April 1, 2022
Calendar
April
3: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
8: D.E.A.R. Day Celebration
11-15: No School - Spring Break
21: FOSB meeting, 7 pm
25-29: Future Education & career Week
28: Elementary Class Photo Day
Hello Salmon Bay Families,

These recent sunny days sure have lifted the energy around SB this week. Kids and staff are in good spirits and school’s rolling along splendidly. We practiced a new drill this morning, so be sure to ask your kiddo about it.

Once we return from Spring Break, we’ll be in full tilt mode. We’ll be striking the balance of strongly closing this school year and planning for next school year. For admin, this is referred to as the “busy season”. As if the rest of the year has been all types of relaxing?! We’re getting some dates on the books such as 5th and 8th grade promotion and also planning for other end-of-year traditions and celebrations. We’re in the midst of Fun Fridays for K-5, and students have enjoyed enrichment activities with their classroom teachers and with guest artists. Last week, K-5 students made balloon animals, and this week they worked with an artist to make caricatures. In May and June, after the Smarter Balance testing window, students in grades 6-8 will also enjoy Fun Fridays. Students will select preferred “classes” and we’ll have at least 3 full days of fun and connection!

Hope you have a lovely weekend with a good mix of rest and adventure.

In partnership,
Darren, Barbara and Suro
Seen at Salmon Bay
Elementary Class Salmon Presentations
Our 5th graders have been learning about salmon as they take care of the salmon here at school. This week and next, 5th grade students are visiting elementary classrooms to share some of their knowledge and love for salmon! The photo above was taken during a presentation in Amy's kindergarten classroom. A lot of information was shared, questions were answered and playing "Go Fish" was a ton of fun!
Hello Salmon Bay Families and Community,     
On Friday, April 8 we will celebrate “D.E.A.R.” day!

What: Students are encouraged to participate in this fun reading celebration! D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) is a long-standing celebration of the famous children’s author, Beverly Cleary’s, birthday.

How do students participate: Students are encouraged to wear safe, comfortable and appropriate pajamas to school on this day. Students are also encouraged to bring their favorite book, (or check one out from the library) to carry with them throughout the day. At various times during the day, students will hear a message over the intercom to “Stop, Drop and Read” for a 10–15-minute session.

Why: To encourage and inspire the love of reading!

When: Friday, April 8th, (all school day)

Please send any questions to me! Looking forward to this! 😊
Corinna, (Teacher-Librarian)
FOSB Equity Fund Call for Proposals
Last year, FOSB voted to approve $15,000 to fund parent driven racial equity work in Salmon Bay. This was in response to a call from BIPOC students and parents for increased partnership around addressing structural racism they had experienced in the school (as is present in all schools and systems). FOSB has worked with Principal Dixon to develop a process by which BIPOC parents and guardians are empowered to direct the spending of this money in the form of a parent review committee and proposal process. Partnership with Principal Dixon and this committee will help ensure implementation and serve to inform work ongoing.  

If you are a BIPOC parent who would like to be included in the parent review committee please email either FOSBchair@gmail.com or Principal Dixon, bbdixon@seattleschools.org.

If you have a proposal to submit please email it to: SBEquityFund@gmail.com

Proposals do not need to be overly formal however it would be helpful to include: 
  • Description of the project, speaker, training, etc.
  • Estimated cost, or other resources that may be needed
  • Any relevant contact information

For each proposal, the parent review committee in partnership with Principal Dixon will consider: 
  • the intention of the Equity Fund
  • logistics of implementation
  • impact of project idea including whose voice is centered
  • needs of the school and community

We are excited to hear from all individuals who have ideas and thoughts to share! Our goal is to award project funding this spring. We encourage you to submit a proposal by the end of April.

If you have any questions about the Equity Fund, please reach out to the FOSB Chairs at FOSBchair@gmail.com
Finance & Budget Committee Meeting
The next Finance and Budget Committee meeting will be next Sunday, April 3rd from 7-8:30 PM.

The Whole Child grant for next year was passed at the March 17th FOSB meeting and approved by the school administration! Now that we have passed the Whole Child grant, we need to work on determining the rest of the 2022-23 FOSB budget, including funding activities and committees. The 2022-23 FOSB budget will be presented and voted on at the May FOSB membership 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: 839 1132 1799
Passcode: budget
Salmon Bay School Spirit Wear
Our online store is now open for t-shirt & sweatshirt sales. We are currently offering SBK8 and Middle School Panther designs. Select your items and complete payment online. Purchased items will be shipped to school. You'll be notified once they arrive at Salmon Bay with pickup instructions.
Order by clicking here or the button below.
The deadline to order is next Sunday, April 9th. The next opportunity for ordering will be in the early fall.
Elementary News: Class Photos
All elementary classes will have a class photo taken on April 28th. Parents will have an opportunity to order a copy of their student(s) class photos from at mylifetouch.com Use code  MPVPHNTVE

*Please note, in non-pandemic years we typically collect an enrichment fee from all elementary families. That fee pays for field trips as well as a class photo for each student. We did not collect an enrichment fee this year so families have not paid for a class photo. IF families would like to order a class photo, you can do so using the link and code listed above.
Middle School Spring Sports
Many Middle School spring sport practices will start next week!
  • Boys’ Soccer: Tuesday 3:30-5 @ Loyal Heights & Thursday 3:30-5 @ Salmon Bay

  • Co-ed Track: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5 @ Salmon Bay. Meet in the East gym.

  • Volleyball: Tuesday & Thursdays 3:30 - 5. Meet in the West gym.
Salmon Bay Community:
PLEASE do not send your student to school sick, even if they test negative for COVID. 

We are no longer contact tracing at the individual school level.

New guidelines from SPS indicate we are no longer quarantining unvaccinated students who have no COVID symptoms

We anticipate sending home 2 IHealth antigen tests next Thursday, April 7th. Please test your student on Sunday, April 17th. Send ONLY positive test results to smjonas@seattleschools.org

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, or if I can be of further assistance.

Warmly,
Nurse Suzanne
Volunteer Opportunity
SED Committee Chair Needed
FOSB’s Special Education and Disability Committee (SED) is in need of a new Chair for the remainder of this year and next year. The committee supports and connects Salmon Bay families who have students with disabilities, or have concerns about learning challenges their student is experiencing. We have monthly meetings, with some devoted to chatting and connecting, others to sharing resources or information via live presentations or video screenings. We also try to help Salmon Bay teachers and staff in supporting our students by sharing information, resources and training opportunities. If you would like more information about joining this committee or taking over the Chair position, please email kristidv@gmail.com
Middle School News
8th Grade Families: High School Registration
Just a reminder that 8th graders will be receiving registration information from their assigned school during spring break. Please check your email and have your student check their email for the necessary information. More specific registration information can be found on the high school’s website.

Middle School Summer Camp
Would you love to send your middle schooler to camp this summer but don’t have the funds? Well, please look into the Assistance League’s Summer Enrichment Scholarship. You can find all the information here. If you any questions don’t hesitate to contact Counselor Rob at rabright@seattleschools.org or (206) 252-1787

Attention 8th Grade Students:
Auditions for the 2022-2023 Ballard High School Dance Team are coming this Spring! 
Tuesday, 4/26/22 - Friday, 4/29/22
4:30pm-7:00pm each day
Location: BHS Gym 
Technique (jazz/lyrical/pom/hip-hop) and routines will be taught on Tuesday-Thursday, and final auditions will be held on Friday. All students currently in grades 8-11 are eligible to audition!    
 
To register for auditions, please complete the following steps: 
  • Visit the BHS website here to create a Final Forms profile
  • Complete all required forms in Final Forms, including submission of a sports physical. 
  • When choosing a sport in Final Forms, choose "Spring Dance Tryouts".  

To learn more about our team, please click HERE
Contact us at bhsdanceteam@gmail.com for more information. 
Town & Country Receipts
We recently shared the news that Town & Country Markets (formerly Ballard Market) was ending their 1% receipt donation program. We made a big push to collect community receipts this past month. Thank you to everyone who saved their receipts and sent them our way. The result of our collective efforts was a final submission totaling over $7800 for Salmon Bay!

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Kim Flin who has volunteered to tally our Ballard Market receipts for many years, including 8,000 receipts in the past month. What an amazing effort that made a big difference for our school!

We would also like to extend our gratitude to Town & Country Markets for their generous support! We look forward to partnering with Town & Country in new ways as we plan future events!
Breakfast is served every morning in the Salmon Bay cafeteria from 8:30 am until 8:50 am.
The numbers of kids arriving for breakfast after the bell has grown significantly. We want all students to have access to breakfast and time to eat before heading to class. Please encourage your students to come to school early (anytime after 8:30 am) if they'd like to eat breakfast. Thank you!
Nailed It! Salmon Bay Auction
Edition Recap
What a stellar batch of bakers we had competing in the cupcake division this year! All six families showed up with spatulas in hand, ready to create four camping themed cupcake designs. Required categories included: a tent scene, canoe in action, a woodland fox face, and a roaring campfire. In addition, each family was invited to produce a "freestyle" frosted cupcake to complement the outdoor camping theme. As a judge, I've got to say that this year's competitors really brought their A game and made it tough on me! Using the provided pretzels, fondant, icing, graham cracker bears, and a whole lot of creativity, these kitchen wizards conjured up everything from sasquatch and babbling brooks to blazing campfires and sunbathing bears. I think the sweet array of fox faces was the big surprise of the night for me; each one with a personality and character all its own. Congratulations to all the chefs and their awesome kitchen crews for their hard work, and to teacher Monica Beckman (MS Science, shown in the photo above) for hosting this year's baking challenge. 
Community Announcements
University of Washington Summer Enrichment
 Registration is now open for online and in-person summer enrichment classes at the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for 4th - 12th grade students looking for unique learning opportunities.  A variety of STEM and Arts/Humanities classes are scheduled including:
  • 3D Design & CAD Modeling
  • Actors Workshop
  • Debate
  • Esports, Gaming & Broadcasting
  • Coding in Python
  • Inside the Courthouse
  • Make It! Innovation Design Lab
  • Mixed Media & Mosaics Arts
  • Photography
  • Welcome to Ancient Rome: Latin Fundamentals
  • Writers Workshop
And more!
Visit www.youth-teen.uw.edu for registration information and to see a complete list of summer 2022 courses.  
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
Coyote Central Spring Classes
Coyote Central is offering a variety of Spring Break and Spring classes.
You can learn more at the following links!
View the spring COYOTE VIDEO here: https://vimeo.com/691192862 
Ask questions by completing our INTEREST FORM: https://forms.gle/XTBVNfepx1GG1iVu7 
REGISTRATION NIGHT: THIS IS NEW! We are hosting a registration night THURSDAY April 14th, 6-7:30PM, (with snacks!!) for any families who might want to come see the Coyote Central space, get some help registering, or just getting to know the Coyote fam.
View a PDF of our schedule for Spring & Spring Break classes here
Spring Break Basketball Camp
Students in 1st - 7th grade (All skill levels welcome)
April 11th - 15th from 9 am - Noon
Location: Webster Park, Seattle
Cost: $150
For more information and to sign up, please email t.a.seattletraining@gmail.com
Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Day Camp
Rising 6th - 12th grade students are invited to Aviation Day Camp, July 22-23rd, 2022. Friday Zoom session focuses on aviation history, STEM careers and allows you to engage with aerospace professionals. On Saturday, camp is held at Boeing Field where you get a chance to fly and engage in Earth and space sciences. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up by sending an email with student name, rising grade, shirt size and parent contact information to flywa.bpa@gmail.com
Volunteers Needed for Community Event
We are in need of volunteers for our Spring Egg Hunt. If you are interested call Loyal Heights Community Center at (206)684-4052 or email Ron Brown at ronald.brown@seattle.gov to sign up.