Principal Jaskot's Weekly Dayette


Coming up:

  • Feb. 15 – Science Fair 5:30 – 7:00
  • Feb. 19 – 23 – Mid-winter recess
  • Feb. 28 – Parent Information Session with Betty Peralta – 6:30 – 8:00.  Childcare provided.


Principal News

Family Dinner was a great success!

The Family Dinner last Thursday evening was an incredible success!  Our PTSA hosted about 275 guests for a delicious meal of spaghetti with homemade sauce, bread, salad and dessert.  The dinner was followed by a PTSA meeting for adults and a movie for kids.  Many thanks to Michal Inspector for taking the lead on this event.  She was assisted by many people who volunteered time for this to run so smoothly!   

Green Team After School Class

This year’s Green Team wants to know – what do you want to see growing in our edible gardens?  Still looking for your family’s preferences. We are continuing to work on our planting plan. We grow organically in the raised beds area of the playground.  Peas are going in the long raised bed today and some should be edible by April.  Most produce is harvested in the summer and early fall by families and neighbors. 

The Green Team is also committed to community’s waste management this year.  We are planning a Recology CleanScapes Waste Audit and presentation Special Assembly on March 19 at 1:00 in the gym.  Please save the date and see how well we do.  Along with the grounds our group will focus on Recycling, Garbage & Compost for the next few months.  Please email if you have request or questions.

Buses and Drop off

Thank you for the support of our bus drivers.  They are back on the road and pleased with their new contract.

During the strike, many families took advantage of the drop off on Fremont Ave.  This made Linden a bit safer, and we are going to continue to offer staff supervision from 7:35 – 7:50.  We strongly encourage all parents to drop off on Fremont Ave., allowing Linden to be the bus drop-off zone and a neighborhood street for residents.  We will have a staff member near the crosswalk on Fremont every morning from 7:35 – 7:50.

Thank you!

Global Reading Challenge

The in-school reading challenge was hosted yesterday. Students did a great job in being prepared and participating in collaborative teams. The team that earned the most points and will be heading downtown for the semi-finals on March 6 is The Page Turners!  Way to go Ben, Tensaye, Anthony, Marya, Kisanet, Yedidia, and Rohey.

Pre-K registration open!

PreK Registration for 2018-2019 has begun! It’s a month earlier than we were expecting, so if you know any families with 3-4 year old’s please let them know. Applications are through the Seattle Public School website:    Families can apply to as many schools (that have PreK) as they want. 

Alice Tackett, our current preschool teacher is happy to help families register if they have trouble with the website or do not have access to a computer.  You can find her in Room 206. 

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for School Choice is open from Feb. 5 until 16. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.  For students that qualify for Spectrum this year this is an important timeframe as this is when you will need to submit a school choice form if you want your child in Spectrum at B. F. Day next year.  They do need to qualify first of course but they are not officially in the program unless you choose it on a Choice Form.

Hamilton Middle School Meeting

Hamilton International Middle School is an exciting and vibrant learning community and it is my privilege to welcome You!

We will be hosting a “Meet the Principal” night at B. F. Day Elementary School on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  The event will be located in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  

We look forward to meeting our new rising Hamilton Hawk Community!  


Tipton Blish, Principal  


Please plan to attend a two-hour Positive Discipline class on Wed., February 28th from 6:30 – 8:30. There is onsite childcare available. Our staff will receive a companion training on January 10th, so that we will be aligned in our techniques and understandings.  Thank you, Betty!