Weekly Blast 11-13-2017

Hillside Avenue School


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PTA Events and Reminders for the Week of November 13, 2017


  • Pretzel Sale Thursday, Nov. 12. (This is not a PTA fundraiser. Money from the pretzel sales helps fund the 8th grade trip.)
  • Later this month … Thursday, Nov. 30George Scott will be presenting Raising Healthy Children:  Nurturing Resiliency (a PTA co-sponsored event).
  • Holiday Shopping? Holiday cards? If you are doing some holiday shopping, here’s how you can help out the PTA in the process.   

o   Shutterfly/Tinyprints: http://has.shutterflystorefront.com/ (13% goes to HAS PTA).

o   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.

o   Satori Martial Arts Academy is offering a 4 week program entitled “Skills for School.”  Content covered in this program includes: developing perseverance, setting & attaining goals, child safety and non-aggressive anti-bullying skills. The cost of this 4 week program is $59.00 and includes a martial arts uniform. Groups will meet twice a week in 45 minute classes. 100% of your initial cost will be donated back to HAS. Please enter the coupon code HILL to take advantage of this program. https://member-site.net/VIP/default.aspx?PT–MiXbc

  • How else can you support the PTA?

o   Become a member!!  Membership fees support the PTA and its activities.  Sign up online at http://signup.com/go/JCLTawx (please make sure you use the “donate” button to pay the $10 membership fee). Membership forms can also be found at our website at http://haspta.digitalpto.com/join-the-has-pta.

o   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.

  • Tricky Tray:  While the small fundraisers above help support the PTA, most of the funds that are used for class parties and PTA activities are made at the Tricky Tray!  So mark your calendars for March 3, 2018.  Seems like a long way away, but to make it happen, we need lots of help!  You can donate your time, your money or your (NEW and UNUSED) items for this great fundraiser.  Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/eFTVuRz.

o   HAS Middle School EarlyAct club, Homeless Veterans collection:  Nov. 1-30.  Collecting new hooded sweatshirts, knit hats, warm gloves, thermal underwear (tops and bottoms), wool socks, travel size toiletries.  Collection boxes in main lobbies at CHS, OAS and HAS.  Questions: Contact Mrs. Ulaky [email protected] (Click here for info)

o   Middle School Yearbooks:  Click here for details.

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


Have a wonderful week! ~HAS PTA