Sunday, October 10, 2021


Our 1st PTA meeting of the school year will be on Tuesday, 10/12 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend virtually.

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Meeting ID: 661 956 9900

Passcode: OASPTA

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This past week, the PTA delivered 12 bags of recess toys to the elementary classes. Bags include playground balls, jump ropes, wiffel ball, flag football sets, chalk and more!!!
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Volunteer Opportunities

We are so excited that in-person events are back this year!

Please take a look at our PTA chair positions that need to be filled! You can choose to sign up as a co-chair or volunteer to help with the event itself. Without our volunteers, these events cannot happen!

BAS/OAS FALL 5K & FUN RUN: Volunteers needed!

The OAS PTA needs volunteers to make the 5K & Fun Run a success! Please click on this signup genius to select the best volunteer job for you!


Registration for the race is open at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Cranford/BloomingdaleOrangeFall5K .

This year, for the first time, 5k runners can now have the option to participate in-person or virtually, from anywhere at any time!

Runners must register by 10/11 to receive a bib.

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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


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.


To place your student on the retake list, please contact our Picture Day chair, Nicole Consorte (nicoleorange@yahoo.com). Please note if you have retakes done you will not be able to order the old photos as a package.


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!


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!



10/12: General PTA meeting (Virtual)

10/17: BAS/OAS Fall 5K & Fun Run

10/18: Picture Retake Day

10/29: BAS/OAS Elementary Trunk or Treat

11/9: 4th/5th Grade Bike Rodeo (rain date 11/10)

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