Cranford Cougar Dash

Join runners and walkers of all ages for the first annual Cranford Cougar Dash 5K and one mile fun run! This inaugural race will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, New Jersey. Amenities include a fast, flat USATF certified course, custom t-shirt for pre-registered participants, post-race refreshments, and awards to top male and female finishers in each group.
All proceeds will benefit the Walnut Avenue School and Livingston Avenue School PTAs. The funds will be allocated to support teachers with educational resources to enhance the classroom experience.
Be a part of this inaugural event and support the WAS/LAS PTAs:


Ice Skating with LAS!

Save the date for a WAS + LAS ice skating outing on April 11 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Stay tuned for more details!


New School Absence Line Number

Effective immediately (1/25/17), the school absence line number has been changed to: 908-709-6995.

Should your child need to be absent for any reason, please call this number prior to 9:30 am or 1:15 pm (for afternoon absence) indicating the reason for the absence.


Pajama Bingo Night

All are invited to a fun and exciting family bingo night on Friday, February 10 in the WAS gym. The night will be complete with snacks, prizes, and a special appearance from the Cranford Cougar mascot! Bring the whole family and wear your cozy PJ’s!!!

Click here for all the details!


Variety Show!

It’s Variety Show Time!
The Variety Show is a production our children put on each year at the Rahway Arts Center which features our children as the dancers! We have NEW ideas and directors this year, so we think everyone will be excited! This is a night for us to celebrate the excitement, joy and fun of being a student at WAS. Even our teachers get in on the act sometimes! The date of the variety show is Thursday, May 11 (the dress rehearsal is Tuesday, May 9).
If your child is interested in participating in this years Variety Show and is in Kindergarten, First, or Second grade, please click on the link listed below and sign them up ASAP.
Also, if you are interested in being a Director for your child’s class, you may sign up for that as well.
Lastly, if you have a second grader and their Dad would like to participate in the ever popular Dad’s Dance, you may sign them up at this link.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, February 6. Click here for the full Variety Show schedule.
Questions?  Contact Chrissy Aveni at christineaveni@yahoo.com.


School Calendar Information

With school closings, single sessions, and potential inclement weather over the next few months, keep these links handy for all the information you need:

School Calendar: http://www.cranfordschools.org/cms/lib011/NJ02209123/Centricity/Domain/44/2016-2017-Adopted-calendar-revised.pdf

School Hours, School Closing and Delayed School Opening Information: http://www.cranfordschools.org/cms/lib011/NJ02209123/Centricity/Domain/4/2016-17-Informational-Letter-to-Parents.pdf.


PTA Calendar

Did you know that you can easily add the WAS PTA calendar events to your iCal (iPhones, Mac and Outlook calendars) and Google Calendars?
  1. Go to waspta.digitalpto.com from your phone, iPad, or computer. Use your phone or iPad to add the calendar to your device.
  2. Click Calendar. For mobile versions, click the Menu button on the right (three horizontal lines) to see the option for Calendar.
  3. Go to the bottom of the calendar.
  4. Click the Subscribe button (bottom right).
  5. Select the appropriate calendar (for iPhone calendars, choose “Add to Apple Calendar”).
  6. Follow the instructions in the dialog box.
Once you subscribe to the calendar, all new calendar events will automatically be added to your iCal or Google calendar as they are added to the website.


WAS Email Blasts

email_iconAre you receiving WAS PTA email blasts? If not, make sure you are signed up! At cranfordschools.org on the bottom-left, click “Newsletter (add e-mail/remove e-mail)” and fill in your information. In a continued effort to go green, most WAS PTA information is sent via email blasts, so please don’t miss out!

If you have any issues receiving the email blasts, email Michael Mangini at manginim@cranfordschools.org.


Yearbook Photos

cameraThe Yearbook Committee needs your help! Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere – a fabulous yearbook depends on people like you! It only takes a minute. Follow the easy peasy instructions here.