President’s Message

Spring into Spring!

Spring has sprung! Sports are in full swing, and soon everything will be covered in a lovely sheen of green tree pollen. With spring comes the transition from old to new. In a few short weeks, I will finish my term as PTA President and a new team will come on board to continue the great efforts this organization was founded on, close to 90 years ago. It has been an honor and privilege to lead the oldest and largest PTA in the state for the past two years. We have done great work thanks to the hard work of our parent volunteers, the strong leadership of the PTA Executive Committee, and support of OPS Administration.

We have hosted the Harlem Wizards, installed new water fountains, hosted myriad programs for our students, shown appreciation for our faculty and staff, purchased a book room, and soon, we will work on one last project for the year that will remind our students how unique each of them is. I am confident that the next team of PTA leaders will further efforts like these and perhaps take us to even greater heights.

Thank you to all who have supported me during my tenure. The memories and friendships I have forged during this experience will be something I will treasure.

Jennifer Koth
PTA President


Walk to School on Fridays!!

Check out these fun themes for this year’s walk to school days
and get some exercise while walking to school!

April 27 Opening Day.  Wear your baseball/softball jersey or your favorite baseball team
May 4May the 4th be with you” Star wars theme
May 11 school spirit
May 18 Support your school play.  Wear a jungle animal or camouflage
May 25– Crazy hair
June 1 Field day!  School Spirit
June 8 Welcome Summer!!
June 15 Patriotic- Red, White and Blue.

Don’t live close enough to school to walk?
Consider parking on a nearby side street and walking a couple of blocks.

Don’t have any spirit wear?
Simply wear some maroon and/or gold to show OPS pride!

Have any other questions?
Please contact OPS PTA student programming committee chairs: Chrissy Nippes and Kimberly Tarascio at


Second Chance Toy Drive

Spring cleaning anyone?

It is the perfect time to get rid of the toys you don’t play with anymore!

Instead of throwing out your toys and cluttering our landfills, it will be so easy to donate them and make another child happy! In support of Earth Week, OPS is teaming up with Second Chance Toys to donate your unwanted plastic toys to children who do not have any toys.

 Let’s all do our part to keep non-biodegradable toys out of our landfill as well as put a smile on the face of a child in need.

Drop offs: Monday, April 30th & Tuesday, May 1st.

What we are collecting: Clean, PLASTIC toys only.

Some examples include:
* Little People play sets
* Plastic musical instruments
* Step 2 Kitchens
* Large plastic automobiles
* Plastic sports equipment

**NOTE: If there are loose pieces please place them in a plastic bag and tape it to the toy. Please ensure that all batteries are functioning.**

Please DO NOT drop off the following:
* Stuffed animals
* Toys with missing or small parts (cannot fit through a toilet paper roll)
* Cheap toys from Happy Meals
* Legos
* Match Box Cars

Questions? Please contact our community outreach committee chairs, Sara Gilvary, Joanne Sulit and
Robin Levy using


WANTED: 2018-2019 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 that are open and the associated ‘in person’ commitments are set out in the following slide, with the most ‘on campus’ commitments to the left and the roles that have the most ‘behind the scenes’ commitments on the right.


For all of the committees listed above the number indicates the number of chairs needed.

**Interested in chairing class parents? Please express interest via email before 4/30 to **

Consider getting involved for the 2018-2019 school year.  If you are interested please send an email to Marie Antonelli (, June Levine ( AND Jennifer Koth (