Announcements

 

Please join us in welcoming Bagna Braestrup '00 as the new Alumni Council President. Bagna joined the SF Day Alumni Council in 2017. As an Annual Fund co-chair for the past two years, he has been instrumental in the significant growth in the number of donors and total dollars raised among our alumni community. 

In addition to his work with the Annual Fund, Bagna is a member of SF Day's current student transracial adoptee affinity group and exemplifies how alumni can serve both as windows and mirrors to all of our students. 

Please enjoy this short video from Bagna -- we are grateful for his leadership and look forward to continuing our collaboration and work with Bagna as our Alumni Council President. 

If you are interested in joining the SF Day Alumni Council or working with our greater Alumni Association, please contact Lauren Becker, Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations, at lbecker@sfday.org. 

 

Looking for a good summer read (or two)? Here are the summer reading lists from Ms. Otero. Please note that the grade-level specific summer resources were shared separately and are not included here. 

Grades K-3

Grades 3-6

Grades 5-8

Young Adult (Teens)

Please note that Books Inc. is offering a 10% online discount on Summer Reading List books! The code is: SFDAYSUMMER10. This promotion ends on August 31, 2020. Click here to learn more.

In case you missed it, click here for social justice resources and book recommendations.

Happy Reading!


As stated in SF Day’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement, “We are teaching our children to be active participants in a democracy and preparing them to recognize systemic injustice and know how they can advocate for equity for themselves and others.”  

The racial strife and violence taking place across the country is very much on our minds and weighs heavily on the hearts of our community members. The tragedy of George Floyd’s death is not a singular event. Rather, it again surfaces the legacy of racism embedded in our culture. At SF Day, we are fueled by our ongoing pledge to teach, uphold, and support diversity, equity, and inclusion. We remain committed to teaching and uplifting our students and community by promoting social justice and anti-racist education. We are providing guidance for both the adults and children in our community as we process what is happening across the country and outline next steps as we examine the systems that underlie and perpetuate these racial incidents in our culture. We are motivated by a sense of purpose to support those impacted by this so personally and persistently and to take action against injustice. We are aware there is much work to be done and we are committed to standing up to oppose anti-Blackness and the deep, systemic racism in this country.


As we observe shelter-in-place guidelines this summer, camps will be held online and will run from June 8 - July 31, 2020. Should we have an opportunity to gather in person before the end of summer, we will let you know. Families of current SF Day students or those with students entering grades 1-8 in the fall are invited to sign up today. We look forward to staying connected with you and your children this summer! To review camp offerings, please click here.