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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
June 1, 2018
In This Issue
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4: Elementary Instrumental Music Concert  (6:30 pm)
5-8: 8th Grade Camp
6-8: 7th Grade Camp
8: Elementary Talent Show (9 am)
11: FOSB Meeting/ Volunteer Celebration (6:30 pm)
11: Preventing Risky Behaviors Parent Talk (7:30 pm)
11-13: 4th Grade Camp
12: Middle School Band & Marimba Concert
13 - 15: 5th Grade Shakespeare Play (7 pm)
14: Kindergarten Camp Day
14: Middle School Medieval Museum (6:30 - 8 pm)
15: Elementary Field Day (morning)
20: 5th Grade Promotion (7 pm)
21: 8th Grade Promotion (7 pm)
22: Middle School Panther Day
22: Last Day of Summer

Seen in the Hallways

3rd Grade Field Trip
We have a lot of field trips and camp trips happening right now. This week, third grade students visited Oxbow Farms. Students had a chance to try new foods, including edible flowers. They also learned about composting, worms, bees, the plant life cycle and had a chance to plant their own seeds. 

Middle School Theater 
We were so impressed by our middle school production of The Miracle Worker this week. You did a wonderful job telling this inspirational story. Congratulations to all of our actors and crew on a job well done!

4th Grade Washington History Museum
The 4th grade has been researching Washington History and exhibit planning.  This week, visitors to the museum had a chance to learn about a broad range of topics including the history of Pioneer Square, to Japanese internment, the Native American tribes of the NW, the Klondike Gold Rush and  the problem of homelessness in Washington.

Middle School Sports

Panther Volleyball this weekend!
Varsity Volleyball vs STEM @ STEM, 2:00pm

JV Volleyball vs STEM @ Denny, 3:30pm

Music Notes

Spring Concert on June 4th
The 4th and 5th graders will be performing their Spring Concert this Monday.  They will play in the evening at 6:30pm and during the day for the elementary school at 2:30pm. 
The bands and strings are making wonderful music this year, and you're sure to find it a treat!  We will also be joined at the end of the concert by our Whittier friends who are playing in the Jazz band.
We hope to see you there!

Parent Discussion: Risky Behaviors

Join us for our last PIE (Parent Information Exchange) presentation of the year on Monday, June 11th at 7:30 pm. We'll meet directly following the FOSB meeting, which begins at 6:30 pm. See the FOSB section below for more details.  

Mr. G's Summer Camp

Last Call - Mr. G's Summer Sports Camp
Join Megan and Mr. G for a lot of fun and physical fitness June 25th - 29th, 9 am - noon each day. Students will participate in a variety of activities including ultimate frisbee, soccer, court sports, hip hop, unicycling and more! 
Open to all current 2nd - 4th grade students. 
$160 per participant. 
Download a registration form here
Forms due by Monday morning. 

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

Final Meeting of the School Year - June 11th
Various scheduling challenges caused us to move our meeting to Monday June 11, from 6:30-7:15 in the Cafeteria/ Auditorium.
We'll be celebrating volunteers and giving appreciations to key leaders. Our new assistant principal, Annie Parker, will also be visiting. Come join the conversation and give us your ideas for next year!
Preventing Risky Behaviors Parent Talk
We'll also be holding our final PIE (Parent Information Exchange) event after the FOSB meeting. Join us from 7:30 - 8:30 pm for a conversation on Preventing Risky Behaviors presented by Lisa Davidson, SPS Prevention & Intervention Manager. Learn about current trends, vaping, over the counter drugs and how to have tough conversations with your student about them. 

Elementary Student Fees Due

Elementary Enrichment & Camp Fees
Camp fees are based upon which camp your student attends and how many nights they stay. See below for a list of fees.  If you have not yet paid your student's camp fee or enrichment fee, please do so online here or by dropping off a check, payable to FOSB, in the Volunteer Coordinator's office. 
Contact Jodi to request a scholarship. 

Student Fees per Grade
All grades Enrichment Fee - $100 per elementary student
Kindergarten Camp fee - $25
First Grade Camp Fee - $100
Second Grade Camp Fee - $100
Third Grade Camp fee - $200
Fourth Grade Camp fee - $215
Fifth Grade Camp fee - $300

Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club 

Salmon Bay Bikes
Congratulations to all the Salmon Bay bike riders, it was so great to see so many students participating in Bike-to-School Month. 

Don't forget to turn in your completed calendars to your teachers by June 5th, so they can be turned into the office and submitted by the Bike Month Coordinator to Cascade for a chance to win prizes. The top rider in each grade and winners of the school raffle will also receive a prize from Salmon Bay.

Salmon Bay Biking Community Help Needed
Next week our 8th grade students will be leaving for Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. An important aspect of this camp experience is biking. 80 students will be to camp from the Orcas ferry terminal. To help ensure this is a positive experience for our bikers we need help with two items.
Bike inspection : Monday after school from 3:30-5:30 we will be adjusting seat heights, pumping up tires and checking brakes. Your support and enthusiasm is needed. If you can help us please bring a bike pump and tools and meet up with 8th grade staff and parents in the West Gym (Ms. T.'s) after school on Monday.
Loaner Bikes: We have a few students who would like to bike but need to borrow a bike for the trip. If you have a bike to loan please email Sam Olson (soolson@seattleschools.org) and we will find a time on Monday to connect you with the student who will be borrowing your bike.

2018 - 2019 School Calendar

Planning Ahead?

The Seattle School Board adopted the 2018-19 school calendar at the board meeting on Jan. 31, 2018. You can d ownload a copy of the calendar  here.  

Volunteers Needed

The end of the school year brings a lot of exciting events and fun volunteer opportunities. Help us celebrate student accomplishments and our Salmon Bay community! If you can help at one of these events, please sign-up! 

Bike Help Requested
We need help from members of our bike community to support 8th Grade camp. Can you help check bikes, adjust seats and pump tires after school on Monday? See the note below for more details.

8th Grade Picnic
11:30 am, June 21st, Carkeek Park
After graduation rehearsal in the morning, our 8th grade students will be treated to a picnic lunch. we still can use another chaperone or two, sign-up here

8th Grade Promotion 
7 pm, June 21st, Ingraham HS
Calling 6th and 7th grade families! We ask you to volunteer at this reception so 8th grade families can celebrate their graduates. This is a fun way to support our community and socialize at the same time! If you can help, click here

Field Day Support on June 15th
One of the most fun volunteer tasks each year is filling up water balloons for field day. This is a great job for kids! 
If you can help fill up water balloons to be delivered at drop-off on June 15th (deliver to the upper field), sign up here

Jodi is still seeking another parent (or two) to assist with our Field Day Popsicle Station. Your reward is a lot of smiling children and we'll give you a popsicle too!
Email Jodi if you are interested. 

Middle School Class Spotlight

6th Grade EMP Challenge Day

On Wednesday, Drew's Empowerment Math class completed their third and final portable challenge course of the year led by staff members at Camp Long.  The 6th Grade Empowerment Math class is focused on changing students' mindsets and dispositions towards math, preteaching 6th grade standards, and building broader skills for success in middle school math and beyond.  The challenge courses directly support this work by building communication skills, teamwork, decision making, and self-efficacy.   During the challenge course, students attempted group challenges that forced them to utilize and develop these skills to be successful.  Students then reflected on these skills and how they can transfer them to the math classroom.  Throughout the year, students have become better at communicating and supporting each other when working together, as well as being resilient in the face of failure.  One student said of the day, "Sometimes the challenges are really hard, and you don't always get it the first time, but you just commit to it and you get better."  Another student said, "The challenge course is just like math where you have to have a strategy for hard problems or it won't work."

Middle School Sports

Middle School Yearbook
We will be collecting middle school yearbook payments are being accepted now! Checks will be collected before school at a table in the lobby. Online payments can be made thru SchoolPay. Check your email for additional details. 

Ingraham Welcome Wagon for Incoming 9th Graders
June 5th, from  6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us in the Ingraham Gym!
Eagle Staff Middle School Welcome
Join us at our New Student & family Social
June 5th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, in the  RESMS Commons

New Roosevelt HS Band Students:
On June 6th, Roosevelt High School hosts a New Student Welcome at 6:30 pm.  Look for the Band table, one of many, in the Commons to get information about the Roosevelt Marching Band. Visit our website, to sign up for emails, order your band sweatshirt, and learn more about our program.  
June 16th: Follow the band, on foot and without your instrument, at our Neighborhood Parade.  More information about this and other events will be available at our table at the New Student Welcome. 

Roosevelt Jazz Auditions for Instrumentalists and Vocalists:   Audition music, requirements and information for Roosevelt Jazz has been posted to the website.   

Ballard High School Band info for 2018-19
Come and join band at BHS! Our nationally awarded programs will raise your musicianship and you will be part of the fun and camaraderie of BHS Band. Come to our Incoming 9th Grader Music Night on June 19th, 7:00 at BHS.  Please read this PDF for audition details and dates. Note: the auditions for percussion and the two higher bands are held THIS JUNE.
Jazz Band auditions will be held in the end of August.
  If you have any questions, please let us know!

Community Announcements

Nathan Hale Music Performances
June 6 - J azz Band, Vocal Jazz and Drumline in the Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center (PAC).
June 13 - Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra in the Nathan Hale PAC. 

Ingraham Performing Arts -  Fiddler on the Roof
June 1, 2 at 7 pm. June 3rd at 2 pm. 
Ingraham HS Auditorium, Tickets $15 available here

Roosevelt Jazz End of Year Concerts
Please come hear the Roosevelt Jazz Ensembles perform in their year end concerts.  All concerts are in the Performing Arts Theatre at 7:00 pm and are free to the public.  Concert dates are: June 12th/Vocal Jazz, June 13th/Jazz Bands II, III and IV, and June 14th/Jazz Band I.

Ballard High Band School Concert
June 7 at 7:30 pm.  Plus, don't miss the Fiddle Showcase June 8 at Ballard Homestead performance space, 7 PM.

Babysitter Training
Saturday, July 14th, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, Phinney Center Blue Building, $40-$50.   Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety, 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 and 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. Ages 11 and up.  Register here.

Seattle Cascades Frisbee Clinics
Seattle Cascades is Seattle's pro ultimate team. We combine forces with our elite women's teams to coach our clinics. Clinics are for all: beginner to advanced, all genders. Cost is $20 for the clinic, or $30 includes a disc, shorts, or shirt (one item). Scholarships are provided to all who need assistance.
Upcoming Clinics:
June 2nd at Memorial Stadium, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
July 7th at Miller Playfield, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
July 21st at Bobby Morris Playfield, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Click  here to register and learn more.

Youth Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
UpDawg is a co-ed youth hat tournament put on by the University of Washington women's ultimate frisbee teams, Element and Big Bang. As a youth hat tournament, middle school (students currently in 5th-8th grade) players of all skill and experience levels register as individuals and are placed on teams with other middle schoolers to be coached by UW players and play games against other teams in the event. June 16th    Cost: $35 per player. Register here

2018 Roughrider Girls' Summer Hoops Camps
June 25-28, $115. Grades 1-6, 9 am to noon. Grades 7-9, 1-4 pm. Click here for all the details.

Ingraham Boys Basketball Camps in July
The camps are at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School and will be run by Ingraham's Head Coach, Malcolm Mack, his staff, and the Ingraham HS basketball players. The camps offer skill development, team competition, individual competition and guest speakers. Our camps emphasize proper sportsmanship, character development, respect for each other, and having fun! Hope to see you there! 
Online registration and details here.

Creative Coding Summer Camps
Join Creative Coding for week-long camps all summer, June 25 - August 31st. Camps are held at The Good Shepherd Center, Magnuson and Bellevue College. Students in grades 1- 7. Visit CreativeCoding.com for details and to register. 

Kids Co. Summer Camp 
Located at Adams Elementary, weekly summer camps are designed for fun, adventure and exploration. 206-619-9617 or adams@kidscompany.org  More info here. 

Join Cub Scout Pack 100
All boys and girls in grades K-4 and their parents are invited to join. Sunday, June 3rd from 1 - 2:30 pm, at Carkeek Park. For more information, please contact Doug

Summer Fun Arts Camp
Summer Fun is a  unique performing and visual arts day camp for ages 7-12
Session 1: Olympic View Elementary (North Seattle) 
                  July  9 - 27
Session 2: B. F. Day Elementary (Fremont) 
                 July 30 - August 17
Over the course of three weeks, campers mount a new musical while building musicianship skills, acting fundamentals, dance techniques, and creating masterpieces of art along the way. For info click here

Elementary Summer Camp
Happy Squirrel Arts is offering "The Art of Play," a camp for elementary students. 12 - 3:30 pm, June 25-29 & July 2-6. $45 per day or $375 for all 9 days. For more info and registration, click here

Ballard Youth Soccer
Fall soccer signup is now! Ballard Youth Soccer Club is always looking for players and coaches. If you have questions or need help with getting information please contact the Salmon Bay BYSC school liaison, Scott Koch.
       * Fall Soccer registration opens May 1st for Players and Volunteers/Coaches
       * On-Time registration period ends June 5th for U8+ and June 12th for Micros Players

Ballard Junior Football (BJF)
Ballard Junior Football is now accepting registrations for the 2018 season (August-October) with 50% off registration fees for first year players ($125 total)!  BJF has been around since 1962 and is dedicated to creating a positive, safe and fun football and cheer experience for all of its participants (ages 6-14).  To register or for more information, visit  www.ballardjuniorfootball.org/.  

North Seattle Junior Titans Football
This Seattle youth tackle football program is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. Open to children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. Practices begin August 6th@ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
Registration Fees: $240 (12/13/14yr old) $240(10/11 yr old) $185 (7 /8/9 yr old).  Register Here.
Or Contact Head Coach, Bill Taylor  (425) 672-3766

Kids With An Edge Summer Programs
Tech Camps (graduating 5th graders and above) Uniquely systematic classes that help build a strong foundation. Taught by an industry professional with a lot of teaching experience. Evening Camps, 6PM-9PM, won't coincide with day camps!
  • Python 1 Programming:  July 9-13, August 13-17
  • Python 2 Programming: July 23-27, August 20-24
  • Web Design 1: July 16-20
Math Camps aligned with common core requirements. Great for either a review or an intro to next year's math. Start school with confidence!
  • Algebra 1 Prep Math Camp - August 13-17
  • 6th Grade Prep Math Camp - August 20-24
  • 8th Grade Prep Math Camp - August 27-31
email:  info@KidsWithAnEdge.com
location: North Seattle, two blocks North of Licton K-8/ Robert Eagle Staff

Drawing Basics for Kids
Create drawings in graphite, charcoal and pastel with the guidance of a skilled artist. Two sessions: July 10 - 12, & August 7-9th. Classes from 9 am - 1 pm. $120. 
For info or to register, call or text 206-605-4386 or email

Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club 

Salmon Bay Boys & Girl Club (Coho Kids Time)

Our very own Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club is accepting registration for summer camps and the 2018 - 2019 school year. Care is provided on site for K - 5th Grade students.  To register, send an email indicating if you are interested in summer camps, the school year, or both. Once your email is received, you'll be sent an online registration link. You can also call 206-297-7764 for more information. 

Bulletin Submissions

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