May 20, 2022
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
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: Last Day of School
Dear Families,

The month of May is really flying by, hard to believe we have 4 weeks left of school!

I want you all to know how proud I am to be your permanent principal! Our community is so amazing, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of it. When I learned that I was going to be your principal I was overwhelmed with joyful emotion! Thank you for the confidence you have in me, I will strive to do my best!

Your students are amazing, and I will do all I can to make their experience here joyful as we engage in the work of teaching and learning. Every day I strive to learn something new from your students because Salmon Bay is not just about our staff teaching your students it is also about us learning about and from your students, it is a partnership.

Thursday evening, we had two great events! We had Popsicles on the playground for incoming kindergarteners! Talk about joyful, one of the greatest experiences is when your child starts their journey in kindergarten, it can be nervous making, yet so exciting!

The second event was our Spring Music Concert, directed by our music teacher, Mark Oesterle. Students playing the marimba’s, wow, it was so rejuvenating to hear the amazing music they made! It was also a bit emotional to see our 8th graders up there playing their hearts out at Salmon Bay for the last time! We will miss them but wish them the best as they move on to make music at their new schools.

Our next event is next Thursday, May 26th, “PIE in the Park!” for families of color! We have a richly diverse community, and this will be an opportunity to hear about the experiences families have had and hope to have here at Salmon Bay!

We have lots of end of the year events yet to come, June is PRIDE month, keep a look out for announcements yet to come!

As you can see, I could just go on and on about the great things happening in the last 4 weeks of school!

Stay safe, enjoy the weekend!
Ms. Dixon, Suro and Darren
Seen at Salmon Bay
Marimba Concert
It was a joy to hear music drifting through the hallways yesterday during our afternoon Marimba concert. Students also performed an evening concert on Thursday for families. Both audiences LOVED having an opportunity to see students perform live and were impressed with their musicianship. Congratulations to Music Director, Mark Oesterle, and all student musicians on an awesome and inspiring performance!
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 have received a tracker where they can log the way they move for 10 days in May. Additional copies are available in the main office. A filled-out form can be taken into any Mighty-O Donut shop in exchange for a free donut coupon good for one year! You can download a tracker here.

Any questions, email Bike Committee Chair Heather Darval at
Salmon Bay K8 Families of Color -
Pies at Salmon Bay Park
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
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
Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help set up the book fair, staff the event and clean up. If you can help out, check out additional details and sign up here.
Lost and Found: Update & Photos
Amazing Salmon Bay parent volunteer, Erin Pate, took photos of many of lost and found items this week. She will be posting them on the "Salmon Bay School Community" Facebook group. If you are missing items, please take a look. Lost and Found items will be cleared out at the end of next week.
Donut Day School Support
National Donut Day is June 3rd! To celebrate , Mighty-O is donating 10% of donut sales from the day to local public schools (including Salmon Bay). It's the perfect excuse to treat yourself and support education at the same time. Additional info available here. Orders can be placed here.
Salmon Bay Community:
We have an increase in COVID cases. As this COVID variant is less predictable, one person may have a mild symptom and immediately test positive while another person may have COVID symptoms for several days and finally test positive the fourth day. Therefore, please follow these guidelines to help minimize sickness in our school community:

  • Do NOT send your student to school if they have any COVID symptoms (even one symptom), even if they test negative for COVID.
  • Keep your student home until their COVID symptom(s) (cough, sniffles, runny nose, headache, sore throat, nausea, tired, etc.) COMPLELTELY resolve.
  • 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.

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

Notify me of any COVID exposure or positive test result. Please contact me with any other questions or concerns. 206-252-1727;

Suzanne Jonas, MSN RN (she/her)
Salmon Bay School Nurse
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
FOSB May Board Meeting - Thursday, May 26th
YOUR participation is needed at our Annual FOSB Meeting next week on Thursday, May 26th @ 7pm! This is our most important meeting of the year. As a group, we will vote on the 2022-2023 budget that details how FOSB funds will be spent next school year. 

We will also be voting on our 2022-23 FOSB Officers & Board of Directors. Please note we still have an opening for Middle School Co-Chair and there is plenty of room for additional Director seats. We are also seeking a Communications Officer to add to the mix next year and there are a few Committee positions that could use support such as Garden Committee, After School Programs, Legislative Committee and Rock for FOSB.

These items can not be approved without meeting quorum at our May 26th meeting, which means we need at least 20 people in attendance outside of our Officers & Directors. PLEASE come and help us move forward on these very important items of business for the next school year.

Here you will find:

If you have any questions or are interested in one of the roles mentioned above, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Co-Chairs at

Finally, we truly appreciate all the amazing parents who have volunteered their time and kept FOSB moving this year. It takes a village and you have shown up in incredible ways. Thank You!
In Partnership,

Jackie Thai & Shawna Sullivan
FOSB Co-Chairs
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
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.
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
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
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 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:
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 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:

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
For more information on Fall select teams and Fall in house leagues, visit us at