One Awesome School ~ Spirit Wear Sale begins Monday, October 16th!

paw-print-mdLook no further, the OAS Spirit Wear Sale is open online & we have great items to help support our One Awesome School!  Are you looking for a warm hoodie or pajama pants for fall? An OAS t-shirt for field trips or a drawstring bag for gym?  The spirit wear sale has it all!  To access the sale please use the link  or go directly to, click on spirit wear sales and current sales.  All orders are placed online from October 16th thru October 29th, no orders will be taken after this date. Spirit wear will be delivered about two weeks after the close of the sale to students in their classrooms. Elementary school orders will be distributed by class, middle school orders in 1st period.  Please contact Thea Minchak with any questions.

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Middle School ~ Red Ribbon Event ~ October 25th

In conjunction with OAS, the Police Department and the PTA, the school is providing a forum for the Middle School students to learn through speakers and games about difficult topics that impact their lives today. Topics to be included are alcohol, drugs and cigarettes. The event will take place during Middle School’s gym class period on Wednesday, October 25th. This is an important event for our middle schoolers and we need volunteers to make it a success. Please visit the Sign Up Genius Link to volunteer now. 

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6TH ANNUAL BAS/OAS Fall 5K & Fun Run ~ November 5th

Please join us for the 6TH ANNUAL BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run! This family-fun event is our biggest fundraiser for both Bloomingdale Avenue (K-2) and Orange Avenue (3-8) Schools in Cranford! Click here for flyer.

  • Sign up here:

  • *NEW* technical running shirt for 5K participants (guaranteed when registered by 10/15)

  • Traditional cotton T-shirt for Fun Run participants (guaranteed when registered by 10/15)

  • Medals to top male and female finisher in each age group, and NEW fun awards including Stroller Runner, Fastest Teacher, and Craziest Costume

  • USA Track and Field Certified course

  • Pre-race warm up activities

  • Post-race food and refreshments

  • DJ Music and entertainment

  • Kids’ activities during 5K: bounce house, face-painting, yoga, arts & crafts

We are also looking for volunteers leading up to and on the day of the race – please consider helping out! Click the Sign Up Genius Link  to volunteer now.

Questions? Contact us at:

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Cougar Corner: OAS School Store

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Stop by to see what’s in-store, including fantastic items like erasers, pens, magnets, folders, novelty items and more!

Most items:
$0.50 -$2.00

Store Hours:
Selected Fridays
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come Check It Out!!


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Exciting News! OAS Grades 3-5 get their own Yearbook!

Exciting News!!!!

OAS Grades 3-5 will have their own yearbook!!!! We cannot make a great yearbook without your pictures so be ready for the First Day of School!! You can email your pictures right from your phone to:

Make sure you send the ‘actual size’ so it is hi-resolution for printing. We recommend saving this email as a ‘school pics’ contact on your phone so you can easily email us pictures throughout the year.

More info to come…


Any questions please contact or

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Stay Up To Date

School Calendar

Stay Up to Date! Mr Edery has provided a monthly calendar for upcoming school events for your reference. Use the attached link: OAS Happenings


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What’s BYOT?

byod1-resized-600BYOT 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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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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Shop at Shutterfly and Amazon and support the PTA!

SHUTTERFLY-LOGO-2010-1[1]Use Shutterfly when ordering photos, greeting cards, and gifts throughout the year.  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 13% back on your purchase (with no extra cost to you)! Simply go to  for all your photo and photo gift ordering.

Pass the link along to family members too.
From the Amazon Echo to Zootopia, when making purchases on Amazon, please use the Amazon Smile link, and be sure to select: 18475 Orange Avenue School PTA. A percentage of your purchase will go directly to the OAS PTA.




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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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