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A collective of parents, grandparents, teachers, school staff, former students and the local community working together to enhance the lives of RBES students.

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Back to School PTA
Membership Drive

Running Brook PTA Does THAT? YES -- And Membership Matters!

We invite EVERY parent, educator, staff member, family member (both near and far) as well as our community members to become a member of the Running Brook PTA.

Membership supports the PTA's many activities, events, goals and programs.


31 New 20/21 Members Signed Up!


What We've Been Up To!

RBES PTA Hard at Work

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Fall Pumpkin & Scarecrow Kit Sale

This year, the Running Brook Elementary PTA is partnering with Gaver Farm to bring fall festive cheer to our school & local community! We will be offering two (2) ways to join the fun! You can purchase your Fall pumpkin(s) and Scarecrow making kit through the Running Brook PTA. You can find out more about this fall activity on our fundraiser page but HURRY -- The sale ends October 14th!

Happy 50th Running Brook!!

Did you know Running Brook Elementary turns 50 this year? Running Brook first opened its doors in 1970 and has been a pillar of this community ever since! We want to really highlight this with some fun and exciting events this year!

School Supply Drive

We cannot thank this community enough!! In one week’s time, we (the PTA) were made aware of a need and with your help and support met the call above and beyond the expectation of us. Thank you RBES Families, Columbia and all extensions that made this possible.

Recent Initiatives

Hi There!

Meet the PTA Board

Your PTA Board-elect is ready to make this year great!

Stephanie Martin

PTA President

Returning PTA Board member - served as Treasurer SY 2019/20. Mom of a Kindergartner and 2nd grader. rbesptapresident@runningbrookpta.org

Brandon Cogdell

Vice President

Father of two and PEBS Steering Committee volunteer. Son attending 1st grade at Running Brook this year. rbesvicepresident@runningbrookpta.org

Bess Caplan


Local Wilde Lake Village Assoc. representative and mom of two. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade. rbesptatreasurer@runningbrookpta.org

Nora Sudarsan

Recording Secretary

Mother of two daughters in 3rd grade and Kindergarten rbesptasecretary@runningbrookpta.org

Meet the Team

See You There!

Upcoming Events

We look forward to hosting you at our next event or program whether it be in person or virtually!



Virtual Back to School Nights


PTA Virtual Meeting


PTA Pumpkin Sale & Scarecrow Kits

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Pumpkin Carving & Scarecrow
Photo Contest

Show us your gourds! We want your decorated pumpkin photos! We want to see your prettiest, scariest, carved, painted, bejeweled, and troll hair wearing pumpkins.

We will award prizes for the best in show pumpkin for several different categories!

Be in the Know

The PTA Newsletter

The PTA Newsletter is issued every 3rd Wednesday of the month providing insights on:

Upcoming Events

Important School Dates

PTA Initiatives

Fundraisers and much more!



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