May
20

President’s Message

As we finish out another school year at OPS, I’d like to take a minute to say thank you.

Thank you to our outgoing Executive Board members: Jennifer Larson, Kristen Verrier, Virginia Scalcione, & Maggie Klein. Thank you for your hard work and the dedication you have given to our community and children during your time on the board.
Many thanks to all of our committee chairs who have brought us great programs including (but not limited to): author visits, the holiday boutique, the book fair, and of course our delicious lunches.  Also, thanks to all of the volunteers that aided in making all of our many programs a success.
Additionally, I’d also like to wish a fond farewell to our graduating OPS families. Best of luck to you and your children as you venture into River Dell!
Wishing you all a great summer that is filled with lots of fun and laughter!
Sincerely,
Jennifer Koth
President

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May
26

Community Outreach Diaper Drive!

The Oradell PTA’s Community Outreach committee is running a diaper drive
from June 1st through June 15th.

The diapers that are collected at OPS will be donated to:

make_a_change_logo‘Make A Change’

An organization who’s mission is “…to strengthen families in need by providing them with a reliable and adequate supply of free
diapers while raising awareness of the need for diapers.”

They are looking for diapers of all sizes and wipes.

Drop off locations are in the OPS hallways.

See flier attached for further details:
OPSPTA_community_outreach_diaperdrive

More on Make a Change can be found here:
http://www.makeachangediaperbank.org/

May
26

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AUTHOR FROM THE ‘BLACK LAGOON’ TO VISIT OPS!

Mike Thaler, author and illustrator of the “Black Lagoon” children’s book series, is coming to OPS on Friday, June 3rd.

Mr. Thaler will speak to students during assemblies and teach a special group art lesson to our “Superheroes for the Environment” graphic novel contest winners. Throughout May, students discussed Mr. Thaler and his work during library lessons with Mrs. Goggins.

Be sure to ask what your children learned, and visit www.mikethaler.com to help get them excited for a visit with this famous author.

May
20

Available Committee Chair Positions for 2016-2017!!

The Oradell PTA takes great pride in its tremendous parent
volunteer support.

The PTA has a variety of committees that support OPS by providing academic enrichment, fundraising and much more.  Below is the list of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year.

List of available committee chair positions for the 2016-2017 school year:
OPSPTA_committee_chairs_2016-2017_asof_5.20.16

Here is a brief description of every PTA committee:
OPSPTA_committee_descriptions_3.14

For more information about any of the committees or to volunteer please contact:
Jennifer Koth president@oradellpta.org or
Marie Antonelli firstvp@oradellpta.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

May
11

Class Parent Application for 2016-2017 School Year

The Oradell PTA encourages all parents to apply to be a Class Parent
for the 2016-17 school year. 

**Please note that, as discussed during the April 19 PTA meeting, the position of Class Coordinator
has been discontinued. **

Going forward, each classroom will be assigned THREE Class Parents, one of whom will be selected as the Lead Class Parent.  The Lead Class Parent will coordinate with the other Lead Class Parents for the grade for any grade-wide events and with the classroom teachers.

If you have any questions about the role of a Class Parent, please contact:
Fran Kelleher at fkelleher3@gmail.com,
Suzanne Cook atmama2joeyandrobby@gmail.com or
Lara Monaco larajet28@yahoo.com.

Applications must be submitted by June 24, 2016. You can download an application here:
Class-Parent-Application-2016-2017

May
10

Join the PTA for the 2016-2017 School Year!

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
• the OPS Student Directory
• your official PTA membership card

Joining now guarantees inclusion in the OPS Student Directory!

DEADLINE FOR BEING INCLUDED IN THE DIRECTORY IS JULY 29TH!

For complete information and online registration, click here:
https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/membership-and-directory-20162017/

 

May
10

School Supplies for 2016-17 are here!

Get your school supplies orders in before June 24, 2016!

The Oradell PTA has partnered with SchoolKidz (a Staples company) for the upcoming school year
as our school supplies vendor.

Ordering is simple and all boxes will be delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school.

Save time shopping and consider supporting this PTA fundraiser today!

Visit www.shopttkits.com and enter our school account number 55841. Follow directions from there and be sure to enter your child’s grade for the 2016-17 school year.

If you have any questions please contact:
Megan Barnes mkbbarnes@gmail.com or
Marie-Elena Cella, marie-elena.cella@turner.com.

DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS JUNE 24, 2016

Click here to learn more about pricing:
55841 – Oradell – Custom Order 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.

Aug
18

No Fuss Lunch

The Oradell PTA is pleased to announce that NO FUSS LUNCH
is returning to OPS!

NO FUSS LUNCH will be offered to all students in Grades K-6 and OPS teachers & staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please see the attached information sheet for all of the details.

Full information is available here:
2015-2016_NoFussLunch

No Fuss Lunch Flyer:
NoFussFlyer

Ready to order?  Click here:
https://www.nofusslunch.com

Apr
03

Special Needs Committee

We’re here to help…

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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