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

Dec
06

Still got holiday shopping to do?

Shop at Canteen in Westwood and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Oradell PTA!

When: December 12-17

Where: The Canteen
277 Westwood Avenue, Westwood

What do they sell? Canteen has great personalized gifts for kids and adults alike.
They have tons of last minute holiday choices that are sure to please.
AND GIFT WRAP IS INCLUDED!

BRING THIS FLIER WITH YOU WHEN YOU SHOP!

canteen-holiday-fundraiser-flyer-oradell-ptaQuestions? See the flier for more details or contact Shiela Krieger and Lauren Aimi via instorepromos@oradellpta.org

 

Dec
05

Add/Change your 2017 lunches!

The PTA is offering a one time “add/change period”…

From December 5-December 16 students who would like to place a new order or who wish to make changes to existing lunch orders may do so. As a reminder, we are not offering refunds as the PTA lunch programs are fundraisers. All new and changed orders will take effect on January 1, 2017.

NEW ORDERS: To place a NEW order, please click the link below for the lunch you wish to order.

Pizza Lunch: PIZZA LUNCH ADD FORM
Goldberg’s Lunch: BAGEL LUNCH ADD FORM
Ice Cream Lunch: ICE CREAM ADD FORM

CHANGE ORDERS: To make a CHANGE to an existing order, please contact the lunch chairs directly at the following email addresses. Please provide your child’s name, grade, teacher and indicate how you would like to change the order.

Pizza Lunch: pizza@oradellpta.org
Goldberg’s Lunch: bagellunch@oradellpta.org
Ice Cream Lunch: icecream@oradellpta.org

Nov
28

Holiday Shopping at OPS!

It’s back – the PTA’s annual holiday boutique that is…

The shopping commences on Tuesday December 6th and runs through Thursday December 8th.

Each child will be sent home with an envelope they can use to plan their purchases.  Teachers will be collecting envelopes in advance of the boutique.  Please look for the envelope in your child’s backpack.

Attached below is a copy of the school’s shopping schedule:
Holiday Boutique Schedule2016-holiday-boutiqueWant to volunteer? Have a question?
Please reach out to the committee chairs at holidayboutique@oradellpta.org.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

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:
no-fuss-lunch-flier

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!

Box Top collections help fund PTA programs.

The symbol can be found on many household items that families use ALL YEAR LONG!

Congratulations to Mrs. Pizza’s class for winning the fall contest with over 1500 Box Tops!
In the spring we will hold a second contest so keep clipping those Box Tops!

More information about the program is available on their website: Box Tops 4 Education program
To see the list of products with Box Tops on them click here –>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17

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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.