Baker Bits

Friday, January 17, 2020

Upcoming Dates

Fri, Jan 17 - WEPA Family Movie Night - 6:00 PM - Pine Street Gym - Free (Must Preregister)


Mon, Jan 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day


Wed, Jan 29 - Half Day of School - Noon Dismissal


Fri, Jan 31 - Progress Reports Post to the Parent Portal


Mon, Feb 17 - Friday, March 6 - Baker & Dorr Elementary - REGISTRATION BEGINS

All Preschool Programs / Young 5's / Kindergarten Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year


Wed, Feb 19 - Early Childhood Night at Baker - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Mid Winter Break - NO SCHOOL - Friday, Feb 21


Mid Winter Break - NO SCHOOL - Monday, Feb 24


Sat, Feb 29 - Daddy/Daughter Dance - 6-8 PM - Wayland Middle School - "Ties & Tieras" - Information coming home soon


Wed, March 18 - Half Day of School - Noon Dismissal


Spring Break - NO SCHOOL - Fri, April 3 - Fri, April 10, 2020. School resumes Monday, April 13.

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HALF DAY - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 - NOON DISMISSAL

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Join Us For Our Final Parent Workshop

February 12, 2020 - Helping Children Build Confidence

Katrina Roberts, Baker Elementary Preschool Teacher, will be presenting on the topic, "Helping Children Build Confidence". Join us at 9:00 AM in the Baker Media Center. Snacks and childcare provided.

DID YOU MISS THE LAST PARENT WORKSHOP - HERE IT IS

FUN WAYS TO LEARN AT BAKER

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HOSTED BY DORR ELEMENTARY PTO

Ties & Tiaras

Saturday, Feb. 29th, 6-8pm

Wayland Middle School

Grades Y5's through 5th Grades ONLY. Due to limited space no preschool or older girls allowed. Tickets are $10 p/person at the door. All sales will be at the door only. No presale tickets or RSVP needed.


Onsite Photographer - Photos by Nickie

Three Photo Booths - Little Black Booth

Live Music - The Karaoke Guy DJ Jim


Volunteers are needed, please contact Dorr Elementary PTO President: Danielle Martin 616.890.2492.

Sickness At School

We have had several students test positive for Influenza this past week. If you suspect your child is not feeling well, PLEASE, keep them home from school. If the child has had a fever within the last 24 hours of the school day, they need to stay home another day. Giving students Tylenol before school only masks the fever, the child is still considered sick.
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Heath Reminders

1) We have had several cases of lice in the building. Please remember to check at home for head lice and report any cases to the Baker office.


2) A parent should always report a student’s absence to the school office to excuse them for the day. Emergency contact numbers should be kept up-to-date. If a child becomes ill at school, they must go home. If a child is too sick to go out for recess, they are too sick to be in school. Children are expected to go out for recess everyday. If your child is out of school for an appointment, please bring proof of that appointment to the office to keep on file. We can then fill the absence/tardy as Excused for the day.

END OF DAY - PICK UP REMINDERS

1. All students should be picked up and signed out by 4:05.

2. Phone calls MUST be made by 3:00 if you have an end of the day change.

3. Student being picked up earlier than 3:55, MUST be picked up by 3:35 or else they will need to be placed in the 3:55 PM Pick Up group.

4. The office is closed during pick up time.

5. Bathrooms for younger siblings are not accessible during pick up.

6. Parent should not linger in the hallway. Pick up should be a quick walk, grab the child, sign them out and leave the building. We are not able to see what students are still left for pick up if parents and students are lingering and chatting in the hallway.

7. At this time of the year, students should be responsible for all their items. Many students are forgetting boots, mittens, folders, etc in the classroom. Students who forget items in the classroom will not be allowed to go back and get them until 4:05. Also - Most teachers lock their room while they are taking other kids to the bus. A lot of staff leave right away since their day is over. Rooms are not always accessible after school dismisses. Please encourage children to remember all their things as they leave the class. This is teaching them responsibility.

School Closings & Delays

School Closing & Delays - You will want to make sure your Parent Portal information is up-to-date with all current phone numbers and email addresses. All Baker families will be notified of a school delay or closing using the information you provided via your campus portal during online registration. Now would be a great time to log into your parent portal and verify names, phone numbers and the boxes you checked to be notified of any emergency and general information. At this time all families should be receiving several emails a week from the Baker school or the WUS district. FYI...Please be careful when checking the notification boxes on your portal. We receive many phone calls from work places (hospitals, factories, other schools, etc) asking us to remove their phone numbers from our records because these work places receive every message sent from WUS.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020/2021 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS MONDAY, FEB 17 - PRESCHOOL, KINDERGARTEN & YOUNG 5'S

EARLY CHILDHOOD NIGHT - COMING SOON!!!

When: Wednesday February 19 - From 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Where: Baker Elementary

Who Should Come: Parents and potential students

*** Tell neighbors and parents of younger siblings that we will be hosting a community night where parents get a chance to check out all of our wonderful early childhood programs here at Baker Elementary and get a chance to tour classrooms and meet with teachers!


Dorr Elementary will host their Early Childhood Night on Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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