4th Grade Bike Rodeo is October 18th! (rain date is October 19)

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This is a fun and educational way for our 4th graders to learn and practice bike safety! The event is hosted by Cranford’s Police Department in the Orange Avenue Pool parking lot from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Permission slips were sent home with your child and are due back by October 16th.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please reach out to Captain Joe Van Bergen at: joevb12@gmail.com


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Win a $10 gift card to Vanilla Bean Creamery ~ contest ends 10/26!


For every collection sheet submitted between now and Friday, October 26, your child will be entered into a raffle to win a $10 gift card to Vanilla Bean Creamery! Just clip the Box Top$ (make sure they are not expired), attach them to the sheet IceCreamCollectionSheet_EN and be sure to include your child’s name, grade, and teacher/homeroom teacher. Good luck and happy clipping!

This fundraising program is an important revenue generator for our school.  Please contact Sue at suecoccaro@hotmail.com with any questions.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ~ BAS/OAS Fall 5K & Fun Run is November 4th

Every year the BAS/OAS Fall 5K & Fun Run raises a ton of money for our schools, but it wouldn’t be possible without volunteers.  Planning for this years 5K is underway and WE NEED YOUR HELP!   We need at least 50 volunteers to make the day a success.  Please email Kristin Ferrara at ferrara.kristin@gmail.com to sign up.  And if you can’t volunteer, no problem, there are other ways to be involved in OUR SCHOOLS LARGEST FUNDRAISER!


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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 (open on select Fridays, during all lunches)

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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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


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First Day of School Pictures

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

Please send in your first day of school pictures, you can email them 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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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!


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

School Calendar

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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