Category Archive: School News

BAS/OAS Trunk or Treat 2021

On Friday, October 29 from 6-8pm Bloomingdale Avenue School and Orange Avenue Elementary School will celebrate our FIRST EVER JOINT TRUNK OR TREAT!! in the parking lot at Orange Avenue School BAS parents: please sign up to take part in this ‘spooktacular’ evening by volunteering to decorate a trunk, or just by lending a hand. Let’s make this Halloween celebration a ‘howling’ success for our …

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October 2021 PTA Meeting Minutes

General PTA Meeting Minutes 10/13/21, 7pm Nicole Welcome, Pledge, Board Introductions Mrs. Murphy Updates: Introduction of Mrs. Cascone, Speech Teacher and Miss Bagniewski as Teacher representatives for the PTA this school year. COVID Update/clarification Per Superintendent email; If your child is sick/has a positive test, they must quarantine (siblings as well) for 14 days. This …

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Class Directory and Class Parent Volunteer Form

BAS Parents… The PTA are currently compiling information for the 2021-22 Class Directory.  Please fill out the form below to be included! Interested in volunteering to be a class parent this school year?  Interested in signing up for text reminders for school activities and events?  Click the link for all the information you need …

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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 …

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BAS/OAS Fall 5k & Fun Run is BACK!

The BAS/OAS Fall 5k and Fun Run is BACK! Sunday October 17th Fun run begins at 8:00am 5K begins at 8:30am Registration is now live at…/Cranford/BloomingdaleOrangeFall5K Can’t make it 10/17?  This year, for the first time, 5k runners now have the option to participate in-person or virtually, from anywhere at any time! Virtual registration can …

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Join the BAS PTA Family!

Have you joined the PTA yet?  Its just a click away! Joining the PTA is one of the first and most important ways to get involved with and contribute to our children, teachers, staff, and enhance the classroom experience at Bloomingdale Avenue School! With your membership dues, the PTA funds everything from assemblies, class …

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May Updates!

This Month At BAS – May 2021   Teacher Appreciation Week – Week of 5/3 – 5/7 On behalf of the PTA, Courtney Byrne & Benee Meade planned an incredible full week of special treats, activities, & gifts for our teachers and staff with the overarching theme of “Thank You For Helping Us Grow”. There …

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Yearbook Reminder!!

Good news! There is still time to purchase a yearbook. Deadline has been extended to Sunday May 9. Remember to also customize your 2 Free pages. Don’t miss out on this wonderful keepsake! ttps://

BAS/OAS Spring Drive-in Movie

The BAS & OAS PTA want to hear you SING at the Drive-in! Join us for a night of music and laughter as we premiere  the Sing on the Orange Avenue Pool big screen! UPDATE: Spots are currently full, however there is a wait list.   Please remember to make payment for your spot within 24 hours …

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April Updates

This Month At BAS – April 2021   Spirit Day – Friday 4/16 🥨 Show your school spirit by wearing your BAS or Cranford gear! Arbor Day – Thursday 4/30 More details to come. Additional BAS Reminders YEARBOOKS See attached flyer to purchase your yearbook. Reminder 2nd grade students will receive their yearbook as a …

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March PTA Meeting Minutes

March PTA Meeting Minutes – 3/10/21 Nicole (President): Welcome, Pledge Special Thanks: Claire Cooper & Kate Ryan – Virtual book fair Xiomara De Jesus – coordinating PJ & Book Drive benefiting CASA of Union County Benee Meade – coordinating the partnership with 4th grade OAS to also collect books (and bookmarks) to benefit our book …

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BAS Art Night!

BAS Art Night will take place the week of March 15! ‘Dream Big Dream Catchers’ Art Night Kits will be distributed on Monday, March 15, 2021 Detailed instructions will be included with each kit (also below) Complete the project at home and bring in your Dream Catcher by Friday, March 19th. Write your name on …

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BAS Virtual Book Fair!!

It’s BAS Book Fair Time- and this year we are Virtual!!! Our BAS Scholastic Book Fair will run online from March 1 through March 14.  25% of the proceeds from purchases made through the link below will go directly back to our school! This year our wonderful teachers have created wish lists to help …

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March Updates

This Month At BAS – March 2021 Join the BAS PTA!!!!! 🥨 Show your BAS support by joining our PTA today! Please make sure to follow us on Facebook, visit our PTA website ( and check your monthly email blasts to stay in the loop! Click  HERE  to join the BAS PTA! (Make sure to …

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January PTA Meeting Minutes

January PTA Meeting Minutes, 1/13 @ 7pm Nicole (President): Welcome, Pledge Recognitions: Benee Meade (Support Staff Holiday Gifts and December Staff Appreciation); Claire Henderson and addtl volunteers (Holiday Boutique); Kristin Ferrera/Benee Meade/Liz Jackson – Virtual STEAM night, Courtney Byrne (Halloween Candy Drive), Megan Scanielo (Cranford Family Cares Drive) Need to renew bylaws at or before …

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General PTA Meeting (Virtual)- Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR BAS FAMILIES AND WELCOME BACK!! As a reminder, our next General PTA Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm The link to the meeting can be found below, hope to see you there!

‘Parenting in the Not So New Normal’ Presentation Link

In case you were unable to virtually attend, please see below the link for John Mopper’s- Parenting in the Not So New Normal that originally aired on November 19. This virtual presentation for parents of students in grades K-12, is based on coping with COVID, however  the topics discussed will translate into all aspects of …

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Thank you Teachers and Staff!!

Thank you to everyone that decorated a sign to celebrate and thank our incredible teachers and staff.  We were blown away by your creativity! Didn’t get a chance to see all the signs before they were taken down due to the rain?  Don’t worry, they will be popping up again. Here’s just a few pictures …

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BAS STEAM Week 2020

Holiday Boutique


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