Bayside PTA Important News
Sun, May 3 4:27pm

Dear Bayside Families, 

We are excited to reconnect with you! Over the last few weeks our lives have been turned upside down and inside out. Our PTA has stayed connected to site and district leaders. In the interest of not inundating you with even more messages we have deferred to these leaders for the bulk of communications. 

Below is a list of the most important items for our parent community at this time.  We hope you stay healthy and enjoy this unexpected season of bonus family time. 

Staff Appreciation Week

#ThankATeacher, May 4-8 

Traditionally, the first week in May is designated by the National PTA as Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. During Distance Learning, our teachers and staff deserve recognition for their hard work, flexibility, compassion and creativity. Let's show our Bayside staff how much we appreciate them! 

Here are a few ideas for students and families to show their gratitude next week or anytime through the end of the school year:

  • Email a thank-you note, card or video
  • Email a drawing or picture
  • Send an electronic gift certificate ($25 is the maximum allowed)

Every kind gesture, whether little or big, can really make a teacher's day! 

The PTA will be giving our teachers and staff a “raincheck” for a staff appreciation event when site and district leaders give us the green light. 

Final PTA General Meeting & Board Election

Tuesday, May 19, 7pm (ONLINE)

Our final Bayside PTA meeting of the year has been rescheduled for May 19th at 7pm. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines the meeting will take place on Zoom. A Zoom invitation link will be sent out in our next newsletter

Meeting Highlights: 

  • Election of the 2020-21 Bayside PTA Executive Board 
  • Hear from our Principal
  • Update on programs and activities
  • Final review of our business items

The VP Fundraising and Executive Vice President roles are still OPEN. The ideal candidate for these roles will be a strong team member dedicated to Bayside who is available to attend the monthly morning board meetings with Mr. Cosmos, Ms. Gurka, Ms. Demattei and the PTA Executive Board. If you are interested in serving, or know of another parent, please email

Nominees for 2020-21 PTA Executive Board:

President - Catherine Immanuel 

Executive Vice President - To be determined

Secretary - Ayako Fukudome

Treasurer - Courtney Walker

Financial Secretary - Shana Orton 

VP, Membership - Lorena Cordova

VP, Fundraising - To be determined 

Historian - Aimée Sullivan 

Auditor - Neil Miyabe

Seeking Honorary Service Award Nominations

Is there an outstanding individual you’d like to recognize for their contribution to Bayside Academy? The Honorary Service Award Committee requests that members of the Bayside PTA assist in the selection of deserving recipients for recognition. Parents, teachers, staff or others who’ve made significant contributions to the well-being of students at Bayside and/or its community can be considered for this award. 

Please fill out this Google form by Monday, May 11th: HSA Nominations.

Please Submit Your Volunteer Hours

Thank you to all of our volunteers who’ve given generously of your time!  We appreciate all that you’ve done at any level, big or small. It’s important to collect PTA volunteer hours to help maintain our non-profit status.

Please submit your volunteer hours by filling out this Google form: 2019-2020 Bayside PTA Volunteer Hours

Volunteer hours include attendance at PTA meetings, plus assisting with field trips, school or PTA events, athletics, clubs and more. Please include an estimate for your hours through June. Thanks again!

Stay healthy and Stay connected - Together we remain Eagle Strong!