May 13, 2022
16: SED Committee Meeting, 7 pm
19: New Kindergarten Family Welcome, 5:30 pm
19: Spring Middle School Marimba Concert, 7 pm
26: Salmon Bay Families of Color, 5-6:30 pm
26: FOSB Meeting, 7 pm
30: Memorial Day - No School

2: New 6th Grade Family Welcome, 6 pm
9-10: Middle School Production of "Our Town"
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: Last Day of School
Good evening, Salmon Bay Community!

It’s already the middle of May! Oh, how the time has flown by. As you know, the bulk of this week has been SBA testing for grades 3rd-8th. The students who have been taking the assessments have been doing so well adjusting to their schedule. Students in K-2 have been doing a lot of work with the science and social studies curriculum. I have seen some fun science experiments in the classrooms. Today, I have started seeing 5th grade students make posters for the Talent Show that will be happening later in June. More information will be coming about that soon. Lately, as admin roams the hallways, we can hear amazing instrumental music coming from students working with Mark. I cannot wait to see the two concerts he is putting on. He is quite excited about them also. Middle school families know that there will be a show called Our Town and a Talent Show as well supported by Rachel Street one of our exploratory teachers. What a wonderful time of year if you ask me.

I can see and hear the excitement from staff and students about all the enrichment and academic opportunities we have going on even in the last months of school. I feel as though this is the Salmon Bay that some of us have still not experienced yet, and for most of you who have, but have been missing it due to the pandemic. Although, all the end of year activities and events are amazing and wonderful, we must not forget we are still in a pandemic so please take care of us and each other with the safety measures that are still in place for Covid.

We will continue to have SBA testing all next week May 16th - 20th and makes-ups on the 26th and 31st. . I hope this weekend brings you gorgeous weather that your family can go outside and enjoy. However, if it brings us more rain, it might be equally as nice to stay inside playing board games, reading stories, enjoying your favorite family tv show, having tea/ hot chocolate and just enjoying the company of one another. Be safe, have fun, and see you all back Monday morning.

Suro, Barbara, and Darren
Salmon Bay Admin Team
Seen at Salmon Bay
Spring Flowers
In the midst of a rainy afternoon, it was a treat to stop by Bre's first grade classroom and see these beautiful flowers on student desks. Bre shared that the students had been inspired by listening to the story," Priya Dream of Marigolds and Masala" by Meenal Patel. The PBS read aloud of this book (found here) includes a demonstration on making tissue paper flowers at the end!
Take Note: Testing Season and Laptops
As we move into testing season, it is very important that students remember to bring in their laptops fully charged daily. 

Until now, I have been able to lend students laptops for the day if they forget theirs at home. I won’t be able to do this for the duration of testing. 
Please let me know if you have questions. 
206 252 1767 
Salmon Bay Bike Committee wants to invite our community to celebrate being outside, moving our bodies, and living more sustainably this month. Whether you bike, walk, scoot, skate, or move how you like we hope to see you out there. 

As part of this celebration, students will be receiving a tracker today or Monday where they can log the way they move for 10 days in May. A filled-out form can be taken into any Mighty-O Donut shop in exchange for a free donut coupon good for one year! 

Stay tuned for more details about a schoolwide challenge for the last week of May. 
See you outside Salmon Bay!
Any questions, email Bike Committee Chair Heather Darval at
Salmon Bay K8 Families of Color -
Pies on the Playground
What: Meet, greet, build community!
Who: Parents representing BIPOC
children at Salmon Bay, Salmon Bay
administration, and FOSB leadership
When:5/26, 5-6:30pm
Where: Salmon Bay Park
2001 NW Canoe Pl, Seattle 98117
See event flyer below.

Questions: Jasmine Pulido
FOSB’s Special Education & Disability (SED) Committee 
Join us on Monday, May 16 at 7pm (via Zoom) and help us plan our committee work and priorities for the rest of this school year and into the next. We’ll be talking about possible speakers and workshops, supports for teachers and families, and concerns we have for our students and how we can support all students as we close out the year and move into summer. All Salmon Bay Community members are welcome to attend! 

Meeting ID: 852 3351 3129  
Passcode: 927454
Save the Date - Spring Book Fair
Salmon Bay will host a book fair with Secret Garden Book Store the last week of school. More details and volunteer needs will be shared soon. For now, mark your calendar!
When: Wednesday, June 15th 2-6pm
Where: Outside on the playground
Salmon Bay Community:
We have a recent uptake in positive COVID cases in the Salmon Bay community. Please help us keep our community safe by following these guidelines:

  • Keep your children home when they have any COVID symptoms, even if they test negative with a rapid antigen or PCR test
  • Symptoms need to significantly improve (completely resolve) prior to being at school
  • We highly encourage mask-wearing for the week of May 16 – May 20, 2022

If your family has had a recent COVID exposure, or positive COVID test result, please reach out to me. My contact is: 206-252-1727;

Suzanne Jonas, MSN RN (she/her)
Salmon Bay School Nurse
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
FOSB May Board Meeting - Thursday, May 26th
Our monthly FOSB Board meeting is normally held on the 3rd Thursday of the month; however, this month there is a Marimba concert at the school that we do not want to be in conflict with. We have scheduled May's Meeting for Thursday, May 26th at 7pm via this Zoom link and below. Please join us for one of our final two meetings of the year as we talk about end of year activities, vote on our new budget and discuss planning for the 2022-23 school year. 
NEW Committee Opportunities!
Are you looking for a way to get involved and meet other parents? FOSB has several ongoing committee opportunities that parents can volunteer to be a part of. The 2022-23 will hopefully bring more ways to connect as we work to bring back many of our beloved programs and events so now is the time to consider how you may like to get involved. You can find a full list of Events and Committees on our website at

  • Do you like to Garden? Consider our Gardening Committee!
  • Are you an ultimate organizer? Our Auction Committee could use your support!
  • Are you looking for ways to engage with other families of color in the school? Our NEW Families of Color Committee would love to hear from you!
  • Do you want to help BUILD Community at Salmon Bay? We will soon have a committee for that too!
Or maybe you have your own idea for a group or committee? Share your ideas, nominate yourself or someone you know to be part of FOSB via this Form or email

Thank you,
Jackie Thai
Friends of Salmon Bay
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
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.
Parent Education Opportunity
Children nearing or entering middle school need to be ready for more and more adult-like information about sex. Join PNW Parent Education ( for a FREE online presentation titled “Tweens and Sexuality: What Parents Really Need To Know” with Amy Lang, MA, of Birds, Bees, & Kids. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Register via eventbrite:

Tweens and middle schoolers think, learn and talk about everything related to sexuality. It’s safer for your child to be super-well informed as they encounter all kinds of information about the birds & the bees. Parents will learn:
  • What Kids need to know by the time they start middle school
  • You’ll learn the #1 unavoidable fact about teen sexuality
  • What typical tweens/middle schoolers are up to in the sexual activity department
  • The key to getting them to listen to you when you talk about this part of life!

Amy Lang, MA has been a sexual health educator for over 25 years. Amy’s books, online
solutions center and podcast, show parents they really can become their kids' go-to birds and
bees source. 
Community Announcements
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:
Ballard High School Playmakers present A Midsummer's Night Dream
Set in Athens, Greece, a duke named Theseus prepares to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile a misunderstanding breaks out amongst four young lovers. Entering the woods, they are enchanted by a watchful group of mischievous fairies. Amidst it all, an acting troupe prepares to stage their play for Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding.
Come enjoy this play about love, marriage, transformation, and the importance of accepting people for who they are! The cast features 22 BHS students and is directed by Shawn Riley.
Performance Details
Performances will be on May 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle. The show begins at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are on sale at Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $15 for seniors. Patrons must wear masks. COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.
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
Girls on the Run 5K
We would like to invite girls at Salmon Bay to join in on the fun at our end-of-the-season 5K at Renton Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 22nd. Girls can register as community runners here and will receive a bib and a commemorative 20th Birthday medal at the event. 
Thanks to a grant received by our organization from the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL), we are pleased to award free entry and shoes to girls who identify as Black or Black LGBTQ and live in Seattle. Specifically, DEEL has granted Girls on the Run of Puget Sound funds to expand and implement Culturally Specific & Responsive Programming for Black girls and young women within Seattle city limits who will be ages 11-19 during 2022. Those community runners who qualify can use code DEEL for a fully paid race entry. 
If you have any questions, please email
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. To reserve your spot, email or visit
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 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: