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September 26, 2020

Bagby Elementary School

1840 Harris Avenue

San Jose, CA 95124

Michael Kretsch, Principal

Main Office: (408) 377-3882; Fax: (408) 377-8648

24 HOUR ATTENDANCE LINE: (408) 377-3882 EXT. 2103

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Message from the Principal

Hello Barracuda Families,


It's hard to believe we have already closed out summer, entered fall, and are approaching the sixth week of the 20/21 school year. In the upcoming days you should be receiving communication, if you haven't already, from your child's teacher regarding goal setting conferences beginning in early October. This is an important opportunity for all families to closely team with their child's teacher to discuss beginning of year assessment results, student strengths, and areas for growth throughout the year. Please pay close attention to communications from teachers regarding how to schedule those important meetings.


I would like to personally thank all of the parents, guardians, and staff members who have reached out to me directly over the past few days or expressed their opinions at last night's board meeting regarding CSD's plan for returning students to campus. Your feedback and input are necessary as we work diligently to create the conditions and protocols essential to making a return to Bagby as safe as possible.


I am aware that there is a wide diversity of personal circumstances and opinions about how and when it is safe to reopen our doors to kids. Please know that the Bagby staff remains committed to supporting the safety and education of all of our Barracudas.


Have a safe weekend,

Michael

Important Dates to Remember

Thur., Oct. 1st: Board Meeting via Zoom

Tue., Oct. 6th: HSC Meeting via Zoom

Mon., Oct. 5th - 13th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tue., Oct. 13th: Chipotle Fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00 (see flyer below)

Thur., Oct. 15th: Board Meeting via Zoom

***NEW ITEMS***

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***RECURRING ITEMS***

2019-2020 Yearbooks

There are yearbooks from last year that are still available to purchase for $30. We also still have yearbooks that were purchased last year but never picked up. Please contact the office if you would like to purchase a yearbook or pick up a previously purchased one.

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT CAMBRIAN STUDENTS and ENDORSE CAMBRIAN LAND DEVELOPMENT

The Cambrian School District has been in the process of assessing potential land redevelopment of District-owned properties as a new ongoing revenue stream to support our students, programs, and District. After evaluating multiple options, we identified the Metzler Elementary School at Cambrianna Drive as a promising opportunity to convert a portion of this site into an ongoing revenue stream. The proposed development matches and complements the character of the neighborhood.


The proposed housing development project for the Cambrian School district will generate ongoing revenue that will support CSD’s outstanding programs. Please join Cambrian parents, teachers, and neighbors and click here to sign a letter of support asking the City of San Jose to approve the District’s general plan amendment application.


For more information about the Cambrian School District’s “Support Our Students” land development initiative, please check out our webpage or contact former Cambrian School District parent Eve Walton at SOSCambrianSchoolDistrict@gmail.com. Stay informed on the Initiative, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here.

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Distance Learning Help!

You may want to bookmark the CSD Distance Learning Help! Website: https://www.cambriansd.org/Page/3640. This is where you can request a Chromebook or Mobile Hotspot for your child, learn more about the system requirements to run our distance learning apps and find resources and video tutorials showing how to log in and use many of the tools your children will be using.


Daily Attendance - Distance Learning

In accordance with California State Ed. Code attendance during distance learning will be taken daily. Students are required to logon and check in each day with their teachers. Please make sure your student(s) sign into their Zoom meeting a few minutes early. If your child is not able to sign in to their Zoom class, please call or email the front office and let us know what the reason is. Daily absences need to be verified and parents will be contacted. Please call 408-377-3882 x2103 or email Susan Middleton- middletons@cambriansd.com in order to report an absence.

Student Meal Program

Cambrian School District is offering free breakfast and lunch daily to anyone under 18 years of age, starting today. Brown bag meals will be available for pickup at Price Middle School, Monday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., providing breakfast and lunch for the following day. You do not need to show any ID. Children do not need to be present to receive meals. Family members may walk up or drive up to receive meals. We do ask that you complete the application for Free and Reduced Meals so the district can be reimbursed, though it is not required. https://family.titank12.com/


For more information about menus, nutrition and the CSD food program, visit our website at https://www.cambriansd.org/domain/268.

Cambrian Extended Care

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to create a new and revised extended care program! Whether you have chosen to attend school in the Hybrid Model or have chosen 100% Distant Learning, all families are welcome to attend Cambrian Extended Care! To register for our program, please visit the Cambrian Extended Care website or go to https://cambriansd.ce.eleyo.com/.

***BAGBY HOME & SCHOOL CLUB***

Bagby Home & School Club Open Committee Positions

Activity Day (shadow this year)

An afternoon event consisting of two 40-minute workshops for all students, led by parents and other members of the community. Workshops have included topics such as art, drama, sports, science and careers. Event takes place in the spring.


Annual Giving Campaign (shadow this year)

Bagby’s only fundraiser where the HSC asks for direct donations from families. Individual(s) is/are responsible for planning, organizing and managing the direct donation campaign. Occurs the beginning of every school year.


Bagby Community Engagement (new event for 2020-21)

Parents role is to be a Bagby Ambassador. They may speak at school tours or other events to help recruit families to join the Bagby community.


Book Fair (for 2021-22 school year)

Organize and plan Bagby’s book fair event. The role includes setting up/take down of the event and recruiting volunteers to help run the fair. The book fair is typically held in September.


Fifth Grade Activity Coordinator

Organize and plan the end of the year events for the 5th grade students, including pool party and promotion.


Maker’s Space (shadow this year)

Coordinate and plan work sessions for all grades to create, learn, build and play with everyday items to solve simple tasks or problems.


School Supplies

Coordinate with teachers to create grade level supply lists and distribute information to participating stores prior to the start of school.


Silent Auction Chair

One of the most important volunteer roles at Bagby! This individual(s) are responsible for managing the silent auctions for Halloween Fun Night and the Crab Feed.


Take it Apart Night (shadow this year)

A one night event where Bagby students and their parents take items apart to better understand how things work. Individual is responsible for coordinating and planning the event.


Any questions, please contact Jen and Lisa at bagbyhscpresident@gmail.com

Online Book Fair

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Stay Connected!

Follow us on Facebook (@BagbyHomeAndSchoolClub) or visit our HSC webpage (https://bagbyhsc.membershiptoolkit.com) to stay up-to-date on what’s happening within our Bagby community.Remember, just by being a Bagby parent, YOU are a member of the Home & School Club and we need your help to make this another great year!

***Weekly Flyers***