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    Read All About It! CURRENT ISSUE SunDragons' Dayette!
    Posted on 05/15/2019
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    Fri, May 17 - Instrumental Music in the AM, Afterschool Clubs: Art 3 – 5, Chess Club, Ukulele 3 – 5, Kickball, Young Engineers

    Mon, May 20 - 7:55 All School Assembly – Mr. Taylor, Awards, Bike safety on upper playground This week, Mr. Eric in classrooms, Afterschool Clubs: Karate, Chess, Adventure Sports, Build a Band.

    Tues, May 21 - Afterschool Clubs: Drama K-1, Tennis, Board Games, Yarn Arts, Spanish K-5
    6:00 p.m. PTSA Board Mtg. Library.

    Wed, May 22 - Sunshine store and Student Council at lunchtime. 1:10 Early release, Afterschool Clubs: Creative Coding Core 3-5, Curiosity Club, Science 3-5, Rainy Day Dinner, Art K-2, Yoga.

    Thur, May 23 - Mr. Eric in Room 104, Afterschool Clubs: World Dance, Drama 2-5, Parkour, Chess, Spanish.

    Fri, May 24 - 8:30 Hamilton Middle School visits 5th graders Instrumental Music in the AM, Afterschool Clubs: Art 3 – 5, Chess Club, Ukulele 3 – 5, Kickball, Young Engineers

    What's Coming Up

    Monday, May 27th – NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
    Thursday, May 30th – Family Dinner at 5:00PM, followed by Spring PTSA General Membership meeting
    Friday, May 31st – Fun Run at various times by grade
    Thursday, June 6th – ArtFest from 5:30 – 7:00
    Friday, June 14th – Field Day and BBQ
    Friday, June 21st – 5th grade Promotion at 1:00
    Tuesday, June 25th – “Village”
    Thursday, June 27th – 1:25 Dismissal for Summer Break
    Thursday, October 10 – Picture Day (save the date)

    127 Years Old!

    Yes, B. F. Day officially turned 127 on May 4. Thanks to our amazing families, staff and with the help of district staff our building is getting better and better each year.

    Linden Avenue Drop Off in Bus Zone

    Please refrain from parking, pulling in, parking backwards, or letting children off across from the Bus Zone area in the morning between 39th & 40th on Linden. None of these practices are safe. You can let students off near the park in the correct direction, you can let them off on Fremont (we have a staff member there in the morning). It is not safe nor courteous to park in the bus zone. Walking and/or biking to school helps your child learn better all day and helps our environment as you are able. Please talk to me if you need help with a solution for this issue.

    Congratulations Sun Dragons' Ultimate Team!

    Sun Dragons' Ultimate Students Team

    What a season! They played, they ran, they tossed, they ate clementine’s, they collided, they had candy thrown at them, they high fived, they cut in, they went deep, they yelled “up”, they complained about turf, they cheered about frogs, they lost, and then they won!!

    Our Ultimate team played a spirited game this weekend in the 85 degree heat and came out triumphant against the Cascadia Dragons, winning the championship in the B2 Division. The team was recognized at yesterday's assembly and will celebrate with a pizza party at school on Friday. What a great season! Go Sun Dragons!

    Popcorn Sales return this Friday

    Popcorn’s back! This Friday, May 17th, and every Friday until the end of the school year, the fourth graders will be out on the playground at dismissal selling popcorn for $1 a bag (additional donations are greatly appreciated!) to raise funds for their camp at Islandwood next year. Bus riders will also have the opportunity to purchase to-go bags. Please remind your bus rider to keep the bag closed until they exit the bus. Please come and support us!

    The Annual Fun Run Is ALL DAY Friday, May 31, 2019

    The Fun Run is one of the PTSA’s largest fundraisers and a great way to involve folks outside the school who value the kinds of the programming the PTSA helps fund (counseling and socio-emotional learning, the arts, extracurricular experiences, etc.)

    HOW IT WORKS

    1. Students find sponsors for their run who pledge either a flat amount or per lap (these are recorded on the big envelope that is coming home).

    2. On May 31 each grade level runs for a total of 40 minutes around a course at school (approx 0.10 mile in length) and their laps are counted (students average 20-30 laps), tallied and given to them on a tally card

    3. Students return to sponsors after the run to collect checks and cash in the envelope or give people their lap totals so they can turn in their pledges on line (an online option is available at www.gofundme.com/bf-day-fun-run-2019

    4. Students celebrate their hard work at school with prizes and fun!

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    • Help your runner brainstorm people who might care about education and the community’s school and talk through how to approach them. 
    • Sign up to volunteer that day. Please check out the Sign Up Genius and consider signing up for more than one slot and remember that no Seattle rain will keep our Sun Dragons from running towards meeting their fundraising goals!

    • Help your student follow up and collect their donations and get their envelope in on time (All envelopes and donations: Due June 14). 

    Thank you in advance for helping to make this year’s Run super Fun!

    Fun Run Schedule Friday, May 31

    7:15-8:00 Set up
    8:05-8:50 MMSM 4, 4/5 and 5 arrives (run at 8:10)
    8:55-9:40 Kindergarten arrives (runs at 9:00)
    9:45-10:30 Pre-K arrives (run 9:50)
    10:30-11:20 Break/Lunch
    11:20-12:05 3rd and 3/4th Grade arrives (runs at 11:25)
    12:05-12:25 Break
    12:25-1:10 1st arrives (runs at 12:30)
    1:10-1:55 1/2 and 2nd arrives (runs at 1:15)
    2:00 Clean-up

    B. F. Day Annual ArtFest Thursday, June 6 From 5:30-7PM  Artwalk!  Music! Dance! Much Much More!

    Hello B.F. Day Families!

    We are just a month away from the B.F. Day Annual ArtFest! Please join us Thursday June 6th for an evening of celebrating students and the arts at B.F. Day.

    ArtFest Schedule

    • From 5:30pm - 6:00pm there will be an art walk on the main floor hallway with student artwork. 

    • From 6:00pm - 7:00pm there will be performances by our music, dance and performance programs!

    PLEASE have your child bring in any and all works of art that they are proud to showcase. These can be either 2D, 3D or both! I will display work that students are proud of that they have done in my class or any other class or place that they made. This show is about them and what they are wanting to celebrate and what they feel pride in.

    They can drop off artwork anytime between now and the morning of June 6th. Work should be clearly labeled with student’s first & last name, in addition to their homeroom. All artwork will be labeled the night of the show and will be returned to them within the week after the show.

    Thanks for your support and engagement of the arts at B.F. Day.  Hope To See You There! If you have any questions please email me at jmpierce@seattleschools.org Ms. Pierce

    Spring Testing

    Testing is going well.  Students have continued to be healthier and at school.  Thank you parents! 

    Here is the summary

    Grade ELA (2 tests: CAT and PT) Math (2 tests CAT and PT) Science (1 test)
    3 4/29-5/3 and 5/9-5/13 5/16-5/20 and 5/24-5/29 NA
    4 4/22-4/26 and 5/6-5/10 5/21-5/23 and 5/30-6/3 NA
    5 4/22-4/26 and 5/6-5/10 5/21-5/23 and 5/30-6/3 5/14 or 5/15

    PTSA News

    Volunteer Needs

    The P.T.S.A. needs B.F. Day families to help with Solstice Parade Parking on Saturday, 6/22 from 9am until 12:15pm. This is a great fundraiser that benefits B.F. Day! All volunteer shifts will conclude in time to either march in the parade or watch it.

    Please sign up on the Solstice Parade Parking Volunteers Needed Sign Up Genius to help collect parking fees or to direct cars where to park on school grounds. Questions? Email Megan - volunteer@bfdayptsa.org