OAS PTA Newsletter

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy mothers day to all our OAS moms!

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Many thanks to our volunteers!

Thank you Kim Dispensa, Lexi Kiriakatis & Shannon DellaFortuna for an amazing job chairing our Teacher Appreciation Week! OAS teachers had a special treat planned for everyday of the week, including a delicious lunch, a coffee bar, raffles & more! Thank you to everyone who donated goods or their time to help make this week a success!

4th Grade Bike Rodeo

Chris Polito & the Cranford Police Department spearheaded our 4th Grade Bike Rodeo this week. The students had a blast learning about safety and practicing some drills. Thank you Chris & all the volunteers who helped out!

Volunteers Urgently Needed!

We have a few open positions that need to be filled immediately:

End of Year Chair for 7th Grade (6/15): We need 2 people to help organize the RSVPs for this event as well as a sign up genius to secure snack donations & day-of volunteers. Activities are already secured for this event.

6th Grade Orientation and Locker Open House (August): Responsibilities include coordinating volunteers to help serve pizza & help with lock distribution for our incoming 6th graders.

If you would like to chair any of these events, please contact Jessica Kelly jessicasnyder14@hotmail.com or Liz Rivera elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com

6th Grade Social

The 6th grade social will be held on May 13th from 6:00-7:30pm. All students must RSVP for this event using the link below

Attention 6th Graders: Our social event this year is "A NEON CARNIVAL"! There will be lights, music, lights, snacks, lights & games... so you definitely won't want to miss it! We are asking parents to consider donating some supplies that we need to ensure the success of the event! Please find the sign-up genius below and the google form for you to sign up your Child.

Sign-up Genius:


7th Grade Social

The 7th Grade after school social will be held on May 13th from 4:00-5:30pm. All students must RSVP for this event. Parent volunteers are needed for donations and to help out on the day of the event. Please sign up to help with donations or volunteer your time!


Please use the links below to register & sign up to help out!

Any questions, please reach out to:

Kimberly Dispensa - kimdispensa@gmail.com

Mindy Affronti - msam277@aol.com

Sara Younger - saraandersonyounger@gmail.com

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Upcoming PTA events

May 13th – 7th Grade Social 4:00 – 5:30

May 13th – 6th Grade Social 6:00 – 7:30

June 9th- Elementary Field Day (Grades 3-5)

June 14th- 6th Grade End of Year Celebration

June 15th- 7th Grade End of Year Celebration

Student Council Birthday Bags

Student Council is collecting items to make birthday bags for families in our community! Each grade is assigned an item to bring in to their first class of the day, except 7th grade who will bring in the items to their third period class. The class with the most donations collected will win a prize! Check the flyer for what to bring! All donations are due Monday, May 23rd and will go to Cranford Family Cares. Thank you for your generosity!
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Parent Academy News

We hope that you have enjoyed the series of events that we presented this year. In order to plan for next year, please consider filling out this brief form. Parent Academy Events Survey

Mental Health Awareness Month and the Benefits of Self Care Practices

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

7:00-8:30 PM

For many of us, self-care means doing the things that we enjoy most to improve our quality of life. But several things can prevent us from engaging in regular self-care; whether it be prioritizing the care of others over ourselves, simply not having time, or may not be maximizing the effects of our self-care activities. Join some of the clinical staff from High Focus Centers as we present some of the evidence-based, therapeutic principles of self-care from licensed therapists.

Presenters: Clinicians from High Focus

Parent presentation- grades 6-12

Location - CHS Library

RSVP to attend here

Cranford Police Youth Academy

The Cranford Police Department is excited to announce they will be hosting their Annual Cranford Police Youth Academy Class in the Summer of 2022. The Academy will begin Monday, July 11th and conclude Friday, July 15th.

Please see the press release for more information.


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