Thanksgiving Week Updates


Lunch in the Classroom: 
On Monday,  November 25th, students will be eating lunch in the classroom due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.  Please see attachment regarding allergies.

Single Session Wednesday, November 27, 2019:

Only PM Kindergarten Students will attend from 8:20AM – 11:00AM.  FDK, Grade 1 and Grade 2 will attend school from 8:20 AM- 12:20 PM.  The start time is not adjusted for the single session. Reminder, lunch is not served on single session days. 

Bloomingdale Avenue School



FDK/Grades 1 – 2

Monday – Friday

AM:  8:20 – 11:00

PM:  12:00 – 2:40

8:20 – 2:40

Single Session


8:20 – 11:00

8:20 – 12:20

Delayed Opening

AM:  9:40 – 11:40

PM:  12:40 – 2:40

9:40 – 2:40

In addition, BAS will be holding its annual Pep Rally on Wednesday, November 27th.  Please have your child wear their BAS shirts to school.

Pets on School Property: 

Please refrain from bringing your dog to the pick up/drop off line.  We have a number of students that are uncomfortable around animals and want to make sure that everyone is comfortable as they enter and exit the building. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Please submit-Governor’s Educator of the Year Recognition Program

The state of New Jersey would like to recognize educators who go above and beyond the call of duty to support our young children.  Please take a moment to nominate a special educator from BAS. Nominations can include the classroom teacher, special activity teacher, classroom assistants and special services like Speech.  In addition, it may be the school nurse, counselor and/or child study team member. Since the nominating process takes place in November, you may think back to your experiences last year and nominate that person as well.  If you have someone that you would like to nominate, please fill out the attached form and return it to the main office (or email it to me) by December 1, 2019.

Our teachers and staff are well deserving of this recognition.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

The Holiday Boutique is coming to BAS!  The gym will be transformed into a shop filled with gifts.  The children will visit the Boutique with their class to “shop” for their loved ones and enjoy the season of giving.  It is a very exciting event during the most wonderful time of the year!

In order for the Boutique to be successful we ask that parents follow the guidelines below:

  1. Click here to complete the participation form.

  2. Send in a cash donation of $3 per gift in an envelope labeled with “Holiday Boutique”, your child’s name, and teacher no later than  November 22nd, 2019.

  3. Please have your child buy gifts for immediate family/those in your household

  4. Please explain to your child they are shopping for a thoughtful gift for loved ones and not shopping for themselves.

  5. Please bring a tote or shopping bag the day of the Boutique to carry their purchases home.

Contact Claire Henderson at claireLhenderson@gmail.com with any questions.

Important Dates:

November 27, 2019: Single Session (KPM only)

November 28 and 29, 2019: Schools Closed- Thanksgiving Recess