Annual Report 2018 - 2019
The Baldwin School of Puerto Rico
PO Box 1827, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  00960
787-720-2421                
www.baldwin-school.org
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© 2019 by Baldwin School of Puerto Rico Advancement and Development Office

 
PHILANTHROPY

Responsibility to the community and helping others is part of the fabric of our culture and our institution. Each year, our students, parents, and staff pioneer several important service projects, devoting their resources and time towards a better Puerto Rico and a better world.

Through various classes, clubs, and independent projects, our students and adults contributed to many organizations in the year 2018-2019 with both service work and financial donations. Here are just a few examples:

  • Baldwin Summer Institute for public school students

  • CAP (Cancer Pediatric Hospital)

  • Colegio María Auxiliadora

  • Colegio San Gabriel

  • Community Center in Adjuntas

  • Convento y Casa de Salud de las Siervas de María 

  • Escuela Especial Anexo Pedro Carlos

  • Escuela Montessori Jaime C. Rodríguez

  • Fundación J.J. Barea

  • Fundación Puertorriqueña Síndrome Down

  • Hacienda la Esperanza

  • Hogar Amanecer

  • Hogar de Niñas Rafaela Ybarra

  • Hogar Nuestra Señora de la Providencia

  • Hogar Rafaela Ybarra

  • Hogar Santa Teresa de Jornet

  • Homeless citizens in San Juan

  • Nan Panyol School in Haiti

  • Pediatric Diabetic Foundation

  • Red Cross

  • Santuario de Animales San Francisco de Asís

The Haiti Sister School Outreach program is my greatest accomplishment while at Baldwin. Being able to continue the legacy of Ana Paulina, by building a cafeteria in her name, Cafe Ana. What started as the dream of two students, developed into a legacy project that continues to benefit the village​ of Nan-Payol and its inhabitants."
- Mariola Busquets | Baldwin Class of 2019 | Harvard University
 
SUMMER INSTITUTE
FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

Thanks to generous donations from our community and sponsors, Baldwin teachers and students have the privilege of working in the Summer Institute for public school elementary students.

 

Each summer we have a capacity for 90 students who join us in a four-week program in June, designed by our
IB program coordinators, that strives to enhance math, science and English language skills. Students who finished third or fourth grade receive targeted support as well as varied enrichment activities in these content areas. These same students return to the program for 3 consecutive summers. Baldwin teachers engage the students in dynamic, well-planned, and constructivist based lessons that support students' preparedness for their middle school years. Our teachers are supported by Baldwin student volunteers who assist in the classes and become mentors to the participants. In the summer of 2019, our fourth group of students graduated from this three-year program!

 
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PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION

       PTO 2018-2019 

  • Tori Soltero, President

  • Amisha Patel, Secretary

  • Esther Calvo, Treasurer

  • Meenu Vedantham, Volunteer Coordinator & Tuesdays Food Sales Coordinator

  • Teresita Casellas,
       Family Day Event Coordinator

  • Astrid Martínez, Breakfast with Moms
       & Dads Event Coordinator

  • Fifi Garity,
       Elementary Room Parent Coordinator

  • Melanie Rodríguez

  • Sandra Totti

  • Nicole Vidal

  • Amanda Black

  • Claudia Drury

  • Marisofi Olazábal​

  • Elementary & MUS Room Parents

Parents Together:

  • Sylma Collazo

  • Wilhelma Echevarría

As we concluded another successful year, the Baldwin PTO is very grateful to the community and families for their support! 

 

The 2018-19 school year was a special one as Baldwin School celebrated its 50th anniversary. We kicked off the 2018 school year with a new cultural event Teatro Breve that was a smashing success. Focusing our mission to build a stronger sense of community, we hosted a Welcome Back Breakfast and Breakfast with Moms & Breakfast with Dads events to appreciate our wonderful parents. And in February, our amazing teachers were treated to a special faculty appreciation breakfast and massage as part of the 50th year celebrations. We also acknowledged the tireless support of our facilities crew by organizing a special maintenance appreciation lunch in March. Also in March, we supported the school in the special 50 Fest Family Day event that was hugely enjoyed by everyone in the Baldwin community. Lastly, we sponsored several parent/student workshops hosted by Parents Together. We concluded the year with a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee to express gratitude to all the volunteers whose support was integral to our success.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our outstanding PTO Members and Volunteers. Thank you to everyone that supported us this past year. We wish to give a very special thank you to this outstanding group of volunteers!

 

If you are interested in volunteering and joining in on the fun, please contact us at PTO@baldwin-school.org. 

 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

This year we were all so pleased to greet many Baldwin Alumni at our Welcome Back Sunset Picnic and our 50 Fest Family Day celebration! Throughout the day, alumni stopped by to say hello!

 

The Senior Dinner was held for the fourth time in May. The Class of 2019 invited 35 faculty and staff members who made an impact in their lives while attending Baldwin. This special evening is a moment for students to share their memories and express their gratitude for their mentors through speeches and notecards. 

Prior to the Senior Dinner, graduating students have the opportunity to register online with our Alumni network, baldwinalumniconnect.org. Members of the network can: find old classmates, view and add photos, post messages, and personal updates, send private messages, view or post job and internship opportunities, plan and announce events, and so much more. Join today!

I graduated from Baldwin in 1994. As the years pass I am increasingly grateful for the wonderful lifetime friends I made there; the rigorous academic standards; the high quality of my teachers; and the friendliness of the office staff.

 

Thank you, Baldwin, for molding me into a free thinker with the ability to eloquently express myself. These qualities have made me stand out time and time again throughout my career. I am so proud to be a Baldwin graduate!

- Helene Portela | Baldwin Class of 1994

 
SUMMER @ BALDWIN

Summer@Baldwin 2019 was filled with lots of fun and learning activities for all ages!

 

Every spot was filled this summer as we offered a fresh line-up of choices for kids from ages 3 - 14. Elite Sports offered a full day of skill building in soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming for ages 7 - 14. Learn & Play offered a full day of academic, art, and movement activities for ages 3 - 6. Half day program offerings included boosters for PPK - 1st grade; and a middle school math booster for 6th - 8th graders.