Board Members and Committee Chairs

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       BF Ho
me and School Association 

H.S.A. Executive Board 2020-2021

Carol Waldman  and  Mayumi Harada Brescia

Meghan Fadool-Agatep and Jennifer Tesseyman
Co-Vice Presidents

Valerie Auyeung and Laura McGrath

Anne McAskin
Recording Secretary

HSA Announcements
November 2020:

BFMS Holiday Spirit Wear until November 13th:
Our Spirit Store is Open!  Great stocking stuffers and gift ideas.  We have our four top sellers available until Friday, November 13th.

BFMS Virtual Book Fair Coming November 18th.  
A link will be sent to everyone on the 18th.

Amazon Smile

Need an excuse to shop? Shop through Amazon Smile and choose Benjamin Franklin Middle School Home and School Association as your charitable organization. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no additional cost to you.
Here is the link:

Stop & Shop School Rewards
BFMS is now enrolled in A+ School Rewards through Stop & Shop.  See attached instructions on how to designate BFMS to earn money by shopping at Stop & Shop.  The school can be located by searching Ridgewood, NJ or by using our account number which is 41250.

July 2020:
On behalf of the BFMS HSA Executive Board, we wish a warm welcome to new parents, as well as a heartfelt, welcome back to returning parents. The HSA works together with school administrators, teachers and parents to support students activities and provides additional enrichment to our school programs. We encourage parental involvement by volunteering for events when they become available via signup genius. The HSA also works to ensure that all teachers & staff are recognized for the efforts they put in to support our students.  We ask you to join our HSA with a $35 donation.  Your donation will help support our kids with activities/enrichments that are not part of the school’s budget.  While the coming semesters may present some challenges, the HSA is looking forward to a rewarding and memorable school year. We are also excited to use a new company, Group Spot, for our directory and as an additional way to stay informed of school news.  The delivery date for our directory will be around October/November.

August 2020:
A face mask with BFMS logo will be distributed to every BF student by Sept 4th.  Also, please join our BFMS Parents Group on Facebook for quick updates.  

H.S.A. Committee Chairs 2020-2021

Community Outreach
Stacey Loscalzo

Hawes School Liaison
Laura McGrath

Somerville School Liaison
Open, please reach out to if interested

Travell School Liaison
Jennifer Tesseyman

RHS Liaison
Stacey Loscalzo

LSHSA Liaison
Colleen Tansey

BF Cares 
Kay Murphy

Book Discussion Group (Parents) 
Tanya Lesser

Field Day-6th Grade
Open, please reach out to if interested in chairing.

Field Day-7th Grade
Open, please reach out to if interested in chairing.

Friends of Music
Mayumi Harada
David Langan

Edward Fernand - Advertising Chairperson
Carol Waldman & Mayumi Harada Brescia - Editor/Content
HSA Executive Board - Distribution

Fundraising Chair (Friends of BF)
Edward Fernand

8th Grade Beach Party
Anne McAskin

8th Grade Promotion Celebration

Open, please reach out to if interested in chairing.

8th Grade After-Graduation (Cruise)
Carol Waldman

8th Grade Winter Wonderland
Kate Yates 
Larissa Shlahet

Library Aides
Liz Carroll

Library Author/Speakers Visits
Carol Waldman

Reading Marathon
Lisette Ramos

Doug Olson

Spirit Nights Fall/Spring Fling
Carol Waldman
Mayumi Harada Brescia
STEAM Chairs 
James Clothier
Open to one more person, please reach out to if interested.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation 
Kate Yates
Ms. Karen Feder
Mrs. Shauna Stovell

Carol Waldman