President’s Message

Welcome Back!

After a long (hot) summer, the Oradell PTA is happy to welcome all families back for another great year at Oradell Public School!

For our first year parents, we welcome you with open arms and encourage you to get involved. There are many volunteer opportunities available for you. If you’re unsure what would work for you and your schedule, please reach out to any one of the PTA board members and we would be happy to assist you.

Also, don’t forget that the Kindergarten/New Family Mentoring committee is always available at to answer any questions you may have.

We are very excited to bring back our lunch programs, holiday boutique, Scholastic Book Fair, and many other programs that cannot be a success without our many dedicated parents.

This year we will also be hosting a mock election and Talent Show.  One of our biggest events will take place in October when we host the Harlem Wizards along with the Oradell Rotary Club. We hope you’ll join us at River Dell High School on October 7th for what is sure to be a fun filled community event!

Please join us at our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:30 in the Auditorium.

Looking forward to a great year!

Jennifer Koth
PTA President





The Wizards are coming!

Get your basketball sneakers ready – the Wizards are coming and we’re expecting them to bring the house down!

Where: RiverDell High School
When: October 7th
Time: Doors open at 6pm, game starts at 7pm

Don’t know about the Wizards? Check out the preview video below to learn more.

Advanced GENERAL ADMISSION ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors.
Tickets sold at the door, if available, will incur an additional $5 service fee.


There will be limited amounts of VIP court-side seating at this event.
All VIP UPGRADES will be distributed through various OPS sponsored activities. 
Keep your ears and eyes open for ways to win an upgrade at school.

Want to come for pre-game dinner and make this a ‘turn key experience’?
Pre-order a $5 pizza dinner (per person for 2 slices and a drink) and join us for a little pre-game fun.
Pizza will be ready to be served at 6pm
No food will be allowed in the gymnasium.

Proceeds from this event will benefit OPS PTA and the Oradell Rotary.

Questions? Contact:


2016-2017 PTA Lunches

Sign up for PTA lunches!

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce the lunch programs for the 2016-2017 school year. The lunch programs are fundraisers for the PTA and we appreciate your support!

This year, we are continuing to work with Goldberg’s Bagels out of Emerson and and Big Jim’s Pizzeria out of New Milford. We invite you to visit these locations prior to placing your order.

Lunch will be offered on alternating Wednesday’s, approximately twice a month, throughout the school year. Ice Cream Lunch is offered once a month on a Friday.

Check out the PTA Calendar or sign-up forms for specific lunch dates.

Please note that pizza and bagel lunches are not scheduled during June in order to accommodate for any dates that need to be rescheduled due to snow or other conflicts.

The deadline for ordering is SEPTEMBER 14th.

Click on the links below to read the menus, learn about pricing, and place your orders!

Bagel Lunch 

Pizza Lunch 

Ice Cream Lunch

Any questions please contact the committee chairs at:


Back to School PTA Breakfast.

Welcome back to all the families of the OPS PTA!

We hope you will join us for coffee and a few minutes of ‘transition time’ as we all get ourselves ready for a new year of sending our kids to OPS!

The OPS PTA is proud to host it’s annual ‘Back to School Coffee’, for parents, on September 6th, 2017.

Please join us in the MPR for coffee and re-connection to our school community, after drop off on the first day of school.  Nothing beats a few minutes of connecting to the parents in town than a cup of coffee on the first day of school!

If you are interested in helping out with the ‘Back to School Breakfast’ please contact Hospitality Chair, Heather Corrigan at as soon as possible.

If you would like to volunteer for hospitality events all season or to volunteer for other OPS PTA activities please fill out a volunteer form here: (click here).

Enjoy the rest of summer and we all look forward to seeing you for coffee on September 6th!


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 SUMMER LONG – like storage bags, fruit snacks, granola bars and yogurt.

Check out the list of what products are participating in the Box Tops 4 Education program this school year and get your collection started!

To see the list click here –>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17



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


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


2016-2017 School Supplies Lists

Looking for school supplies lists for 2016-2017 school year? Look no further!

Listed below are the school supplies your child will need for the coming school year.  We’ve set them out by grade level.  At the bottom is a comprehensive list for all grades.

Please reach out via contact us if you have any follow up questions.

Enjoy the summer!

Kindergarten School Supply List 2016-2017
First Grade School Supply List 2016-2017
Second Grade School Supply List 2016-2017
Third Grade School Supply List 2016-2017
Fourth Grade School Supply List 2016-2017
Fifth Grade School Supply List 2016-2017
Sixth Grade School Supply List 2016-2017

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Summer Garden Sign-up!

The OPS garden offers a priceless opportunity to get your hands dirty and snack on some straight ‘off-the-vine’ green beans!!

The OPS garden is looking for student and parent volunteers to water, weed and harvest the
garden this summer.

Help is needed for a week or more in July and August.

Responsibilities include watering the beds twice and harvesting what’s ripe during your week.

Please email to sign up as a volunteer!


Available Committee Chair Positions for 2016-2017!!

The Oradell PTA takes great pride in its tremendous parent
volunteer support.

The PTA has a variety of committees that support OPS by providing academic enrichment, fundraising and much more.  Below is the list of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year.

List of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year:

Here is a brief description of every PTA committee:

For more information about any of the committees or to volunteer please contact:
Jennifer Koth or
Marie Antonelli

We look forward to hearing from you!


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


Special Needs Committee

We’re here to help…

Please contact the Special Needs Committee for questions regarding ANY special needs you may have (ex: allergies, academic struggles, physical challenges, social and emotional needs, the needs of the gifted & talented, etc…).

Additionally, this would be the place for anyone who feels that they can offer their own experience and wants to be on our MENTOR list to say, “it’s okay to contact me if someone has a question about…. “

We will be a liaison between the person with the question and the right resource for getting their questions answered.

***Please click READ MORE to contact the Special Needs Committee**

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