May
20

President’s Message

Thanksgiving is my favorite of all holidays. It is a time for us to sit back and truly reflect on all the things we are grateful for in our lives. I think this is something that in our daily activities, we often forget to do. Thanksgiving is a good reminder for us to do so. As a mom, I’m thankful for my healthy kids (who tend to drive me crazy on a daily basis). As a member of the OPS community I’m thankful for all the people who work hard to make OPS the great school that it is: our amazing administrators, the great faculty and staff, the Board of Education, and everyone else who works so hard for our children.

As PTA President, I’m thankful for all of the parents who give of their time, however much of it they have to help enrich the lives of our students. In the three short months school has been in session, many things have occurred that need acknowledging. Our volunteers have served pizza, bagels, and ice cream several times already. Three book clubs have taken place after school. Beautiful class photos were taken on the front lawn. The Beautification Committee transformed the grounds into an Autumnal work of art. The powerhouse dads of our Legislative Committee have put on a Meet the Candidates Night for BOE and a mock Gubernatorial election for our students. The Community Outreach Committee, OPS students with the help of their Phys Ed teachers, and YOU [the OPS community] came together during our 2nd Annual Turkey Trot to run laps and donate 7,030 items of non-perishable food to the Center for Food Action!

We have only just begun for this year. More lunches will be served; more book clubs will take place; a holiday boutique will be had; and several other exciting activities will occur before June.

Take a moment in the next few days and think about what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. I’m sure it’s more than you think.

On behalf of the entire PTA Executive Committee, I wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving.

Jennifer Koth
PTA President

Sep
02

No Fuss Lunch is Back!

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce that NO FUSS LUNCH
will be available for the 2017-2018 school year!

NO FUSS LUNCH will be offered to all students in Grades K-6 and OPS teachers & staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 12th.PLEASE NOTE: The NFL team requires you to re-submit your child’s name, CURRENT teacher, and grade.
Please be sure to review your account prior to placing your first order.

Do you want to learn more about the program? There’s some information about NFL, it’s philosophy and
ordering in the flier below:
no-fuss-lunch-flier

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

May
20

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.

May
18

Join the PTA for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2017-2018 school year.

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

The deadline to be included in the 2017-2018 directory has passed but joining now still
guarantees your receipt of a copy.

For complete information and online registration, click here:
OPS PTA 2017-2018 Membership

 

Mar
01

Box Tops 4 Education!

Collect those Box Tops all year round!

Ready, set clip!

The dates are scheduled and the collections are starting.
This fall box tops will be collected in classrooms from October 2nd through the 20th

Volunteers are needed to clip and coordinate in many classes – please email boxtops@oradellpta.org if you can help out!

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

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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.