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Students Stand Up and Stomp Out Bullying

During the week of October 17, 2017, Baylis Elementary students and staff joined together to stomp out bullying. The week began with an assembly in which Principal Lisa Greiner read the book “Stand Up” to all students. This book tells the story of a group of children who form a caring majority to ensure children help and befriend one another. In addition, students and teachers together signed anti-bullying pledges, which are currently displayed in the main lobby along with the Baylis Elementary School Promise. The promise was written last year by a group of Baylis students and speaks of the culture of kindness being nurtured at the school. In accordance with these activities, and in honor of National Unity Day, students and staff donned the color orange as a symbol of the Baylis commitment to “Stomp Out Bullying.”
  

Baylis Rock Garden Provides Unique Inspiration

This year, the theme at Baylis Elementary is to “Make The World A Better Place.” This fall Mrs. Greiner introduced the theme to students during a schoolwide read aloud of the book, “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, whose uniquely painted “rock fish” and honest insights were used to inspire students and faculty to collaboratively paint their own “rock fish” to express their uniqueness. Furthermore, students and staff jointly created an “Only One You” rock garden. As students and staff placed the rocks in the garden, students were asked to share a thought about the unique qualities represented by their rocks. You can visit our colorful rock garden as you enter the Baylis main entrance. We are hopeful that it will inspire you to “Make The World A Better Place.” 

  

Baylis Sleuths Solve the Case

Baylis sleuths worked with enrichment specialist Dr. Kelly as they set out on a Halloween hunt to solve the “Case of the Missing Pumpkin.” Students implemented mystery reading strategies as they read story lines and notes to unravel clues. They also used scientific knowledge to read fingerprints and analyze footprints. The young detectives posted their predictions using Padlet, then wrote about their deductions with illustrations using Seesaw. The outcome was a successfully solved case as this crosscutting Halloween adventure proved to be great fun for the Baylis third-graders and their teachers.
 

 

The National Circus Project comes to Baylis!

Baylis Knows Pumpkins, Inside and Out

Fourth-grade students at Baylis School culminated their unit on plant growth and development by carving their own pumpkins, with their parents on hand as special guests. Students measured the height of their pumpkins, weighed their pumpkins and measured the circumference of their pumpkins before diving in to carve them. They also estimated how many pumpkin seeds were inside each pumpkin. Some of the children brought their pumpkin seeds home with them to roast, while others plan to plant their seeds in hopes of growing a new pumpkin.

Students demonstrated math and science knowledge, while also showing creativity in designing and carving their pumpkins, all while having a great time!

 

Happy Halloween from Baylis

Reading for Relief

On Friday, October 13th, Baylis School participated in a read-a-thon to raise money for the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. Students dressed in their favorite pajamas, brought a stuffed animal from home and made themselves comfortable as they read from 2:45pm-3:15pm.  The Baylis school community was very generous, raising $2,478 for hurricane relief. Way to go Baylis!

 

Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All

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On September 21st, Baylis School celebrated Peace Day, which was created by the United Nations in 1982. This year’s theme honors the spirit of TOGETHERNESS, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone. In recognition of this day, Mrs. Conover’s third graders were invited to write poems expressing their thoughts and create posters that demonstrate what peace means to them. 

As part of their social studies curricula, students explore “Communities Around the World,” embracing and gaining an understanding and respect for other cultures. As a result, Baylis students began the school year enjoying togetherness and a smile. 
Thursday, November 23, 2017