*THIS WEEK, 11/4 - 11/8: TAJ & RUDY

*NEXT WEEK, 11/12 - 11/15: BURGHER & SAVICH

  • November Events
  • PFA President's Message
  • Counselor's Corner
  • 50/50 Candy Split
  • RRW & Halloween
  • News You Can Use
  • PFA meeting
  • ComedySportz
  • Be a Sponsor

MON 11/4:
*Red Ribbon Week continued: Pajama Day and Crazy Hair/Hat Day
*50/50 Candy Split, in morning car line

MON-FRI 11/4-11/8:
*TK/Kinder Parent/Teacher Conferences, early dismissal schedule @ 12:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday , usual dismissal @ 11:30am on Wednesday

THU 11/7:
*Make-Up Picture Day in MPR

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

TUE 11/12:
* PFA Proposal Meeting, 8:00am (current 2019-20 PFA Board only)
*November PFA Meeting, 8:30-9:30am (see below for special guests!)

MON-FRI 11/8-11/22:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences, Gr. 1-5, early dismissal all week @ 12:15pm

MON-FRI 11/25-11/29:
* NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

FRI 12/6:
*2nd Annual Bay Laurel Sports Fest, 6:30-8:30pm at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center
A Note from our PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare
We are starting the "it's-the-end-of-the-year" holiday sprint...can you believe we have just 29 days of school left in 2019?

MAHALO to the following parents for their help with these important events in the month of October: Jodie Katofsky & Tiffany Lawrence (Walk to School Day); Tricia DeTuno (Fall Picture Day); Erin Mediuch (Box Tops Contest); Samantha Barnett (Party Book Launch); Faye Sokolsky, Jayne Polan & Nikki Friedman (5th Grade Bagel-in-a-Bag); Beth Jagtiani, Stephanie Golditch & Tyisha Banks (Red Ribbon Week & Book Fair); and Dana Shafran (All-School Halloween Parade).

Don't forget the 50/50 Candy Split was moved to Monday, 11/4 ! Please bring your leftover (or split) Halloween candy to morning car line and help support Bay Laurel Girl Scout Troops 1836 & 3606 in their efforts to collect candy to benefit Operation Gratitude.

Be on the lookout for signup sheets and/or information from your child's teacher about this month's upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences ( TK/Kinder : 11/4 thru 11/8; Gr. 1-5 : 11/18 thru 11/22).

I am definitely looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming November PFA Meeting (Tuesday, 11/12 @ 8:30AM in the MPR). Mark your calendar, because Calabasas Mayor David Shapiro and Mayor Pro Tem Alicia Weintraub will be joining us!


Dawn Sue-Dare
2019-20 PFA President

Counselor's Corner with Ms. Baldi
November 2019
Hi Bay Laurel Families! This month we will be focusing on the character disposition of Autonomy & Independence. Raising children to take ownership of their words and actions, having self-determination and self-reliance helps foster confidence, cognitive growth, self-resilience, success and inner happiness.  

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” Denis Waitley    

It’s been wonderful getting to know our Bay Laurel students, seeing them engaged in lunchtime clubs, interactive in the classrooms and implementing the second step program with the Journeys and Kindergarten students. 

Below is an article about how parents can foster autonomy and encourage child development: 

Thank you for stopping by the 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 9:00am to 12:30pm.

Thank you,
Cheryl Baldi
School Counselor
Got too much candy trick-or-treating? No problem, bring it to school on TOMORROW, Monday, Nov. 4th and donate it to Operation Gratitude! Donations will be collected during morning car line.

Questions? Please contact Troop Leaders Aliza Sudry (Troop #1836) or Dawn Sue-Dare (Troop #3606) .
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organize the schedule of Red Ribbon Week events and work at the Book Fair! Our kids had a great time picking out their own books and going shopping! We will continue to have the final events of Red Ribbon Week on Wear Pajamas and come with Crazy Hair or Hats !

It was nice to end our unusual week with a fantastic Halloween parade and class parties. Check out some of the costumes we saw on Friday!
NEWS YOU CAN USE - especially our newer families!
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Monday kicks off our first Parent/Teacher conferences of the year with our TK/Kinder classes. A few weeks later, Grades 1-5 will have conferences. This is a time to check in with your teacher on your student's progress toward grade level goals. Each teacher will be setting up conference times with you via an email message. If you have not heard from your TK/Kinder teacher, please review your email for a missed message and then contact your teacher.

In order to allow for time to conduct the conferences, those grades having the conferences will be on a shortened day schedule during that week. For example, next week, the TK/Kinder students will be getting out of school at 12:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday will be regular dismissal at 11:30am. For Grades 1-5, early dismissal will occur at 12:15pm all that week. DANTE>>> >

Bay Laurel Social Media: Last week showed how important it was to be connected to our school and district to get updated information. Consider joining one of these social media platforms to stay informed. On Facebook, there is Bay Laurel Elementary School (the official school page) and Bay Laurel Parents (a parent-run page). On Twitter, you can follow @BLDolphins and @LVUSD. On Instagram, follow @baylaurelpfa.
Join us for our Monthly PFA Meeting on Tuesday, Nov 12th, from 8:30 to 9:30am in the MPR. We have two special guests who will provide an update on the City of Calabasas: Mayor David Shapiro and Mayor Pro Tem Alicia Weintraub.

We welcome all parents at this meeting! Come and get educated on our city happenings, and hear about our upcoming school events, too!
Back by popular demand, we are excited to bring you Sports Fest, a fun and sporty way to spend time with your Dolphin! On Friday, December 6th, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM , the Dolphin Nation will descend upon the Agoura Hills Calabasas Community Center for a sports-filled night of fun! Coach Dante will be there, leading everyone in games throughout the night! We will also have a photo booth and stadium snacks (pretzels, churros, popcorn) available!

Tickets are on sale now! There are a limited number of tickets so buy your tickets today. Check out the Sports Fest Page for details on tickets and special t-shirts being sold for this event! Deadline to pre-order shirts is THIS Friday, 11/8/19 ! Don't delay!
Do you have an amazing business and you want to get the word out? Become a 2019-20 Bay Laurel Sponsor and promote your business on our marquee, in the weekly PFA newsletters, on the PFA website, and in the Digital School Directory!  Options start as low as $500 for the whole year!

Contact our Sponsorship Chairs, Samantha Barnett and Wendy Russo, at for more information!
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