Bay Haven Parent Newsletter

December 11th- 21st 2017

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Important Dates

Mon Dec 11, 2017

Rotation 3: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

7:00am-3:00pm- Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe

3:00pm-3:45pm- Elementary Choir Rehearsal

6:00pm-9:00pm- Majorette Practice

Tues Dec 12, 2017

Rotation 3: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

7:00am-3:00pm- Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe

4:00pm-5:00pm- Girls Bball Semi-Finals at Merritt Brown

4:00pm-5:00pm- Boys Soccer Post Season Semi-FInals

6:00pm-9:00pm- Majorette Practice

Wed Dec 13, 2017

Rotation 3: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

7:00am-3:00pm- Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe

Thu Dec 14, 2017

Rotation 3: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

7:00am-3:00pm- Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe

5th-8th Grade Christmas Lunch

4:00pm-5:00pm- Girls Bball Finals at Merritt Brown

4:00pm-5:00pm- Boys Soccer Finals at Bay Haven

5:00pm-7:00pm- A Night with Herb Block

6:00pm-8:30pm- Band Christmas Concert

6:00pm-9:00pm- Majorette Practice

Fri Dec 15, 2017

Rotation 3: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe fundraiser

Millville Parade

Kindergarten Christmas Show

Sat Dec 16, 2017

2:00 pm Elementary Chorus Singing at the Mall

6:00 pm Haven Christmas Party

Mon Dec 18, 2017

Rotation 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Kindergarten - Santa Visit

6:00 pm Majorette Practice

6:00 pm Parent Meeting Boys BB, Girls Soccer, Track

Tue Dec 19, 2017

Rotation 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Math/Science Midterm Exams

8:30 am 3rd Grade Holiday Rotations

5:30 pm PTSP/SAC Board Meeting

6:00 pm Majorette Practice

6:30 pm 1st Grade Performance (PTSP MT)

Wed Dec 20, 2017

Rotation 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Language Arts/Social Studies Midterm Exam

1st Grade Polar Express/Pajama Day

2nd grade Grinch Day

7:30 am 3rd Grade Christmas Brunch and Gingerbread Building

8:00 am Preschool Christmas Program

Thu Dec 21, 2017

Rotation 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

End of 2nd Nine Weeks - Early Release

For full details, please visit the link below to our school calendar.
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Parent Survey: We need your help!

This year we will be going through an Accreditation process and we need your help. Please take the parent survey by clicking on the link below. Your feedback will help us as we prepare to complete the Accreditation review in February.

Secure your spot for 2018-2019 School Year!

Bay Haven Parents,

It is time for re-committing for next school year. A link has been set up on the website. This must be completed prior to January 26, 2018 at 5pm to secure your position for next school year; this is for all students K-7.

1) Go to

2) Click on Bay Haven Charter Academy K-8 on top left of page

3) A popup will show that you can "read full story"

4) Follow directions on screen for re-committing

Students (siblings) new to Bay Haven must fill out an application prior to February 28th, 2018. Please visit and click on the top left hand link to Bay Haven Charter Academy. Follow the instructions to apply for application. Again this is for new students only, siblings must fill out an application.

8th Grade students wishing to attend North Bay Haven next year for high school must apply. Please visit and click on the top right hand link to North Bay Haven and follow instructions to apply for application.

We are also asking that you take the annual parent survey, a link to the survey can be found at the website under “News and Announcements” at the bottom of the homepage.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank You,

Bay Haven Charter Academy


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This year our Guidance Department worked with the teachers to find Bobcat families who may need a little extra help to make the holiday special for their children. Please join us in helping bless our own Bobcat families this year!

Below is the sign-up link to select a child. Unwrapped gifts are due to the office by Monday, December 18, 2017

We're using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Bay Haven Angel Tree 2017!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually

5th-8th Grade Christmas Dinner Invitation

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Changes in FOCUS

Parents, you are not able to make changes via FOCUS, registering parent must come in to update the blue card. If your home address is incorrect in FOCUS you must provide 2 proof of residency. (This will need to be utility bills that show "service address")

Thank you, Front Office Staff

After-Care Sign-up

Please reserve your spot now for After-Care at Bay Haven or North Bay Haven for January 3, 4, & 5, 2018.

We will be open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm with plenty of fun-filled activities for the children.

Deadline for reserving your spot will be on December 8!

After Care will also be open on Monday, January 8!

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Athletic Night at Beef O Brady's in Callaway

At Callaway location of Beef O' Brady's on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 4-close.

Please make sure to mention that you are there supporting BHCA so that we get 10% of the sale. Thanks in advance for your support!

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Winter Sports Announcements

  • A parent meeting for anyone interested in boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys/girls track will be held December 18, 2017, in the gym. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.
  • Students who are interested in playing boys basketball, girls soccer, and track must sign up on the sheet outside Mr. York's office.

Tryout Dates and times:

Boys Basketball: 1/4/18 3:00-5:00

1/5/18 3:00-5:00

Girls Soccer: Dates and times TBA

Track: Dates and times TBA

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Volunteer Opportunity

Mrs. Weaver is looking for parents who are interested in learning how to work with Celestron telescopes to assist with Astronomy Club. If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please email Mrs. Weaver at

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Don't Forget!

As the weather cools down, please remember that students are required to wear only Bay Haven outerwear.
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Congratulations Science Fair Winners!

Animal Sciences

  • 1st Place: Collin Glass
  • 2nd Place: Jordan Taylor
  • 3rd Place: Lily Holt

Behavioral & Social Sciences

  • 1st Place: Megan Jefferson & Ella Laymon
  • 2nd Place: Reem Albibi & Hibah Tariq
  • 3rd Place: Logan Delgado

Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • 1st Place: Emma Johnson
  • 2nd Place: Lena Dykes & Janna Rhodes
  • 3rd Place: Caroline Kobes & Chole Gilbert

Cellular/Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

  • 1st Place: Madeleine Wilson
  • 2nd Place: Payton Gray
  • 3rd Place: Ella Morris


  • 1st Place: Kai Biedermann
  • 2nd Place: Mathew Matson
  • 3rd Place: Alexia Arney

Earth & Environmental Science

  • 1st Place: Caleb Goodwin
  • 2nd Place: Aleena Khan
  • 3rd Place: Haley Cummings
  • 3rd Place: Danielle Smith


  • 1st Place: Nathan Holmes & Luke Elmore
  • 2nd Place: Alexandria Clark & Antonina Clark
  • 3rd Place: Salina Ludwig

Environmental Engineering

  • 1st Place: Wesley Littleton
  • 1st Place: Jonathan Walker
  • 2nd Place: Safa Tariq
  • 3rd Place: Tyler Schmitz

Intelligent Machines, Robotics, Software

  • 1st Place: William Whitman-Davis
  • 2nd Place: Morgan Swindler

Mathematics & Computational Science

  • 1st Place: Claire Delonjay
  • 2nd Place: Michael Blout

Physics & Astronomy

  • 1st Place: Austin Taylor
  • 2nd Place: Joseph Mandapat
  • 3rd Place: Zach James
  • 3rd Place: Annabelle Janke

Plant Sciences

  • 1st Place: Shelton Walker
  • 2nd Place: Rebecca Cassidy
  • 3rd Place: Braeden Tramposch
  • 3rd Place: Nathan Hamrick

Teacher of the Week Nominations

Sponsored by Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union and Starbucks, nominations are open to students, parents, co-workers and any other community members. Nominations should include a brief description of a teacher who exhibits exceptional actions with students.

Golden Apple Nomination

In 100 words or less, tell us why your teacher should be the Golden Apple Teacher of the Week. Any teacher, grades K-12, in the WJHG viewing area is eligible to receive this award.

Attention 8th Graders

Please make sure to order your 8th grade recognition ad for the yearbook. Email Mrs. Hale or Mrs. Lathem for more information.

ReplayIt App

Please add the phone app REPLAYIT. Just look for it in your app store. If you attend any Bay Haven events, you can snap a picture and send it to this app. Jostens will then send them directly to our Yearbook staff. Thanks so much!
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