Bad Moms Night Out

13580624_10208754308069319_7448592117651969235_oBe a BAD MOM for a night and join us for an exclusive, ADVANCED screening of the upcoming motion picture “BAD MOMS”.

Tickets are $25 and that price gets you admission to the movie, an all you can eat appetizer buffet at Grasshopper’s Newfoundland (after the show) and one drink ticket!

Order your tickets today by sending an email to mmooreresearch@yahoo.com with the subject : I want to be a bad mom!

Payment instructions will be forwarded at the time of your ticket request!



PTA Appreciation Dinner at BLU Alehouse

Apshawa PTA Appreciation Dinner Flyer 2016


Apshawa PTA Offering School Supply Kits for 2016-2017 School Year


We’re all going to be busy this summer, but you know the one thing you DON’T have to worry about? Running around to all the different stores to pick up school supplies! Why? Because Apshawa PTA is offering SCHOOL KITZ school supplies! SCHOOL KITZ order forms are going home TODAY (5/13)! So be on the look out!!

All kits will conform with teacher specified supply lists for Apshawa!

Make back to school shopping that much easier!



Apshawa Pocketbook Bingo & Tricky Tray

12891783_10208916202733529_805132594942936607_oSOLD OUT!!!!

Our big fundraiser of the year is coming up this Friday! Exciting prizes, 50/50 raffle and tricky tray baskets galore!


Bubble Ball Fundraiser

12032803_10207938447033303_8767198915930900502_oCome be a part of the coolest and funnest way to have a ball while raising
money for Apshawa PTA!

Best part is that 100% of the money raised comes back to Apshawa!

Open to all elementary age students in the West Milford school district that meet 4’6″ height requirement!

Free Play or participate in a game of Bubble Soccer with your friends!  Register in advance by March 30th for special admission discounts!

Download your registration form here:    Bubble Ball





Eagles 5K Race Fundraiser

12238035_967296306685995_8519164602907786986_oFor anyone interested in participating in a 5K this spring Marshall Hill Elementary has generously offered for Apshawa to participate in their 5K. Every Apshawa participant will bring $5 of entry fee to the Apshawa PTA!

Register online at the following website:  Click Here



Apshawa Spring Book Fair

scholasticApshawa’s annual Spring Book fair is almost here! The dates are:

March 21st through Thursday, March 24th (During school hours)

Family Event will take place Wednesday afternoon into evening – March 23rd – 3pm-8pm

Our PTA sponsored book fair gives you and your children the opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality books at affordable prices.  The best part is that ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT APSHAWA PTA SPONSORED ACTIVITIES!

If you cannot attend the Fair in person feel free to visit our online Book Fair and order your books there:  Click Here


March Character Ed Trait of the Month

20160317_144131March’s Character Ed Trait is “Responsible”

Thank you Mrs. Becker for the wonderful Dr. Seuss themed board in our lobby that features our student honorees!


Apshawa PTA hosts PARCC Discussion at Recent Meeting

Apshawa was recently applauded for its compliance and participation with the 2015 PARCC testing program (See AIM West Milford Article).  Apshawa 3rd grade teacher, Christine Rodek and principal, Mrs. Primavera led a discussion with PTA members in attendance to go over Apshawa’s recent performance on the 2015 PARCC testing.  They also went over various methods in which Apshawa faculty helps to prepare and encourage its students for the testing process.  Various in classroom techniques and online resources that can be utilized by students at home were shared.  Apshawa PTA is proud to provide its membership with the links to various PARCC information pages and practice tests (Click PARCC icon below)



Apshawa February Character Trait – Kindness

photoApshawa’s February character trait of the month focuses upon the act of kindness. Students who demonstrate particular kindness towards their fellow classmates as well as in their overall demeanor will be honored at the end of month character assembly.


Sweetheart of a Dance!

heart n love valentines day wallpapers  (1)Apshawa PTA will be hosting a Sweetheart Dance on February 5, 2016 (6:30pm-8:30pm) at the Apshawa Auditorium. K-6 graders can bring their special sweetheart (mom, dad, grandparents, etc.) to this fun social event featuring DJ Music, snacks and drinks. Photo booth will be on hand to commemorate the event! This is the perfect occasion for Apshawa families to get dressed up and have a fun night out!

Dress Attire for Men:  Jacket & Tie; Dress Attire for Ladies: Dresses; For Kids: The very finest! NO Sneakers please. $5.00 per family (paid at the door)


Apshawa Family Night Out at Blu Alehouse

Apshawa Family Night Blu


Join Us at the Apshawa PTA Holiday Party

Apshawa PTA Holiday Party Flyer 2015Take a break from the holiday rush at the Apshawa PTA Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 17th 7pm-10pm

Come out and have good food, good drinks & good times with a GREAT bunch of people who care so much for our Apshawa
students. Even if this is your first PTA event, it’s the perfect time to get to know other caring Apshawa families and learn about the many ways you can help enrich your child’s experience at Apshawa Elementary!

$17 per person* includes
*(Cash or checks made payable to “Apshawa PTA” sent in to school in envelope marked “Apshawa PTA Holiday”)
Appetizers: Avocado Eggrolls, Blu Calamari, Bavarian Pretzel Sticks with Gourmet Dipping Sauces, Blu Chicken Wings, Southwest Eggrolls, Hummus Platter and Tossed Salad

Drinks will be Served via Cash Bar

Please RSVP to Mary Moore at mmooreresearch@yahoo.com
by December 14, 2015


Lightroom Studios Adds Extra Day to Family Portrait Fundraiser

lrstudiosLightroom Studios has added another day for Apshawa families to book their sittings!

Nov. 19, 20 & 24 are all available for appointments!

call 973-728-3600 to set up your session.

Here is the perfect opportunity to get your family portrait done at an affordable price, at a professional studio, plus get special deals on holiday cards and other prints. Best of all $15 of every 8 X10 print gets donated back to the Apshawa PTA! They also include family pets upon request!


Fall Box Top$ Deadline This Friday!!!

boxtoppowerSend in all those Box Top$ by Friday, October 23rd.  Make sure to mark each bag of Box Top$ you send in with your child’s name, grade and teacher.

Box Top$ is such an easy way to raise money for our school! Hundreds of brands carry them so check your pantries and cupboards now! Don’t forget to ask family members and friends to contribute their Box Top$ as well. Lets put Apshawa at the top of the heap for total Box Top$ collected in the West Milford school district! Go Hawkeyes!



New Playground Equipment Installed

12003236_10207578704696914_7085579027257603988_nApshawa PTA is proud to announce the installation of two new pieces of playground equipment for the lower playground!

Last year Apshawa PTA made an improved playground environment one of its main goals.  Through successful fundraising and the dedication of the many supportive PTA families a new swing set and loop challenge were purchased for the playground. The new playground pieces were installed in September 2015 and have since been enjoyed by the children of Apshawa Elementary.12032952_10207578704416907_35740522496724754_n


Upper Black Top Repainted

20150915_083128 (1)Following last school year’s repaving of Apshawa’s upper lot, most of the pavement artwork and playground lining was removed.  In order to provide our children with additional recess activity options the Apshawa PTA arranged to have the upper black top re-lined.

Outlines for four square, basketball, kickball and hopscotch were all plotted.  Additionally, the return of the USA map was made.  Thanks to West Milford’s Parks & Recreation Department who so generously donated their labor, equipment and supplies in this project!20150915_083052


Join the Apshawa PTA!


Be a part of your student’s school experience, join the Apshawa PTA!

The Apshawa PTA works hard throughout the year to provide resources that will enhance your child’s experience before, during and after school. Through fundraisers and the involvement of wonderful parents and families, Apshawa PTA has been able to improve playground conditions, provide up to date technological resources, offer supplementary reading materials and much more to its Apshawa student body.

Join now to be a part of the Apshawa PTA family!


Door-to-Door Organics Co-op Launched for Apshawa Families



Apshawa Elementary PTA now has a co-op for Door to Door organics! For every sale, Apshawa PTA will receive 10%!!! For more info, please feel free to follow the link below!

Door to Door Organics


Little Bites Pouch Brigade Launches at Apshawa

terracycle-headerApshawa PTA is now participating in the Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade program.  By collecting empty and clean Little Bites pouches and recycling them through Entenmann’s TerraCycle alliance, Apshawa can earn money for more PTA sponsored projects. A new collection box has been placed in the Apshawa school lobby to submit clean, empty Entenmenn’s Little Bites pouches.  Click here for more info.

Tell your kids don’t throw them away at lunch, drop them in the box!

Submit one, submit a bunch.  It all counts!