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    Weekly Update 3/19/21
    Posted on 03/19/2021

    Dear Families,

    This week has been full of lots of new information that we are all working to digest and make sense of as we hear about potential plans and increased opportunity for a phased in approach to in-person learning.


    GO BEES!
    Carla Holmes, Principal
    Megan Parker, Assistant Principal

    In person Updates

    What we currently know:

    • SEA and the district have reached a tentative agreement, the final vote will be taking place next week
    • We are sending out a separate in person survey for you to help us with planning (more information below)
    • Safety and keeping routines and continuity for our students and families are in the foreground of our planning
    • We will be holding an optional informational session on Monday (3/22) at 5:30 to support you planning process with completing the survey
    • At this time busing will only be provided for students who have transportation included in their Individualized Education Program (IEP)

    UNOFFICIAL Bagley Return to in Person Survey

    Today, you will receive an OFFICIAL SPS survey asking for your final decision about whether or not you want your child to return to in-person instruction or continue fully-remote for the remainder of the year. However, with the timeline from SPS, we won’t receive the data until the day before teachers return. By receiving this information from you early next week we will be better able to put together a thoughtful, intentional plan. Therefore, I am going to share some information with you, and then ask you to complete the Bagley informal, unofficial survey (link below), so that the teachers and I can start to make a plan and then slightly alter it once we receive the final data. Please fill out one survey per child.

    • In-person instruction means students will be assigned to an AM or PM group, either 8:30-11:15am or 12:15-3pm. Students will receive a schedule with synchronous and asynchronous learning for the opposite half of the day.
    • Students who select to remain fully-remote will receive a schedule with synchronous and asynchronous learning, from 8:30am-3pm.

    What the synchronous times look like will be partially determined by how many students want to return, and therefore, what staff is available at what times, for what learning opportunities.

    • There will be no transportation provided for K-5 students (with minor exceptions as required by law).

    We cannot accommodate requests for AM or PM or to be with certain others. We will do our best to keep siblings in the same group, if requested.

    Please complete this survey by Tuesday, March 23rd. Please know that you also MUST fill out the official survey from SPS, we just need this information from you so that we can begin to plan.

    Survey Informational Session

    Tuesday March 23rd
    Microsoft Teams Meeting

    Upcoming Assemblies

    Community Assembly (NEW DATE)- Thursday, April 1st 9AM 
    Black Violin- Friday, April 9th 10AM (thanks to the PTA for organizing this for us)

    Virtual Recess

    Virtual Recess continues to be a huge success!

    K/1- 12:05-12:20

    4/5- 12:05-12:55

    K/1- 12:05-12:20


    Race and Equity Instructional Design Committee Updates

    • Our program planning sub-committee is working on two important documents Daniel Bagley Teaching practices, and a classroom configuration plan. Earlier this month we shared the Teaching Practices document, this week we are excited to share the Classroom Configuration draft.
    • We have set up a new email address for you to send your ideas, comments and questions:
    • In addition, we have a Unified Hive Landing page on our school website where you can also find information – please see our latest FAQ sheet there.


    PTA Updates

    General PTA Meeting

    Please join us at the next PTA General Meeting on Wednesday, March 24, at 6PM.

    MOD Pizza Fundraiser- ONLY Sunday, March 28th
    Daniel Bagley PTA is running a Take out and Delivery fundraiser with MOD Pizza! They will donate 20% of the cost of your order to our PTA for one day only.

    When: All day on Sunday, March 28, 2021
    Where: MOD Pizza Ballard (6010 15th Ave NW, Seattle 98107)
    How: Use this link for all the info you need to know:

    If you order online, don't forget to use the promo code: GR183405D

    For questions:

    Help Bagley win FREE Gelato
    39 gelato kits have been sold to support Bagley! You have till March 31 to purchase them. The school with the most kits sold will win a free single scoop of gelato for ALL students. We are so close! Bagley is currently almost in first place, we need a few more purchases to get ahead of Greenwood Elementary. Also, with each purchase of this kit from Nutty Squirrel, they will donate $5 to the neighborhood school of your choice (select Bagley at checkout).

    The Community Cookie Kit includes:

    • 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


    • When: February 2 to March 31
    • Where: Nutty Squirrel in Phinney Ridge or Magnolia
      Order online:
    • Cost: $30 (the kit has a retail value of over $40)

    Repeat from Last Week

    Progress Reports

    Will be available on the Source on April 10th.

    Helping Hive: A Community Pantry

    The Helping Hive, a pantry stocked with basic necessities (toiletries and household supplies) is now accessible to Bagley families Monday-Friday 8am-2pm in the front entryway of the school. Need something? Take something!

    To support the Helping Hive, donated toiletries and household items may be dropped off at the school or ordered through our Amazon wish list. You may also contribute to a parent initiated PayPal pool toward the purchase of $25 Kroger gift cards that will go directly to Bagley families to buy groceries and other needed items.

    If you have questions, ideas or would like to get involved in pantry and family support work, please contact Regina Thornton.