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Join us for Ice Skating!

Join us for our 8th Annual Little Silver Ice Skating on Saturday, January 4th from 4:45-6:15 p.m. at the Red Bank Armory. The rink will only be open to Little Silver families and friends, so come and catch up with the friends you didn’t see over the holiday break!

Tickets are available in the Membership Toolkit and are $13 in advance and include skate rental. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only!) for $15.

Different Learners Day!

3rd grade parents – Friday, November 15th is Different Learners Day!

The PTO is proud to sponsor this event which focuses on teaching our 3rd graders that not everyone learns the same, and how some people must overcome physical and cognitive challenges to achieve in school.

Volunteers have received room assignments this week. Please contact Diane DiYanni or Lauren VanVelson with any questions. We will see you on Friday at 8 am!

Waste Free Lunch!

A waste-free lunch program is a process of educating students, parents, and school staff about where our trash ends up and how we, as individuals, can reduce the amount of trash we generate. Waste-free lunch programs favor the use of reusable food containers, drink containers, utensils, and napkins. They discourage the use of disposable packaging, such as prepackaged foods, plastic bags, juice boxes and pouches, paper napkins, and disposable utensils.

What does a waste-free lunch look like?

A Typical American Lunch

  • sandwiches sealed in plastic bags
  • fruits and vegetables in plastic bags
  • prepackaged chips, cookies, fruit bars, granola bars, cheeses, and fruit leathers
  • prepackaged yogurts, applesauces, and puddings
  • crackers, pretzels, chips, and other snack foods sealed in plastic bags
  • disposable juice boxes, juice pouchs, soda cans, water bottles, and milk cartons
  • plastic forks and spoons
  • paper napkins
  • reusable lunchboxes and disposable paper and plastic bags

A Waste-Free Lunch

  • sandwiches and other main dishes, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and treats in a reusable lunch container
  • cloth napkins
  • stainless-steel forks and spoons
  • reusable drink containers
  • reusable lunchboxes

*With this type of lunch, lunch food items can be bought in larger quantities. The packaging can be left at home for reuse or recycling. Waste-free lunches are not only a wise environmental choice, but they are less expensive as well.

What does it cost to pack a waste-free lunch?

A Disposable Lunch
1 egg salad sandwich$1.25
1 yogurt.85
1 granola bar.45
1 apple.30
1 package of carrots and dip.65
3 plastic bags.12
1 juice pouch.35
1 plastic spoon.04
1 paper napkin.01
A Waste-free Lunch
1 egg salad sandwich$1.25
1 serving of yogurt.50
1 serving of granola.35
1 apple.30
1 serving of carrots and dip.25
cloth napkin0
stainless steel spoon0

The Bottom Line

Disposable LunchWaste-Free Lunch
$4.02 / day$2.65 / day
$20.10 / week$13.25 / week
$723.60 / school year$477.00 / school year

723.60 – 477.00 = $246.60 savings per school year per person

“The Great Balancing Act”

Please join us on Wednesday Oct 16th, 12:15 pm at the Little Silver Women’s Club for our first PTO meeting of the year! Lisa Hillman, MSW, LCSW, CP, owner of Exceptional Wellness Counseling in Shrewsbury will discuss the importance of free time in our modern life.  Her presentation will include why free time is important, the impact of being overscheduled, and figuring it out for your own family!

Lunch from Angelo’s of Little Silver is available for purchase on Membership Toolkit. Lunch will include sandwich or salad, chips and a small dessert. Bring your reusable water bottle! We will pick the BINGO card winner!

Lisa Hillman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Psychodramatist (CP). She is the founder and owner of Exceptional Wellness Counseling. Lisa has been in private practice for over 15 years. She started Exceptional Wellness Counseling in 2013 due to lack of services in the area. Lisa works with at risk children and adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has served as a school social worker, a behavioral consultant for the New jersey public schools, and has led over 100 therapeutic groups. She has presented workshops nationally, and serves as a trainer at the collegiate level and at private schools.

Getting Started with Membership Toolkit!

Having trouble getting started on Membership Toolkit? Email us @ for a step by step tutorial.

Reasons to register:

Provide your contact details to the PTO so we can update you on our events (we don’t get it from the school!)

Ability to sign up to volunteer at events and to enter the room parent lottery!

Access to our store for the ECA Program, tickets to our events and more!

And for Members only, you can access our online directory and connect with classmates! New this year, student emails and phones can be entered and all members of your family can have the app on their mobile device.

LS5K Family Sponsorships Now Available!


Point Road Field Day is the annual official kickoff of fundraising for the Little Silver 5K! We’ll soon be rolling out our Corporate Sponsorship Levels. If you have a business sponsor in mind, please contact Monika Balsamo, our Corporate Sponsorship Chairperson, at

Each year, the generous families of our community play an integral role in our race’s success. This year we have two levels for you to choose from, the Traditional Family Sponsorship and the New! Warrior Runner Family Sponsorship. Both are available for purchase by check or online.  If you fill out the form, return it to your child’s homeroom teacher before the end of the school year or contact Courtney Peduto our Family Sponsorship Chairperson, at

Sign up Online to be a Family Sponsor:


Download a Family Sponsorship Form here:2019 LS5K Family Sponsorship Form

Go to Bed! Healthy Sleep Habits and Sleep Disorders in Children

Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm in the Markham media center, come hear Dr. Matt Davis, sleep specialist and neurologist with Neurology Specialists of Monmouth County and Sleep Dynamics, talk about sleep disorders in childhood and the importance of sleep for children. He will review current recommendations, problems that arise when we don’t get enough sleep, common sleep disorders among children, and how to improve sleep quality.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and attended medical school at the University of Buffalo. His neurology residency and fellowship in sleep medicine was at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. 
Dr. Davis is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine.  He is the associate medical director and section chief of the neurology division at Sleep Dynamics in Neptune, NJ.  He also currently holds a position at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Neurology.

In addition to general adult neurology, Dr. Davis has special interest and training in adult and pediatric sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, disorders of excessive sleep, such as narcolepsy, and parasomnias, such as sleepwalking.  He manages and interprets home sleep testing from our office.