Baywood Newsbearer

January 11, 2018

Principal's Message

​Dear Baywood Families,

What a joy! It has been a wonderful (although quite rainy!) first week of school in 2018 at Baywood. I want to thank you for entrusting your children to us each day, and for your support and partnership. Baywood is a wonderful school all around! We have caring teachers, committed support staff, the best kids, wonderful families and a fabulous community. Looking forward to a blessed and learning filled 2018!

Speaking of learning, tomorrow, Friday 1/12, while your kids are home from school, your Baywood teachers will be in Professional Learning sessions on two topics: Supporting students in the classroom who have challenging behaviors & learning more about the 'bands of text complexity' in reading and building toolkits to confer with individual students as they read. In addition, our PTA will be hosting a build day in our Makerspace getting it ready to launch for students.

Also, a reminder that Monday is a school holiday as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Mrs. Jennifer Dinielli

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Upcoming Events at Baywood Elementary

PILLAR -Caring

1/12 NO SCHOOL, Teacher Professional Development Day

1/15 NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/17 Work Out Wednesday

1/17 1st Grade to Elfin Forest

1/22 School Site Council Meeting 3 pm

1/24 Work Out Wednesday

1/26 Spirit Day, Neon Day

1/27 Art and Science Fair in MPR 11-2

1/29 Bear Hug Assembly 9:30-10 am

1/30 Dental Screening Preschool, K,3,5 & SDC

1/31 Work Out Wednesday

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Digital Citizenship

Common Sense On Digital Footprints

What's the Issue?

Our kids live in a culture of sharing that has forever changed the concept of privacy. In a world where everyone is connected and anything created online can be copied, pasted, and sent to thousands of people in a heartbeat, privacy starts to mean something different than simply guarding personal or private information. In this context, you might think about kids' privacy in three categories: privacy and security, privacy and reputation, and privacy and advertising.

Privacy and security: This is the private information (e.g., Social Security number, first and last name) that could put kids at risk for identity theft if it got into the wrong hands.

Privacy and reputation: The information that could be personally embarrassing or hurtful to them or others if posted publicy.

Privacy and advertising: The information about their habits and behavior online that companies collect in order to target them with ads and other content.

To learn ways to work as a family to promote digital citizenship click here.

Goodbye to Ms. Docouto!

We were blessed at Baywood this year to have Ms. Docouto with us as a 2nd grade teacher! She has been a wonderful addition to our Baywood Team. Next Friday will be her last day at Baywood, as Mrs. May has returned to her position from maternity leave. Ms. Docouto will continue to work in SLCUSD at CL Smith Elementary School. If you see her on campus, be sure to wish her well in her new role!

Walk & Bike to School - Frequent Walker/Rider Cards

Baywood wants to encourage our students to walk or bike to school and will be hosting a program mid January until the end of February. Students have been offered to pick up their punch passes in the office during this last week and many are excited to particpate. Every time a student walks or rides to school January 17 through February 28 see a yard supervisor to have a hole punched in your card. Students will earn incentives based on hole punches gained. Get outside, active and enjoy your trek to school!

5th Grade Science Camp Update

Hello 5th grade Families! Rancho El Chorro Camp Dates are May 14-17, We are still working on fundraising so our kids can experience camp for their last year in elementary school! More information and registration packets will be distributed at the end of the month. Do you still remember your elementary camp experience? Memories are made that last a lifetime and we would love your support in getting all our kids there.

IMPORTANT: Sylvester's cards or money are due by January 24th. Please turn in to your teacher or to Janet Lindsay (805) 458-5620 anytime before then.

If you have not already returned your green parent donation letter please do so.

If you haven't already sent back your green letters about supporting camp please do so. Direct donations will make a world of difference in raising enough funds so our kids have a memory that lasts a lifetime! Any questions contact Sandra 805 459-2055. (se habla espanol)

From Your PTA

Next PTA meeting is February 1st at 6:00 pm

Join Our New Sign Program

Baywood PTA is looking for businesses to join our new fundraising program. Every sponsor will have a vinyl sign with their business logo hung on the fencing surrounding the school. It’s a great way to advertise and support our school at the same time. Do you own a business or know of one that might be interested?
Please contact Melissa D’Aunoy for more information at
All orders due by January 11th