OAS Holiday Boutique ~ Dec 11 & Dec 12

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Holiday season is upon us and to give our students a chance to do their own shopping, the OAS Holiday Boutique is busy getting ready for opening day.  Products will be plenty and will cover all members of the family with pricing between $1.00-$5.00.

While this is a great fundraiser for OAS it also gives the kids a chance to have some fun picking out presents.  The boutique will be held in the OAS Library and be open until 3:30 each day. Elementary school students are scheduled to visit with their classes while middle school students are welcome to visit after school hours.

We are in need of volunteers to help set up on Tuesday, December 10 between 3:00 and 4:00 pm and as shopping assistants on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Please click on the link attached for the class shopping schedule and for volunteer sign up.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cacad29a7f49-oasholiday

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2019-2020 Reflections Theme: LOOK WITHIN

Let’s get EXCITED about REFLECTIONS! If your child has never done Reflections, perhaps this is the year to try!  PTA Reflections is a great way to support the arts.  If your child chooses to participate, he/she will have the opportunity to create an original piece of art.  All they have to do is have fun, use their imagination & be creative.  It’s more about creative interpretation of the Theme than about technical skill.  They can use colored pencils, pastels, markers, watercolors, acrylic paint, etc,.    Please encourage your child to visit the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 26 between 11:20 – 1:20 at the Reflections Art table for more information.  There will be a box for the submissions in the front office.  


Please contact Eleanor Burke at eleanorburke89@hotmail.com or Amy Thaler at amplotkin@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

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Support OAS while holiday 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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School Pictures ~ IMPORTANT INFO


MONDAY, 10/21 IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER PICTURES FOR GUARANTEED DELIVERY BY THANKSGIVING. Photos ordered after 10/21, will be received when retake pictures arrive.  Step by Step instructions are included in the attached file; Picture Day Ordering Instructions
To get put on the retake list or if your child was absent, please email Mrs. Wells at lienjacq@cranfordschools.org with the following information:  Subject Line – retake request, Student’s first & last name, Reason for retake, Grade & Homeroom Teacher
Please see attached file for additional info on Picture Retake & Make-Up Day; Retake Info pdf
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jami Hanna at jgingerelli@verizon.net or Nicole Consorte at  nicoleorange@yahoo.com.


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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 (amanda.cowell@gmail.com) with any questions.



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The OAS PTA is in need of a Nominating Committee chair! 

What does the role entail?

  • Scouting potential candidates who will replace any board members that will leave at the end of this school year.

  • Presenting candidates to current board members for approval.

If you are interested or have any questions please email Lorian at lorianmorales@gmail.com or Liz at elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com.

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Elementary School Yearbook!


Custom pages are not needed until the end of the year.

Go to: https://tr5.treering.com/validate  School code:  1014977906143535

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

Find us @oasptacranford

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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 pta_oas@cranfordschools.org.

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Cougar Corner will soon be open for the 2019-2020 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: 2019-2020 Membership Form

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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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