Baker Elementary News

Important information for families about upcoming events.

Information About Upcoming Events

We have many exciting things happening at Baker in the month of October. Please read below for more details.

Wednesday, October 13th- Caps for Cancer

  • Wear a hat for a donation

Friday, October 15th- Kindergarten Walking Field Trip

Monday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 19th- eLearning

  • students will not attend school at Baker, but will do virtual work for attendance

Monday, October 18th and Tuesday, October 19th- 3:30-7PM Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Please call the office to schedule if you have not done so already

Wednesday, October 20-Sunday October 24- Fall Break, No School

October 25-29th- Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • Students may bring in a pumpkin for the contest to be displayed
  • Judging and pumpkin pick up will be on Friday.

October 25-29th Red Ribbon Week/Dress Up Days
  • Monday, October 25 - Don't Let Drugs Turn You Inside Out! (wear your clothes inside out/backwards)
  • Tuesday, October 26 - Give Drugs the Boot! (country/camouflage day)
  • Wednesday, October 27 - Drug Free Looks Like Me! (wear RED for red ribbon week)
  • Thursday, October 28 - Peace Out to Drugs! (wear tie dye)
  • Friday, October 29 - Doing Drugs Will Haunt You Forever! (wear your Halloween costume)

Wednesday, October 27th

Pennies for Pink Ribbons

  • Make a donation for a pink ribbon to decorate for our display

Fall Picture Retake Day

  • Please contact the office with retake questions

Friday, October 29th

  • Fall Parties
  • Parade at 1:30

Fall Party Update

Thank you in advance for your help as we prepare for our annual fall parties. We will still celebrate this year, but we will be required to take some safety precautions due to COVID-19. The decision has been made corporation-wide to close fall parties to outside visitors. This is being done in an effort to maintain normal occupancy within the buildings.

Fall parties will still take place at Baker, and will include an outdoor costume parade (weather permitting) that will also be streamed via Facebook Live as we did last year.

Once the parade route has been finalized, teachers will send home more information.

Students may wear a costume to school, as it also aligns with our Red Ribbon dress-up days. This needs to be something that can be worn all day. As you plan your child’s costume, please keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Nothing violent or scary in nature as we are a K-2 building and we need to maintain an environment where everyone feels safe.
  • No makeup is to be applied at school.
  • We ask that you do not apply hair color, glitter, or other products that could rub off on our facilities and equipment.
  • Shoes need to be school-appropriate as we will still have recess and other times that involve movement.
  • No weapons, blood, or pretend-play items that would not typically be allowed on a normal school day.
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Temperatures are changing!

Please remember to check the weather when dressing your student this time of year. We believe in the importance of playing outdoors, which means a little chill in the air does not keep us indoors!

If you do not yet have a coat, hat, or gloves for your child and are in need, please contact Mrs. Bruss, our Communities in Schools Liaison at We are blessed to have a large selection of these items available to give to students, and want to make sure we distribute them all!

Did you know our attendance policies have changed this year?

Changes were made to student attendance policies allowing for parent-excused illnesses, etc. However, in order to use these attendance codes, there are important steps to follow. Please familiarize yourself with these policies to avoid unexcused absences from occurring. If you have questions after review, please contact the office.

Important: Chromebook Insurance

This is a friendly reminder that school offered insurance for your child's Chromebook is available for $15 and is not covered by textbook rental assistance. This covers your child's Chromebook in the event it is accidentally damaged. If you do not have insurance on the device, you will be responsible for paying the full amount to have the damaged device fixed. Please call or stop by the Baker office if you would like more information or to sign up for Chromebook insurance.