Greetings Bay Point Elementary Families,

I don’t know about you, but October is one of my favorite months of the year. By now, the kids have settled into their school routines, the humidity is beginning to drop, and the holiday season is just around the corner. This is also a very exciting time of year for our school. We have lots of PTA events and activities to share with you this month:

  • Oct. 5th – Please join us for National Walk-to-School Day to help promote safety and the benefits of walking. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.
  • Oct. 7th BPE Uniform T-shirts/Sweat jackets available for purchase outside the main car line gate during morning drop-off.
  • Oct. 10th – Our Sunshine Math Program begins! Does your student still want to sign up? If so, it’s not too late. Registration forms for this voluntary math enrichment program can be obtained in the front office or upon request.
  • Oct. 14th PTA FALL FESTIVAL – Fun, fun, fun for the entire family!!!!

Did you know that Fall Festival is our largest event of the year and quite possibly the most popular? Our students get so excited watching our volunteers set it up. If you’ve never been…you won’t want to miss it! We’ll have carnival games, bounce houses, and a photobooth outside in the courtyard areas along with lots of great food, including BBQ pulled pork/chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, sno-cones, and popcorn. Be sure to also join us inside the cafeteria that night for face painting, crafts, and if you dare – our Spooky Science activities. This year’s activities will include Zombie Slime, Haunted Screaming Cups, Dancing Ghosts, Floating Orbs, and more!

Tickets for the festival can be purchased in advance at a discounted rate of $5 for 25 tickets both before and after school next week (Oct. 10-13th) outside at the main car line. Tickets will also be sold during the event, but at $5 for 20 tickets, so we encourage you to get them early and save money!

Did you know that it takes more than 100 volunteers to make this event a success? We ask that you please consider volunteering 1-hour of your time to help make this night safe and fun for all. Remember, anybody can volunteer – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even older siblings. If you are available to help out, then please sign-up in the front office, sign-up on-line ( ), or send us an e-mail ( We can’t wait to hear from you and to see you at the festival!

Have a wonderful week,

Jen Cannizzaro

BPE-PTA President (

October Events/Activities at BPE