This Month at BAS- September 2021

This Month at BAS

September 2021

Welcome to BAS and welcome back to all of our returning families! We are so happy to be back in school and we can’t wait to make many memories together this year at BAS. We are here to help make this a wonderful year and we look forward to your partnership to make that happen. Please reach out with questions, concerns, or suggestions. We can be reached at Together we will make this another year of learning and growing together at BAS!

Meet the PTA Board

President: Nicole Feeley

Vice President: Nikki Mulcahy

Treasurer: Claire Henderson

Recording Secretary: Benee Meade

Corresponding Secretary: Courtney Byrne

Monthly Email Blast Coordinator: Christine DelRe

Class Parent Liaison: Julie Bridge

Member at Large: Jen Jurkowich

We Need Your Help!

Open Chair Positions:

  • Pretzel Sale Co-Chair: Co-chair with Meredith Goldblatt. Would entail organizing our monthly pretzel sale. Pretzels will be pre-ordered via a google form, chairs will need to bag for each student, sort by class, and deliver to BAS. Morning/Daytime commitment once a month.
  • Cranford Family Cares Collection In November; Chair would need to create flyer and pick up donations from BAS and drop at Cranford Family Cares.
  • CASA PJ & Book Collection – Takes place during the first week of March; Chair would need to create flyer and organize pick up of our PJ & Book collection benefitting CASA Union County

Please reach out if you have questions about any of the above open chair positions!

BAS PTA School Directory and Class Parent Volunteer Form

Please fill out this form to be included in your class directory. Class parent volunteer information is included in this form as well!

BAS Back to School Night

Virtual Back to School Night will take place on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Each class will be assigned a half-hour time slot with additional times for Special Activity Teachers and Related Services. The Google Meet times for homeroom classes are listed below:

  • Grade 2 (6:35 PM – 7:05 PM)
  • AM/PM Kindergarten (7:10 PM – 7:40 PM)
  • Full Day Kindergarten (7:10 PM – 7:40 PM)
  • Grade 1 (7:45 PM – 8:15 PM)
  • K-2 Mrs. Roberts (7:45 PM – 8:15 PM)

A more detailed schedule with Special Activity Teachers, Related Services, and the Google Meet Links has been sent via email.

BAS/OAS Fall 5K and Fun Run

The BAS/OAS Fall 5k and Fun Run is back!

Registration is now open at…/Cranford/BloomingdaleOrangeFall5K

This year, for the first time, 5k runners can now have the option to participate in-person or virtually, from anywhere at any time! Register before 9/26 to guarantee a cotton t-shirt for fun run participants and technical shirts for 5k participants (in-person only).

Additional BAS reminders

Yearbook Photos:

Please send your full-size (high/original resolution) back to school photos to with the event, student names, and class/teacher of the students pictured. It will help ensure that we are able to include as many students in the yearbook as possible. Don’t forget to send your first day of school photos!

Yearbook Ordering Info

You can save 10% by purchasing your yearbook before September 20th!

Go to Bloomingdale Avenue School’s passcode: 1014769111342711

(*If you have a second grader at BAS, please do not purchase a yearbook for them. They are gifted a yearbook by the PTA.)

Box Top Collection

Easy – just download the Box Tops App and select our school by zip code. Then snap a picture of your grocery receipts and the fundraiser money loads right into our school’s account!

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon Smile ( for your Amazon purchases and select Bloomingdale Avenue School (146714 Bloomingdale Avenue School PTA), 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible products goes directly to the school! Perfect way to support BAS doing the shopping you are already doing!

A Look Ahead – BAS PTA Events for 2021-2022


6 – Walk to School Day

13 – General PTA Meeting Please join us for our first (virtual) meeting of the school year. Link coming soon!

15 – Spirit Day and Pretzel Sale. Show your school spirit by wearing your BAS t-shirt or any Cranford blue and gold gear! Please snap some pics to send to the yearbook!

17 – BAS/OAS 5K and Fun Run

29 – Trick or Trunk


15 – Kindness Day and Cranford Family Cares Collection

18 – STEAM Night

19 – Holiday Boutique (Happy Holidays!)

19 – Spirit Day


17 – Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

TBD – Toy Drive


12 – General PTA Meeting 7pm

14 -Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale


18 – Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

TBD – Skate Night (TBD)

16/17 – Art Night


1 – Dr. Seuss Week and CASA Book & PJ Drive

3-4- Book Fair

9 – General PTA meeting 7pm

18 -Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

23 – Variety Show Rehearsal

25 – Variety Show


8 – Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

29 – Arbor Day (TBD)


2 – Teacher Appreciation Week

6 – Plant Sale

11 – General PTA Meeting 7pm

20 – Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

TBD – Spring into Summer Events

26/27 -Field Day


10- Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale

*Dates are approximate. More information on these events coming!

A Special Thanks to. . .

Allyson Konzelman, Picture Day ChairMeredith Goldblatt and Claire Henderson, School Supply Kit Co-Chairs

and the following volunteers who helped to organize the school supply kits: Jennifer Glackin, Jackie Zaccone, Christine Gill, Kate Lydon, and Jennifer Jurkowich