Thursday, January 12, 2017 News
Thursday, January 12, 2017 News
Mattakeesett (top) performed their play "Tide Pool Condos" for parents on Tuesday evening, and Patuxet (bottom) performed their play "River Child" on Wednesday evening.
Last Friday, Bay Farm alumni came by the school to visit during our first official Alumni Open House in recent memory. Many alumni toured the school and visited their former classrooms and teachers during the day. The teachers and staff really enjoyed reconnecting with their former students and learning what they are doing now. We plan to make this a regular event, as we continue to build our alumni community.
(L to R) Ian Ikeda, Liz Titus, Sophia Kozlowsky, Hadley Wehner, Natalie Warren, and Jan Kite-Powell.
Parents of toddlers moving to the Children's House and Children's House students moving into Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year are invited to Moving-Up Night next Wednesday. Parents will learn about the next level's curriculum, logistics, teachers, and instruction.
Moving-Up Night will be held in the Kingfisher and Osprey Rooms in the Children's House. The schedule is as follows:
6:30 - 7:15 pm Toddlers to Children's House
7:30 - 8:15 pm Children's House to Kindergarten
Bay Farm will host an Admissions Open House on Thursday, January 19th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Families of toddlers through middle school students are invited to attend and learn about Bay Farm's Montessori curriculum, tour the campus, and meet staff and faculty members. Please spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors to our Open House. If you would like a friend to receive a personal invitation, please email their address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Friday, January 27th at 6:30pm for All-School Family Movie Night. Dress your family in your comfiest clothing, find something cozy to sit on, and bring a snack for sharing.
All-School Family Movie Night is an evening for us all to come together to watch an age-appropriate movie with friends. Movie locations are as follows:
The Great Room: Toddler and Children's House families
Elementary I: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade families
Elementary II: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families
Middle School: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade families
Movie titles to be announced in a backpack flyer coming out shortly.
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.