President’s Message

It feels like we’re heading into SPRING!?

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on 1/15 and played along in the OPS scavenger hunt!

At our January meeting we installed our nominating committee and will hear their proposed new officer slate at our next General Meeting on March 5th at 7:30 in the OPS Auditorium.  The Month of March is one of the busiest of the year for the PTA so we’ll have plenty to update you on at that meeting.

Don’t forget our ongoing ‘incentive program’ 🎟️ for attendance and participation will roll up into a fun tricky tray style give-a-way at the June thank you dinner so keep attending meetings and collecting those tickets!

The end of February, early March brings the PTA focused on Author Visits, Read Across America Week, the Talent Show, Book Fair, wrapping up Read to Succeed programming and several programs from the Memory Book team including their cover are program and ad sales.  Of course that says nothing of the three Science Fair Workshops that are open to sign up for and the preparation for the Science Fair in April.  This all says nothing about Upper Grades book club, and ongoing lunch programs.

Please be sure you have our calendar linked to your phone and you are reading our weekly email blasts so you keep up with the flood of activity.

To keep informed please plan to attend PTA meetings! Our next meeting is March 5th! The scheduled runs as follows: 9/17, 11/20, 1/15, 3/5, 4/23, 6/18.

See you all at spring sports practices…

Kate Booth
OPS PTA President


The Oradell Public School Science Fair 2019!

The Oradell Public School Science Fair is right around the corner!

All children from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to bring an experiment to the fair!  

You can read more about the parameters and requirements for this event in our 2019 Science Fair Packet.

When? Friday, April 26, 2019
What Time? 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
5th and 6th Grade demonstration/judging 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Where? OPS Multi-Purpose Room

 5th and 6th grade projects will be judged by a panel of independent judges.  Students must be present to demonstrate and discuss their projects during the evening.   This year, there will be 5 additional prize awards besides 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Additional categories are as follows: (Maximum Prizes 2 per Project)
 Most Innovative Project
 Most Ecological Project
 Project with maximum practical application
 Project with applied STEM
 Best explanation project

NEW to the FAIR this year: We are  incorporating interactive science stations that will be avaiable for attendees to try their hands at mini science at work.  So come with a plan to be not just an observer but a PARTICIPANT! We can’t wait to see you there!

The registration deadline for the 2019 science fair is Friday, April 12th


Questions? Contact committee chairs, Sara Gilvary, Surabhi Bansal, Minaxi Jhawer at sciencefun@oradellpta.org


Memory Book Ads for 2018-2019

Memory Book Ad Sales are OPEN


Important Dates to Note:

 Ad sales will be open Monday, March 11th through Friday, April 19th

Books will be available for purchase  Monday, April 22nd through Friday, May 1oth


Books will cost $20

Instructions can be found under our MEMORY BOOK Section of this website or by clicking HERE



Stomp, Chomp & Read: The Book Fair is Coming

The Book Fair is coming and It’s going to be DINO-MITE!

Book Fair starts on Monday, March 25th


To see what day your child is shopping please CLICK HERE.


Get ready for the fair by doing our DINO-MITE Activity below!!

 We want you to put your pre-historic art supplies to work and show us what your Dinosaur would look like!

 A winner in each grade will receive a gift certificate that can be used at the book fair!

If you haven’t already guessed, this year’s book fair has a Dinosaur Theme!
A random drawing of one submission per grade will determine our winners.

Submissions are due back no later than March 22nd!
Questions? Contact our book fair committee chairs,Sharon Marseglia, Jessica Ginsberg and Lynn Durow at bookfair@oradellpta.org


Upper Grades Book Club

Attention fourth, fifth and sixth graders!

The Upper Grades Book Club will be reading……

 A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass!

When: Friday,  March 22, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: MPR D

You can read about the book on  GoodreadsBCCLS or Wikipedia

The trivia games and group discussion are more fun if you have read the entire book!

Where can you get a copy from?

1) many Bergen County libraries have copies (check the listings on BCCLS)
2) purchase the book on your own (Kindle edition $7.99, paperback $8.00).


Pizza will be available for lunch, along with a snack.

Questions? contact Shelly Misskerg or June Levine at uppergradesbookclub@oradellpta.org


6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

The Annual 6th Grade Babysitting Training is Coming……


When? Saturday, March 30th – 9am to 3pm
Where? OPS Auditorium
Course fee? $40
For whom? 6th Grade Girls AND Boys

The Course is being led by Jeff Bernard, EMT and First Aid/CPR instructor

This course is designed to provide beginning babysitters with advice and tips for caring for kids of all ages.

Your child will learn specifics, such as the components of age-appropriate care like changing a diaper.

Participants will also receive a Babysitter‘s Training Emergency Reference Guide with instructions on handling common emergencies and when to call 911.

They’ll also learn first aid procedures, including CPR


 Participants will receive American Heart Association “Friends and Family CPR Training” certification

Participants should bring a baby doll or teddy bear and also a drink.  Pizza will be provided.

The deadline to register is March 15th.

If your 6th grader is interested in this event, please use the link below to register.

6th Grade Babysitter Training Sign-up

Questions? If you have any questions please contact Laura Hartnett or Judy Marino at babysittertraining@oradellpta.org


Science Fair Workshops

Calling all 3-6th Graders!!!! 

Are you looking for some guidance developing your ideas for Science Fair?

Then we have 3 upcoming workshops just for you! 

The PTA is offering 3 Science Fair Workshops.

March 13th, March 20th and March 27th

2:30-3:30pm in the Computer Lab

We’ll cover what makes an experiment compared to a project and get your research on options pointed in the right direction!

OPS staff will be on hand to lend assistance

Sign ups are limited  to 25 students per Workshop on a first come, first served basis.

Please sign up for  ONLY ONE of the workshops through the link below:

Science Workshop – March 13th

Science Workshop – March 20th

Science Workshop – March 27th

*Dismissal will be through the front of the building by the library.

Please be sure to send your child with a drink and NUT-FREE snack for this event

Interested in volunteering for this event?  The registration form has a space for that –  please join us for the fun!

Questions? Please contact: Sara Gilvary, Surabhi Bansal, Minaxi Jhawer @ sciencefun@oradellpta.org