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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
January 19, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


19: WEP day #2
23-25: Bye Bye Birdie Performances
26: WEP Day #3
30: Morning School Tour 
30: Middle School Winter Music Concert
31: No School - Day Between Semesters


: WEP Day #4
7: School Tour (evening)
8: FOSB Meeting
9: WEP Day #5
13: School Tour (morning)
16: WEP Day #6
19 - 23: No School: Mid-Winter Break

Seen in the Hallways
This week, we are sharing scenes from a couple middle school WEP classes!

Middle School Sports

Panther Basketball This Weekend
Girls Varsity 11:30 am vs. TOPS at Denny
Boys Varsity 11:30 am vs TOPS at Chief Sealth
JV Boys 12:15 pm vs Licton Springs at Jane Addams (N)

Assistant Volleyball Coach Needed!
This is a paid position and can be found on the   Jobs website if you search for Salmon Bay.  Requirements are two practices per week and a Saturday game.  Please let Erin Telford  know if you are interested!

Varsity Boys Soccer Coach Needed
We need a soccer coach for the spring season. If you are interested, please email Erin Telford, Salmon Bay Athletic Director. 

Winter After School Programs
 Winter After School Classes!
Classes are filling up and many activities start soon! Register by clicking here

If you have not yet paid for your class, please do so before the first class. You can pay online here or drop off a check, payable to FOSB, in the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. 

After School Karate Van Driving Job
The Washington Karate After School Program needs you! We are looking for a part time van driver. This is the ideal position for a parent who can spare a few hours in the afternoons picking up for our after school Karate program from schools we service. Hours are: M-F, 2:00-4:15 PM (Wed early dismissal hours: 12:45 - 3:15 PM). We take all school holiday's and breaks based on the Seattle Schools schedule.
Our Ideal candidate must:
* Be professional, timely, and dependable
* Pass a background check
* Be 25 years of age or older
* Be licensed to drive in the State of Washington
* Have a clean driving record
* Be able to comfortably drive a 15-passenger van
* Work well with a diverse group of adults and
For more details or to apply for this position, contact Washington Karate Ballard Dojo at 206.784.3171 orjobs@washingtonkarate.com.
Salmon Bay Gear
Salmon Bay Blankets
Looking for a way to stay warm and dry on a wet Seattle sports day? We have just the item for you!

Our new embroidered picnic blankets are perfect for staying warm on a chilly day. Purchase yours for $25 at the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. Blankets are black with a red fleece lining. 

PCC Scrip Cards
This week we received a check for over $500 from PCC! The check was equal to 5 % of the amount our supporters reloaded to their PCC scrip cards in the second half of last year. If you shop at PCC, using one of our scrip cards is a great way to support Salmon Bay.

We have 15 new PCC scrip cards for sale. Each card has a $50 value and is already registered to Salmon Bay School. You simply purchase the card, use it when you shop and add more value when needed.  You get groceries and FOSB gets a donation! Stop by the Volunteer Coordinator office to purchase your PCC Scrip card. 

Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) is our parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are members. 

Save the Date!
FOSB has several events for your calendar:
PTA Focus Day: Join advocates for public education from Salmon Bay and around the state in Olympia on Monday 1/29 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM). Contact Scott Koch ( fosbchair@gmail.com) for more information.

Film SeriesOur Parent Information Exchange (PIE) committee is sponsoring a series of movies on the state of public education (see below).

Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be Feb 8th in the Library. We'll be organizing for the auction and voting to support various project around the school. Please join us!

Join FOSB's Parent Information Exchange (PIE) for a film series featuring six documentaries on K-12 public education. Each film will be  shown once, over a period of several weeks, beginning in February, at Salmon Bay School. This series is for students, parents, teachers, and anyone interested in public school education.
Popcorn will be served!

Backpack Full Of Cash: FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Education, Inc.:  FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Rise Above The Mark: FEBRUARY 28, 2018
Standardized:  FEBRUARY 28, 2018
The Finland Phenomenon: MARCH 7, 2018
"Fun AND Serious Shorts" (Details Forthcoming) MARCH 13, 2018

All films will be shown at Salmon Bay School auditorium at 7:00pm.

School Volunteer Needs

Middle School Think Tank
The 7 th /8 th  grade  LA and SS teachers are looking for Salmon Bay community members who are involved in, or have connections to, Think Tanks. The LA/SS teachers would love to 'pick your brain' on the how Think Tanks operate as an organization as we are hoping to use it as a model to guide our Conflict Resolution project that starts in March. Please email Sam  if you can help us in any way.

Volunteer School Tour Guides
It's tour time! We are seeking volunteers to help direct prospective families during our school tours. We especially need help during our two daytime (morning) tours on January 30th and February 13th. We offer a middle school and elementary tour each day. An evening tour is scheduled for February 7th. See this sign-up for specific times and details. We will provide all of the information required. you just need to bring is a smile! 

WEP Volunteer Help
  • Volunteer Drivers on 2/16: Our Tour of Seattle students are visiting the Future of Flight Tour at Boeing in Everett on their last program day. Bus transportation is extremely expensive due to distance and timing. We need seats for about 8 more students. Can you help? Email Jodi
  • Parking Lot / Office Support: We still need a few parking lot helpers and office support volunteers on our remaining WEP days. if you can help, sign-up here
  • Elementary WEP Fridays: Extra hands make a big difference during our elementary WEP classes. K-2 classes are in the morning from 9:30 - 10:30 am and from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Email Jodi if you can volunteer. Include which Fridays you are available in your message.
Office Notes
District Text Message Opt IN 
In February 2018, the district communication's office is launching text messaging to help families stay up to date.  Text messaging will be used in addition to our current communication methods, such as email and voice messages.   With this new service, parents and guardians can opt-in to receive text messages from the district on a cellular phone number that is on record with each of their student's schools.  
A few key points to remember about district texting though SchoolMessenger:  

This is an opt-in service . Parents and guardians will not receive text unless the opt-in is completed on a cellphone number that is listed in their student data record in PowerSchool. They can opt-out of this service at any time. 
We are launching texting in phases.  B ecause text messaging is a new service for our district, we are launching the feature in phases. The districtwide text messages families can expect as we roll out this new service are:  
  • School break and schedule reminders 
  • Weather-related or urgent situation schedule changes 
  • Major district-wide announcements 
The district will be able to translate text messages for  families who have told us they prefer messages in a language other than English.  The opt-in message is automatically generated by SchoolMessenger and is only in English. 
Text messaging rates apply . Although the district does not charge recipients for texting, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by receiving text messages. Families should check with their cellular phone provider for possible charges.   

You can read more about text messaging and the steps families will need to take to subscribe on our  website .  
If you have any questions, please email  plamellnash@seattleschools.org .

Middle School News
Sister Schools Supply Drive Update:
The Sister Schools container shipped just after Christmas and should be in Uganda by early March.  Salmon Bay students did a great job again, collecting just over 700 pounds of supplies.  Included were more than 3,100 pencils, 2,000 crayons and 400 pounds of paper.  They also sent over 250 children's books. 
Thanks for everything and see you in the spring.
Terry McGill,  Sister Schools

8th Grade Yearbook Photos
The yearbook staff is accepting 8th grade photos from now until the end of the Semester. If you would like to have a photo OTHER than the one on your school id, please email a .jpg file to ghking@seattleschools.org
It may be a baby photo but we need to include a more current photo in addition to the wee one. You may also include a quote of your choice, up to 20 words, school appropriate and with proper citation.

Save the Date! High School Transition Night
For all 8th graders and their families:
High School Transition Night is March 6 at 6:00PM with (free!) pizza, a counselor presentation on high school graduation requirements, and a college "expert" who will talk about planning for the future.Come for pizza 6:00PM; Presentation begins at 6:30PM.

High School Tour Information
It's time to plan and arrange high school tours. Check out this document for a list of tour dates. Check out the website for schools that you may be interested in attending. If you have any questions, please contact Gail, middle school counselor. 

Middle School Writing Contest:
Has cancer left you speechless? When cancer enters our lives it can be easier to write down our feelings than to say the words out loud. The Cancer Unwrapped Middle School Writing Contest invites you to share those feelings in a one-page letter for the opportunity to win a $250 cash prize. Who you write your letter to, and what you write about is up to you.  Winning letters will be well-written and emotionally honest.  See Gail if you'd like to learn more. Letters must be no more than 750 words in length and be submitted at cancerpathways.org by March 4.

School Events
Middle School Musical Performances
The Middle School production of "Bye Bye Birdie" is coming soon!  Production dates are:  Tues., Jan 23, 7pm (Cast A), Wed., Jan 24,  7pm (Cast B), and a  cabaret matinee (both casts) on Thurs., Jan 25 at 1:30pm. 

View the full program including cast list here

Diversity Committee
Women's March 2.0
Saturday, January 20th. Grab your hats and join us for a day of resistance and collective empowerment. Why are we marching? To engage and empower all people to support women's rights, racial equity, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers' rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, Indigenous people's rights and social and environmental justice.Details here.
This year,  Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Washington (MMIWW) will be leading Seattle Women's March. They would like to respectfully invite all families of M.M.I.W. Victims to attend and bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and colonial gender based violence in the United States and Canada. For details click here.
Community Announcements

Ballard Performing Arts 59th Annual Spaghetti Dinner 
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Ballard High School is going back to the 80s!!  This year's theme: music from the 80s. Every music ensemble will be performing. It's the one chance this year to hear every Ballard Performing Arts group--and listen to awesome 80s tunes. Adults $15, Student/ Senior $10 and Children under 5 eat free. All You Ca Eat $22.50 (online reservation only) Tickets here or at the door. 

NW Ergomania 
On Saturday, January 27th.  NW Ergomania provides the entire Pacific Northwest region with the opportunity to race in over 20 categories including 2000 and 1000 meter sprints, adaptive events, 500 meter dash for youth and coxswains, and the Hour of Power.  Register here.  Contact Erin Telford with questions!

Free Dental Care for Kids
February 20, 1-5 pm. University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry. To make an appointment, call 206-543-5800 and ask for "Give Kids A Smile 2018."
The UW Center for Pediatric Dentistry is located in Magnuson Park, 6222 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA. 
 All children welcome, ages 1-18 years. Medicaid welcome. Special Needs clinic weekly. If enrolled in Medicaid, clinic can help arrange transportation and interpretation. No income qualification and no immigration questions.

Art Day Camp for Kids
Happy Squirrel Arts presents, Love & the Lunar New Year, an arts day camp for elementary age students. Tuesday, February 20th, 8 am -  5 pm. Ballard Odd Fellows Lodge. $90 per child. Sibling discount available. Sign up here

Parenting Your Anxious Child Workshop
February 25, March 4 & 11 from 2-4 pm., at Seattle Psychology, 1307 N 45th St, Ste 220 (in Wallingford). 
This workshop is designed to teach parents the basics on how to help children effectively cope with situations that trigger anxiety.  For more information, contact Dr. Pullmann at 206-569-6368 or lynettepullmann@gmail.com

Bulletin Submissions

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