Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence

The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) is a nonprofit, community based foundation that supports
excellence and innovation in the Cranford Public Schools by generating additional resources through community involvement. Using donations from our many supporters in Cranford, the CFEE award grants to teachers for new and exciting classroom projects that promote learning, curiosity, and creativity. Please lend your support this school year, either by volunteering or by making a donation toward teacher grants. Visit us at, for more information about past grants. Please contact CFEE Co-President Pete Turnamian at to find out how you can get involved in supporting and showing appreciate to our teachers.

Friday 9/30…We’re fighting childhood cancer in our PJs!

PJammin for kids' cancerWe are collecting $1 donations (or more) and wearing pajamas in honor of children with cancer. Please bring in money to child’s teacher or bin in Main Office. Checks or Cash Checks should be made out to “ACCO” Email Mindy Affronti at with any questions.

Don’t Forget…School Closed 10/3 & 10/4!

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Trick or Trunk Volunteers Needed!

Trick or TrunkWith the nice weather it is hard to believe October is only a few days away! Time to get out the Halloween decorations and get ready for our annual BAS Trick or Trunk on Friday 10/28. Volunteers are needed to decorate their cars for this fun family event. We only have room for 27 cars so sign up early.
Please sign up for Trick or Trunk!
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
(Note: does not share your email address with anyone.)

Attention 2nd Grade Parents- CHORUS INFO!

music-notes-clip-art-png-139835101453Dear Parents/Guardians:
Welcome to a new school year!  I am pleased to announce that the Bloomingdale Avenue School Second Grade Chorus will begin rehearsals on September 26th.  Your child is invited to participate in this exciting activity.  All that is required is a love of singing! Students participating in chorus will eat during the first half of the lunch hour (11:40 AM – 12:10 PM) and rehearse during the second half of the lunch hour (12:10 – 12:40 PM).  
As a culminating activity, the chorus will perform a winter concert on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM and a spring concert on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Both concerts will take place in the Bloomingdale Avenue School auditorium.
In order to register your child for chorus, please use the following online registration form:
Feel free to email Ms. McDonald with any questions.
I am looking forward to working with your child and I am confident it will be a successful year!
Ms. Colleen McDonald
Music Teacher
Bloomingdale Avenue School
Livingston Avenue School

KidStuff Books Sales

kidstuffOur KidStuff Book Fundraiser has begun. A book and order form went home with every student. If you would like to purchase the book or order additional books please return just the envelope with the money. If you have decided you do NOT want to purchase the book please send the book back to school with your child.



Did you have a great time at Movie Night?!! Send in your photos for the BAS Yearbook…Email: BASYEARBOOK2017@GMAIL.COM

Please send hi-resolution (actual size) files and let us know what grade it is from.


PTA Membership

Membership Welcome all new and returning Bloomingdale Avenue School students and families!

Please fill out the envelope and return with your membership dues of $8.00 per member, which can be paid in cash or check payable to BAS PTA.  Please also consider donating additional funds, as 100% of your donation goes directly to BAS PTA, and activities for the entire student body! Grandparents and spouses welcome to join! Send in your membership dues by October 28th and receive a free BAS car magnet!




BAS and OAS PTA Fall 5K and Fun Run…Sun. 11/6

sneakersCome join us on Sunday, November 6 for the Fifth Annual Fall 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.  A great event for the whole family.  Whether you prefer a one-mile distance or a 5K course through Cranford’s neighborhoods, please register today! On-line registration is open! Proceeds benefit BAS and OAS PTAs. Volunteers needed! Sign up to follow.

Sign Up for BAS PTA Emails

email iconDon’t forget to sign up for BAS PTA emails and stay informed of all the events and activities at BAS.  Follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Go to

2. Click on Newsletter (add email/ remove email)

3. Enter student name and your email. Check the first box on the form that reads ‘Bloomingdale Avenue School (Grades k-2)’

*please note it may take a few weeks to receive your first email*

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I would like to introduce you to an exciting new fundraiser in which we are now participating. is a website that donates a percentage of purchases made at Amazon, iTunes, Groupon, and hundreds of other on-line retailers directly to our school.

Here’s how it works:

  • Visit the site and search for our school.  On future visits, your browser will jump directly to our school’s webpage.
  • Click through the on-line retailer of your choice, and shop as you ordinarily would.  You do not need to share any personal information.
  • A percentage of your purchases will be credited to our donation account, usually once your items have been shipped.
  • That’s it!

Labels for Education and ShopRite

Labels for EducationLabels for Education and ShopRite
Have you registered your ShopRite Shoppers card yet? Log onto and register your card. Each Labels for Education product scanned at the register when a registered card is used automatically deposits 1 point into our BAS account.

Box Tops for Education

box-tops-for-educationBox Tops for Education
Have you been saving Box Tops  all summer? Send them in!! Box Tops Can be submitted in a Baggie. Please make sure they are not expired. For each Box Top submitted BAS earns $0.10.