President’s Message

Got a good book?

As we settle in for the cold [snowy] winter months, what better than to curl up with a good book? The Oradell PTA will be presenting many opportunities for OPS students to discover new authors in the upcoming weeks. We kick things off on February 16th with our annual RIF distribution where every student will receive a book courtesy of the Oradell PTA. A week later, Jerry Pallotta, author of the famous “Who Would Win” series will visit students in grades K-3. During Read Across America Week, Max Brailer, author of “The Last Kids on Earth” series will visit students in grades 4-6. We will end our weeks of literacy with our Scholastic Book Fair March 19-23. And don’t forget, any student that reads six hours and submits the reading log that can be found below will earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags!

The Oradell PTA encourages you to enjoy these cold months…grab a blanket, some hot cocoa, and get lost in an exciting new book!

Jennifer Koth
PTA President




Upper Grades Book Club

Attention fourth, fifth and sixth graders!

The next Upper Grades Book Club will be reading The Wish Giver.
This Newberry Book list story is bound to draw a carnival sized crowd…

When: Tuesday, March 13th
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: MPR

We are reading ‘The Wish Giver’ by Bill Brittain
You can read more about the book on GoodReads  or on Wikipedia

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

Where can you get a copy from?

1) many Bergen County libraries have copies (check the listings on BCCLS)
2) purchase the book on your own (Kindle edition $4.99, paperback $5.99).


Chicken fingers and fries will be available for lunch, along with a snack.

Questions? contact Kristen Verrier at


6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

The Annual 6th Grade Babysitter Training Course is COMING!

When? Saturday, March 24th – 9am to 3pm
Where? OPS Auditorium
Course fee? $40
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.


Questions? If you have any questions please contact Jen Jones and Melanie Marcus using


Memory Book Booster Ads

The 2018 memory book has started their annual booster fund raiser!

Buying an advertisement supports the memory book!

The annual Memory Book is a wonderful tradition at OPS.  A copy of the 2017-18 OPS Memory Book will be given to every student and faculty member at the end of the school year.  The book is filled with photographs of school events,
class photos and ads.

Please show your support by purchasing an ad which will appear in this year’s OPS Memory Book.  The cost of the book is substantially offset by ads purchased by parents, grandparents, teachers and local merchants.  All children will receive the Memory Book whether or not you purchase an ad.

Ads will be due no later than Friday, March 23rd.

You can order booster and contributor ads online. 
Handwritten ads and business ads we will be accepted via paper (with a check written out to the “Oradell PTA”).

Typed Parent booster ad – $20: Each ad has a 200 character maximum.  Please choose the font and the clip art for your ad from the drop down menus.

The fonts being offered are:  Koch, Helvetica and Time.   Thirty eight clip art options are also offered. Examples of each are found in the picture below and in the attached printable PDF

Contributor ads – $10: Entitles you to a listing of your name (or your family’s name) under the CONTRIBUTORS heading. There is a maximum 35 characters & spaces per listing.

Place an online order here

Business booster ads – $35: Do you own a local business?  Please consider advertising with a business card size ad (1/8 of a page).  Submit your business card along with a check made payable to “Oradell PTA.”  If you are interested in a larger ad, please inquire via email to


Winter Fun: Snow Many Activities

Our community is full of talent.  And lunch time during the winter is a great time to share those talents at OPS

Volunteers are needed for grades 2 through 6.  Please note that there may be some changes to the opportunities as the program progresses, so please check back more than once!

Volunteer days and times vary. So does the commitment.
You can select just one time slot or as many as fit your schedule.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jen Koth or Marie Antonelli

Thank you in advance for any time you are able to give!


Got LEGOS? We are looking for those!

We’re looking to collect a supply of legos for both a TOP SECRET special lego project AND lunchtime activities!

Do you have any you could donate?

Here’s what we are looking for:

Any color, standard height legos – nothing exotic, nothing super thin and nothing super tiny. 

Preferrably 1×2 and larger.


Questions about what is needed?
Please contact Jen Koth or Marie Antonelli for more information.



Six Flags Read to Succeed 2018!

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 2/23/18.

Questions? Check out the information at the top of the reading log and if that doesn’t help email us at or



No Fuss Lunch is Back!

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce that NO FUSS LUNCH
will be available for the 2017-2018 school year!

NO FUSS LUNCH will be offered to all students in Grades K-6 and OPS teachers & staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 12th.PLEASE NOTE: The NFL team requires you to re-submit your child’s name, CURRENT teacher, and grade.
Please be sure to review your account prior to placing your first order.

Do you want to learn more about the program? There’s some information about NFL, it’s philosophy and
ordering in the flier below:

Ready to order?  No Fuss Lunch is offered through the NFL website:


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


Join the PTA for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2017-2018 school year.

We are delighted to invite every parent, teacher, and neighbor to join the 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
• the OPS Student Directory
• your official PTA membership card

The deadline to be included in the 2017-2018 directory has passed but joining now still
guarantees your receipt of a copy.

For complete information and online registration, click here:
OPS PTA 2017-2018 Membership



Box Tops 4 Education!

Collect those Box Tops all year round!

Ready, set clip!

The dates are scheduled and the collections are starting.
This fall box tops will be collected in classrooms from October 2nd through the 20th

Volunteers are needed to clip and coordinate in many classes – please email if you can help out!

Here’s a list of the items that have boxtops on them–>BTFEProducts_List_2016-17

More information about the program is available on their website: Box Tops 4 Education program



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.


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: