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Principal's Message

Dear Parents, Guardians and Families of Bayview Elementary School,
December only has ten (10) school days remaining before we break for winter recess and it's important for all children to be present in school.  We are not only assessing students and monitoring academic progress, but learning new standards every day navigating through our comprehensive curriculum and differentiated instructional plan.  Throughout the next two weeks, there's also a lot of joyous activity, sharing and celebration.    All students are expected to work towards their weekly i-Ready goals of two lessons passed in both reading and math (spending 30-49 minutes per subject) as well as to increase the number of Accelerated Reader tests taken and passed.  Please remember that our media center is available at 7:30 each morning for those students who wish to take an AR test. 
Florida’s statewide, standardized assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) is administered as a progress monitoring assessment, which students participate in three times per year (September, December and May).    This data allows us to individualize instruction for every student as well as to update our intervention programs.  On testing days, students cannot be admitted once the session has begun.   The schedule, important dates and additional notes are below:
  • December 11 - Grades 1 and 4 Mathematics
  • December 12 - Grade 5 - JA Biztown, ELO Camp, Debate Club 2:15
  • December 13 - Kindergarten and Grade 3 Mathematics
  • December 14 - Grade 5 Reading, ELO Camp (last camp due until January 9th)
  • December 14 - Winter Performance for ORFF students and families 6:00 p.m. 
  • December 15 - Grade 5 Mathematics, Coffee and Conversation with Principal 8:15 a.m. 
  • December 18 - Field Day - Pre-K-Grade 1, Students can wear Blue and White 
  • December 19 - Field Day - Grades 2 and 3, Debate Club 2:15, Students can wear Holiday Headwear
  • December 20 - Field Day - Grades 4 and 5, Grades K-2 Holiday Celebration (Directions forthcoming from each teacher), Students can wear Holiday Socks
  • December 21 - Grades 3-5 Holiday Celebration (Directions forthcoming from each teacher), Students can wear Favorite Holiday Shirt
  • December 22 - Student and Staff Sing-A-Long/Polar Express Day, Students can wear Pajamas
Our school's playground has made significant progress!  Now that the drainage system and underground repairs have been completed, the district can proceed with the issued POs and begin work on installation of the PIP rubber flooring, canvas structure and covering.  We are excited to select colors and proceed with this project for the children.  
A Note from Ms. Balezentis - Please save all holiday cards (written in and/or blank) to be recycled after the holidays.  Thank you 
Before closing, Bayview Elementary wishes to thank our PTA, all parent volunteers and the Grade 5 enrichment team for all that you do for our students and school community.  We also thank all families who have graciously contributed to student government's gift card drive.  
Please see attached flyers and enjoy this weekend.   
Your Very Proud Principal,
Mr. Breslaw 🙂