President’s Message

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the Oradell PTA’s website!

Below you will find important information regarding upcoming events at OPS as well as important deadlines. Through the tabs on the top of the page, you will find important forms for committee chairs and class parents.  Stay tuned for our new photo submission tab that is currently under construction!

In the upcoming weeks, we will hold a mock election. Who will your child vote for? They will meet the candidates soon so be sure to ask them. Please discuss the OPS election with them and find out what each candidate stands for – ongoing coverage is available to you under Election 2016 above! Encourage your children to make an informed decision when they head to the polls on November 7th at OPS!   In addition, Ms. Bozios recently appeared on TV in news coverage of the OPS election:

Our lunches are in full swing and our book clubs are all gearing up for their first meetings. The holiday boutique will be held in early December.  The PTA is always busy and we are always looking for more volunteers.


Jennifer Koth
PTA President


Halloween Candy Give Back

Give your extra candy to the U.S. Military!

If you’ve got extra candy from Halloween consider donating it to our troops through ‘Operation Gratitude.’halloween-gratitudeDonation bins will be available in the Main Hallway at OPS on November 1st through 3rd.

Questions? See the attached flier or reach out to Community Outreach chairs
Laura Canfield and Danielle Morris via:




Caldecott Fall Book Club

First Graders  – are you read to read a Caldecott book after school?

If you answered YES! you’ve come to the right place!

The Caldecott Book Club is hosting its first after school event this fall!
When: November 1st from 3:00-4:00.caldecott-medalRegistration for this event is FULL.
If you would like to sign up for the wait list please use the link below.


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:

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


OPS Goes to the Movies!

What? Trolls? You said you want to go see the new TROLLS movie?

Great idea! Why don’t you come with your friends from OPS and we can see the movie together!

Date: November 10th
Time: 12:30 doors open movie starts at 1:00
Where: Westwood Cinema
Cost: $15 (admission, popcorn and a drink)

Ticket sold event day at door will be $17 – cash only

All children must be accompanied by an adult – THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT.


Not sure what the movie is about? Here’s the trailer:

This flier has more details:

How about adding lunch to the plan? If you go to Pompilio’s Pizza in Westwood, print the flier above and show them it at check out – they will donate 15% of your check back to OPS PTA! It’s a win-win!

Still have questions? Contact Sheila Krieger at


Class Photos!

Place your order for school pictures ONLINE this year!

Did you get your proof and now you want to order your pictures? Awesome!

Click through to the online order form below.  Here’s a few things to know before you place your order:

  • Add on items require the purchase of a package.
  • RETAKE orders need to be placed NO LATER than Monday, October 17, 2016 and the retake date is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  TO SCHEDULE A RETAKE YOU MUST CHOOSE RETAKE IN THE ORDER FORM.
  • All orders must be in by November 15, 2016 to be eligible for discounted PTA pricing
  • Deliveries will be made twice this fall, based on order date. Get your order in ASAP to make the first delivery!

Questions? Contact Michelle Esler or Maureen Gallagher at



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:


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:

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 YEAR LONG – like storage bags, fruit snacks, granola bars and yogurt.

The Box Tops contest will be held 2x this year at OPS – stay tuned for more details about the fall deadline for Box Tops!

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


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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