Share the Keys BRHS Auditorium 2/20/2019

(6:30- 7:00- Light Dinner; Presentation – 7:00- 8:30)

Share the Keys (STK) is a 60 to 90-minute interactive orientation program for parents and their teen drivers. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance adopted STK as part of their enduring commitment to the safety and support of the communities they are privileged to serve. Developed by the New Jersey Division of Highway Safety and Kean University, STK is a research-based, data-driven program designed to reduce teen driver crash risks through increased parental involvement. A light dinner will be provided to guests in the cafeteria prior to the presentation.


Clear the Air on Vaping BRMS Auditorium, 3/7/2019  

(6:30- 7:00-Light Dinner; Presentation-7:00- 8:00)

Special Guest Melissa Tasse Ph.D. will present on the topic of vaping and the impact of chemical substances on the developing adolescent brain. This presentation is open to parents and educators but not students. A light dinner will be provided to guests in the cafeteria prior to the presentation.


Calm, Empowered, and Resilient  BRHS Auditorium 3/13/2019

(6:30-7:00-Light Dinner; Presentation-7:00- 8:00)

This is an interactive event open to parents, students, and educators to aid students in anxiety relief techniques that can be implemented into everyday life. The tools/strategies used will include stress balls, sensory rice, sand timers, healthy snacks, coloring, meditation, and mindfulness.  A light dinner will be provided to guests in the cafeteria prior to the presentation.


Save Your Teen Driver BRHS Library 3/19/2019

(5:30- 6:00 – Light Dinner; Presentation – 6:00- 8:00)

Save Your Teen Driver is a program for teenagers and their parents designed to lead students to become safer drivers. Students and parents take a 25 minute evaluation to determine their level of present risk right of having an accident. Your score indicates whether you are a Low, Medium or High Risk driver. The SYTD program evaluates you based on the six core areas that are the root cause of most accidents. A light dinner will be provided to guests in the cafeteria prior to the presentation.


JFK Wellness Night  JFK Primary School 4/04/2019

(6:00 – 8:00)

At our 2019 JFK Wellness Night, we will continue to educate our children and their parents about healthy choices through fun, interactive and engaging activities, food tasting, and meeting the therapy dog Potamus. Each student will receive a pedometer to track their daily activity.


Hidden in Plain Site BRHS Auditorium 5/02/2019

(6:30- 7:00 – Light Dinner; Presentation – 7:00- 8:30)

Hidden in plain sight is an evening event that features specialists in areas of drug prevention, recognition, and recovery. Attendees will learn to recognize evidence of drug use by others.  This presentation is open to parents and educators but not students. A light dinner will be provided to guests in the cafeteria prior to the presentation.


Special Olympics Basilone field at BRHS 5/04/2019 

(8:00 a.m. – 2:00pm)

At this event our students and staff volunteers will provide beverages and oranges to the special needs athletes and their family members and friends in a timely manner. Any BREA members who would like to assist, please contact JFK Nurse Pat Eriksson at or at 231-1179 x3.


2018-19 PRIDE Grant Applications

First of all, thanks very much to all of you who submitted PRIDE Grants for the 17-18 School Year.  Thanks to you, we used our entire allotment of funding from the NJEA for which we were eligible.  For those who may not be familiar with PRIDE Grants, PRIDE in Public Education is a campaign that shares the successes of New Jersey’s public schools while building community support and involvement.  Each school year, all local teacher associations such as the BREA are allowed to spend a specified amount on PRIDE events created by you, our members.  PRIDE Grants are written up by members and submitted to the local association PRIDE Chairperson, who submits the grant to the NJEA.  Funds spent by local associations on PRIDE grants approved by the NJEA are then reimbursed to the local by the NJEA.

Click on the link below for the a PRIDE grant form to use for the 2018-2019 school year. Please complete the application and email it to Steve Rubin ( by June 30th. 

Thanks and have a well-deserved summer break.

PRIDE Grant Form

School Community Breakfasts 2019


In September and October, for the fifth year in a row, the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association created an opportunity for the entire primary and intermediate school communities of students, parents, teachers, and educational support professionals to get together. Typical parent/teacher interactions are directly related to their children’s individual performance at school.  However, this event provides a great opportunity for conversation of school/educational topics of our district to take place, and for families and staff to converse with each other about daily life.  Simply…we want everyone to find time to get to know each other just a little bit better and strengthen the educational community at Bridgewater-Raritan.

The breakfast event takes place in the cafeteria at each school an hour before the school day begins.  Each breakfast consists of everything from eggs, bacon, fruit, bagels, etc.  There is no cost for the event, but parents are able to donate to the school PTO if they wish.

The events at each school are fully funded through a NJEA PRIDE grant on behalf of the BREA.  The NJEA PRIDE program was created to help to strengthen the community support and involvement in education and celebrate in the successes of public education.  The BREA sponsors events throughout the entire year on school and district levels from our involvement in club activities, Special Olympics, Teacher for a Day, and many more.


CLICK HERE to sign up

Special Olympics at Basilone Field


On May 5th, 2018 teachers passed out orange slices, water bottles, and insulated lunch bags as a gift to student athletes. Other teachers were involved as one-on-one volunteers, timers or award givers.