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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
January 26, 2018
In This Issue
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January 


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: 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
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Bye Bye Birdie on a job well done!  You should be proud!


Today was WEP Day #3 for both middle and elementary school students! We love this photo of Mr. G's unicycling class taken this afternoon.

Next week, elementary students will begin a new rotation of WEP classes. Middle School students will continue with their selected program. 

Middle School Sports

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.
 
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. 

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

Save the Date!
FOSB has several events for your calendar:

PTA Focus Day: Join advocates for public education from Salmon Bay and around the state in Olympia on Monday 1/29 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM). Contact Scott Koch (fosbchair@gmail.com) for more information.

Technology Systems Overview
February 8th , in advance of the FOSB Board meeting, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!
Seattle School District's Manager of Information Security, April Mardock, will conduct 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 to.

Film Series: Our Parent Information Exchange (PIE) committee is sponsoring a series of movies on the state of public education (see below).

Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be Feb 8th in the Library.  We'll be organizing for the auction and voting to support various project around the school. Please join us!


"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.


School Volunteer Needs

Volunteer School Tour Guides
It's tour time! We are still 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! 

WEP Volunteer Help
  • 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
  • Parking Lot / Office Support: We still need a few parking lot helpers and office support volunteers on our remaining WEP days. if you can help, sign-up here
  • Elementary WEP Fridays: Extra hands make a big difference during our elementary WEP classes. K-2 classes are in the morning from 9:30 - 10:30 am and from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Email Jodi if you can volunteer. Include which Fridays you are available 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.

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 Auction 

This year's annual auction is on Saturday, March 24!  The auction team is busy gathering donations, and we need your help.   Our wish list currently includes : vacation homes, airline miles, hotel stays,  sports and theatre tickets, and unique experiences (private tastings in a chef's kitchen, behind the scenes tours, VIP seating at a concert, etc.). 

Please fill out our online procurement form (click here to download a form) or directly contact Auction Procurement Chair Sherry Jacqua via email  or  phone at 206.601.5627
From the Library

The first few weeks of 2018 have been busy ones here in the library! Thanks to a successful Book Fair, we've added close to $1,000 worth of new books to the collection. You can find a sampling of new titles here.

I've been so impressed with the quality of the conversations K-3rd grade students have been having around our wonderful read-aloud, The Cart That Carried Martin, written by Eve Bunting. There are so many things to love about this book, not the least of which the Author's Note. An article in a local newspaper, combined with a lively curiosity, can take a writer anywhere!

And speaking of writers, we're celebrating the inauguration of a new National Ambassador of Children's Literature: Jacqueline Woodson! I shared a portion of the Library of Congress' video of the ceremony with 4th and 5th grade students. We had to cut it short, due to time constraints, but many students were planning to watch the rest at home. (My favorite moment was when the Librarian of Congress demonstrated that, when it comes to great writers, ANYONE can be a fan girl!) If you'd like to watch some (or all) or the video, here's the link. (I recommend starting at 23:00, so you don't miss last year's ambassador, Gene Yang.)

Happy reading and viewing!       

Linda Illman, Librarian


Community Announcements

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.

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

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