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Walk and Roll – April 3rd

BF Day’s annual walk-a-thon, the Walk and Roll for Fitness, is happening Friday April 3rd.
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What is it?
A fitness walk and fundraiser! Kids get to walk around a path on the upper upper playfields, during the school day. They walk for about 45 minutes and walk as many laps as they can in that time. Kids gather sponsorships from family and friends for the event.

For example:
Grandma pledges 50¢ per lap. Uncle pledges a flat rate of $20. Child walks 10 laps. After the event, Grandma pays $5, Uncle plays $20, which child brings to school in an envelope. (Pledge envelopes will be provided)
That’s it!  You’ve raised $25 for your school!

About the walk.
Each lap is about 1/6 of a mile, so every 6 laps is about 1 mile walked.
Classes walk with same grade.

Volunteers Needed – April 3rd
Set up. 6:30-8:30 am (or any portion of it) The course needs to be set up, water stations and tables.
Throughout the school day. Punch cards, walk with kids, refill water, be a cheerleader!
Tear down. 2:30-3:30 Help pack up cones, water and tables.

Get ready to enjoy a great day outside and earn money for your school!

Spring Enrichment Class Enrollment (now!)

Enrollment for Spring after-school enrichment classes is happening now!  Below is all the information you need to sign up.  Please note:  Creative Coding for Kids and Little Wings are full.

We still have room in our other classes:

Soccer:
Join us at BF Day Elementary for After School Soccer. Skilled and experienced instructors will conduct an exciting one hour session each week right after school.  We will learn basic fundamentals, rules and strategies of the beautiful game, and have fun scrimmaging while focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN! 2nd – 3rd Grade: Tuesdays 2:50-4:00March 24 – May 26 K – 1st Grade: Thursdays 2:50-4:00March 26 – May 28 Cost: $110 Registration is online.  To register, please go to:
http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/programs-listing/after-school

Tennis:
TGA brings the tennis court to you, making it convenient and affordable to learn and play in a fun and safe environment.  Kid-friendly instructors help students develop tennis skills and knowledge, while using the sport to teach valuable life lessons like honesty and sportsmanship.  Sign up today to experience all the fun and excitement of tennis class with TGA!

Class meets Mondays from 3:00-4:00March 30-June 1.  The cost for this class is $120.  To sign up, go to www.playtga.com/greaterseattle

Crazy Cakes:
Crazy Cakes is beginning a new session on Thursday, March 19.  Who doesn’t love playing with frosting and bringing home a small cake as well?  All grade levels welcome!  The cost for this 8-week series is $120.  To sign up, fill out the attached sheet and bring it into the main office at school with a check made out to BF Day PTSA.

 

 

Little Wednesday Classes (March 25)

Little Wednesday activities are scheduled for March 25, which is an early-release day.  Come join us for one of our fun classes:

1. Recycled Robots with Kids Create!
Come join us for an afternoon of ultimate scrounge art, as we use metal scraps, tin cans, broken toys, wires and other amazing junk to create ROBOTS!  Students will use duct tape, wire, and assisted hot glue to engineer an amazing robotic sculpture.  Sign up quickly, this one’s always a big hit!  Open to all grades. This will be held in the art room.  Class is $22.  Sign up online at www.kidscreate.org

2.  Lego building with Fun Assembly Required!
Come join Fun Assembly Required for a Medieval LEGO building adventure.  Kids will learn to construct cool castles and will also learn techniques for building trees, rocks, water and other landscaping features to add detail to their creations.   Open to all grades.
This will be held in the gym.  Class is $25.  To sign up, fill out and return the attached form to the main office, with a check made out to BFDay PTSA.

3.  World Dance with Marissa Baratian!
Join World Dance with Marissa for an African dance and culture experience filled with traditional Guinean rhythms and dance, West African drums and fabrics, cultural stories and a craft project. World Dance with Marissa combines creative movement and cultural dances from around the world, broadening children’s awareness of their global community. In addition, World Dance gives back a percentage of profits to Guinea Kids Education Fund to support school children in West Africa. For more information about World Dance please visit http://worlddancewithmarissa.weebly.com/

This class will be held in the music room.  Open to all grades.  Class is $25.  To sign up, fill out and return the attached form to the main office, with a check made out to B. F. PTSA.

 

 

Thank You Thursday – A Fundraiser with Reuben’s Brews

reubenFrom reubensbrews.com: “As one of the ways we are able to give back to the community that supports us, every Thursday we donate $1 per pint to the designated charity of the week. ”

We are thrilled to partner with Reuben’s Brews for a great evening of enjoying a pint of fine craft beer and raising money for our kid’s school! Some additional details:

This event is FAMILY FRIENDLY!

The fundraiser is open all business hours, that’s 3pm till 9pm.

Reuben’s Brews is a taproom that pours pints, growlers and tasters of their national award-winning beers. Each beer purchase earns a donation to the PTSA. The amount donated is $1 per pint, and appropriately scaled amount on growlers and tasters.

Food? You are completely allowed to bring your own! Also, there is pretty much always a food truck parked in front. The taproom has a big box of pretzels you are welcome to scoop up, and Tim’s Cascade Chips for sale, but if you stay for dinner, just know there is no kitchen there.

The food truck on premises is confirmed to be Burgerphenia!

Thomas Kemper root beer and ginger ale is also available for purchase.

Come on down, enjoy a beautiful evening with craft beer, gourmet food truck grub, root beer, sidewalk chalk, conversation. Bring your friends and neighbors too!

Reuben’s Brews is located at:
1406 NW 53rd Street in Ballard, right behind the big Bardahl sign.

Some information on Reuben’s Brews from Parentmap.com can be found here.

Join the Facebook event page here.

Book Fair in Our Library! Your Help is Needed!

SignSizedMr. Hammer and Secret Garden Books will be hosting a Book Fair in the Library! Parent volunteers (that’s you!) are needed! Most of this work will be cashiering, but also helping kids find books, as well as general “keeping an eye on things.” Sales from this book fair will help purchase new titles for our library.

Where: BF Day School Library
When: TuesdayThursday, Jan. 20-22
Tues: 11:40-12:50
Wed: 8-8:30; 11:45-12:45 & 2:55-4:00
Thurs: 8-8:30; 6:00-7:30pm

How to volunteer:
Go to signupgenius.com and select a time you can come.  We’re counting on you!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daba923a5fe3-2015

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Little Wednesday is January 14th, 2015

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Little Wednesday enrollment is closed.  Enjoy your afternoon!

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!

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