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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
December 15, 2017
In This Issue
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15: One hour early dismissal (2:25 pm)
15: Evening Lantern Festival, Salmon Bay Park, 6:30 pm
18 - 29: No School - Winter Break


1: No School - New Year's Day
11: FOSB meeting
12: WEP Day #1
15: No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
19: WEP day #2
23-25: Bye Bye Birdie Performances
26: WEP Day #3
30: Morning School Tour 
31: No School - Day Between Semesters

Geo Bee

Salmon Bay Geo Bee!   
Thanks to our 5th-8th grade Geo Bee classroom representatives : Luna Crone-baron, Jack Rousseau, Jack Jochum, Roman Junes, Bennett Quaid, Samuel Layton, Harry Ullrich, Frances Castrodale, Elliot Dotson, Will Shepard, Ryan Bohanan, Jill Philbin, Madeira Lee, Graeme McAuslan, and Joshua Reeves. 

Yesterday their knowledge of geography and history was on display for our community to see. In the end, Jack Rousseau was able to answer the most questions correctly and was crowned the Salmon Bay champion. Well done Jack!  He will move on to the State competition in March and represent the Salmon Bay community.

Seen in the Hallways
Annual Lantern Festival
This morning, our elementary students, participated in the Lantern Festival. Over the past few weeks, each student created a lantern and all lanterns were on display this morning. We loved seeing the different designs and sharing some beautiful music with our families!

You are invited to our evening Lantern Festival.
Tonight at Salmon Bay Park. 6:30 pm. Mary K will lead songs. Please bring your own lantern or flashlight.  

Linda Illman, Salmon Bay Librarian, worked with first grade students on a special origami lesson this week. Last week students enjoyed listening to the book,    More-igami. This week, students returned to the library to create some origami of their own.  

Middle School Sports

Basketball Coaches Needed!
We are in need of a Boys' JV Basketball coach.
See job details here. 
Regular practice schedule:
Girls: Tuesday/Thursdays  from 3:45-5:30
Boys: Mondays, 3:45-5:30 and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:15.
For more information, contact Erin Telford, Salmon Bay School Athletic Director.

Winter After School Programs
Winter After School Classes
Registration for Winter After School Classes is Open!


*Three options for early release Wednesdays!!!!
*Three levels of coding for kids
*Get strategic with Chess club or Debate Club
*Get moving with Hip Hop dance or our NEW Sports Spectacular 
*Be artistic with Art Survey or Ukulele, or a NEW Trendy Crafts Class

See all of the class offerings and register here

Winter K-5 Play, Game Over
When a video game goes berserk and starts trapping families inside, there's only one way out: win the game! Written by the 2016 grade 3-5 playwrights, this zany play zips through level after level as the players, now inside the game, must face lava monsters, minotaurs, dance competitions, a giant clock, and an anthropomorphized milkshake. With lots of great roles for actors and crew, this play is sure to be a blast - come join us!

Rehearsals begin January 17th. 
Performances will be held March 15 - 17th.  
Register here

January FOSB Meeting
Join Friends of Salmon Bay at our next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11th (7:00 in the Library). We'll be hearing from teachers and administration as well as discussing plans for the coming auction.  Keep an eye out for mini-grant items showing up in classrooms. 

FOSB also provides a lot of support for WEP (our Winter Enrichment Program), so don't forget to ask your student about what they enjoy about winter enrichment!

Scott and Ali

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Save the Date 

SAVE THE DATE! Salmon Bay's annual auction is on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at North Seattle College's Wellness Center. Join us as we travel around the world and celebrate this year's theme 'Bon Voyage!' 

As  our largest fundraiser of the year, the auction is also the one evening we set aside to gather our entire community together to celebrate. If you haven't been to a Salmon Bay auction, you have no idea what you're missing! Mark your calendars now for March 24, 2018 and join in the fun.

Auction Decor Team Needs Boxes
The auction decor team needs your XL holiday boxes! Please flatten and save your large boxes over the holiday season. The auction decor team plans to repurpose them into something spectacular. Just bring your boxes to school after the New Year and drop them off in the volunteer coordinator's office. 

School Announcements

Action Required - Student Verification Forms
Seattle Public Schools has announced the online version of the student data verification form for the 2017-18 school year. This process replaces the paper data verification form sent home at the beginning of each school year. 

To complete the form, please log into the Source  and click on "Data Verification Form."  Note: The system allows for only one data verification form to be submitted per student. If another legal guardian has initiated filling out the data verification form, you will receive an error indicating that the form is associated with another account.

If you have multiple students at the district, you will fill out a data verification form for each student. We ask that all families complete these forms as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our main office. 

Community Summit: Strengthening Family & School Connections for Student Success 
Sponsored by Seattle Alliance of Black School Educators and Seattle Public Schools 

This is a community-building and strengthening event for parents, students, teachers, administrators, community members, and stakeholders that will offer tools and resources to build stronger partnerships in support of students.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at  Aki Kurose Middle School
Registration 7:30 - 8:00 (Continental Breakfast provided)
·        Opening:  8:00 - 9:00
·        Workshops:  9:00 - 4:00
Lunch will be served. Click here f or a full program description. 
Elementary News

Elementary WEP Classes
Last year we expanded the Winter Enrichment Program at Salmon Bay to include elementary grades.  We are continuing Elementary WEP again this year!

WEP Class catalogs were emailed to all families Thursday evening. You can also download a catalog by clicking on the appropriate link below. 

Students will complete WEP choice forms during our first week back to school in January. You can send a form back to school with your student or teachers will assist students with form completion in class. 

High School Tours

Attention 8th Grade Families - High School Tours
It's time to start planning for high school tours. Check this document for tour details. Please contact Gail, middle school counselor, with any questions. 

Information Nights  - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 to 7:00PM Information Tables and Tours
7:00 to 8:30PM Presentation & Questions

Ballard High School
Student tours, February 6th and 14th from 8 to 9:30 AM. 
8th Grade Parent Night  - Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Ballard High School Gym.  
Students may sign up for shadow visits of IHS students now. Contact Maria Medina (206-252-3889). Slots for shadowing fill up quickly. 

Open House - Tuesday, February 6th, 7:00 PM 
International Baccalaureate (IB) Info Night - Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 PM in the Ingraham Library. 
Ingraham High School Tour - Thursday, February 8th at 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM, in the auditorium. Parents must accompany students on tour.

Garfield High School
Tuesday 1/16 and Tuesday 1/23: 10:00-11:30 am - School-day tours designed for students (parents/guardians may attend.) 
Thursday 1/18:
6:00-8:00 pm - Evening info session and self-directed tours designed for parents and guardians (students may attend.) 

Center School
Thursday, January 18th, 6 to 8 pm 
Thursday, February 8th, 6 to 8 pm
Tours take place at the Armory Loft, 305 Harrison Street on the Seattle Center Campus. More information here.

Community Announcements

Closing the Achievement Gap
Cultivating the Genius of Black Children, a series of workshops designed to help families close the achievement gap. Thursdays: Jan. 23, March 22 & April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Attend one or all workshops. Free dinner and free childcare.  Register here. 

Ballard HS Gymnastic Kid Camps
Due to popular demand, the Ballard High School Gymnastics team is hosting 1 more Kids Camp, Saturday, Jan. 27th from 1pm to 4pm,  for grades K - 5th  at the Ballard High School gym. Tickets are $45 per date, per camper (additional campers from the same family are $40 per date). No gymnastics experience is needed! Register here.

Panther Pride Night Invitation
Mark your calendar, Seattle Prep is sponsoring a Panther Pride Night on Friday, January 5th in the McHugh Gymnasium. Our girls basketball team kicks off the night with their game at 7PM versus Cleveland followed by our boys team at 8:30PM. We hope our entire community joins us for a night of Panther Pride. We will have games and prizes to give away at halftime of each game. Admission is free for middle school students and families who are wearing CYO or school gear, or if they bring their student ID card. Join us for a fun and exciting night of basketball! Questions, contact Melissa White at mwhite@seaprep.org.

Northwest Girlchoir
Know a girl who loves to sign? Auditions (grades 3-12) and enrollment (prep choir; grades 1-2) is open now for January entry. Sign up by December 20th!  Click here for details. 

RHS Mini-Hooper Holiday Camp
Girls and boys in grades 1-5 are invited to a holiday basketball camp sponsored by the Roosevelt Girls Basketball Team. December 18th and 19th, 9 am - 1 pm.
$75 1 day/child or $100/ 2 days per child. Register here. 

Teen Art Program
Push/Pull, an artist collective/shop in Downtown Ballard has started a teen art program! Ages 13-18 are invited to participate. Full more information, please click here. The comics and Illustration classes are taught by David Lasky who is one of the city's best comics artists!

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