​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.


It's officially holiday shopping season! Check some people off your list and free up some time as the holidays get closer. Whether you buy gift cards to give as presents to family and friends or use them to buy your gifts, your order immediately raises funds for CHAS. Choose gift cards from over 750 popular brands. Find more information hereSubmit your order online and send your payment to school by December 2nd, checks preferred. Shop here!

Join us for our December 19th planning meeting @ 8pm in the MTES Media Center. The agenda will include the Third Grade Fun Night, the Annual Pasta Dinner, the Sixth Grade Winter Party, and the Sweetheart Dance. Anyone interested in contributing to the planning of these events is welcome to attend!


November 5th through December 3rd ~ Shop with Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser

November 19th ~ Holiday Toy Drive, through December 14th

November 29th ~ African Drum & Dance Assembly, JHES & MTES
November 30th ~ 2nd Grade Fun Night
December 4th through 8th ~ Holiday Shop

December 7th ~ Family Fun Night @ Color Me Mine
December 8th ~ Breakfast with Santa
December 14th ~ Holiday Toy Drive Gift Wrapping
December 19th ~ CHAS Planning Session, MTES Media Center, 8pm
December 21st ~ MTES & JHES Class Holiday Parties

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​​Columbus Home and School Association

Parent Teacher Organization of Mansfield Township School District

200 Mansfield Road East, Columbus, New Jersey 08022

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!

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