BAS Weekly Update

January 21, 2023

100th Day of School Celebration!

We are in need of approximately twenty four volunteers in the AM and twenty four volunteers in the PM to assist with our 100th Day of School Celebration. Pending any weather events, the 100th Day of School will take place on Monday, February 13, 2023.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form by January 30, 2023. If we receive more volunteers than needed, volunteers will be chosen by raffle. All volunteers will be contacted on or about February 1, 2023 to confirm they were selected.

K-5 Parent/Guardian Homework Survey

Below is a link to the K-5 Parent Homework survey created by the District Assessment, Homework and Grading Committee.

Please take the time to complete the survey - CLICK HERE

The survey will remain open until January 20, 2023.

Lunch Information

Please be advised that orders for school lunches from Pomptonian Food Service, must be placed before 11:59 PM in order to receive lunch the following day.
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Nurse's Corner

Cranford Public Schools works hard to keep our students and staff healthy. Thank you to all parents / guardians for joining us in that effort. CDC and New Jersey State COVID-19 guidelines have changed for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please review the items below for Cranford School Districts practices:

*Flu Season has begun. Flu activity usually begins in October, peaks between December and February and can last as late as May. Since the start of the COVID pandemic, the timing and duration of flu activity has been less predictable. As we prepare to reduce flu cases as much as possible, Cranford School District asks for the community’s help. Recognizing symptoms and staying home is the most effective way to avoid the spread of any illness. Please click this link to review important information regarding the flu.


* Continue to report positive COVID-19 cases on the district reporting form and you will receive an informational email from the nurses. Use the link below for reporting: COVID -19 Reporting Form

* Please remind children to wash their hands frequently and cover coughs and sneezes with their elbows

Thank you for your continued support in keeping all students and staff healthy and safe.

Important Dates


  • Single Session - Monday, February 6, 2023 (AM Kdg ONLY)

  • 100th Day of School - Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Winter Wonderland After-School Social - Wednesday, February 15, 2023

  • President's Day - No School - Monday, February 20, 2023


  • Book Fair - Thursday, March 2, 2023/Friday, March 3, 2023
  • General PTA meeting 7pm - Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Single Session - Monday, March 13, 2023 (PM Kdg ONLY)
  • Spirit Day/Pretzel Sale - Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Variety Show - Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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Bloomingdale Avenue School Presents our First Annual Winter Wonderland Social!!

BAS students are invited to join their friends and classmates right after school on Friday,

February 15*, 2:40-4pm- behind the playground- for a playdate celebrating all things Winter!

Come for the Hot Cocoa, Stay to Play!

The event will feature hot cocoa stations, games, crafts, + music, and a BAS Snow Hat Fundraiser. Click here for more information and to order snow hats.

Volunteers and donations are needed to help make this event a success. Please see the SignUp Genius shared by the PTA to sign up!

*Inclement weather date: February 16

BAS is on Amazon Smile - Support our PTA While Shopping!

BAS is now officially an Amazon Smile organization! BAS families are invited to support all of our amazing PTA programs throughout the year by connecting your Amazon account to:

146714 Bloomingdale Avenue Sch PTA

or through the following link:

We hope you will consider shopping through Amazon Smile to support the BAS PTA!

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Registration Is Now Open for the 2023-2024 School Year

CLICK HERE for information to register students NEW to Cranford for the 2023-2024 School Year. If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please reach out to the registration department at

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Jan. 25, 2023 Cranford Public Schools will present Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company for a pre show workshop and an interactive performance in celebration of the Chinese New Year!

The workshop will begin at 6:00pm and the performance at 7:00pm. This will be held in the CHS Auditorium. The event is open to all district families and community members.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company- Red Firecracker

Red Firecracker is a dance production that tells the Story of Nian and The Origin Chinese Lunar New Year Customs

It is a spectacular production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, fantastic acrobatics and lively dance by top notch performers telling the story of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

In this legend, a group of villagers, working, dancing and praying together, defeated a terrifying monster of the ages. A heartwarming story highlights the intrinsic value of coming together, courage, hard-work and ingenuity. It also explains some of the origin of the tradition of the Chinese Lunar New Year when everyone is wearing red, giving red envelopes to children, putting up red decorations, and lighting up all the dark corners with the red firecracker to make loud noises.

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Go Green Folder

Please visit the district Go Green Folder for information and updates on district and community events.

COVID-19 Reporting & Dashboard

2022-23 Covid-19 Reporting Form

The District's COVID-19 Dashboard with the most updated information on the number of cases can be accessed by clicking on this link Cranford School District Covid 19 Dashboard.

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Mock Caldecott Reading Challenge

The Cranford Public Library is running a Mock Caldecott reading challenge from now through February 4th. Families are invited to read picture book published in 2022 and select the books that contains their favorite art. Interested participants can register online: There are no set reading requirements, families can read as many books as they'd like. Everyone is invited to a Caldecott Storytime on February 6th at 6:00 PM, where the community winner will be unveiled. Feel free to click on this link (Cranford Library Reading Challenge Flyer) for more details.