Baywood Newsbearer

June 8, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for a wonderful school year. It is a joy and honor to be your Principal at Baywood. I hope you have a wonderful summer and am already excited to welcome you back in the fall!

We have been working hard on planning for the upcoming year and I am excited to share our current class configurations for next school year with you here. Please keep in mind that class configurations are based on our overall school enrollment and are tentative up until the weeks before we start school in the fall. Our best thinking on our classes for next year at this point is the following:

Preschool: 1 class- Mrs. Lloyd-Moffett

Welcoming our NEW Special Education Preschool Program: 2 classes - Mr. Cooper

Kindergarten: 2 classes- Mrs. Fay & Miss Loeffler

1st Grade: 2 classes- Mrs. Taylor & Mrs. Dallas

2nd Grade: 2 classes- Miss Docouto/Mrs. May & Mrs. Newell

3rd Grade: 2 classes- Mrs. Dawkins & Mrs. Cappellano

4th Grade: 2 class- Miss Otzoy-Medrano & Mr. Curran

5th Grade: 2 classes- Mrs. Emery & Miss Stocking

K-2nd SDC: 1 class- Mr. Dale

3rd-5th SDC: 1 class- Mrs. Smith-Grove

To fill open positions created by our retirees, we have hired some amazing educators. I have shared a 'bio' on each of them below.

Please note that we will not be holding a Registration Day this summer. Rather, you will receive your InfoSnap enrollment information and all related school information electronically. Watch for your InfoSnap email on Wednesday, June 14. Once your Info Snap Registration is complete, you will receive your child's class placement via email on August 14th, the week before school starts. Note, class assignments will not be sent if InfoSnap Registration is not complete. Please contact our office if you need help with this process or need to use one of our computers.

Our annual Back to School information 'packet' will be emailed to you at beginning of August.

Have a wonderful summer!


Mrs. Jennifer Dinielli

Join Us TONIGHT for Baywood Night at Blues Baseball!

Join us for Baywood Elementary School Day with the San Luis Obispo Blues!

Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Make sure to bring the coupon that arrived in your student's Monday Blue Folder good for one free entry and their immediate family receives free admission!

Upcoming Events at Baywood Elementary

6/20 Monday First day of Summer School

7/21 Thursday Last day of Summer School

8/4 Tuesday Office Reopens for 2017/2018 School Year

8/15 Monday Baywood Teacher Assignments Mailed to Families Who Have Completed Info Snap

8/21 Monday FIRST DAY OF 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

ST Math

ST Math is game-based instructional software for K-12 and is designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. ST Math incorporates the latest research in learning and the brain and promotes mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. The ST Math software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Students will be able to access the ST Math site over summer using their regular login. Here is some helpful info: Accessing ST Math at home and Using ST Math at home.

MyOn Reading

All Baywood students will have access to read on MyOn this summer. Go to Students know their log in information, but in case they forget, user name is: first name, middle initial, last name (no spaces & not case sensitive). The password is the same student number the children have used all school year.

Summer Math Activities

Math Learning Center has many great math activities, books, games and more that can help your child continue to practice & learn math this summer.

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens

June 12th-July 20th, meals are available to children and teens 0-18 years old at Baywood's cafeteria. No ID or personal information is required to participate. This program is provided by Food Bank Coalition of SLO County. For more information about free summer meal sites call 805-238-4664.

If you’re looking for free meals for kids in your area, you can text FOOD to 877877 to get a message back that gives the closest location where food is available. The service is run by No Kid Hungry in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture, which runs the Summer Food Service Program. According to the USDA, more than 200 million free meals will be served at SFSP approved sites this summer.

Free Community Dinner

Los Osos Cares Invites you to a Free Community Dinner. Food will be served 5:00-6:30 pm the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 490 Los Osos Valley Road.

Los Osos Library Summer Program

Did you know that our local library has a ton of fun events for kids, from movies, to juggling acts, to crafts, to seeing live wolves! Click here for dates and times.

Los Osos Middle School Summer Reading Program

All incoming 6th graders as well as next year's 7th and 8th graders can join in with some summer reading fun! All students that read 4 books, and fill in this form for each, during summer vacation will be invited to a special event at the beginning of the 2017-18 school. Don't miss out on a chance to enjoy some pizza, prizes, and games!

Visit LOMS library website here where you will find a digital book summary, summer reading suggestions and a book summary form

Common Sense Media

If you are not already familiar with, please check it out. It is full of fun and safe recommendations for your student to do when using their smartphone, tablet or any digital tools this summer.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble gives kids a free book when they read 8 books this summer. Click here for the reading log.

SLO RTA Transportation for SLO County

The bus has a variety of interesting destinations for kids of all ages. Click this link to get some information on schedules and prices.

During the summer months students, K-12, can ride all five fixed-route transit buses for free. Students simply present their student ID to the driver, no pass is required. For younger students this does not apply.

Just for Kids

Here is a link to a website that gives you ideas and caters to "just for kids" activities for free to do during the summer. See the amazing things you can do for free with your children.

National parks free for fourth graders and their families

Summer is almost here and as the school year comes to an end for many students across the country, there's something families of fourth graders should know.

Fourth graders and their families are granted free admission to national parks and other federal lands for a full year with a fourth grade pass.

That means, if you have a current fourth grader rising into fifth grade, you can still get free admission through the summer.

Current third graders who'll be going into the fourth grade can get their free annual pass beginning in September.

For paper passes, visit this website

Introducing our New Baywood Teachers

We are thrilled to have these two talented educators join our team of teachers at Baywood for the 2017-2018 school year! Please give them a warm Baywood welcome in the fall! They will be fabulous additions to our school community.

Miss Otzoy-Medrano lives in San Luis Obispo and grew up in Richmond, CA. Miss Otzoy-Medrano loves to spend time outdoors with her two cats. She completed her student teaching at Pacheco Elementary in SLCUSD and graduated from Cal Poly with a bilingual teaching credential. Miss Otzoy-Medrano says she loves so many colors but her all time favorite colors are green and purple.

Miss Anderson lives in San Luis Obispo, and grew up in San Diego. Miss Anderson loves camping and bird watching! She is a familiar face at Baywood because she worked as a student teacher at Baywood in Mr. Dale’s class! She graduated from Cal Poly with a Master's Degree in Special Education. Miss Anderson says her favorite color is cerulean. She will be our Resource Specialist!

...and we are delighted to welcome Danette Costa as our Secretary Clerk! She is a very familiar face at Baywood because she is a Baywood, LOMS & MBHS mom! She has also been our PTA Membership Chair, Secretary, and a wonderful parent volunteer. Danette grew up in Hanford, CA. Her favorite color is green. She loves to hike with her family and is looking forward to spending summer with her family. When you are in the Baywood office, give her a friendly Baywood welcome!

Best Wishes to Some Baywood Friends!

Miss Robin, our Counselor's Aide, has decided to retire and enjoy being a grandma! She has been such a gift to our families at Baywood and we wish her the best in her retirement!

Mrs. Bonnett will be retiring and enjoying hiking, camping, and being a grandma! We wish her many happy trails!

Mr. MacLeod will be entering into his first year of 'practice retirement. He will be taking care of his parents in Florida and enjoying the down time.

Mr. Banfield will be easing into retirement by taking advantage of a teacher perk allowing him to do a 'reduce workload' for one year while getting a full year of retirement service credit. He will be doing this in his wife's classroom at Pacheco before fully retiring next summer.