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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
April 20, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


24, 25: Poetry Nights 
26: District Levy Meeting
26: Recipe for Resolution Showcase (7/8th Grade)


1: Science Fair
7-9: Third Grade Camp
7-11: Staff Appreciation Week
10: FOSB Meeting 
14 - 17: 5th Grade Camp
1 7 - 18: 2nd Grade Camp
16 - 18: After school Drama MS Play 
23: Biography Night
28: No School - Memorial Day
30: 5th Grade Family FLASH Night
30 - 6/1: MS Drama - The Miracle Worker
31 - 6/1: First Grade Camp

For a year-end, April - June calendar, click here. 

Seen in the Hallways

This week, we wanted to share a glimpse of 6th grade students hard at work on their biography projects. Biography Night, when students transform our classrooms and library into a living museum, is always a highlight of the year. Mark you calendar now for May 23rd. You don't want to miss this exciting event!

After School Programs

After School Programs 
Spring after school programs are underway! 

Click here to see all of our offerings. Ukulele, art, coding, debate, magic, hip hop, crafts, sports - we have something for everyone! 

Summer Camp - Save The Date
Mr. G will be offering his summer camp the week after the school year ends. Mark your calendar for June 25 - 29th, from 9 am - noon. Camp is open to all 2nd - 5th grade students. Watch for registration forms in late April. 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee
3rd: 1:30 pm at Van Asselt Field #1
4th:  3:15 pm at Lower Woodland 2-B
5th:  1:30 pm at Lower Woodland 2-B
6th:  9:45 am at Magnuson 2B
7th: 4:00 pm at Magnuson 4A
8th:  8:00 am at Magnuson 1B/2A

Boys Soccer
Varsity: 11:30 vs. Hazel Wolf at Ingraham

Girls Volleyball
12:30 pm vs. South Shore at STEM/Boren

Track Meet
10 am - 1:30 pm at SW Athletic Complex

Auction Parties - Space Still Available

Auction Parties - Space Still Available
If you didn't make it to the auction, or did but missed the sign-up parties, you are in luck! There is still space available in the following auction parties. Click this link and scroll across the top to see each party and learn the details. 
  • Bikes, Beer, Ballard, Booyah
  • 14th Annual SB Climb
  • Learn to Read Tarot Cards
  • Adult Mask Making with Xena
  • Messenger Bag Sewing Party
  • PJ Movie Night with Teachers Jenny & Bre
  • Pizza Party with 6th Grade Staff
  • Women's Night Out
After signing up, drop off a check for your party fee at the Volunteer Coordinator's office. Have questions? Email our Auction Party Chairs at sbsauctionparties@gmail.com


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) is our parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are members. 
Next Meeting: May 10th 
Join us on May 10th, at 7:00 pm, in the library!   We'll be voting on new officers and directors. Think of our incredible community! Think of all the unique and amazing programs and events we offer to all families! These things require a lot of volunteer help. We're looking for board members and a secretary for next year:
Board members come to most meetings and help where they can at events during the year.
The FOSB Secretary takes minutes and attendance at meetings and otherwise helps with administrative tasks.
Please consider one of these roles and email the FOSB Chairs with questions or your interest. 

2018-19 FOSB Officer Slate:
Co-Chairs: Alessandra Pollock (Middle School) and Aaron Olsen (Elementary)
Treasurers: Shelley Rousseau (Middle School) and Jen S Phiefer (Elementary)
Secretary: Open! Are you interested in volunteering? 

Bike to School Month

Bike Reminders
The weather is getting nicer and more students are riding bikes to school. We love it when everyone bikes, but we need your help at the bike racks to ensure there is space for everyone. 

We've noticed several bikes locked to our racks in a sideways position. These bikes take up a lot of space and prevent others from using the bike racks. Please park your bike with the tire facing into the rack. 

Parents can help by ensuring bike locks are long enough to securely fasten when using the racks as designed. If you have questions, please let us know. Thanks!

Volunteers Needed

Direct Giving Campaign Help Needed
Mary Ullrich, our Direct Giving Chair, is seeking a couple volunteers to assist with developing a theme and display for our fall fundraising campaign. You'll meet in May and share ideas. The actual fundraising campaign runs in the fall. Interested? Email Mary

Poetry Night

Poetry Nights Are Coming!

Prepare a couplet, a rhyme, or free verses
Write about springtime, baseball or nurses,
artichokes, frisbees, or faerie lights
Then bring your poem to our Poetry Nights!

We'll gather in the library from 7-8:00
(Get a spot early, you don't want to be late!)
On Tuesday or Wednesday, either night will do
There's an audience waiting to hear one or two

of the poems you've written, or poems you have read,
Favorite poems you can't seem to get out of your head
Poems that are true or poems that are myths, 
Come one night - or both - the 24th and 25th. 

Where: Library, 2nd Floor
When: Tuesday, April 24th and/or Wednesday, April 25th -              7-8:00pm
What: These short, sweet evenings offer our community a chance to celebrate  Poetry Month together.  
Who:  All Salmon Bay students, staff and family members  are welcome (and encouraged!) to come share poems--or just listen. 

Elementary News

Elementary Photo Day
Class pictures will be taken on April 30th! We need volunteers to keep the day flowing smoothly. Can you help? Email Jodi with your availability. 

Each student will receive a copy of their class photo at the end of the year. Class photos are part of each student's enrichment fee. 

Elementary Yearbook Cover Contest
All elementary students are invited to participate. Cover submissions should be drawn on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper, should include the words, "Salmon Bay School 2017 - 2018" and should include the student name and grade on the back of their submission. Entries can be created in full color. All entries are due by April 25th.   

Summer Staircase
Seattle Public Schools is currently accepting registration forms for Summer Staircase.  Summer Staircase is a program for current K-4th grade students and is located at 18 sites around. Seattle (Salmon Bay is not one of them, but students will be placed at site closest to their address).  Students will further their skills in Reading and Math and participate in fun activities. 
Dates: June 26th- July 27th (Monday-Friday, no school on July 4th).  Students cannot miss more than 3 days.
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Free tuition, breakfast, lunch, and transportation (if outside 1 mile of site)    All students welcome to apply. Preference given to students below grade level in Reading and/or Math.
If you are interested, please contact Jenny Brooks ( jwbrooks@seattleschools.org) or your child's teacher.  The program fills quickly! 

Middle School News

Attention 8th Grade Families - HS Registration
Please review your student's high school registration packet. Students must bring their signed, completed Registration Forms to school on Monday, April 23, to complete the high school registration process with the high school counselors. Any students who did not receive their packets over spring break should see Gail.

Adams Elementary Carnival MS Volunteers Needed
June 15th from 5 - 7:30 pm at Adams Playground
Help is needed to set up, work a booth/game or clean up. Work a 30 minute shift. Sign up for 3 shifts, get a free slice of pizza. Sign up here

Summer Skills Center 
The Seattle Skills Center application for this summer is now available online.  These free summer courses for incoming 9th through 12th graders can earn students 1/2 HS credit. The courses emphasize hands-on learning, field trips, guest speakers, and career exploration. Students may explore teaching, computer applications, construction trades, culinary arts, medical services and many more opportunities. Summer Skills Center runs at several locations from July 9 to August 3rd, 11:30am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Bus tokens or Orca cards are provided. Click here to apply

Staff Appreciation Week 

Staff Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11th!

During Staff Appreciation Week, we celebrate all members of our staff with special treats and tokens of appreciation. We have a great line up of daily activities:
Monday, May 7: Coffee/Tea Delivery
Tuesday, May 8: Lunch
Wednesday, May 9: Afternoon Appetizers
Thursday, May 10: Afternoon Treat Trolley/ snack bar
Friday, May 11: Potted plants

This is one of our favorite weeks because of all the joy it brings our staff, but we can't do it without you. Feel like baking a treat? We need some! Know a tasty salad recipe? Sounds great!  Have time to stop at a store to pick something up? Perfect!

You can sign-up to volunteer or donate here

Community Announcements

Bike Rodeo on Saturday
Get ready for Bike to School Month on Saturday, April 21st from 10 am to Noon. Bike Rodeo at the Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave NW. There will be swag,
a bike maintenance station and bike decorating. 

Host Families Needed
North American Nippon Educational Services is looking for 14 ~ 15 host families for high school students (aged 15-17) from Japan this summer for four weeks. The boys and girls are attending classes at the Northwest School Summer Program in Seattle. Dates are July 21~ August 19, 2018

Families will learn about Japanese culture, receive gifts from Japan and memories that last a lifetime! Families are expected to dine together in the evening and provide breakfast (Lunch is provided at the school.), include the students with family activities and provide some entertainment on weekends. A $650 stipend is included for each family. 

If you are interested, please call North American Nippon Educational Services at 206-484-1972 or email at nankanzaki@msn.com.

Ballard HS Dance Team Tryouts
No experience required! join us at open practices on April 17th and 19th from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at the BHS main gym. Tryouts are April 24 - 27th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the BHS aux gym. You need to have a current physical and the completed tryout packet found here. 

Parenting Teens with Positive Discipline Workshop
Sound Discipline is offering an evening parenting workshop on Tuesdays from 7 - 9:30 pm, May 17 - May 22nd. The class is open to all middle and high school parents. More info and registration here

Cultivating the Genius of Black Children Discussion
May 8th, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Seattle City Hall. Facilitated by Dr. Debra Sullivan. For more information and registration click here. Questions? Email Mike at institute@hilltopcc.org

Eckstein Middle School Band Rummage Sale
April 28th from 9 am - 3 pm. MS cafeteria. Mark your calendar and come to this popular rummage sale event! There will be wonderful bargains, delicious baked goods for sale, and lively jazz music from our student combos.
Proceeds from the Rummage Sale go directly to Eckstein's Music Programs and are used to support instrument repairs, scholarship funds, and off-campus music performances.

Kids Co. Summer Camp 
Located at Adams Elementary, weekly summer camps are designed for fun, adventure and exploration. 206-619-9617 or adams@kidscompany.org  More info here. 

Kid Summer Sailing Opportunities
  The Corinthian Yacht Club at Shilshole has sail camps for those learning how to sail and also for older kids who have had some past sailing experience. Camps are for sailors age 8 - 18 and focus on having fun on the water and improving sailing skills. One week long day camps run throughout the summer from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information and registration see this web link.
Bulletin Submissions

We welcome submissions to our weekly Bulletin. Email submissions to Jodi by noon on Thursday.