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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
April 5, 2019
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


8-12: No School/ Spring Break 
18: Middle School Poetry Night 
18: Fourth Grade WA State History Museum
26: K-8 Family Fitness Night (5 - 7 pm)


1: Elementary Science Fair
4: Garden Work Party 
6 - 10: Staff Appreciation 
9: FOSB Meeting 
15 - 17: Middle School After School Theater Play
18: Rock For FOSB

Seen in the Hallways
Art Walk & Multicultural Potluck 

This week students participated in a variety of Social Justice Week Activities including the Art Walk and Multicultural Potluck on Tuesday. Mary K also joined us this morning to lead Friday Sing. 

Second Grade Poetry

Tulips, tulips
Red and Blue
They're all the colors
Its up to you!
Tulips, Tulips
Ours are red,
Neatly planted in a flower bed!
By Elias Cole

Otto inspired our second grade students by helping them plant tulips last fall. Today, students just had to write about these beautiful flowers!
Year End  Dates &  Changes

NEW! Promotion Date Changes

June 25 - 5th Grade Promotion, 7 pm
Salmon Bay School Auditorium 

June 26 - 8th Grade Promotion, 7 pm 
Ingraham High School Auditorium 

Spring Camp Dates
Kindergarten Day Camp: June 6
First Grade: May 30-31
Second Grade: May 16-17
Third Grade: May 6-8 
Fourth Grade: June 10-12
Fifth Grade: June 3-6
7th Grade: June 3-5
8th Grade:  June 4-7

More information about camp will be emailed when we return from spring break!

Before & After School Programs

Registration is Open for Spring Session! 
We have brought back some favorite classes this session as well as adding some new opportunities. Be sure to click here to see all of our fabulous program offerings.

New this session:
  • Video Game Design for Grades 3-5
  • Dodgeball for Grades 3-5
  • Cooking for Grades 6-8
  • Yoga for Athletes, Grades 6-8 
Middle School Students - we have programs for you:
  • Yoga for Middle School Athletes
  • Cooking Around the World
  • Video Game Design 
  • Magic the Gathering 
  • Ukulele
Once you sign-up, click here to be directed to our payment page. We ask that class fees be paid prior to the first day of your spring class. You can also drop off a check, payable to FOSB, in the red mailbox outside the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. Questions? Email Jodi

Summer Camp Announcements

Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp
Registration is now open for the Boys & Girls Club summer program.  We're the best price in town ($240 per week INCLUDING field trips!), and we go on field trips all around the Greater Seattle Area three to four times a week! Field trips include Seattle Storm Game, Museum of Flight, Spin Alley, Living Computer Museum, Jetty Island, Biringer Farms (berry picking), and Mariner's Game! On-site activities going with weekly themes such as Science, Food, and Creativity!  You can learn more about camp  here You can also call 206 297 7764 for information and  to register!

2019 Project Biotech Registration is Open
If the thought of science brings to mind fun in the lab and interesting discussions about DNA, health and unique careers, then we have great news for you!  As in the past, our PROJECT BIOTECH summer camps provide extensive lab and computer activities as well as the opportunity to meet local scientists, experience Shoreline Community College facilities, and interact with our experienced Biotechnology Program staff.  There will be three camps this summer, each with a different theme.  We invite you to join us for one or more of them!
  • Biotechnology Essentials & Beyond. July 8-12 
  • Biotechnology & Infectious Disease: Tracking Hantavirus in WA State. July 22-26
  • Biotechnology & Cancer: Causes, Cures and Careers. August 5-9  
The registration link and additional registration details can be found here. Each camp can accept only 24 students so early registration is encouraged.  Current 8th through 11th graders are eligible. 

Girls Who Code Summer Program
Girls Who Code's newest summer program is Girls Who Code Campus! Each Campus course, for girls 10 to 18, is two weeks long to fit with busy summer schedules. Each course explores new and exciting material, like Website Design and Development or Wearable Tech & Fashion Design. View the full Course Catalog here. Campus courses are hosted at schools like Forest Ridge School and Eastside Catholic. In Campus courses, girls will explore coding concepts, build fun and challenging projects, and join a national sisterhood of over 90,000 girls who code. Registration is open, reserve your spot now (and your second registration is half off!). Early bird pricing ends on 3/15. Full scholarships are available for families that qualify. Email with questions.
Hilltop Children's Center - Big Kids Summer
Join us for a joyful summer at Hilltop!  We are open from 8-6:15 daily all summer. Big Kids Summer combines many summer camp activities into one camp so you can minimize transitions for your child, and you don't have to drive all over the city to different camps all summer for your child to have a diversity of experiences! For children in K-4th grade. To register  click here  and fill out the application for enrollment selecting Big Kids Summer only.  Email  with any questions.

Glass Art Camp: April School Break & Summer Camps
Kids are fascinated by glass and seldom get to work with it! Join local glass artist/creativity guide Marcia Wiley ( in her charming Ballard studio and learn about the magic of glass. Make fused glass art pieces, go on neighborhood art walks, and meet Maggie the Magnolia. Tuition includes glass, kiln time, snacks. Sibling discount.  Ages 5-12.  9:30 - 3:30.   Before/after-care available (8:30-4:30).  
April Vacation Camp on April 8 - 12th and 15 - 19th. (register for one or more days)
Summer Camps beginning on June 17th. Register for individual days or, 4- or 5-day options.
See all available camps, find our more information and register at OR c all Marcia at 206 619 8613   

Summer Art Camps in North Seattle
The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 15-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional artist-instructors. 
  • 1 week of mornings or afternoons: $220 
  • 2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE$88
To register, click here.   Questions? Send us an email

Kids With An Edge Classes
Now enrolling for  Summer Math Camps: 
Prepare for the fall and start the year off with confidence.  Math camps for 6th grade through Algebra 1.  Small and highly interactive classes.
Spring and Fall Reading/Math Classes for Preschoolers through Algebra 1.   Prep/Support for Kindergarten, elementary school, middle school or high school!  Class size limited to 2-4 students only!  Sign up now! or email with questions. 

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


From Admin
Dear Salmon Bay Community,
What a busy week we've had!  Our Future Land auction was "out of this world"!  We exceeded our Fund-A-Need goal which will help many of our students with counseling and programmatic needs.  Thanks for your continued support, and to our FOSB Auction Committee for their hard work and organization of this huge event.
We wrapped up this week with a beautiful Sing gathering with Mary K, and we are so grateful to all of you for your openness, advocacy, and support of Social Justice in our school and our community.  The students, staff, and families came together this week to share in new experiences, listen and learn through different perspectives, and dialogue with one another.  Thank you to all of our presenters and organizers that contributed to the success of Social Justice Week and upheld our vision of Uplifting Underrepresented Perspectives. 
As we head into Spring Break, please take care of yourselves and one another - and enjoy your break!
In partnership,
Annie, Darren, and Neil

Elementary News

Summer Program for Students
Summer Staircase, SPS's free summer program for incoming 1st-5th graders, is now taking applications for Summer 2019.  The program runs Monday-Friday, July 1st-July 26th, 8:30am-1:00pm.  Students will receive breakfast, lunch, and transportation free of charge.  All students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students who are below grade level as determined by classroom based assessments, MAP, and/or SBA. More info here.
Registration form here.  
Please return registration forms to your child's teacher or to Jenny Brooks, School Counselor.  
Application deadline is Friday, April 26th.

Middle School News

8th Grade Families:
Please save the date: May 23rd
High School Information Night will be on this May 23rd. It will start with food at 6pm and information starting at 6:30 in the auditorium. We will have a panel of high school students to answer questions about the realities of freshman year and beyond.  Also, Gail, previous Salmon Bay and current Ballard High counselor, will be here to talk about ways to support your freshman and the realities of high school credits.
High School Registration
On Monday April 22nd, high school counselors from various high schools will be at Salmon Bay to register the 8th graders for their freshman year.  Information should be going out to families during spring break detailing registration events.  Ballard High will be having registration evenings on April 16 and 18 at the high school.
Any questions feel free to email MS Counselor Rob Bright at

Rental Returns Due April 15th 

This is a friendly reminder that all rental equipment must be returned to either Alpental or Summit Central by April 15th! If you kept your gear after WEP, it is your responsibility to return your own rented equipment or arrange plans with another family. 

2019 School Auction

What A Night! 
Thank you to our amazing Auction Committee for all you did to make Futureland such a welcoming and successful event! A special shout out to Auction Chair, Shelby Reynolds... Thank you for sharing your leadership and event planning skills with our community! 

Counselor's Note: 
Hello Salmon Bay Community: 
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We really appreciate the love and support we received with the 'Fund a Need' at last week's auction. It's an honor to work in a school community where social emotional learning and counseling services are highly valued. The raising of your paddle warmed our hearts!
Your Salmon Bay Counselor Team: 
Jenny Brooks and Rob Bright

Auction Item Pick Up
If you purchased an item but have not yet picked it up, stop by the Volunteer Coordinator's office or email Jodi

Sign-Up for Parties Still Available
It's not too late to join some of the fabulous auction parties. Two parties take place the week after break - Marimba with Mark and the Women's Night Out. Don't miss your chance to join!

Click here to see all of our fabulous parties. 
Sign-up and join other Salmon Bay parents for some fun!

FOSB is our school parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are automatically members. 

Next FOSB Meeting : Thursday May 9, 2019
Help us pass our budget, elect Officers and Directors for next year, and learn about upcoming vision work and community-building events for 2020. 
FOSB Finance Committee Meeting : Tuesday April 30, 2019 Please join our Finance Committee to review budget plans for next year. We will prepare a budget to be presented for approval by membership at the May meeting. 
FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes from FOSB meetings are available at Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom and updates on school day happenings from administration.
FOSB Officers for 2019-2020
Middle School Co-Chair: Scott Koch
Elementary Co-Chair: Open
Secretary: Tracy Wilson
Middle School Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau
Elementary Treasurer: Jen S Phiefer
At large FOSB Treasurer/Finance Committee: Open
FOSB Directors
  • Danielle Steele (6th grader)
  • Elijah Driscol (2nd grader)
  • Ian Whyte (6th grader):
  • Jodi Russell (6th grader)
  • Laura Feola (2nd and 5th graders)
  • Margaret Bagshaw (7th grader)
  • Nicole Gomez (3rd grader)
  • Ali Pollock (7th grader)
Rock for FOSB - Save the Date!

Community Announcements

Middle School Girls Volleyball Opportunity
Are you interested in joining a middle school girls volleyball league for 6th -8th  grade girls at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club? If so, please email T.J. Parry at with your name, players name, grade, and email as we gather numbers to estimate the interest level.  He will add you to the list and let you know when registration will be open.  Minimum of 24 girls, maximum of 40-44. See more details below:
  • Players will be put on a team based on buddy/coach requests, school, and grade. 
  • Team practices on Monday or Wednesday 7-8pm. Matches on Fridays at 5pm or 6pm. 
  • Anticipated Start Date: April 15
  • End Date: June 7
  • 7-8 practices per team
  • 7-8 matches per team
  • Cost: TBD but between $80-90 per player +BGC Membership required ($50)
Cascadia College/UW Bothell Career Day!
Saturday, April 27th from 11am-4pm. Join us for Career Day: Telling Our Stories, Changing the Narrative. This all-day community event is a rich exploration of academic and career possibilities. Though this experience is tailored to girls* and women of all ages in school, college and beyond, people of all ages and genders are welcome to attend.
Shuttles, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please let us know your transportation needs in your registration form. Parents and allies of all ages and genders are welcome to attend this FREE event! More info here
Salmon Pay parent, Christine Meier is planning to attend and happy to carpool additional students. Call her at 206-854-4952

Middle School Writing Clinic
For Students Entering Grades 6-8 in Fall 2019
August 12, 13, and 14; 10am-3pm, 
6412 34th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Tuition: $800
The Moving Words clinic works with budding writers and students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other sensory/learning issues.  The Brainstorming Clinics focus on the first, most generative stage of the writing process. Students will learn how the brain finds ideas and practice various techniques to access them. These techniques can be applied to many types of writing, whether personal or academic, essays or stories.  The clinic engages students in unexpected ways to generate fresh ideas through a wide range of brainstorming techniques. 
Register here.  

Annual Eckstein Band Rummage Sale
The Eckstein Band annual rummage sale is coming soon- April 20th!  This fundraiser helps fund our Jazz/Band programs, which serve hundreds of kids in the school every year.  Donations of re-sellable items will be accepted on April 19th. Please join us for the  sale on April 20th. More detailed information can be found here. 

Summer rental in sunshine-filled Craftsman
Do you have family or friends who are planning a visit to Seattle this summer and are looking for a place to rent? Or do you know anyone planning a remodel who might need a place to call home for the summer? If so, feel free to get in touch! We will be traveling for the summer and are hoping to rent out our beautiful craftsman home for the months of July and August (available July 1 - Aug 31). Our two bedroom home is perfect for a family with two children. It comfortably sleeps 4, with space for 2 more in a pull-out couch/bed in the study. We're two blocks from the  Hiram Chittenden Locks and and a 10 minute walk to central  Ballard. We're seeking a renter for the full two month period (if possible). If you have any questions or would like more information and pictures, please contact Jessica Cohen at .