Parent News Letter

September 10th - September 16th

Dates to Remember

Mon Sep 10, 2018

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

6th-8th MAPP Testing

4 pm Volleyball (Vs. University Academy), Where: Bay Haven

Tue Sep 11, 2018

6th-8th MAPP Testing

3:15pm Student Council Callout Meeting

Wed Sep 12, 2018

6th-8th MAPP Testing

4 pm Volleyball (Vs. Surfside), Where: Surfside Middle School

Thu Sep 13, 2018

6th-8th MAPP Testing

6 pm Football Bay Haven v. North Bay Haven, Where: Bay Haven Charter Academy

Fri Sep 14, 2018

Elementary School Spirit Shirt Friday

Middle School Spirit Shirt Friday

1-3 pm Book Fair (Set-up)

5 pm PTSP Movie Night

For full details, please visit the link below to our school calendar.
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As we are approaching health screening season I wanted to take a moment to explain our screenings. Our screenings are beneficial in that we are able to provide early identification of possible health needs including vision and hearing concerns and scoliosis. In fact, most of our recommended referrals sent home to parents do indeed receive glasses, scoliosis treatment, etc after they follow up with their physician. I cannot count the number of parents who've reached out after screenings to inform me that they had no indication that their child was having difficulty seeing yet was indeed in need of glasses once they followed up with their eye doctor!

As a Haven mom myself I often wondered why do screenings when my children see a pediatrician regularly? And here's the answer: On our screening day, we receive the benefit of having several nurses from the Department of Health and special equipment that most pediatric offices do not have. If your student does not pass a portion we simply send home a letter to inform you of that and it is then your choice whether or not to seek further evaluation.

We do NOT bill you nor your insurance. We do NOT require that you follow up. The charter schools are conducting our screenings in the same way we've done in the past. There have been no changes in the way health services are provided for our schools this year. If you are considering whether or not to allow your child to be screened I highly encourage it! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Amanda Johnson RN BSN

Charter School Nurse

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Congratulations, Mr. Steve Beck! Golden Apple Award Winner

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Help Needed ~ Please Sign-Up for Volunteer Hours

Movie Night

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Book Fair

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Book Fair Dates & Times (In the Media Center)

Fri., Sept. 14th: 5pm - 7:30pm (Open During Family Movie Night)

Mon., Sept. 17th: 7am - 3:30pm

Tues., Sept. 18th: 7am - 3:30pm

Wed., Sept. 19th: 7am - 3:30pm (Pastries with Parents 7-7:45am)

Thurs., Sept. 20th: 7am - 3:30pm

Fri., Sept. 21st: 7am - 12:30pm

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The Online Book Fair is Open: Sept. 7th - Sept. 24th

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-Up

Join Us for a Night with Dr. Bill Daggett

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Science Fair Workshop

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It's Time for a Cyber Safety Tune-Up

SAC Meeting

Please come to join the Student Advisory Council (SAC) and see how your thoughts and ideas can help make Bay Haven better! SAC is a way to provide communication directly with parents, teachers, and faculty in an open forum.

The general SAC meeting will be held at 3:30 P.M. on September 25th in the Media Center.

If you would like more information regarding SAC, please contact the SAC President, Natalie McSwane at or the Vice President, Erin Pickard at

We Need Substitutes - Contact Human Resources for Details

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2019-20 school year lottery

is now open

Current students do not apply; they will complete a recommitment survey at a later date.

Students who will be new to Bay Haven must fill out an application prior to February 28th, 2019. 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.

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.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank You,

Bay Haven Charter Academy


Our goal is 100% family membership in Ptsp. Please see the link below to join for the 2018-2019 school year!

News from the Lunchroom


Welcome Back!

Here are a few notes from the café!


Elementary: $3.00

Middle: $3.25

Breakfast: $2.00

You are encouraged to complete a free/reduced lunch application NOW. Even if you’re unsure if you would qualify, it’s simple. Just go to and be sure to select Bay Haven as the district. September 21st, 2018 all prior year status will expire. Your student will go to a full paying status. Also, if your child has transferred, their status from their previous school does not transfer with them. They will be full paid status until your new application has been approved.

There is a convenient way for you to add money on your child’s lunch account. This also allows you to keep track of what your child is spending, as well as get “Low Balance” notifications. You DO NOT have to add money this way to get the notifications! We will gladly accept cash or check.

Bay Haven INC. has a “No charging” policy that will be enforced. If your child does not have lunch money, they will be given an alternative lunch. This is listed in the student handbook.

We are excited to offer our students ala-cart items. These are additional whole grain snacks, drinks, and ice-cream that are approved thru the state that can be purchased at the snack area daily. Students can use cash or have money taken from their account. If you would like to put a “limit” or a “No Ala-Cart” note on your students account, please Email your child’s school cafeteria manager for assistance with that.

Jennifer Stovall (NBH Campus):

Tammy Surber (BHCA Campus):

We are also excited to offer new products to our students this year and need your help! Please encourage your child to utilize our cafeterias! For elementary we have four options daily to choose from. The hot meal option or three Grab& Go options which include peanut butter and jelly sandwich, yogurt or ham & cheese sub sandwich. We also have something new for middle school this year. On line 1 we have the hot meal option. On line 2 we have pizza, burgers, corn dogs and nuggets w/fries or chips, salad and fruit. On Wednesdays we have a bake potato bar as well. Lunch menus are sent home monthly in the e-blast.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me:

Tammy Surber Bay Haven Cafeteria Manager (850-248-0298)

Lunch Menus

2018-2019 School Calendar

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Mon Sep 17, 2018

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

Book Fair

4 pm Volleyball (Vs. Jinks), Where: Bay Haven Charter Academy,

6 pm Competition Twirl Team Practice

Tue Sep 18, 2018

Book Fair

4th Grade to Biophilia Center

3:15pm Wash DC/Williamsburg Teacher Chaperone Meeting

4 pm Bay Haven Football (vs. Surfside)

5 pm PTSP Meeting, Where: Teacher's Lounge in Cafeteria

6:30pm 2nd Grade Performance at PTSP

Wed Sep 19, 2018

Book Fair

4th grade field trip to E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center

Thu Sep 20, 2018

Book Fair

4 pm Volleyball (Vs. NBH), Where: Bay Haven Charter Academy

Fri Sep 21, 2018

Book Fair

All day Elementary School Spirit Shirt Friday

All day Kindergarten Field Trip to Library

All day Middle School Spirit Shirt Friday

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