Bayside Parents Association

The mission of the Bayside Parents Association is to support, encourage and contribute to daily life at Bayside Academy. The Association’s aim is to work alongside the administration, faculty and students, so that together we can experience the Spirit of Bayside to its fullest extent. It is our ambition to volunteer, award grants, and cooperate with programs and projects that directly impact Bayside Academy and contribute to its ongoing growth, development and success.

If you are a Bayside parent, you are a member of the Bayside Parents Association!

We encourage all parents to volunteer for programs and events including the Canstruction Food Drive, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Mentor Moms.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President - Sondra Blackwell
Secretary - Caroline Pittman
Parliamentarian - Jennifer Jones

Please contact Sondra Blackwell at 251-455-1172 or for more information on becoming an active and involved member of the BPA!

Our Programs:
  • New Moms Luncheon (August)
  • Ice Cream Social (1st day of school)
  • Back to School BINGO (August)
  • Canstruction Canned Food Drive (November)
  • Holiday Decorating (December)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week (April)
  • Mentor Moms
  • Bayside Uniform Resale (Summer)
  • Box Tops for Education - Click here to learn more about the program.

Bayside Advisory Committee

The Bayside Advisory Committee (BAC) fosters positive communication among school administration, faculty, and parents. This is accomplished through monthly meetings with grade level representatives and division heads, during which there is a sharing of information and ideas. This flow of information is helpful to everyone and promotes a positive environment for the students to learn.

Parents are encouraged to contact their representatives with questions or concerns that are not specific to their child, and that they may not otherwise know how to have addressed. The grade representatives meet the first Thursday of the month prior to the Bayside Parents Association meetings.

Chair - Pam Hall
Lower Secretary -
Kelly Weller

Intermediate Secretary -  Amy Terry
Upper School Secretary - Wendy McMillan

Grade Level Representatives: 
PK: Sadie Cooper, Leighton Mosteller
K: Jacy Bindon, Ashley H. Lieb

1st: Allison Ashurst, Stephanie Cain
2nd: Susan Fergus, Amanda Jacobs
3rd: Chantel Huddleston, Holly Shows
4th: Suzanne Harcourt, Mandy Williams  
5th: Tracey Cannizzo, Leigh Ann DeLaney
6th: Sallie Merchant, Layla Yamane
7th: Jane Dudley, Anderson McKean
8th: Katie Frailie, Mary Ladd Turner 
9th: Denise Melendez, Melissa Postle
10th: Cynthia Klimjack, Tracy VanderMeeden
11th: Iz HeadLaura Mixon 
12th: Hillary Lane, Sally Schmidt


Sondra Blackwell
Bayside Parents Association President


"My involvement with Parents Association has been such a great and positive learning experience. I have gotten to know so many parents, teachers and administrators school-wide, and have had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of our school. Being involved has given me a new appreciation for all of the amazing opportunities that Bayside has to offer our children."

- Alicia Cunningham, BPA Past President