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    Volunteer at B.F. Day

    Arms reaching out in a circleThe staff at B.F. Day considers parents, guardians and community volunteers to be very special resources. Parents, guardians and others are encouraged to help in all classrooms, programs, and extracurricular activities. If you have time and skills you can donate, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@bfdayptsa.org or call the school office at 206-252-6010.

    Seattle Public Schools is grateful for each parent and community member who contributes to the success of students. We have thousands of volunteers who work in a variety of capacities in SPS. There many ways to volunteer. Seattle Public Schools Policy No. 5630 recognizes the valuable contribution by volunteers. In order to provide students with a safe environment and allow for a variety of opportunities for volunteering, please complete the volunteer forms. 

    PTSA

    The B.F. Day Elementary School PTSA is an active fund-raising and morale-building coalition composed of B.F. Day staff members and parents, legal guardians and students. Please visit the B.F. Day PTSA website to learn more.


    Current Volunteer Opportunities 

    New! Do you sometimes think "I have a little extra time to volunteer at the school, I wonder what needs done?" This year the PTSA will be posting small volunteer opportunities on the PTSA Connection bulletin board at the entrance, check it regularly! Currently looking for:

    • Volunteers to walk Kindergarteners to their after school enrichment classes - time 5-10 min - email enrichment@bfdayptsa.org

    • Writing assistant for PTSA e-newsletter - write & edit emails, load into mailchimp - time 1-4 times per month - email Miranda at mberner@berner.com  


    Village Day 

    The Village Day | 2019 All classrooms become a business to either provide product for sale or provide a service to their customers. Each child/employee earns B. F. Day dollars to spend during one session. They serve or sell during the other session. Open to the public and the public is encourage to buy their B. F. Day dollars to spend from the Village Bank, $1.00 U.S. = $5.00 Village Dollars. 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, jmsawyer@seattleschools.org 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.

    Students complete Village reflections each year. Here are a few testimonials from 2018!

    What were your greatest challenges? “My greatest challenges were keeping up with the customers coming in and that it made my legs sore.” and "Putting the money in the right spot.”  Third Grade Students

    What were your greatest successes?  "My greatest success was probably calming people down while they were waiting in line.”  and "My greatest success was having fun!” Third Grade Students


    Spring Clean-up Day

    cleaning supplies


    Join us as we beautify the grounds around B.F. Day School. 

    Several clean-up days will be announced throughout the year.

     

     


    The Learning Resource Center (Library)

    The Learning Resource Center is used daily by students and adults.


    Playground Supervision

    Playground slide

    Parents, guardians and people from the community are encouraged to help us supervise children during the morning and afternoon recess periods. 

     



    Special events, field trips and classroom activities

    Throughout the school year there are many opportunities to involve volunteers in extracurricular activities.


    Mentors & Tutors

    Students benefit greatly from the personalized attention of a mentor or tutor. We welcome those of you who would like to be a special friend to a student or someone who can assist children in class assignments.


    stack of booksReading & Math Helpers

    Reading and Math helpers are needed in each classroom to work 1-on-1 with students.

     


    Special Expertise

    If you have a talent or an area of expertise you can share with us, please do! We could use volunteer assistance in our office, with students, on the grounds, and on everything from mechanical to health and nutrition matters.



    Computer Labtwo students working at a computer

    Each classroom visits the computer lab weekly with the help of parents and volunteers.


    Community Partners

    Many businesses such as Fremont Dock Co., Marketime Foods, Dr. Martin Cahn, Hales Ales, Fremont Rotary, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, PCC Fremont, the UPS Store in Fremont, Google, Starbucks @ Ballard Fred Meyer, Ballard Fred Meyer, Tutta Bella (Wallingford), Display and Costume, Metropolitan Market (Queen Anne), and Frame Up help B.F. Day by providing goods, services, and volunteers.

    Please contact Carrie Bauer (cbauer@seattleschools.org) in the Main Office 206-252-6010 to learn more about volunteering or the PTSA volunteer coordinator at volunteer@bfdayptsa.org.


    Technology Training 

    Teacher training: We welcome volunteers who can provide group training to teachers, or be an individual mentor to help teachers gain additional technology skills in: Windows 2000, Microsoft Office Suite XP, Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker, the Internet, basic troubleshooting skills, or multimedia.

    Hardware, network, and web site support: People with basic and advanced technology skills are needed to support technology and troubleshoot at B.F. Day.

    People with no computers skills are welcome and we will train you as you go!

    Contact: The PTSA Volunteer Coordinator if you are able to volunteer, volunteer@bfdayptsa.org