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Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary


B.F. Day Elementary School

School Leaders For the 22-23 Year

Dr. Morisco, our Assistant Principal, is working a half-time contract this school year. His days on campus will be full days on Mondays and Wednesdays. On Friday, Dr. Morisco will work half day, morning – lunch.

In January, Dr. Zisko will take a maternity leave. She will return in the spring.

During Dr. Zisko’s leave, Mr. Jaskot will act as the substitute principal in her absence. Mr. Jaskot is a former B.F. Day principal. He led B.F. Day for eight years, prior to retiring in the 2021-2022 school year. He is excited to rejoin our Family School in the new year!


B. F. Day Front of School

We will nurture the holistic development of each child in a respectful environment while meeting individual academic needs through meaningful content, strategic use of resources, and collaborative partnerships with staff, families, and community.


We strive to be a community of lifelong learners who are caring, engaged and responsible in our world.


B.F. Day has a long and proud history of educating children in Seattle. We are the oldest, continually operating school in the city. Our building is a designated historic landmark having undergone state-of-the-art renovation in 1991. The largest rain garden in Seattle Public Schools was installed in the southeast side of the campus in 2009.  We are happy to report there are now larger rain gardens at SPS.  The west side of our playground was remodeled in 2013 and has raised garden beds mainly used for edibles.  The front and north east side of our campus received a new “plaza” look with permeable pavers, native plantings, and cement seating with space for up to two classrooms in 2015.  Our north side big toy was installed with the help of many of our families and community members in August 2017 and was open for school in September 2017.

B.F. Day has an outstanding record of parent and community participation in school governance and support.

We have an amazing Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), which supports the many special programs offered to our students and runs many educational and very fun after school programs.  Visit our B.F. Day PTSA website for events and updates. A Volunteer Coordinator helps place parent and community volunteers in classrooms, the library and tutoring programs. Most parents make a commitment to and volunteer in the school. Many family members, from grandparents to aunts and uncles, of all B.F. Day families currently fulfill many volunteer needs.

B.F. Day has a long-term relationship with the Fremont Arts Council, which provides volunteer involvement for school art projects . The Fremont Chamber of Commerce partners with the school for annual fundraising activities.

Thank you to our many community donors:
Rotary Club of Fremont
Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Fremont Neighborhood Council
City of Seattle
Dept. of Neighborhoods
Marketime Foods
PCC Fremont
Whole Foods Roosevelt
Starbucks Ballard
QFC Wallingford
Pecado Bueno in Fremont
Brooks Fremont has gifted our students with new shoes for those that need them.

B.F. Day School Song

B.F. Day logo

Oh, what do they say about
B.F. Day?
They say it’s the family school
Where sharing and caring
And lending a hand
We all form a family
Across the land

Oh, what do they say about
B.F. Day?
Come visit and you will see
All our smiles go for miles
You’re a friend to the end
At B.F. Day!