Bay Farm Beat - October 2019

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OCT | 2019 | ISSUE 1

Joy, purpose, and compassion... What does it mean?

Every parent wants their child to grow up self-confident and happy. Search the Internet, and you will find thousands of articles on how to raise children with a positive self-image. Most of these articles confirm that children develop confidence as they begin to appreciate their accomplishments. At Bay Farm, this is the PURPOSE part of our mission. Essential to the Montessori philosophy is building efficacy and autonomy in children. Dr. Montessori believed that adults should help children only as much as they need to become independent. To Dr. Montessori, independence is essential to true freedom. Therefore Montessori trained teachers to see themselves as guides who support the development of autonomy in each child. Here’s an example: We have many children in the Toddler House who are less than 24 months old. Some of these children come to us, not yet walking. In September, the Toddler House teachers greet students each morning at their cars. They joyfully help to unbuckle car seats, get backpacks, and carry children to class. As the weeks pass, these teachers begin to empower our youngest students to accomplish these tasks themselves. Getting a backpack on a toddler’s shoulders is undoubtedly not the most expedient way to manage speedy arrivals. It does, however, signal to the toddler that they are capable of carrying their possessions to school. These are examples of PURPOSE at the earliest level. Walking to class with our materials, hanging our coats and backpacks on our hooks, and changing into slippers by ourselves, develops a deep connection to our autonomy. No matter how long these things take. In a few months, PURPOSE looks like choosing your work, setting it up, completing it, and then cleaning up. It will show up in your house when your child tells you they need to wear boots to school on an agriculture enrichment day because that is what farmers wear to work. PURPOSE is your child starting to do homework with less prompting, or wanting to redo a project because they are not satisfied with how it looks. As our students grow older, PURPOSE shows up in their understanding that they can make a positive impact on others and their desire to act. Our students are well known for trying new things, maintaining healthy friendships, asking great questions, supporting each other, taking risks, reliability, and being supremely joyful. (Continued on next page)

A LOOK AHEAD OCTOBER Oct. 1: Montessori in the Home Workshop hosted by the MPA Oct. 2: Inside Your Child’s Classroom. Back to School Night for Toddler House and Children’s House October 5: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys October 5: Parent Event. Oktoberfest October 8-10: Picture Days October 8: Home Cross Country Meet vs. St. Paul October 10: Cross Country Race - SSMSL October 14: Columbus Day. School Closed. October 15: ELI, ELII, MS Conferences. School Closed. October 19: 15th Annual 5k Run by the Bay October 23: Cross Country Race vs. Derby Academy October 24: Kindergarten Field Trip October 24: Family Pumpkin Carving on Campus October 25: Halloween Party, Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin Stroll October 30: 7th Annual SSMSL Invitational - Cross Country

NOVEMBER Nov. 1: TH, CH Conferences | Professional Day, School Closed Nov. 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends, Fall Back Nov. 5: Montessori in the Home Workshop Hosted by the MPA Nov. 7: Kindergarten Field Trip to Plimoth Plantation Nov. 8: Kindergarten Conferences Nov. 9: Annual MA Middle School XC Championship Nov. 11: 6th Annual Mass Elemantery XC Championship Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day, School Closed Nov. 25-26: Book Fair Nov. 26: Special Persons’ Day - Noon Dismissal

DECEMBER Dec. 2-6: Science Fair Week Dec. 3: Giving Tuesday Dec. 12 - 14: Mary Poppins Jr. Performances Dec. 16-19: Gingerbread Week Dec. 20 - January 3: Holiday Break, School Closed.

By now, most of you have met Anna and Harmony, our two Alpacas, and the goats Scruffy, Dwight, and Alfie are stars of the campus. Taking care of these lovely animals requires a lot of work. It’s too much for one person to handle alone. In true Bay Farm fashion, we developed a rotating schedule to ensure that they are fed and safely tucked in each evening. When Julia Geder, one of last year’s eighth-grade graduates, learned of this schedule, she asked her mom to help her learn how to perform the job. After some training with Annabel, she comes back to Bay Farm one night each week to take a tuck-in shift for the animals. Julia is an excellent example of a student who has developed the confidence to take on a task, the autonomy to perform the job by herself. She’s here every Wednesday night caring for the animals with joy, compassion, and purpose. - Conrad Wildsmith Head of School

Bay Farm At a Glance: What’s new this year? Enrollment increased by


attracting families from

21 towns

We opened a third classroom in Toddler House:

Expanding Agriculture Program will be worked into the curriculum across all levels.

Snowy Owl

across the South Shore.


Pygmy Goats: Scruffy, Dwight, and Alfie


Alpacas: Harmony & Anne

Community events held at Bay Farm every month!

Official Bay Farm Mobile App Available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play

New Enrichment offerings including Archery, Survival 101, Cupcake Wars, & Agriculture at Bay Farm

Parent/social 12 events planned throughout the year

Bay Farm Received Full Accreditation from the American Montessori Society and the Association for Independent Schools of New England


An exciting achievement Bay Farm receives full accreditation from the American Montessori Society and re-accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools of New England I always describe Bay Farm as a community that fully embraces each child. To me, this captures the spirit of our school. My feelings were confirmed by the American Montessori Society when after a rigorous year-long process, decided to fully accredit Bay Farm as a member AMS school. This accreditation is an affirmation of the work we consistently do to prepare our students for a bright future. Accreditation by the American Montessori Society provides guidance, empowerment, and high ideals to help school communities implement and sustain the rigorous standards of quality Montessori education. Accreditation by the American Montessori Society is the gold standard of Montessori school excellence—the highest level of recognition a Montessori school can achieve, and a highly visible indicator of a school’s quality. It is also a high honor that positions our school among less than 15% of other Montessori schools across the country. Not only was Bay Farm accredited by the American Montessori Society, but we also received re-accreditation from the Association of Independent Schools of New England, an achievement ten years in the making. During the 2018-2019 school year, the entire faculty and staff, lead by Director of Education, Liz Titus, worked diligently on a Self-Study Report that covered each and every aspect of our school from curriculum, policy and procedures, financial statements, and more. This 160-page report highlighted our strengths and pointed out areas we felt could use improvement. Once our final self-study was submitted to both AISNE and AMS, a team of dedicated professionals from schools across the state reviewed the study as well as multiple supplementary documents that supported our report. The next step of the process was an in-person visit from the team. While on campus, this group of teachers and school administrators interviewed every Bay Farm faculty and staff member as well as parents, observed in the classroom, and fully immersed themselves into the daily life at Bay Farm. After four days, they departed campus to deliberate and write a full report on the school that would not only help determine if we receive accreditation, but also provide recommendations, requirements, and observations on what Bay Farm can do to continue to deliver on the school’s mission. The visiting team from AMS commented that the presence of Montessori core values can be seen everywhere, from the beauty of the classroom environments to the respect exhibited between the adults and the children. They pointed out that our school’s overwhelming climate of spirituality, striking at the heart of the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, distinguishes BFMA from other schools. The Visiting Team was impressed by the profound respect with which our

BAY FARM HAPPENINGS teachers at all levels interact with students. They saw how we listen to students patiently with respect and speak to students in a collegial manner, showing how we are partners in the learning process. One member of the team noted that our youngest students had the confidence to ask questions and seek out resources to find answers to their questions. This confidence and curiosity are essential qualities that will serve our students for the rest of their lives. I cherish the way our students orient themselves to work and knowledge. I am proud that the accreditation team saw how our children welcome visitors to their classrooms and how confident and competent our students are. I am proud of our school community for accomplishing these two milestone.


Introducing new members of the team... Kate Bray | Toddler House My name is Kate Bray, and I am wife to Kyle, mom to Hank and Lily, and the Assistant Teacher of the newly added Toddler House classroom, Snowy Owl. My husband and I relocated to Duxbury from Annapolis, MD in 2017. We began a search for a preschool for our toddler son Hank, and the search was cut short when we found Bay Farm. We fell in love with the beautiful campus, individualized learning focus, community, and well-rounded Montessori Education offered at all levels. The values of outdoor time, social skills, joy, and wonder of learning are exactly what I want my children to have the chance to experience. Watching Hank flourish and evolve so rapidly from a toddler to a confident, empathetic , capable, young boy in love with learning fueled my desire to learn as much about Montessori as possible and take on the education necessary to become an Assistant Teacher. Working with the toddlers at Bay Farm brings me so much joy as I feel it’s a privilege to facilitate their learning and growth starting at the youngest age. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Towson University and a M.B.A. from University of Maryland University College. When I’m not teaching you can find me running with Hank and Lily around Duxbury in the double Bob stroller or spending time outdoors with family and friends. I believe the best way to travel is by foot and the best entertainment can be found outdoors.

Beth Dennison | Toddler House Beth has recently joined the Bay Farm family as an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler House. She is an active member of her community, volunteering for her children’s school and for various charity events. Beth is an alumni of Munchkin Montessori/Bay Farm and looks forward to exemplifying the values with the children. In her time outside of work, Beth enjoys going out on the boat and traveling with her husband and two children, even if the traveling these days consists mainly of going to the Big Y!

Taylor Hurley | Children’s House Taylor is an enthusiastic addition to the Bay Farm family as the Assistant Teacher in the Heron Room in the Children’s House. She knew immediately stepping onto campus, that she wanted to become a part of this wonderful community and learn more about the Montessori method. She graduated from the University of Maine in 2015 majoring in Child Development and Family Relations with a double minor in Psychology and Disability Studies. Following graduation, she became a preschool teacher in Plymouth for four years, obtaining her lead teaching certificate from the MA Department of Early Education and Care. She is ready to add her strong work ethic, fun, and humor to the classroom!

BAY FARM HAPPENINGS Craig Sander | Director of Finance As a Bay Farm parent, Craig is deeply invested in ensuring the continued growth and development of Bay Farm Montessori Academy. Craig hopes to bring his experience to support the school’s administrative and business offices. He has an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management and 10 years of leadership experience, from marketing and technology to operational systems and finance. He lives in Plymouth with his wife, Anna, and son, Oskar.

Alyssa McNaughton | Assistant Alyssa first heard about Bay Farm from Bay Farm families and children themselves, as their babysitter! She moved to Duxbury last summer and fell in love with the beautiful town. After spending the previous four years living in Boston as a student at Emerson College, she recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications. When not studying or on campus, Alyssa spent her days laughing and exploring with many of Boston’s youngest residents as their nanny or babysitter. Her experience working with children at different developmental and personal stages of life ranging in age from newborn to school-aged, validates her vocation to inspire and love all children. Her passion for reading, learning, and creating make her ready to jump into this next adventure. She looks forward to experiencing for herself “the magic of Bay Farm”.

Johanna Lawrence | Registrar, Front Desk Johanna grew up down the street from Bay Farm and often thought what a cool place it would be to work. In July of 2019 Johanna started as Registrar, Administrative Assistant at Bay Farm. She brings with her twenty years of Administrative experience and a love of learning new skills. She graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in English Literature. Previous work experience includes positions in philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy and Manomet Center for Conservation Science. When she is not enjoying another day at Bay Farm Montessori Johanna enjoys spending time with her 9 year old daughter Justine and her husband Giff walking local beaches rain or shine.

Débora McLaughlin | Children’s House Débora immediately felt a very strong connection to the school after visiting the campus and meeting with the community. She has a background in early childhood education and experience in both kindergarten and integrated preschool classrooms. Débora has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Saint Anselm College. Having grown up in Brazil and previously lived in England, she is excited to bring this international experience to Bay Farm. Débora is passionate about teaching and playing a positive role in her student’s learning. She is looking forward to this new adventure and to inspiring and being inspired by her students.






Curriculum Corner

Toddler House Piping Plover: Michele McKale and Bridget Martin Tern: Rachael Dunbar and Beth Dennison Snowy Owl: Mary Sullivan and Kate Bray Classroom Focus: routines, practical life, sensorial, language, math, art and science Our little ones have been settling into their new classrooms and have been busy making new friends or reconnecting with old friends! As we gear up for a wonderful school year, we prepare to take on the curriculum of the Toddler House. This includes topics such as routines, practical life, sensorial, language, math, art, and science. We will be practicing cleaning up our work area, participating in circle time, helping with snack time (pouring, wiping up spills), hand washing, and working on our social skills such as taking turns and using our words. A big part of the Toddler House curriculum focuses on practical life. These activities develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. Activities such as pouring,

Curriculum Corner scooping, cleaning spills, care of self and environment, grace and courtesy, and movement are all things we encourage our toddlers to take part in. The children also enjoy food prep activities. These include spreading cream cheese, butter, or jam, onto crackers or bagels, cutting soft foods, such as bananas or cucumbers, baking simple recipes such as muffins or crescent rolls, making apple sauce or juicing an orange. This is a pivotal age where children will try to imitate what their parents are doing. Cycles of activities help them coordinate their movements and brings a special coordination of movement. For example, getting into an armchair, getting down and immediately climbing back up again. This movement aides the child by preparing them indirectly for later actions, deepens their concentration, and develops constancy and patience. Our Language shelves will offer many choices for each developmental stage of our students. In September the focus is apples, fall leaves, and familiar objects from home, such as, pets or other domestic items. October will offer more fall ideas, such as pumpkins, colorful leaves, and maybe some friendly Halloween based language items such as cute black cats or jack-o-lanterns. In November we may offer language cards or matching items that depict warm family gatherings or perhaps vehicles that are depict travel such as planes or trains. Our sensorial shelves hold many opportunities to explore with the senses. We offer color matching, various textures, many different types of shapes, and we offer opportunities to explore different tastes, smells, and temperatures such as cold ice vs. warm water, or warm, homemade play-dough. Throughout the fall we enjoy baking with the children. We discuss the wonderful smells that permeate the room when baking with cinnamon or apples. The year is off to a great start. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

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Children’s House Kingfisher: Julie Hurley and Kathy Caswell Heron: Norma Anthony and Taylor Hurley Sandpiper: Lori Churchill and Annabel Chase Osprey: Chrissy Brodeur and Debora McLaughlin Kindergarten: Chrissy Brodeur and Debora McLaughlin All of the Children’s House classrooms have been alive with activity during the start of this new school year. We are reading about peace and re-establishing some ground rules for our classrooms. The returning children are exemplary role models and very helpful to our new friends. We have introduced the concepts of living or nonliving as well as the concepts of plant or animal, and the children are learning to sort items by their characteristics. We are reading about the life cycle of the apple tree, parts of the apple, and Johnny Appleseed, a native of Massachusetts. Sunflowers are found throughout many classrooms, and fun activities welcome the opportunity to explore and discover the life cycle of this beautiful fall flower. The introduction to geography has begun with the awareness that our world is made of air, land, and water. The land and water globe is a favorite work for many. We have also looked at the continent globe and map and learned a song to help us remember the names of the continents. In October, the children will continue to explore the classroom and expand their friendships. Normalization is an important aspect of a Montessori classroom. This is when the children have understood and grasped the ground rules, when they are repeatedly able to experience periods of concentration, eagerly seek independent work, and when they make constructive work choices. The peaceful tone and love of silence reflect their concentration. We will soon see the beginning of the process of normalization in the Children’s House classrooms. As Fall continues, we will begin our study of trees and leaves and also be covering the life cycle and parts of the pumpkin. In geography, we will begin our study of the individual continents beginning with North America, specifically the United States, Mexico, and Canada. During the month of November, our geography studies will continue with North America. The children will learn about the story of the Pilgrims, the Native Americans, and the celebration of Thanksgiving. In science, we will study birds, migration, and hibernation. The children are identifying all types of feathered friends, from the backyard cardinal to turkeys, to the exotic quetzal. To see how these areas of study translate to classroom work, keep reading ahead. Thank you for sharing your children with us. It is going to be an amazing year.

Curriculum Corner

Curriculum Corner The Montessori classroom is a place where freedom of movement and choice is respected. It is specifically designed to maximize independent learning, self-discipline, and exploration. The Children’s House classrooms are divided into five areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Culture and Science, Mathematics, and Language. Practical Life

Behr and Ethan are beginning the Hundred Board. The Hundred Board is a key Montessori Mathematics material, which helps children make the leap from the recognition of numbers, to understanding how they belong in a sequence. As the name suggests, it focuses specifically on numbers 1 – 100.


Lennie is using tweezers to take seeds out of the flower. We then fed the birds with the seeds. This is a Practical Life skill that enhances fine motor development, in particular the pincer grip.


Students were able to use a cider press that bay Farm parent, Tuffer Dow brought to campus to demonstrate the making of cider. Children were able to touch, feel, and smell the apples as they helped press the fruit into cider and were even able to taste test the final product.

Cultural (Geography)

Sierra is learning the names of the Continents using the World Map Puzzle. This helps children form visual recognition of the divisions of the continents and help learn the names. This also helps with control of error since the pieces have to fit together.

Language Science

Vail is working with the Sandpiper Letters. This activity supports visual, auditory, and tactile senses. She is sorting objects by beginning sound, and tracing the letters.

Alice is learning about the different parts of an apple: the seeds, the core, the receptacles, the peel, the stem, and the calyx lobe. Coloring is a fun activity for the children to engage and remember the information.

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Kindergarten Kindergarten: Chrissy Brodeur and Debora McLaughlin The kindergarten children are adjusting well to their new classroom, friends, teachers, and routine. They are continuing to acclimate to the classroom and broaden their circle of friends. We have begun introducing basic geographical locations such as home, street, town, and state to teach them more about themselves and their family. We have been focusing on Massachusetts and the children are enjoying studying interesting facts about the state such as the official state tree, bird, flower, and flag. During the month of October, we will continue our study of the New England states and their native harvests. We have been tasting, identifying, and graphing apples in a variety of ways. On October 24, we will visit the Manomet Bird Observatory to learn about the birds that migrate and live in Massachusetts. We will also visit a working cranberry bog to see how our local crops are harvested. November will conclude our studies of New England with a complete map and some interesting facts about the states. The children will learn about the culture of Native Americans and the colonial era of the 1600s with crafts and activities and on November 7, we will visit the Grist Mill, Plimoth Rock, and Plimoth Plantation. We will enjoy a New England brunch before our Thanksgiving break. The children will work together in small groups to measure, mix, and prepare ingredients. Our menu will include pumpkin waffles with maple syrup, corn bread, cranberry, strawberry and blueberry smoothies, and homemade applesauce. We will reinforce grace and courtesy by arranging some flowers, learning proper table setting, and encouraging appropriate table manners all while enjoying brunch together.

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Elementary I Elementary I: Mark Benoit and Katie Byrne Elementary I is a bustling beehive of activity. The combination of the two classrooms has a great ratio of older and younger students which allows for plenty of opportunities for peer learning. This term our cultural studies will focus on the work of water. We began the first few weeks of school with the Great Lesson, “The Story of the Universe.” This combines experiments with the story of the Big Bang. Some topics that we will explore this term are rivers, oceans, water forms, erosion, the importance water and the many ways that we use it. We are inviting Hauke Kite-Powell to visit the classroom who will speak about his experience as a Research Specialist at Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution. We also are going to be walking to Jones River Landing for a class on the local watershed. Other events are in the works for this season. If you have expertise in any water related fields please let us know, so that we can learn from you. We will be sending homework home soon. We will ease into it with a week of math, using the computer program, IXL. The week after will be followed by spelling and math. Please help your child arrange a schedule to alleviate any worry and to help make this as positive an experience as possible. Our main goal is to help children learn independence, time management, and accountability skills. In October, information will be coming home for the Bay Farm Science Fair. Projects will be due the week after Thanksgiving We look forward to an exciting year of growth and endless learning for all of us (students, teachers, and parents).

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Elementary II Walden: Kelley Kasak-Collins, Nancy Kennedy, Brianna Mastrogiacomo It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been going full force in the classroom for a month and that we are already looking ahead to the winter months! We are off to a wonderful start and would like to welcome the following new students into the Walden community: Andrew, Gabe (welcome back!), Margaret, Nancy, and Owen. We’ve worked hard to make Walden more than just a classroom, it is a community to enjoy growing educationally, socially, and emotionally. We kicked off the year sharing our summer community activity. Each child ventured out into the community and wrote about what community means to them. We’ve discovered that community involves everything from playing sports to volunteering. Speaking of volunteering, the group collectively voted to clean the Duxbury beaches again as their class community service project. For the third year in a row, this has been proposed by a student and overwhelmingly supported by the rest of the group. We will keep an eye on the weather forecast to determine a date. Be on the lookout for a call for parent drivers! The 6th grade trip was an enormous success. We took the largest BFMA group ever to Thompson Island, and the group was comprised of all young ladies to boot. The girls stretched their physical and emotional boundaries and learned a lot about themselves throughout the trip. We were extremely proud of their growth! In addition, our busy 6th years have all chosen their Independent Learning Project (ILP) topics and have begun researching in earnest.

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Elementary II (con’t) Each student took a grammar assessment on the first day of school; based on their performances, they were assigned to a lesson group. These groups are fluid, as the children may float in and out of various groupings depending on their needs. All students began the year by reading a classic novel. This year, the Elementary II novels include Pippi Longstocking, The Outsiders, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Aside from the plot and characters, we’ve had a lot of fun exploring the nuances of the language from their respective times. After the classic novels are completed, the students will move on to historical fiction centering on some portion of European history. Speaking of reading, as part of the Elementary II homework in the coming months, each ELII student will be reading a common book; the girls will be reading Little Women and the boys will be reading A Trumpet of the Swan. Their fall project will include making a postage stamp of their favorite character, writing a character analysis, and creating a comic strip of their favorite scene from the book. Stay tuned for more details! Early Writers Workshop lessons centered on friendly letter writing, writing proposals, and idea development for the 6th graders; complete idea development, identifying a topic sentence, and using transitions for the 5th graders; and using complete sentences, mechanics, and creating ideas using stems for the 4th years. How-to paragraphs, essays, and descriptive writing will be the focus during the latter part of the fall months. The year’s cultural studies kicked off with an in-depth look at the Five Themes of Geography. Celebrate the Differences has always allowed the children to take a cursory look at geography and culture, but this unit gave them a great perspective on the nuances of physical and human geography. When this unit concludes, we will delve into our study of European geography, culture, and history.

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Elementary II (con’t) In math, ELII students started off the year with an assessment to organize their groups for lessons and help determine where each group should start. Every group started the year with a few refreshers such as multiplying, word problems, and order of operations. Students have started to practice setting up and understanding multiplication equations as a comparison, and how to determine which operation to use based on the language used in the problem. Some of the older students began working with ratios and unit rates. We have discussed how ratios can be calculated and where unit rates can most commonly be seen in the real world. Additionally, all groups have started geometry lessons where we have reviewed the difference between the area and perimeter of shapes which will lead into lessons involving 3D shapes, volume, and the Pythagorean theorem. Most recently in geometry, students have been identifying segments, rays, lines, and skew lines which will transition into graphing and using the coordinate plane. Students had their first science lab and learned how to use observations to create inferences about different things, and the importance of the scientific method. We will soon start working on our first lesson in our Earth Science unit for the year about the water cycle and weather which will lead into a weather project. We have also done a few labs that have applied the scientific method and how important it can be to do an experiment multiple times to see if results are altered based on independent and dependent variables. As we get into October we will also start talking about this year’s Science Fair, please keep an eye out for a letter discussing guidelines and due dates. Thank you for helping us get the year off to a great start – we are looking forward to an amazing time together!

Middle School Middle School: Brianna Mastrogiacomo The Middle School Students have had a great start to the school year! Students have started classes at Duxbury Bay Maritime School working towards their motorboat licenses and will continue their classes until Veteran’s Day. Additionally, they have started working on their TED talks that will be presented in May. New this year, we are assigning students with this Ted Talk project. As a group we discussed what a TED talk is and what attributes make a good TED talk. Next, students will start thinking about a topic they would like to talk about and begin researching it. We kicked off our year of great literature with a super discussion about the summer readings: “A Drop of Hope” and “Ghost”. Aside from a general theme of community, the stories developed the characters quite well and they gave the students some great insight into the qualities they want to grow within themselves. The first literature circle book of the year focuses on a classic, and “The Lord of the Flies” is what was chosen for the middle schoolers this year. Aside from building upon

Curriculum Corner the summer theme of community, leadership is central to this book. After completing this novel, we will begin a series of historical fiction focusing on a variety of time periods and places in Europe. Also, as part of this Fall’s homework, all middle schoolers will be reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” and will be completing a character project by early December. Students were given an assessment on the first day of class to determine their grammar groupings. Our goal is to build a working understanding of grammatical concepts and to develop within each child the ability to effectively articulate their thoughts and ideas into writing. We kicked off the year by practicing friendly letter writing and how to address envelopes. We would love to encourage your children to establish pen pal relationships with friends or family members to further develop these skills and to add a new dimension to their relationship with someone special. In addition, our middle schoolers have been working on building strong paragraphs by focusing on the main idea. Our cultural studies have centered on the Five Themes of Geography. Aside from location, the students have been dissecting one theme each week to build a genuine understanding of each concept. When that unit is finished, we will begin our study of European geography, culture, and history. In Math, students started the year with an assessment to determine groups and where we should start the year. We started with ratios and unit rates and writing them in the simplest form. We have discussed where unit rates can be seen in the real world and how we can calculate and use unit rates to determine a better deal. This will lead to proportional relationships and solving for unknown variables. In Science, the middle school students started the year reviewing the scientific method and the importance of scientific observations and inferences. We have also started to work on their Earth Science unit. We reviewed the water cycle and will be covering weather soon. This will allow us to transition into a lesson on clouds and a project where students will create a weather report based on different locations around the United States. Finally, as October approaches we will start working on this year’s STEAM Fair! Keep an eye out for a letter sent home that covers the Bay Farm STEAM fair and the guidelines and rubric for their projects.

Specialist Spotlight

Music Katy Boc Toddler House, Children’s House, and Kindergarten: The fall months will find Toddler House and Children’s House students learning music and movement to help them understand themselves and their place in the world, as well as songs to celebrate the seasons and holidays. Songs like ‘I have Ten Little Fingers’ and ‘Head and Shoulders, Baby’ help students identify parts of the body and movements associated with them. We will explore elements of pitch and rhythm using classroom instruments such as shakers, rhythm sticks, hand drums, and bells. Each month, I feature a different string instrument during Toddler House and Children’s House music; violin, mandolin, ukulele, and guitar. Students have the opportunity to hear each of these instruments and learn about them through direct interaction. October will find us singing songs about the changing seasons and exploring some (slightly) spooky songs to get into the Halloween spirit. In November, we will learn songs and drumming from Native American traditions. December will find us singing songs about the holidays and the music of South America. Kindergarten students will perform their first class play in December. Elementary I: This fall, ELI students will explore elements of pitch and rhythm through songs, movement, instrument exploration, and music games. Students are learning basic rhythmic notation through call and response games with sticks and chimes. These games introduce rhythm reading and prepare students to begin writing their own music. ELI students are also learning proper singing technique and songs for their first class performance, ‘Tide Pool Condos.’ They are also learning songs to tie into their classroom cultural studies. This fall, the songs will feature the music and dance of South America. Our instrument focus for the fall months is on percussion and we will be using a variety of classroom instruments, including rhythm sticks, shakers, bells, chimes, and hand drums. Elementary II and Middle School: This fall, ELII and Middle School students are learning to hear, read, and write rhythm patterns in simple meter (2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time.) Their pitch studies will focus on reading the notes of the staff in treble clef, and on using solfege to identify keys and melodic patterns. The vocal component of class consists of developing proper vocal technique using diaphragmatic breathing to help develop tone and projection. During October, we will put these skills to use through unison singing. In November, we will begin exploring part-singing using vocal arrangements to learn about music traditions of Europe and South America. During our instrument class on Tuesday, beginning students are learning basic technique, and picking and bowing patterns. Intermediate students are reviewing skills and instrumental pieces from last year’s repertoire, and are beginning new tunes and scales as well. Advanced students are reviewing pieces and scales, learning new tunes, and moving on to more advanced concepts, such as supporting a melody line using chords and rhythmic techniques.

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ArtLand Julie Hawkins Welcome to a “NEW” year, bright with creativity and JOY. The Children’s House is bustling with excitement and many new students. They are already on their way to adorning the classrooms with fabulous art. Young artists have been learning about shapes and colors, and doing a variety of art projects to develop motor skills and bring colorful fun into the classrooms. The autumn season will find students creating shape collages, learning about primary and secondary colors, a collection of fall artwork, learning about Native Americans in November, and December brings in winter celebrations. I will keep you posted with many photos. Kindergarteners have enjoyed drawing sunflowers and inventing adorable scarecrows. They will be on a clay adventure designing some autumn arts and crafts, and creating an assortment of celebratory art for the seasons. It is a time of great fun and artistic expressions, as they increase their self-esteem through art making and sharing their masterpieces. Elementary I started the year on a note of peace, celebrating peace day by designing our jazzy “PEACE” sign on the side of the building by the great room. They are off on a water adventure as they integrate classroom studies of water and animal habitats into art using a variety of mediums. First on the artistic journey was designing ocean batik pillows in vibrant hues. They all did their own sewing, and I was amazed at the gorgeous designs and splashy color combinations they chose. The pillows went home with many smiles. Next on the agenda are ocean oil pastel mosaics. These images will be on exhibit in the great room, as will much of their art over the season. We will dive into designing creative turtles, fish, ocean life, pond creatures, and many more with the theme of water. It will be a fantastic time of brilliant hues and ocean treasures. Naturally, we end our season in December with our traditional edible art, constructing our famous gingerbread houses. Elementary II started off the year designing a new peace sculpture for our peace garden. Similar to the triangular pole that is there now, but the new one will be fresh and filled with spectacular images of peace with quotes. They are still working on finishing touches, and it will soon be up to enhance our lovely peace garden. Student’s will then integrate studies of central and south America into sensational works of art throughout the year. The first stop along the way is southern Mexico and Guatemala. They are designing Coco masks that will dazzle the great room, along with many other creative projects along our travels. It is an expressive time producing arts and crafts from a part of America that is bright with color and creativity. I will keep you posted with pictures and exhibits. They also will be integrating class room studies of Russia and designing puppets for a special classroom presentation. I have a visiting artist, Sally Dean, coming in to show the students her recent puppet series and we will work with the students on puppet making. It will be a fantastic time of dovetailing from the classroom to flying with creativity in Artland. I enjoy these adventures to the fullest. Students will be ending their season in December with our traditional edible art, building our famous gingerbread houses. Middle School students painted a beautiful garden peace pole which will be on display soon. They have also finished their self-portraits which will soon be on exhibit in the great room. I encourage everyone to drop in and see their works of art. They are truly stunning, and each student put tremendous effort into creating a likeness. The finished results are breathtaking. Students are off on many adventures in art making this session. They will be dovetailing classroom studies of Central America, South America, and Russia, as well as going on an adventure to the art studio of Stephanie Camello-Roberts. They will learn the art of encaustic wax painting, and see how she integrates her bee keeping business into her innovative art work. Students will also be taking field trips to galleries, museums, and artist’s studios this year, as well as integrating technology and iPad art into several exciting projects. This will be a very productive year for them, brimming with innovative experiences.

* If you have any towels, yogurt containers, or newspapers, please feel free to recycle them to Artland.

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Physical Education Brendan Loflin It has been a nice and sunny start to the school year. Every student seems eager and ready for PE and I love their enthusiasm when it is time to come to class. Our youngest PE students, the Kindergarten group, have been learning about body movement and spatial awareness. They have been working on navigating with purpose, hand-eye coordination, and working on their listening skills. Elementary I has been working very hard on their Frisbee skills. We have been practicing catching and throwing and also learning the rules and guidelines for Ultimate Frisbee. In Elementary II and Middle School, we have started this school year with soccer skills and different variations of Capture the Flag. To warm up for each class, we have been practicing yoga and we always incorporate new poses before each lesson. I look forward to a great year in PE.

Learning Support Team The Learning Support Team (LST) is looking forward to another wonderful school year! For those who are new to Bay Farm, the Learning Support Team is comprised of two Learning Supporters and the School Counselor. The Learning Supporters are Kristen Boonisar and Shannon Paull, and the School Counselor is Brooke Camillo. Kristen and Shannon work in the classrooms to support the student’s academic needs. Shannon works with students in Toddler House and Children’s House, while Kristen works with Elementary I, Elementary II, and Middle School students. Brooke Camillo leads the team and supports the social/emotional needs of students across all levels. Brooke does so by facilitating groups, holding individual meetings with students, and providing direct support in the classrooms to students who could benefit from social and/or emotional guidance. The Learning Support Team is an extension of the Montessori classroom. Team members work collaboratively with classroom teachers to best support the needs of the students. The team provides additional support to any student at any time to strengthen a student’s ability to access the curriculum and thrive. We work together to ensure all students receive what they need, as we are committed to meeting the child where they’re at academically, socially, and emotionally. The Learning Support Team works towards empowering students so they may feel increased levels of competency, confidence, and autonomy. They are committed to cultivating a sense of joy, purpose, and compassion in all Bay Farm students! Please know that I am always available to parents as a resource. If you ever want to get in touch with me, do not hesitate to do so. Brooke Camillo School Counselor 781-934-7101 ext. 29

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World Languages This year, we are leveraging technology to bring Native speaking instructors in both French and Spanish to our students. We have contracted with Language Learning Network to provide highly qualified teachers for our Spanish and French classes. These teachers will conduct live video-based courses. We are inspired by what Language Learning Network offers. The program meshes perfectly with our values as they have direct experience working with many other Montessori schools. They also provide a consistent instructor who will get to know the students and differentiate instruction according to ability levels. These instructors at Learning Language Network are highly accessible and responsive. Students and their families can reach out via email or telephone and are glad to arrange virtual conferences This new format has been a learning curve for all of us; we have been working out the kinks on the technological side as the instructors get to know our students true individualized learning is beginning to take place.

Library Kristen Boonisar: Library classes and lessons are intended to encourage our children to appreciate children’s literature and read, or be read to, for pleasure. Elementary I and Children’s House classrooms meet once a week in the library. Both levels are spending their time getting acquainted with our Bay Farm Library. They are being reminded of library manners and learning the routine while being encouraged to choose books to take back to their classroom. Elementary students may check books out for home and school, but there is a maximum of three books per student that may be borrowed for a two week period. Each Library Lesson visit includes listening to a selected book or story that determines the theme of the day. Children’s House students have the added benefit of a fifth grade Elementary II student participating in their lesson and book selection for peer mentoring. The Children’s House students had their lessons based on Book! Book! Book! and Beverly Billingsly Borrows A Book and book selections for Elementary I have been The Great Dewey Hunt and The Girl Who Hated Books.

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Theatre The drama program has been going at full tilt speed since the beginning of school. The Children’s House students have been practicing pantomime, walking with quiet feet and using big stage voices during our class activities. It is amazing to see how much they have grown in confidence in their acting skills. Elementary I students received their parts for their classroom play, The Tide Pool Condos, about three weeks ago. This play compliments their classroom studies about oceans during this first semester. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to become confident with their public speaking skills. Each student is assigned single or multiple lines. The entire class participates in the ensemble where their hone their team working skills. This play will be performed two times on Monday November 18th for th the school and then the parents. Parents are responsible for costuming their child. Sewing skills are not needed for creating costumes. Hot glue or hot press hemming tape work wonders. When in doubt always keep the costumes simple. Please refrain from utilizing face masks for performances. These items inhibit the students’ projection skills. If you have any questions regarding costumes please e-mail me: for suggestions. The Elementary II and Middle School students have concentrated on creating monologues for class. We began this process by having the students write a monologue from the perspective of a minor character in a children’s book. This process will be expanded to creating duologues and dialogues reflecting incidents in history throughout the year. Their spring play will be a timeline of history taken from their works and snippets of plays. We have two casts of our younger students participating in the Thimble Theatre productions of The Littlest Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch. They have been busily working on a backdrop, rehearsing songs and developing their projection skills. The final performances will take place on Wednesday October 16th and Friday October 18th at 11:30 a.m. The final casting was announced for our after school production of Mary Poppins Jr. this past weekend. Our older students went through the audition process for three sessions. They are quickly perfecting the “correct” English pronunciations of words and are developing charming accents. Tickets for this show will go on sale in early December. Our goal in the drama program at Bay Farm Montessori Academy is to give each student the opportunity to become comfortable with public speaking. We encourage our students to push themselves past their comfort levels and discover the creative spirit that lives inside each one of us. It continues to amaze me how the performing arts help children to learn and grow in self-confidence. I am grateful that I teach every child in the school and have them for multiple years so I can watch their skills and confidence grow. Thank you for sharing your child! - Karen Howland

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Thimble Theatre: “The Littlest Pumpkin” Performances for Families Wednesday, October 16 at 11:30am and Friday, October 18 at 11:30am

Elementary I: “Tide Pool Condos” Performance for Families Monday, November 18 at 6:30pm

Thimble Theatre: “This Old Gingerbread House” Performance for Families Wednesday, November 20 at 11:30am

Kindergarten: “December in our Town” Performance for Families Thursday, December 19 at 2:00pm

Bay Farm Enrichment Presents:

Performances: Thursday, December 13 at 5:00pm Friday, December 14 at 7:00pm Saturday, December 15 at 7:00pm

Bay Farm Vacation Camps Did you know that we offer vacation camps for children 2.9 and above during times when Bay Farm and other local schools are not in session? These camps are available to not only our Bay Farm students but their friends and the general public. We know how hard it can be to juggle child care and work during times when school is on break -- These programs provide a fun and engaging way for children to stay active and engaged with education!

November/Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27 | 8:30am - 3:00pm Friday, November 29 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

Winter Break:

Monday, December 23: 8:30am - 3:00pm Tuesday, December 24: 8:30am-12:00pm Thursday, December 26: 8:30am - 3:00pm Friday, December 27:8:30am - 3:00pm Monday, December 30: 8:30am - 3:00pm Tuesday, December 31: 8:30am - 3:00pm Thursday, January 2: 8:30am - 3:00pm Friday, January 3: 8:30am - 3:00pm President’s Day and February Vacation: February 17 - February 21, 2020 Patriot’s Day and April Vacation: April 20 - April 24, 2020

Space is limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis. Email to secure your spot today!

Life on Campus

Life on Campus

Fundraising/Development School is back in session, and fall is quickly approaching. I love this time of year because you can feel the energy of happiness at school. If you have not had a chance to see all of the new happenings around campus, please take a moment to venture out on the playground! Our five new members of the Bay Farm community are settling into life on the farm! The goats, Scruffie, Alfie, Dwight who are triplet pygmy goats, are quite the characters. They love to talk and climb on their play structure made lovingly by Bay Farm’s own Mike O’Meara. Our Alpacas, Harmony and Anna, are the guards of the farm and the ones who nurture our baby goats – and maybe keep them in line a bit. In the afternoon you just may catch them taking a nap together in the barn. The FARM would not have come back to Bay Farm if it was not for the contributions made to our Capital Campaign for Phase I of a Mission Aligned Campus. The Barrett Family The Barry Family The Bennett Family The Boonisar Family The Camillo Family The Christiano Family The Churchill Family The Demar Family The Dow Family The Dunbar Family The Eshbaugh Family The Geraghty Family

The Giordano Family The Keating / Herfindahl Family The Kight / McKim Family The McTighe / Tassanari Family The Moran Family The O’Connor Family The Ott Family The Perkins Family The Plotkin / Lange Family The Preston Family The Rice, Sr. Family The Rice, II Family

The Sack Family The Seewald Family The Segalini Family The Taylor / Flynn Family The San Francisco Foundation The Tocci Family The Travers Family The Trulby Family The Wiernicki Family The Wildsmith / Joregensen Family The Wright Family


Saturday, October 19 5k run/walk along Bay Road Kids’ Fun Run on campus Post-race party

The fall also brings one of my favorite Bay Farm events, our annual 5k Run by the Bay in Memory of Royce Whitaker. This event truly celebrates who Bay Farm is as community. The morning is filled with races for all ages, Toddler House through 8th grade. After the race, our participants are invited to enjoy a beer garden on campus that will include some grilled nourishment to energize the weary. The 5k is not possible without contributions from our current families and friends of Bay Farm. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please click here to sign up. FINISH LINE SPONSORS:

STARTING LINE SPONSORS: Jan and Hanno Kite-Powell



The Laaper Family The Sack Family The Roberts & Wang Family Anya Brooks & The Reddy Family

COMMUNITY/FAMILY SPONSORS: The Amand Family The Azizian Family Bennett’s Tire & Gas The Blohkin Family The Blyth Family The Brodeur / Grund Family The Burghardt Family The Churchill Family The Dennison Family The Fawcett Family Empire Wine & Spirits The Gisholt Family The Good Family The Govoni Family The Hand Family The Johnston Family The Juice Station The Kane Family The Kaplan Family The Kite-Powell / Hansen Family The MacLaren Family MB Performance Institute The McTighe / Tassanari Family The Mercer Family The Morris Family Nancy & Gene Kennedy The Sabados Family The Waters Family

Bay Farm Pumpkin Stroll

Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party Friday, October 25, 2019, 5pm-7pm

This year, Bay Farm is expanding the ever popular Halloween Party! Last year, we added a Pumpkin Stroll and this year we are adding a Trunk or Treat area in the parking lot adjacent to the Great Room! The Halloween Party is such a Bay Farm tradition that our students – and parents – of all ages love to attend. Pumpkin Stroll: On Thursday, October 24, we will be hosting family pumpkin carving on campus, open to the public and Bay Farm families. During the Pumpkin Stroll on Friday the 25th, all carved pumpkins will be displayed throughout our Peace Path, and we invite families to stroll through around dusk to view all of the creations! Trunk or Treat: During trunk or treat events adults decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up on candy or little prizes (pencils, spider rings) and kids come by to visit each car with their goody bag. You can think of your own trunk theme – from Disney to Space to the Ocean anything creative goes! Not too scary because this part of the party will be for ALL attendees! If your child is anxious to enjoy the party on their own this may be the way for you to express your love for Halloween! Even our 6th and 7th graders have decided to join the fun and will be decorating three trunks of their own. Space is limited to 10 cars!

Middle School Car Wash Before the Halloween Party, the Middle School will be hosting a Car Wash after dismissals from 3:10-4:30pm. This event is part of the middle school students micro-economy. Funds raised will go directly toward the planning of the middle school trip.

Bay Farm Book Fair Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 8:30am - 1:00pm | The Great Room This year we will be using Best Book Fairs, a local Massachusetts company that brings the bookstore to us! Open from 8:30am-1:00pm, a portion of the proceeds from the Book Fair benefit the Bay Farm Library.

Special Persons’ Day Tuesday, November 26 at 9:00am All students will have the opportunity to invite their Special People to campus to meet friends and teachers and to see what they are learning in school!

All School Noon Dismissal

Montessori Parents’ Association Bay Farm’s Montessori Parents’ Association (MPA) is a dynamic volunteer organization comprised of parents/guardians of Bay Farm Montessori Academy students. The MPA organizes special school events and activities scheduled throughout the year. The MPA’s ongoing success is a combination of generous parental involvement, fresh ideas, and a wide range of diverse interests. Through the efforts of the MPA, the school community enjoys many opportunities to get to know each other and allow parents to see their children play, laugh, and thrive alongside fellow students. The cooperation, creativity, and high level of energy within our organization enhance the Bay Farm spirit of Maria Montessori and support our teachers and staff as they provide high-quality Montessori education. This year, the MPA has been hosting Montessori in the Home Workshops. Katie Byrne, Lead Teacher of Elementary I, has lead these workshops discussing homework and long-term projects. Recaps and resources from these meetings can be found on our website and on our mobile app under the Documents section. Our next Montessori in the Home Workshop is Tuesday, November 5 at 8:45am where Brooke Camillo will be covering time management skills. Save the date if you are interested in attending! If you are unable to make it in person, we will be using WebEx for people to join remotely. If you have any questions regarding the MPA or future events, please email MPA President, Allison Segalini at or Jessica Laaper at

Bay Farm Montessori parent resources HOMEWORK

Katie Byrne, Elementary I

Homework at Bay Farm: 1. Practice a skill(s) that has been taught in school, especially that needs repetition. 2. Work that integrates more than one skill. 3. Preparation for future topics and study skills. 4. Work that is of particular interest, or extends the student’s knowledge. 5. Practice organization and time management. 6. Teaches ownership (ours vs. yours). 7. A mixture of short and long term assignments.

Bay Farm Montessori parent resources Why do things go wrong? Is it the wrong time of day? Your child works really hard -- they may be hungry, tired, or need to burn energy. They may just need to cuddle or talk to you before starting. Teacher mistake? Did your child receive the wrong homework? It happens! Have your child pack it up and bring it back. This could have been an assignment meant for someone else or maybe needs more review. Having trouble getting started? It is common for students to have an idea of what doing homework “looks like,” but not sure how to get there. This is especially true for the younger students. How can you help? • Talk with your child about times of day, places, and amounts that they want to try. Let them experiment and talk about how it went. • Make a schedule with your child.

Homework should be:

Meaningful Respectful Reasonable

The teacher’s message to the student when assigning homework:

“You can do this! If you need help with something like directions, a reminder, or checking in, then ask an adult. If you have no idea what to do, have a question, or you feel like you are lost, then close the book/assignment and bring it back to us.”

• Use a timer. (Visual timers, kitchen timers) • Be a role model; use the time to do your own homework. • Check-in with the child at regular intervals.

• Take regular movement breaks. • Stay positive and strong! • Ask the student to reflect on the past week. What did you like? What didn’t work? • Make sure that the child is getting enough sleep, healthy food, relaxation time, limited screen time, etc. • Use language that establishes ownership. “This is your homework.” Do not say “Let’s get our homework done.”

Homework should never escalate to a family emergency. When in doubt, have the child bring the homework back.

Bay Farm Governance

Bay Farm Board of Trustees President & Interim Treasurer | Hauke Kite-Powell Vice President | Michael Christiano Clerk | Jacqueline Perkins Conrad Wildsmith, Head of School Ex-Officio Norm Wright Anton Eshbaugh Deb Keating Sarianna Seewald Jason Trulby Joe Wagner Leonard Taylor Michele McKale, faculty representative Brooke Camillo, faculty representative Allison Segalini, MPA representative

Scheduled Board Meetings: Open Board Meeting. Join us Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00pm for our annual Open Board Meeting. This event is open to the public and Bay Farm community and occurs in the Great Room on campus. Learn about the future of the Bay Farm Middle School, tuition setting, and overall school governance. An RSVP can be found in the Bay Farm Connection Emails and an agenda will be sent ahead of the meeting. Wednesday, January 15: Closed Board Meeting. 7:00pm in the Great Room Wednesday, March 18:Closed Board Meeting. 7:00pm in the Great Room Saturday, May 9: Closed Board Retreat. 8:00am.


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Tentative 2019-2020 Line Up:

November 2: Toe Jam Puppet Band. 10:30am

March 7: Tree Tapping & Maple Syrup Presentation

December 7: TBD

April 4: Wake Up the Farm at Bay Farm. 10:30am

January 11: Rainforest Reptile Show. 10:30am

May 2: Tinkergarten at Bay Farm. 10:30am

TIER 1 10:30am February 1: Mama Steph.


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Tickets will be available on EventBrite and are $5/family.

- Sponsor link on - Facebook Mention - Collateral at our 5k Run by the Bay, October 19


- Sponsor link on - Facebook Mention - Collateral at our 5k Run by the Bay, October 19 - 1/4 page ad in our Winter and Spring BAYBILL and Gala on the Green Program - Stage recognition at event - Logo on sponsor signage located at welcome area

Have news to share in the Bay Farm beat?

October: Vanessa Trien November: Toe Jam Puppet Band December: TBD

- Sponsor link on - Facebook Mention - Stage recognition at event Logo on sponsor signage located at welcome area - Collateral at our 5k Run by the Bay, October 19 - Full page ad in BAYBILL - 1/2 page ad in Gala on the Green Program -1/4 page ad in Bay Farm Yearbook - Hole and tee signage at the Bay Farm Annual Golf Tournament.


Have news you’d like to share with the Bay Farm community, hosting an event, or have an announcement? Send in your news! Bay Farm Beat submissions can be sent to Alyssa Good at

2019-2020 Events Lineup



January: TBD February: Mama Stef March: TBD

April: Wake Up the Farm May: TBD June: Festival at the Farm


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