JUNE 2019


Greetings Bloomingdale Families,

It is hard to believe that June is here already. It seems like yesterday that school was just beginning and I was learning so many new names and faces. The time has gone by so quickly, and soon we will be dismissing students for summer break. Please note that the Last day of school is on WEDNESDAY, June 26th this year. Students will be dismissed according to the following schedule:

Monday, 6/24 - 11:30

Tuesday, 6/25 - 11:30

Wednesday, 6/26 - 10:30

As a reminder, please refer to the online calendar posted on the District Homepage for year-end events that are taking place. The Bloomingdale Family Night will be taking place in conjunction with the District’s Family Reading Fun Night on June 6th from 5:00 to 6:30. A barbeque dinner will be served on this evening free of charge. We have many activities planned including the book fair, a book giveaway, and outdoor bouncy houses (weather permitting). There will be artwork, classroom displays, and family photos as well. There are many other activities that evening, but too many to include in this letter, so please make sure to join us on the 6th.

The next 3 weeks are filled with various events here at Bloomingdale and I know the time will go by much too fast. I want to wish everyone a wonderful and safe summer and I want to thank you for an incredible school year. I will miss seeing the smiling faces in the halls every day and I already look forward to next year in great anticipation. Have a fantastic end to the school year everyone!

Bruce VanWeelden


Bloomingdale Elementary School


Mrs. Schmidt's First Grade class published their own books and had an "Author's Tea" with parents!
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The JCEO is sponsoring summer camp scholarships to the camp of your choice. Call 518-483-7022 for more information. (Must be income eligible to qualify)


As we approach the end of the school year, here are a few tips to help keep your summer safe and fun!

- Be safe in the sun: cover up as much as you can; wear your hat and sunglasses and apply broad spectrum sun-screen that is at least SPF 15 to exposed areas. Apply 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating! Remember the sun is at its strongest between 10 am and 4 pm and even on cloudy days sun protection is needed.

- Be safe in the water: always always always have a responsible adult present when children are

swimming or around water! When boating, everyone should always wear a life jacket that fits


To parents of students with medications here at school:

Please note that parents need to arrange to pick up these medications from school by the end of the last day of school (June 26th). Medication cannot be transported by a student and any medications left here need to be discarded. Thank you!

Enjoy your summer!

Nurse Meghan


5th Graders compete in a relay


Don't forget... SLCS Family Fun Night at Bloomingdale School, June 6, 5:00! Look for the flyer in your child's backpack! Scholastic Book Fair, bounce house, hot dogs, "make a bookmark" and more. Contact Erika Bezio with questions: 518-897-1467 or


The Dino-mite Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Bloomingdale School.

This fair is a BOGO FREE event. For each item you purchase you will get one of equal or lesser value for FREE! This will be a great time to stock up for summer reading! Books may be purchased with cash or credit card. This year we are also using Scholastic’s eWallet, where you can use funds electronically, it allows you to set a limit for your student to use at the fair. Check out this site for more details on that :

Visit where you can see some of the books come to life!


Monday June 3rd 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Tuesday June 4th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Wednesday June 5th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Thursday June 6th 9:00 am – 11:00 pm (closes early for Family Night prep)

*Districtwide Event at B’dale 5:00 -7:00 p.m.* FREE Books

Friday June 7th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Monday June 10th 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday June 11th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm EVENING EVENT at Petrova TONIGHT! 5:30 - 7:30

Wednesday June 12th 9:00am – 2:30 pm

Brought you by Lauri Salamy and Cathy Fountain

While you are browsing the books please consider a donation! All for Books is a program sponsored by Scholastic. Each year, Scholastic matches the monetary donations schools generate, with a donation of up to one million books to: Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc., and the Kids In Need Foundation.

By working together, we can help connect kids with more books than ever before. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the book fair.

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May PBIS Assembly

The following students were awarded Citizenship "Bear Paw" Awards:

K: Raegan Darrah truly has an "Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence". Raegan does the most beautiful art work; she tries her best with her school work and is always creating things for her family and friends.

1st: Orion Amell shows "Leadership" in multiple ways throughout the school day. He is a true leader in both his actions and his words. Orion is kind to others and is always willing to help both his friends and myself. Mrs. Schmidt is proud to say that Orion has grown so much this year!

2nd: Josie Martin "Leadership" - Josie is a kind, hard-working student who strives to be her best self. She is a wonderful role model who leads by example. Mrs. Cluckey can always count on her to make the right choices. It is a pleasure to have her in class.

3rd: Hunter Cook "Leadership" - Hunter is a great student who always makes good choices. Hunter is a positive example for the rest of the class and other students look up to him as a role model. He is always helpful and a joy to have in class.

4th: Jaylee Niederbuhl "Leadership" - Jaylee is a quiet leader who leads by example. She consistently hands in assignments on time. She never has to be reminded of the school rules and follows them without question. She is a valuable member of our classroom and is a pleasure to work with every day.

5th (Ms. Grandjean): Carson Hathaway - "Leadership" - Carson has been working very hard this year to make good behavior choices.This is a huge challenge for him each and every day. The story could end there, but it doesn't. This year, Carson has been learning how to take it to the next level by trying to lead others in the right direction when he can. He has become aware of his power to lead and is working to develop his skills for the good of the whole. For that, Ms. Grandjean is extremely proud to give Carson this award.

5th (Mr. Gray): Sara Blanchard - "Appreciation of Beauty" - Sara always has a neat work space and cares about being well organized and getting her work done in a timely manner. Her cubby and folders are always cleaned out. Good job Sara!

Lunchroom Award: Melody Martin is a kind, positive student who follows lunchroom rules and helps to make lunch time a pleasure...thank you Melody!

Upstander Award: Emily Bartiss - Emily always has a smile on her face and is willing to include all. She operates from love and knows her authentic self. She helps others to follow the rules as well...she is a real leader.

Sportsmanship Award: Annabelle Snyder - Annabelle always works hard in class, is a safe mover, follows directions, helps her peers and follows the Four Agreements. She is a perfect role model for her peers, showing great sportsmanship in every way. Great job Annabelle! Keep shining your light!

Prize winner: Raegan Darrah


6/3..............3rd Grade Field Day (rain date 6/4), 4th Grade State Science Test

6/3 - 6/12...Book Fair

6/4..............4th Grade to Adk. Loj

6/5..............2nd Grade Field Day(rain date 6/6) @ Petrova Field, 5th Gr. Orientation 9:30 - 1:30

6/6..............District Wide Family Night, games, BBQ

6/7..............1st Grade Field Day(rain date 6/8)@Petrova Field, Parent Luncheon, "Senior Walk"

6/11............K Field Day (rain date 6/12) @ Petrova Field

6/12............Book Fair ends 2:30

6/13............Dare Graduation, 1:30

6/14............3rd/4th Grade play, 10:30 & 1:30

6/17............School Picnic

6/18............3rd Grade Canoe Trip, 12:00-2:00, BDale School Picture Day (Wear T-shirts)

6/19............K Graduation, 1:30

6/21............5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony, 1:30

6/24............11:30 Dismissal, Fun Day

6/25............11:30 Dismissal

6/26............10:30 Dismissal, Slide Show