Bacich Bears News

Mary Ann Spitzer

Dear Bacich Community,

Spring has sprung! And today our "April showers" began. But a little wind and rain can’t deter us!

This morning, we had Public Health on campus to conduct antigen testing in our third and fourth grade classrooms. Public Health will be here again on Wednesday to finish the testing. They are so very organized, and efficient and we are grateful for their collaboration. I would also like to recognize Laurel Yrun, our district nurse, who worked with Public Health all morning collecting students from classes and making sure everything was running smoothly on our end. We are pleased to work with Public Health to create the safest environment possible here at school.

We are so excited to begin our four week Walk and Roll to school event this Wednesday. Students are working to be full J.E.D.I.s (Joyful, Excited, Devoted, Imaginative) as they celebrate saving the earth by walking or rolling to school. When students walk or roll to school this Wednesday, April 13, there will be a table at the Sir Francis Drake gate with volunteers passing out their J.E.D.I. cards. They will need to get their card stamped three more times on the next three Wednesdays, ending on May the 4th ("May the fourth/force be with you!"). If they have four stamps on their J.E.D.I. card, they can turn it in to enter a raffle for a soccer ball or a scooter! Parents, if you would like to volunteer from 7:45-8:15 a.m. on any of the next four Wednesdays to help out with stamping, please email Kristine Duran at

Bacich JEDI Cards

We are also very excited about our Maker Faire this Thursday, April 14! Every student will have the opportunity to visit the community center with their class for 50 minutes to experience the interactive events that the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) has created for them. Please remember to send your child with a mask, as the LHS instructors will be hosting over 500 students in one day and they are requiring mask wearing for participants. Thank you to the many parent volunteers who are making this event possible under the expert coordination of Maya Farhound and Deb Crudo.

As a reminder, we have now opened campus for parents to pick up and/or drop off their child at the classroom door if they wish! Please review the safety guidelines below.

  • Parents may enter campus beginning at 8 a.m. to drop off their child/ren.
  • Parents must please exit campus by 8:15 a.m., when the school day begins.
  • After school, Kinder parents may enter campus at 2 p.m.. Kinder students and parents are welcome to stay on the kindergarten playground, only, after school until the rest of the grades are released.
  • Parents of 1st through 4th graders may enter campus at 2:53 p.m. to meet their child/ren.
  • After 2:53 p.m., Bacich is an open campus.
  • Parents should stay outside of classrooms unless they have an appointment with the teacher.

Have a great week!

Mary Ann Spitzer
Bacich Principal

In-Person KSPTA Marker Event at Bacich on April 14!

The KSPTA is very excited to bring back an in person "Maker" event to Bacich Elementary!
Unlike previous years, this event will take place during the school day, allowing all kids to participate! The Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) in Berkeley will be hosting their: Build, Engineer, Invent! program on Thursday, April 14 (that's in little under a month!!).
Parents can still attend by volunteering at any of the following sessions. For more details and to sign up, please use the SUG at the bottom. We will need 12 to 14 volunteers per grade.
Session 1: 9-9:50 a.m. Grades K and 1st (Peters, Baetkey, Fanning)

Session 2: 10:50-11:40 a.m. Grades 3rd

Session 3: 1:05-1:55 p.m. Grades 1st and 2nd ( Stern, Bessonette/Swan)

Session 4: 2:05-2:53 p.m Grades 4th

Learn more and sign up to volunteer here

Bacich Announcements

Announcing Art with Hopping Holly at Lunch Recess Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, April 11-June 3

Beginning April 11, Holly Salamun from Ross Recreation will be guiding brief art exploration sessions for students during lunch recess on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays April 11 through June 3, 2022.

Holly needs parent/guardian support during the various sessions.

Interested in participating, please sign up below:

The KSD continues to require all school-based volunteers working with children to be fully vaccinated. Vaccine verification will be confirmed prior to volunteering on site.

Thank you in advance for your support – we know that you will LOVE working with the children.

Bacich Yearbooks Now on Sale!

The yearbook will be back this year with class photos and pictures of all students, not to mention spreads of special events on campus throughout the year! The sales of the book support KSPTA programming in the KSD. Yearbooks will be delivered to students in their classrooms at the end of the school year.

If purchasing a yearbook is a financial burden for your family, please reach out to either Amber Hatfield ( or Ivette Villarreal (, and the KSPTA will make sure your child has a book.

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.

Bacich Library

April is both National Poetry Month and Multicultural Communications Month.

Find out Ms. Warnick's favorite books for to celebrate poetry and diversity in the April issue of the Bacich Library Book Buzz:

To Check Out Books: Visit:

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

  • April 13, 20, 27 and "May the 4th" be with you!: Walk and Roll Jedi Challenge
  • April 14 : Bacich Maker Fair – during school hours
  • April 22: Bacich Principal Chat, 9:45-10:45 a.m.