March 4, 2022

6: FOSB Finance & Budget Committee, 7 pm
10: School Auction, 7 pm
17: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
Hello Salmon Bay Community,    
I hope you all had a great mid-winter break! It was just what I needed, I had the pleasure of taking some walks in the snow, rain and sunshine. All in one week, it was great!

It was great to welcome students and staff back this week! Students fell back into routines wonderfully; I know teachers are enjoying the engagement students are showing. We couldn’t do it without you as partners!

Get your gear out, it is Camp Out time! Moving through winter and into spring is the best, camping season is on the horizon! So, make sure you have registered for the Auction! FOSB Auction Chair Shelby Reynolds and team have some great perks going on! Check it out! March 10th - put it on your calendars!

Speaking of partners! Now that we are moving closer to fewer mandates, we will be sending out some updates regarding some of SB’s traditions that we will be able to restore to some extent! Jodi Russel has already announced that we are having our Character Book Hunt this March, so exciting!
Athletic competition is back! In addition, we will be starting SEP (spring enrichment program) later in March and into April! While we must still scale things back it sure feels good to provide students with some enrichment opportunities beyond all the restrictions we have had! There is more to come, stay tuned!

In February, we had students make Black History Announcements over the intercom! Our students did an amazing job. Brooklyn Cooper and Kaz Hill started the month off with African American Scientist, Mary Jackson, Mark Dean and Lonnie Johnson. Tieke Johnson gave us the history of Hip-Hop artist Grandmaster Flash and Sam Wax highlighted the life and work of Billie Porter!

This month is Women’s History Month, so I will end with a quote from Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s book “My Own Words”.
“We children of public-school age can do much to aid in the promotion of peace. We must try to train ourselves and those about us to live together with one another as good neighbors for this idea is embodied in the great new Charter of the United Nations. It is the only way to secure the world against future wars and maintain an everlasting peace.” — My Own Words

In partnership,
Ms. Dixon, Suro Pierce and Darren Frink
Seen at Salmon Bay
100th Day of School
Kindergarten students celebrated their 100th day of school this week. Students created headbands and participated in a variety of activities centered around counting and the number 100.
Current Event Conversation
During class, a student in Kim’s 2nd grade class shared that she was making a card to send to the Ukrainians and invited others in the class to also make a card. This led to an impromptu discussion about current events taking place in Ukraine. Many students opted to create a card to let Ukrainians know they are thinking of them and support them. Second grade teacher Kim Post shared that “with students making maps of continents, they are connecting to the importance of knowing and caring about what is happening in the world.” The cards students created will be loaded into boxes (along with blankets, clothes, medicine, etc.) that will be flown to Poland and then distributed in Ukraine in the coming days.
New Faces at Salmon Bay
My name is Sophie Mandell. I will be Anna's long-term sub for the rest of the year. A little bit about myself; I grew up in Seattle and actually attended Salmon Bay many years ago. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Washington State University and a Master of Education in Instructional Design from Western Governors University. In my spare time, I like to camp and walk my dog, Nina. I am so thrilled to be back in this community and I am looking forward to meeting you all!"
My name is Ssu-Yu (pronounced like "Sue-you"), and I'll be working with Amy Begley, as a full-time student intern until the end of April. 
A little about myself: I was born and raised in Taiwan and moved to Seattle in 2018. Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. I have a degree in speech pathology from UW and I am currently in my last semester of graduate school at WSU. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, bouldering, and baking. I'm excited to be part of the community and I'm looking forward to meeting you all at Salmon Bay!
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!
Auction Bidding has started!
Sign-up now so you can browse, bid and interact with our community.
Register for FREE today! Simply text CAMP to 71760.

A credit card is required for registration. You will only be charged, following the auction's completion, if you choose to purchase or donate.
March is Reading Month
We are celebrating with our traditional book character hunt. This is aimed at elementary students, but middle school students are welcome to participate too.

Each weekday in March, one book character will be hidden in the school (hallways, common areas on the first and second floor). Students will be able to look for this character as they walk through the halls, visit the lunchroom or library, etc. Every morning a new character will be posted in the front lobby display case (pictured above), so students know which new character to find. All the characters will stay up until the end of the month, so if a student misses a day or can’t find a character, they can search for it the next day. Ask your student who the hidden characters were this week!
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 6th from 7-8:30 PM.

FOSB Treasurers have met with school leadership and will share information on the Salmon Bay's budget allocation and funding needs for the upcoming year. We are always looking for community input for funding. 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: 813 4121 3950
Passcode: budget

Save the Date - March FOSB Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the March FOSB meeting. We'll share additional details and the agenda next week.
Covid Vaccination Clinics
SPS is partnering with Othello Station Pharmacy to offer vaccination clinics at two schools this weekend for ALL SPS staff and students, ages 5 and up.

Saturday, March 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Emerson Elementary School, 9709 60th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98118
Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday, March 6
Time: 1– 4 p.m.
Location: Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, 1301 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122
Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-ins are welcome.

All students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide consent. If you or your student is coming for a second dose or a booster vaccine, please bring their vaccination card.
Vaccines provided:
  • Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11. First and second doses
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12+. First and second doses
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters for 12+ students
  • Youth are eligible for a booster 5 months after the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine (This is currently the only COVID vaccine for children and youth younger than 18)
  • Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters for adults

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. 81% of SPS students have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 74% are fully vaccinated.

Medical Provider: Othello Station Pharmacy
Othello Station Pharmacy is an independently Black/minority owned pharmacy that serves a large, diverse population in King County. Their staff speak eight different languages. Walk-ins welcome, no appointments needed.
If you cannot make it to the clinic, there will be more clinics at schools in the coming months. Please check SPS’ COVID Vaccine Webpage for more clinics.
Lunch Menu for Next Week
Community Announcements
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).
Loyal Heights Teen Center Now Open
Loyal Heights Community Center is now open for teens and pre-teens 11-18 years old. You must be fully vaccinated or have proof of a valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of entering the building. To see a schedule for Open Gym and the Teen Center at Loyal Heights Community Center, click here.
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"