January 28, 2022

Jan. 31 - 4: Black Lives Matter at School Week
2: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
2: SED Committee Meeting, 7 pm
10: Salmon Bay School Tours, 6 pm/ 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
21 - 25: No School - Mid-Winter Break
Here we are at the tail end of January! How quick it went. Every day, I see the dedication and love Salmon Bay staff have for their students. The passion they have for their teaching craft and the commitment to making sure all kids feel welcomed, respected, and excited towards school is evident in many ways. One way I see this is through morning meetings and homerooms. Every morning, teachers and students spend time building authentic connections with one another. These interactions allow students to learn and grow, while building deeper and stronger connections. School for them isn’t just a place for academics or tests, it’s more to build relationships and friendships that will hold fond memories later. In classrooms, I see a true love of learning and making sure students are always met where they are at. This month, I have noticed more student discourse and student lead projects. It is great to see students taking control of their learning. Teachers continually work on building their students’ capacity to own their learning.
Although we are still challenged with the pandemic, it has not seemed to make a huge difference in the attitudes and emotions of the students or staff. I see lovely smiling faces every day. I see students laughing all the time. Even with all our covid restrictions, students still manage to have a wonderful time here. So, thank you to the parents. You are instrumental in how your students show up to school. They show up cheerful and ready for a full day of learning. We are truly grateful to have you in partnership with us in making your student’s school day a successful one.
So please have a great weekend. Enjoy your families and loved ones. Get out outside and enjoy fun activities in the sun. 
In partnership,
Suro, Barbara, and Darren
Black Lives Matter at School Week
Next week, Salmon Bay K-8 will participate in Black Lives Matter at School WeekBlack Lives Matter at School Week is a week of action and commitment to ensuring students thrive in welcoming school environments. The lessons aim to help students understand inequities based on race and promote the belief that every person has a responsibility to work for equity as a core idea. Since its inception in 2016, Black Lives Matter at School has allowed students to examine social justice and equity in education through lessons and resource materials. The intention of the week will focus and expand upon the following ideals:

  • Anti-racism is a core value of our school community and school district.
  • Participating in the Black Lives Matter at School Week is one way we demonstrate our anti-racist commitments.
  • It is not only possible but enriching to incorporate curricular materials that promote reflection, anti-racism and justice for all people while teaching historical context and present-day realities.
Although we look forward to the designated week to engage in this important work, Salmon Bay’s mission is to weave this work into much of what we teach and learn each day. We work hard to incorporate an anti-racist lens as we continue to develop our instructional practice, as we select curriculum, and as we design our units of study.

Black Lives Matter.
School Art Contest & Newspaper
The Media Literacy class would like to say congratulations to all those who submitted art for Salmon Bay School’s K-8 Art contest!
Salmon Bay is full of artistic talent! With 79 submissions, voting was not easy. Thanks to all who participated in celebrating art this semester by creating art and/or voting! Below are the winners from our student vote.

Emotional Response
1st: Owen T., 7th grade, Horse Video
2nd: Zach H., 8th grade, Muscle Triangle, marker
3rd: Quinn C., 6th grade, Kitty Ice Cream, digital
London S., 6th grade: Song, I Hear a Symphony by Cody Fry, piano
Honorable Mention: Julia C., 5th grade, Crying Eyes, pen

Most Effort:
1st: Abigail N., 7th grade: Lighthouse, paint
2nd: Claus D., 7th grade: Sample of Minecraft Creation, Digital Game
3rd: Sam W., 6th grade: Bye Bye Bird, pen
Honorable Mentions:
Will D., 6th grade: Simplified Cartoon, pencil
Natalie M., 8th grade: Rising Moon, paint
Mia S., 7th grade: Zombie, pencil

1st: Rachel R. & Lily S., 6th grade: Mini Baked Goods, clay
2nd: Neve D., 4th grade: 2022, Pencil
3rd: Evan H., 6th grade: Bone Hand, marker
Honorable Mentions:
Greyson J. & Sonny C., 2nd grade: “Jellyfish Taking Over a Snake,” paper and marker
Liv N., 6th grade: Bracelet, beads

Most Creative/Original:
1st: Nina P., 6th grade: Moon Dragon, pencil
2nd: Nico B., 6th grade: Mushroom Town, acrylic paint
3rd: Lexi M., 7th grade: Treble Jig, Dance, video
Honorable Mention: Desi D., 6th grade: Screaming Grape, marker

Best of Middle School:
1st: Elena L., 7th grade: Dino in Flowers, paint
2nd: Nev T., 7th grade: Eye, pencil
3rd: Ray P., 7th grade: Digital Art Room, digital
Honorable Mentions:
Callum M., 8th grade: Meme, digital
Masai W., 6th grade: Masked, pencil
Sam W., 6th grade: Bye Bye Bird, pen

Best of Elementary School:
1st: Rubina N., 2nd grade: Defeat Covid, pencil
2nd: Waylen B., 5th grade: Animal, pencil
3rd: Flora D., grade 5: Horses, pencil
Honorable Mentions:
Kieran W., 3rd grade: “Rockin Robin” Violin, Video
Kylie P., 3rd Grade: Unicorn, pen

School Newspaper
Middle school’s Media Literacy class was busy this semester putting together a newspaper. Check out our articles, polls, creative writing, games and student highlights! Just click here.
Parent Volunteer Needed in the Library
Are you detail oriented, have a love for books and want to commit to weekly volunteerism at Salmon Bay’s library? I got the job for you!

I recently got permission from Mrs. Dixon to have a parent volunteer in the library. So excited! I need weekly help with shelving books. Fridays are currently the best day for this job. I will train you, (it is easy) and you can come in anytime for any amount of time that suits you. Shelving is an ongoing need.

 In addition, if time allows, I can train you on other library tasks such as covering books, helping me with a huge book weeding project as well as categorizing books by genre.

To volunteer, you must be fully vaccinated and complete district volunteer paperwork. Masks must always be worn while in the building. Lastly, Friday is generally a low traffic day in the library so there will not be many students in the library on these days.

Please reach out if you are interested.
206 252 1767
Elementary Ultimate Frisbee
All families should have received an email about Elementary Ultimate Frisbee earlier this 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:
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: 
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 something you can do to support the auction this week: donate an item for our auction baskets!
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 Family Resources
COVID-19 information on the SPS website has been updated, you can find that information here.

Access to Antigen Home Tests:
  • Washington Department of Health: https://www.sayyescovidhometest.org/ Individuals can order up to 5 free tests for a household. Supply will be limited at first, and the state will restock as supply into the state increases.  
  • Federal Program: https://www.covidtests.gov/ Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.  
  • COVID-19 Home Tests Covered by Insurance: https://www.cms.gov/how-to-get-your-at-home-OTC-COVID-19-test-for-free  Starting January 15, most people with a health plan can go online, or to a pharmacy or store to purchase an at-home over the counter COVID-19 diagnostic test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at no cost, either through reimbursement or free of charge through their insurance. This applies whether you purchased your health plan on your own or whether you get health insurance through your job. 
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
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

SPS is currently working on the vaccination clinic schedule for February and March. Clinics will be a mix of weekend regional clinics in all parts of the district and school-based clinics at schools with the lowest vaccination rates.

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

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

COVID-19 Immunization Technical Advisory Group/Feedback Requested
The State Board of Health has coordinated with the state Department of Health (DOH) to convene a technical advisory group (TAG) to evaluate the COVID-19 vaccine against the Board’s immunization criteria and then make a recommendation on whether to add the vaccine to the state’s list of required immunizations for school entry. The WA State Board of Health is currently gathering feedback on potential inclusion: https://sboh.wa.gov/

If you have any questions or concerns, or need additional information, please reach out to:
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. Twenty-one 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.
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 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 pm on Zoom. 
All parents are invited to join us, especially those with previous experience with the FOSB budgeting process or an interest in learning about it!
We are also looking for someone to be a temporary Finance Committee Secretary to record the meeting minutes. Please email us at fosbtreasurer@gmail.com if you are interested!
Here's the link to the agenda.

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
SED Committee Meeting
Come, join other Special Ed parents and caregivers to share ideas, learn about resources and plan upcoming events.

SED Committee meeting
Feb 2, 2022 07:00 PM
Join our Zoom Meeting with this link:
Meeting ID: 842 5130 6771
Passcode: 704039
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.
Community Announcements
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.
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