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

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  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. 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

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