"Bee" in the Know

Martha B. Day Weekly Update 3/28/21

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



Cohort A and Cohort B will both return to MBD on April 26.

  • School day remains 7:50-11:50
  • Lunches will be sent home with each student daily
  • Small-Group instruction and Specials will happen in the afternoons 1:15 - 2:25


The MBD staff is so lucky to work in Bloomingdale!

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MBD Spring School Pictures UPDATED

MBD Spring Pictures will take place in April.

April 28th for ALL students.

Remote Students can attend 12:15 - 1:45

More information to come......


Due to the inclement weather for most of February, the cohort in-person days are now unbalanced. Cohort A was in school for 4 days and Cohort B was in school for 9 days during February. In order to rectify this Cohort A will start after Spring Break to make up in-person days missed in February. Please note Spring Break is April 2nd through April 9th.

See the Calendar below for a week by week outline

The Upcoming Buzz

March 29: Cohort A attends school for the week

Friday, April 2: SCHOOL IS CLOSED (Start of Spring Break)

April 2 - April 9: SPRING BREAK -no school

April 12: Cohort A attends school for the week

April 19: Cohort B attends school for the week


"Bee" Mindful in Remote Learning with Ms. Faliveno

By Amy Joyce
Washington Post

Like a lot of families, we've been doing this remote learning thing for a year now. I wasn't trained to be a teacher, and it shows. So when our fifth grader finally got the chance to get back inside school on a hybrid model a few weeks ago, we were thrilled. We also were wary because as much as we wanted him to slip right back in and feel confident, happy and excited to learn, of course there would be a few bumps along the way. Our brave little souls are marching into a completely changed system: socially distant, smaller classes, teachers who may be in person or may be on Zoom, masks, lunch at their desks, and the very confusing no-touch-recess. ("How are we supposed to play flag football without touching anyone?!")

So as happens when things like this pop up in my own home, I realized others are feeling it, too, and went to experts to ask for some guidance. I hope this piece is helpful to you. Now for me to put some of these ideas into practice.

Parenting in a Pandemic

These are challenging times for any parent to navigate. Let On Parenting help. Below you’ll find a selection of expert advice and personal stories for all types of parents. To keep up with The Post’s best advice for living through a lockdown, including recipes to make, shows to watch, the best socializing apps, resources for parents, guidance for managing anxiety and tips for canceled trips, bookmark Your Life at Home. And the latest on school reopenings can be found on The Post's Education page.

For parents dealing with virtual school | Strategies to improve distance learning | Tips for creating a good learning environment at home | How parents can avoid anxiety around distance learning

For parents dealing with in-person school | How to help children adjust to masks, according to experts and parents | As kids move from quarantine to school, separation anxiety may follow. Here’s how to help.

To make the most of quarantine | Stuck at home? Now’s the time to have these important talks with your kids. | How to keep kids active in a pandemic winter | 5 creative ways to help kids socialize in a pandemic

For parents struggling to explain the pandemic | These new books are here to teach your kids about social distancing, masks and covid-19

For parents working from home | 6 strategies for parents struggling with work-from-home interruptions

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Parental Information on Learning Options, Child Care, and Food Services

The Hive's Health Hints

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

Martha B. Day Elementary School

Martha B. Day Elementary School is a school that embraces excellence for all its students. This 130+ student school houses grades Pre-K to grade one. Everyone in our school is a part of this community of learners. We recognize and honor our students' cultural diversity as well as their individual talents and abilities.