Baker Bits

Friday, Feb 2, 2018

Note: There will be no Baker Bits on Friday, Feb 9.


Wednesday, Feb 14 @ 9:00 AM

Join us in the Baker Media Center for our final parent workshop. Our guest speaker will be retired Baker teacher, Sue Lancashire. Every family will receive a free book. Childcare is available. Sue will be presenting on literacy using the book, "I'll Love You Forever".
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Upcoming Dates

Feb 10 - Daddy/Daughter Dance - Wayland Middle School - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Feb 14 - Final Parent Workshop - 9:00 AM in the Baker Media Center

Feb 14 - Classroom Parties - See classroom newsletter for specific times

Feb 19 - March 2 - Preschool, Young 5's & Kindergarten Registration for 2018/19

Feb 21 - Early Childhood Night at Baker Elementary! 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Sign up for Preschool, Young 5's and Kindergarten for the 2018/2019 school year. Learn about the programs, tour the building and meet the teachers

Feb 23 - NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break

March 30 - April 8 - Spring Break

May 1 - Art Through the Eyes of a Child. Open House @ Baker. 5:00 - 7:00 PM

June 4 - Field Day at Baker Elementary




Preschool, Young 5's & Kindergarten Registration for the 2018/2019 School Year

When: Wednesday February 21 - 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!

Think you can't afford Preschool? YES - You Can!!!

Did you know that Wayland Union Schools use casino funds to off-set the cost of tuition for preschool, making our community preschools at Baker Elementary and Dorr Elementary affordable for all families. If your family does not qualify for one of the free preschool programs offered at Baker Elementary, check out the chart below to see how affordable our quality preschools can be!
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Does Preschool Make A Difference? YES - It Does!!!

We have heard about preschool from a parent, the principal, the preschool speech pathologist and now here's a little perspective from one of our preschool teachers, Mrs Swan. Mrs Swan teaches both a 3-year old, half-day preschool program on T/Th AM and the 4-year old, extended day program on M/W/F.

The 3 year old program is centered on learning through play. Children learn when you empower them. We have routines that make them feel successful right from the start. The students quickly learn each other’s names so they have friends when they come to school. There is much to learn by playing side by side with your friend, and through sharing. Students learn colors, shapes and are exposed to letter and number recognition. We have a short calendar, weather, pledge and counting time. Most of our weeks are centered on themes. We read books, sing songs and do arts & crafts all while they are learning. Each day is filled with many opportunities to learn and have fun doing it.

The Extended Day program is a bit more focused on academics. This is still done through play but with the addition of learning centers. Most of our weeks are centered on themes. We have morning, lunch and before we go home routines that empower children along with classroom jobs that make them feel a part of our community in our classroom. This shows up in their attitude of, “I can do it!” Students start to recognize their own names and their friend’s names in print. We have calendar, weather, pledge and time to count with our caterpillar. We sing songs, and we read many books. They also have a play time that is their choice what they play with. This includes Dramatic play where their imaginations can grow wild! Such play as Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Grocery Store, Kitchen, Pet Store, Veterinary Clinic and many more. At our learning centers here is where we focus in small groups on math, language arts, printing letters and numbers, arts & crafts, and science. In our classes we are focused on both fine and gross motor skills and developing them in a way that grows the child.

Reading is a very important part to any child’s life. The Librarian in Wayland visits our classes once a month. We encourage all our preschool parents to read to their child. Reading can be done in so many ways throughout the day. Preschool is an important part of your child’s life. It’s a place your child can grow and have fun doing it!


If you did not receive your tickets, please call Dorr Elementary PTO committee member, April Harnish @ 616.299.2210

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