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!  Thank you for visiting our website, where you can find the latest and greatest in PTA news, programs and sign ups.  Just scroll below to see links to open sign ups and announcements of current programs and activities.

As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, please consider volunteering to assist one of our many committees.  With 37 active committees, there’s always a chance to participate and make a contribution to your child’s experience at OPS.  You can simply click the “volunteer” tab above and select programs or events which fit with your schedule and interests.  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 programs and activities.

If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, please feel free to contact me at

Jennifer Larson, PTA President


6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

Oradell PTA Presents:
The 6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

When? Saturday, March 19th – 9am to 3pm

Where? OPS auditorium

Course fee? $39

This class is open to 6th Grade students only (girls AND boys) who want to learn how to babysit safely.   The course covers being home alone, preparing for babysitting, growth and development of children, and activities to entertain children of varying age levels. This course also covers recognizing emergencies, calling 911, as well as adult/child/infant CPR and choking.

Mr. Bob Ehlers, EMT with the Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance Corps, will be our instructor. Participants will receive American Heart Association “Friends & Family CPR Training” at this class.Participants should bring a baby doll or teddy bear and also a drink.  Pizza will be provided.

Space is limited.  If you have any questions please call Svetlana Norr ( ) or Nancy Shapiro (

Sign up at:


Winter Book Clubs Are Here!

CALDECOTT BOOK CLUB, Feb. 22nd The Caldecott Book Club for 1st graders will be held on Monday, February 22nd, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. To sign up, please visit:



Student Directory Acknowledgement

If you haven’t yet completed your student director acknowledgement form, please do so by clicking here:



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:




Have you joined the Oradell PTA for the 2015-2016 school year?

If you haven’t signed up yet, please take a few moments to do so!

Membership will give you access to:

• weekly email blasts from the Oradell PTA President
• the Oradell PTA Membership Directory
• your official PTA membership card


Thanks To Our 2015 Memory Book Sponsors!

Many thanks to the institutions and businesses in our area who supported the OPS Memory Book. The Oradell PTA is delighted to share with you the list of supporters!


Available Committee Chair Positions

Please see the list of available committee chair positions for 2015-2016:

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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