Sunday, October 24, 2021

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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 ( for any questions.

Check out the other clubs offered at OAS here:


The OAS Spirit Wear Fundraiser is going on now!

The sale will take place through October 31st. Make sure to check out the link for all of your OAS apparel and accessory needs. These items make great holiday gifts!!

All merchandise should arrive approximately 3-6 weeks after the sale ends. The items will be available for pick up at the Cougar Headquarters!

Any questions please contact Nicole Griffin @

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We've had such a great response to our call for volunteers! Thank you to all who have signed up. We will be reaching out to you shortly with information on how your event will be run. There are still a few positions available if you are looking to get involved! Please see the Google Form below to volunteer.

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5th Grade Bike Rodeo

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 were sent home last 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,

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

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.

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

Link to OAS Sign up:


Next Presentation

Grief Informed Schools

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

7:00-8:30 PM

Parents who attend this workshop will be able to: 1. Define loss, grief, and mourning 2. Understand how grief impacts development, learning, and behavior 3. Identify ways that children and teens experience grief differently than adults 4. Learn how to support your grieving child when they go through any type of loss 5. Hear about the program, Grief Informed Schools provided to our 6th-grade students.

Presenter: Connie Palmer, LCSW, has been the Clinical Training Director of Imagine since Imagine was founded in 2011, coordinating nights of support, providing training for Imagine facilitators, and offering training on grief and loss in schools, workplaces, and community organizations.

Parent presentation grades 6-12

Location-CHS Library

RSVP to attend here


10/26: Parent Academy @CHS

10/29: 7th Grade Ice Cream Social

10/29: Elementary Trunk or Treat

10/29: Elementary Halloween Parade

11/2: Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for students)

11/4-11/5: School Closed

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