Summer Reading Lists

summer reading_iconSchools out for summer but that doesn’t mean the reading has to end!

Here is the link to the CHS website that lists the summer reading for rising ninth graders. Since summer reading for grades 9-12 is not optional, all teachers of grade 8 have been asked to review the summer reading lists with students.

Here is the link to the K-8 summer reading lists curated by the school library media specialists.

Here is the link to the ELA department website which includes summer learning resources for students and materials for striving readers by grade-band.


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Box Tops Goes Digital


OAS is participating in Box Tops for Education, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school get the supplies it needs. Our goal is to earn $1000 through Box Tops this year!

Here’s how you can help:

1. Download the Box Tops app on your phone and follow instructions on how to set up an account and sign up to support our school.

2. Then, just shop as you normally would.

3. Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. It’ll automatically identify any Box Tops participating products and you’ll give back to our school with each product you buy. If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too. See how to submit those receipts at

If you shop at Shoprite, earning money for shopping is even easier through ShopRite for My School. Just link your Price Plus Card to Shoprite for My School and select Orange Avenue School.  Bonus Box Tops earnings will be automatically credited to your selected school’s account. You can still scan your receipt for additional box tops.

Please contact Amanda Cowell ( with any questions or if you need assistance downloading the app, scanning receipts or linking your price plus card.

Flyer can be found here: BOXTOPSFLYER

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Do you know of an OAS family dealing with an emergency or crisis?

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

If you’re interested in being a part of our volunteer list, please contact Coiel.

Email Coiel Ricks-Stephen ( to learn more about helping an OAS family and please put “Helping Hands” in the subject line.

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Please help us reach 100% participation!ptacougar


Did you know the PTA funds student events, student enrichment programs, elementary & middle school assemblies, grants for teachers, school beautification and upgrades??  Your membership funds these great programs!  Please join the PTA to help us make this year amazing for the OAS community.  Memberships can be purchased through our Memberhub link:

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Support OAS while shopping at Shutterfly & 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  for all your photo and photo gift ordering.

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.

Pass the links along to family members too!

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Find us on Instagram @OAS.PTA and be sure to follow us!

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