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.