OAS PTA NEWSLETTER

Sunday, October 17, 2021

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING 5K COMMITTEE

Laura DiChiara, 5K Chair

Meghan Cuthbertson, Sponsorships

Laura Holcomb, Ad Marketing

Nikki Savino Mulcahy, Social Media

Sanjeevanee Vidwans, T-shirts

And all the other volunteers who worked to make this event a HUGE success!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you to those who have filled out our volunteer form and signed up to help us out! We will be reaching out to you in the next few weeks with more information on the event you will be working on. For those of you who haven't had a chance to sign up, there are still a few positions available! Please see the Google form below!

5th Grade Bike Rodeo

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On Tuesday, November 9th the fifth grade students will participate in a Bicycle Safely Program provided by Orange Avenue School PTA and the Cranford Police Department. The rodeo will be held from 9-11am in the Orange Avenue Pool Parking Lot.


  • Your child MUST wear his/her helmet for the rodeo and at all times when cycling.
  • Permission slips will be sent home this week and will have a bicycle registration card attached for bike licenses. There is a $4 fee for a bike license. The Cranford Police Department bicycle registration includes the bike license and serial number entered into a national database in the event it’s lost or stolen. All permission slips, completed registration cards and payment, must be returned by Thursday, October 28, 2021. If you have any questions, contact Chris Polito, cpolito59@hotmail.com


If you would like to volunteer to help with our Rodeo, please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050848A4AF2AA64-5thgrade


The 4th Grade Bike Rodeo has been rescheduled for the spring.

7th Grade Ice Cream Social

Calling all 7th Graders. Clear your calendar after school on 10/29/21 until 3:30 and come on over to the 7th Grade Ice cream Social.

This event will take place in the back of the school right outside the cafeteria doors.

Please text Mindy Affronti with any questions 908-451-5406.


Permissions slip must be filled out if your child plans to attend. Permissions slips are due by 10/27. Link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXEMVinI4ar1De4Fh_TkhhVSupwUuC2uY56FnhDBHiU0K4IA/viewform

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TRUNK OR TREAT

Trunk or Treat is BACK, and we are thrilled to announce that BAS and OAS Elementary will come together this year for the first ever joint Trunk or Treat!!


Join us on Friday, October 29 from 6-8pm in the parking lot of OAS.

Families of Elementary students are encouraged to sign up to take part in this 'spooktacular' evening by volunteering to decorate a trunk, or just by making candy and non-candy donations to the event.


Please see the above flyer and links for additional information and to sign up to participate!

Please note, in an effort to minimize large crowds, BAS students will trick or treat from 6-7pm and OAS Elementary students will have the 7-8pm time slot. If you have students at both schools, we kindly ask that you choose only one of the time slots to attend.

Questions? Please contact Benee Meade at beneemeade@gmail.com


Link to OAS Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4FABAA2AA0F58-basoas1

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

OAS is participating in Box Tops for Education, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school get the supplies it needs. Our goal is to earn $1000 through Box Tops this year!

Here’s how you can help:


1. Download the Box Tops app on your phone and follow instructions on how to set up an account and sign up to support our school.
2. Then, just shop as you normally would.
3. Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It’ll automatically identify any Box Tops participating products and you’ll give back to our school with each product you buy.


If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too. See how to submit those receipts at BTFE.com/digitalreceipts.


If you shop at Shoprite, earning money for shopping is even easier through ShopRite for My School. https://www.shopriteformyschool.com Just link your Price Plus Card to Shoprite for My School and select Orange Avenue School. Bonus Box Tops earnings will be automatically credited to your selected school’s account. You can still scan your receipt for additional box tops.


Please contact Amanda Cowell (amanda.cowell@gmail.com) with any questions or if you need assistance downloading the app, scanning receipts or linking your price plus card.

PICTURE DAY RETAKES ARE TOMORROW 10/18

FRIENDLY REMINDER~ If you signed up for retakes, they will be done tomorrow in school. Please note if you have retakes done you will not be able to order the old photos as a package.

YOUR PTA DOLLARS AT WORK

A new CHESS CLUB has been approved for Middle School students that has been funded by our PTA!

All middle school chess players can participate on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in room 24.

Open to all levels- complete beginners to chess masters. Bring your Chromebook for some friendly games.

Please contact Mr. Nucci (nucci@cranfordschools.org) for any questions.


Check out the other clubs offered at OAS here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WmtRUWMHmy6c46fBnPdQFJHKUUoRLeNCCocr79Ch4qI/edit?usp=sharing

THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN THE PTA

Help us achieve our goal of 100% participation by joining the OAS PTA today! It couldn't be easier- just click the link below and select your membership preference, or print out the form & drop it in our PTA mailbox. Your PTA funds help provide our OAS students with assemblies & events and gives us an opportunity to improve the school grounds, both inside & out!


https://oasptacranford.memberhub.com/store

Support OAS while shopping at Shutterfly & Amazon!

The OAS PTA has partnered with Shutterfly on a fundraiser that is so simple and easy to use. When ordering photo prints, photo books, holiday cards and other items from Shutterfly, OAS will receive 8% back on your purchase (with no extra cost to you)! Simply go to www.orangeavenue.shutterflystorefront.com for all your photo and photo gift ordering.


When making purchases on Amazon, please use the Amazon Smile link, www.smile.amazon.com and be sure to select: 18475 Orange Avenue School PTA. A percentage of your purchase will go directly to the OAS PTA.


Pass the links along to family members too!

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

10/18: Picture Retake Day

10/29: Halloween Parade (Elementary students only) 2:00

10/29: 7th Grade Ice Cream Social

10/29: BAS/OAS Elementary Trunk or Treat

11/2: Parent Teacher Conference for Elementary School students

11/5-11/6: Schools Closed (Teacher Convention)

11/9: 5th Grade Bike Rodeo (rain date 11/10)

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