May
20

President’s Message

End of the year message…

As we leave this school year behind and head into summer I’d like to take a moment and congratulate our Sixth-grade graduates. Best wishes to all of you as you enter into your next chapter at RDMS.

Additionally, thank you to our parent volunteers of sixth graders who will be leaving us upon graduation. For some, you have given many years to the Oradell PTA and you deserve endless thanks and recognition for your years of service.

For new families entering OPS in September, we welcome you with open arms! Peruse our site; ask questions, sign up to volunteer…there are many opportunities for you to get involved.

Lunches will go on sale mid-August. For now, sign up to be included in the directory, purchase your school supplies, and simply enjoy the summer.

The Executive Committee will be busy planning for the new school year over the summer (we already have some new ideas)…

Play, read, swim, and enjoy the sunshine! See you all in September!

Jennifer Koth
PTA President

May
22

Caldecott Winter Book Club

First Graders  – Spring Caldecott book club is coming!

We know you can’t wait – get your spot while you still can!

The Caldecott Book Club is hosting its last after school event this year!
When: Thursday June 8th from 3:00-4:15.

caldecott-medalRegistration is limited and handled on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to sign up please use the link below.

REGISTER HERE!

Please send your little one to school with a nut-free snack marked “Caldecott Book Club”.

Questions? reach out to Dara London and Amanda Lozano via email at: caldecottbookclub@oradellpta.org

Want to volunteer? Parent volunteers are welcome to join the fun! Please sign up on the registration form.

May
22

Calling all Kindergarten Super Readers!

The OPS PTA Kindergarten Book Club is having its final meeting of the year!

There will be stories read, crafts created and friendships formed!
This is the last of three events this school year, and it’s bound to be color-ful!When: Wednesday, June 7th from 2:30-3:30 pm

Space is limited and the online registration will close once capacity is reached.

REGISTER HERE!

Please send your little one to school with a nut-free snack marked for “Kindergarten Book Club”.

Questions? reach out to Maura Juliano and Samantha Koth via email:
kindybookclub@oradellpta.org

Want to volunteer? Parent volunteers are welcome to join the fun! Please sign up on the registration form.

May
19

Want to get involved in your child’s class?

Class Parent applications are now being collected!

Apply to be a class parent today!

Applications are due by June 23rd.

You can email them or drop them in the mail.

Please print the application through the link below.

CLASS PARENT APPLICATION

Questions? Contact class parent committee chairs: Lara Monaco, Jane Kiernan and Nicole Chiarello at classparents@oradellpta.org

May
19

School Supplies for 2017-18 are here!

Get your school supplies orders in before June 23, 2016!

The Oradell PTA has partnered with SchoolKidz (a Staples company) for the upcoming school year
as our school supplies vendor.

Ordering is simple and all boxes will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school.

Save time shopping and consider supporting this PTA fundraiser today!

Visit www.shopttkits.com and enter our school account number 55841. Follow directions from there and be sure to enter your child’s grade for the 2017-18 school year.

If you have any questions please contact our school supplies committee chairs, Jaime Downey and Nelly Lopez at: schoolsupplies@oradellpta.org:

DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS JUNE 23, 2017

Click here to learn more about pricing:
55841 – Oradell – Custom Order Form

May
18

Help us connect our kids to our community

The OPS PTA would like to learn more about you…

Please consider taking our OPTIONAL parent survey.

In coordination with OPS administration, the OPS PTA has set up the following parent survey.  From this survey we hope to get a better understanding of what talents, skills and interests are hidden within the Oradell community.  After we collect submissions we will share the data with the school. From there we would look for ways to connect those skills to student programming and activities.

Participation in the survey, as well as any future activities, is completely optional.

Please consider filling out the survey and also sharing it with members of our community that might not actively read the PTA website.

PARENT SURVEY

May
18

Join the PTA for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2017-2018 school year.

We are delighted to invite every parent, teacher, and neighbor to join the PTA, as we work to make Oradell Public School the best it can be for our students, our most precious resource.

With your PTA membership, you have access to:

• weekly email blasts from the Oradell PTA President
• the OPS Student Directory
• your official PTA membership card

Joining now guarantees inclusion in the OPS Student Directory!

DEADLINE FOR BEING INCLUDED IN THE DIRECTORY IS JULY 28TH!

For complete information and online registration, click here:
OPS PTA 2017-2018 Membership and Directory

 

Mar
09

WANTED: 2017-2018 PTA Committee Chairs!

The PTA impacts EVERY child in our community.

We are proud of the achievements of our PTA.  Did  you know that the Oradell PTA is one of the largest in the state?   The impact we have depends on the commitment of our parent community. 

Each year we reach out looking for volunteers to join in our efforts.  We have committees that are appropriate for a range of skills and levels of available personal time.

The different positions and commitments are set out in the following slide:

PRINTABLE VERSION

The committees that need to be filled are listed in the following PDF.

COMMITTEE CHAIR OPENINGS FOR 2017-2018 AS OF 5.22.17

Consider getting involved for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested please send an email to Marie Antonelli (firstvp@oradellpta.org), June Levine (secondvp@oradellpta.org) AND Jennifer Koth (president@oradellpta.org).

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone interested in chairing the Class Parent committee should send an email of intent to the class parent committee at opsclassparent@gmail.com no later than March 31st.

Nov
21

We’re here to help…

The Oradell PTA’s special needs committee is working with the Oradell SEPAC…

to help families with parenting resources about learning disabilities, special services, and other important issues. Oradell SEPAC has launched a wonderful new website, which focuses on how to access extra help for students at OPS, including FAQs and various parent resources.

ORADELL SEPAC WEBSITE

In addition, the Oradell PTA maintains a special needs committee that is available to help address concerns both overlapping with SEPAC as well as what might be outside their focus areas: (ex: academic struggles, physical challenges, social and emotional needs, as well as allergies, gifted & talented options, etc…)

In general, we’re here to help.

To contact the PTA’s Special Needs Committee please email them directly at: specialneeds@oradellpta.org.

Sep
05

No Fuss Lunch is Back!

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce that NO FUSS LUNCH
will be available for the 2016-2017 school year!

NO FUSS LUNCH will be offered to all students in Grades K-6 and OPS teachers & staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PLEASE NOTE: The No Fuss Lunch team has experienced some ups and downs with migrating to their new website.  As a result they switched BACK to their old site.  This MAY MEAN that you have to create ANOTHER new account.

The NFL team is thankful for your patience as they work towards improving their electronic ordering process.  Please refer all questions about accounts to NFL directly.

GOOD NEWS?: The lunches are being delivered and are still DELICIOUS as always!

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: All orders UNDER $15.00 will incur a $.50 service fee, so please consider ordering for multiple days at a time to save yourself the fee.

Do you want to learn more about the program? There’s some information about NFL, it’s philosophy and ordering in the flier below:
no-fuss-lunch-flier

Ready to order?  No Fuss Lunch is offered through the NFL website:
https://www.nofusslunch.com

Aug
01

Box Tops 4 Education!

Collect those Box Tops all year round!

Congrats to Mr. McGill’s class for winning the winter box top collection – with 1,407 total box tops!

Some teachers claim the best classrooms are the ones with hoarders (eh hem we mean dedicated parents) who collect box tops all year round.  It’s never too early to start a stash for next fall…

Seriously, take a look at the list of what has box tops on it here –>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17

More information about the program is available on their website: Box Tops 4 Education program

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Mar
11

Kindergarten/New Family Mentoring

Welcome to Oradell Public School!

The Oradell PTA warmly welcomes all kindergarten families and any families new to the school!

The purpose of the PTA mentoring program is to help you through your first year at OPS.

We can assign you a mentor whom you can call with any questions relating to Kindergarten, PTA related topics or general OPS information.

If you are interested in having a mentor, or just have a general question, please contact our mentoring committee chairs:
Jodi Rybak and Lauren Driscoll  at mentoring@oradellpta.org.