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Weekly Blast 11-12-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 11-12-18

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  • 4th Grade Family Engineering Night: This Tuesday,  Nov 13, 2018. Join us for our 7th annual Family Engineering Night! To learn more & sign up please visit:`


  • Chefs Wanted! Teacher Soup, Salad Luncheon 🥣 Tuesday, 12/04/18. It’s a wonderful time of year to acknowledge our staff with this annual teacher favorite event. Show off your culinary skills by making a hot and delicious soup for the staff to enjoy.  Sign up to bring either soup, appetizer, dessert or drinks. We need a lot of support to make this event special. To be a part of this, please sign up here:


  • Brooks Gibbs, Bullies to Buddies: Raise them Strong. Special Parent Evening. Wednesday, 11-14-18 @ 7pm in the OAS Auditorium. Cranford Public Schools, with the help of the OAS and HAS PTAs, is proud to be hosting a special parent evening. For more information, please see attached flyer.

  • Special PTA Meeting – 11/15/18 @ 7 pm in the HAS Auditorium.

All Hillside Avenue Families are invited to attend a special PTA meeting on November 15th, at 7:00 pm in the HAS auditorium, with the Superintendent, BOE members, and other District administrators to discuss the proposal to “Reimagine Cranford Public Schools.”   This meeting will be in addition to the larger community meetings that are taking place at CHS on October 30, November 28, and December 17. It is highly recommended that prior to any of the meetings you view the original presentation introducing the proposal in order to be well informed and current on all information presented.


  • Holiday 🎁 Shoppe: 12/5 – 12/7- Volunteers spaces are filling up fast for our school Holiday Shoppe. To learn more & volunteer please visit:


  • Tricky Tray – Donations wanted! The HAS PTA’s largest fundraiser will be here before you know it! (2/23/18). Please donate new items to be raffled off at the event. All items can be brought to the HAS main office.

  • Need HAS PTA information? Find it here:

PTA Website:

PTA Calendar:

PTA Forms for Class Parents:

Also find us on Facebook – Hillside Avenue School PTA


  • Join the HAS PTA! Annual Membership is only $10 per individual.  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. Please visit and join today!


  • Ongoing PTA Fundraisers:

Amazon Smile – When you shop through Amazon Smile, the HAS PTA earns .5% of your purchase. (This only works in your browser, not on the mobile Amazon app for your phone/device.)

Shutterfly/Tinyprints:   – 13% of your purchase goes to HAS PTA.

Box Tops – Please continue to save your box tops. The HAS PTA collects Box Tops 2x a year. The next Box Top collection will be March 2019. For a list of participating products, please visit: items: Recent contest winners will be announced soon.


Other Things Happening Around the School: (Non- PTA events)-  Occasionally, we will include other school/community events, not run or organized by the PTA, that we think would be helpful to share. Both PTA members and Non-PTA members receive this email blast. For questions about these events, please reach out to the event sponsors.


  1. Pretzel 🥨 Sale This Tuesday, November 13th!


  1. Middle School Yearbook form is attached. Yearbook Form Page 1 and Yearbook Form Page 2


  1. 8th Grade Gertrude Hawk forms are due back to Mr. Maloney tomorrow (that’s Monday, November 12th).  Online sales continue through December. Contact Shannon at [email protected] with any questions.


  1. 8th Grade Yankee Candle sale continues online through December.  Any questions, contact Amy at [email protected]


  1. 8th Grade Washington DC Trip permission slip and deposit is due this Thursday, November 15th.   That goes to Mr. Maloney as well.  You can download it off our handy-dandy HAS PTA website here:


  1. 8th Grade Yearbook Ads are due January 1st.  More information here:


  1. Did you know that the 6th Grade team puts out a newsletter every month?  Check it out here!


  1. The 7th Grade team keeps a log of their homework assignments! What?!  That’s awesome! Knowledge is power!


Thanks for Reading!

Have a wonderful week!



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