February 18, 2022

21 - 25: No School - Mid-Winter Break

3: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
10: School Auction, 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
Good evening, Salmon Bay Community!
As we wind down another week of learning, let’s reflect on how the week has gone. Although not an official holiday by any means, Valentine’s Day seems to bring out the love and laugher of both students and teachers. Monday was quite a day! It is always fascinating to see how educators incorporate special days into their teaching and learning. I am continually amazed at the creativity of the teachers and staff here at Salmon Bay.
As you all know, it is Black History Month (BHM) during February. There are many ways we are honoring and celebrating BHM, and although we cannot have assemblies, every other day either a staff member or student gets on the intercom to tell a fact or interesting tidbit about a famous black person and what they accomplished.
Now that we are kicking off Mid-Winter Break, I hope that you and your families have a wonderful restful time doing what you enjoy. If you are traveling, be safe and have an amazing experience wherever you are going. If you are staying around the Seattle area, I hope you find some new adventures around your neck of the woods. See you all back at the end of February 😊
Suro, Barbara, and Darren
Salmon Bay Admin Team
Seen at Salmon Bay
Second Grade Artwork
The second grade recently learned about Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary African American artist who often depicts other contemporary African Americans in his art. He creates highly realistic paintings that use ornate and colorful backgrounds. Also, he is the first African American artist to be chosen to paint the official Presidential Portrait. Students used his art to inspire self portraits that were mounted on patterned paper to look like Mr. Wiley's art.
Whoop, Whoop!! Congratulations, we are officially Salmon Parents! If your child hasn’t had a chance to stop by the salmon tank in the school lobby lately, tell them to please do so!

We received 220 Chum Salmon eggs from Grover Creek Suquamish Tribal Hatchery; they were fertilized on 11/19/21.

Here’s a bit of background on our eggs and the Salmon in the Schools Program:
•      Piper’s Creek and its tributary, Venema Creek, in Carkeek Park supported wild coho and chum salmon runs until the 1930’s when increased urban development in the watershed led to their extinctions. In 1980, the Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project (CWCAP) began salmon recovery efforts and still coordinates them today. Our chum salmon eggs are provided through a partnership between CWCAP and the Suquamish Tribe’s Grover’s Creek Hatchery in Kitsap County. Grover’s Creek is the nearest hatchery source for eggs and therefore the closest possible genetic match to the original salmon in the Piper’s Creek system.
•      Chum salmon were selected as the target species for restoration efforts in Carkeek because they have a shorter creek residency as compared to other species. Soon after emerging from the gravel, chum fry move quickly out of the flashy urban creek system and into the more stable environment of the estuarine waters of Puget Sound. 
•      Because chum released directly into the creek system as fry would not remain there long enough to enable them to find their way back as spawners, they must imprint to the creek water first. Accordingly, CWCAP volunteers operate and maintain the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond, where school fry are imprinted a minimum of two weeks, then released into Venema Creek in the evening before a morning high tide to facilitate their migration from the creek system to the Sound.

In April, when our chum are well-developed fry, we will release them into Les Malmgren Imprint Pond at Carkeek Park. While here, 5th graders care for salmon young at Salmon Bay, and while doing this we learn about:
•      The importance of salmon to ecosystems and to indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest
•      Challenges salmon face including water quality, habitat, etc.
•      How to monitor and care for salmon in schools
•      How you can be a good steward of salmon’s habitat and this ecosystem we all depend upon

Please let me know your questions and I’ll be happy to address them in future Salmon Bay News Bulletins! Just email me Marian Wagner mawagner@seattleschools.org Thanks!
Photo taken of our Salmon Bay tank today, February 18, 2022
Hello Salmon Bay Community,
Hope this finds you well. Now that we have gotten back into the routines of school and I have cleared up most student library accounts since COVID, I will start sending weekly email overdue notices to families.

These will come on Friday afternoons. Please ensure your email address is accurate within the system so that these emails reach you. If you think information is incorrect or you don’t have the overdue book, please let me know. I suspect that there will still be some errors in the system.

If you lose a book, please either:
  • Replace the book you lost (preferable)
  • Pay to replace the book in “SchoolPay”, (first email me and tell me the book is lost, so I can put it in the system)
  • In some cases, I will accept donations to clear a fine or we can work together to figure out a solution.

Please direct questions to me about overdues and lost books, not your classroom teacher. In general, the district does not give schools money to replace books, so it is imperative that we replace books and/or funds as much as we can to keep Salmon Bay’s collection intact.

Always reach out with your questions/concerns.
Here is a tutorial on how to pay for lost books on SchoolPay.

Corinna Wright
Magazines Wanted
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!
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 next week for an invitation with registration information!
Office Notes
Bus Zone
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!

If you know your student will be missing school for any reason, please send an email to salmonbay.attendance@seattleschools.org
It's important that our office receives notice of student absences, even if you have already emailed your student's teachers. Thank you.
Travel Guidance:
COVID travel guidelines and restrictions may vary by region and may change abruptly. Families are encouraged to stay up to date on regulations and best practices by checking the CDC website frequently and right before traveling.

SPS is now accepting COVID-19 Home Tests: https://www.seattleschools.org/news/covid-testing-results/

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. 
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 (jwbrooks@seattleschools.org) or Rob Bright (rabright@seattleschools.org) if you are interested. 
Middle School Sports
Now is the time to complete your spring sports paperwork. This link has all necessary paperwork for track, volleyball and boys soccer. If your student has already completed this paperwork this year, the only one necessary is the sport-specific registration form. If you haven’t done any of this paperwork before, it is in your best interest to start the process of completing the Physical Participation Form (Sports Physical), as you need to set up an appointment at a clinic or with your doctor. Coaches will be sharing additional information regarding practice days and times in the coming weeks.
If you are interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee this spring but have not yet registered, please contact Sam Olson.
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.
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
Passcode: budget

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
that amount.

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!
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.
LEEP 2022
Since 1965, LEEP (the Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program) has served more than 3,600 students entering 9th grade at Seattle Public High Schools. For summer 2022:
  • 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.

Information sessions
School Lunch Menu
Community Announcements
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
Contact smallfaces@smallfaces.org with Subject Line "2022 Summer Camp"
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! 
UW Youth & Teen Program
Registration is now open for spring online afterschool youth enrichment classes at the University of Washington. For middle and high school students looking to expand their horizons, UW Youth & Teen Programs offers afterschool classes in a variety of exciting subjects. 
•            Crazy About Photography (6th–8th grade)
•            DIY Electronics! (6th–8th grade)
•            Writers Workshop (9th–12th grade)
Registration closes March 7 or when classes fill. Questions? Email us at ytp@uw.edu
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.
Register via EventCombo: https://pnwparent.eventcombo.com

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.
You can view the trailer for the documentary here: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/about-screenagers-next-chapter
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.