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 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 vocal solo festival middle schoolers Helena Williams, Garrett Surgoine, Becca Ayers, Emma Daley, Katherine Fischer, and Charlotte Beerens for a great job at Canandaigua over the weekend. All students received scores of excellent and above. Way to go!

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!

Mark your calendars! The annual Seabreeze trip is June 19th. More information as the date gets closer.

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.

Emotional Regulation

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.

(Excerpt from

Mindfulness Meditations are now online!

Please see the link below to access 5 meditations that were created by Bani Aello and used to some extent with both our student and teacher sessions. These can be used by students and adults alike. If you have a child who is stressed, struggles with self esteem issues, is anxious or has issues with concentration and focus, give these a try. This is a lifelong tool that can be used to cope with any difficult situation.

Another interesting article on middle schoolers use of Social Media

Summer Sports camps!