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Bacich Highlights
Mary Ann Spitzer

Dear Bacich Families,

Time is ticking away and there is still so much happening before the end of the school year!

  • The last Bacich Principal Chat is this Wednesday, May 19. Please join me and our Assistant Principal, Wendy Holmes, to discuss end of the year items as well as learn about the plans for the fall. The link to the chat was sent this morning on Parent Square.
  • The California Teachers Association has identified tomorrow, May 18, as Education Support Professionals Day. I want to take this opportunity to publicly appreciate all of our classified staff members. The custodians, nurses, office personnel, instructional aides, and campus supervisors are really the heart of our school. They work tirelessly to make sure that our students are safe and cared for. They also provide invaluable support for teachers. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do!
  • Third and fourth grades are taking the MAP assessment this week. Please be sure your child arrives at school on time and with a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast. They will be taking two assessments, one in Language Arts and one in Math. Parents will receive the MAP assessment results with their child’s final report card in June.
  • Third and fourth grade students will also be taking the Youth Truth survey in June. This survey provides us with student voice on how students are feeling about different aspects of school related to academics, social emotional well-being, and safety. The results of this survey will serve as a baseline to guide the development of our school site plan goals as well as the district LCAP.
  • Fourth graders will be participating in Step Up Days at Kent the first week of June. Students will walk over to Kent with their class and receive an orientation and tour from Kent staff and students. Also, students at Bacich will participate in our own Step Up Day the last week of school where they visit a classroom of the grade level above them and hear a short presentation from the teacher about next year.
  • Later this month, we will bring in a guest speaker, Sam Drazin, for a schoolwide Zoom presentation on what it means to be different as well as understanding visible and invisible differences.

That’s all for now! Have a wonderful week.

Take care,

Mary Ann Spitzer
Bacich Principal

Bacich Highlights

May 19, 2021: Bacich Principal Chat, 8:45 a.m. Theme: End of the Year Updates and Next Year Plans

May 20, 2021: Kindergarten Sneak Peek for Incoming Kindergarteners 2021-2022

June 11, 2021: 4th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Fourth grade families will be receiving more information and their official invitation to the fourth grade promotion later this week. You will have the opportunity to RSVP to help us with the planning around seating arrangements in the field.

  • June 11, 2021, 9 a.m., Bacich field
  • Immediate family only. Event livestream and recording will be available.
  • More information on safety guidelines will be available soon.

Bacich Announcements

Vote for the Next Site Council Members!

We have 5 candidates for the School Site Council (SSC). Please use this form to vote for the new members for the 2021-2022 school year. The new members will join the current SSC members for our last meeting of the year on May 24, where we will review Bacich’s draft of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The School Site Council is made up of parents, teachers and administrators who meet monthly to advise the principal on student academics, parent engagement and school safety.

If you have any questions about the School Site Council, please contact Principal Spitzer or the 2020-2021 SSC chairperson, Estelle Dick.

Kindergarten Sneak Peek for Incoming Kindergarteners 2021-2022*

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Last Name A-L:

  • 12:45-1:00 p.m.: Check In
  • 1:00-1:30 p.m.: Incoming kindergarteners visit the classroom with Bacich teachers and staff

Last Name M-Z

  • 2:00-2:15 p.m.: Check In
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m.: Incoming kindergarteners visit the classroom with Bacich teachers and staff

Please contact Lynn Bartha with any questions:

*This event is for students who are fully registered for fall 2021.

Bacich Library

Get ready for Memorial Day with a special video from Ms. Warnick, and listen to her read a book about Memorial Day. Find more book recommendations and activities on the May blog post.

Bacich Library Check Out and Curbside Pick Up

  • Email the books you want to check out to Librarian Ms. Warnick
  • See the library blog for instructions on how to access the Alexandria Library Catalog to look for books.
  • Some books may be able to be delivered to the classrooms, and the others will pick up their orders on Friday. Ms. Warnick will let you know. Curbside pick up available every Friday in front of the Bacich Office. The books will be placed in plastic bags with your names on them on a cart.
  • Please return books on Friday in the red plastic bin labeled, "Return Bacich Library Books Here" in front of the office.