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    June 18, 2019 | SunDragons' Dayette
    Posted on 06/19/2019
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    Visit our B. F. Day Weekly Calendar




    What's Coming Up

    Saturday, June 22nd – Solstice Parade parking – 9:00 - noon
    Sunday, June 23 – Summer Play for Incoming families – B. F. Day Playground
    Thursday, June 27 - 5:00 - ? - Last Day of School Picnic @ Ross Park
    Saturday, June 29 – Hallow’s Church School Serve Day
    Monday, July 1 – Summer Staircase begins
    Wed, July 10 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Summer Play for Incoming families - Wallingford Farmers Market in Meridian Park
    Sat, July 13th – Wallingford Family Parade – meet 10:00 AM at sandboxes in Meridian Park. Parade begins at 11:00.
    Saturday, August 17 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.Summer Play for Incoming families - Wallingford Playfield
    Monday, August 19 – Kindergarten Jump Start begins
    Thursday, August 29th 4:30 – 5:30 Ice Cream social/new class lists announced!

    Yearbook is here

    If you prepaid a for your child’s yearbook they should have it with them today. There are a few extras for sale at $13. each. Check may be made out the B. F. Day PTSA. First come, first served.

    Planned End of Year Absence?

    If you plan to have your child out of school, leaving early for vacation, etc., please notify the office. You can call 206-252-6014, leave a voicemail 24/7 if we’re not here, or email: Please note vacations are unexcused. The office will be open every morning in July if you need to stop by to get items left: pre-paid yearbook, progress report or other.

    Lost & Found

    Still coats, shirts, lunches, water bottles, pants (!) and books in your Lost & Found! Some items are hanging along the 2nd floor hallway which will continue thru the last week of school. All items left after the last day of school, June 27, will be donated to charity. Thank you for checking.

    Reduce Summer Slide! Summer Packets!

    Research shows that most students experience a significant loss in learning over the summer. Don’t get caught in the summer slide! To help our students’ growth, we have created summer packets for everyone! Summer packets will be sent home Thursday!!!

    Please let us know if you prefer that we email a copy for your child so that you can print the packet when you are ready. Please email Julie Gjording at Wed June, 19 if you want the emailed packet instead of the paper packet. In the email please include your child’s name and current teacher.

    Turn in your packet (whether or not it is completed) next fall and earn prizes!
    Pizza Party!     Ice cream Party!      Extra Recess!

    Fifth Grade Promotion Family Picnic | NOTE NEW LOCATION!

    Let’s celebrate our fifth graders’ promotion with a family picnic! 

    Who: Students, families, friends, staff - everyone welcome!
    When: Friday, June 21 from 5:30-?
    Where: Meridian Park at 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    What: Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and your family out for a fun gathering to celebrate our kids’ time at B.F. Day.  

    New Staff – Deborah de Raadt - Pre-school Special Education Teacher

    Deborah de RaadtHello BF Day families,

    My name is Deborah de Raadt and I am so excited to be the new special education teacher for the preschool program, SPP+. I bring over 6 1/2 years of experience with special education preschool with Seattle Public Schools and am just completing my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from City University of Seattle. I am originally from Vancouver, Canada, and have been living in the US for 16 years with my husband and son.

    I love to travel, hike, kayak, and camp. The Pacific Northwest has so much to offer in scenic outdoor experiences, amazing food, and fun festivals. I love living here and look forward to joining the B.F. Day community.


    Library News

    Book It Arts & ED The Odyssey: An Exploration of Myth, Magic and MonstersBookIt Repertory Theatre performs The Odyssey, by Homer

    When: Thursday, June 20 9:00 - 9:45
    Where: BF Day gym
    Who: all classes, K-5, are invited along w/families
    Find out more info on the Book-It website

    The 2019 OTTER Award winner for BF Day and all of Washington state is …

    GAME OVER, SUPER RABBIT BOY! (PRESS START! Series, #1) by Thomas Flintham.Press Start Book Cover

    • Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy was the most popular OTTER title at BF Day this year.

    • 2,519 Washington state students selected it as their favorite.

    • Over 7,400 students across the state read and voted for their favorite OTTER award nominees!

    The 2019 Sasquatch Award winner for BF Day and Washington state is …

    A Night Divided Book CoverA Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen!

    • A Night Divided received the most votes cast by BF Day students.

    • 1,920 students across Washington state picked it as their favorite.

    • Wish by Barbara O'Connor and Ghost by Jason Reynolds tied for 2nd place at BF Day.

    • 11,644 Washington state students read and voted for their favorite Sasquatch Award


    BF Day’s Sasquottowner Reading Challenge

    • Completed Challenge forms will be accepted up through Thursday, AM
    • Our Reading Challenge Celebration will take place Thursday, June 20, 12:45-1:15 in the library. Volunteers welcome! 

    Summer Reading at Seattle Public Library

    Last Thursday Christiane Woten, our local Seattle Public Librarian visited to share great summer reads along w/some highlights of SPL’s Summer of Learning program: Explore Your World! All classes will meet in the library. SPL’s Summer of Learning link

    Spread Kindness throughout the B. F. Day Village, June 25! 

    Spread Kindness thourughout the B.F. Day VillageThe Village is coming!
    Village Day is next week, June 25th, 2019! 12:50PM – 2:20PM

    Help us “Spread Kindness Throughout the B.F. Day Village.” If you plan to visit, don’t forget to check out our new Art Galleries, The Wax Museum, B.F. Day Bloom, or the Thrift Shop, just to name a few. Please contact your child’s teacher or Janet Sawyer, about volunteering for this lively event! We do need several more volunteers in classrooms but it is great fun just to be an observer/shopper😊

    The first session is from 12:50-1:30 and the second session is from 1:40-2:20. I look forward to seeing you in The Village. 


    Volunteer Needs

    Solstice parking volunteers are needed for 6/22. Please volunteer a few hours of your time to help the school with this important fundraiser. Sign Up on the Solstice Sign Up Genius link and for questions, please email

    Calling all Sun Dragons!

    Join us this Saturday to march in the Solstice Parade!

    Find the B.F. Day group, between 12 & 1pm, on NW 39th, west of Leary on the 3rd Ave NW – we will be near the front of the parade. ALL ARE WELCOME!

    - All children must have a grown-up walking the parade.
    - Please wear the school colors, yellow/gold & maroon, as you, too, are in the parade.
    - If you can find dragon hats, capes, etc., from previous years, wear them!
    - Feel free to wear your own designs.
    - The kids take turns carrying the sun dragon puppets and banners.
    - Grown-ups march in the middle.

    Streets close at 12:15pm, bicyclists start at 12:30pm.
    Floats & marchers start at 1:00pm

    NOTE: we will have a limited number of extra capes at the parade.
    REMINDER: parade rules include no words / branding allowed in parade, including on clothing, and everything has to be human-powered.
    Visit the Fremont Arts Council for more details.

    Last Day of School Picnic
    June 27, 5:00 - ? @ Ross Park

    Bring your kids, your blankets and your good eats to hang out with your great B. F. Day Friends on the last day of school!

    Save the Date! Wallingford Family Parade, July 13th.

    Come march with us in your BF Day best! The theme this year is Show Off your School Spirit! Meet at 10am by the sandboxes in Meridian Park, parade starts at 11. Email with questions.  Visit the Celebrate Wallingford website for more information.

    Visit the B.F. Day PTSA website to stay connected!