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Weekly Blast 10-15-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 10-15-18

  • Pumpkin Patch – Friday, 10/19/18 – Elementary students (K-5) will get to pick a pumpkin from the HAS pumpkin patch!
  • Our Next PTA Meeting: 10/25 @ 7 pm, in the HAS Cafeteria.


  • Trick or Trunk 🎃 Friday – 10/26/18  @ 4:30 pm.

Many decorated trunks are needed to make this event a success! Your vehicle does not have to be elaborately decorated.  It is really easy to participate. We provide the candy and it’s lots fun for the kids to have a variety of trunks to visit. Please Sign up here:

If you signed up to decorate a trunk: On Friday, 10/26, report to the Teacher’s Parking Lot at 4 pm. We will provide each car with candy to pass out. The cars are assigned numbers, and votes will be taken throughout the event. The 3 most popular cars will be awarded a prize.

If you are attending this event but are not decorating a trunk:  We ask that you donate a bag of allergy safe candy or non food items. Candy Donation Bins: will be placed inside the 2 main entry doors to school, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of this week and next. Here is a list of some acceptable donations:  Haribo Gummies, Mike & Ike’s, Utz Halloween Pretzel Treats, Goldfish, Skinny Pop Popcorn, Dots, Surfs Sweets, Enjoy Life Cookies, Tootsie Rolls/pops, PEZ, Charms Blow Pops/lollipops, Skittles, Smarties, Double Bubble Gum, Sour Patch Kids, DumDum Lollipops, Swedish Fish, Ring Pops, Twizzlers, Jelly Belly Jelly beans, Airheads, & Starburst. Non food giveaways, such as pencils, erasers, stickers, tattoos. etc. *PLEASE BE ADVISED: Any candy that is donated, that cannot be distributed due to allergy concerns, will be donated to the Cranford Police Department.

  • Middle Schoolers – Earn service hours by helping at Trick or Trunk! – Send an email to [email protected] to let us know you are interested.


  • Middle School Red Ribbon Carnival – Friday 10/26/18 – 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! A parent volunteer information session will be held immediately following the October PTA meeting (10/25). It is highly recommended for volunteers to attend this session. Thank you. Please sign up here:


  • Please join the HAS PTA today! The PTA is a membership organization and we rely on your support. Membership is $10 per individual. We offer different levels of membership that include donations to Tricky Tray, the largest fundraiser at HAS. Please visit and select the membership level that is right for you.  Your membership dollars go directly back to the students. Each year we contribute $10 per child for field trips. We also sponsor many events & activities during the school year such as: Picture day, Trick or Trunk, Stem Nights, Classroom parties, Book Fairs, Pool Parties & much more. We need you, please sign up today!


  • Volunteer Opportunities/PTA Committees – Our children benefit from your involvement. Please visit this signup link to browse through upcoming activities & committee opportunities.  Even a few hours of your time can make a huge difference toward the success of an event.



  • Heads up for next week –  Trick or Trunk & Red Ribbon Carnival, 10/26.


Other Things Happening Around the School ( Non- HAS PTA events)

  1. Cranford High School 7th & 8th Grade Information Night – 10/15/18 @ 7pm in the CHS Auditorium. Families of 7th & 8th grade students can learn about the opportunities CHS has to offer.
    Please see attached flyer.
  2. Livingston Avenue School – Annual Haunted House 10/19 & 10/20, 5:30 – 9:30. ($3 at the door.)
    Please see attached flyer for more information.


Have a wonderful week!



The Fine Print ⬇

Each week, the PTA will send an email blast like the one above which will include information regarding upcoming HAS PTA events. Occasionally, we will include other school/community events, not run or organized by the HAS PTA, that we think would be helpful to share.

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