Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Last playdate on Sunday

This Sunday, August 30, will be our last Kindergarten Playdate of the summer! We'll be at Greenwood Park from 2-4pm, and there will be cold summer treats regardless of the weather. 

This is a great chance to make some connections with other new families in our friendly Bagley community. 

See you on Sunday!

Wondering who your child's teacher will be? Don't worry! Classroom assignments are generally sent late in the week before school starts. 

Important dates in September:
Sept. 8: New student orientation, 6:30-7:15
Sep. 9: First day of school!
Sept. 22: Curriculum night, 6:30-8:00

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jogathon - October 2 - Volunteers needed

Mark your calendars for this year's jogathon on Friday, October 2!

The jogathon is a fun event and one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. Students ask friends and family to pledge a donation for each lap they run (or a flat amount). The kids love the jogathon and work hard to earn money for their school. Parents have a great time connecting with each other and cheering on the kids. Most importantly, the money helps support health and fitness, the arts and music program, library, classroom tutors, and scholarships and support for families.

This event needs a lot of volunteers to pull off! For now, the organizers are looking for these lead volunteer positions:
  • Lap counting: Coordinate and manage the volunteers, setup, and supplies for lap counting during and after the event.
  • Appreciation lunch: Lead the appreciation lunches for staff and volunteers.
  • Water: Coordinate volunteers, supplies, and management of stations during the event.
  • Fundraising and community engagement: This is a new position to engage the community in fundraising.
  • Field coordination: Helping the setup lead make sure we have all necessary items on the field.
If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions, please contact Diedra Ward.

2015 Jogathon Co-chairs:
Deanna Armstong
Shana Radtke
Diedra Ward

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New family playdates - Greenwood Park

Only two playdates left! This is a good chance to meet other new families and ask any questions that you have. Meet at Greenwood Park, 602 N 87th St.

Mark your calendar for this Sunday and the last Sunday of the month:
  • Sunday, August 9, 2pm
  • Sunday, August 30, 2pm

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bell schedule 2015-2016

Bell times at Bagley will remain the same for the 2015-2016 school year:

First bell rings: 9:30 am
Second bell rings/school starts: 9:35 am
End time: 3:40 pm

You may arrive as early as 9:05.

The Bell Time Task Force recommends flipping school start times beginning next year (2016-2017) to allow high schools to start later and elementary schools to start earlier. The recommendations are based on research that shows that teens need 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night, and that later start times support this need. Most elementary schools would run from 8 am to 2:10 pm, while a few elementary schools (which have not been identified) would run from 8:50 am to 3 pm. The superintendent will announce his recommendations in October 2015.

To read more, visit the Bell Time Recommendations page. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

School meals 2015-2016

All students are eligible to eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school.

*Update: Prices have gone up this year (2015-2016). Breakfast is $2 and lunch is $3. Milk is 50 cents.

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.

You can check out the Nutrislice website to see what the breakfast and lunch menus are.

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!)