2018-2019 Information

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Below is some information you may need during our year together.


The best way is to email me at lori.colquist@sbschools.org You should get an email from me each day (unless there are technical difficulties here). If you have not already received two emails from me, please send me your email address today. Thank you!

You can also message me privately on “Bloomz.”

Have you signed up for Bloomz?

Bloomz is a new app that works both on your smartphone as well as on your computer. You will receive quick updates and photos of class activities and more. It is a private and secure environment.

New Bloomz Parent

  1. Download the “Bloomz" app from the AppStore/PlayStore and click "Create Account". If browser, go to bloomz.com and click on "Join Bloomz"
  2. In the text box, enter UE4TTT
  3. Create your account

Existing Bloomz Parent

1. Log into your Bloomz account

2. Click “+Add Class/Group” on the left navigation.

3. In the text box, enter UE4TTT

4. Click next

... or join using text messaging instead. Text @UE4TTT to 1-858-BLOOMZ1 (1-858-256-6691) toreceive 1-way text messages from your teacher

Need help? Go to support.bloomz.com or email us at support@bloomz.com


If you are sending in money (cash or check made out to South Brunswick Board of Education), please put it in a sealed envelope with your child’s name, my name, and “lunch money” on the front. Loose money can be easily lost.


Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your child’s special day. You are welcome to come for the celebration or send in a small snack for your child’s special treat. This is not mandatory for birthdays. We will also sing and take a few minutes to recognize this special day. If you do choose to send in a birthday snack, please notify me a few days ahead of time so I can plan for it and we can agree on a good time. If your child’s birthday is in the summer, you may choose to celebrate it at the end of the year OR at the “half-birthday” mark.

Please - no nuts, tree nuts, and sesame.


Our class does have a snack time every day. Keep in mind that this is not a meal. Snack should consist of healthy foods that are low in sugar and saturated fat. Apples, yogurt, or carrot sticks are great snack options.

Please - no nuts, tree nuts, and sesame.


I will frequently send home a Scholastic Book Club flyer. It is not mandatory that you purchase books at any time, but it is an excellent opportunity for you to buy books at a great price for your child. Also, our class is rewarded with books and other classroom materials. If you choose to purchase books, you will have two choices for doing so. You can choose to fill out the order form on the back of the flyer and send it in an envelope with a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs or you may order books from our class account on the website and pay by credit card online (www.scholastic.com). Our online code is GL3CH.


Each child will have a week to be the student of the week (Star Student). The children will have a poster project to complete in advance of the week and the children will share about themselves all week.


Please consider donating any of the following items for classroom use:

baby wipes, large or small ziploc bags


Beginning next week, your child will have homework every night (Monday through Thursday.) Reading for 10-15 minutes is required each night. I will also send home word study, math, and additional items at various times. Homework should be practice and feel “easy” to your child and it should not take longer than 20 minutes.

SCHEDULE of Specials -

Monday – Library

Tuesday – Physical Education (PE)

Wednesday – Art

Thursday - Physical Education (PE)

Friday – Music