Cranford Kids Give Back (Ongoing)

Donations will be picked up in the upcoming weeks.
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3-5 STEM Night (March 20)

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Join us for our 2nd 3-5 STEM evening! Parents and kids will love engaging in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math together.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

7 – 9 PM
No fee…but please RSVP!
Grade 3-5 families welcome!
This is not a drop off event.

Sign up to RSVP or volunteer here: 2018 3-5 STEM Night

*Note: Please do not sign up to assist on the night that your child is participating. We want you to enjoy the night with your child. If you have a 3-5 student and would like to volunteer, please consider helping and signing up at the K-2 STEM Night page.



Spring Musical (March 23 & 24)

Hillside Avenue School Musical Production


Friday, March 23, 2018 – 7:00pm

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 2:00pm & 7:00pm


For the safety of our students, parents, patrons and community, please note that the Cranford Board of Education “Permitted Items” Policy (#1412) will be in effect for the Hillside Avenue School musical production of the Music Man Jr. Please click here to review the policy.


HAS Spring Scramble (April 21, pre-register by March 28)

One Mile Run
Saturday, April 21, 2017

Race Begins at 9 am (Pre-Race Stretch begins at 8:30)
Hillside Avenue School Teacher Parking Lot (Rain or Shine)
HAS Families and Friends…Be Fit! Have Fun!
Join us for Hillside Avenue School’s 11th Annual Spring Scramble
~ Awards Ceremony, Finishers Medals, and Prize Drawings ~

Pre-Register by March 28 to guarantee your T-shirt order

Pre-Registration fee (by 4/2): $10 per entrant ($40.00 maximum for family of 5 or more). Includes a Spring Scramble t-shirt for each pre-registered participant*
Registration after Marc 28th: $ 12.00 and limited t-shirt availability

*T-shirts and race bibs for the entire family (if pre-registered) will be delivered to Elementary classrooms or the main office for Middle School students at Hillside Avenue School a day or two prior to the race. If you have no children who attend HAS, you may pick up your T-shirt(s) and bib(s) on race day. Please have your children wear their Spring Scramble T-shirt on Friday to encourage other students to join in on the fun as race-day entrants.

To pre-register, please return form SPRING SCRAMBLE Registration Form 2018 and payment to the school in a sealed envelope marked “HAS Spring Scramble” or mail in your entry to:

The Spring Scramble c/o Hillside Avenue School PTA
125 Hillside Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016.
Please make check payable to: HAS PTA

Advertisement Opportunities Available
If you, your family, business or company would like to advertise on the t-shirt, please contact us before March 28th at Donations over $150 will have prominent recognition on race bibs and t-shirts; donations over $50 will recognize sponsors on race t-shirts. Donations are tax-deductible.


Spring Book Fair (April 25-27)

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Click image to preview Middle School booklist

Book Fair

April 25th – April 27th

Volunteers are needed. 

PTA is also looking for a new Book Fair Chairperson or Group/Committee to run this event 2x’s per year.  

For additional info please email Mariah (




Road Runners (Every Monday & Thursday)


We are excited for the return of New York Road Runner’s (NYRR) activity based recess program, Rising New York Road Runners (formerly know as Mighty Milers—feel free to check out NYRR’s website for more specifics about this fantastic program ).  This new program will be very similar to the Mighty Milers program.  On a specific day of the week (Thursdays 11:45-12:50 for 2nd-5th gradersMondays 12:15-12:50 for 1st graders), children will have the option meet in the gym during recess to run laps around the indoor gym.  At the end of the period, the # of laps are documented and submitted to NYRR where they are tallied up and incentive prizes are sent to the school for the children.  Parents are needed to hand out popsicle sticks while the kids are running, which helps the children remember how many laps they ran and to also cheer the kids on as they complete their laps.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact email Mariah (  This program could not run without parent support, thanks so much for helping out!

Sign ups can be found here:Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on or on @SignUpdotcom today!