Welcome to Daniel Bagley!

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.