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Check out  the details for this year's Sickles School Boxtop Grand Prix by clicking on the Box Tops logo above!  Start your engines... it's going to be a great race.

Fair Haven PTA Committees

Chair:   Jeanette Hogan for 2017-18
Art Appreciation Days - K thru 5th Grade
Chair:   Bennett Coleman for 2017-18

A day parents come in and serve as art docents providing presentations and projects on a variety of famous artists and works of art.

Art Show
Chair:   Shari Gagliardo and Deb Todaro for 2017-18

Our District Fine Arts Show takes place in March 2018 - Date is TBD

Under the creative direction of our Sickles and Knollwood art teachers & Art Show chairs, a year's worth of hard work by the entire school district will be displayed in the Knollwood APR and throughout the hallways of the school.

Back to School Staff Luncheon
Chair:   PTA Exec Board

Held during Professional Development Days at the beginning of the year, the PTA Board will organize lunch for all faculty and staff at both schools. A great way to show your appreciation for our teachers is to contribute luncheon items to this event that they look forward to every year!

Beautification - Sickles School
Chair:   Elisa Caniero and Marisa Rosenthal for 2017-18

This committee helps to ensure Sickles school is always looking its best. From the flower pots in front of the schools to the seasonal decorations with the building, this team does it all.

Beautification - Knollwood School
Chair:   Kirsten Ward and Suzanne Presti for 2017-18

This committe helps to ensure Knollwood School is always looking its best. From the flower pots in front of the schools to the seasonal decorations with the building, this team does it all. 

Book Fair: Sickles School
Chair:   Heather Lombardo for 2017-18

Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair will occur in the Fall this year at Sickles.  A week-long event held in the library from November 13th - 17th, 2011 this is a huge fundraiser and requires many volunteers to help staff and run it.  There is a large range of tasks and we welcome your help.  It is a favorite of both the children and parents and offers volunteers a chance to become involved early in the school year.  

Save the date Tuesday, November 14th is the evening book sale event at Sickles!

Book Fair: Knollwood School
Chair:   Jill Sullivan and Sheliah Olson for 2017-18

The Book Fair for Knollwood school is planned in March, 2018


Box Tops for Education
Chair:   Cara Pearsall for 2017-18

Since 1996, Box Tops for Education has helped U.S. schools earn over $475 million! Mind-boggling, isn't it? By clipping Box Tops coupons or participating in online promotions, you could fund a class trip or a set of books or any number of special school projects! Sign up to help with this committee if you feel passionately about "soft fundraising."  Keep a pair of sharp scissors on hand and don't be shy about telling your friends how easy it is to raise money for our schools via regular, everyday consumer purchasing!  

Bridge of Books Drive
Chair:   Jessica Mann for 2017-18
Class Parent Coordinators, Knollwood & Sickles
Chair:   Christa Ahrens (Sickles) and Kerry Maguire (Knollwood) for 2017-18

Class parent applications are available the Spring before the calendar year. Forms are submitted and the Coordinators meet the week before school to create a roster of parents to serve each school. Two parents per classroom grades Pre-K through 5th, and a team of 3 - 5 parents for grades 6th through 8th. Coordinators ensure messages from the PTA and school administrators are distributed, and that their team of Class Parents are assisting teachers with school functions as needed.

Classroom Libraries
Chair:   Stephanie Bates for 2071-18
Community Fundraising
Chair:   Melissa Doherty for 2017-18

These are various fundraisers which the community helps support our schools.

J.Crew, Chipotle NIght, etc.

Curriculum & Cultural Enrichment
Chair:   Cassie Conley for 2017-18

Each year, the PTA invests thousands of dollars in Cultural Arts & Curriculum Enrichment programs to enhance the educational experiences of our children. This committee helps select educational programs to be brought into our schools for the benefit of our students. This committee also investigates and evaluates new alternatives for programs that fit within our budget and enhance our curriculum.

Duplication and Distribution (PTA)
Chair:   Amy McCarthy for 2017-18

Each week, volunteers make copies of all approved PTA flyers and forms and deliver them to teacher mailboxes for distribution.  In an effort to minimize paper use, we have decreased the number of flyers and newsletters.

Additionally, only one copy of all PTA flyers and forms go home to the "youngest & only" child in your family.

All PTA paperwork can be found on our website under the "more info" tab at the top of our home page.

Eighth Grade Dance/Graduation
Chair:   TBD

This is not a committee of the FH PTA. However we will promote their fundraisers and events on this page.

Family Fun Activites
Chair:   Colleen Delaney and Siobhan Gallagher for 2017-18

The Family Fun Committee will be hosting serval family friendly events this year, including:

September 16-30 – Family Portrait Fundraiser
October 1-22 – Family Portrait Fundraiser
November 3 – Family Fun Bingo Night
February TBD – Family Fun Gravity Vault
June TBD – Keansburg Water Park

Family Portrait
Chair:   Kristin Murphy for 2017-18

The Fair Haven PTA partners with local businesses, Visual Xpressions and Shine Bright Studios to offer a limited number of portrait sittings and discounted package pricing for it's members every Fall, just in time for holiday cards. Taken at the Fair Haven docks, provided the weather cooperates (portraits are taken indoors if not), for a discounted price you can purchase cards and prints.

This popular fundraiser fills quickly and bookings are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Field Days
Chair:   Vanessa Grier / Krystie Larsen / Kristin Murphy (S) and Jen Zambarano / Stacey Benedetto (K) for 2017-18

Field day is an fun filled day of games and races and all kinds of fun activites for kids outside in McCarter Park. This event requires many, many volunteers. 

Tasks include, set up and clean up, staffing games, organizing refreshments and coordinating the schedule. This is a great volunteer day for Dads and an awesome way to celebrate the end of the school year!


May 24 – Sickles Field Day - Sharknado 

May 25 – Sickles Field Day (rain date)

May 30 – 4th /5th Field Day AM

May 30 – 7th/8th Field Day PM

May 31 – 4th/5th Field Day AM (rain date)

May 31 – 7th/8th Field Day PM (rain date)

Fifth Grade Home Alone Course
Chair:   Jill Sullivan for 2017-18
Fifth Grade Manners & Mingling
Chair:   Megan Pelino-Whalen and Kristi Stephan for 2017-18
Friends of Different Learners
Chair:   Aimee Burns and Shari Gagliardo for 2017-18

The FODL committee is a group of PTA parents who are dedicated to enhancing the education of children who have different learning styles. 

FODL hosts impactful activities during the school year. It is also an active participant in the Two River Friends of Differenet Learners, a regional group which meets monthly to share stories and resources. 

We have a monthly support group with the other school districts of the Tri-River FODL. We meet Wednesdays at Panera Bread in Shrewsbury on Route 35.

For more information on FODL activities and meetings, please visit Two River Friends of Different Learners

Harvest Fest
Chair:   Chara Bellincampi for 2017-18

Every year in mid-September you are guaranteed to see the harbingers of Harvest fest, the scarecrows, lining the streets of Fair Haven. Scarecrow signs are sold to sponsor this annual event held this year on  Oct 14th 2017  from 12:00 - 4:00 on the grounds of Knollwood School. Harvest Fest has become a wonderful Fair Haven tradition. It is an afternoon filled with games, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, a D.J., face painting and more.  Other highlights include an apple pie bake-off, the always popular pumpkin decorating contest and an appearance by the Team KICK Dancers. Baked goods and various other delicious treats will be available throughout the day. 

Admission is free and all are welcome! Come join us at this fun-filled event.

Holiday Cookie Exchange
Chair:   Jennifer Guli, Gina McCormick and Deidre Spiropoulos for 2017-18

Question: What could be better than the smell of freshly baked cookies permeating the Sickles hallways in the days leading up to winter break? 

Answer: Nothing, especially if you're a teacher and you know your students and their families made a special batch a holiday treats just for you!

The Sickles Teacher Cookie Exchange takes place December 14, 2017 

The Knollwood Teacher Cookie Exchange takes place December 15, 2017

VIP Visit
Chair:   Debi Demcsak and Aimee Dougherty for 2017-18

The PTA sponsors a special event where Sickles students Grades 1 - 3 are encouraged to have a "Loved One" of their choice come to school to visit with them.  It can be Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa or any other special person. 

Volunteers are needed to help transform the Sickles School and make the magic happen.

This year's dates are March 29, 2018.

PTA Membership
Chair:   PTA Exec Board
Sixth Grade Babysitting Course
Chair:   Suzanne Butler for 2017-18

The 6th grade Babysitting Course is a FREE program designed to instruct partipants in general first aid for emergencies both in and out of the home, plus provide an introduction to general child care. A general presentation is followed by small group break-out sessions covering: basic first aid and how to prevent injuries, how to keep children and themselves safe, how to entertain children and how to prevent dangerous situations/call for emergency help if necessary. 

Sixth Grade Safety Course
Chair:   TBA for 2017-18
Annual Fundraiser 2017-2018
Chair:   Emily Ryan for 2017-18


more information to come...

Teacher Curriculum Support Program
Chair:   Christa Ahrens for 2017-18

The Teacher Curriculum Support Program (TCSP) is set up to assist teachers with grants for activities, events or items that enhance the student curriculum. All grants are selected and funded by the PTA after being forwarded by the teachers through the school office to the TCSP Committee.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Chair:   Risa Bertodatti / Gina Ern / Joanne Formasano / Katherine Conway for 2017-18

This is a week long celebration at the beginning of May to celebrate the wonderful job our teachers do every day. The PTA provides breakfast, lunch and goodies for the teachers throughout that week and also provides small tokens of appreciation that are raffled off as door prizes at each event. Volunteers are needed to arrange the food, purchase and distribute the gifts and treats.

This is a great committee to serve on to show your child's teacher how much you appreciate them.  

Held this year May 7-11th, 2018.

It’s OK 2 B Different
Chair:   Amy Thomas for 2017-18
Used Clothing Drive
Chair:   Sonja Trombino for 2017-18
Chair:   Jeanette Hogan for 2017-18