Don't Miss Out - Upcoming Events at Bayside and Beyond
Mon, Feb 17 5:17pm

THIS WEEK

Join the PTA Executive Team - Nominations Due

The Bayside PTA is seeking parents to serve on its 2020-2021 Executive Board, including the roles of Treasurer, Secretary and other positions. The PTA plays a critical role in supporting Bayside Academy. The Board meets one morning each month to coordinate efforts with Bayside’s Principal and Assistant Principals. Details are in the attached flyer. 

If you are interested in being a part of this team, email Bayside Nominating Committee Chairperson Lorena Cordova at lorena.c.cordova@gmail.com by tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th. Thanks!

Parent Ed Event: Positive Psychology

Thurs, February 20 at 7pm

Bayside Performing Arts Center, 2025 Kehoe Ave, San Mateo 

Learn how to best support your tween/teen's growth. This Positive Psychology seminar taught by Village Coaches is designed to give parents an overview of seminal research plus best practices they can use at home to help children thrive. Admission is FREE, but please RSVP using this Eventbrite link HERE is requested.  

Spanish translation will be available.  This parent education event is proudly sponsored by a joint effort of the Bayside PTA and 4 other San Mateo & Foster City Middle School PTAs!

UPCOMING

Bayside's FAB Lab!

Friday, March 27, 6:30-8:30pm

Mark your calendars for the Bayside award-winning FAB Lab in the Bayside Gym!  Our annual FAB Lab event celebrates and showcases Bayside's STEM program with an evening of hands-on learning and discovery at a variety of activity tables and exploration stations. Students, families, staff and teachers gather to participate in building or exploring squish rockets, augmented reality sandboxes, robotics obstacle courses and much more. Students collaborate to build giant Sierpinski Pyramid art. Attendees bring home their creations to continue the discovery and fun of learning.

Volunteers & Food Donations are needed to help with FAB Lab 2020 - so please Sign Up Now!  We welcome adult and high school students to come and help/volunteer. Thanks for your support!

Coaches Needed for Bayside Spring Sports

Bayside is currently looking for coaches for our boys and girls soccer teams for the upcoming spring season. There is a stipend available for coaches. If you're interested in coaching, if you know someone who might be interested, or if you have questions, please email the Bayside Athletic Director Will Katen as soon as possible at wkaten@smfcsd.net.  Go Bayside Eagles!

Education Funding Proposition on March 3rd Ballot

2020 is a crucial year for public education in California, and the first opportunity to improve education funding is coming up soon on the ​March 3, 2020 ballot. Please look for this proposition: The Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020 (also known as Proposition 13 of 2020)​.  If passed by a simple majority of voters, it will raise $9 billion for K-12 and $2 billion for each of California's college systems (UC, CSU, Community Colleges) to construct and modernize school facilities. It is a school facilities bond measure and does not affect your local property taxes.

Note: This bond measure is UNRELATED to Prop. 13 of 1978 and also UNRELATED to the “split-roll” initiative to revise Prop. 13 of 1978 for corporations on the November 2020 ballot.

The California State PTA strongly encourages you to vote for this bond measure in March.​ Click h​ere​ to read more about it on the CAPTA website – you'll find a summary of the measure and links to useful documents, including the full text of the measure and the California State PTA Study Committee Report. If you are a registered voter, your ballots should be mailed to you by the third week of February. ​Please check the mail for your ballot and remember to vote YES on Proposition 13 in 2020! See attached FAQ to learn more.

OTHER REMINDERS

SMFCSD Surveys: The SMFC School District is seeking input on two topics - school climate and school campus & facilities. The two surveys below take less than five minutes to complete. It is important to have your voice heard regarding our school! Please take a moment to fill out these surveys:

EVS School Climate SurveyEnglish | Spanish

School Facilities Input: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smfcsdfacilityneeds

Not yet a PTA member? Join Online! You also can donate to the PTA to support STEAM, STEM, Arts, PE, teacher supplies and much more at Bayside here: PTA Donations.

Go Eagles!