Committee Descriptions

DESCRIPTIONS:

AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS AND PROGRAMS – Help promote excitement about reading among the OPS community by facilitating author visits and programming.  This involves investigating popular authors, coordinating with faculty and arranging logistics for the visits.   On average there are two visits per year based on budget and author availability.

authorpresentations@oradellpta.org

BABYSITTER TRAINING – Arrange instruction of 6th grade students in a Babysitter Training course. The course is usually taught in one six-hour session, which is on a Saturday anytime between February and May.

babysittertraining@oradellpta.org

BAGEL LUNCH – Coordinate, order, and arrange distribution of lunch to students two days per month. Students pay and pre-order at the beginning of the school year. Responsible for remaining at school during the lunch periods to handle any incorrect or missing orders.

bagellunch@oradellpta.org

BOOK FAIR – Arrange the sale of books usually over a three-day period to the OPS community and the general public.  Manage a motivational activity and choose one winner per grade.

bookfair@oradellpta.org

CALDECOTT BOOK CLUB – An after-school book club for first graders focused on reading Caldecott award winning books. Three meetings are held per school year to discuss books selected by the book club committee. Meetings usually include an arts and crafts project.

caldecottbookclub@oradellpta.org

CLASS PHOTOS – Coordinate school photos for all students. Photos are taken in the fall. Requires one full day for photos and several days for paperwork. Also responsible for 6th grade class photo and faculty photo taken in the spring. Provide all class photos, 6th grade class photo and faculty photo to the Memory Book committee.

classphotos@oradellpta.org

CLASS PARENTS – Assign class parents, three per class (including one Lead Class Parent) to help with parties, communications and other classroom coordination. Keep records up to date for new families.

classparents@oradellpta.org

COMMUNITY OUTREACH – Develop and implement meaningful service projects designed to foster an awareness of the needs of others. Plan and coordinate outreach initiatives that will actively engage the students in learning and growing as they give back to their community.  Ideally there will be one program in the fall and one in the spring.

communityoutreach@oradellpta.org

DIRECTORY – Collect information from OPS families & administration then organize and publish the Student Directory. All information stored in a database program. Forms are distributed in the spring in a joint effort with Membership. The Student Directory will be available for parents/guardians in mid to late September.

directory@oradellpta.org

GARDEN – Arrange volunteers for fall clean up and spring preparation for planting, as well as needed weeding and maintenance.  Using PTA budget, purchase and deliver plants, seeds and garden supplies for the spring planting, and monitor garden beds for minor repairs. When appropriate, assist Science Lab teacher when students perform spring planting.

garden@oradellpta.org

GIFTS – Select and purchase any gifts to be given by the PTA. Responsible for facilitating two $1,000 scholarships for RDHS seniors who graduated from OPS. Also, provide staff and faculty with “treats” throughout school year to celebrate certain holidays.

gifts@oradellpta.org

GRADE LEVEL GRANTS – Coordinate, approve and act as a liaison between grade level teachers and the PTA regarding money allotted to each grade level in the form of grants.  Depending on surplus funds, can be opened up to special areas as well.

gradelevelgrants@oradellpta.org

GROUNDS BEAUTIFICATION – Coordinate seasonal decorations and maintain grounds around the OPS sign. Also decorate front doors of school to coordinate with the season.

grounds@oradellpta.org

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE – Organize three day sale for students (K-6) to purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for friends and family.

holidayboutique@oradellpta.org

HOSPITALITY – Arrange for refreshments for PTA meetings. Organize the back-to-school PTA breakfast and crossing guard, lunch aide and custodian breakfast.

hospitality@oradellpta.org

ICE CREAM LUNCH – Arrange for the delivery and sale of ice cream to students during lunch (usually once a month). Students pay and pre-order at the beginning of the school year. Order ice cream for special school events such as field day and DARE graduation.

icecream@oradellpta.org

KINDERGARTEN BOOK CLUB – An after-school book club for kindergartners. Three meetings are held per year to discuss books selected by the book club committee. Meetings usually include an arts and crafts project.

kindybookclub@oradellpta.org

LEGISTLATIVE – Monitor pending legislation to keep PTA members informed and propose action to the membership consistent with PTA goals and local membership approval; Arrange Candidates Night in the event of a contested BOE election. Run the Mock Election for students in years when it is encouraged by OPS administration.

legislative@oradellpta.org

LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES – Support the indoor lunch activity program as directed by OPS administration; provide bingo supplies, prizes, board games and coordinate volunteer efforts during the indoor lunches throughout the winter for grades K-6

lunchtimeactivities@oradellpta.org

MEMBERSHIP – Run the annual membership drive; coordinate the collection of PTA dues. Work begins in the spring prior to the next school year; committee works with Directory to gather information. Memberships are accepted through May.

membership@oradellpta.org

MEMORY BOOK – Prepare the annual yearbook for publication; collect monetary donations from local businesses; collect booster and contributor ads from OPS families; receive and organize photos for the publication.  Plan the layout of the memory book.

memorybook@oradellpta.org

NEW FAMILY MENTORING – Help NEW kindergarten parents and other NEW OPS families navigate their way through their first year at OPS.

mentoring@oradellpta.org

PIZZA LUNCH – Coordinate, order, and arrange distribution of pizza to students two days per month. Students pay and pre-order at the beginning of the school year. Responsible for coordinating volunteers to serve each class.

pizza@oradellpta.org

PLANT SALE – Coordinate the purchase and delivery of small plants for the students to purchase for Mother’s Day gifts. Sale held the Friday prior to Mother’s Day.

plantsale@oradellpta.org

PUBLICITY – Coordinate publicity in the local media for PTA-sponsored events. Work with administration to collect photo consent forms from parents in September; post signs on OPS lawn promoting upcoming events

publicity@oradellpta.org

READ AND RAP BOOK CLUB –  An after-school club for second and third graders. Three meetings are held per year to discuss books selected by the book club committee.

readandrap@oradellpta.org

REFLECTIONS – Responsible for coordinating Reflections contest entries, arranging for judges and sending entries up to the county level; orders ribbons to acknowledge student participation and works with arts teachers to encourage participation in arts both in and out of school. Present participating students with ribbons at a PTA meeting in the spring.

reflections@oradellpta.org

RIF (READING IS FUNDAMENTAL) – Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is a federal program designed to promote literacy through financial support of reading incentive programs on the local level. The Oradell PTA provides funding for an OPS RIF program, allowing OPS children to own and enjoy quality books through an annual distribution. Chairs are also responsible for creating a motivational activity leading up to the distribution.

rif@oradellpta.org

SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR – Coordinate the sale of OPS insignia articles of clothing and accessories throughout the year.

schoolspiritwear@oradellpta.org

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – Coordinate the sale of pre-packaged school supplies. Sale commences in the late spring. Distribution takes place sometime during the week before the first day of school.

schoolsupplies@oradellpta.org

SCIENCE FUN – Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate the organization of the annual OPS Science Fair. Arrange and run a minimum of one after school science-based workshop per school year for children in grades K – 6.

sciencefun@oradellpta.org

SPECIAL EVENTS – Organize unique fund raisers like the Wizards games, community based fund raising outings such as ‘OPS goes to the movies’ and other similar opportunities.

specialevents@oradellpta.org

STUDENT PROGRAMMING – Arrange for educational programs in support of the arts to be brought into school. Also provide information about such programs to the faculty so that they can promote an awareness and understanding of the programs. At least two programs per year. Arrange walk to school programs.

studentprogramming@oradellpta.org

TALENT SHOW – Plan and coordinate volunteers and participants for biennial talent show, which is open to all OPS students.

talentshow@oradellpta.org

TEACHER APPRECIATION – Organize and host the annual back-to-school teacher breakfast and the Teacher Appreciation Week luncheon held for faculty during the first week of May. Organize committee volunteers to present faculty and staff with a gift/goodie bag and encourage all OPS children to show their appreciation to a teacher during the week.

teacherappreciation@oradellpta.org

UPPER GRADES BOOK CLUB – A lunchtime book club for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Typically two meetings are held during the year to discuss the books selected by the book club committee.

uppergradesbookclub@oradellpta.org