PTA Weekly Blast

At a Glance…

  • Meet the Candidates Night – Meet the candidates running for the OPS Board of Education.  Happening 10/6 at 7:30 on Zoom.  Submit questions here by this Friday, 10/1.
  • New! Fall Plant Sale – Order your mums, pansies, corn stalks and bales of hay here by 10/3 (curbside pickup in Oradell 10/5).  You will be supporting the PTA & a local business owned and operated by an OPS parent!
  • Ice Cream is Back! – Once a month your child can enjoy a frozen treat during his/her lunch period. Order here by 10/6.
  • Garden Cleanup – Sign up for a 20 minute slot on 10/3 (only a few spots left!) to help out with our garden here, see below for more info.
  • Fall Fest – Save the Date!  Fall Fest will be 10/23 (rain date 10/30).  It will take place on the school lawn. Stay tuned for more info!
  • Reflections Art Contest – Annual contest in grades Pre-K through 6th Grade, this year’s theme “I Will Change the World by…” Submissions are due by 12/3. See below for more info.
  • Membership – If you received this email, you are already signed up. If you know someone who would like to join the PTA for 2021 – 2022, they can sign up here.
  • 10 Things – 10 Things you didn’t know about Mrs. Brancato, Director of Curriculum!

Meet the Candidates Night

Learn more about the Board of Education candidates for the upcoming election!

The PTA Legislative Committee is hosting a virtual Meet The Candidates Night on October 6th at 7:30pm over Zoom. The candidates will introduce themselves and answer questions.

Have questions for the candidates? Click HERE. October 1st is the cut-off. Your name will be required to submit a question. Under no circumstances will your name be shared with the candidates.

See you October 6th!

New! Fall Plant Sale

Purchase your mums, pansies, bales of hay and corn stalks here.  You will be supporting the PTA & and a local business owned and operated by as OPS parent!  Orders are due in by 10/3, local curbside pickup will be held in Oradell on 10/5.



Ice Cream Lunch is Back!
Once a month your child can enjoy a frozen treat during his/her lunch period.  Much like our Bagel Lunch and Soprano’s lunch, we are only collecting orders for the first few months.  Place your order here by 10/6!

Garden Cleanup

After so much rain this summer, our weeds have gone WILD!  We’d love your help in tidying up the garden again 🙂

Sign up here for your 20 minute time slot, no previous gardening experience is necessary! Only a few spots left!

Reflections Art Contest

The Annual PTA Reflections Art Contest for students in Grades Preschool through 6 is here!  This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” Categories include: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts (such as crayons, markers, painting, collage).  The deadline for all submissions and registration forms is Friday, December 3 to your child’s teacher. Please visit for more information about the PTA Reflections Program.

Important Links:
New Jersey PTA Reflections Site
Student Entry Packet
Student Entry Form
Call for Entries Video

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me 

Our Director of Curriculum, Mrs. Brancato

1. I have three wonderful kids, two girls and a boy. My oldest daughter just graduated college and has joined the working world. My middle daughter and son are a junior and sophomore in college, respectively. I am a proud mom for sure!

2. I love spending time with my family.

3. I enjoy cooking different meals especially when my kids help me.

4. I love to visit the beach during all seasons. The salt air has a calming way about it.

5. I have nieces and nephews that are close to my age as I am the youngest of 5 by 12 years.

6. My family loves to vacation in Disney World. We find lots of cool things to do besides the parks like horseback riding and fishing.

7. A good brunch is one of my favorite meals in a restaurant.

8. My husband and I met on a blind date and will be married 25 years next August.

9. While I miss the times when my own children were little, I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend with my adult kids. Seeing them grow is an amazing thing!

10. I am so glad to be a part of the OPS family!



PTA Goals for 2021-2022


School Supplies for 2021-2022

Supply List by Grade Level

Click below to see what supplies are needed for each grade.

School Supply List 2021-2022


Available Committee Chair Positions for 2021-2022!

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 2021-2022 school year.

List of available committee chair positions for the 2021-2022 school year are highlighted in the link below:

Open Committee Positions

Brief description of every PTA committee can be found in the link below:

Committee Descriptions

For more information about any of the committees or to volunteer please contact: or

We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteers are needed

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year! 

Take a look at all of the exciting committees that need your help next year!

The Oradell PTA counts on volunteers to make our programs a success.  If you’d like to 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.

Please use the link below to submit your volunteer interests for next year!

Volunteer Interest Form



Join the PTA for the 2021-2022 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2021-2022 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