Scholastic Book Fair, Nov 13 – Nov 16

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to OAS!

All students will visit the book fair with their class during the school day. We will also be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 3:30.  Our book fair has a new digital payment option!  No cash on hand the day of the Book Fair? No worries – Scholastic Book Fairs® is now offering Book Fair eWallet as a new payment option.  Simply set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet.  How it works:  Create Account Add Funds Shop. To get started visit the OAS Book Fair homepage: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/oasfair

If you could volunteer some time to come in and help that would be great.  Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050549aba82ca02-book

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2018-2019 Reflections Theme: Heroes Around Me

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.  For student entry form, contest rules and additional information please visit: https://www.njpta.org/reflections or contact eleanorburke89@hotmail.com.

All projects are due Friday, November 30, 2018.

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Cougar Corner: THE OAS SCHOOL STORE IS BACK!

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Cougar Corner is officially 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 (11/30, 12/7, 12/14 & 1/4)

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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Band Night ~ Volunteers Needed

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We are still looking for people or committees of people to chair BAND NIGHT!  

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact BJ Canedo (bjcanedo@gmail.com) or Lorian Morales (lorianmorales@gmail.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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2018-2019 PTA MEMBERSHIP

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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Elementary School Yearbook


OAS Grades 3-5 have their own yearbook and we can’t make a good yearbook without your pictures!

You can email pictures right from your phone to oasyearbook345@gmail.com  

Be sure to send the “actual size” so it is hi-resolution for printing.  We recommend saving this email as a “school pics” contact on your phone so you can easily email us pictures throughout the year.

 Any questions please contact: dinacurro@aol.com or elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com

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FOLLOW THE OAS PTA ON FACEBOOK

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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 Tops + ShopRite = Another way to support OAS!

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Here is another way for you to help to 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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Shop at Shutterfly and Amazon and support the PTA!

SHUTTERFLY-LOGO-2010-1[1]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.

Pass the link along to family members too.
From the Amazon Echo to Zootopia, 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.

 

 

 

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Stay Up To Date

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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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