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    June 5, 2019 | SunDragons' Dayette
    Posted on 06/05/2019
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    What's Coming Up

    Friday, June 21st – 5th grade Promotion at 8:45 AM (corrected time)
    Saturday, June 22nd – Solstice Parking and Parade – parking volunteers begin at 9:00 at our playground.
    Tuesday, June 25th – “Village Day” in PM
    Thursday, June 27th – 1:25 Dismissal for Summer Break
    Monday, July 1 – Summer Staircase begins

    B. F. Day Annual ArtFest

    Hello BF Day Family! I am so excited about ArtFest coming up in two days, Thursday June 6th! I am happy to announce that I have over 400 works of student art submitted thus far! Please submit by Thursday morning at the latest. As for helpers, I am pretty set on help for now but NEEED as many helpers as I can to hang art up Thursday from 9am-2pm! It is a big task and the more hands to help the easier this will be!

    Other than this just please plan to arrive by 5:30 for a half hour artwalk which will be followed by our 6-7pm student showcase! Thanks and please feel free to call or email me at with any questions! Yours in Art, Ms. Pierce  

    Spring Assessments

    Grades 3 – 5 are finishing up the Smarter Balanced assessments by the end of next week. Make-up sessions for any missed sessions are planned through Friday, June 7th. The testing window closes on that date.

    Grades 1 – 2 will be taking the MAP test beginning next Tuesday. It is required for these grades, and optional for students in K. K teachers will be reaching out to parents in case they want their child to have another growth score for Spring – in addition to the winter scores.

    Lost & Found

    There are so very many nice coats, shirts, lunches, water bottles, and so many sweat shirts in your Lost & Found! A wonderful parent volunteer has hung items 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. Please have a look while you’re here for for ArtFest, Field Day etc.

    Road Safety Art Contest

    Road Safety Art Contest LogoThe U.S Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is holding a contest open to students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade, and it will end June 7, 2019. Each winner’s name, age and grade will be featured in a press release, highlighted on multiple social media sites and featured on the FMCSA website. They will receive a certificate of recognition and have their artwork included in the 2020 Roads Safety Art Contest Calendar, which will be distributed nationwide!

    CONTEST RECOGNITION: One GRAND PRIZE and five HONORABLE MENTION winners are awarded in two categories:
    Category A: Artists in kindergarten through second grade, as of June 7, 2019.
    Category B: Artists in third through sixth grade, as of June 7, 2019.

    Please relay this information to your students as it is a great way to teach students about traffic safety in a creative way. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can in helping to share this contest through your channels.  Visit the website for more details!

    BBQ Volunteers Needed

    Friday, June 14, 2019 BBQ in the B. F. Day Cafeteria. One more volunteer is needed for this fun event from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please let Carrie in the office know if you can fill one or more of these slots. Reminder that this is Field Day. Field Day volunteers will be issued tickets for a free lunch at the BBQ. If you are paying for your adult lunch that day you will need exact change of $4.75.

    Popcorn Sales every Friday

    Fridays 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!

    Green Team Conquers Noxious Weeds

    On June 4, 2019 your green team, with the help of King County noxious weed expert, Karen Peterson,Students pulling weeds with the King County Noxious Weeds program removed most of the invasive weed garlic mustard from our grounds. 

    Half of the team worked on the school grounds and did a great job getting the wood chips back where they go and away from our storm drains.

    Great work green team!

    Follow King County Noxious Weeds on Instagram and the Noxious Weeds In King County webpage. 


    New 1st Grade Teacher – Ms. Tracy Anderson

    1st Grade Teachers Ms Tracy AndersonHi, my name is Tracy Anderson and I am excited to join the 1st grade team at B.F. Day next school year. I was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from the Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education. After teaching English as a Second Language for two years, I pursued my Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach a diverse population of children, working adults and returning students. I currently teach 2nd grade at Stevens Elementary. I am passionate about teaching all subjects and love finding new ways to integrate core skills like reading, writing and math into our everyday lives. Most importantly, I want to help my students develop a positive self-esteem about themselves and an excited attitude about their learning. When I am not teaching, I can be found performing with the Woodland Park Players, running through the streets of Ballard and Fremont and caring for my two boys – both students at Hamilton International Middle School. I look forward to joining the B.F. Day community and meeting you in the fall!


    Library News

    All library books are due Friday, June 14.  Thank you!

    Vote for your favorite stories to share

    The votes are in for the 2019 Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award and BF Day students have chosen ...
    Woodpecker Cartoon with a waffleWoodpecker Wants a Waffle, by Steve Breen!

    The winning title received 76 votes out of 200 total votes cast by our K-3 students. Runners-up included: Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became A Hero, by Patricia McCormick (24 votes) and You Don't Want A Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman (21 votes). 

    Ask your child which one they voted for 😉! Statewide, the 2019 winner of the WCCPBA is The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex! 18,144 children voted for this title. 134,336 children in the state of Washington participated in this year's voting!

    Final BF Day vote tallies for Sasquatch, OTTER and Towner award voting will be announced next week.

    BF Day’s Sasquattowner Reading Challenge

    • Ten days left to read books and turn in completed forms
    • Challenge forms due: Friday, June 14
    • Reading Challenge celebration date & time: TBD

    Summer Reading at Seattle Public Library

    On Thursday, June 13 Christiane Woten, our local Seattle Public Librarian will be visiting 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

    Otter Award, Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, Sasquatch Award, The Towner Award



    Fun Run Tennis ShoeThank you to everyone who helped make the Fun Run so FUN! Special thank you to Cheryl Hlavac, Kim Iannotti, Michal Inspektor, Tanya Boyce, and the many volunteers who stepped up to make tags, mark tags, donate supplies, set up, clean up and tally laps. It could not happen without all of your effort and good cheer!

    In total our students ran over 7921 laps, which translates to 792 total miles!

    Now, go out and collect from sponsors and get those envelopes in by June 14! With the help of the generosity of the Brooks Powers Group, every student who returns an envelope already earns 10 cents per lap for the school! The class that returns the most envelopes (even if they are empty) gets a pizza party. AND, if we can make it to a 60 percent return rate for the whole school, Mr. Jaskot will dye his beard a snazzy color.

    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

    Visit the B.F. Day PTSA website for more updates!