We ned help! Join in the fun and volunteer for the Spring Multicultural Festival 4/13!

Thu, Feb 14 10:16am

Hello Bay Farm Families! We are still in need of more volunteers to make the Spring Multicultural Festival happen! We currently have no one to help put together a table for North America (this include ... [More]

Cancelled - Family STEAM night #3

Fri, Feb 8 2:12pm

Hello Everyone,   My apologies for the late notice.  Both Dotti and I are under weather and we felt that it would be best to cancel this event and potentially reschedule as opposed to delivering a sub ... [More]

Adopt a Classroom - 70% to our Goal

Thu, Feb 7 12:29pm

Hello Bay Farm Families, Thanks to everyone who has so generously donated, but we could still use more help… We are 70% to our goal. We still have a few teachers who are not adopted as well as music, ... [More]

A Dozen Ways to Say We Love Ms. BOOTH!

Wed, Feb 6 11:31am

Our very talented friend, Shelley Patterson,  has created a dozen ways to for us to let Ms. Booth know we love her!  Shelley has hand-crafted 12 pair of earrings just in time for Valentine's Day!  Eac ... [More]

AEF Adopt a Classroom

Wed, Jan 30 12:20pm

Adopt a Classroom Announcement Your child should have recently brought home a blue flyer giving you information on the AEF Adopt a Classroom program. The flyer is also attached to this message in Kons ... [More]

Adopt a Classroom Needs Your Help - 50% to Our Goal

Wed, Jan 30 9:17am

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, we still need your hel ... [More]

"Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" showing Thursday, February 7 at 7PM @ Paden Elementary

Tue, Jan 29 10:13am

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Alameda USD and PTA Council are happy to bring back Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a nationally acclaimed documentary about kids and screen time. The film follows ... [More]

Please Read: Head Lice Awareness!

Fri, Jan 25 2:09pm

Hello Bay Farm Families, It is the season for head lice!  Head lice is a non-disease spreading nuisance that can be easily transmitted from head to head. While it does not pose a health risk, it is ti ... [More]

Upcoming meetings, workshops and opportunities for Special Education and Special Needs

Fri, Jan 25 11:30am

There are many wonderful meetings, workshops and opportunities coming up for those interested in Special Education and Special Needs advocacy.   1. Financial Planning for Special Needs Monday, 1/28 6: ... [More]

Don't forget to register for AEF classes!

Tue, Jan 22 10:47am

Registration for the next season of enrichment classes is now open! We have lots of classes to choose from including Mandarin, Yoga, Chess, Island Dance, Cooking, Karate and many more!   To view the f ... [More]

Help for Coast Guard & Federal Employee Families

Tue, Jan 22 9:08am

Hello Bay Farm Families, As the federal government shut down continues we wanted to share information on some of the help available for federal employees: Free and Reduced School Meals -  Are you a fe ... [More]

Pajama Movie Night! January 25 from 6-8pm

Mon, Jan 14 6:41pm

Come join us for pajama movie night on Friday, January 25th from 6-8pm in the MPR. Bring your family in cozy jammies to snuggle in and watch the movie Smallfoot together.  Friendly for all ages!  We w ... [More]

Garden Program Transitions

Mon, Jan 14 6:21pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   As a famous bard once said, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” He was right.   Garner Takahashi-Morris, our Bay Farm Garden teacher for the past four-and-a-half years, is leavin ... [More]

Registration for Winter/Spring 2019 Alameda Education Foundation Enrichment Classes Starts Tomorrow (1/10)!

Wed, Jan 9 11:43am

The registration for the next season of enrichment classes opens on January 10 at 9:30am.   We have lots of classes to choose from including Mandarin, Yoga, Chess, Island Dance, Cooking, Karate and ma ... [More]

Spring Book Fair Co-Coordinator Needed

Tue, Jan 8 12:52pm

Do you enjoy the semiannual Scholastic Book Fairs? Would you like to see them continue at Bay Farm? We need your help!! The Book Fair needs a Co-Coordinator to keep it running smoothly. Our long time ... [More]

Before the break!

Wed, Dec 19 3:12pm

Hello Bay Farm families, This is a reminder to please check the lost and found before the school break. It is overflowing again! Also, two of the guinea pigs still need a host family for the holidays. ... [More]

A surprise for Mrs. Sheppard...shhhh

Wed, Dec 19 2:29pm

Hi Bay Farm Families! Our dear Mrs. Sheppard is surprising all of us by moving to Texas this Saturday! Mrs. Sheppard taught Kindergarten and has probably taught every single child at Bay Farm during h ... [More]

Last chance to pick up Reflections artwork

Fri, Dec 14 11:08am

Just a very quick reminder to all students who participated in the Reflections art program.  Your artwork is available for collection in the office.  Any artwork which is not collected by the end of t ... [More]

Alameda High 9th grade Info Night: Tuesday 12/11 6-7PM

Mon, Dec 10 8:27pm

The Alameda High Showcase for Prospective Students for incoming 9th graders will be happening tomorrow, Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00-7:00pm in Larry Patton Gym (on the AHS campus). For more inform ... [More]

Bay Farm Elementary Alder Tree Removal & Replacement

Mon, Dec 10 11:50am

Dear Bay Farm Families,   I am writing to let you know about some planned tree removal, pruning and replacement.  Attached are the Arborist Report and Map (indicating removal and pruning). Bright View ... [More]

Sign ups are now open for AUSD's School Smarts: Give your child the tools to develop strong academic & social-emotional skills! FREE

Mon, Dec 10 9:13am

Are you equipped?   Give your child the tools to develop strong academic & social-emotional skills! Sign up the FREE Winter 2019 School Smarts today via    http://bit.ly/Register4SchoolSmarts   School ... [More]

Kitchen Faucets for the Garden?

Mon, Dec 10 8:57am

Hi Bay Farm Families!  Has anyone remodeled their kitchen lately?  Two of our garden sink faucets are broken and we are in need of replacements.  Can we benefit from your upgrade and keep some gently ... [More]

AUSD Math Pathway Information Night for 7-12th grades

Fri, Dec 7 9:03am

AUSD is excited to announce that next year (2019-20), AUSD math offerings in middle school will change. The new course choices will both better meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards and pr ... [More]

Reflections Contest Winners

Thu, Dec 6 9:38am

Hello Bay Farm Families,    As many of you may have heard from your Children, the Reflections Art Program Prizes were given out to the winners in morning assembly Tuesday (12/04/18). There were some r ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Packets due tomorrow!

Sun, Dec 2 6:15pm

We hope that everyone  had fun reading during the Read-A-Thon!     Students should finalize their donation & reading logs and return them, along with their donation envelope, to their teacher tomorrow ... [More]

ASPED Parent Education Evenings

Sun, Dec 2 7:33am

The Alameda Special Education Families Support Group invites you to two upcoming events:   Strategic Plan Road Show: Come learn about our newly adopted Strategic Plan for Special Education Wednesday, ... [More]

Spirit Wear Update

Fri, Nov 30 10:31am

Hello Bay Farm Families,    If you placed an order for spirit wear earlier this fall you should have gotten it delivered this past week.   If you would still like to order spirit wear there is still t ... [More]

Bay Farm AEF Karate Session #2 is starting soon - join the fun and register today!

Fri, Nov 30 9:50am

Karate S2 (green/blue/puple/brown belts) 12/04/2018 - 03/08/2019 TU, F, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Grades 1st to 8th   Karate S2 (white/stripe yellow/orange belts) 12/04/2018 - 03/08/2019 TU, F, 4:00 PM - 5:00 ... [More]

Did you know that our most popular auction item is now a prize for the Read-A-Thon?

Thu, Nov 29 1:38pm

PE Teacher for a Day has been our most sought after auction item for the past 4+ years.  This prize has raised thousands of dollars for our PTSA over the past few years and is now being offered as a p ... [More]

Giving Tuesday - Read-A-Thon Style

Tue, Nov 27 9:21am

Giving Tuesday is a great day to get those Read-A-Thon donations!  All donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts are available through the PTSA website.  Read-A-Thon – Bay Farm PTSA   Please encourag ... [More]

Shop at konstella.com/amazon!

Mon, Nov 26 3:35pm

Dear Parents and Teachers,   The shopping season is coming. If you shop at Amazon, please remember to use the link konstella.com/amazon instead of amazon.com. That way, Bay Farm School receives money ... [More]

Today is the 1st Day of the 2018 Read-A-Thon

Mon, Nov 19 5:20pm

Today is the 1st day of the 2018 Read-A-Thon!!!   Please encourage students to read and log their reading time.  We are hoping for 100% participation!   Information packets were sent home with student ... [More]

No school tomorrow- 11/16

Thu, Nov 15 2:11pm

Due to air quality issues in the region, districts across Alameda County have made a collective decision to close schools tomorrow, November 16. As such, Alameda Unified School District will be closin ... [More]

Check the Lost & Found!

Wed, Nov 14 4:26pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,  We will be donating the coats, sweatshirts & sweaters in our lost and found to a tent city in Chico that has requested more warm layers. We will be clearing out the bin this ... [More]

Be an Ally for Ms. Booth’s Rebuild!

Sun, Nov 11 10:14am

  On Friday - our amazing Bay Farm 5th grade teacher - Ms. Booth found out that her house in Paradise burned in the Butte county fire. This was a home she recently bought with her fiancé and they were ... [More]


Fri, Nov 9 11:30am

It's Read-A-Thon time!      This year the Read-A-Thon will take place over the Thanksgiving holiday break and the following week - November 19th to November 30th.    We are hoping to have 100% partici ... [More]

Donations needed: gently used clothes

Wed, Nov 7 2:55pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,  Ms. Debbie is in need of gently used kids clothes for the Health office for whenever kids get sick on their clothes, have accidents, get pooped on by flying geese, etc. Right ... [More]

Destination Imagination - PTSA meeting tonight

Wed, Nov 7 1:45pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   As the STEAM Committee Chair,  I've had a number of requests from parents asking about a program called  Destination Imagination.   Earhart Elementary have had teams going thr ... [More]

Dress Code Survey from Alameda Unified School District (AUSD)

Mon, Nov 5 12:43pm

In July 2018 the Board of Education approved changes to AUSD's student dress code policy.  This followed a process catalyzed by a group of middle school students and their teacher who advocated for ch ... [More]

Reflections Artwork due Friday, Nov. 2nd

Fri, Nov 2 3:00pm

Does your child like art? The deadline for the annual Reflections Art competition is just around the corner!   Artwork is due in to the office by Friday, November 2nd at 3pm.   The theme for this year ... [More]

Donations Needed: Scrabble sets for Middle School Club

Thu, Nov 1 10:25am

Hello Bay Farm Families,  Do any of you have any unwanted Scrabble board game sets to donate to our school? A local Scrabble expert is hoping to start a Middle School Scrabble Club here at Bay Farm. I ... [More]

Student Art at Alameda Public Library (Bay Farm branch)

Thu, Nov 1 12:03am

Check out some Zentangle art made by our students at the Alameda Public Library (Bay Farm branch) during the month of November.  Starting this weekend, student art from Mrs. Gordon's 2nd Grade class a ... [More]

School Supplies Families Survey

Tue, Oct 30 9:07am

Hello Bay Farm Families,  For the past two years the PTSA has coordinated with 1st Day School Supply for a one-stop shopping solution for school supplies. We have heard mixed feedback and would love t ... [More]

An easy way to help your PTSA: AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2

Mon, Oct 29 9:48am

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Bay Farm Elementary PTA when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3158930. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

Spirit Wear Information

Mon, Oct 29 9:30am

Hello Bay Farm Families, Our initial orders for Spirit Wear have been fulfilled and if you placed an order in September your products should have come home with your child this week. If they did not p ... [More]

Cancelled: Math Kangaroo Training on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2018

Fri, Oct 26 2:34am

Hello Bay Farm Families,    Due to students' parade and other activities on Wednesday Oct. 31, the  Math Kangaroo training for that day is cancelled. Please DO NOT send your kids to the two classrooms ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Registration is Closed

Wed, Oct 24 12:53pm

Hello Bay Farm Families!   Cupcake Wars registration is now closed and we can't wait for you to see (and taste) all the wonderful creations our students come up with.  This is our biggest Cupcake Wars ... [More]

ASPED Families Meeting Thursday, 10/25 6:30pm-8:00pm @ Franklin School

Mon, Oct 22 10:28am

Three Meetings - One Location Bringing Together Families of the Dyslexia, Autism*, & Military Communities   Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm (6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, ASPED Families Meeting and ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Entry Forms - due Monday, 10/22

Sun, Oct 21 8:56pm

This is a friendly reminder to please turn in your entry form for Cupcake Wars tomorrow, October 22nd. Entry forms can be found in the main office or on Konstella. Best of luck to all participants!

ISO volunteers-Judy Sanderson Butterfly Garden

Sun, Oct 21 5:20pm

We need a few families willing to adopt the Judy Sanderson Kindergarten Butterfly Garden for this school year. You will help with the minimal amount of weeding and maintenance necessary to keep this s ... [More]

Alternative Math Kangaroo training option

Thu, Oct 18 4:47pm

From Judi Stanton, 1st grade parent:  Our daughter (1st grade) signed up for Math Kangaroo but can't join the Wednesday afternoon trainings due to our work schedule, so we are going to try to do the ' ... [More]

Volunteer Opportunities

Mon, Oct 15 9:14am

Hello Bay Farm Families,  I want to let you know about a few available volunteer opportunities: 1. We are kicking off planning for the Spring Multicultural Festival here at Bay Farm. If you would like ... [More]

A Brighter Day - Rock Band Showcase Alameda

Mon, Oct 15 9:11am

Come to this free teen-led band showcase to bring awareness to teens about resources for depression and related issues. The bands are made up of local teens in Alameda from various Middle schools and ... [More]

Family STEAM Night #2 - Follow up

Sat, Oct 13 6:09pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   It was great to see you last night and what a turn out!  About 80+ of you came out to make/launch pumpkins with a catapult/trebuchet last night.  Unfortunately for us, the li ... [More]

Volunteers Needed!

Fri, Oct 12 2:41pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,    Bay Farm school is currently looking for parents and community members to support reading comprehension and fluency, writing, language development, and math across all grad ... [More]

AUSD Family Enrichment Conversations & Workshops

Fri, Oct 12 2:38pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,  AUSD has just released it's amazing line up of timely parenting conversations and academic related workshops for our community. For more information on these free programs vi ... [More]

Parking reminder - Family STEAM night

Fri, Oct 12 10:25am

Hello Everyone,   Just a quick reminder.  If you plan to come to the Family STEAM night this evening, please  remember NOT to park at the north side of the staff parking lot or in the driveway.  We wi ... [More]

Math Kangaroo Training Sessions starting soon!

Wed, Oct 10 11:21am

Oct. 10 Update:   Dear Parents,   We sought help from Alameda Coast Guard on enhancing the Bay Farm School students in critical thinking through Math Kangaroo training. Due to the recovery effort put ... [More]

Family STEAM Night #2 - October 12th

Wed, Oct 10 3:55am

Dear Bay Farm Families,   Just a quick reminder that our next Family STEAM night is this Friday October 12th.    Please download and complete the attached waiver form and bring it with you.  We need o ... [More]

Thank You Bay Farm Families!

Tue, Oct 9 10:05am

A huge thank you to all of you that joined and/or donated during our Fall Membership & Donation Drive. The PTSA is thrilled that we met our goals and get to continue supporting our students and teache ... [More]

Tea's School Days are here!

Mon, Oct 8 3:20pm

It is time for Tea's School Days from Tea Collection Clothing. At Tea Collection, they believe in community. They make Clothes to spark curiosity, conversation and connection. That's why they created ... [More]

Walk & Roll to School: This Wednesday

Mon, Oct 8 9:44am

  Hey BFS Families! Don't forget Wednesday, Oct 10 is Walk & Roll to School Day. Walk! Bike! Scooter! Skate! Carpool!  Students, stop by the check-in station at the front of the school for a treat and ... [More]

Community Message Board on Konstella

Sat, Oct 6 10:33am

Hello Bay Farm Families! I wanted to take a quick moment to highlight one of the great Social Groups here on Konstella: the Community Message Board.  By joining this group you receive relevant message ... [More]

Last day for Southwest Airlines Raffle Entries!

Fri, Oct 5 10:13am

Hi Bay Farm Families,  This is a reminder that today is the last day to  be entered into the raffle for the Southwest Airlines flight voucher by donating to the PTSA.  For every $100 you donate you ge ... [More]


Thu, Oct 4 1:47pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Reflections is a National PTA Art Program started in 1969, and it's a wonderful opportunity to encourage students to get creative and display their artistic talents.   The the ... [More]

Reminder: Family STEAM Night #2 - Oct 12th

Wed, Oct 3 11:45pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   Just a quick reminder that our next Family STEAM Night is on Friday Oct 12th 7-9PM MPR.   For this STEAM event, we are challenging your engineering mind to build a catapult to ... [More]

Help Needed: Book Fair!

Wed, Oct 3 2:29pm

Greetings Everyone, Fall Book Fair opens tomorrow  and it is always a success because of YOU! We need more adult volunteers to help with registers, watching the door or helping kids count out money. P ... [More]

Last Week for Airline Ticket Raffle and Pizza Party!!!

Tue, Oct 2 11:42am

Hello Bay Farm Families! This is a reminder that the yellow PTSA forms are due by this Friday to be eligible for the Donation Drive raffle as well as the Membership Drive Pizza Party. Remember, for ev ... [More]

Donate/Join & Win!

Thu, Sep 27 9:55am

Hello Bay Farm families,  This is a reminder to return the yellow PTSA form to your child's teacher by 10/5. Remember: returned forms = pizza party! Plus, for every $100 donated through 10/5 you get a ... [More]

Book Fair 10/4-10/11: Lunch, After School, Karaoke Night and Pack Up help :-)

Tue, Sep 25 1:18pm

Greetings Everyone, Yes, it's that time again :-) Fall Book Fair is coming  and it is always a success because of YOU! If you are able to help with registers, watching the door or helping kids count o ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Entry Form

Mon, Sep 24 5:20pm

Cupcake Wars returns on Monday, November 5th and we can't wait to see the wonderful creations you come up with this year!     You can download the entry form here or pick one up in the main office.  P ... [More]

Family STEAM Night #1

Sat, Sep 22 12:10pm

Dear Bay Farm Families,   Thanks for coming tonight to our very first Family STEAM night!  I hope you enjoyed the wondeful program put together by the STEAM committee and all the volunteers.   The eve ... [More]

PTSA Taxes - Volunteer Needed

Fri, Sep 21 8:58am

Hello Bay Farm Families, We are looking for a volunteer to help do the PTSA taxes. If you are experienced in doing taxes and have some time to volunteer for a good cause, please contact me by replying ... [More]

Family STEAM night - dress code

Thu, Sep 20 10:24pm

Hello Families,   Just a quick reminder.  If you plan to come to the Family STEAM night event on Friday, please come dressed in a long sleeve shirt, pants, and closed toe shoes.  This is a very import ... [More]

Thank you for the Toiletries!

Thu, Sep 20 9:54am

Thank you Bay Farm families for your amazing generosity!!! All Good Living Foundation has already picked up one big tub of toiletries from us to give to homeless Alamedans. We will have a large basket ... [More]

Family STEAM night - The science of Food - Reminder

Wed, Sep 19 10:12pm

Dear Bay Farm Families!   To celebrate the joy of art, encourage scientific inquiry, and nurture possibility, Bay Farm’s PTSA is sponsoring a series of Family STEAM nights. These Science, Technology, ... [More]

Postponed: AEF Adopt-a-Classroom Drive

Tue, Sep 18 1:53pm

This year we have postponed our annual PTSA run AEF Adopt-a-Classroom Drive until January. You may have recently received a flyer from the Alaemeda Education Foundaion. If you are interested in fully ... [More]

Got Toiletries? Your fellow Homeless Alamedans need your help!

Mon, Sep 17 6:38pm

Bay Farm School is proud to join the All Good Living Foundation for their first ever toiletries drive for the homeless. The All Good Living Foundation was established to unite local businesses, organi ... [More]

Alameda Education Foundation Enrichment classes - Minecraft "YouTubers" and S.T.E.A.M. Island Challenge Maker classes still have space

Mon, Sep 17 1:20pm

Two really great classes still have space and are starting soon - join the fun!   Minecraft YouTubers: “Let’s Play” Learn what it takes to make epic Minecraft videos for YouTube like TheDiamondMinecar ... [More]

Alameda Special Education Family Support Group: Welcome Back to School Reception (Wednesday, October 3, 6:30PM @ Franklin School)

Tue, Sep 11 12:15pm

Alameda Special Education Family Support Group is hosting a Welcome Back to School Reception on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Franklin Elementary from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Free Childcare!  Speakers are S ... [More]

School Site Council (SSC) Volunteer Opportunity

Mon, Sep 10 10:22am

Dear Bay Farm Families, We have an opportunity for you to be involved in guiding the direction of Bay Farm School.  School Site Council (SSC) has two (2) parent/community member positions available fo ... [More]

Cupcake Wars is Coming- Volunteers Needed

Fri, Sep 7 6:31am

Calling all cupcake enthusiasts!   Cupcake Wars is coming back to Bay Farm on November 5th and we’re looking for a team to support this popular, fun event.     We need volunteers for cupcake collectio ... [More]

Bay Farm Spirit Day & Spirit Wear Store

Thu, Sep 6 3:38pm

Hello Dolphins! Don't forget that Friday is always Spirit Day so dress in Bay Farm Blue!  Our Spirit Wear store is active online and they are taking orders now for delivery in October. We currently ha ... [More]

Alameda Education Foundation’s Bay Farm After School Enrichment classes are starting soon!

Thu, Sep 6 9:30am

Hello Bay Farm Families,   Several AEF after school classes are already full!  But many classes still have space - why not join the fun? Karate Gr.1-5 - starts Sept 11 Mandarin Gr.K-5 - starts Sept 17 ... [More]

Hello Bay Farm Families!

Tue, Sep 4 1:21pm

Hello Bay Farm Families! I hope that you are all finding some comfort and routine as we enter our 3rd week of school. Now that we are all a bit more settled I would love for each of you to consider jo ... [More]

Are you interested in coaching??

Mon, Aug 27 9:53am

  We are looking for someone to coach the middle school volleyball team this fall.  Practices are Monday and Wednesdays after school and games are once a week, either on a Tuesday or Thursday.  If int ... [More]

1st Day School Supplies - Delivered

Thu, Aug 23 9:14pm

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the new to Bay Farm Families as well as returning families.  Hope you all have had a nice summer!  Love to hear your travel stories.  ... [More]

Don't forget to assign your child to their current class in Konstella!

Sat, Aug 18 2:31pm

Now that you know your child's teacher please take a moment to assign them to their new class here in Konstella! This will make sure that you are ready to receive any class specific information for yo ... [More]

Alameda Education Foundation’s Bay Farm After School Enrichment classes - what’s on offer this season???

Fri, Aug 17 11:23am

Many fun and educational classes are on offer this Fall at Bay Farm school including Mandarin, Cooking, Karate, Into to Strings, Intro to Music Keyboards, Toyology, Sculpture, Zentangle and more!     ... [More]

Seeking K-2 Garden Teacher!

Wed, Jul 25 2:15pm

Hi all, As you may have heard, I am going to half-time next year, and so we are seeking a new Garden Teacher for Kindergarten, first, and second grade classes!  If you are interested, please apply, an ... [More]