Principal Jaskot's Weekly Dayette

 

4/28/17

May 18 – Science MSP assessment for Ms. Confehr/Green’s homeroom

May 20 – B. F. Day School 125th Birthday Celebration!

June 9 – Village Day June 15 (Thursday) – Field Day & All School Family BBQ – Revised date

June 26 (Mon) – revised last day of school

Principal News

Yearbook Cover The Yearbook cover winner is Lorenzo in Mr. Olegario’s homeroom. It was a very difficult process to choose from all the entries, as each one captured something unique about our school. I would say every entry was a winner. B. F. Day artists are amazing! All entries will be featured in our yearbook, so you will get a chance to see all the excellent work.

Earth Day We celebrated Earth Day by doing a yard project and some grounds clean up last Friday. The Garden/Green team completed a Pollinator Corridor near the “blue hill.” This is what the kids call the hill near the green slides on the lower playground. We are expecting to attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators to help the earth. Special thanks to Gretchen DeDecker from our district office and parent Jason Bragg for all their hard work in helping to clean up and weed our grounds! We appreciate your support!

Volunteers Needed May 1-5 to Appreciate our Wonderful Staff Staff Appreciation Week is coming right up – May 1-5! Please help with celebrating all the dedicated staff and teachers who make our kids’ days. Each day of the week will be devoted to a different school-wide theme or activity. Let’s pull together to make sure everyone gets a little bit of love! Thanks to those who have already signed up. We still have many slots we need to fill. Please check out the tasks in these SignUp Genius links and sign up for one or more tasks. And many thanks! Flower Tuesday (sign-ups to give blooms to individuals): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48A9A822A7FE3-flower Pre-Appreciation Week Prep; Treats Monday; & Cheers Wednesday: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48A9A822A7FE3-staff Questions? Please ask! Contact Alysa Reid at alysareid@yahoo.com

Other Volunteer Needs: 1) Saturday, 5/20 B. F. Day 125th birthday celebration carnival – games, art, history, music, play, food trucks, tours, 10 – 6, part or all of the time. Please let the office or PTSA president know how you would like to help 2) Monday, May Day – See 125th Birthday Celebration Committee new under PTSA News below. 3) June 15 for Field Day & BBQ – Yes, the date has moved up one day. Mr. Delaney will send out his volunteer request soon but we will also need three adults to help that morning in the kitchen with Ms. Julie, one at 8:30 and two at 9:00 a.m. Please let the office know if you can help in the kitchen that day.

Fourth & Fifth Grade Recess time Students in Grades 4 and 5 are scheduled for a minimum of 20 minutes of recess at lunch, plus an additional 20 minutes during the snack break – 20 minutes scheduled between Periods 2 and 3. At this time, we exceed the district requirement for 30 minutes of recess by 10 minutes each day. For some students eating quickly, they receive an extra 10 minutes from their cafeteria time. When needed, teachers reserve the right to work with students for a portion of the snack break/ recess time. No student will be deprived of their 30 minutes of recess, but we are finding that some students need a bit of connection time with teachers to ensure quality class participation, as well as safe transitions and recess play.

Mark your calendars: our BF Day Spring Book Fair is coming! Where: BF Day School Library When: Tues, 5/9: before school & during lunch Wed, 5/10: before school, during lunch & after school Thurs, 5/11: lunchtime & after school *TBD: We are planning an evening event when the book fair will be open either Wed or Thurs evening The UW Bookstore will be bringing a wonderful selection of children’s books to our library. This will be a perfect time to spring into some fresh reading adventures! A portion of the proceeds will go to purchasing new books for our school library. Book fair volunteers needed: please come help if you can! Our sign-up page is under construction at Sign Up Genius.com (sign-up name: 2017 BF Day Spring Book Fair) – it will be live starting Tuesday evening, 4/25. Hope to see you there! Ken Hammer

Early Entrance to Kindergarten - the application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten (EEK) is now on our district website. If you scroll down on this page: http://www.seattleschools.org/students/academics/advanced_learning/ you will find a little more information along with the link for the application. Please understand a child must turn five between September 1 and October 31 to apply; testing happens late in the spring so MOST accepted students are only able to enroll in their Attendance Area schools. A child who is accepted starts with a one-month trial—it is up to the principal whether an EEK student continues past the one-month trial.

Jump Start will be held here this summer from August 21 – 25, 9 – noon daily. Registrations have been mailed to new families this week. Completed registrations should be given directly to the school before the end of June. Jump Start helps new kindergartners experience joyful learning, learn and practice school routines and become comfortable with the school setting.

Enrollment planning Please let us know if your child is not returning to B. F. Day next year, as soon as you know. Please email or give the office staff a call so we can plan for openings in our school. Thank you! Lost & Found: Items were not donated to charity during spring break. Last chance to retrieve your child’s coats, hats, gloves, water bottles, and lunch items from inside our northeast door before a charity run is May 5, end of day. All left over items will be donated on May 6.