Florham Park PTA

October 2020 Newsletter
Your FP PTA membership and dues support your child by helping to fund essential educational and curriculum needs.  Together we will advocate on behalf of our children and educators at the local, state and national levels. We accomplish this by building an inclusive school community for all families. Join the FP PTA to show support for your child. By increasing our membership, will make it possible to provide important educational resources, have our voices heard on important issues, and create a stronger whole school community. 
The Direct Donation is the FP PTA's largest fundraiser of the year.  Please help us reach our goal.  
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PTA Important Dates

October 5th-October 9th-NJ Week of Respect
October 6th-7th Briarwood  School Pictures
October 8th-9th Brooklake School Pictures
October 9th-Teacher Professional Development
October 12-October 25th-Virtual Book Fair 
October 12th-Teacher Professional Dev. Day (
October 21st- Ridgedale School Pictures
October 26th-Board of Education Meeting

District News

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair 10/12-10/25

This year we will sponsor  Virtual Book Fairs! Support our schools and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on books-ONLY for purchases over $25.

It's a new school year... let's instill a new-found love of reading!

Pumpkin and Poems Contest Week of 10/26-10/30

Pumpkins and Poems - All students are invited to submit a decorated pumpkin and/or a Halloween themed poem during the week leading up to Halloween.  

PTA Membership Drive

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 FP PTA 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

Box Tops have gone digital! Simply download the FREE Box Tops for Education app from the Itunes/Google Play and select your school. Buy participating products and use the Box Top
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. Fall submission deadline is 11/2/2020 and Spring submission deadline is 3/1/2010.  Learn how to scan for your school:

Watch this video: 

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


Week of Respect

Mon., Oct. 5th-Fri, Oct. 9th


  • Monday: Wear pajamas to school: PUT BULLYING TO BED - Students will identify what RESPECT looks like, sounds like, and feels like.

  • Tuesday: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to show you’re a buddy, not a bully: BUDDY DAY! "It is Okay to Be Different" activity. 

  • Wednesday: Wear your favorite mask: WE CAN’T MASK OUR RESPECT - Teachers will show video to introduce the Week of Respect. 

  • Thursday: Wear Tie-Dye/Peace Signs: GIVE PEACE A CHANCE - Teachers will read the BWD Anti-Bullying pledge at Morning Meeting and students will be given time to sign and decorate a hand representing that they agree to our pledge. Their hands will be made into our school’s “Tree of Respect.” 

  • Friday: Crazy Hair Day: WE ARE CRAZY ABOUT BEING RESPECTFUL - Students will participate in “What Respect Means to Them” and receive a RESPECT Certificate.

Briarwood Picture Day

Tues., Oct 6th & Wed., Oct 7th

  • Photos will be taken outdoors and class photos will be made by composite (no group photos).

  • Check with your class parents to find out what time your child’s homeroom will have their photos taken.
     1st & 2nd Grade  Picture Schedule 
    Preschool   Preschool Schedule 

Kindergarten Fun Night - EVENT FULL!

Wed., Oct 7th 5:30pm-6:30 p.m. (Rain date Oct. 14th)

We are astounded and delighted by the many families who have RSVP'd. With more than 60 families attending, we will spread out over both the Briarwood and Brooklake blacktop areas. Look for an email from Alisa and Amy with more details. Thank you to our KDG families for your enthusiasm and support!

Pumpkins and Poems Contest 

Mon., Oct 26th-Fri., Oct 30th

  • Briarwood students are encouraged to bring a decorated pumpkin (no more than 8”) to school and/or write a spooky Halloween-themed poem. Every child is a winner!

  • See document manager for details and entry form.

  • Please remember to submit your child's entry form so that we know who wins a prize.

FRIENDLY REMINDER Please fill out class parent contact information form so that your class parents can create a class list for your child's class.


October 8th-9th. School Pictures will take place outside this year .  Details will be provided.

October 12th-October 25th. Virtual Book Fair for all students.
  • NEW this year is the chance to enter a raffle after your book fair purchase.

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


October 12-October 25th. Virtual PTA Book Fair. To order for your RMS students, use this link as noted below for more info: 

NEW this year is the chance to enter a raffle after your book fair purchase: Book Fair Purchase Raffle

October 21st.  School pictures will be taken for all in-person and virtual students. 

8th Grade Students  
Boys- Ties and white dress shirts
Girls- White Blouses 


A modified Spirit Week is planned for Thanksgiving Week.  There will be more information on RMS apparel sales forthcoming.

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