HAS Weekly Update

May 19, 2023

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Dear HAS Community,

Please remember that next week we are off on Friday, May 26, 2023.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you,

Kevin Deacon


PTA BOGO Book Fair - 5/22-5/24

The BOGO Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Hillside Avenue School, May 22 - 24th, 2023.

On Monday, May 22nd the following classes will attend:

Fanelli/Lennon 1st

Sandoukas 1st

Trotter/Emalah 2nd

Englert 3rd

Mulewski/Pisapia 3rd/ 4th

DiGiovine/Coletti 4th

Reid 4th,Lengner/Johnson 5th

Compton 3rd

On Tuesday, May 23rd the following classes will attend:

Manalo K,

Rendine - AM/PM K,

Maes 1st & 2nd,

Esposito 2nd

Cepparulo/Martinez 3rd,

Basciano 5th

The day of the sale, please make sure to send your child in with a tote bag, and cash or have eWallets ready. When deciding on a book allowance for your child, please consider the added cost of taxes, which was recently imposed by Scholastic this past fall.

If you decide to use eWallet, note that money deposited in eWallet is non-refundable. Any funds leftover after purchases will remain in the eWallet account and can be used at the next Scholastic Book Fair or on the Scholastic Online Shop. Click for eWallet set-up and for general FAQs.

May Spirit Week

The week of May 22 we will continue our celebration of Mental Health Month with a spirit week. Please see below for an outline of the week:

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Field Day

Elementary Field Day is June 16, 2023, from 12:50 -2:50. We are looking for parent volunteers to help. If you are available please click here to sign up.

8th Grade Class Night

8th Grade Class Night will take place in the auditorium at Cranford High School on June 20, 2023, at 7:00. Each 8th-grade student may have six (6) guests for this event. Tickets will be mailed home by June 1st. Please click here for more information.

8th Grade to CHS Fall Sports Physicals

In anticipation of the Cranford High School fall 2023-2024 sports season, the athletic department would like to provide you with information regarding the requirements for sports physicals. Please click here for more information.

8th Grade Art Show

"You are invited to come see the artwork that our 8th graders have created this year. The Art will be on display during the Middle School Spring Concerts, May 31st, and June 7th, 7:00-8:30."
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3rd Grade Strings Recruitment

Attention all 2nd graders. If you are interested in playing a string instrument in 3rd grade please click here.

4th Grade Band Recruitment

Attention all 3rd graders. If you are interested in participating in band next school year please click here for more information.

Community News


Hello CHS families of the class of 2027!

Course selection for CHS courses is now complete for the 2023-2024 school year. Teachers have revisited recommendations. Please check Powerschool, then click on Class Registration to review course requests.

If you were not recommended for the level course you wish to take next year, the COURSE WAIVER FORM is available for you to complete and the deadline to submit is Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Any course request changes after June 7, 2023 must be made at the Schedule Change Committee Meeting on August 30, 2023.

More information to follow in the summer to sign up for an appointment in August.

Art Design Contest by the Cranford Library

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Upcoming Events

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Monday, 5/22/23 - Wednesday, 5/24/23 - PTA BOGO Book Fair

School Closed due to unused snow days

Friday, May 26th

Tuesday, May 30th

Monday, June 5th

Year End Events

Kindergarten Stepping Up - Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 9:30am - School Auditorium

5th Grade Moving Up- Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 10:00am - School Auditorium

8th Grade Class Night - Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7:00pm - CHS

Details on all the events above to follow at a later date


Dress Code

Spring is in the air and with the warmer weather upon us, please remind your children of the school dress code.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Please make sure you email the attendance office has-attendance@cranfordschools.org (please copy paste) or call 908-709-6983 (voicemail 24/7) or 908-709-6229 (HAS main line) ahead of time, if your child is going to be absent or has to be signed out for early pick-up.

Chromebook Chargers

Some students have shared recently that they have lost their Chromebook charger. If your child is in need of a new charger you can use the links below to purchase the correct charger.

Dell USB-C 65 - https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-usb-c-65-w-ac-adapter-with-1-meter-power-cord-united-states/apd/492-bcnw/pc-accessories

Dell 7.4 mm 65 - https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/kit-65w-ac-adapter-3-pin-halogen-free/apd/492-bbkh/pc-accessories


If your child is absent for any reason, please call our absence line at 908-709-6983 (24/7) or email has-attendance@cranfordschools.org.

Kindergarten Single Sessions

**Kindergarten single sessions will alternate between AM & PM classes according to the following schedule:

6/21/23 (AM), 6/22/23 (PM)