Adult Social & Fundraiser ~ CANCELLED

At this point, we have to officially cancel the Club Cranford event (our adult social and fundraiser formerly called ‘Band Night’).  We do hope to hold a welcome back event in the fall, but we just can not announce anything without knowing what will be possible.  In the meantime, we want to assure you that the money we raised through ticket sales was and is being used for our PTA activities and initiatives, most notably, the blacktop behind the school.  The class donations will be held for the Spring 2021 Club Cranford with the exception of the 8th grade class donations.  That money will be used for our 8th graders this year.  We hope you will consider donating your ticket price to the PTA.  If you do want a refund however, please contact Cori Jones ( for a Venmo refund and Sarah Morgan ( for a check.  If requesting a check, include an address.

On another note, we want to personally thank the committee that organized Club Cranford.  It was set to be a fantastic night of fun and fundraising.  We are so looking forward to next year!

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Discount Amusement Park Tickets


Six Flags Great Adventure & Hershey Park

Even though summer is a few months away, NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR DISCOUNT TICKETS at a SIGNIFICANT savings.  Ticket order forms are attached to the link below and can be returned to the OAS office in an envelope marked “Jill Wing – 2020 Amusement Park Tickets”.

Orders are due by Friday, March 13th.  Tickets are non-refundable and must be used during the 2020 season.

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Spring Spirit Wear Sale

  • Coordinate sale of Cranford logo products with Cougar Headquarters. This sale will take place in April.

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 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 (

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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  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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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

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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

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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 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: 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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