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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
January 11, 2019
In This Issue
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11 - WEP Day #1
18 - WEP Day #2
21 - No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
23 - 25 - MS Theater: As You Like It 
25 - WEP Day #3
29 -  Middle School Winter Concert, 7 pm
29 - School Tour (daytime)
30 - No School: Day Between Semesters

Seen in the Hallways

Middle School Debate
Should there be limits on how big a business can get? Should preschool be required for all kids? Are pesticides beneficial to society? These and many more pivotal topics are being debated right now in the 7th and 8th grade Language Arts Classes. Students have completed their research and are dug in on their pro or con side, sharpening their powers of persuasion for future use. 

K- 8 WEP Has Launched!
Jump rope artist,Rene Bibaud, helped launch our Elementary Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) this morning at Friday Sing. 
Elementary students also participated in small group classes taught by Salmon Bay staff and guest teaching artists. 
Mr. G is offering archery for WEP this year.

Guest artist Isobel Coney is leading a ceramics project.

Before & After School Programs

Winter Before & After School Classes
Registration is open for our Winter  program offerings !  
All program offerings are listed on the FOSB website. Scroll through the tabs at the top to see all classes being offered. Each class page also details start / end dates as well as class fees.
We've added new program offerings too!
  • Video Game Design (Middle School)
  • Drawing Club for 3-8th grade students
  • Family Yoga on Fridays before school /Friday Sing
  • Cooking 
  • Basketball
We've brought back favorites from this past fall: 
  • Coding for Kids
  • Hip Hop
  • Sports Spectacular
  • Magic the Gathering for 4-8th grade students
You can also register for the After School Theater Winter K-5 Play! 

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.

Girls on the Run 
We are excited to announce that Girls on the Run (GOTR) is coming to Salmon Bay! GOTR is an after-school program that uses the power of running to give girls the tools to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their gifts and activate their power! 3rd-5th grade girls come together twice a week to learn new skills, celebrate girl empowerment, and train to run a non-competitive 5K at the end of the ten week season. 

The girls will be coached by teachers Talia and Gabrielle, as well as Amy Paguirian, a Salmon Bay parent. Practices will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, from 3:30-5:00 pm beginning March 4th, with the 5K being held on Sunday, May 19th at Renton Memorial Stadium. Registration opens on January 4th at 9am and will be a lottery period until January 18th at 5pm. After January 18th, registration will be first-come, first-served, to fill any remaining spots up to a maximum of 15 girls. You can learn more here  Registration is $200 per girl; Scholarships are available. If you have any questions, feel free to email Talia.  It's sure to be a great season!

Before School Chess Club!
Monday 8:15-8:50 AM (Middle School students)
Tuesday 8:15-8:50 AM (1st to 5th grade)
Location: Salmon Bay School Cafeteria
Instructor: Jason Maranan, OTR/L
Jason is an Occupational Therapist at Salmon Bay and Whitman Middle School. He is also an Occupational Therapist at Bridges Transition @ Ballard Swedish Hospital.

Middle School Sports

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. 

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.

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

Salmon Bay School Tours

We are gearing up for the start of open enrollment.
Here's a list of upcoming tours at Salmon Bay. 
Tuesday, January 29th
Middle School - 8:15 am
Elementary - 10 am
Tuesday, February 5th
Middle School - 6 pm
Elementary - 6 pm
Tuesday, February 7th
Middle School - 8:15 am
Elementary - 10 am

Tour Guides Needed
We are also seeking parents to volunteer as tour guides. Information and training will be provided! If you can help, please email Jodi

Middle School News

8th Grade Yearbook Photos

8th graders have the privilege of taking and sending in their OWN photo for the school yearbook. The yearbook staff will be accepting these 8th grade photos during the month of January ONLY.  If you are an 8th grader and would like to have a photo OTHER than the one on your school id, please email a .jpg file to It MAY be a baby photo but we will ALSO include a more current photo to go with. You may include a quote of your choice, up to 20 words, school appropriate and with proper citation. Both the personal photo and the quote are optional. 

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

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes can be found at

Our next meeting will be February 7, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Library. The meeting will follow a 6:30pm session with Salmon Bay Administration to talk about ways we can consider the vision of our community together. As always, childcare will be available. 

PIE Class: Guiding Kids Through Their Early Teens
Parent Information Exchange (PIE), FOSB's parent education committee, is hosting a workshop series called "Guiding Kids Through Their Early Teens" with Fulfilling Parenthood's Jenni Pertuset, to be offered in 2019. Dates/times TBD. Topics include your child's and your gifts, and challenges including  anxiety, aggression, loneliness, conformity, and rebellion.   If you are interested or have questions please email Michelle Quigley Pearson at More about Jenni's approach at

High School Tours

Upcoming High School Open Houses
Please be sure to check individual school websites for additional details and potential date/time changes. 

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 Jan 17th and  
Parking Pass Feb 13th

Nathan Hale 
February 12, 6 - 8:30 pm

Lincoln HS -
Open house for 9th & 10th grade students
January 15th, 6:30 - 9 pm
*Held at Hamilton Intl MS

January 31st, 7 - 8 pm

February 5th, IB Info Night, 7 pm
February 6th, General Info Night, 7 pm
February 7th, 9 - 11 am

February 5, 8th grade morning tours
February 13, 8 - 10 am 
February 7th, 6:30 - 9 pm

January 22, 12:30 - 1:30 pm Parent/Student tour
January 24th, Open House, 6 - 7:30 pm
Nova - 8th grade introduction mornings
January 16th and January 29th
9:00 - 11:45 AM (Pre-registration Required).
1st hour: student led tour and "round table" discussion
2nd Hour: visiting 8th graders choose a class to observe
Final 30 min: all 8th graders de-brief with the Principal

Open Enrollment is Feb. 4 - 15, 2019
Click here for a copy of these tour dates. 

Community Announcements

BHS Gymnastics Kids Camp
Camp 1Saturday, January 12th from 9 am - 12 pm.
Camp 2 - Saturday, February 2 from 1 pm - 4 pm
Join the Ballard High School gymnastics team to learn skills on the bars, beam, vault and floor! Camps will be held in the BHS gymnasium. Questions?

SPS Ethnic Studies Program
Come learn about Seattle Publics Schools Ethnic Studies Program and celebrate the diverse community that makes up SPS with music, dance, art and food!  This Saturday, January 12th, at El Centro de la Raza from 3:00-6:00.  
Full details here

Babysitter Training
Saturday, February 2, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, 
Phinney Center Blue Building
Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety and injury prevention and how to handle emergencies.  Find out what parents expect and practice hands-on skills. Includes in-depth coverage of First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and how to be safe at home alone while sitting. Students receive a Child & Babysitting Safety handbook at the end of class.  Instructor Ken Norris, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department, has taught CPR for 15 years.
Register early! Class space is limited.  Ages 11 and up.  
Cost: $40 PNA member, $50 Public
More information and registration here. 

Microsoft's 2019 Ninja Camp 
Accepting applications through February 1, 2019. This camp will prepare current 7 - 10th grade students with disabilities for future careers in tech by providing training in an inclusive and fun environment. Applicants, their families, teachers, and community partners are invited to join us for a Ninja Camp Question & Answer (Q&A) Conference Call on Thursday, January 24 at 4:00pm Pacific Time. Meet with the Ninja Camp Planning Team and ask your questions about the camp. To join the meeting, call 206-800-4384, 425-616-0754 or 866-679-9995 (toll-free) and enter the conference ID 13346208# when prompted. If accommodations are needed to join the call, requests can be sent to

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.  Taught by software professional.  Small classes.
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. 

Attention all Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball players!
Northwest Seattle Little League ("NWSLL") is open  for registration NWSLL's boundaries extend from Puget Sound to I-5 and from roughly 85th to 145th.  On-time registration runs through January 27th.  Our Kid-Pitch players (ages 8 and up) have Evaluation Weekend on February 9-10 to assist in creating balanced teams.  After February 10th registration for Kid-Pitch teams is based on availability.  For players age 8 and younger (who play Coach-Pitch or Tee-Ball), teams start up later, so we accept registrations through early to mid-March.  Scholarships are granted to families in need of assistance!  Click here to learn more and register online.  Questions? Email 

Student Exchange Program 
Are you ready to spread your wings to France, Germany, Italy, or Spain?    We offer a unique, two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture AND to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn.   At ADOLESCO YOUTH EXCHANGE we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide exactly WHEN (whatever's best for your schedule), and for HOW LONG (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange (and then to host) as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages 9 and 18.
Please join us for an INFO MEETING on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, Meeting Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102). RSVP , and see  for more info. The application deadline is March 15, 2019, and matches will be announced by late April 2019.