LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS!! Band Night March 10 – Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t miss this FUN Night Out!

Ticket Order Form Below

Please also consider helping out with Sign Ins and Ticket Sales:

See you Friday Night!!


Get ready to rock… and win awesome prizes!

OAS PTA’s hottest fundraiser is back!

BAND NIGHT is happening on March 10, 2017!!!
And Opening Act Gerald Graceffo

Awesome tricky tray prizes + rock ‘n roll = one good time!!!

Tickets must be purchased in advance, $20 per person.  There will also be a limited number of tables for 10 so you can get a table with your whole crew.
More details and Ticket Order Form:  OAS Band Night Ticket Form – 2017

This is a Sell-Out Event so don’t delay – get your tickets NOW!

We also need your help to make it a huge success, donations for prizes are needed – click here for details: Band Night Donation-2017

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Remember When You’re Shopping Amazon! – Amazon Smile


From the Amazon Echo to Zootopia, when making purchases on Amazon this holiday season and all year round, please use the Amazon Smile link:

and  select 18475 Orange Avenue School PTA.

A percentage of your purchase will go directly to the OAS PTA!

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Student of the Month!




3rd Grade: James Marchesi, Luca Szczepankiewicz
4th Grade: Kylan Medard, Adam Zaidel
5th Grade: Thomas Curro, Mikayla Sinclair
6th Grade: Ryan Lynskey, Audrey McMahon
7th Grade: Mackenzie Ferns, Andrew Lopes
8th Grade: Matthew Holleran, Sarah Martin
Mr. Van Dam read letters of praise as written by the nominating teachers. Parents, grandparents and siblings alike enjoyed refreshments and baked goods supplied by PTA funds and Katie Marchesi brought in her wonderful crumb cake.

The event was chaired by Colleen Hollander and Alice HumRoemer.

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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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Stay Up To Date…

uptodateStay Up To Date… Mr. Edery has published a listing of school-sponsored events for  your reference.  Use the attached link, save it and refer back to it :


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The Reflections  2016-2017 Theme:  What Is Your Story?  Express your artistic talents!  Tell your story through dance, a short film, poetry or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art.  Please read the Rules for Each category you will enter.     Please visit for more information.  Due date is November 6, 2016.  Contact

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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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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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OAS Student and Family 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.

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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 and send them in!  Thank you!

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