We Empower Compassionate, Creative and Independent Thinkers

Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
February 9, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


February


9: WEP Day #5
13: School Tour (MS at 9:15, Elementary at 10 am)
13: Film: Backpack Full of Cash
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, elementary students had a chance to watch a dance performance by Anna Banana Freeze and members of the Massive Monkees. Throughout the day, elementary students also had a chance to participate in a workshop with Anna Banana Freeze. Ask your student if they learned any new dance moves!


Students in our Middle School WEP Art class, had a chance to visit Blowing Sands Glass Studio and work with a glass artist today. We hope to have their glass work on display during our upcoming Art Walk on March 8th.
  



Middle School Sports

Panther Basketball 

Girls Varsity vs. Pathfiner, 10:00 am @ Franklin

Boys JV vs. Pathfiner,  11:00 am @ Franklin (A)
Boys Varsity vs. Pathfinder,  10:00 am @ Franklin

It's Time for Ultimate Frisbee!
Practices for Ultimate Frisbee will start the week after Mid-winter Break. Registration information will be shared with students and families next week. Games will begin on Saturday, March 10th. Watch your email for more details. 

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. 

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. 



"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.
Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to assist with set-up and concessions at our films. Can you help? Sign-up here

Volunteer Needs

Salmon Bay School Tours
Next Tuesday is our last school tour! We would love to have your help as a tour guide!   See this sign-up for specific times and details. We will provide all of the information required. You just need to bring a smile! 

Film Series Volunteers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to assist with set-up and concessions at our films. Can you help? Sign-up  here.

Yearbook Photos Needed
Do you have photos from middle school sports? Drama Productions? Field trips? Halloween? Or maybe just a great shot of friends on the playground? Send your elementary photos to Jodi and middle school photos to Glyde

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

Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)
Winter Enrichment Wrap Up
Student in our ski/snowboarding program will celebrate the conclusion of WEP with a hot dog roast at the mountain. We'd like to have a celebration of our own at school!  Join FOSB in the school's front lobby for hot cocoa,tea, and parental comraderie when you come to pick up your middle schooler from their bus on Friday, February 16th. Parents from other WEP programs are welcome to join too! We'll meet 30 minutes before pick up (approximately at 6:30 pm) and stay until the cocoa runs dry! 

Auction volunteers will be available to allow you to register for our best community event of the year as you sip your warm drink.

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

Ski/Board Equipment Rentals
If you rented gear at rental night it's time to start thinking about whether you want your child to keep the gear until mid April or have them return it on their last WEP day. Keeping the gear means you are responsible for returning the gear to Snoqualmie Pass in April. We'll send out a form next week for families to sign, if you select to keep rentals until the end of the season. 

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.
 
Nathan Hale High School Information Night
All future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for  an informational evening: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6 PM - 7 PM Information Tables & Tours in Commons                         (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7 PM - 8:30PM Presentation & Questions 

Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and  philosophy; school communication and opportunities for connections within
the Nathan Hale Community

Families who are not able to attend one of the Information Nights are more than welcome to come to the main office between 3:40 and 4PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to sign in, pick up an information packet and walk through the building on a self-guided tour.
 
School Auction 
Your invitation to the biggest party of the year is on the way. Beat the crowds and buy your tickets to this year's auction now!  And, for behind the scenes fun and the inside scoop, follow along on Facebook and Instagram

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.

Used coats, sweaters, hats, pants, shorts, dresses, socks, etc. will all be put to good use.  
 
This will be a one week clothing drive.  If you would like to donate, please drop off your items in the front lobby. Look for the labeled boxes and donate by Friday Feb. 18th.  Thank you!

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
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 Thursdays.