• PTA President's Message  September 2017 


    Hello and a warm welcome from the Nut Swamp PTA!  As I start my second term as Nut Swamp PTA president, I am very pleased to say that we have one of the most enthusiastic and active groups in our district.  It is great to see that we have so many parents, teachers and staff members who want to make this the best school for our children. 

    Hope everyone had a truly fantastic summer.   Every year I am amazed at how quickly the time flies.  Before we know it, our beach days come to an end and it’s time to start getting the backpacks and school supplies ready. It’s never easy to get our minds focused on the school year but seeing the upcoming calendar and meeting with the Nut Swamp staff does inspire me.    We have an exciting year ahead!

    Our PTA never fails to amaze me.  Overseeing a group this large is not a one-woman job.  Leadership is paramount to our success.  Below are the members of the Executive Board that we are fortunate to have at the helm.

    Vice Presidents:  Denise Thompson & Maria Massagli

    Treasurer: Alyson Candino

    Recording Secretary: Michele Mittenzwei

    Corresponding Secretary:  Christine Carapucci



    A PTA serves as a liaison between the parents, teachers and staff. We are a vital part of the Nut Swamp school, working together, focused on enhancing the education our children receive, and providing additional resources to enrich their learning experience. To accomplish our goals, we have several fundraisers planned:


    • Kid Stuff Books – Each family will have the opportunity to purchase the Central New Jersey/Monmouth County edition of the Kids Stuff Book. Each book is bursting with hundreds of dollars in savings through coupons and special offers. In addition, after you buy the book, you will receive even more savings through the company’s website. The cost per each book is $25, of which Nut Swamp School will receive back $12.50

      Grocery Store Gift Card Sales – Did you know that if every family from Nut Swamp School participated in this program by purchasing at least $200 worth of gift cards each month, we would earn a minimum of $25,000 for Nut Swamp over the course of the school year? It costs you nothing extra, yet Nut Swamp School receives back anywhere from 2%-28% depending on the gift card purchased.

             Spring Fundraiser -  Please Join us for our largest fundraiser, funding approximately 40% of our annual PTA budget. This night is a great opportunity to socialize with Nut Swamp parents, faculty, and staff while raising money for our school! Not to mention a very good time.  Our casino themed event last year was a huge success, raising over $20,000 for our children. Don’t miss out on the fun this year!

             School Spirit/Store - Our School Spirit committee will once again be selling apparel, water bottles, and several other items with the Nut Swamp Logo. Items can be purchased at the School Store located in the front hallway.  In addition, there are small school supplies available.  The store is open before school, 8:45-9:00 a.m. Check the website for school store schedule.


    The proceeds from ALL these fundraisers will help support over 40 PTA programs/committees, as well as special projects in the school.  Our most recent special project includes, new benches for the playground and replacement of a piece of playground equipment. 

    There are so many ways you can contribute to your child’s school.  Choose the one that is best for you and your family. Your participation in the PTA, whether it is attending monthly meetings or joining a committee, is a valuable addition to your child’s Nut Swamp experience. Your voice can be a part of the activities and programs the PTA supports.  Please become a member of our PTA and sign up to volunteer. With your help, we will create a memorable year for all the students, faculty and parents at Nut Swamp!

    I believe that I speak for all of us when I say we look forward to working with Mr. Leone, the staff, parents and students of Nut Swamp School.  Being part of Nut Swamp Nation is a truly wonderful experience.  Family involvement is a long tradition at our school and one of its greatest strengths. We have such a special community that I’m so proud to be a part of. 

    Thank you,

    Michelle Reda
    Nut Swamp PTA President

Last Modified on October 4, 2017