17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
21 - 25: No School - Mid-Winter Break
3: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
10: School Auction, 7 pm
Hello Salmon Bay Families,
Much the same as other weeks at Salmon Bay, this one was a flurry of activity. We finished our final Virtual School Tour of the year and hope they return to in-person forevermore. We look forward to welcoming new students and families into our school community for next year.
Homerooms made deep connections this week as we continue to celebrate Black History Month. Students continued to learn more about their and others’ identities, the contributions of black Americans, and how to work hard striving towards a more just society.
Amazingly, Bike Week for K-2 didn’t result in an uptick in visits to the nurse’s office! It’s truly impressive to witness Mr. G orchestrate 20+ students riding bikes, some for the very first time. Over the years, there have been many kids who learn how to ride bikes at SB. Thanks, Mr. G!
Students in grades 6-8 are involved in an important unit of study in Science classes: Sexual Health. 6th grade actually finished up with the unit a couple of weeks ago and 7th/8th will engage in that learning next week. One of the most important lessons is around consent. Be sure to connect with your students on what they learned, and that they understand consent in full.
Also, 7th/8th grade has been engaged in the Project Alert unit in ELA classes. This is another important unit to study, as it’s all about alcohol, drugs, and tobacco/vape use. Again, be certain to talk through this content with your kid and check to see if they have any questions.
We hope you all also had a positive and productive week. Also, hope that pattern continues through the weekend!
Darren, Barbara, and Suro
It's bike week! The gym is full of bicycles, lockers are full of helmets and Mr. G can be seen outside on the upper field basketball area working with students to improve their bike riding skills!
Do you have an interesting job or career?
We are looking for a wide variety of school community members who are willing to be interviewed on Zoom/Teams regarding their job, career, or educational journey. These interviews will be shared with our teachers to be used this spring in classrooms. Please contact Jenny Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rob Bright (email@example.com) if you are interested.
High School Transition Information
for 8th Grade Families
Ballard High School
You can now access Ballard High’s Virtual Tour video and incoming student information plus an FAQ here.
Lincoln High School
You can now view the LHS Virtual Open House on the LHS website including new student presentations plus enrollment, athletics, and mentorship information.
Ingraham High School
You can view Ingraham's virtual school tour on their website here.
Elementary and Middle School Ultimate:
Practice starts next week!
Wednesday at Salmon Bay from end of school until 3:30 (Optional)
- Friday at Salmon Bay from end of school until 4:30
Middle School Practices:
Tuesday at Loyal Heights Playfield from the end of school until 5:00 (Players will walk as a group)
- Thursday at Salmon Bay from the end of school until 5:00
Registration deadline for ALL players is March 1st. Please use the following links to register your player(s).
Middle School Sports
Track will not start until the first week of April. Please begin getting your paperwork together now, this link has all necessary paperwork. If your student has already completed this paperwork this year, the only one necessary is the track-specific form. If you haven’t done any of this before, it is in your best interest to complete the Physical Participation Form (Sports Physical), as you need to set up an appointment with your doctor or at a clinic in order to complete this.
Mr. G will have some more information in the coming weeks in regards to practice days.
Salmon Bay Volleyball
The volleyball season is this Spring! Come learn new skills and join the fun! If interested, schedule your sports physical asap and complete the district paperwork. Find the forms (lots of them!) on the district website here. If you already had a physical this school year, you do not need another. Stay tuned to learn more details as soon as we finalize them, like when practices will begin. Practices are currently set for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and should start by the end of March. Contact Head Coach Nicolette Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to express your interest. I hope to see you on the court!
Boys’ Soccer Coach Needed
The boys' soccer season is set to start in March. Practices would be twice/week (1.5-1.75 hours per practice) with a game on Saturdays. The season would run from March to late May or early June. Our previous coach has moved out of state, so we are needing to get someone else in here! Please let Erin Telford know if you are interested!!! We need someone ASAP to start getting the hiring process rolling.
Our art teacher, Trevor, would love to have a new supply of magazines that students can use for collage projects. If you have magazines you no longer need or want, please send them our way!
SPS Encourages Families to Make Safe Travel Plans
As we approach school breaks , it is a good time to remind everyone about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel guidance.
If your student is not fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends they quarantine and get tested after out of state travel.
While the CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals quarantine following out-of-state travel, the district does not have the capacity to monitor and mandate this guidance. We must trust that individual families will uphold our commitments to one another and follow guidance that keeps our school communities safe.
Do Not Travel If
- You have been exposed to COVID-19 unless you are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
- You are sick.
- You tested positive for COVID-19 and haven’t ended isolation (even if you are fully vaccinated).
- You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test. If your test comes back positive while you are at your destination, guidance suggests you isolate and postpone a return until it’s safe to end isolation.
If Your Child Is Sick
- Inform your child’s school they are sick.
Review SPS procedures when your child has COVID-19 symptoms or is a close contact.
If they have COVID-19 symptoms or more than one the following symptoms AND it lasts longer than 24 hours, they must isolate and get tested for COVID.
- sore throat
- nausea or vomiting
- congestion or runny nose
- Students may return to school 24 hours after the fever has resolved, other symptoms have improved, and with a negative COVID test (PCR or rapid antigen). The test may be brought in-person to the front office or a photograph provided by email.
- If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or another family member in the household tests positive inform your child’s school immediately.
Please review the most up to date CDC travel guidance including tips to protect yourself and your student while traveling. By following simple mitigation measures we will continue to keep each other and our loved ones healthy. What I do matters. What you do matters. What we do together matters most.
You’re invited to this year’s FOSB auction, where we’ll gather ‘round the virtual campfire in celebration and support of our school community. For the second year in a row, anything can happen during our live streaming event!
Save the date!
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Pre-show at 7 p.m.
Live streaming event from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Watch your mailbox in the upcoming weeks for an invitation with registration information.
Each year many of our most popular auction items are those donated by Salmon Bay families. Our auction team welcomes everything from vacation cabins and items from local artisans to gift cards and event tickets. To make a donation, please contact Auction Chair Shelby Reynolds at email@example.com
Auction baskets are a Salmon Bay tradition and a perfect example of how contributing something small can end up creating something big! It works like this:
We now have 3 big school buses and 3 small school buses dropping off and picking up students in the Bus Zone on 19th Ave NW. We learned that additional big buses will return in 1-2 weeks. To ensure adequate space for our buses, all family drop off/pick up needs to happen in the Red Zone on 18th Ave NW only. This leaves the Bus Zone on 19th Ave NW for bus drop off/pick up only.
Please DO NOT park in the Bus Zone on 19th Ave NW. We appreciate your partnership in keeping kids safe during drop off/pick up!
It's important that our office receives notice of student absences, even if you have already emailed your student's teachers. Thank you.
Salmon Bay Community:
Upcoming vaccine clinic:
Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
Dates: Saturday, February 26
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Broadview-Thomson K-8 School,
13052 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133
- Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11. First and second doses
- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12+. First and second doses
- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 12+ students and adults
- Youth are eligible for a booster five (5) months after the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
All students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide consent. If your student is coming for a 2nd dose or a booster vaccine, please bring their vaccination card.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, or if I can be of further assistance.
Suzanne Jonas, MSN RN (she/her)
Salmon Bay School Nurse
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Salmon Bay Covid-19 Information
IF there is a case of Covid-19 within a Salmon Bay classroom, a communication will be sent out to classroom families. Twenty-six classroom communications have been sent out to date.
Special Teacher Spotlight at Next Week's FOSB Meeting
Join us next Thursday, February 17th at 7pm for our monthly FOSB Board Meeting. All families are invited and this is a month you will NOT want to miss!
6th Grade Math Teacher, Drew McDonald, will be sharing some of the work he did on his master’s research project last year "which is very much in line with promoting social justice in the math classroom."
It's always a special treat to hear from our teachers especially now when many of us feel disconnected from our school family. Join us and let's CONNECT!
The meeting agenda can be found here.
Friends of Salmon Bay
Finance & Budget Committee Meeting
The next Finance and Budget Committee meeting will be Thursday, 3/3 from 7-8:30 PM.
Please join using this Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 813 4121 3950
The FOSB Treasurers plan on meeting with Principal Dixon and Wendi Bernard, Salmon Bay Fiscal Specialist, before this meeting and hope to have a figure to discuss for the 2022-23 Whole Child Fund. If so, we will vote on approving
We are always looking for community input for funding. If you are interested in learning about the
budgeting process, please join us! We want to make sure everyone understands how this process works!
- We will be enrolling students in the 5th-to-6th grade cohort and in the 8th-to-9th grade cohort.
- LEEP is a four-week summer session. It will run from July 5-July 29, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- It remains completely free for families. Transportation within Seattle, all needed materials, and breakfast/lunch is provided at no cost.
What is LEEP?
Think of LEEP as a blend of summer camp and summer school. Through engaging and fun activities and classes, LEEP helps students build excitement around school and learning. Classes are interdisciplinary and intended to improve skills like organization, time management, and self-advocacy.
Highlights of the program include:
- Prepare for middle or high school academics.
- Discover leadership abilities.
- Develop computer and multimedia skills.
- Enjoy outdoor education, sports, and other physical activities.
- 6th graders: learn to swim in single-gender classes, and go on an outdoor trip.
- 9th graders: get service learning hours, learn to row, and practice public speaking.
Loyal Heights Teen Center Now Open
Loyal Heights Community Center is now open for teens and pre-teens 11-18 years old. You must be fully vaccinated or have proof of a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of entering the building. To see a schedule for Open Gym and the Teen Center at Loyal Heights Community Center, click here.
Small Faces Summer Camp
Small Faces Child Development Center in Crown Hill offers full day summer camp for ages 6 to 11 years. We offer flexible weekly rates ($375/week) for families who want to augment their summer with day camps or family vacations.
We fill our summer with:
- Field trips around Seattle to explore the culture and history of our city (no extra charge)
- In depth projects guided by children’s interests and passions
- Hours of outside free play in our large playground and nearby Crown Hill
Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
Mid-Winter break is coming up and Seattle Ultimate is hosting a 3-day youth clinic series at Jefferson Playfield. Choose one, two, or all three days! Participants in grades 3rd-12th... all skill levels and all genders welcome. Coaches include Seattle Tempest & Seattle Cascades professional ultimate players!
Parent Education Event: Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience
The Digital Age and Social Media are here to stay. We are seeing high rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional challenges in our youth. How do we help our youth build crucial skills to navigate these challenging times?
Join PNW Parent Education for a special event as we partner with Screenagers to bring you Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience. This FREE event will include a showing of the documentary Screenagers Next Chapter (69 minutes) followed by a moderated
Q&A with Ali Tabb, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
March 2nd at 6:30 pm.
About Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience
Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation
around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER:
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind
teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most
importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build
crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.
About Q&A moderator - Ali Tabb, LCSW, CSAYC (she.her.hers) Ali Tabb is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ali has worked with children, adolescents, and families in mental health and social work service provision since 2012. She received her Masters degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago in 2014. Ali has worked in both inpatient/residential programs and outpatient treatment settings using trauma-informed approach.
Youth Environmental Symposium
YMCA Earth Service Corps is hosting its annual Environmental Symposium on Friday, March 25th at Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington campus. The Symposium is an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on workshops with environmental experts and teens from around the Puget Sound. Lunch is provided, with vegetarian options available. There will also be a free raffle of outdoor and environmental prizes for all in attendance. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required and space is limited.
Location: Mary Gates Hall, University of Washington 1851 NE Grant Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
March 25th from 8:30am - 1:30pm
Ages: Grades 8th - 12th
Details and Registration here.