Bard Bulldog Newsletter

November 2022


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Principal's Message

As we enter the holiday season, we are all very thankful to be continuing in-person instruction and grateful that our students, staff, and community members are safe and healthy. We are also grateful to have our educational partners back on our campus.

We started the month off with a Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Our students, staff, and parents created beautiful altars with marigolds, flowers, and other tokens to express their appreciation and honor our departed loved ones. It was a beautiful celebration!

We will be completing the first trimester of the year on Thursday, November 10. Veteran's Day is Friday, November 11. Thank you to all who have served and are serving in our nation's armed forces! The school will be closed to honor this important holiday.

Thanksgiving Break will be from November 21 to November 25. Bard School will begin hosting Parent and Teacher Conferences immediately following the break. Your student's teacher will contact you to set up a conference. We will do our best to accommodate you and your family's schedule and needs.

Please check the calendar below to review all our important upcoming events.

Dia De Los Muertos Assembly

DDLM Altar, Ofrendas & Art
Ms. Acuña and Mrs. Nájera DDLM


11/06: Daylight Saving Time Ends

11/07-11/12: Kinder Parent Conferences

11/08: Flag Gathering

11/10: End of Trimester

11/11: Veterans Day (No School)

11/16:-Cafe Con La Directora-Coffee With The Principal

11/21-11/25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break

11/28-12/09: Parent Conferences

12/21: Minimum Day

12/22-01/04/23: Winter Holiday

Parent Conferences

Grades 1st through 5th Parents,

As we complete the first trimester, our first Parent/Teacher conferences will take place after the Thanksgiving Break. Your student's teacher will be available to address any concerns or questions you might have at this point in the year. Please try your best to attend and take this opportunity to visit the school to review your child's progress.

Parent Conferences for grades 1st-5th will take place from November 28 through December 9.

During these two weeks, all classes will be on the minimum day schedule (See Below).

Parent Conference Minimum Day Schedule (Except For Wednesdays)

GRADES 1-3 - 8:00am-1:20pm / No PM Recess

GRADES 4 & 5 - 8:00am-1:40pm / No PM Recess

Note: Kinder Parent Conferences will take place from November 7-12

Student Safety 1st During Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please support our effort in keeping our students safe by respecting our bus zone and rear parking lot.

When picking up and dropping off your students at school, ideally, we would ask that you park on a side street or in the school parking lot and walk your student to a school entrance.

Front Bus Zone: If you must drop off or pick up your student at the front of the school, please DO NOT park in the bus zone. The bus zone is clearly marked with a sign, yellow lines, and cones. Drivers parking in the bus zone will be asked to move.

Rear Parking Lot: If you drop off or pick up students at the side gate of the rear parking lot, please stay to the right, nearest the yellow line at the fence. Staying to the right will allow other vehicles to exit around those vehicles still waiting for their student(s).

Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive Gates: There is a gates at the rear of the Bard playground, which is available for student pick-up or drop-off. The gate at the Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive cul de sacs are staffed during pick-up and drop-off times and are significantly less crowded. The Jerry Drive and Lillian Drive gates are excellent pick-up and drop-off area alternatives.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Get the latest information from our superintendent, Dr. Walker.

City of Port Hueneme Toy Drive on December 17

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Please Report Your Absence

If your child is absent, please call the school and report the absence to our attendance clerk. To excuse an absence, please bring or email doctor's notes or necessary documentation to the school office.

Martha Hunter ( 805-488-3583 ext. 1095