Important Events at Bayside This Week and Beyond
Mon, Nov 11 1:28pm


GATE Parent Meeting

Please join us for a GATE Parent meeting on Tuesday, November 12th in the staff lounge at 8:15am.

Parent Education Evening - November 14

Parents AND students are invited to Ms. Alexander's presentation this Thursday, November 14th at 7 pm, in the Staff Lounge, about "The Dangers of Vaping and Substance Abuse". We'll have pizza and refreshments, so come hear about this timely topic! Learn about the dangers and warning signs of substance abuse. See examples of devices and products youths are using. For more details and to see dates for future parent education events, please see attached flyer.

In case you missed the October 29th parent education event about "Talking with Your Children About Current Events", please see attached PDF of Ms. Alexander's slide presentation.

Winter Sports Night - Thursday, November 14th from 4:30-6:00 in the GYM

This is a mandatory meeting for all Winter season athletes and parents (7th & 8th grade teams). Before Sports Night, please officially register for your child's sport here:  and fill out the Sports packet forms which your student will be bringing home soon. One form is for making a donation to help cover the cost of the Middle School Athletics program. You can skip writing a check by donating online ahead of time here: Your support of athletics at Bayside is greatly needed and appreciated!


Teacher Appreciation Thanksgiving Luncheon

Help us celebrate and appreciate our wonderful staff and teachers at Bayside! On Thursday, November 21st, the PTA will host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon which will include favorite Thanksgiving dishes - donated by Bayside families. This is one of several luncheons that the PTA will host throughout the year for our teachers and staff and they really appreciate them! If you’re able to donate a dish, please signup here:   


Bayside Academy is Official 2020 Arbor Day School for the City of San Mateo!

We would like to give a shout-out to the Bayside community members who’ve been working to beautify Bayside campus and to share some exciting news: the City of San Mateo has selected Bayside Academy as its official Arbor Day School for 2020!  The City will contribute a total of 15 trees to Bayside and all costs associated with the planting of the trees will be graciously paid for by the City. 

Thank you to the leadership and enthusiasm of Bayside Custodian Mr. Taylor and parent Sabrina Ocampo for kick-starting all of these efforts! We’d also like to thank City Arborist Matthew Fried.


Seeking Vocational Guest Speakers

Bayside 8th graders have the chance to take the AVID class, an elective that helps students build leadership and academic skills for their futures. Part of the elective class focuses on hosting guest speakers to talk to students about their careers and educational paths. Below is a list of careers the students are most interested in learning about. If you are able to be a guest speaker or know of someone, please contact Bayside Counsellor Lauren Alexander at Guest speakers are typically on Fridays during 4th period (10:25-11:15am).

List of careers:



Real Estate








Criminal Justice





College Professor

Bail enforcement

Police Officer

Shoe Designer






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!