Promoting Early School Success for All at Bayside Elementary School, PESSA:
A Pre-K to 3rd Grade Initiative funded by The Marin Community Foundation (MCF). This 5 year countywide collaborative effort is part of a broader MCF Initiative designed to close the education achievement gap focusing on an aligned and coordinated system for children’s learning and development.
Vision for SUCCESS
Our children are safe, healthy and supported by well-prepared educators in collaboration with parents and the community to ensure that students become successful in school, college and life.
We are in Year 2 of the PESSA Pre K to Grade 3 (Promoting Early School Success for All) grant at Bayside Elementary. Our ‘Design Team’ - consisting of teachers, our principal, community preschool and afterschool partners and interested parents - was formed in the Fall of 2010. Together, we determined a course of action for our site in each of the six focus areas of the PESSA Initiative. These areas include: