Baywood Newsbearer

September 29, 2017

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of Baywood Elementary and the investments you make in your children’s lives. We are so excited to reintroduce you to this semester’s only major fundraiser, the Apex Fun Run! The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on October 3rd at 1:15pm.

Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on that day as well as emails from your teachers the following day. Please visit to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes. This year’s character theme is Apex United where students will follow Sam, Rob, Wendy, Robin and Luke who together make up the United Squad. We catch up with our characters while the deceiving Mr. E is constantly testing them. With special powers provided by Omega these five friends will truly learn what it means to be united along with a surprise none of them saw coming.

During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on October 12th to help their school. Students will run for 30 minutes and average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap students run. All participants will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. Funds raised this year will be going to the school to pay for Field Trips!

The Apex Fun Run is for every student regardless of financial giving. All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards. We invite all parents to come to the Apex Fun Run and share in this great event! The times for the Apex Fun Run are as follows:

● Fun Run 1: Oct 12th Grades 3rd-5th @ 8:35am

● Fun Run 2: Oct 12th Grades Pre-school-2nd 9:35am

For parents: you can help our school be successful in the following four ways:

● Help connect your child to potential sponsors (family/friends) to acquire pledges.

● Ask your child about the “United” character lessons, and download the “Apex Fun Run” App!

● Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.

● Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact “B” Jansen at

Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!


“B” Jansen, 2017-2018 Baywood PTA President & Jennifer Dinielli, Principal

Upcoming Events at Baywood Elementary


10/3-Apex Kick Off Assembly 1:15-2:15

10/4-Walk to School Day

10/4-Work Out Wednesday

10/5-Title 1 Meeting 5-5:30 pm

10/5-PTA Meeting - 6 pm in the Library

10/6-Picture Day

10/11-Work Out Wednesday

10/12- Apex Fun Run

10/12- Artist in Residence (Grades 5th, 4th, upper SDC)

10/12-Preschool Ed. Night - Raising a Reader - 5:30-6:30

10/17-Apple Robotics at Lunch

10/18-Vision Screening ((Preschool, K,2,5 & SPED)

10/18-Work Out Wednesday

10/18-Baywood Potluck

10/19-Artist in Residence (Grades 5th, 4th, upper SDC)

10/19-3rd grade to El Chorro Field Trip

10/21-Baywood Craft Fair - 8 am - 4 pm

10/24-Baywood Choir - 3-4 pm

10/25-Work Out Wednesday

10/26-Artist in Residence (Grades 5th, 4th, upper SDC)

Picture Day - Fri Oct. 6th

Picture day is coming up on October 6th! Look for your LifeTouch order form in your Blue Folders this Monday. Here is the link for more information on ordering pictures online. Baywood's Picture Day ID is: BK037366Y0

Literacy LifeBoats

Recent hurricanes have greatly affected so many throughout their destructive paths. Among those affected are a large amount of children/students who lost books, technology, and other school supplies. In an effort to support students just like ours, Throughout the month of October, BAYWOOD ELEMENTARY will be sponsoring a LITERACY LIFEBOATS “Coin Collection”

This is an initiative to support teachers and children in schools who have been hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Schools are desperate to replace all they’ve lost: books, bookcases, technology, easels, literacy supplies and the like.

Please help to rebuild literacy-rich classrooms, places where our children’s words and stories matter, and where students can use literature and writing

as a catalyst for growth and healing.

Every penny collected will go directly to those students, teachers and schools to help rebuild so they can once again be able to have school.

Walk to School Day! - Wed. Oct. 4th

Hello Baywood families! Tie those laces and velcro your shoes for Baywood's annual Walk to School Day this Wednesday, October 4th. There will be stickers, healthy snacks, and a chance to win prizes when you check in by the front office or by the blue tables on the big playground.

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From Your Librarian Ms. Nelson

Volunteer Highlight

Our volunteer highlight for the week is Luz Tavira! You can see Luz in about every part of the school day helping out with anything she can. Some of these tasks are helping children in the classroom, prepping blue folders, copying and cutting class work, organizing books and you can also see her at recess as one of our noon supervisors. She loves to help out any way possible here at Baywood and we appreciate everything she contributes. If you are interested in volunteering at Baywood please see us in the front office for more details.
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From Your PTA

Come join us for the PTA meeting on Thursday, October 5th!

Our dinner theme for this meeting will be a potluck polenta bar. Please see our sign up online or email for ideas and to register to bring something.

Childcare is also provided, but is limited so please RSVP to “B” Jansen at Pizza, fruit/veggie tray and water will be provided for the children. We will be discussing the vegetable garden, craft fair, our first annual school wide potluck, bearcrows and more! Please come and give your input and gain some valuable knowledge as to how your PTA works for your children.

We hope to see you there!

Native Garden Work Day

Please join us for our California Native Plant Garden work day, this Saturday, September 30th! We will be pulling a few weeds, starting milkweed and coropisis seeds, pruning, planting more natives, building a solitary bee nesting box, and hanging our new sign showing that we have met the requirements to be a certified monarch way station. Bring tools if you have them! We will be in be most in need of pruners. Please bring your kids, and if they are fifth graders, their hours worked can be written off as community service. Any questions? Contact Lindsay at