Student Resources

at Bayside Elementary


Love art? Try these helpful links for art activities you can enjoy when you’re not in school!

National Gallery of Art “NGAkids Art Zone” App Art Activities

Sydney Podraza

Meet Your Art Teacher

Ms. Podraza loves helping kids learn about art, artists, and cultures from around the world!


Upcoming Events

Spring Concert
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Featuring performances by the BES Beginner Band and Singers performing “The Granny Awards”

Monica White

Meet Your Music Teacher

Ms. White has been teaching for 20 years and loves playing music and singing with her students!


Learn more about Dolphin Dash

Reading Tips

The following tips are shared via the U.S. Department of Education:

Simple Strategies for Creating Strong Readers

Without doubt, reading with children spells success for early literacy. Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers.

Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on children’s literacy and learning.

  • Invite a child to read with you every day.
  • When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.
  • Read a child’s favorite book over and over again.
  • Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite the child to join in on these parts. Point, word by word, as he or she reads along with you.
  • Discuss new words. For example, “This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?”
  • Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story or text.
  • Read from a variety of children’s books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and information books.
  • Read aloud to your child to help improve their fluency. You can even share reading a book: You read a few lines/pages and then they read a few lines/pages.

Reading well is at the heart of all learning. Children who can’t read well, can’t learn. Help make a difference for a child.

Karen Hipps

Meet Your Reading Specialist

Ms. Hipps started teaching in 1992 and she loves watching children grow and learn… And she LOVES reading!


Each year, our fourth and fifth grade students will participate in a Service-Learning project. Upon completion of each project, they will earn one service learning credit towards graduation.

For the 2021-2022 school year, our fourth and fifth graders will plan and organize a book drive to support our community. The project will be completed in May of 2022. Students will research the benefits of literacy and create a school reading campaign. They will learn how to effectively advertise the literacy drive through multimedia outlets (digital slides, pamphlets, posters, and essays). 

The project will culminate with a book drive for donated books. Students will donate the proceeds to a local charity.

Michael Sage

BES Service-Learning Coordinator:

Mr. Sage  |  [email protected] 

Nurse’s Corner

An effective school health program places emphasis on prevention, case finding, early intervention, and remediation of health problems. This is an important benefit to students from both health and educational perspectives. Equally important is the focus on health promotion through individual and group education, health counseling and efforts to provide a healthy and safe environment.  

The nurses at QACPS also provide services to students with a specific diagnosis and special health needs. Diabetes, asthma, spina bifida, seizures, allergies that require EpiPens, and gastric tube feedings are just a few of the diagnoses and treatments performed in schools each day. Our goal is to maintain or improve a student’s health in order to prepare or enable the student to learn and benefit from the educational program.

Jessie Snoberger

Meet Your School Nurse

Ms. Snoberger always dreamed of being a school nurse! She encourages students and parents to reach out with any questions – her door is always open!

PFY After School Program

Partnering for Youth provides academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for students at Queen Anne’s County schools directly after dismissal.