January 14, 2022
Calendar

January
17: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
19: Parent Education: Executive Function, 7 pm
20: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
26: Salmon Bay School Tours
Dear Families,
We are in some challenging times, all the support we receive from parents and community is so appreciated!

This week as I walked through classrooms, I heard great discussions about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I learned that 2nd graders are learning how to do research, I have seen some amazing weaving projects happening in kindergarten and first grade and in middle school students are working hard on power paragraphs! We are making it happen!

Our middle school students were scheduled to have their first music concert on Thursday, but it had to be canceled. However, we wanted to honor all their hard work, so we had an in-school concert for 44 students. We followed all mitigation strategies, and it was a great performance.

We all hope to one day to be able to have whole school assemblies again. Mark Oesterle, our music teacher did an amazing job planning the room layout in the cafetorium for band members and the 44 audience members.

As you all know in the district many more schools are starting to go remote, Salmon Bay COVID numbers are not at a place (today) where we think that remote learning may be needed. If that changes the district will notify parents and staff.

Please continue to support our community by following all COVID strategies like mask wearing and keeping your students’ home if they develop symptoms. When in doubt please reach out to school nurse, Suzanne Jonas. In addition, reminding your child about what social distancing looks like and the importance of it. What you do maters, what I do matters, what we do together matters!

Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day! it is a time for remembrance, education and action. Think about how you can share with your child the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began and where we are today on those same issues.

The Quote I’d like share is:
“Now is the time to make real the promises of Democracy” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Have a great 3-day weekend!

Ms. Dixon, Suro, Darren
Seen at Salmon Bay
Music Concert
This week, we held our first music concert in two years! Congratulations to Music Director, Mark Oesterle, and all of our musicians on a wonderful performance. Your hard work, dedication and preparation were evident, and your music was enjoyed by all who heard (and watched) it!

A note from Music Director, Mark Oesterle:
Dear Families,
We had a fantastic concert yesterday for a small portion of the school community. The students had such fun being able to perform again, and we wish everyone could have been in the audience cheering us on. I hope the links to the videos below will bring you joy as you share in our concert experience.

All the best,
Mark 

New Library Books!
Librarian Corinna has been purchasing new books for our school library from Secret Garden Bookshop. The photo below shows some of our recent additions.

These new books were purchased with funds raised during our school book fair. Thank you to Secret Garden Bookshop and Salmon Bay families for helping us grow and update our library collection!
Covid Health & Safety Reminders
Please visit this SPS website for detailed information regarding what to do if your student has symptoms or has close contact with someone who has Covid-19.

IF there is a case of Covid-19 within a Salmon Bay classroom, a communication will be sent out to classroom families. Fourteen classroom communications have been sent out to date. 

Covid Symptoms: 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.

Masks: Please be sure that your student’s mask fits well – covering both their nose and their mouth with no gaps. If they choose to wear a cloth mask, please be sure to change or wash their mask daily. Remind your student to change their mask if it becomes wet. It can be helpful to send an extra mask to school with your student or we have extra masks available in the main office. The type of mask your student wears also makes a difference. We wanted to pass along the chart below that was recently shared with us.
Help Wanted - Lost & Found
Thank you to everyone who stopped by Lost and Found to claim their misplaced items. As you can see from the photo above, taken this morning, we still have quite a few items remaining.

Any student needing a jacket or sweatshirt is invited to stop by lost and found and "shop" for needed items.

Help Wanted: We are seeking several individuals to assist with sorting, laundering and coordinating the donation of remaining lost and found items. If you are interested and available, please reach out to Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator.
Middle School News
8th grade Families:
The Center School is hosting open houses on Thursday, January 20, from 5-6 pm (Link: https://bit.ly/center120) and Monday, January 24, from 5-6 pm (Link: https://bit.ly/center124).
Please use the links provided to join the virtual meeting. Please check your email or have your 8th grader check theirs to find out more specific information about open enrollment.

As always, email Rob at rabright@seattleschools.org if you have further questions.
Office Notes
Please note this schedule change:
To make up for the lost school day on November 12, the School Board of Directors has designated Thursday, January 27 – a day initially scheduled as a break between semesters – as a regular school day. The day is also the end of Semester 1 for middle and high school students.

Drop Off/ Pick Up Zones: Please note that both 18th and 19th are considered drop off/pick up zones and parents/guardians should NOT park in this area and exit their vehicles. If you would like to walk your student to the school doors, please park away from these drop off/ pick-up zones.

Lice checks: We were recently surprised to hear that lice has continued to flourish even during the pandemic and student quarantines. Consider this a gentle reminder to check your student's head for any signs of lice.
Salmon Bay School Tours
Due to Covid, our school tours will be virtual this year. Please see dates and times below.

January 26th, 2022
Elementary School Virtual Tour from 6-7pm
Middle School Virtual Tour from 7-8pm

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 January Board Meeting - Please join us!
This month we are kicking off the meeting with another round of TRIVIA via Kahoots! All families are welcome to attend to learn more about Salmon Bay funds and committee happenings such as BLM week, WEP, our annual auction and more!

Members and directors can review the attached agenda and meeting minutes link from the past few months in advance if they choose. We look forward to seeing you there!

January 20th
7:00 pm

Please join the FOSB Meeting using this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83187021323?pwd=aGxEUFlIU2l4VFRScjNOWWxSQVpDQT09
Meeting ID: 831 8702 1323
Passcode: family
Parent Education: Executive Function
FOSB's Special Education and Disability (SED) Committee is hosting viewings from Seth Perler's TEFOS (The Executive Function Online Summit). Next up:

Wednesday, January 19
7 - 8:30 pm
Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC (Neurodiversity Podcast, Author, Counselor), “It’s Okay to Stop and Ask for Directions: Helping Kids Learn to Self-Advocate for Accommodations with Executive Functioning Struggles”

Meeting ID: 810 8108 5332
Passcode: 783939
SPS Lunch Menu 1/18/2022 – 1/21/2022
Community Announcements
Girls Youth Lacrosse Is Starting Soon
Queen Anne Quick Styx girl’s youth lacrosse is accepting on-line player registrations. No experience is necessary! Open to girls in 2nd - 8th grade. The season runs Feb - June 2022.
To play for Queen Anne Quick Styx your daughter needs to reside within the high school boundaries for Lincoln, Ingraham, and Ballard high schools. More information and registration here.
After School Art Classes
Seattle-based fine artist, Allison Rohland, is offering 6-week after school art classes. Classes are capped at 4 students for individualized instruction to help cultivate your child’s unique skills and creativity! All classes are held in Allison's studio--just a few blocks from the school! To learn more or sign up for the 2022 winter session, visit allisonrohlandart.com/classes
Spring Boys Lacrosse
Registration is now open! Props Lax is recruiting all boys for recreational lacrosse, Grades K-8. All new and returning players are welcome. No prior experience necessary, regardless of age. We have financial aid for the program which includes loaner equipment. For more information, please visit the club page -http://www.propslacrosse.org/  If you have any questions about lacrosse please feel free to reach out to me directly or submit an inquiry via our website. Marcos Dachary madachary@hotmail.com