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Spring Book Fair (April 24,25,27)



Middle School is supposed to go to the Book Fair on Tuesday, but we have no volunteers for Tuesday. Without volunteers, we will have to cancel Middle School participation in the book fair. We also have very few volunteers on Wednesday and Friday for K-5. If we don’t have enough volunteers, we might not be able to have all K-5 classes go to the Book Fair. Check in with your child’s teacher to find out when they will be attending the book fair (for security reasons we have been asked not to publish this information).

Please volunteer if you can:

    Click image to preview Elementary booklist

Elementary School Book Fair
on Wednesday, April 25th and Friday, April 27th

Click image to preview Middle School booklist

Middle School Book Fair
on Tuesday, April 24th

Volunteers are needed. 

Spring BOGO Book Fair – All grades will be cycling through the fair during the week. We need lots of volunteers during the day. Middle School students will be attending the book fair on Tuesday (4/24) and K-5 will be attending Wednesday (4/25) and Friday (4/27). Thanks so much for helping out!




Family Arts Night (May 7)

HAS Family Arts Night

On May 7, 20187-9 pm. Kindergarten through fifth grade students and their families are invited to Hillside Avenue School for a night dedicated to the Arts.  Please join us for a night of art and music activities the whole family can enjoy. Sign up here – There are 2 sessions to choose from and space is limited.


Teacher Staff Breakfast & Luncheon (5/8 & 5/9)

The week of 5/7 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 (5/8) and
full luncheon  on Wednesday (5/9) .

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:

8th Grade Pool Party (June 8)

Sign up here


Clothing Drive (June 9)

Clothing Drive 2018


Cranford Kids Give Back (Ongoing)

Donations will be picked up in the upcoming weeks.
Follow Cranford Kids Give Back on Facebook for the latest updates.


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!