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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
February 2, 2018
In This Issue
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February

2
: WEP Day #4
5: Diversity Committee Meeting at The Dane
7: School Tour (evening)
8: SPS Technology Systems Overview Presentation
8: FOSB Meeting
9: WEP Day #5
13: School Tour (morning)
13: Film: Backpack Full of Cash
16: WEP Day #6
19 - 23: No School: Mid-Winter Break
28: Film: Education, Inc. 








Seen in the Hallways
This morning, elementary students were treated to a magic show by professional magician and guest WEP teaching artist Ruben Barron. 


As part of the WEP Indoor Recreation class, middle school students visited the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA). Students had fun juggling, unicycling and learning to climb the silks!


Middle School Sports

Panther Basketball 

Girls Varsity vs. Hazel Wolf, 12:30 pm @ Ingraham

Boys JV vs. Hazel Wolf,  1:30 pm @ Jane Addams (N)
Boys Varsity vs. Hazel Wolf,  12:30 pm @ Ingraham

Assistant Volleyball Coach Needed!
This is a paid position and can be found on the   Jobs website if you search for Salmon Bay.  Requirements are two practices per week and a Saturday game.  Please let Erin Telford  know if you are interested!

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. 

Winter After School Programs
 Winter After School Classes!
If you have not yet paid for your class, please do so now. You can pay online here or drop off a check, payable to FOSB, in the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. 

After School Karate Van Driving Job
The Washington Karate After School Program needs you! We are looking for a part time van driver. This is the ideal position for a parent who can spare a few hours in the afternoons picking up for our after school Karate program from schools we service. Hours are: M-F, 2:00-4:15 PM (Wed early dismissal hours: 12:45 - 3:15 PM). We take all school holiday's and breaks based on the Seattle Schools schedule.
 
Our Ideal candidate must:
* Be professional, timely, and dependable
* Pass a background check
* Be 25 years of age or older
* Be licensed to drive in the State of Washington
* Have a clean driving record
* Be able to comfortably drive a 15-passenger van
* Work well with a diverse group of adults and
Children
 
For more details or to apply for this position, contact Washington Karate Ballard Dojo at 206.784.3171 orjobs@washingtonkarate.com.
 
FOSB Events in February
Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) is our parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are members. 

Diversity Committee Meeting
Join us on Monday, February 5th at 9:15 am  at  The Dane  ( 8000 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117)  
The Diversity Committee serves to empower our parents, staff and students with tools, resources, encouragement and guidance necessary to support an all inclusive community by incorporating diversity into our everyday lives.

Technology Systems Overview
February 8 th , in advance of the FOSB Board meeting, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!
Join me in welcoming our presenters, April Mardock, Manager of Information Systems; Eric Caldwell, Manager of Instructional Technology; and Matt Morton, Information Security Architect for a one-hour presentation covering technology access, internet usage, privacy policies, and more. We will also take time for questions and answers. Come and learn more about the systems that are in place in Seattle Public Schools and what your student has access t

February 8th FOSB Meeting
We'll be organizing for the auction and voting to support 
Diversity Committee and PIE projects.  Please join us in the library at 7 pm! Questions? Email the FOSB Chairs.

Film Series

"OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS: PROMISES & THREATS"
Join FOSB's Parent Information Exchange (PIE) for a film series featuring four documentaries on K-12 public education. Each film will be shown once, over a period of several weeks, beginning in February, at Salmon Bay School. This series is for students, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in public school education.
Popcorn will be served!

Backpack Full Of Cash: FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Education, Inc.:  FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Rise Above The Mark: MARCH 7, 2018
Standardized:  MARCH 13, 2018

All films will be shown at Salmon Bay School auditorium at 7:00pm and will feature the following:
  • Popcorn
  • Candy
  • Drinks (Non-Alcoholic)
  • Door Prizes!
  • A special "Optional Essay Contest" for interested Salmon Bay 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, with randomly drawn prizes.

School Volunteer Needs

Winter Enrichment (WEP) Volunteers Needed
We have just a couple WEP days remaining for this year. Can you help with one of the following needs?

Elementary WEP Fridays: Several teachers could use an extra pair of hands to assist students in small groups. Can you help for a morning or afternoon? Please email Jodi 

Volunteer Drivers on 2/16 : Our Tour of Seattle students are visiting the Future of Flight Tour at Boeing in Everett on their last program day. Bus transportation is extremely expensive due to distance and timing. We need seats for about 5 more students and 3 staff members. Can you help? Email  Jodi .

Photos Needed: Have a great photo from one of our WEP days? You guessed it! Please pass it along to Jodi

Salmon Bay School Tours
We had a great turnout for our first school tours this week. Our student tour guides did a great and enthusiastic job!  Parent volunteers were informative and helpful. Thank you for helping us showcase Salmon Bay!

We need a few more parents to assist on our last daytime tour on February 13th. We offer both an elementary and middle school tour in the morning.  See this sign-up for specific times and details. We will provide all of the information required. You just need to bring a smile! 

Art Volunteers
It's time to create elementary classroom auction projects! Can you assist with a project? Email Jodi or talk to your student's teacher. 

Our Second Annual Art Walk will take place on March 8th. Interested in helping to hang artwork in preparation? We'd love your help!  Email Jodi

High School Information for 8th Graders
Ballard High School
Student tours on February 6 and 14, 8 am - 9:30 am
8 th  Grade Parent Night: February 8, 6:30  -8 pm 
 
Ingraham High School
Open House:Tuesday, February 6 at 7 pm, Auditorium
International Baccalaureate (IB) Information Night-Thursday, February 8, 7 pm in the Library
Ingraham High School Tour-Thursday, February 9, 9:00-10:45 am  in the Auditorium. Parents must accompany students.

Center School
Final open house this Thursday, February 8th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Armory Loft (up the stairs above the food court), 305 Harrison Street on the Seattle Center campus. The Center School is a small, arts-focused, arts-integrated public high school available to students from any neighborhood. Questions for a Center School parent?  I have a happy TCS 10th grader, and would be happy to chat. LuAnn Wangsness - email me. Interested in talking with the Principal and/or having your student shadow at the school during the day? Please call The Center School office at 206-252-9850.

Check out this document for a list of area high school tour dates. It is always a good idea to check the website for schools that you may be interested in attending. If you have any questions, please contact Gail, middle school counselor. 
School Auction 

Our annual auction is on Saturday, March 24. Here are two ways you can help make it a great event:
 
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 at rousseau.shelley@gmail.com 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!  
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Salmon Bay Scrip

PCC Scrip Cards
Last week we received a check for over $500 from PCC! The check was equal to 5 % of the amount our supporters reloaded to their PCC scrip cards in the second half of last year. If you shop at PCC, using one of our scrip cards is a great way to support Salmon Bay.

We have 15 new PCC scrip cards for sale. Each card has a $50 value and is already registered to Salmon Bay School. You simply purchase the card, use it when you shop and add more value when needed.  You get groceries and FOSB gets a donation! Stop by the Volunteer Coordinator office to purchase your PCC Scrip card. 

Community Announcements

Legal Assistance Clinic in King County
The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will provide attorneys and experts that can help with citizenship applications and free immigration consultations. 
Saturday February 3, from 10 am - 2 pm
at Seattle Center.  For more information call  (206) 386-9090  or visit  the Facebook Event page.   

Ballard Performing Arts 59th Annual Spaghetti Dinner 
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Ballard High School is going back to the 80s!!  This year's theme: music from the 80s. Every music ensemble will be performing. It's the one chance this year to hear every Ballard Performing Arts group--and listen to awesome 80s tunes. Adults $15, Student/ Senior $10 and Children under 5 eat free. All You Ca Eat $22.50 (online reservation only) Tickets here or at the door. 

Cascades Youth Ultimate Clinic
February 4th, Hiawatha Playfield (turf), Focus on "Dump, Swing & Huck."  Elementary clinic 9:30 - 11:30 am, Middle school 9:30 am - noon. Check-in at 9 am.  Register here

Ballard High School Wind Ensemble 
This February, BHS Wind Ensemble will be the first band in the Seattle school district to perform at the Washington Music Educator's State conference in February. It's a huge honor for this group to be selected! T he conference performance is February 16 in Yakima, but Ballard High School is hosting a free preview performance on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. You are invited to attend.

Ballard Little League Spring Baseball & Softball Registration is now open! Click here.
Teams will be finalized by  February 10th and paired with sponsors.  Questions? Please email us. 
 
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


Bulletin Submissions

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Email submissions to  Jodi by  noon on Thursdays.