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Executive Board Members:                                                              Bay Head HSA
President- Larissa Robinson                                                                  PO Box 94
Vice President- Jenny Kelber                                                         Bay Head, NJ 08742
Treasurer-  Jen Paletchev
Secretary- Andrea Caruso 
 
Please Follow us on:
Facebook @ Bay Head Home and School Association
Instagram @ bhs_hsa
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
  • Flower Sale - please see information below
  • Amazon Smile Fundraiser
Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile
, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Meaning you can help the Bay Head Home and School Association raise money for our student activities by doing something you already do all the time.....ordering from Amazon!
 
In order to have the donations sent to the BHS HSA you must be ordering through the Amazon Smile site using this link: Amazon Smile for Bay Head.
 
If you often order from Amazon via an app on your smart phone here's how to use Amazon Smile on your phone. Android users can simply download the Amazon Smile app from the App Store and replace the Amazon app with the Amazon Smile app. There is no Amazon Smile app for your iPhone but there's an easy fix for that! Simply click the link above to access the BHS HSA Amazon Smile page.  Once you're logged in you need to click the 'Share' button at the bottom of the screen, scroll to 'Add to Home Screen' and click, and you'll now have a shortcut right to the Amazon Smile page on your phone. And this shortcut works just like your Amazon app which you can now delete. 
Please reach out to me if you have any questions about this process. 
 
Thank you!
Jen Paletchev
GIFT AUCTION - POSTPONED
Martell's Tiki Bar 

This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and always a really fun night filled with amazing prizes. But we absolutely can't make it a success without your help! Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly towards enhancing our children’s Bay Head School experience with assemblies, class trips and after school programs. 

Please keep us in mind as you're Christmas shopping this year. Scored a great deal? Grab an extra as a donation to the auction! You can also help by soliciting for donations when you're shopping. I have included the solicitation letter but if you would like printed copies please reach out to me and I can get them to you. 

As always thank you for your help and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank You,
Jen Paletchev 
jpaletchev@gmail.com

Welcome NEW Kindergarten Parents!
Welcome back returning BHS parents!
Our first Home and School Association meeting is
Wednesday
September 16th
6:30pm
in the library
ALL ARE WELCOME
~Our meetings this year will be the second Wednesday night of every month at 6:30p, with the exception of this month's meeting. The meetings are as follows:
 9/16/20, 10/14/20, 11/11/20,12/9/20, 1/13/21, 2/10/21, 3/10/21, 4/14/21, 5/12/21, 6/9/21
 
~We will also be providing a Zoom link for those who do not feel comfortable attending in person
~Our HSA provides the students with amazing assemblies, trips, activites, and celebrations.
~Please come out and join us in our continued efforts to maintain the uniqueness of this special little school! 
~Our plan for this school year is to go with the flow! Unfortunately we're in unpredictable times and therefore will not be able to have all of our normal events and activities. 
  Normally we would be in full Shark Run swing right now, preparing for our biggest fundraiser of the year. It's a shame that our new families and outgoing 8th grade families    and students will be missing out on these traditions but hopefully as the year progresses we will move in a positive direction and be able to get back to our normal events.
~Of course not being able to have our normal events, such as the Shark Run and last spring's Gift Auction, is greatly affecting how we fundraise. We are going to have to think outside the box and it will be all hands on deck to get creative in our efforts this year.
~We hope your children enjoyed the BHS gaiters that were sent home the first day of school as well as special goodie bags that were sent home to the new Kindergartners.   We wanted to provide something needed as well as fun for our students and staff as a welcome back present. We also had the Welcome Back shark balloon towers made for the students return as a fun surprise. Hopefully these little gestures ease the stress just a little during these unprecedented times. 
~We are very excited to be one of the few schools in NJ that is back to full time, in person learning. We are extremely grateful for our awesome teachers, administrators, staff, and BOE that made it happen. As a thank you to our very hardworking and dedicated staff we stocked their teachers lounge with snacks, drinks, coffees, tea, etc as     well as provided them with breakfast and lunch last week during their inservice days. We are grateful to have the ability to provide these extra gifts to show our appreciation. 
~Attached below is the rough draft of the HSA 20-21 Directory. Please check your child's information and send any corrections to:
  Andrea Caruso at acaruso@howell.k12.nj.us  
~Once corrections are made a final draft will be sent out to everyone
~Please don't hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have any questions, just shoot us an email: homeandschool@bayheadschool.org
~Our officers really span the grades this year: 
  President, Larissa Robinson has a Kindergartner (Frankie), 4th grader (Charlee), and 8th grader (Lucia). [Yes this is my 9th year here and I have another 8 to go!] 
  VP, Jenny Kelber has a 2nd grader (Matthew)
  Treasurer, Jen Paletchev has a 3rd grader (Georgie)
  Secretary, Andrea Caruso has a 1st grader (Drew) and 3rd grader (Dylan)
~Please follow us on FB and IG listed below
~Let's have a great year and we hope to meet all of the new parents sooner than later!
 
June 2020 Meeting Minutes:
~CONGRATULATIONS to our Kindergarten and 8th grade Graduates!!!
 
~The HSA would like to extend a huge thank you again to our President for the last four years, Christine Hesse! Christine has gone above and beyond for the BHS community over the last 18 years that she has been a parent here. I know she won't stop, even though her youngest has graduated. She has been a fantastic leader for our Association and is completely irreplaceable.  We would also like to thank Courtenay Dolan. Courtenay was the HSA treasurer for multiple years as well as the chairperson of many events during her years at BHS.  She has been an integral part of our fundraising efforts and we are very grateful for all of her time and effort that she dedicated to the HSA. Lastly, we would like to thank Jean Akersten. Jean has been "class mom" more times than she can probably remember over the span of her three daughters years at BHS. She has been one of the most dependable volunteers for the HSA. Jean has always been there when we need an extra set of hands, always willing to help! We will miss you ladies more than you will know, but hope these words help you understand how much you have meant to the HSA and BHS!  
 
~Andrea Caruso was nominated for Secretary by Jen Paletchev with a second nomination by Jenny Kelber. We are so excited to have her as part of our HSA officer team! Jenny Kelber will be moving to VP, Jen Paletchev will continue as Treasurer and Larissa Robinson will be moving to President.
 
~We are hopeful that in September we can all get back to the little school that we love and our kids can get back to some kind of normalcy!

See you all in the Fall! 
HAVE AN AWESOME AND HEALTHY SUMMER!!!
 

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Christine Hesse, Larissa Robinson, Jen Paletchev, Jenny Hunziker Kelber, Jessica O’Campo Callaghan, Kathy Kimm, Beth Fallivene, Jim Brune, Courtenay Dolan, Shannon Curtis, Angela Breckenridge, Jessica Vaughn, Stacey Kett, Jean Akersten, Margaret Lamberson, Charmaine Kane  


Past Business:

Art To Remember – Successful this year.  Mainly online and sales were  good. Est. at $1,700 made, up vs. last year 

Products are coming in 12/4 if you ordered by the deadline

Can order until January 2nd - ship to your house rather than the school if ordering late 


Antrim Olympics – Bay Head fared well.  

Going to order generic shirts next year so the shirts can be reused


Parent’s Night Out – a fun event.  Will be doing again.


Halloween/Trunk or Treat – Kids had a great time.  Trunk or Treat was fun. Halloween: thinking of ideas and different ways to do it for next year


Tennis – 17 students signed up in the Fall.  Colin Jacobs helped out. Will do again in the Spring around May


Walking Wednesday – Last week was the last week for the year.  Possibly a Winter walk after the New Year and/or Walk With Your Pet, TBD.  


Upcoming Business:

Winter Concert – 12/12; 6-7pm


Holiday Bazaar – 12/13; Danielle Brower chairing.  

9 gifts per child – same item (can do various colors)

Please include gift bags and tags with your gifts. 

Gifts will be collected by your Classroom Contact and/or Danielle.  


Tree Sales: Will start at Christmas In Bay Head on 12/6, 5pm-8pm

Then 12/7 – 12/22 (Sat./Sun.) 10am-4pm until they run out – 

Will need a few Volunteers - Sign Up Genius to follow 


Santa Breakfast 12/7 9-11 at The Bay Head Firehouse: Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to Washington and NYC.  It will become a 7th grade fundraiser so they can raise money for their trip, which is in the Fall (of Eighth grade.)   

Sign Up Genius to follow for Volunteers 


Staff Holiday Party: HSA Will be providing a set amount to contribute to the Staff party as our Christmas gift, amount TBD
  
October 2019 Meeting Minutes
~Thank you to our Halloween chairs: Angela Breckenridge Escape Room, Katherine Christie and Maie Webb Food, and Jen Reimer Scavenger Hunt. 
~Class moms please reach out to your classes to get some volunteers for Halloween!
 
~BHS's first Trunk or Treat is this Wednesday from 6-8pm. Please sign up to participate and hand out candy to make this a great event for our kids as well as contributing to a great cause in memory of BHS's wonderful teacher, Barbara Martin. 
~Thank you to all of the parents that came out for our first Parents Night Out last week! We hope you all had a blast and we look forward to doing it again!
~Don't forget to place your Art to Remember orders by November 4th! You can place your orders online!
~Thank you to Nikki Brandle who will be taking over Art to Remember next year!
~Please see attachments below for the October Meeting Minutes as well as information for Point Beach Rec Basketball sign ups.  This league is open to anyone who attends BHS regardless of where you reside. Its a great, reasonably priced program, that is held at Antrim. Games are away for some age levels.
~Last 2 registration days are 10/29 and 10/30 from 7-9p in the Antrim Cafeteria for boys and girls in 1st-8th grades.
 
 
**HUGE THANK YOU to Jenny Kelber for her months of dedication to this years Shark Run 5K! This was by far our most successful run yet and that is truly because of Jennys efforts**

The HSA officers are beyond thankful to everyone that helped make this years Shark Run 5K and Kids Color Fun Run a huge success: 

- Thank you to our Sponsors, especially The Hesse Companies and Charlies as well as Atlys Global, Perfection Air Heating & Cooling, Bay Head Education Association, Taylor Fence, Dolan's Fire Protection, Nash Everett, Noon, Esposito's, Manasquan Savings, Leyden, Capotorto, Ritacco, Corrigan & Sheehy, PC. and Jen Reimer, D.O. 

- Thank you Kathy Kimm and Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center for the awesome Runner Bags! 

- The towns of Bay Head and Mantoloking and their respective Police Departments, The Bay Head Fire House (especially Ken Glass and Doug Applegate) and The Point Pleasant First Aid 

- All of the Volunteers for The Shark Run 5K and Kids Fun Run: From Stuffing Bags to Set up and Check In, Traffic Control and Water Tables to dousing the kids with color (Thank you Andrea Carusso for getting the Kids off and running!!) to Clean up.....and everything in between! THANK YOU ALL!!!   

- Mr. Bish, Sheri Trainor and Mr. Camardo

- DJ Trish and Emcee Bob Scott for keeping the crowd going! 

- Thank you to Nature’s Reward, The Corner Bagelry, Mueller's Bakery and to Jean Akersten for co-ordinating all of the food and coffee!

- Team Fundraisers: Team Desmond, Dylan's Baby Shark, Matthew Shark, Shark, Shark! and Team Parker

- The many Donations, especially The Jacobs Family, Daidone Electric, Inc. and The Stagliano Family

It was a great day and would not have been so successful without your help and participation!  THANK YOU! 
 
May 2019 Meeting Minutes
  • Glow Dance: feedback was the kids had a great time!
  • Flower Sales: raised $600
  • Steered Straight: drug awareness and education for 6-8th grade and their parents. Focused on vaping, marijuana, and alcohol. Feedback: it was very informative and the kids were captivated by the presentation. Parents say the didn't have a lot of notice for the night parent information portion. Low attendance. Maybe open up to Antrim and Lavallette parents going forward.
  • Teacher Appreciation: Monday bagels and coffee were provided, Wednesday lunch from Charlies, and Friday all teachers and paras were given BHS sharks 1/4 zip pullovers. 
  • Field Day: Glenn Steinhandler is the chair. Vanessa Grant has ordered the Grill. HSA bought a large cooler
  • Davy Jones Day (DJD): Vanessa Grant is the Chair. Glenn Steinhandler is in charge of food and Norah and Ed English are in charge of games. D fitness (music, dancing, characters), DJ Trish, water slide, and obstacle course.
  • Shark Run: Jenny Kelber is the new Chair! Kick off meeting coming soon...
  • Sports Banquet: Shannon Curtis is Chair. Send sports photos to Miss Wills. Returning athletes will receive pins, new athletes will get a medal and ribbon to put pins on, all atletes are receiving BHS Athletics shirts. 
  • New Booster president is needed. 
  • Tennis Lessons: Chair and instructor is Beth Fallivene. For 1st-4th grade and lessons are going great. 
 
March Meeting Minutes 
~Theatre Week was wonderful and ended in a phenomenal performance by BHS's very talented student actors and actresses! Huge thank you to Stacey Kett for continuing her reign as Theatre Week chairperson! You did a fantastic job! Thank you to Mr. Bish and his staff for all of their help and Mr. McGoey for donating his time as well!
 
~The BHS Annual Gift Auction is quickly approaching, April 5th. We still need gift donations! We also need volunteers the night of! Please consider helping by sending in an item or if you don't have time to shop for a donation send in a check and we will do the shopping for you! If you own a business, we still have availability for table sponsors as well. Please contact Jen Paletchev with any questions: 732-598-2563
 
~Get your tickets for the Gift Auction ASAP before they sell out! Order forms went home in last weeks Friday folders: $70 per person (2 hour open bar, dinner buffet, dessert and coffee) at Martells in Point Pleasant Beach
We would also like to extend a HUGE thank you 
to Amy Montouro on another very successful 
Scholastic Book Fair
 Thank you Amy for organizing and running a wonderful and fun week
for the kids of BHS!