BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the new school year, the Belmar Elementary PTO has been busy preparing to welcome back students with a host of activities. Here’s a rundown.

The PTO-sponsored Scholastic Book Fair will be held from Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20 during school hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to visit the fair during Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 17.

On Friday, September 20, the PTO will host its first-ever Back to School Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 11th Avenue playground. Families are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to the gathering, which will feature Nicky’s D hot dog cart, Peaches and Cream ice cream truck and live entertainment by a DJ, as well as discount cards for purchases and the chance to win prizes.

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And watch for details in the coming days on the Mum Sale from September 13 through 18, Apparel Sale from September 23 through September 30 and Yankee Candle Sale, which begins on September 25.

Also, the Belmar PTO will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 11 in the school’s media center at 7 p.m. For more information, visit its Facebook page by clicking here.

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