President’s Message

Welcome Back!

After a long (hot) summer, the Oradell PTA is happy to welcome all families back for another great year at Oradell Public School!

For our first year parents, we welcome you with open arms and encourage you to get involved. There are many volunteer opportunities available for you. If you’re unsure what would work for you and your schedule, please reach out to any one of the PTA board members and we would be happy to assist you.

Also, don’t forget that the Kindergarten/New Family Mentoring committee is always available at to answer any questions you may have.

We are very excited to bring back our lunch programs, holiday boutique, Scholastic Book Fair, and many other programs that cannot be a success without our many dedicated parents.

This year we will also be hosting a mock election and Talent Show.  One of our biggest events will take place in October when we host the Harlem Wizards along with the Oradell Rotary Club. We hope you’ll join us at River Dell High School on October 7th for what is sure to be a fun filled community event!

Please join us at our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Looking forward to a great year!

Jennifer Koth
PTA President





The Wizards are coming!

Get your basketball sneakers ready – the Wizards are coming and we’re expecting them to bring the house down!

Where: RiverDell High School
When: October 7th
Time: Doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm

Don’t know about the Wizards? Check out the preview video below to learn more.

Advanced GENERAL ADMISSION ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.
Tickets sold at the door, if available, will incur an additional $5 service fee.


There will be limited amounts of VIP court-side seating at this event.
VIP UPGRADES will be randomly chosen from orders placed prior to September 25th.
We encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of that date for your child(ren) to have a chance to win!

Want to come for pre-game dinner and make this a ‘turn key experience’?
Pre-order a $5 pizza dinner (per person for 2 slices and a drink) and join us for a little pre-game fun.

Pizza will be served at 6pm in the RDHS cafeteria.
No food will be allowed in the gymnasium.

Tickets and passes to dinner will be distributed through OPS homerooms prior to the event.
**If you do not have a child at OPS please indicate this in the check out form and your tickets will be available at a WILL CALL table the evening of the game.**

Proceeds from this event will benefit OPS PTA and the Oradell Rotary.

Questions? Contact:


Reflections Art Contest

The Annual PTA Reflections Art Contest for students in Grades K through 6 is here!

This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?”

Categories include: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts (such as crayons, markers, painting, drawing, collage).  

The deadline for all submissions, including a registration form Monday, November 21st.
Please have your child submit both the art and the registration form via their homeroom teacher.

Reflections registration form

Questions? Contact Reflections committee chairs, Tricia Meyer, Carly Byrnes at the following email:


Fall 2016 Spirit Wear sale! Who’s got school spirit?

We KNOW you have school spirit! OPS Spirit that is!

And we have fantastic new designs and items available to keep your son/daughter dressed in OPS spirit wear all year long!

The OPS store will be open until October 10th so get your orders in ASAP!

These new designs can be ordered directly through the link below:
OPS Spirit wear brochure

This new collection includes great ideas for winter gifts –  flannel PJ pants, long sports socks, beautiful hoodies, sports shorts and crowd pleasing tie-dyes.  Take a look!

NOTE: Online size charts are available for every item.  Please choose carefully as there will be

Questions? Contact Kerrie Brennan, Lynn Durow, at the following email:


Calling all Gardeners!

Garden Committee is scheduling a Fall Garden Clean Up
and is looking for some helping hands!

When: Wednesday October 19th 2:30- 3:30
(rain date October 26th 2:30-3:30)
If you have not volunteered to help out the garden committee feel free to sign up for this special event now!
The volunteer form is always available along the top of the OPS PTA website and can be accessed here:
volunteer form
BOTH parents and students are welcome to join in on the afternoon event.
Questions? Contact Kate McAllister, Jennifer Kleinbaum at the following email:


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.  The first NFL will be September 13th.

PLEASE NOTE: The No Fuss Lunch team has updated their website.  As a result, all families need to go online and CREATE NEW ACCOUNTS.

GOOD NEWS: After  you set up your new account, the NFL menus are live for several months out – making it easier to place orders in advance!

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:

Ready to order?  No Fuss Lunch is offered through the NFL website:


Box Tops 4 Education!

Get Collecting those Box Tops!

Box Top collections help fund PTA programs.

The symbol can be found on many household items that families use ALL SUMMER LONG – like storage bags, fruit snacks, granola bars and yogurt.

Check out the list of what products are participating in the Box Tops 4 Education program this school year and get your collection started!

To see the list click here –>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17



2016-2017 OPS PTA – become a member!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2016-2017 school year.

We are delighted to invite every parent, teacher, and neighbor to join with 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
• a copy of the OPS Student Directory
• your official PTA membership card


For complete information and online registration, click here:
OPS PTA 2016-2017 Membership Form


Available Committee Chair Positions for 2016-2017!!

The Oradell PTA takes great pride in its tremendous parent
volunteer support.

The PTA has a variety of committees that support OPS by providing academic enrichment, fundraising and much more.  Below is the list of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year.

List of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year:

Here is a brief description of every PTA committee:

For more information about any of the committees or to volunteer please contact:
Jennifer Koth or
Marie Antonelli

We look forward to hearing from you!


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


Special Needs Committee

We’re here to help…

Please contact the Special Needs Committee for questions regarding ANY special needs you may have (ex: allergies, academic struggles, physical challenges, social and emotional needs, the needs of the gifted & talented, etc…).

Additionally, this would be the place for anyone who feels that they can offer their own experience and wants to be on our MENTOR list to say, “it’s okay to contact me if someone has a question about…. “

We will be a liaison between the person with the question and the right resource for getting their questions answered.

***Please click READ MORE to contact the Special Needs Committee**

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