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 http://www.oradellpta.org 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!