Baker Bits

Friday, January 26, 2018

FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS!!!

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Upcoming Dates

Jan 26 - WEPA Movie Night @ Pine Street. 6:30 PM. Showing the movie "Sing"


Jan 31 - PLC - Half Day of School for Students


Feb 10 - Daddy/Daughter Dance - Wayland Middle School - 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Feb 14 - Final Parent Workshop - 9:00 AM in the Baker Media Center


Feb 14 - Classroom Parties - See classroom newsletter for specific times


Feb 19 - March 2 - Preschool, Young 5's & Kindergarten Registration for 2018/19


Feb 21 - Early Childhood Night at Baker Elementary! 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Sign up for Preschool, Young 5's and Kindergarten for the 2018/2019 school year. Learn about the programs, tour the building and meet the teachers


March 30 - April 8 - Spring Break


May 1 - Art Through the Eyes of a Child. Open House @ Baker. 5:00 - 7:00 PM


June 4 - Field Day at Baker Elementary

Progress Reports for Kindergarten and First Grade were posted to the Parent Portals last Friday, January 19.

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Follow this format, however, choose "Progress Report" instead of "Report Card"

FUN THINGS WE DO AT BAKER

LOST & FOUND ITEMS OF THE WEEK

EARLY CHILDHOOD NIGHT - COMING SOON!

Preschool, Young 5's & Kindergarten Registration for the 2018/2019 School Year

When: Wednesday February 21 - From 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Where: Baker Elementary

Who Should Come: Parents and potential students

*** Tell neighbors and parents of younger siblings that we will be hosting a community night where parents get a chance to check out all of our wonderful early childhood programs here at Baker Elementary and get a chance to tour classrooms and meet with teachers!

Think you can't afford Preschool? YES - You Can!!!

Did you know that Wayland Union Schools use casino funds to off-set the cost of tuition for preschool, making our community preschools at Baker Elementary and Dorr Elementary affordable for all families. If your family does not qualify for one of the free preschool programs offered at Baker Elementary, check out the chart below to see how affordable our quality preschools can be!
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Does Preschool Make A Difference? YES - It Does!!!

Thinking about preschool for your 3- or 4-year-old? Kailey Lewis is our building Speech Pathologist for all preschool age students at Baker. Kailey works with our tuition based programs, Headstart & GSRP, as well as students who walk in for speech services. Here are some observations from Kailey who basically spends her days working with preschoolers!


From Kailey Lewis - There are so many benefits for attending preschool! Children learn more from their peers at this age than they do from their parents or other adults. Preschool rooms are designed for young children who are curious to learn. Toys and crafts in all WUS preschools are just right for the developmental level of 3 & 4 year old students in the program. In preschool, children learn how to listen to someone that isn't family, share, sit and listen to a story, but they are still able to wiggle, move, and be kids! The children also participate in group activities such as calendar time and "center" or small group activities. WUS preschool programs offer both full-day and half-day programs. They give kids the structure they thrive on but are not overly demanding. There are many great reasons for every family to send your child to preschool. Children develop their speech skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, cognitive skills, etc in preschool. Kindergarten readiness skills are fostered in preschool and help set children up for success later in school. All of the Wayland preschool programs work on story telling, imaginative play, problem solving skills, fine motor skills (i.e. handwriting, scissor skills), sensory integration, pre-math skills, social-emotional skills, self-help skills, phonemic awareness, among many, many others.

DADDY / DAUGHTER DANCE

Tickets were sent home today, Friday, January 26. If you did not receive your tickets, please call Dorr Elementary PTO committee member, April Harnish @ 616.299.2210

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MRS SPICER'S ALL GIRL KINDERGARTEN CLASS - WORKING ON A PROJECT ABOUT THINGS THEY LOVE - INCLUDING SCHOOL!

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