Room 209 – Stephanie Bloomer

Dear Students and Families,

Can you believe that half the school year is already over? Room 209 is still working hard and having fun!

Room 209 still has 12 students and 7 staff members. Our educational program focuses on creating a supportive learning environment that allows for students to have access to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, while also learning and applying the skills necessary to be effective members of the community. The academic subjects are modified and adapted for the students to be able to gain as much knowledge as possible. A major emphasis is placed on Language Arts and Mathematics, as these subjects apply to real-world situations, and students are given opportunities to generalize new skills in the community. Along with the academics, students learn life-skills, community skills, and employability skills in order to prepare the students to become productive members of society.

I look forward to continuing to work with you and collaborate on the best ways to practice and generalize the lessons learned in our classroom. I also welcome your input and opinions in regards to areas you would like to see focused on for your child’s future individual goals.

Maintaining open lines of communication is key to student success. We may communicate through the daily Home-School Communication book or email. Please be sure to let me know if your preference changes, in order for us to best share information.

Moving through our third marking period, our class will be learning about the importance of civil rights, clean environmental practices, and will continue to focus on budgeting and money management skills in the community. We will also be enjoying activities such as an Invention Convention and a Clean Sweep for Earth Day!

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me at (973) 542-0743, extension 209, or email me at sbloomer@thephoenixcenternj.org. The best times to reach me are 8:30-9:00am or 2:30-3:00pm.

Once again, I look forward to continued collaboration and success in Room 209. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Bloomer