Mid-Winter Recess…February 17-21

Mid-Winter Recess
February 17-21
Have a wonderful break!

Help Girl Scout troop 40753

Girl Scouts
Cranford Girl Scout Junior Troop 40753 is earning their Bronze Award! Please see the attached flyer to see how you can help out.

Park Ticket Fundraiser

Park Ticket Fundraiser
Six Flags Great Adventure, Hershey Park, Dorney Park
OAS runs a park ticket fundraiser each year that is extended to BAS. We offer group discount park tickets. In the past we offered the group discount rate but this year we’ve added $1 per ticket to use this event as a fundraiser to support OAS PTA activities since it takes a bit of work to coordinate this.
As part of this fundraiser for approximately every 10 tickets we purchase we get 1 free from the park. As part of this fundraiser for the tickets purchased by BAS, the BAS PTA will receive the comp tickets. In the past these were raffled off at the backyard bash. Please see the attached flyers.

2017 Mixed Bag Fundraiser

2017 Mixed Bag Fundraiser
Deadline is February 24th
Bloomingdale Elementary School PTA Parents, Friends & Family…It’s fundraising time again! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Bloomingdale Elementary School PTA reach our fundraising goals this year. Seller packets are going home soon – make sure to check those backpacks if you haven’t seen it yet! We’re offering colorful totes, accessories, kitchenware and gift wrap – there’s something for everyone in these catalogs. We are collecting orders now!

Thurs. 2/16…BAS Roller Skating Night

Thursday, February 16th *New Date*
BAS Roller Skating Night
 This is our NEW date for our BAS Roller Skating Night. The flyer will be sent home next week

Les Miserables @OAS

Orange Avenue School presents…
Les Miserables, School Edition
Show dates run from February 23-26th. Tickets are $8.00 online and $10.00 at the door. To purchase tickets online please visit oascnj.booktix.com.

Yearbook Info!


Did you get the news about the new BAS Yearbook?
This year you will be able to customize two pages in your child’s yearbook at no extra charge!!!
An email went out and a flyer will be coming home soon with more information.
We need your help to make this yearbook the best yet!!
Please email your pictures to BASYEARBOOK2017@GMAIL.COM
Please send hi-resolution (actual size) files and let us know what grade and event (if any) it is from.

Any questions please contact Dina at dinacurro@aol.com or Liz at elizabeth.m.rivera@gmail.com


2017 BAS Variety Show … A Night at the Movies!


2017 BAS Variety Show … A Night at the Movies!
Show Date – Friday March 31, 2017
Rehearsals have begun! Extra community center rehearsals will be planned for the week of March 20th for any class that would like extra practice.
Please reach out to Elayna Torsone & Sarah Morgan with any questions


Fri. 4/7 & Sat. 4/8…Talent Show at OAS

Friday, April 7th and Saturday April 8th
Shining Stars” Talent Show at OAS
Please mark your calendar and join us for a fun filled evening with our shining stars. The evening showcases the talents of special needs students in grades 3-12+.  Proceeds benefit the ARC of Union County, a nonprofit agency which services our students and Union Country residents with developmental disabilities, as well as giving out scholarships to students to further their education. More information to follow.

Cranford Kids Give Back needs our donations!

Cranford Kids Give Back (CKGB) is a charity group formed by CHS students looking to give back to the community. They are currently working with Cranford Family Care and are in need of donations. Click the link below for their flyer and see how you can help! They are very grateful for your support!

Click here cranford-family-care-donations

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 cranfordfund.org, for more information about past grants. Please contact CFEE Co-President Pete Turnamian at pturnamian@gmail.com 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 www.cranfordschools.org

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*


4ourschool_logo_2x1Have you checked out 4ourschool.com?
I would like to introduce you to an exciting new fundraiser 4ourschool.com in which we are now participating.   4ourschool.com 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 4ourschool.com 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!