Helping Hands Coordinator — This chairperson acts as a liaison to OAS families that need help in any way. Given that we have a number of OAS families impacted by Ida, this is a position we’d like to fill ASAP.

Picture Day Chair — We already have a main chairperson for 2021, but she will be stepping down after this year. We are looking for 2 people to help assist her this year, in the hopes that they take over the position for 2022. Picture day will be held on 9/24/21.

Reflections Art Program — Held in the fall, this chair will advertise, and coordinate submissions of PTA sponsored art competition

Scholastic Book Fair — Held in November, this chair will order materials, organize the schedule and advertise the Book Fair. Along with a team of volunteers they will set up & breakdown the fair and assist students in purchasing books.

Holiday Boutique — Held in December, this chair will purchase items to be included in the boutique, set up a classroom schedule, and advertise the sale. Along with a team of volunteers they will set up & clean up the sale.

If you are interested in volunteering to chair these events, or have any questions, please email Liz Rivera ( and Jessica Kelly (

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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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Box Tops Goes Digital


Now that you’re getting settled back into your school routines, it’s time to turn in the Box Tops you’ve been collecting all summer and to download the Box Tops For Education APP to earn more. Last year our school earned $850.90 in box tops. This year, let’s try to make it $1000!

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school.  Please contact Amanda Cowell ( with any questions.



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Thanks to your donations and support of our fundraisers, six new water filtration units, two new bike racks, and a desk for the lobby have been ordered for OAS and a new scoreboard has been installed in the gym. PTA funds also provided teacher mini grants, cash for class, student social events, and the wonderful assemblies our children have seen this year, which include Fairleigh Dickinson University’s “Possibilities”, Music Technology with Brent Daniels, Author and Illustrator Victoria Jamieson, and Bullies to Buddies with Brooks Gibbs.

We also plan to plant flowers and build a stone border around the new Orange Avenue School sign in the fall. If you have the expertise to help with this project, please contact us at

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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 to learn more.

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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: 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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