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2017-2018 Tour dates announced

Lovely families – are you curious about your local Family School? Do you want a closer look at how the oldest continually operating Seattle public school works and thrives? (Next year is our 125th birthday!) Come and see how wonderful B.F. Day Elementary school is.

Our New Family tours are the following:
December 8, 2016 at 9:00am
February 8, 2017 at 9:00am
February 16, 2017 at 5:30pm

The evening tour coincides with our Take Your Parent To School Night and will be a vibrant (and busy) evening with students and teachers showing off all their remarkable achievements.

Come and visit, we’d be so happy to show you around. Also, don’t hesitate to get in touch: newparents@bfdayptsa.org  RSVPs encouraged, but not required. Also, kids are welcome to the evening tour.

PS: Please share with anyone that is interested in BF Day, or invite them to The Future Parents of BF Day Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/FPBFD/

Thank you!

 

Books! Books! Books!

Who doesn’t love books (especially well-priced books!)?

Tomorrow is the start of the Fall BF Day Library and Secret Garden Bookstore Book Fair

The fair will be open these times:
11/14: 2-3pm
11/15: 7:20-8am; 10:05-11:45am; 5:20-7pm
11/16: 7:20-8am; 10:05-11:45am;12-1pm
11/17: 11-11:45am; 2-3pm

We are dangerously short on cashiers. Can you help? http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4daba923a5fe3-2015

The Sunshine store will be there 5:30 pm Tuesday, and the last of the Chinook books will be on sale!

Hope to see you there!

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Direct Drive Starts Today!

dd2016-1Direct Drive is the name for B.F. Day PTSA’s biggest fundraiser, which runs for two short weeks this year from November 7-18.  We don’t ask you to sell wrapping paper or cookie dough – we make a big ask just once a year, and B.F. Day families always respond. This year, we are working to raise more than $46,000 or programs and services that benefit all B.F. Day kids.

This week, every B.F. Day student will bring home a gold envelope in their folders with a pledge card and information about how to participate (and donate if you can). Fill in your pledge card and return it to the school by the 18th. Please see the FAQ below for more information about Direct Drive.

In a nutshell, you can contribute by

  • Writing a check, payable to B.F. Day PTSA
  • Donating online
  • Having your company match your gift
  • Returning your pledge card – even if you aren’t able to donate – to be eligible to win prizes
  • And, thanks to the generosity of B.F. Day parents, for every pledge card returned by the deadline, $5 will be automatically donated to B.F. Day PTSA!  Turn it in!

All donations are tax-deductible. And greatly appreciated.

Thank you B.F. Day Families!


Frequently Asked Questions
How does Direct Drive Work?
How will my donation be used?
How much should I give?
What can I get just for returning my pledge card?
Can I write a check?
Can I donate online?
Is my contribution tax deductible? Will I receive a receipt?
My company will match my gift. What do I need to do?
How secure is the information I provide?
How do I make my donation at a future date, or in installments?
Is this B.F. Day’s only fundraiser?
Who should I contact with questions?

Q. How does Direct Drive work?
A. This week, every student will receive a Gold envelope in his or her classroom folder. This envelope contains information about the Direct Drive campaign, as well as a pledge card.   Parents complete the pledge card, and return them to the classroom between November 9 and Friday, November 18. Donations can be paid all at once by check or credit card/PayPal (online at www.bfdayptsa.org), or you can indicate a date in the future when you plan to donate. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible, and can be matched by many companies in the Seattle area. Our goal is to have 100% of the cards returned, whether or not you donate.
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Q. How will my donation be used?
The District and the State do not provide full funding for things B.F. Day parents have said they care about, like music, technology, curriculum enhancement, community events and classroom supplies. The PTSA budget for 2016-17 is $80,000. Most of these funds were earmarked for those “extra” programs and services that directly benefit our children in the classroom. Here’s where the program-specific funds go:


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: Music/Performing Arts teacher, tile project
Literacy: Writers in the Schools, Library grant
Teacher Grants: School supplies & class needs
Gen’l Enrichment: Field trips, technology, Green Team
Family Support: Scholarships & assistance
Volunteering: Coordinator stipend & supplies
All-School Events: Monthly events for families
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Q. How much should I give?
A. If you are able to give, we ask that you consider making a gift that is meaningful to you and your family. We suggest $250, recognizing that some families will contribute more and some are unable to contribute at this time. All money donated helps ensure that quality instruction and enrichment opportunities will continue throughout the school year at B.F. Day.
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Q. What can I get just for returning my pledge card?
A. We want to make this kind of fun, so there are a couple other benefits you’ll get if you turn in your pledge card:

  1. Every pledge card returned will be entered into a raffle to win one of three $25 gift cards for Top Ten Toys.
  2. Thanks to the generosity of two B.F. Day families, for every pledge card received, $5 will be contributed to the PTSA. Even if you can’t contribute, you’ll be supporting B.F. Day just by returning your card.  How can you pass this up!

Q. Can I write a check? Who do I make my check out to?
A. Yes! Make your check payable to B.F. Day PTSA, include it in your gold envelope with your completed pledge card, and return it to your classroom using your child’s folder.  Or, drop it in the PTSA mailbox in the B.F. Day office. You can also mail it to:

B.F. Day PTSA – Direct Drive
3921 Linden Ave N.
Seattle WA 98103
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Q. Can I donate online?
A. Yes. Click on the “Donate” button on our web site (bfdayptsa.org). Our PayPal system will accept all major credit cards, or you can use your PayPal account if you have one.
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Q. My company will match my gift. What do I need to do?
A. Terrific! Many Seattle area companies – Tableau, Microsoft, Adobe, Boeing, Google, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others – match employee donations, and we’re already set up to receive matches in their systems. Be sure to indicate on the pledge card that your company matches, and make sure you apply for those funds.  If we’re not listed in your company’s matching system, let us know and we can help.  In general, here’s the information you need to provide them:

B.F. Day PTSA (might say “B.F. Day PTSA King County 6 15 85”)
3921 Linden Ave N.
Seattle WA 98103
treasurer@bfdayptsa.org
Our tax ID# (Employer Identification Number) is: 91-1348668

Please contact Rosie Donovan (PTSA Treasurer) at treasurer@bfdayptsa.org for assistance.
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Q. Is my contribution tax deductible?  Will I receive a receipt?
A. Yes, your contribution is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a receipt by email in January 2017.
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Q. How secure is the information I provide?
A. All donations will be handled by the Fundraising Chair (Steve Albertson) in coordination with the PTSA treasurer (Rosie Donovan). Donations online are processed using a secure server hosted by PayPal, a well-known online payment system.
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Q. How do I make my donation at a future date, or in installments?A. Simply indicate this on the pledge card, and we’ll be in contact with you.
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Q. Is this the only B.F. Day PTSA fundraiser?
A. No, but it’s our biggest. We have several Easy Everyday Fundraising options that you can take advantage of all year.  In the spring, we will have our annual Walk N Roll event. And depending on the success of Direct Drive, we may also have an event in the spring to raise additional funds or just have a parent party.
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Q. Who should I contact with questions?
A. Steve  Albertson (fundraising@bfdayptsa.org) is the parent volunteer coordinating Direct Drive. You can also contact B.F. Day PTSA President Daniella Kim (president@bfdayptsa.org).
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Fall PTSA General Meeting September 22nd at 5:3o PM

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Families! The Fall PTSA general meeting is *this Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 pm* in the library.  This will be an opportunity to meet the board, find out what’s going on in terms of events, budgets, calendar, and find out how we can continue to help BF Day thrive.

All are welcome and highly encouraged to attend.

Childcare provided.

Enrichment Fall 2016

Autumn 2016 Enrichment:
 
After-School Activities at BF Day are starting soon! Registration runs from Monday 9-12 through Friday morning 9-23.  Below are a list of classes offered with links to registration and payment.  If the vendor does not offer online registration, please email the parent contact with your interest and they will send a note asking for all of the relevant information.
 
Most classes will begin the week of 9/26, but please make note of the schedules, as many classes start and finish on different dates and times.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Most classes will begin the week of 9/26, but please make note of the schedules, as many classes start and finish on different dates and times.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
BF DAY After-School ACTIVITIES   
Autumn 2016
 
*Registration period is Monday 9/12 – Friday 9/23, unless noted otherwise.
*Questions about individual classes, scholarships or general registration can be directed to parent contacts. 
*Full or Partial Scholarships are available for classes, depending on demand and order of requests.
*Online registration on the PTSA website will begin next term.  For autumn term, sign up at vendor’s website if available or email parent contact/vendor as noted below.  A few paper sign-ups will be available outside office to be turned into PTSA box, but electronic is preferred if possible.
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YOGA 
Grades K-3 Mondays; 2:05-3:05 Music Room
 
Let’s get bendy, go upside down and engage the natural enthusiasm of kids in this energy releasing yoga class. Classes aim to enhance your child’s body awareness, balance and coordination, as well as build strength. Mind-body activities help children develop sensory integration skills, self-awareness and self-esteem.  Breathing techniques are incorporated that help children self-soothe and regulate their minds. We’ll play games, and take fabulous yoga adventures to Amazon rainforests, Arabian deserts, and outer space. Self-expression is highly encouraged and laughter guaranteed as kids build strength, increase flexibility, and focus and concentrate.  Max 12 students. www.fueledbyyoga.com
 
Cost: $125 for 10 weeks 9/26-12/5 (no class 11/21)
Registration: email below.  Payment: bring check to first class or leave in PTSA mailbox 
Parent contact: Bruce Parker brucegparker@gmail.com
 
 
CHESS CLUB
Grades K-5 Mondays 2:05-3:05 Cafeteria
 
Chess4Life brings an excellent program with a positive learning environment to BF Day. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome.
 
Cost: $159 for 10 weeks 9/26-12/5 (no class 11/21)
Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com
 
 
THE DRAMA CLUB 3-5
Grades 3-5 Mondays 2:05-3:35 PTSA room
 
Welcome to the Stage! In our Club, students will learn the fundamentals of performance while gaining skills like creative visualization, breath control, public speaking, teamwork, and improvisational thinking.  This club is about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice.  Each week we will watch, listen and discuss selections from Broadway, classic and new.  The students will learn and develop their own original song and basic choreography.  We will also work with fun scripts, including William Shakespeare’s “Star Wars; Verily, A New Hope”, and explore some of the Bard’s most famous phrases and, of course, “The Sonnets”.  At the end of the session, we will present scenes for family and friends.
 
Cost: $100 for 10 weeks, 9/26-12/5 (no class 11/21)
Registration: email below. 
Parent Contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com
 
 
SPANISH LANGUAGE K-2   (Year-long enrollment)
Grades K-2 Mondays 2:05-3:10 Room 205
 
Sponge offers a year-long Spanish course at BF Day.  The first emphasis is on building aural skills.  As the students get older, reading and writing are added.  Even big kids learn best, and stay motivated, when they’re having fun.  The national language learning standards are taught through games, drama, art and music. Discount available for parent helper.
 
Cost: $112.50 x 4 payments for the school year, 10/3 – end of year 
Registration Open at http://spongeschool.com/sign-up/
Parent Contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com
 
 
SOCCER
Grades K-2 Tuesdays 2:05-3:15 Gym
 
Join One on One Athletics for After School Soccer. Skilled and experienced instructors will conduct an exciting one-hour session each week.  We will learn basic fundamentals, rules and strategies of the beautiful game, and have fun scrimmaging while focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship, and FUN!
 
Cost: $130 for 10 weeks 9/27-12/6 (no class 11/22)
Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com
 
 
WOODWORKING  (2 Sessions)
Grades 2-5 Tuesdays 2:05-3:05 and 3:10-4:10 Cafeteria foyer
 
Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy building experience for girls and boys, ages 5-10, teaching practical wood working skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. While kids construct fun and exciting projects they are also empowered to become independent thinkers- building confidence, self-esteem and a repertoire of practical skills that will last them a lifetime. At the end of the session, each child will go home with at least one, but often 3 or more toys or games they have made and painted by hand.  Max 8 students each session. [B+G club students should enroll in later class if possible]
 
Cost: $144 for 9 weeks 10/4-12/6 (no class 11/22)
Registration: kidscarpentryseattle/registration.com
Parent contact: Julie Graber jegraber@yahoo.com
 
 
ART CLUB with Carol Magallanes
Grades 1-5 Tuesdays 2:05-3:05 Art Room
 
Artist Trading Cards are mini works of art; the size of a baseball card or Pokemon card, created with the intention to be collected, traded, or given away.  In this Class we will create a different set of ATCs every week, some for collecting, some for sharing. We will use all different kinds of media to create varied, exciting and completely individual works of art.  
 
Cost: $75 for 8 weeks 9/27-11/15 
Registration: email below.  Payment: bring check to first class or leave in PTSA mailbox
Parent contact: Adrienne James tirecapades@yahoo.com
 
 
SPANISH LANGUAGE 3-5   (Year-long enrollment)
Grades 3-5 Tuesdays 2:05-3:10 Room 205
 
Sponge offers a year-long Spanish course at BF Day.  The first emphasis is on building aural skills.  As the students get older, reading and writing are added.  Even big kids learn best, and stay motivated, when they’re having fun.  The national language learning standards are taught through games, drama, art and music. Discount available for parent helper.
 
Cost: $112.50 x 4 payments for the school year, 10/4 – end of year 
Registration Open at http://spongeschool.com/sign-up/
Parent Contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com
 
 
Rainy Day DINNER CLUB
Grades 1-5 Wednesdays 2:05-3:45 (12:05-2:05 on early-release days) Room 205 
 
For $35 each week, students will create delicious dishes focusing on the importance of local ingredients, scratch cooking, and natural preservatives while practicing kitchen safety and providing their family with dinner!  As students follow recipes, they will learn the science behind the use of different ingredients and the important role herbs, spices and veggies play in flavoring our favorite dishes. Each entrée will serve 4 to 6 and will be packaged in oven ready cookware with baking instructions.  Each session adds 5 new recipes! Max: 10 students
 
Cost: $350 for 10 weeks 10/5-12/14 (earlier classes on 10/26 and 11/16, no class 11/23)
Parent contact: Gayle Perez gaylecperez@gmail.com
 
 
TENNIS
Grades K-5, Wednesdays 2:05-3:05 Gym
 
TGA Premier Youth Tennis is bringing the tennis court to BF Day!  TGA, in national partnership with the United States Tennis Association, co-designed a tennis enrichment program that focuses on athletic, academic and character development for children.  In addition to professional tennis instruction, your child will take part in a combination of physical fitness for health benefits and academics such as math, science, language and social studies for educational development. TGA’s mission is to empower our students with the tools to be successful on the tennis court and in life.
 
Cost: $140 for 8 weeks 10/5-12/14 (no class on 9/28, 10/26, 11/16, 11/23)
Parent contact: Sheryl Marks sherylmarks2003@yahoo.com
 
 
THE DRAMA CLUB K-2
Grades K-2 Wednesdays; 2:05-3:05 (12:05-1:05 early-release days) PTSA Room
 
Welcome to the Stage! In our Club, students will learn the fundamentals of performance while gaining skills like creative visualization, breath control, public speaking, teamwork, and improvisational thinking.  This club is about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice.  Each week we will watch, listen and discuss selections from Broadway, classic and new.  The students will learn and develop their own original song and basic choreography.  We will also work with fun scripts, including William Shakespeare’s “Star Wars; Verily, A New Hope”, and explore some of the Bard’s most famous phrases and, of course, “The Sonnets”.  At the end of the session, we will present scenes for family and friends.
 
Cost: $100 for 10 weeks 9/28-12/7 (2 hours earlier on 9/28, 10/26 and 11/16, no class 11/23)
Registration: email below. 
Parent Contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com
 
 
CREATIVE CODING
Grades 3-5, Wednesdays 2:05-3:35 (12:05-1:35 on early-release days) Computer Lab
 
Creative Coding teaches your child to code by helping them make their own custom video game. Our project-based, multi-level classes are amazingly fun yet very effective in teaching creative problem-solving and emotional resilience.  As your creative child has fun bringing their ideas to life, they iterate through the emotional cycle of Coding (idea->excitement->frustration->more effort->triumph!) with support and positive encouragement.  Repeating this cycle builds great coders and develops emotional persistence that will help students take on new challenges in all aspects of their lives.  Students new to coding will participate in the Creative Coding core curriculum, learning the fundamental elements of MIT’s Scratch.  Students with previous Scratch experience will enjoy the Advanced Curriculum with new techniques and hacks.  Class can be repeated infinitely!  http://www.creativecoding4kids.com. Max 12 students.
 
Cost: $299 for 10 weeks, 9/28-12/7 (earlier class on 9/28, 10/26 and 11/16, no class 11/23)
Parent contact: Tania Schriwer taniaschriwer@gmail.com
 
 
PIANO KEYBOARD CLUB
Grades K-5 Thursdays; 2:05-3:05 Library 
 
Kids will have the opportunity to learn to play their favorite songs and music on electric keyboards. Radio hits, movie and television themes are made so easy that our participants will be playing them after the very first class! The club is a combination of keyboard piano lessons and music-learning workshop, using a clever visual method to teach the basics of music reading and piano playing.  We’ve developed learning games and activities designed to teach kids basic music reading skills and playing techniques, in ways that are fun, engaging, and stimulating. We have music for all tastes, including music from Frozen, Stars Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and lots more. Each participant has his/her own keyboard supplied during the class, including headphones and books.
 
Cost: $190 for 10 weeks 9/29-12/8 (no class 11/24)
Parent contact: Jason Evans jasone47@gmail.com
 
 
WORLD DANCE with Marissa
Grades K-2 Thursdays; 2:05-3:05 Music Room
 
Come get your worldly groove on! Each seasonal session of World Dance with Marissa will focus on a different area of the world. Participants will learn a variety of cultural dances from the featured area of the world. Students will further learn about each place by creating a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, games, stories and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience! 
Informal Costumed Performance at the end of the session. Join us! 
 
Cost: $140 for 10 weeks 9/29-12/8 (no class 11/24)
Registration: email marissadancing@gmail.com
Parent contact: Julie Graber jegraber@yahoo.com
 
 
FLAG FOOTBALL
Grades 2-5 Thursdays 2:05-3:15 Gym
 
Join One on One at BF Day Elementary for an awesome session of flag-football. We will spend time each week learning the core fundamentals of passing, catching, rushing and blocking, while introducing team concepts on both sides of the ball.  We will also play a game every week during the second part of class. This is a great non-contact activity for kids who love football.  See you on the gridiron! 
 
Cost: $110 for 8 weeks 9/29-11/17
Parent contact: Anna Cortese astanek73@yahoo.com
 
 
ADVENTURES IN SCIENCE to the BURKE MUSEUM
Grades 1-5, Fridays 2:05-4:05 bus to museum and back
 
Join us for one-of-a-kind fun with dinosaurs and more! Uncover fossils, examine artifacts, and take a behind-the-scenes peek at the museum. This 6 session class will be facilitated by a Burke Museum educator and take advantage of their extensive in house collections and give students an opportunity to dig deep on a variety of science based subjects, archaeology geology, animal adaptations, and cultural anthropology.  Students will travel by public bus to and from the museum and will need to bring bus fare and a snack if they wish.  Parents are encouraged to join.
 

Welcome to BF Day 2016-2017!

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Welcome from the President:  

Dear B.F. Day families – Welcome Back! We are gearing up for the new school year and are thrilled to see you back at school. Your PTSA is here to create bridges and connections between Families, Staff, Teachers and Students as well as our greater Fremont community. We consider it an imperative to be transparent, to communicate, to lead with the best interests of our student learners in mind.

  • Do you have any questions? Email us anytime, or grab us on the playground.
  • Do you want to help? We have a plethora of things for people to help out, and we know you’d be perfect for it.
  • Do you have new ideas? Pitch them to us – no idea is too small, or too big. We want to hear them all.

Let’s get this year started. We are so happy that you are here.

-Daniella and the entire 2016-2017 BF Day PTSA Board

PS: You can find the entire school supply list here

PPS: Family Coffee/Tea on the first day of school – 7:50 am in the library.  See you there!

BF Day in the Solstice Parade!

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Come join your classmates on Saturday, June 18 and represent BF Day in the Solstice Parade!

For more information please email Gayle (gaylecperez@gmail.com), Steph (steph.tichenor@gmail.com), or Cheryl (Hlavac.cheryl@gmail.com), and join our Facebook Group “BF Day Solstice 2016” Please see flyer here: pale dragon

Family Dragon Hat Making Workshops

Come make a Dragon hat to wear in the Parade!

Bring your own baseball cap to decorate or one will be provided

Friday, June 3 from 5-7 in the Art Room

or

Saturday, June 11 from 10-12 in the Cafeteria

Supplies Needed!

Donations needed of the following items. Please leave in box outside office.

Toilet paper/Paper Towel Rolls

Egg Cartons

Craft paper/paper bags/recycling paper

Acrylic paint

Empty cereal boxes

Baseball caps

Stay Tuned for more opportunities for Float Building/Decorating!!!

 

May 9: PTSA General Meeting

Monday, May 9 (6:30-8:00p in the Library) is the final general PTSA membership meeting of the year, and it’s an important one. PTSA members who attend will vote on the proposed budget and new board officers for next year, as well as a revision to the PTSA Standing Rules. Please attend if you can.

Budget
You’ll find the proposed budget here. This budget was drafted and discussed by the PTSA board, and incorporates input from Principal Jaskot and the teaching staff, as well as the data submitted by the membership in the survey sent out earlier this year. Items of note for your review:

  • We propose income (fundraising) of about the same amount as this year (nearly $80,000).
  • Proposed increase for an expanded music/performing arts program (more of what we did this year)
  • Expansion of the Writers in the Schools program to include all grades
  • Increase in funding for family support
  • Support for an all-school field trip to see Mr. D’s play next Spring!
    Professional development funds for teacher training

Take a look! Only PTSA members can vote, but input from all parents is welcome.

Board Officers & Other Roles for Next Year

At the meeting, we’ll formally vote on the current slate of board officers. As is often the case at the May meeting, we don’t have every role filled yet, but will between now and the Fall. If you are interested in any of the open roles, please contact Steve Albertson.

  • President: Daniella Kim has graciously agreed to serve!
  • Vice President: Open. Assists President and performs President’s duties in President’s absence. Attends all board meetings, and participates in PTSA decision-making.
  • Treasurer: Rosie Donovan (2nd term!  Yay!)
  • Secretary: Open. Takes minutes and records all business transacted at each PTSA meeting (board and general membership) . Participate in board decision-making and other duties as assigned.

Other PTSA Roles: We are a community of “doers”, and there are lots of ways you can get involved in short-term roles or longer-term responsibilities. I guarantee you there is something you can do that is valuable and will work within your time constraints and interests. Here is a full list of roles you can choose from, and below are some that are either filled or for which we need more volunteers:

  • Fundraising: Steve Albertson (seeking help with Direct Drive in the Fall, Easy Everyday Fundraising and grant-writing)
  • Communications: Becky Smith (seeking tech-savvy help for web site, email newsletter and other systems)
  • Enrichment/After School Programs: Adrienne James (seeking other to help)
  • Advocacy/Legislative Chair:  Help organize parents to advocate for (or against) policy and District issues that affect us. This year, the PTSA has worked to prevent reductions in our enrollment boundaries, and fought against teacher reductions.
  • Membership Chair: Open. Collect PTSA membership forms (data entry), mostly during September/October.

Take a look at all the positions, and when you see one you’re interested, either contact the people already working in these roles or email Steve Albertson (PTSA board president). And come to the May 9 meeting to learn more! See you then.

Walk and Roll FAQ

The BF Day PTSA’s annual walk-a-thon, the Walk and Roll for Fitness

Thank you to those who are donating and who are volunteering for this fantastic fundraiser.  Stay tuned for more stats on how we did as a school.

 Below is some information on what to do next….after Friday.

What should I do with the envelope? When should I turn it in?

Please turn in your envelope with all pledges by April 27. There will be a random drawing for prizes (for students) for all envelopes returned by April 27.

How will I know how many laps my child walked?

After spring break, each student will be sent home with a sheet of paper that notes how many laps they walked. If that paper gets lost, you can email Kristin (below) for that information.

 

Can I donate online?

YES, you can pay online. There is a pay pal button on the B.F. Day PTSA webpage – www.bfdayptsa.org – (look below) where you can make your donations. In the notes section, please note the name of the student (and Teacher, Room # and/or grade) associated with the pledge. Also, please note on the envelope that the donation has been made online.

What is our fundraising goal?

Our goal this year is to raise at least $16,900.

If we raise at least $14,000, Mr. Jaskot will dye his beard PINK!!!

Other questions?

Please get in touch:

Kristin Anderson

(mom of Nora McIntosh, Ms. Sawyer’s class)

kanderson11@comcast.net

206-498-5910

Meeting on Boundary Change (April 4)

The Seattle School District is proposing a reduction in the enrollment boundary for B.F. Day, beginning in in Fall 2017. This change will remove appx. 45 square blocks from our enrollment boundary. Here’s a map showing the reduction from the current boundary, outlined in red:

BF Day Boundary Change

These boundary changes were approved by the Seattle School board in 2013. Seattle Public Schools is having a series of public meetings beginning this week to get feedback from the community about the specific changes. If you believe that B.F. Day is generally stronger with more kids, and that a boundary reduction doesn’t make sense, please come to the meeting and make your voice heard.  Most of the PTSA board members will be there.

The first meeting is Monday, April 4 from 6:30-7:30 at Ballard High School (1418 NW 65th Street).

A reduction in the boundary will mean fewer kids being assigned to B.F. Day as their neighborhood school. For our school, a reduction just doesn’t make sense: we have some space for more neighborhood kids, and when other nearby schools are adding portables to accommodate growth, it doesn’t make any sense to reduce our boundary. The District should be increasing our enrollment boundary to balance with neighboring schools, not reducing it. To date, no one at Seattle Schools has been able to tell us why the proposed change is being made.

You can read more about this issue here.
Current attendance area boundary is here.
Proposed attendance area boundary beginning 2017 is here.

If you plan to be at the meeting or want to be involved in stopping this reduction, please, email Steve Albertson (BF Day PTSA board president).  Thanks!