June 9, 2023




~ ~ CLASS OF 2023! Congrats to all of the 5th graders and best of luck in middle school! ~ ~

Be sure to check the School Website throughout the summer for calendar updates and other information.

Upcoming Dates

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Chalk the Walk!

Come out Tuesday, June 13th, 6:00 - 7:30pm to help us chalk the CAS walkways for the last day of school.

We’ll have chalk but feel free to bring your own. Bring your kids. Bring a friend. The more the merrier! Let’s thank our wonderful staff and celebrate the start of summer!!!!

Congrats Golden Tray Winners

Congratulations to the Golden Tray Winners of this school year! The pizza parties were won by the classes of Ms. LeCocq (Kindergarten), Ms. Trilling (1st grade), Ms. Mullins (2nd grade), and Ms. Attilio (3rd grade). Well done!

Thank you!!

Thank you to all of the families who have supported CAS this school year. Whether you volunteered your time, purchased items through our fundraisers, or attended our PTO sponsored events, you helped contribute positively to all of our CAS students’ lives and helped enrich their elementary education. All of our events could not be possible without this wonderful community, so thank you!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our wonderful staff and amazing teachers at CAS! We have the best school and are so lucky to have the most dedicated educators! Thank you for this wonderful school year! Have a good summer.


Bike Rodeo RECAP

Thank you to the Madison Police, Madison DPW, Avenues in Motion and the MHS Broadcast Journalism class for a fantastic Bike Road-eo! Kids got their bikes tuned up and decorated, got helmets fitted and participated in an obstacle course. The 5th graders went for a very special ride with the Madison Police.

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CAS International Parents Picnic!

Join the International Parents Group for a picnic in the park tomorrow, Saturday, June 10 at 11:30am. Please see the flyer below for more details.

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Leave your mark on the CAS Courtyard

Today (Friday, June 9) is the last day to order a personalized/engraved paver. The CAS PTO is very excited to provide a peaceful outdoor space for our students. There will be areas to quietly read and for full classroom learning.

Click here (or visit https://polarengraving.com/caspto) for pricing details and to purchase

We have sold 83 pavers to date! Our goal by end of day today is 100!!! Can you help us get there? Leave your mark on CAS and also help fund the revitalization of our inner courtyard at the same time!


  • Text and Logo $100
  • Text only $75
  • Replica tile (coaster sized for home) $35

Interested in being a class coordinator next year?

If you are interested in being a class coordinator next year, please fill out the below form. Class coordinators are responsible for planning the classroom Halloween and Valentines parties, organizing teacher appreciation, collecting money for class gifts and parties and other fun things per the individual teacher.

SIGN-UP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScp2Z2926ksCBAfghlatUVMIQ3YAEuS9Dr7gsivfIL2CkC8Kw/viewform

Blow up your floats, the 5th Grade pool party is coming!

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Last call for Lost & Found!!

Please have your child check the clothes rack before the end of the school year. All unclaimed items will be donated or consigned!!

CAS Learning Garden

Just in case you missed it! Here is our popular CAS salad dressing recipe:

Famous CAS Salad Dressing

¼ cup of Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

If you are interested in learning more about the garden or interested in a low commitment volunteer opportunity next year, please email CASGardenFun@gmail.com.

Summer Learning

As the school year comes to a close, we would like to emphasize the importance of maintaining your child’s academic growth. Some call it "summer learning loss," others call it the "summer slide." Without regular practice, new skills and knowledge will suffer.

In order to help families during the Summer Break we have compiled some suggested activities. Click here for the full list!

Time to start thinking about school supplies!

All your supplies can be ordered conveniently through 1st Day School Supplies. Order by 7/1/2023! Supply kits will be delivered to your home at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the school year. This is an easy way to support the CAS PTO and get your shopping done at one time!

Click here to order next year’s kits. (https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=65620)

Special note to current 5th grade families:

Here is the information from the MJS PTO regarding supplies for 6th grade!

Great News! This year MJS will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items requested by your child’s teacher. Why fight the hassle of retail when there's a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies? Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! Simply place your order by June 9, 2023. Order online at http://www.shopttkids.com, enter the MJS account number 50086. All kits will be delivered to your home by August 11.

Questions on MJS school supplies? Email grfktt@yahoo.com

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! - The PTO is looking for volunteers!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! - The PTO is looking for volunteers!

Interested in becoming more involved at your child’s school? Consider volunteering for one of these positions. Please email caspto@gmail.com if you are interested.

PTO Vice Presidents

This role is a 2 year commitment, as you will be Vice President for the 2023-2024 school year and President for the 2024-2025 year. The Vice Presidents shadow and assist the Presidents in a variety of activities, including managing emails, scheduling events, organizing volunteers, overseeing the budget for events and fundraisers, fulfilling teacher requests, after school enrichment, teacher appreciation and more. This is a very FUN and rewarding role and is a great opportunity to expand your network and make new friends. Please click here for a full description of the position.

CAS International Parents Group Chair

This role supports the integration of international families in CAS and creates community through social events. Responsibilities include: participate in the Welcome Coffee for New Families in late September; host three meetings during the school year; invite and encourage international families to participate in the CAS International Day; and send flyers for group meetings to the PTO for inclusion in the CAS PTO newsletter.

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Madison Public Library - Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Ms. Dana Skwirut, the childrens’ librarian at Madison Public Library, has planned a great summer reading program, beginning with a kickoff celebration, Tuesday, June, 20! Make sure to stop by the library to sign up. This is a great way to keep reading skills from sliding over the summer.

ALSO, click the link below for a list of books suitable for all reading levels and interests: https://www.madisonnjlibrary.org/just-for-kids/what-to-read/

The Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration is, Tuesday, June 20, 2pm-4pm, at 39 Keep Street.

Drop in anytime from 2-4pm at this get together to celebrate the start of the Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program! There will be games, crafts, face painting, an opportunity to sign up for the public library’s summer reading club, and more. The first 200 participants receive a tote bag and an extra sweet treat just for signing up!

Then stick around at 4pm for New Jersey’s Favorite Family Entertainer, Conrad Cologne, who will perform an interactive magic and storytelling program for children and their families! Based on children’s books, stories come to life during the show using magic, interactive storytelling, puppetry, and comedy. The theme of the “Better Together Magic Show” coincides with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) summer reading theme of “All Together Now”.

The program runs about 45 minutes and is suitable for children 4-12 and their families. This program will take place in the Chase Room. No registration is required, but be sure to arrive early as they will let the audience in on a first come, first served basis.

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