Spring Music Program
Wed Apr 9 (6 pm)
The fifth grade strings will perform at 6 p.m. followed by the fourth grade’s presentation of Music Matters by Teresa Jennings. It will be a wonderful night of celebrating music!
Mon-Fri Apr 14 - 18
School will be closed
In the News
School-city partnership earns state award as Outstanding Mentoring Program
Each year, Virginia Mentoring Partnership (VMP) recognizes the contributions made by mentoring programs and volunteer mentors to the lives of young people in Virginia. This year, VMP has selected Virginia Beach READS as the recipient of its 2016 Outstanding Mentoring Program Award.
The Virginia Beach READS mentoring program is a collaborative partnership between Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Virginia Beach GrowSmart and the Virginia Beach Office of Volunteer Resources to support the goal of all Virginia Beach students reading proficiently by third grade. The grade-level benchmark is often cited as a predictor of on-time graduation.
Virginia Beach READS recruits and trains adult mentors who volunteer weekly to serve as positive role models for at-risk first-grade students at Bayside, Point O' View and White Oaks elementary schools. Mentors provide yearlong academic support in literacy using reading, language and writing activities developed by instructional specialists in the school division's Department of Teaching and Learning, who also provide training to Virginia Beach READS mentors.
“While the program is designed to support literacy, the mentors' yearlong commitment to our students also helps foster the personal development of these young learners. As they build their reading skills, they gain self-confidence, develop communication skills and become more independent learners,” said VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence. “We are grateful for the time these caring adults dedicate weekly in our schools and appreciate Virginia Mentoring Partnership's recognition of their valuable service through this school-city partnership.”
Virginia Principals Appreciation Week
Members of the Bulldog Network News Team at Bayside Elementary honored their principal during Virginia Principals Appreciation Week. Fifth graders presented Principal Cathy Brumm with a bouquet of 100 Grand candy bars, telling her that she is worth a million, or at least 100 grand. In the picture are Gabrielle Porter, Cathy Brumm, and Luke Morrison.
Black History Month
Bayside Elementary teacher assistant Leticia Graves explains parts of a Black History display to first grader Bianca Adame Palacios and her sister second grader Natalin Cota-Palacios.
Congratulations Mrs. Trivette's Class
Third-grade teacher Mary Ellen Trivette and her class at Bayside Elementary recently received a special award from Achieve3000. From all the classes in their school who completed Achieve3000 lessons during the contest period, Trivette’s students completed the most. They received a Read to Succeed National Winner Award and were given a door poster, a gift card to use for a celebration, and decals for their laptops. In the picture, Nahseem Lassiter, Jayden Lashley and Roselyn Badillo proudly show off the door poster.
2015-16 Bayside Elementary School PTA Slate of Officers
Rebecca James-Vice President
Teacher Assistant of the Year!Teacher Assistant Yolanda Allen, who works with 4th and 5th grade special education students, has been named Teacher Assistant of the Year at Bayside Elementary. In the picture, she is being honored by Principal Cathy Brumm on the left and Assistant Principal Steve Marvaso on the right.
Congratulation to Bayside Elementary's Teacher of the Year!
Heather Schweitzer, gifted resource teacher, has been named Teacher of the Year for Bayside Elementary.
Bayside student work shined at the Virginia Flower and Garden Expo held at the Virginia Beach Convertion Center. Some student work actually made the Beacon.
Bayside Reading Teacher of the Year!
Megan Bakner was chosen as Bayside Elementary's Reading Teacher of the Year. Congratulations and thank you for all the hard work that you do for not only your students but all Bayside Students.
Congratulations to Patty Waller for being "Tagged by the Superintendent"
Visit from Craig Mueller
When WVEC TV-13 weatherman Craig Mueller recently visited 4th grade classes at Bayside Elementary, he invited two teachers to assist him. In the picture, 4th grade teacher Nisha Jain, Craig Mueller, and 4th grade teacher Tania Vadala demonstrate the movements of hot and cold air masses.