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FAQs

What is Mobile Arq?  

Moblie Arq is our school’s online directory. It is where you can find the names and contact information for EFS families and staff.  It is a great tool to connect with others. A directory usage fee is included in the PTA dues.

 

This year, we will also be using it to order pasta and pizza lunch as well as for other PTA fundraisers.

 

How do I join Mobile Arq?

If you are a new family, you need to go directly to this link https://essexfells.mobilearq.com and click on Parent Registration. The code is essexfells (case sensitive) Once logged on, please review and update your family information. If you would like to download the app to your smartphone, go to the app store and search for Mobile Arq.

If you have any problems or questions regarding Mobile Arq please contact Ashley Moran ashleymoran26@gmail.com 

 

Does the school offer a lunch program and how do I sign up?

Yes, school lunch is managed by the PTA and is available for children in grades K–6. 

There are 2 lunch programs and 2 ways to order.

Pasta day and Pizza day: On these 2 themed lunch days, food is brought in from local restaurants. The PTA handles the ordering and serving of the lunch. To order pasta or pizza on the designated days, you will need to access Mobile Arq Online Stores to order lunch. Lunch orders are done twice a year. This means that in September you will place a lunch order for September-January 26th.  In January you will be asked to place another order for February thru June.  The PTA will send out alerts to remind families of deadlines.

 

No Fuss Lunch: Our lunch provider for non-themed lunch days is No Fuss Lunch. Founded in 2012, on the belief that nutrition is paramount to the mental and physical development of children and adolescents, No Fuss Lunch provides thousands of healthy school lunches to children across the State of NJ. Unlike institutional school lunch providers, No Fuss Lunch includes an entrée, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, dip, from-scratch treat, water, and an anti-bacterial wipe or gel with every lunch. All food is as organic as possible, the beef is grass-fed, and their poultry is cage-free.

Lunch orders are placed directly through nofusslunch.com once site registration is complete.  Orders can be placed, monthly, weekly and even up to the day before! Lunches can be canceled up to 6am the day of in the event that a child is sick or has a field trip.

 

When are the PTA meetings?

PTA meetings are held monthly (dates depend on the school schedule) at 8:45 am in the media center and everyone is invited to attend.  Once dates are finalized, they are made available on the school calendar.  Meetings are a great way to meet new people, and to learn about upcoming events and ways to get involved.  Parents with younger children are welcome to bring their children with them. We hope to see you there!

Are there any PTA dues or other costs?

Yes, at the beginning of every school year each family is asked to pay $10 in PTA dues. 

Also at the start of the school year, we ask families to pay class contributions.  These are collected per student and funds are used by the class moms for class parties and other special events. Families can also contribute (voluntary) to the teacher’s gifts fund (which provides an equal gift for all teachers to receive during the holidays and also an  end-of the year gift). These are all collected through Mobile Arq

 

Are there any school fundraisers?

Yes, the PTA participates in a few fundraisers throughout the school year that have included: spirit wear, Mabel’s Labels, Fall Festival, book fair and a personalized brick sale.  Our largest fundraiser is held in the spring.  It is a cocktail event that includes silent and open auction, raffles and more!  It is a fun and successful evening! 

How do I get involved?

There are so many great ways to get involved at the school including the Hospitality committee, helping with school lunch, volunteering to be a Class Mom, Green Thumb committee, Olympics, and much more.  We would love to discuss options that fit your interest and time availability.  Please feel free to contact us at efspta@gmail.com.