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!

​​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

September 19th ~ Maddalena's Cheesecake & Pie Fundraiser, ends 10/26

September 21st ~ MTES Back-to-School Night

​September 28th ~ JHES Back-to-School Night

September 21st ~ Cougars & Mustangs Spirit Wear Sale, through 10/2

October 10th ~ School Closed, Columbus Day
October 11th ~ Board of Education Meeting, MTES Media Center, 6:30pm
October 15th ~ Fall Farm Fundraiser at Sandy Creek Farms, 1 - 4pm
October 17th through 21st ~ Scholastic All-for-Books Coin Challenge, JHES
October 19th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm
October 21st ~ 5th Grade Halloween Party, MTES
October 21st ~ Scholastic Book Fair Blast Off, JHES, 4 - 8pm
October 24th through 28th ~ Scholastic Book Fair Class Shopping, JHES
October 29th ~ Trunk-or-Treat & Outdoor Movie Night
31st ~ Class Fall Parties & Costume Parades