Bayside Elementary PTA

Bayside Elementary PTA

Bayside Elementary PTA

The Bayside Elementary PTA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

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It's Book Fair Time! 10/03/2023

Today we welcome the following classes to the book fair: Martensson, Elmlund, Towers, Pentolino, Gardner, Macedo, Kelser, Connolly, Wentz, and Rickabaugh to the book fair!

To shop our online fair or to set up an eWallet, check out our Scholastic Site.

It's Book Fair Time! Visit our school's homepage to get the latest Book Fair news, shop our Online Fair, and more!


Book Fair reminder: Please check your ewallets to make sure they are attached to the correct school. You can view this information by logging into your acount—- select profile—- select ewallet.

If your student’s ewallet was set up for the wrong school please reach out to us for the number to call to transfer it to the correct school. For security of your student’s funds, we can not call to have them switched over.

If you are setting up an ewallet for BES and KIES student, please do not use the BES bookfair link. You will need to search for the KIES fair from scholastic’s find my fair site to set up that student’s eWallet. Otherwise you’ll be setting up an ewallet for BES with the KIES teacher and student info.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If this happened to your BES students ewallet, we will hold your student’s books for them until you are able to get it switched through scholastic.

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 09/30/2023

(In our best singing voice) It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Monday we will welcome out first set of classes to the Book Fair (Ms. Atkinson, Ms. Sonneveldt, Ms. Wells, and Ms. Taylor)!!! Teachers will receive $50 Scholastic Dollar rewards to shop the fair too for their classrooms!

For students: Cash and eWallet only. If you would like to set up your student’s eWallet or volunteer for the book fair visit our fair site:

Check out the most current newsletter for more information about the eWallet!!


What is a Scholastic eWallet?

No more bills stuffed in backpacks! At the Scholastic Book Fair, kids shop without cash thanks to eWallet, a digital payment account for purchases at the Fair. Family and friends contribute funds. Then kids choose their own books. It’s convenient, simple, and secure.

How does it work?

It starts on your school’s Book Fair homepage.

A child’s family follows a link to create a free eWallet account. There are three ways to fund an account: Add money with a credit card, use funds from a previous eWallet, or invite friends and extended family to contribute.

Because funds are available immediately, a child can shop the Fair with eWallet right away. Families can use a leftover balance to fund an eWallet for a future Fair, or shop scholastic online.

Students may only pay with cash or eWallet.

What happens to eWallets after the Fair?

After we close out the Fair, unused eWallet funds will convert to an eGift card balance within 24 hours. Families can use the eGift card to shop online in The Scholastic Store. Or the remaining balance can fund a new eWallet for a future Fair. Families will receive a monthly email reminder with their eWallet balance so they don’t forget their funds.


Bayside is looking for photos for the upcoming grandparents and special friend's day! Check out their post below for details on how to submit your pictures.


If you haven’t headed over to Tasty Toucan for our Spirit Night, make sure you get there before 9 pm and celebrate the start of fall with this delicious treat!

Happy first day of fall! We are always sad to see summer go, but with our new apple pie cinnamon sundae, we're ready to embrace the cooler weather! (It also comes as a milkshake!)


Tonight’s the night!!! 4-9 pm


Get that sweet treat and fresh air before the rain comes this weekend! We hope to see you at the Tasty Toucan Friday Night (9/22) from 4-9pm. Enjoy a sweet treat and great company while supporting a great local business and your Bayside PTA!


Join us at the Tasty Toucan this Friday from 4-9. Help support this amazing local business along with the Bayside PTA.


The spirit wear store is still open this weekend! Don’t miss out on this great fall selection! I can take order forms tomorrow if it’s still sitting in your child’s folder. Please do not submit a paper order form for online orders. Thank you for all of your support!!!


Wear your dots tomorrow!

Tomorrow: Friday, September 14th is International Dot Day

- Wear dots!
- Make your mark!
- Encourage others!


The back to school night sessions are listed below! We hope you have a great time meeting your student’s teachers and learning about their school year.

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 09/08/2023

Our PTA Board has been busy behind the scenes taking trainings to better serve Bayside this week! Here are a few reminders of all things PTA for this month!

- Spirit Wear Orders are due September 15th! Order by cash/check with the order form, or order online -
*Items will be shipped to the school and sent home in your student's bookbag!

- Save the Date for our first Spirit Night at the Tasty Toucan, Friday, September 22nd from 4-9 pm! See you there!

- Join the PTA today! Register online or turn in the attached form before October 20th, and your child’s class (one class per grade with the highest % of PTA members) could earn popsicles at their Fall Celebrations!! Visit our new website and visit the online store to register online:


Don’t forget!

Tomorrow is picture day, this picture will be used for the yearbook. Please return picture forms tomorrow, pictures purchased after tomorrow’s date will have a shipping fee.


Spirit Wear Order forms are going home this week! Order by cash/check with the order form, or order online -

*Items will be shipped to the school and sent home in your student's bookbag!

**You can also donate a piece of spirit wear for another Bayside Student through our website: - just add spirit wear donation in the comment section and we will purchase extras in the student's size!

Go Bayside!


Wishing everyone a great school year!! ❤️

Homepage 08/27/2023

Don’t forget to check your lunch accounts and check out the first month’s menu!

Homepage Homepage

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 08/26/2023

This week we are starting our membership drive and we are so excited to see new and old members signing up already!!! Welcome!! Here at Bayside we welcome all members to feel free to PTA their way- If that’s with volunteering time, attending meetings, donations, or just attending events - there is no wrong way to PTA, we are just thankful for your support!

Register online or turn in the attached form before October 20th, and your child’s class (one class per grade) could earn popsicles at their Fall Celebrations!!

Teachers and Staff will have information on joining in their mailboxes by Tuesday 🙂

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!!


Huge thank you to all the families who came out this afternoon! Huge thank you to Jack Frost Snowballs for brining the truck for a refreshing treat! We will have some more information posted this weekend about how to join, spirit wear and our upcoming Bingo!! We hope you all enjoy your weekend.


There's so many great things coming this school year, we would hate for you to miss them! Make sure you like our page, and bookmark our new and improved site! Do you have Bayside friends who are not on social media? Share our site with them. This is the best way for them to stay in the loop!!

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Tomorrow night - Jack Frost Snowballs will be at Bayside for our Meet and Greet from 1-3!! A portion of the proceeds from the afternoon will be donated back to the PTA! So come on out, meet your teachers, and grab a treat - meet some new friends and support the Bayside PTA and a local business!! ❤️


Good Morning Bayside Families!!

The Bus Routes were posted for the new school year!

Once you click the link, scroll down to where it says Bus Routes and pick Bayside Elementary and Kent Island Elementary.

REMINDER! Meet and Greet tomorrow anytime between 1pm - 3pm!

Good Afternoon,

We wanted to update our families regarding potential bus route changes. The majority of the routes previously published will remain the same, however some are being adjusted. These adjustments could impact pick-up and drop-off times, or result in a driver change. As soon as the routes are finalized, they will be posted, and your driver will contact you directly. Please disregard any previous route posted prior to today (8/25/2023). We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you.


Where did the summer go?! While the students have one more week of summer left, tomorrow we welcome back our teachers to school!! To wish them a wonderful school year, our PTA is serving up a home cooked breakfast for our teachers and staff to enjoy!! We hope all of our amazing teachers and staff have a wonderful school year!!! ❤️

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 08/20/2023

Meet the Bayside PTA 2023-2024 Board! We are so excited to work with our Bayside Community again this year! Make sure you bookmark our new and improved website, as well as follow our page for all things PTA! We hope you have a great last week of summer!!


Coming Soon!!!!

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 08/15/2023

We hope in addition to all the summer fun, you’ve made time for a few good books! Don’t forget to record what you’ve read this summer for the Dolphin Dash!!


With your support with last year's Fall and Spring Book Fairs, we earned bonus credits!!!! With those bonus credits we are able to purchase these nice outdoor seat cushions for our new outdoor learning space!

We look forward to seeing you all very soon! Be sure to share our page with other Bayside friends, and be on the lookout for exciting news about membership sign ups, Book Fair volunteering opportunities, and our FALL BASKET BINGO Fundraiser!!!

BES Copy- Parent Volunteer Training Presentation 2022/2023 08/07/2023

The Bayside community needs YOU!! Please make sure you take the required volunteer training and fill out the google form (link towards the last slide) TODAY. This training is required to volunteer for field trips, within the school, and for the PTA. Once you fill out the form follow the directions to have your license scanned and you're all set!

BES Copy- Parent Volunteer Training Presentation 2022/2023 Volunteer Training


THANK YOU for being our FRIENDS! Thanks to all our amazing parent and teacher members for the 2022-2023 school year. The Bayside PTA won the Membership Drive for our region for Free State PTA! What did we win?? We won a Stripe Card reader to be able to take in person credit card payments! We will have 2023-2024 Membership information available soon, so please stay tuned!

(Now back to enjoying those last few weeks of summer!)

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 07/27/2023

There’s about 4 weeks left to summer vacation!! Don’t forget to get in those last books for the Dolphin Dash🐬

What books are your kids reading?

Photos from Character Counts of Queen Anne's County's post 07/26/2023

If you’re looking for more ways to get involved, here is a great program to consider.


The school supply list is out!! Enjoy your the last month of summer! We will see you soon. ❤️


What books have you read so far this summer for the Dolphin Dash? Share what you’re reading below!!

Make sure you visit Queen Anne's County Library for your next book and while you’re there, check out all their free cool summer programs! Our family has done a few this summer and they’ve been so inspiring and fun!

Photos from Bayside Elementary PTA's post 06/23/2023

Rainy weather throwing a wrench in your summer plans?! Check out the great events happening at the Queen Anne's County Library! So many great (free) activities for all ages. You can also check out some new books for your Dolphin Dash papers!! ❤️

Photos from Queen Anne's County Library's post 06/14/2023

The Queen Anne's County Library is having their Summer Reading Kick off this Friday at their Centreville Branch! It looks like it's going to be a fun time! You know what's also fun?? Reading books to get your Dolphin Dash filled in!! What books have you started reading this summer?


Happy Summer! Don't forget to double check those book bags and lunch boxes!


What a week!!! We are taking some much needed time off the rest of the month, but be sure to share our page with incoming 3rd grade friends, and current friends who may not know about us yet! We will begin planning for next year soon!!

Thank you to everyone for an amazing year! We couldn’t of done it without the entire Bayside community’s support!! You all are simply the BEST!!!


Congratulations to our 5th graders! You all had some pretty hard challenges during your 3 years at Bayside, but you all overcame and adapted! You all are destined for greatness! Don’t forget to always try you best and be kind to one another. Have a wonderful summer and an amazing time in Middle School!!


Thank you to Carmine’s for the help with the Pizza today!! The kids really enjoyed it!

Also thank you to all the parents who helped watermelon, chips and freeze pops!

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