January 26: Inclement Weather

snowAll Cranford Public Schools will have an early dismissal (Single Session) Monday January 26 due to inclement weather. Please follow the school’s single session schedule. Per page 8 of the WAS Parent & Student Handbook, the single session schedule for WAS is:

  • KAM: 8:30am-11:00am
  • KPM: 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Gr 1&2: 8:20am-12:30pm
  • PreKAM: 8:30am-10:15am
  • PreKPM: 10:45am-12:30pm

The International Food Festival will be POSTPONED until next Monday February 2nd.




7th Annual Variety Show *New Information*

variety-showDo you like to plan ahead? Are you just curious? Well, whatever the case, here’s the latest Variety Show news! Dress Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, 4/1 from 4pm-6pm, and the show itself starts at 6:30pm on Thursday, 4/2. The venue is a *real theater* this year, held at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway (1601 Irving Street). Our name will be on the marquee outside – that’s a pretty big deal, folks! Real ushers too, the whole kit and caboodle! Are you excited yet? Check here for ongoing updates.


Six Flags Read to Succeed

booksingrassWhat have you been doing over this long weekend?  Some reading?  Great!  Then you are on your way to earning a free Six Flags ticket.  Instructions and reading logs for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program went home on Friday.  In case you’ve misplaced yours they can be found here (click links above).  As soon as you log 6 hours send in your completed form.  The deadline for submission is February 26.  Late entries cannot be accepted.  Available for K – 2 only.  Happy Reading!  Any questions please contact Tricia Pomponio, tpomponio@comcast.net


Pennies for Puppies

pennyPlease help support WAS Brownie Troop 41796 with our project to collect Pennies for Puppies, supporting The Seeing Eye – a local guide dog school for the blind and visually impaired. Get rid of all those pennies lying around your house by sending them into your child’s classroom between January 12th-29th. Thank you for your support! Pennies for puppies flyer


Variety Show Rehearsal Schedule

dance-a-thon-kids-dancingStretch out those legs and get those toes tappin’…that’s right, folks – Variety Show rehearsals begin next week! The rehearsal schedule was updated today. You can find it here.


WAS Night with the NJ Devils

New_Jersey_Devils_logo.svgNJ Devils vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday February 6th at 7pm

  • Each ticket purchased helps directly support WAS
  • All you can eat: hot dog, soda, popcorn & nachos
  • Devils gift with each ticket purchased
  • Group picture on center ice after game!

Enjoy the game with friends. What’s not to love about this deal? Order your tickets today!


International Food Festival

international foodOn January 26th, we are celebrating our differences – and tasting them too! That’s right, the International Food Festival is coming up! We need your help. Please considering making a dish that represents an ethnic, cultural or family tradition. By doing so, you will be helping our students appreciate the richness and diversity of our world and your heritage. Read more about it right here: Food Fest 2015.


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!


Coat Drive

deeds-coat-drive-logo2Support a former WAS student working on his Eagle Scout project. I know I’m not the only one who just realized last year’s coats are not going to fit the kids for one more season! If you’ve just cleaned out your closets and have some coats to donate, please consider bringing them to school. The details are all right here: Coat Drive.


Donations Needed for Cranford Family Care

10-21-2014-4-08-38-PMSupport CHS students in their efforts to help our community by making a donation to Cranford Family Care. It couldn’t be easier – place personal care & food pantry items in the donation box in WAS. This is an ongoing drive and the box will be emptied monthly (or as needed). For all the details, see here.


Yearbook Photos

cameraThe Yearbook Committee needs your help! Who took fabulous photographs at the Family Picnic?Still haven’t submitted those First Day of School Pictures? Did anyone get a picture of their kids carrying some mums home? 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.


New Shutterfly Storefront

1125752_Affiliates_SignUp_sfly_brandsEarning free money for WAS is always a good thing! And now you can earn even more. Our partnership with TinyPrints has expanded to all Shutterfly Inc. Brands which includes Shutterfly, TinyPrints, Treat and Wedding Paper Divas. Did you snap the most perfect family photo this summer? Why not order those holiday cards early? Need to make a photo book from your summer vacation? Just be sure to use our storefront when you start shopping. Spread the word to friends and family – anyone can use our storefront to earn 13% for WAS.


School Lunches

ticketThere’s a new lunch service provider at WAS. Find out how to buy lunch tickets and all the details of the new service right here.



getinvolved3Are there committees you hope to be a part of this school year? New to the school and looking to get involved? Whether you hope to be a class or grade parent, have a brilliant idea for Mom’s Night Out or are itching to organize the end-of-the-year Ice Cream Treats, please let us know! There are so many ways you can help at WAS. Don’t be shy: sign up today.