Mr. Mercer and Mrs. Meyers . THANKS to the CNPD for keeping everyone safe. THANKS to the CN Firehouse of Conover Road and Joyce Bengal with her staff of Tastefully Yours Catering. THANKS to Hicks House of Entertainment for playing great music and keeping the energy high.


THANKS ALSO to the CNTEA for partnering with us to purchase sweatshirts for our graduates! SPECIAL THANKS to Mrs. Rogers for donating her time creating beautiful balloon arches.

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to Cecilia Viveros for putting so much time into the photo montage for our graduates! She did a great job and the kids loved watching it at the dance!


Best of luck to all our graduating 8th Graders! The CNPTO wishes you all the best in your future endeavors in high school.


Celebrate your graduate with a personalized yard sign! All yard signs are 24"x18", weather-resistant, and double-sided. Please order by April 30th for pick up in early June. Cost is $25 per sign and includes first name personalization in all CAPS and a yard stake. Personalization is optional.

 For more information, please contact


BIG THANKS to Stephanie Collura, Jennifer Reisinger and Julie Warnke for planning this event. 


THANKS ALSO to all of the parents who helped out: Juniper Barasky, Cortni Burgess, Katina Churney, Tara DeSerio, Nick Gallichio, Penny Gallichio, Emily Greenberg, Debbie Kelly, Lena Nicholson, Jen Paszkiewicz, Danielle Quigley, Rebecca Roberts, David Saturn, Melissa Sciarillo, Tracy Straley, Jenn Winkelmann and Melanie Yale.


Volunteers help collect and sort photos and compile a commemorative slideshow for our 8th grade students. For more information please see FLYER To volunteer, please contact


Parents have the opportunity to express their pride and support for their graduates by placing congratulatory ads in the 2023 Cedar Drive Middle School graduation program. For more information or to volunteer, contact Stephanie Collura at and click for FLYER

Please note: all volunteers must be PTO members to be able to participate in PTO organized events. Not a member yet? Join HERE!

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