The Bay Family Association (BFA) is ours to build and celebrate, and The Bay School is proud to have created a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, as reflected in our mission.
- To cultivate and nurture a close sense of community and inclusion
- To educate, engage, and activate parents and guardians in support of Bay
- To appreciate and support the innovative and dedicated staffulty at Bay
To cultivate and nurture a close sense of community and inclusion
Our connection to Bay ties us together as a community. We are always thrilled to see the response to our requests for volunteers to help us continually foster a strong sense of connection. Events that support our community include the New Parent Dinner, Grandfriends Day, class potlucks, game nights and social hours, hikes in the Presidio, and a variety of community gatherings and celebrations.
To educate, engage, and activate parents and guardians
We are all part of the learning community at Bay and strive to be curious and open to what we can learn from each other. In our BFA meetings, Immersive celebrations, and Dean’s Nights, we are all enriched by the knowledge and diverse experience of our teachers, deans, school counselors, and guest speakers.
To appreciate and support the innovative and dedicated staffulty at Bay
We strive to show our incredible staffulty how much we appreciate all that they do to support our students—particularly during times of challenge, like the pandemic. Our extremely generous parents provide staffulty breakfasts, handwritten appreciation cards, gift cards, and celebrations to appreciate our staffulty throughout the year.
There are so many ways to get involved, and we invite you to participate and share your skills and talents in a way that works with your schedule. Be sure to read The Current, the school’s weekly newsletter, as well as the BFA First Fridays newsletter for the most up-to-date information.
We welcome a dynamic sharing of information! Please feel free to reach out to us with your ideas or questions. Contact us at [email protected].
We feel so grateful to be part of this community with you,
Tejal Patel and Margaret Poza
BFA Co-Presidents, 2023–2024
Emily Martin and Cori Schuman
Co–Vice Presidents, 2023-2024
Throughout the school year, we host a variety of events for the school and parent community. Further, grade-level parent coordinators are in frequent contact with their classes to let everyone know about what's coming up.