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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Plan Ahead! 2014-15 Academic Calendar

School Board approves 2014-15 Academic Calendar

Eliminates the week-long mid-winter break next year

The Seattle School Board Wednesday night approved the District’s 2014-15 academic calendar, which includes elimination of the week-long mid-winter break next year.

The mid-winter break will be reduced from a full Monday-Friday to four days over Presidents Day weekend – including the Monday, Feb. 16 for Presidents Day, which is already a holiday and a non-school day, and Tuesday, Feb. 17 following Presidents Day.

As a result of the shorter mid-winter break, the last day of school in 2014-15 will be earlier – Monday, June 15, 2015, assuming no snow make-up days. The yearly academic calendar is negotiated by teams from Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association.

The full calendar can be found at http://bit.ly/2014-15calendar

Key dates for 2014-15, which were announced in February and finalized Wednesday, include:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014: First day of school for students
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day
  • Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving holiday
  • Dec. 22, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015: Winter break
  • Jan. 19, 2015: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feb. 16, 2015: President’s Day
  • Feb. 17, 2015: One day off, as part of shortened Mid-Winter break
  • April 13-17, 2015: Spring Break
  • May 25, 2015: Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 15, 2015: Last day of school for students, unless snow days come into play

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ice Cream Social for incoming New Families - Thurs June 5!

Join us Thursday, June 5,2014, for an Ice Cream Social!

We are excited to welcome incoming families to the Daniel Bagley community. This includes Kindergarten families as well as any new transferring families.

Join us at Daniel Bagley school on Thursday, June 5, at 6 p.m. 

 • meet other new Daniel Bagley families

 • hear from Principal Ayer

 • play on the playground (weather permitting)

 • and, of course, enjoy ice cream*

 *Other treats will be available for those students with milk or nut allergies.

In the meantime, and throughout the summer, visit this blog, bagleykindergarten.blogspot.com for information for all new families.

Daniel Bagley Elementary School • 7821 Stone Ave. N. • Seattle, WA 98103

Art Walk, Book Fair and Food Donations, Oh My!

Tomorrow, Thursday May 22, is a big day at Bagley! If you play your cards right, you can participate in not 1, but 3 great events - the Art Walk, the Book Fair and collecting food for Greenwood Food bank.

Coming to Art Walk?   Please consider bringing a grocery bag of non-perishable food for the Greenwood Food Bank!  They are gearing up for the summer months when school is not in session and more children go hungry. 

In the past two years, Art Walk has collected 1,461 pounds of food for the Greenwood Food Bank:  509 pounds last year, and a whopping 952 pounds in 2012.  Let's beat our 2012 record, and aim for collecting 1,000 pounds of food for hungry kids!

Some ideas for what to put in your bag:
  • peanut butter and other nut butters
  • jelly
  • honey
  • canned tuna
  • mixed nuts packages
  • trail mix
  • 100% juice boxes
  • single serving applesauce
  • single serving instant oatmeal
  • pudding cups
  • soups and stews
  • beef sticks and turkey jerky
  • granola bars
  • 100% fruit rolls
  • small cans of fruit
  • cup of noodles
  • cereal
  • crackers
  • raisin boxes and other dried fruits
  • small cans of pork & beans
  • pretzels
  • shelf-stable cow's milk, soy milk, or rice milk
Any donation is greatly appreciated, and will help feed hungry kids in our community this summer!
Cynthia Cantrill is the new Program Supervisor a the Greenwood Food Bank.  She will be on hand to thank you for your donation and answer questions about the food bank's operations.  You can also find out about Daniel Bagley's summer partnership with the food bank.  Did you know that Bagley volunteers harvest organic produce from the school garden throughout the summer and donate it to the Greenwood Food Bank?  Stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved in the school garden's summer watering and harvesting program!

Thanks for helping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Connect with Bagley -Stay in the know!

How to Connect with Bagley! 

Whether you are a potential Bee, a new student family or a returning family, it never hurts to connect early!

Get connected and stay in touch. Start now if you haven't already.

The PTA & Daniel Bagley staff communicate with parents using several different methods, and the fastest is by email - join the vlist to stay up-to-date.

The vlist is an email forum for Daniel Bagley parents that is sponsored by the PTA. It’s an easy way to stay connected and keep informed of what’s happening in and around Daniel Bagley. Join via: www.danielbagley.com/happening_vlist.htm.

Other means of communication you'll see:
  • mailings from the Seattle School Board - make sure your mailing address is correct
  • the Buzz - weekly Bagley newsletters (http://www.danielbagley.com/happening.htm) emailed to the vlist
  • kid mail - information from the principal, teachers and the PTA sent home in your child's backpack

You can also email the PTA officers with questions; their addresses are at the bottom of the page at: http://www.danielbagley.com/pta.htm

Don't forget to join the PTA and support our fantastic community! You will receive membership information just before school starts. We have reached 100 percent PTA membership for the past four years, meaning that we have had at least as many adult members of the PTA as there are students in the school. Thanks to our incredible, tireless PTA and parent volunteers, Daniel Bagley is able to offer an enhanced educational experience through programs such as classroom tutors (aides), vocal music, health and fitness, art, family fun nights, and much more.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dress Code Reminder

As it gets warmer, here is a reminder about dressing the kids! Don't forget sunscreen!

Here is our dress code:


·         Tops and dresses should have wide shoulder straps. No spaghetti straps

·         Short dresses should have leggings worn beneath them. No short shorts.

·         No flip flops. Sandals should have some support to them to keep from foot injuries and tripping.

·         Boy’s tank tops should be fitted. No large armholes.