NEXT WEEK, 11/13 - 11/16 : TAJ & ECHT

  • Upcoming Events
  • PFA President's Message
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Fresh Brothers FUN-raiser, 11/7
  • PFA Meeting
  • Box Tops Contest
  • Discount Card
  • School Directory

MON 11/5 - THU 11/8:
*TK/Kinder Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12:15 PM dismissal (Wednesday dismissal @ 11:30 AM)

WED 11/7:
* Fresh Brothers Restaurant FUN-raiser , 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM at the Calabasas Commons

THU 11/8:
*LAST day for Fall Enrichment (Boys & Girls Club)

FRI 11/9:
*Grades 1-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences, early dismissal @ 12:15 PM

MON 11/12:
* NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day Holiday

TUE 11/13 - FRI 11/16:
*Grades 1-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences, early dismissal @ 12:15 PM every day

TUE 11/13:
*PFA Monthly Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM in the MPR (childcare provided by Boys & Girls Club - MUST sign up in advance , by 11/6)

WED 11/14:
*Make-Up Picture Day in the MPR

FRI 11/16:
*Step It Up Day of Awesomeness!

MON 11/19 - FRI 11/23:

MON 11/26 - FRI 11/30:
*Holiday Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble in the Calabasas Commons
A Word from our PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare
Where did October go? It's hard to believe it's November already, and the holidays are just around the corner!

A HUGE shout-out and mahalo to all of our parent volunteers who helped make October such an amazing month at Bay Laurel: Erin Mediuch (Box Tops), Tricia DeTuno (Picture Day), Samantha Barnett & Sandhya Kawatra (Party Book Launch), Tom Galassi & Heather Holmes (Walk to School Day), Michelle Mironer, Cynthia Mandel & Jen Jacoby (Step It Up), Beth Jagtiani, Jen Jacoby, Nikki Friedman, Lindsay Strull, Rebecca Slutzky (Red Ribbon Week), Amelia Damborg & Brenda Hopwood (5th Grade Bagel-in-a-Bag), The Shafran Family, The Mironer Family, Tiffany Lawrence, Debbie Buxer, Alison Scher, Hector Velasco, Beth Jagtiani, Tom Galassi, & Mr. Roberto (Halloween Parade), and Girl Scout Troops 2496 & 3606 (50/50 Halloween Candy Split). Thank you all for your dedication and hard work!

Thank you to everyone who came to show support during our community fundraising days: our restaurant FUN-raiser at Islands , and our "Bay Laurel Giveback Day" at Frayed Calabasas !

I hope you'll join us at our first evening PFA Meeting next week - November 13th, from 6:00 - 7:00PM! Boys & Girls Club will provide childcare for those who need it, but you *must* sign up for a spot in advance . You must sign up for childcare no later than THIS Friday, 11/9/18 . We always welcome new ideas, and volunteers to join our various committees or become chairs for our special events!

Can't wait to see what the rest of the year will bring! Go Dolphins!

Dawn Sue-Dare
2018-19 PFA President
Counselor's Corner with Ms. Carter
Hello Bay Laurel Families! This month kicks off our character dispositions of the month; Autonomy & Independence. As I think about these character traits, I wonder how I can help my own children become responsible, reliable, and grow not only as an individuals but a upstanding, participating citizens of our community.
I am in an amazing position in seeing our students working together, collaborating, as well as making independent choices growing as individuals as well as part of their Bay Laurel communities.

Below are a couple of articles that discuss ways that we all can help our children grow. Please check them out:
Article topic- Tips to raising successful kids at school, home, and the community:
Parent Tip: Chores are a good thing and here is why (my favorite is #7) :
Why do kids need chores? Please see the remainder of the article:
1.    Chores help kids feel needed.
2.    Chores give them a feeling of importance.
3.    Chores teach responsibility.
4.    Chores teach independence.
5.    Chores create a work ethic in our children that will help build that character that we want them to have.
6.    Chores cut back on entitlement.
7.    Chores help out the family, leaving more time for PLAY as a family. If your children learn to help now, you will have children that will be able to work later.

Homework Tip:  Last month's luggage tag helped them in being responsible for items to and from school. How is that going? Another way to help them become more independent is to help organize their binder and backpack. As adults, we show them how at first. Help them to purge what is unnecessary (trash), save in a drawer or plastic bin what they will need for later, and find a home in their binder/folders for what they need now. See how well they can maintain. You may need to check in weekly until they build the skill. 
Thank you for stopping by Counselor’s Corner. I look forward to working with your children and invite you to contact me with any questions, concerns, or thoughts. I am on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

Thank you,
Heather Carter
School Counselor
Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Underway!
TK/Kinder kicked off parent teacher conferences last week on Friday, 11/2. They continue this week Monday 11/5 through Thursday 11/8 . During this week, TK/K students will be dismissed at 12:15pm, except for Wednesday which remains at 11:30am. Students will eat lunch at school. Sign ups for dates and times were arranged by each teacher. If you don't have a spot, contact your room parent or teacher for the sign up link.

Grades 1-5 will start parent teacher conferences on the following week - Friday, 11/9 and the following week 11/13-11/16 . Student dismissal will be at 12:15pm for all days. During conference week, hot lunch will be available for purchase between 11:45AM - 12:00PM ONLY.

PLEASE REMEMBER : The Boys & Girls Club will NOT offer 30 minute club or sibling yard during the Grade 1-5 parent/teacher conferences. You may sign up for 10 Lucky days for $220 or the daily rate of $35. Please let them know in advance, spaces are limited.
Feel free to contact BGC Club Director, Debbie Lizano by email at or by phone at (818) 225-8660.
Fresh Brothers Restaurant FUN-raiser on Wednesday, 11/7!
Join your Bay Laurel friends at Fresh Brothers this Wednesday, November 7th anytime between 11:00am-9:00pm for a pizza fundraiser. Be sure to tell them you are with Bay Laurel or show them the flyer and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to our school! Thank you for your support!
Join our November PFA Evening Meeting!
All parents are welcome to join our monthly PFA meeting. This month's meeting is on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-7:00pm in the MPR. Be an active part of your child's school! See what's being planned and get involved!

Remember that the Boys & Girls Club will provide childcare for this special evening PFA Meeting, BUT you MUST sign up in advance ! Click the button below to sign your child up for this service.
Congratulations to our Box Tops Contest Winners!
The Box Top Fall Collection Drive results are in!

Thank you to all who submitted Box Tops for our Fall Collection Drive! 

The class that contributed the most Box Tops and wins a POPSICLE PARTY is.... Mrs. Rosen's 5th Grade Class!

The top 3 student contributors that win a free kid's meal certificate to ISLAND'S  are...

Brayden Hinck (Hansen), Ella Emanuel (Rosen) & Gavin Kahn (McNamee)
*You will receive your certificates in class soon!

Congratulations to all of our winners!! Continue to submit your Box Tops to the collection box in the office all year long or save them up for our Spring Collection Drive.

Questions? Please contact our Volunteer Parent Box Top Coordinator at .
Year-Round Savings from Community Discount Card!
Who doesn't like getting a good deal? Saving money every time you go out for pizza, frozen yogurt, yoga, or a manicure...and on top of that, using that discount for an ENTIRE YEAR?

Last day to purchase these cards is FRIDAY, 11/9/18!

Get yours for just $10? Click the button below to purchase yours at the PFA Online Store on MySchoolAnywhere !

Questions? Please email our Fundraising Team at .
Register with Our Online School Directory!
Did you know that Bay Laurel's student/family directory is digital? Yes, all families have access to student and family information, classroom information, and the PFA Online Store!

Download the app to your phone by clicking  here  and you will have a handy reference tool in the palm of your hand. Remember to update your information as it changes..

Questions? Please contact  Jayne Polan , our parent volunteer in charge of the School Directory.
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