June 2, 2023




~~BIKE RODEO is MONDAY JUNE 5th grades 3-5~~

Upcoming Dates

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CAS International Parents Picnic!

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

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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

Interested in being a class coordinator next year?

If you are interested in being a class coordinator next year, please fill out the attached 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.


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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

Thank you to all of the families that volunteered in the CAS Learning Garden this year. The children absolutely enjoyed planting, harvesting and tasting this year. Almost all of the children tasted different greens and radishes that were planted in the garden, and many asked for second and third helpings. They LOVED it! Our popular CAS salad dressing recipe is as follows:

Famous CAS Salad Dressing

¼ cup of Balsamic Vinegar

½ cup Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

A Special THANK YOU to the Karounis Family for donating their olive oil from their vineyards in Greece.

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.

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Pomptonian Food Service - Nutrition News

Check out the last edition of Nutrition News for this school year, Asparagus. Did you know New Jersey is the 4th largest grower of Asparagus in the country? June's vegetable of the month is also Asparagus; look out for it on your lunch menus. Check out the video below for more!

June Nutrition News Asparagus

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. 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!

Want to learn more about the PTO and opportunities to get involved? Come to our info session on June 5 at Dodge Field. Check out the flyer below for more details.

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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-Chair

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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Madison Public Library - Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Ms. Dana Skwirut, the childrens’ librarian at Madison Public Library, will come to speak to all of the kids on June 8. She has a great program planned, beginning with the 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.

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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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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3rd Annual Community Event - Hidden Figures

We look forward to seeing you at our 3rd Annual Community Event this Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:30-3:30 at the Madison Community Art Center, 10 Kings Road, Madison, NJ.

~ Stories, Crafts, and Snacks for children ages 5-12 years old (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

  • 9:30-10:45 am
  • 11:00-11:45 am

Children and their families will learn about the American Holiday Juneteenth through two children’s story readings. Each session will end with a mini-jubilee!

~ Discussion Panel on the importance of revisiting and viewing history through diverse perspectives. Panel participants include spoken word artist Joshua Avery Tull and writer Anne Dimock

  • 12:00-1:00 pm

~ 2023 Jubilee!

  • 1:00-3:00

The first 100 people to visit the Madison Community Art Center between 1-3pm will receive free giveaways!

  • Liturgical Dance by the Historical Bethel A.M.E Church, Madison, NJ, worship ministry
  • Spoken word poetry performed by Joshua Avery Tull
  • Live DJ
  • Pop-up art gallery featuring Madison, NJ, elementary and Highschool student art
  • Pop-up installation; Visitors are welcome to leave their mark on an artistic representation of the spirit of resilience and liberty inspired by the story of Henry Box Brown

~ Activities out and about around town

  • Free Historical walking tour (9:30am-12pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

~ First Baptist Fish Fry (12-6 pm)

  • Fried Fish & Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Dinners for sale (CASH ONLY)

~ Stroll through picturesque downtown Madison, NJ, to view and learn about some prominent and impactful Black figures from Madison, NJ, when you scan the QR code under the commemorative banners.

Please visit our website, hiddenfiguresmadison.org, to learn more and to signup where required.

Check out the flyers below!

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MEF Pickleball Tournament

Registration is still open for the MEF Pickleball Tournament on June 3rd. Register here: https://mefnj.networkforgood.com/events/55993-2023-mef-pickleball-tournament.

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