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    Weekly Update 2/5/21
    Posted on 02/12/2021

    Dear Families,

    As we move into February, we hope you and your family are continuing to manage balance between your online learning time, down time and family time. And while we know, eventually we will be moving out of this pandemic phase, it is not something we know exactly when or how we are going to transition out of. As an educator and a parent, I wanted to share this link from CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) which has resources and ideas for us to add to our collective toolkit.

    GO BEES!

    Carla Holmes, Principal
    Megan Parker, Assistant Principal

    K-1 In Person Updates

    Late last Friday the district publicized its current in person proposal. Additional overview information about in person planning is also on the website: Please know that the proposal has not been finalized by all stakeholders, so the dates and descriptions are all tentative. We anticipate having more details the week of February 22nd. Thanks for your patience as we all navigate a pandemic that causes us to be flexible with ongoing changes from day to day.

    SPS Proposal Pre K-1 and SPED Pathways

    Virtual Recess

    Daniel Bagley is excited to offer Virtual Recess for our students! Next week, Ms. Parker, and the recess supervisors will be visiting classes to talk about Virtual Recess, and review the schedule and expectations. Virtual Recess will begin the week of February 22nd.

    Tuesday- 4/5- 12:45-1:00
    Wednesday- K/1- 12:05-12:20
    Thursday- 2/3- 12:25-12:40

    Right now, we will only be having recess one day a week per grade level band, this way students can get used to the schedule. By mid-March we hope to offer recess Tuesday through Thursday for all grade levels. Virtual Recess is completely optional, but a fun way for students to socialize during remote learning!

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Parker

    PTA Updates

    Nutty Squirrel Treats - If you have a hankerin' for gelato sandwiches, please consider supporting Bagley and the Nutty Squirrel at the same time! Nutty Squirrel is selling gelato sandwich kits for $30, and $5 of each purchase will be donated to Bagley (select our school during checkout). This fundraiser runs through March 31st, so plenty of time to enjoy these kits more than once.

    What’s included:

    • 2 pints of gelato
    • 8 take-n-bake cookies made by the local La Liath Bakery
    • Premium melting chocolate
    • Nutty Stash special sprinkle mix with gelato cones, unicorns, stars, etc.
    • Seattle sticker by local Artist Sean Hoyt -

    Link to online orders:

    Happy sandwiching!

    Repeat from Last Week

    Black Lives Matter Week:

    February 1st-5th - At Daniel Bagley, we are using this week to bring our school community together with the goal of ensuring all our students are successful, regardless of race, language, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, unique abilities, religion, or immigration status. Teachers will be selecting developmentally, age-appropriate lessons that help students think and talk about how we make sure that everyone is treated fairly, regardless of the color of their skin. We will highlight some of this important learning at our February community assembly at the end of the month.

    Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee Updates:

    • On Wednesday the School Board unanimously approved the proposal to remove the separate Montessori enrollment process at Daniel Bagley.
    • Our next committee meeting will be February 11th and will plan to have more detailed updates for families at the end of February.
    • We have set up a new email address for your to send you ideas, comments and questions:
    • In addition, we have a landing page on our school website where you can also find information – please see our latest FAQ sheet  there.


    District Happenings

    Office of African American Male Achievement Listen and Learn Forums
    The Office of African American Male Achievement is launching our Listen and Learn forum in February 2021 to continue to listen to Black families as we reconstruct our educational system to celebrate the brilliance and excellence of Black boys and teens. AAMA is committed to the long journey of dismantling a legacy of systematic racism. We invite Black families to participate and collectively envision what an educational environment looks like for Black boys and teens to thrive. Learn more about the AAMA Listen and Learn Forums.

    Please help us share the registration link and forum dates by region with your school community:

    • Northeast Families, Friday, February 5, 2021
    • Northwest Families, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    • Central Families, Friday, February 12, 2021
    • Southwest Families, Monday, February 22, 2021
    • Southeast Families, Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • African Home Language Families, Friday, February 26, 2021


    Neighborcare Health and Seattle Public Schools Present: Community Covid-19 Testing

    COVID-19 testing is available for all students, staff, family, and community members in this outdoor event. Everyone is eligible to receive a test regardless of insurance or immigration status. Testing is also FREE for everyone. We will bill your insurance if you have it, but will not charge a fee if you do not have insurance or your insurance does not cover testing. On-site interpretation services available through phone.

    Date: Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 from 12:00-4:00pm
    Location: Madison Middle School: 3429 45th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116

    For questions, please contact:
    Neighborcare Community Access Team at 206-333-2524