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EXTENSION: Pledge Drive Extended to 10/7

The PTA’s fall pledge drive, Your Cents Makes a Difference, has been extended one week. The new deadline is Tuesday, October 7th. All pledges received on or before 10/7 will be eligible for prizes on a tiered level much like the product fundraisers.

The entry into the drawing for a new Kindle HD6 WILL NOT be extended. All pledges $100 or more received on 9/30 or before will be entered into the grand prize drawing as well as received prizes on a tiered level much like the product fundraisers. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, October 8th at morning opening.

We will gladly accept 100% tax deductible donations any time through out the year, however any donation received after 10/3 will not be included in our pledge drive efforts, but will be counted with our general donations fund.

We appreciate all of your participation and would not be able to make so many wonderful things happen at the school without that support.

Thank you again.


Volunteers Needed for 3 Minute Zone

A note from the Safety Committee:

Hello 4th Grade Parents!

We are hoping for your help in our 3 minute zone in October!  The Safety Committee is rotating our volunteers in the 3-minute zone by grade level each month, beginning with 5th grade for September and continuing with 4th grade in October!

That means: Each volunteer only needs to do it 4-5 times – once each week for one month (20 minutes each week). 

Our 5th grade parents have done an awesome job this month.  Please help us keep this area fully staffed in October!  We need up to 10 volunteers – one for each 20 minute shift.  Having an adult presence out there helps keep our kids safe and provides a nice way to greet and welcome everyone back to school!

The timing is:  8:40-9:00 each morning and 3:30-3:50 each afternoon (12:55-1:15 on Thursdays).

If you would be willing to help out, please email and let us know which day and time you’d be available.


October 6, 13, 20, 27

AM:  PM:


October 7, 8, 9, 10  AM:



October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29




October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

AM:  Lisa Smith



October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31



I’ll send you more information with specifics on your role, but basically you are just out there to greet and to keep an eye on kids as they arrive and depart.  NO traffic management is required!!

You are welcome to call or text me if you have questions. 

Thank You!!

Lauryn Rice

Safety Committee Chair

619 993-6405

Hot Weather and What You Can Do To Keep Your Student Cool

This coming up week is supposed to very warm with inland temperatures reaching the 90s. We do have some reprieve as we are on the bay but temperatures will still be uncomfortable.

Attending an older school also has it’s challenges when it comes to warmer/cooler days but there are things you can do as a parent to help your student be comfortable in class.

  • Pack an extra water bottle with ice in it. Students are allowed to have water in a closed container at their desk. No matter what time of year – this is allowed in all classrooms. So pack an extra one and put some ice in it so it stays cool throughout the day.
  • Dress your student in loose and breathable clothing. Stick to light colors and cotton fibers or dry wick performance materials. Avoid heavier material like denim or polyester as it does not breath as easily and can trap heat and moisture as your student plays.
  • For extra help, you can purchase a cooling neckerchief that your student can wear at school. Please be sure it does not drip water or make your students shirt wet and that they know the responsibility of owning one and taking care of it. The school is not responsible for lost items.
  • Last, make sure your student get’s plenty of Zzzzs. Alert students are more aware of their body signs of fatigue and can limit their activity when needed.

The PTA will be sponsoring ice cold water for both Monday and Tuesday during snack and lunch recesses. We will also have extra shade canopies up for students to sit under and cool down.

The staff and teachers are doing every thing in their power to make the school day comfortable. If temperatures get too high, which is unlikely on the coast, alternate recess activities will be published and followed. We all hope this hot and humid weather departs soon and we are joined again by our outstanding weather every other state wishes they had.

Stay Cool!

Welcome to Bay Park PTA 2014/15

The Bay Park Elementary PTA is excited about the 2014/15 school year! We are a group of parents, faculty and community members dedicated to making Bay Park Elementary the best school for all of it’s students. This year is jam packed with great events like the Reflections, Halloween Carnival and Snow Day! Yes Snow Day is back and better than ever! Our calendar is so packed we need your help to ensure we can complete all the programs and extra activities slated.

You can help by volunteering your time, money or guidance to the school. No amount of any of those three things is too little and we appreciate all of our volunteers and donations.

Cheers to a great school year!
Bay Park Elementary PTA