May
20

President’s Message

Mid Year ‘State of the PTA’…

As we enter into the holiday season, the Oradell PTA would like to take this opportunity to reflect on all that we have accomplished thus far.

In just a few short months, our accomplishments are great. We pride ourselves on being an active part of the OPS community, working to enrich the educational and social experiences of our students. We also actively work to provide services to help make the lives of the OPS parent easier. Through the efforts of our committees, we have begun to accomplish those goals.

Here is a snapshot of what we have done since September:

  • Hosted an entertaining BMX Bike assembly to promote an anti-bullying message to our students.
  • Captured our students looking their best for their class photos.
  • Hosted a fun, successful Harlem Wizards event in conjunction with the Oradell Rotary.
  • Held an educational and entertaining mock election between Franklin P. Foxton & Walter Wolf.
  • Collected almost 9,000 items of food for The Center for Food Action during our first ever OPS Turkey Trot!
  • Hosted 3 after school book clubs.
  • Served 1,408 bagel lunches; 3,075 slices of pizza; 1,308 ice creams.

In the upcoming weeks, we will host our Holiday Boutique, Guest Authors will visit, students will receive a free book thanks to our Reading Is Fundamental Committee, plus much more!

On behalf of the Oradell PTA, I wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season. May it be filled with family, friends, love, and laughter.

Jennifer Koth
PTA President

Jan
12

Talent Show Logo Contest!

Is your talent that you can draw? Then this is an opportunity to showcase your talent!

The PTA Talent Show Committee is a logo design contest for the March show!

Submissions are due to homeroom teachers on January 3oth!

All art should be submitted on 8×12″ heavy stock paper and include the words:

OPS Talent Show 2017

See the attached FLIER for additional contest specifications

Questions? Email Kate Windram and Kim Dunphy at talentshow@oradellpta.org.

Jan
09

Talent Show 2017 – Bring on the Madness.

It’s here again folks.  The bi-annual OPS Talent Show is upon us.

AUDITION DATES: Wednesday, January 25th and Thursday, January 26th – immediately after school.

DRESS REHEARSALS: Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 1 – immediately after school.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 20th.

REGISTER HERE.

ADDITIONAL FACTS:
*All ages are welcome
* Everyone performs; This is not a competition
* One 2 minute performance per child, including group acts
* Lyrics (where applicable) must be submitted with your registration form
* Edited & performance ready music must be submitted (2 copies on separate, clearly labelled CDs) for auditions
* Videos of all acts and t-shirts will be available for sale
* All participants must agree to a media release as part of registration

Additional help with preparing music selections can be found on THIS FLYER.

Want to Volunteer? Check out the opportunity to do so at the bottom of the registration form.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Please contact Talent Show Committee Chairs, Kate Windram and
Kim Dunphy at talentshow@oradellpta.org.

Jan
09

Chris Grabenstein is visiting in January!

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce that author Chris Grabenstein will visit OPS to speak to third through sixth grade students on Monday, January 23, 2017

In addition to working as an award-winning children’s author, Chris Grabenstein is a playwright, screenwriter, former advertising executive, and comedian.

To prepare for this author visit, third through sixth grade students have been learning about Chris Grabenstein and his work during library specials. Also, in January, Mrs. Goggins is giving third through sixth grade students the opportunity to play an “Oradell PTA Library Lock-In” board game (inspired by Chris Grabenstein’s Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library) during library sessions. This game offers students the chance to show off their knowledge of author and book trivia, their understanding of library rules and etiquette, their library research skills, and more.

To  learn more about Chris Grabenstein and his books, visit his website 
chrisgrabenstein.com/kids/.

Chris Grabenstein’s books are available in third through sixth grade classrooms, the OPS library, as well as the Oradell Public Library. Encourage your kids to “check them out!”

Jan
09

Science workshops for second through sixth grades!

January brings Science Workshops to OPS!

Our rolling list of sign ups (every grade gets a day!) currently includes:

Second Grade: Tuesday, January 24th. REGISTER HERE FOR 2nd GRADE
Third Grade: Tuesday, January 17th. WAITLIST

All workshops will be held in MPR D from 3:00 to 4:15 PM.


Children will be dismissed from the MPR.

Questions?Please contact the Science Fun committee chairs, Surabhi Bansal, Minaxi Jhawer and Sandra Murray at sciencefun@oradellpta.org

Dec
12

Tinkers in need of supplies!

We’re looking for some specific ‘recycling and trash’ for lunchtime tinkering!

Do you have any of the following items you could share?:

plastic bags,
toilet paper tubes,
paper towels tubes,
wrapping paper tubes,
egg cartons,
OR string?

We’d love to have them for some winter season lunchtime crafts and activities!

DROP OFF SPOTS AND TIMES:
OPTION ONE: AUDITORIUM BINS IN THE VESTIBULE AT DROP OFF ONLY.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING THINGS ONLY AT DROP OFF.

OPTION TWO: SHELVES IN THE FRONT VESTIBULE AT PICK UP ONLY.  IF AN ADULT IS DROPPING ITEMS PLEASE DO SO ONLY AT PICK UP.

Questions about what is needed?
Please contact Marie Antonelli firstvp@oradellpta.org or June Levine secondvp@oradellpta.org  for more information.

 

Nov
27

Six Flags Read to Succeed 2017!

Who doesn’t like a scream your face off roller coaster ride?! Right no one…

BUT you know what’s better than a scream your face off roller coaster ride?
A FREE one!

The PTA is bringing you the Six Flags Read to Succeed program to make that very dream a reality – and this year we’re doing you a solid…we’re kicking off the program with EXTRA TIME TO READ!

six-flags-read-to-succeedPRINT A READING LOG HERE!

Reading logs are due back to teachers on 2/22/17.

Questions? Check out the information at the top of the reading log or on the parent letter from six flags and if that doesn’t help email us at president@oradellpta.org or corrsecy@oradellpta.org

 

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

Aug
01

Box Tops 4 Education!

Get Collecting those Box Tops!

Winter box top collection is just about here!

We’re organizing our volunteers (do you want to help out?) and organizing the collections (envelopes go out to teachers after 1/16)

COLLECTIONS START JANUARY 23RD AND GO THROUGH FEBRUARY 13TH!

So get those Box Tops clipped from your Ziplock Bags!

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

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Aug
01

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

DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION IN THE DIRECTORY WAS JULY 29, 2016

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

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.