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Bloomfield School News

A school-by-school overview of district happenings.

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The Bloomfield School district has been very busy this month with spring events, school sports, student achievement awards and of course the recent BOE election. 

During this very eventful month, Patch covered many education news stories.  If you missed any, click below to read our coverage of , , the and the

Patch is always on the lookout for more school news, so please feel free to send in any education-related news, photos and information.  You can even send short video clips (no more than a minute or so in length, please).  It's a perfect way to show the town what's going on at your school, whether it's an exciting moment on the sports field or a highlight from your school's spring concert!  Email the editor: Linda@Patch.com.

 

In the Bloomfield school district this month:

Friday, April 27: SEPAC presentation.

A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN. Through his life story, Mr. Ne'eman will divulge the 'nuts and bolts' of including students with autism in the general education classroom and the community at-large. BHS auditorium. The first session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

 

Bloomfield High School

BHS BIOLOGY -- End of Course Testing [05/15/12 - 05/16/12] for all students enrolled in biology.  All biology students must report to school at 7:45 am.

All students taking AP exam on these dates must report to school at 7:45 am.

Delayed opening for non-biology students. All students not enrolled in Biology should report at 10:30

Students who take a school bus will have transportation available at both times.


The VEST program hosted a presentation by Kathy Murarik of the New Jersey Sled Dog Club at the end of March.  She spoke about the particulars of dog sledding as well as her first hand experiences with the annual Iditarod.  Concluding her program and slide show, she was presented with home-made dog biscuits from the VEST students.

Volunteers needed at the Bloomfield Public Library.  Grades 7-12. Stop by the Children’s Library and talk to children’s librarians Emily and Patti, or call 973-566-6200 ext. 507

 

Bloomfield Middle School

Daughters of the American Revolution 2011/12 Essay Contest announced two winners from their Bloomfield Chapter: First Place 7th Grade: Grace-Anna Douglas; First Place 8th Grade: Sara Stambolian.  Douglas also received an Honorable Mention at the State level.

On March 18, eleven BMS Choir students performed with the North Jersey Junior Region Choir at Parsippany Hills High School. The North Jersey Junior Region Choir is a group of 200 auditioned 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students selected throughout Northern New Jersey.    BMS student Emma Schieli was one of the featured soloists at the concert.  Student Joseph Parrish, who ranked number one tenor in the region, received the highest audition score overall.  Mr. John Schmidt is choir director for Bloomfield Middle School.

On March 20 and 21, BMS raised $3119 for the American Heart Association through its Hoops for Heart fundraiser, organized by Dana Salonia from BMS and Marci Robinson from AHA.   The  top 3 fundraisers were Zachary Kubisky -$265, Seleste Prude-$140 and Samantha Corio-$100.   Every student that participated in this event received 3 Friendly's coupons for a free ice cream Sunday from the American Heart Association.

On March 28th, BMS welcomed Kellum Smith along with his mother, Ms. Elysse Smith, who delivered a powerful message against school violence.   Kellum was a victim of a vicious attack that left him in a wheel chair’ he shared his inspiring story of courage and his message against violence and bullying.

April 23-26 – NJ ASK testing, grades 7 and 8

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

 

Berkeley Elementary School

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 29 - The Berkeley 5K Fitness Run.

April 30- May 3- NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 5 – Kids’ townwide Chess Competiton, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m., grades 4-6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

Brookdale Elementary School

April 24 - Spring Concert, 1:00 pm

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30- May 3- NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

Carteret School

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30- May 3 - NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (Grade 4 also 5/11)

May 16 – Kindergarten Orientation – 1 pm

 

Demarest School

 

During the month of March, students ran a book drive on behalf of the Bloomfield public library. Library Director Catherine Wolverton visited the school and accepted the donation of about 12 boxes of books.

On March 27, author Maryrose Wood visited to read from her book series, The Incorrigible Children of Aston Place.  There was a book signing and Watchung Booksellers donated three copies to the school library.

April 24 – Unsinkable Woman Program – grades 3-6

April 25, 7:00 pm - Home and School Association inaugural meeting in the ultilty room

April 27 - HSA nominations due

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

April 30 - May 3 - NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

Fairview School

On March 22, Mary Campos-Pereira, 5th grader, finished fourth in the Scripps North Jersey Spelling Bee Competition.

April 23-27 - Scholastic Book Fair

 April 24 – Family Night, 6-7 pm

                 Home and School Meeting, 7 pm

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 28 - 6th grade car wash

April 30- May 3  - NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 4 - Mother's Day Plant Sale, during school hours

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

Franklin School

April 26 – Jump-a-thon – 3-6 grade

April 27 – Tricky Tray, 6 pm

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30- May 3 - NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

April 30 - May 6 - "Turn Off TV and Read": A celebration of children, families and reading

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

Oakview School

April 25 – Spring pictures

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30- May 3 -  NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

April 30 - May 4 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - 1:30 pm - Kindergarten orientation

 

Watsessing School

April 27:  SEPAC special education presentation: "A DAY WITH ARI NE'EMAN" for families and children in all grades, regarding students with autism BHS auditorium. First session, 2:45 pm; second session 7 pm.

April 30- May 3 -  NJ ASK testing, grades 5 and 6

May 7-10 – NJ ASK testing, grades 3 and 4 (5/11, grade 4)

 

For more information on School News and Events go to: http://www.bloomfield.k12.nj.us

Do you know of more school news that's not listed here?  Tell us in the comments!  Or email the Editor at Linda@Patch.com.

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