The Baker Blast September 12, 2021

This week in ELA classes, students had the opportunity to participate in a presentation with middle grade author, Lindsay Currie. During the interactive virtual visit, students learned the power of research when writing. Currie said, “The more you dig and the more you uncover, the more ideas you have.” Students were also reassured that all writers need revision and had the chance to preview her latest book, What Lives in the Woods. The novel, which will be out on Tuesday, September 14th, takes place in Saugatuck, MI and follows a strong female protagonist that explores bravery, friendship, and family. It’s the perfect read for the upcoming Halloween season!

Calendar Events

Picture Make-Up Day

September 14th - Save the Date

Kaiser Studio will return to Baker on September 14th to take the picture of any student who missed registration day. All Baker students are expected to take a picture and receive a school ID. These pictures will be used in our yearbook and Powerschool data base.

Author Visit with Lindsey Currie

Baker Middle School Book Purchase Discount

We know how important it is to put books in the hands of students, so we are giving families the chance to purchase their own copy of the book at a discounted price. We’ve partnered with local bookstore, The Book Beat, and paperback copies can be ordered for $6.77 (including tax). Interested families should complete the order form and pay through SchoolPay by Monday, September 13, 2021. When the books arrive, they will be delivered to the students during their ELA class. More information is on the form below.

IM Sports/Club Form

Students interested in clubs and sports are required to pay a fee. The IM sports/club fee is $50. Payments will be completed using our electronic transaction service SchoolPay. Making this onetime payment provides unlimited access to all intramural sports and clubs for the entire school year. Making the payment early in the year will provide your student access to try a variety of different activities as they identify their interests. Please have your student pick this form up in the office.

Free & Reduced Lunch Form

All students in the Troy School District will receive meals for free this year. If there are any families that were eligible for receiving benefits from the Food Assistance Program (FAP) or the Family Independence Program (FIP), we highly recommend that you still complete this form for the 2021-2022 school year. Eligible families will receive waivers for clubs and athletics to either reduce the cost or cover the costs completely. This assistance can only be acquired through the completion of the Free and Reduced Lunch form. Please click on the link above to access the form.

Science Olympiad


Disc Golf Club Open House

Bobcat Video - Fri. Sept. 10th

This Week at Baker

Family First Staff Highlight

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” -- Phil Jackson

Every one of our staff members plays an important role in the success of our learning community. Enough cannot be said for the encouragement and support they provide for our students. Their optimism, professionalism, commitment, and creativity is something to be shared! In our Baker Blast, I will highlight one of our teachers, giving you a behind the scenes look into our Baker Family.

Therapy Dog at Baker

Washington DC Trip

February 18 (Friday) – February 22 (Tuesday), 2022

4-Day Program: Philadelphia, PA & Washington, DC

If you are interested in registering your child, for the Washington DC Trip, please use the following link.

iPad Insurance

September 24th Deadline

Each year, parents need to complete the iPad Responsibility Form and opt in or out of the optional iPad insurance program. The form and details about the optional insurance program are available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal under the Forms tab.

If your child has a district issued iPad, this form should be completed as soon as possible. The form and ability to opt-in for insurance will close on September 24th. Once the window closes, only students new to the district will have the option to purchase insurance for the current school year.

If you have completed the form but have not yet submitted your payment, please do so as soon as possible to avoid receiving further reminders. Payment instructions are on the form.

This form MUST be completed for EACH student. If your student does not have a district provided iPad, please indicate that on the form. Reminders will be sent weekly to those who have not completed the form.

  • Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.troy.k12.mi.us
  • From the left menu, click the Forms icon
  • From the General Forms tab, select the Student iPad Responsibility & Optional Insurance Form

If you choose to “Opt-In” to the $10 annual insurance program, payments can be made on-line via the link in the form or by cash/check sent or delivered to the Troy School District Technology Department, 4420 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48098. If paying by cash or check, be sure to include your student(s) first/last name and student number with the payment. The form must be completed on-line prior to sending your payment.

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please email pssupport@troy.k12.mi.us

School Pay

All students in the Troy School District will receive meals for free this year. We do offer additional snack items and beverages that students can purchase during breakfast and lunch. As a part of our mitigation strategy for contact free transactions, we are encouraging families to utilize our electronic transaction service called School Pay.

SchoolPay handles all parent, community, and staff payments from an easy-to-use, fully self-service interface. You can add money to your student's account using the link above. We use this system for most school transactions, including iPad insurance, field trip payments, etc.

Health Care Aide Positions are Available at Baker

PTO Welcome Letter

Created By
Jonathan Cross