Distance Learning & the PTSA and New Before/Aftercare Social Group

Sat, Jun 27 2:09pm

Hello All, We understand that some of our Bay Farm community will opt into distance learning over the hybrid in-person model and while you may not be on campus or have a Bay Farm teacher, we wanted to ... [More]

Aeries Communication - AUSD info about 2020-2021 year

Fri, Jun 26 11:41pm

Hello All, It has come to my attention that some people may not be receiving AUSD notifications. The district is actively making plans for the coming school year and is asking for input from you so it ... [More]

Live Lessons for Kids about Racism: 1:30pm today - Free online Zoom

Mon, Jun 8 11:58am

Hi All In these challenging times, Soul Shoppe has been offering free workshops for kids.   I know my kids really benefitted from the daily online workshops they offered during the first few weeks of ... [More]

California State PTA Email - Asking for Our Action

Fri, Jun 5 1:45pm

From California State PTA: OUR SCHOOLS NEED MORE MONEY, NOT LESS! TAKE ACTION Our schools cannot physically reopen safely with the funding level proposed in the Governor’s May revision. Without more f ... [More]

Happy Summer!...and a few last things

Sun, May 31 9:24am

Hello Dolphin Families,    We've made it to the end of this wild year! I hope that you all have a wonderful summer full of relaxation, recovery and recharging.   Before completely shifting into summer ... [More]

Yearbook Sales - TODAY ONLY!

Fri, May 29 12:32pm

Great news! We were able to open yearbook sales back up for today 5/29. If you forgot to order your yearbook, this is your last chance. To place your order go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. You can s ... [More]

Safe Routes to Schools Summer Resources

Thu, May 28 9:39am

Dear Families,   Summer vacation is almost here! From all of us at Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, thank you for partnering with us to encourage safe walking and rolling all year, even as we sh ... [More]

Community Support from All Good Living

Thu, May 28 9:33am

Hello Dolphin Families, Our wonderful friends at All Good Living wanted us to share with you their latest community support program AGL Foundation Family Assistance. If you, or a family you know, is i ... [More]

Celebrate our 5th graders!

Wed, May 20 7:50pm

Please tune in to KJTZ 96.1 (www.encinalradio.com) this Friday at 10am as they celebrate our Bay Farm 5th Graders!  

ORDER YOUR 2019-2020 YEARBOOK!!

Mon, May 18 3:01pm

Yearbooks will be on sale starting Today - Monday, May 18th through Sunday, May 24th! To place your order please see the attached flyer or you can go to www.yearbookordercenter.com. You can search for ... [More]

Class Masterpiece Notecards for Sale through this Friday (5/22)

Mon, May 18 9:09am

Hello Bay Farm Families,  Thank you so much to those that attended our virtual auction Saturday night. It was a roaring good time! ALL of our class masterpieces got auctioned off however, we are still ... [More]

READY! SET! BID! ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN!

Sat, May 16 4:52pm

ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN! Use the link below to bid or make a monetary donation OR go to bayfarmptsa.org  AUCTION LINK:  https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=341694334 We ... [More]

ONLINE AUCTION & VIRTUAL EVENT TONIGHT!

Sat, May 16 9:20am

We are counting down and the whole family is invited to the Online Auction and Virtual “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Live Event!  Join us from 6:30pm-8:00pm TONIGHT as we showcase PTSA funded programs, donors ... [More]

AUCTION ITEMS PREVIEW! SEE THE COMPLETE LINE UP!

Fri, May 15 4:30pm

You will not want to miss the opportunity to bid on one of the amazing items below!  Online Auction will be held between 5pm-8pm on May 16th! https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action? ... [More]

Book Fair Link - Updated Links

Fri, May 15 3:32pm

UPDATED LINKS: Shop the Online Book Fair happening now through May 24. You will need to register (or log in) and associate your account with Bay Farm in order for the school to receive the rewards. Do ... [More]

Chess Tournament for 3rd-8th Grade, Registration Tomorrow Only!

Fri, May 15 2:52pm

Hello Bay Farm Families!   We are still planning to hold our annual chess tournament, but it will be online this year. You can get a spot for your student at the online auction on the 16th. Here are t ... [More]

2020/2021 Board Election Results

Fri, May 15 12:10pm

Hello Bay Farm Families! I want to let everyone know that elections were held at our May 6th PTSA meeting. Here is our board for 2020/2021! President – Melissa Anderson Executive Vic President- Daira ... [More]

REMINDER: TOP SECRET VIDEO MONTAGE

Thu, May 14 10:20am

  REMINDER: If you and your kids want to be part of the secret video montage, please send videos to Eric by tomorrow, May 15, 2020!!  See details below!    Dear Bay Farm School,   PLEASE KEEP THIS SEC ... [More]

Celebrate Our 8th Graders!

Wed, May 13 10:34am

note: Principal Crawford, Mrs. Sullivan, and 1-2 Bay Farm Students will be on the radio around 9:30am :)   Please join us as we celebrate the hard work and achievements of our soon-to-be high school f ... [More]

Sneak Peek Auction Items!! Auction Links!! Party Ideas!!!

Wed, May 13 8:05am

We are counting down and the whole family is invited to the Online Auction and Virtual “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Live Event!  Join us from 6:30-8:00pm this Saturday, May 16th as we showcase PTSA funded pr ... [More]

ASK CONGRESS TO INCLUDE SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE!

Mon, May 11 1:05pm

Hello Bay Farm Families, Unless Congress acts, schools are about to experience major budget cuts triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why we are emailing you. We need you to contact your fede ... [More]

COUNTDOWN TO ONLINE AUCTION AND VIRTUAL EVENT!

Mon, May 11 7:22am

You are invited to the Bay Farm PTSA Online Auction and Virtual Live Event this Saturday, May 16th! 5:00pm-8:00pm Online Auction 6:30pm-8:00pm- Virtual “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Event Featured items will ... [More]

Principal Crawford on KJTZ

Thu, May 7 9:20pm

Hey Dolphins! Tune in Friday morning to the Encinal radio station 96.1 KJTZ (https://www.encinalradio.com/) to hear our own Principal Crawford as she joins the district’s celebration of our wonderful ... [More]

Yearbook Sales are in the works!

Thu, May 7 8:11am

Hello Bay Farm Families!   Our beautiful 2019-2020 Yearbook is complete!!  Sales will be strictly Online this year.  Once we are ready to begin sales,  a link will be sent out for you to place an orde ... [More]

Spring Book Fair

Wed, May 6 9:29pm

This is just a flyer to notify you of the upcoming sale. An active link for the online book fair will be sent Monday. View the flyer online @ https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homep ... [More]

Virtual and Online Auction Event- Class Masterpieces and More

Wed, May 6 6:48am

Hello Bay Farm Families, Save the Date for our upcoming Virtual and Online Auction Event scheduled on May 16th! Online Auction from 5-8pm Virtual Live Event from 6:30-8pm This will be your opportunity ... [More]

May is still Bike Month!

Thu, Apr 30 12:15pm

Hello Bay Farm Families, We want to let you know that May is Still Bike Month, which means you can get out and #ridethedistance!  Biking can play a role in our lives during this time as long as you ke ... [More]

Draft Budget for 2020-2021

Wed, Apr 29 5:50pm

Attached is the draft budget for next year which will be voted on at the PTSA meeting next week. If you would like to see any changes, please contact me to discuss.  Thank you, Melissa

Let's support our AUSD high school seniors!

Wed, Apr 29 4:49pm

Bay Farm Families,   Would you be so kind to help spread the LOVE for our High School SENIORS in your neighborhood?    WHY: High School Seniors may not get to experience the rituals associated with co ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher Coordinator needed for Fall 2020

Thu, Apr 23 1:54pm

Looking for someone interested in volunteering and helping to continue this wonderful program to help provide our teachers with additional funds to enhance their classroom. The Adopt-a-Teacher (AAT) p ... [More]

Earth Day Letter Writing Campaign

Mon, Apr 20 11:47am

For the ​50th anniversary of Earth Day, ​Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) and the Alameda Green Schools committee, invite students to write a letter to Alameda’s city leaders and shar ... [More]

Earth Day: Mr. Eco Celebration Concert 4/22 @ 7pm !!!

Mon, Apr 20 11:42am

Join Mr. Eco and his EcoHero friends for this celebration concert for 50 minutes on the 50th Earth Day. Dance, sing, smile, laugh and learn with us!   You know that "Sort Like Crazy" (filmed right her ... [More]

Good Morning Bay Farm Families!

Mon, Apr 20 8:52am

I hope this message finds you all well! It's some crazy times we're going through. I have two year old at home and I feel like I am losing my mind. I have to take a deep breathe and remind myself I am ... [More]

Safe Routes to School Distance Learning Opportunities

Fri, Apr 17 8:29am

Dear Bay Farm Families, Safe Routes to Schools has sent out a number of lessons, a webinar schedule and outdoor activity safety advice. Please check it out! Best,  Claire   Indoor Activities and Lesso ... [More]

2020/2021 Reflections Program Information available now

Fri, Apr 10 9:45am

Dear Bay Farm Families,  The California PTA has released the information about the 2020/2021 Reflections Art Contest early this year. Student submissions won't begin until the usual time  in Fall, but ... [More]

Parent-to-Parent Tech Support

Thu, Apr 9 9:48am

Hello Bay Farm Families,    I hope that you are all settling into Distance Learning and that all is well at home. We have set up a new Social Group here in Konstella called "Dolphin Tech Support."  It ... [More]

Update from Principal Crawford!

Sat, Apr 4 11:44am

Hello Bay Farm Families, I hope you are all doing well in this unusual time.  I am thinking about all of you often.  I wanted to let you know that I received some great news from my oncologist yesterd ... [More]

Donors Choose Fundraiser

Fri, Apr 3 10:34am

Hi Bay Farm Families,  I hope that Spring Break has treated you all well and that everyone has been able to connect with their teachers and prepare for distance learning to start on Monday. We are so ... [More]

Spring Break Message from Principal Leung

Sat, Mar 28 10:40am

Hello Bay Farm Families,   I hope that you all are finding some peace and calmness as we enter Spring Break. Here are two fun video messages from Principal Leung:   Spring Break Message (plus surprise ... [More]

A message from Principal Leung

Sat, Mar 21 1:26pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,  Principal Leung asked me to send out his message. He's missing everyone and hopes everyone is doing well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEvaat_t-1A Best,  Claire  

Online Resources on Bay Farm PTSA Website

Wed, Mar 18 4:53pm

Hello Bay Farm families, I hope that you are all hanging in there. We've had many recommended online resources flying around and I started compiling a list. I have placed it on the Bay Farm PTSA homep ... [More]

Virtual Live Event Postponed

Wed, Mar 18 10:00am

Bay Farm Families, We have decided under the circumstances and changes over the last few days that we will be postponing the “virtual live event” that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 21st, for ... [More]

LESS THAN 2 HOURS LEFT!! BAY FARM COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER!

Sun, Mar 15 8:10pm

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT AT 10:00PM! COME TOGETHER BAY FARM FAMILIES AND HELP TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR CHILDREN!  Many new items added just yesterday and today! Finalize your bidding now!  ONLINE AUC ... [More]

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT! 10:00PM

Sun, Mar 15 11:44am

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT AT 10:00PM! Have you seen the online auction lately? Many new items added just yesterday and today! Finalize your bidding now!  ONLINE AUCTION And remember to be a part of ... [More]

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE STUCK AT HOME? CHECK OUT NEW ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS! ENDS TOMORROW!!

Sat, Mar 14 5:44pm

ONLINE AUCTION ENDS TOMORROW AT 10:00PM! Have you seen the online auction lately? Many new items added just today! Finalize your bidding now!  ONLINE AUCTION And remember to be a part of our Virtual L ... [More]

PLEASE READ - Important update from AUSD

Fri, Mar 13 6:53am

Some parents have not yet received this important announcement from AUSD, so we are forwarding it through Konstella as well.     http://alamedausd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1514016404888/1376459767278/48 ... [More]

Nominations for Bay Farm PTSA Executive Board 2020-21

Thu, Mar 12 4:12pm

At the April meeting of the PTSA, we will be electing the Executive Board members for next year.  We have 7 board members proposed to remain in their roles for a second year, and five open positions n ... [More]

Puttin’ On the Ritz Gala Update

Thu, Mar 12 8:37am

Dear Bay Farm Community, I’d like to share this update with you about our Online Auction and Gala event.  Due to recommendations from Alameda County, AUSD and regional & county offices, we will only b ... [More]

Gala Update: Cancelled with more to follow soon

Wed, Mar 11 11:53am

Dear Bay Farm Families,  It is with sadness that we are cancelling the in-person gala portion of our school auction this year. We are having an emergency board meeting this evening to discuss everythi ... [More]

***Cancelled*** Teen Film Screening: "The Mask You Live In" co-presented by AUSD, Alameda Recs & Parks Dept. and Alameda PTA Council

Tue, Mar 10 2:50pm

Dear Community, I am sad to send this out but, out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to keeping our community safe, we have decided to cancel or postpone “non-essential” AUSD events for the ... [More]

Gala Auction Update

Tue, Mar 10 11:28am

Hello Bay Farm Families, I am reaching out to you all today in response to many questions and concerns surrounding our PTSA auction in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  At this point in time we are st ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Outings and Experiences and Class Masterpieces

Mon, Mar 9 7:14am

Have you had a chance to check out the amazing teacher and staff outings and experiences, class masterpieces and unique student priceless moments posted on our online auction site? ONLINE AUCTION SITE ... [More]

Spots available in Bay Farm Auction’s Hosted Parties!

Fri, Mar 6 6:22pm

Our community has been very generous in donating a total of 17 hosted parties for our auction this year! We are so fortunate that the hosts of these parties are generous enough to donate their time, m ... [More]

Update regarding the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair! Public Day is cancelled

Fri, Mar 6 1:20pm

For anyone who was interested in attending the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair public viewing event this Sunday 3/8, please be advised that the public viewing portion of the event is cancell ... [More]

GALA AND ONLINE AUCTION UPDATE! NEW ITEMS ADDED! LESS THAN 20 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Fri, Mar 6 7:04am

We have added some additional items to the already 200+ items listed on our online auction. Please make sure to take a look and start bidding!  Don't forget to share with your friends and family! http ... [More]

Guinea Pig Sitters Needed!

Wed, Mar 4 10:54am

Two male guinea pigs need homes for the spring break, Memorial weekend and summer break.  They do need to be housed inside, even if weather, is nice but not in the garage. We have one big cage that th ... [More]

Traffic Safety Town Hall Thursday 3/5 at 6pm

Tue, Mar 3 1:30pm

Hello everyone,   Please note that there is an upcoming town hall discussion about Alameda traffic safety at Love Elementary this Thursday 6pm.   More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/163366 ... [More]

ONLINE AUCTION NOW OPEN

Mon, Mar 2 12:06am

Most Items Available Online Only! Over 200 Online Only auction items are available for you to bid on now. But hurry, the Online Auction is only open until 10pm, March 15th! Remember, this fundraiser b ... [More]

Bay Farm students advancing to the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair! Come on 3/8 to cast your vote & cheer them on!

Sun, Mar 1 4:41pm

  Please join us in congratulating Bay Farm 6th graders Diego Leung and Mateo Esparrago, for advancing their project “Video Games for the Blind” to compete at the Alameda County Science & Engineering ... [More]

The Golden Sneaker Contest continues this week

Sun, Mar 1 4:13pm

Dear Bay Farm, The Golden Sneaker Contest continues through this Friday March 6.  Keep walking, rolling, carpooling or taking transit to school.  The class with the highest participation rate will be ... [More]

ONLINE AUCTION OPENS IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!!

Sun, Mar 1 8:34am

Most Items Available Online Only! Online auction items are available for you to bid on beginning tomorrow at 8am!  But hurry, the Online Auction is only open until 10pm, March 15th! Remember, this fun ... [More]

YES on Measure A: Support our teachers and our schools

Fri, Feb 28 5:34pm

Hi Bay Farm Parents,   The moment has arrived when Alameda decides if we support our teachers with fair compensation or not. Bay Farm PTSA endorses Measure A, and we ask you show your support for our ... [More]

Superintendent Scuderi's Presentation on Measure A and more!

Mon, Feb 24 7:00pm

Superintendent Scuderi has been making the rounds at PTA meetings across the island to discuss the parcel tax, graduate profile and strategic plan. For those who haven't yet seen the presentation, her ... [More]

LAST CALL!

Sun, Feb 23 7:59am

For those of you who did not have a chance to drop off donations it is not too late to drop off at the office by this Wednesday, February 26th or contact Diana Moffett at fundraising@bayfarmptsa.org t ... [More]

Bay Farm Gala- VIP Tables SOLD OUT! General Admission Tickets Available- Space is Limited!

Sun, Feb 23 7:41am

Mark your calendars for our biggest party/fundraiser of the year, Saturday, March 21st, 6pm at the Elks Lodge. VIP TABLES- SOLD OUT!  GENERAL ADDMISSION TICKETS- SPACE IS LIMITED!  Early Bird pricing ... [More]

Sponsor a Teacher

Thu, Feb 13 5:20am

Sponsor a Teacher Ticket         Unable to attend the gala or looking for a way to celebrate a Bay Farm teacher? Consider purchasing a ticket for your favorite teacher to the live event to show your a ... [More]

Valentines for Principal Crawford

Tue, Feb 11 10:37am

Hi Bay Farm Families, This is just a reminder that if your family would like to send some extra love to Principal Crawford this Valentine's Day her blue mailbox is still conveniently located next to M ... [More]

Donation Drop Off

Tue, Feb 11 6:29am

  As we head into the school break next week please consider turning in any auction donations to the office this week or contact fundraising@bayfarmptsa.org to arrange pickup.  If you have a product o ... [More]

8 Hour Challenge: Will you make it by 3/23?

Sun, Feb 9 6:29pm

Hello BFS Families!   This is the most exciting time of the year as the school and PTSA host numerous events to support our students and teachers at Bay Farm School!  If you've been looking for more w ... [More]

AUSD Parent Survey -- Feedback Requested

Sat, Feb 8 12:24pm

Hi Bay Farm Families, Our school needs your feedback before March 6th!  Please take 5 minutes to complete AUSD's anonymous survey: surveys.wested.org/csps/HM667DK Your feedback is very important as it ... [More]

6th Annual Science & Engineering Fair Winners!

Sat, Feb 8 8:44am

Dear Bay Farm Families,    We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Bay Farm Science & Engineering Fair:   Grade-level Awards   Place Name(s) Project Title Kindergarten 1st Austin Li ... [More]

***Privacy & Courtesy on Konstella***

Fri, Feb 7 11:24am

Hello Bay Farm families,    I want to take a moment of your time to remind everyone that Konstella should be a safe space where fellow community members are treated with respect and courtesy. We all c ... [More]

"Puttin' On The Ritz" Spring Auction & Gala- TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Fri, Feb 7 6:44am

  Hello Bay Farm Parents, Ticket sales are now available for the upcoming "Puttin' On The Ritz" Spring Auction & Gala. Don't hesitate to purchase....ticket pricing will go up after March 9th! Click on ... [More]

Science & Engineering Fair- Tomorrow!!!!

Thu, Feb 6 7:52pm

Hello Bay Farm Families Reminder: Tomorrow is the fair! Project sign in will take place in the MPR from 7:30 am to 8:30am. Students will get their registration number when they check in. During the da ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Prizes - Teacher Hair Coloring & Pampered Lunch Prize

Thu, Feb 6 10:40am

This week we had the first of our Read-A-Thon prizes:  Teacher Hair Coloring and the Pampered Lunch Prize!   The top 5 students who read the most minutes and raised the most donations got to practice ... [More]

6th annual Bay Farm Science & Engineering Fair- THIS FRIDAY!!!!

Sun, Feb 2 8:29am

Bay Farm Families,    The 6th annual Bay Farm Science & Engineering Fair is coming up soon!   The fair will be held in the MPR this Friday, Feb 7th.   Event judges will include scientists from the Law ... [More]

Audit Committee member needed....

Thu, Jan 30 12:23pm

Hello! We need an extra person to review the PTSA audits this year. The first one is happening right now and the second will be after July 1. The audit committee members each individually review the P ... [More]

Soul Shoppe workshop tomorrow!

Thu, Jan 23 4:15pm

Hi All Tomorrow the kids will have their first Soul Shoppe workshop, as part of our efforts to decrease isolation and build community.  These workshops are interactive and help the students develop em ... [More]

2019 PTSA Donation Receipts

Thu, Jan 23 1:51pm

Hello Bay Farm School,    A quick note to let you know donation receipts have been sent via email. If for some reason you did not receive one for a donation made to the PTSA in 2019, please reach out ... [More]

Measure A needs more help!

Thu, Jan 23 7:37am

Measure A still needs volunteers, we need to canvas 1400 houses on Bay Farm before Feb 3. Please consider spending 1-2 hours for "casual canvassing". If you're able to help out, please contact Susan L ... [More]

Your input needed on walking and biking in Bay Farm by Jan 26th

Tue, Jan 21 8:41pm

Share your experiences about walking or biking in Bay Farm!  Active Alameda is currently collecting public input about street safety issues that impact our children's ability to walk or bike in Alamed ... [More]

AEF classes- Prices increase on Jan. 25th

Tue, Jan 21 11:30am

Hi Bay Farm Families, This Friday, January 24th, is the last day of early bird registration for AEF after school class. After that, the prices go up $10 per class. Several classes are already full and ... [More]

Casual Canvassing for Measure A

Fri, Jan 17 4:03pm

Dear Bay Farm Families, We're still looking for volunteers for Measure A and we will have casual canvassing the next couple of weekends. If you feel being block captain is too much of a time commitmen ... [More]

PTSA Mini Grants

Fri, Jan 17 10:58am

Hello Bay Farm Families,    I want to give huge thanks to all the engaged parents and students that reached out with ideas for mini grants from the PTSA this Fall.   From among the numerous great idea ... [More]

Items Needed for Upcoming Online Auction and Gala

Thu, Jan 16 6:17am

Do you, your friends, neighbors or family: Own a business or work for a company that would be willing to donate their product, services or expertise? Have a favorite restaurant or kid’s activity that ... [More]

Erroneous message - Relay for Life

Tue, Jan 14 8:25am

Hello Bay Farm Families,   A message was sent by mistake with regard to the fundraising for Relay to Life.  Sorry for the extra "spam".   Cheers, Spencer

Relay for Life - Team What Would Judy Do

Mon, Jan 13 11:34pm

This message is sent school-wide, on behalf of the team.   Dear Bay Farm Community,   A year ago our staff celebrated the retirement of our dear colleague, Judy Sanderson. As you know she is no longer ... [More]

Guinea Pig Sitters Needed!

Mon, Jan 13 12:34pm

Hello Bay Farm Families!  Looking for some cuddly buddies over our next break?  2 of the Bay Farm  guinea pigs need cozy indoor homes for the Presidents Week break in February. Please contact the fron ... [More]

Measure A volunteers desperately needed!

Fri, Jan 10 11:15am

Dear Bay Farm families, Canvassing for Measure A to support strong schools starts tomorrow and we are in desperate need for volunteers to canvas. Central Alameda is covered well but Bay Farm only has ... [More]

Reminder: Science Fair Workshop 6:30-8pm MPR TONIGHT!

Thu, Jan 9 10:03am

Reminder:   The Science Fair Preparation Workshop will be held tonight in the Bay Farm MPR @6:30pm   Come find out more about the science fair logistics and requirements,  ask your questions, pick up ... [More]

AEF After-School Classes for Winter/Spring 2020

Tue, Jan 7 2:06pm

Hi Bay Farm Families! Registration begins this Thursday (January 9th) at 9:30 am for Winter and Spring AEF after-school classes. We have a really fun mix of new classes as well as some old favorites a ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Results

Thu, Dec 19 6:23am

  We had another FANTASTIC Read-A-Thon this year!     Together we raised over $23,000 and read over 136,000 minutes!     Congratulations to Emmett Mehlberg (4th Grade) and Miles Duffy (2nd Grade) for ... [More]

10 Minute Challenge for Bay Farm Families

Mon, Dec 16 1:38pm

All Dappers & Dames, Save the Date for the “PUTTIN ON THE RITZ” Fundraiser and Gala that will be held on March 21, 2020.  Every other year the Bay Farm PTSA holds a Gala Auction. Our last auction in 2 ... [More]

Bay Farm Robotics Club and AEF tournament teams

Thu, Dec 12 12:16am

Dear Bay Farm Parents,   It's almost that time of the year again to start up Bay Farm Robotics Club for middle school and elementary school.  There are some changes this year to comply with the AEF sp ... [More]

Your PTSA Updates: December 2019

Wed, Dec 11 2:58pm

  The following are highlights from the December 4th meeting   March 2020 Parcel Tax Special guest Beth Aney (Strong Schools for Alameda, PTAC president, Bay Farm parent) provided general information ... [More]

Bike Trains / Walking School Buses / Carpools

Wed, Dec 11 2:08pm

Do you want your kids to walk or ride a bike to school but are concerned about them traveling alone? Then, have we got a group for you!   Join the "Bike Trains / Walking School Bus / Carpool" Social G ... [More]

ACTION REQUIRED: Do you have a traffic safety concern around Bay Farm School?

Sat, Dec 7 4:15pm

The Bay Farm PTSA is sending a letter to the City Council regarding our traffic concerns for students. You may read the letter here: https://app.box.com/s/5km6xqz066iuswlzymcklqgvw87421ud   Do you hav ... [More]

Neighbors for Racial Justice event Tuesday December 10th

Fri, Dec 6 1:16pm

I want to share a few updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee   This Tuesday December 10th at 6:30pm Edison Elementary school is hosting a presentation by Neighbors for Racial Justice: Conf ... [More]

Read-A-Thon - Turn in your packets tomorrow!

Tue, Dec 3 4:39am

The Read-A-Thon is coming to a close!  Today is the last day!   Please help your children complete their forms and add up their totals!  The forms and any checks/cash should be put in the envelope and ... [More]

Only TWO more days!!!

Sun, Dec 1 4:39pm

TUESDAY is the final day of the Read-A-Thon!!!! Reading Dates: November 20th to December 3rd.      We hope you had a great holiday week with family and friends! As you get ready for the next work/scho ... [More]

Parcel Tax School Captain Needed!

Sat, Nov 30 1:27pm

Hello Dolphin Families! Are you interested in helping pass the upcoming parcel tax to support teacher salaries? Bay Farm School is in need of a School Captain to help organize volunteers from our scho ... [More]

FYI: ASPED Families meeting 12/3 @ 6:30PM (Franklin Elem.) Advocating for Your Special Needs Child

Sat, Nov 23 4:14pm

Your PTSA Updates: November 2019

Sat, Nov 23 4:11pm

The following are the highlights from our November 6th meeting.    Volunteer Opportunities Kindergarten Resources Co-Lead is still an unfilled position, requires helping with January Information Night ... [More]

BikeMobile Report and Thank You

Fri, Nov 22 7:02pm

Dear Bay Farm,   Thank you for your support of Tuesday's BikeMobile. We had enthusiastic student participants from every grade , K-8.  Most bikes just needed tires inflated and chains greased.  In add ... [More]

Please check the lost & found

Thu, Nov 21 3:00pm

Please be sure to check the lost and found for any old clothing items before you head off for break tomorrow afternoon. There are loads of jackets, hoodies, Tupperware and more!  

Letters for Mrs. Crawford

Wed, Nov 20 10:01am

Hello Bay Farm families,  If you've gone into the office recently you might have noticed this lovely blue mailbox:  Principal Crawford will be having "mail" picked up for her regularly and we would lo ... [More]

Read-A-Thon - STARTS TOMORROW

Tue, Nov 19 5:40am

TOMORROW is the first day of the Read-A-Thon!!!!   Reading Dates: November 20th to December 3rd.    Donation Dates: NOW through December 3rd Students have already started collecting their sponsorships ... [More]

BikeMobile tomorrow 11/19

Mon, Nov 18 3:15pm

Dear Bay Farm,   Remember to bring your bike to school tomorrow if you would like to get a free tune-up from the BikeMobile! Parent volunteers will escort students to the BikeMobile during the school ... [More]

Submit Your 8-Hour Challenge Completion Entry to be in the YEARBOOK!

Fri, Nov 15 5:35pm

The 8-Hour Involvement Challenge is our community involvement program that encourages each family to spend 8 hours per year to help build a highly-involved Bay Farm School!  Whether you've been contri ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher Certificate Presentation - Monday, Nov. 18

Thu, Nov 14 8:22pm

We will be presenting the Adopt-a-Teacher certificates to the teachers at morning ceremony Monday, November 18th. We had an outstanding year in terms of donations for the Adopt-a-Teacher program and I ... [More]

Free Bike Repair & Education-next Tuesday, 11/19

Wed, Nov 13 4:16pm

The BikeMobile will be coming to Bay Farm to provide free tune ups! Students simply need to bring their bikes to school on Tuesday, November 19.  Parent volunteers will go to each class and escort stu ... [More]

Board of Education to vote on addition of Parcel tax to March 2020 ballots: 11/12 6:30PM @ Island High

Mon, Nov 11 8:30am

Hello Bay Farm Families, The resolution for a parcel tax to attract and retain high quality staff comes before the School Board tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 12 starting at 6:30pm at Island High i ... [More]

Parent University: Wednesday 11/13 6-8:30PM @ Bay Farm School

Thu, Nov 7 6:15pm

Please see the attached flyer for Parent University #1 next Wednesday at Bay Farm. This wonderful program is geared towards middle school families and helps shed light on their journey through middle ... [More]

4th Annual Read-A-Thon!!!

Wed, Nov 6 10:21am

Bay Farm’s 4th Annual Read-A-Thon is happening soon!   This year the Read-A-Thon will take place from November 20th to December 3rd.    The Thanksgiving holiday break is a great time for kids to read, ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Winners!

Tue, Nov 5 7:03pm

Congratulations to all the bakers for doing an awesome job at Cupcake Wars!  We hope you all had fun baking and learning in the kitchen over the weekend.  The judges were truly inspired and impressed ... [More]

Shhhh, it's a secret: A Special Send Off for Principal Crawford

Tue, Nov 5 2:41pm

As you will have read in The Wave, this Thursday is Principal Crawford's last day with us for a while. We would like to send her off at morning ceremony this Thursday with all the love and support our ... [More]

Free Bike Repair & Education-Tuesday November 19

Mon, Nov 4 1:02pm

The BikeMobile will be coming to Bay Farm to provide free tune ups for our students' bikes! Students simply need to bring their bikes to school on Tuesday, November 19. PTSA parent volunteers will go ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Bakers PLEASE READ

Sat, Nov 2 10:28pm

Hello Bay Farm Bakers!   It's finally here... we can't wait to see your amazing creations at Cupcake Wars on Monday.  We hope you are having fun creating, learning and baking in the kitchen this weeke ... [More]

Middle School Basketball Coach Position Open

Tue, Oct 29 3:53pm

We are still in need of a Coach for the Middle School Girl's Basketball Team.  If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Alex Breuer at aabreuer@alamedaunified.org.  It would be unfortu ... [More]

RESCHEDULED: Soul Shoppe Assembly

Mon, Oct 28 4:54pm

***The Soul Shoppe assembly has been rescheduled to a later TBD date. We will let you know once the day is decide***     Dear fellow parents Our Inclusion and Diversity committee is working on a varie ... [More]

DIY Air Purifiers for classrooms?

Mon, Oct 28 3:23pm

Hello Bay Farm families,  We have seen reports of people making their own air purifiers. If anyone is interested in trying their hand at making a DIY air purifier for a classroom it would be appreciat ... [More]

Join us NEXT Monday for Cupcake Wars!

Mon, Oct 28 12:50pm

'Tis the season for Halloween costumes and Cupcake Wars!   Our school bunny, Violet would like to remind you that Cupcake Wars is next Monday, November 4th in the MPR.  All the entries are in and we c ... [More]

Give input on how to enhance walking and biking in Alameda--Attend an Open House on Thurs. Nov 7, 5:30 PM

Sat, Oct 26 12:48pm

Help make Alameda a better place to walk and bike! The City is updating its Pedestrian and Bicycle Plans as one Active Transportation Plan. We are launching this year-long effort with an Open House on ... [More]

Don't forget to turn in your Bay Farm School PTSA Mini Grant form by 11/1!

Wed, Oct 23 3:46pm

Have an idea? Apply for a Bay Farm School PTSA Mini Grant!   Grants are available from $20-$500   Here’s how: Come up with a purchase, project or activity that you think would benefit the Bay Farm Sch ... [More]

PTSA Pizza Party this FRIDAY!

Wed, Oct 23 12:10am

Dear Bay Farm Families,   This is just a reminder that the PTSA will be celebrating our reached PTSA membership goal with a school wide Pizza Party this FRIDAY 10/25th.   No need for children to bring ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Update: Registration Forms Due Friday, October 25th

Sun, Oct 20 9:50am

Hello Bay Farm School Bakers,   Update:  We have extended the deadline for Cupcake Wars registration forms to Friday, October 25th.  You can pick them up at the school office or download from Konstell ... [More]

Guinea Pig Boarding Over Upcoming Breaks

Fri, Oct 18 2:37pm

Hey Bay Farm Families! We are looking for 2-3 families to take home 1-2 guinea pigs over the next three school breaks. These are: Veteran’s Weekend (November 8-12) Fall Break (November 22- December 2) ... [More]

Pumpkin Carving Contest - October 31st!

Thu, Oct 17 12:25pm

Are you ready for Halloween?     All students K-8 are invited to join this year's Pumpkin Carving Contest put together by Student Council.  Students can work as individuals or as a group.  Drop off a ... [More]

Still looking for PTSA Kindergarten Resources volunteer

Wed, Oct 16 4:02pm

Hi Bay Farm Families! We are still looking for someone to step up and join our Kindergarten Resources Team.   You would be working with the current Kindergarten Resources Lead, Joy Kaney,  to organize ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher Campaign - Wrapping Up

Wed, Oct 16 10:52am

The Adopt-a-Teacher campaign will be wrapping up at the end of this week. We have had a fabulous response from everyone and this has been a record year in terms of Adopt-a-Teacher donations. We have r ... [More]

Last Day of Book Fair & 2 Helpers Needed for Pack Up

Wed, Oct 9 6:16pm

We hope you have enjoyed the Book Fair so far and want to thank you for helping to make it a big success! Just a reminder, tomorrow is the last day of Book Fair. Also, we are hoping to get 2 additiona ... [More]

Picture Retake Day is now 10/16!

Wed, Oct 9 3:48pm

Bay Farm picture retake day has been changed.    Due to the power outages and tunnel closure, the photographer will not be at school tomorrow.   The Picture Retake Day will be next Wednesday, October ... [More]

Join a Bay Farm walking school bus or bike train!

Wed, Oct 9 12:20pm

Dear Bay Farm Families, Thank you for the amazing turnout for Walk and Roll to School Day last week! Our volunteers tallied 420 Bay Farm students who walked, rolled, or used a shared transportation (c ... [More]

AUSD Teen Wellness Film Series: ("Finding Kind" 10/10/19 7-8:30PM @ Wood Middle School)

Tue, Oct 8 10:47am

Hello Bay Farm Families:   In collaboration with AUSD and Girls Inc., PTAC is hosting the 2nd film in the Teen Wellness Film Series this Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Wood Middle School from 7-8:30pm. ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher Program Still Needs You!

Tue, Oct 8 10:29am

The Adopt-a-Teacher program still needs you! We have made it to 83% of our goal, which is great, but we are hoping to get even closer to be able to fully adopt all of our teachers! It’s not too late t ... [More]

Karaoke Night Photo Booth Pictures!

Sun, Oct 6 11:03pm

It was a fun Thursday at Bay Farm School with the opening of the Fall Book Fair and Karaoke Night!  Please see links to access your photo booth pictures.  Downloads are free.  Password is Bayfarm2019 ... [More]

Join PTSA for a Pizza Party - Last Day!

Fri, Oct 4 6:09pm

Hi Bay Farm Families,  Happy Friday! Just a quick note this is the final countdown to get to our goal and win a pizza party for our kids! There's still time to join or donate online at http://bayfarmp ... [More]

Cupcake Wars - Monday, November 4th

Fri, Oct 4 12:29pm

Bay Farm Families, Cupcake Wars is back!   We are now accepting registrations for one of our most popular events of the year.  You can print out the form here or pick one up in the PTSA corner in the ... [More]

Additional Book Fair Hours for K Early Release & Middle School on Mon & Wed

Fri, Oct 4 9:03am

Additional hours from 12:30-1:30 on Monday and Wednesday  for Kindergarten early release and Middle School.    

Join PTSA for a Pizza Party - 2 Days Remaining!

Thu, Oct 3 10:42am

Hi Dolphins Families, Final countdown to get to our goal and win a pizza party for our kids! It means so much to them, so please get those gold forms in or join/donate to the PTSA online. Here are all ... [More]

Book Fair Starts Tomorrow - *** Sign up for NEW eWallet ***

Wed, Oct 2 2:09pm

Book Fair begins tomorrow! We will be open tomorrow through the 10th, daily during lunch recess and after school as well as during Karaoke night (Thursday) from 6-8. New this year… eWallet! Sign your ... [More]

Join PTSA for a Pizza Party - Final Week!

Tue, Oct 1 1:00pm

Hi Dolphins Families, A quick reminder, this is the final week to get to our goal and win a pizza party for our kids! It means so much to them, so please get those gold forms in or join/donate to the ... [More]

Alameda Special Education Family Support Group (ASPED) Welcome Back Meeting 10/2 6:30PM @ Franklin Elementary

Mon, Sep 30 10:10am

Welcome Back to School Meeting with New AUSD Leadership   Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Franklin Elementary 6:30pm – 8:30pm Free Childcare   Speakers Pasquale Scuderi AUSD Superintendent   Pamela Kazee D ... [More]

Community help for Cycles for Change

Fri, Sep 27 12:19pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,  Help is needed by our broader East Bay community.  The Oakland based nonprofit Cycles for Change was doing a bike program at Maya Lin Elementary here in Alameda when their tr ... [More]

Take Action: Ask the Governor to support later start times for middle & high schools

Tue, Sep 24 4:24pm

California State PTA co-sponsored SB 328 (Portantino), for later school start times is now before Governor Newsom. Please take a moment to ask our Governor to sign this bill to improve the health, saf ... [More]

Social Groups on Konstella

Tue, Sep 24 3:53pm

Did you know that there are message boards on Konstella that you can sign up for to get and share information with other parents?   You should check it out!  We currently have four groups:   Weekend A ... [More]

Parenting Greatly Workshops Coming Soon! **RSVP for free dinner and childcare**

Tue, Sep 24 9:18am

Save the dates: 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, and 11/6 from 6PM-8PM.  Dinner starts at 5:30PM.   Don't miss out on four evenings of great intentional parenting and schooling conversations!  RSVP:http://bit.ly/ ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher - Almost 70% to our goal

Mon, Sep 23 11:16am

We are almost 70% to our goal! Thank you so much for everyone who has already donated but we are hoping to still get just a little more in order to reach our goal. If you have not yet donated, please ... [More]

Auction Fundraising Committee...You Decide When And What!!!

Sat, Sep 21 10:23am

Interested in joining the Auction Fundraising Committee?  You will decide how much time to give and what to work on! And what a great way to earn time towards the 8-Hour Challenge! This major fundrais ... [More]

STEAM night - please read

Fri, Sep 20 11:19pm

Hi Everyone,   One of the parents who attended the STEAM night this evening is missing a few items.  Please see message From Elaine Ho below.  If you have seen her items, please send her a message.   ... [More]

Fall Bay Farm Scholastic Book Fair

Fri, Sep 20 10:58am

The Fall Bay Farm Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! The fair will be open October 3-10 in the Media Center during the day at lunch recess, after school and 6-8 on Karaoke Night (Friday, Oct. 3).  T ... [More]

Auction Fundraising Committee

Thu, Sep 19 3:06pm

Interested in joining the Auction Fundraising Committee?  You will decide how much time to give and what to work on! And what a great way to earn time towards the 8-Hour Challenge! This major fundrais ... [More]

Rhythmix 'Round the World Music, Dance & Art Festival October 5th 12-3PM **Free**

Wed, Sep 18 11:14am

Rhythmic has always been a wonderful supporter of AUSD schools. Let's show them some love in return!   Celebrate world arts and cultures at Rhythmix 'Round the World Music, Dance & Art Festival.  Satu ... [More]

Box Tops for Education

Wed, Sep 18 11:10am

Hi Bay Farm School, Exciting news - Box Tops for Education has gone digital so no more clipping! BOX TOP$ APP Earning for our school is easy, here's how: 1. Download the Box Tops Mobile App (Apple/Goo ... [More]

PTSA Family STEAM night

Mon, Sep 16 10:17pm

Hello Everyone,   Our first family STEAM night is coming up this Friday (20th)  From 6:30pm - 8:30pm.    The theme of our first STEAM night is Rocket Science!!  Encourge your kids to come with their c ... [More]

Sports Basement: Bay Farm Week 9/23-9/29 up to 20% off everything

Mon, Sep 16 8:49am

Hi Bay Farm Families,  Sports Basement has generously offered to sponsor a Bay Farm Week 9/23-9/29. This means that when you bring in the attached flyer to a store or use the flyer code online you wil ... [More]

Cupcake Wars Committee

Wed, Sep 11 6:51pm

Hello Dolphin Families,   We are getting things rolling for the 4th Annual Cupcake Wars!  With the increasing popularity of this event, it really does require a village to put it all together.   We ar ... [More]

AEF After School Classes Starting Soon

Wed, Sep 11 2:56pm

Hi Bay Farm Families,  AEF Fall after school enrichment classes will be starting up over the next two weeks. Your child could start to learn a language or musical instrument, develop their chess, socc ... [More]

PTSA Membership and Donations

Wed, Sep 11 11:01am

  Hi Dolphins, A big thanks to all of those who have turned in the PTSA gold forms or completed it online! We had a nice start to the year, but still need more participation in order to get to our goa ... [More]

2019-2020 PTSA Budget

Tue, Sep 10 2:35pm

The 2019-2020 PTSA budget was approved last Wednesday at the first PTSA meeting. I have uploaded a copy to Konstealla in the 2019-2020 Budget folder. If you are a committee lead, please check your lin ... [More]

Adopt-a-Teacher - 50% to our goal!

Mon, Sep 9 11:44am

In just 2.5 weeks, we are 50% of our way to our goal! Thank you so much for everyone who has already donated! If you have not yet donated, please consider writing a check to Bay Farm PTSA or donating ... [More]

Tomorrow Youth Repertory at Bay Farm School

Tue, Sep 3 9:39pm

Do you have a child who loves telling stories? Do you have a child who loves singing and music? Or maybe a student who loves working as part of a supportive team?   We are pleased to announce that Tom ... [More]

AUSD Restorative Practices Training Saturday, October 12

Tue, Sep 3 10:23am

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time: We will start at 9:00 a.m. with refreshments, and program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m. Where: AUSD District Office, 2060 Challenger Driv ... [More]

Teen Wellness Film Series 2019/2020 (presented by AUSD and PTA Council in partnership with student and community organizations)

Tue, Sep 3 10:07am

This film series will feature documentaries focusing on issues related to teen wellness, including mental health, sexual health, self-esteem, social media, and relationships. Our goal is to start comm ... [More]

Back-to-School PTSA Packets

Fri, Aug 30 7:52am

Hello Bay Farm Families,   We hope that you all have had a great first two weeks of school and enjoyed meeting your teacher(s) at Back-to-School Night. By now you should each have received the blue ba ... [More]

Tomorrow is Walk & Roll to School Day!

Fri, Aug 30 7:40am

Make plans to walk, bike, use other non-motorized transportation, or carpool to school. Thank you for joining us in this effort to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and promote physical ... [More]

Walk & Roll to School Day is next Wednesday, October 2!

Fri, Aug 30 7:38am

Join us by walking, biking, skating, or riding a scooter to school. This helps to reduce traffic congestion near our school, improve air quality, and promote physical fitness.  Giveaways and healthy s ... [More]

Live Scan Fingerprinting @ the Zero Waste Potluck Picnic on Friday, Sept. 6th

Tue, Aug 27 3:50pm

Bay Farm PTSA is bringing Island Notary & Live Scan to campus on Friday, September 6th, starting at 5:30 PM and running throughout our Zero Waste Potluck Picnic.  This is a super convenient way to get ... [More]

Registration for AAEF After-School Classes is Open

Tue, Aug 27 8:55am

Hello Bay Farm Families,  This is a reminder that the registration period for AEF Fall classes is now open. You can access all the information at https://alamedaeducationfoundation.org/enrichment/afte ... [More]

Bay Farm Adopt-a-Teacher

Fri, Aug 23 3:32pm

Adopt-a-Teacher Program This is a follow up to the Adopt-a-Teacher flyer you received in the back to school packet. Because we are no longer going through Alameda Education Foundation we now have the ... [More]

Zero Waste Potluck Picnic - Friday, September 6th

Thu, Aug 22 1:33pm

Grab your blankets, lawn chairs and reusable dinnerware for our annual back to school Zero Waste Potluck Picnic! Our Bay farm community is proud to have these fun events with little to zero impact on ... [More]

Spirit Wear Reminder

Tue, Aug 20 11:25am

  Just a quick reminder...    If you would like your spirit wear order to be delivered to your child's classroom, please use the following link and order by September 6th.  Any orders placed by Sept 6 ... [More]

Happy 2nd Day of School!

Mon, Aug 19 2:35pm

Hello Bay Farm Families,    I hope that your first day went well and that you are settling into the new school year.   I want to send out a huge thank you to those of you that helped with yesterday's ... [More]

Bay Farm Spirit Wear

Mon, Aug 19 1:44pm

Welcome back to school!  The first day of school is a great day to think about showing your school spirit!   We have school spirit wear available all year long but at the beginning of the year we like ... [More]

Class Assignments & Konstella

Fri, Aug 16 8:42am

Class assignments are now available in the Aeries portal. After you know you child's teacher, please update their classroom in Konstella so that you receive the announcements that are most pertinent t ... [More]