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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
January 5, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


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


: 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
It's Map Making Time on the 3rd Floor!

A large piece of this winter's 7th/8th grade World Geography curriculum focuses on the continent of Africa.  Building on previous map-making experiences, our students have started this study by showing off their increasing geographic skills by creating both political and physical feature maps of Africa.  This geographic groundwork will form the bedrock of our Rwanda and Global Conflict exploration units coming in the next 2 months. These units will explore singular events such as the devastating events in Rwanda in the 1990s, as well as more generalized causes of worldwide conflict using environmental, political, economic, and social lenses. In addition to writing a formal paper, the students will have the chance to choose and research other global conflict hot spots, and showcase the activist organizations who are stepping in to help make things better. These spring presentations are sure to be inspiring and enlightening.  Presentation dates coming soon! 

Middle School Sports

Assistant Volleyball Coach Needed!
Jenny, our volleyball coach is looking for someone who is interested in taking over an assistant coaching position!  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!

Winter After School Programs
Register for Winter After School Classes Now!
Many programs start soon. Register by clicking here.

We have three options for early release Wednesdays, three
levels of coding for kid, a new sports class, art classes, debate club and Friday ukulele! 

In order to offer chess and junior coding, we need additional sign-ups. Take a look and consider whether this might be a great time to try something new! 

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
Community Announcements

36th District Town Hall Meeting
Sen. Carlyle, Rep. Tarleton and Rep. Frame from the 36th district will be  holding a town hall  on Saturday, January 6th at 2 p.m. at Coe Elementary School, 2424 7th Ave. W.

Attention all Baseball, Softball, and Tee-Ball players!
Northwest Seattle Little League ("NWSLL") is open for registration.  NWSLL serves our local NW Seattle neighborhoods and is chartered through Little League Baseball  offering a variety of divisions for baseball and softball as well as numerous volunteer opportunities. Register now through January 15th!
Click here to learn more/ register.  Questions? Please email     info@nwsll.org    PLAY BALL!

Cascades Youth Ultimate Clinic
Saturday, January 13th at Genesee Park. Open to Grade 3 through high school. This clinic will focus on "seeing the mark and breaking the mark."  Elementary and MS clinic  from 2:15 - 4:15 pm. Find out more and register here.

Yoga/ Mindfulness Classes for Tweens/Teens 
At 8 Limbs, Phinney Ridge.   Wednesdays 4-5pm
Taught by former SB parent, Rebecca Young
Classes open to tweens, ages 10 - 13.
Learn tools to relax and stay calm in a busy world. Explore  how to use breath and movement, dance, stretch, talk, and learn about ourselves and our friends in a safe and beautiful space.  Registration is now open.  More info here You can also contact Rebecca directly at: 206-618-1388, or at: youngreb@gmail.com 

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.

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!

School Volunteer Needs

Happy New Year!
It's been a busy first week of 2018 and we have more exciting events, projects and activities on the horizon! Take a minute to see if you can help with any of these volunteer needs/ requests. When we work together, we can do amazing things!

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 at  soolson@seattleschools.org  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! 

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. 

WEP Volunteer Help
Students are excited about WEP beginning next week and we are too. But we can't offer these programs without volunteer support. Can you help?  WEP dates are January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 and 16.
  • Ski/Snowboard SupportWe need support in the mornings and evenings when ski buses are loading and unloading. These jobs are at school and are an easy way to support this program. Sign up to be a parking helper or provide office support here.
  • 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
  • Elementary WEP Fridays: Extra hands make a big difference whether escorting students to new classrooms or supporting small group activities. Email Jodi if you can volunteer. Include your availability (date and time) in your message. 
Middle School News
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. 

School Announcements & Events

Action Required - Student Verification Forms
The holidays were busy and you didn't get a chance to update your Student Verification Form. We understand! But now that the kids are back in school, please take a moment to update the form. We want to be sure we have your updated information!

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. 

Source Account Information
Source accounts set up by parents and guardians prior to August of this year, with a username that does NOT match the emailaddress on PowerSchool > Demographics > Student Contact,  will be  DISABLED on Saturday, February 3, 2018. 
If you are using an old account, you will see an alert when logging into the Source. Parents and guardians using old accounts can log in, but DO NOT have access to Data Verification Forms and SchoolPay.
  • Please check your account and provide the same email address for each SPS student in your family.
  • If you need to update parent or guardian email addresses, the change will take 2 hours to sync with the Source.  After 2 hours, users will need to clear the cache on their browser, close their browser, reopen and set up their Source account with the new email address. 
  • If you use a smart phone to view the Source, please use a supported browser such as Chrome or Firefox and the Source URL:  http://ps.seattleschools.org  

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. 

Next FOSB Meeting is January 11th 
Join Friends of Salmon Bay at our next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11th (7:00 in the Library). Our agenda includes  updates on mini grants (they're going well!), a presentation on PTSA equity, discussion about funding middle school yearbooks, and some information about technology and privacy. 

Meeting childcare signup is on the website.

Salmon Bay Gear

What's better than a box of new Salmon Bay picnic blankets? Having one of your very own! 

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. 

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Did you know that we have three Facebook pages? 

Salmon Bay School (official announcements/ events)
Salmon Bay School Annual Auction  (all things auction)
Salmon Bay School Community (community issues/needs)