Volunteers Needed!


We have a number of exciting events planned in 2023 for our OAS students & staff. In order to make these events successful we need YOUR help as our event chairs! If interested, please reach out to Liz Rivera (elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com) and Jessica Kelly (jessicasnyder14@hotmail.com)

  • Winter Staff Breakfast (Tuesday, February 14th): Co-chairs will organize a catered breakfast for OAS staff with the help of parent volunteers.
  • Elementary STEAM Night: Grades 3-5 (Wednesday, April 26th): Co-chairs will organize a night of STEAM projects for our Elementary students & their parents. This event takes place at OAS in the evening
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5th): Co-chairs will organize daily events to show OAS teacher our appreciation
  • Staff Appreciation Lunch (Tuesday, May 2nd)– NEED ONE MORE VOLUNTEER: Co-chairs will organize a catered staff lunch with the help of parent volunteers

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ptacougarWelcome back to school OAS Families!

The first day of school is here and we are looking forward to a great year ahead!

OAS is truly One Awesome School and that is due in large part to you, the OAS families. Our goal is to get as close to 100% of the families to join the PTA as possible.  

Funds raised by PTA membership go to support countless programs for our teachers and students.


Join the PTA: 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! Link to join online is below. If you prefer, there is also a form attached you can print and return to the school PTA mailbox.

➼Go to https://oasptacranford.memberhub.com/store

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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 BTFE.com/digitalreceipts.

If you shop at Shoprite, earning money for shopping is even easier through ShopRite for My School. https://www.shopriteformyschool.com 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 (amanda.cowell@gmail.com) 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 (coielrs@gmail.com) to learn more about helping an OAS family and please put “Helping Hands” in the subject line.

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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 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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