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K-8 Skate Night – February 2

Skate Night – ❄ – February 2, 2019 – Warinanco Sports Arena –

This year’s K-8 Skate night will be held at Warinanco Sports Arena, 1 Park Drive in Roselle, NJ. from 6:00-8:00pm. Skate rentals are not included.  Skate rentals are $4 per person payable at the rental counter.

Note: This event is open to all Hillside Avenue families. Please remember this is NOT a drop off event — children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Families can arrive by 5:30 pm to get on the ice by 6:00pm. To sign up:  Skate Night SignUp

Tricky Tray Forms

Get ’em while they’re hot!  Tricky Tray Order Form can be downloaded here!

Looking to donate and perhaps win something?  Here’s the form!

Tricky Tray is Coming! Tricky Tray is Coming!

Our ONE BIG PTA Fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, February 23rd.

Please visit our Tricky Tray page to see how you can help!

(Hint:  It’s on all Sign-Up too!)

Neighbor. Friend. Family.

Please consider helping our neighbor and friend.   Here in Cranford, we are all family.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

PTA Nominating Committee

The PTA is looking for PTA members who would like to be a part of the nominating committee.

For more information regarding the Nominating Committee  and what it does, check out the Handbook here.

Indoor Recess Initiative

The HAS PTA, with the approval from HAS administration is working on an initiative to provide “choice days” for recess during the winter months.  We are planning to have an Art Room, Board Game Room, and Lego room added as options during recess . We are asking for donations to provide these rooms with supplies.  If you have and are willing to donate:

  1. Art Supplies – including paper; new or gently used markers, colored pencils and crayons; new or gently used coloring books, stickers, small craft supplies (such as pipe cleaners, etc).
  2. Board Games – new or used will all pieces intact and instructions where possible.
  3. New or used Legos.


We greatly appreciate any contributions.  Please see the Weekly Blast to see where to drop your donations.


Middle School Vote Results

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, middle school students had the opportunity to vote
in an authentic voting booth provided to us by the Union County Board of
Elections. Please see attached ballot. Listed below are the 3 questions and
corresponding results. The voting results were provided to us by officials from the Union County Board of Elections.  And….

The results are IN!

  •  Please choose a dress up day:
    • Hawaiian Day (42)
    • Cozy Day (198)
    • College Day (36)
    • Stan Lee Day (82)
  • Question available to 6th, 7th and 8th graders


  • Should the PTA try to bring Field Day back for Middle School?
    • Yes (255)
    • No (87)
  • Question available to 6th, 7th and 8th graders


  • Do you want the 8th Grade Social on Friday, April 5th or Monday, June 24th?
    • Friday, April 5th (63)
    • Monday, June 24th (62)
  • Questions available only to 8th graders


  1. Cozy Day will be on February 22nd.  More details to come!
  2. Dr. Fogas and the Middle School Team have agreed to bring Field Day back!  More details to come!
  3. The 8th Grade Social/Dance will be on Friday, April 5th.  “Class Night” (or graduation) is on Monday, June 24th.  The 7th Grade Families will be providing a reception in the cafeteria after “Class Night”.




MS Yearbook Deadline Extended!

Middle School Parents… You just got Lucky!  Yearbook Orders are now due January 31st.

8th Grade Parents… You’re extra lucky!  8th Grade Ads are now due January 31st.

Email Mrs. Davis with any questions or concerns.

Reimagining Cranford Schools

For all the latest information regarding the proposed “Reimagining of Cranford Schools” please be sure to visit the Cranford Public School District’s website.


CHS School Based Meeting – January 2nd @ 7pm (Library)

Community Wide Q & A  Sessions:

  • LAS & WAS – January 22 @ 7pm (LAS Cafegymatorium)
  • OAS – February 5 @ 7pm (OAS Auditorium)
  • HAS – February 7 @ 7pm (HAS Auditorium)
  • BAS & BPS – February 19 @ 7pm (BPS Cafegymatorium)

Become an HAS PTA Member TODAY!!

Check out the super new, super easy way to join the HAS PTA!

Just click HERE and away we go!