MARCH 2017

Principal’s Message

On Thursday, March 2nd, Bayville School will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Theodore Seuss, author of The Cat In The Hat and many other classics . He is the creator of special creatures such as Horton, The Lorax, and Yertle. Many teachers have invited guest readers to read a book of their choice to the class. Children are encouraged to wear Cat in the Hat colors of red, white and black or any combination of those colors. Please join in the spirit of Read Across America Day by planning a special literacy activity with your family on Monday. Continue our focus on developing a love of reading in your child. Thank you for your continuing support


Kindergarten registration for Berkeley Township School District will take place on March 13, 14 and 15 for the 2017-2018 school year at the Administrative Annex Office, 62 Veeder Lane from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2017 to enter kindergarten.

The district is pleased to offer a free full day preschool program for 4 year olds to qualifying low income families. To register for the low income preschool program, parents must bring proof of income documentation (2016 1040, W-2, pay stubs, SSI, TANF or unemployment documentation).

Parents should bring an original birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency and proof of immunizations for kindergarten and preschool registrations.

School Security

The safety of our students and staff has, and always will remain, a number one priority. We continually update our security plans and procedures at each school within the Berkeley Township School District.

We also practice various security drills on a monthly basis.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to help ensure the safety of our students.


Please support the various events that are sponsored by our PTA. Your support helps bring quality assemblies and other extras to our students. Here are a few upcoming events. If you would like to help with any of these, please attend the PTA meetings or contact an executive board member.

Scholastic Book Fair – Monday, March 6– Friday, March 10. All classes will be scheduled for a visit to the Book Fair.

Gift Auction—Saturday, March 25th. Monetary & gift donations are still being accepted. Please help make this a super fundraiser for our school.

Student Absences and Tardiness

As a reminder, parents are requested to call (732 ) 269-1300 x 4005 whenever your child is absent from school. You may also leave a message on the nurse’s voicemail the night before indicating your child’s name, teacher and reason for absence. According to our attendance policy, all absences (even those phoned in) MUST be documented in a note from a parent or doctor brought to school by the student when he/she returns.

The first bell rings at 8:35 a.m. for kindergarten and 8:40 for first-fourth grade. Homeroom begins promptly at 8:50 a.m. Children arriving at 8:50 or later are tardy. Please make every effort to have your child to school on time. When students arrive late, they are missing important instructional time and are also a disruption to the classroom. Your cooperation with timely attendance for your child is greatly appreciated. Also, school is in session until 3:05. Any students leaving early will be missing valuable classroom instruction.

End of Day Pick Up

Parents, if someone other than yourself is picking up your child, please inform the main office through a note or phone call. We also ask that you do not sign students out before 3:05 each day. Contacting the class early interrupts the teachers who are trying to prepare the children to go home.

Also, while waiting for your child to be dismissed, please wait outside and keep the walkway clear for students to pass.


Prevention—Be sure to stress to your children the importance of washing their hands, using lots of soap and water, and scrubbing until there are bubbles –before meals and snacks and after coughing, sneezing, or using a tissue.

There is a place to cough—Children need to learn to always cover their mouths when they cough, but one way to prevent the spread of germs is to have them cough into their sleeves, not their hands.

Keeping children home from school.—If your child was sent home from school because of a fever he should be kept home for 24 hours after his fever breaks. Children who are feverish or nauseated can’t learn well and can spread their illness to others. If your child will be out sick you should call the school and leave a message for the nurse. We have a 24 hour answering service so you may call at any time of day or the night before.

If you would like homework put together for your child, please call in the morning and the work will be in the main office at dismissal time.

Bayville School's 90th Anniversary

We are asking anyone who attended Bayville School to help out and submit pictures for our celebration. Please email us with any information you may have. We would love to hear stories, see pictures or anything else that made Bayville School what it is today.