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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
April 27, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


30: 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
29: Welcome Night for Incoming 6th Graders
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

Poetry Night was held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Thank you to Nancy Gruber, Middle School IA, for this leading this event and to all of the poets who attended. We loved hearing both original works and favorite poems. 

And just because it looks like so much fun, we wanted to share this photo of giant soccer in middle school PE classes today!

After School Programs

After School Programs 
Spring after school programs are underway! Today we want to highlight a class for K-2 students; Sports Spectacular!

In this class, students will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. We have plenty of room - come, join in the fun! 

Classes start next week on May 3rd. Sign up here

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 soon.

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee
3rd: 3:00 pm at Magnuson Park 6C
4th:  3:15 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield
5th:  3:00 pm at Magnuson Park 6B and 
4:30 pm at Magnuson Park 6A

MS:  Spring Reign Tournament, Burlington, WA

Boys Soccer
Varsity: 8:00 am vs. TOPS at Memorial Stadium

Girls Volleyball
11:30 am vs. Hazel Wolf at Eagle Staff

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

Dress Code 

Salmon Bay Dress Code
We've shared this information with Middle School students during homeroom this week. We also wanted to share it with our families.  We ask for your cooperation in ensuring that your child is dressed appropriately for school.

At Salmon Bay, our goal is to allow everyone to be comfortably dressed, to allow everyone to express themselves and their individual style, and to allow everyone to be focused on teaching and learning. We should express ourselves in a manner that does not disrupt, offend, or intimidate other members of the school community. Clothing that advertises, displays or suggests drugs, alcohol, sex, profanity or gang affiliations is not permitted.
  • Clothing must fully cover undergarments
  • Clothing must fully cover the torso (no midsection  showing)
  • All pants must be worn at the hips (no sagging)
  • Hoods may be worn outside but must be off inside
  • Hats may be worn but shouldn't impact vision or distract others
  • Shoes are to be worn at all times
Inappropriate dress can result in the following consequences:
  • 1st offense: Request for a cover up or clothing change (clothes may need to be brought from home)
  • 2nd offense: Phone call home and request for clothing to be brought to school if needed
  • 3rd offense: Office referral/family meeting and request for clothes to be brought from home
 Please let us know if you have any questions. 


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) is our parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are members. 

Join us at the next  Diversity Committee Meeting 
Monday, April 30 from 9:15-11am at the Dane (80th and 15th).    The  Diversity   Committee  serves to create an all-inclusive community by offering opportunities that encourage understanding and education around all  diversity  and identity-related issues.

Race, Activism & Community Discussion Notes
Notes and Resources from the evening event during Social Justice Week, facilitated by Sharon H Chang, are now posted to the FOSB website here

Next FOSB Meeting: May 10th 
Join us on May 10th, at 7:00 pm, in the library!   We'll be voting on new officers and directors. Thanks to all of those people who have stepped up to fill roles (past, present, and future). 

We're still looking for board members!  We also need help for various committees including Bike to School and Direct Giving. Salmon Bay awesomeness has a lot to do with volunteers, so come join us!
Directors  come to most meetings and help where they can at events during the year.  Please consider becoming a Director! Email the  FOSB Chairs  with questions or with your interest. 

2018-19 FOSB Officer Slate:
Co-Chairs: Alessandra Pollock (Middle School) &
 Aaron Olsen (Elementary)
Treasurers: Shelley Rousseau (Middle School) & Jen Phiefer (Elementary)
Secretary: Tracy Wilson  

Bike to School Month

May is Bike-to-School Month! Every Friday we will be providing snacks to students who bike or walk to school, with a special snack on May 9, Bike to School Day. Salmon Bay Bikes t-shirts will also be available for purchase on Fridays and May 9 (the cost is$10). Calendars for tracking how many minutes students spend biking in May will be distributed to teachers/students soon. The student who logs the most time biking in May, in each grade, will receive a prize.
We need parent volunteers to help run the snack stands and assist kids in locking their bikes properly every Friday in May. Anyone interested can contact Heather at kultervals@gmail.com.

Bike Lock Reminder
Recently, 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!

Elementary News

Elementary Photo Day
Class pictures will be taken on April 30th!  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 Enrichment & Camp Fees
It's almost time for camp! All of our elementary students will go to camp this spring. Kindergarten students will not spend the night at camp but will participate in an extended camp day. 

Camp fees are based upon which camp your student attends and how many nights they stay. See below for a list of fees.  If you have not yet paid your student's camp fee, you may do so online here or by dropping off a check, payable to FOSB, in the Volunteer Coordinator's office.

Many families have not yet paid their enrichment fee (field trip fee) for the year. You can pay the enrichment fee here. Contact Jodi to request a scholarship. 

Student Fees per Grade
All grades Enrichment Fee - $100 per elementary student
Kindergarten Camp fee - $25
First Grade Camp Fee - $100
Second Grade Camp Fee - $100
Third Grade Camp fee - $200
Fourth Grade Camp fee - $215
Fifth Grade Camp fee - $300

Middle School News

7th & 8th Grade Recipe for Resolution Showcase

Seventh and Eighth Grade students shared final Recipe for Resolution presentations this week as the culmination of their Conflict & Resolution Unit in Language Arts and World Geography. 

Join us for the Recipe for Resolution Showcase from 7-8:30 pm on Monday, April 30th

Students are expected to participate in the recipe for Resolution Showcase, and parents have a major role to play in the evening too! The showcase is a great opportunity to see student presentations and learn more about the themes woven throughout this integrated unit.

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

Notes from the Library

Spring sprung, as it always does here at Salmon Bay, with a bloom of poetry. Thanks so much to everyone who came to a Poetry Night and shared a poem or two with us. And thanks also to Nancy Gruber, who is the heart and soul of these events! Everyone is welcome to share copies of their poems with the library, to help decorate our "po-e-tree".

Yesterday our K-2 students enjoyed a visit from author Samantha Berger and illustrator Mike Curato. Their wonderful new book, What If... is a celebration of creativity, and our students were totally engaged in the presentation! We even had the opportunity to create stories together, complete with illustrations. The illustrations will be on display in the library.

Spring is also the time when the library sends out overdue notices a bit more often. Students and parents frequently have questions about them, so I wanted to share some important information with everyone:
  • We never charge overdue fines!
  • Families are only financially responsible for books that are lost, or damaged to the point of being unusable.
  • A book is automatically marked "lost" once it's over three months overdue. If it's truly lost, it will need to be paid for, or replaced with a copy in good condition. If the book is returned, the lost status and fine are deleted from our system. We always prefer that books are returned or replaced.
Parents are always welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns. Email is usually best: laillman@seattleschools.org

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

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

Community Announcements
Student Art Show
The Annual Naramore Middle and High School Art Show is up April 4-May 27! You are invited to the awards ceremony on May 4th at 6:00 p.m. when all participants will be recognized for their amazing creativity.

Location: Seattle Art Museum, Community Gallery-FREE
Exhibition runs: April 4 - May 27, 2018
Awards Ceremony & Teen Night Out: May 4, 2018, 6:00-7:00 p.m. The Keynote is Kyle Kinoshita
More information available on the SPS Website or
SAM website.

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.

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.

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

Creative Coding Summer Camps
Join Creative Coding for week-long camps all summer, June 25 - August 31st. Camps are held at The Good Shepherd Center, Magnuson and Bellevue College. Students in grades 1- 7. Visit CreativeCoding.com for details and to register. 

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.

North Seattle Junior Titans Football
This Seattle youth tackle football program is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. Open to children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. Practices begin August 6th@ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
Registration Fees: $240 (12/13/14yr old) $240(10/11 yr old) $185 (7 /8/9 yr old).  Register Here.
Or Contact Head Coach, Bill Taylor  (425) 672-3766

Bulletin Submissions

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