Elementary After School Social ~ January 22nd

Beat the cold and join us at the annual elementary after-school social on Wednesday, January 22nd from 3:00-4:30 pm.  Students MUST be picked up by an adult.
This is a fun event with dancing, music, games and a movie.  The attached permission slip After School Social Permission Form is due back by Friday January 17th.  In the event you cannot print a permission slip, there are hard copies available in the office.
Please contact Nicole Feeley at or Benee Meade at with any questions or for more information.


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3rd Grade Welcome Chairperson
  • 1 to 2 people available to welcome incoming 3rd graders and hand out pretzels one day in June.
5th Grade Graduation Chairperson
  • Coordinate picnic and activities following 5th grade graduation ceremony. This event takes place on school premises on one of the last days of school in June.
6th Grade Welcome Chairperson
  • 1 to 2 people available to welcome incoming 6th graders and hand out pretzels one day in June.
6th Grade Orientation Chairperson
  • Responsibilities include organizing parent volunteers to assist with selling locker shelves, distributing student schedules and locks, and setting up pizza lunch. This event is held at OAS in late August.
If you’re interested or would like additional information please contact Liz Rivera ( or Lorian Morales (

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Elementary School Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Go to:
School code: 1014977906143535
$20 per book includes 2 custom pages!
Custom pages are personalized by you and appear in your yearbook only! They are not due until closer to June.
If you have any questions please contact Liz Rivera ( or Dina Curro (

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  for all your photo and photo gift ordering.
When making purchases on Amazon, please use the Amazon Smile link, 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 ( with any questions.






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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



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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

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 to learn more.


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


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!


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: 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