Weekly Blast 10-30-2017

Hillside Avenue School


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PTA Events and Reminders for the Week of October 30, 2017


  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to ALL of the volunteers who helped this month with the many events we had.  So many of you helped with Walk Your Child to School Day, Book Fair, Pumpkin Patch, Red Ribbon Day, Trick or Trunk, and 4th Grade Bike Rodeo. Thank you so much to the chairs of these events and the many volunteers that made them happen.  These events would not exist without your support. So thank you!!  
  • K-5:  Halloween parties and parade, Tuesday, 10/31According to the school’s website, the Halloween parade is at 1:30Halloween parties are after the parade, and you should have received an email regarding what food will be served at your class’s party in case your child has food allergies or sensitivities.
  • 4th Grade Only: Thursday, 11/24th Grade Family Engineering Night 6:30 to 7:45 at HAS.
  • Friday, Nov. 3:  Picture Re-takes.  Click here for information.
  • Tricky Tray:  Our main fundraiser of the year is March 3, 2018.  Seems like a long way away, but to make it happen, we need lots of help!  Many ways to help – sign up here: http://signup.com/go/eFTVuRz.
  • HAS PTA Virtual Giving Tree: teachers’ requests are up on this Virtual Giving Tree.  If you can provide any of the items needed, sign up herehttp://signup.com/go/rCxzWk
  • Join the PTA Board! One of our Board members stepped down, and so we have an opening for one of the Vice President positions.  Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in the position or learning more about it.
  • Not a PTA member yet?  Let’s fix that!!  If you haven’t joined yet, please do! Sign up online at http://signup.com/go/JCLTawx (please make sure you use the “donate” button to pay the $10 membership fee). Or you can fill out the membership form which can be found at our website at http://haspta.digitalpto.com/join-the-has-pta and submit the form to the PTA mailbox in the school’s office.
  • NON-PTA EVENTS we want to share with you:

o   7th and 8th Grade only:  Monday, 10/30 at 7 pm CHS Auditorium:  CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL 7th and 8th GRADE INFORMATION NIGHT.

o   Thursday, 11/2, PRETZEL SALE to help fund the 8th grade trip.

o   Middle School Yearbooks:  Click here to order

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


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! ~HAS PTA