OAS PTA NEWSLETTER
Sunday, March 20, 2022
A HUGE THANK YOU
To Mindy Affronti & Nicole Griffin for all their hard work in making CLUB CRANFORD a success this weekend! It felt great to have our adult social back on the calendar!! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped with set up, check-in & our 50/50 raffle!
Thank you to all of the local businesses that supported Club Cranford with food, talents & decor. Your talents and donations are so appreciated. Please keep these businesses in mind for your future needs.
Big Apple Pizza
DJ Randy Geis
Enjoy the Band
Pure Joy Balloons/Andrea Hildago
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST & CREW OF THE WIZARD OF OZ!
Our Middle School students put on 3 fabulous performances this weekend!
Volunteers Needed for Incoming BPS 6th Grade Orientation!
We are so excited to be able to welcome BPS incoming 6th Graders in person this year!
On June 8th at 2pm, the rising 6th graders from BPS will visit OAS.
We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to welcome the BPS students on behalf of the PTA and hand out pretzels.
ELEMENTARY STEAM NIGHT (Grades 3-5)
Join us on Monday, March 28th for a night of STEAM activities! This is a PARENT & CHILD event! Please use the link below to register for STEAM night so we can have an accurate head count for materials. STEAM night will be split into two groups to accommodate social distancing. Please choose one of the two time slots to attend.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SKATE NIGHT (Grades 6-8)
The PTA cordially invites all OAS middle school students in grades 6-8 to Skate Night on Sunday, April 3rd!
There is no cost to skate, it’s our treat! Join your classmates for a good old fashioned night at the rink. Please note, that if your child needs to rent skates they are $5 and can be paid
for at the check in desk upon arrival (please allow a few extra minutes for this as there may be a line). The snack bar will be open. It's going to be such a fun night!
Feel free to carpool/drop off. We will have adequate adult supervision.
All students just have to RSVP by 4/1 if they are coming so we can provide a
headcount and list to the rink. Please click the link and fill out the quick Google Form
Elementary & 8th Grade Class Photos Will Be Taken on 3/29!
Orange Ave School has asked Cassidy Studios to take our class photos for the 2021-2022 school year. (grades 3-5 and 8th grade) These photos will be available for purchase on the Cassidy Studios website. Please note class photos for grades 3-5 there are two options classic and silly. For 8th grade ONLY there are two size options as this is the entire 8th grade class.
Visit www.cassidaystudios.com —-Go to: Order Photos———First time orders………….The school code for buying these group shots is 101. If you have not purchased your school pictures yet there is still time to order them before they get taken down from the website. (All student photos grades 3-8)
The school code for buying this year portraits is 334 & the password to see the photos is your student ID #. which can be found on the PowerSchool Portal.
Picture Day Committee
The 8th Grade Committee is Running the Elementary After School Social! (Grades 3-5)
Do you secretly think your child may be a wizard and holds special powers??? Well then you are in luck, the OAS class of 2022 is holding their "Introduction to Hogwarts" event, and you don't want to miss it!
Date: Wednesday April 6th
Where: Orange Ave School
ALL REGISTRATIONS & PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 30th NO EXCEPTIONS
Paying by cash or check: May be dropped off at the PTA Mailbox in front of the school
Checks must be made out to "OAS 8TH GRADE" the google form must be printed and included with the payment
Cash payments must include the google form
Paying by Venmo: Address is @Stitchesofclass last 4 number of cell phone is 4331
Please include the Child's name Grade and class
Any Questions and/or concerns please email email@example.com
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is returning to OAS and will be held on April 12-14th in the media center! All students will visit the Book Fair with their classes based on the schedule below. The Book Fair will also be open during Art Night on April 13, for any parents who would like to shop.
To make the Book Fair a success, we need the support of parent volunteers. Please use the SignUp Genius below to sign up for a short volunteer shift, either during school or Art Night.
This year all payments at the Book Fair will be made virtually using Scholastic's e-wallet option or via credit cards (adult cardholders only). Cash and checks will not be accepted. To set up your student's e-wallet today, please visit: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/orangeavenueschool4. Scholastic e-wallets must be set up prior to visiting the book fair.
ELEMENTARY ART NIGHT (Grades 3-5)
Please join us on April 13th for Elementary Art Night! There will be two seatings for Art night; 6-6:45pm and 7-7:45pm, please sign up for one below. The students will have an amazing opportunity to leave their permanent mark on an OAS art installation. They will be creating personalized tiles inspired by their favorite book to be installed as a permanent hallway mosaic. This is a drop off event! Please drop your student off and pick them up at the main entrance.
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES!
The OAS PTA has partnered with Bohemian Raspberry in Westfield to bring our students a sweet treat! See below for details!
SUPPORT THE 8th GRADE CLASS OF 2022!
Italian Dinner Night
On March 29th we will be having our next OAS 8th Grade Fundraiser dinner, "Italian Dinner Night" is the theme. The fundraiser will be held at Venue 104, in Cranford from 5-8pm. The menu will consist of Pastas (vodka and plum tomato sauce), chicken parmigiana, meatballs, salad, soda, for $30.00 per person....BYOB for those who wish to do so......
We will make $10.00 profit for everyone person who attends the dinner that evening.....many thanks to Franco Vitella for giving us such a great deal!!!
Update your calendar with our PTA events!
3/28: Elementary STEAM night (Grades 3-5)
3/29: Class photos for grades 3-5, and 8.
4/3: Middle School Skate Night (Grades 6-8)
4/6: Elementary After School Social: Intro to Hogwarts (Grades 3-5)
4/12-4/14: Scholastic Book Fair
4/13: Elementary Art Night (Grades 3-5)
PARENT ACADEMY NEWS
Current Drug Trends and What Parents Should Know
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In light of the decriminalization of marijuana, the proliferation of vaping devices, and the continued substance use disorder epidemic involving opioids, the Cranford Police Department has teamed up with the Cranford Public Schools to present “Current Drug Trends” - an in-depth presentation by the Police Juvenile Bureau. Presenters: Cranford Police Department
Parents and guardians K-12
Location-Orange Avenue School Auditorium
Support the CHS class of 2022!!
Now is the time to order personalized GRADUATION LAWN SIGNS!
Personalized signs are available for high school seniors plus kindergarten, elementary school, and 8th grade graduates!
Signs cost $38 each and get picked up at Cougar HQ a few weeks after ordering.
See attached flyer for school options, personalization instructions, and other details.
Orders can be placed at https://www.cougarhq.com/.../cranford-schools-project.../
We recommend ordering early to avoid any unforseen delays. Thank you.