BAS Weekly Blast

September 25, 2021

Good morning BAS Families,

Thank you for joining us at Back to School Night! We hope you enjoyed meeting our BAS Staff. We are hitting our stride and really settling into our routines. Students are actively engaged in learning and appear to be very happy in school. Thank you for your continued partnership. We look forward to a lot of exciting days ahead.

Have a great weekend!

Lourdes Murphy

PS: The students looked FABULOUS at picture day. I am sure you will LOVE the pictures.

Start with Hello

BAS celebrated Start with Hello Week with activities that engaged the students in ways to spread kindness, include everyone, and help us all feel more connected. Grade 2 students read announcements over the loud speaker, classes participated in ice breakers during snack and a bulletin board was created with student ideas of what to do if you see someone lonely during lunch and recess. Start with Hello is a great way to kick off the new school year.

Pomptonian and Food Allergies

Please see the attached links from Pomptonian Food Services, the district provider regarding food allergy practices and details on pre-ordering lunch.

Reminder: Pizzeria Pizza will be temporarily substituted with a Pizza Stromboli beginning on Friday 9/24.

Technology Support

For any family in need of tech or email support, please email


Cranford Public schools are implementing the six principles of Full Value, a program that supports our student’s social and emotional learning, to co-create a successful learning environment among students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents. This year our Parent Academy programs will incorporate these Full Value principles into each presentation or workshop.

2021-2022 Parent Academy Flyer


Grade 2 After School Clubs with Sign Up Links

Is your child interested in joining the second grade chorus at Bloomingdale Avenue School? If so, click HERE to register your child by Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Pets on School Property

Please refrain from bringing your dog right up to the pick up and drop off locations.

We have a number of students that are allergic to dogs and/or that are uncomfortable around animals and want to make sure that everyone is comfortable as they enter and exit the building.

Please be mindful of cleaning up after your dog on school grounds as well. We are enjoying all of the school grounds for snack, lunch, and recess.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Lunchroom Assistants for 2021-2022

The District is actively seeking lunchroom assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. Please use this link to apply for lunchroom assistant positions throughout the district.


Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Teachers will share information in the coming weeks.


BAS PTA Welcome Back Letter. Please join the PTA today!

BAS PTA Welcome Back Letter/Membership

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

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

Registration is now open at

Important Dates

October 6, 2021: Walk/Bike to School Day

October 11, 2021: Single Session Day (AM KINDERGARTEN ONLY)

October 13, 2021: PTA Meeting at 7:00 PM (Virtual)


Free or Reduced Lunch Application

Please see the linked letter and application form below should your family be in need of meal assistance for your child. This application only needs to be completed if you are interested in being considered for the Free or Reduced Lunch program. There is also an opportunity for your child to sign up for medical coverage provided by Medicaid or NJ FamilyCare. Please see the attachment for instructions on completing and submitting the form.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application 2021-2022

Mask Mandate

Please remember that there is an indoor mask mandate in all of our schools. (Executive Order No. 251) Masks must be worn by students, staff, and visitors while in the school building. Please make sure that masks are on prior to entering the school building. There are a few exceptions that will make masks optional. These exceptions can be found HERE. It is important that you speak to your child about what you want them to do when it is a mask optional situation. The teacher is not able to record and monitor each parent/guardian request regarding mask optional moments.


Food Distribution Event- September 25, 2021

Please see the information below for a food distribution event on September 25, 2021.


Click on this flyer for information about the Family Boutique for Hurrican IDA and Covid Relief.