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School Tool Box
TBD & CDW Schools


Supplies — Sparks Elementary PTA

Make it easy this year by purchasing school supplies from School Tool Box. Our teachers have chosen the supplies for each grade and they are conveniently listed by grade. You can add to the existing "box" or remove items if you already have them. Supplies are delivered directly to you.

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SCRIPS is another way you can help earn money for our school without costing an extra penny. When you purchase a gift card, we receive a percentage back. For example - you buy a gift card for $20 and you get a gift card worth $20. With the end of the year coming up as well as holidays and birthdays, its a great way to help out our school. You can even purchase them yourselves to use when you are shopping. The egift cards are available immediately. Right now we are asking that you only purchase egift cards through the service. There are a few extra steps that we will pass along in the fall as to how we can make physical gift cards work. 


What is Scrip and how does it work? 

Scrip is  a “shopping cart fundraising” whereby families can purchase gift cards from over 700 retailers for everyday purchases like food, clothing, entertainment and gas at face value. When ordered from the Scrip company, they give us a percentage back. It is simple and effective since families can generate revenue for the school through purchases that they have to make anyway. Also, Scrip is an easy way to stock up on gifts for birthdays and holidays. You can order online at 

enrollment code: Please email us to recieve code.


How do I set up my account? 

  1. Go to and click on Join Existing Program.
  2. Enter the enrollment code: Please email us to recieve code. 
  3. Complete the Family Registration page. 
  4. Start shopping. 


How do I order online on the Scrips website? 

Go to Sign up instructions are below. You can use PrestoPay to link your bank account or pay via credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted) with your ShopWithScrip online account. The rebate will be automatically credited to the PTO. This can be done for physical gift cards, egift cards or reloaded gift cards. We are asking that for now that if you are using Scrips to purchase gift cards please do so as egift cards, as distributing orders now is difficult. Plus egift cards are available IMMEDIATELY. In the fall we will explain how physical gift cards can be purchased.

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Amazonsmile Fundraiser
PTO Website

AmazonSmile for PRC — Pacifica Resource Center

Dear Old Tappan families, 

Thank you so much for all of your support of our past fundraisers. As we are in uncertain territory these days, we realize that school fundraisers are not a priority. We are unsure what the fall holds in regard to our students and want to be sensitive to everyone’s situations and do not have any plans for fundraisers in the fall at this point. That being said, we do hope to be able to continue to raise money so that we can provide teachers and students with much needed wishlists and exciting educational programs.

One of the ways you can help is by using Amazonsmile. It is free and what is great about it is that it costs YOU NOTHING to use. When you purchase an item through amazonsmile, Amazon gives us a percentage back. You use your existing Amazon account.

It is simple to set up and only takes a few minutes. Once its done you are all set. Directions for setting up are below as well as a link. If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to nicole zingarelli,


Simply go to Sign into your account as you normally would. Go to Accounts & Lists. Under Account it says Your Amazonsmile. It gives you the option to pick your own charitable organization. Type in Old Tappan PTO and hit Select. That’s it. 

After you have set it up, you can download the App. First delete the existing Amazon App if you have one on your phone. Then go to on your mobile phone’s browser. Click the icon at the bottom to upload/share. Click Add to Home Screen and then confirm by clicking Add. You’re done. The Amazonsmile App is now on your Home Screen.


 About Amazonsmile and instructions to set up


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CDW Summer Enrichment 2020 information is here!

Please see the link for details: 

2020 Summer Enrichment Program information

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Check out these exciting and informative sessions coming up:
Dr. DaGiau will be running two Book Club sessions this year Book Club Flyer
Dr. Peter Walsh is giving a series of talks for parents of children of various age groups on various subjects.  He is an outstanding speaker who provided some presentations last year and parents (including myself) gave rave reviews.

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New to Old Tappan or want to help someone who is?

Join the PTO Buddy Program!!

Click the links below to learn about the Program, the PTO and other helpful tips!

Welcome to Old Tappan School Letter

PTO Buddy Program






Visit Us on Facebook:

Follow Us on Instagram: #OLDTAPPANPTO


To access the school website and Parent Portal:

Old Tappan Board of Education Webpage

Parents Genesis Portal


Other quick links:

Facebook- OT Moms






What an easy way to raise money & support the OTPTO!


Mrs. Sterinsky's Class is the first winner!

Mrs. Allen's Class is the October winner!

Ms. Madera's Class is the November winner!

Mrs. Wrynn's Class is the December winner! 

Mrs. Huff's Class is the January winner!

Miss Sterinsky's Class won again in February!

Wednesday March 25 

Wednesday April 22 

Wednesday May 27


Every clip makes a difference.  Did you know that we raise over $2,000 per year with Box Tops?  That is FREE money!  Since the inception of the Box Top program in Old Tappan, we have raised over $18,000 through clipping Box Tops!



and all bonuses are automatically earned when
using your Shoprite Rewards Card.  It's that EASY!