Baywood Newsbearer

January 29, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

As many of you know, we are piloting or trying out two language arts programs in some of our kindergarten, 1st grade and 4th grade classrooms. Whenever we look at new materials, we have a district level process where we seek input from all of our teachers and families. This process is called an IMAP.

Currently, San Luis Coastal Unified School District has formed an Instructional Materials

Adoption Panel (IMAP) to review kindergarten – 5th grade English Language Arts

materials for possible adoption. The committee is requesting community input in

this process. Interested parents and community members are invited to visit Baywood during regular business hours to review English Language Arts textbooks

and complete a School Community Evaluation forms. Textbooks and materials are

on display in our library through February 4, 2016. We encourage you

to participate and value your input. All completed School Community Evaluations

will be reviewed by the IMAP prior to making a recommendation to our School Board.

I will be sharing these materials with our PTA at their meeting on Feb. 4th at 6:00, and all parents are invited to join us. Please feel free to direct any questions my way as well.


Jennifer Dinielli

Open Enrollment Registration

Mark your calendars! Open enrollment and registration begins Monday, February 29, 2016 through Thursday, March 24, 2016.

***If you have a friend or neighbor with a child who will be of Preschool or Kindergarten age for next school year, spread the word***

What is Open Enrollment?

Open Enrollment is the time period during which families may request their child attend a school other than their home school. While we hope you are happy at Baywood, we understand that sometimes, for a variety of reasons, families are better served by their child attending another school due to transportation needs, child care or other circumstances. If this is your situation, come to our office between the dates listed above to complete the request paperwork. Do not miss this important deadline.

How do I Register an Incoming PreSchooler or Incoming Kindergartner?

Come into our office starting Feb. 29th for the paperwork & information. Incoming Kindergartners must be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. Transitional Kindergartners must be five on or before December 2, 2016. Preschool students must be four by December 2, 2016. If you have a friend or neighbor with a child this age, please help us get the word out about these important dates!

What if I already have a child at Baywood, how do I Register them for the Next School Year?

You will receive InfoSnap online registration info in the Spring and will attend our Registration Day at the end of Summer. We will be sharing that important date with you soon!

If you have any questions about registration, please stop by our office or call 534-2856.

Upcoming Events at Baywood Elementary

Pillar: Responsibility

2/3 & 2/5 Wednesday & Friday - Running Club 8-8:15am - Big Field

2/3 Wednesday- Artist in Residence Preschool, K, & 1st Grades

2/4 Thursday - 5th Grade Field Trip Monterey Bay Aquarium

2/4 Thursday - PTA Meeting 6-7pm Library

2/5 Friday - 100th Day of School!

STEAM CLUB: Marine Biology Club/Art Sci Bldg.

STEAM CLUB: Human Body Club/Stn 16,Yearbook Club/Stn 18 2:50-3:50

4th Grade Book Club 2:50-3:50pm Library

SLO County Bike Rodeo 3-4:15pm

2/8 Monday Lincoln's Birthday - NO SCHOOL

2/12 Friday - Friendship Walk & Family Picnic

Math is Fun!

Thank you for joining us for Baywood's Family Math Night! A great time was had by all!

It was wonderful to see parents and children having fun doing math together. Thank you for your partnership!

Speaking of math, we know that the changes in our math curriculum over the last couple years have offered new challenges, especially for parents. The math our students do is not the math we did as children. We are including two videos to support your new understandings of the math standards.The first video, Making Sense Series is a great video demonstrating the progression of multiplication and the standard traditional algorithm.

The second video is by a math professor at Stanford University, Jo Boaler. She shares four key messages to support your children in math. She couples her math work with Carol Dweck’s work on the Growth Mindset (another professor from Stanford). We hope you enjoy this short video How To Learn Math. Her website,, is a treasure trove of math ideas.

Baywood Bike Rodeo!

Safe Routes to School is sponsoring a bike rodeo at Baywood Elementary on Friday, February 5th from 3-4:30pm. Bring your bike and helmet. Click on this link to view the flyer.

Coastal Family Resource Fair - Feb. 26

Come learn about what resources are available in your community and begin planning your child's summer activities whle enjoying a free BBQ dinner and fun activities. For Los Osos & Morro Bay children and families. Event is at Los Osos Middle School on Friday, February 26th from 4-6:30pm. The CHC dental and health van will be there with free shots and check-ups. The traveling children's closet will be there as well as the food bank. Mark your calendars. Click on this link to view the flyer.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Information

The California Department of Education, in partnership with Covered California and All In-Health Care for all families have provided a template for information on health insurance coverage. Log on to this website for more information:
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Baywood Volunteer of the Month - Haylee Bautista

Haylee Bautista is our January volunteer of the month. She does homework packets and blue folders every Monday morning for her children's teachers. She also helps with parties, etc. She always has a beautiful smile on her face and is very helpful. When you see her around the campus please give her a shout out! Thanks so much Haylee for all you do for Baywood school.

From Your PTA

Next PTA meeting is Thursday, February 4th @ 6pm in the Library.

Sponsorships needed for Friendship Walk!:

Baywood's Annual Friendship Walk Fundraiser will be held on February 12th. This is a favorite fundraiser for the kids of Baywood! At this time, we are seeking sponsorships. If you would like your business name on the back of the Friendship Walk T-Shirts (Worn by all 360 students, plus teachers and friends the day of the walk, and for many years to come!) consider becoming a sponsor. There was a bright green flyer in Monday's blue folder with info... Be sure to write: Friendship Walk in the memo section of your check, and make it out to Baywood PTA. Be sure to include your business name as you would like it to appear. Questions?: email: or Contact Robin Skaggs at 801-3678 or Casey Rosenlieb at 234-8915. More info to come about the Friendship Walk as the date grows nearer.

Also, please join your child for the walk and for our FAMILY PICNIC! Bring some lunch & a blanket and enjoy picnicking with your child!

Please note the new date for the Art & Science Expo, Saturday, March 12th.

Your opinion counts! Less than 50% of parents have responded to the opinion poll survey that came home in the blue folders. Please turn them in. Thanks.


We now have an alternative fundraiser for Baywood that you may donate to all year round. Click on this link to see how you can help.