Florham Park PTA

May 2021 Newsletter
Dear Florham Park Families,

As we experience the warmer weather, I cannot help reflecting on our beautiful children and wonderful community.  While this school year has been challenging, we know that the support of parents and guardians has been essential.  This is what has helped to sustain our children during remote and in-person learning.  Our children have done incredible under such circumstances.  We are proud of them for continuing to strive in the midst of such challenging times.  

We thank our teachers, nurses, staff, and administrators of the Florham Park School District.  Together, we were all able to support each other.  Now we can see the fruits of our labor.  Thank you for working to support the work of the PTA, our teachers, and our school district in its entirety.  Please help us to continue the valuable work of the PTA in our community.  We need volunteers to continue the work that has been started.  We welcome you to share your time and talents.  We invite you to come to learn how to support our children.  Joining the PTA allows you to shape the future of our schools, and meet others in our close-knit community.

Let's talk about continuing the work of the PTA.   Together, we can look forward to sponsoring great activities and programs for our teachers and children.


Valerie Huang
FP PTA President

Thank you to all of our wonderful families who contributed to our Gift Card Drive for Teacher Appreciation Week. With all your generous contributions we were able to give each teacher and staff member in our district a gift card.   We also held a raffle for additional baskets filled with gift cards.  There were lucky teachers and staff in each school.   We are so blessed to have the support of parents, guardians, and community members of Florham Park.

Topic: PTA General Meeting 
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Meeting ID: 897 2475 8322
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The PTA has the following Executive Board positions available for the 2021-2022 school year:
  • President
  • Treasurer 
  • VP Arts in Education
  • VP of Ridgedale Middle School
  • Corresponding Secretary
For more information please visit our website:

Submissions for board positions have been extended to May 15th.  All new PTA Board Members will be announced at the June meeting.
LAST CALL!  Attention ALL parents and guardians of 2ND, 5TH, AND 8TH GRADERS!

Don't miss out on ordering one of these beautiful lawn signs to mark your child's achievement from the 2nd, 5th, or 8th grades. 

The deadline to order a lawn sign is May 10th. 

Time is going fast and ordering ends soon!


Direct Donation Drive Update
Your donations continue to allow for the use of creative ways to incorporate technology to meet the needs of student learning whether in person or remotely.  As an additional incentive, we will continue to find monthly ideas for raffles.  Our mission continues to be to support our children and teachers.

PTA/District Important Dates:
May 17th-Board of Education Public Work Session on Curriculum

May 24th-Board of Education Regular Meeting-6:30 pm

May 31st-Memorial Day (Schools Closed)

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 it 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 & Shop

Earn 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

May is a busy month so please take the time to carefully review all of the information below.
Briarwood News 

Upcoming Briarwood Events/Reminders:

  • May 11 @ 7 p.m. -PTA General Meeting 
  • May 12 @ 5:30 p.m.Outdoor 2nd Grade Fun Night: Second grade students and their parents are welcomed to the blacktop for one hour of outdoor games. Social distancing rules will be followed and masks are required (see flyer on Document Manager for details and to RSVP).
  • May 17th-Board of Education Public Work Session on Curriculum

    May 24th-Board of Education Regular Meeting-6:30 pm
  •  May 31st-Memorial Day (Schools Closed)
  • June 17th 2nd Grade Step Up Day - Second grade students will walk to Brooklake to commemorate their "stepping up" to Brooklake School. The Florham Park PTA will provide free t-shirts to every student.  Parents have the option to also purchase lawn signs. Please use the following link below to indicate t-shirt size and to order a lawn sign
Link to Order Form
Important Dates:

May 17th-Board of Education Public Work Session on Curriculum

May 24th-Board of Education Regular Meeting-6:30 pm

May 31st-Memorial Day (Schools Closed)

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 3-7, 2021 – Chesapeake Public Schools 312  Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 • 757-547-0153

May 3rd through May 7th
Teacher Appreciation Week: The PTA planned delicious treats and surprises throughout this week.   Our PTA celebrated the Brooklake teachers and staff for all they do.  The entire week was amazing and enjoyed by everyone in the district.

Ridgedale Middle School
Important Dates:

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May 3rd-May 7th-Teacher Appreciation Week
Did you know that the PTA recognized all RMS teachers and staff during this week for Teacher Appreciation Week?  There were a number of events that were scheduled this week. Banners, posters, and other decorations were displayed throughout the school buildings. We wanted to show the community's gratitude to our teachers and staff.   The teachers and staff were also treated to an individually boxed lunch with dessert. RMS students were also given the opportunity to wear their homeroom teacher's favorite color.

This week we ended with a gift card raffle for the teachers and staff.  It truly was an amazing week for our teachers and staff.

Gift Card Giveaway Club - Home | Facebook

May 17th-Board of Education Public Work Session on Curriculum

May 24th-Board of Education Regular Meeting-6:30 pm

May 31st-Memorial Day (Schools Closed)

Virtual clubs and Activities
At this time we are waiting for pending Board of Education approval as to the start date of clubs and activities.  Stay tuned for more information soon.

Field Day / Fun Day at RMS on June 4th (rain date: June 7th). Great News!  There are several safe outdoor activities planned for the students to participate in Field Day. More details to soon follow.


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