Pumpkin Patch (Oct 20)

Hillside’s Annual Pumpkin Patch Event

Every elementary student will get a free pumpkin and apple from the PTA!

We still need volunteers


Red Ribbon Week (Oct 26)

Middle School Parents Only

Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s),

The Red Ribbon Carnival is a joint endeavor between the Cranford Police Department and both Cranford Middle Schools to educate our Middle Schoolers about substance abuse during Red Ribbon Week. HAS Middle Schoolers will be attending the event during their PE classes where they will learn about the dangers of substance abuse in an engaging way. We need volunteers to make it happen! 2 parent volunteer information sessions will be held one on Friday, October 20 and the other on Tuesday, October 24 (click sign up for info)–it is highly recommended for volunteers to attend one of these sessions. Thanks!


Trick or Trunk (Oct 27)

Trick or Trunk flyer

Come join us Friday, October 27th from 4:30 to 6:00 for some Halloween fun! This is NOT a dropoff event. We are looking for 25 families to decorate their trunks. Candy will be provided for you to distribute to the children attending.  Trick-or-treaters should also sign up so we know how many to expect.  We are asking that trick-or-treaters please donate a bag of allergy-friendly treats/pencils/toys/novelty items for this event so that everyone who wants to can participate safely. There will be a box in the Main Office to collect your donations.

Sign up and the list of allergy-friendly treats are available at

 *PLEASE BE ADVISED: Any candy that is donated that cannot be distributed due to allergy concerns will be donated to the Cranford Police Department.* 
Please come out and help us give our kids a great Halloween experience! Thank you so much!  


Where to Buy Locker Shelves


Here’s a way to get organized.

Students can buy locker shelves at

Please note 9 inch shelves fit HAS lockers.

*This is not a fundraiser and PTA does not make money on this product.

Help Create a Makerspace (Oct 11)

The HAS Media Center is creating a Makerspace to support our NEW! Library Media Curriculum.

A Makerspace is a place to Create, Explore, Collaborate, Design and Invent.

Please donate Legos, K’Nex, Magna Tiles/Magformers, Duct tape/Masking tape, Pipe Cleaners, Puzzles, Origami paper, Storage Containers, Broken Electronics (ie., remote control toys, radios, etc.), Rubber bands, Solo cups.

If you would like to donate to the HAS Media Center Makerspace, please drop your donations off in the box outside the Media Center in the Elementary hall during Back to School Night (Oct 11th).

Thank you so much for all of your support and generosity!
Mrs. Waxman


Fall Book Fair (10/11-10/13)

Book Fair 2016

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Fall Book Fair (October 11-October 13)

The Fall Book Fair will also be open during Elementary Back-to-School Night (10/11). The Fall Book Fair is always a success, in large part due to our parent volunteers—and we need a lot this year!
Sign ups can be found @ Don’t forget, $.50 on every dollar spent, goes right back to the school, in TONS of books, supplies and equipment.

Here’s the Book Fair Schedule:

Wednesday October 11
8:00 – Schweitzer
8:30 – Gallgan (per. 1)
9:00 – Colucci (per. 2)
9:30 – Walsh (per 2)
10:00 – Gallagan (per. 3)
10:30 – Schweitzer
11:00 – Schweitzer
11:30 – Colucci (per. 5)
12:00 – Gallagan (per 5A)
12:30 – Walsh (per 6B)
1:00 – Gallagan (per 6A)
1:30 – Sahid (per. 7)
2:00 – Colucci (per. 7)
2:30 – Walsh (per. 8)

Thursday October 12
9:00 – Reid
9:30 – Falisi K-AM
10:00 – Pisapia
10:30 – Eulas
11:00 – Lengner
11:30 –
12:00 –
12:30 –
1:00 – Riggi
1:30 –
2:00 – Basciano
2:30 – Falisi K-PM

Friday October 13
9:00 – Compton
9:30 – Talbot
10:00 – Cerchio
10:30 – Smith
11:30 – Laudano
2:00 – Pallitto
2:30 – Pease


Walk Your Child to School (Oct 4)

Walk Your Child to School

PTA will be giving out stickers when you walk to school!

We still need volunteers to pass out stickers. Please sign up here.

PTA Meeting (September 18)

Attention: Our first PTA meeting has been scheduled for September 18th at 7:00pm in the HAS Cafeteria.

PTA meeting agenda 9 18 17

Budget Proposed September 2017


Picture Day (September 13)

Please remember to bring your picture money envelope with payment or order online before and up to one week
after photo day. Order online at (school code 017)


Newly elected PTA Board 2017-2018

We would like to welcome the newly elected PTA Board for the 2017-2018 school year:

President—Christine Daly
Executive Vice-President—Lisa Ford
Treasurer—Shahnaz Ali
Vice Presidents of Events and Activities—Danielle Oxley and Cady Tadros
Recording Secretary—Terri Hecht
Corresponding Secretary—Jennifer Goodwin