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

Teacher/Classroom Grants

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.


May 16th ~ Kindergarten Preview Day

May 17th ~ CHAS Membership Meeting, MTES Media Center, 8pm
May 19th ~ Half day; Professional Development

                  6th Grade NB Sending District Dance, 7pm

May 22nd ~ 6th Grade NB Field Day
May 26th ~ Half Day
May 29th & 30th ~ School Closed, Memorial Day

​June 5th ~ 6th Grade Sawmill YMCA Field Trip

June 6th ~ Preschool Preview Day
June 12th ~ Board of Education Meeting, MTES Media Center, 6:30pm
​June 14th ~ Graduation
June 15th ~ Last Day of School
                   Dine & Donate ~ Palermo's and Bordentown Creamery
​June 17th ~ Liberty Lake Year-End Family Picnic

​​​Columbus Home and School Association

Parent Teacher Organization for Mansfield Township School District 

200 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, New Jersey 08022