President’s Message

Here come the Holidays!

We’re turning the corner into December and have so much to be thankful for.

With a short window between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have a few fun events on the calendar you want to keep track of!

✔️ Email blasts on Monday mornings list all PTA related activities for the coming month.

📷 Class photos have been sent home – be sure to check backpacks as my daughter kept her’s in there for a few days!

🎁 Holiday Boutique will run from December 10th through the 12th.  Be sure to send your child in with some money to buy gifts for loved ones.  If you have time please volunteer to stop by and help them shop.

🍂 Book clubs will start up again in January.  Please be on the lookout for sign-ups later in December.  Spots fill quickly so you will want to get in on the fun as soon as those lists are up.

🎶 The school will have annual events like the holiday sign along, choir, band and bells performances all through December.  All of these events are posted on the OPS calendar FOUND HERE.  We printed a copy of December’s calendar and attached it below:

⏱️ Our next PTA meeting will be on January 14th at 7:30 in the OPS Auditorium.  We will choose our nominating committee and have a special prize for every attendee to bring home to their child.  You have to attend this PTA meeting to get this amazing gift for your child.

If you are looking for information about other 2019-2020 events please see our calendar as all anticipated events have been posted.

🐾 As always, please reach out to our executive team with any questions.

Happy Holidays.

Kate Booth
OPS PTA President


Holiday Shopping at OPS!

Oradell PTA’s annual holiday boutique is coming!

The shopping commences on Tuesday, December 10th and runs through Thursday, December 13th.

Each child will be sent home with an envelope they can use to plan their purchases.  Teachers will be collecting
envelopes in advance of the boutique.  Please look for the envelope in your child’s backpack.

Attached below is a copy of the school’s shopping schedule:


Want to volunteer? Have a question?
Please reach out to the committee chairs at holidayboutique@oradellpta.org




Nicholas Market’s Recipe Contest 2019!

Is your child a budding Bobby Flay?

If so then this could be the PERFECT contest for him/her!

Nicholas Markets runs this program every year.  This year COULD BE OUR YEAR!! 🙂 But you have to be in it to win it.

What’s the prize? There are two:

  1. Each school will have a winning submission featured on NM’s website and in social media
  2. A GRAND PRIZE winner will win a week of free lunch and their recipe will be added to the MENU!


Details of the contest are on the flier and form.  As you work sounds like taking pictures of your process and your result are encouraged!

Here’s a copy of some ground rules:

–  Students are to submit individual recipes – Group work is not permitted.
–  Recipe must include at least 3 locally grown, New Jersey fresh fruits and/or vegetables (Please visit https://findjerseyfresh.com/availability/ for a list of New Jersey’s top ten fruits/vegetables)
–  Recipes may not contain seafood ingredients (fish, shellfish, roe, etc.)
– Recipes may not contain nut ingredients (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.)
– Recipes should only include suitable protein/meat sources such as lean ground beef, antibiotic-free chicken, and antibiotic-free turkey, etc.
– Recipes should consider allergens (dairy, gluten, wheat, egg, etc.) to best include ALL students!
– NOTE: Winning recipes are subject to alterations and/or substitutions by Nicholas Markets, should we deem it necessary.

Here’s the ENTRY FORM


Questions? Contact our executive board and we’ll connect you to our team at Nicholas Markets!


Reflections Art Contest Fall 2019

The Annual PTA Reflections Art Contest for students in Grades K through 6 is here!

This year’s theme is “Look Within”

Categories include: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and studio arts (such as crayons, markers, painting, drawing, collage).  

The deadline for all submissions, is Tuesday, December 10th.
There are TWO registration forms required:

1 Fill out the online form for our local team here: (link)

2 Print, complete and send in one of the national forms with each project

(forms can be found in the student packet link below)

 Reflections 2019-20-Student-Packet

Please have your child submit both the art and the national registration form via their homeroom teacher.

Questions? Contact Reflections committee chairs, Elaine Dong and Heather Corrigan at the following email: