May 19, 2023



School closed Thursday, May 25 - Wednesday 5/31, resuming Thursday 6/1.

Family Fun Fest is TODAY!

We still have volunteer slots available! Remember each shift you sign up for grants you 5 tickets - that’s equivalent to $5 to use at Fun Fest!

Click here to sign up to volunteer or stop by the registration table to let us know you can help!

Want to help but can’t be there in person? Sign up here to donate water and gatorade!

Registration is still open! Tickets can be purchased in person at the event.

Upcoming Dates

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Field Day is June 2!

Students and Staff have a fun-filled morning of team-building games, such as a baton relay race, potato sack race, etc. Students know the games and have been working as a team. In order for it to be a fun-filled day, students should dress comfortably, wear sneakers, wear sunscreen, and bring a labeled water bottle. In addition, students should show good sportsmanship and most importantly-HAVE FUN!

ASSEMBLY RECAP: Penguin Pointers

This week our Pre-K - 2nd graders were able to attend the assembly Penguin Pointers! They learned all about penguins, where they live, what they eat, and the different species. After taking turns asking their questions, they were able to meet a real penguin, Checkers! The kids especially loved watching her preen herself and walk around!
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Leave your mark on the CAS Courtyard

The CAS PTO, Artistic Landscaping, CAS staff, and the Madison School District have been working on a plan to revitalize our inner courtyard. We are very excited to provide our students with the opportunity to learn and grow in a peaceful, outdoor space. There will be areas to quietly read and for full classroom learning.

We will be creating a safe, low maintenance space with a classroom area, reading nooks, and a pathway covered with 4x8 pavers, all surrounded by potted plants and whimsical extras for the children to enjoy.

We need your help to make this happen! Click here (or visit https://polarengraving.com/caspto) to buy a personalized, engraved paver to fill the space and help fund the project by Friday, June 9.


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

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

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CAS is recognized as a No Place for Hate school

No Place for Hate is designed to create inclusive school communities by promoting unity and respect, and empowering schools to reduce bullying, name-calling and other expressions of bias. The NJ Anti-Defamation League has recognized CAS for its robust staff and student trainings, as well as, the experiences that bring kindness and inclusivity to life. Congratulations to our CAS staff and students for creating a safe, kind and inclusive community!

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Time to start thinking about school supplies!

All your supplies can be ordered conveniently through 1st Day School Supplies. 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)

Order online by July 1st.

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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Help CAS - Volunteers Needed!!

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.

Bike Road-eo

On June 5, the Madison Police Department and Avenues in Motion will be hosting our annual Bike Road-eo for 3rd-5th Graders. We need your help to work the safety stations.


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.

Spirit Wear Co-Chairs

The CAS PTO is looking for two new spirit wear coordinators. This job involves ordering and selling shirts at the CAS Ice Cream Social as well as Back to School Night. The coordinators will also work with Alfred’s in early October for the online fall spirit wear sale. Spring duties are light, with a small PTO Sale. If you are interested, please contact the PTO at caspto@gmail.com

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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We are pleased to announce the Madison STEAM Academy is returning in 2023 for another summer of excitement and fun!

Please visit www.madisonpublicschools.org/steam academy for details and an FAQ about the program. Enrollment Now!

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MEF: Honoring Faculty and staff

Today is the last day to make a donation to MEF in honor of the faculty and staff in Madison Public Schools who have made a positive difference in your children's lives. All educators named in donations will receive a personalized acknowledgement. Start your donation here: https://mefnj.networkforgood.com/projects/193195-2023-honor-an-educator

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Want to see someone solve a Rubik's Cube in under 20 seconds? Want to learn more about cubing? Want to show off your cubing skills?

On Friday, May 19th from 3:00-4:30 the Madison Cubing Association (also called the Cube Club) from the Madison Junior School will be at a table outside Tons of Toys. They will have their cubes and timers! They will be showing off their skills with many types of cubes, including skewb, axis cube, square 1, 3x3x2, and more! They will also be asking for donations as they begin to fundraise. The fundraising goal: host a World Cubing Association Competition in Madison (open to all ages and abilities).
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