Catherine Dingle, Principal (

    Rebecca Miller, Assistant Principal (


    Our Why: We believe that all students have the potential to be productive citizens, demonstrate positive character in their daily interactions, and achieve at high levels academically.


    Sunday Family Update

    Sunday, September 3, 2017


    Dear Families,

    Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!  We are so excited to welcome students back to school on Tuesday.  Each Sunday, we will send out our Sunday Family Update so that you are aware of our celebrations, upcoming events, and important news.  Please be sure to read each update thoroughly.


    First Day of School

    Bus Riders.  On the first day of school, we encourage all students to arrive at school the way that they will arrive each day throughout the year.  If your child is a bus rider, please have him/her ride the bus to and from school on the first day; this helps to make sure that students get home safely and know their daily routine.  

    Car Riders.  

    • ARRIVAL.  All car riders and drivers will be greeted by a staff member prior to 8:45 AM to review unloading procedures.  All car riders are to unload between the painted yellow lines.  Groups of cars will be directed to move up to the unloading zone; please do not let your child out of the car until you receive direction from a staff member.   
    • DISMISSAL.  In order to pick up a child from the car loop at dismissal, each car must display the blue BVES car loop tag.  Car tags will be available for pick-up in the main office on Tuesday morning and throughout the week.  If the BVES car loop tag is not displayed at dismissal, parents will need to park their car, and then report to the main office to ascertain a BVES car loop tag and sign out their child.  No child will be released to the car loop without the BVES car loop tag displayed in the car.

    Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Students.  

      • Pre-K and Kindergarten students will report to the cafeteria at arrival.  The Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will greet their students in the cafeteria; once all students have arrived, the teachers will walk the children to class.  
      • All bus riders are encouraged to ride the bus the first day of school in the morning and afternoon so that they know their daily routine.  
      • All car riders will walk with staff members to the cafeteria.
      • In the event that parents accompany their children inside the building on the first day, they may walk them to the cafeteria if need be.   Parents will say their goodbyes at the front door or in the cafeteria.  We promise, the kids are in good hands!  

    First Day Folders.  Each student will receive a First Day Folder that includes several informational documents.  Please be sure to review each document thoroughly.  


    Parent Handbook

    The BVES Parent Handbook is available on our website at  The Parent Handbook includes a wealth of information about school procedures and what you can expect from BVES throughout the school year.  Please take time to review the Parent Handbook this week.


    Student Culture for the 2017-2018 School Year

    Throughout the school year, we will be focusing on developing and maintaining a safe, welcoming learning environment for students at Bay View Elementary School.  Our staff has developed several processes and procedures for helping all students to meet our school-wide expectations; two primary components of our focus on Student Culture are School-wide Discipline and Character Traits.  A brief overview of both components is below; more information will be forthcoming throughout the month of September.

    Overview of School-wide Discipline

    We believe that all students have the potential to be productive citizens, demonstrate positive character in their daily interactions, and achieve at high levels academically.

    There are three types of discipline that will be utilized:

    • Preventative Discipline:  With preventative discipline, actions are taken to facilitate the demonstration of desired expectations in both academic and social settings.  Preventative discipline actions include, but are not limited to, teaching, modeling, and reinforcing the desired expectations.
    • Supportive Discipline: With supportive discipline, actions are taken to assist students with self-control by helping them to get back on task.  Supportive discipline actions include, but are not limited to, the use of praise, reminders, redirections, re-teaching, and/or breaks.  
    • Corrective Discipline: With corrective discipline, actions are taken when students do not demonstrate the desired expectations as directed and/or follow the school rules. Corrective discipline actions include, but are not limited to, explicit redirections, logical consequences, breaks, alternative learning environments, and/or removal from the learning environment.

    Overview of Character Traits

    Character traits will be taught each month throughout the school year in order to facilitate the demonstration of desired expectations in both academic and social settings.  Our theme is “Character is Key!”.  Our first character trait kick-off will be on Monday, September 11, 2017.

    Each student will receive a Bay View necklace with a BVES dog tag.  Students will earn a character “charm” for their Bay View necklace at the end of each month if they demonstrate the target character trait throughout the month.  If a student doesn’t earn the charm in the target month, but demonstrates the trait consistently in a subsequent month, the charm can still be earned. The chart below outlines the character traits that will be taught each month. Parents will receive information about the monthly character trait at the beginning of each month.  

    Primary Character Trait

    Focus Months

    Supporting Character Traits


    Students are able to show interest and concern for others.

    September, February

    Caring, empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, accepting


    Students are able to demonstrate self-control, take initiative with work completion and friendships, put forth a high level of effort, and maintain stamina on difficult tasks.

    October, April

    Work ethic, perseverance, attentiveness, dependable, accountable, independent


    Students are able to be truthful, sincere, and trustworthy with themselves and others.

    November, March

    Fairness, accountable, ownership


    Students are able to work together, get along with one another, and function as a team.

    December, May

    Teamwork, dependable, considerate, tolerant, helpful, patient


    Students are able to be positive role models for their classmates, show kindness, cooperate with others, be honest, and demonstrate self-discipline.

    January, June

    Selfless, plus all primary and supporting character traits

    Character is Key!

    This Week at Bay View

      • Tuesday, September 5.  
        • First day of school for all students in Pre-kindergarten - Grade 5.
        • First day of school for all Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students.


    • Wednesday, September 6.


      • First day of school for all Monday/Wednesday/Friday Preschool students.
      • Students will be dismissed at 1:50 PM.


    Upcoming Events


    • Wednesday, September 13. I-Mom, 8:15 - 8:45 AM.
    • Thursday, September 14.


      • Fall portraits for all students.
      • Food Distribution, 4:00 - 5:30 PM.
      • My Family Matters, 4:00 - 7:00 PM.


    For more information about Bay View, be sure to check out our website.   If there is anything else that you'd like to see in this update, please email our Principal, Dr. Dingle at, or our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Miller at