Friday 9/29…BAS Backyard BASh

Our Back to School Bash is coming up on Friday 9/29! It will be just like our awesome Backyard Bash we have in June. Bouncy Houses, games, music and all of our BAS families. The flyer will be coming home tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Welcome New Chairs!

Welcome New Chairs!

Pretzel Sales: Claire Henderson and Meredith Goldblatt
Read to Succeed: Cathy Kanterman
Arbor Day/Ice Cream Social: Nicole Feely
Box Tops: Jessica Lee
STEAM Night: Kristin Ferrara and Benee Meade and Amy Saccone
Membership: Diana Hearns

Thank you all for volunteering your time for our school! The PTA is thrilled to have you.

The only chair position still available is Spirit Week.

We also were asked by the Cranford Alliance group for a Bloomingdale Avenue School rep. A parent that would be the liason between the CA and BAS. If you feel you would be a good fit for this position please message us.

Have a great day!

Send us your first day pictures!

As you take all of those first day of school pictures tomorrow, remember to always send some in to the yearbook! Simply email the pics to

Please send hi-resolution (actual size) files and let us know the name(s), grade(s), and event (if any) it is from.

We need your pictures to make the yearbook great!!!

If you ever have any questions, please ask or email our yearbook chairs Dina Curro at and Susie Nam at

Calling all techies!

Calling all techies!  This fall BAS will host its first ever STEAM Night on 11/16, bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to the students in a fun and interactive way.  We are looking for parents who have technical backgrounds and/or work in STEAM-related fields to help us facilitate what is sure to be a great evening!  Please email Kristin Ferrara ( if you’d like to join the committee.



The following positions will for the 2017-2018 school year.

Membership Chair-Responsible for PTA Membership Drive

Box Top Chair- Collects and submits Box Tops

VP of Activities- Co-Chair Needed to help organize BAS Activities

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.

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!




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!

Box Tops for Education

box-tops-for-educationBox Tops for Education
We hope you are still collecting Box Tops! Box Tops can be submitted in a Baggie at any time.  Please make sure they are NOT expired. For each Box Top submitted BAS earns $0.10!  So far we have earned over $300 for our school!