Weekly Blast 3-5-2018

Hillside Avenue School


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PTA News and Event Reminders for the Week of March 5, 2018

A GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who made this year’s Tricky Tray a big success!  A very special thank you to Nora Ryan and her family. The Tricky Tray is a huge undertaking, and Nora and her family sacrificed a lot of time, space, and energy to make it happen. Also thank you to the Tricky Tray committee who has been working for months to get donations for prizes. To everyone who helped wrap, set up, transport prizes, work the event, donate prizes or money, and to those who attended and spent money to support the event, thank you. The PTA could not function without the money that was made at the event. So thank you everyone who contributed in one or many ways!


Grades 1-5 Road Runners:

Grade 1 on Mondays and Grades 2-5 on Thursdays. Sign up to help here: http://signup.com/go/UznBVEb.

Other Reminders for this Week

·           Wednesday, March 7 is the deadline to by your Autism Awareness t-shirt. People will be wearing their Autism Awareness t-shirts every Friday in April. Get yours to be a part of it! (School to Career Students at CHS is running this sale, please click for more details)

·           The deadline to sign up for the K-2 and 3-5 STEM nights have been extended.  Sign up here for Grades K-2 (March 13) 2018 K-2 FAMILY STEM NIGHT. and here for Grades 3-5 (March 20) 2018 3-5 STEM Night.

·           Thurs. 3/8 and Fri. 3/9 – single session: see here for schedule:


Coming up next week:

·       Mon., March 12th, from 3pm-4pm, all HAS students are invited to attend a Girl Scout Playdate on the HAS playground. A parent or guardian must be present (this is a non-PTA event. Contact Sarah Clark with questions.)

·       Tues., March 13, from 7 to 9 pm: K-2 Family STEM Night (see above)

·       Weds., March 14th –  Middle School Orientation (HAS Auditorium 7pm)

·       7th Graders — Fri., March 16th, 7 pm to 9 pm: “It’s Not a Dance” Party in the HAS gym. Please RSVP by Friday, March 9 by signing up here 7th Grade “It’s NOT a Dance” Party. We are also looking for a few parent volunteers and donations of snacks and drinks for the party. Use the same link above to sign up for those things. We will be collecting individual snack pans and juice boxes for Cranford Family Care. See attached flyer for details.


Looking ahead in March:

·       3-5 Family STEM Night will be on Tuesday, March 20 from 7 to 9. (see above for sign ups)

·       Thursday, March 22nd – Hidden in Plain Sight/Current Drug Trends (Cranford Community Center 6:30pm)

·       Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th – HAS Spring Musical – “The Music Man”


 Have a wonderful week!  ~ Christine Daly, PTA President

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.