MARCH 2020


Dear Bloomingdale Families,

Well, the year continues to move right along as we are finishing up with another busy month here at Bloomingdale Elementary School. I want to begin by thanking all the students, staff, and family members who joined us in the Winter Carnival Parade. Bloomingdale took 1st place this year in the “School Marching Group” division. Congratulations! Congratulations are also in order for all of the 4th and 5th grade students that took part in this year’s Spelling Bee. It takes a lot of courage to get up on stage in front of an audience and do anything, and all of the students showed remarkable poise. A special shout out goes to our very own Cadence Kennedy, who was a runner-up in this year’s competition! We are extremely proud of all of you!

Rounding out the highlights for this month- The 4th grade class traveled to the Adirondack Mountain Club for their annual Snowshoe excursion, The 4th grade hosted our monthly PBIS assembly where our new mascot “Dacks” the bear was formally introduced, and the school celebrated 100 days of school by dressing up and donating to the penny pot.

March promises to be another busy month with plenty of activities planned for March Madness,and a possible visit from Olympic Luge Silver Medalist Chris Mazdzer. Please refer to the important dates section in this newsletter for further details.

*Reminder to everyone that State Exams begin on Wednesday, March 25th for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students.

Looking forward to Spring!

Bruce VanWeelden


Bloomingdale Elementary School


Here's to hoping that Spring is just around the corner! Now, however, in the reality of Winter. we are facing the heart of cough/cold and flu season. Please be sure to help protect your child from illness by ensuring they are practicing good hand washing, getting plenty of rest and eating well. Also, as a reminder, any child with a fever should stay home from school and they must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning.

As I will be going out on leave sometime this month, I wanted to take this chance to wish all of you a wonderful rest of the school year and a safe, happy, and healthy Summer!

Nurse Meghan

1ST GRADE visits the Dentist!

1st Grade visited Family Smiles Dental Office with Dr. Murray on 2/20 with Mrs. Snizek
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PBIS presented by 4th Grade, 2/27

Bear Paw count for the month of February: 894 Total for the Year: 5070

1st Place: Miss Schmidt 1st Grade

2nd Place: Mrs. Lawless 3rd Grade

Citizens of the Month:

K...Heath Moody is trying his best in Kindergarten all the time. He is helpful to me and his friends. Heath is also becoming an amazing writer. He is using all of his sounds to write complete sentences on his papers. I am very proud of all that he is learning. Let's give it up for Heath!

1st...Raegan Darrah is an awesome student in our first grade classroom. She is always there to help her friends or me when we need it. Her smile lights up our room, even with all of her missing teeth! Raegan is a very bright young lady who helps us laugh and smile when we need it the most.

2nd...Aine Kline is an awesome student who strives to do her best every day. Her assignments are completed neatly and with much thought. She is also a good friend to others. She is a pleasure to have in class! Keep up the good work!

3rd...Lila Hamelin is a kind, polite and respectful student. She always gives 100% effort on all of her school work and is always enthusiastic and helpful in the classroom. It is a pleasure to have Lila in my class.

4th...Nicholas Besio is kind and a great partner to have to get the job done. Nick has been working hard this year at being a team player and his progress definitely shows exactly that. Nick is someone you want in your group project or for a partner because with him you know the job will get done! Thanks for being such a great partner, Nick, our class wouldn't be the same without you!

5th...Jack Morgan is an all around good kid. He is polite, responsible, respectful, safe, kind and a good friend. He is helpful and agreeable. If you ask him to do something, he is on it! If you need help or a friend, he is there. We appreciate your smile, ideas, and friendship, Jack Morgan!

Lunchroom...Illiana Bruno is always a big help in the lunch room

Upstander...Brook Burke is a great leader in Student Council

Sportsmanship...Orion Amell is always a great friend in PE class. He is willing to be anyone's partner, he shows care and concern when appropriate and he is willing to share without being asked. Orion demonstrates awesome citizenship in PE...your friends are lucky they have you!

Citizen of the Month...Brook Burke

4th Grade

4th grade spent some time in their STEAM class learning about natural disasters. Students got into 4 teams to become Doomsday Preppers for a specific natural disaster that they created a group presentation for, designed a blueprint for their survival bunker, and then worked with Mr Merrihew to use the robots to create their disaster zone and code their way to safety. 3 out of our 4 groups survived!


3/4....2nd & 3rd Grade to LPCA

3/5 & 3/6...Early Release 11:30, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Kids Night Out @NCCC

3/10, 3/11, 3/12...Kindergarten & PK Registration - call for an appointment 897-1752

3/13...Family Swim, Parent Lunch, Crazy Hair/Hat Day


3/17...St. Patrick's Day

3/18...Academic Awards Breakfast

3/19...Early Release 12:30, Mis-Match Day

3/20...NO SCHOOL, Superintendent's Conference Day

3/24...PBIS - 1st Grade

3/25, 3/26, 3/27...3rd - 8th Grade ELA Assessments

3/27...Dress Your Best Day


4/3...Parent Lunch, Bon Voyage Day!


4/25...UPK - 1st Grade - STEAM Activity Day, 9-11:00. (More info to follow)

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