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


Committee Chair spots are going….going…close to gone!

Many thanks to the members of our PTA who have already volunteered to chair our 30+ committees for next year!

We have only FOUR spots left!!

Memory Book (needs one)
Lunchtime Activities (needs two)
Book Fair (needs one)

Do you want to learn more about any of these? Their decriptions are available here and the contacts for current chairs are here.

Please email your interest to
Wouldn’t it be a great thing to fill in all our available positions before we print the directory this summer?!


Join the PTA for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 directory is July 25th.



Amazing Harlem Wizards Summer Camp Opportunity

The Wizards are coming…the wizards are coming!

And this summer they are offering a local camp at the Bethany Community Center in Washington Township (the old JCC)

There are some dates in August being offered and we all KNOW how hard it is to find camp in August!

A percentage of every camper that signs up will come back to the Oradell Public School PTA.

** Please note we are working with the Rotary on this promotion and on bringing the Wizards back to Oradell this Fall – Stay tuned for more details! **



Want to get involved in your child’s class?

Class Parent applications are now being collected!

Apply to be a class parent today!



Questions? Contact class parent committee chairs: Jane Kiernan, Jessica Hwang and Nicole Chiarello at


Caldecott Winter Book Club

First Graders  – Spring Caldecott book club is coming!

We know you can’t wait – get your spot while you still can!

The Caldecott Book Club is hosting its final after school event this year!
When: Wednesday June 6, 2018 – 2:30pm – 3:45pm.

caldecott-medalRegistration is limited and handled on a first come first served basis.
Register Here:

Please send your little one to school with a NUT FREE snack marked “Caldecott Book Club”.
Please double check your child’s snack is nut free as we will be using classrooms for this event.

Children will be disissed from the front entrance.

Questions? reach out to Maura Juliano and Samantha Koth via email at:

Want to volunteer? Parent volunteers are welcome to join the fun! Please sign up on the registration form.


School Supplies for 2018-19 are here!

Get your school supplies orders in before June 30, 2018!

The Oradell PTA is happy to announce it has partnered with First Day School Supplies for our school supplies this year!

Ordering is simple.  Click the image above and you will be taken directly to our OPS custom order form. 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!

If you have any questions please contact our PTA President at:



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