February 4, 2022
Calendar

February
10: Salmon Bay School Tours, 6 pm/ 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
21 - 25: No School - Mid-Winter Break
Dear Families,
It has been a very busy week! We started the week with an all-school announcement recognizing Lunar New Year, we are now in the year of the Tiger! Happy New Year!

We are also celebrating Black History month. We have invited students to do announcements. We had two middle schools’ students, Brooklyn and Kaz share information about African American scientist! It was great! Teachers have mentioned how great it is to hear from our students!  Will have announcements on Mondays and Fridays through out the month of February.

Teachers started BLM lessons this week as well. You can find information about Black Lives Matter at https://www.seattleschools.org/calendar/black-lives-matter-at-school-week/

On February 10th, we will have our second virtual school tour. We have two that day, one for K-5 and one for 6-8. If you know of families looking for the right school, they can find information on how to join us on our school website.

We have some of our school buses back! Which is great news, however that means that student drop off will need to go back to 18th street, only. Our busses will need 19th street now.

A quote I would like to share is:
“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on”
-Barack Obama

Have a fantastic weekend!
Ms. Dixon, Suro, and Darren
Seen at Salmon Bay
RULER:
Mood Meter
One of the tools of RULER (from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence) is the Mood Meter. During Roots of Empathy, Jenny B worked with our 5th graders on a feelings word sort. They discussed the ways different emotions feel inside our bodies, how to shift between emotions, and how emotions show up in the lives of babies. One of the most important take-aways was that all emotions are okay and important- there are no good or bad emotions. 

If you would like to learn more about RULER and Mood Meter, please reach out to Jenny B or check out one of these videos. You can also download the Mood Meter app to your phone. 

Hello Salmon Bay Families!
I hope you and your family are doing well through these dark winter months. I am definitely looking forward to more sunlight each day. I wanted to pass along some resources that I received in my inbox this week from Child Mind Institute. The information found here include videos for all ages focusing on understanding thoughts and feelings, relaxation skills, managing intense emotions and mindfulness. As it’s been a difficult year for most of us, it’s important we all take time to understand these skills. So you know, I have passed the videos along to homeroom teachers so they can share them in advisory classes. All the best!

As always, if you need any support don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Rob Bright (6-8 counselor) rabright@seattleschools.org
Jenny Brooks (K-5 counselor) jwbrooks@seattleschools.org

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. 
Elementary Ultimate Frisbee
All 3rd - 5th grade families should have received an email about Elementary Ultimate Frisbee last week. You can download a copy of the complete email here.

Elementary Important Dates:
  • First Practices: February 16th & 18th
  • Salmon Bay Interest Form due Feb. 16th
  • DiscNW Player Registration Due March 1st
  • First Game: Saturday, March 5th
  • Playoffs: May 14th and 21st

Practice will be every Friday after school until 4:30 or 4:45 (end time is weather dependent). There will most likely be optional practices after school on Wednesdays (more info coming soon). Games will be on Saturday, lasting approximately 1 hour. Locations will vary around the Seattle area.

All teams are inclusive of all genders:
We will have three teams: 3rd Grade Team, 4th Grade Team, 5th Grade Team

How to Register:
Middle School Sports
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 nmjensen@seattleschools.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 early to mid-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.

Middle School Ultimate Frisbee
Spring Ultimate Frisbee begins soon! All middle school families should have received an ultimate frisbee informational email from Sam Olson this past week. You can download a copy here.

Middle School Important Dates:
  • First Practices: February 15 & February 17
  • DiscNW Player Registration Due March 2nd
  • First Game: Saturday, March 5th
  • April 16th: BYE due to Spring Break
  • Spring Reign Tournament: The weekend of April 23rd
  • Playoffs: May 14th and 21st

Middle School Need to Knows:
  • Practice will be every Tuesday and Thursday after school from the end of school until 5:00 (Tuesdays will be at Loyal Heights Field and Thursdays will be at Salmon Bay)

  • The games will be on Saturday at varying locations around the Seattle area.


  • We will have three teams: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade
The 8th Grade Players will be required to attend elementary practice on Friday. They will develop their leadership skills by working with the younger players as they learn the sport of ultimate.

How to Register:
  • If your student DID NOT PLAY ultimate this past fall season, please send Sam an email that includes your student’s name, pronouns, grade, and two parent/family emails.
  • If your student DID PLAY ultimate in the past fall season you can either email me or ask your player to connect with me and confirm their participation.
  • Please create an account on DiscNW and register your player for their GRADE LEVEL TEAM.
  • DiscNW Registration Support Link: https://www.discnw.org/p/registration-help-for-youth-teamsplayers
  • DiscNW Registration Password: Salmon Bay Panthers
  • Use this link to pay the Salmon Bay fee. Please use this link even if it’s listed as Elementary.
  • Make sure your student has a physical on file here at Salmon Bay.

Fees:
  • $65 fee paid to Salmon Bay. This fee covers coaching stipends, ultimate supplies and the end of year celebration.
  • $0-$51 fee paid to DiscNW. The fee is based on family income.

Jerseys:
  • Please use this link to order a jersey and/or other Salmon Bay ultimate attire. Ordering a jersey is not required. The school has loaners that we will distribute to all players as best we can. Players may choose any # they wish.
  • Please contact Genie with questions (contact info below)
 
Coaches: We are a community of coaches. While coaches are assigned to specific grade level teams, we support and coach all our Salmon Bay players. Our goal is to have two coaches assigned to each team. We are in the process of finalizing our coaching crew. However, we need a 6th Grade Coach. Please reach out if you are willing to support us and help coach.
6th Grade: TBD
7th Grade: Cody Bean
8th Grade: Sam Olson

Middle School Ultimate Questions: Please contact Sam Olson soolson@seattleschools.org

DiscNW Registration and Ultimate Jersey Questions: Please contact Genie Kim geniee@gmail.com
School Lunch Menu
Office Notes
We are happy to report that some of our yellow bus service has been restored. That's welcome news to our families that rely on this service for daily transportation to school.

We need your help: to make space for our yellow school buses, parents may no longer use the bus zone on 19th as a pick up location. Please return to using 18th for student drop off and pick up.
Auction Basket Donations
Creating auction baskets is a Salmon Bay School tradition! Many individuals donate the needed items and gift cards, then our fabulous auction team collects all the items, works their magic, and creates beautiful baskets that are sold during the auction.
Please look at our sign-up genius and consider how you can contribute. View the sign-up here.

Donations should be dropped off at school no later than February 16th. You can bring your item to the front doors, ring the bell, and a member of our office team will meet you. 

Other auction questions? Email auction chair Shelby Reynolds at shelby@ShineEventDesign.com
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Seattle Public Schools is grateful to be partnering with Othello Station Pharmacy to offer a vaccination clinic for all SPS students/SPS families/Staff, ages 5 and up.
Date: Saturday February 5th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Broadview-Thomson PK-8,
13052 Greenwood Ave N Seattle, WA 98133

This is a walk-in clinic. No pre-registration is needed. 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. If you’d like to preregister click link below https://seattle.signetic.com/home/c7420907-de82-ec11-8d21-000d3a5c8080

Vaccines provided:
• 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
Youth are eligible for a booster 5 months after the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine (This is currently the only COVID vaccine for children and youth younger than 18)

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. By the end of 2021, 75% of SPS students had received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 67% were fully vaccinated.

Medical Provider: Othello Station Pharmacy Othello Station Pharmacy is an independently Black/minority owned pharmacy that serves a large, diverse population in King County. Their staff speak 8 different languages. Walk-ins welcome, no appointments needed.

If you cannot make it to the clinic on Saturday, there will be more clinics at schools in the coming months. Here are some other places where you and your child can get vaccinated:
• Kaiser Permanente, open to non-members: call 800-352-3610; https://k-p.li/3oLcuhO
• Downtown Public Health Center: Call 206-377-3977
• University of Washington Medicine: Call 844-520-8700; https:bit.ly/3Flp4Kh

Additional Covid 19 Information for Families
  • To learn about quarantine requirements, please click here.

  • To review Covid symptoms and what to do if your student tests positive, click here.

Please continue to monitor your student(s) for any Covid symptoms. If your student(s) has symptoms, has been exposed to Covid, or tests positive, please reach out to our school nurse. Students should not return to school unless you have spoken with Nurse Suzanne.

IF there is a case of Covid-19 within a Salmon Bay classroom, a communication will be sent out to classroom families. Twenty-five classroom communications have been sent out to date. 
Salmon Bay School Tours
Due to Covid, our school tours will be virtual this year. Our next school tour will be:
February 10th, 2022
Elementary School Virtual Tour from 6-7pm
Middle School Virtual from Tour 7-8pm

Please complete this form to sign up for one or more tours. We look forward to meeting new families for the 2022-2023 school year.

Open Enrollment for school choice runs February 1 - February 28th. Read more about school choice on the district website here.
FOSB Resources & Upcoming Meeting

Hello Parents and FOSB Members! Here are a few facts and resources for those of you who would like to learn more about YOUR parent organization here at Salmon Bay!

1. We hold a Monthly Board Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Join us to learn about the work that we are supporting in and around the school. This month's meeting is February 17th! SAVE THE DATE!

2. Any adult associated with a student at Salmon Bay is automatically a member of FOSB.

3.. You can find past Meeting Minutes, including our January 2022 minutes, on the FOSB website under Meetings & Minutes. 2021-2022 FOSB Meeting Minutes

4. If you want to learn more and stay up to date you can visit the website friendsofsalmonbay.org and follow us on Facebook, @FriendsofSalmonBay.

5. In addition to being a member, you can volunteer to be part of one of our committees and the
meaningful work they are doing. Committees and activities are also on the website or you can contact Fosbchair@gmail.com to ask questions or express interest.

We look forward to hearing from our families, parents, administration and teachers at an upcoming meeting soon!
Thank you,
Jackie Thai
Co-Chair
Friends of Salmon Bay
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
We will host three online webinars for families, and one in-person informational session. These sessions will be a good opportunity for families of interested students to ask any remaining questions they might have after seeing our recorded presentation. 
  • Saturday, February 5 at 12:00 p.m. - Lakeside School
  • Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. – online, register here
  • Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. – online, register here
  • Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. – online, register here
If you have questions, please consult the LEEP website from the link above.
Advanced Learning Survey
As many of you know, all students in grades K-8 will be automatically considered for Advanced Learning services for next school year. To help us learn about each student’s talents and strengths, we’re requesting families and guardians fill out a brief family/guardian survey that was distributed to families on Jan. 19. (links also available below)
At SPS, we know and value that students are more than grades or test scores. Responses to this survey will be one of multiple measures of criteria used to determine eligibility for Advanced Learning services for the 2022-23 school year. 
We have included direct links below and created flyers with QR codes to the survey in various SPS Home Languages. Please participate before the Feb. 25 deadline so your input can be considered.  
Family Survey Links: 

Community Announcements
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. 

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.
Coyote Central Announces In Person Classes!
If you are looking for something creative and hands on to do this Winter, get registered for Coyote's Winter session today! Now offering BOTH: In-person and online classes as well as Wednesday workshops!!! We have the same great programing: Sewing, Cooking, Robotics, Photography, Dance, Printmaking, Woodshop and MORE. The bonus? We provide all the tools and supplies you'll need! Coyote is for ALL students between the ages of 10-15. Classes start February 12/13 and runs for 7 weekends! 
Remember, classes are always pay-what-works-for-you!
 
Here's what you need to know:
·  Video Coyote: https://vimeo.com/665320562
·  Link for more information and the opportunity to register: https://coyotecentral.org/register-for-classes
·  $$$ wise: entirely PAY-WHAT-WORKS-FOR-YOU (The range of payment can be from 0 - full tuition).  
·   Add your name/ number to this interest form if you'd like to receive a follow up call to discuss details
CODE NINJAS SEATTLE: After School Coding Program and Camps 
Code Ninjas in North Ballard is now open and enrolling!  We offer fun and flexible coding education where ninjas learn STEM skills while building their own video games, including popular favorites like Roblox® and Minecraft®.   They gain problem-solving techniques, hands-on robotics building, and teamwork in a fun and safe environment.  Our program allows kids to learn year-round at their own pace. 
For more information on our program and camps visit: https://www.codeninjas.com/wa-seattle 
Follow us on Social: @codeninjasseattle  
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
Cost: Free
Details and Registration here.