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February 2020 Newsletter

Dear Florham Park Families,

The FP PTA is such an essential part of our children's education.  Every year, we help our schools strive to become the best that they can with support from parent volunteers,  family-friendly programming, and donations from our families.  Unfortunately, we are in jeopardy of losing these wonderful accomplishments if we can't fill the shoes of our open board positions and the number of volunteer positions as well.   Please help us to continue to build better schools by volunteering for one of our many open positions.   If we can't fill these positions, our children will  not be able to continue to enjoy:

  • School Assemblies
  • Briarwood & Brooklake School Pictures
  • Teacher & School Grants ( enhancements to our schools and our children's education)
  • Book Fairs
  • Fun nights & End of the year celebrations
  • Holiday gift shop
  • RMS 8th Grade Dance & Yearbook signing Breakfast & Pool Party
  • HIC Trip ( Entertainment and supplies)
  • RMS Talent Show
  • RMS Field Day
  • Graduation scholarships
  • Brooklake Yearbooks
  • Class Parents ( Holiday parties, fun activities)
  • Much more.......


Val Huang
PTA President

Harlem Wizard Tickets Now on Sale
Volunteers Needed
Buy Now

Direct Donation Drive

Our Direct Donation Drive is the Florham Park PTA’s  Annual Fundraiser that helps to fund programs, events, and improve the schools for our children. Your one-time donation will ensure that our children continue to have the resources and programs they need to develop and succeed. Currently, we have raised nearly $14,580.00 which is approximately halfway to our goal of $25,000. Please donate today so that we may continue to provide our students and teachers with great events and age-appropriate programming.
District News 

Harlem Wizards Game-Sunday, Feb. 23rd
We are still looking for donations for our Harlem Wizards Basket Raffle.  If you have something you would like to donate towards this event please contact Christina Clark at clark41704@gmail.com.

Talent Show
RMS Talent Show will be held on March 5th & 6th.

Tickets go on sale next week.

Volunteers Neeeded


Two ways to support our children


You must use AmazonSmiles instead of the standard Amazon site for the 0.5% on eligible purchases.  You can add the Florham Park PTA code to your Amazon account.  The easiest way to access the site is to add to your home screen on your phone.  You can be proud that a percentage of your spending goes to the Florham Park Schools at no cost to you. You shop. Amazon gives.

Code for FP PTA:    18939 Florham Park PTA


Stop & ShopEarn more cash for our schools when you shop at Stop & Shop!!! Our School’s A+ School Rewards ID Codes are as follows:

Briarwood’s code is: 07388
Brooklake’s code is: 11767
Ridgedale Middle School’s code is: 07717

PTA Important Dates
February 7th-4th Grade Fun Night - Dance Party
February 13th-Kindergarten Registration
February 13th-Teacher In-Service (School Closed)
February 14th-Valentine's Day/President's Day Break
February 14th-February 17th-President's Day Recess (School Closed)
February 24th-Board of Education Meeting
*March 2nd-March 6th-PTA Scholastic Book Fairs/Read Across America 
March 5th and March 6th-RMS Talent Show

Lunch Program

Michelle's Catering has added several Gluten-Free options as requested by parents. There are many NEW and exciting lunch items!  The next ordering session is scheduled for February 24th –March 2nd).  Lunches will cover the dates of March 16th – April 24th. Please check the lunch program for more information and menus.

Briarwood School

February is Kindness Month! Teachers will be speaking with students about the concept of kindness, providing examples through stories and role-playing, and recognizing students when they catch them in an act of kindness.

Important Dates:

February 12 - Spirit Day – Wear Pink/Red for Valentine’s Day 

February 13 - Kindergarten Registration 

February 13 - Full Day Teacher in Service – SCHOOLS CLOSED 

February 14 to 17 - Winter Recess – SCHOOLS CLOSED 

February 19 - PTA New Family Meet & Greet 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. FP Library, Akhoury Room - For ALL families NEW to the district

February 23 - Harlem Wizards Game at Hanover Park HS.
Purchase tickets here Harlem Wizards Game

February 28 - BWD Spirit Day – Wear Bulldogs Tshirt or Blue/White 

*March 2 to 6 the PTA will sponsor both the Dr. Seuss Book Review Contest and Scholastic Book Fair in recognition of Read Across America Week celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday. More details to follow.


1st Grade Fun Night* -1st Grade Fun Night has been rescheduledto Wednesday, March 4th from 6 to 7 p.m. Please save the date. This is a fun night for students and their parents, and we hope to see all of you there.

Important dates:

Brooklake School 

*Friday, February 7th-4th Grade Fun Night 
4th Grade Fun night form

*Friday, February 28th-5th Grade Fun Night

Box Tops:

Dear Families,
This is just a friendly reminder to submit your BoxTops clippings if you have any. Be sure it is submitted in a zip-lock bag with your child’s name and class on it.  Don’t want to worry about the hassle of clippings? No problem! You can now scan your store receipt! Simply download the Box Tops mobile app! The new app features state of the art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. Remember, each Box Tops is worth 10 cents! It adds up quickly! The winning class at each school will do something fun with the principal!
Box Tops Flyer

Brooklake Yearbook:

The Brooklake Yearbook Committee is underway and has the following message to all Brooklake parents/students:

Brooklake parents should have received an email requesting pics to submit for the yearbook.  They are looking for photos from school events (classroom pictures, Halloween, etc).  Please submit your photos to brooklakeyearbook@gmail.com.  In the subject line please indicate the grade and event.

Ridgedale Middle School

Talent Show
RMS Talent Show will be held on March 5th & 6th.  Tickets go on sale next week..

Next PTA Meeting
March 11, 2020

Please visit our website www.florhamparkpta.org for all the latest updates on all of our PTA events.

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