November 19, 2023
November 19, 2023
Dear Bloomingdale Families,
It's amazing to think that we are almost at the end of November! We look forward to a fun week ahed of the holiday weekend!
Last week, we had a fantastic STEAM Night. Thank you to Mrs. Jurkowich and Mrs. Kanaval for planning such a fun night of learning for BAS Students! Another thank you to all the parent volunteers who supported classroom activities.
Thank you to Mrs. Rappa and all parent volunteers who supported Friday afternoon's pretzel sales. We were fortunate to have such a beautiful afternoon!
Thank you to Mrs. Heiss and Mrs. Buonaspina for coordinating a successful Thanksgiving Food Drive for Cranford Family Cares. We also send thanks to all the families who supported the drive with donations.
This Week at BAS:
- Spirit Week! Please see below for details.
- Student Pep Rally Wednesday
- Wednesday is a Single Session Day - Please see schedules below.
- Please remember to sign your child up for the Holiday Boutique which will be held on November 30th. A form should be complete for each child: https://forms.gle/NqwctTBKAiBzGQCs7
We hope you had an enjoyable weekend!
We recognize that Albany Avenue becomes crowded. Please keep the following in mind:
- Along Albany Avenue, please do not K-turn. Go to the end of the street and make the left to go around the block.
- Do not park and exit your vehicle in the drop off zone. If your child/children need assistance exiting the car, please pull to the end of the road.
Thank you for helping to keep all BAS students and families safe!
TEACHER/EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM 2023-2024
Please CLICK HERE for the Teacher/Educational Professional of the Year Nomination Form 2023-2024. Completing this form is an AMAZING way to show your gratitude to the teachers and educational professionals that have mad a positive impact in your child's life. Thank you in advance for your consideration in nominating a BAS staff member!
EXTENSION!!!!! ACCEPTING FORMS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, 11/22!
BAS Schoolwide Expectations
At Bloomingdale Avenue School we agree to:
- Be Safe
- Be Here (Present and Paying Attention)
- Be Kind
- Calm Hands and Feet
- Walk With a Purpose
- Stay in Your Lane
- Mouths Closed, Ears Open
- Keep Your Space
- Smile or Wave
- 1 Boy, 1 Girl From Each Class (4 Students Total During Lunch)
- Keep Floors Dry
- Go, Flush, Wash
- Respect Privacy
- Calm Hands and Feet
- Walk on Sidewalk Areas
- Use Playground Equipment Correctly
- Share and Play
- Have Fun
- Choose to Include
- Use Kind Words
- Be a Good Sport, Play Fair
Please click on the link to view our Social Emotional Learning Calendar for the district. The calendar will be updated monthly to reflect Family Academies, awareness months, and school activities which foster student wellness and safety, SEL skills, character education pillars, and Full Value Principles.
Thank you for your participation and support!
Kindergarten Single Sessions
**Kindergarten single sessions will alternate between AM & PM classes according to the following schedule:
Monday, 10/9 - AM only (no PM session)
Wednesday, 11/22 - PM only (no AM session)
Friday, 12/22 - AM only (no PM session)
Monday, 2/5 - PM only (no AM session)
Monday, 3/11 - AM only (no PM session)
Tuesday, 6/18 - PM only (no AM session)
Wednesday, 6/19 - AM only (no PM session)
PTA membership is one of our most important fundraisers each year and it's not too late to join!!!
Our goal is to achieve 100% PTA Membership through the generous support from you, our families. It is key that each BAS family joins and donates at the level of their choice - as your dues and additional donations will go directly back to BAS, enabling us to support countless programs for our students and teachers.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER and we share the same mission: to actively enhance our children's experiences at BAS! We can't do this without you! Please consider joining TODAY!*
Cranford Fund For Educational Excellence
What is the CFEE (Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence)?
Started nearly 30 years ago by members of the community interested in supporting innovative educational initiatives in the Cranford Schools, the Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence has awarded more than $325,000 in supplemental funding for educational grants that empower our teachers and impact our students. These grants support ideas that are aligned with the goals and focus areas of the district schools, but are outside the scope of the regular school budget. Please click here for details.