Weekly Blast 10-23-2017

Hillside Avenue School


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PTA Events and Reminders for the Week of October 23, 2017


  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK!!!  I know October has been a busy month for the PTA and we have asked for a lot of volunteers, but this is by far the busiest month, and there are only a few volunteer opportunities in November and December!!

o   Attention Middle School Parents: We need your help this Thursday 10/26 for the Red Ribbon Carnival (which is a joint endeavor between the Cranford Police Department and both Cranford Middle Schools to educate our children about substance abuse during Red Ribbon Week.)  HAS Middle Schoolers will be attending the event during their PE classes where they will learn about the dangers of substance abuse in an engaging way.  We still need LOTs of volunteers to make it happen! A parent volunteer information session will be held on 10/24 immediately following the PTA meeting that starts at 7 pm. It is highly recommended for volunteers to attend this session. Information about the event, as well as detailed instructions for each game section will be discussed.  This very important event CANNOT happen without volunteers. Can’t make it the day of the event? Please consider donating a case of small water bottles for the event.  Thanks for helping out!! Sign up at http://signup.com/go/sKBXomu.

o   Trick or Trunk is this Fri., Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6:00 We still need volunteers to decorate their trunks (or it is going to be a very short event!!).  We also need donations of allergy-friendly candy or non-food treats.  There is a bin in the main office to collect these donations.  We will take donations until Wednesday.  Those who want to trick-or-treat at Trick or Trunk should sign up so we know how many to expect. Sign up and the list of allergy-friendly treats are available athttp://signup.com/go/vJDkAni.

  • PTA meeting, Tuesday 10/24 at 7 pm in the cafeteria. Free babysitting and refreshments will be provided. Attached are the minutes from the last meeting, and the agenda for this meeting.
  • 4th Grade Only:  Bike Rodeo on Friday, 10/27 during school.  Don’t forget to bring your bikes to school that day!

o   Pretzel Sale Thursday 10/26 to help fund the 8th grade trip.

o   K-5:  Free tutoring as Girl Scout Gold Award Project. Wednesdays 4 to 5:30 in the Cranford Library.  See attached flyer for details.


Have a wonderful week! ~HAS PTA

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