March 11, 2022

13: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
Hello Salmon Bay Families,

Hard to believe that exactly 2 years ago today, we received an email that SPS was closing for 14 days due to the onset of COVID-19. This turned into remote school for over a year, then hybrid school for a brief stint, and now we’ve returned to “normal” school, but with stringent constraints and protocols. As a school, school district, and nation, we’ve now reached the point where normalcy may actually be around the corner.

Starting Monday, March 14th, MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND RECOMMENDED at Salmon Bay and across the district. This is true for students, staff, and visitors on campus. For many in our community, this news is welcomed and long-awaited. For others, this news brings more complexity, concern, and uncertainty. The shift to optional masking is Step One in the gradual release of Covid mitigation efforts. Physical distancing, contact tracing, and testing will still be in place. Releasing physical distancing will be Step Two, and we understand that will be evaluated towards the end of March.

Attached to the bulletin (see below), you will find the district-provided lessons regarding the Change to Mask Guidelines. Classroom teachers in K-5 and Homeroom teachers in grades 6-8 either facilitated this lesson today or will on Monday. The choice to mask or not is a personal one, and not to be judged by others. Although masks are still recommended in general, we will not be encouraging individuals to mask. In classrooms, we will not be separating students by whether they wear a mask or not, and we are not rearranging our seating configuration to accommodate requests. Families, please have a planning conversation with your students around masking this weekend if you haven’t already done so.

Oh, and what an Auction last night! We laughed, we cried, we lessened our bank accounts for a great cause, and we enjoyed being in community together. Special thanks to Shelby Reynolds and Auction team for knocking it out of the park once again.

As always, we appreciate your partnership,
Darren, Barbara, and Suro
Seen at Salmon Bay
Global Reading Challenge
This week Salmon Bay 4th graders participated in the Semi-Finals of the Seattle Public Library’s Global Reading Challenge! Students formed teams of 7 students at a variety of levels, and read the 8 books included in the challenge. After competing in the school-wide competition, the winning team moved on to compete against several other SPS schools. The books are carefully chosen to represent a variety of perspectives from around the world. Our team did an excellent job working together!
Salmon Update
Shout out to 5th grade teacher Marian who continues to provide excellent care for our salmon. Ask your students if they've had a chance to visit the salmon tank and if they've noticed recent changes to our growing salmon.
Here's a look behind the scenes as our production team got ready to film the Salmon Bay auction last night.
If you missed the auction, or loved it and want to watch all those fabulous staff performances again, you can view the auction broadcast at this link:
Last Call for Ballard Market Receipts
We've just learned that Ballard Market will be ending their 1% receipt donation program at the end of this month. We'd like to do one last collection of Ballard Market receipts by March 22, so our volunteer(s) can sort and tally the receipts in time to make a final submission.

Please send your Ballard Market receipts to school on or before March 22nd. Following the 22nd, we will no longer be collecting receipts.

We'd like to express our appreciation to Town & Country Markets for their generous past support and we look forward to partnering together in new ways moving forward!
Hello Salmon Bay Community,
If you are able and interested, please consider purchasing books from the "Student Wish List" for the Salmon Bay library. The students often suggest book titles and together we are building a list of books we would love to add to Salmon Bay's library collection. 

Books can be purchased directly from Amazon or from a local bookshop. If you purchase from a local store, please update the wish list or let Corinna know and she will make the appropriate updates.

Thank you and let me know if you have questions. Books can be sent directly to Salmon Bay.
Corinna Wright
We are seeking a Recess & Lunch Supervisor.
This is a part-time 19.5 hour per week position. The Recess & Lunch Supervisor works with other school staff to provide assistance to students during lunch/recess and supervise students to ensure a positive and safe environment.

The hourly pay is approximately 17.60 per hour. Interested individuals can email Assistant Principal, Suro Pierce at
This is a great position for a community member seeking part-time employment during school hours!
Salmon Bay Community:

Please note: Although face masks are no longer required in most school spaces starting Monday, March 14th, they ARE required in the protected health care room and nurse office regardless of visit reason. We will have masks available for those students who need to come to either of these areas.

If you submit a COVID home test result, please follow the ‘What Type of Test is Accepted” instructions at this link:
Middle School Spring Sports
Spring sport practices for track, boys' soccer and girls' volleyball can start the first week in April. Additional information about specific practice days and times will be shared closer to April.

To be ready for the season start, you can visit this link to download and complete all of the required paperwork. Paper copies are also available from Erin Telford (Ms. T), middle school PE teacher/ Athletic Director.

If your student has already completed sport paperwork this year, the only one necessary is the sport-specific registration form. If you haven’t done sport paperwork before, it is in your best interest to start the process of completing the Physical Participation Form (Sports Physical), as you need to set up an appointment at a clinic or with your doctor.
If you are interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee this spring but have not yet registered, please contact Sam Olson.
Boys’ Soccer Coach Needed
We are still searching for a boys' soccer coach. If we can't find a coach, we will not be able to field a team! Practices would be twice/week (1.5-1.75 hours per practice) with a game on Saturdays. The season would run from April to late May or early June. Our previous coach has moved out of state, so we are needing to recruit a new coach! Please share this information with others and let Erin Telford know if you are interested!!! We need someone ASAP!
Finance & Budget Committee Meeting
The next Finance and Budget Committee meeting will be this Sunday, March 13th from 7-8:30 PM.

The FOSB Chairs & Treasurers have met with school leadership and received the ask for the Whole Child grant for next year. We will vote on whether to approve the grant to bring to the 3/17 FOSB Board Meeting. If you are interested in learning about the budgeting process, please join us! We want to make sure everyone understands how this process works!

To join the Budget meeting, please use this link:
Meeting ID: 852 1535 2820
Passcode: budget

JOIN US! FOSB March Board Meeting
Hello Salmon Bay families and community! As always, you are ALL invited to our monthly FOSB board meeting on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 PM where we often hear updates straight from our Administration team, our volunteer coordinator and other committee members. As a special treat at this month's meeting, we will have a Teacher Spotlight and hear from 4th Grade Teacher, Chad Voight. This is Chad's first year at Salmon Bay and a great opportunity to get to know him and hear about what's happening in his classroom.

We will also vote on funding for Salmon's Bay's Whole Child Fund this year and hear a debrief from our Auction Committee Chair, Shelby Reynolds.
You can view the March 17th meeting agenda here.

Please see the link below to join the virtual meeting via Zoom. We hope to see you there!

FOSB March Board Meeting
Mar 17, 2022 07:00 PM
Join the Zoom Meeting here:
Meeting ID: 857 7781 0955
Passcode: 109350
Thank you Salmon Bay for playing along at this year's auction! After a week of browsing and bidding, you showed up to collect your delicious Camp Cuisine and attend the live show. We told you that 'anything can happen' at the FOSB Auction and WOW, did it ever! (In all of my years as an event professional, never have I spent an event on the floor, under a table with a hoodie pulled tight over my head to avoid a bat!)

We raised over $19K for this year's Fund-a-Need and created flexible funds to support emerging needs across next year's classrooms! 

In addition to everyone who showed up to bid, donate, chat and watch, I want to thank the following people for making this year's auction possible. Thank you:
- Jenny B., Katie, Mark, Sam, Suro, and Ticely for your Signature S'more creation
- Caitlin, Mr. G., and Darren for the campfire story
- Jenny M. for bringing along the Banana Slug and sharing her classroom
- Dave, Marian, and Nicolette for bringing us home on the bus
- Ms. Dixon, Trevor, Joel and Tina for bringing us inside the school and talking with us about the many resources needed to teach our students
- Jodi Russell for your communication expertise, Squatch discovery and endless support
- Owner of 10 Knots Creative Monica Dodd for our fun logo identity and invitation design
- Owners of Lovely Night Catering James and Gelsey Sherrill for their delicious Camp Cuisine
- Owner of Pinkies Out Cocktail Club Angela Buck for creating this year's Signature Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes
- The band Massy Ferguson for providing music for all of our produced segments (Look them up and give a listen!) 
- Brian LeBlanc for the endless hours spent creating our Fund-a-Need video appeal.
- Samsy Martin-Gray, Christine Alar, Karen Fossum, Katie Kaku for your ideas and planning insight.
- Laura Feola for the months (and months) of procurement work.
- And, a special gold star recognition to Tracy Wilson for the heavy lifting, organization and distribution of auction items; the editing of everything auction; her S'mores connection; and the months (and months) of procurement work. 

Donations are still open! Please visit where you can donate or rewatch the show.

Thanks for gathering 'round the campfire Salmon Bay!
Shelby Reynolds
Auction Chair
Community Announcements
Seattle Tempest Ultimate Frisbee Fundraiser
Seattle Tempest is hosting a fundraiser in partnership with local schools. You can watch some exciting high-level ultimate frisbee while supporting Salmon Bay at the same time!

Seattle Tempest vs. Los Angeles Astra
March 27th, 11:30 am, at Memorial Stadium

Use Discount code SALMONBAY22. when purchasing tickets here.
Salmon Bay will receive 50% of the purchased ticket price.
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 spring session, visit
BHS Presents Beauty and the Beast
In March the Ballard High School Playmakers will return to live, in-person performances with the Disney classic musical Beauty and the Beast—their first live musical theatre in two years!
The cast features 36 BHS students, and the musical is directed by Shawn Riley.
Performance Details
Performances will be held March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 with two matinees on March 20 and 27, at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle. The show begins at 7:30 pm; matinees at 2 pm.
Tickets are on sale at Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Buy your tickets now! Reserved tickets with extra leg room can be purchased for $50/ticket by contacting Guests must wear masks and adults 18 and over must present proof of vaccination at the door. (Guidelines subject to change).
Small Faces Summer Camp
Small Faces Child Development Center in Crown Hill offers full day summer camp for ages 6 to 11 years. We offer flexible weekly rates ($375/week) for families who want to augment their summer with day camps or family vacations. 
We fill our summer with:
- Field trips around Seattle to explore the culture and history of our city (no extra charge)
- In depth projects guided by children’s interests and passions
- Hours of outside free play in our large playground and nearby Crown Hill
Contact with Subject Line "2022 Summer Camp"