Sponsored by the Sussex-Wantage PTO


RAIN DATE: Friday, OCT 26

What is Trunk or Treat?

Families decorate their cars adults hand out treats from their trunks.

Children dress in costumes and go from car to car, collecting candy and other treats!

How do I decorate my Trunk?

Any way you like!
Remember…Prizes to be given for the Cutest,
Spookiest & Most Original Decorated Cars!

Set-up 5:00pm

Trunk-or-Treating: 5:30pm

Bring your ticket with you!!!

How much candy should I bring?

We recommend about 150-200 pieces (historically that’s 2 per child – so watch the snacking parents!)

Is the ticket per vehicle or per child?

Each ticket is per vehicle


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Sussex-Wantage PTO Presents Meeting and a Movie Night!

We will hold our first PTO meeting of the 2018-19 school year at 7 pm in the Sussex Middle School cafeteria. As part of our Parent Learning session, we will welcome guest speaker Mr. Christopher Gregory, Principal at Wantage Elementary School, to talk about School Security and Safety. Please don’t miss this extremely important topic!!

Topic: School Security and Safety

Description: Learn what the district is doing to keep your children safe and how you as guardians can do to help. Come to the PTO meeting to learn what’s happening with everyone’s #1 goal, our children’s safety.

Speaker: Mr. Christopher Gregory


Bring your children and they can watch Despicable Me 3 in the auditorium!!

Please click the ticket below to register for this event.

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Welcome Back!

September 2018
Dear Sussex-Wantage Families: Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!!

The mission of the SW PTO is to enrich and enhance the education of all our students. To meet this goal, your PTO actively fundraises with various programs and activities throughout the school year. The money we raise enables the school to offer many programs that it would not otherwise be able to provide.

To continue meeting these goals, we need your participation. Please consider joining, volunteering your time, attending meetings and sharing your ideas as members of the PTO. Meeting dates and times are on the attached PTO events 2018 as well as on our events calendar. Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm with a Movie Night for the children. We hope to see you there!

You will have opportunities throughout the year to get involved. We will send out a request for volunteers as event dates approach. Please make sure to Like “Sussex-Wantage Parent Teacher Organization” on Facebook and if you would like to get notified for volunteer opportunities please join our “Sussex- Wantage PTO Volunteers” group.

With your help we can make the 2018-2019 an awesome school year!!

Sincere thanks,
Sussex-Wantage PTO Executive Board

PTO events 2018

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SWPTO Scholarship Award Winners

The Sussex Wantage PTO would like to congratulate our scholarship recipients.  The deserving young ladies are:

  • Brianna Kimble
  • Sarah Havens
  • Emma Wiedbrauk
  • Brielle Halloran

These students were selected based on their academics, community service, and their desire to pursue careers that will help others. Congratulations to all and best of luck in your future endeavors!

Brianna Kimble wants to pursue a career as a pharmacist, working in medicine and research to find cures as well as volunteer to help change lives and bring smiles to children’s faces.  Sarah Havens plans to become an architect, being creative and innovative, she wants to make her clients’ dream homes a reality.  Emma Wiedbrauk plans to go into the nursing field, wanting to make a difference in someone’s life, being someone a person can feel confident in and trust.  Brielle Halloran is taking her fascination with animals and pursuing a career as a veterinarian, saving the loved ones of families and loving what she does every day.

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Thank You

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” ~ Anonymous

The Sussex Wantage PTO would like to thank everyone who attended, donated and volunteered for our Mother-Son Barn dance. We had over 230 attendees boot, scoot, and boogy the night away.

Thank you for your continued support of  the PTO. With these events we are able to bring educational programs into the classrooms to support our students.

We would like to give an extra thank you to the following people who helped set and clean up, donate food and drinks and their time to help make our dance run smoothly. Hats off to everyone!

Diane Barbieri, Lori & Dan Luberger , Josh and Chris Wagner, Sara Maas, Ryan Maas, Kelly Flynn, Stacey Miller, Jess Musilli, Grace Musilli, Andrea & Darryl Sparta, Lynn Beauchamp, Barbara Handwerger, Cindy Tiger,  Ellen Kirchner, Christine Cairns, Kyle Cairns, Albert Barbieri, Barbara Latzer, Cathy Roy, Rachel Snook, Shaun Grandioso, Laura DeWaal, Allyson Gunther, Amie Schneider, Mindy Wunder, Barbara Latzer, Regina Hagemann, Lorenzo’s Pizza, Sussex Firehouse,  DJ Ray Cordts of RCM Entertainment, Town II Towing

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SWPTO Mother-Son “Barn Dance” will be on May 4th at the Sussex Firehouse from 6pm-8pm.

 There will be:



Light Refreshments

Photo Booth

…and a complimentary photo of each “couple” will be printed and sent home at a later date.


If you have more than one child attending, they are covered in the ticket.

Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite


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Pizza Fundraiser

For more info about Mama Cee’s visit their website:

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We were extremely thrilled to have held first annual SW PTO Father Daughter Dance Friday night!

The dance was a tremendous success and we raised over $1,300 for our Sussex-Wantage students.

This was truly a COMMUNITY event!!!

We couldn’t have done this without the following people:

Thank you to the  Sussex Fire Department and to the McKay family for the Hall donation. Without you we couldn’t have had such overwhelming success without the use of your firehouse, and for this we are truly grateful.

Thank you to DJ Ray Cordts for coming and spinning the tunes that kept everyone on their feet dancing for hours.

Thank you to Mrs. Hageman and her family for providing the back drop for our photo booth.

Thank you to Grace Musilli for running our photo booth.

Thank you to Lorenzo’s Pizza for always accommodating our events.

Thank you to Kinnelon Stop and Shop for donating snacks and beverages.

Thank you to all of the crafty Sussex-Wantage students and teachers who created the decorations and centerpieces that really turned the Sussex Firehouse into a magical night.

Thank you to our anonymous donor for the carnations.

Thank you to Mrs. Schneider, Miss Preston, Mrs. Slockbower, Mrs. Sparta, Mrs. Hocko, Mrs Marangi,  Mrs. Beauchamp, Mrs. Lain, Mrs. Cordts, Gianna Marangi, Michael Barbieri, and Samantha Glanville, for donating your time and working hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the night of the dance.

Thank you to the SW PTO Executive Board for being supportive in this endeavor and to a small but amazing team of moms, dads, and teachers – Lori Luberger, Kelly Flynn, Jess Musilli, Lucia Stephenson, Diane Barbieri, Cindy Tiger, Sara Maas and Stacey Miller – who worked countless hours to bring it all together.
Without you this would not have happened.

And to anyone else we may have forgotten, thank you.

On behalf of The Sussex-Wantage Parent Teacher Organization we look forward to more family/community event successes ahead, including an amazing Mother and Son event coming soon.

With Sincere Gratitude,

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Gertrude Hawk Candy Fundraiser

Our Gertude Hawk candy fundraiser is underway! A fundraising packet should have come home with your child.  If you did not receive one, please contact us at [email protected] or stop by your child’s school to pick one up in the main office.  If you particpate in this sale, the order form (top copy only) and money are due back in school by Friday, February 16, 2018. When submitting payment, please review your order form to be sure that the total dollars submitted is equal to the Grand Total Amount on the the order form.  Checks should be made payable to Sussex-Wantage PTO.  There will be a $25 service charge fo rall returned checks.

Gertude Hawk Chocolates has an ONLINE FUNDRAISING program! Simply set up a Fundraising user account, then email co-workers, friends, and family your participant number and ask fo rtheir support.  Orders submitted before February 16th can choose to have their orders delivered for free with the main shipment.  (Seller responsible for delivering order).  Out of town friends and family can also choose to send their online orders directly to their home,  (Shippin fees apply).  With this option, orders can be placed online through March 25, 2018!

To create an online account, go to (programs – group members sign-up) and enter Group Code 119604

  1. Enter a parent’s email address.
  2. Create a password you can remember.
  3. Fill out your basic information.
  4.          Start your sale!

All orders submitted by February 16th will be delivered to the CEL School on Friday March 9th.  

SWPTO volunteers will be available to assist you with order pick-up during the following times:

Friday March 9th from 4:00-8:00 pm

Saturday March 10th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are unable to pick up your order during the times specified above, please email [email protected] before March 9, 2018 to make alternate arrangements.


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Click the following links to download PDF versions of each form:

Hershey Park Flyer 2018 

2018 Individual Return Order Form Hershey Park

Hershey Delivery options


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SW-PTO presents 1st Annual Father Daughter Dance

at the Sussex Firehouse

This dance is open to Sussex-Wantage Pre-K – 8

Students are welcome to bring any loved one as their plus one

Due to restrictions, sensitivities and complications with communications we will be asking that RSVPs and payments be made through this Eventbrite page rather than through the school system.

There will be:



Light Refreshments

Photo Booth

…and a complimentary photo of each “couple” will be printed and sent home at a later date.


If you have more than one daughter attending they are covered in the ticket.

For more information, e-mail Josh Wagner at jbwagner78

Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite

*Stay tuned for news about our Mother/Son event in May!*

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Painted Barn Fundraiser

A fun night was had by all the the Painted Barn Fundraiser!

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Sussex-Wantage PTO Presents: Cyber-Bullying / Internet Safety

What Day: December 12, 2017

What time: 7:00pm

Where: Clifton E. Lawrence School

We will hold our PTO meeting at the Lawrence School Library.  As part of our Parent Learning series we will have guest speaker Detective Laird of the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office – High Tech Crime Unit talk about Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying.

Photo by Laurie Gordon

This is one of our MOST INFORMATIVE and IMPORTANT meetings. Detective Laird provides up-to-date information about internet safety and cyber-bullying including real-life and local examples.

BRING YOUR CHILDREN FOR A HOLIDAY CRAFT WORKSHOP                                                                 The PTO will provide SUPERVISED Holiday craft activities.   

Snacks and Refreshments provided for children and parents.

MOVIE TICKET RAFFLE: There will be a raffle to win a Movie Ticket Basket for Flagship Cinemas in Matamoras, PA.

To register for this event follow this link or click the ticket below.

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Join us at the Wantage School for our Wild West Book Fair November 30th – December 2nd

or shop our online book fair here  

Bagels and Books:  November 30th – 7:30-8:30 am

Tree Lighting and Santa Visit – December 1st – 7:00 pm

Book Fair Location: Wantage School Gym

November 30th – 7:30 am – 8:00 pm

December 1st- 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

December 2nd- 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


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Amazon Smile

Support us when you shop on Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season. Go to and Amazon donates to Sussex Wantage PTO.

Support us when you shop this Cyber Monday season

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President’s Message

This has been a thrilling year so far with a whirlwind of a September as Students, Teachers, and Parents adjust to another new year of school. October kicked off the PTO ‘season’ with a great first meeting and movie night both well attended. What warms my heart are the teachers, parents and young adults who volunteered their time and energy to supervise 80 children in a dark auditorium!! My sincere thanks go out to them. I also would like to thank Mr. Mooney, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Schwarz, Mr. Gall and Mrs. Connors for attending. And of course a huge thank you to Mrs. Speck for providing a fantastic discussion on why our children are learning math differently these days. In addition to our meeting we also had our Yankee Candle fundraiser and our Trunk-or-Treat event where we raised over $6100 and $620 net respectively.

Thank you to all our volunteers to help make these events fun and effective for our children’s programs. I would also like to thank Lorenzo’s Pizza for donating three gift certificates as prizes for the Trunk-or-Treat. We have our upcoming meeting on November 7 where we will be raffling off a Family Four Pack of movie tickets at the Flagship Cinemas (formerly Majestic) in Matamoras.

One last word… part of this organization’s goal is to raise funds for programs for our children, and bring together community. We have a great number of local businesses in this community and I am pleased to have these businesses assist our programs through sponsorships. If you are part of a local business or know someone that does and would like to be part of our monthly sponsorship program, please have them contact us. I would like to welcome our first monthly Gold sponsor, Tim’s Auto & Truck Care Center.

Thank you,

Josh Wagner

SW PTO Co-President

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November PTO Meeting featuring Parent Academy for Adults & Game Night for Kids!

Join us for our monthly PTO meeting on Tuesday November 7th at 7:00 pm. This month’s meeting will feature an informational session with Curriculum Director Patrick Higgins on the topic of on-going student assessment through “MAP” computer-adaptive tests.

During the meeting, children are welcomed to attend a fun-filled game night, supervised by volunteers from High Point High School’s Key Club. Kids, bring your favorite board games!!

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Fall Bonanza Vendor Fair


Friday, November 3, 4:30-8pm (during Yankee Candle Pick-up at CEL).
MANY vendors including: LuLaRoe, Scentsy, JR Watkins, Pelletwood Crafts, R. Poust Water, Well, & Pump, Avon, Mary Kay, Young Living Essential Oils, Local Raw Honey from Sugar Hill Farm, Aurorable Creations, Riversong Nets, Handmade Wreaths by Kathy, & Tastefully Simple! Get a jump on your Holiday Shopping! Questions…Call Lori Marangi at 973-600-5354.

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