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.

​​​Columbus Home and School Association

Parent Teacher Organization for Mansfield Township School District 

200 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, New Jersey 08022


September 7th ~ First day of school, half day

​                           Ice Cream Social @ Lexylicious 4-8 pm

September 8th ~ Half Day

                            CHAS Designer Bag Bingo 

September 13th ~ MTES Back to School Night

September 20th ~ JHES Back to School Night

September 26th ~ Room Parent Meeting, 7:30pm

                              CHAS Planning Meeting, 8:00pm 
September 29th ~ Half day