At Shuford Elementary we are reaching more parents by communicating through Bloomz. During a summer PTO planning session, parents expressed that it was too hard to keep up with all of the different ways teachers were communicating with them. As a school we discussed and voted on one way that our entire staff would communicate with parents. We chose Bloomz. This is a great two way communication tool that is free and easy! Parents can download the app on their phone or use it through email. Bloomz offers several ways to communicate easily with parents, including class updates, photo and video sharing, class calendar and reminders and behavior tracking. Teachers can push out a whole group announcement or message parents individually. Another feature that our first grade team at Shuford has loved is the sign up feature. We planned an activity for our students in which we needed items for a landform treat. We sent out our items through a Bloomz sign up and within minutes the parents had signed up for the majority of the items. They received the message quickly like a text and were able to respond right away. This will also be a great feature for parent teacher conferences in October. Check out what Bloomz has to offer for your school or classroom at www.bloomz.net.