President’s Message

Fall is on its way and so is FIELD DAY

Thank you to all who came to the September 17th General Membership meeting.  We had a number of new faces and it’s fabulous to see new parents getting involved.  Our organization relies on our engaged parent community.

FIELD DAY 🐾will be held this year on October 9th.  A lot of you will be there putting in the extra mile taking photos 📷, handing out oranges 🍊 and chaperoning little ones to the nurse’s office 👩‍⚕️.  I know many people love field day 🏆.  The move to the fall allows this day to really shine 🌟.

As one would expect from our local PTA, our fall 🍂 programming is robust.  We’ve got book clubs 📚coming in October, the holiday boutique 🛍️ in November and let’s not forget the kickoff dates for our Wednesday lunches (Bagels 🍩 on 9/26, Pizza 🍕on 10/3, Ice Cream 🍦on 10/19).

October 26th will mark our latest visit from the Wizards 🏀.  If you haven’t gotten a ticket yet don’t delay, we’re going to sell out.

With our new ‘incentive program’ 🎟️ in place, I hope to see many of you at our November 20th meeting.  If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about ask a friend who attended our September meeting.  You don’t want to miss out on all the fun. To keep informed please plan to attend PTA meetings scheduled as follows: 9/17, 11/20, 1/15, 3/5, 4/23, 6/11.

Let the fall games begin,

Kate Booth
OPS PTA President




Class photos are on Monday, September 24th, and Tuesday, September 25th!

A tentative schedule by classroom is attached below.

PLEASE NOTE: the time slots on the schedule may be subject to change, based on the flow of the day.
On the day your child’s class is listed, please send your child to school ready for photos.PRINTABLE VERSION

Questions? Please reach out to class photo chairs, Kristen Verrier and Eileen Hahn using classphotos@oradellpta.org


Walk to School on Fridays!!

Check out these fun themes for this year’s walk to school days
and get some exercise while walking to school!

September 21st Hold onto summer!  Show us your best Hawaiian / Surfer themed gear
September 28th –  Touchdown Have a favorite football team? Show your pride by wearing the team jersey
October 5th Field Day! School Spirit.  Go Maroon & Gold!!
October 12th Crazy Hair don’t care!
October 19th – Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
October 26th The Wizards are coming! Wear your favorite basketball jersey
November 2nd Orange or Black
November 16th Spirit wear, Let’s Go– Panther Pride!

Don’t live close enough to school to walk?
Consider parking on a nearby side street and walking a couple of blocks.

Don’t have any spirit wear?
Simply wear some maroon and/or gold to show OPS pride!

Have any other questions?
Please contact OPS PTA student programming committee chairs: Chrissy Nippes and Kimberly Tarascio at


The Wizards are coming!

There’s still time to get in on the fun !

Where: RiverDell High School
When: October 26th
Time: Doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm

Tickets Prices: $25 for adults and $20 for students/seniors


Wait – there’s more! Optional dinner options include both a Pizza option AND a Chick-fil-A option this year!

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

Tickets and passes to dinner will be held at a WILL CALL desk. Please provide extra time to get your tickets at the event.

Questions? Contact:Jennifer Koth & Marie Antonelli via specialevents@oradellpta.org


Class dues are due by September 28th!

OPS PTA is collecting class dues for parties ONLINE!

Please follow the link below to fill out the form and submit class dues.
Please note: These dues are to cover the costs for class parties in your child’s class for the 2018-2019 year.


Please contribute prior to September 28th – our first events are right around the corner!

Questions? Contact class parent committee chairs Jane Kiernan, Jessica Hwang and Nicole Chiarello via email at classparents@oradellpta.org



Student Directory Acknowledgement

It’s that time again – directories are on their way!

If you haven’t yet completed your student directory acknowledgement form, please do so by clicking here:




BTS Spirit Wear Sale is here!

Here’s what’s available this season!

Our Spirit Wear team has a fresh new look this BTS!
Using the 2018 OPS school theme as a jumping off point, the team came up with some fun choices.Samples: Will be shown at BTS nights (9/12 and 9/26) and the first PTA meeting on Monday 9/17.

Final Sale: Due to the custom nature of these items, all sales are final.

Questions? Contact Jessica Gothelf and Lauren Hozumi at spiritwear@oradellpta.org


NEW for 2018 – Nicholas Markets lunches!

You say you don’t want to make lunch on Monday or Tuesday or Thursday or Friday?!  We’ve got an app for that…

Well, not an app – but we do have a new program from Nicholas Markets that will be available at OPS for lunches on every day of the week except for Wednesdays…and you do order it online.

Introducing Nicholas Markets to OPSWhen will it run? Starting September 17th, this program will run all year long on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursays and Fridays.

How do I order?  After setting up your account, ordering is done direct through their website www.nmlunch.com up to midnight the evening before.

What about nutritional content? The NMLunch menu is also produced with a strong emphasis on nutritional content.  Ingredients and nutritional facts are all available online.

I have allergy concerns? This program has a very sophisiticated ordering process which is sensitive to allergy concerns. When you sign up you can indicate allergies and the menu dynamically adjusts to limit what can be purchased for or by that student.

What if I forgot to send lunch? Nicholas Markets offers the ability for your child to purchase a lunch from a limited ‘I forgot my lunch’ menu

What if my child is still hungry? NMLunch offers the ability for your child to purchase add on items and snacks during lunch (you have to opt into this day of purchasing feature)

Where do they get their AMAZING bread from? Rockland Bakery of course…

Got more questions? 1) The PDFs attached are an excellent resources for Q&A.
2) A representative from NM will have samples at the 9/17 PTA meeting
3) Email anyone on the executive board and we would be happy to help.

Please note: No Fuss Lunch and LJ’s lunch programs will not be available for the 2018-2019 school year.