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Weekly Blast 9-24-2018

HAS PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 9-24-18


  • Middle School Back to School Night is Wednesday, 9-26-18 @ 6:30 PM

Bring your Box Tops. Please label them with your child’s name, grade, and box top count.


  • 4th Grade Parents: HAS’s 4th Grade Bike Rodeo, will take place during the school day on Thursday 9/27. If your 4th grader is participating, please make sure you have signed and returned the permission slip (see attachment), and send your child in with their bike, helmet, and lock on Thursday. It looks like we have enough volunteers (thank you!), but there are a couple slots open if more want to help. Click here to volunteer:


  • Volunteers needed for Book Fair! – Elementary Book Fair is scheduled for 10/3-10/4/18. Middle School Book Fair will be Friday, 10/5/18. It is important that volunteers sign up early so that we do not have to cancel any of the days due to lack of coverage. Please sign up here: New! E-Wallet, digital payment option for book fair. Set up an account and immediately have funds available for your child to shop the book fair. See attached flier or visit: and search for our school.


  • Trick or Trunk – 10/26/18 – Trunks Needed! – Families can volunteer to decorate their trunk with a Halloween theme of their choosing here: . Report to the Teacher’s Parking Lot at 4 pm on 10/26. We provide each car with candy to hand out. The cars are assigned numbers, and votes are taken throughout the event. The 3 most popular cars will be awarded a prize. We ask that if your child is attending this event, and you are not decorating a trunk, that you donate a bag of allergy safe candy or Non food items. Here is a list of some acceptable donations:  Plain Hershey Kisses and Plain Hershey Bars not in an assortment, 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.


  • 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.

  • Heads up for next week – Book Fair!


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


  1. Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol-free party sponsored by the Cranford High School PTA for our seniors on the night of graduation.  In order to make this night a success, we need your help with fundraising to cover the cost of the festivities. Our first fundraiser, Football Mania, is getting underway right now.  Volunteers from Project Graduation will be on hand during your Back to School Night to sell tickets to underclassmen parents. This is a great way for you to help us out and at the same time you will have a chance to win some cash prizes!! Football Mania is an exciting sweepstakes based on pro football with 30 prizes awarded each week and 2 grand prizes at the end of the season.  Each game card has a 1 in 17 chance of winning. Last year Cranford winners received over $3,000!! The cost of each ticket is $20.”


  1. FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL: 9/29/18 @11 am – 5 pm. Come support the CHS Cheer & Touchdown Club at the Food Truck festival at HAS. $5 Admission. Music by the Alden Street Band, bounce houses, craft vendors, games and more! See attached flyer.


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.