School News & Upcoming Events | Week of September 22, 2019
WHO'S ON CAR LINE DUTY ?
THIS WEEK (9/23 - 9/27): STERNBACH & ATKINSON

NEXT WEEK (10/1 - 10/4): TAJ & BLOOM
UPCOMING EVENTS AT A GLANCE:
For details on any of these events, visit the " 2019-20 School Year Info " page of the PFA website.
  • FRI, 9/27/19 -- Party Book Host forms due for Oct - Dec events
  • MON, 9/30/19 -- Last Day to pay AFD! Fall Recess - No School!
  • WED, 10/2/19 -- Walk to School Day, Fresh Brothers FUN-raiser
  • THUR, 10/3/19 -- Picture Day
  • MON, 10/7/19 -- Box Tops Contest starts, Party Books goes live!
  • TUE, 10/8/19 -- Monthly PFA meeting
  • WED, 10/9/19 -- Fall Recess - No School!
PAY YOUR AFD TODAY!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
We are in the final two weeks of our Annual Fund Drive and our school is only at 71% participation

MANY FAMILIES HAVE ALREADY MADE A DIFFERENCE!
JOIN THESE EXTRAORDINARY BAY LAUREL FAMILIES SO WE CAN GIVE OUR KIDS THE QUALITY EDUCATION THEY DESERVE!
 
Abdoh, Afshari, Aizenberg, Amar, Andonian, Andrikian, Ansaldi, Astman, Banks, Banks, Barnett, Barr, Basseri, Bekhor, Bemanian, Ben Mocha, Berger, Berkovich, Bernstein, Bilkiss, Blatt, Bradley, Brenner, Briant, Brooks, Brown, Brown, Bruskrud, Buechler, Burg, Cabrera, Caldwell, Cardinale, Cardona, Chan, Chang, Charness, Chen, Chernin, Choi, Chouipe, Chow, Christian, Cohen, Coleman, Corominas, Crawford, Cronrod, Crown, Dabach, Damelin, Dare, Dasher, Davis, DeTuno, Dolan, Dolan, Downen, Dupuis, Efremov, Entin, Elimelech, Estrada, Faber, Federline, Feldman, Feldman, Finkelshteyn, Flores, Foroutan, Franco, Freeman, Fried, Friedman, Friedman, Friedman, Fris, Frodin, Gadea, Gahr, Garbell, Garcia, Gavin, Gendelman, Geoola, Ghadiri, Ghajar, Gharabegian, Gillman, Ginsberg, Gizer, Gold, Goldfarb, Golditch, Golds, Gordon, Greco, Grigoryan, Hakim, Hallford, Harwin, Hashem, Hebard, Hendelman, Higgason, Hinck, Hiuriono, Holzman, Hosseinian, Hurdle, Ikari, Jacoby, Jagtiani, Jarrahi, Joshi, Jubrail, Kahn, Kalidasan, Kalutskiy, Kasmai, Katofsky, Katri, Katz, Kawatra-Dalvi, Kay, Kim, Klee, Klein, Kohanim, Kolker, Korkis, Kosasky, Kozar, Krichevsky, Krizek, Kurzawa, Kushnir, Kyman, Lainer, Lakier, Larkin, Latham, Lawrence, Leisner, Levin, Lewis, Lok, Mahendra, Mahler, Mandel, Markenvard, Markevich, Martinez, Matian, McCormick, Mediuch, Mehdian, Mehvari, Melidosian, Meyer, Meyers, Michael, Mironer, Mitchell, Mizrahi, Moradi, Muler, Mussell, Nach, Najibi, Nanda, Newman, Noor, Nowfar-Rad, O'Malley White, Oliverio, Oroszlan, Patel, Peoples, Pochtar, Polan, Raichelson, Ramezani, Randolph, Rank, Ranka, Ratzky, Reed, Regenstreif, Reuveny, Rezaie, Rosen, Rosenbluth, Rouse, Rowhanian, Rozansky, Rozenfeld, Rubin, Rudden, Rude, Rudy, Ruiz-Lazar, Runkle-Titus, Russo, Salour, Sasani Zand, Sawa, Scher, Schnaid, Schultz, Schwartz, Schwartz, Shafran, Shapira, Shum-Walton, Silverstein, Simon, Singh, Singletary, Skuro, Slutzky, Smalley, Sobolevsky, Sokolsky, Solomon, Soroka, Sperling, Spiegel, Starkov, Starkov, Steiner, Stern, Stiegemeyer, Stolper, Strull, Sudry, Susson, Swaigenbaum, Tabandeh, Tamaddon, Tavey, Tidhar, Toro, Torrence, Turobiner, van Kleinwee, Vaisman, Vaser, Velasco, Viola, Voloshina, Wagner, Waksman, Wasmundt, Waters, Waxberg, Wazana, Waziri, Weinstein, Weinstock, Weintraub, Weitz, Wilson-Peery, Wimmer, Witkow, Wonacott, Wormser, Yang, Yoon, Youtan, Zadeh Jassor, Zanganeh
 
EVERY YEAR THE PFA PAYS FOR:
  • $300,000 of salaries to help cover music, art, PE, library, media specialist, reading specialist, yard aides and classroom aides
  • All class supplies for the students and classrooms
  • Special assemblies and spirit building activities
  • A state of the art computer lab, iPads and computers for the classrooms
 
ADDITIONALLY, WITH YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS WE HAVE:
  • Built an interactive garden 
  • Updated the yard with new playground apparatuses, basketball hoops, soccer goals, additional equipment and shade structures
  • Purchased a new sound system and curtains for the MPR as well as replaced the carpet
  • Funded thousands of dollars of teacher proposals to enrich learning in the classroom
  • Commissioned a mural to help foster school spirit
 
WE ASK FOR $600 PER STUDENT… but please donate whatever you can afford to help us meet our fundraising goals. The only way we can provide YOUR children with the education we have come to expect from our exceptional school is through YOUR charitable donations.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  The deadline is October 1st!    Please turn your form in to your child’s teacher, to the office or pay online at  http://bit.ly/blpfastore  Extra forms are available in the office or you can print it at home via the link on the school website at  http://www.baylaurelpfa.org/afd-info.html . For questions, please contact BayLaurelAFD@gmail.com

At the very least, please put your child’s name on the form and turn it in so his/her class gets participation credit.

If you donated at a Bronze level or higher and did not receive your Bay Laurel magnet, please pick one up in the office! 
Does your company have a matching program?  Many companies will match your donation dollar for dollar! If you paid online and your company has a matching program, please contact us at  BayLaurelAFD@gmail.com  and let us know! 

For questions, you can also email our AFD Team at baylaurelafd@gmail.com .
WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SLOTS ON MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT!
Parents, please make sure to create a user account on Membership Toolkit because we need volunteers! Currently, we're looking for:
  • 2019 Walk to School Day (WED 10/2/19)
  • Trunk or Treat "Hosts" (FRI 10/25/19)
  • Book Fair (MON 10/28 - FRI 11/1)
  • Red Ribbon Week (MON 10/28 - FRI 11/1)
  • Lunchtime Club Volunteers (ongoing, various clubs)
You can also download the Membership Toolkit app to stay up-to-date with Bay Laurel events and happenings!

For questions about your Membership Toolkit account, contact our Directory Chair, Jayne Polan, at jaynepolan@gmail.com .
SAVE THE DATE: BL'S TRUNK-OR-TREAT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th - 6:00-8:00PM
Mark your calendars for Bay Laurel's FIRST Annual Trunk-or-Treat ! On Friday, October 25th from 6:00-8:00 PM, Bay Laurel's campus will be transformed into an amazing trick-or treating "neighborhood"!

TRUNKS WANTED! Do you love Halloween? Are you super crafty, or maybe you're a big DIY-er? (or maybe you're not -- there are pre-made kits for sale at Michael's!) We want YOU! We are looking for 10 more trunk hosts for this event! Sign up on Membership Toolkit !

Questions? Please contact us at baylaurelpfa@gmail.com .
BAY LAUREL SPIRIT STORE IS OPEN!
ORDER BY FRIDAY, SEPT 27TH AT 2PM!
If you wanted sizes that were sold out or you are a parent who wants to sport their Bay Laurel pride too - now is the time to place your order!

Please download a copy of the order form and either email the form to  blspiritwear@gmail.com  or drop it off in the office. You can also place orders online here: https://baylaurelelementary.membershiptoolkit.com/BLspiritwearstore (note you will use your Membership Toolkit to complete your order)
DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY , SEPTEMBER 27th @ 2:00PM! Don’t miss out! 

Questions? Email the Spirit Wear Team at blspiritwear@gmail.com .
DONATE TO OUR LIBRARY W/BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB
CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY WITH A DONATED BOOK!
Celebrate your Dolphin's birthday with Birthday Book Club!

For $25 , your child will select from a variety of brand-new titles in the library for their Birthday Book. Their donation is commemorated with a decal, placed inside the front cover, and is added to our school's library collection.

Questions? Contact our Birthday Book Club chairs,  Lauren Rank  &  Ronit Schwartz .
LUNCHTIME STUDENT CLUBS
CLUB FAIR ON THURS. SEPT 26TH
Calling all Dolphins who want to join a lunchtime club!

Ms. Baldi, our school counselor, is going to be having a "Clubs Fair" on Thursday, September 26th during the kids' regularly scheduled lunch periods to educate them on the various clubs that she will be starting on different days.

Some of the clubs we are considering are listed below but bring your own ideas, too!! 
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Sports Club
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Box Fort Club
RALPHS GIVES BACK TO BAY LAUREL
RAISE MONEY FOR WHILE YOU SHOP EVERYDAY!
Did you know that we earned nearly $1,700 in 3 months from Ralph’s? And we could earn SO much more!

So far, only 117 families have registered their Ralph’s Club card with the Bay Laurel PFA! Imagine how much we'd hear if EVERY Dolphin family registered their Ralph’s Club card with Bay Laurel!

Nothing extra to buy - just go about your normal grocery shopping and our school earns up to 4% of each purchase!
Please take just a few minutes out of your day to link/re-link your card to Bay Laurel Elementary EVERY year after September 1st. (that means everyone needs to take action each year to re-enroll -- visit the PFA website for details)

We will be kicking off a classroom contest, running 9/15-9/30. All classes with 100% participation (Ralph's Club linked to Bay Laurel) will win a popsicle party!

If you have any questions, please contact our parent volunteers managing our participation in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program:  Dima Jubrail or  Kathy Berardi .
SHOP AMAZON? USE AMAZON SMILE!
BAY LAUREL BENEFITS WITH EACH PURCHASE
You can help earn money for Bay Laurel every time you shop on Amazon!  AmazonSmile  is a simple and automatic way for you to support Bay Laurel whenever you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you.

​When you shop at  AmazonSmile , you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Bay Laurel PFA. Given how much we all use Amazon, we have a huge potential for easy money if everyone changed to AmazonSmile.

To support Bay Laurel on Amazon, always start your Amazon order at smile.amazon.com ! Then select "Bay Laurel Elementary School Parent Faculty Association" as your charity.
FALL BOX TOP COLLECTION DRIVE
WIN A CLASS POPSICLE PARTY!
Turn your Box Tops into the office collection box starting  Monday, October 7  for our Fall Collection Drive ( running through Friday, October 18 )!  Each Box Top earns $0.10 for our school.  Find Box Tops on hundreds of products from brands like: Annie's, General Mills, Hefty, Kleenex, Lysol & Ziploc.
 
Turn them in while you can as the entire Box Tops program is going digital and phasing out the clipped Box Tops.  Don't forget to  write YOUR name  and  your TEACHER'S name  on your submission! Use a baggie or print a collection sheet found in the Box Tops section here:   http://www.baylaurelpfa.org/fundraising.html
 
The class with the most Box Tops submitted wins a  popsicle party  PLUS top individual contributors can earn a  free kid's meal at ISLANDS !
 
Questions? Please email our Box Tops Coordinator, parent volunteer Erin Mediuch.
BUTTERCUP PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT
NOW UNTIL OCT 1ST
A little known secret is that LVUSD has a preschool! Buttercup Preschool is located on the campus of Yerba Buena Elementary School in Agoura Hills. It is a school staffed with highly trained and credentialed teachers, specialists and aids focused on preparing young children for elementary school.

As with most preschool, enrollment starts early. Click here for a link to the application for the 2020-2021 school year
BE A BAY LAUREL SPONSOR!
ADVERTISE WITH US FOR 2019-20
Do you have an amazing business and you want to get the word out? Become a 2019-20 Bay Laurel Sponsor and display your business ad on the marquee, in the digital newsletters, on the PFA website, and in our Online School Directory! Options start as low as $500 for the whole year.

Contact Samantha Barnett or Wendy Russo at BayLaurelSponsorships@gmail.com for more information!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019-20 SPONSORS!
Please reciprocate their generosity by using their services or shopping with them, and tell them how much we appreciate their support!
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Want to see your ad here? Please contact our Sponsorships Team for details & pricing at baylaurelsponsorships@gmail.com
For questions about anything in our newsletters, please contact the PFA at baylaurelPFA@gmail.com.