Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

After-School Classes: Winter/Spring Registration is Open!

Registration for after-school classes is open! Both the winter (Jan/Feb) and spring (Mar/Apr) sessions are open for registration. There is an incredible lineup of classes. Happy registering! 

To register online, go to the Seattle Parks and Recreation website (SPARC) website.
  1. Log in using your Login ID and PIN (Note: if you have not already done so, you must first register through SPARC to receive a Login ID and PIN--do this for each child.)
  2. Go to the Programs tab.
  3. Click the Advanced Search bar to open the Advanced Search menu.
  4. In the Keyword(s) field, type "Bagley" and hit Enter. SPARC will display an After School Enrichment page.
  5. Click the Show Courses button. 
  6. Scroll down to find the winter and spring classes.
All families (including those who register online) must submit two forms in person at the Green Lake Community Center before classes start, preferably earlier. If you already submitted them in the fall, you do not need to submit them again.
  1. Participant Information and Authorization form (also called E-13)
  2. Medical History and Authorization Information
These forms can be found at the back of the brochure, which we hope to have available this week, or you can pick them up at the community center. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will check the forms to make sure they are filled out correctly and to see if children have any health issues they need to be aware of. The Green Lake Community Center is open Mon-Fri 1-9pm and Sat. 9-5pm

For more information, visit the After School Enrichment Program page.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Jogathon is next Friday!

Friday, October 2, 10:30 - 11:20 a.m.
Lower Woodland Track, 5575 West Green Lake Way N.

Please submit the permission form by Tuesday 9/29! Otherwise, your child will not be able to participate.

It's a fun event for the kids, not to mention they raise a lot of much-needed funding for our school. Last year they raised $27,000! The funds go to the PTA to supplement our kids' education at Bagley, including health and fitness, art, music, the library, classroom tutors, scholarships, and more.

Kids ask their friends and family to pledge a dollar amount per lap (or a flat amount). Then they run their hearts out. The students will be transported by buses, but parents are encouraged to cheer the kids on. It's a blast to watch how hard the kids run!

If you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact Diedra Ward.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome Letters and Packets

Read welcome letters from your child's teacher welcoming you back for the 2015-2016 school year.

Return forms

Your child should have brought home a packet of forms to be returned to school as soon as possible.

Return if applicable:

  • Insurance Form and Letter(Insurance forms can be found in the office)
  • 504 Form(Student Survey Form to Identify Disabled Students)
  • Lice check Letter
  • Authorization for Medication
  • Title VII Eligibility (For Native American Students)
  • Volunteer Forms (If you have already completed the Sexual Misconduct Prevention training last year, you only need to return the Application, Criminal Background Check, and Volunteer Handbook Agreement forms.

Informational only (these do not need to be returned):

  • Advanced Learning
  • Basic Rules of Seattle Public Schools
  • Welcome Back Letter from Superintendent Nyland
  • Attendance Policy
  • Meningococcal and HPV Letter
  • School Health Information from the Nurse
  • Schoology
  • The Source Information
  • Student’s Rights and Responsibilities
  • Truancy Brochure
  • When to keep your child home from School
  • Discrimination Complaint Procedures
  • Steps for Picking up Students After School

Walking School Bus

What is a Walking School Bus?

Every Friday your child can join other Bagley friends to walk to school together! Students are picked up by volunteer leaders at a Walking Bus Stop along a set route, and delivered safely to the playground with time to play before the first bell. Walking School Buses are a great way to promote community, safety, fitness, and being green.

Check out the Walking School Bus map showing the two "buses."  One from the northeast leaves at 9:05 a.m. from 88th and Burke and one from the southwest leaves at 8:45 a.m. from 70th and Dayton. The map shows the specific route.

No need to email or sign up in advance. Just be somewhere along the route at the appropriate time and join in!

Bagley has a strong community of walkers (on buses and on their own). Let's grow our ranks!

If these routes aren't in your neighborhood and you're interested in starting an additional route, please email Brooke (brookedoyle at yahoo), and let her know where you are and if you have neighbors who might want to be part of a regular route. Contact Brooke with any questions.

Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night
September 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Arrive early at 6:00 p.m. to visit the PTA tables in the front hall where you can:
  • Sign up for the school directory through MySchoolAnywhere.com. It is essential to be in the directory if you want to set up playdates, contact other parents, coordinate transportation to various events, etc.!
  • Buy Bagley T-shirts for $10 (cash or check). This will be the last chance to buy T-shirts before the Jogathon!
  • Visit the Free Money table to learn about ways to raise money for Bagley. For example, buy a PCC scrip card for $20 to earn free money each time you shop at PCC (it works like a gift card that you can re-load with money). Another way is to designate Bagley PTA as your nonprofit of choice when shopping on Amazon.com. Extra funds earned help provide the education that our students deserve. The PTA Fundraising Calendar tells more about how to help earn money for our school.
At 6:30 parents will gather in the cafeteria to hear a brief overview of the school curriculum. 

At 6:45, parents will go to their child's classroom to hear more about what they are learning from their teacher. This is for adults only (babies in arms are okay). Child care is not available.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

After School Enrichment Classes

*Updated on 9/23/15*

Registration for the after school enrichment program is now open! 

You may register by phone, in person at the Greenlake Community Center, or online.  

To register online go to the Seattle Parks and Recreation website (SPARC) website. 
  1. Log in using  your Login ID and PIN (Note,  if you have not already done so, you must first register through SPARC to receive a Login ID and PIN- do this for each child.)
  2. Go to the Programs tab.
  3. Click the Advanced Search bar to open the Advanced Search menu.
  4. In the Keyword(s) field, type "Bagley" and hit Enter.  SPARC will display an After School Enrichment page.
  5. Click the Show Courses button.  
Important note about registration forms: 
All families (including those who register online) must submit two forms in person at the Green Lake Community Center before classes start, preferably earlier.
  1. Participant Information and Authorization form (also called E-13)
  2. Medical History and Authorization Information
These forms can be found at the back of the Enrichment Program brochure.

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will check the forms to make sure they are filled out correctly and to see if children have any health issues they need to be aware of. 

Address and hours:
Green Lake Community Center, 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
Monday – Thursday: 1:30 - 9 p.m.
Friday: 2 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Strike delay: 
Classes will not start on September 21. Instead, they will start the week of October 5. Families will receive a credit for missed class days.

Please contact: 
Mary Pat Byington
Assistant Recreation Coordinator
Seattle Parks and Recreation

To apply for a scholarship, complete and return a scholarship application to Green Lake Community Center no later than Friday, 9/11/15. 

Teacher strike

We know it must feel frustrating that your child can't attend the first day as expected because of the strike. Let's hope the two sides can come to an agreement soon! We can't wait to welcome your family to Bagley!

What are families doing for child care? It's a good idea to plan for next week if you haven't already. I have heard a few ideas and will post them here. Please let me know in the comments or by email if you have other ideas.

What can you do to express your support for our teachers?

  • Walk with them at the picket line, bring food and drinks, carry signs, and wave at passing cars. This support is priceless. You can sign up for this.
  • Attend a community meeting tonight, Thursday, September 10, 6:00 p.m. to support striking educators at Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, Second Floor, 600 4th Ave., Seattle 98104.
  • Sign a petition to Superintendent Larry Nyland to come to a  reasonable agreement with the teachers.
  • Sign a petition to demand that Gov. Inslee call an emergency legislative session to fully fund education at the state level. 

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!)

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 at Bagley

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. 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.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ice cream social - June 10

Welcome, new Bagley Bees!

The Daniel Bagley PTA will be hosting an ice cream social for new Fall 2015 incoming students.

Come join us for an ice cream treat, an opportunity to meet school leaders, and a chance to view some of the classrooms.

New Student Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 10
6-7 pm

Signs will be provided to direct you and volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Don't forget to follow this blog and school's PTA website for ongoing updates about summer playground playdates and other events.

The next new family playdates will be:
  • Sunday, July 12, 2pm
  • Sunday, August 9, 2pm
  • Sunday, August 30, 2pm

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Earn even more for Bagley at Amazon!

Please use this NEW link when shopping on Amazon to earn us rebates.


The first time you visit, you may be asked to select your charity.  Please select "Bagley PTA 6 14 40 Seattle Council".

Tell friends, & family too!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Art Walk (May 15th) and Book Fair (May 13, 14 and 15th)

Art Walk will be held on Friday May 15th from 6 – 8pm.

What is Art Walk? A fun family evening where you can walk the halls of Daniel Bagley and enjoy your students art work
Come early and enjoy a hot dog. Dante’s hot dog cart will be available from 5:30pm in the back of the school, by the garden - (If you arrive before 6pm please use the back entrance of the school) Bring cash, vegetarian and gluten free options available
The book Fair will be open in the library 
Food Drive to support Family Works and our backpack food program 
Raffle - Quilts from Ms. 0's Team Epic (P7) class will be raffled
Scavenger Hunt
Origami - learn the art of origami with Ms. Messom's ASP class
Can't wait to see you there!

Drop by the library after school from Wednesday through Friday (including during the Art Walk) to check out the great selection of books. 25% of sales go directly to the school library to help build its collection.

5/13 - Book Fair 3:30-6:30pm
5/14 - Book Fair 3:30-6:30pm
5/15 - Book Fair 3:30-8:00pm (Art Walk too!)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A message about Seattle Schools Open Enrollment and Assignment

Dear Seattle Public Schools family,
With Open Enrollment just around the corner, we are writing to alert you about important school assignment and school choice information. In an effort to provide quality customer service, the district has created an easy-to-use Assignment Look-Up Tool on the Seattle Public Schools Admissions website (http://enrollment.www.seattleschools.org) allowing families greater ease in identifying their student’s assigned school both this year and the next school year. As a result, families will no longer be mailed a next-year assignment letter for each student in mid-February. In the past, we took this extra step to help families transition to our New Student Assignment Plan as enrollment growth boundaries changed and while we established attendance area schools and choice assignments.
As a general rule, your student is assigned to the same school he or she is attending now. In the case of students moving up to middle or high school, students will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school. This can be confirmed on the Assignment Look-Up Tool (available by Feb. 23) or by using our automated phone system by calling (206) 252-0212. If you would like to change your current or assigned school for the 2015-16 school year, Open Enrollment runs from Feb. 23 to Mar. 6. Full instructions on how to participate in Open Enrollment and choose a different school can be found on the Admissions website athttp://bit.ly/Apply-OpenEnrollment   or by contacting the Admissions office at(206) 252-0760. Choice forms will be available on Feb. 23. For families who applied for Advanced Learning testing, information about how to apply for a Choice school serving Highly Capable Cohort students during Open Enrollment can be found athttp://bit.ly/AdvLearningOpenEnrollment
Students affected by Special Education program changes, transportation changes due to growth boundary changes, and Advance Learning testing results will receive additional letters in the next several weeks with further information. Open Enrollment results will be sent in April.
Thank you for your support of Seattle Public Schools.
Pegi McEvoy
Assistant Superintendent for Operations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Money for Bagley! Off to a good start.

The Free Money Team would like to thank you for your work so far this year.

 What is Free Money?  It’s the fundraising program at our school that earns free money through several different programs when our families shop for just about anything.  Every little bit helps!  A few receipts from each family can add up to thousands of dollars each year for Bagley, to fund our school programs, including salaries and supplies for art, music, health and fitness, library, tutors, and much more.  
Just a reminder of ways you can help our school:
·         Use our Amazon link:  www.amazon.com/?tag=danibageelem-20.  Simply using this link when you start your Amazon session gives us up to 10% back on purchases.  We earned almost $3,000 last year!   Please bookmark it!
·         Save receipts from Ballard Market.  We earn 4% of purchases.
      Save Box Tops for Education. Make your kids in charge of collecting and turning these in. I keep a ziploc on the fridge where they can just cut out and stick boxtops as we purchase things.
·         Save Labels for Education.
·         Save empty ink cartridges from your printer.
·         Register your Safeway Club Card and Bartell Drugs Loyalty card at https://secure.escrip.com/jsp/supporter/registration/step1.jsp
·         Sign up on www.shopwithscrip.com to order gift cards to hundreds of retailers.  We earn a rebate of up to 18%.  Contact Camille for instructions.
 Visit our Free Money page for more information.