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Weekly Blast 9-10-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 9-10-18

  • Reminder! School is closed on Monday (9/10) & Tuesday (9/11).

  • 📷 Picture Day is this Thursday,  9/13/18 – Please volunteer to help! Students and teachers rely on parent support during picture day and we are still in great need of volunteers! Please sign up to help at

  • Join 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.

  • 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.)

  • Box Tops for Education: Start saving your box tops!  We will be collecting them throughout the year to earn money for our school PTA.

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

  • Heads up for next week Our first PTA meeting of the year will be on Sept. 20th, @ 7 pm. in the cafeteria.

Other Things Happening Around the School (Non PTA Events):

  1. Attention 8th Grade Parents:  The Washington DC trip is this school year!  Hooray! Mr. Maloney (the 8th Grade Advisor) needs your help to keep the cost of the trip down.  The 8th Grade participates in three fundraisers during the year: After School Pretzel Sales, Yankee Candle Sales and Gertrude Hawk Sales.  And guess what? Chairpersons are needed to run these! If you have some time to donate to keep our kids trip tickets down, please contact Mr. Maloney (he’s the BEST!) at [email protected] or 973-886-3222.

  2. Time for Scouts: Cranford Cub Scout Pack 75 is now accepting applications from boys and girls, K-5th grade for Fall 2018. We will be hosting a Bingo night on Friday, September 14th, at the Cranford United Methodist Church next to the library. The night will be filled with fun and prizes for the kids. Our leaders will also be available to answer any questions parents may have regarding the program. We look forward to seeing you. Keep an eye out for our flyers. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pete Stevens [email protected]

We hope you had a great start to the new school year and have a wonderful week!   ~ The HAS PTA

Here’s 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 PTA, that we think would be helpful to share. Both PTA members and Non-PTA members receive this email.

Please do not reply to this email message. All PTA inquiries should be sent to our email: [email protected]

For “Other Things Happening Around the School,” please reach out to the sponsor of those events. Thank you.