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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
February 8, 2019
In This Issue
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8 - Elementary WEP Day #5
15 - WEP Day #6
18 - 22  Mid-Winter Break 
25 - PIE Committee Meeting, 8:30 am


1 - Middle School WEP Makeup Day 
2 - Garden Work Party
7 - FOSB meeting (Budget Part 1)
14 - Pi Night Celebration 
20 - 22: After School Theater K-5 Play Performances
29 - School Auction 

Seen in the Hallways
Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)
Our elementary students were able to participate in WEP activities this morning with a few adjustments to the schedule. Thank you to everyone for their flexibility!

There is a gallery outside of Amy's classroom near the west gym. Stop by and look at the watercolor paintings from our WEP K-2 artists. Notice the different techniques used in these watercolor paintings, including salt and saran wrap (below left) and shaving cream (below right). 

Student Sports Gear

Interested in ordering some Salmon Bay gear? We have another store currently open, just click here.  Orders will be accepted until February 10th. After that, the online store will be closed. Questions? Contact Erin Telford, MS PE teacher & Athletic Director. 
Salmon Bay School Tours

Our evening school tour has been rescheduled to

Monday, February 11th, 2019.
Elementary at 6 pm, Middle School at 7 pm. 
**Should schools be closed Monday due to weather, we will hold our tour on Wednesday, January 13th. 

Before & After School Programs

Winter Before & After School Classes
Classes are underway! 
If you have not yet paid your class fees, please do so now.  Class payments can be made on the FOSB website  here   or via check, payable to FOSB and dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator's office.  Scholarships are available.

Middle School Sports

Basketball Games for this weekend have been canceled. 

Volleyball Coach Needed
We are in need of a girls volleyball coach this spring. Practices are held twice a week after school. Interested or have questions? Email Erin, SB's Athletic Director. 

High School Tours

Open Enrollment is Feb. 4 - 15, 2019

Please check individual school websites for additional details and potential date/time changes. Many tours have been rescheduled lately due to weather. 

The Center School  -  February 13th,  6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Center School in the Armory building, 
305 Harrison St. on the Seattle Center campus, 3rd floor. 
Free parking with parking passes in the Memorial Stadium parking lot just north of the Museum of Pop Culture at 5th Ave. N/Harrison St.  Place parking pass on your dashboard.  Parking Pass Feb 13th

Nathan Hale -  Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6 - 7 pm       Information Tables and Tours in Commons
6 pm - 8 pm  Distinct (SM4), Access (SM4), Social Emotional Learning - SEL (SM3), Focus (SM2)
and Medically Fragile classrooms will be open and teachers will be available to share information and answer questions
Join us in any way that works for you:
  • Take a tour of the whole school - tours start at 6PM in the Commons - last tour leaves the Commons at 6:40, then head to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above
  • Or - head straight to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above
7 pm - 8:30pm   Presentation & Questions
Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; school communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale Community

Ingraham IB Information Night 
New date - February 12th at 7 pm

Ballard - Please note new tour dates!
8th-Grade Morning Tours (students & parents) will be held Tues, Feb 12, 2019
  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. | Program in the Auditorium: Principal, Activities Coordinator, Counselors, Students
  • 8:45-9:30 a.m. | School Tour
  • 9:30 a.m. - Q & A
2019 School Auction

Click hereto buy your ticket to the biggest 
celebration of the year!

Friday, March 29
Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Costumes to theme encouraged or come as you are. 
$25 per ticket before March 22, $40 per ticket after

*Purchasing your ticket by March 22nd helps ensure that your entire donation benefits FOSB and that our auction team has seats for everyone at the big event!

From Admin 

Hello Salmon Bay Family,
Well, what a strange week it has been! Judging by the current snowy weather and forecast for more, things may be even stranger next week. Of course we'd love to see (and educate) your children next week and let's all hope that we are provided that opportunity by the weather gods and/or goddesses.
Although unfortunately disjointed by school delays and cancellation, Black Lives Matter at School Week has positively impacted our school's awareness and activism for providing a more just environment for students and families of color. This focus will continue into next week, for the duration of the month, and beyond.
We were able to conduct our final daytime school tour this week and we packed the house with prospective families excited to join our community in the fall. Typically, we invite 5th and 8th grade students to have an active role in the school tour both as sharers of information/opinion to the collective and as tour guides of our facility and classrooms to small groups. We had many prospective parents share how they were so very impressed with our students as they were so poised, articulate and engaging.
Be safe and enjoy your time in the snow with family and friends!
Darren, Annie and Neil
Diversity Committee

Multicultural Potluck Planning 
You are invited to come share some of your culture with the Salmon Bay community.  We are planning our multicultural potluck for April and need performers from within our community.  Past years acts have included the Salmon Bay Marimbas, Martial Arts, Spoken word about race and identity, and Filipino and Irish Dancing.  Please email us your idea!  We look forward to hearing from you.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange ) Events

" Guiding Kids Through their Early Teens" is a new 6-class series every other Wednesday evening at Salmon Bay K-8 School, March 6-May 15,  6:00pm-7:30pm*. Topics include your child's and your gifts, and challenges including anxiety, aggression, loneliness, conformity, and rebellion. Cost $100 for 6-class series or $20 per session. More about Jenni's approach can be found here. Email questions or register via email to
*First class will be a 2 hours long. Registration deadline one week prior to class start date. 

Join PIE and help plan events! Meeting Monday 2/25 at 8:30 am in the lobby.  You are invited to discuss possible events for next year (2019-2020), and logistics for our upcoming parenting class, Guiding Kids Through Their Early Teens which starts Wednesday, 3/6.If you cannot make it, but you want to help plan and produce parenting events for our school community, please let Michelle Pearson know and  she will keep you in the loop! PIE  brings speakers to our school to further conversations about parenting, child development, and ideas that strengthen us as a learning community.

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

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes can be found at

Legislative Committee
Public schools thrive when the public is involved. Please consider lending your voice to these two significant school-related events coming in February:
February 11, 2019 - Join the FOSB Legislative Committee and other Salmon Bay families at our State's capitol to advocate for public education in person to our legislators. This is a great opportunity to see democracy in action.
For more details about carpooling from Salmon Bay and schedules for meetings email For general information see the  WSPTA page

February 12, 2019 - Vote to renew two critical Seattle Public Schools levies. The Educational Programs and Operations Levy and Building Excellence Capital Levy fill the gaps between what the state funds and what our schools need to operate every day.
In this era, these "gaps" have widened to include underfunding in such areas as staff (teachers, nurses, counselors), services (special education, bilingual), and academics (textbooks, technology and classroom supplies), as well as new buildings, security improvements, and classroom technology.
FOSB has endorsed these levies and donated to the Schools First organization. For more information and to become involved click here

Community Announcements

Free Large Piece of Wood
We have a big piece of old pressure-treated lumber, 6ft long, 18" wide, 3/4 solid wood - would make a great seat for a couple of swings, a garden bench, a wall for a garden bed. It is serious, old-school lumber. It is yours for the taking. Take it away! Would love to see this piece go to a good home and not into the dumpster. Thanks, Glyde & Hilario. 

Roosevelt Jazz Band 
Join the Roosevelt Jazz Band on March 15th at the Paramount Theatre to celebrate the sounds of Washington's top performing young jazz musicians at Starbucks 24th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit our school's music program. Buy tickets  online or from our local Starbucks store, Starbucks at Roosevelt Square. 

Feb 5th Restaurant Fundraiser
Do you like sush? Do you like to support a good cause? Join the BHS Japanese club and Journey to Japan 2019 students at Modern Japanese Cuisine, 6108 Phinney Ave N on Tuesday, February 5th. Identify yourself as a supporter of "Journey to Japan" and 20% of your bill will be donated to support this student trip.

Pottery & Mindfulness Class
Join ceramic artist Faye Baker and mindfulness educator Jeannie Cziesla for this 6-week class at FayeZart Studio. Create intentional art that reinforces your core values and reminds you of your dreams for the year. Wednesdays starting 3/20 - 5/1 (no class on 4/10). 9:30 am - 11:45 am. $300 Early bird registration before 2/20. 
To register, send an email  or  text 206-351-5101

Mid Winter Break Monster arts camp
Feb 19th,  8:00-5:00 in Ballard (1706 NW Market)
Elementary ages.  Highlights: Monster stories,  art and music, Design and sew beastie buddies/doll, a monster hat & gloves. $90 per student. Sibling discount offered.
We provide community service hours to teens
Email us for more Info and the registration link.

Kids With An Edge Classes
Now enrolling for  Spring & Summer Computer Classes/Camps:  Python and Web Design.  Solid foundation in real world programming skills.  Highly interactive and very systematic.  
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. 

Need Math Help For Your Student?
Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle is located at 14th and Market Street in Ballard and helps students in grades 2 - 12 catch up, keep up and get ahead in math. Students take a math skills assessment and receive a custom learning plan to support their individual needs. The unique curriculum and teaching methods are designed to strengthen math foundations and boost confidence. Ballard parents, Andrew & Julie Tempest, are the owners of Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle. To schedule an assessment, call 206-588-0460 or email
Visit the website to learn more.

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