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Weekly Blast 12-3-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 12-03-18

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  • Tuesday, 12/04/18-  Winter ❄ Soup, Salad Luncheon for our HAS Staff 🥣  It is not too late to sign up to bring either soup, appetizer, dessert or drinks. We still need helpers too!


  • Holiday 🎁 Shoppe is this week – Thursday, 12/6 & Friday, 12/7.   There are a few spaces open for volunteers. Check with your classroom teacher to find out when your child’s class is scheduled to attend the Holiday Shoppe. To volunteer:


  • HAS Reimagine Cranford Schools Meeting – Rescheduled for Thursday, December 13th @ 7 pm in the auditorium. Middle School students will be available to babysit from 7 -9 pm only,  at which time they will be leaving. All children must be picked up by 9 pm.


  • Tricky Tray – Donations wanted! The HAS PTA’s largest fundraiser will be here before you know it! (2/23/18). Please donate any new items to be raffled off at the event. All items can be brought to the HAS main office. We combine these items to make beautiful baskets and prizes to raffle. As long as it is new, no item is too small or too unique to use.


  • 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 today! 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


  • 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:


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. Hillside Avenue School Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Friday, Dec 7th and Saturday, Dec 8th. Tickets available at


  1. Santa’s Toy Donations & Delivery Sponsored by the Cranford Jaycees. Donate unwrapped gifts for Toys 4 Tots, and Santa will deliver your wrapped gifts to your home with help from the Cranford Fire & Police Departments! To learn more, please visit: Sign up:


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


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


Thanks for Reading!

Have a wonderful week!