June 3, 2022

5: Salmon Bay Garden Work Party, 10 am
6: 5th Grade Family FLASH Night
8: Elementary Talent Show
9-10: Middle School Production of "Our Town"
10: Elementary Field Day
14: 5th Grade Promotion, 7 pm
15: Spring Secret Garden Book Fair, 2-6 pm
16: 8th Grade Promotion, at Ingraham HS, 7 pm
17: Middle School Panther Day
17: Last Day of School - 1 hour early dismissal
Good evening, Salmon Bay Community!
We have officially finished the Month of May and are well into the first week of June. There is so much going on this week! A highlight in elementary school this week was both first and second grade classes attending a “Camp Day” on Thursday. The sheer excitement on the students’ faces this week was priceless. It is such a joy to see some things returning like it was pre Covid. Seeing parent volunteers and chaperones in the building gives life to the building that previously hasn’t been there. It’s a pleasure to see volunteers helping out and supporting teachers with the fun trip’s kids are taking.
As we finish up most of the SBAC testing this week, we have also begun to give the K-2 students the MAP assessments in reading and math. These are going well, and students should be done sometime next week, since the due date is June 10th.
The weather has improved, although it remains temperamental in true Seattle style, allowing students to enjoy kick playing ball, four square, and talking during recess. It’s wonderful to see kids socializing and making connections with each other! It is nice to walk around during students’ lunches and recesses to see them enjoying their interactions with each other. Lots of social and emotional learning is going on during this time. Students are learning through social interactions how to get along, what is socially appropriate for the groups or friends they are around, and how to advocate for themselves when they have big emotions.
To support your students at home, some of the strategies we have talked with students about in the elementary school (which can also be used for middle school students) when they are having social problems with another student are: Talk it out, share and take turns, ignore it, walk away, tell them to stop, apologize, make a deal, wait and cool off, go to another game, or tell an adult if these strategies do not work.
While we are focused on finishing this year strong, planning is also underway for next year. We are excited to share that we will welcome an additional 2/3 multi-age classroom next year. This will allow us to reduce class sizes at both second and third grade! Much like our K/1 classroom, the 2/3 classroom will consist of both 2nd and 3rd grade students. Teachers are hard at work planning for this change and are excited for the opportunities it presents.
Lastly, you may have heard that some staff members will not be returning next year. We wanted to let you know that online cards are being set up for all departing staff members listed below. Information on how to sign these online cards will be shared with community members early next week. Please join us in thanking these individuals for all they have given to our Salmon Bay students and families. Departing staff members include:
  • Britta Bowman, Front office
  • Caitlin Racey, Front office
  • Suro Pierce, Assistant Principal
  • Jim Hamerlinck, Instructional Assistant
  • Bre Miller, K/1 Teacher
  • RaeLu McBride, 3rd grade Long-term Substitute Teacher
  • Rikki Toenyan-Brennan, SPED Distinct Teacher
  • Sophie Mandell, 1st Grade Long-Term Substitute Teacher
  • Trevor Johnson, Art Teacher

We wish all departing staff members well and look forward to hearing about their future adventures.
Suro, Ms. Dixon, and Darren
Salmon Bay Admin Team
Seen at Salmon Bay
4th Grade Museum Exhibits
Students in 4th grade created a WA State History Museum in the library this week. Students researched a topic either individually or as a group, then worked to create a display. Visitors to the museum, including a number of elementary classes, were able to listen to presentations given by 4th grade students and ask questions. Well done 4th graders!
Poetry Night 2022 Recap
A huge thank you to all the brave young authors (and adults, too!) who stepped up to stand on the “x” and read or recite a poem at our annual Salmon Bay K-5 Poetry Night. After two years of “virtual” Poetry Nights, it was a huge treat to be together in the library. The audience of about 40 was treated to the special energy that each reader brought to their selected verse. Funny, sweet, thoughtful, clever, each poem received great appreciation and applause from the enthusiastic audience. Well done one and all!
Postcard from the classroom
In Cascade’s and Olympics‘ Washington State History classes the students are wading into the complicated issues swirling around our state dams. This rich homegrown unit which had to be put on the back burner for more than a decade is back and more relevant than ever. Encompassing basic background information and many stakeholder perspectives, student groups are digging into the complexities of six major Washington dams (or dam clusters) in order to make their own recommendations for managing, modifying, or removing individual dams as we move forward. Great to see them tackling tough issues in groups again!
Field Day Help Wanted
Mr. G is requesting help to ensure we have enough water balloons for our elementary field day activities! If you can donate a batch of 100 balloons, sign-up here.

Water balloons should be pre-filled and brought to school either Thursday afternoon (June 9th) or the morning of Friday, June 10th by 8:45 am.

  • If you are dropping balloons off on Thursday, please come to the doors on 18th by the gym. Call us when you arrive so we can provide more specific drop-off instructions.

  • If you are dropping off water balloons on Friday morning, they can be taken directly to the upper field by the basketball courts. Please bring balloons to school no later than 8:45 am. 

  • Remember that balloons can be heavy when transporting them. Multiple containers might work well for transportation or a cooler with wheels, etc. 

  • If you would like your container back, please mark it with your name. 

This is a great job for kids to help with! Thank you for supporting our field day activities! 
Period Product Drive!
We have a group of students that are starting a period (menstrual) product drive. The students will work next year to find a good location and will keep the products stocked. Please send or deliver items to Salmon Bay c/o Jenny Brooks. Products are currently available outside of Jenny B’s office in the Library, in the Main Office, and in the Nurse’s bathroom.

  • Pads: all absorbencies, teen and medium sizes
  • Tampons: light/regular absorbencies with and without applicators
  • Small instant hand warmers for cramps
  • Period undies in various sizes

The students are especially interested in natural products. 
Pride Month at Salmon Bay
June is Pride month, a month where LGBTQ+ people celebrate their identities. Here is some of what’s going on for Pride Month at Salmon Bay:

  •  “What Pride Means To Me” art display – please click here to learn more
  • Wednesday, June 1 – raising of the Pride flag during GSA lunch
  • Friday, June 3 and 10 – Pride spirit days. Dress up in your most fabulous Pride gear!

We are planning on displaying the wonderful artwork and sentiments around the welcome sign in the main lobby area. Families should feel free to contribute as a whole or individually. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Thank you!
Save the Date - Spring Book Fair
Salmon Bay will host a book fair with Secret Garden Book Store the last week of school.
Mark your calendar!
When: Wednesday, June 15th 2-6pm
Where: Outside on the playground
Hi Salmon Bay Families,
Unfortunately, previous info about the Salmon Bay Bikes activity trackers was not completely correct. I am so sorry for any confusion this is causing. Students should bring their forms to the main office at school and not to Mighty-O as previously thought.

Students can bring their forms into the main office until Friday, June 10th, to receive a coupon for a free Mighty-O donut (good for one year). It’s been so great to see and hear about students getting out and moving. Keep going Salmon Bay!

Again, apologies for the confusion. If you have any questions you can reach me at kultervals@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Heather Darval
Bike Committe Chair 
Volunteer Opportunity:
Front Door Greeter
We are seeking individuals who would like to assist with monitoring our front doors between 8:30 am - 9:30/10 am weekday mornings. Individuals arriving at school during the day (late students, parents, community members, visitors) ring the doorbell for entry. It would be helpful to our front office team to have a volunteer greeter who could answer the door, invite students to check-in at the office, manage personal item drop-off, etc.
If you are interested in helping out, please email Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator jrrussell@seattleschools.org
Salmon Bay Community:
There has been an increase in COVID cases in the community over the last several weeks. This variant has less predictable symptoms and positive test date. Therefore, please follow these guidelines to help minimize sickness in our school community, particularly since we have classroom-wide and school-wide events:
  • Do NOT send your student to school if they have any COVID symptoms, even if they test negative for COVID (please see the attached ‘What to Do if a Person is Symptomatic’ document)

  • Keep your student home until every COVID symptom COMPLELTELY resolves

  • Send me or the front office a negative test result prior to return to school if your student has been absent because of any COVID symptoms (please write student name and test date on test itself)

  • Do NOT give your student any cough, cold, or pain medicine prior to sending them to school. If they need medicine, it is a good indication they need to stay home

Rapid Tests:
Rapid tests can be negative in people with COVID when virus levels are low, regardless of COVID symptoms. As the virus increases, the test result will change to positive. Therefore, a negative rapid test does not = no COVID.

Please test:
  • A second time 24-72 hours after the first test (if the first test is negative) for no known exposure
  • Immediately and 5 days after exposure

How to properly use an IHealth rapid antigen test:
·      Swab for 15 seconds each nostril
·      Squeeze out ALL excess liquid from swab

Please follow the guidance provided to you by Nurse Suzanne regarding return to school dates.

Notify the School Nurse of any COVID exposure or positive test result. Please contact Nurse Suzanne with any other questions or concerns.
Upcoming COVID Clinics:
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Whitman Middle School’s gym, 9201 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117
Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.

Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 12- 3 p.m.
Location: Eckstein Middle School’s lunchroom, 3003 NE 75th St., Seattle, WA 98115
Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.
Vaccines provided:
  • Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11. First and second doses
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds
  • 5- to 11-year-olds are eligible for a booster five months after the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12+. First and second doses Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 12+ students and 2nd boosters for 12+ youth who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
  • Youth are eligible for a booster five months after the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • If they are eligible, youth can get the second booster at least four months after their first booster.
  • Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, boosters for adults 18+, second boosters for adults 50+ and adults 18+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.
  • Adults should get a booster dose five months after the 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna and two months after one dose of J&J.
  • If you are eligible, you can get the second booster at least four months after your first booster

Suzanne Jonas, MSN RN (she/her)
Salmon Bay School Nurse
Attention 4th Grade Parents: Volunteer Help Needed
A tradition at our school has been to “pay it forward” at 5th Grade Promotion, having a handful of 4th grade families supporting set up/clean up and serving refreshments at 5th Grade Promotion. This allows our 5th grade families to focus on celebrating with their student(s) and family. Next year, when you are celebrating at 5th grade promotion, another team of parents will pay it forward for you.

The promotion ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 14th in the auditorium from 7-8ish pm and the refreshments will follow outside on the playground.

We are seeking volunteers to:
6:30 pm: set up (refreshment table outside set up)
8pm: serve refreshments outside
8:30pm clean up (chairs taken down in auditorium, refreshments cleaned up)

We need about 3-4 parents to help with this—can you help? Please contact Marian Wagner mawagner@seattleschools.org if you can help.
Attention 7th Grade Parents: Volunteer Help Needed at 8th Grade Promotion
It’s a Salmon Bay tradition, that 7th grade families “pay it forward” by volunteering to host the 8th grade promotion reception (set up, clean up, etc.). This allows 8th grade families to focus on celebrating with their student(s) and family. Next year, as you celebrate with your graduating students, a new group of 7th grade families will do the same for you!
Please consider volunteering at Promotion on June 16th – it’ll be a preview of what’s to come next year! If you can help out, sign up at this link.

If you have any questions about the reception, please reach out to Karen Morse, 7th grade parent, who has graciously offered to help organize this event. Her email is karen.morse@gmail.com
Attention 8th Grade Families:
Picnic and Promotion Details
On Thursday, June 16th, 8th Grade students will participate in a promotion rehearsal and picnic lunch during the school day. That evening, we will hold our 8th grade promotion ceremony. Families should watch for an email with additional details and a permission form.

Here's a breakdown of the schedule on June 16th for 8th grade students:

9:00 am- All 8th grade students are being taken by bus to Ingraham high school for promotion practice.  Following promotion practice, students will be taken by bus to Golden Gardens for a picnic lunch.

12:00 pm- Picnic lunch followed by time to hang out with friends, etc. If you volunteer at the picnic, please sign-up at the link below.

2:00 pm- students will begin to walk from Golden Gardens back to Salmon Bay. Teachers will be connecting with 8th grade students who may need a ride.

6:30 pm- Students need to be at Ingraham High School (1819 N 135th ST). Suggested attire is semi-formal but there is no set dress code.

7:00 pm- Promotion ceremony starts at 7PM and should run for approximately 1 ½ hours. There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the ceremony. No tickets are required so feel free to bring your family to help celebrate your student’s achievement. 
Attention 8th Grade Families: We need some help setting up, serving lunch, and cleaning up after our 8th Grade picnic. You'll be at a park, with fellow parents and your 8th grade student(s). It's a pretty good volunteer gig! We also need a small team of volunteers to handle decorations at promotion. Take a look at our sign-up and see if you can help!
Get Our Gardens Ready for Summer!
The Salmon Bay Garden Committee is looking for volunteers for a weekend gardening clean-up! The end of the year has snuck up on us, but we are hoping to do some quick maintenance before the summer break. We will do mostly weeding and some light pruning, and maybe some brainstorming for next year. 

We are going to have a work party on Sunday, June 5th. We will meet at the front doors of the school at 10 am. We know it’s short notice, but we’d love to see anyone who can make it out! 

Please email Erin Rosenberg / Jenny Melnick at SBgardencommittee@gmail.com if you’d like to volunteer, or if you’d like to be updated for future work parties! 
The SED Committee Wants to Hear From YOU! 
Worried about "summer slide?" Have concerns about your child's learning, behavior, organization and planning? Feeling overwhelmed sorting through resources or navigating school support systems? FOSB's Special Education & Disability (SED) Committee is here to help! Email us at SEDSBK8@gmail.com or visit https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/special-education-disability-committee-sed/ for more info! 
A Note about Overdues and Fines
Hello Salmon Bay Community,
As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to clear up student library accounts.
If your child is not going to be at Salmon Bay next year, it is very important that you clear up library fines and overdue books. In the Seattle public-school libraries, there are no “late fees”. Fees are generated by lost materials only. These fees will follow your student from school to school in SPS, but do not accrue.

 I have mostly cleared up accounts post remote learning, but I would encourage you to check “School Pay” via “The Source” to ensure your child’s account is clear of fees. If fees are still present on student’s accounts their senior year of school, it could impede graduation. The easiest way to deal with fees is to pay them on “The Source” via “SchoolPay”. Here is a tutorial video on how to do that.

I will continue to notify students at school and will send email notices home. Please let me know if you have questions.

Lastly, let me know if you have lost a book as I must mark it as “lost” in the catalog before you can see it in SchoolPay.

In Partnership,
Corinna (Teacher-Librarian)
Salmon Bay K-8
206 252 1767
Middle School News
Connecting Students to STEM Careers
Middle school math and science teachers are looking for Salmon Bay community members to share about how you use math and/or science in your career to help connect students understanding of the relevance of these subjects to careers. You can help by filling out a short survey or filming a short video of yourself. Click here for more information.

Incoming 9th Gr. Ballard HS Performing Arts Mtg
Ballard High School’s Music and Theatre Departments are hosting an Incoming 9th Grade Performing Arts Meeting for all students who will be involved with the BHS Music and Theatre programs next year. It will be held on Monday, June 13th at 7:00 PM in the Ballard High School Performing Arts Center. It is a time to meet the teachers, learn about the program, hear from current students, and meet other 8th graders that will be in the program next fall! We will also be talking about next year’s calendar of events and answering many questions that people often have as they enter the performing arts program. Please help us to pass the word along!  

Attention 8th grade students planning to play basketball at Ballard High School:
Ballard High School Girls' Basketball Summer season will be held May 31 - July 21st. This is a highly recommended opportunity for incoming freshman, class of 2026, who are interested in playing basketball at BHS next year! Includes practices and 2-3 weekend tournaments with current BHS players and coaches.
Please contact Mike Gallagher if you are interested.
Community Announcements
Coyote Central Summer Classes
Summer is just around the corner, and there's still time to sign up for a Coyote Central Summer Class! From Welding to Singing, Poetry and Bike Building alike, now's your chance to try something new or perfect your craft at Coyote Central. 
As always, all camps are pay what works for you! Register here, or call 206-323-7276 for more information.
Additionally, please join us in celebrating the start of summer at our Community BBQ and Showcase on June 12th from 12:30-2PM. We will be opening doors to all ages with maker stations, music, delicious BBQ, showcased artwork from Spring and Spring break, and raffle prizes! 
This year at the BBQ, students ages 10-15 have the opportunity to try a Coyote class for free in one of our 45-minute mini challenges! Register for free here. Challenges will happen during the BBQ in a variety of different mediums, like fashion design and woodworking. It's the perfect way to try out a Coyote class with no strings attached. Spaces are limited, so register asap!
Ballard High School film Festival Returns
Grab some popcorn and enjoy this linked trailer because the BALLARD FILM FESTIVAL (BFF) is back at 6:30 P.M. FRIDAY, JUNE 10. Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students; cash only) will be sold at the door.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend the screening, held in the high school's Performing Arts Center. Funds raised at the screening help provide current equipment and supplies for the Digital Filmmaking students as well as pay for field trip transportation and other costs.
Seattle Derby Brats Invites you!
Want to empower girls and nonbinary kids through sports? That’s what Seattle Derby Brats does! If your child likes skating and wants to try a new sport next year, join us for New Skater Camp this summer. For three hours at least three Sundays this summer, your child will gain new skating skills, learn a fun and empowering new sport, and make lasting friendships in our inclusive and supportive league. To participate, skaters must be 7-17 years old on September 1st. Find more information at https://www.seattlederbybrats.com/about-us/camp/
Summer Art Camp
Seattle-based fine artist, Allison Rohland, is offering two exclusive summer camps. Classes are capped at 5 students for individualized instruction to help cultivate your child’s unique skills and creativity! All classes are held in Allison's studio--in Ballard. To learn more or sign up, visit allisonrohlandart.com/classes.
Summer Volleyball Camp hosted by Lincoln High School
Lincoln volleyball is hosting a volleyball summer camp for any students going into grades 3-8 next school year, no experience required. The camp is Wednesday July 27 – Friday July 29. Half day and full day options are available. To find out more information visit the Lincoln volleyball website here, visit the Lincoln volleyball Instagram @lincolnhs_volleyball, or email Coach Ware at rmware@seattleschools.org. We hope to see you there. Go Lynx!
Loyal Heights Summer Teen Program
Summer Teen Program 2022
June 20th – September 2nd, from 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.     
Ages: 11-18
Cost: Free
Loyal Heights Summer Teen Program is coming this soon. Teen will experience lasting memories of summer fun. Super activities including regular field trip such as swimming, golf, and local festivals just to name a few. Movie rentals and cooking are weekly activities. Not to mention all the great new friends you will meet. We also provide Service Learning opportunity for high school students year round. The Summer Teen Program is terrific.
Seattle Artist League Youth and Teen Camps (ages 9-17)
June 26 - Aug 19th.
Join us for camps with Wheel Throwing, Clay Sculpting, Painting, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, and more! Visit the Seattle Artist League website for more information: https://seattleartistleague.com/product-category/youth/
Ballard Volleyball Youth Camp
Fundamental skills for every volleyball position taught by current varsity players. Learn skills and strategies specific to high school level play. Open to incoming 4th - 9th grade girls and boys.
June 21 - 23 at the Ballard High School gym.
Incoming 7th - 9th meet from 9 am - noon. Incoming 3rd - 6th graders, meet from 1 - 3:30 pm.
Cost: $60, includes a camp t-shirt, $45 for additional siblings. Register at bit.ly/ballardvb
Girls' Basketball Camp hosted by Ballard High School
WHEN: June 27-30, 9:00AM-3:00PM
WHERE: Ballard High School
WHO: Girls' going into 4th - 8th grades
RUN BY: BHS Players and Coaches
WHAT TO BRING: Basketball, sack lunch and water bottle
WHAT YOU GET: Basketball skills and games, Ballard basketball t-shirt, prizes and lots of fun!
COST: $200
Summer Basketball Camp
Join us for our first outdoor summer basketball camp! We'll be learning and building basketball fundamentals in a fun and inclusive learning environment. June 27 - July 1st, 9 am - 3 pm.
Webster Park Seattle (3025 NW 68th Street, Seattle). Open to elementary - 7th grade students. Cost $350.

Variety Sports Camp
July 11th-14th Full Day 9-3pm Meadowbrook Playfield
In this special one time only camp, we will play a variety of outdoor sports and games. This will be different from our traditional basketball camps, though just as fun! Some of the sports: Soccer, Capture the Flag, Frisbee, Variety of Tag games and more!

To reserve your spot, email a.t.seattletraining@gmail.com or visit https://atseattletraining.com
Summer Drama Opportunities at the UW
UW Youth & Teen Programs is excited to announce summer theatre arts opportunities for 4th - 8th grade students: including:
  • Young Actors Workshop (Elementary)
  • Actors Workshop (Middle)
  • Scenes from Musical Theater (Elementary and Middle School sessions)

Visit youth-teen.uw.edu for complete details and registration information. 
Ballard Basketball Summer Camps
Ballard Basketball has been locally owned and operated by Sara Wetstone for over 10 years. Coach Sara and her staff are thrilled to keep kids active and happy all summer long with five weeks of camp- come to one or come to all! Camps are designed to improve player skill, decision-making and mindset through drills, games and prizes. 
- For all genders entering 4th-8th grade in Fall 2022
- Most weeks for beginner to intermediate players. Some weeks for intermediate to advanced players. 
- Scholarships for any family in need. 
For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ballardbasketball.org/camps

Also, our weeknight trainings during the summer make it possible for you to keep up your skills and stay connected with friends even if you have other activities during the day. For players of all genders entering 3rd-12th grade in the Fall of 2022. These trainings are open to rec level and select level players. More details and to register, visit http://www.ballardbasketball.org/summer-training
For more information on Fall select teams and Fall in house leagues, visit us at http://www.ballardbasketball.org