OAS Staff Appreciation Breakfast ~ Friday, 6/14

Let’s show our OAS VIPs how much we appreciate all they do for our children and the OAS community. This year’s PTA sponsored Staff Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, June 14th.

We are looking for 5 volunteers to help set up food on Friday the 14th at 6:30 am.  It should only take about 15-20 minutes. 

If you are interested, please contact Amanda or Pam at amanda.cowell@gmail.com or stuandpam@rcn.com

The success of this event is not possible without your help! 


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The OAS PTA is in need of a Treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year!

Elections will be held at the final general PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 pm in the library. If you are interested in becoming the next PTA Treasurer or just want more information, please send an email to pta_oas@cranfordschools.org or speak to one of our existing board members.


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Support the PTA ~ shop at Shutterfly and Amazon!


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 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!




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Cougar Corner is open for the 2018-2019 school year & they have fantastic items like erasers, pens, folders & more… all funds go to supporting our PTA!

Most items:  $0.25 -$5.00

Store Hours: 11:45 – 1:00 (select Friday’s)

Location: Cougar cage near the cafeteria

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the school store, please send an email to LynneBuongiorno@yahoo.com

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OAS Cares – Helping Hands

Do you know of a family in the OAS community dealing with an emergency or a crisis?

The volunteers of Helping Hands, a PTA committee, can alleviate some of the stress by providing dinners for one week or more. Service is confidential and only with the approval of the family.

Please contact Mary Frese at mnmfeb05@hotmail.com to learn more.

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Please help us reach 100% participation!ptacougar  PTA Dollars fund the following:

  • School Assemblies
  • Beautification Projects
  • Student of the Month Program
  • Art Night
  • Fun Grade-Level Events like Elementary Field Day, Middle School Dances, Bike Rodeo, Comedy Night, & the 8th Grade Pool Party
  • And much, much more!!

Click here for more details: 2018-2019 Membership Form

Instructions for joining the OAS PTA MemberHub Instructions for Joining MemberHub


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Be sure to “Like” the page in order to get updates and reminders right in your Facebook newsfeed!

Find us @oasptacranford

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Cranford Kids Give Back – We Need Your Donations!!


10-21-2014 4-08-38 PMWho: CKGB is a charity group formed by CHS students looking to give back to the community.
Currently we are working closely with Cranford Family Care (CFC).

What: We are organizing donations of personal care and food pantry items for CFC.

Where: We will be placing boxes in the high school, middle schools, and elementary schools,
as well as the town pools.

When: We will pick up and replace the collection boxes each month or sooner depending
on the level of donations.

Items Needed: Personal Care: Razors (shaving), shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner,
band-aids, suntan lotion, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
Food Pantry: canned goods, juices boxes, condiments, pasta, etc. (Please
check expiration dates before donating!)

Thank you for your support!

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BOX TOP$ + ShopRite = another way to support OAS!


Here is another way for you to help raise money for OAS. In addition to clipping the box tops from your packages, you can register your ShopRite Price Plus card with Box Tops for additional funds!

Use this link: www.shopriteformyschool.com and follow the directions. You will just need to enter your Price Plus card number and pick Orange Avenue School from their database. Any time you buy eligible products at ShopRite and use your Price Plus card, they will automatically provide funds to our school. Easy Peasy!

For registration info and a list of participating brands and products, use the following links:

Register for ShopRite for My School

Participating Products

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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: http://cranfordschools.org/new/orange-avenue-school-byod/





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