Friendly Reminders – April Edition

A Look Ahead – April Save the Dates📅

4/3 – Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

4/5 – Variety Show

4/12 – Pretzel Sale & Spirit Day

4/26 – Arbor Day & Ice Cream Social

March Reminders

Single Session:  March 7th and March 8th will be single session days for students.  No lunch will be served. Please see schedule below .

AM Kindergarten: 8:05 AM-10:45 AM

PM Kindergarten: 9:45 AM-12:15 PM

FDK, Grade 1 and Grade 2: 8:05 AM- 12:15 PM

Dr. Suess Week!!! Feb 25th – March 1st

Get crazy and have some fun!!


100th Day

BAS has planned a school wide event to celebrate the 100th Day of School.  If there are no snow days, the 100th day will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  The activities planned during this celebration are designed to implement our research on learning with movement.  Each class will participate in activities that provide a grade appropriate experience with numbers.

100th Day of School Schedule:

AM Session is from 9:00-10:30: KAMB, KAMBA, 2K, 2LA, 2M, 2O

PM Session is from 1:00-2:30: KPMB, FDK, 1C, 1F, 1K, 1T


Volunteers will be in charge of each activity. If you can volunteer, please sign up through the link below.

100th Day of School Volunteer Sign Up

Please sign up by Thursday, February 8, 2019.  The 100th day of school is a highlight of the school year and cannot be successful without your help.

Please know that most activities will take place in the gym and some in the classrooms.  Please no siblings for this day.


Thank you in advance for your support in celebrating the 100th Day of School!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.




Lourdes Murphy

February Update!

This Month At BAS – February 2019


100th Day of School Celebration – Thursday 2/14

Please consider volunteering to help out during BAS’ Annual 100th Day of School Celebration.  Information will be sent out by Mrs. Murphy on Friday, February 1st.


Spirit Day – Friday 2/15 🐾

Wear your BAS shirts today!


Skate Night – Thursday 2/21 – 5:30-7:30 PM

Join us for a night of skating and family fun! This event will be held at Woodbridge Community Center. There will be free admission and skate rentals for all BAS students. Admission for parents and siblings in advance is $5, Skate rental is $4. We kindly ask that you RSVP by completing and sending in the attached form, along with your payment, by February 8th.

Book Fair – Thursday 2/28 & Friday 3/1 📖

The annual BAS Book Fair is coming! Children will have the opportunity to visit the fair with their classes on Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st. We will also be open after school on Thursday February 28th and before school on Friday, March 1st so that parents and grandparents may join in. More information about your child’s class visit to the Book Fair, including our new online payment system, will be coming soon.

January Updates!

BAS PTA Meeting on January 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Wear yellow on Friday, January 18, 2019 (instead of Spirit Day)

No School on Monday, January 21, 2019

BAS Art Night

Full Day Kindergarten Announcement!

We are excited to announce that the Cranford Board of Education will continue to hold two tuition-based full-day kindergartens for the 2019-2020 school year, pending sufficient enrollment.  In anticipation of high interest in the program, your child’s participation will be based on a lottery.

Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2019, and are Cranford residents are eligible for the full-day kindergarten program. The application can also be downloaded from our website at (click on the “For Parents” tab or under “Latest News”).  Your application must be submitted to the Superintendent’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019.  Applications submitted after January 4, 2019, will be placed on a waiting list.

If your child is selected, you will be notified via email after January 9, 2019.  Applicants should be aware there is a tuition charge of $720 per month.

For additional information or if you have any questions, you may call the Office of the Superintendent at (908) 709-6202.

**Please note that the locations of the full-day kindergarten programs are Bloomingdale Avenue School and Walnut Avenue School. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for transportation.  Children attending the full day program will be placed in their home school for first grade in 2020-2021.

****Registration for half-day, full-day kindergarten and first grade children will be conducted at a later date.  Additional information will be on our website, Facebook page and TV35.

Let’s Recognize Our Amazing Teachers

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, 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 December, 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 Thursday, December 13, 2018.

BAS Nomination Form 2018

Variety Show Time of Year

Don’t forget to register your child for this year’s BAS PTA Variety Show on April 5! Even if your child is not participating in the show, you must still fill out one form per child.

Click HERE to sign up today

December Reminders!

December 13, 2018: Grade 2 Chorus Concert(Doors open at 1:45 PM/Showtime is 2:00 PM)

December 18, 2018: Grade 1 and Grade 2 Report Card Distribution

December 21, 2018: Single Session for Staff and Students

December 24, 2018-January 1, 2019: Winter Break-School Closed

January 2, 2019: School is Back in Session

2019 Variety Show – Volunteers Needed

🎵2019 BAS Variety Show💃

There is still time to sign up to be a director for your child’s class for this year’s Variety Show!  CLICK HERE to fill out the volunteer form and see the attached flier for more information about being a director. Our show will be on April 5, 2019.

Holiday Toy Drive!

🎁Holiday Toy Drive

This holiday season our toy drive will be benefiting the Lafayette Street School in Newark, the school Mrs. Murphy was at for years before coming to Bloomingdale. The school is near and dear to her heart and many of the students experience economic hardships. We chose to make the holidays a little bit brighter for the students there and will be dropping off toy donations in a couple weeks.  Please consider sending in a toy/gift (new, unwrapped, for ages 0-14) with your child to be placed in the box by the main office. Donations may also just be dropped off. The box has a sign on it that says: “Toy Donations for Lafayette Street School”. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Gifts must be in by December 9th for a December 10th pick up.


Lunch will be served in the classroom on Monday, November 19th and Monday, November 26th.  Please see attached letter for more details.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 is a single session day for Students and Staff.

AM Kindergarten: 8:05 AM-10:45 AM

PM Kindergarten: 9:45 AM-12:15 PM

FDK, Grade 1 and Grade 2: 8:05 AM- 12:15 PM



November 21, 2018- Single Session

November 22/23, 2018- Schools Closed

November 29, 2018- Rescheduled STEAM Night

BAS Variety Show – Volunteers Needed!


Mark your calendars – Thursday November 15!!


Spiritwear Sale!!!

October/November Reminders!!

October 30, 2018– Reimagine Cranford Community Meeting at 7:00 PM at the High School

October 31, 2018– Halloween Parade at 2:15 PM

November 6th, 8th and 9th- School Closed for Students

Nov 6 – Parents, don’t forget to vote!!! Bring your kids, let them be a part of the process!

Annual Halloween Parade

Please join us for our annual Halloween Parade. Students will get dressed in their costume after lunch.  Parade begins at 2:15 PM. Please see attached flyer for reminders of Halloween Procedures

Yearbook Time!

Purchase your BAS yearbook by October 31st to get 10% off!

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