President’s Message


The Oradell PTA is pleased to welcome returning families back to school, and extend a special greeting to kindergarten parents and families new to our community!  The PTA is comprised of nearly 1,000 members, both parents and teachers, working to enhance the educational experience of our children.

The PTA has been very busy this summer planning programs and activities that will make this a fabulous year for our children.  It is because of the strong volunteer efforts of our parents and the dedication of our teachers that the Oradell PTA is able to sponsor so many wonderful activities and programs.

As we begin the school year, please consider volunteering to assist one of our committees this year.  No matter what your talents and interests are, there is something for you – and we can use your help!  With 41 active committees, there’s always a chance to participate and make a contribution to your child’s experience at OPS.  Just click the “volunteer” tab above and select programs or events which fit with your schedule and interests.

We are looking forward to a great year!  Please join us at our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the OPS auditorium.  If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, please feel free to contact me at

Please scroll below for the latest and greatest in PTA news, after school events and sign ups.

Jennifer Larson
PTA President


Class Photo Day

Class Photo Day is coming soon!

Pre K – 2nd will be photographed on Tuesday, September 30th

3rd – 6th will be photographed on Wednesday, October 1st

See the flyer for full information: Class Photos Flyer 2014


Kindergarten Book Club


      All Kindergartners are invited to attend the

 Kindergarten Book Club

                              Wednesday, October 22nd  from 2:30pm-3:30pm.

                             *Dismissal will be at the kindergarten doors at 3:30pm.*

The Kindergarteners will:

  • enjoy a snack brought from home
  • listen to and discuss Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  • participate in a story related activity and create a delightful craft

*Please send your child with a nut free snack and a drink placed in a zip-lock bag marked “Kindergarten Book Club.”

Online Registration:

Online registration closes October 16th or when maximum capacity is reached.  

If you have any questions, please contact:
Tara Harkins-
Denise Boyle-


Spirit Wear Sale

The Spirit Wear online store is now open!

Check out the latest in Oradell fashion!

Online store closes October 6th



Kidstuff Coupon Book Sale

The Kidstuff Coupon Book is on sale now! 

Click the link to see examples of where (and how much) you can save:

To order:

Questions? Contact Kelly Brancato ( or Pat Macrae (

Online ordering will close 9/30.


Volunteers are needed

The Oradell PTA counts on volunteers to make our programs a success.  If you’d like to deliver pizza or ice cream to your child’s class, help out at an after school book club, assist at the Holiday Boutique, Book Fair or Plant Sale, or volunteer in some other way, the Oradell PTA has something for you.  If you can volunteer a little or a lot, we need your help.


Membership 2014-2015

Please join the Oradell PTA for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Although it is too late to be included in the Student Directory, you will receive a Student Directory on Back to School Night.
  • Membership is the only way to receive weekly email blasts from the PTA President.

Sign up here:




Available Committee Chair Positions

Please see the list of available committee chair positions for 2014-2015:

Here is a brief description of every PTA committee: PTA-Committee-Descriptions-updated-3.14


Kindergarten/New Family Mentoring

Kindergarten Mentoring is a PTA program available to new Kindergarten parents or any parent new to the school. The purpose of the 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 please contact:

Carly Byrnes –


Lauren Aimi – 


Special Needs Committee

Please contact the Special Needs Committee for questions regarding ANY special needs you may have (ex: allergies, academic struggles, physical challenges, social and emotional needs, the needs of the gifted & talented, etc…).  Additionally, this would be the place for anyone who feels that they can offer their own experience and wants to be on our MENTOR list to say, “it’s okay to contact me if someone has a question about…. ”  We will be a liaison between the person with the question and the right resource for getting their questions answered.


***Please click READ MORE to contact the Special Needs Committee**

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