Thursday, January 26, 2017 News
Thursday, January 26, 2017 News
The Elementary II students are performing, Theseus and the Minotaur, this week. This musical play is a great complement to their studies of Greek mythology and Ancient Greece.
Scantron Performance Series Assessment will be given to students in 1st to 8th grades next week. Performance Series is a web-based computer adaptive standardized assessment that can be used for parent communication, identifying a child’s ability levels, demonstrating growth over time, informing instructional practice, and aiding in program evaluation. Unlike other forms of assessment, Performance Series tests are completely computer-based and adjust to each child’s ability level. As your child answers each question, the test adapts according to his or her response. Questions get easier when your child answers incorrectly and get more challenging when he or she answers correctly. This individualizes every testing experience and more accurately reflects your child’s ability.
For more information on the dates of your child’s test and how you can help prepare your child, please click here.
Bay Farm is pleased to announce the parent portal on the school’s website can now be accessed. Earlier this week, you received an email inviting you to set up a password to your account. Once you do this, you will have access to your child’s classroom pages, the school directory, parent education information, and other secure forms and policies relevant to you and your child’s relationship with Bay Farm. If you have any questions about setting up your account, please contact Lexa Kandola at IT@bfarm.org.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Join us on Friday, January 27th at 6:30pm for All-School Family Movie Night.
All-School Family Movie Night is an evening for us all to come together to watch age-appropriate movies with friends. Movie titles and locations are as follows:
Toddler and Children's House families will be watching Disney’s “Mulan”, rated G, in the Great Room.
Kindergarten through 4th grade families will be watching Disney’s “Finding Dory”, rated G, in the ELII classrooms.
Students in 5th through 8th grades will be watching “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”, rated PG, in the Middle School.
Please bring a snack to share and something comfy to sit on during the movie. Siblings are welcome to join us! For more information on these movies, please visit www.commonsensemedia.org.
This is an event for families, so there is no drop-off available.
The next session of pizza lunch does not begin until March. If you signed up for pizza in the fall, then your child will continue to enjoy pizza lunch until March. We will send out a new sign-up form at the end of January for the spring session of pizza, which will begin the first week of March.
Bay Farm is offering February Vacation Camp during February break (Feb. 21-24) from 8:30am - 12:00pm or 8:30am - 3:00pm. The camp is open for children from 3 to 14. Karen Howland will be running the camp and is planning a week of fun games, cooking projects, arts and crafts, and outdoor fun as long as the weather cooperates. Click here to download the sign-up form. The deadline to sign up for camp is Wednesday, February 15th.
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.