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


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


First Annual Memory Book Art Contest

Are You Ready for the First Annual OPS Memory Book Art Contest?

This year the Memory Book covers will showcase art from each grade at OPS!

The OPS PTA is running an art contest and will be picking a winner from each grade to be featured on the front & back of this year’s memory book!

Here’s the exciting news….

The 6th grade winner will be featured on the front cover of the book and the winner from each grade ( k-5 )will have their artwork displayed in a collage on the back cover!

Each entry must include the following:

  1. Artwork needs to be reflective of this year’s school theme – “Peace, Love, Panther Pride”
  2. Artwork must incorporate the school name – Oradell Public School
  3. the Memory Book year should be included – 2018-2019

To ensure that none of the artwork is cut-off in printing please use the following template to create your masterpieces!




Questions? Contact Melanie Marcus, Kelly Castro, Kimberly Fontanetta, Maria Alise @ memorybook@oradellpta.org


Six Flags Read to Succeed 2019!

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 we’re even  kicking off the program with EXTRA TIME TO READ!

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

Reading logs are due back to teachers on 2/22/19.

Questions? Check out the information at the top of the reading log and if that doesn’t help email us at president@oradellpta.org, firstvp@oradellpta.org or corrsecy@oradellpta.org