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Weekly Blast 9-17-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 9-17-18

  • Reminder! School is closed this Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

  • PTA Meeting – 9/20/18 @ 7pm in the HAS Cafeteria – Please join us at our first PTA meeting of the school year. Babysitting and refreshments will be provided.

For previous meeting minutes:

For meeting agenda:

For proposed 2018 – 2019 budget:

  • Class Parent Tea – 9/21/18 – This is for elementary class parents ( to be selected through drawing at the PTA meeting this week) At the Tea, you will meet with your classroom teacher to discuss the classroom events for the upcoming year.

  • Please note the date for Middle School Back to School Night is 9/26/18.

  • 4th Grade Parents: HAS’s 4th Grade Bike Rodeo will take place during the school day on Thursday 9/27. Cranford Police Department will create some obstacles for your 4th grader to ride through to test their safe biking abilities. You should have received a letter in your child’s folder explaining it, along with a permission slip for your child to participate, ( both of these documents are attached.) Please sign and return the permission slip if you want your child to participate. You also have the option of registering your child’s bike. Send in that form and $4 (checks made out to “Township of Cranford”) if you want your child’s bike registered (so if it is lost or stolen and is found, it can be returned to you!). We also need some volunteers the morning of Thursday 9/27 to help the CPD run this event. Click here to volunteer:

  • 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.  Even a few hours of your time can make a huge difference toward the success of an event.

  • 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.

Have a wonderful week!


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.