Bacich Bears News

Mary Ann Spitzer

Dear Bacich Community,

Thank you so much for the warm welcome last week as I returned to Bacich on a modified schedule. I am increasing my time on campus each day this week and will be back full days beginning November 1st.

Bacich - Idea Studio Kits

As we got our first raining days last week, Mr. Bessonette was ready in the IDEA Studio to provide ‘grab and go’ maker activities for students during inside recess. It was great to see students enjoying themselves in their classrooms while creating and collaborating with their classmates during this indoor time.

Special thanks to Ms. A, our school counselor, and our teachers for putting together a "All Are Welcome" poster challenge. This activity allowed our students to think about the diverse people in our world and then open their school and hearts to welcoming any and all diversity. Here are just a few of the posters displayed around campus.

Bacich All Are Welcome Banner
Bacich Reading Goals

As I walked around campus I admired the public reading goals posted by Mrs. Livengood’s class. These goals demonstrated the students’ growth mindset around reading and will remind our Bacich Bears of the goals they have set for themselves.

It was fantastic to be back on site and witness all the great activities happening in and among our classrooms. The children have been so sweet and supportive of me, and I have felt like a rock star returning to campus. I am feeling strong, and am pleased and proud to serve again as the principal of Bacich Elementary School.

Mary Ann Spitzer
Bacich Principal

Bacich Announcements

Students will wear their costumes to school and are welcome to bring their street clothes in a bag or wear them under their costume to change into after the parade. Students who do not celebrate Halloween will get to go to the library with Ms. A and play games during the parade. After the parade, all students will return to their classes for some fall activities and celebrations. The parade begins with students gathering on the blacktop at 8:45 a.m. and then being dismissed by grade to begin walking down McAllister by our Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Schafer. Please come watch the parade and cheer on the students. Here is the parade route: the students walk down McAllister from the kindergarten gate and then they turn right onto Lilac, then turn right again on Acacia and then back onto McAllister and into the kindergarten parking lot.

A quick reminder about costumes:

  • Please no scary masks
  • Please no costume-like weapons
  • Please no costumes that might negatively represent any race, religion or gender

Message from Ms. Poon

Does your child(ren) love to sing? Check out Marin Girls Chorus and San Francisco Boys Chorus. Both groups have rehearsals in Marin and are a great way for young singers to experience singing and performing in a high level ensemble

Friendly Parking Reminder

All parking spots on campus are reserved for staff. Please refrain from parking on campus during pick-up/drop-off, volunteer opportunities (such as carline), or events during school hours. Handicap spaces are only available for vehicles with placards, per California law.

Friday, October 29: Bacich Halloween Parade, students begin gathering at 8:45 a.m., parade route map

Wednesday, November 3: Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m., agenda

Monday, November 15: Bacich Site Council meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Bacich Library

Bacich Librarian Susan Warnick

The Bacich Library is open every morning, snack recess, lunch recess, and after school.

To Check Out Books: Visit:

  • Watch this how to video to learn how to check out Bacich Library books.

Bacich Library Book Buzz:

Check out Ms. Warnick's blog for valuable information about the library, volunteering, and what classes have been working on in the library.