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]