​​Our Mission
​It is our hope and challenge as the Columbus Home and School Association that parents, administrators, and support staff of the John Hydock Elementary School and Mansfield Township Elementary School unite in honor of our children's success with both open minds and open hearts.

​​​Columbus Home and School Association

Parent Teacher Organization for Mansfield Township School District 

200 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, New Jersey 08022

November ​7th through 12/16 ~ Holiday Gift Drive
November 10th & 11th ~ School Closed, NJEA Conference/Veteran's Day
November 14th ~ Board of Education Meeting, MTES Media Center, 6:30pm
November 16th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm
November 17th ~ Maddalena's Fundraiser Pick-Up, MTES, 3:30 - 6pm

November 21st through 12/12 ~ Fritz's Bakery Fundraiser
November ​24th & 25th ~ School Closed, Thanksgiving

​December 2nd ~ Half day; Family Paint Night, MTES, 6:30pm
December 8th & 9th ~ Half days, Teacher Conferences
December 12th ~ Board of Education Meeting, MTES Media Center, 6:30pm
December 14th through 16th ~ Holiday Shop, both schools
December 14th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm

What Does CHAS Do?

Funds raised by CHAS have provided:

$40,000 worth of chrome books
Gym & playground equipment
Curriculum support & classroom supplies
Numerous interactive smart boards
Thousands of dollars’ worth of books 
Playground buddy benches for JHES & MTES
Landscaping improvements at JHES & MTES
Gymnasium sound systems at JHES & MTES
Cafeteria behavior rewards program support

Gardening Club support

Complimentary Yearbooks for Sixth Graders
Class trip t-shirts for students​

​Teacher & Staff Appreciation 

New refrigerator for MTES Staff lounge

Dishwasher for the MTES Science Lab

Classroom furniture & facility equipment

​ ...and more!