The Paw Print
Week of July 28, 2022
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Greetings Baker Families!
First, I want to thank you all so much for your patience as I get to know the Baker community. I was able to meet many of you one-on-one and everyone gave me invaluable input on things you want to see continue and things you want us to improve. If we did not get an opportunity to meet and you would still like to, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get a time set up.
Second, as many of you know, I had a trip planned with my grandmother right after I accepted this principalship. I am finally back, but while we had a wonderful time, I did test positive for COVID shortly after getting home. Please continue to do what you can to keep yourselves and your families safe as we see the surge of this new variant.
Third, you will be happy to know that I have already started my Montessori administrator training with Gulf Coast Montessori. I know how important it is to the community to have a Montessori-certified principal and while I have a long way to go, I have learned much already!
Fourth, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the great things happening at Baker.
Please find important information below including:
- Principal Bio
- Upcoming Dates
- Meet the Teacher & PTO Ice Cream Social Information <Thurs, Aug 18 from 4 - 5:30pm>
- Middle School Only: Power Up Night <Wed, Aug 17 at 5pm>
- School Supply Guidance
- Uniform Guidance
- Baker PTO Corner: This Month's Newsletter
- Sneak Peek of Our New Spirit Shirt
- Wraparound Services: Student Assistance Form
Principal Bass's Bio
Eden Bass has been selected as the new principal of Baker Montessori.
Ms. Bass began her career in HISD as a sixth-grade math teacher at Patrick Henry Middle School before joining the founding teaching team at the Arabic Immersion Magnet School. At AIMS, Ms. Bass served as an Arabic language enrichment teacher and later in several leadership roles including magnet coordinator, teacher specialist, and assistant principal. Ms. Bass was principal of Love Elementary for two years where she and her team were able to lead the community through the pandemic while increasing enrollment, raising student achievement, and expanding student extracurricular opportunities.
Ms. Bass earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in Public School Leadership from Teachers College of Columbia University.
August 15 - 19
August 22 - 26
August 29 - September 1
August 15 - 19
- Wed, Aug 17 at 5pm: Power Up Night - For middle school only
- Thurs, Aug 18 from 4:00 - 5:30pm: Meet the Teacher & PTO Ice Cream Social (staggered by last name)
- Sat, Aug 20 at 9am: Early Childhood Orientation
August 22 - 26
- Mon, Aug 22: First day of school for students and PTO Boohoo/Woohoo Breakfast at 8:30am
Meet the Teacher & PTO Ice Cream Social <Thurs, Aug 18 from 4:00 - 5:30pm>
Representatives from our school community will be available to onboard new families. You’ll learn the names of new teachers, pick-up tags for carpool, pay your student’s supply fees, purchase new Baker spirit items, learn about clubs and other after-school activities, find out how to volunteer for our Baker PTO, and enjoy some ice cream with your fellow Baker Bobcats! We hope you can join us.
Logistics: Everyone will enter through the main office entrance. We are asking that families stagger their arrival according to last name.
- Families with last names starting with A - H, please arrive at 4:00.
- Families with last names starting with I - P, please arrive at 4:15.
- Families with last names starting with Q - Z, please arrive at 4:30.
Middle School Only: Power Up Night <Wed, Aug 17 at 5pm>
School Supply Guidance
The supply fee is collected by the Baker PTO for each student to cover the direct costs of classroom supplies and materials unique to the Montessori classroom. This includes everything from replacement Montessori materials to basic classroom materials. This Supply Fee prevents the teachers from having to pay out of pocket for classroom supplies and prevents each family from having to spend money on school supplies individually. Each teacher receives an annual budget from the PTO for supplies which are paid for by your supply fee.
You can pay your child's supply fee at the following link or using the QR code: https://bakerpto.ptboard.com/formvw?store=2972&form=2
If your family is in a position to do so, please feel free to contribute extra supply fees in support of our community that may be currently unable to pay the supply fee.
Need a supply fee waiver? Please submit a Student Assistance Form (SAF) below:
Baker PTO Corner
Make sure to sign up for FREE PTO Membership here: https://bakerpto.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=2972
Our PTO uses PTBoard to keep everyone up to date; visit and sign up for an account here: https://bakerpto.ptboard.com
Sneak Peek of Our New Spirit Shirt
Spirit sales will be available in person during the following events: Ice Cream Social, Early Childhood Orientation, and Open House. The new online storefront will go live during Ice Cream Social!
- Rental assistance
- Homeless assistance
- School supplies
- Immigration services
- Mental Health resources
- Crisis support
- Food & nutrition, etc.