January 21, 2022
Calendar
January
26: Salmon Bay School Tours, 6 pm/ 7 pm

February
2: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
10: Salmon Bay School Tours, 6 pm/ 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
21 - 25: No School - Mid-Winter Break
Hello Salmon Bay Families,
 
Next week, middle school students will shift from Semester 1 to Semester 2. This transition will mark the halfway point of the school year. Hard to believe, but it's a true story! Middle school parents, please check in with your students (and the Source) to see if there's any missing assignments that could negatively impact the upcoming Semester 1 grade. This weekend and next week is the time to hammer those out. If you need support in supporting your student, please reach out to Homeroom or content area teacher.
 
We're excited to host our upcoming Virtual School Tours on January 26th and February 10th. For these events, we always appreciate the opportunity to highlight our school and program as we meet with prospective students and families. 
 
Even as Omicron surges, physical distancing for students is largely reliant on constant adult direction and redirection. Without this constant support, many students revert to pre-Covid boundaries and interactions. Can you please have a conversation with your kiddo regarding the utmost importance of physical distancing? 
 
If our teachers happened to have tails, they wouldn't for much longer as they're currently working those off. Teachers have one of the hardest jobs imaginable right now, and your continued appreciation and support is greatly appreciated. Really, maybe Teacher Appreciation Week should extend to Teacher Appreciation Year?
 
In community,
Darren, Barbara, and Suro
Seen at Salmon Bay
Second Grade Art
This week, beautiful artwork appeared on the bulletin boards outside our second grade classrooms. This artwork was inspired by their study of Lois Mailou Jones, an African American artist who began her career as a textile artist, designing drapery and upholstery fabrics for prestigious firms in Boston and New York. She incorporated traditional motifs, such as flowers and leaves, as well as more unusual Caribbean- and African-inspired imagery, in her designs. She left in 1928 to take a teaching position at Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina Two years later, she was recruited by Howard University in Washington, D.C., to join its art department. From 1930–77, Jones trained several generations of African American artists.
Beekeeper Presentation
Students in Amy and Gabi's Kindergarten classes were treated to a presentation from a beekeeper this week! During the presentation, they learned about differences between male and female bees, and about the many roles different bees have in the hive.
Staff Treats and Snacks
Next week marks the halfway point of the school year. That's something for us all to celebrate! Help us provide snacks and treats for school staff to show appreciation for all they've done (and continue to do) for our students!

We plan to stock our staff lounge with grab and go snacks, beverages and treats (both sweet and savory)! Individually package items are helpful. If you can help, please sign-up here

Please also feel free to include a note of thanks with your snack donation. We'll hang them up in the staff lounge!
Hi Salmon Bay Community,
As I get up to speed on all things Salmon Bay, thank you for your patience while I navigate policies and procedures at our school library. The students are aware of these policies for the most part, but I thought it important for me to reiterate to the community. 
 
Here is the graphic for check outs per week per grade level:
Holds:
If students forget their books on their library check out day, they cannot check out more than what is allowed per grade level. They can, however, put books on hold. When their library books are returned, they can come up to the library during the day and check out, (with teacher permission).

Older students can also put books on hold in the system. Here is a video tutorial on how to do this. (please note this video is from my old school, please select “Salmon Bay” to look for books in our catalog, but all other steps are the same.

Overdue Library Books:
So far, I have not been doing regular communication on overdue books. Starting after February break, I will set this up in the catalog, (Destiny). It will be a weekly, auto-generated email that comes from the system to notify families of overdue books.

Please respond to email or contact me, not your classroom teacher if you have questions or concerns about library books. If a book is lost, we ask that you replace the book or pay to replace the book. The district gives little to no money to our school for lost library books each year. The loss each year is enormous!

Here is a video on how to pay for lost books in the system. Please note, you must notify me first that the book(s) are lost in order to see it in School Pay.
Video Tutorial on paying for lost books online:
 
I sincerely wish I could get to know the community better! In normal years, I would love parent volunteers and support. That said, if you are interested in volunteering there may be come jobs that can be done remotely.
Let me know if you are interested.
Kindly,
Corinna Wright
Teacher-Librarian
Traffic Note
Please drive slowly and watch for pedestrians during drop off and pick up at school.
We continue to see cars driving at unsafe speeds on the streets around our building. This past week, a parent and student were almost hit while in the crosswalk on 19th. To keep our community safe, it is imperative that everyone drive slowly while traveling southbound on 18th AND northbound on 19th.
The FOSB auction is our community's largest fundraiser and biggest party of the year! And, for the second year in a row, we'll gather together virtually to celebrate our community and raise funds. Here's two things you can do to support the auction this week:
  • Mark your calendars for March 10, 2022! Event registration opens late February.
  • Join the pre-auction fun on Instagram or Facebook. Follow @SalmonBaySchoolAuction

Watch for another update in the newsletter next week. Questions? Email auction chair Shelby Reynolds at shelby@ShineEventDesign.com
There are new Quarantine Requirements. 
Please see this link for specifics.
 
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics:
Sunday, January 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.,
Meany Middle School
Medical provider: Othello Station Pharmacy
Walk-in only. Please bring your student’s vaccination card to the clinic.
Vaccines provided: Pfizer for 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna (18+) and Pfizer (12+) boosters
 
Wednesday, January 26, 4-6 p.m.,
South Shore PreK8 School
Medical provider: Othello Station Pharmacy
Walk-in only. Please bring your student’s vaccination card to the clinic.
Vaccines provided: Pfizer for 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna (18+) and Pfizer (12+) boosters

Sunday, January 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Olympic Hills Elementary School
Medical provider: Othello Station Pharmacy
Walk-in only. Please bring your student’s vaccination card to the clinic.
Vaccines provided: Pfizer for 5-11, Pfizer 12+, Moderna (18+) and Pfizer (12+) boosters

Here are some other places where you and your child can get vaccinated:


  • Downtown Public Health Center: Call 206-377-3977


If you have any questions or concerns, or need additional information, please reach out to me:
School Nurse Suzanne, 206-252-1727; smjonas@seattleschools.org

Additional Covid Information
IF there is a case of Covid-19 within a Salmon Bay classroom, a communication will be sent out to classroom families. Eighteen 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.

School Closures: This link provides information on what determines if a school should close.
Middle School News
8th grade Families:
The Center School is hosting an open house on Monday, January 24, from 5-6 pm (Link: https://bit.ly/center124).
Please use the link 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.
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 Budget Committee Meeting - Please join us!
It's almost time to start the budget process for next school year. In preparation, the Finance & Budget Committee Meeting is planning on having their first meeting of the year on Wednesday 2/2 from 7:00-8:30 on Zoom. 
All parents are invited to join us!

February 2, 2022
7 - 8:30 pm
Please join the Finance & Budget Committee Meeting using this Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 828 3295 2277
Passcode: budget
District News:
Seattle Schools 2022 Levies
Did you know our schools rely on voter-approved levies? Thanks to school levies, we are able to fund staff, programs, and opportunities for our students, as well as ensure our school buildings are safe and healthy.
 
There are two local levies on the Tuesday, February 8th ballot that continue funding for our students and schools.
 
Proposition 1: Educational Programs and Operations Levy Renewal continues funding for:
  • Staff like school nurses and custodians
  • Programs like special education, English Language Learners and student nutrition services
  • Student opportunities like art, extracurriculars and athletics
 
Proposition 2: Buildings, Technology and Academics/Athletics Levy Renewal continues funding for:
  • Building maintenance and repairs
  • Student computers and classroom technology
  • Academic and athletic building projects and equipment, including new grandstands at the SPS-owned Memorial Stadium
 
You can learn more about the levies and what they fund here.
SPS Lunch Menu 1/24/2022 – 1/28/2022
Community Announcements
After a long hiatus, we’re excited to announce the return of Math for Love Day Camps! In Math for Love Day Camps, our mission is to invite 1st - 5th grade students into a world of mathematics that centers play, exploration, inquiry, and creation. We want students to fall in love with mathematics, and our programs are designed with that goal in mind.
Camps are one-week in duration and are divided into an AM and PM group, with 1st/ 2nd graders from 10-11:55am and 3rd/ 4th /5th graders from 1-3:55pm.
Enrollment is open now for our Mid-Winter Break Camps and Spring Break Camps at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, and we’ll be announcing Summer programs shortly. You can find the sign-up page and all the details here or at www.paulgafni.com, and you can find all our favorite games and resources at www.mathforlove.com. Questions? Ask Paul at paul.gafni@gmail.com.
After School Parkour Classes
Kong Academy is offering after-school Parkour classes (Jan-March & April-June) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Salmon Bay families can receive a 10% discount off our classes by using the discount code SalmonBayParkour.

Here is the 6crickets registration link to all our programs at the PNA. All programs have an SEL focus. Our current theme is "being together" including:
· becoming a team
· helping each other
· communicating effectively
· practicing respect
· celebrating achievements
Check out the link above or email for more information: Info@KongAcademy.org
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.
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