Daniel Bagley Elementary

Daniel Bagley Family Monday Message, October 23, 2023

Nectar News

The Nectar News is shared with students every Monday to educate and celebrate Bagley student news, identity, and expectations.

Principal’s Note

Happy Monday, Families. Our student led groups are underway, but we would benefit from a few more volunteers to supervise their work. No preparation is necessary. If you are available to supervise a student led club on Wednesdays from 11:15-12:45, please email Angela Clement.  The volunteers need to have a Category B volunteer status and they would be supervising only. Thanks for considering!

Harvest Hootenanny

Happening this Friday- Check out the open volunteer slots at this link.

Join your Bagley community for our annual Harvest Hootenanny next Friday, October 27, 6:00–8:00pm. Admission is free! Come as you are or in costume (no costume masks please). We will have spooky games, a DJ-hosted monster mash, and pizza for purchase. Plus, save room for an epic bake sale!

Calling all volunteers looking to have some spooky fun! In order to make the Hootenanny happen we need volunteers to help with set-up and breakdown the day of the event, and also help run carnival-style game booths. There are two volunteer sessions for each game/station; sign up for one, or both if you’d like. For families with high school students, this is a great opportunity to earn community hours!

Appreciations- thanks to all who shared! Please keep the love coming!

Each week we share appreciations for our staff and adult community at Bagley in the Nectar News video. We would love it if families wanted to take some time to share a shout out at this link. Bagley Appreciations Link

Ms. Emily’s Library Updates

You might enjoy knowing about the reading enjoyment programs happening in the Bagley library this year. Many Washington state awards for children’s literature are “children’s choice” meaning that students read the books during the school year and vote for their favorite in the spring.

K-3rd. At Bagley, we start in kindergarten with participation in the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA). From kindergarten through third grade, we read all 20 titles together and then students vote for their favorite in May. Last year our school’s winner was Fluffy McWhiskers, Cuteness Explosion, a title that remains in very high demand! Here are the titles we will be choosing among this year, in our library catalog: WCCPBA 2024 Nominees.

2nd-5th. Starting this year, in second grade, we are layering on a new reading enjoyment program called 12 To Try. Students who read at least 12 titles from the OTTER, Sasquatch, and Young Reader’s Choice award programs are invited to a special end-of-year reader’s celebration. Thanks to the families who helped donate extra copies of these titles to launch 12 To Try at Bagley! For the books, see: OTTER 2024 nominees (transitional chapter books), and Sasquatch and Young Reader’s Choice 2024 Nominees (middle grade fiction). My goal is to add in a category soon for nonfiction awards as well. The diversity of titles should encourage students to try new things in their journey as readers!

4th-5th. Finally, stay tuned for the big announcement on November 1st about the titles for the Global Reading Challenge, our fourth and fifth grade reading competition (in partnership with The Seattle Public Library).

PTA and Volunteer News

Giving Circle

Our Annual Giving Circle has launched. Learn more at this link.

How can I request gifts? If you are a family in need during the holidays, or you know of a Bagley family in need, the Bagley community is here to help! Fill out and submit the online request form for your family:

    Online Request Form – English

    Online Request Form – Spanish

If you would prefer to fill out a paper form, copies in English and Spanish will be sent home with all students in mid-October.

Aurora Commons Partnership

Our school partners to support Aurora Commons. Please take a look at their request below. Thanks for your consideration!

On November 22nd, the Commons is hosting their annual Friendsgiving Meal where we have a special holiday themed meal served to our neighbors. This year, we are planning on our normal meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pies, as well as having some live music!

With that said, we are still in need of volunteers and some donations. If you or your school would love to jump in in terms of volunteering or donating a good to us, we would be so appreciative of that!

Here is the link to see all of our opportunities and needs: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EADAA2BA0FACF8-44918598-commons#/ 

Lunch and Office Volunteers Needed:

Thanks so much for your time and consideration for volunteering in the lunchroom or office from 10:30-12:30! Please go to this link and sign up.

October Lunch Menu

(subject to change based on availability): Use this link to learn about the lunch menu for this month.

Upcoming Events

  • Pacific Northwest Ballet 4th grade Field Trip: Mon,10/23
  • Whole School Assembly: Wed, 10/25 @12:40 (Wear your colored Move-a-thon shirt day)
  • UW Botanical Gardens 2nd grade Field Trip: Thurs, 10/26
  • Harvest Hootenanny: Friday, 10/27
  • Picture Retake Day and Nature Vision 2nd grade Field Trip: Thurs,11/9