May 8, 2022

Good morning BAS Community,

Thank you for honoring the BAS Staff during Staff Appreciation Week. The PTA did an amazing job throughout the week and we are grateful for your thoughtful words and kind gestures.

Please take a moment to read the blast below for important information, reminders and dates to remember.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!


Lourdes Murphy

PTA Sponsored Assembly

Thank you to the PTA for booking a fantastic assembly for our students. The students enjoyed seeing and hearing about five different animals. They loved it!

BAS Grade 2 Concert

BAS Grade 2 Chorus Concert will take place on Monday, May 16, 2022. Please click on the link below for more information and to RSVP.

BAS Grade 2 Chorus Concert Information/RSVP

Character Counts at BAS!

Each week, we have been recognizing our students with Character Counts Certificates. The certificates are given out to students who are "caught" being kind, helpful, respectful, caring, responsible or honest! Students are recognized during Friday morning announcements and given a certificate to take home. We started this as a way to highlight the amazing choices our students are making each day to make BAS a wonderful place for all students and adults in the building!

This week we celebrated Delaney in 2LA and Lila in 2O.


Please click below for more information from the PTA:

BAS PTA Weekly Update



May 10, 2022: New Kindergarten Orientation

May 12, 2022: PTA Meeting

May 16, 2022: BAS Grade 2 Spring Concert for families (Evening)

May 20, 2022: BAS Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale and Relay for Life OAS

May 23, 2022: BAS Grade 2 Spring Concert for students (AM)

May 25, 2022: BAS Variety Show at OAS (6:00 PM)

May 26, 2022: BAS Field Day

May 27, 2022 - May 31, 2022: School Closed


Cranford Parent Academy

Parent Academy News

We hope that you have enjoyed the series of events that we presented this year. In order to plan for next year, please consider filling out this brief form. Parent Academy Events Survey

Save the Date

Mental Health Awareness Month and the Benefits of Self Care Practices

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

7:00-8:30 PM

For many of us, self-care means doing the things that we enjoy most to improve our quality of life. But several things can prevent us from engaging in regular self-care; whether it be prioritizing the care of others over ourselves, simply not having time, or may not be maximizing the effects of our self-care activities. Join some of the clinical staff from High Focus Centers as we present some of the evidence-based, therapeutic principles of self-care from licensed therapists.

Presenters: Clinicians from High Focus

Parent presentation- grades 6-12

Location - CHS Library

RSVP to attend here

Union County’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance

Please see the information on Union County’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance program.

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Attendance: If your child is going to be absent, please make sure to call 908-709- 6973 and/or email . Please include your child's name (first and last), grade, and the reason for the absence. If the absence is due to illness, kindly list any and all symptoms the child is experiencing.

BAS Monthly Symptom Awareness Sign Off

Please complete the updated May Covid 19 Monthly Symptom Awareness for each child you have at BAS. BAS Student Covid 19 Symptom Awareness Form May. This form will also be sent via text message.

Annual Health Screenings

According to the N.J. Department of Education, the goal of school health services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff.

Since health and intellectual development of children are interrelated, the following is a list of state mandated screening services provided by the school nurse.

  • Height, Weight and B/P: all grade levels, including preschool

  • Hearing Screening: Preschool through 3rd grade

  • Vision Screening: Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade.

  • Scoliosis Screening: 5th grade

We will be conducting health screenings throughout the school year. In order to minimize loss of instructional time and outdoor activities we will try to schedule screenings at times when bad weather conditions restrict outdoor recess or on days when there is a substitute teacher. In order to prevent anxiety among students regarding these trips to the nurse, please let them know that these screenings are nothing to worry about and will not include any "shots". Students will be called to the nurse's office in pairs since this seems to make them more comfortable.

Deviations from normal will be reported to the parents as per state guidelines. Parents who wish to opt-out of any mandated screenings, must notify the school nurse in writing, and provide the data from their healthcare practitioner.