APRIL 2019 EDITION
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WHO HAS CAR LINE DUTY?
THIS WEEK, 4/8 - 4/12 : DONAHUE & ECHT

NEXT WEEK, 4/22 - 4/26 : STERNBACH & BLOOM
CONTENTS:

  • Upcoming Events
  • PFA President's Message
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Family Fun Day
  • PFA Meeting
  • Step It Up Photos
  • Party Book
  • Online Auction
  • Spring Dance
  • Drive in Movie
  • BGC Enrollment
  • Summer Programs
APRIL EVENTS:

SUN 4/7:
*Family Fun Day!! 10am-2pm, Bay Laurel Field

MON 4/8:
*5th Grade parents: Welcome Coffee for Incoming 6th Grade Parents, 8:30-9:30am, AC Stelle

TUES 4/9:
*Coffee & Conversation with Principal Cortina and Ms Carter, 7:50-8:20am, MPR
*PFA Monthly Meeting, 8:30am, MPR

FRI 4/12:
*Coach Dante Winter Enrichment ends

MON 4/15 - FRI 4/19:
* NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

TUE 4/23:
*Coach Dante Spring Enrichment starts
* 2019 Bay Laurel Online Auction starts, 10am

WED 4/24:
*Community 360 Event: "A Plastic Ocean" Free Move Screening, 6:30-8:30pm, Agoura High School

THURS 4/25:
*5th Grade Parents: AC Stelle Open House, 6:45-8pm

MON 4/29:
*Bay Laurel Online Auction ends, 10pm
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL for Spring Break 4/15-4/19!
A Word from our PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare
Can you believe that we have just 8 weeks remaining in this school year?

A big Bay Laurel "Welcome Back" to our 5th Grade class, who returned from Outdoor Ed this past Friday!

A special shout out to the following parents who helped coordinate some of the great events during the month of February! Mahalo... to Harvinder Keila and Ridhima Ranka for coordinating our annual Bay Laurel Science Fair; and to Lindsey Sivesend for helping to plan our Scootie Gootz playdate fundraiser!

Thank you to all the families who came to show support during our March restaurant FUN-raiser at Dog Haus !

I hope you'll join us at our PFA Meeting this week - Tuesday, April 9th, from 8:45-9:45AM in the MPR (we have a proposal meeting for the Board Members from 8:15-8:45AM, hence the delayed start!)! We always welcome new faces at our meetings -- we'd love to hear your ideas & feedback, and we are always searching for new volunteers to join our various committees or become chairs for our special events!

I hope to see you at Family Fun Day today!

Have a great month! Go Dolphins!

Dawn Sue-Dare
2018-19 PFA President
Counselor's Corner with Ms. Carter
Hello Bay Laurel Families! Spring has arrived. This means that our 5th grade Peaceful Players enter into retirement so they can start preparing for their Middle School Journey! Please welcome our 4th grade Peaceful Players who are excited to have their turn on our yard promoting positive play and positive sportsmanship among the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders!

We are continuing to collect thoughts and inspirational quotes for our character trait of the month! Let us know what that quote means to you or how we can apply it to our school. Submit your response to Mrs. Carter at  hcarter@lvusd.org  by the end of the month. Please include your name, grade, and teacher. In addition, some entries will be selected to be read by the student during morning announcements and all entries will be read in the class of the student who submitted it. Ready...Set....Write! 
 
April’s character trait is:  Teamwork & Collaboration
Inspirational Quote: "Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together." --Jacqueline Woodson
 
Parenting Tip - Kindful Kids Newsletter: This is a great newsletter that you can subscribe too with fun family activities and inspiring and informational articles for parents. https://www.servicespace.org/join/subscribe/

Thank you for stopping by Counselor’s Corner. I hope that you all have a wonderful Spring Break!

Please, always feel free to connect with me. I am on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1:00pm and can be reached by email, hcarter@lvusd.org .

Warmly,
Heather Carter
School Counselor
Don't Miss Family Fun Day TODAY at 10am!
Join our Monthly PFA Meeting on Tuesday, April 9th!
Join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 8:30-9:30am in the MPR for our April PFA Meeting. Learn about what is planned for the month (and the rest of the school year) and get involved! All parents are welcome!

Come early and join Principal Cortina and Counselor Mrs. Carter for "Coffee & Conversation" prior to our monthly PFA Meeting at 7:50am in the MPR. We will be discussing How to Raise an Adult .

Questions, or have an item for our agenda? Please contact PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare, at BLPFApresident@gmail.com .
We Need Your Step-It-Up Photos!
Yearbook needs your Step-it-Up photos! Did you take photos at Step-it-Up? Any cute ones of the kids jumping or waiting in line? Yearbook would love to include them. We need some more fun photos from the event. Please email Marie at marie@risisfamily.com to share. Thank you!
Last Call for Party Book!
The year is coming to a close for Party Book. Only two more parties are left!! As always, all party details and sign up can be found at the Bay Laurel Party Book site.

Here are a few parties coming up soon that still need your support!

  • Do you LOVE slime?? Join your 2nd grade friends at the Calabasas Hills Park for a SLIME PARTY! We will have "Slime Scientists" and "slime additions" on hand to customize your slime the way you want! Pizza lunch and snacks will be served. Participants will be picked up at the dolphin and walked up to the park; children should be picked up from the park. Come get your slime on Wednesday, April 24th 1-3pm! Sign up by Wednesday, April 17th.

  • Attention 1st Grade Girls! Join the 1st grade girls Spring Craft Party on Wednesday, May 8th from 1-3pm at Meri Cherry Art Studio. All participants will decorate their own set of clay candies and decorate a candy box for them to go into. Lunch and dessert included. Sign up by Wednesday, May 1st.

Remember, 100% of ticket sales for every Party Book event benefits our school!
Go with a friend and meet new ones!

Questions? Contact our Party Book Chairs: Samantha Barnett ( sgboroda@gmail.com ) and Sandhya Kawatra ( spkawatra@gmail.com ).
Save the Date: Bay Laurel Auction starts April 23rd
Dolphins, it's auction time! Mark your calendars for 10am on Tuesday, April 23rd (that's the Tuesday after we return from Spring Break) and head over to BiddingOwl.com to bid on some awesome items.

We've got everything from Summer Camps & Kids Activities to Restaurant Gifts Cards....Sports Memorabilia to Spa Treatments! Keep an eye on your favorite items because the bidding closes promptly at 10pm on Monday, April 29th !

Questions? Email our Auction Team at baylaurelauction@gmail.com .
Buy Tickets Now for the Spring Dance/Party!!
Grab your favorite adult and head over to the A.C. Stelle MPR for the 2019 Bay Laurel Spring Dance Party, "Beats & Sweets"! From 7-9pm on Friday, May 10th , enjoy beats (dancing), sweets, games and more! All Dolphins and their favorite adult are welcome!

Purchase your tickets TODAY at this link . Space is limited, so don't delay...buy your tickets today!

Questions? Email our Spring Dance Chari, parent volunteer Stacy Wormser .
Ever been to a Drive-In Movie?
A Night At The Drive-In movie is an incredible charity event that is created and hosted by the Rotary Club of Conejo Valley! Experience Back To The Future like never before and enjoy food trucks, raffle prizes, live music, and more! Saturday, April 13th at Conejo Creek South Park . Space limited so get tickets before they sell out. Children 12 years and under are free! Doors open at 6pm and close at 7:30pm so the movie can start on time at 7:45pm. So fun to let your kids experience a real drive in movie!! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Have you tried Homework Club yet?
Try Homework Club for FREE !! Experienced LVUSD staff members offer academic support for students in grades 1-5 through Homework Club. New students receive their first week free ... sign up today! Homework Club is conveniently located in the Bay Laurel library and is open every day (Monday - Friday) until 4pm.

Questions? Contact Donna Ouaknine or Debbie Dreiman for more information.
Open Enrollment at Boys & Girls Kinder Club
Now accepting applications for Fall Kinder Club 2019-2020. Reserve your spot today!

Questions? Email Debbie Lizano for more information.
Summer School at Bay Laurel!
It's never too early to start planning for summer!! Summer School for students entering K-3 taught by Bay Laurel teachers right here on campus will be starting June 18th. Please see the flyer below for more details. The flyer can also be downloaded here .
Summer Camp at Boys & Girls Club!
Summer is coming....and will be before you know it! The Boys & Girls Club is offering Summer Camp at Chaparral Elementary School this summer. See the flyer below for more details.
Register Now for YMCA Summer Camps!
Join the YMCA on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 1pm to sample summer offerings from their day camp experience, aquatics splash zone, buzzer-bearing fun on the basketball court and free class demos. They are waiving Joining Fees, Day camp Registrations Fees and offering raffle prizes. This FREE community event is being hosted by The Village at Westfield Topanga .

Click here for more information on summer day camp.
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