November 10, 2021

11- No School, Veterans Day
12 - No School
15 - 23: Fall Book Fair
17 - Photo Retake Day
18: FOSB Meeting
22-24: No School - Parent Teacher Conferences
25 - 26: No School - Thanksgiving & Native
American Heritage Day
Salmon Bay Families,

This has been a week of surprises! Tuesday, we had a challenging day of weather and weather announcements as well as an unexpected school closure for Friday, November 12th.

Tomorrow is Veteran’s day! Like many of you, I have family members who have served in the military. The pride I feel for them is enormous! The sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made do not go unnoticed! Spend time on Thursday honoring, and thanking our Veterans!

As a reminder conferences are coming up! If you have not scheduled your conference time, please check in with your child’s teacher.

Have a great weekend!
Salmon Bay Admin Team
Seen at Salmon Bay
Fifth grade students practiced manipulating positive and negative space with the “cut and flip” method in art class using black and white paper. We love these bold designs!
In 7/8 Science students were tasked with creating a protype for a device that can transfer energy from a human body's motion to a battery. Students used the engineering design process to design a solution for a rescue team that would need an energy source that could be used in any type of natural disaster and could power walkie talkies, GPS, flashlights etc. These designs were original and creative! 
Salmon Bay Community:
I would like to provide clarification on a few issues:

  • We DO accept rapid (antigen) and PCR tests in most instances. 

  • Salmon Bay is NOT offering a COVID-19 vaccine clinic

  • Currently, we are NOT offering flu clinics at any SPS site

Please refer to the SPS COVID Vaccination Page for specific information about COVID-19 vaccines in your area, and how to schedule these appointments.
Helpful Tip: Schedule your student's vaccination appointment on a Friday if possible. If your student is not feeling well after their appointment, they'll have the weekend to rest and recover without missing school.
If Students Are Sick If Students Are Sick If Students Are SickAs a reminder, please keep your student home if they have any covid like symptoms. Please refer to the following documents for more information, If Students Are Sick If Students Are Sick and Covid Symptoms.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 
Nurse Suzanne
Covid-19 Information
Please visit this SPS website for detailed information regarding what to do if your student has symptoms or has close contact with someone who has Covid-19.

IF there is a case of Covid-19 within a Salmon Bay classroom, a communication will be sent out to classroom families. Three classroom communications have been sent out to date. 
Nutty Squirrel Community Kit
Order the Community Kit and a $5 donation will be made to Salmon Bay School (or another participating school of your choice). Each kit contains 2 pints of gelato, take-n-bake brownie tray, salted caramel sauce, squirrel stash sprinkles, honeyberry postcard and Nutty merch.
Order in stores and online at
Photo Retake Day is next Wednesday, November 17th! No sign-up is needed.
Our Direct Giving Campaign has begun!
Good news! So far we have raised over $5000 toward our $65,000 goal. Way to go, Salmon Bay! If you haven’t had a chance to contribute, any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible.  

Donate by mail:  Write a check payable to FOSB, then return your donations form to FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.

Ask your friends and family to help. Send the donation link to others you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn.

Ask your employer to help. Many employers match employees’ charitable donations. If your employer matches your donation, they could double, triple, or quadruple your contribution! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350. Contact Jerri Harden ( if you need help processing your employer match. 

For more information about the Direct Giving campaign, please go to our website.
Our Fall Book Fair Starts Monday!
We will hold our Fall Book Fair in partnership with Secret Garden Books November 15th – 23rd. Families can shop online as well as in person at Secret Garden Books, located at 2214 NW Market Street in Ballard.

Watch your email on Monday for a list of book recommendations and other book fair details!

Families wishing to shop in person are encouraged to visit during our Salmon Bay in-store shopping day on Saturday, November 20th from 11 am – 5 pm. Secret Garden staff will be available to answer questions and help you and your student(s) find the perfect books.

All purchases made during the Book Fair support our school library! Book Fair purchases will be delivered to school and we will distribute them to families during student drop-off or pick-up.
Greetings Salmon Bay Families,
Our fourth annual Salmon Bay Community Giving program has begun! For families new to our community, this program provides a way for our families to support each other during what can be a very challenging time of year. From November 29th - December 15th , we will be collecting gifts for those families at Salmon Bay who would like help this season. We’re sending this notice out so everyone who would like to participate – either as a recipient or a donor – has the details.

To Receive Support: Please click on the following link and fill out the Microsoft Form. Information will be sent to Jenny Brooks and Rob Bright, our school counselors - personal information will be kept confidential. Please complete this Form by Thursday, November 18th. 

To Provide Support: We will send out a SignUp Genius on November 29th with all wishes listed. Sign up, purchase what is noted, and return the unwrapped, labelled item (direct ship or drop off) no later than December 15th and we’ll handle the rest. Full details will be available on the SignUp Genius.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you all for coming together to support one another this season.

In Community,
Jenny B (K-5) and Rob (6-8)
Middle School Basketball
Hello families, middle school basketball will begin in November, please complete this survey if your child is interested in playing. There are 2 teams, a girls and boys team. Students are allowed to play on the team they best identify with (but may not change once the choice has been made). Practices will be twice per week with a game on Saturdays. There will be COVID mitigation measures in place and that information is TBA.

Required paperwork: Please follow this link to the required paperwork. All athletes MUST have ALL paperwork completed before they can play. Paperwork can be turned in to Ms. Telford via hard copy or a digital file (sent to: works as well.
Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB)
Interested in finding out more about our school PTO but not sure where to start? Consider joining FOSB in the role of director! Fosb directors make a commitment to attend monthly meetings and participate in important discussions on topics like like the school budget, activities, and general direction of FOSB. 

We will be electing new directors at our FOSB meeting next Thursday, November 18th. Interested individuals should email Shawna and Jackie, FOSB Co-chairs, at

November FOSB Meeting
Next Thursday, November 18th at 7 pm
Watch your email for a meeting link and agenda.
We hope you can join us!
Community Announcements
Loyal Heights Community Center is Now Open
Loyal Heights Community Center & Teen Program is back. Due to Covid-19 there are new entry guidelines that have been put in place to keep participants safe. To enter the building and participate in programs at Loyal Heights Community Center, all participants must be fully vaccinated or have proof of valid negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours. The building will be locked and only participants who are registered for programs will be allowed to enter. You have to register in advance to participate in all programs. Families and teens must have an active account in Active Net to register for these programs. You can set up your account and register online at All drop in activities have been canceled for the time being.
 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays from 9 - 5 pm, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Unapologetically Black Parent Education Event (online)
Hosted by McDonald International PTA on Wednesday, November 17th from 6:30 - 8pm 

In support and alignment with McDonald teachers and staff's commitment to BLM Year of Purpose please join us in welcoming Tierra Johnson, writer, author, and co-founder of Education Unchained to discuss: 

The Black Lives Matter Guiding Principle : Unapologetically Black 
This is the affirmation that Black Lives Matter and that our love, and desire for justice and freedom are prerequisites for wanting that for others. These principles are the blueprint for healing and do not include nor do they support ignoring or sanitizing the ugliness and discomfort that comes with dealing with race and anti-race issues. 
Code Ninjas Seattle: After School Coding Program and Camps 
Salmon Bay Parents are opening a Code Ninjas in North Ballard in January 2022.  We offer fun and flexible coding education where kids learn to code while building their own video games, including popular favorites like Roblox® and Minecraft®.   They gain problem-solving, teamwork, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment.  Our program allows kids to learn year-round at their own pace. Drop-in at your convenience during the week or weekend hours or attend one of our camps!  
For more information and to Register: 
Follow us on Social: @codeninjasseattle  
University of Washington | Afterschool Online Enrichment Opportunities
The University of Washington Youth and Teen Programs is excited to offer a variety of remote courses for middle and high school students who seek afterschool enrichment opportunities.  Courses run over 10 weeks starting in January. Visit our website for registration information and course details.
Calling All Volleyball Players!
If you are age 10-11 (or even 12) and you are interested in playing volleyball at the Ballard Community Center from 5-6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please email Nicolette at to share your interest and ask any questions. Sign up is ongoing through Seattle Parks and Rec. 
Toy and Candy Donation Drive
Ballard scouts troop Navigators #309 is partnering with Ballard VFW to host a toy and candy donation drive to benefit Birthday Dreams, a local nonprofit that hosts birthday parties for children experiencing homelessness. We are collecting new or very gently used toys and candy. Donations are being accepted until December 5. A wish list can be found here: Items can be dropped off at the Ballard VFW (2812 NW Market St) on Thursdays or Saturdays between noon and 4pm, or email to arrange alternative drop-off. Please help us bring joy to kids in need!