Bacich Bears News

Maria Martin

Dear Bacich Community,

This past week our Kindergarten students wore their “Zero Day” shirts to celebrate the 30th day of school. The counting of school days has been a kindergarten tradition here at Bacich for decades. As I reflect on the first 30 days of school, I am proud of our community for accomplishing a positive start to the school year. As we head deeper into fall, I hope we can continue to work together to continue some of our existing traditions and create new ones that focus on our shared goal of creating an inclusive and joyful community.

Parents Invited to Wednesday Assemblies

Gathering as a school site for assemblies is also a Bacich tradition that goes back many years. This year, we have increased the frequency of our assemblies to occur weekly. We gather every Wednesday morning from 8:20-8:50 a.m. three times a month our assemblies are Bacich In-Motion assemblies and once a month they are Character Counts assemblies. We gather outside on the blacktop for these assemblies, weather permitting. I would like to invite our parent community members to join us for these assemblies. Parents can join us by standing or sitting to the side or behind our student body. Please note that you will not be able to sit with your child. Students will need to remain with their class in their assigned space. Students must go to class first thing in the morning for attendance and walk to the assembly with their class. When we move our assemblies inside the Community Center due to weather, we will not be able to accommodate parent guests. We look forward to including you in our school assemblies.

Halloween/Fall Parade – October 31, 2022

This year our annual parade will be rebranded as a Halloween/Fall parade. The parade will start at 8:45 a.m. by the kindergarten parking lot and be led by our local fire department. Students have the option of wearing a costume or fall colors to school that day, but this is not mandatory. Participation in the parade is also optional and we will offer fall craft activities in the library during the parade. Students may choose either the parade or the fall craft activities. Thank you to the PTA for organizing the parade!

Since this is a school day with academic lessons, it is important that all students attend school, regardless of participation in the parade. It is also important that if your student wears a costume to school, that it be appropriate for school activities such as PE and recess. Scary, violent costumes and weapons are prohibited.

Classes will also host a Fall Party with special crafts and fall themed activities. Please refer to teacher newsletters and room parent communications for more information about the class Fall Party. All are welcome to attend. One benefit of class parties is to help build a sense of community among students, parents, and teachers. We hope you will be able to join your child’s Fall Party.

With gratitude,

Maria Martin
Bacich Principal

Bacich Highlights

Wednesday, October 12!

This Wednesday is "International Walk-N-Roll" Day! Join millions throughout the world for International Walk to School Day (iWalk).

Students who walk and roll to school will receive a prize at the Safe Routes welcome tables before school. Please note, parking off campus and walking in to campus counts towards walking to school.

Bacich Library

Bacich Library October 2022

Check out Bacich Library Book Buzz October blog for information about how the library continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, discusses Rosh Hashanah and Diwali. Come in and check out books for Halloween!

Lear more about the library and search for books:

Susan Warnick
Bacich Librarian

Upcoming Bacich Events

2022-2023 Bacich Bell Schedule

Morning yard supervision begins at 7:45 a.m. at Bacich. Students arriving on campus prior to 7:45 a.m., must be supervised by a parent or responsible adult.

Bacich playgrounds, fields and play structures are closed until 2:53 p.m. If you are picking up your kindergartner and wish to wait on campus for an older student, you may supervise your child on the kindergarten playground while you wait.

Wednesday, October 12:

  • International Walk to School Day
  • Bacich ELAC meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Friday, October 14:

Thursday, October 17:

  • Bacich Principal Chat, 8:30-9:30 a.m., IDEA Studio
  • Bacich Site Council meeting, 3-4 p.m.

Saturday, October 23:

Saturday, October 29: