Time is running out - Bay Farm auction committee needs your help!

Tue, Mar 20 11:24am

Hello Bay Farm Parents,   Our Auction committee is looking forward to hosting the biggest party of the year this coming Saturday.  For those of you that are attending the live event, we have attached ... [More]

Yearbook Sale

Mon, Mar 19 2:08pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   I forgot one additional item.  Sorry for the extra notice.   Yearbooks are on sale now through Friday, March 30th  .  Books are $30 and can only be purchased online.  To order ... [More]

Bay Farm Update for week of March 19th

Mon, Mar 19 1:50pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   There's lots of update for this week that I didn't get to send out as a reminder last week so here's the breakdown.   Special Board of Education Meeting - Tonight (3/19)   To ... [More]

Alameda Board of Education Meetings - upcoming

Tue, Mar 13 11:28am

Dear Bay Farm Familes,   Bay Farm School will be highlighted at this evening's Board of Education Meeting (March 13th - 6:30) at City Hall.  Ms. Freitas is on the agenda to present our Learning Center ... [More]

Science Fair Information

Thu, Mar 8 11:18pm

Dear Bay Farm Parent and Teachers,   The Science Fair team would like me to share some important information regarding the upcoming Bay Farm Science Fair.   There will be two sessions of science fair ... [More]

Don’t miss it! Bike Mobile at school! March 13

Thu, Mar 8 7:26pm

Alameda County Bike Mobile will be here all day on Tuesday, March 13. All students k-8 can bring their bike to school for a free maintenance check and bike safety talk with one of the friendly Bike Mo ... [More]

Oranges in the office - courtesy of Good Eggs

Thu, Mar 8 1:52pm

Hello Everyone,   The people from Good Eggs delivered two big boxes of mandarin oranges to us yesterday.  Stop by the office to pick up a few if you have an opportunity.   This was given to us as part ... [More]

Looking for parent help-Bike Mobile March 13

Wed, Mar 7 8:18pm

Hey Bay Farm Families- The Alameda County Bike Mobile will be here form 9-3 on March 13 to fix bikes and teach bike safety. We really need parent help to make this event run smoothly! Please contact M ... [More]

Golden Sneaker Contest- last week!

Sun, Mar 4 10:37am

Hey Bay Farm School Families! Wow! A little rain didn’t stop Bay Farm School families! The Golden Sneaker Contest continues with week 2! Last day is Friday, March 9. The Golden Sneaker Contest is a tw ... [More]

AUSD board of education meeting 2/27

Tue, Feb 27 5:22pm

Dear Bat Farm Parents, Sorry for the short notice. There is a board of education meeting tonight at 6:30pm. They will continue to talk about Budget and present comparative data. If you can’t make it i ... [More]

Community Message Board -

Mon, Feb 26 4:46pm

Hello Konstella Community,   In case you have missed it, there was a message posted on the community message board about the alleged incident at LMS today.  If you didn't subscribe to the social group ... [More]

Golden Sneaker Contest- Feb 26-March 9

Sun, Feb 25 12:10pm

Hey Bay Farm School Families! The Olympics may be over but your child's class can still bring home the gold! The Golden Sneaker Contest starts kicks off on Monday, Feb 26 -Friday, March 9. The Golden  ... [More]

AUSD Budgt Informatino

Sat, Feb 24 11:28pm

Hello Bay Farm Parents,   I want to share some AUSD budget information with you.  I'm sure many of you have already read the newsletter from the superintendent and know that AUSD is still working on t ... [More]

Tea Collection Fundraising

Sat, Feb 24 5:41pm

It’s time for Tea School Days! From Monday, February 26th to Monday, March 5th , we can earn money for our school by shopping online. Here’s how to do it:   - Staring Monday, February 26th, visit TeaS ... [More]

Wine Donations Needed for Auction

Fri, Feb 23 2:52pm

Dear Parents,   This year our auction will be held on Saturday, March 24th at the Elks Lodge starting at 6 pm.    Be sure to join us for the biggest party of the year, the 25th anniversary Bay Farm PT ... [More]

Mid-Feb update

Mon, Feb 19 11:19pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   I hope you have had a nice 4 day weekend and a relaxing break.  Just a couple of reminders.  We have some shopping and fundraising opportunities that are time sensitive. This ... [More]

Receipts for donations in the begging of the 2017/2018 school year

Wed, Feb 7 6:03pm

Hi everyone,   A big and heartfelt thank you for all the donations to our PTSA in the beginning of the school year 2017/2018!   Tax Season is just around the corner - if you need a receipt and donated ... [More]

Shopping opportunity and raise some money for BF PTSA

Wed, Feb 7 3:41pm

Dear Bay Farm community,   I want to give you guys a heads up about a couple of shopping opportunities we are working on for you.  One is Tea Collection (kids clothing) and the other one is Good Egg.  ... [More]

Bay Farm Update -

Sat, Feb 3 11:37pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   A lot has happend since the last association meeting so I'd thought I give you all a quick upate.   Here are some of the hightlights.   We are looking for a paid lunchtime sup ... [More]

Robotics Team Assistants

Wed, Jan 31 12:51am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Due to the large number of participants interested in joining our inaugural Robotics Team, I'm looking for one or two volunteers to help me on team meeting days and to assist ... [More]

Mark your Calendars - MS and School wide event -

Sat, Jan 27 9:09pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,    This message is on behalf of Ms. Reynolds.  The event on the 7th is for middle school students only and the event on the nine is open to the entire Bay Farm Studend Body.   O ... [More]

Car Pool to BFS concert!

Fri, Jan 19 6:59pm

Hey Families! The word is that parking might be very limited for the Saturday concert at Encinal High! Carpool if you can!

Bay Farm Spirit Gear order info

Fri, Jan 12 10:52pm

Hello Bay Farm Staff and Parents,   In case you missed the bulk order opportunity.  Here's a link to our vendor's website whee you can still order your spirit gear on-demand.  Please follow the link b ... [More]

Bay Farm Robotics Club/Team

Fri, Jan 12 1:16pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   We are happy to announce that we will be working with AEF this year on our Robotics Club/Team.   The format of our club/team will be a little bit different then last year.   T ... [More]

Happy Holidays

Thu, Dec 21 10:53pm

Dear Bay Farm School Parents, Teachers, and Staff,   May all your dreams come true and have a wonderful holiday season and a relaxing break!  If you are traveling during the holidays, safe travels and ... [More]

Staff Holiday Cookie Gift Bags

Wed, Dec 20 9:57pm

Thank you to Melissa Anderson, Nadia Bueno, Phoebe Liu, Anita and Mike Hung for taking on the challenge of baking 60 cookies each for the staff cookie bags.  Staff mailboxes were filled with these del ... [More]

Looking for photographer and videographer volunteers - Bay Farm 25th Anniversary Concert

Thu, Dec 7 9:32pm

Hello Fellow Bay Farm Parents,   Are you an accomplished photographer or videographer? Ms. Bonnie is looking for 2 photographers and 2 videographers to help her document our upcoming Bay Farm 25th Ann ... [More]

Save the Date - Bay Farm 25th Anniversary Concert

Wed, Dec 6 5:09pm

Hello Bay Farm Parents,   Ms. Bonnie is preparing a concert of the decade! (two and a half decade actually).     The event will be held at Encinal High School Gym on January 20th (Saturday) 6:30PM.  C ... [More]

Math Kangaroo Registration - Deadline for Registration is December 15th!

Wed, Dec 6 5:00pm

  ****Don't forget to register if you are interested****   Deadline is December 15th, 2017 .  Testing is on March 15th, 2018   Hello Bay Farm Parents/Students,   Get ready for Math Kangaroo! Sign up i ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Prize : Ice Bucket Challenge

Tue, Dec 5 11:05pm

Hello Everyone!   Our teachers have one last Read-a-Thon based performance to execute: The infamous Ice Bucket Challenge. Please come see five lucky students dump a bucket of ice-cold water on Ms. Gar ... [More]

Midway Shelter needs your help

Sun, Dec 3 11:44pm

Jammie Drive benefiting Midway Shelter: Help your kids learn the true spirit of the holidays by joining the 5th annual drive, sponsored by Bay Farm parents and business owners Kevin & Merideth Mehlber ... [More]

Want to see BFS teachers perform the Chicken Dance??!!

Wed, Nov 22 9:34pm

Come see our Awesome Teachers perform the Chicken Dance in support of the Read-a-Thon. Their spectacular performance will be held at our morning ceremony on Monday, November 27th. Please come out and ... [More]

Stolen Bike - Bay Farm School

Thu, Nov 16 1:11am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   I just want to share some news that I learned recently and send a message as a reminder that we should always be cognizant of our surroundings.   One of our second graders had ... [More]

Chalk pastels?

Wed, Nov 15 9:04am

Hi everyone, Apologies for the mass mailing, has anyone borrowed the chalk pastels from the art docent closet? We have plenty of oil pastels but are missing the chalk pastels. One of the art docent ne ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Results

Thu, Nov 9 8:32pm

Read-A-Thon Results: Our Bay Farm PTSA wishes to thank all the students, parents and teachers that supported our 2nd annual Read-a-Thon. The results are very impressive. Our students read for a total ... [More]

Bay Farm PTSA Association Meeting

Tue, Nov 7 10:52pm

Hello Parents,   Thank you for those who were able to attending the PTSA Association meeting last week.  For those who are not able to attend and are interested in finding out more about what happened ... [More]

City of Alameda Community Survey - This will have an impact on future of Alameda

Tue, Nov 7 7:58pm

City of Alameda Community Needs Survey   LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!   The City of Alameda receives federal and other funds each year for housing, community development and social service projects. The ... [More]

PTSA Meeting - Babysitting

Mon, Oct 30 10:38pm

Hello Fellow Bay Farm Parents,   I forgot to mention in my previous message that babysitting will be provided for the November 1st PTSA association meeting.  The babysitters will be in Ms. Wilson's cl ... [More]

Bay Farm PTSA meeting - Agenda - Nov 1st

Sun, Oct 29 11:12pm

Dear Bay Farm Families.   Below is the agenda for the next PTSA association meeting:  Wednesday (Nov 1st) 6:30PM MPR   We will have special guests from AEF attending to share with us some information ... [More]

Read-A-Thon - Packets

Sun, Oct 29 6:02pm

Our 2nd annual Read-a-Thon ended on Friday, October 27. Bay Farm PTSA wants to thank all the parents, teachers and students that supported this annual event. Please remember to return the student read ... [More]

Monday - Oct 23rd - Bay Farm updates

Mon, Oct 23 12:09am

Hello Bay Farm Parents,   Happy Monday Everyone!  Today, there will be a drawing for 5x iTunes/Google Play gift cards for 5 lucky winners among the 6th grade class for their effort on Konstella regist ... [More]

AEF Adopt A Classroom - Collections Ending Friday

Tue, Oct 17 5:15pm

Thank you to all the families who have donated to the AEF Adopt A Classroom program! I just wanted to send out one last announcement to let people know I would like to wrap up donations by Friday, Oct ... [More]

Pizza Party this Friday, 20th

Tue, Oct 17 12:45pm

Dear Bay Farm families,   Thank you so much for your support and helping the PTSA reach our membership goal this year, we could not have done this without you!   PTSA will celebrate this with a school ... [More]

Monday Update: Read-a-Thon and other stuff

Mon, Oct 16 2:03pm

Dear Bay Farm Parent,   Just a few items for this week:   1.  The Read-A-Thon has started!  Help harness your kids' passion for reading and win some prizes along the way!  Good Luck Everyone!   2.  Th ... [More]

Around Bay Farm School Update: 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon, Sonoma Fire, etc

Thu, Oct 12 5:51pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   By now, you should have received a packet about our upcoming Read-A-Thon.   This year, we want to continue what we started last year with reading for fun and literacy.   Pleas ... [More]

Donations for the Northern California Fire Victims

Tue, Oct 10 9:16pm

Hello Bay Farm families,   We are reaching out on behalf of our neighbors to the North to ask for your help. As you know many people have lost their houses and livelihoods this week to devastating fir ... [More]

Thank You Bay Farm Parents!

Mon, Oct 9 10:01pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Happy Monday! Hope you all have had a nice long weekend (for some of us anyway)   I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the PTSA.  I am humbled by the response ... [More]

Warriors Tickets and Bay Farm Spirit Gear

Sat, Oct 7 12:02am

Hello  Bay Farm Parents,   Happy Friday.....(for a few more minutes)   Just a quick reminder, there is still time to purchase you Warriors ticket for the Dec 29th game at the Oracle Arena.  The deadli ... [More]

Adopt A Classroom - Not too late to donate!

Tue, Oct 3 10:34pm

Hello Bay Farm Families, The AEF Adopt A Classroom program could still use just a little help. Thanks to everyone who has so generously donated, we are now just over 2/3 of the way to our goal of gett ... [More]

Bay Farm Book Fair Help - Correction

Mon, Oct 2 3:24pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   I apologize for the extra message.  It turns out that we have two separate sign-ups going in asking for volunteers for the Book Fair.    In an effort to stop the confusion.  I ... [More]

Become a School Site Council (SSC) member!

Wed, Sep 27 8:55pm

Dear Parents,   Are you curious about the academic plan at Bay Farm School?  Do you want to help shape Bay Farm's academic programs, policies, and budget?   Join the School See Council!   Below is the ... [More]

Karaoke Night - Thurs Oct 5th

Mon, Sep 25 9:02pm

Greetings Bay Farm Parents, Come join us for Karaoke Night on Thursday, October 5th from 6pm to 8pm!  There will be a photo booth, refreshments, and the book fair will be open.  Bring the whole family ... [More]

Membership, Konstella, and Fundraising - Monday Edition

Sun, Sep 24 11:39pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Happy Monday Everyone.  We are coming to the home stretch!  Only two more weeks left for our membership and donations drive.   Thank You to everyone who has donated so far!  T ... [More]

School Smarts Program is coming to Bay Farm!!

Fri, Sep 22 10:19pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   It is with great pleasure to share that we have lined up an incredible facilitator for your School Smarts program*!   Please register for School Smarts and take advantage of t ... [More]

Weekend Activities

Fri, Sep 22 6:20pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   I just posted a calendar event in the social group called "weekend activities"  It is about an upcoming Science Festival at CSU-EB.    Go to the social group and check it out ... [More]

Fingerprinting service at Bay Farm - Correction

Thu, Sep 21 7:14pm

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the extra announcement. I have a correction for the fingerprinting service. It is on Thursday, October 5th. The previous sign up stated the wrong date and has since been correct ... [More]

October 4th - PTSA board meeting

Thu, Sep 21 4:55pm

Hello,   Below is the agenda for our board meeting on October 4th.  While this is a board meeting as opposed to a general association meeting.  All are welcome to attend.   —Call to Order —General Bus ... [More]

There is still time to get your Warriors tickets!!!

Wed, Sep 20 9:28am

There are still Warriors tickets available  so get them now before they are all gone!  The first 75 tickets sold will include access to court side to watch your Warriors pre-game warm up!!!   You can ... [More]

AEF Adopt A Classroom Still Needs Your Help

Tue, Sep 19 9:28pm

We are halfway to our goal!!   Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated to the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) Adopt A Classroom program!   If you have not yet donated, it's not too late ... [More]

Please Read - Fundraising

Mon, Sep 18 11:40pm

Dear Fellow Bay Farm Parents,   We are very lucky to live in a neighborhood in Alameda where it is anchored by such an excellent school as Bay Farm School.  In addition to the excellent elementary gra ... [More]

President's newsletter September 2017

Sat, Sep 16 12:35am

Dear Fellow Bay Farm Parents and Teachers,   Attached is my first newsletter of the year.  Have a great weekend!   Cheers, Spencer

Fun Ball

Wed, Sep 13 11:57pm

Hello Parents,   I just posted a message under "community message board" in the Social group section about Fun Ball, sponsored by Alameda Girls Softball Association.  Please read if you are interested ... [More]

First Art Docent Meeting this week! (Thursday @ 7 PM and/or Friday @ 8:30 AM)

Mon, Sep 11 10:22pm

Hi everyone  Please join me in our first art volunteers meeting this Thursday @ 7 PM in the MPR (or Friday at 8:30 AM location TBD if you cannot make it on Thursday). Whether you are already volunteer ... [More]

Zero Waste Picnic - Success!!!

Sat, Sep 9 9:18pm

Dear Bay Farm community,   Thanks for turning out last evening to attend the Bay Farm Zero Waste Picnic.  It was a huge success and great to see everyone.   Only 1 bag of trash and other items were co ... [More]

Public Service Announcements

Thu, Sep 7 11:46am

The City of Alameda’s contractor, MCK Services, will be starting street repair work this month in Bay Farm Island.  There are some locations near the vicinity of Bay Farm Elementary School and we want ... [More]

PTSA Funding requests

Wed, Sep 6 11:09pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   As PTSA, we are always looking ways to improve and better support our K-8 student body to ensure their needs are met.  I'm happy to announce that we have an approved balance b ... [More]

September PTSA Meeting Presentation

Wed, Sep 6 10:02pm

Dear Fellow Bay Farm Parents,   In case you were not able to attend the PTSA Association and Board meeting.  You will find the presentation by clicking here.   See you at the next meeting -  Wednesday ... [More]

PTSA Meeting Agenda - September 6th

Sun, Sep 3 11:01pm

Dear Bay Farmers,   Below is the agenda for our first PTSA association meeting of the year.  Hope to see you there.   - Introduction - What is PTSA and current board and program leads - Goals for 2017 ... [More]

Bay Farm volunteer fingerprinting service

Fri, Sep 1 11:21pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   Thank you all for signing up to have your fingerprinting done during the Zero Waste Picnic event. While all the slots have been completed.  Emi, our fingerprinting provider w ... [More]

Volunteers Fingerprinting service coming to Bay Farm

Fri, Sep 1 12:28am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   PTSA is bringing in a fingerprinting service to be on campus on September 8th at 5:30PM and will run the entire time during our zero waste picnic!  Super convenient!   Last ye ... [More]

Konstella info update - tip

Wed, Aug 23 9:24pm

Dear Parents,   If you had registered with Konstella last year, you do not need to re-register again as you are already in the system.  You will, however, need to move your child into a classroom base ... [More]

Bay Farm PTSA Membership and Donation

Wed, Aug 23 9:06pm

Dear Parents,   My apologies for so many messages from me.  I guarantee the number will subside dramatically after this initial start up period at the school.   I had previously sent out links to join ... [More]

Bay Farm Membership and Donation

Sat, Aug 19 7:02pm

Hello Bay Farm Parents,   I want to send a note to clarify a little bit of a confusing UI for Konstella when it comes to the online membership form.  It is a bit hidden and not at the place where you ... [More]

Classroom Supplies list

Fri, Aug 18 8:53am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Last spring before the end of school, we published a notice about using a school supplies service to deliver classroom supplies specific to your child's grade level.   For tho ... [More]

Room Assignment

Fri, Aug 18 8:45am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Please update your child's room assignment in Konstella when you have an opportunity.  This will help us with room specific communication.   Cheers, Spencer

Back to School Information

Sun, Aug 13 8:55pm

I have heard that a number of families, especially those new to Bay Farm did not receive information about packet pick up and other information.  Attached is a copy of the Wave with pertinent informat ... [More]