School News & Upcoming Events | September 23, 2018
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WHO'S ON CAR LINE DUTY ?

THIS WEEK : DONAHUE & LARKIN

NEXT WEEK : STERNBACH & RUDY
LAST WEEK TO PAY FOR AFD!
REMEMBER, 100% PARTICIPATION = 100% SUCCESS!
It is the LAST week of our Annual Fund Drive ! You can donate online until 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 30th at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/cart-new.a5w?cart=BAYLAURELELEMENTARY119748  or turn in your form by the end of the school day on Friday.

Unlike some states, where your property taxes go directly to your school, our property taxes are sent to the State of California. The State then disperses the funds based on financial need. As you can imagine, LVUSD gets very little funding from the State. This means the individual schools get very little funding from the school district. 

Our School District pays for the following: Utilities, Teachers, Building improvements 

The individual schools are left to fund anything else they want.

Here's a list of what is funded with your AFD donations :
Classroom Supplies
Crossing Guards
Classroom and Yard Aides
PE Teacher
Computer Teacher
Reading Specialist
Librarian 
Music
Drama
iPads/Laptops/Printers
Library Supplies and Books
Software (i.e. Raz Kids)
Scholastic Subscriptions 
Assemblies
Chalk Art Day
Emergency Supplies
Movie Night
Dances
Hydration Stations (water fountains)
Lunch Trays
Ink cartridges
PE supplies
In all, the PFA must raise $391,000 to fund everything available to the students at Bay Laurel. 

The PFA asks for $600 per student and we understand that not everyone is able to contribute at this level. All donations, whatever the amount , you can give is very much appreciated.  If you are unable to give at this time, please just return the form with your child's name on it so the class can reach 100% participation and qualify for the special activity with Ms. Cortina.

If these funds are not raised, the only option is to CUT expenses!

Your donations, no matter the amount, are greatly needed in order to continue to provide these things to our kids.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
A SINCERE 'MAHALO' (THANK YOU) TO THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE:
Abdoh, Abraham, Abruzzo, Achi, Ahmadi, Aizenberg, Andrikian, Ansaldi, Arora, Astman, Avshalomov, Azizisefat, Bader, Badii, Banks, Banks, Barfaraz, Barnaj, Barnett, Barr, Basseri, Basseri, Bekhor, Bemanian, Ben Mocha, Bender, Bernstein, Bilkiss, Blatt, Blatt, Bloom, Bradley, Brenner, Briant, Brockway, Bronshteyn, Brooks, Brown, Bruskrud, Buechler, Burg, Buxer, Cabrera, Caldwell, Canales, Chan, Chang, Chedister, Chen, Chernin, Cherry, Choi, Chouipe, Chow, Christian, Clark, Cohen, Coleman, Corominas, Crawford, Crown, Dabach, Damborg, Damelin, Danaei, Dare, Davis, DeTuno, Dolan, Doodkevitch, Doop, Downen, Dupuis, Efremov, Elimelech, Elzein, Estrada, Estrada, Faber, Farmand, Feinbloom, Feldman, Fine, Finkelshteyn, Flores, Fox, Freeman, Fried, Friedman, Friedman, Friedman, Frodin, Froley, Gadea, Gahr, Galassi, Galperin, Garbell, Garcia, Gendelman, Geoola, Gerstein, Ghajar, Gharabegian, Ghorbanian, Gilbert, Gillman, Ginsberg, Gizer, Gold, Goldfarb, Golds, Gordon, Gorelick, Greco, Grigoryan, Guillory, Hackie, Hallford, Harwin, Hashem, Hendelman, Henderson, Higgason, Hinck, Hisgilov, Hiuriono, Holmes, Hosseinian, Hurdle, Ikari, Jacoby, Jagtiani, Joshi, Kahn, Kalidasan, Kalutskiy, Kasmai, Katofsky, Katri, Katz, Kazemi Shirazi, Kim, Klee, Klein, Kolker, Korkis, Kotel, Kozar, Kozar, Krdilyan, Krichevsky, Krizek, Kurzawa, Kushnir, Kyman, Lainer, Lakier, Larkin, 
Latham, Lecuona, Lee, Lee, Leisner, Lekht, Levi, Levin, Li, Liam, Lok, Madha, Mahler, Mandel, Markevich, Marks, Marzban, Matalon, Mattivi, McCormick, Mediuch, Mehdian, Mehvari, Melidosian, Mercer, Meyer, Meyers, Mironer, Mirsalehi, Mitchell, Mizrahi, Moalem, Morvarid, Muler, Mussell, Nach, Najibi, Nanda, Nardiello, Narita-Fang, Nichols, Noor, Nowfar-Rad, O'Malley White, Oroszlan, Paez, Paridari, Park, Patel, Pochtar, Polan, Porter, Puri, Rafaeli, Ramezani, Rank, Ranka, Ratzky, Reed, Regenstreif, Rezaie, Robertson, Rosen, Rosso, Rouse, Rowhanian, Rozansky, Rubel, Rubin, Rubinstein, Rude, Rudy, Ruiz-Lazar, Russo, Safley, Salour, Samuel, Scher, Schnaid, Schultz, Schwartz, Schwartz, Setareh, Shafran, Shapira, Shapiro, Shum-Walton, Shvartsman, Simon, Simon, Singh, Singletary, Skuro, Slutzky, Smalley, Sobolevsky, Sokolsky, Spiegel, Starkov, Steiner, Stern, Stevens, Stiegemeyer, Stolper, Strull, Stubington, Sudry, Susson, Swaigenbaum, Tabandeh, Tamaddon, Tavey, Tesser, Theron, Thongthipvoravong, Tidhar, Toro, Torrence, Trebil, Turobiner, Turobiner, Tzour, van Kleinwee,
Van Meurs, Velasco, Voloshina, Wadleigh, Wagner, Walgren, Wallen, Waxberg, Waziri, Weinstock, Weintraub, Wilson-Peery, Wimmer, Witkow, Wolf, Wonacott, Wormser, Yasharel, Yoon, Yousefi,
Zadeh Jassor, Zanganeh

REGISTER YOUR RALPHS CLUB CARD!
CLASSROOM CONTEST RUNS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30!
Do you shop at Ralphs? If you haven't registered your Ralphs Club Card online AND linked it to Bay Laurel...then we are missing out on your donation!

Did you know that the Bay Laurel PFA receives 4% of every purchase you make at Ralphs...BUT only if you link your club card? It takes just minutes! Set up an online account for Ralphs and link your card to Bay Laurel Elementary. It's that easy!

ALL CLASSROOMS WITH 100% PARTICIPATION BY SEPTEMBER 30th WILL RECEIVE A POPSICLE/ICE CREAM PARTY!

Simply link your card and send a screenshot confirmation to your room parent(s). They will track your classroom's progress and update our PFA volunteers. When you hit 100% participation, we'll let your room parent(s) know, so we can schedule your party date!

Questions? Visit the Fundraising page of the PFA website, or email our parent volunteer chairpersons: Dima Jubrail and Kathy Berardi .
GET READY TO PARTY, BAY LAUREL!
PARTY BOOK IS BACK, AND BETTER THAN EVER!
What the heck *IS* Party Book, anyway?

Party Book is a collection of social and educational gatherings for students, parents...or maybe even both! Generous hosts donate the cost of the party so that 100% of the ticket revenue goes directly to the PFA, which funds incredible academic programs, specialists, events, and other opportunities at our school!


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT HOST FORMS FOR OCTOBER-DECEMBER EVENTS IS FRIDAY, 9/28!

Questions? Want to host, but need ideas? Email the Party Book Chairs, Sandhya Kawatra ( spkawatra@gmail.com ) or Samantha Barnett ( sgboroda@gmail.com ) for more information.
GET YOUR SPIRIT WEAR NOW!
FLASH SALE - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 UNDER THE DOLPHIN!
On Tuesday, 9/25 from 7:45am-8:30am, Spirit Wear will be sold under the dolphin. Cash, check (made out to "Bay Laurel PFA"), or credit cards accepted.

The Flash Sale continues... $5 T-shirts and $10 sweatshirts!

Come and get them while they last!
MISSING ANYTHING?
LOST & FOUND IS ALREADY GETTING FULL!
You may want to check the Lost & Found bin to find missing clothing, water bottles, or lunchboxes! As the mornings are getting cooler, jackets and sweatshirts are easily left behind.

 Lost & Found is located near the lunch table shelter by the field.
SAVE THE DATE FOR PICTURE DAY!
GET THOSE SMILES READY FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
Picture Day is Thursday, October 4th . Paper fliers will be sent home with your child this week, and extras will also be available in the office.

You can also order online at MyLifetouch.com with the ID code DC018255Y0 or use this link .
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
SAVE THOSE BOX TOPS - CLASSROOM CONTEST STARTS 10/1/18!
Start saving those Box Tops, folks, because a Box Tops Contest will begin on Monday, October 1st!

From Monday, 10/1/18 through Friday, 10/12/18, submit as many Box Tops as you can (don't forget to write YOUR name and your TEACHER'S name on your submission!). The classroom with the most Box Tops submitted will win a popsicle party! Top individual contributors can win a free kids' meal certificate from Islands!

Questions? Please email our Box Tops Coordinator, parent volunteer Erin Mediuch, via email at erinmediuch@yahoo.com .
RESTAURANT FUN-RAISER AT ISLANDS!
SAVE THE DATE -- MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
Mark your calendars and join us at our October Restaurant FUN-raiser! Head down to Islands in the Westfield Topanga mall on Monday, October 15th for burgers, fries, tacos, and salads! Show the flyer on paper or on your phone, and 20% of your food AND beverage purchase will be donated back to the Bay Laurel PFA!


Questions? Please email our Fundraising Team at BLESfundraising@gmail.com .
COMMUNITY DISCOUNT CARDS
NEW FUNDRAISING CARD SAVES YOU MONEY FOR A WHOLE YEAR!
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, through 8/31/19? 

For just $10, you'll get discounts at merchants such as: Fresh Brothers Pizza, Golden Spoon, WARRIOR&CO Yoga, Menchie's, Fazio Cleaners...AND MORE!

Want to buy one? Click the button below to head over to the Bay Laurel PFA Store on MySchoolAnywhere to purchase! (select "Discount Cards" in the "Shop by Category" drop down menu)
Have questions? Please email our Fundraising Team at BLESfundraising@gmail.com .
BAY LAUREL HOMEWORK CLUB
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION NOW FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!
Bay Laurel's Homework Club has been helping our students succeed since 2010! All Homework Club staff members are LVUSD employees, and are First Aid and CPR certified.

Enrollment applications for the 2018-19 school year are now being accepted! Homework Club is open Monday through Friday until 4:00PM (extended care available until 4:30PM for an additional fee).

For questions, please contact Donna Ouaknine (805-338-1967) or Debbie Dreiman (818-277-8776).
BAY LAUREL PFA WEBSITE
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON ALL SCHOOL HAPPENINGS!
Be sure to bookmark the Bay Laurel PFA website for everything you need to know at Bay Laurel, including:

VOLUNTEERS, WE NEED YOU!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE WHAT MAKE BAY LAUREL AMAZING!
Bay Laurel needs volunteers in the 2018-19 school year for the following roles:

--Grade-Level Party Book Liaisons
--Family Fun Day Chair(s)
--Literacy Week Chair(s)
--Grade-Level Yearbook Liaisons
--Spring Dance Chair(s)
--Restaurant Fundraising Chair(s)
--MakerSpace Chair(s)
--Teacher Raffle Chair(s)
--Bay Laurel PFA Arts Committee

If we don't have volunteers - we cannot have these community events!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities for the 2018-19 school year, please contact our PFA President, Dawn Sue-Dare ( blpfapresident@gmail.com ) .
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2018-19 SPONSORS!
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For questions about anything in our newsletters, please contact the PFA at baylaurelPFA@gmail.com.