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A New School Year

A hearty welcome to all our new families, and welcome back to everyone returning for another great year at B.F. Day!


All-School Summer Picnic – August 14th

Happy Summer from the BF Day PTSA! We hope you all are enjoying your
summer break and are looking forward to an exciting new school year for your kids. We’d love to invite you to keep in touch, meet our new principal, welcome new families, and help prepare for the first day of school. See details below:

All-School Summer Picnic playarea3

Connect with old friends and make new ones at the summer picnic on Thursday, August 14th starting at 6:00pm at Wallingford Park.  Bring a picnic dinner for your family as well as any outdoor games you may enjoy.  Please stop by the table next to the play structure for name tags and an opportunity to meet incoming principal, Stan Jaskot.  Classroom assignments will also be available! 

Easy Everyday Fundraising
Who’s been collecting their Box Tops and Labels for Education in the little baggies we sent home at the end of the school year?! And are you remembering to toss those Ballard Market receipts in there too?! It’s never too late to start! In fact, there are tons of ways to raise money for BF Day while you’re doing your regular shopping, at no added expense to you. Check out our webpage for how shopping at Amazon, Bartell Drugs, PCC, Fred Meyer, and more can raise money for our school. It couldn’t get any easier!

Communication Note
The PTSA is always working to find the best ways to reach out to our families, so look for some changes in our outreach this coming school year. For this and the rest of our summer announcements and updates, we are using our 2013/14 email list. Please email directly to be added, removed or to add a different email address. Thanks for bearing with us as we transition into our new year.

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