The Baker Blast December 14, 2019

Above: The Baker band students minutes before taking the stage for their Winter Concert. On Wednesday, December 11th, Dr. Xydas and the Baker band students performed their Winter Concert. It was an enchanting musical evening. Our Baker family is fortunate to have such extraordinarily talented young musicians. The students put on a World Class performance!

Activities Calendar

PTO Holiday Giving Tree

This year the PTO has solved your gift buying dilemma by creating an easy way for you to purchase a gift for our awesome Baker teachers and staff. It's called The Holiday Giving Tree and is an opportunity as a community, to buy a little something special for those who work so hard. Time to create a little holiday magic for our Baker teachers and staff! Please check out The Holiday Giving Tree using the Sign Up Genius link above, and Happy Holidays!

Lost and Found Items

We acquired quite the collection of coats, hats, lunch bags, books, school supplies, shoes, and water bottles in our lost and found. Please encourage your student to visit our lost and found located in the Flag Hallway to look for missing items. We will be donating it all left items on Thursday, December 19th.

Spirit Wear

Last call for Baker spirit wear! Our new black light weight t-shirt hoodies with the logo illustrated above is available in the main office! We have the following sizes available (M, L, and XL). These will make great holiday gifts. If you are interested, please stop by the main office. The hoodies are $25 and will be available while supplies last.


Friday, December 19th

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with this event. If you are able to help out for only 1 hour or the entire day, please contact Mrs. Kemp LKemp@troy.k12.mi.us

The Baker Middle School ALL IN Program started 2 years ago by Mrs. Laura Kemp and Mrs. Lindsey Becker. They saw an opportunity to recognize and provide positive reinforcement to the students who have all of their assignments turned in by their assigned deadline. Mrs. Kemp and Mrs. Becker brought in enrichment, STEM, and Maker Space activities for these students and worked closely with the students who need additional assistance to complete their assignments.

Last year the ALL IN program expanded to include more teachers and this year it has grown to include Science, Math, Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Studies, & Theater Arts. We have seen an increase in the student commitments to being ALL IN with their assignments. We are happy to support the Red Pillar by connecting with students and reinforcing the traits that led students to be ALL IN with their work: Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Growth Mindset, and Effort.

Science Olympiad

Last Saturday, the Baker scientists traveled to Toledo for their first competition of the year. Many of the country’s top schools were in the 35 team field. Baker finished 7th overall with some outstanding performances. Top finishers include-

  • Boomilever: 4th place Nurayda Albeez and Rishi Lokesh
  • Crimebusters 1st place Nurayda Albeez and Sameer Singh
  • Elastic Launch Glider 4th place Akshaj Sharma and Sohan Aitharaju
  • Experimental Design 5th place Shreya Giriraj, Arya Naidu and Ananya Kalidindi
  • Heredity 1st place Akshaj Sharma and Ankit Bandiwaad
  • Mission Possible 5th place Rishi Lokesh and Sambith Reddy
  • Reach For The Stars 5th place Deepak Chilukuri and Ananya Kalidindi
  • Road Scholar 4th place Nurayda Albeez and Aaroosh Guduguntla

The Baker Family is wishing you luck at the Liberty Invitational in Canton Saturday, December 14th!

This Week at Baker

Counseling Resources

IAE Counselor Visit

Save the Date IAE Counselors 12/18/19

The counselors from International Academy East will be visiting Baker on December 18th during 2nd hour to present and meet with any interested 8th grade students. This meeting is for students only. The International Academy will be hosting a separate information night for parents.

The TSD Transportation Department is Hiring!

The Baker Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization provides comprehensive services and support to students, parents and teachers to enhance the learning environment and experience. They provide support and funding for activities within Baker, TSD and the Troy community. If you would like to learn more information about the PTO and how you can get involved, feel free to join us for one of the PTO Board Meetings.

PTO Board Meeting Dates

  • Monday 1/27
  • Monday 2/24
  • Monday 3/23
  • Monday 4/27
  • Monday 5/18

The Bobshop

Hello and welcome to the Baker Bob Shop! We really appreciate you signing up to volunteer. The shift runs every school day from 11:15am - 1:00pm. On these days we need one Shop Keeper, with the exception of Tuesdays and Fridays. These are Candy Days and usually very busy, so we ask for two Shop Keepers.

Don't worry if you have not volunteered in the past. There are directions in the Bob Shop, and Jennifer Molotky is there most days as a noon aide. She is overseeing the Bob Shop this year and is happy to help anyone who needs it!

Please review the slots using the link below and sign up where you can. Be mindful to let everyone have a chance to take a spot so as to be fair. Again, we really appreciate your willingness to help out and have fun Shop Keepers!! Feel free to email or text me any questions.

Kristin Kennaugh

Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile

The Baker PTO has the opportunity to raise a significant amount of funds every year through purchases regularly made at Kroger and Amazon! Many of you already make purchases through these companies. They are willing to donate a portion of the proceeds back to Baker. These funds go directly into the classroom, impacting all Baker students. If you have not registered yet with Kroger or Amazon, simply click on the links below to find out how. Please consider asking your family and friends to sign up for this FREE benefit for our Bobcats. Thank you for support of the Baker PTO.

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