President’s Message

Celebrate Reading and our Community!

Winter brings us book clubs, book fairs, author visits and Casino Night!

As we move into February and March you can’t help but be bombarded by the focus on reading at OPS…and the PTA is right there in the thick of it.  To keep up with all the activity please continue to ✔️ email blasts on Monday mornings.

📘 FEBRUARY: encourage your child to use the President’s Day holiday break to complete their 6 hours of reading for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program.  Reading logs are now completed online.  More details are available below.  The deadline for submissions is March 1st.

📙 MARCH: brings author visits during ‘Read Across America Week’.  And then the Book Fair team will round things out with their programs that run from the 17th to the 19th

🌟🌟BREAKING NEWS!  March also brings our first ever CASINO NIGHT! Check out the post below, talk to a few friends and make a night of it!🌟🌟

🔬 For those of you with a more science-driven skill set, we haven’t forgotten about you.  During March the PTA kicks off a series of workshops to help you prep for our first Invention Convention which will be held in April.  Sign-ups and more details about this fun new program will be available in the coming weeks.

🎨 And of course, for those of you with budding artists in your homes, the PTA will run an art contest for the cover of this year’s memory book.

⏱️ Our next PTA meeting will be on March 24th at 7:30 in the OPS Auditorium.  We will hear the 2020-2021 leadership slate as proposed by our nominating committee.  We will also open sign-ups for committee chair spots that turn over for 2020-2021.  Lots to do…

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 New Year!

Kate Booth
OPS PTA President


Ready for Spring? School Spirit Wear FLASH SALE is on!!

We’ve got a small collection of amazing options but for a LIMITED TIME!

Here’s the style sheet – check out how cool these options are!!

Printable version here

Ready to order? The store is open until MARCH 23rd ! Use the link below.

 OPS PTA Store

Questions? Contact Jessica Gothelf and Lauren Hozumi at spiritwear@oradellpta.org


You’ll Go Wild for this years Book Fair

Elephants, Tigers and Books OH MY!

Book Fair starts on Tuesday March 16th

Please check back for updates on Class Shopping Schedules.


Get ready for the fair by doing our Activity below!  

There is one activity sheet for K-2 and one sheet for 3-6th

Download Printable K-2 Book Fair Activity

Download Printable 3-6 Book Fair Activity

Submissions are due NO LATER than March 12th

 A winner will be selected  in each grade and will receive a gift certificate that can be used at the book fair!

If you haven’t already guessed, this year’s book fair theme is JUNGLE! So let’s get Wild for Books!

Questions? Contact our book fair committee chairs Daniella Bossbaly, Kara Burns, Tricia Meyer at bookfair@oradellpta.org


Spring Upper Grades Book Club

Attention fourth, fifth and sixth graders!

The Upper Grades Book Club will be reading……

 The War That Saved My Life

This Newberry Book tells a story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2…

by:  Kimberly Brubsker-Bradley


When: Friday, March 20th
Time: 12:30-1:30
Where: MPR

Dismissal will be from the MPR doors

We are reading “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley You can read more about the book on Goodreads or on Wikipedia
The trivia games and group discussion are more fun if you have read the entire book!

You can read about the book on  Goodreads or Wikipedia

The trivia games and group discussions are more fun if you have read the entire book!

Where can you get a copy from?

1.) Many Bergen County libraries have copies (check the listings on BCCLS

2.) Purchase the book on your own ( Kindle edition $8.99, paperback $7.59).


 Please note, Pizza will be available for lunch, along with a snack

Questions? contact Shelly Misskerg or June Levine at uppergradesbookclub@oradellpta.org


6th Grade Babysitter Training Course

The Annual 6th Grade Babysitting Training is Coming……


When? Saturday, March 28th – 9am to 1:30pm
Where? OPS Auditorium
Course fee? $25.00
For whom? 6th Grade Girls AND Boys

The Course is being led by Jeff Bernard, EMT and First Aid/CPR instructor

This course is designed to provide beginning babysitters with advice and tips for caring for kids of all ages.

Your child will learn specifics, such as the components of age-appropriate care like changing a diaper.

Participants will also receive a Babysitter‘s Training Emergency Reference Guide with instructions on handling common emergencies and when to call 911.

They’ll also learn first aid procedures, including CPR

 Participants will receive American Heart Association “Friends and Family CPR Training” certification

Participants should bring a baby doll or teddy bear and also a drink.  Pizza will be provided.

The deadline to register is March 13th.


Questions? If you have any questions please contact Chrissy Nippes or Kimberly Tarascio at babysittertraining@oradellpta.org


Invention Convention Workshops

Calling all 3-6th Graders!!!! 

Are you looking for some guidance developing your ideas for this years Invention Convention?

Then we have 3 upcoming workshops just for you! 


The PTA is offering 3 Invention Convention Workshops.

March 5th, March 12th and March 26th

3:00-4:00 pm in the Computer/Tech Lab

We’ll cover what constitutes a good invention and get you started on researching options and pointed in the right direction!
If your child is planning to work in a group we recommend they attend the workshop together.

OPS staff will be on hand to lend assistance

Sign ups are limited  to 25 students per Workshop on a first come, first served basis.

Please sign up for  ONLY ONE of the workshops through the link below:

Invention Convention Workshop – March 5th

Invention Convention Workshop – March 12nd

Invention Convention Workshop – March 26th

*Dismissal will be through the front of the building by the library.

Please be sure to send your child with a drink and NUT-FREE snack for this event

Interested in volunteering for this event?  The registration form has a space for that –  please join us for the fun!

Questions? Please contact: Surabhi Bansal, Vandana Menon, Zinobia Busha, Pooja Bhatia Nigam @ sciencefun@oradellpta.org


Second Annual Memory Book Art Contest

Are You Ready for the Second Annual OPS Memory Book Art Contest?

Here are some guidelines to make your project shine!

  • use portrait-oriented plain paper
  • please don’t fold the final result
  • feature this year’s BIKE THEME
  • Write your name on the back
  • Use A LOT of colors
  • Return it to the school indicating ‘PTA MAILBOX- MB contest’





Questions? Contact the Memory Book Committee via email: memorybook@oradellpta.org


Six Flags Read to Succeed 2020!

Who doesn’t like a scream your face off roller coaster ride?! Right, no one…

BUT you know what’s better than a scream your face off roller coaster ride?
A FREE one!six-flags-read-to-succeed

The PTA is bringing you the Six Flags Read to Succeed program which is NEW AND IMPROVED with an online tracking system (no paper forms)

Here’s how it works:

1) Register this using this link: sixflags.com/books
Use Oradell Public School’s code: AEQMU
2) Your child may read any books they choose.
3) Keep track of your child’s reading using the form below.
4) Record your child’s reading at this website (by March 2nd)
5) Receive a free Six Flags Great Adventure ticket from Oradell Public School in May

Why did Six Flags implement eReading Logs? (answer from the Six Flags website) – eReading Logs have been a popularly requested feature for several years, and we thank you for your patience while we implemented it! We think this new iteration of the program will make Read to Succeed easier for you to implement while offering a number of ancillary benefits. Hours can be logged using a computer OR smartphone.

Questions? Check out the website first and if that doesn’t help email us at president@oradellpta.org, firstvp@oradellpta.org or corrsecy@oradellpta.org