Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

Friday, July 24, 2015

School meals

All students are eligible to eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. The cost is $1.75 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch. You can pay by check, cash, or credit card using the PayPAMS system. For students who qualify for free and reduced price meals, applications will be available on August 1st.

Each child is issued a 4-digit pin and taught how to enter it on the keypad. You can write it down somewhere for your child until they learn it, or the teachers and Ms. Raylynn in the cafeteria can also help.

Children may be dropped off on the playground or in the cafeteria as early as 9:05 when school opens. There is a playground attendant and Ms. Raylynn in the cafeteria is wonderful with the kids. They have until 9:30 when school starts. (I haven't heard yet whether the school start time for Bagley will change this year, but I'll keep you posted if I find out.)

You can check out the Nutrislice website to see what the breakfast and lunch menus are. (The link doesn't seem to be working at the moment, though.)

For more information about school meals, please visit the Seattle Public School Nutrition Services website or check out the frequently asked questions.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

School supply lists 2015-2016

School supply lists have been posted!

Many teachers collect supply funds, so they can purchase what they need for the students. 

Some stores have general suggestions posted, but please go by the listings provided by teachers on the Bagley website (copied and pasted below).

Contemporary kindergarten supply list:

  • The school will collect a supply fee of $30.00 during the first week of school. The Art program will receive $5.00 of this fee.
  • Kleenex: 1 box
  • Boys bring 1 box of Ziploc bags
  • Girls bring 1 container of unscented baby wipes
  • Thin Marker Pens - 1 box Crayola Brand
  • Crayola Washable (not permanent) 10 Pack of wide markers
  • It is helpful to have a change of clothes placed in large ziplock bag to be kept in the locker for emergencies.

Montessori kindergarten supply list:

Personal items (please bring these labeled items on the first day of school):
  • A full-size back pack
  • A reusable lunch box or lunch bag
  • A full change of clothing in a Ziploc bag 

To share with the class please send: 
  • 2 boxes of tissues 
  • 1 package of Post-its (we use all sizes, so any will do) 
  • 1 pack of unscented baby wipes 
  • 1 package of Ticonderoga #2 pencils 

Each teacher on the K-1 Montessori team will take care of purchasing the bulk of the student / classroom supplies necessary to begin the school year. Over the years we have found this to be the most cost effective way to buy our materials. It is also nice for the students to begin the year with the exact same supplies, in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts and hurt feelings. These items will vary slightly for each teacher, but they consist of things such as: colored pencils, pencil grips, glue sticks, markers, name tags, binders, folders, printer ink, sanitizer, etc. 

The cost will be $25 for class room supplies per child. There will also be an Art Class supply charge of $5 per child for the year. So we will collect the total in a $30 payment of cash or a check: payable to Daniel Bagley Elementary, during the first 2 weeks of school. (If you can give extra for our scholarship fund, terrific! If you will need a scholarship, no problem… just ask!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Playdate - Sunday at Greenwood Park

There is a playdate for incoming kindergartners on Sunday, July 12, at Greenwood Park from 2 to 4pm. We will have popsicles and ice cream sandwiches!

Greenwood Park
602 N 87th St.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Before and after school care options

There are some great options available for Bagley families who need before and after school care:
  • The Bagley Boys & Girls Club offers a fun, affordable, and safe on-site childcare program before and after school. Activities include snack, homework help, arts, crafts, and games. Hours of operation are from 7am-6:30pm during school days, 7am-6pm on non-school days and during summer camp. Fall enrollment started on April 1st for new families. Enrollment for summer tween camp kids entering 4th grade through 7th grade started in March. For any questions call 206-853-5297 or email Christine Taylor.
  • Illumination Studio (ILS) provides a fun and engaging before and after school program with a number of movement activities to get out some energy, including Tai Chi, Yoga, and Fitness Movement. Students then rotate between piano instruction, drama and performance, learning-based projects, and yoga. Daily homework help is given to all students. The program runs the duration of the school year. Students may enroll at any time as availability allows. Hours of operation are from 7am before school and 3pm until 5:30-6 after school. Daily transportation is provided to and from Bagley. ILS also offers amazing summer camps. Check them out!
  • The YMCA offers after-school care at the Phinney Neighborhood Center until 6pm, including transportation from Bagley. Registration has not opened yet. For more information, please email universityprograms@seattleymca.org
  • The Bagley after-school enrichment program will offer on-site classes five days a week until 5pm. (A second class from 5 to 6 may be offered this year, but has yet to be determined.) In the past, classes have included Spanish, chess, LEGO engineering, coding, piano, sports, show choir, clay, watercolor, cooking, music and movement, broadcast journalism, and more! Seattle Parks and Recreation is taking over administration of the enrichment program beginning this fall. **Updated: Registration will probably open before the first day of school.** Families will need to register through the SPARC website, so be sure to sign up for an account if you don't have one already!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015-2016 School Year Calendar

For those who like to plan ahead, here are some important dates for the 2015-2016 school year calendar:

Sept. 9: First day of school
Dec. 21 - Jan 1: Winter break
Feb. 15-19: Mid-winter break
April 11-15: Spring break
June 23: Last day of school

Nov. 23-27: No school Thanksgiving week. Parent-teacher conferences are usually held that Monday and Tuesday. Kids aren't usually invited to the conferences.

Sept. 8: New student orientation, 6:30-7:15
Sept. 22: Curriculum night, 6:30-8:00

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Teacher assignments and classroom configurations

We know that new families have a lot of questions leading up to the first day of school. Please let us know if we can help answer any of those burning questions! Send us an email or leave a comment.

Many people want to know who their child's teacher will be. Note that teacher assignments are not finalized until a few weeks before school starts. You will receive a letter by mail with your classroom assignment about a week before classes start. 

For those families on the waitlist, changes are made continuously, right through the end of September. You could be offered a spot in your first choice program a few weeks after school has begun. Check your student's status at Seattle Schools Student Assignment and/or Waitlist Status.

Ms. Ayer, the principal at Daniel Bagley, recently announced some planning updates for the upcoming school year. Enrollment has increased by 25 students, predominantly in the Contemporary program. The enrollment numbers shift constantly, so the following classroom configurations are subject to change.


  • Kindergarten: Ms. Stone
  • Kindergarten: Ms. Steele
  • First: Ms. Tamura
  • First: Ms. Sams (Ms. Beisel will be teaching 1.5 days for Ms. Sams while she completes her administrative internship)
  • Second: Ms. Filep
  • Second/Third: Ms. Scordas
  • Third: Ms. Adriance
  • Fourth/Fifth: Ms. Outhouse
  • Fourth/Fifth: Ms. Manley

  • Kindergarten: Ms. Richards
  • Kindergarten/First: Ms. Norton
  • First/Second/Third: Ms. Messom
  • First/Second/Third: Ms. Green (Ms. Beisel will be teaching 1 day for Ms. Green)
  • First/Second/Third: TBD
  • Second/Third: Ms. Forselius
  • Fourth/Fifth: Ms. Manley
  • Fourth/Fifth: TBD
  • Fourth/Fifth: Mr. Vonderlage

To stay connected to the Bagley community, be sure to sign up for the Daniel Bagley Families Email List (most people call it the "V-List"): http://vlists.net/mailman/listinfo/daniel-bagley-families.