February 16, 2017 News
February 16, 2017 News
Elementary I students have been working on pottery wheels, learning the sgrattifo technique. They are carving into wet, painted clay to produce beautiful designs on plates.
It is very important to remember that there are many parents dropping off children in a short amount of time on each school day; therefore, it is important to be efficient and courteous of your fellow parent. This is especially important in the wintertime when snow drifts impact the width of driveways and parking lots. Therefore, please be expeditious when dropping off/picking up and avoid impromptu parent/teacher conferences. Keep in mind these "common courtesy" and safety tips:
- Drivers should not exit their cars while their cars are in the drop off/pick-up lines.
- After entering the main driveway, Children’s House parents should follow the left driveway down the hill as middle schoolers exit cars on their own on the right driveway each morning.
- Teachers must focus on getting children in and out of cars, so please do not have conversations with them.
- Please, drive no faster than five (5) miles per hour on campus.
- Please, drive vigilantly on campus.
- Please, do not use your cell phone at all while driving on campus.
- Please, use your directionals while driving on campus.
- Please keep your children buckled up until they are absolutely ready to disembark.
- And last, but not least, please obey stop signs.
I would like to thank everyone for all of their support, well wishes and yummy food while I was recuperating from my knee operation. I am truly blessed to work with such a wonderful community. It’s good to be back full time!
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.
Save the date for Bay Farm's Annual Auction to be held on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at the Alden Park Bar & Grill in Plymouth. Our auction is an important event where we celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding students. It is also an important component of Bay Farm’s annual fundraising efforts, so your involvement is greatly appreciated.
In addition to attending the evening event, you may wish to be a sponsor or donate an item, such as a bottle of your favorite wine, gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, or one-of-a-kind items. If you would like to support the auction, please click here to view donation and sponsorship forms or stop by the office. We hope you will consider supporting Bay Farm, and, of course, attending this wonderful event. Auction sponsorships and items are due no later than March 24th.
In the event of an emergency or severe weather preventing Bay Farm from opening or requiring an early dismissal, you will receive an email notifying you. The school has registered all parent email addresses with an outside service called Remind. As a result, you will receive an email in the event of an emergency or school closing.
You can also receive a text message if you opt to do so. If you would like to receive text messages when Bay Farm is closed, please do the following:
Text this number: 81010
Text this message: @bayfarmall
You will get a text back confirming you have joined the school broadcast.
Additionally, Bay Farm will continue to also communicate school closing news via the following methods:
1. An email blast will go out to all family email addresses.
2. A text message will be sent to all mobile phone numbers. (If you opted in through the directions above.)
3. A voicemail message will be sent to all phone numbers.
4. We will post the closure on Facebook and on Bay Farm’s website.
5. We will contact the local news affiliates, including NBC (WHDH, CH 7), ABC (WCVB, CH 5) , CBS (WBZ-TV, CH 4), and FOX (CH 25), who will post the closings on their website and/or list on their TV news stations.
6. We will post this with WPLM (1390AM) Radio in Plymouth.
When power lines are down, it can be difficult for the school to get the word out and for families to access the information; therefore we provide many ways to communicate.
If the weather is bad and the School is open, families are encouraged to use their own best judgment and to travel only at their own discretion.