Florham Park PTA

November 2020 Newsletter

The Direct Donation is the FP PTA's ONLY fundraiser of the year.  Please help us reach our goal.  

Make a Difference 

FP PTA Direct Donation Campaign 2020-2021

100% of your donation goes towards supporting programs and initiatives such as:

 

●     School & Teacher Grant Program- The PTA contributed over $20,000 to our schools in 2019-2020 for new technology, school beautification, new water filtration systems, state-of-the-art media equipment, and classroom supplies.

●     School Assemblies- The PTA coordinates and funds all school assemblies, and other school related events each school year at an average cost of $14,000 per year.

●     STEAM Program - The PTA allocated $10,000 for Briarwood, Brooklake, and Ridgedale School events & for STEAM program materials.

●     Faculty and Staff Appreciation - The PTA shows appreciation for teachers and staff through luncheons and recognition of life events, etc.

●      School Events - Fun Nights, 8th Grade Dance & Pool party, RMS Field Day Picnic.

●    Scholarships & Awards - High school & 8th Grade scholarships and awards for outstanding achievements and community service. 

Want more ways to support the Florham Park PTA? Go to http://www.florhamparkpta.org and find out how you can get more involved.

Thank you,

The Florham Park PTA


 

Donate Now
Special thanks to Calabria's Restaurant & Pizzeria for donating this beautiful gift to the FP PTA. We will hold a raffle for this amazing gift to be won by a lucky donor of the Direct Donation Drive.  A winner will be announced at our next PTA meeting on November 18th.
We are so proud to have the support of our local businesses.  Calabria's is one of our biggest sponsors.  We can't thank them enough for their continued support to our schools and children.  Please continue to support our local businesses.  They need our support more than ever.  Thank you in advance for your continued support!

*All donors that have already contributed to our Direct Donation Drive will be eligible to be included in this drawing.

SAVE THE DATE:
NOVEMBER 18th
7:30 PM
The last eight months have been incredibly stressful for many of our families.   It seems like everyday there is something new we have to learn to cope. The demands that are being put on us are impossible to meet and we wonder if things will ever get back to normal. Some days we just want to SCREAM because it all feels like too much!
You may also be worried about the long-term impact on your child’s mental health and whether this traumatic time will lead to more problems in the future.
The Florham Park PTA and the Florham Park SEPAG wants you to know that YOU are not alone.  They have invited FP parent Jennifer Bronsnick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Anxiety Treatment Specialist along with the District’s Clinical Program Manager of Care Plus NJ School Based Programs at Florham Park Schools,Veronica Chavarria, Licensed Clinical Social Worker to give you the tools and support about how your family can become more resilient during this time.

We are offering our FP families three FREE workshops so that you have the tools you need to help your child and yourself during this unprecedented and stressful time.

Parent Support Workshops by Jennifer Bronsnick

Workshop 1:  Building Family Resilience
November 18th Presentation 7:30-8:30 pm

8:30-9:00 pm Q & A by the Florham Park PTA, By Jennifer Bronsnick, LCSW & Certified Anxiety Treatment Specialist

Workshop 2:  Anxiety-Proof Kids
December 2nd  Presentation 7:30-8:30 pm

8:30-9:00 pm Q & A. Hosted by Florham Park SEPAG; By Jennifer Bronsnick, LCSW & Certified Anxiety Treatment Specialist

Workshop 3:  Anxiety Deep Dive
December 9th Presentation 7:30-8:30 pm
8:30-9:00 pm  Q & A. Hosted by the Florham Park SEPAG; By Veronica Chavarria, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager of Care Plus NJ School Based Programs at Florham Park Schools

Workshop Link will be provided soon.

 
PTA Important Dates
  • November 3rd-Schools Closed (Election Day)
  • November 5th-NJEA Convention
  • November 6th-NJEA Convention
  • November 9th-11th Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 9th-20th-Thanksgiving Food Project
  • November 18th-PTA Meeting- Special Guest Speaker
  • November 26th & November 27th-Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 30th-Board of Education Meeting

SAVE THE DATE:
December 3rd-Move Up Day/Grade 5 to RMS


District News

The Florham Park PTA and Ridgedale, Briarwood and Brooklake Schools are sponsoring a “Thanksgiving Basket Project” once again to benefit the Florham Park Food Pantry. From the donations that are received, baskets containing the trimmings to make Thanksgiving dinners will be given to local families in need. Continuing in our tradition of giving, we can hopefully help them meet their needs again this year. Collections will take place beginning November 9th-November 20th.
ThanksgivingProject2020


Special thanks to Christina Clarke for all of her time and efforts extended with the preparation of our Florham Park PTA Virtual Scholastic Book Fair.  We know that the children will enjoy their books.  Happy Reading!

Congratulations to all the winners below.  Thank you everyone for your support of this endeavor.

Raffle Winners:

Briarwood
Carley Hussey

Quinn Wildermuth
Justin Sabatos
Logan Daugherty
Charlotte Hunter
Gianna Gambino
Drew Lederman
Farrah Lederman
Ryan Foxall
Emmalyn Foxall
Madelyn Yoder
Desmond Scarpa
Emma Raczynski
Kailey Fazio
Marco Kiel Policarpio
Daphne Bryngil
Zoe Cummings
Emilia Victoratos
Michaela Corvallis
Ethan Blier
Chase Davenport
Ryan Gorsuch

Brooklake
Luke Di Benedetto
Emily Dwyre
Matteo Piano
Nate Wilcox
Brianna Madigan
Christina Madigan
Madison Hussey
Maya Ruggiero
Samantha Hunter
Cate Elefante
Stephen Mazzarella
CJ Raczynski
Riley Magee
Brooke Rempfer
William Rempfer
Noah Davenport 

Ridgedale
Vinniev DiTacconi
Juliana Piano
Juliana Madigan
Chloe Mazzarella
Max Rezzonico
Ashley Harrington


PTA Membership Drive
Thank you to ALL of you that have already secured your membership for the 2020-2021 school year!  We appreciate your support. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!

PTA Memberships will now be paid online. The cost is $10.00 per family. Sign up link below.  Be apart of a great team.  Be the voice for your children.

If you would like to mail in your FP PTA membership check, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Make check payable to Florham Park PTA
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for FPPTA Membership, the name of your child, classroom teacher name.
  3. Please mail your check to:

Florham Park PTA
P.O. Box 284
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0284

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.


Box Tops

REMINDER!!!! 
Fall submission deadline was 11/2/2020
Spring submission deadline is 3/1/2010. 

Mobile App to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and automatically adds to your schools earnings. even if you’re shopping online or doing your grocery pickup, you can
still submit e-receipts to receive earnings. Receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase and all participating products still need to feature a Box Top for Education label.


AmazonSmiles

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

http://florhamparkpta.org/_fundrasing/amazon-smile/


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

https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/


Arts in Education
All school assembly programs are paused until after January 2021 to discuss the status of programs for the remaining school year.


Briarwood                         

Kindergarten Fun Night was  a lot of fun.  Thank you all for coming. 

November is a busy month at Briarwood. See below for some important reminders.

Pumpkins & Poems - Prizes will be distributed in early November. All participants will receive a prize.

Election Day - School Closed (Nov. 3rd)

NJEA Conference - School Closed (Nov. 5th and Nov. 6th)

Teacher Conferences - Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on November 9th, 10th and 11th. Evening conferences are available on Tuesday the 10th. Please contact your child's teacher to schedule.

Thanksgiving Break - School Closed (Nov. 26th and Nov. 27th)

Board of Ed Meeting - Monday, Nov. 30th at 6:30 p.m.

FRIENDLY REMINDER:  Please complete the class parent contact information form so that your class parents can create/update a class list for your child's class.


Brooklake

REMINDER!!!
All parents should have received a link to sign up for for the Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled November 9th-November 11th. Please contact your child's teacher directly to sign up.  Sign ups will take place via SignUpGenius this school year.
Important Dates:
  • November 3rd-Schools Closed (Election Day)
  • November 5th-NJEA Convention
  • November 6th-NJEA Convention
  • November 9th-11th Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • November 16th-November 20th American Education Week
  • November 18th- PTA Meeting
  • November 26th & November 27th-Thanksgiving Recess
  • November 30th-Board of Education Meeting
Pumpkin and Poems
Here are some of our amazing and creative entries

         
FRIENDLY REMINDER:

Please complete the class parent contact information form so that your class parents can create/update a class list for your child's class.

Ridgedale
Spirit Week will be the week of Thanksgiving, November 23rd-25th!  There will be a lot of fun games, prizes and surprises planned for the kids that week.  Watch for more information as we get closer.

Spirit Wear is still available to order until November 6th.  Orders can be placed at
https://ridgedale2020.itemorder.com/sale.  
6th Grade - White
7th Grade - Yellow

8th Grade - Green

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