Delayed Opening: Monday, March 2

snowCranford Public Schools have a delayed opening today, Monday, March 2. The delayed opening schedule for WAS per the Parent Handbook is as follows:

KAM: 9:55am-11:55am

KPM: 12:55pm-2:55pm

Grades 1&2: 9:55am-2:55pm

Lunch: 11:55am-12:55pm

PreK AM: 9:55am-11:55am

PreK PM: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Full Day Self Contained Primary and PreK Classes: 9:55am-2:55pm


Hillside Ave School Tricky Tray

trickytraySave the date: Saturday, March 7th is Hillside Avenue School’s Tricky Tray! An incredibly fun night with a chance to win a ton of great prizes – it’s sure to cheer you up in the midst of this endless winter! Get the details and form right here: The-Hillside-Avenue-School-tickets_2015



wtg_with_starsWAS PTA would like to extend a very heartfelt congratulations to our very own LiLi Masoudi (WAS 2G) who was recently recognized by the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children. LiLi’s story “The Skeleton Who Couldn’t Move” placed 3rd in a K-2 category of a statewide writing contest. Great job, LiLi!


Six Flags Read to Succeed

booksingrassDo you have your 6 hours of reading logged yet? There are still a couple of nights to finish! Here are the instructions and reading logs for the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. They are due on Thursday, February 26th!  In case you’ve misplaced yours they can be found here (click links above).  Late entries cannot be accepted.  Available for K – 2 only.  Happy Reading!  Any questions please contact Tricia Pomponio,


Seussical the Musical Coming to Cranford

dr_seuss_cat_in_hatCranford High School announces their spring musical: Seussical the Musical! The cast visited WAS on Tuesday February 17th & the kids had a blast! Don’t miss your chance to see the entire production – March 13th, 14th & 15th. Details are just a click away: Seussical The Musical.


WAS Read-a-thon

booksSnuggle up on the sofa with your kiddo and grab a good book. The WAS Read-a-thon is back! Now through March 2nd, if your WAS student can log 200 minutes of reading, he or she can help earn new books for the classroom. Find out more here: Read-a-thon_2015.


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.


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 Email Blasts

email_iconAre you receiving WAS PTA email blasts? If not, make sure you are signed up! At 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.