Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

You survived the first day of school! Now what?

The kids have found their desks and lockers, have made best friends after just one day, heard the *actual tune* to the Bagley song, and have partied on the playground.  So, what should you do next?


  • Check backpacks for kidmail (the forms you got today need to go back to your teacher with your student by Monday - wade through 'em, figure out what you really need to return, and muddle through the whole privacy opt-out form)
  • Check backpacks for lunchboxes.  If missing, look through the lost and found near the lunchroom.  There is already an assortment of kidstuff there.
  • Check lunchboxes to see what your kid actually ate.

Soon (this week):

  • Book a babysitter for Curriculum Night, Thursday September 15.  This is where you'll find out about your student's daily schedule and the upcoming class topics and field trip plans
  • Join the PTA and/or submit your family information (form + $20 -> return by kidmail)
  • Submit the PTA volunteering form to get involved with keeping our school great! (return by kidmail)
  • Bring in your school supplies and a change of clothes that will be stored in your student's locker
  • Sign up for the vlist (parent email list) to receive all the important Bagley news as it happens
  • Make sure you have a payment plan for kindergarten tuition ($237/month)
  • Bring prescription medicine to school nurse

At special events, like Curriculum Night:

  • Get your student a t-shirt
  • Buy a Chinook Book to support the PTA
  • Purchase pre-paid scrip cards for places you already shop (Starbucks, Amazon, Home Depot, Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer, and hundreds more), and a portion of each card is donated to the PTA Look for online scrip purchasing very soon.

In the near future:

  • Plan to attend the Greenfield Grand Opening on Saturday September 17.
  • Come to the first PTA meeting, on Tuesday September 20.
  • Start planning for the first early dismissal:  Wednesday September 28.
  • Collect donations for the Jogathon (Friday September 30 at Lower Woodland track)
  • Save your Boxtops, Label for Education and Greenwood & Ballard Market receipts to submit to the Free Money program.  Kick-off contest deadline: October 7, but collections continue all year.
  • Talk to your teacher about volunteering in the classroom.
Other stuff:
  • Register for the Source, where your student's general information will be stored - attendance, library books, computerized test scores, etc.)
  • Check out the Hive, Mr. Millsap's Health and Fitness website. It has the class schedules posted now, and will provide info about upcoming lesson plans.  Will there be a bicycle unit this year?  We'll have to ask Mr. Millsap.
  • Talk to your class PTA liaison about setting up a classroom social gathering for parents or the whole family.
  • Understand the sick kid procedure (call the front office 252-5110, or email Randi & Sari & your teacher)
Also, I'll be sending out a new family survey in a few weeks, asking for your opinions and suggestions about orientation activities at Bagley.  All feedback is welcome!  

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, or I have missed anything, please email me or attempt to use the form in the sidebar.  

Welcome to Daniel Bagley Elementary!  We are glad you are here.

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