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What Tools Does Bloomz Replace for Me As a Parent?

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015 02:14AM UTC
Communicating effectively with parents can be a challenge for PTAs and teachers. Parents can feel overwhelmed with the amount of information they receive through emails, handouts, newsletters, and websites. With Bloomz, you can replace as many as 10 disparate tools with one simple mobile app.
 
Tools to Replace with Bloomz

1.  Flyers/Handouts
Swap in all your print materials for a simple, easy to digest post. Attach photos, files or links. Avoid printing costs and the effort of distribution.
 
2.  Newsletters 
Deliver bite-sized information more frequently than your newsletter allows. With Bloomz you can break items intocalendar events, multiple posts, alerts, reminders, etc.
 
3.  Websites
Give parents easy access to up-to-date information, wherever and whenever (on mobile or web). Websites can be static and require the help of email to draw members to information.

                                                                
4.  Multiple Calendars
School and PTA events, class activities, volunteer coordination, and family calendars can all be managed in one consolidated calendar. Reminders and alerts make planning and participating easy.
 
5.  Email
Bloomz posts and calendar events are easy to access and can be sorted by category, making it quick and easy to find important information and dates.

6.  Volunteer Signup Sheets/Sites
Volunteer requests and signups are integrated into the Bloomz calendar so you can replace paper signups, google spreadsheets, or dedicated apps that only do one thing. (Coming soon by mid-August)

7. Text Messages
Send a private, in-app instant message to any individual or group in your network. Avoid texting fees and the hassle to search for phone numbers.
 
8.  School Directory
Reach parents, PTA members or school staff in your Bloomz network anytime and anywhere.  Membership directories are expensive to produce and often get misplaced.
 
9.  PTA/Class Pages
Create sub-groups within your school community such as your PTA board or committees. Use the same Bloomz tools to simplify your communication and coordination. 
 
10. Facebook and Twitter Updates
Bloomz serves the single purpose of building stronger parent communities. Other social networks can filter information, but with Bloomz you’ll see every piece of communication that is posted to your community/groups.