May
20

President’s Message

A Big THANK YOU to all of our PTA Committee Chairs…

As the winter days pass us by and we gear up for a busy spring, I’d like to take a moment to thank all the wonderful people that work behind the scenes to help make our organization so successful…the COMMITTEE CHAIRS.

If it weren’t for the hard work of the committee chairs, lunches would not be served so seamlessly on Wednesdays, Author Visits would not be so successful and well received, Student Programs would not occur, books would not be given out at RIF or sold at our Book Fair, and countless other programs/events would not take place.

All of these events happen because of the time and dedication you give and you all deserve a big THANK YOU.

Jennifer Koth
PTA President

Feb
26

Spring Spirit Wear Sale is coming…

Here’s a SNEAK PEEK at what’s coming later this week!

Our Spring spirit wear shop will be ready to take orders soon!

Check out their style sheet below and start thinking about what styles are your ‘must haves’ for this spring!

Printable version here Questions? Contact Kerrie Brennan, Lynn Durow at
schoolspiritwear@oradellpta.org

Feb
26

The Oradell Public School Science Fair 2017!

The Oradell Public School Science Fair is right around the corner!

All children from kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to bring an experiment to the fair!  

You can read more about the event in our 2017 Science Fair Packet, Oradell Public School Annual Science Fair: Information and Guidelines

When? Thursday, April 6, 2017
What Time? 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where? OPS Multi-Purpose Room

REGISTER HERE

Questions? Contact committee chairs, Surabhi Bansal, Minaxi Jhawer, and Sandra Murray at sciencefun@oradellpta.org

Feb
22

Caldecott Winter Book Club

First Graders  – Winter Caldecott book club is coming!

We know you can’t wait – get your spot while you still can!

The Caldecott Book Club is hosting its second after school event this year!
When: March 7th from 3:00-4:15.

caldecott-medalRegistration is limited and handled on a first come first served basis.
If you would like to sign up please use the link below.

REGISTER HERE!

Please send your little one to school with a nut-free snack marked “Caldecott Book Club”.

Questions? reach out to Dara London and Amanda Lozano via email at: caldecottbookclub@oradellpta.org

Want to volunteer? Parent volunteers are welcome to join the fun! Please sign up on the registration form.

Feb
09

Talent Show – Get your tickets!

The talent show is coming!

All students participating in the talent show will receive two tickets for their family to attend the night of their performance.  For those families who need more than two tickets OR for those who just want to go watch the fun, we have a plan for you!

Use the following link to order additional tickets.  Please keep additional tickets to a max of four per family.

ORDER ADDITIONAL TICKETS HERE

We have a winner for the talent show logo! Leyla Turabova in Mrs. Mohr’s 1st grade class!Her gorgeous artwork will be used to make our talent show t-shirts!

Important dates for the talent show include:

Dress Rehearsals: Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday March 1st
Performances: Thursday and Friday March 9th and 10th at 7pm

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

Feb
08

Get ready for Read Across America week!

Read Across America

The guest author committee will host two special visitors for Read Across America week.
Illustrator Daniel Salmieri will visit on March 2nd and author Lauren Tarshis will visit on March 3rd
.

Daniel Salmieri  is known for his work illustrating such books as Those Darn Squirrels, Dragons Love Tacos, & Secret Pizza Party.
Students in grades Pre-K-2 will be participating in “Secret Book Parties” and reviewing their favorite Salmieri book in their library sessions.
Please visit his website to learn more: www.danielsalmieri.com

Lauren Tarshis is most widely known for her popular I Survived series. These books promote themes of human courage, strength, and success.
Students in grades 3-6 will create their own book jacket for an I Survived story in their library sessions.
Book jackets will include illustrations and synopsis of an I Survived story of their own creation or from provided prompts.
Please visit her website to learn more about her books: www.laurentarshis.com

Feb
06

Upper Grades Book Club

Attention fourth, fifth and sixth graders!

READING + DISCUSSION = GOOD
READING + DISCUSSION + FRIED CHICKEN = AMAZING

When: Thursday, March 16th
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: MPR

We are reading ‘Wringer‘ by Jerry Spinelli
You can read more about the book on GoodReads

The trivia games and group discussion are more fun if you have read the entire book!

Where can you get a copy from?

1) the IMC or The Oradell Free Public Library (valid card…10 copies are there by 2/20), or
2) purchase the book on your own (Kindle edition $4.99, paperback $7.50).

REGISTER HERE!

Lunch of chicken fingers and corn on the cob will be served
(feel free to pack your own lunch if you like!)
A sweet treat will also be served.

Questions? contact Kristen Verrier at uppergradesbookclub@oradellpta.org

Feb
03

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?:

masking tape,
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.

 

Jan
26

6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

The Annual 6th Grade Babysitter Training Course is COMING!

When? Saturday, March 25th – 9am to 3pm
Where? OPS MPR
Course fee? $36
For whom? 6th Grade Girls AND Boys

The course covers:

  • being home alone,
  • preparing for babysitting,
  • growth and development of children,
  • and activities to entertain children of varying ages
  • recognizing emergencies,
  • calling 911,
  • adult/child/infant CPR and choking.

Participants will receive American Heart Association “Friends & Family CPR Training”.

Participants should bring a baby doll or teddy bear and also a drink.  Pizza will be provided.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT!

Questions? If you have any questions OR would like to be added to the wait list,
please contact Andi Gallagher and Melissa Vidaic using
babysittertraining@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!

Collect those Box Tops all year round!

Congrats to Mr. McGill’s class for winning the winter box top collection – with 1,407 total box tops!

Some teachers claim the best classrooms are the ones with hoarders (eh hem we mean dedicated parents) who collect box tops all year round.  It’s never too early to start a stash for next fall…

Seriously, take a look at the list of what has box tops on it here –>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17

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.