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Martha B. Day Weekly Update 5/7/2021

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade BRING IN CHROMEBOOKS May 17th through May 28th

Please place your child's FULLY CHARGED Chromebook in the protective sleeve and in their bookbag for the FULL weeks of May 17th and May 24th. We will be utilizing them inside the classroom for IReady end of the year benchmarking.

Information about Phase 3

Phase 3 Day in the Life of Bloomingdale Learner

Kindergarten Registration - SPREAD THE WORD

If you have or know of a child who will be 5 on or before October 1, 2021 please register them for the fall now.



Click the link below for the online registration information

CLICK HERE

Opt out of Daily School Lunches

If you would like your child to opt out of our daily free school lunch, please click on the link below and complete the form. Send the form back into school with your child or email it to their teacher.

The Upcoming Buzz

May 7: School as normal


Week of May 10: English as a Second Language (ESL) ACCESS 1st Grade Assessment


Week of May 17: English as a Second Language (ESL) ACCESS Kindergarten Assessment


Week of May 17: Kindergarten and 1st BRING CHROMEBOOKS TO SCHOOL


Week of May 24: Kindergarten and 1st BRING CHROMEBOOKS TO SCHOOL


May 31: SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day

"Bee" Mindful in Hybrid Learning with Ms. Faliveno



Springtime Fun in NJ Farms, Parks, and Outdoor Spaces

1. See baby animals, visit the Easter Bunny, and try the scavenger hunt at Alstede Farm's Easter and Springtime Family Festival from Saturday, March 27-Sunday, April 11.

2. If your kids love construction vehicles, check out Diggerland, which opens for the season Saturday, March 13. Drive, ride and operate heavy machinery at this construction-themed adventure park.

3. Hop aboard the train in Flemington or Phillipsburg to ride the rails with the Easter Bunny.

4. Frolic outdoors at some of our favorite parks and playgrounds.

5. Visit lambs, chicks, calves, and other baby animals and barnyard residents at one of NJ's family-friendly farms.

6. Strawberry season starts at the end of May, so grab a basket and pick your own berries—and more—at a host of local farms.

7. Spy oversized eggs in the walking paths, try the HOPstacle Course Follow, and participate in the Easter Scavenger Hunt during the 10-day Easter EGGstravaganzoo at the Cape May Zoo from Friday, April 2-Sunday, April 11.

8. Check out the beautiful cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park. The festival is online this year, but the flowers are very much visible IRL.

9. Explore the great outdoors at the Turtle Back Zoo in a new way with the Family Nature Club on Sunday, March 28, and go on a springtime nature scavenger hunt.

10. Break out the bicycles and take the family for a scenic ride through the gorgeous grounds of Duke Farms. Note that this private park limits weekend visitors, so guests must sign up for a parking pass in advance online.

11. Hit the pavement and enjoy this year's entertainment at the Stirling Street Fair on Sunday, May 30.

12. Find the best places to go stargazing in NJ to celebrate National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 15.

13. Experience the splendor of spring at Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 18.

14. Visit one of NJ's awesome nature centers to learn about local flora and fauna and head outside to look for signs of spring.

15. Head to Cape May for the family-friendly Spring Festival, from Friday, May 14-Sunday, May 16. This event is hybrid in 2021, so you can enjoy several presentations from the comfort of your home.

16. The whole family can head outdoors and stretch their legs as the Monmouth County Park System celebrates Earth Day with a variety of events in its parks Saturday, April 24.

17. Be a tourist in our own state with a day trip to one of NJ's charming towns, including Montclair and Princeton.

18. Travel back in time at the Smithville Renaissance Faire on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. The historic village is transformed into an English Renaissance town, complete with dukes and duchesses, sword fights, and knights. Or, get tickets to the NJ Renaissance Faire, which runs from Saturday, May 22-Sunday, June 6.

19. Take your little prince or princess on a real-life adventure to Kip's Castle Park in Verona. Built in 1905, the replica of a medieval castle is a whopping 9,000-square-feet and has amazing views of the NYC skyline. While the interior of the castle is closed indefinitely due to COVID, the grounds are open.

20. Walk the Watchung Reservation Sensory Trail, the first of its kind in Union County, and according to park officials, the most extensive sensory trail in the U.S.

21. Ring in the season by signing up for an educational program at the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum.

22. Learn about all the inhabitants of Jakes Branch County Park Nature Center in a 20-minute live animal talk every Sunday.

23. Visit Jenkinson's Boardwalk before the summer crowds arrive. The rides and most amusements open on Saturday, March 27.

24. Dance it out at the Grayrock N Roll Spring Festival, where kids can meet farm animals and visit a fire truck.

25. Experience the Sheep Shearing event at the Historic Longstreet Farm on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25.

26. See kites of all shapes and sizes soaring over the beach in Long Branch on Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18.

27. Take a lovely stroll during a Cattus Island nature walk.

28. Cool down at one of NJ's best water parks. If you're looking for something more low-key, check out our favorite water playgrounds or splash pads.

29. See even more of what the Jersey Shore offers during Ocean Fun Days on Saturday, May 22 at Island Beach State Park or on Sunday, May 23 at Sandy Hook.

30. Plan a beach getaway to visit one of many family-friendly shores right here in NJ, from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

31. Get your springtime thrills at Storybook Land or Six Flags Great Adventure when the new season kicks off on Saturday, April 6.

32. Head to South Mountain Reservation for a full day of family fun, including a fairy trail, paddle boats, mini-golf, the Turtle Back Zoo, and the popular pirate playground.

33. See giant, animatronic dinosaurs come to life when Field Station: Dinosaurs reopens Saturday, May 29, to kick off Memorial Day weekend. See the newest live musical—The Great Dinosaur Whodunit—and visit the Field Station's museum exhibit: Movie Dinosaurs: From Gertie to Indominus Rex.

34. Also opening on Saturday, May 29, right in time for the unofficial start of summer: The Land of Make Believe!

35. If you visit soon, you can step into the world of Daniel Tiger in an interactive exhibit at the Liberty Science Center. Based on the popular PBS TV show, it closes on Sunday, May 9.

36. Circle Tuesday, May 4 on the calendar. That's when the new Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center open at American Dream.

37. Bake a pie with the kids and stream NYC's MoMath virtual program on Pi Day, Sunday, March 14.

38. Grab a sweet treat at your favorite local ice cream joint.

39. Explore New Jersey’s great state university at the annual Rutgers Day extravaganza on Saturday, April 24. Because of COVID restrictions, this year's event will be virtual, but that doesn't diminish the cool science experiments, demonstrations, readings, contests, and more for the whole family.

40. Kids Bowl Free starting Sunday, April 18, at Oakwood Lanes, one of NJ's most family-friendly bowling alleys.

The Hive's Health Hints

Hello families! A friendly reminder to send your child in with a single serving of a healthy snack for snack time. One serving of a snack is sufficient as this is just something to hold them over from breakfast to lunch. A piece of fruit, or some cut-up fruit, cheese, and crackers, a bag of chips, or a small snack bag of goldfish or cookies will do. We want the kids to have a little something in their bellies and then get to have some free time outside when the weather permits.


Thank you for your cooperation,

Mrs. Barile



You MUST complete the Daily Health Questionnaire each day your child is IN-PERSON FOR SCHOOL.



To report an absence please call (973) 838-1311 press 1

or email kbarile@bloomingdaleschools.org

Please make sure your child's mask is the correct size

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