Bay Laurel's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress from April 25th to May 6th. During this window, please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and prepared to showcase all the amazing things they've learned throughout the year!
Good Afternoon Bay Laurel Community –
Open House is this Thursday, May 26th! Your children and teachers have been working hard to get their classrooms ready for this wonderful community event! Join us from 5:00-7:00 for food trucks and our art show and classroom visitations from 5:30-6:30.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday morning, May 31st from 8:15-9:45 for our PFA Installation breakfast. We will be celebrating all of this year’s outgoing PFA volunteers and welcoming our new members to the team! All are welcome to join!
In order to plan for staffing next year, it is important that all registration paperwork is now submitted to the main office. If you have not already done so, please make sure all packets have been given to Ms. Chris! We also still have a few families who have not yet picked up their packet. If you are not returning to Bay Laurel, please notify the front office as soon as possible.
Our second English Language Advisory Committee Meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 25th, at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Room L-1, next to the school library. If you are interested in learning how to inspire your children to have a summer filled with reading please try to attend this meeting. All interested parents of the Bay Laurel community are welcome. Jill Nevins from the children's section of the Calabasas library and Jean Nishimura will be sharing about summer reading.
We hope you enjoy your weekend and encourage you to make THE EVENT part of your Saturday night plans as we raise money to support our LVUSD schools!
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.