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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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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.


1 New 2021/2022 Members Signed Up!


What We've Been Up To!

RBES PTA Hard at Work

Send Us Your Photos!

Are you a shutterbug? A photographer? A whiz at the social media selfie game? We are looking for RBES to send in photos that display what virtual learning is like. We want to see the pledge of allegiance, PE class outfits, studious students, school lunch pickups and much more!

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!

Winter PTA After School Clubs

Bushy Park PTA and the Glenwood Middle National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are collaborating to bring you FREE kid-powered after school clubs! This will provide additional social opportunities and learning for your children, while also giving our young leaders service hours and activity planning skills. Winter clubs begin on Monday, December 7th. Please register today! Thank you to Bushy Park PTA for opening this up to the RBES community.

Recent Initiatives

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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!



End of 2nd Quarter


PTA Virtual Meeting


Parent Teacher Conferences


MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s. He led non-violent protests to fight for the rights of all people including African Americans. He hoped that America and the world could become a place where race would not impact a person’s civil rights. He was considered a great speaker - many of his speeches still inspire us today. You may have heard his “I Have a Dream “ speech. Another famous thing he said was that “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” Congress designated the third Monday in January the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Your service honors Dr. King's life and teachings and helps make your community a better place.

You may ask what can a kid do to serve while staying safe from a coronavirus? A lot!

BSAP and RBES PTA are partnering the annual RBES Day of Service. We are looking to have our students write letters, make cards or draw pictures for the senior residents at Vantage House.

Find out more about our MLK Day of Service in the PTA Newsletter!

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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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