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A Message from Ms. Katie Pearl

The PTSA has been given this message from Ms. Pearl, and her blessing to send along to our families. This same message will be distributed to a larger school email list on Monday when Carrie Bauer returns to the school office.

B.F. Day Families,

I know by now you have all received the email regarding me not returning to B.F. Day next year. While the decision was the Superintendents, I was not left out of the process. Stan Jaskot was also very much involved as well. The decision to go to Northgate Elementary comes after much thought and reflection. I do have to say that with a lot of wonderful change in my personal life this year; getting married and expecting a child in September, I am making sure that I am able to fulfill both work and family commitments to my best ability. In this decision making process I have reflected on my strengths as a leader and my areas for growth all the while keeping in mind what drives me to work each and every day to support the growth and success of all children. It is with this that I believe Northgate is a great next step for me. I also am sure, with great confidence, that Stan Jaskot is a great fit for B.F. Day. He has chosen to come to the B.F. Day community and he is excited to bring his great experience, support of the arts and his strong instructional leadership. I know that change is always hard, but please know that this is something that all parties involved feel is best for both school communities moving forward to support the growth and success of all students. I am more then happy to meet with you to answer further questions.

Thank you all for your continued support,

Katie Pearl

PTSA Board Meeting Tonight! (Thursday, April 10)

Just a reminder that the monthly PTSA Board Meeting is tonight Thursday, April 10, 6:30pm in the library at school.  Even though it is a Board meeting, all are welcome to come.  The agenda for the meeting is below.
Also, next month’s meeting is a General PTSA membership meeting.  Look for more information about it in the weeks ahead.

Thursday, April 10 (6:30pm in the Library)

I.                    Review/approve March Meeting Minutes

II.                  Katie Pearl – Principal Update

III.               Enrichment Update
a.       After School programs
b.      No June 4 Little Wednesday

IV.               Hallows Church

 V.                  Direct Drive Presentation

VI.               Survey – How we spend the money (draft budget at May mtg)

VII.             Teacher Appreciation Week and Luncheon

VIII.          Thank you cards – Jessie?

IX.                Book Wish List for Library

X.                  Spring Fling Update
a.       Amount raised
b.      Leftover gift cards
c.       Thank yous – receipts?

XI.                Fundraising
a.       Direct Drive
b.      Easy Everyday Fundraising

XII.             May and June (12th?) Meeting Dates
a.       Make sure it gets on school calendar (Katie/Carrie)

XIII.           May Meeting Agenda
a.       Draft budget for 2014-15
b.      Nominate Elected Positions

XIV.           Budget & Fundraising Update

XV.             Upcoming Dates

  • April 14-18          Spring Break – no classes
  • May 8                    Literacy Night
  • May 5-9                Teacher Appreciation Week, Book Fair
  • June 4                   Little Wednesday

Spring Quarter After School Clubs

New After School-Clubs are back and will begin after Spring Break. We are so excited to offer these great classes!
Information and registration forms were also sent home with students as well. (Play-Well Pre-Engineering with LEGO will go home with Kindergartners and First Graders early next week, but registration is open now!) All forms are provided below for your reference.

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Pre-Engineering with LEGO
Grades K-1
Days and Dates Thursdays, 3:00-4:30
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5
Cost $112
Register here!
Download Brochure Play-Well @ BF Day flyer


Grades 2-5
Days and Dates Thursdays, 2:55-4:00
April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5.
Cost $105
Room Lunchroom
Register here! email
Download Brochure Crazy Cakes Info and Registration


Grades K-5
Days and Dates Fridays, 2:55-4:00
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13
Cost $84
Room Lunchroom
Register here! Contact Ilene Adler
or call 206-525-6075

Don’t Forget Your Little Wednesday Forms

First of all, I want to send out a huge thanks to everyone who came to Spring Fling Saturday night, as well as the amazing team of parents who made the whole thing happen.  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks (months) here in the PTSA.


So, here is just a reminder that there is in fact a Little Wednesday this week, and if your son or daughter would like to register for one of our great workshops, tomorrow (Monday) is the deadline to turn in your form.  If you don’t have one handy, here it is.  We’ve got and arts and crafts class with Recycled Robots, as well as Printmaking and Engineering with LEGOs.  The classes aren’t full yet, so don’t delay!

Also, I need two more parents to help with this day.  Can you come? Will you help make Little Wednesday be an Awesome Wednesday?

I’m going to be honest, here.  The Spring Fling Silent Auction has kinda burned me out.  I’m exhausted and I need some help.  If you have been meaning to get more involved, or if you would really like to show your support, this is an important job and actually a really fun afternoon.  I need help taking attendance, classroom monitoring, and dismissal.  12:40-3:00pm.  Just let me know.  My email and phone number are on the form.

Thank you ;)

Spring Fling – Get Ready to Bid!

Tonights the night!  Click the image below to find out more about the wonderful things you can bid on at the Spring Fling tonight….


Spring Fling Update

It’s not too late to help us meet our goal!Lamb Jump 1

Please join us for our BIG fundraiser – it’s a silent auction, a chance to socialize, and so much more! This year’s goal is to sell 100 advance tickets. We still need your to help to reach this goal. Tickets are available now AND at the door, so it’s not too late to support our kids’ school.

Funds raised at the Spring Fling directly impact your B.F. Day student.

Do you know what the money raised at this event pays for?

  • B.F. Day’s music curriculum
  • Keeping every computer in the building up and running,
  • Providing teachers with money to buy classroom supplies and other support

It also funds literacy enrichment, Field Day, Math Night, and those great Pacific Science Center workshops.

Without these fundraising dollars, these programs would not exist for your kids!

There’s something for everyone at Spring Fling! Here’s your chance to bid on fabulous items including:

One-of-a-kind classroom projects created by B.F. Day students • Seahawks Swag brought back from the 2014 Super Bowl • Homemade, organic ice cream every month for a year • Piano or karate lessons and parties • Two night stay in Lake Chelan • Mariners tickets

And much, much more!

Event Details:
When:  This Saturday, March 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

Where:  The Backdoor at Roxy’s, in Fremont at 462 N. 36th Street

Buy your tickets now!  Here’s how:

  1. Online:  Go to, then click on the Spring Fling Tab (pay via PayPal).  Or click on the button below:


  1. By Check:  Drop off your check (made out to BF DAY PTSA) with your contact info in the PTSA box in the school office.

Tickets are $45/person until March 19. After that tickets are $60/person.

Thank you!  We’ll see you there!

The B.F. Day PTSA

Spring Fling Early Bird Pricing Extended

You haven’t missed your chance for the advance ticket price! The price of $45 will be valid until Wednesday, March 19th.

Here is what is in store for you next Saturday at the Spring Fling.

Food and drink at the Back Door at Roxy’s…
Bid on Sounders Tickets, a cooking class at Lark, a condo at Mt. Baker, gift cards to establishments all over the neighborhood, and so, so much more…
Support your teachers, support your school. This is why we are here, after all.
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Have a Beer for B.F. Day! (Reuben’s Brews Event)

Thanks to the generosity of local brewer Reuben’s Brews in Ballard and two wonderful B.F. Day parents, tomorrow night you can enjoy a delicious beer knowing that for every pint you and your friends drink, five dollars will be donated to B.F. Day PTSA.Reuben’s Brews is a microbrewery in Ballard that has a wall full of national awards.  Every Thursday, they give $1 of every pint sold to a different local charity, and this week the money goes to our PTSA.  Thank you, Reuben’s Brews!  

And now two generous parents have stepped up and have offered to personally match this donation (and get their companies to match as well).  Doing the math (we’re a school, after all), that means for every pint we drink, B.F. Day gets $5 donated.  What a great and delicious deal!  And yes, KIDS ARE WELCOME! 

The Details:
When:  Thursday, February 27 beginning from 3:00-9:00pm
Where:  Reuben’s Brews, at 1406 NW 53rd Street (Ballard)
More details are on the Facebook event page

Reuben’s Brews is a tasting room, so they do not sell food other than small bags of chips and free pretzels. The Cheese Wizards food truck will be there between 5:00-8:00, however, and you can order outside and bring the food into Reuben’s.  You are also more than welcome to bring your own food. We hope to see lots of people there to have a beer, meet your neighbors, and support B.F. Day!

Great News! Fred Meyer Begins Community Rewards Program

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You can help BF Day School earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card! 

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to BF Day School at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number:  That number is 93504.  Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping BF Day School earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit

There is Still Time to Donate an Item to the Spring Fling Auction

Lamb Jump 1We have received some amazing items to be sold at the Spring Fling!  There is still time to make a contribution and be a part of this event.  Download Pledge Form 2014 here, and return it to the school office by March 1st.

Things we are looking for:

  • Vacation rentals
  • Gift/punch cards for yoga/pilates/restaurants/coffee/etc.
  • Sports/theater tickets
  • Handy-man/ gardening assistance/ cooking lesson

What we are NOT looking for:

  • Donations that mainly promote a business without giving much value to the purchaser (i.e. require the purchaser to spend a lot more money at the business, or something that is usually given for free as a promotional item anyway)
  • Used goods

Your donation will:

  • Support enrichment education in your school
  • Bring new customers to your door
  • Build goodwill in your community
  • Is 100% tax deductible!

Thank you for participating and being a part of what makes this night so fun and successful.  We will see you on March 22nd at Roxy’s back door, and don’t forget to buy your tickets!