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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
February 16, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


February


16: WEP Day #6
19 - 23: No School: Mid-Winter Break
28: Film: Education, Inc. (7 pm)

March

6: HS Transition Night (6 pm)
7: Film: Rise Above the Mark (7 pm)
8: Art Walk (6 pm)
8: FOSB meeting (7:30 pm)
12 - 16: Spring Book Fair
13: Film: Standardized
14: Pi Night Celebration (6:30 pm)
24: School Auction








Seen in the Hallways

This morning, we loaded the ski buses for one last snowy day at the mountain. At the same time buses were getting ready to leave,Tour of Seattle students were loading into cars for the trip to Boeing. These are just two examples of our many WEP transportation and chaperone needs. Thank you to everyone who helped support this program over the past six weeks by driving, volunteering and encouraging students as they tried new things, explored new activities and hopefully had a little fun too. 



Sometimes progress is hard to capture in a photograph. And sometimes a photograph can perfectly capture a transformation. Remember the pale-yellow K-1 hallway? Look at it now! What a difference six weeks and our elementary students can make!
Elementary After School Opportunity

Join the "JazzCats" Jazz Band
Enrollment is now open for the first session of the "JazzCats" Jazz Band, led by instrumental music teacher Mark Oesterle. 
This session will run on Thursdays from March 8th through June 7th. All 4th & 5th grade elementary instrumental musicians are invited to join. For additional details, or to register, download this flyer.


Middle School Sports

Panther Basketball 
Girls Varsity vs. Broadview, 2 :00 pm  @ Ingraham
Boys JV vs. Eckstein #2, 12:15 pm  @ Jane Addams (N) 

No varsity game this weekend. 


It's Time for Ultimate Frisbee!
Practices for Ultimate Frisbee will start the week after Mid-winter Break.  We have teams open for all 3rd - 8th grade students. Games will begin on Saturday, March 10th.
Elementary information here
Middle school information here
Registration form for all students here. 

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Needed
We need a soccer coach for the spring season. If you are interested, please email Erin Telford, Salmon Bay Athletic Director. 

Diversity Committee

Black Lives Matter Shirts
We are honoring Black Lives Matter at school with shirts and sweatshirts.  To order, fill out this form and return it to the volunteer office or send to theresehill@yahoo.com.  

Return your checks and order form by February 28th. Shirts will arrive in approximately two weeks.  Make checks payable to either Therese Hill (Diversity Committee member) or Snap (printing company). 

Note: the shirts will only be $6 a piece if we get over 30 orders.  (This does note include long sleeve and sweatshirts.)  Call with questions. 415-271-0231.

Diversity Committee Meeting
The Diversity Committee has been collaborating on a community calendar of events and workshops highlighting the diversity of our city.  We hope this is a helpful resource in connecting with our greater community in Seattle.   Click  here  to see the calendar.
FOSB Events in February

Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) is our parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are members. 

Mark your calendars! Our next meeting is Thursday, March 8th, from 7-8 pm in the library. The school Art Walk will be held prior to the meeting.

 

Auction planning is in full swing, please take a moment to consider helping (see above).

 
Thanks to everyone who helped put on the PIE showing of "Backpack Full of Cash." The film was a great overview of issues involved in the privatization of public schools in America. 

Want to take action?   Education funding is still short in our State. Let your legislators know:
36th District: Sunday Feb. 18 for a Drop-In Town Hall at Flying Bike Brewery (8570 Greenwood Ave N), 4-7pm.
 
Enjoy the break!

Clothing Drive

Kim's class is sponsoring a clothing drive for kids in rural Ethiopia.  This week, Bob Martin an ex- Salmon Bay Parent, spoke to several classes about his efforts building a school in the Highlands of Ethiopia. He will soon be traveling with a group to finish building the school house.  It is located in an area where there is no electricity or roads, and the locals are all subsistence farmers who earn about a dollar a day.  Kim's class is hoping to address the need for gently used clothing for kids under age 12.  The climate fluctuates from hot and dry to cold and wet.  Bob stated the kids love shirts with sports teams, or other designed t-shirts but of course, all clothes are welcome.

We've extended our clothing drive for another week! If you would like to donate, please drop off your items in the front lobby. Look for the labeled boxes and donate by Friday March 2nd.  
Annual Auction Update
Our annual auction is March 24th! Here are ways you can help make it a great event:
 
Buy your tickets now!
The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and the one evening we set aside to gather our entire community together to celebrate. We want to see you there! Come as you are or dress with this year's "Bon Voyage!" theme in mind. Tickets are currently $25 and can be purchased here
 
Drop off a bottle of wine Wine donations are needed for our crowd favorite wine wall activity! Please consider donating a bottle (or bottles!) of wine that retail for $15+. Wine can't be stored at school, so Middle School parent Shelly Rousseau has offered her front porch at 6702 Division Ave NW as a drop off location. A box is labelled, ready for your wine donation! Alternatively, contact Shelley  to arrange a way to get her your wine donations.
 
Host a Party : Help us create some amazing parties & experiences for guests to purchase at this year's auction. Do you have a passion that you could share with others? Consider putting your passions into a fun party that raises money for our school! Things like photography classes, cooking lessons, a group outing to a sporting event all make a great party. Or, maybe host a murder mystery dinner, poker evening, cocktail hour at your home, a cooking or home preserving session, a Magic The Gathering get together, or a jewelry making evening. Parties can be any size and hosted by more than one person. It's a great way to collaborate with fellow Salmon Bay parents to support your school. If you have an idea but are not sure how to implement it please, contact  Rebecca Trlica  or  Danielle Steele . Or, fill out  this party form  and we'll follow up with you! 
 
Donate an Item:  We have some spectacular live and silent auction items. And, we're still busy gathering more donations! Our wish list currently includes: a family friendly vacation, ski passes, concert tickets and behind the scenes access to fun experiences. Have a connection or item to donate? Contact Sherry Jaqua  or fill out the procurement form .

Event Underwriters Wanted:  If you're stumped for a donation idea, please consider giving to the underwriting campaign. Financial donations help cover the expenses of putting on the auction. Underwriting checks should be made payable to "FOSB" and dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator office.  

Brew the Beer: See below for a fun opportunity to support the auction and socialize with other parents at the same time!

Auction donation forms can be found here
Staff Requests

Beer Brew Night with Joel & Dave
Do you remember the beer from the auction and how you wanted to be one of the parents that helped make it?  Maybe you can't remember the beer or couldn't make it to the auction last year, but want to help this year.  Well, this is your chance to help!  On March 1st (Thursday) at Gallaghers in Edmonds,  we will start the process of brewing beer.  It'll take about 2 hours that night and we'll go back in 2 weeks complete the bottling. Come one night or come to both. Those who come share the cost of brewing (as a donation to school) and the brewers get to drink free beer at the auction.  Sweet deal all around.  If you have questions you can ask Joel Maier  or Dave Middleton

Refrigerator Wanted
Joel's Kitchen Science class is looking for a full sized refrigerator for their class.  We are hoping for something that is gently used and high quality, not an old model that is limping along. If you have a frig or know of one that is available, let Joel know. He will check it out and arrange pick-up.  Thanks!

High School Information for 8th Graders
High School Transition Night
All 8th grade families are invited to High School Transition Night at Salmon Bay on TUESDAY, March 6.

Agenda:
6:00-6:30 PM Join us for a slice of (free!) pizza prior to the event. Please register   here so we know how much pizza to order.

6:30-7:00PM Gail will present on high school graduation requirements and making the transition from middle to high school a smooth one no matter what high school you will attend.

7:00-8:00PM Presentation by Susanna Cerasuolo, CEO of CollegeMapper.com. Susanna will discuss starting high school with the end in mind, why 9th grade is so important, and what students need to do to set themselves up for success.

We hope to see all 8th grade families represented! The event is free but please register.  We will have vegan and gluten-free pizza options available. No ticket is needed-just show up! Please contact Gail if you have any questions.

Summer Skills Center Applications
Applications for the summer program can be found online here. A robo-call and email went out last Thursday to all 8th -12th grade families. Just a reminder, the summer courses are free, students earn .5 HS credit, and are open to incoming 9th graders through 12th graders (seniors who are not graduating may take a summer course).   Summer Skills Center will run from July 9 to August 3rd, 11:30am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday.  Bus tokens or Orca cards will be provided.  Food will only be provided near some locations where the city has food services set up.To see course opportunities and locations, click  here. 
 
Ingraham Cheer Tryouts
If you are an 8th grader attending Ingraham next year, consider trying out for Ingraham Cheer! Tryout clinics are February 26-March 2 from 4-6:30 in the Ingraham Upper Gym. Tryouts are open to all genders and skill levels! If you are interested, pick up a tryout packet in your Main Office!!
Middle School News

6th Grade Summer Transition Program
July 2 - August 3rd, McClure Middle School. Students must attend all 5 weeks. This program focuses on preparing your student to be successful in middle school.  Registration open April 16 - June 8th.
For more information, see this flyer or talk to Gail, middle school counselor. 

7th & 8th Academy of Learning Summer Program
July 2 - August 3rd, must attend all 5 weeks. 
McClure Middle School. This program is designed to increase comprehension of math and language arts grade level standards. See  this flyer for details or talk with  Gail, middle school counselor. 

Earn nearly $1,500 this summer!
Is your teenager looking for a job this summer? Do they want to help the world be a better place? Do they have an interest in the environment, science, or community service? Students ages 14+ can earn $11.50/hr this summer working for the State of Washington Dept of Ecology. No nights, no weekends and still have half of your summer off. This job will last 16 days, ether July 2-26 or July 30-Aug 23. You'll be helping to clean up the environment in the state of Washington's largest youth employment program! All applications and references must be received by April 17. See Gail (in the library) before school, at lunch, or after school for a flyer.

Community Announcements

Cascades Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
Saturday, February 24th at Miller Playfield. Elementary clinic from 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm. Middle School from 12:15 pm - 2:45 pm. Focus in on "Strategic Handler Cutting." Register here.

Midwinter Break Youth Sessions at Ren Fitness
Tuesday, February 20th & Thursday, February 22nd. 
Elementary (2nd - 5th) and MS (6-8th)  from 9 - noon
$30 per student. Register here.

Ballard Little League 
Ballard Little League is open for registration a little bit longer.  Any child that wants to play baseball or softball is encouraged to sign up by February 20, 2018.  Don't miss out on the summer fun this year with your classmates and other Ballard little leaguers.  Please visit our website to sign up today!!!

Free Dental Care for Kids
February 20, 1-5 pm. University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry. To make an appointment, call 206-543-5800 and ask for "Give Kids A Smile 2018."
The UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry is located in Magnuson Park, 6222 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA. 
 All children welcome, ages 1-18 years. Medicaid welcome. Special Needs clinic weekly. If enrolled in Medicaid, clinic can help arrange transportation and interpretation. No income qualification and no immigration questions.

Art Day Camp for Kids
Happy Squirrel Arts presents, Love & the Lunar New Year, an arts day camp for elementary age students. Tuesday, February 20th, 8 am -  5 pm. Ballard Odd Fellows Lodge. $90 per child. Sibling discount available. Sign up here

Parenting Your Anxious Child Workshop
February 25, March 4 & 11 from 2-4 pm., at Seattle Psychology, 1307 N 45th St, Ste 220 (in Wallingford). 
This workshop is designed to teach parents the basics on how to help children effectively cope with situations that trigger anxiety.  For more information, contact Dr. Pullmann at 206-569-6368 or lynettepullmann@gmail.com

You Grow Girl! Events
Mid-Winter Break Camp: My Selfie Empowered, 4-5 grade girls, 2/19 - 2/23.  This Camp is focused around building Self-Esteem through embracing self-image. Girls will gather together and will do a wide range of self-portrait art activities.
We also offer a babysitter training class on 3/31/18 for girls ages 13 and offer. Register online here

Bulletin Submissions

We welcome submissions to our weekly Bulletin. Email submissions to Jodi by noon on Thursday.