May 27, 2022
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: Middle School Panther Day
17: Last Day of School - 1 hour early dismissal
Hello Salmon Bay Families,
With the news of sustained school violence happening across our country, this week was a particularly heavy one. It was emotional for students, families, and staff here at Salmon Bay. That said, we cannot begin to fathom the level of heartbreak and anger that families in Uvalde must be experiencing at this time. We are all hopeful that our elected officials will band together to keep our students and staff safe in the near future. Please, let that be the case.
As you know, this school year is winding down. In the next couple of weeks, classes will be wrapping up their units of study, having culminating project presentations, and otherwise honoring the teaching and learning of the school year. The last week of school, as is typical, is devoted to celebrating connection and community. We are always proud to launch our 5th and 8th grade students onto their next adventure, whether it’s high school or 6th grade, either at Salmon Bay or elsewhere. 5th grade promotion ceremony is June 14th and 8th grade promotion ceremony is June 16th. If you are planning to attend, we’ll see you there! If not, we hope you rsvp just a bit of room in your heart to wish these fine, young people a safe passage!
We will need to collect all technology from students the last week of school. It’s easier for K-5 as all that technology stays on campus. Students will turn in their tech to Corinna during their scheduled weekly library time. Students in grades 6-8 will turn in their technology into their Period 7 teacher on Wednesday, June 15th. Ultimately, 6-8 students need to turn in laptop, charger, case. We will send a specific communication about this shortly.
We hope that you all have a pleasant weekend. Please hold your kids tight!
In Partnership,
Darren, Barbara and Suro
Seen at Salmon Bay
Student Led Action on Climate Change
The Middle School Activism class, taught by Rachel, partnered with Jenny’s class this week to discuss climate change. Middle school students presented information about climate change on Monday to the elementary students. On Tuesday – Thursday, students worked with approximately 1/3 of the K/1 class at a time, to pick up garbage around the school grounds as a personal action to help climate change. 
Burke Museum Field Trip
This past week, 5th grade students visited the Burke Museum. Students had a great time visiting the museum as well as the UW campus!
Field Day Help Wanted
Mr. G is requesting help to ensure we have enough water balloons for our elementary field day activities! If you can donate a batch of 100 balloons, sign-up here.

Water balloons should be pre-filled and brought to school either Thursday afternoon (June 9th) or the morning of Friday, June 10th by 8:45 am.

  • If you are dropping balloons off on Thursday, please come to the doors on 18th by the gym. Call us when you arrive so we can provide more specific drop-off instructions.

  • If you are dropping off water balloons on Friday morning, they can be taken directly to the upper field by the basketball courts. Please bring balloons to school no later than 8:45 am. 

  • Remember that balloons can be heavy when transporting them. Multiple containers might work well for transportation or a cooler with wheels, etc. 

  • If you would like your container back, please mark it with your name. 

Popsicle Station
We are also seeking 3-4 individuals to assist with handing out popsicles at the end of field day. Plan to be at school from 10:30 - approximately 11:30 am on Friday, June 10th. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jodi at

This is a great job for kids to help with! Thank you for supporting our field day activities! 
Period Product Drive!
We have a group of students that are starting a period (menstrual) product drive. The students will work next year to find a good location and will keep the products stocked. Please send or deliver items to Salmon Bay c/o Jenny Brooks. Products are currently available outside of Jenny B’s office in the Library, in the Main Office, and in the Nurse’s bathroom.

  • Pads: all absorbencies, teen and medium sizes
  • Tampons: light/regular absorbencies with and without applicators
  • Small instant hand warmers for cramps
  • Period undies in various sizes

The students are especially interested in natural products. 
Pride Month at Salmon Bay
June is Pride month, a month where LGBTQ+ people celebrate their identities. Here is some of what’s going on for Pride Month at Salmon Bay:

  •  “What Pride Means To Me” art display – please click here to learn more
  • Wednesday, June 1 – raising of the Pride flag during GSA lunch
  • Friday, June 3 and 10 – Pride spirit days. Dress up in your most fabulous Pride gear!

We are planning on displaying the wonderful artwork and sentiments around the welcome sign in the main lobby area. Families should feel free to contribute as a whole or individually. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Thank you!
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.
MAP Assessment Schedule K&1st Grade: Week of 5/30 - 6/3
Parents of students in K-1 and K-1 split classes will participate in ELA and Math MAP testing next week. The test will start on Tuesday the 31st, since Monday is Memorial Day and there will not be school. The schedule for testing is below. As a good reminder here are some testing tips to support your student before the testing day, especially if your student gets nervous or anxious.
1. Get a good night’s sleep
2. Fuel up- Eat a nutritious breakfast
3. Get to school on time or early
4. Focus on calm breathing and positive thoughts
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:
There has been an increase in COVID cases in the community over the last several weeks. This variant has less predictable symptoms and positive test date. Therefore, please follow these guidelines to help minimize sickness in our school community, especially as we head into the Memorial Day Holiday:

  • Do NOT send your student to school if they have any COVID symptoms, even if they test negative for COVID

  • Keep your student home until their COVID symptoms (cough, sniffles, runny nose, headache, sore throat, nausea, tired, body aches, etc.) COMPLELTELY resolve

  • Send me or the front office a negative test result prior to return to school if your student has been absent because of any COVID symptoms

  • 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

Rapid Tests:
Rapid tests can be negative in people with COVID when virus levels are low, regardless of symptomology. As the virus increases, the test result will change to positive. Therefore, a negative rapid test does not = no COVID.

Please test:
-A second time 24-72 hours after the first
test (if the first test is negative) for no
known exposure
-Immediately and 5 days after exposure

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
Attention 4th Grade Parents: Volunteer Help Needed
A tradition at our school has been to “pay it forward” at 5th Grade Promotion, having a handful of 4th grade families supporting set up/clean up and serving refreshments at 5th Grade Promotion. This allows our 5th grade families to focus on celebrating with their student(s) and family. Next year, when you are celebrating at 5th grade promotion, another team of parents will pay it forward for you.

The promotion ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 14th in the auditorium from 7-8ish pm and the refreshments will follow outside on the playground.

We are seeking volunteers to:
6:30 pm: set up (refreshment table outside set up)
8pm: serve refreshments outside
8:30pm clean up (chairs taken down in auditorium, refreshments cleaned up)

We need about 3-4 parents to help with this—can you help? Please contact Marian Wagner if you can help.
Attention 7th Grade Families :
WEB Mentorship Program
Hello Salmon Bay 7th Grade Families,
This week 7th grade students were presented with information about our W.E.B. (Where Everyone Belongs) mentorship program. Current 7th grade students who are interested in becoming a W.E.B. Leader/peer mentor next school year are encouraged to apply.

If a student is selected as a W.E.B. Leader, they are required to attend a two-day leadership training at Salmon Bay in late August and then partner with Salmon Bay staff to run 6th grade orientation. During next school year, each W.E.B. Leader will be partnered with another W.E.B. leader and they will run monthly social and academic check-ins with a group of about eight 6th grade students.
This is a very cool mentorship opportunity for our students. Please have a conversation with your student about this opportunity and if they are interested, encourage them to apply! As staff, we will review all applications in early June and select leaders that represent the diversity (gender, race, values, experiences, personalities, learning styles, etc.…) of Salmon Bay. You will find more information about the W.E.B. program in the attached application.

Applications are due by Friday, June 3rd. Applications need to be handed to Sam at school or emailed to
Thank you for your continued support,
Sam Olson (he/him)
Salmon Bay W.E.B. Program Coordinator
Attention 8th Grade Families:
Picnic and Promotion Details
On Thursday, June 16th, 8th Grade students will participate in a promotion rehearsal and picnic lunch during the school day. That evening, we will hold our 8th grade promotion ceremony. Families should watch for an email with additional details and a permission form.

Here's a breakdown of the schedule on June 16th for 8th grade students:

9:00 am- All 8th grade students are being taken by bus to Ingraham high school for promotion practice.  Following promotion practice, students will be taken by bus to Golden Gardens for a picnic lunch.

12:00 pm- Picnic lunch followed by time to hang out with friends, etc. If you volunteer at the picnic, please sign-up at the link below.

2:00 pm- students will begin to walk from Golden Gardens back to Salmon Bay. Teachers will be connecting with 8th grade students who may need a ride.

6:30 pm- Students need to be at Ingraham High School (1819 N 135th ST). Suggested attire is semi-formal but there is no set dress code.

7:00 pm- Promotion ceremony starts at 7PM and should run for approximately 1 ½ hours. There will be a reception with refreshments immediately following the ceremony. No tickets are required so feel free to bring your family to help celebrate your student’s achievement. 
Attention 8th Grade Families: We need some help setting up, serving lunch, and cleaning up after our 8th Grade picnic. You'll be at a park, with fellow parents and your 8th grade student(s). It's a pretty good volunteer gig! Take a look at our sign-up and see if you can help!
Thank you to everyone who attended our FOSB Annual Meeting last night. The proposed budget for 2022-2023 passed and will be posted on the FOSB website.

A special thank you to the following individuals who were elected into leadership positions for the 2022-2023 school year.
Co-Chair (Elementary) - Jackie Thai
Secretary - Melissa Carthum
Co-Treasurer - Brian LeBlanc
Co-Treasurer - Samsy Martin-Gray
Andrea Althauser
Melissa Amrhein
Caitlin Collins
Heather Darval
Jessica Timins Greenberg
Shelby Reynolds
Julie Schneider
Dominique Thomas
Rebecca Trlica
Tracy Wilson
Lilla Woods

Please note: Our Middle School FOSB Co-Chair position is still open. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact
The SED Committee Wants to Hear From YOU! 
Worried about "summer slide?" Have concerns about your child's learning, behavior, organization and planning? Feeling overwhelmed sorting through resources or navigating school support systems? FOSB's Special Education & Disability (SED) Committee is here to help! Email us at or visit for more info! 
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.
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