Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School th 5900 9 St. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33705 Phone: (727)893-2335 Fax: (727)893-1800 August 20, 2012 Kris Sulte, Principal (893-2335) Ward Kennedy, Area 3 A Message from the Principal PTA President, Amy McCurdy What a terrific first day of school. Thank you to all SAC Chairperson, Mark Moon our new and returning parents for making this day so smooth. In this newsletter you will find a few safety reminders as well as information about dress code and Open House. Students will be bringing home a first day packet DATES TO REMEMBER with information that needs to be filled out and returned. We have listed all the information on the second page of this August 20 First Day of school newsletter. Please keep and read your parent handbook. The handbook is part of your agenda for grades 1-5 and a separate First Infraction Period Starts document for Kindergarten students. This is a wonderful August 21 Open House- Required Parent reference you can use throughout the school year. Meeting Bay Vista Our first required parent meeting is Open House. 5:30-6:30 K, 1, 2 Please refer to the calendar to the left for dates and times. August 21 Open House- Required Parent This meeting is for parents only so please make arrangements for your children. Our Specialists and ESE teachers will be Meeting- Bay Vista available from 6:30-7:00 in their rooms if you would like to 6:45-7:45 3, 4, 5 speak to them. The first week of school will again have a grace period for families that were not placed on probation from the previous school year. Families will receive a gentle reminder School Hours of any fundamental infractions they would’ve received. This Student hours are 8:15-2:15. will give teachers the opportunity to review procedures with families at Open House. Please take time to read this Students may arrive on campus no earlier newsletter and our handbook this week so you are familiar than 7:45 and should report to the cafeteria with the fundamental expectations and the processes in place if they will be eating the free universal at Bay Vista. I hope all of you had a restful summer and were eager breakfast. Students not eating breakfast will to return to Bay Vista Fundamental as we begin our 9th year report to the covered court for the walking together. program. Students may enter their Mrs. Sulte classrooms at 8:05. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- EMAIL and the newsletter! Please return this portion: In an effort to cut down on the paper that you receive from Bay Vista we will be emailing important information such as Parent Name________________________ the newsletter, PTA flyers and other forms of communication that we typically send home. Your email address is what was entered into the Student Reservation system and is now in Child(ren) Name__________________________ portal. So that we have the correct information, please fill out and return this portion so that we may update your email address in the system. Email address____________________________ Please return by August 31, 2012 Bottom of Form Take Home Packets Dress Code To avoid receiving warnings/detentions due to improper •Free/Reduced lunch applications dress, please adhere to the following code as it relates to (Student lunch costs $2.00/ and $.40 for reduced. school shorts: •Yellow Clinic Card...Please return this tomorrow. Acceptable Shorts: •Parent Commitment Letter...please return this •Khaki (tan) or Navy Blue in color tomorrow. •Cuffed or uncuffed •Student Accident Insurance Flyer You can now •Belted or unbelted (most Uniform Style shorts are enroll on line for this optional insurance. belted) *Media Release- This data will be entered into our Shorts must hit at or above the knee. You will be Student Information System and will not be given to you asked to hem shorts if they hit at the calf. again unless you wish to change your answer. Unacceptable Shorts (Kindergarten only) •Cargo (This includes the uniform cargo pants that can •Code of Student Conduct. Please sign and return the be purchased at Target.) Carpenter or Culottes type acknowledgment page. •Color other than Khaki or Navy •Student Directory Form-This is voluntary for Bay •Baggy, long or very short in length Vista families. Due date is by August 31. Please note Scooters- Acceptable scooters are the ones that look that this directory will be issued to families who have like a skirt but have the attached short underneath. joined PTA. Leggings/joggings may no longer be worn with Carpool Information – If you wish to try and join a car anything. pool, please return the letter in the packet. PTA will Students must have sturdy sneakers daily for PE. Please work to comply this and you can set this up with other help us by having your child wear their sneakers daily. parents. There is not enough time to have them change prior to Internet Usage Agreement- Please return this with your going out for PE. Please read the parent handbook for signature so that students can utilize the internet at more information. Students will receive a total of 4 school. (Kindergarten only) reminders about dress code during the year. All future Volunteer- Please fill out and return if you plan on dress code violations would result in a warning or driving on field trips or volunteering. If you volunteered detention. last year, you will need to log on to the computer in the office to reregister. (Kindergarten only) Parents’ Right to Know Student Arrival and Dismissal The “No Child Left Behind” Act requires that all parents have the right to request information about the Morning: Parents may use either the BLUE or the YELLOW car qualifications of their children’s teacher (s). The circles to drop their child(ren) off at school. You may only make a left into the blue car circle. Once you exit the car circle you may only information available to parents on a request must make a right onto MLK. include: Whether a teacher “has met state qualification If you use the YELLOW car circle enter it by driving north onto Dr. and licensing criteria for grade levels and subject areas MLK St. S, making a right turn into it. As you leave the yellow car circle you can take a right or left turn onto Dr. MLK St. S. in which the teacher provides instruction;” Whether a teacher is “teaching under emergency If you use 58th Ave to drop off your child, you will need to park on or other provisional status through which State the side street or past the light pole and walk him or her across. qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;” Please do not allow your child to cross the street unattended. What major each teacher earned his or her Students may be on campus no earlier than 7:45. Afternoon Dismissal: bachelor’s degree in; We ask that you display the children’s names (on the side window or Whether the teacher holds any “graduate on visor) on the paper given to you today to help facilitate dismissal. certification or degree” and in what “field of discipline,” Both car circles are open to all students. Please discuss with your and child which car circle to go to. Students will sit by grade levels. We will call the last name and number we want you and the child to meet Whether a child is provided services by at in order to load them in the vehicle. Students need to be picked up paraprofessionals/teacher assistants and, if so, their by 2:40 each day. qualifications.” All teachers at Bay Vista are certified and have met Please leave yourself enough time in the morning so that you are not the highly qualified status. late. The St. Petersburg Police will resume school zone traffic enforcement when the school year begins. Please obey the posted Parents should direct their request, in writing, to the speed limits and be alert to walker, bicycles and bus riders. Our goal principal. this year is to cut our tardies in half. Bottom of Form Bottom of Form Bottom of Form Welcome Back Bay Vista New and Returning Volunteers! Last year Bay Vista Volunteers were very generous with their time and talents. Our Volunteers logged in more than 14,600 volunteer hours!!! Once again Bay Vista was awarded the Golden School award for outstanding volunteering. Below are just a few reminders about paperwork. The beginning of the new school year has arrived! Returning Volunteers—Re-activate your volunteer I hope all of our Bay Vista families had a fun and status via the portal instructions below: relaxing summer and are looking forward to a new Step 1-Using the computer at School, click on the Portal icon school year. I wanted to take a brief moment to tell on the desktop. If signing on at home go to https://portal.pcsb.org. you about your PTA executive board and our new fundraising opportunity this fall. Your President is Step 2-Sign unto Portal using your v. account, Amy McCurdy, 1st Vice President Fundraising and Username (Last name, First initial) ex: (v.smithr) School Programs is Jessika Mallardi, 2nd Vice Password is Last name (the first letter capitalized) President Volunteer Coordinator and Community immediately followed by your birth year. Password Example: (Smith2000) Outreach is Ann Hudock, 3rd Vice President Membership and Communication is Kelly Franck, Step 3:- Click on” Volunteer Info” icon Recording Secretary is Susan Walzer, and Treasurer Step 4:-Click “Add Hours” is Megan Balduff. If you have any questions or Step 5: Answer questions and then Log Out in bottom right concerns please feel free to reach out to one of us hand corner and if you have any interest in helping with one of our many activities planned for the school year. We New Volunteers- Please fill out the Volunteer form also have a great list of committee chairs that have and return to the office with a copy of your driver’s license. Unless the driver’s license accompanies the application, I volunteered their time to help manage our fun cannot process the application. activities. Our exciting fall fundraising opportunities this year Thank you again for your willingness to give of your time and is with Sally Foster and Cookie Dough. It will be talents to make the Bay Vista students become the success they are striving for. If you have any questions, please contact begin with a Kick Off on September 7th at the Debbie King @893-2335. Jaguar Jamboree with the sale ending September 24, 2012. Also, for those who do not want to participate in our fall fundraiser, but want to Birthday and Treats contribute, a buyout option will be available. Lastly, After much discussion our staff has elected to not allow treats, we have a Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on 4th Street including food, balloons, bags or flowers to be given out North on September 13th from 5-8pm! Bay Vista during the school day. With different food allergies and a focus on the health, wellness and academic success of our receives 15% of what you spend. Hope to see you students we will not celebrate birthdays during the school day. there! Thank you for adhering to this policy. Welcome back & thanks for your time, Amy McCurdy PTA Happenings Mark you calendars for this year’s PTA Family events. 8/22- Membership kickoff Our Mission at Bay Vista Fundamental is to educate all 9/13- Chick Fil A Night 5-8 pm learners to become successful, productive members of society by providing a safe, positive learning community .
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