Bloomfield Middle School Newsletter
April 13, 2017
Enjoy the spring break
There is no late bus today, no school tomorrow or next week. Classes resume on Monday, April 24th.
Middle School Events
Next middle school dance is Friday, April 28th from 7:00- 9:00 pm. Chaperones and food/drink donations would be greatly appreciated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
BLOOMFIELD’S GOT TALENT SHOW – the show will be Friday, May 5th, 7-10pm.
Sign up in the Middle, High School offices or the Library by April 21st!
Middle School Awards Assembly - Save the date for Tuesday, May 16th at 8:00 am in the PAC. Parents will be notified in advance if their student is being recognized at the assembly.
News from the classroom
Mrs. Tusch's 7th and 8th grade Spanish classes are finishing units this week. When the 7th graders return from break they will begin a new unit focusing on community.
When the 8th grade students come back from their break we will begin review for the oral exam portion of the Proficiency. Vocabulary is key to success on this test, and while we will be reviewing in class, periodic review at home is helpful as well. The dates and times of each student's test will be announced after break.
Sci 7 - We will start the "Light Energy" unit when we return from break.
Congratulations to the instrumental solo festival participants over the weekend...Brianna Westlake, Samantha Church, Kiernan Bolan, Keaton Brown, Zach Barker, Addie Kirk, Ryan Wollschleger, and Lauren Bell. All students did a wonderful job! Special recognition goes to Brianna Westlake on receiving a perfect score!
6th and 7th grade trip to Seabreeze!
Benefits of Mindfulness
Solid scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness interventions improve attention, self-control, emotional resilience, memory and immune response. Here’s a summary of benefits particularly relevant to the school setting:
Strengthens our "mental muscle" for bringing focus back where we want it, when we want it.
Observing our emotions helps us recognize when they occur, to see their transient nature, and to change how we respond to them.
Becoming aware of our patterns enables us to gradually change habitual behaviors wisely.
Awareness of our own thoughts, emotions, and senses grows our understanding of what other people are experiencing.
Breathing and other mindfulness practices relax the body and mind, giving access to peace independent of external circumstances.
Seeing things objectively reduces the amount of narrative we add to the world's natural ups and downs, giving us greater balance.