BFoM Daily Action for Daily Music **Challenge**

1 Tue

9/3

Sign up to march with BFoM in the Beaverton Celebration Parade on Saturday 9/7 at 9am.  Invite 3 friends and use this link.
2 Wed

9/4

View BFoM’s new video We boiled down years of background and details about this summer into a 25-min video to support music educators getting involved in advocacy.  We’ll have a version for parents & community members soon.  Hands full? Even just listening to it has value.
3 Thu

9/5

Check in with your music teacher at school!  Ask if they’re coming to the Celebration Parade this Saturday.  Who else from your school is coming?  Ask if they had a chance to watch BFoM’s video, yet.
4 Fri

9/6

Air out your red shirt, ready your walking shoes, pack your sunscreen & water bottle. The parade is tomorrow!  Make sure you understand the parking and shuttle bus services posted here.  Did you RSVP yet?
5 Sat

9/7

Parade Day! Meet at Griffith Park by 9am. Group photo at 9:15am (location TBA), assemble on parade route by 9:45am, step-off at 10am, conclude by 12pm. 
6 Sun

9/8

Consider applying to the Middle School Boundary Adjustment Advisory Committee. Read BFoM’s post about how this work relates to our advocacy.  We’d love to know if you are planning to apply! Write to info@musiceducationmatters.org.
7 Mon

9/9

Use this easy link to join the BFoM mailing list and you’ll receive regular email updates: bit.ly/bfomsignup. Invite three friends to join, too!
8 Tue

9/10

Plan to join us for one of two Community Education Nights this fall: Sunday 9/29 at Fire Station 67 or Monday 10/7 at Mountain View MS.  Both meetings 7-8pm.
9 Wed

9/11

Read BFoM’s blog post: “Connecting the Dots Behind the Latest Cuts” to make sure you have all the background for the advocacy issues we’re focusing on.
10 Thu

9/12

Talk with a BSD middle school student. Ask them whether they got the electives they wanted, and how frequently the classes meet.  If the students is in band or choir, ask how it’s going and if they’ve noticed any changes this year.
11 Fri

9/13

Invite three friends to attend a BFoM Community Education Night with you; designed to bring newcomers up to speed while supporting experienced advocates with details on our PE + 2 Electives proposal for the year. Knowledge is POWER!
12 Sat

9/14

Mark your calendar for a School Board meeting or two … we’ll need a good crowd of Red Shirts at each one.  You know we’ll eventually come a knockin’ for reps so you might as well get them on your calendar now ; )
13 Sun

9/15

Are you a die-hard BFoMer? Attend our planning meeting at Fire Station 65 this evening at 7-8pm. 
14 Mon

9/16

Mark your calendar for our monthly BFoM planning meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Fire Station 65.
15 Tue

9/17

Take the BSD Needs Assessment Survey to discuss your value for equitable access to daily music in our middle schools.  (Note: attending our Community Education Nights on 9/29 and 10/7 will give you some good talking points for the survey.)

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