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Fremont Players present Beauty and the Beast

BeautyBeast_poster400x600All profits from opening performance benefit B.F. Day!

Fremont Players work their magic on this classic tale. The lovely Belle must save her family from ruin and defeat the nefarious Lord Malice, but how? Meet her outrageous sisters, her well-meaning father, and her charming aunt as they face the cursed and frightening Beast. Complete with sparkling fairies, a magic horse and all your favorite Panto surprises, Beauty & the Beast is sure to entertain audiences both young and old.

Experience the best British Panto this side of the Pond. This year’s Panto is once again full of large, colorful characters, original songs, plenty of audience participation, and swashbuckling fun for the whole family! You’ll be encouraged to boo at the villain, cheer for the hero, and sing along with whole cast.

A holiday tradition not to be missed! Stop by Hale’s Palladium, grab a drink and some food, and enter the raucous world of Panto!

These perfrmances have sold out in the past. To buy tickets in advance, click here to visit

BF Day Friends and Family Discount at evo

evo, a local ski, snowboard and skateboard shop, is hosting a special shopping night for B.F. Day Elementary this December 18th from 5 to 7pm.
During that timeframe they will be donating 5% of all sales to our school and will give a 5% discount (some exclusions may apply) to all B.F. Day Friends and Family. Buy your little ones (or yourself) all those needs for the cold weather, going to the mountain or skateboarding AND raise money for our school at the same time!
The store is located at 3500 Stone Way in the Wallingford neighborhood and has free parking in the back. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested in this offer!

Science on Wheels Needs You!

pacsciGreetings B.F. Day parents!

I hope you all have had a great start to 2014! At the beginning of the year, you checked off the box “Just Ask” on the PTSA volunteer form, and we sure could use your help this Wednesday, January 29th.

The Seattle Science Center is putting on an Engineering Exhibit, and we are looking for 4-5 parent volunteers for either a morning or afternoon shift. The morning shift will run from 8:45 to 11:30, and the afternoon shift will run from 11:30 to 2:15. The Science Center will need help with managing the student as they enter the exhibit, visit various learning stations, and as they exit the exhibits.

Please let me know if you can help out either during the morning or afternoon shift. You can check in at the main office on Wednesday, and Ms. Carrie will let you know where to go!

Many thanks in advance!


January Little Wednesday and After-School Clubs

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  January has a lot in store for the kids at BF Day, beginning next week.

Next Wednesday, January 15th is a Little Wednesday and as always, there are some amazing workshops offered.  This month there is Chihuly-inspired Shrinky Dink Sculpture, Sewing, and Engineering with LEGO! The registration forms were sent home earlier this week with students, but if you haven’t seen yours yet, download the form here.  Also feel free to email me,


New After School-Clubs are here and starting soon!
Information and registration forms were also sent home with students as well. All forms are provided below for your reference.


Days and Dates Tuesdays, 2:25-3:55
January 14 – March 18. No class February 18
Cost $120
Register here!
Download Brochure Winter Spanish Club


Days and Dates Thursdays, 2:55-3:35
January 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 and 13.
Cost $75
Register here! email
Download Brochure Crazy Cake Info and Registration Form


Days and Dates Fridays, 2:55-3:55
January 17, 24, Feb 7, 14, 28 March 7, 14, 21.
Cost $96
Register here! Contact Ilene Adler
or call 206-525-6075
Download Brochure Art Wizards Winter 2014

Year-End PTSA Giving: Why Your Donation Matters

letterhead2Dear B.F. Day Families,
We are proud to call ourselves the family school. You are a part of the B.F. Day family, along with your sons and daughters, teachers and school staff. Together, we shape and grow our community.

The PTSA works to fund enrichment programs that enhance our children’s time at school, and encourage a love of learning they will have with them their whole lives.

We fund:
• Music Education
• Literacy Workshops
• Classroom Grants
• Current Technology
• Community Outreach and Family Support
• So much more

The annual Direct Drive is where we ask B.F. Day families to make a direct donation to the PTSA and the programs it supports.

Our goal is to raise $75 for each B.F. Day student through the direct drive. We ask that you give what is allowable in your family’s budget. We hope to raise $12,000 in Direct Drive and have raised about $2,500 to date.

Every donation helps, every donation counts.

How to donate:
• Check or cash – Mail your donation to B.F. Day PTSA, 3921 Linden Ave N, Seattle WA 98103, drop by the office and place it in the mailbox marked PTSA.
• Online by credit card – Click on the Donate button on the right of this screen.
• 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Tax ID: 91-1348668

Thank you!

Download Donation Form

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope all of you and yours have had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Before we begin the busy month of December, I wanted to share these two links.  The first is on giving, the second is on gratitude. Happy Holidays, everyone.


Note: The video below contains a fraction of a second of a bare bottom when a man jumps into a lake.

Boundary Update

bf day stone square
All our questions and comments made a difference.
Thank you for caring.
Thank you for acting.
Thank you for using your voice.

The District heard that we disagree with smaller boundaries and an available capacity of 300 students for B.F. Day Elementary School.

On Wednesday, October 8, District employees were at the school to do a walk through with the Principal to re-evaluate B.F. Day’s available capacity. We have been told this new number is 450 students. This is a number the building can physically support. These numbers would also generate enough District funding for full-time art, PE and music (as you know PTSA currently pays for part-time music), WHILE maintaining programs like Spectrum, Special Education and EEL.

Info from the Enrollment and Planning Office:
– this new number, 450, will be incorporated into the Growth Boundaries recommendations presented to the School Board at their meeting on October 16, 2013
– there will not be time to adjust the actual boundaries on the map before Oct. 16 Board Meeting
– New boundaries/map will be posted by November 1, 2013 – possibly sooner. Tracy Libros (Enrollment Planning) said she would let our Principal Katie Pearl know as soon as those boundaries are posted.

What’s next?

Fri. Oct. 11
School Board released new boundary map, here.

Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, School Board Meeting, 4:15-8pm
Board will be presented with new draft growth boundaries. Testimony will be taken. Several members of the BF Day community have signed up to speak. Many thanks to them, and good luck! We’re behind you!

Thur. Oct. 17, 4:30-6pm, Board Work Session on Growth Boundaries
Public is welcome to attend and observe. No public testimony.

Fri. Nov. 1, 2013
New Boundaries will be posted on Growth Boundaries website

Wed. Nov. 20, 2013, School Board Meeting, 4:15-8pm

School Board Meetings are held at the John Stanford Center in the Auditorium
2445 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

This is great news for BF Day, thanks to the many people in this community who reminded the school board that this is a great place to live and grow, and we love and support our neighborhood school. However, our work is not done, and we cannot let our voice fade out. Please, continue to send your feedback, questions and suggestions to
Please include your school name or topic in the subject line of your email.

Thank you, Family School!