Bacich Bears News
Dear Bacich Community,
Many thanks for your attention to the new safety protocols that are affecting our school community. Students are doing an excellent job wearing their masks correctly and at all times, indoors and out. Our district nurse, Laurel Yrun, has been fielding questions from families who are being extra careful about following the quarantining and isolation precautions. Faculty are adapting beautifully to the changes in protocols and the student and staff absences. Flexibility and caring continue to be the themes that guide us through these times together. And with all this, great things continue to happen at Bacich!
As we have our Bacich Principal Chat this Wednesday, we will address the Marin County COVID-19 public health updates and how they are playing out at Bacich. Nurse Yrun will be join us to answer any questions you may have. Please join me, Ms. Duran and Ms. Yrun on zoom at 9:30 a.m. (new time!) this Wednesday, January 12. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is next Monday. In the next couple of weeks, students in all Bacich classrooms will learn more about Dr. King and how he believed in the power of the collective voice to bring justice and peace to our world. Connected to this day is the 1,000 Cranes for Peace project where Bacich Students fold and string 1,000 cranes to show that, like Dr. King, we can work together for peace and unity, at our school, in our country, and in our world. In February, students will celebrate Black History Month and learn about important black historical figures as well as current black heroes.
Bacich staff continues to learn and evolve as we prioritize teaching our students about identity, diversity, justice and action. Next week, all of the Bacich staff will receive a training called "The Complexity of Gender" and in February we will have a Disability Awareness training. It is so wonderful to be growing together as a school community, making our school and our world a better place.
Growing Up Green Week
Do you want to support the Bacich gardens? This is "Growing up Green" week at Sloat Garden Center. That means that if you make any purchases between January 7-16 and mention Bacich School to the cashier, we get 10% of the purchase back for use in our school gardens! The school with the highest participation gets 20% of purchases back!
Have a wonderful, sunny week!
Mary Ann Spitzer
Kent Tutors Marin: Free virtual tutoring to K–6th graders in all subjects during school, after school, and on weekends. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Sessions are 30-45 minutes via Zoom.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in your child’s school? Do you want to help teachers and students? We are still looking for a few more motivated paraprofessionals to work in classrooms with small groups or one on one under the direction of the classroom teacher. Paraprofessionals generally work 3-4 hours in the morning, 4 days per week. Please contact Mary Ann Spitzer or Kristine Duran if you are interested in learning more about being a classroom paraprofessional.
The Bacich Library is open every morning, snack recess, lunch recess, and after school.
To Check Out Books: Visit: sites.google.com/kentfieldschools.org/bacich-library
- Watch this how to video to learn how to check out Bacich Library books.
Bacich Library Book Buzz: bacichlibrarybookbuzz.blogspot.com
Check out Ms. Warnick's blog for valuable information about the library, volunteering, and what classes have been working on in the library.
January 12: Bacich Principal Chat, 9:30 a.m., Zoom
January 18: Bacich Site Council meeting, 3:15-4:15 p.m.