Family & Community Events
Your PTSA membership and generous donations make it possible for our school to host a variety of events that bring together our school community. None of these events would be possible without parents volunteering their time to organize, run and support them. If you have an event idea or want to help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You and your friends are invited to participate in the 2021 Bay Farm School Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest.
Simply carve or decorate your pumpkin at home and bring it to school the morning of Friday, October 29. Please drop it off in front of the school by the flag pole and place it in your grade level’s designated spot. We will group and judge the pumpkins as grades K & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 4th & 5th, and 6th – 8th.
There will be a first, second, and third-place winner in each category. Winners will have a picture of their pumpkin placed in the office window, and they will be featured on our website and Konstella!
You must have an entry form to participate.
Please pick up and take home your pumpkin at the end of the day. Any pumpkins not
claimed will be placed in compost at the day’s end.
Parents, please allow this project to be kid-generated. Please keep your participation
to a minimal. It is fine for you to carve out their design if they need help.
We are looking forward to having a Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest!
Let’s create some 2021-2022 MS Spirit Wear!
Here’s what you need to do:
Create a larger design for the back of a garment (sweatshirt/t-shirt) and a smaller design for the front left of the garment. If your design is meant to have color, be sure that you use it in your submission! All colors may be used on your design except for white and pastel colors. Remember that copyrighted images are NOT allowed (and of course, no designs will be accepted that infringe upon school rules).
A quick pencil sketch might be good for your first draft but be sure what you submit is your final draft! You may work as a team to submit an entry or on your own.
- Larger design for back: 8 ½ x 11 inches (size of a standard piece of paper)
- Smaller front design: 3 x 4 inches
What do I submit?
- Submit 2 designs (back and front)
- All submissions must have your First and Last Name and Grade Level written ON THE BACK of both designs
When & Where?
Submissions are due by Wed., Oct 20 by 3pm. Submit your design by placing it into the submission folder in Mr. Geesey’s Room (P06) anytime before 10/20.
● Wednesday, October 20 by 3pm: Designs due! (Submit into the folder in Mr. Geesey’s Room – P06).
● Friday, October 22: Voting
● Weeks of October 25 and November 1: Announce the winner and start ordering!
The winner will receive a free garment! (If there are multiple members who contributed to a team design, we may need to revisit how this prize is awarded).
Questions? Send a message via Konstella to MS Committee member Kitty Aquino-Esparrago or email at email@example.com (please use a non-AUSD student email)
Explore new books, shop for character paraphernalia, and support Bay Farm too! Bay Farm’s book fairs are a fun way for students to demonstrate shopping independence and purchase books they love. The fair is open daily during lunch and after school, October 1st through the 7th. We hope to see you there!
Calling all Bay Farm Gardeners,
Join us for the next Garden Workday at Bay Farm School this Saturday, October 2nd at 9am. We have a new 4th & 5th grade garden teacher, so will be getting the 4/5 teaching garden in shape amongst other things.
Middle School and High School students can work come to the garden work days by themselves but Elementary School students need to be accompanied by an adult. I will happily sign community volunteer forms for any Middle or High School students who come and help. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while on school property and have their own, signed waiver form.
The Bay Farm Book Fair is Back! Students are invited to peruse and purchase books during their regularly scheduled Media Center class. During each library visit we will be viewing and talking about the online flyers, looking at the books delivered to our Fair, making purchases, watching Book videos and trailers about favorite titles and series featured, and selecting new books for our Library shelves. Students will also sign up for our Book Fair Give-Away where they have a chance to win some of the most popular titles at the Fair!
You can create an eWallet for each student so they can purchase books during their library visit. It’s so easy to do….Click here for an FAQ and directions on how to set up an eWallet. We also can take cash for Book Fair purchases, and students can make wish lists during their visits that you can also purchase online. Here is the link to our Book Fair Information Homepage. You can see the dates of the fair, a link to set-up eWallet, view the online flyer, and shop the Virtual and Online fair.
Thank you for supporting our Fall Book Fair and helping us add new titles to our Library shelves and Classroom libraries. Together we are cultivating a community of life-long readers!
Join our community and Californian’s from across the state in participating in California’s annual Coastal Cleanup Day! Let’s come together (safely!) to help remove the trash and plastic pollution from our environment, demonstrate a commitment to healthy waters and ecosystems, and accomplish something meaningful.
Join the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) staff in-person on September 18th at a local shoreline (including Crown Beach or MLK Regional Shoreline). Visit the EBRPD webpage for more information and to register for the in-person event, which will have staggered start times.
During the pandemic, you also have the option to participate in a self-guided neighborhood cleanup. Gather cleanup supplies from home, download the CleanSwell app (to count your trash and to have your trash counted!), and clean on your own time throughout September. Trash from inland areas flows downstream to the coast, so cleaning up neighborhood trash reduces marine debris, especially where we live here next to the Bay.
Hi Bay Farm Gardeners!
Come out and help our school gardens look their best! The pollinator garden still needs some help recovering and there are tasks in the K-1 and 2-3 teaching gardens as well. We’ll be working this Saturday morning from 9am through noon.
Middle School and High School students can work come to the garden work days by themselves but Elementary School students need to be accompanied by an adult. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while on school property and have their own, signed waiver form.
I hope to see you there!
The Garden Committee is hosting a garden work day in preparation for going back-to-school on Saturday, August 7th from 9am to noon. Please volunteer, if you are able to help.
- Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask while on school grounds.
- Everyone must have their own, signed waiver form.
- Middle and High School students will receive volunteer hours (bring your form!)
- Elementary Students must be accompanied by an adult. Middle and High School students can volunteer without an accompanying adult (MS and HS students still need their waiver form signed by their adult).
- If you can’t participate in one of these scheduled garden-work days but want to help, let the garden committee know and we will find a time for you to volunteer in the garden.
Join us this Saturday (August 7th) for a popsicle-play-time event at Bay Farm School for incoming Kindergarten and 1st Grade students. This is an opportunity to come to our campus and meet fellow Kindergarten and 1st Grade students and families. Its a great day to be a dolphin!
Below is info on our event:
Date: Saturday, August 7th
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Bay Farm School, 1st and Kindergarten Playground