April 29, 2022
Calendar
May
12: Middle School Instrumental Music Concert, 7 pm
19: New Kindergarten Family Welcome, 5:30 pm
19: Spring Middle School Marimba Concert, 7 pm
30: Memorial Day - No School

June
2: New 6th Grade Family Welcome, 6 pm
14: 5th Grade Promotion, 7 pm
16: 8th Grade Promotion, at Ingraham HS, 7 pm
17: Last Day of School
Good evening, Salmon Bay Community!

As we come to the end of April, let’s reflect on the month’s happenings here, at Salmon Bay. First off, I hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break. It was apparent from the smiles and laughter of the students and teachers when we returned that Spring Break was very needed. I was glad to see students and staff recharged and ready to tackle a few more months of school.

As most of you know, the counselors organized Future Ed and Career Week. What a success this has been! I have walked through several classrooms where parents, or other community members, have come and talked about where they went to college/university/trade school and about what career they have. It was especially fun for students to see individuals who brought an animal with them since it was part of their job. In additional, Jenny Brooks made a photo booth for students who could hold up either a sign that said what future job they are excited about or what they would like to study.
 
As most of you know, we will be having some state assessments coming up in May and June. Starting the week of May 9th to the May 20th, we will be having SBA for students in grades 3rd - 8th with make-ups scheduled for May 24th, 26th, and 31st. For students in grades K-2, we will be having the MAP assessment in both reading and math, the first week of June. Parents, if you want to opt out of either or all assessment and have not told us yet, please do. If you have already told us, you do not have to do anything more.
 
Have a great weekend and I hope the weather allows everyone to spend some time outdoors.
 
Best,
Suro, Barbara, and Darren
Salmon Bay Admin Team
Seen at Salmon Bay
Future Education & Career Week
Thank you to all parents and community members who joined us this week as guest speakers! We have loved seeing you in the building and students have loved learning about your jobs and career pathways. Students also had fun visiting the lobby photo booth where Jenny B., Elementary Counselor, snapped a photo of each participating student. Ask your student if they learned about any careers this week or what ideas and goals they have for the future!
6th Grade Field Event
Students in sixth grade participated in a field day event planned and led by 8th grade WEB leaders this morning. There were flying chickens, water balloons, and hula hoops plus lots of running and laughter. To end the morning, 6th grade science teacher, Joel, taught everyone his traditional camp song. What a great way to end the week!
Staff Appreciation Week: May 2-6

Throughout the year, FOSB engages in staff appreciation efforts on behalf of our parent community. We also organize opportunities for parents to participate in a variety of Staff Appreciation Week activities. Participation in appreciation week efforts is completely optional.
If your family would like to volunteer and/or donate towards Staff Appreciation Efforts, here are several options:

  • Every staff member truly treasures the handwritten notes and cards they receive from students and families. You and/or your student can draw or write a note and deliver it during Staff Appreciation Week (the office can also assist with delivering messages if needed).

  • We've created a sign-up to support a staff breakfast, afternoon snacks, and our traditional potted plant day. To learn more about these efforts and sign-up, click here.

  • On Thursday morning, May 5th, parents will host a coffee cart for staff in the Salmon Bay lobby. If you'd like to contribute to these efforts, please reach out to Katie Roberts at katieQroberts@gmail.com

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator at jrrussell@seattleschools.org Thank you!
Dear Salmon Bay Community:
There has been an uptake in COVID cases in King County. Please help us keep our Salmon Bay Community safe by following the school district guidelines about sending students to school. Click here to access a ‘What to do if a Person is Symptomatic COVID’ pdf file. Please review it and let me know if you have any questions. 

Thank you kindly,
Suzanne

Suzanne Jonas, MSN RN (she/her)
Salmon Bay School Nurse
206-252-1727
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
Save the Date - 5th & 8th Gr. Promotions
Plans are underway to celebrate our 5th and 8th grade students at the end of the year. Mark your calendars now!

5th Grade Promotion will be held on Tuesday,
June 14th, 7 pm, Salmon Bay School

8th Grade Promotion will be held on Thursday, June 16th, 7 pm at the Ingraham High School Auditorium

Additional details will be shared with families soon.
The last day of school is June 17th!
A Note about Overdues and Fines
Hello Salmon Bay Community,
As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to clear up student library accounts.
If your child is not going to be at Salmon Bay next year, it is very important that you clear up library fines and overdue books. In the Seattle public-school libraries, there are no “late fees”. Fees are generated by lost materials only. These fees will follow your student from school to school in SPS, but do not accrue.

 I have mostly cleared up accounts post remote learning, but I would encourage you to check “School Pay” via “The Source” to ensure your child’s account is clear of fees. If fees are still present on student’s accounts their senior year of school, it could impede graduation. The easiest way to deal with fees is to pay them on “The Source” via “SchoolPay”. Here is a tutorial video on how to do that.

I will continue to notify students at school and will send email notices home. Please let me know if you have questions.

Lastly, let me know if you have lost a book as I must mark it as “lost” in the catalog before you can see it in SchoolPay.

In Partnership,
Corinna (Teacher-Librarian)
Salmon Bay K-8
206 252 1767
Elementary News
All classrooms had a class photo taken this week. Families wishing to purchase a copy of their student's class photo can do so at the link below.

Purchase photos at:  mylifetouch.com 
Use code  EVTNHPVPM
Middle School News
The Middle School Theater Production and Theater Tech classes are putting on Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” (Set in the early 1900’s) for our Spring Show. If you have any of the following items or crafty skills you would like to donate, please let Rachel (rbstreet@seattleschools.org) know.
Show Needs:
  • Wooden ladder shaped like an upside-down letter V.
  • Black umbrellas
  • Early 1900’s Dresses (long dress and sleeve, size small), colored button up blouses and skirts
  • Long overcoats or coats appropriate for the time period. (Small women and men sizes)
  • Plastic grocery bags (for costume storage)
  • Item or Project: Machine (or idea you can create) that illuminates stars or lights on the ceiling or wall (lights need to be strong enough to show up in the theater space).
Thank you for your support! Stay tuned for Salmon Bay School’s “Our Town” coming June 9th and 10th.

Attention 8th grade students planning to play basketball at Ballard High School:
Ballard High School Girls' Basketball Summer season will be held May 31 - July 21st. This is a highly recommended opportunity for incoming freshman, class of 2026, who are interested in playing basketball at BHS next year! Includes practices and 2-3 weekend tournaments with current BHS players and coaches.
Please contact Mike Gallagher if you are interested.
Final Call for Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found racks are overflowing! Please encourage your student to stop by and look for any missing items on Monday. The lost and found racks are located in the front lobby. Parents can also step into the lobby next week to search for lost items. We'll sort and prepare to donate remaining items the first week in May.

Volunteer Opportunity: We are seeking a small team of parents to assist with Lost and Found efforts. Needs include:
  • 1 - 2 parents needed to do a final check for names on lost and found items. Flexible timing next week.
  • Volunteers are also needed afterschool to sort and bag remaining items to be laundered.
  • Parent volunteers are needed to help launder items before they are donated.

If you can assist with these volunteer needs, please contact Jodi Russell at jrrussell@seattleschools.org
Community Announcements
Ballard High School Playmakers present A Midsummer's Night Dream
Set in Athens, Greece, a duke named Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile a misunderstanding breaks out amongst four young lovers. Entering the woods, they are enchanted by a watchful group of mischievous fairies. Amidst it all, an acting troupe prepares to stage their play for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding.
 
Come enjoy this play about love, marriage, transformation, and the importance of accepting people for who they are! The cast features 22 BHS students and is directed by Shawn Riley.
 
Performance Details
Performances will be on May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle. The show begins at 7:30 pm.
 
Tickets
Tickets are on sale at https://showtix4u.com. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Patrons must wear masks. COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.
Girls' Basketball Camp hosted by Ballard High School
WHEN: June 27-30, 9:00AM-3:00PM
WHERE: Ballard High School
WHO: Girls' going into 4th - 8th grades
RUN BY: BHS Players and Coaches
WHAT TO BRING: Basketball, sack lunch and water bottle
WHAT YOU GET: Basketball skills and games, Ballard basketball t-shirt, prizes and lots of fun!
COST: $200
Girls on the Run 5K
We would like to invite girls at Salmon Bay to join in on the fun at our end-of-the-season 5K at Renton Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 22nd. Girls can register as community runners here https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/PugetSoundSpring20225K and will receive a bib and a commemorative 20th Birthday medal at the event. 
 
Thanks to a grant received by our organization from the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), we are pleased to award free entry and shoes to girls who identify as Black or Black LGBTQ and live in Seattle. Specifically, DEEL has granted Girls on the Run of Puget Sound funds to expand and implement Culturally Specific & Responsive Programming for Black girls and young women within Seattle city limits who will be ages 11-19 during 2022. Those community runners who qualify can use code DEEL for a fully paid race entry. 
If you have any questions, please email Izzy@girlsrun.org
Summer Basketball Camp
Join us for our first outdoor summer basketball camp! We'll be learning and building basketball fundamentals in a fun and inclusive learning environment. June 27 - July 1st, 9 am - 3 pm.
Webster Park Seattle (3025 NW 68th Street, Seattle). Open to elementary - 7th grade students. Cost $350. To reserve your spot, email a.t.seattletraining@gmail.com or visit https://atseattletraining.com
Summer Drama Opportunities at the UW
UW Youth & Teen Programs is excited to announce summer theatre arts opportunities for 4th - 8th grade students: including:
  • Young Actors Workshop (Elementary)
  • Actors Workshop (Middle)
  • Scenes from Musical Theater (Elementary and Middle School sessions)

Visit youth-teen.uw.edu for complete details and registration information. 
Ballard Basketball Summer Camps
Ballard Basketball has been locally owned and operated by Sara Wetstone for over 10 years. Coach Sara and her staff are thrilled to keep kids active and happy all summer long with five weeks of camp- come to one or come to all! Camps are designed to improve player skill, decision-making and mindset through drills, games and prizes. 
- For all genders entering 4th-8th grade in Fall 2022
- Most weeks for beginner to intermediate players. Some weeks for intermediate to advanced players. 
- Scholarships for any family in need. 
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ballardbasketball.org/camps