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: email@example.com 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/
There are still some slots open to volunteer to help with Walk and Roll for Fitness, B.F. Day’s annual all-school fitness walk and fundraiser taking place all day on the grass playfield on April 8. Help count laps, provide water, and cheer on the kids. It’s a ton of fun.
To volunteer, click here. Contact Kristin Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Monday, February 8 is the 2nd PTSA General Meeting of the year, and we’re using this time to have a community discussion about the future direction of our school. Please come to the Library from 6:30-8:30pm to learn and brainstorm about the near- and long-term plans for B.F. Day. Free childcare will be provided (in the lunchroom) by volunteers from Hallows Church.
Here’s what will happen at this event:
- Principal Jaskot will talk about his vision for an arts-infused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus at BF Day, as well as talk about staff efforts to create a three-year academic plan to support this vision.
- A parent group that held focused discussion with parents in the Fall will present their findings about what our community likes (and dislikes) about B.F. Day.
- The PTSA will talk about the upcoming budget-setting process, which includes a parent survey. In particularly, we’ll talk about the core music/performing arts program we fund.
- As a group, we’ll have an open discussion about this possible focus direction for BF Day.
This is a great opportunity to help shape the future direction of B. F. Day, and we hope to see a lot people there. If you have any questions about the event, please email Steve Albertson (PTSA President).
A reminder…B.F. Day’s first ever family movie night takes place tomorrow night (Friday, December 4 at 7:00) in the gym! We’ll be watching “Inside Out”, a PG-rated animated film about a girl who moves to a new city and has to face her emotions (Joy, Fear Anger, Disgust and Sadness) as she determines how best to navigate a new city, house and school. You can read more about this movie here, including specific information about suitability for young kids.
Your entire family is welcome to come to this free PTSA-sponsored event. Bring a comfy blanket or sleeping bag to sit on (we’ll also have chairs). We’ll have popcorn to munch on. Doors open at 6:30, and the film starts at 7:00 (ends at approximately 8:40) Parents, you must accompany your kids – this is not a drop-off event!
As you’ve hopefully seen, school will officially start this Thursday (September 17) now that there is a tentative agreement between the District and the Seattle Education Association. Time to get those backpacks ready…school is once again here!
Please join us for coffee and snacks on Thursday morning, from 8:30-9:30 in the Library. Principal Jaskot will talk about the year ahead and answer questions, you’ll hear about programs and priorities from the B.F. Day PTSA, and you’ll get to meet other B.F. Day parents after dropping the kids off. It’s a great way to ease into the first day of a new school year. We hope to see you there!