Sunday, September 7, 2014


​Hello Baldwin Community, 

We had a fabulous second week of classes! All of our students are learning their routines and procedures and seem to be having a wonderful time learning. 

Our safety patrol started helping us this past week with arrival and dismissal. This group of 5th graders are great leaders and helpers. They were very kind and respectful with everyone and were excellent examples of Baldwin students. I am very grateful to these students for their help and I appreciate their parents allowing them to get to school a little earlier than usual and allowing them to stay a little later to help us with these procedures. 

This past summer,  Luke Severson, who is an older sibling of one of our Bobcats, presented a proposal to me as part of his Eagle Scout service project that would benefit the "Take Flight" reading program at Baldwin.  Luke is very passionate about helping struggling readers grow their love for reading and he felt that his Eagle Scout project would be a great way to help us at Baldwin. He organized a summer reading camp at his home in which he recruited some of his friends to be camp counselors. The camp counselors along with Luke read and dramatized a novel. With the outstanding attendance and participation in the camp, Luke was able to raise $835.00 for the "Take Flight" reading program at Baldwin. Luke worked with our two "Take Flight" reading teachers and they were able to order many materials and supplies needed for our program. I want to personally thank Luke for his commitment and passion in helping children learn to read and for all that he has given to Baldwin through his Eagle Scout service project. Hooray for Luke and his hard work!! He is a great example to all of us!

I want to thank all of our parents for helping us with our morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures. These procedures are moving quickly and smoothly because of you! I ask that as you drop-off your child in the circle drive that you wait to have him/her get off the car until you have reached the area between the two crosswalks in front of our school. It is important that you pull all the way forward and allow one of our safety patrol members or one of the teachers to help your child off the car. Thank you for having your car placards on your car windows for us to see without any trouble. This has been very helpful to us in the afternoons. Together, we will keep all of our children safe!


Don't forget that our Back to School Nights are scheduled for this week from 6:30p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Monday is for Grades PreK-2 and Thursday for Grades 3-5. We will also be hosting GT informational meetings prior to each of these nights from 6:00p.m.-6:25 p.m. in the library. Our Back to School Nights are focused around curriculum information for you the parents and are not evening events for the children. I look forward to seeing all of you at our Back to School Nights and to working with each of you to help all of our children succeed at high levels!

Roaring with Pride, 

Dr. Peña

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