Principal Jaskot's Weekly Dayette

6/5/18  Principal News

~Village Day is June 8, 2018~

  • Announcing Village Poster Winners:
  • 1st  place: Nora, 5th grade
  • 2nd  place: Audrey Hayes, Room 310, 3rd grade
  • 3rd place: Tighe, Room 301, 1st grade
  • "Make a New Friend at the B.F. Day Village" is this year's theme! Please join the B.F. Day family this fun-filled Friday afternoon!   Come visit and make a new friend this Friday!  The times for Village will be:
  • Session 1: 12:40 – 1:20
  • Session 2 – 1:35 – 2:15
  • Lunch times for intermediate grades will be a bit earlier on this day. (11:50 – 12:30)

 Field Day

Thanks to the volunteers who have signed up to help with Field Day on Friday June 15th! We could still use a few more, especially for the morning session (8:30 to 10:15, grades 3 through 5).  You can email Mr. D directly at

Library News

Volunteers needed

For helping w/shelving, weeding and inventory. Contact Mr. Hammer to learn how you can help: – Thanks!!

Important dates:

  • Rescheduled to Thurs, June 7: Summer Reading visit w/Christiane Woten, from Fremont branch of Seattle Public Library
  • Thurs., June 7: Last day to check out library materials this year
  • June 14: BookIt! Repertory Theatre performance of Inside Out and Back Again (8:15-9:00 in gym; everyone welcome!)
  • Books Due-End of Year: This week is the last week to check out library books for this year.

The final due date for all library materials is Thursday, June 14. We’ll be happy to search our shelves for any books you think may have already been returned. Please let us know any questions or concerns😉.

School BBQ

Our school BBQ is scheduled for Friday, June 15th, which will also be Field Day for students.  This is a fun way to spend time with your children and socialize with other parents!  If you are volunteering for Field Day, the BBQ will be free, thanks to our PTSA.  Please get your ticket in the office.   If you would like to join in for just the BBQ, the cost is the same as school lunch.  (For adults, $4.75, for elementary students, $3.00) The menu will be:

  • Main Entrée
  • Turkey Hot Dog * or Chicken Corndog Veggie Burger with or w/o American Cheese* *Served on 100% whole wheat buns. Vegetable Sides
  • As offered on Elementary Menu
  • Oven Baked Beans optional
  • Fresh Fruit
  • As offered on Elementary Menu
  • Dessert
  • Cookie
  • 1% white milk
  •  Non-fat white or chocolate milk
  • Condiments
  •                                          Ketchup                             Mayonnaise
  •                                          Mustard                          Ranch Dressing
  • The BBQ will follow the lunch times by grade:

K – 2 will be 11:10 – 11:50 and 3 – 5 will be 12:05 – 12:45.

Weather permitting, we will have tables outside for the BBQ, as well as tables in the cafeteria. 

To make the BBQ run smoothly, we are requesting that you prepay for the BBQ in the office.  You will receive a ticket to use to get your lunch.  Field Day volunteers will simply check in at the office to get their ticket for lunch!

Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th!

 School Beautification Committee

Are you handy with a sewing machine?  A paintbrush? With bulletin boards?  We are looking for you!!  Our school recently turned 126 years old, and could use a few helping hands!  The PTSA will be looking for volunteers for many projects in classrooms and in common spaces in our school. A few ideas that will go a long way include:

  • Colorful café curtains for windows (classrooms, cafeteria)
  • Helping teachers with bulletin boards and hallway displays
  • Painting some hallway or classroom areas over the summer
  • Decorating hallway walls with Sunny, our School Mascot.
  • Window painting with seasonal designs

Please email me if you’re interested, and we can talk more about your ideas.  The PTSA will soon be including this on their volunteer sign-up site.

 Enrollment planning  

 Choice forms are in and we have many new students on our lists for next year.  We’re excited to meet our new families.

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 to fill empty seats in our school. If you have enrolled in another Seattle Public School we have that notification already. Thank you!

4th Grade Fundraiser Fridays

Popcorn is covered this week at Village Day.  Our 4th graders’ will be fundraising with Otter Pops for $1 on Friday after school.  Come support the 4th graders' efforts to raise funds for their 5th grade milestone camp at Islandwood

 Lost & Found

Oh yes, another reminder.  Your Lost & Found is full!  We will start lining up clothes in the 2nd floor hall after Village Day.  Please look through all the nice clothing we have here before it goes to a school in need on June 25.

  Library News Important dates:

  • Wed., June 7: Summer Reading visit w/Christiane Woten, from Fremont branch of Seattle Public Library (rescheduled)
  • Thurs., June 7: Last day to check out library materials this year
  • June 14: Book It! Repertory Theatre performance of Inside Out and Back Again (8:15-9:00 in gym; everyone welcome!)

 PTSA News

 Important Arty Party update... IT'S NOT OVER!!  We still have some items** that are available to bid on, so let's give it one more shot!   

This Thursday, June 7th, 9-10pm LIVE AUCTION on the BF Day Facebook page.  Grab your favorite evening beverage, settle in with your computer, go to the BF Day Family Facebook page, and I will begin posting items at 9pm sharp.  Some will be first come first serve, some will go to the highest bidder at 10pm sharp.  All instructions will be in the post and posts will be numbered.

**IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ITEM THAT YOU PAID FOR IN HAND, PLEASE EMAIL RIGHT AWAY!  All items unaccounted for by Thursday 8am will be put in the live auction at 9pm.**

If you came late, left early, couldn't make it, or simply had too much fun and forgot to bid on things, this is your chance!  There will be a very special item for you to bid on for your kid, top secret, don't miss this!

"See" you on the BF Day Family Facebook page on Thursday!

New staff members!

As promised, here are some introductions of new teaching staff for next year:

Stephanie Hill – Grade 1/2 

 Hello! My name is Stephanie Hill, and I will be teaching a 1st and 2nd grade combination class next year at BF Day. I am so excited be part of the BF Day family and teach closer to where I live.  

This will be my twenty-second year of teaching.  I have taught English in Poland, third grade in Seattle and Costa Rica, Special Education in Bellevue, and 2nd grade in Everett.  Teaching in Poland and Costa Rica were experiences I will never forget.  It is amazing to share in other people’s worlds and see how truly connected we all are.  Some of my other passions are traveling, playing/watching sports, and being outdoors.  This love for the outdoors and traveling was introduced to me at an early age by my parents.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and your family in the fall!

Hanna Stevens – Kindergarten

 My name is Hanna Stevens. I am excited to be a member of the Kindergarten team at B.F. Day next year! I grew up in Idaho, spending my summers camping, bicycling, and hiking in the foothills. I moved to New England for college and after graduating stayed outside of Boston teaching High

School with Americorps for two years. I came back West to Seattle in 2012 for my Master’s in Teaching at the UW. I then moved to Washington, D.C. where I taught Kindergarten for two years. Knowing Seattle was my forever home, I came back to Seattle in 2017 and taught Kindergarten at Highland Park Elementary. 

I understand that our students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially when teachers, families and the community work together. I am looking very forward to being a part of the B.F. Day family. I enjoy teaching Kindergarten because so many formative and foundational skills are learned during this first year of school. I can’t wait to meet you all this Fall!