2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


  • WEBMASTER:  Manage the OAS PTA website.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in websites/marketing.

  • PTA MEMBERSHIP CHAIR: Create & maintain an updated membership database throughout the year and provide updates to the current PTA board.

  • MUM SALE: Coordinate sale details with Dreyer’s Farm, process orders, & organize distribution of flowers.

  • OAS SPIRIT WEAR SALE: Coordinate with Cougar Headquarters to select design & apparel for online sales.

Please contact Liz Rivera (elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com) or Lorian Morales (lorianmorales@gmail.com) if you are interested in any of these roles or would like to learn more about them.

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Elementary & Middle School Yearbooks


Due to COVID-19 the production facility in Kansas City where our yearbooks are made had a required closure and lost six weeks of production time. Unfortunately, this shutdown has affected their ability to send the yearbooks before the end of the school year. Currently, the yearbooks should be shipped to the school the week of July 25th. Once the yearbooks are shipped our representative from Herff Jones will facilitate home delivery. In the meantime, we are working with our yearbook company to provide you and your child with a digital copy of the yearbook. This digital copy will be available for anyone that purchased a yearbook. Directions for accessing the digital copy will be sent the week of June 15-19. We apologize that the yearbooks are not available before the end of the school year and we hope you understand.


Elementary School yearbooks will be shipped directly to your home. We expect the books to arrive by the end of June. You should receive an email from the TreeRing company with a tracking order when the books ship. We thank you for your patience!

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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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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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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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