John Baldwin Elementary School

Principal's Message

May 30, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

On behalf of the staff of John Baldwin, I want to thank you for making the 2017-18 school year possible. As a principal, I have the privilege of working with a variety of parent and student groups. From school dances to service projects, we simply could not provide our students with all of the experiences that took place this year without your support. As you may recall from Back to School Night, our theme this year was Strength in Numbers. Borrowing from the Warrior's popular slogan, we encouraged our students to work together to accomplish big things. I would also argue that, thanks to your dedication, work, and commitment of resources on behalf of our children, we were able to do the same as a greater community.  If Friday brings to an end your time at Baldwin, we wish you heartfelt and sincere best wishes as you continue on in your child's educational journey. Please keep in touch and share updates! We love to see old friends! If you will be returning to Baldwin, we look forward to continuing our work together in the upcoming school year!

Please make sure to look for a communication from me later this week that will share information about our new bell schedule, tentative teaching assignments, and important dates to mark on the calendar for the 2018-19 school year.


Joe Romagna


May 23, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

Thank you for a wonderful turn out at Open House. It was fantastic to see all of the smiles as our students shared the culmination of all of their hard work.

Also, on Monday, we ...more

May 16, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

On May 4th our PTA and PTA Special Needs Committee hosted a coffee where information was shared on how to "Avoid the Summer Slide." You might recall that 'summer slide' is a ...more

May 9, 2018

Dear John Baldwin Community,

As the 2017-18 school year is coming to a close, I would appreciate you taking the time to answer some brief questions about your child's academics at John Baldwin ...more

May 2, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

Welcome to the month of May... also known as the home stretch! I wanted to congratulate all of the students that participated in the talent show as performers, masters of ...more

April 25, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

As you will note below, next Friday, May 4th, we will have a principal coffee from 9 to 10am in our Learning Lab (Stop by the office and they will point you in the right ...more

April 18, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

I am very pleased to announce that at our last PTA meeting, an election was held and new board members have been identified for the 2018-2019 school year.

Before I congratulate ...more

April 12, 2018

Dear John Baldwin Families,

Welcome back! I hope that your spring break was restful and allowed for some special family time! The Romagna family enjoyed some down time in Pismo Beach. While we ...more

March 28, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

As we wrap up the final week of March and approach spring break, we still have a number of board positions open for our Parent Teacher Association (PTA), including President, ...more

March 14, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

The rain has kept us quite busy on campus this week. Please be mindful to be extra observant as you drop your child off to school. Our view in cars can be hindered and there ...more

March 8, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

With the beginning of March, we embrace a new character trait, "Optimism." I have to admit, with the recent information on the Pavilion needing to be replaced, I am trying to ...more

Feb. 28, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

At our last Cougar Education Fund meeting plans were approved for our new play structure. This is the result of team collaboration between our school and parent leadership ...more

Feb. 21, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

Greetings from not-so-sunny Phoenix, Arizona! While I will miss seeing the students and community of John Baldwin this week, I am very excited to be able to participate in a ...more

Feb. 14, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

Over the next several weeks you might notice that your child's teacher, as well as the teacher's grade level colleagues, are out of the classroom for a full or half day of ...more

Feb. 7, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

This week, across our district, we acknowledge Words Matter Week. The message conveyed to students is that words can build people up, but can also very easily bring people ...more

Jan. 31, 2018



Calling all John Baldwin Students, 1st through 5th grades,

This is an opportunity to build a bridge with 100 craft sticks!

  • Connect the sticks any way you want.
  • You ...more

Jan. 24, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

We can use your help if you pick up students via car at the front of our school. Since implementing a few changes to our pick-up procedures earlier this year, our staff that ...more

Jan. 10, 2018

John Baldwin Community,

Happy New Year! I hope that you were able to enjoy some quality time with your family over break. The Romagna family stayed local and enjoyed quite a few day trips, including ...more

Dec. 13, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

Last week, El Verano Elementary School from the Sonoma Valley Unified School District visited our campus to observe our reading and writing instruction. Their principal and ...more

Dec. 6, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

At our last School Site Council meeting the topic of the number of solicitations for resources and donations made towards our parent community was discussed. The conversation ...more

Nov. 29, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

I hope that you were able to enjoy some quality time with your family over break. My wife, kids, and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with my parents up in ...more

Nov. 15, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

Last week, our third-grade students introduced our next school wide character trait: Gratitude. This theme will carry over into the month of December as well. During their ...more

Nov. 2, 2017

John Baldwin Families,

On Wednesday, November 1st, our staff took advantage of our site professional development day to tackle a number of important topics. With the late release of state assessments ...more

Oct. 26, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

When I turn on the I notice myself starting to cringe in anticipation of what I am going to hear about globally, nationally, and even locally. To provide a little beacon of ...more

Oct. 18, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

Over the past several weeks we have had the privilege of hosting staff developers from Columbia University's Teacher College to work with our TK-2nd grade and 3rd through 5th ...more

Oct. 11,2017

John Baldwin Community,

In October, our district recognizes several important initiatives, including Dyslexia Awareness Month, Abilities Awareness Week, and National Bullying Prevention Month. Our ...more

Oct. 5, 2017

John Baldwin Community,

Last Thursday night the Baldwin team felt like we had just won the World Series and Super Bowl when Marissa Ware was announced to have been selected as Teacher of the Year by ...more

Sept. 27, 2017

Dear John Baldwin Community,

In this week's installment of the Cougar Weekly you might note a plug for some of our Season of Enrichment activities. Season of Enrichment is an award-winning PTA program ...more

Sept. 20, 2017

Baldwin Families,

Next Monday we are going to introduce a modified car pick up procedure for 1st through 5th grade students at John Baldwin. Your classroom teacher will be sending home a colored ...more

Sept. 12, 2017


Show us how you can hang loose and share some aloha spirit for our PTA Family Dance on Friday, September 15th, with our first Spirit Day of the year! On Friday, September 15th, ...more

Sept. 7, 2018

John Baldwin Families,

Starting next Monday, we will be introducing a new student leadership group called the Safety Patrol. This team of 4th and 5th grade students will be assisting students during ...more

August 31, 2017

John Baldwin Families,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your time and generosity with our fall registration. So far, 430 of our 534 students have registered online. Additionally, our school ...more

Aug. 23, 2017

John Baldwin Families,

It has been wonderful to see many of you at our first two Back to School Nights (both last week and this past Monday evening). Our final Back to School Night is this Wednesday, ...more

Aug. 17, 2017

John Baldwin Families,

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year! I am hoping that I get the opportunity to see you at one of our three Back to School Nights: TK, K on August 16th, 1-2nd on August 21st, and ...more

August 14, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School year! The staff is excited and eager to see our students return. I hope that I have the opportunity to see you at one of our three Back to School Nights! TK and K will ...more

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