June Family Update

Summary: Weekly Family Update, June 17th

June 17 Family Update

Dear Daniel Bagley Families

2022 has been quite a year! Thanks for your partnership in supporting our students in so many ways this year. I hope you have a summer with time for renewal and fun – and hopefully we’ll see the sun sometime too. I will miss the hive, but this is not goodbye- just see you soon in the neighborhood.

Stay safe and keep reading.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • August 15 Office open for families
  • August 15-19 Jump Start
  • September 7 First Day of School 1st-5th
  • September 12 First Day of School Kindergarten

Summer office hours

The school office will be closed June 29–August 14. While we are out, these resources are here to help you navigate the start of school:

Safety Update from Nurse Beck:

Due to popular demand, SPS has added four more free COVID vaccine and booster clinics over the next week. The clinics are open to all SPS students (ages 5 and up), staff, and their families. Boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds and second boosters for adults 50 and older will be available.

Graduation and end-of-year gatherings are coming up! Washingon State DOH suggests screening for COVID when you’re going to gather with a group of people, especially those who are at risk of severe disease or may not be up to date on their COVID-⁠19 vaccines.

How to get free COVID-19 tests:

Repeats from Last Week

Class placement information –

Watch for a school email the last week of August with important back-to-school information and class assignments.

New Principal update –

On Monday you should have received a letter announcing Angela Clement will be the new principal for 22-23 school year. She will be on site visiting next Thursday to begin our transition. Please join me in welcoming her to the hive!

Staffing Updates for 22-23

This time of year is always filled with mixed emotions as we say goodbye to some staff and welcome others. Our current staffing is listed below (based on our projected numbers we have been reduced by two staff.)

This is subject to change as our enrollment may shift over the summer.

Kindergarten: Corinna Richards, Aidi Nguyen, Julie Steele

1st Grade: Cheryl Cole, Connie Messom

2nd Grade: Meeah Park, Liz Filep

3rd Grade: Jane Lipsen, Monica Rasmussen, Rob Schultz

4th Grade: Laura Adriance, Lily Robbins

5th Grade: Mike Perez, Dirk Vonderlage

Other staffing changes include:

  • Kelsey Ledee (K teacher) will be leaving us due to staffing reductions (this is based on seniority)
  • Leetah Stackhouse (5th grade teacher) is retiring
  • Kathy Beck (school nurse) is moving to a preschool nursing position
  • Taylor Dawson is resigning – Julie Anne Parker will be joining our Distinct Special Education team in the intermediate level position
  • Damaris Aviles (ELL IA) is retiring

Thanks to all staff for their hard work this year in supporting each other and our students!

Students Not Attending Next Year

Current resident students who will not be returning full time to Seattle Public Schools in September will need fill out the Not Attending Next Year Form.

Have a great weekend!


Carla Holmes, Principal