Deena Bellavance



 Room 31

October 2019

Welcome new kindergarten families to the 2019-2020 school year.  I strongly believe that regular parent-teacher communication is an essential part of helping your child to have a successful year in kindergarten.  I hope you do too. This year, I will be using a free mobile app/website called Bloomz as our main means of regular contact, both 2-way and whole class.  I am so excited about the possibilities this application offers our classroom.  If your child will be in my class this year, please follow these steps...

1.  Send me an e-mail at [email protected] (Before the first day of school if possible.) Include your child's full name and the e-mail address or addresses you would like me to use to send out your invitation(s) to join our bloomz community.
2. Download the free app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store to your mobile device as soon as possible,so that you can get information about what is happening in our classroom.  
3.  Check your e-mail for your invitation to join and your exclusive activation code.
4.  Set up your account on bloomz using the link in the e-mail and the activation code.

This amazing app will allow us to communicate on a personal level through both text messaging and email.  It is secure and private, available only to parents of Room 31 during the current school year.  I will be using the bloomz site to post weekly updates, a classroom event calendar and classroom photos (If you do not want your child included in photos on bloomz this year, please let me know by the first day of kindergarten.  Remember the site can only be viewed by Room 31 families.). There are also features that will allow you, your child, and me to keep track of individual classroom behavior in order to help your kindergartener stay on track to make the most of our learning time together. In addition, you will be able to view work samples your child made from time to time. I am thrilled to be working with your children this year and am looking forward to meeting you all soon.