PTA NEWSLETTER

Sunday, February 6, 2022

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE PTA?

With the help of your membership, the PTA is able to fund activities & events throughout the year for our students. Most recently we were able to purchase indoor recess kits for our Elementary Students as well as the Rutgers Science Bus for our Middle School students, which arrives later this month!


Please consider joining today so we can continue to improve the students experience at OAS!

Cupcake Kit Sale Extended through TOMORROW, 2/7!

Last call for Valentine Cupcake kits! Use the Google form below to place your order by Monday morning!
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JOIN US AT CLUB CRANFORD ON MARCH 18th!

It's been 2 years in the making, but Club Cranford is finally happening! See information below on how to purchase tickets!
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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!


If you shop at Shoprite, earning money for shopping is even easier through ShopRite for My School. Go to https://www.shopriteformyschool.com and 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.


Here’s another way 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.


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.

Elementary Yearbook (Grades 3-5)

Please continue to send high-resolution/full-size photos of your children for the OAS elementary yearbook to OASyearbook2022@gmail.com. Thank you for your help and contributions. Keep them coming!


Ideas of photos to send are:

First day of school

Halloween

Class party/classroom photos

Sports with OAS students

Snow Days

Girl and Boy Scouts

Walking to School

Teacher Appreciation Signs

Bike Rodeo

Fall 5K

Concerts

Scholastic Book Fair & Art Night

The OAS Scholastic Book Fair has been rescheduled for April 12-14. All students will still visit the fair with their classes and a schedule will be released closer to the fair’s start. Thank you to everyone who signed up to volunteer at the Book Fair!

A new SignUpGenius will be sent out in late March. If you already set up an e-wallet for the Book Fair, you can use the money at the Book Fair in April. For anyone who has not set up an e-wallet yet, there is no need to do so until April. A reminder will be sent at that time.


Art Night will be rescheduled for a later date – more information to follow.

Valentine's Day Candy Grams!

Student Council will be holding a Valentine's candy gram. Students in 3rd thru 8th grade will be able to purchase candy grams for $1 during their lunch period next week. Let's help spread the love!

PARENT ACADEMY

The next Parent Academy event will focus on the many ways that anyone can show kindness. Please join us as local author and Cranford parent presents the following workshop for parents in grades K-5:

Planting Seeds of Kindness through Picture Books (and Other Meaningful Moments)Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 7:00 PM This is a virtual event.RSVP HERE Planting Seeds of Kindness Through Books - Lisa Burfeindt, Director of School Counseling

Middle School Yearbook (Grades 6-8)

If you would like to purchase a MIDDLE SCHOOL yearbook for your child, visit yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 13053.


If you have any clear pictures of opening day, sport events, friend groups, etc., please email them to seaman@cranfordschools.org. Include grade and names of students in the subject line.


The Middle School yearbook is not run by the PTA. Please email Mr Seaman at the above address if you have any questions.

Follow the PTC on Facebook!

The PTC is an organization dedicated to collaboratively working together toward the goal of the District's Mission to provide an education where every student can develop the passion, perseverance, and creativity to shape the world around them. The committee is comprised of parents from the PTA, Teachers, Principals, Board of Ed members and the Superintendent of Schools, as well as other District Administrators. To learn more about this committee and for more information about what is happening in the district please like the PTC Facebook page Cranford PTC - Parent Teacher Council

February Spirit Month – Focusing on Kindness and Spirit!

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Upcoming Events

February 7th – Single Session Day for students

February 21st – Schools Closed – President's Day

February 25th – The Wizard of Oz – 7:30 PM

February 26th – The Wizard of Oz – 7:30 PM

February 27th – The Wizard of Oz – 2:00 PM

March 3rd – Elementary Beginner Instrumental Showcase – 3rd Grade Strings 6:00 PM, 4th Grade Band 7:00 PM

March 18th- BAND NIGHT


OAS Clubs and Activities for students:

Student Council – Meetings Tuesdays at 3:00 P.M. in Room 44

OAS Earlyact – changed to morning meetings – TBA

Art Service Club – next meeting, March 2nd

Chess Club – Meets every Tuesday from 3:00 – 4:00 in Room 24

Environmental Club – next meetings February 15th