MES Clothing Drive

REMINDER – 8th grade clothing drive this coming Sunday, December 1st, 9:30 to 12 at the Acme in Manasquan.  Drop off all items in black bags.  The bags will be weighed and credit given to the 8th grade student whose name the items were donated in.  Call with any questions, 732-528-8038.  Thank you!!  Ellen Easton


Once again MES 8th grade class will be partnering with A&E Clothing for a clothing drive fundraiser.  It’s the perfect time of year to clean out your closets to make way for the holidays.

 Bagged clothing can be dropped off at the Acme in Manasquan on December 1st between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

 Please have the items in black tightly closed garbage bags.

 Our goal is a minimum 100 bags! Help us reach our goal!! We will collect the following: usable and wearable clothing all seasons all sizes, shoes, all accessories, toys, pots and pans and so much more.  For the full list please go to

 Please note we cannot collect VCR Tapes, CDs, books or car seats. Any questions, please contact Ellen Easton at 732-528-8038.

Looking for Recess Equipment Donations

We are hoping to improve recess at MES by providing new equipment for the students to use at recess.  Please consider donating new or lightly used items from the following list:

  • jump ropes
  • kickballs
  • soccer balls
  • basketballs
  • footballs
All donations could be dropped off to Jenny Spalt at 68 Virginia Ave. Items can be placed in the bin on the porch.  They will then be labeled and brought over to MES.

PTO Committee Information

2013-2014 Committees

PTO Newsletters, Agendas and Minutes

November 3rd Newsletter

October 27 Newsletter

September 2013 Meeting Minutes

Spirit Week this Week !

Monday – Wear your shirt backwards cause we turn our backs on drugs.

Tuesday – Wear your MES shirt

Wednesday – Team up on drugs…wear your favorite sports team shirt

Thursday – We can’t wait to see your costumes at the parade !

MES Fall Chess Club

Open to grades K-8.   Beginners Welcome!

Monday:  3:00-4:00  (November 11–December 16) 6-week session

Each day will begin with a chess lesson followed by supervised play. Students  will also be given chess exercise sheets to sharpen their skills. Stars will be  awarded for checkmates, homework, and good behavior. Prizes are awarded for top star amounts during the last session.

Nikki Church has been a professional chess instructor for 9 years. She has taught chess all over the country, from Harlem to Honolulu. Matt Pugliese has been a chess and music instructor for 6 years. Both believe that chess helps students develop essential problem solving skills. Please contact her at if you have any questions.

You can also visit us at –> for more details about our programs.

Registration Form

8th Grade Fundraising – Kid Stuff Coupon Books (update)

The kid stuff fundraising event has begun.. your child will be coming home with the fundraising packet on Monday. Please be on the lookout for the bright yellow bag. The packet is specifically marked with your child’s name on it and it will help explain how the fundraiser works.

For every book that your child sells, for $25.00,  he/she will earn $12.50 to go towards their  8th grade graduation fees.

The book is available in several different the NY, NJ, PA area. So please encourage your child to reach out to friends and relatives out of our area to help increase their sales. They make great gifts..and for every 5 books sold.. he/ she earns 1 free book to keep!!

Often it is helpful to hold onto the book and use it as a ” sample” to show prospective buyers exactly what coupons are in the book. However, this book is not for your child to KEEP. If he/ she does not choose to participate in the fundraiser,  please return the book. We have a tracking system in place so we can ensure accuracy with how many books have been sold and/ or returned.

We appreciate your cooperation and support. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Michele Lynch 908-216-5883 or Tracey Attardo (732) 580-6182

Thank you and good luck!

Mad Science Registration

For those wishing to register for Mad Science please use the link below.  The program is currently full but additional sessions will be opened up id additional students register to levels warranting another session.



8th Grade Fundraising – Kid Stuff Coupon Books


On sale Monday, October 21

The 8th grade students will be selling KID STUFF COUPON BOOKS this year as their big fundraiser.  The books are only $25 each and well worth the money.  They include coupons to Acme, A&P, Sports Authority, Macy’s, McDonald’s and MANY, MANY MORE.  They are a great way to save you money and to help our students earn some money for their 8th grade events.  Please support the 8th grade students that you know.

If you do not know an 8th grader, you can contact Tracy Attardo 732-580-6182 or Michelle Lynch 908-216-5883 to place an order.
Check out all the coupons in the KidStuff Coupon Book at

The Class of 2014

Thanks You For Your Support!!

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