Happy Fall Bay Boosters!
October is wrapping up to be a very busy month for our school. Here are some important dates and details to include on your calendars. Remember you can always be in the know when you visit www.bayboosters.com.
Red Ribbon Week | 10/24 – 10/31
Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign to encourage students against drugs and bullying. During the week, students will be dressing up daily and will be taking part in classroom activities related to the YOLO theme.
Red Ribbon Week Dress-Up Days!
Monday 10/24 | Red Day (wear red)
Tuesday 10/25 | Team Jersey/Crazy Socks
Wednesday 10/26 | Inside Out
Thursday 10/27 | Camouflage
Friday 10/28 | School Spirit (Students will get their new Bay t-shirts!)
Monday 10/31 | Favorite Storybook Character
Bay Boosters Semester Meeting | Thursday, October 27th @ 5:30 p.m.
Each semester Bay Boosters will hold an evening meeting as opportunity for parents who cannot make the monthly morning meetings. This meeting will be quick and give an informative look of programs and fundraisers.
Our wonderful librarian, Ms. Heather O’Toole, will also be giving a presentation about the Accelerated Reader (AR) program during the Bay Boosters Semester Meeting. Come hear about this awesome program!
Room Parent Meeting | Thursday, October 27th @5:30
A short and informative Room Parent meeting will be held in the cafeteria during the Bay Booster Semester Meeting. Here we will review upcoming programs and events and also be available to answer any questions you may have about being a Room Parent and volunteer.
FUN RUN IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th!
FUN RUN takes places during the school day. Each student athlete will be given their new Bay Boosters/Bay Elementary t-shirt and will run laps in the field to raise money for Bay. For every 5 laps run offers an entry to win grade-level prizes like a gift card, BIKE or KINDLE FIRE!
Fun Run Grace Level Times
Friday, October 28th Fun Run Schedule
4th Grade | 7:55 – 8:45
3rd Grade | 8:45 – 9:35
1st Grade | 9:55 – 10:45
2nd Grade | 11:05 – 11:55
Kindergarten | 1:00 – 1:50
Pledges can be made as a flat participation amount or by a per lap amount. Payment can be accepted by cash, check or NEW this year ONLINE! Click here to check our new online donation page. https://squareup.com/st
Click here to sign-up to volunteer for Fun Run!
The Veterans Day Celebration will be November 10th at 8:15 a.m. in the BES Gym. Veterans and guests may arrive at 7:45 a.m. Veterans and their guests are invited to stay for a reception on the tennis courts following the program when students return to class. Watch for more information coming home in backpacks soon!
Dinner with Santa
Dinner with Santa is December 8th from 4:30-7:30. Look for more information coming home in backpacks mid-November!
The Dinner with Santa committee is requesting old newspaper donations. Newspapers can be dropped off in the school lobby.
The next DWS committee meeting is November 2nd at 8:00 in the Bay Elementary school cafeteria. It’s not too late to get involved with this exciting fundraiser! Please email the event chairpersons Brooke Shattles and Renee Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
A big thank you to Restaurant Paradis for providing a gift card for the drawing during Open House.
Congratulations to Kylie Bucalo for being our winner!
Another big thank you to Menchie’s and Pizza by the Sea for providing gift cards for Fun Run raffle prizes!
Bay Eats Pizza By The Sea | November 1st
Dine-in or Carry-out at any of the three Pizza By The Sea locations and they will donate a percentage of sales to Bay Boosters! Just say BAY at checkout!
Don’t forget to continue to send in box tops!
Have a great week!!!
TGIF parents! We hope your first full week of school was a smooth transition for everyone in your family.
We would like to take a moment to welcome you to Bay Elementary School and to Bay Boosters! Bay Boosters has a number of exciting events scheduled for the school year. To help you stay informed, we will be sending our our bi-monthly Boosters newsletter which will offer a quick snapshot of event details, fundraiser needs, possible changes and volunteer opportunities within Bay Elementary and with Bay Boosters. For our full Events Calendar and important details, you can visit our website at www.bayboosters.com anytime!
We are a 501(c)(3) Organization!
Bay Boosters is newly approved 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation making us able to provide tax deductible opportunities for all sponsorships and donations. For more information please contact Lindsey Harp atLRHarp1@gmail.com.
Wednesday, August 24th @ 8:45 a.m. – Parents who are interested in volunteering at Bay should attend this meeting. To make the best use of your busy schedules, we will host our first Bay Boosters meeting immediately after the Volunteer Meeting. We hope you will make plans to attend both meetings. We promise to keep the meetings brief and informative.
Have a great weekend!
~ Bay Boosters
Bay Elementary and Bay Boosters are excited to offer sponsorships for our 2016/17 school t-shirts to community businesses and school families.
Bay Boosters is a newly accredited 501(c)3 not-for-pro t and as a t- shirt sponsor, your tax-free contribution will be directly applied to Booster’s fundraising goals Boosting Classroom Technologies and Boosting Academics at Bay Elementary School. We are offering four levels of sponsorships as outlined in the document linked below for the 2016/17 school year.
In order to secure your level of sponsorship, we must receive ALL of the following at the time of your request:
- Check payable to Bay Boosters
- Completed form
- E-mail your logo (.eps, .ai, .pdf or high-resolution .jpg) to email@example.com
Bay Elementary and Bay Boosters are wrapping up the school year with grade-level end of the year programs and grade level art auctions. Over the final days of school, each grade level will host their end of the year program and immediately following Bay Boosters will have an Art Auction.
The Art Auction includes individual self portraits with rocks and canvas collaborative art works. They are fantastic, so be sure to buy, bid and take them home! A special thanks to Mary Brandman, Liza Snyder and Jackie Ward for your hard work including EVERY Bay Elementary student in these projects.
End of the Year Program and Recognition Schedule (all programs are at 8:30 a.m.):
Thursday, May 19th – First Grade
Friday, May 20th – Second Grade
Monday, May 23rd – Third Grade
Tuesday, May 24th – Fourth Grade
Funds raised from the Art Auction will help Boosters purchase the software and programs needed to start the 2016/17 school year.
Thank YOU for your support this year!
Thank you so much to Stacy Murphy who coordinated (and counted!) the Box Tops for our school!“The Box Tops for Education fundraiser was a huge success! We started the Box Tops Contest in February with a goal of $750 to raise by the end of the school year. We have exceeded that goal and have earned $784 that will help enhance our technology for our students. Keep collecting those box tops over the summer. Each box top is worth 10 cents! Congratulations to Mrs. Martin’s third grade class who brought in the most box tops. They were rewarded with a Minute to Win It Party. And congratulations to our top three students who collected the most boxtops. 1st Place Winner: Noah Tucker (Quinn’s class), 2nd Place Winner: William Justiss (Romeo’s class), 3rd Place: Mackenzie Shattles (Roberts’s). They each will receive a special prize that will help get their summer off to a great start.
Hello Bay Boosters!
Here we are cruising into Spring Break and if you can believe it, our fundraising work and school programs are not winding down! There are many programs and events planned before school ends in May, so get out your calendars and let’s end this year with a BOOST!
Booster Meeting – Next Thursday!
Thursday, March 24th @ 8:15 a.m.
We will be planning our final fundraisers: Spring Fling (4/24); a new fundraising opportunity, “Bay Eats!”; and our Art Auction. We will also discuss plans and ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week, Morning with Mom, Box Tops and our grade-level end of the year programs.
Box Tops for Education Deadline – April
Friday, March 25th
March 25th is the first deadline for classroom credit for Box Tops. Congratulations to the current First Place Class, Mrs. Martin (3rd Grade) and to the current First Place Student, Mackenzie Shattles!
“Bay Eats!” – Happening throughout the month of April!
This is a new fundraiser where Bay families and friends are invited to dine at select restaurants throughout the month of April and Bay Boosters will received a donation percentage of those profits. We are working on restaurant partnerships for this fundraiser. If your restaurant is interested, please contact Lindsey Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 850-240-1433.
FSA Testing for 3rd and 4th Grades
April 4th – 14th
Bay Boosters will provide testing snacks for 3rd and 4th grades. If you are available to distribute the snacks, please let Mary Brandman know at Mary_Brandman@yahoo.com.
Box Tops for Education Deadline – April
Friday, April 15th
April 15th is the final deadline for Classroom submissions. For questions about Box Tops, please email Stacy Murphy at email@example.com
Friday, April 22nd @ 3-5 p.m.
Save the date! We are gearing up for our favorite spring-time fundraiser! Join us for games, concessions, and a lot of fun! Sponsorship opportunities are available – please contact Committee Chairperson, Beth Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Bay Booster Meeting!
Thursday, April 28th @ 8:15 a.m.
Be a part of our Leadership Team! Leading up to our final Booster meeting of the school year, we will be taking nominations for parents who are interested in joining our Leadership Team. You may nominate a friend or yourself! Please email nominations to email@example.com.
Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 2nd – 6th
Let’s show our Teachers how much we truly appreciate all they do for our kiddos! Look for more information from your Room Parent about ways you can say, “Thanks!”
Morning with Mom!
Friday, May 6th
We will host Morning with Mom to show our Moms how much they’re loved! We will use a staggered schedule much like our Donuts with Dad program. Look for the schedule to be released soon!
Wednesday, May 13th (Time TBD)
Our Bay Elementary Teachers and Staff want to say thank you to our parents! As a volunteer you’re invited to a beautiful Volunteer Breakfast hosted by our very own school.
Box Tops for Education Deadline – May
Friday, May 13th
Final deadline for individual student submissions.
End of the Year Programs & Art Auction!
The Bay staff are working hard preparing grade level end of the year programs for every kiddo! Please connect with your Room Parent about opportunities to support your teacher and plan the program. All programs are at8:30 a.m. Grade Level art work will be displayed during these programs and available for purchase. For more information about the Art Auction or to volunteer in art creations, please contact Mary Brandman a firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of the year program times:
Wed. 5/18 – Kindergarten Program
Thurs. 5/19 – First Grade Program
Fri. 5/20 – Second Grade Program
Mon. 5/23 – Third Grade Recognition & Program
Tues. 5/24 – Fourth Grade Recognition & Program
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at the March Booster NEXT THURSDAY, 3/24 @ 8:15 a.m.!
~Bay Booster Leadership Team
Hi Bay Boosters!
We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and holiday break. Now it’s time to change course to Christmas and set our sites on the North Pole and our favorite holiday fundraiser, Dinner with Santa!
A flier was sent home in home in backpacks just before the break outlining EVERYTHING that is going on during the event and all of the exciting changes happening this year. In case you missed it, the highlights are listed here and all of the details can be found in the attachment or by clicking here.
Dinner with Santa is Thursday, December 10th from 4 – 7 p.m. The event will host various activities throughout the school campus this year. Each activity is included in your ticket price, with the exception of the Silent Auction.
In the Cafeteria:
The cafeteria will be transformed into The Polar Express Station where students, their families, and guests can eat dinner and listen to each grade sing carols. Reservation Forms to purchase tickets for the evening will go out in backpacks Monday (11/30) and Tuesday (12/1) and are due back on Friday 12/4.
Student caroling will take place on the stage as guests dine. The student caroling schedule is below:
4 p.m. – Santa Arrives!
4:10 – Dinner Service Begins
4:30 – 4th Grade sings on stage
5:00 – 1st Grade sings on stage
5:30 – Kindergarten sings on stage
6:00 – 2nd Grade sings on stage
6:30 – 3rd Grade sings on stage
In the Gym:
The Gym will transform into the North Pole just as the actual Polar Express arrives! Santa will be there, ready in his sleigh, for a picture and a visit from every child. Our Silent Auction will be hosted in the gym as well. TheSilent Auction consists of Classroom Themed Baskets and also items for auction from local businesses and friends and families of the Bay Elementary.
The Classroom Themed Baskets are made from toys donated by you and other parents in your child’s classroom. The unwrapped items are arranged in a basket for bidding. These make great gifts! Please send in your toy or item with your child by Friday, December 4th. To find your child’s classroom theme, click here or visitwww.bayboosters.com/events. To volunteer, contact Stacy Murphy at email@example.com
In addition to our Classroom Themed baskets, we will be auctioning various business items as well! If you are interested in making a donation for auction from your business or from your family, please contact Lauren Justiss firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Breezeway:
Candy Cane Lane will lead you from The Polar Express Station to The North Pole. Hot chocolate will be provided by Amavida! This portion of the event is powered by donated sweet treats. Please have your creative confection on the stage by 12 p.m. on the event day, Dec. 10th. To volunteer, please contact Brett Nunn at email@example.com.
As you can see there are a number of opportunities to volunteer. We will have a sign-up site ready in just a few days, but for now, please email Lindsey Harp LRHarp1@gmail.com with your area of interest! Decorations, Food Service, Set-up, Silent Auction, Candy Cane Lane all need willing parents! If your high-schooler needs community service hours, we can help – Just email us!
If you have any decorations that you are not using this year, please let us! You can lend or give – just email Grace Scruggs, firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them on the stage.
If there are any questions about the evening or associated events, please let us know by emailing any of the committee members listed in this email or sending one to email@example.com.
Funds raised at Dinner with Santa will continue our goal of updating the entire school’s technology devices and overall technology needs.
Thank you for your continued support!
~ The Dinner With Santa Committee
This is a BIG week at Bay Elementary. Read on to see everything that’s going on!
BOOSTERS MEETING | Thursday, October 22nd
Our next Bay Boosters’ school-wide meeting is this Thursday, Oct. Sept. 22nd
3 p.m. in the school café. We will discuss the Fun Run, Red Ribbon Week, Veteran’s Day program and will be announcing some exciting changes to our Dinner with Santa event coming up on December 10th.
THE BAY FUN RUN IS HERE!
Bay Fun Run | Friday, October 23rd
Booster members and Bay staff have the kids so excited about running for their school! Our fundraising goal is $10,000 so get your pledges and encourage your child to run.
Cheer & Volunteer! The Fun Run requires a number of volunteers and all we need is an hour to coordinate and cheer on our awesome kiddos! Please use the Grade Run Times listed below to see what works with your schedule THEN click here to sign up through Volunteer Spot. If that doesn’t work – copy paste this address http://vols.pt/RrYYhE into your web browser.
Grade Level Run Times:
4th Grade | 7:55 – 8:55
3rd Grade | 8:55 – 9:55
2nd Grade | 9:55 – 10:55
1st Grade | 11:30 – 12:30
K | 12:30 – 1:30
SEEKING PLEDGES? There is still time! Send the sample email, located at the bottom of the newsletter, to seek pledges from your friends and family. Follow-up with them after the Fun Run and tell them how many laps you ran. Then they can mail a check directly to the school – it’s as easy as that! Pledges are due on Thursday, October 29th.
Red Ribbon Week | Thursday, October 22nd – Friday, October 30th
The Fun Run will help kick-off Red Ribbon Week starting Thursday. The teachers and staff have a lot of fun events going on throughout the week. A flier with all of the details will go home this week or you can check out bayboosters.com or contact your child’s room parent for more information and how you can help.
Veteran’s Day | Tuesday, November 10th
Bay Elementary Veteran’s Day program is scheduled for November 11th. Contact Grace Scruggs if you want to volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner with Santa | Thursday, December 10th
BIG changes are happening to our favorite fundraiser! Attend the meeting on Thursday to learn more information and get involved OR email Lindsey Harp at email@example.com if you want to help.
SAMPLE EMAIL TO SEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Dear __________________________ (sponsor name),
This year I am running in my school’s FUN RUN to earn money for Bay Elementary. The money I raise goes to my school to buy us new technology and to make necessary improvements to our media center. There were big budget cuts that deeply affected our school, so the school needs our help more than ever. If you would like to help me, you can donate a flat dollar amount or a dollar amount for each lap I run. The average number of laps run is 20.
Pledge Example: If I run 20 laps, a $1 per lap pledge equals a $20 donation to be collected after the run.
There are a couple of ways you can contribute.
1. Respond to this email with the amount per lap you would like to contribute. You will get an email after the run telling you how many laps I ran. You can then send a check directly to the school at the address below.
2. You can send a check now for a flat dollar amount. Make the check payable to Bay Boosters and mail it directly to my school at 118 Gilmore Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Please include my name and “Fun Fun” in the check memo.
Thank you for helping our school! I really appreciate it!
____________________________ (your name)
Just for Booster Members! To show appreciation for your support of Bay Elementary, two local businesses have offered a 20% DISCOUNT just to you!
Lima Bean Kids offers adorable personalized goodies such as tees, dresses, lunch boxes, tote bags, hair accessories, water bottles and much more. Use code BAYELEM at checkout for your 20% off discount. www.limabeankids.com
Sweet Bay Prints offers top quality stationery, invitations, gifts and more. Use code BOOSTER at checkout for your 20% discount. www.sweetbayprints.com (no limit on use)
Thank you so much for your continued support for our new parent organization, Bay Boosters!
Mary Brandman, Chairman
Bay Boosters, LLC