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Weekly Blast 9-3-2018

Welcome to a new year at Hillside Avenue School. Each week, the PTA will send an email blast like the one below, 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 will receive this email. Please do not reply to this email but send any PTA related inquiries to [email protected] or visit our website at for more information. Thank you and we wish you a wonderful school year ahead.


Hillside Avenue School PTA Events & Activities for the Week of 9-3-18

  • First Day of School 🍎 Thursday, 9/6/18

  • PTA Back to School Breakfast 9/6/18 – Please join us for coffee and breakfast treats (8:35am)- after you have dropped your child off for their first day at school. Our table will be located on the lawn outside the kindergarten door & main office windows. The HAS PTA Board will be on hand to welcome you back to school and provide information about upcoming PTA events. You will also be able to purchase your PTA membership and buy HAS auto magnets.

  • Just a heads up for next week – Picture Day is Thursday  9/13/18

  • Become a PTA Member – The PTA is a membership organization and we rely on your support. Please visit and select the membership level that is right for you.  If you are unable to join online, a membership table will be set up at our Back to School Breakfast, PTA meetings, and Back to School Nights.

  • Class Parents – If you are interested in becoming a class parent for the 2018-2019 school year, please complete the online Class Parent Request Form by September 14th at: Drawings will be held at the end of our first PTA meeting to select class parents. If you are unable to sign up online, paper forms will be available at the Back to School Breakfast table or you can request one through email at [email protected]

  • Volunteer Opportunities/PTA Committees – Our children benefit from your involvement. Please visit our website at . Click on the SIGNUP.COM link at the right hand side of the page. You will be able to browse through and sign up for upcoming events and available committees.

  • 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.

Other Events Around the School – (Non PTA):

  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]

Have a wonderful week!!


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

For information on the Other Events Around the School, please reach out to the sponsor of that event.