Bruno Lower EL Classroom 2

Ms. Lynda and Ms. Tejal

—- The end is (too) near…

May 15 – 19, 2023

What an incredible past few days! We have never seen such enthusiasm from our children as we have this week while sharing their Science Collections! We hope you have enjoyed the daily blogs to keep you up to date with the presentations! There were also some other fun things that occurred this week! We happily celebrated several birthdays, but sadly said an early goodbye! Our class was invited to walk down memory lane with a tour of the preschool end-of-the-year projects! Your children were good and patient listeners as the younger students explained their displays! Freeplay time has been enhanced this spring with the students finding fun ways to use nature in building lean-to structures! Watching the inspired creativity and teamwork has been awesome!

The year is quickly coming to a close. We have treasured each moment with your children. Thank you for sharing them with us! ❤️



Monday, May 22nd – Field Day – cancel LUNCH

Tuesday, May 23rd – Bring t-shirt to tie-dye

Wednesday, May 24th – Cancel LUNCH

Thursday, May 25th – Bring a sack lunch, 1:00 dismissal!!

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Thursday, May 18th Science Collection Presentation

Today it was all first-level on stage as we learned about sharks, wild animals, plants, dog breeds, and dinosaurs! We enjoyed seeing the different ways each student chose to share their information this week. We appreciate everyone keeping with the schedule and meeting their assigned due date! Love, love, loved the live visitors we had this week! Thank you to all the support systems out there! We couldn’t be more proud of and happy for these kiddos as they proudly muscled through their first, of many, oral presentations!

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Wednesday, May 17th – Science Collection Presentations

Another day of awesome science collection presentations in Classroom 2-rrific! The pictures are good, but they cannot convey the confidence and pride that is coming through with each presentation. You would be SO PROUD!

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Tuesday, May 16th – Science Collection Presentation

Tuesday, May 16th – Science Collection Presentation

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Monday, May 15th – Science Collection Presentations

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May 8 – May 12

We wish all of our Classroom 2-rrific families a Happy Mother’s Day!

We had an amazingly fun week of showcasing our students’ talents and hard work! Ms. Lisa’s 2023 JBMA Art Show was amazing! Bruno students are some of the most talented young artists anywhere! Mr. Jonathon’s fun Spring Musical Performance was such a wonderful addition to the Art Show! The children had a great time learning the songs and performing for the eager and adoring crowd!

We are also very proud of our third-level students as they muscled through their first standardized testing week! It was something very new and challenging, but they all ended up saying it was “fun”! Yay!

Also, what a beautiful week to feel appreciated!

Thank you to the PTO and 2-rrific parents who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week so special! We thank you for thinking of us with sweet notes, thoughtful gifts and mementos. We feel very loved!

We are also incredibly grateful to Ms. Elizabeth for coordinating (with our students!) such an amazing surprise party on Friday! With her guidance (and patience!), the children planned decorations, activities, and party food! It was a wonderful way to end the best week!


PTO Monday, May 15th @ 5:30

Field Day is Monday, May 22nd – We are always looking for volunteers to help with this super fun day! Please contact Ms. Chris if you are interested in helping out! ( All activities will be outside on Field Day! Be sure to send your child dressed for the day(tennis shoes, shorts), with a water bottle and slathered in sunscreen!! 😎 ALSO, pizza is being provided on Field Day by a sweet family this year! Be sure to cancel your lunch order for that day!

We will be tie-dyeing on Tuesday, May 23rd! Please send a cotton T-shirt with your child’s name written on it by Tuesday morning. The Field Day t-shirt might be a good idea!

We will have a classroom party on Wednesday, May 24th. More information is coming about lunch plans!

The last day of school is Thursday, May 25th with a 1:00 dismissal. No aftercare!

Yearbook forms have been sent home and are due by the week of June 5th.

Summer camps are still available. Check ’em out!!!

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An amazing AMS Week!

May 1, 2023 – May 5, 2023

AMS team had a first-hand experience of our amazing Montessori learning environment by meticulously observing all aspects of our School! What a difference accreditation makes in ensuring the quality of the student experience! AMS experienced great hospitality and a smooth stay and for all that, we thank Ms. Melanie as she does all with her graciousness and creativity, and most with a big smile!

The initial report that was given to us by the AMS team indicates it was a successful visit, school-wide! The AMS team recognized how special our community is beyond the classroom, and we thank our incredible PTO and all our Bruno Families for their support and patience! If you would like to become involved more, the PTO is looking for individuals to fill board positions for the 2023-2024 school year. The next meeting is May 15th.

Reminders for the month of May:

HOMEWORK FOR THE MONTH OF MAY: Please read the due dates and Instructions for Science Collection Presentation which is posted on Google Classroom as well as a hard copy sent home in a folder.

  • The Art Show and Spring Performance are this Monday, May 8th; Invite family and friends
    • The Art show begins at 5:00 and the Spring Performance begins at 6:30 P.M.
  • Standardized testing for Third Grade Students is: May 10th, 11th, and 12th. 
    • Please make your best effort to ensure your child is on time and present during these mornings
  • Field Day, May 22nd 
    • A form went home Friday to order a Field Day t-shirt. The form is due this Tuesday
  • The last day of school is May 25th; dismissal is at 1:00. p.m.

Please contact us with any questions. Have an amazing weekend! 

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Busy week for all!

April 24-28, 2023

Important Reminders:

  • Standardized testing for Third Grade Students: May 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th 
    • Please make your best effort to ensure your child is present during these mornings
  • Art Show and Spring Performance, the evening of May 8th; Invite family and friends
    • Students must be present in the evening for the Spring Performance
  • Field Day, May 22nd
  • The last day of school is May 25th; dismissal is at 1:00 P.M.
We knew all about our Special Friend!!!
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Peace Assembly

April 17-21, 2023

Peace Ceremony

Today the entire JBMA campus came together to reinstate an old tradition,  the Peace Ceremony. The first Peace Ceremony was spearheaded by the Lower Elementary in September 2001. Students gathered together to show support for peace in our world. As the ceremony grew, more classes and students took part in creating the special program. Today, once again, Lower Elementary has stepped up to bring back this beautiful expression of hope and love. All students, from Toddlers through Middle School, participated in this special occasion and it was beautiful!


  • Standardized testing for Lower Elementary May 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th in the morning. 
  • Please make your best effort to ensure your child is present during these days.
  • Art Show and Spring Performance, the evening of May 8th
  • Field Day, May 22nd
  • The last day of school is May 25th; dismissal is at 1:00

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Bruno is a Common Sense Media School!


Digital media and technology are evolving at a dizzying pace, both unlocking extraordinary opportunities and posing real risks for young people. Students are using the immense power of the internet and mobile technology to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined, both in and out of the classroom. At the same time, tech use can bring up ethical challenges such as cyberbullying and misinformation and health issues related to media balance and social and emotional well-being.

We see these as teachable moments. We believe that digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century. That’s why we are committed to teaching our students how to be digital learners, leaders, and citizens. We believe teaching these skills goes hand in hand with the Montessori philosophy of educating the whole child. In a world where technology and information are everywhere, Maria Montessori would see the value in teaching kids to become safe and responsible digital citizens.

Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy has just been recertified as a Common Sense School, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. The recognition acknowledges our school’s commitment to helping students build skills that are essential for their well-being today—and for the opportunities, they’ll have tomorrow.

This honor is provided by Common Sense Education, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

We are one of the more than 80,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education’s groundbreaking educational resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.

To learn more about Common Sense Education, visit

Why teach Digital Citizenship?

Here are a few tips in the form of short videos about children using technology and some of the games they may be playing at home.

4 Tips for Learning with Technology
5 Reasons to Consider Co-viewing Media and Tech with Your Kids
What is Roblox?
10 Things Parents Should Know About Minecraft

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