Baywood Newsbearer

April 20, 2018

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

San Luis Coastal Unified School District will hold three Community Forums on the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendations about how the District could address the fiscal impact from the closure of Diablo Canyon. Assistant Superintendent Ryan Pinkerton will explain the District’s budget and the loss of revenue expected from the plant’s closure, as well as the Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendations. Following the presentation, breakout tables will be staffed for questions and to receive comments. This is an important time to get involved and have your voice heard about the programs and services you value in our schools. Please attend one of these forums if you can.

An online survey is also available to submit feedback at:

Community Forums will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following Mondays:

April 23, 2018 - District Multipurpose Room (J2)

District Administration Complex

1500 Lizzie Street, San Luis Obispo

April 30, 2018 - Los Osos Middle School Library

1555 El Moro

Los Osos

May 7, 2018 - Morro Bay High School Library

235 Atascadero Road

Morro Bay

Upcoming Events at Baywood Elementary


4/24-Choir, 3-4 pm

4/25-Workout Wednesday

4/26-Baywood Variety Show Rehearsal 1, 314 pm

4/27-Spirit Day-Dress Like a Word

4/30-Bear Hug Assembly, 9:30-10 am

5/1-Choir, 3-4 pm

5/2-Workout Wednesday

5/3-Baywood Variety Show 2nd Rehearsal, 3-4 pm

5/3-ELAC Meeting, 5-6 pm

5/3-PTA Association Meeting, 6 pm

*SBAC State Testing Dates: 4/17, 4/18, 4/24, 4/25, 5/1, 5/2, 5/8 & 5/9

It is important that all 3rd-5th grade students are at school on these days. Please plan dr. appts. etc around these dates. Thank you for your support of our school!

Community Corner

Please follow this link to see district approved community fliers (sports, art, clubs and much more). Select "all district" to see activities in SLO, LO, and MB

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Recognizing Baywood's Staff!

Mrs. Cappellano has been selected as the SLCUSD Teacher of the Year! This is a well deserved recognition. Mrs. Cappellano is a wonderful teacher, known for having strong relationships with her students and families, and providing personalized instructional strategies. She is a leader among the staff at Baywood, in the district, and in our community! Congratulations Mrs. Cappellano on a well deserved recognition.

Mr. McAllister has been nominated as Baywood's Physical Support Staff! Larry is loved the staff and kids. He takes pride in his work and is on a mission to make Baywood a beautiful facility for the kids, staff and families! Well done Mr. McAllister!

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Baywood's New Vegetable Garden! Build Day! All Volunteers Welcome!

Come and celebrate Earth Day by building our new Grades 1-5 Vegetable Garden at Baywood Elementary! We will be assembling ten 4x8 raised beds, leveling the garden site, and laying out the garden. We need as much help from our community as we can get! The new garden is located off Santa Maria next to the kinder parking lot. Please bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows if you have them. Any questions or ideas? Email Lindsay Best at

We are looking for these donated items:

-Two 55 gallon plastic drums (these will be turned into composting bins)

-Cut tree rounds that would be appropriate for our outdoor classroom seating

-Three 8 feet long pressure treated 4x4s

We Love Our Baywood Volunteers

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Shelley Watanebe is pictured helping with Ms. Lloyd-Moffett's preschool class at recess. She helps in the classroom and on the playground weekly. A big thank you to Shelley for volunteering at Baywood! If you are interested in volunteering on campus please see the office for further information.

New Game


Good For

Running and throwing


For runner to beat the ball around the bases


Small playground ball and bases


1. Players are divided into 2 teams

2. One team is "up" at home plate and the other team takes the bases with the remaining players scattered out in the field

3. The teacher says "go" and the first runner throws a playground ball and starts running

4. It is a race to see which (runner or ball) gets around the bases and home first

5. If the runner wins, then he scores a point

6. All players get to throw and run once, then the whole team switches with the opposing team. The team with the most points at the end of the time period wins

7. The opposing field team retrieves the ball and throws it to first base, then around the other bases, in sequence, to home. It is advised that the ball be thrown one time around the bases to the runner's home plate (2 times around for younger children)

8. Advanced students will want to use a smaller ball and it is advised that the field team throws the ball 2 times around the bases to the runner's one run around to home plate

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Digital Citizenship

Common Sense on Online Security

What's the Issue?

Learning to protect personal identity information, creating strong passwords, and being cautious when downloading programs and files are crucial to kid's safety as well as the security of the information stored on their digital devices. Otherwise, kids can expose themselves and their families to digital threats such as computer viruses, data and identity theft, and hacking.

To understand digital safety and security, you'll need to learn perhaps some unfamiliar words: phishing, malware, spyware, spam, and yes, even junk. These refer to greddy little programs that attach themselves to respectable-looking software - for example, a downloadable game that looks really cool - and then wreak havoc once installed on your computer.

Why Does it Matter?

If kids don't protect their personal information, there are many potential risks: damage to the hardware, identity theft, and financial loss. Children may not realize they are putting their information in jeopardy, because the warning signs aren't always obvious. For instance, another child might ask for your child's computer password to play a game, and then access your child's private email account. Or your child might use a file-sharing program that passes along a virus to your computer. Older elementary kids might be asked to provide personal identity information, such as a home phone number, address, date of birth, or your Social Security number, by a thief posing as someone else, all of which opens up the family to the risk of identity theft. Just like in real life, kids online have to know who to trust with information.

Common Sense Says:

Help your child master the fine art of password creation. Teach them:

*Not to use passwords that are easy to guess, such as their nickname or their pet's name.

*Not to use any private identity information in their password. Identity thieves can use this information to pretend to be them.

*Not to use a word in the dictionary as a password. Hackers use programs that will try every word in the dictionary to guess passwords.

*To use combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols. These are harder to crack than regular words because there are more combinations to try.

Teach your kids to be careful with what they download. Let them know not to download free games or videos to their computer. These programs often come with spyware and viruses that will land the computer in the shop - and them in hot water. In the end, what seemed like free software often comes at a cost.

Let your kids know how to identify and deal with spam. Teach them that spam is Internet junk mail. They should not open this mail, because if they do, they will just receive more of it. The best strategy is not to open email from addresses they don't recognize.

Bike to School Day Logo Contest - Due Monday Morning at 9:25 in the Office

Bike to School Day is coming soon! We have a contest going among Baywood students who are interested in designing a logo for the day. Designs must be on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and can be in marker, color pencil or designed electronically and printed. Designs due to the front office no later than Monday, April 23rd at 9:30 am.

Voting on designs will be held the week of April 23, 2018. The winning design will be used on Baywood's Official Bike to School Day flyers and more!

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Kindergarten Registration - Open Now

Our Preschool is full for next year & we are accepting students for our waiting list.

We are still enrolling Kindergarteners!

Incoming Kindergartners must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018. Transitional Kindergartners must be five on or before December 2, 2018. Preschool students must be four by December 2, 2018, and there is an income requirement for admission to our preschool. If you have a friend or neighbor with a child this age, please help us get the word out about these important dates! If you have any questions about registration, please stop by our office or call 534-2856.

From Your PTA

The next PTA meeting will be on May 3rd

Yearbook Orders

We are still taking yearbook orders! Online sales are closed, however you can pay cash or check to Baywood PTA and drop it in the front office. Cost is now $17.

World Beats ‘n’ Funky Feet

Baywood PTA is sponsoring a 4 week dance class for 4th and 5th grade students. Baywood kids will get their groove on to favorite pop songs and world rhythms. They will learn a bit about our diverse world through dance. Sandra Sarrouf has 20+ years teaching dance to children and adults. Kids will gain mind body awareness, develop coordination, rhythm, timing, exercise and have fun dancing. Space is limited. Please turn forms in by Friday April 20th. If there are more interested then there is room in the class students will be chosen by lottery. Students will be contacted by Monday April 23rd to confirm participation.

Classes will be held Fridays from 3-4pm in the MPR on April 27, May 4th, 11th and 18th

For more information please contact Sandra at or 459-2055

Dinner Deals

Enjoy lunch at Kuma on April 25 from 11 am-5 pm. 10% of your order will benefit our school!

Then enjoy dessert at Yogurt Paradise and our school earns 20%! Hours are 11am-9pm