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    Sun Dragons' Dayette May 28, 2021
    Posted on 06/09/2021
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    B.F. Day Event Calendar 

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    Laptop/iPad Returns

    Laptops and iPads will need to be collected at the end of the school year, except for students participating in summer school. Those devices will be collected at the conclusion of the Summer Staircase program.
    We originally planned to collect devices beginning in early June, but this will impact too many students by not providing access to asynchronous activities. So, we have revised our collection dates accordingly:
    Devices will be collected beginning Thursday, June 17th and Friday, June 18th.
    We will also collect them on Monday and Tuesday, June 21st and 22nd. This will give families every opportunity to use technology through the end of the school year.

    There is a form each family will complete. Mr. Hammer, Ms. Sawyer, and Ms. Zisko and I will assist with the in-person collection by coming to classrooms with a cart and reviewing what students have with them. Parents will be key to getting things returned on the correct day, with completed paperwork, so please be on the look-out for additional information next week.

     

    Next Year Plans


    If you plan to have your child attend a private or parochial school next year or are moving out of our district, please help us by letting us know. As you know you are not returning to B. F. Day next year simply send an email to cbauer@seattleschools.org or call the office at 206-252-6010. There is 24/7 voice mail if you’d like to call. We appreciate all the emails and calls we have received to date.

    Promotion 2020-2021


    This year our 5th grade Promotion will once again be virtual. It will take place on June 17 at 5:00 p.m.


    Nurse News



    June is Pride Month!
    picture of people with pride flag and balloons celebratingCelebrate Pride Month with SPS Health Services! Learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) health and wellness. Find out if your student’s school has a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) group and how to get connected by emailing brham@seattleschools.org. Visit this link to learn more about LGBTQ+ programs in our district and how else you can support LGBTQ+ students.

    Annual Wellness Visit
    Summer is a great time to schedule a yearly check-up with your child’s pediatrician!
    At this appointment your child’s provider will:
    • Review and update immunizations
    • Check vision and hearing
    • Complete school forms required for the fall (medication authorizations, sports physicals etc…)
    • Discuss your child’s exercise, nutrition, and school performance
    Make your appointment now and beat the fall rush!

    Don’t Forget the Bike Helmet!
    Summer is just around the corner and that means kids are out and having fun. And while we are all so excited to see everyone outdoors, moving and having fun after a long COVID winter, let’s make sure they stay safe!


    Tips for Fitting a Bike Helmet
    Eyes / Helmet Position – Your helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead – one or two finger widths above your eyebrows.

    Ears / Side Straps - Adjust the slider on both side straps to form a V-shape under and slightly in front of each ear.

    Mouth / Final Fit - Does your helmet fit right? Open your mouth wide...big yawn! The helmet should pull down on the head.

    More tips here are on fitting your child’s helmet. Also, info on free helmet and life jacket giveaways through Children’s Hospital this summer!

    Water Safety

    Unintentional drowning is one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths among children aged 14 or younger. With warmer weather approaching, there are some things families can do to keep children safe when being around water. Always supervise children when they are around water and keep a close distance. Drowning can happen quickly, so it’s important to be able to reach the child in a matter of seconds. Wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket, especially for small children or any swimmers in natural water or water sports. Life jackets need to properly fit the user, check the label on the life jacket for weight and size limits. For more information, click here.

    Sun Safety
    While spending time outdoor has many benefits including more exercise, reducing stress, and getting vitamin D, too much sun exposure can also be harmful. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can penetrate your skin cause damage. Too much exposure to UV rays can also increase your risk of skin cancer which is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. UV rays are strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so if you plan on going outside during this time, there are several ways you can protect yourself from the sun. This includes staying in a shaded area, wearing hats and clothing that will cover your head and body, wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes, and applying sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher before you go outside. For more information on sun safety, click here.