President’s Message

Happy and Safe Holiday Season

Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting on 11/20.  We had strong attendance for a meeting held during a shortened holiday work-week.  The participation makes us wonder – could it be that our new ‘incentive program’ 🎟️ is really working?  Or maybe it’s our ‘get to know someone new’ campaign…

For January’s meeting (1/15) we’ll be changing the venue and offering a special activity – so mark your calendars and make sure you are there!

As we come into the crush of holiday activity we want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season.  For our kids, these elementary school years are full of simple childhood joys.  I hope you all find plenty of time to enjoy them while you can.  Word of advice – don’t blink.

To keep informed please plan to attend PTA meetings scheduled as follows: 9/17, 11/20, 1/15, 3/5, 4/23, 6/11.

See you all at the sing-along,

Kate Booth
OPS PTA President


Add/Change your 2018-2019 lunches!

The PTA is offering a one time “add/change period”…

From December 10th to December 17th students who would like to place a new order or who wish to make changes to existing
lunch orders may do so. As a reminder, we are not offering refunds as the PTA lunch programs are fundraisers.

All new and changed orders will take effect on January 1, 2019.

NEW ORDERS: To place a NEW order, please click the link below for the lunch you wish to order.

Goldberg’s Lunch: BAGEL LUNCH ADD FORM
Ice Cream Lunch: ICE CREAM LUNCH

CHANGE ORDERS: To make a CHANGE to an existing order, please contact the lunch chairs directly at the following email addresses. Please provide your child’s name, grade, teacher and indicate how you would like to change the order.

Pizza Lunch: pizza@oradellpta.org
Goldberg’s Lunch: bagellunch@oradellpta.org
Ice Cream Lunch: icecream@oradellpta.org


Mom’s Night Out!

Join the PTA for a fun night out!

We’re painting and socializing with neighborhood friends!

We’ll be meeting up at Uptown Art in Westwood and painting a snowman landscape on pallets!printableflier

Supplies will be provided. You BYO snacks and beverages.

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 6:30-9:00
Location: Uptown Art
329 Broadway, Westwood, NJ 07675

Cost: $50

Additional detail: Adults only please; Limited to first 40 people.

Please use this link to register for this fun event.

Uptown Art will donate a portion of the proceeds from this event back to the OPS PTA.

Questions? contact the Special Events committee, Jen Koth and Marie Antonelli at specialevents@oradellpt.org.


Nicholas Markets Recipe Contest

Get excited about cooking healthy!


Nicolas Markets runs an annual contest and they have
EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO DECEMBER 17th so OPS can join in the fun!

What you do:

1. Write a recipe using at lease three ideally ‘locally grown’ fruits and vegetables. (See flyer for a link to list)
2. Submit your recipe using the form below threw your homeroom teacher
3. If your recipe is chosen across all schools as the GRAND PRIZE winner it will be produced and served.
4. …AND you get a week of free NM lunches!
5. One winner just from OPS will be chosen and featured on the NMLunch website.

Good luck!

There are a few rules to follow including no group submissions, no nuts, no seafood.

**Please see the form for more details.**

Remember – the flier shares a November deadline but the real extended deadline is DECEMBER 17th!

Questions? Contact anyone on the exec board we would be happy to help.


Amazon Smile

Oradell Public School PTA is now an option in Amazon Smile

Just in time for Holiday Shopping!
What is Amazon SMILE!

Amazon SMILE is a shopping channel that offers you all the same shopping options as regular Amazon, but when you shop using Amazon SMILE 0.5% of your purchase price is donated to a charity of your choice.

How does it work?  It’s simple.  Once you choose OPS PTA as your organization of choice, every time you shop the donation happens automatically.

There is ONE thing you need to change in your behavior pattern – you have to use the smile URL on your desktop OR you have to use the URL through your phone browser.


To change/choose your charitable organization:
1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser
2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity.
3. Select “Oradell Public School PTA.”


How to use Amazon Smile on your iPhone:
1. If you have the Amazon App installed you should remove it.
2. Now load Safari (the iPhone internet browser) and go to smile.amazon.com
3. Tap the ‘share’ button on the bottom of the screen
4. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ icon.  ** The Amazon App does not offer the SMILE option, but this approach works just as easily as the app itself**


Another way to access Amazon SMILE:
1. Use the button on the upper right of the oradellpta.org website and be taken directly there!


Questions? As our First VP Danielle Morris via firstvp@oradellpta.org


NEW for 2018 – Nicholas Markets lunches!

You say you don’t want to make lunch on Monday or Tuesday or Thursday or Friday?!  We’ve got an app for that…

Well, not an app – but we do have a new program from Nicholas Markets that will be available at OPS for lunches on every day of the week except for Wednesdays…and you do order it online.

Introducing Nicholas Markets to OPSWhen will it run? Starting September 17th, this program will run all year long on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursays and Fridays.

How do I order?  After setting up your account, ordering is done direct through their website www.nmlunch.com up to midnight the evening before.

What about nutritional content? The NMLunch menu is also produced with a strong emphasis on nutritional content.  Ingredients and nutritional facts are all available online.

I have allergy concerns? This program has a very sophisiticated ordering process which is sensitive to allergy concerns. When you sign up you can indicate allergies and the menu dynamically adjusts to limit what can be purchased for or by that student.

What if I forgot to send lunch? Nicholas Markets offers the ability for your child to purchase a lunch from a limited ‘I forgot my lunch’ menu

What if my child is still hungry? NMLunch offers the ability for your child to purchase add on items and snacks during lunch (you have to opt into this day of purchasing feature)

Where do they get their AMAZING bread from? Rockland Bakery of course…

Got more questions? 1) The PDFs attached are an excellent resources for Q&A.
2) A representative from NM will have samples at the 9/17 PTA meeting
3) Email anyone on the executive board and we would be happy to help.

Please note: No Fuss Lunch and LJ’s lunch programs will not be available for the 2018-2019 school year.