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!

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

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

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