Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

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