Originally delivered on 5/8/2023 10:06 am

SUBJECT: Flipper's E-Newsletter - May 2023

Flipper's E-Newsletter - May 2023

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Celebrations 

May 1st - 5th

We had an amazing week celebrating our amazing Teachers & Staff who walked the red carpet and enjoyed five days of delicious food, snacks, dessert & drinks.

Big thanks to our Desmares Community who donated towards this big celebration, and our Parent Volunteers who gave us their time & creativity during this week.

A huge shout out to Shop Rite - Flemington & Starbucks - Route 31, Flemington for contributing to this week's menu.

Thank you to Cut by Katie, Let's Brie Friends & Lachele for donating raffle baskets for our teachers & staff.

School Principal's Day

May 1st 

Thank you for joining us in thanking our School Principal Mr. Masessa and wishing him a Happy School Principal's Day!


He is a compassionate and innovative leader who we cannot thank enough for all that he has done for our staff, our Dolphins, and the community! 

We are so lucky to have him!

Behind every great school is a caring principal!

Happy School Principal's Day!

Graduation Yard Signs Sale Begins

May 2nd

Your PTO is offering Graduation Yard Signs to our kindergarten & 4th-grade families.

Cost: $20

The signs are 24" wide x 18" tall, single-sided, personalized, waterproof, and come with wire stakes.


Place your order by May 23 by clickinghere!


Signs will be available for pick up on Friday, June 2nd between 3:30 - 5 pm from the school entrance.


Congratulations to your graduates!

Watercolor Painting Club

May 3rd

Who: 3rd & 4th Graders

Number of Sessions: 3 Sessions

Teachers: Mrs. Kunz & Mrs. Moss

When: Wednesdays, May 3rd, 10th & 17th, 2023

Price: $32

Maximum Number of Students: 16 Students

Golf Night

May 3rd

Our participating Dolphins had an amazing time at FAD Golf Night.

Big thanks to our P.E. Department for always organizing fun events for our Dolphins!

Spirit Day & Contest

May 5th

Congratulations to our May Spirit Day Winners:

K: Mrs. Jeges' Class

1: Mrs. Barragan's Class

2: Mrs. Mulholland's Class

3: Mrs. Omilian's Class

4: Mrs. Benz's Class

They all received Spirit Day Trophies to keep for the whole month of May.

This May Spirit Day Contest marks the last contest for this school year.

School Lunch Hero Appreciation Day

May 5th

Thank you for joining us in thanking our Cafeteria Staff and Lunch Aides - Mrs. Larsen, Mrs. Mauro, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Gebhardt, Mrs. Malherbe, Ms. Donhauser, Mrs. Pascale, and Mrs. Ortiz Colon and wishing them Happy School Lunch Hero Day!


Your PTO organized a breakfast for our Lunch Heroes with special treats to show our big appreciation for each one of them!

7 Day FREE Pass at F45 for FAD Community

May 5th


Call/Text 908.952.0730


Email: Flemington@F45Training.com

Mention: #DESMARES


100 Reaville Avenue, Unit 213, Flemington

Indulge in A Little Treat Event

May 9th

Your PTO partnered with Sage & Attachments and organized a fun shopping night for our Desmares Community.

When: Tuesday, May 9th

Time: Anytime between 5-9 pm

Who: You & Your Friends (Adults Only)

Where: Sage & Attachments - 124 Main Street, Flemington, NJ

Light Snacks will be served. 

You can bring your own drinks.

Make sure to ask for Mother's Day Specials.

Various prizes will be raffled throughout the event.

Shop Permanent Jewelry, Nomination Jewelry, Anna Beck Designs, Vintage Havana Clothing, Free People Clothing, and Z Supply Clothing.

Face & Body Lab will be there to answer any questions you have.

A portion of the sales will benefit Desmares School & our Dolphins.

School Nurses Day

May 10th

Join us in thanking our School Nurse Ms. Dausch and wishing her Happy School Nurses Day!


Today, we celebrate you, your service, and your labor of love!

You are a phenomenal nurse who deserves honor today and always!

It is the warmth of your love and care beyond conditions that ensure parents that their kids are in safe hands.


Happy School Nurses Day!

Laser Tag Party

May 10th

Your PTO partnered with Game Truck and brought Laser Tag Party to our Desmares Community.

When: Wednesday, May 10th

Time: 6-8 pm

Who: Desmares Dolphins & Friends

Where: Desmares Cafeteria

Cost: $15 per player

Register here (only two spots left).

School Store (Grades 1-4)

May 12th

Your PTO runs the school store once a month (with the exception of June) for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders during recess time.

The school store allows our students to buy fun school supplies like pencils, pens, erasers, and more. 

Prices range between 50 cents to $2.00 per item.

Please remember to send in NO more than $5.00 with your child!

Please note this May School Store marks the last one for this school year.

Volunteerhere to help our Dolphins shop.

Mother's Day Cake Pops Distribution Day

May 12th

Thank you Desmares Community for ordering Mother's Day Cake Pops to benefit our school!

And thank you to Gina Moleta & (3 Kids & Cake) in Flemington for always making beautiful & delicious things for our Dolphins!

Pick up is on Friday, May 12th between 3-4 pm from Desmares School's Main Entrance.

Email your PTO atFADpto@gmail.comfor other arrangements!

Spring Clothing Drive

May 13th

Our Annual Spring Clothing Drive is on Saturday, May 13th, at Desmares' School Entrance between 9 am – 12 pm.


It is a simple, safe, and quick way to raise money for our school!

The more pounds we donate, the more money we earn!

Clothing is shipped directly to developing countries in need!

We accept:

 Clothing, coats, shoes, backpacks, hats, gloves, ties, stuffed animals, linens, bedding, drapery, pillows, towels, comforters, bikes & scooters.

We cannot accept:

Hard toys, sports equipment, board games, books, puzzles, pots/pans, house décor, electrical devices or glass, workout equipment, rugs, mattresses, and baby gear.

You can drop off your donations any day by Saturday, May 13th at Desmares School Entrance. 

Cultural Diversity Event

May 15th

At Desmares School, we embrace our diversity and celebrate it every single day!

Travel to Different Countries & Explore Beautiful Cultures at FAD's Cultural Diversity Celebration on Monday, May 15th from 5 - 7 pm at the Gym!

You will enjoy a family-friendly event with informational booths. 

You will have the opportunity to taste foods, hear languages, explore cultures, learn about history, and have fun!

We are looking for families to sign up for a booth to share their beautiful cultures with Desmares families. 

You can sign up by clicking here: 

Share Your Beautiful Culture With Our Dolphins

Visitors (only children) will need passports to enter this event.

One passport per child!

Passports will be stamped/signed after visiting each booth/ country/ culture!

Preorder passports here by May 14th, you will get your passports on the day of the event at the entrance. 

PTO Meeting

May 16th

At 7:30 pm via Zoom

Join us and be heard!

FRSD 5K Color Run Race Packet Pick Up

May 16th & 17th

Registration packet pick up will be on May 16th and May 17th from 5-8 pm at JP Case Middle School in the back of the school at the Cafeteria entrance.

Speech Pathologist Appreciation Day

May 18th

Join us in thanking our Speech-Language Pathologist Mrs. Accardi and wishing her a Happy Speech-Language Pathologist Appreciation Day!


Thank you for making sure all our Dolphins have a voice! 

You change lives daily one word at a time! 

You empower others so that they can ultimately empower themselves by using their words as tools for their learning and growth.


Happy Speech-Language Pathologist Appreciation Day!

FRSD 5K Color Run

May 21st

We are looking forward to seeing students and families from all FRSD schools come together for this fun, colorful spring event. 

When: Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Where: J P Case Middle School

Click Here to Register!

Click here to Volunteer!

Click Here for More Information!

Let's show our Dolphin pride on May 21st.

Carnival & Food Truck Festival Tickets Sale Begins

May 22nd

Join us for a fun family-friendly event on Thursday, June 15th from 5-9 pm at FAD Blacktop! 

We will have something for all ages.

Marley's Wings & Things,

Marley's Cravin' Cuban & Things,

Va Fa Napoli Pizza.

Scoops on Wheels, 

The Pirate Cupcake

& We Squeeze to Please Stand. 

Carnival Games, Music, Prizes, Dunk Tank, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Concession Stand, Face Painting & More! 

Wristbands: $20 per child (gives you access to more than 20 carnival games) - children 4 & under - free!

Dunk Tank: $5 per ticket (3 chances) - Buy at Carnival.

Face Painting: $5 per child (any age) - Buy at Carnival.

Single Tickets: $1 per ticket - one ticket per game - Buy at Carnival.

Concession Stand: $1 per item - Buy at Carnival.

We will have more than 20 carnival games (each game will need one ticket, and you have 3 chances at each game to win a prize - until supplies last)!

*** Cash & credit cards are accepted, cash is preferred! ***

Preorder your wristbands here.

4th Grade Spring Concert

May 25th

The 4th-grade chorus will be performing a concert at the gym on Thursday, May 25th.
The chorus will perform for the school at 9:30 am and for the parents & guests at 7 pm.

4th-grade parents are invited to attend both performances.

Guests can come to the 7 pm performance.

Legendary Field Day

May 26th

Join Desmares Dolphins on Friday, May 26th for A "Legendary Field Day" run by our awesome P.E. Department!

Field Day will take place on the blacktop with multiple stations and will be divided into two shifts:

9:15 - 10:50 am shift for 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Mrs. Shames & Mrs. Rollero's Classes.

1:35 - 3:10 pm shift for 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Mrs. Minch, Mrs. Jeges & Mrs. Thompson's Classes.

Parent volunteers are needed to help run the multiple stations on Field Day. 

Volunteer here to make this event a success:

Legendary Field Day 2023

*** Spectators have to sign up too using the volunteer link above ***

Field Day Rain Date is May 30th.

No Cost Fundraisers


An easy way to support the many activities your PTO offer throughout the school year is through No Cost Fundraisers.

Here are a few ways you can help!

Box Tops Education Program / En Espanol

Coca-Cola GiveEn Espanol

Stephen Maszczak Scholarship Award


The Stephen Austin Maszczak Scholarship Award started after FAD lost one of its Dolphins to brain tumor in 2011. 

It is awarded to graduating students of Hunterdon Central Regional High School and is to be used for college or vocational school expenses. Desmares former students are able to apply for this scholarship in early 2023 through the counseling office at HCHRS. Students are asked to name past and present teachers or administration staff that influenced them in some way, big or small. Please know that your donation is making a meaningful impact on a former student, as well as continuing the remembrance of a very special Desmares student, Stephen Maszczak.

You can donate here!

FAD Digital Sign


It's time to have a digital sign at Desmares' entrance! Your PTO will be asking for donations towards the digital sign throughout the year.

The digital sign will help your PTO advertise FAD events promptly instead of our amazing parent volunteer changing it manually every month.

It might take us more than one year but together we can make it happen! You can donate to the digital sign fund by clicking here.

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