Apr
12

PTA Weekly Blast

In This Week’s Update….

  • PTA Meeting Next Tuesday – Mark your calendars!  Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, 4/20 at 7:30 on Zoom.
  • Memory Book Ad Sale – Design and purchase your ad here!  Ad sale goes until 4/19.  See below for more info.
  • Submit Photos to the Memory Book – Read Across America Week, First Day, Fall Fest, Virtual Learning, Science Workshops, OPS Explores trips… Load your photos here.
  • Talent Show – Save the date!  The talent show will be held on school grounds on May 2 (rain date of May 16).  There is no fee to attend, but reservations will be required.  Stay tuned for the sign up link!
  • OPS Explores – Use the free Scavr App and sign up here to participate.  Visit local spots that are safe, open and free. Earn points as a family for each location you visit.  The families with the most points will win a very unique prize! New locations added!
  • OPS Around the World – Save the date!  Come learn about 11 different countries as you make your way around the school lawn on May 23 (rain date of June 6).  There is no fee to attend, but reservations will be required.  Stay tuned for the sign up link!
  • OPS Student Helpers – We have several RDHS students signed up and ready to work with OPS students either virtually or in person. After completing the Student Helper Request Form here, OPS parents will be contacted quickly with potential RDHS candidates.
  • Sixth Grade Fundraiser – The sixth grade class is selling beach towels to help pay for a large tent being rented for their Spring Fling outdoors.  You can purchase a towel here.

PTA Meeting Next Tuesday

Save the date!  Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, 4/20 at 7:30 on Zoom. We will elect the following Nominees for positions on the OPS Executive Committee for the 2021 – 2022 school year!

Surabhi Bansal – First Vice President
Lauren Driscoll – Second Vice President
Nicole Pecoraro – Treasurer
Kim Kyasky – Financial Secretary

We will also share information about the exciting events coming up in May.  We hope you can make it!


Memory Book Ads Sale

Memory book ads are available now!  Design and purchase your ad here until next Monday, April 19.

Step 1: Click on link above, or to go Link.EntourageYearbooks.com
Step 2: Click ‘Design Ads’
Step 3: Search under School Name for ‘303 – Oradell Public School dk (2021)’
Step 4: Login or Register
Step 5: Select which size ad you would like and click ‘Purchase and Design Ad’


Submit Photos to the Memory Book

First Day, Fall Fest, Virtual Learning, Science Workshops, Read Across America Week, OPS Explores trips… and more! Load your photos here!

Step 1: Visit Link.EntourageYearbooks.com
Step 2: For ‘School’, select ‘303 – Oradell Public School dk (2021) – Oradell, NJ’
Step 3: Click ‘Photos’
Step 4: Login or Register
Step 5: Use drop down menu to select photo category
Step 6: In the box below the drop down menu, select photos you would like to load (photos can be loaded from your computer or device, they must be on your hard drive to load them – if only on the cloud, etc, that will result in an error message).


Talent Show

Save the date!  We are excited to host our very first outdoor Talent Show which will take place on May 2 (rain date of May 16). It is sure to be a great time!

The event will be free of charge, but reservations will be required to ensure we are following the outdoor gathering requirements and that there is adequate room for families to socially distance while enjoying the show.  Stay tuned for the sign up link in a future email!

Thank you!


OPS Explores 

We love seeing photos of families enjoying the outdoors! You can join in the fun if you haven’t already… there is still plenty of time left in the competition!  Use the free Scavr App and sign up by using the directions below to participate.
Learn more about Oradell and its surrounding areas by visiting local spots that are safe, open and free. Earn points as a family for each location you visit (check in using the app).  The families with the most points will win a very unique prize!

So… what’s the prize?!  Our Administrative team is clearly full of good sports.  They let us slime them back in November and now they are going to take a pie in the face.  The winning families will each get three pies to use for Ms. Bozios, Mr. Hagopian and/or Ms. Hawley. These three will literally do ANYTHING to put a smile on students’ faces!

So, grab your family and your phone and check out the local spots listed!  The contest started February 4 and will go through April. More locations will be added as we go. Have fun!

To sign up:

  • Step 1: Download the free Scavr App
  • Step 2: Sign up for OPS Explores here
  • Step 3: Check out the different ‘challenges’/locations in the app
Here are the current standings:
  • First Place – Wacks (4,400 points)
  • Second Place – The Lookout Leibos (4,100 points)
  • Third Place – Robots Rock (3,200 points)
  • Fourth Place – Benyamine Family (2,400 points)
  • Fifth Place – The Cape Cod Whales (1,900 points)
There is still plenty of time!  The competition goes through April.

If you know of a spot that you think other OPS families will enjoy, please email President@OradellPTA.org. Thanks!


OPS Around the World 

Save the date! Come learn about 11 different countries as you make your way around the school lawn on May 23 (rain date of June 6).  There is no fee to attend, but reservations will be required.  Stay tuned for the sign up link!

OPS Student Helpers

OPS Student Helpers pairs interested RDHS students with OPS families looking for help with their child/children.  Our team has already made many successful matches.  Please reach out if you could use some help!

This help is available either virtually or in person; OPS and RDHS families should decide which works best for them.

OPS families can complete this Student Helper Request Form if interested in participating.  The team will work to pair you with your high school helper upon receipt of your form so you can get started right away.

The PTA will:

  • Pair up potential High School Helpers with an interested OPS family based on the information collected
  • Provide contact information for potential High School Helper matches to the OPS family
At that point, the PTA will step back and families can contact the matches directly to make sure there is a fit, set their schedule, coordinate services needed, etc. The PTA is simply facilitating the recruitment and pairing of interested parties.  Please note that there is an hourly fee related to this service, this fee is to be discussed and agreed upon by the two parties involved.  No portion of this fee is going to the PTA, as this is not a fundraiser.

Thank you to Michelle del Corral for setting up and organizing this program.


Sixth Grade Fundraiser 

The sixth grade class is selling beach towels to help pay for a large tent being rented for their Spring Fling.  You can order yours here.

The deadline to order is April 16, 2021.

If you have any questions please send them to opsclassof2021@gmail.com.

**Please note this is not a PTA fundraiser.  We are happy to support the sixth grade parents as they work to make their kids’ final year at OPS a fun and safe one!


Hope you have a great week!

Kelly Castro
President, Oradell PTA

Aug
19

PTA GOALS FOR 2020-2021

Aug
10

Join the PTA for the 2020-2021 School Year!

Please take a moment and join the PTA for the 2020-2021 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

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PTA

May
26

Volunteers are needed

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in the upcoming 2020-2021 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 deliver pizza or ice cream to your child’s class, 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

 

May
11

Available Committee Chair Positions for 2020-2021!

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 2020-2021 school year.

List of available committee chair positions for the 2020-2021 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:
president@oradellpta.org or
firstvp@oradellpta.org

We look forward to hearing from you!