Weekly Blast 1-1-2018

Hillside Avenue School


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PTA News and Event Reminders for the Week of January 1, 2018


Happy New Year! And Welcome Back!!

·       Pretzel Sale on Thursday, January 4. (Reminder, this is not a PTA fundraiser.  These funds go towards the 8th grade class trip.)

·       Full Day Kindergarten Applications due by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 5, 2018:  Applications can be downloaded from the Cranford School website www.cranfordschools.org. Click on the “For Parents” tab. The Cranford Board of Education will continue to offer two tuition-based, full-day kindergartens for the 2018-2019 school year, pending sufficient enrollment. A lottery system will be used to determine participation. Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2018, and are Cranford residents are eligible to enter the lottery. An email was sent by the district on December 12, 2017, and included details such as application form, cost, and deadline. Applications submitted after January 5, 2018, will be placed on a waiting list.
Registration dates for both full-day and half-day kindergarten as well as grade one students new to Cranford  will be announced in mid-January with registration taking place in early February.

·       Sign Up now for Skate Night which is coming up on Jan. 20: http://signup.com/go/zeLfTkh.This is an all-school (K-8) family event (yes, the whole family is invited, regardless of whether they attend Hillside). It will be 6:30 to 8 pm at Union Sports Arena, 2441 Route 22, Union, NJ. Skating is free, but skate rental is not included (that is $4 per person to be paid at the rink). This is NOT a drop-off event.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. (Note: if you want to help cover the cost of this event, you can choose to donate when you sign up. The PTA is paying for 200 skaters. You only need to sign up skaters for a spot. If you are chaperoning, but not skating, there is no charge and no need to sign up for a skating spot.)

·       Next PTA meeting is Wednesday, January 10 at 7 pm. In the cafeteria. Free babysitting and refreshments will be provided.

·       Help us earn free money! -Shutterfly/Tinyprints: http://has.shutterflystorefront.com/ (13% goes to HAS PTA). -Amazon Smile*: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7214938(0.5% goes to HAS PTA) *only works in your browser, not on the Amazon app on your phone/device.

Have a wonderful week!