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    October 8, 2019 | Sun Dragons' Dayette
    Posted on 10/10/2019
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    What's Coming Up 

    Thursday, October 10 - Individual Picture Day | After School: Drama 2-5, World Dance K-2, Parkour 3-5, Bricks Challenge 1-3, Yoga K, Pathfinder 3-5 | 5 – 8 Upper Uppers Play Structure Meeting, cafeteria
    Friday, October 11 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS State In-Service Day
    Monday, October 14 - Afterschool Clubs: Karate, Adventure Sports K-5, Creative Coding, Curiosity Club, Ukulele 3-5, Spanish K-5
    Tuesday, October 15 - PTSA Board Meeting in Library 6-7:30PM | 9:40 – 12:05 Audubon in Room 310 | Afterschool Clubs: Drama K-1, Sewing 2-5, Board Games 2-5, Chess Club K-5, Pathfinder 4-5
    Wednesday, October 16 - 1:10 Early release | Afterschool Clubs: Dinner Club, Science 3-5, Art Club K-2, Hip Hop 2-5, Tennis K-5
    Thursday, October 17 Family Dinner – Fall PTSA General Membership Meeting 5 - 7:30PM
    After School: Drama 2-5, World Dance K-2, Parkour 3-5, Bricks Challenge 1-3, Yoga K, Pathfinder 3-5
    Friday, October 18 - Instrumental Music in AM | Afterschool Clubs: Soccer K-3, Chess K-5, Art Club 3-5, Parkour K-2, Spanish K-5

    Coming Up: Tues. Nov 5 | Chat with the Principal Night

    Principal Night at 5:30PM co-presented by Kenneth Maldonado – Math strategies that your children are learning and why.

    Individual Picture Day, October 10

    O’Connor Photography Studio will be here this Thursday, Oct. 10th in the morning to take pictures. Photos are done of staff and students for our records. If you would like to purchase pictures, please fill out the form or pre-order online. Forms should be returned to the teacher with payment or with the preorder indication no later than Picture Day. Questions? Please call 1-800-993-4929. Pre-Order Pictures will be taken in the morning. We will need two more parent volunteers to help the photographer. Please let the school office know if you can help and thank you Cris for stepping up!

    New Classroom Configurations

    All of our classrooms are up and running as of yesterday! Please welcome Mrs. Jordan Baughman as our new K teacher in Room 311. Mrs. Cerulia’ s 3rd/4th grade classroom is now in Room 104, which was formerly the music room.

    My thanks to the families and staff members who worked over the weekend to ensure that classrooms were all set for this week. Your efforts are really appreciated, and the classrooms look fantastic! I also appreciate the district facilities department for their prompt painting and carpeting assistance.

    Bikes Are Here

    Cascade Bike Club has once again gifted us with bikes to use beginning tomorrow through October 25. There is a trailer parked on the upper playground. Please keep kids away from the trailer before and after school as is the school policy. There will be times when all students at recess will be asked to use the lower playground only during bike riding.

    Seattle Flu Study

    Seattle Public Schools has been invited to participate in the Seattle Flu Study, which offers a home test (nose swab) if you have enrolled in the study. The Seattle Flu Study will also send you weekly flu updates to your phone or email, in addition to the smartphone self-test. Families will also receive $5 gift cards for participating in the study. For more information please visit


    I am in need of gently used clothing for our younger students (age 4-8). Loose, stretchy material such as sweatpants and leggings are preferred but I will take whatever I can get.
    Thank you!
    -Nurse Sophie

    Labels on Items

    Please label lunchboxes, coats, etc. as you send your child to school. This makes returning items so much easier! It helps to label the components of lunchboxes, as well: water bottles, containers, lids, mats, and so on! Thank you!

    Your Lost & Found

    Your Lost & Found is overflowing! Please have a look, it’s located at the northeast entrance just inside the outside doors. A parent has offered to hang it in the halls next month but we’re hoping you might find your items before then. Small items are in a container in the school office.

    Field Trips and School Pay

    School Pay is the method we use to collect funds for field trips. Once I have approved a classroom’s field trip that trip will be listed on SchoolPay so that you can fund your child’s trip. Please use this link as a guideline on how to use it if you are new to School Pay

    B.F. Day Play-field neighbors and friends

    Seattle Parks and Recreation is renovating the B.F. Day play area. Please participate in this short survey and join us at the upcoming meeting this Thursday, Oct. 10, 5 – 8 in our cafeteria.

    Interested in Volunteering Here At Benjamin Franklin Day? Here’s How!

    If you haven’t filled out your Volunteer Application form yet, here’s some helpful information to get you started: There are no longer paper forms. All applications are filled out on line at Seattle Public Schools home page under “Get Involved”. Or you can follow the attached link:

    If you are a family without access to a computer, you can come into the office and we can help you here. (It can be done on a smart phone, just not as easily, but it can be done).

    A couple other helpful points:

    • There is no fingerprinting necessary
    • You’ll need to enter a photo of a current ID (this can also be proof of residency if it’s issued more than 3 years ago)
    • You will need proof of 3-year residency in Washington state. (An old ID in addition to your current one, a lease or mortgage statement are good options)
    • You will need to take a brief Adult Sexual Misconduct Training. The link is part of the application. You’ll receive a certificate once you’ve completed that. It is helpful if that certificate can be attached to the application.

    We have received several applications and we are processing them as quickly as possible. Please contact us if you are planning to participate in a field trip or volunteer in a room and we can prioritize your application accordingly. We are so grateful for all our volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!

    Seattle Audubon Society’s Finding Urban Nature is coming to B.F. Day!

    The Third Grade Team is looking for volunteers for our Audubon program. The fall dates that FUN happens in 3rd Grade that are left in October 15, 22. The time commitment is from: 9:40am-12:05pm. Please contact Janet Sawyer, if you are interested in supporting this program. 

    PTSA Autumn Family Dinner Potluck... Thursday 10/17 5pm-6pm

    Food spices shapes and colors in the shape of countries.Sauerkraut, mooncakes, kerplach, castañas asadas, dango, fresh pressed cider, maHshii kurunb, eintopf, pane brutto, pumpkin pie, matsutake mushrooms, cocidos.... each family has its own unique way of welcoming the fall harvest into their kitchens. Now is your chance to dig out one of your favorite fall recipes to share with the BF Day community at next week's Family Dinner potluck at the school. This dinner is for the entire school community so consider following the guide below on what to bring, or just show up to dine with friends and neighbors! A PTSA General Membership meeting will follow the dinner.

    A-L... Main Course
    M-Q... Side / Salad
    R-Z... Dessert

    Help is needed! Please email Tanya Boyce if you would like to help with set up or clean up or anything in between!

    PTSA Volunteer Opportunities!

    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

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

    Excited to launch the B.F. Day Book Club!

    Do you love to read and/or to talk about the books you wish you had time to read 😂 Please come to the kick off meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10 -- 7:30pm at the Bounty on 45th St in Wallingford. Come ready to share your favorite read of summer! Everyone welcome!
    If you want to weigh in on all things B.F. Day Book Club, including what we should read first, consider taking this short survey before the first meeting:

    Raising Mixed Kids: Multiracial Identity & Development

    October 22, 6pm: Please join the PTAs of Greenwood, Loyal Heights, Adams and B. F. Day as we co- host a workshop, “Raising Mixed Kids: Multiracial Identity & Development” with Sharon H. Chang.

    About 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia struck down all state laws banning interracial marriages. In 2000, the U.S. Census Bureau first allowed individuals to choose more than one race when filling out their census form. Since then, the multiracial population has grown significantly. While we are seeing the increased use of multiracial bodies in advertising and media, we are not seeing an authentic representation of multiracial stories and lived lives.

    Mixed race children are still the least represented in children’s literature. Together we will learn about the experiences of those who identify as mixed race and how we can support the children in our community as they develop a positive mixed race identity. All families are welcome.

    6pm: Dinner and socializing
    6:30-8:30: Workshop.
    Please RVSP at
    Location: Greenwood Elementary in the Commons, 144 NW 80th St, Seattle

    Visit the B. F. Day PTSA Website for more information and to stay connected!