volunteer training required for all school volunteers
The Colts Neck School District requires that all parents who volunteer in the schools complete an online Volunteer Training session. This is not a PTO policy, and the training applies to ALL who volunteer in the schools--those who are PTO members and those who are not. Non-members who wish to chaperone trips, volunteer for archery, or for other school-run projects will also be required to complete the online training.
All PTO members who wish to volunteer on committees that involve an in-school presence will be required to complete the Volunteer Training session. You can access this online training by clicking on the PARENTS tab on the district's website: www.coltsneckschools.org.
All inquiries about the training should be directed to the Superintendent's Office.
Please take a look at all the activities you can volunteer for below. To get more information, or to volunteer, please email the contact listed under each activity. Thank you for your support!
ART EXHIBIT CRPS
Volunteers assist the Art teacher to prepare for the school’s Art Exhibit, matting and hanging children's artwork and organizing snacks and drinks for the evening. Art Exhibit is in the spring. Work begins in March/April.
BOOK FAIR CRES & CRPS
Volunteers help plan and implement our book fair, usually held late November to early December. To volunteer, please contact Marci Klein at email@example.com.
BOOK SWAP CRPS
Volunteers help organize our annual book swap. Families send in gently used books they no longer need, and students get to take them home to add to their own libraries. To volunteer for CRPS, please contact Kim Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help with this fundraising activity by counting and organizing the Box Top$ that are collected in all schools. Box Top$ are then submitted to the company for credit to our schools. To volunteer, please contact Evonne at email@example.com.
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT
Volunteers help organize this family evening of bingo and prizes! This event typically runs in the winter or spring. To volunteer, please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Volunteers help organize and run this fall family event. To volunteer, please contact Liz at email@example.com.
5K COLOR RUN
Volunteers help organize this fundraiser. The 5K is typically held in the spring. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help with our annual flower sale. Volunteers will assist students in choosing plants to bring home for Mother's Day. Chairs will organize the volunteer schedule, create flyers, collect money, and place the flower order. The chair must have availability March-May to work on the event. This event takes place the week before Mother's Day in May. To volunteer contact Danielle Quigley at email@example.com.
Looking for chairs and volunteers to organize this possible future event to get more dads participating! Ideas are welcome to turn this into a great new PTO fundraiser. To volunteer or contribute ideas, please contact Amy Dimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help organize this fundraiser, where our teachers and staff battle on the court against the Harlem Wizards. This event is usually held every 2-4 years, in the winter. It will not run during the 2019/20 school year. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Volunteers assist in distributing books to CRPS and CRES classes, collect payments and returned books, and send unused books back to the company. If you are interested in running this fundraiser, please contact Courtney McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help organize this fun and tasty fundraiser. This massive event is usually held every two to four years, in the spring. Currently, we need chairs to start the process of getting homes listed on a future tour. Volunteers are needed to contribute ideas to this big event! For more information or to volunteer, contact Amy Dimes at email@example.com.
Volunteers assist in collecting orders and money and distributing notecards to students for this possible fundraiser. For more information or to run this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frosty's will take on a new form this year. We are looking for a chair who can work to organize an online shop that sells Holiday gifts created by local vendors. Parents can have their children visit the Online Holiday Shop to purchase gift items at a nominal cost. To volunteer, please contact Kirsten at email@example.com.
PRIMARY SCHOOL TOURS
Volunteers assist at Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration in February by giving tours of the Primary School. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Megan Mastropiero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers and chairs share ideas and distribute prizes for winners. Chairs organize dates and collect money from schools. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kirsten at email@example.com.
Volunteers help the chairperson package and mail cards. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHOOL STORE CRES
Volunteers sell various items to our students. The school store is only open on certain days throughout the year. To volunteer, please contact Steve at email@example.com.
The volunteers will help with the sorting and distribution of apparel. To volunteer, please email Jen Stattel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for a chair for this new committee. The chairperson will organize small local get-togethers for parents in the Colts Neck School District. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kirsten at email@example.com.
This event is the 2020 Spring Gala that was rescheduled for September 30th, 2020. Volunteers assist in the preparation of this major fundraiser. Volunteer activities include invitations, gift solicitation, decorating, basket wrapping, table seating, etc. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Courtney McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is new this year to replace the 2021 Spring Gala. It will be a fun evening for all Colts Neck parents and friends to enjoy. Volunteers help with creating a theme, sharing ideas, decorating, fundraising, and setting up the venue. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES – GRADES PRE-K THRU 8TH
Dances, movie nights, iPlay, moving up parties... If there’s a special activity for grades Pre-K–8, you can be sure the PTO is sponsoring it. Each grade level has a committee comprised of one or two chairs and several committee members. For more information or to volunteer for an activity for your child's grade, please go to the EVENTS TAB, and click on your grade's event.
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. To volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Bellonio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUNK OR TREAT
Volunteers organize and run this fun afternoon at Bucks Mills. To volunteer, please contact Justine Buzzetta at email@example.com.
Volunteer parents of seventh grade students plan and execute the 8th grade celebration dance. This is traditionally done by the 7th grade parents and students as a gift to the 8th graders. To volunteer, please email Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers help collect and sort photos and compile a commemorative slideshow for our 8th grade students. To volunteer, please contact Joanne at email@example.com.
Volunteers help collect memory pages and graduation well-wishes to compile this book given out at the 8th Grade Graduation. To volunteer, please contact Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.