Box Tops!

boxtopOAS PTA is once again collecting BOX TOPS!!!  Cut them off cereal boxes, tissue boxes, and more!  And now through October 21, you can be entered to win a $10 Vinny’s Gift Card just for handing in your Box Tops!  See the attached sheet for all the details and also use this flyer to attach your box tops to be entered to win: boxtopsflyer-2016-fall


Here’s how it works:

1. BUY Box Tops products. You can find pink Box Tops on hundreds of items. Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents for our school.
2. CLIP the Box Tops from the packages. Make sure they are not expired!
3. SEND the Box Tops into on the attached collection sheet, clearly labeled with your child’s name and grade.
4. EARN cash for OAS… and gift card for Vinny’s pizza!
Please contact Sue Coccaro ( or Andrea Van Bergen ( with any questions.


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Clothing Drive October 22nd

clothingThe 8th Grade Class will be hosting a clothing drive on October 22nd.  They are collecting clothing, towels, curtains, sneakers, small indoor toys, stuffed animals and more.  For more details, see the flyer: oct-22-clothing-drive-fundraiseroas

All proceeds benefit the 8th Grade Class.  Thank you.




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Fall 5KJoin us for the OAS BAS Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on November 6th!!!

Cost of entry for the 5K is $23 and for the 1 Mile Fun Run it is $13 (prices increases after 10/1).
The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8am and the 5K kicks off at 8:30am – both at Bloomingdale Ave School.
To register for the race click here:

Volunteers are needed, please contact: if you can volunteer to help us!

5K: top three male and female overall
Top finishers in each age group (8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
1-Mile Run: Ribbon for all participants under 15

Amenities and Fun:
Custom T-shirt for all pre-race day registrants (guaranteed when registered by Oct 1)
Post race food and refreshments
DJ music, face painting & bounce house

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Get Ready for the First Day of School

OAS-RoyalThe first day of school is September 6th.  Are you ready??

Here are a few things we hope will make back to school easier:
1. Make sure you’re signed up for the PTA emails
2. Make sure you are registered for the online family directory
3. “Like” the OAS PTA Facebook Page and visit for frequent updates
Click here for detailed instructions for all of the above:

If you’d like to volunteer – a little or a lot – here is some more helpful information:
1. List of activities needing Chairs and Volunteers: 2016-2017 Event Volunteer Sign Up
2. PTA Membership Form: 2016 2017 PTA membership form

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Mum Sale

Mum Sale 01ORDER your OAS PTA MUMS and fall decorations !!!  Beautiful mums and fall decorations from Dreyer Farms – all items are $6 each (mums, kale, Indian corn) and orders due by 9/16/2016.  Here’s the best part, the items will be delivered right to your front door!   Click here for more details and order form: OAS MUM Sale 2016

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Locker Shelf for Middle School Students



Many OAS middle school students use a shelf to organize their lockers.  However, most store-bought shelves do not fit our locker dimensions.  Here are instructions on how to create one yourself. It’s easy!


A custom locker shelf can be made quite easily using three pieces of wood purchased at any local hardware store, Home Depot or Lowes.

Here are the dimensions for the three pieces:

Side Pieces (2):  13 ½ inches high (tall)  x  10-1/4 inches wide (across) and 3/4 inch thick

Top Piece (1):  8 ¾  inches high (tall) x 10-1/4 inches wide (across) and 1/2 inch thick

Locker Photo 1

The two sides are inserted inside the locker against the walls and the third piece lies across the top to make the shelf.

Books and binders can then be placed underneath and on the second tier to create more storage room. 


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School Announcement Board

Announcements2Does your child NOT tell you what’s going on in school?  Did you know that the School posts their daily announcements online?  Simply use this link to ensure you are getting all the latest info: Daily OAS School Announcements

p.s.  Much of the info on this board is not associated with the PTA, however we’d like to make sure our families are aware of all school activities and info!

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More Value from Shutterfly!!

OAS has teamed up with Shutterfly!!!  When ordering photo books, prints, holiday cards and more, simply go to and OAS PTA will earn 13% back (with no extra cost to you)!!   Great News…  The rewards program we have with Shutterfly extends to their sister sites including Tiny Prints, Treat, and Wedding Paper Divas.

Use this link whenever you order from Shutterfly!!

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OAS Family Directory is ONLINE!

student directoryThe OAS Family Directory is now ONLINE!  For details, registration information and other information please click here:

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What’s BYOT?

byod1-resized-600BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Technology” and it’s the latest trend that schools across the world are implementing!  Students are given the option to bring in their own device (non-gaming, non-phone).  Tablets, laptops, etc… are acceptable.  The devices simply need to be WiFi Ready and they can connect to the school’s internet, which comes with content controls built in.  OAS recently announced their BYOT Program, which is OPTIONAL for Middle School Students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders only).  Visit the districts BYOT Page for all the details:





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NEW Online Directory!!!!

OAstudent directoryS PTA Student and Family Directory is now…. ONLINE! Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone at:

Every family will need to update their own information CLICK HERE for details on how to get started!

In an effort to continue “going green” the PTA is setting up the OAS student directory for online and mobile access. Every family will have to update their own information.  If you are new to OAS this year then you will have to input all your family information. You can block any data that you don’t want to appear. It’s a very quick process.
Please input all of your data by Oct. 1st and we will generate a fully formatted directory (PDF format) for e-mail distribution.  Once members receive that document they can either save it to their computers or print out their own paper copy.

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Did You Know OAS PTA is on Facebook??!!


Find us at Orange Avenue School PTA Facebook Page.

Be sure to “Like” us to get updates and reminders right in your Facebook Newsfeed!

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Keep Clipping Those Box Tops!


Please keep clipping those Box Tops from your snacks and groceries!  This fundraising program is an important revenue generator for our school.  Save your Box Tops now and send them in during our annual contest.  Thank you!

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