March 16, 2017 News
March 16, 2017 News
The kindergarten students are beginning their study of the solar system, which will include learning songs and fun facts and completing stellar projects. Visitors will be coming from the Museum of Science next week to set up a star lab in the Great Room to teach them about stars and constellations. They kicked off their solar system studies with a wonderful performance of the musical, “Spaced Out”.
Bay Farm's Annual Auction is only three weeks away! We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event on Friday, April 7th at the Alden Park Bar & Grill in Plymouth. We are thrilled to have the live band, Calypso Hurricane, perform for the evening.
The Auction Committee is working hard to make this a wonderful event. However, we really need your help with donations. For those who like to shop, go crazy. There is not much we cannot use. For those of you who do not like to shop, we have created a “Wish List” on Amazon.com. All you have to do is click! Please do not feel limited to this list or that you are required to shop on Amazon. If you have a favorite store, go there. If you have a product you love, chances are somebody else will love it, too. If you do not have time to fill out the donation form, no worries, we have that covered, too. Just drop your item off in the office, and we will take care of the rest.
Don’t forget that Auction sponsorships and items are due no later than March 24th. Thank you for your support!
We are pleased to present
Dr. Michael Rich
Ask The Mediatrician
Thursday, March 16th at 7:00pm
Duxbury Middle School / High School Presentation Hall
Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health is a pediatrician, researcher, and father. Dr. Rich will speak to parents of young children, tweens, and teens on ways to keep the lines of communication open as we adjust to a technology-saturated world.
Dr. Rich will provide...
- research-based answers to parents’ questions about children’s media use and implications for their health and development
- tools to empower parents and caregivers to make better-informed choices on their children’s “media diets”
- information and strategies for the entire family that are balanced, practical, and based in scientific evidence
Tickets are available at the door. This presentation is sponsored by Bay Farm Montessori Academy and The Parent Connection.
Save the Date for SCREENAGERS
On March 28th at 7:00pm, Bay Farm will present the award-winning documentary, SCREENAGERS. This documentary probes into the challenges of balancing tech use and family life, including the director's own, and depicts everyday struggles over social media, video games, academics and even internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Click here to see the trailer of SCREENAGERS.
Join your Bay Farm friends for a night at the movies. We will see Beauty and the Beast at the Regal Cinema at the Independence Mall (Kingston Collection) in Kingston on Saturday, March 18th. We will meet at the cinema just before the 6:00pm showing. See you there! Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The brochure for the Spring Enrichment classes is now available. Classes include track and field, flag football, soccer, cricket, drawing and painting, and more. You can download a copy of the brochure here. You can also register online by logging onto the Parent Login section of the website. On the left column, you will see School Forms Online (log into SFO). When you click on that tab, you will see the enrichment form.. If you have any questions about logging onto your account, please contact our IT email at IT@bfarm.org.
Please plan to attend the Middle School Book & Bake Sale on Tuesday, March 28th from 3:15-4:15 in the Middle School. The students will be selling used books, CDs, and DVDs, along with baked goods. This year, in addition to a fabulous ice cream sundae bar, they are featuring raffle baskets:
- A $25.00 gift card to Regal Cinema and a bucket of candy
- Nordstrom workout-out pants, scarf, and two watches valued at $100.00
- A $25.00 gift card to Pinz and a $25.00 gift card to Bar Rustic in Kingston
- A basket of assorted sports equipment and a $25.00 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods
As part of their micro-economy project, the middle schoolers are recycling used books, CDs, and DVDs that are in great condition and selling them on Amazon.com. Their online bookstore can be found here. They have been doing this for about five years, working together to run a small business while learning good business practice, customer service, and responsibility. Each year, they give the Bay Farm community the opportunity to purchase books on campus. The proceeds raised will go toward their class trip in the spring.
Bay Farm's Summer Program is now open for registration. Our summer sessions offer creative arts, cooking, drama, music, science, tennis skills, swimming, and much more for children ages 18 months to 15 years. This year, our Summer Program runs from June 12-August 18th. Come for one week or all weeks! You can view the Summer Program brochure here.
New this year for Bay Farm parents: You can register online for the Summer Program. Simply log onto the parent portal of the website. On the left column, you will see School Forms Online (log into SFO). When you click on that tab, you will see the summer form.
Our Summer Theater workshop will present DreamWorks’ Madagascar JR. Children entering grades 1-8 are invited to be a part of this program that will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 20 - August 12 from 3:30-6:30pm. Students will learn a variety of theater skills, from acting and singing, to set and costume design and many aspects of back-stage production. They will perform in three full theatrical productions of Madagascar JR on August 10th, 11th, and 12th. You can view the Summer Theater brochure here.