Saturday, September 26, 1 – 4 p.m.

Please come celebrate the new school year, enjoy our beautiful school garden and playground, and spend some quality time mingling with other Daniel Bagley students and families!  There will be something for everyone, so bring your whole family!  Stay for the whole time, or drop by for a little while.

Live Music!  Local band Pineola featuring Bagley parents Leslie Braly, John Owen and Josh Woods will perform again this year!  In addition, former vocal music instructor Alan Hirsch, a/k/a Alleyoop, will stop by to perform some sing-alongs with the kiddos.

“Chef in the Garden” kids’ cooking demonstrations at the picnic tables in the garden! Come and meet Tom Douglas Restaurants’ longtime Executive Chef and Partner, Eric Tanaka.  Along with the cooking demonstrations, Chef ET will be handing out yummy tastes and easy kid-friendly recipe ideas to try at home.

Apple Social!  Delicious “new crop” Washington apples for everyone!

Sidewalk Chalk Art!  Come create a sidewalk masterpiece, with oodles of chalk in a rainbow of colors!

Bring a food donation for Bagley’s “Backpack Program”!  The program provides food on Fridays to be taken home by students who may not otherwise have access to enough food on the weekends.  The program is looking for healthy foods that children can easily open and fix for themselves if there’s no adult around, such as single-serving microwaveable meals that don’t require a can-opener (e.g., spaghetti & meatballs, ravioli, mac & cheese, cup-o-noodles, chili, soups).  They also need juice boxes, granola or cereal bars, shelf-stable milk in tetra packs, and snack crackers or nuts in single-serve bags.

Bring seeds or a veggie start for the school garden!  The new garden program focusing on grades 1-2-3 is beginning, and they need things to plant this fall.  Donations of any of the following will be greatly appreciated!  Seedlings:  kale, leaf and romaine lettuces, spinach, arugula, chard, leeks, onions, herbs, beets, broccoli and carrots.  Seeds:  fava beans, green beans, peas and carrots.  They can also use planting-grade garlic cloves.

Meet some backyard chickens!  Portage Bay Grange is providing a Saltbox Designs chicken coop for the event, along with some bantam chickens.

Buy a Chinook Book!  This is one of the PTA’s most popular fundraisers.  Get one (or several) while they still have an ample supply!

Most importantly, get acquainted with our community!  Catch up with old friends.  Say “hello” to Principal Ayer and meet some of the school’s teachers and members of the DBE PTA board.  Learn more about the new garden program.  Get to know your child’s pals and their families!

This is a lovely opportunity to spend a few relaxing hours on the playground and meet and mingle with other Daniel Bagley families.

We hope to see you there!

Bees in the Garden Committee

Trudy Tessaro

April Dalinis

Kristin Robbins

Alice Mason