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


Nominations for HAS Board

The Nominating Committee has nominated the following individuals for the Board.

2 VPs of Events and Activities:  Cady Tadros and Lisa Ford
Recording Secretary:  Terri Hecht
Treasurer: Shanaz‎ Ali 

We have not nominated anyone for President, Co-President, or Corresponding Secretary, because we have not received word from anybody who is eligible for those positions that they consent to be nominated for those positions.
From our bylaws:
e. Only persons who have signified their consent in writing shall be eligible to be nominated to such an office, either by committee or from the floor;
f. Following the final report of the nominating committee at the general membership meeting at which elections are to be held (as provided in Article VI, Section 2 of these bylaws), an opportunity shall be given for nominations from the floor; and
g. Nominees from the floor shall have given 5 days notice before the general membership meeting at which elections are to be held (as provided in Article VI, Section 2 of these bylaws) of their intent to run. Notification must be in writing to the Local PTA President, Recording Secretary and Nominating Committee Chairman.
Thank you,
The Nominating Committee

HAS K-8 Pool Party (June 9)

Come one, come all for our annual HAS K-8 Pool Party.  Our party will be held on Friday, June 9 from 8:00 to 10:00 at Centennial Avenue Pool.

We will have swimming, ice cream treats, a DJ and dancing, prizes and give aways.  All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This event is open to all HAS Students but each participant must be registered in advance.

 Please register at


Field Day (June 7)

Field Day is on

Thursday, June 7, 2017 (rain date June 8th)

Volunteers needed 8:35am – 12:00pm.


PTA Meeting Rescheduled (June 6)

Due to the Cranford Zoning Board meeting being held on 6/7, we have rescheduled our PTA meeting to 6/6.


HAS PTA Family Picnic (June 2)

Join us for 3rd Annual
HAS PTA Family Picnic




Where:    Nomahegan Park (picnic area/softball field by playground)
When:     Friday, June 2 (Deadline extended: please sign up by Friday, May 26)
Time:     5:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost:      $10/family (voluntary contribution through, cash, or checks payable to HAS PTA). In case of inclement weather, the event will have to be cancelled and your donation cannot be refunded.

We are so excited for our third (ok, second due to last year’s rain out) PTA family picnic. The PTA will supply the food- hamburgers, hot dogs, side salads and watermelon. New this year The Kona-Ice Truck!!  Please bring your own drinks (non-alcoholic) and chairs!

This is old school fun.  Let the kids play while the parents catch up!  We will have the ball field and playground.  Adults, we will be playing the teachers again in a fun softball game! Game starts at 6pm.

We need a definite head count by May 19th.  Please sign up online or return your forms and money no later than Friday, May 19thThis is not a drop off event.  Contact Kelly Cole with questions.


___________________ Name of Family           Home address and email:

__________ # of kids                                     __________________________________

__________ # adults                                      __________________________________

__________ # adults playing softball



Teacher Staff Breakfast & Luncheon (5/2 & 5/3)

The week of 5/1 is Teacher Appreciation Week. In order to show how much we appreciate all the HAS teachers and staff, the PTA is organizing a

staff breakfast on Tuesday (5/2) and
full luncheon  on Wednesday (5/3) .

We need your help.
Do you have a yummy breakfast or lunch recipe you would like to make for the feasts? Can’t cook, but want to help out the day of the event? Sign ups for volunteers and meal items can be found here:

7th Grade Clothing Drive (April 29)


HAS Spring Scramble (April 22)

One Mile Run
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Race Begins at 9 am (Pre-‐Race Stretch begins at 8:45) Hillside Avenue School Teacher Parking Lot (Rain or Shine)
HAS Families and Friends…Be Fit! Have Fun!
Join us for Hillside Avenue School’s 10th Annual Spring Scramble
~ Awards Ceremony, Finishers Medals, and Prize Drawings ~

Pre-‐Register by April 7, 2017 to guarantee your T-‐shirt order

Pre-‐Registration fee (by 4/7): $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 April 7th: $ 12.00 and limited t-‐shirt availability

*T-‐shirts and race bibs for the entire family (if pre-‐registered) will be delivered to one child’s classroom (or in the 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 to school 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 2017 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

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
If you, your family, business or company would like to advertise on the t-‐shirt, please contact us before April 1st 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.


BOGO Book Fair (April 3-7)

Book Fair from April 3, 2017 to April 7,2017

Please volunteer!

Want to know when your child is visiting the BOGO Book Fair next week? Check out Participant Summary for BOGO Book Fair –TEACHER SIGN UP–