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    Sun Dragons' Dayette February 25
    Posted on 02/26/2020
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    B.F. Day Event Calendar 

    Visit our B. F. Day Weekly Calendar




    What's Coming Up This Week 

    Fri, Feb 28 | Instrumental Music | After School: Chess Club, Hoops, Spanish, Art Club 4-5 School: Chess Club, Hoops, Spanish, Art Club 4-5

    Mon, Mar 2 | 7:55 – All School Assembly in Gym | After School: Creative Coding, Karate, Spanish, Ukulele, Creative Movement, Pathfinder

    Tues, Mar 3 | WITS for K classes | Green Team begins @ morning recess | After School: Art Club, Chess Club, Debate Club, Tennis, Science 3-5, Drama K-1

    Wed, Mar 4 | 12:05 GRC Winning Team meets | 1:10 Dismissal | After School: Art Club, Soccer K-1, Curiosity Club, Yarn Arts, Dinner Club

    Thur, Mar 5 | Green Team @ morning recess | After School: World Dance, Parkour, Bricks 4 Kidz, Yoga, Board Games, Drama 2-5

    Fri, Mar 6 | Instrumental Music | After School: Chess Club, Hoops, Spanish, Art Club 4-5 | Yearbook Cover Deadline

    SAVE the DATE

    March 6– B. F. Day’s Yearbook Cover Contest Deadline – see flyer on last page of this Dayette
    March 8 – Daylight Savings Time returns
    March 9 - Deadline for Mariners tickets
    March 12 – Math Night
    March 18 – 2nd Trimester ends
    March 19 - Family Dinner Potluck before PTSA meeting
    March 19 - PTSA General Membership meeting 6pm
    March 29 - B.F. Day at the Mariners 1:10pm
    April 4 - Arty Party at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center 6:30pm
    April 12 - 16 - Spring Break No School 

    After School Bus addition to Boys & Girls Club

    We are adding Bus #670 as a route that will stop at the Wallingford Boys & Girls beginning March 4, which is great news. A huge thank you to our Transportation Dept. for making this possible. If you have a child that needs after school care you may now register from B. F. Day to “the club” and transportation will be provided from B. F. Day School. Please let Carrie know if you have a child that is starting at “the club” and we will let Transportation know to get them on the bus roster. Route 671 will also stop at the Boys and Girls Club. 

    News from our Nurse | Sophie Bo BSN RN

    Dear BF Day Families | As you may know, a new virus was discovered in Wuhan, China in late December 2019 — called novel coronavirus, or COVID 19. Since then, the news has been flooded with stories about coronavirus, and you may be wondering if you or your children are at risk.

    While it’s natural to feel some anxiety, you can take comfort in knowing that at this time, the risk to the general public is low. There have not been any cases of novel coronavirus in King County, and the virus is not spreading here or in any community in the US. Public health officials are tracking coronavirus carefully and making plans should it present a more significant threat to our community.

    Please bear in mind that although novel coronavirus started in China, having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not place a person at higher risk for this illness. You can help keep our schools safe for everyone by sharing accurate information with your children and fellow community members.

    What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Since 2019 novel coronavirus is new, we are still learning about the way it spreads, how effectively it spreads, and how severe it is.

    Who is at risk for novel coronavirus? At this time, the general public in Washington is not considered at risk for novel coronavirus. A person is only at increased risk if they:
    a) traveled to China in the past 14 days or
    b) had close contact with someone with a lab-confirmed novel coronavirus infection.
    Being at risk for coronavirus does not mean a person has a coronavirus infection. It simply means they are
    being asked to monitor their health and stay at home for 14 days.

    People are NOT at risk because of their race, nationality, or ethnicity. People also are not considered at risk if they live or spend time with someone who recently traveled to China and doesn't have symptoms.

    What can I do to protect my family’s health?  It’s cold and flu season, and you can take simple steps to prevent illness. Building healthy habits will also help protect you if we have local coronavirus cases in the future.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the
    trash and wash hands.
    • Limit contact with people who are actively sick with coughing, sneezing and other symptoms.
    • Stay home from school and work when sick. If your child has a fever of using an oral thermometer, they should not come to school. They can return to school when they’ve 100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

    Should my family wear face masks? At this time, health officials are not recommending that people wear masks in public to protect themselves from coronavirus. That’s because the risk in Washington is low. Also, face masks may not protect healthy people from getting sick. However, people may choose to wear masks for a variety of purposes, including to avoid air pollution and for cultural and social reasons. We should not assume someone is sick simply because they are wearing a mask.

    Can my family continue with our normal activities? Yes! As long as you are not ill, we encourage you and your children to attend school, work, and all extracurricular activities. We also encourage you to eat at restaurants, shop at local businesses, socialize with friends, and participate in community events without restriction.

    My son’s classmate lives with a person who recently traveled to China. Should I be worried that my child is at risk for infection? No. Your son’s classmate is not considered at risk for novel coronavirus, and neither is your son. That’s because people who are in contact with non-ill recent travelers to China are not at elevated risk.

    Additionally, it’s important not to make assumptions about the health of your fellow community members. Our local and state health departments are working together to identify, monitor, test, and when necessary, isolate people at risk for coronavirus.

    What should I do if I think my child is the target of stigma? If your child is being bullied, harassed, or excluded, please report it immediately to a teacher, counselor, or your school principal. You can find additional resources for responding to stigma at

    Where can I find more information about coronavirus?
    2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Public Health Seattle & King County - this site includes fact sheets in multiple languages)
    • Coronavirus Anti-Stigma Toolkit (Public Health - Seattle & King County)
    Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (Washington State Department of Health)
    • Coronavirus (CDC)
    Guidance for Travelers (CDC)
    Coronavirus (World Health Organization)
    • Washington State Department of Health novel coronavirus call center: 1-800-525-0127 and press #

    Thank you for your partnership.
    Sincerely, Sophie Bo BSN RN School Nurse

    Part-time Job Openings - Pre Kindergarten & Playground

    1. Pre Kindergarten

    Part-time opening in preschool classroom at B. F. Day Elementary School in beautiful downtown Fremont. We are seeking a part-time assistant in our inclusion preschool room at B. F. Day Elementary. This is a 17 hour a week position that pays $16 an hour. We are looking for someone with an abundance of patience, kindness, and loads of calm. The hours are 9: 30 a.m. to 1 every day but Wednesday. On Wednesday the position is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30. The students in this room are amazing! We have a mix of 4 and 5 year old students, with and without special needs. The assistant will do a combination of working with students/helping prepare the room and materials. This could be an ideal position for a stay at home parent or a student with a break in their day. Candidate must be 18 years or older. Please contact us, 206-252-6010, if you have any questions.

    2. Playground

    One of our supervisors just gave notice, so we really need someone to sign up soon. Playground supervision can be very fun 😊 A high school diploma and volumes of patience are required. This is for one spot on our playground from 11:15 – 12:45 daily and another position which will go between recess and the lunchroom for work. You are paid from 11 – 1 for email updates, payroll input etc. $15/hr. no benefits other than the joy of this job. Please let me or Ms. Carrie know if you are interested in this position. Paperwork can take a couple weeks to process if you are not already an SPS hourly. 

    B. F. Day Green Sustainability Team

    Yes, the B. F. Day Green Team is back. Carrie Bauer will continue to lead the group and all volunteers are welcome to join. There is no need for students to sign up. If interested, students can meet Ms. Carrie in the Garden Area (west side of playground) as soon as their morning recess begins. While they will spend much of the time in the edible garden area, they will also work on campus grounds and surrounding sidewalk/parking strips to create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable campus. If your child would like to join on any given day, they can do so, but please make sure they understand they are giving up their morning recess time to help our environment. Questions, please email Ms. Carrie,

    Dates/Times: Beginning March 3 and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:40 – 9:55 for 3rd – 5th grade and 9:55 – 10:25 for K – 2nd grade. Kids will likely get dirty, use their muscles, and need to be sure to drink extra water when joining this activity, just so you’re aware. We have some kids gloves to loan, but it would be great if they bring their own. March 3 will be planting green peas. Thursday will be removing invasive Garlic Mustard: - we’re going to try to get it well before blooming. Also, we will work with the PTSA to get an adult/kids work party scheduled for spring. Many hands make light work!


    Parent Happy Hour this Thursday at the Red Door, 6:30-9pm | There are two great reasons to prioritize this happy hour: The first is to be with B.F. Day friends old and new, yay! The second reason is this is one of your last chances to bid adieu to Fremont's beloved Red Door before it closes on March 8. The Red Door is at 3401 Evanston Ave N. and kids are welcome in the restaurant if you can't bear to leave them behind. ;) Come hang out for a bit!

    The Book Club's Next Book: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria SempleThe next read for the B.F. Day Book Club is a local one: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Marie Semple. Pretty sure you can’t live in north Seattle and not find this book hilariously relatable (especially if you’re a transplant to this city). Bonus: There's now a movie version with Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig, so you know this one is legit (or not, depending on your world view!).

    SAVE THE DATE! B.F. Day at the Mariners, Sunday, March 29, 2020, 1:10pm. Tickets only $10! More info coming soon!

    Chinook Sale | The B.F. Day PTSA is still selling Chinook Book coupon book/app combos and app cards. Now that we are into 2020, we are offering the few book/app combos remaining for a discounted price of $15, and the app cards are also $15. There are coupons to local grocers and drugstores, fun activities like the Zoo and Aquarium, sport and outdoor retailers like Evo and Big 5, and local restaurants and shops selling Neapolitan pizza, specialty cupcakes and ice cream, baked goods and coffee. Proceeds from the sale of these Chinook Books and app cards go to the PTSA and helps to fund programming and supports that benefit the BF Day community. Cash, check, credit card accepted, as well as payments directly to the PTSA through Venmo (@BFDayElementary) or PayPal ( Contact Jenny at with questions or to place an order and arrange for delivery. Thanks so much for your support! 

    The Arty Party Is April 4 + a Fun Way You Can Contribute!

    B.F. Day Arty Party 2020 logoThe Arty Party is coming up (Saturday, April 4 at 6:30pm, get your sitters booked!). Because this fun community party is also a big fundraiser for our PTSA, we need your help! 

    What can you do? Donate to the auction! This year we are focusing on fun experiences that people love and build community. Do you have an awesome talent to share, or does your company offer experiences people love? Please consider offering your skills as a fun auction item! Top auction items families have donated in previous years include personal experience like a parent-led bread-making class, a cheese and wine pairing, art making lessons, condo share, personal training, etc!

    Contact for more info, or complete and submit the donation form by 3/20.



    Help us put the "ART" in this year's Arty Party!

    The B.F. Day PTSA will be hosting it's 3rd annual Arty Party auction on April 4 This event is an important fundraiser but more so it is a celebration of the ARTS in our BF Day community. In the past we have witnessed such special talents from so many... dancers,
    musicians, photographers, graphic designers, painters... these
    were members of the BF Day family and staff group who
    selflessly donated their talents to support this important
    event at our school.

    Please consider supporting the "ARTY" part of the Party in one of the following ways:

    1. Lead your child's classroom art project for the auction!
    Play off the event theme "Mother Nature" and lead your child's classroom in an art project to include in this year's silent auction. The goal is to identify 1 parent for each classroom by this Friday 2/7. Projects are due on March 27th. Email to volunteer.

    2. Create an original piece!
    Calling all creators! Photographers! Painters! Sculptors! Graphic Designers! Please consider creating a piece to include in this year's auction. We are requesting all pieces to be created with the event theme "Mother Nature" in mind. Artwork due on March 27th. Email to create.

    3. Perform at the event!
    Calling all entertainers! Dancers! Singers! Musicians! Poets! Email to entertain.

    Not feeling creative but really want to help?
    Email Chelsea Kane

    Community News

    Summer Fun elsewhere this year | There are still spots open at Summer Fun!
    A unique performing and visual arts integrated day camp for ages 7-12 Cascadia Elementary in North Seattle July 6th - 24th For more information and registration visit:


    B.F. Day Yearbook Cover Contest with cartoon scientist and icons of space, music. Artwork must relate to mad-scientist steamYou must incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, or Math) in your artwork.

    Think about incorporating a Mad Scientist in one of these field and of course include our BF Day mascot, a Sun Dragon.

    Up and Down (Vertical) Finished size 8 1/2" X 11"

    You may use any medium: markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint or cut paper.

    Your artwork does NOT need a title. **Make sure if you are doing lettering or your entry that all words are spelled correctly.

    Most importantly all artwork must be done by a student of B.F. Day Elementary.

    Write your name and your Teacher's Name in pencil on the BACK of your art.

    All entries must be turned into the main office by the end of the school day on Friday, March 6. 2020.

    The winner will have their artwork appear on the cover of the yearbook and receive a FREE COPY of the yearbook! 2nd place to appear on the back and 3rd & 4th place featured in the yearbook.

    Visit the B. F. Day PTSA Website for more information and to stay connected!