Bloomz is a great app that I use to help all my parents keep up with our busy classroom. Bloomz functions much like a Facebook, for our classroom. I can upload pictures, send reminders about upcoming dates and sometimes just send out info about what fun things we're doing in our classroom. I typically send at least one-two updates/reminders per week, and often take pictures of the kiddos. NO ONE can see the pictures, expect other parents from your child's classroom. You can comment, save the pictures of your child, post and ask questions as well. You can "text" me through Bloomz and I get the message in much the same way as a normal text message, except that it runs through the Bloomz app. I strongly encourage you to download the app to your phone, and keep up with all that's going on in your child's first year of school!