Monday, Sept 2nd in observance of Labor Day

*NEXT WEEK, 9/9 - 9/13: AMICO & HORNE

  • September Events
  • PFA President's Message
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Annual Fund Drive
  • News you can use
  • Room Parent Orientation
  • BTS Breakfast
  • Birthday Book Club
  • CHS Football Night
  • Coyote Cuties
  • After School Enrichment
  • Be a Sponsor

MON 9/2:
*No School - Labor Day

FRI 9/6:
*2019 Room Parent Meeting, 8:30AM-9:30AM, MPR

SUN 9/8:
*Back-to-School Breakfast FUN-raiser at The Stand Calabasas, 8AM-10AM, buy your tickets online today!

MON 9/9:
* School Site Council nominations announced, election voting begins

TUE 9/10:
*New Dolphin Parent Welcome Coffee, 7:45AM-8:30AM, MPR
*September PFA Meeting, 8:30AM-9:30AM, MPR (all parents are welcome!)
*PFA Treasurer Training Meeting, 9:30AM-10AM, MPR

FRI 9/13:
*Bay Laurel Spirit Night @ Calabasas High School, Football Game, 7PM, CHS Field (wear your Bay Laurel wear to get in free with paid adult admission)

MON 9/16:
*School Site Council, election voting ends

THU 9/19:
*New Dolphin Parents Mixer, 6:30-8:30 pm, private residence (contact if you didn't receive the Evite)

FRI 9/27:
* Party Book Host forms due for Oct - Dec events

MON 9/30:
*No School - Fall Recess DAY
*Last Day to Pay AFD!!
A Word from our PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare means it's the start of Pumpkin Spice season! (ha ha)

I hope everyone has had a fantastic start to the 2019-20 school year! The first week and a half was FULL of excitement and fun events!

MAHALO to the following parents for volunteering their time to help out with these important back-to-school events: Carrie Brenner (School Supply Sorting Day); Jasmine Motazedi, Dalia Mitchell & Julie Nowfar-Rad (TK/K Welcome Picnic); Colby Bekhor, Bonnie Muler & Melissa Wimmer (AFD Team); Debbie Buxer & the entire PFA Board (Registration Day); Robin Feldman & Danielle Gold (Parent Welcome Breakfast); Ellen Leisner, Heather Holmes & Marina Lakier (Spirit Wear); and Alison Scher & Rachel Entin (Family Movie Night).

I look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events this month: Back-to-School Breakfast FUN-raiser @ The Stand Calabasas (Sunday, 9/8 from 8:00-10:00AM); New Dolphin Parent Welcome Coffee (Tuesday, 9/10 @ 7:45AM); our first PFA Meeting of the year (Tuesday, 9/10 @ 8:30AM); BL Spirit Night @ Calabasas Football (Friday, 9/13 @ 7:00PM).

Last, but not least: a HUGE thank you to the families who have already participated in our Annual Fund Drive (AFD). Don't forget to turn in your AFD form before September 30th! This year, we need to raise a total of $399,000 to fund programs such as: our music, art, and drama programs; instructor-led physical education classes; classroom supplies & technology; library enrichments; classroom and campus aides; and so much more! You can learn more about AFD on our PFA website (or even pay online!), and let us know if you have any questions!

Enjoy your extra day off tomorrow! GO DOLPHINS!

Dawn Sue-Dare
2019-20 PFA President
Counselor's Corner with Ms. Baldi
Welcome back Bay Laurel Families to another great year of learning! 

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Cheryl Baldi and I am the new school counselor. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team of educators, staff and community. I have enjoyed meeting several parents and students this past couple of weeks, and have received such a warm welcome. I look forward to helping your child succeed in meeting their social, emotional and academic goals.  
Some of the upcoming events and programs that I will be doing include the Popsicle Social for new students 1st-5th, Second Step Social Skills Program (TK-1st), in-class presentations connected to character traits, encouraging positive character with recess activities, Student Club Connect, Buddy Bench, and our Peaceful Players Program, which provides older students the opportunity to take on leadership roles while helping younger students make good choices. 
The goal of the elementary school counseling program is to identify and meet the needs of students, parents, and school personnel. The counselor’s role is to provide early intervention for students to ensure their success in school and throughout life. Counselors work proactively as a team with staff, parents, school psychologists, and community to create an atmosphere where children’s needs are met through prevention and early identification. Elementary counselors work with students individually, in group settings, and in the classroom. In addition, counselors work with parents to help their children reach their personal goals and build on their individual strengths.  

Some of the goals for the counseling program include:
  • Building self-esteem
  • Academic success
  • Providing a safe place to talk about school concerns
  • Developing strong interpersonal and social skills
  • Improving attitudes about school and learning
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Working through individual and personal issues and concerns
  • And to develop programs that positively reaches all of the students on campus

Students can be referred for counseling in several different ways. They can be referred by parents, teachers, other school staff, or they can refer themselves. As well, counselors are able to connect parents to school resources and community support. Home and school together make a wonderful partnership and the beneficiary of all of that love, mentoring, support and care is ultimately your child.

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
Our Annual Fund Drive is in full swing and we thank all those who have already contributed! 

Your AFD funds help provide our children with the following: classroom supplies, art supplies & instruction, our state-of-the-art computer lab, library furniture, music teacher, aides for school yard supervision, crossing guards, PE teacher, computer teacher, librarian, instructional aides, assemblies, author visits, hydration stations, our school garden equipment, all of our playground sports equipment, the "Bay Laurel" murals in the courtyard and the MPR, ergonomic desks & chairs for our upper, all our fun activities such as Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Jog-A-Thon, Literacy Week, Spring Dance, Movie Night, Parent Welcome Breakfast, and SO MUCH MORE !  
You can donate online at  ​or turn in your AFD form to your teacher or in the main office.  For more information and to download the AFD form, please visit:

For questions, you can also email our AFD Team at .
NEWS YOU CAN USE - especially our newer families!
What is Party Book? A Party Book Party is an event hosted by a Bay Laurel parent or group of parents. Those parents are responsible for the planning/funding of the event. Bay Laurel Elementary PFA sells tickets to the event and 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to the school.
Hosted parties are all about meeting other parents and families, raising funds for Bay Laurel, and, above all else, having FUN (Only Bay Laurel Parents can attend)! Check out our Party Book FAQs.

New Dolphin Parent Events: The PFA invites all new Dolphin parents to join us at two events, made to mix and mingle! First, the New Dolphin Parent Coffee (Tuesday, 9/10 @ 7:45AM in the MPR) will feature 2 special guest from our LVUSD District Offices! Second, the New Dolphin Parent Mixer (Thursday, 9/19 @ 6:30-8:30PM at a private residence) is your chance to meet and mingle with other parents new to Bay Laurel!

Reminder for Absences: All absences must be reported using this email address: . Please make a note of it! When reporting absences include your child's name, your name & relation to student, grade, teacher and reason for the absence. Email the teacher directly for homework questions.
If you have been selected to be a Room Parent, congratulations!! In order to do this important job to the fullest, you must attend our mandatory meeting on Friday, September 6th 8:30AM - 9:30AM in the MPR . We will be reviewing the "Do's and Don'ts" of being a Room Parent. There are some very specific rules to follow so please attend this meeting to understand them.

Contact for more information!
Who wants someone else to cook breakfast this Sunday? Join us at The Stand Calabasas for a Back-to-School Breakfast . Munch on housemade pancakes, breakfast burritos, Stand potatoes, and more...all while getting to know other parents at Bay Laurel! Tickets are on sale now ! $14 per ticket (includes online ticketing fees). Your participation directly supports Bay Laurel!

Questions? Or perhaps you have an idea for our next community FUN-raiser night at a local restaurant or shop? Email us at and let us know!
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 .
Wear your Dolphin spirit wear to the Calabasas High School Coyotes Football Game, and all Bay Laurel students will receive free admission (with a paying adult admission). Friday, 9/13/19, kickoff is at 7:00PM .

Download a copy of the flyer here .

Questions? Contact us at .
Do you have a Dolphin who loves to dance?

Join the Coyote Cuties at their Dance Clinic on Sunday, September 22nd from 10:00AM - 1:00PM at Calabasas HS. All Coyote Cuties get to perform at the Calabasas Football game on Friday, September 27th with the CHS Dance Team!

Open to all dancers in grades K-5th!

Check out the flyer and see the link for how to sign up: 
Bay Laurel Elementary is proud to offer a number of high quality after-school care and enrichment classes. 

Information is posted on our PFA website for after-school care and enrichment activities from the following providers: Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, Homework Club, Sports with Coach Dante, and JAXX Theatricals.

For questions about any of these programs, please contact the providers directly (contact info is on the PFA website ).
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!
Special thanks to our PFA Bookkeepers:
Want to see your ad here? Please contact our Sponsorships Team for details & pricing at
Contact the Bay Laurel PFA: