We report a single step procedure to prepare monodisperse colloidal poly(methyl)methacrylate (PMMA) particles where fluorescent dyes are incorporated into the polymer network. The particles are sterically stabilized against flocculation by poly(12-hydroxystearic acid). The fluorescent dyes are RITC (rhodamine isothiocyanate)-aminostyrene (RAS) and 4-methylaminoethylmethacrylate-7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazol (NBD-MAEM), which are prepared from (commercially available) RITC and 4-chloro-7-nitrobenzo-2-oxa-1,3-diazol (NBD-Cl), respectively, as starting materials. The particles can be grown larger with nonfluorescent PMMA. Examples of the usefulness of these model particles in colloid science are given.