We hope everyone enjoyed a fabulous Winter Break! We are looking forward to an amazing 2016!!
Good Afternoon Bay Laurel Community –
This is Principal Scifres with your weekend message. Fifth grade parents, please remember to attend Outdoor Education informational meeting at . The meeting will take place at King Gillette Ranch located at 26800 West Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The discussion is directed at an adult audience so it is requested that children are not in attendance.
Congratulations to all of our third through fifth grade students who completed the interim CAASPP Assessments over the course of the past two weeks. We believe that these assessments offer a tremendous opportunity for students to gain experience with the assessment system and for teachers to gain valuable insight into their students' progress toward mastery of the new CA State Standards, as well as their readiness for the end of year assessment. Be sure to mark your calendars for the final assessment, which will be during the testing window of April 25th through May 6th.
The Bay Laurel Online Auction is finally here!! We have lots of amazing items for you to bid on and the best part, is all the proceeds benefit our children at Bay Laurel Elementary! Bidding will begin February 1, 2016 at 8:00am and end on . To bid please make sure you have an account set up with www.biddingforgood.com. Bidding can take place through your home computer or cell phone using the following links:
We appreciate your support and look forward to a very successful auction fundraiser!
Students, Thursday, February 4th is the 100th day of school. Get ready to celebrate an amazing year so far and don’t forget to be on the lookout for a visit from “Zero The Hero”!
It is the philosophy of the Bay Laurel staff and parents that children are unique in their needs, ability to learn, and the contributions they can make to the school and community. We are committed to providing each child with an educationally challenging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We will empower each child to achieve academic excellence in an emotionally safe environment which attends to individual needs while also encouraging productive collaboration. In order for optimal learning and growth to occur, we will encourage students to assume greater responsibility for their learning and for themselves under the guidance of dedicated teachers and parents.
Greetings Bay Laurel community! I am thrilled to be serving as your principal for the 2015-16 school year. I've had the pleasure of being a part of the Las Virgenes School District since I was five years old as a student over at White Oak Elementary. It is a joy to serve you and LVUSD as we all continue to foster a districtwide commitment to universal student achievement.
Prior to coming to Bay Laurel, I spent time at both LVUSD high schools, Agoura and Calabasas. At Agoura I taught English for all grades and spent time coaching both the boys and girls Varsity Basketball teams. At Calabasas I worked as the Vice Principal and oversaw the performing arts, ASB student government, and led various other instructional and intervention leadership projects. In my free time, I try to spend all of it with my wife Mary and our two children Ava and Harper (pictured right). They are all very excited to be Dolphins next year!
This is truly an exciting time to begin my journey at Bay Laurel. As you know, our mission at Bay Laurel is to provide an educationally engaging experience that best promotes intellectual, social, and emotional development. We look forward to providing that experience by utilizing positive collaborative relationships, promoting self-esteem, and modeling life-long learning. In 2015-16, our efforts in fulfilling this mission will be assisted through LVUSD's Forward Learning, a program centered around personalizing learning in the classroom. Bay Laurel is excited to be at the forefront of a project incorporating academic skills that will allow our students to successfully navigate the 21st century world.
I speak for the entire staff when I say how excited we are to be working with our wonderful families. Our team is committed to promoting sustained success for all students and we look forward to working with you throughout the upcoming school year.