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!

Trick or Trunk!

Halloween is almost here!! We need donations and volunteers for Trick or Trunk. Come join the fun!

Any questions please contact Dana Benz at ddaroci31@gmail.com

If you would like to decorate a trunk or volunteer your time click here

Registration for Clubs is now Open

Please remember that registration for after school clubs begins on Saturday, October 13th at 9:00 AM. Please visit Bloomingdale Ave School Website to sign up.


Monday, October 15, 2018 is our first PTA Meeting.  Please join us in the gymnasium at 7:00 PM.


Clubs:  Club sign ups have begun.  Please visit BAS Website to register.



October 15, 2018- PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM

October 19, 2018- Spirit Day/Pretzel  Sale

Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day 

Wednesday October 3rd


Please join us by leaving the car at home and walking to school. Please be mindful of using crosswalks and obeying traffic rules in order to keep everyone safe.

Fall 5K and Fun Run!

Independant Authors Book Expo

Let’s Go Back In Time

5k Monster Dash & Family Fun Run

Visitor Entry Protocols




ALBANY AVE. DROP OFF ( 1C, 1F , 2K, 2LA, 2M 2O)

  • A drop off zone has been created so that parents can pull up and let their child out of the car quickly and safely, WITHOUT PARKING.  A BAS staff member will be at the door at 8:20 AM, monitoring students as they enter the building.  There will be no parking in the coned drop off zone.

  • If you would like to walk your child to the door, please find parking outside the drop off zone.  I suggest parking on the side streets.

  • The Albany Street doors (side door Grade 1 and backdoor Grade 2) will remain open from 8:20-8:30 AM.  Any child arriving after 8:30 AM must enter through the main entrance.

  • After dropping off your child, it is highly recommended that cars continue on Albany Ave., make a left onto Roselle Ave., and a left onto Cherrywood Ave.  This route will lead right back to Bloomingdale Ave.  We hope that this will reduce the safety hazard of people doing K-turns and U-turns during drop off.   ***


  • Kindergarten students will line up at the parking lot entrance.  The doors will be open from 8:20-8:30 AM and 12:00 PM. Any child arriving after 8:30 AM must enter through the main entrance.

  • When parking, please park on Bloomingdale Ave. or utilize the parking spaces behind the school.  The spaces alongside the school are reserved for teachers/staff.


  • 1K and 1T students will line up at the front door entrance.  The doors will be open from 8:20-8:30 AM. Any child arriving after 8:30 AM must enter through the main entrance.

  • When parking, please park on Bloomingdale Ave. or utilize the parking spaces behind the school.  The spaces alongside the school are reserved for teachers/staff.

2018-2019 School Supplies

The BAS PTA provides a convenient and easy way to shop for school supplies.  School Toolbox comes with the teacher-approved school supplies your student needs.  It helps you avoid the back-to-school store rush.  Simply place your order by Friday, July 6th to have all your child’s necessary supplies ready and waiting in the classroom on the first day of school. Orders can be placed online at www.schooltoolbox.com.  Click where it says “Find boxes now” to search for Bloomingdale Avenue School.

*Please note- 2nd grade and LLD students need headphones.  This is an add-on to your School Toolbox order as indicated on the website.

Take advantage of this easy shopping tool and order today!  Please contact Meredith Goldblatt with any questions. merhud1@yahoo.com or 917-617-8707

Open PTA board positions & Event Chairs needed!

Open PTA board positions!

 We are currently looking for a president and recording secretary.

Event Chairs Needed for 2018-2019 School Year 

  • Kid Stuff Books
  • Teachers appreciation

If interested please contact the the BAS PTA President at

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!

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