Walk-A-Jog, Thank you!
Fri, Sep 22 6:17pm
Bayside Academy




Thanks Bayside Families!

We are so pleased that our 1st Bayside Academy Walk-A-Jog and Family Festival was such a success. The afternoon of Friday, September 15 was sunny, and the day turned out great for our walk-a-joggers and festival attendees!

On behalf of the Bayside PTSA, I would like to extend a special thanks to the parent volunteers on the WAJ planning committee:  Joanne Adamkewicz, Sue Aquipel, Johnny Chan, Kim Crellin, Margaret Errington, Felila Finau, Neil Miyabe, Shana Orton and Sharon Vause.  This amazing group of women and men did a phenomenal job and we are so grateful!

Thank You to PTSA President Sharon Vause, Principal John Cosmos, Assistant Principal Megan Gurka, Maria Valencia, and Counselors Steven Chang and Lauren Alexander for their support of this event, and to Alexandria Rodriguez and Rita Singh in the school office for all their help collecting pledges, assisting with logistics and general support! Thank you, Teachers, for all your support and getting your kids excited about Walk-A-Jog!

Special thanks to the following Bayside parent volunteers: Paul Burdick, Sia and Koni Finau, Christophe Hassaine, Sarah Hubbard, Van Nguyen, Linda Parnham, Lennie Ram, Itzel Sanchez, Scott Savage, and Frances Wong who helped with setup, tables/tents and generator pickup, photography, DJ, games and inflatables;  Cari Pang Chen and Lena Yin for making all the Festival shaved ice and cotton candy;  Felila Finau and Joyce Vaenuku for manning the hot dogs grill; and Carly Dunham for monitoring and leading the course.

Over 60 people and students volunteered to help at the event, on the course, monitoring bounce houses, selling raffle tickets, serving food, checking-in students, and donating food and drinks. We could not have run this event without each one of you! Thank you to all the parents who let us borrow coolers and canopies, and everyone who helped set up, run stations and cleanup!

Joanne Adamkewicz, Sue Aquipel, Jennifer Baxter, Paul Burdick,  Johnny Chan, Christine Chen, Erik Chen,  Cari Pang Chen, Heather Creed,  Kim Crellin, Neil Crellin, Carly Dunham, Margaret Errington, Jen Farrigan, Felila Finau, John Fong, Helen Fong, Christine Gamboa, Christine Garcia, Ramil Garcia, Pinkee Gupta, Christophe Hassaine, Sarah Hubbard, Judy Jeschke, Anna Khaydarova, Isabelle LaFrance, Maria Ley, Alicia Lopez, Joy Marilla,  Nickol Marta, Neil Miyabe,  Arsenia Molina, Amy Nakashima Kim, Van Nguyen,  Tom O'Brien,  Shana Orton,  Linda Parnham,  Lennie Ram,  Itzel Sanchez,  Scott Savage, Tammy Shueh, Gordon Strause, Shailaja Uttamsingh, Joe Vause, Joyce Vaenuku, Sharon Vause, Savitha Viswanathan, Frances Wong, Liz Yeager and Lena Yin.                                                                                                             

Thank you to our Family Sponsors:

Aguirre, Burdick, Cavigioli, Creed, Crellin, Fong, Knox, Lafrance-Hassaine, Miyabe, Molina, O’Brien, Orton, Serna, Shueh, Sisemore, Sullivan, Tsarinsky, Vause, Vigil, Welch, Yin, Family Vision Care & Vision Therapy, and Parnham Inc.

Thank you to our Business Sponsors:

Orthodontics of San Mateo


Kicks Sports Grill

The Right Approach to Education

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Party With 630!

Cresco Equipment Rentals

Plasti-Print Inc.

Thank you also to our Middle School students who saved the day and helped at different stations!

 Anahita A. who assisted the hair painting and games; Amelia A., Alicia C., Stevana C., Victoria L., Tristan L., Ryan N., Clare P., Bridget V. and Grace X. who helped with the cakewalk, cornhole or other games; Elliot L. and Zachary L. who assisted the games and water station;  Emma C. and Samantha C. who helped at Check-in table.  Many thanks to all other student helpers who pitched in when needed!

Finally, thank you to all our Bayside families who attended and supported our event!  We appreciate everything you do for our school!

--Isabelle LaFrance  (Walk-A-Jog Chair)