The Bay School was chosen to receive a grant from The Nicholson Family Foundation to purchase new school curriculum and assessment and intervention tools. We were thrilled to be able to purchase a brand new SRA math curriculum from McGraw Hill called Number Worlds as well as a sight word based-reading program called Edmark. Additionally The Bay School was also able to purchase multiple assessment tools including the Woodcock-Johnson IV and the CELF-5.
The Bay School is now participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help The Bay School raise money. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. To help, just look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them, and send them to school.
In April 2015, May Institute celebrated its 60th anniversary! The Bay School students created a beautiful, multi-media art project called “Fly” made up of 60 beautiful monarch butterflies in honor of all the individuals whose lives have been impacted by May Institute over the past 60 years.
We are proud to announce that Jim Toohey has accepted the position of Vocational Coordinator at The Bay School! This new position was created to provide additional support and resources to our transition-aged students who are preparing for their future by learning a variety of employment skills.
We are extremely grateful for fine art photographer Richard Ehrlich who donated his time, materials, and talent to photograph several Bay School students as part of his “Face – The Music” portrait series. He writes, “The purpose of this photography project is to capture, through portraiture, how artists FEEL emotionally while listening to music of their choice.”
On October 30th, The Bay School held its annual Harvest Festival. Students, parents, and staff arrived in a variety of wonderful costumes including favorite reinforcers, cartoon characters, pirates, and more.
The Bay School, a May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Santa, Cruz, Calif., was one of 17 nonprofits chosen by local businesses to compete for prize money awarded at a chili cook off this past summer.