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

Mar
13

CHEF it UP 2 GO!

The PTA is launching a new series of cooking classes!

Looking for something fun to do after school that’s not ‘same old same old?’ Look no further…

CHEF IT UP 2 GO will be at OPS offering one class for each grade this spring.

Their program will teach the kids how to prepare delicious fun-filled Spring themed foods using fresh fruits and veggies.

Do you want to get creative and learn some kitchen skills at the same time?  Then this is the class for you!

Cost is $12.00
This program is NOT a fund-raiser for the PTA

Please see the registration windows and dates for each grade below.
Classes will run from 3:00-4:00 PM in MPR C

Kindergarten on Tuesday April 4th: THIS DATE IS FULL
First Grade Tuesday April 18th: THIS DATE IS FULL
Second Grade Thursday April 20th: THIS DATE IS FULL
Third Grade Tuesday April 25th: THIS DATE IS FULL
Fourth Grade Thursday April 27th: THIS DATE IS FULL
Fifth Grade Tuesday May 2nd: 5th Grade REGISTRATION
Sixth Grade Thursday May 4th: 6th Grade REGISTRATION

Questions? Contact our PTA President at president@oradellpta.org

Mar
09

WANTED: 2017-2018 PTA Committee Chairs!

The PTA impacts EVERY child in our community.

We are proud of the achievements of our PTA.  Did  you know that the Oradell PTA is one of the largest in the state?   The impact we have depends on the commitment of our parent community. 

Each year we reach out looking for volunteers to join in our efforts.  We have committees that are appropriate for a range of skills and levels of available personal time.

The different positions and commitments are set out in the following slide:

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The committees that need to be filled are listed in the following PDF.

COMMITTEE CHAIR OPENINGS FOR 2017-2018 AS OF 3.27.17

Consider getting involved for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested please send an email to Marie Antonelli (firstvp@oradellpta.org), June Levine (secondvp@oradellpta.org) AND Jennifer Koth (president@oradellpta.org).

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone interested in chairing the Class Parent committee should send an email of intent to the class parent committee at opsclassparent@gmail.com no later than March 31st.

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:
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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.