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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
January 12, 2018
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January 


12: WEP Day #1
15: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
19: WEP day #2
23-25: Bye Bye Birdie Performances
26: WEP Day #3
30: Morning School Tour 
30: Middle School Winter Music Concert
31: No School - Day Between Semesters

February

2
: WEP Day #4
7: School Tour (evening)
8: FOSB Meeting
9: WEP Day #5
13: School Tour (morning)
16: WEP Day #6
19 - 23: No School: Mid-Winter Break








Seen in the Hallways
Making Paints in 5th Grade
This week visiting artist, Craig Coss, worked with our 5th grade students as part of their Making History experience. Craig is an artist and designer, the inventor of Making History, and a former Salmon Bay teacher.
 
Craig led students in a paint-making lesson during which they crushed minerals like malachite, lapis lazuli and red and yellow ocher. Students then added an egg yolk, as a binder, to each pigment. After using mullers to make the paint smooth and ready for use, students painted original designs on rocks. Their artwork is on display in the second floor display case.    

Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)
It's our first day of WEP!  We wanted to share a couple photos from our elementary WEP program with you today. Ask your student about their activities!


 


Middle School Sports
Panther Basketball This Weekend
Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams play at the same time and location this week:  11:00 am vs. Blaine at Nathan Hale. 

The JV boys also have a game and information was shared with players at practice. The JV schedule is being updated. We hope to have more details to share soon1

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
Register for Winter After School Classes Now!
Classes are filling up and many programs start soon. Register by clicking here.

We have three options for early release Wednesdays, three
levels of coding for kid, a new sports class, art classes, debate club and Friday ukulele! 

In order to offer chess and junior coding, we need additional sign-ups. Take a look and consider whether this might be a great time to try something new! 

Winter K-5 Play, Game Over
When a video game goes berserk and starts trapping families inside, there's only one way out: win the game! Written by the 2016 grade 3-5 playwrights, this zany play zips through level after level as the players, now inside the game, must face lava monsters, minotaurs, dance competitions, a giant clock, and an anthropomorphized milkshake. With lots of great roles for actors and crew, this play is sure to be a blast - come join us!

Rehearsals begin January 17th. 
Performances will be held March 15 - 17th.  
Register here
Salmon Bay Gear
Looking for a way to stay warm and dry on a wet Seattle sports day? We have just the item for you!

Our new embroidered picnic blankets are perfect for staying warm on a chilly day. Purchase yours for $25 at the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. Blankets are black with a red fleece lining. 

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

Follow  Us on Facebook

Did you know that we have three Facebook pages? 
Salmon Bay School (official announcements/ events)
Salmon Bay School Annual Auction  (all things auction)
Salmon Bay School Community (community issues/needs)


School Volunteer Needs

Middle School Think Tank
The 7 th /8 th  grade  LA and SS teachers are looking for Salmon Bay community members who are involved in, or have connections to, Think Tanks. The LA/SS teachers would love to 'pick your brain' on the how Think Tanks operate as an organization as we are hoping to use it as a model to guide our Conflict Resolution project that starts in March. Please email Sam
 if you can help us in any way.

Volunteer School Tour Guides
It's tour time! We are seeking volunteers to help direct prospective families during our school tours. We especially need help during our two daytime (morning) tours on January 30th and February 13th. We offer a middle school and elementary tour each day. An evening tour is scheduled for February 7th. See this sign-up for specific times and details. We will provide all of the information required. you just need to bring is a smile! 

Auction Decor Team Needs Boxes
The auction decor team needs your XL holiday boxes! Please flatten and save your large boxes over the holiday season. The auction decor team plans to repurpose them into something spectacular. Just bring your boxes to school after the New Year and drop them off in the volunteer coordinator's office. 

WEP Volunteer Help
Students are excited about WEP beginning next week and we are too. But we can't offer these programs without volunteer support. Can you help?  WEP dates are January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 and 16.
  • Ski/Snowboard SupportWe need support in the mornings and evenings when ski buses are loading and unloading. These jobs are at school and are an easy way to support this program. Sign up to be a parking helper or provide office support here.
  • 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 8 more students. Can you help? Email Jodi
  • Elementary WEP Fridays: Extra hands make a big difference whether escorting students to new classrooms or supporting small group activities. Email Jodi if you can volunteer. Include your availability (date and time) in your message. 
Middle School News
8th Grade Yearbook Photos
The yearbook staff is accepting 8th grade photos from now until the end of the Semester. If you would like to have a photo OTHER than the one on your school id, please email a .jpg file to ghking@seattleschools.org
It may be a baby photo but we need to include a more current photo in addition to the wee one. You may also include a quote of your choice, up to 20 words, school appropriate and with proper citation.

Save the Date! High School Transition Night
For all 8th graders and their families:
High School Transition Night is March 6 at 6:00PM with (free!) pizza, a counselor presentation on high school graduation requirements, and a college "expert" who will talk about planning for the future.Come for pizza 6:00PM; Presentation begins at 6:30PM.

High School Tour Information
It's time to plan and arrange high school tours. Check out this document for a list of tour dates. Check out the website for schools that you may be interested in attending. If you have any questions, please contact Gail, middle school counselor. 

Middle School Writing Contest:
Has cancer left you speechless? When cancer enters our lives it can be easier to write down our feelings than to say the words out loud. The Cancer Unwrapped Middle School Writing Contest invites you to share those feelings in a one-page letter for the opportunity to win a $250 cash prize. Who you write your letter to, and what you write about is up to you.  Winning letters will be well-written and emotionally honest.  See Gail if you'd like to learn more. Letters must be no more than 750 words in length and be submitted at cancerpathways.org by March 4.

School Events
Middle School Musical Performances
The Middle School production of "Bye Bye Birdie" is coming soon!  Production dates are:  Tues., Jan 23, 7pm (Cast A), Wed., Jan 24,  7pm (Cast B), and a  cabaret matinee (both casts) on Thurs., Jan 25 at 1:30pm. 

View the full program including cast list here

Strengthening Family & School Connections for 
Student Success 
Sponsored by Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators and Seattle Public Schools.  This is a community-building and strengthening event for parents, students, teachers, administrators, community members, and stakeholders that will offer tools and resources to build stronger partnerships in support of students.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at  Aki Kurose Middle School
Registration 7:30 - 8:00 (Continental Breakfast provided)
·        Opening:  8:00 - 9:00
·        Workshops:  9:00 - 4:00
Lunch will be served. Click here f or a full program description. 
Diversity Committee

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events!

MLK Day Celebration
Seattle Celebration starts at Garfield High School, 23rd Ave at E Jefferson. Events include an opportunity fair in the Commons (8:30-11:30 a.m.), workshops in classrooms (9:30-10:50 a.m.), rally in gymnasium at 11 am, march at 12:30 p.m. and rally at Westlake Park, 4th & Pine, downtown Seattle. There will also be a shared meal back at the Garfield High School Commons. All events are free!  Click here for additional information.
 
Women's March
Grab your hats and join us for a day of resistance and collective empowerment. Why are we marching? To engage and empower all people to support women's rights, racial equity, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers' rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, Indigenous people's rights and social and environmental justice.
 
This year,  Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Washington (MMIWW) will be leading Seattle Women's March. They would like to respectfully invite all families of M.M.I.W. Victims to attend and bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada. For details click here.
 
Community Announcements
Attention all Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball players!
Northwest Seattle Little League ("NWSLL") is open for registration.  NWSLL serves our local NW Seattle neighborhoods and is chartered through Little League Baseball  offering a variety of divisions for baseball and softball as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. Register now through January 15th!
Click here to learn more/ register.  Questions? Please email     info@nwsll.org    PLAY BALL!

NW Ergomania 
On Saturday, January 27th.  NW Ergomania provides the entire Pacific Northwest region with the opportunity to race in over 20 categories including 2000 and 1000 meter sprints, adaptive events, 500 meter dash for youth and coxswains, and the Hour of Power.  Register here.  Contact Erin Telford with questions!

Yoga/ Mindfulness Classes for Tweens/Teens 
At 8 Limbs, Phinney Ridge.   Wednesdays 4-5pm
Taught by former SB parent, Rebecca Young
Classes open to tweens, ages 10 - 13.
Learn tools to relax and stay calm in a busy world. Explore  how to use breath and movement, dance, stretch, talk, and learn about ourselves and our friends in a safe and beautiful space.  Registration is now open.  More info here You can also contact Rebecca directly at: 206-618-1388, or at: youngreb@gmail.com 

Closing the Achievement Gap
Cultivating the Genius of Black Children, a series of workshops designed to help families close the achievement gap. Thursdays: Jan. 23, March 22 & April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Attend one or all workshops. Free dinner and free childcare.  Register here. 

Ballard HS Gymnastic Kid Camps
Due to popular demand, the Ballard High School Gymnastics team is hosting 1 more Kids Camp, Saturday, Jan. 27th from 1pm to 4pm,  for grades K - 5th  at the Ballard High School gym. Tickets are $45 per date, per camper (additional campers from the same family are $40 per date). No gymnastics experience is needed! Register here.

Teen Art Program
Push/Pull, an artist collective/shop in Downtown Ballard has started a teen art program! Ages 13-18 are invited to participate. Full more information, please click here. The comics and Illustration classes are taught by David Lasky who is one of the city's best comics artists!