CHAS Sponsored Events
For Students:
Grade Level Fun Nights
School Assemblies
Scholastic Book Fairs
Holiday Shop
Performing Arts Show

Class Fall, Holiday, & Year-End Celebrations
Spirit Wear Drive
Graduation Refreshments

For Families:
Family Fun Nights
Outdoor Movie Night
Trunk or Treat
Harlem Wizards Game
Breakfast With Santa
Annual Pasta Dinner
Sprint Into Spring 5k

Adults Only:
Blingo Bingo
Mom’s Night Out

Staff & Teachers:
Welcome Back Luncheon
National Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon

 And more!

​​Columbus Home and School Association

Parent Teacher Organization of Mansfield Township School District

200 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, New Jersey 08022

What does CHAS do? 

Funds raised by CHAS have provided:

$40,000 worth of chrome books
Gym & playground equipment
Digital camera’s for our classrooms
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​

New refrigerator for MTES Staff lounge

Dishwasher for the MTES Science Lab

​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.


CHAS is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Executive Board election. Get an application here. Applications due by April 17th.


March 15th ~ Scholastic Book Fair Blast Off @ MTES
March 18th ~ Scholastic Book Fair @ MTES, through 22nd
March 20th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm
March 22nd ~ 5th & 6th Grade Performing Arts Show, MTES, 7pm
March 29th ~ Michael Dooling Author Assembly, MTES

April 5th ~ Reading Rocks Magic Show Assembly, JHES
April 5th ~ Preschool & Kindergarten Fun Night, JHES, 6:30pm
April 17th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm


Kindergarten ~ May 13th, Lego Land

1st Grade ~ May 3rd, Silver Lake Nature Center

3rd Grade ~ June 4th, Fernbrook Farms

4th Grade ~ May 23rd

5th Grade ~ June 10th 


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