2018-2019 Announcements

2018-2019 Announcements
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings, fellow Knights! As your PTA President, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all our families – existing and new – to the Fort Lee School 1 community. The PTA plays an integral role not only hosting fun community-building events during the school year, but also overseeing school fundraising programs and providing volunteers for our amazing teachers and staff.

All of this takes hard work and dedication from our Fort Lee School 1 community members – YOU! With the 2018-2019 school year underway, we’re excited to hit the ground running and need your help to make it happen!

Each one of us has different skills, talents and resources needed to make Fort Lee School 1 as great as it can be. For some, it’s volunteering in our classrooms as a class parent. For others, it’s signing up to help bring a special event or activity to our students, such as Family Fun Day, dances and Scholastic Book Fairs. Please see our PTA announcements and upcoming events below to learn more about how you can participate and support our community this year.


  • PTA Membership and Dues: Sign up for your membership today! Membership cost is $12 / family through our Fort Lee School 1 PTA Store. You may also send in a check with your child’s name and room number, made payable to Fort Lee School 1 PTA. Thank you for your participation! Click here to join

Once you register, you can...
  • Help Wanted – Class Parent Sign-Up: Class parents provide an important service to our teachers, staff, students and parents. To be a class parent, you must volunteer for at least three PTA-sponsored events during the school year, facilitate communications with other class parents to help support various teacher needs and organize class parties, teacher holiday and year-end gifts. Note, you must register and create a login at the Fort Lee School 1 PTA Community Hub to sign up. Once registered, click on the sign-up menu option on the left side navigation bar to find events to volunteer for, including the class parent sign-up. Click here to sign-up!

  • Back to School Night – Wednesday, Sept. 26th: Back to school night is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher, hear from Mrs. Giacomelli (Fort Lee School 1 Principal), and check out School 1 facilities. Teachers will explain goals for their class and your child, share information about their teaching style, methodology and expectations.

  • PTA Meeting – Thursday, October 4th:  Join us at 7PM for our first PTA Meeting of the year. Both Mrs. Giacomelli and Chief of Police Bendel or his representative will be on hand to say a few words. Learn about our fundraising programs and upcoming PTA-sponsored events. Child care will be provided.

  • Scholastic Book Fair – Tuesday, September 25th – Friday, September 28th: Shop for the best children’s books and products at affordable prices during our first Scholastic Book Fair of the year. More details will be sent home with your child.

  • Family Fun Day – Saturday, October 13th: Our annual Family Fun Day will be held on the school playground from 12PM – 4PM. Bring the whole family for pumpkin painting, live dee jay, bounce house fun, carnival games, food and more! More details coming soon.

  • Trunk or Treat – Wednesday, October 31st: Our first Trunk or Treat event will be held on the school playground. Time to be announced. We are looking for parents who would be willing to decorate the trunk of their car in Halloween motif. Examples will be provided for you. Children then trick or treat from car to car dressed in their Halloween costume receiving treats...or tricks. Car sign-ups coming soon!

We’re so excited for the 2018-2019 school year! On behalf of the PTA board and our community, thank you for your continued support!
Tanya Byers-Kang
President, Fort Lee School 1 PTA
If you would like to sign up as a vendor at our Family Fun Day, please download the flyer and return to School #1. Family Fun Day_Call for Sponsors.pdf