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Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara is a great book to help your child/ren learn about the voting process in our country and the importance of voting in general. 

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A note from Principal Teal

This was an exciting week as we welcomed some students to the Bower's School Farm for our first week of optional field trips. The weather largely cooperated, and the kiddos were excited to see the animals, some of their classmates, and their teachers. The horses were a big hit, as were the turkeys! Thanks to Alan Jaros, Brooke Larm, and the rest of the Farm staff for creating a safe and exciting visit for our families.

As we near Election Day, I want to invite you to talk to your child/ren about our voting process if you haven't already. My parents were not citizens of the U.S. until just a few years ago, and I remember being in elementary school learning right alongside them about the voting process in the United States. It was a great way to have shared conversations about other voting systems around the world as well.  I always feel that a book is a great starting point in conversations about just about any topic, and there are several that are non-partisan and really focus on the history of voting in our country and the way the process works. Vote for Our Future by Margaret McNamara is a great book to start that conversation.

Finally, please note the ways you can get involved in Make a Difference Day this year in the district notes below.

Have a terrific weekend,

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  • Oct 28-29 is  Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam)
  • Oct 30: 1/2 Day for students and a Pajama or Costume Day! (no specials) 
  • November is Native American Heritage Month
  • Nov 3: No school for students
  • Nov 14th is Diwali (Hinduism/Jainism)
  • Nov 16-19 Conferences 
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Cultural Observances Calendar

Remember that you can see and learn about many cultural observances by going to On the right-hand side, you can click on "filter calendar" and check the "cultural observances" box. Then, if you click on a green cultural observance, a small pop-up window will tell you a bit about the event. I hope you'll join me in learning about the many cultural observances in our Bloomfield community. 

  • October is both National Disabilities Awareness Month and Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Oct 17-26 is Navaratri (Hinduism)
  • Oct 28-29 is  Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam)
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