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Agenda for PTSA General Meeting May 21st, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:30pmmay tree

General Meeting

6:40-7:10 Welcome and discussion with Stan Jaskot
7:10-7:15 Playground Update
7:15-7:20 Upcoming Important Dates

Wed. June 4 – 2-hour early release
Fri. June 6 – Village Day, 1-2:45pm
Week of June 9 – Book Fair
Wed. June 11, Literacy Night, 5:00-7:00pm
Mon. June 9, 6:30pm PTSA Meeting
Fri. June 13, Field Day
June 16-18 Play Dayz

7:20-7:45 2014-15 Position Nominations & Assignments
7:45-8:15 Survey Results
Fundraising Schedule for 2014-15
Presentation Draft Budget for 2014-15

Your Input is Requested

The PTSA will soon be planning its budget for the coming 2014-2015 school year. This 7-question anonymous survey takes less than 5 minutes and will help us determine priorities for next year. It is only open for two weeks so don’t delay! Thank you for your input!

Click here to get started.

General Meeting – Wednesday May 21

ptsa logo 2PTSA General Meeting
Wednesday, May 21, 6:30pm, school library
Come Meet Stan Jaskot (our New Principal for 2014-15) and learn how you can get more involved in the B.F. Day PTSAptsa logo

6:30-7:10pm Stan Jaskot Introduction
7:10-7:40 2014-15 PTSA Position Nominations
7:40-8:00pm Presentation of PTSA Draft Budget for 2014-15

Stan Jaskot
Principal Jaskot will introduce himself and would then like to conduct a short activity to learn more about what the PTSA views as strengths and next steps for B.F. Day.

The B.F. Day PTSA needs your participation for school year 2014/15
• We are accepting nominations for all PTSA positions through May 21, 2014.
• Some positions necessitate regular Board meeting attendance. Other positions can be done almost entirely on your own time.
• Some of the positions we NEED to fill are Vice President and Secretary, as well as After School Programs Coordinator, Communications Assistant and Committee Leads for our various fundraising efforts.
• Not sure how you can best contribute? Let us help you find a good fit. Check out the list of position descriptions.
• If you cannot come to the meeting on May 21, you can make a nomination or declare your interest in a position via email to
• Positions will be voted on at the Board Meeting on June 12, 2014

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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