Fall registration for the Bagley after school enrichment program is open! Classes will run from October 5 to December 17. Registration is open between September 9 until the day prior to the start of class. For more information about the program and how to register through Seattle Parks and Recreation, please visit the After School Enrichment page.
We are excited to announce some changes to the Bagley After-School Program (ASP)! ASP offers enrichment classes at the school five days a week. In the past, classes included Spanish, chess, coding, piano, sports, choir, clay, watercolor, cooking, music, broadcast journalism, and more!
The program is enormously popular and has grown over time. In the past, it was administered entirely by PTA volunteers and we are incredibly thankful to those volunteers who made it happen! The time finally came to find someone to take over this big job. The Associated Recreation Council, the nonprofit partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation, has agreed to run the program starting this fall. This change in administration means a few changes for families participating in these classes:
- Registration: Registration is not open yet. It will be online through the SPARC Be sure to sign up for an account now if you don’t already have one! We will update this page and send an announcement to the V-List when registration is open.
- Class schedule:There will be three sessions–fall, winter, and spring–and each will run for approximately 9 to 12 weeks depending on the class. Fall classes will begin in late September. There will be no classes on holidays, no-school days, or early dismissal days. The class list will be available soon.
- How it works: At 3:40, students will gather in the cafeteria, where a monitor will check them in and provide a snack. At 4pm they will go to their respective classes until 4:50.
- NEW: This year, there will be an option to sign up for two classes back to back. The second class will start at 5pm and will probably be geared toward homework help or playground time.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is time to vote on next year’s PTA budget and Board candidates. Please stop by the table in the school entrance. Voting will be available May 13-29, including during Art Walk.
Candidate for Co-President
Laural is the mother of Alexa in Ms. Humphrey’s class and Camden in Ms. Richards’ class.
Volunteer Activities: Most recently, Laural has served as the 2014-2015 PTA President. Before this, she coordinated the “Let’s Move” laps on the track program and counted laps before taking on the leadership of the program. She has volunteered in her children’s classrooms, led Kindergarten tours, and volunteered for Clip N Chat andHarvest Hootenany preparations.
In her professional life she teaches private voice lessons, and has taught all levels of classroom vocal music. She can be seen leading a hoard of Girl Scout Brownies out of the school once a month.
Candidate for Co-President
Melanie is the mother of 2 current Bagley boys (Gus in 4th and Mathias in Kindergarten) and a Bagley alum (Finley in 8th).
Volunteer Activities: She has been involved at Bagley for 9 years, volunteering with Clip and Chat for many years, and serving as the current Coordinator. She brought Family Movie Night to Bagley oh-so-many years ago when she was the Family Fun Night Coordinator. Melanie also co-chaired the Harvest Howl (when it was still called the Harvest Howl.) She has volunteered at 8 Jogathons and has been known to teach music in various years in Ms. Toner’s, Ms. Green’s, Ms. Richard’s, and Ms. Stackhouse’s classes.
In her copious free time Melanie teaches at Monkey Business Preschool, sews, knits, reads and tries not to lose her mind.
Candidate for Vice-President
Christine has 2 Bagley bees. Matthew is in 5th grade and Jonathan is in 2nd grade.
Volunteer Activities: Christine has been active with the PTA since Matthew started kindergarten in 2009. The first year she volunteered for many smaller jobs, helping out when she could. She was a co-chair for clip-n-chat the following year. The next 2 years she was co-chair for both the Jogathon and Art walk. Last year she took on the role as vice president of the PTA. In her spare time, she works as a RN at the UWMC.
Candidate for Treasurer
Karl has two kids currently attending Daniel Bagley. Lucy is a 5th-grader in P7 with Ms. Outhouse, and Peter is a 3rd-grader in room 218 with Ms. Scordas.
Volunteer activities: Karl is knee-deep in his first year as PTA Co-Treasurer and wants to come back for Round 2. He also currently volunteers in the Bagley library shelving the numerous books read by the bees.
Karl works full time from his home for a small IT consulting company based out of Aurora, Colorado, doing database design work.
Brook L. Stout
Candidate for Treasurer
Brook has two kids, Kaelan and Cameron Stout. Kaelan is a 5th grader in Ms. Manley’s class and Cameron is in 1st grade with Ms. Sams.
Volunteer Activities: For the last 3 years Brook and her husband have chaired the holiday Evergreen Sales fundraiser. She is also a member of the Budget Committee for the PTA.
Brook works full time as a CPA at a local public accounting firm.
Candidate for Secretary
Rachel has one child at DBE, Owen, going into the third grade in the Montessori program.
Volunteer activities: Rachel has served as Yearbook coordinator for the last 3 years, as clip n chat coordinator for one year, and as the board secretary for one year. She has also assisted in smaller rolls associated with Let’s Move, classroom liaisons, classroom teachers, Jogathon, Art Walk, and Harvest Hootenanny.
Away from DBE, Rachel works as a Freelance Photographer, digital artist, graphic designer and web designer. She looks forward to continuing her education in the area of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.
Candidate for Member-at-large/Membership Coordinator
Regina has two children at Bagley, both in the Montessori program. Alden is in third grade and Simon is in kindergarten.
Volunteer Activities: Regina has previously been the classroom liaison for rooms 101 and 220. This year she is delighted to spend Tuesday mornings playing math games with the students of room 101. She has occasionally been found behind the scenes organizing picnics, dropping off edible delights, chaperoning field trips, clipping and chatting or counting laps.
May is Bike to School month. Now that you’ve warmed up at the bike rodeo, plan to join other bees all month long. There are lots of ways to participate:
- Bike all month: Track your cycling minutes on a calendar (available from the office or at this link) to earn great prizes.
- Earn double Let’s Move points all month when you bike to school on Fridays.
- Meet up for Bike to School Day on Wednesday May 6 at the Green Lake Bath House at 8:45am – we’ll bike to school as a big group just before 9. Wear your Bagley gear and feel free to decorate your bikes!
- Meet up for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 15 at Gregg’s bike to work station by the Green Lake Starbucks for freebies and goodies at 8:30, and bike around the lake as a group starting at 8:45. Don’t forget the Bagley shirts!
Mark your calendars, pump up those tires, and get ready! We’re having Daniel Bagley’s first ever Bike Rodeo on April 25, 1-4pm on the playground. We’ll have 1 (maybe 2) unicycle troupes perform and some great prizes in between some fun bike riding and skill building. Additionally, a representative from Outdoors For All, a non-profit group that aims to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disability through outdoor recreation, will be on-hand to provide information on upcoming events and camps as well as having a couple of specialized demo bikes for students to try out.
We’d LOVE your help. Please visit the Sign Up Genius link to join the fun! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4badaf2cab9-dbebike/
Please bring your own bike / scooter and helmet. This is not a drop off event.
Parents’ Night Out on Thursday, March 19 at 7pm at Naked City Brewing (https://nakedcitybrewing.com, 8564 Greenwood Ave N). Join other Bagley families to raise a glass as we celebrate the conclusion of our Giving Campaign!
We are currently seeking PTA members interested in serving on the 2015-2016 PTA Board. Board positions include: President or Co-Presidents, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurers. If you have interest in serving or would like to suggest a candidate, please contact Laural Miller-Klein, email@example.com or Christine Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asking questions does not commit you to service. We would love to hear from all who think this might be a possibility for them. Please respond by March 15, 2015.
Daniel Bagley PTA President, 2014-2015
The Bee Successful! Giving Campaign is in full swing with nearly $11,000 in donations in the first few days. Every gift counts! Give $5 or $10. Give $500 or $1,000. It all supports our kids and our school.
Everyone who sends in a pledge form will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes like Great Wolf Lodge, free weeks at summer camp and $100 Sushi gift cards. So don’t delay – send your pledge form in today!
You can pick them up from the South Sport Court in the back of the building opposite the playground during the following times:
- Thursday 8:00-9:30 AM and 3:30-5:30 PM
- Friday 8:00-9:30 AM and 3:30-4:30 PM
Can’t pick up your Evergreens during these times? Please arrange for a friend or neighbor to pick them up for you.
If you would like a wreath and did not already order one, we have some extras available. Please bring $25 in cash or check made out to Daniel Bagley PTA to the pick up. Extras will be first come, first serve so please come early!
Thanks again for all your support and help again this year! We’ll report our final profit in next week’s Buzz!
The class schedule for winter ASP went out in kids mail a few days ago, and was also posted on the V-List. Registration forms are due no later than Thursday, November 13th, by 3:30pm. Completed forms can be turned in to your student’s teacher or the office. Any questions can be directed to BagleyASP@gmail.com. Can’t find your registration form? No worries, just download it at this link.
The ASP team