Guest Post · Tips & Tricks

Welcome New Parents!

Welcome to Bloomz! Bloomz is a web based, IOS, and Android app for teachers and parents. Bloomz has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.  Teacher mentors/ambassadors are there to help new users. Check out the Bloomz Teacher Facebook group for support and community. If you are a new parent user here are some pro-tips to help you stay informed about what is happening in your child’s classroom.

Posting Updates and Messaging on Bloomz

Keep in touch with messaging! Bloomz has unlimited message lengths so users can communicate fully to groups, between teachers/parents, or just between parents! If you’d like to share an update or share photos with your class utilize the post feature. The photos shared through posts will be automatically saved in the group album.

More information on posts and messages:
Private Reply to Teacher
Like a Post
Comment on a Post
Messaging My Contacts
Message your class parents about pooling a gift for your teacher
Posting Updates and Sharing Photos with My Group

Calendars and RSVPs

A calendar is located directly in the Bloomz app so information is always easily accessible to parents. Click on Calendar in the tool bar to see events in your child’s classroom. Teachers have the ability to stream the calendar from their school’s website to the Bloomz calendar so everything is in one place and parents won’t miss an event. You might find school wide events or specific classroom events like an upcoming field trip in your Bloomz calendar.

More information on calendars and RSVPs:
RSVP to a Calendar Invitation
Adding an Event to a Personal Calendar
Invite Class Parents for your child’s Birthday Party
Linking My Personal Calendar with Bloomz

Signing Up to be a Volunteer 

Parents often want to help out in their child’s class but are not sure how to go about it. With Bloomz simply click on Signups in your tool bar to fulfill the teacher’s volunteer needs.

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How to Sign Up to Be a Volunteer?
How do I Cancel my Volunteer Task?
How to Ask a Question on a Volunteer Task?

Signing up for Parent Teacher Conferences

When teachers and parents meet at conferences it inherently strengthens the parent-teacher partnership and is an important part of a child’s success in school. Parents are kept up to date on Bloomz so they come in to conferences with a well-rounded and informed view of their child’s classroom life. A convenient parent teacher conference sign up is located in the Bloomz app.

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Signing Up for a Parent Teacher Conference Slot
How to Remove My Sign Up for a Slot?
Signing up for Multiple Time Slots of a Parent Teacher Conference

Student Timelines

Click on your child’s name in the left side of the screen in your app. This is where you will find behavior awards and a portfolio of your child’s work. Teachers administer behavior awards for individuals or groups of students. Parents receive notifications and can view a behavior report. Parents can like and comment on student work.

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With messaging, posts, calendar access, and sign-up tools parents are more involved in the classroom community. The student timeline and behavior management system are features that give parents more than email has to offer. We hope you enjoy using Bloomz to connect with your child’s classroom! If you are a parent, please share your thoughts about Bloomz and how it compares with other communication tools in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Welcome New Parents!

  1. Are there reports for different groups like classrooms, daycare, scouts, etc. What do reports show for each? Thank you for information as it will be very helpful. Heard about these and wanted to know more.

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    1. There are behavior management reports in classes.

      Existing capabilities in the Behavior Management Feature –
      Enabling Behavior component for existing classes
      Adding students
      Associating parents
      Giving Award to a student or the whole class
      Sounds while giving awards
      Send notes to parents
      Add/ Edit/ Delete awards types in default categories
      Default goal for the entire class (25 points to bloom a flower)
      Flower progression
      Awards log of each student
      Parent access to awards log
      Retract Points
      Attendance
      Teams (Creating student teams and assigning points to teams)
      Milestone Posts in the feed and also in the Awards log
      Reset Points
      Flower progress to Parents
      Reports – Class & individual Student report
      End of the day Behavior summary email to parents

      COMING SOON:
      Ability to filter awards in a student’s timeline by groups
      Class Goals
      Custom Award Type Icons
      Custom Award Categories

      Here is a link to learn more: https://bloomz.desk.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2774696-how-to-view-the-behavior-report-of-a-student-in-my-class-

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