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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
April 6, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


9-13: Spring Break
20: Counselor Chat: 2nd & 3rd Grade Parents
24, 25: Poetry Nights 
26: District Levy Meeting


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

What a great week of education and exchange around social justice issues! Thank you to FOSB's Diversity Committee for planning this week and helping us start these important conversations. 

On Wednesday, students attended assemblies presented by Living Voices. 

Families were treated to a number of performances at the annual Multicultural Potluck on Thursday evening. 

Elementary students ended the week singing peace and justice songs with Mary K at our weekly Friday Sing. 

Elementary After School Opportunity

Many after school programs will start when students return from Spring Break. Sign-up now so that you'll be all set when school resumes. 

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 This Weekend - April 7
3rd: 10:30 am at Ranier Beach 3
3rd: 12:00 pm at Rainier Beach 1
4th:  10:30 Walt Hundley field 1
5th:  9:00 am Walt Hundley field 1
6th:  No game. 
7th: 3:00 pm at Georgetown field 1
8th:  No game

Elementary information here
Middle school information here

Auction Parties - Space Still Available

Last call for Auction Parties: Sign Up Now!

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 Marimba with Mark
  • 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. 

A HUGE thanks to the FOSB Diversity Committee for organizing Social Justice week including at fantastic potluck last night. 
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? 

Finance Meeting 
April 17th, 7 pm. The meeting will be at Salmon Bay in the second floor resource room. Please come if you're interested in helping finalize the budget for next year. 

Bike to School Month

Bike to School Month needs your help! 
We need volunteers and a new leader/s for our Walk/Bike Committee to organize Bike to School Month in May. This is a fun and popular community event that encourages human powered transportation to school. 

Please help keep this tradition going by volunteering. Don't worry, you won't have to start from scratch, we'll help get you the things you need to be successful. 
Email FOSB (fosbchair@gmail.com) if you can help.

Poetry Night

Poetry Night will be celebrated April 24th & 25th!
Join us on Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th from 7-8 pm in the school library. Read a favorite poem, listen to student poems and celebrate poetry month.
Community members, young, old, students, staff, parents/guardians, and grandparents are all welcome to join in and step up to share a poem or two.  Hope to see you there.!  

Elementary News

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. All entries are due by April 25th.   

Counselor Chat! for 2nd & 3rd Grade Families
Parents/guardians of 2nd & 3rd grade Salmon Bay students are invited to a social gathering on  Friday, April 20th  after Friday Sing (9:30-10:15am) in the school library.  Build social connections with other parents, strengthen our community, ask/answer questions, share with others.  Facilitated by: Jenny Brooks (Elem School Counselor)   Bring: Your coffee or tea, a morning snack, a resource to share that has been helpful to you as a parent
Pre-K siblings welcome.  Questions? Email Jenny B
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 WEP Skiers/Boarders:
  If you rented gear at Salmon Bay's rental night Sunday, April 15th is the last day to return your rented gear. You can return your gear to the rental shop at either Snoqualmie Central or Alpental.  If gear is not returned by this date it will be considered missing and you may be charged. Please email Noah ( nperson@summiti90.com ) at Snoqualmie Pass if you have questions or concerns.
Middle School Play Props Needed
We could use the following items for The Miracle Worker:
A brass dinner bell or gong  and  a dining table with drop-leaves for easy backstage storage. 
Please let Glyde know if you have something that can be used for a couple of months. ghking@seattleschools.org
Thanks! G&Co.

Still don't know what you're doing this summer? 
How about...Summer Employment with the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department! Various summer employment opportunities are available. You can apply online or see Gail for an application.
YES! Program: ages 13-19
Youth Engaged in Service: Job readiness and leadership development program where you earn service hours toward your high school graduation requirement and an additional stipend of $150. Applications are due May 22.
STEP Program: ages 14-19
Student Teen Employment Preparation: project-based job readiness program that has teams of students addressing a community need. If you complete 120 program hours you will receive a $599 stipend. Deadline for application is May 18 by 5PM-in staff hands, not postmarked by.

YPAR Program: ages 14-19
Youth Participatory Action Research: Project-based program will explore social justice questions, do community-based research, and build a social justice campaign. Deadline for application is May 18 by 5PM-in staff hands, not postmarked by.
SOS Program: Open to current 6, 7, 8 graders
Make a difference in your community while gaining leadership and work skills. $150 stipend upon completion of SOS. Students entering 9th grade will also accumulate 15 hours of service learning toward the high school graduation requirement. Deadline for application is May 18 by 5PM-in staff hands, not postmarked.
For more information and applications click here
Diversity Committee

Social Justice Week is over but our work has just begun. Take everything you and our students learned from the stories we heard this week- stories about our past,  stories from students' and teachers' experiences, stories we heard from each other in facilitated conversations, stories shared in the food we eat-- and DO SOMETHING. Start with one action. Our world becomes a better place not from our good feelings, but from acting on them. 

Share with fosbdiversity@gmail.com any feedback from this week, what conversations you had or testimonies you'd like to share, but especially what actions you have taken.

Community Announcements

Community Giving/ Social Justice Action Opportunity 
Here is an opportunity to take what you learned from Social Justice Week and put it into action! Johnny Tarrant III has a personal relationship with one of the parents at our school. He is a father of a 5 year old autistic son, a military veteran, a black man, and currently homeless (stuck in transitional housing) with his family. The issues of homelessness and racial inequity are deeply intertwined and disability adds another layer of need and complexity on top of it. His story is in the link here. If it speaks to you, please donate! 
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.

Aerospace and Engineering Career Fair 
North Seattle College May 3, 1-3:30 pm: Info here

Doctor for a Day for Students of Color 
Dale Turner YMCA, April 14 9 am- 2 pm. Info here
Storytime and Homework 
Students can receive help daily at your local libraries. Info here

Free Family Concert
April 7th, 2 pm at McCaw Hall
Enjoy the Seattle Women's Chorus and the Seattle Men's Chorus, our region's largest singing ensembles, during this one-hour concert, featuring family-friendly songs from Katy Perry, Whitney Houston, The Wizard of Oz, and Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.  More info here.

Learn Ultimate with the Seattle Cascades Pro Team!
Cascades Academy  is coming to Memorial Stadium, April 7th. Come play Ultimate Frisbee with us, stay for the 2018 opening game, and watch your coaches play!! Special Deal: we'll be offering participants both a youth and one (1) adult ticket for the April 7th game.  Elementary School 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Middle School 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  This clinic is $20, or $30 including either a jersey, shorts or a disc. Register  here  

Ballard High School Cheerleader Tryouts
Coming to Ballard HS next year? Interested in cheerleading? Attend a manadatory parent/student meeting on April 16th. tryouts will be held 4/16 - 4/19. 
Find out details and download required forms here. 

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

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.

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.
Roosevelt HS Youth Football Camp
July 17-20, 10 am - 1 pm
Suggested donation: $125
Join Roosevelt HS Football Coach Ryan Sherlock, RHS Assistant Coaches and player for an exciting week of football. Learn strength and conditioning techniques, improve your skills and have fun in a positive environment. Registration information here.

Bulletin Submissions

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