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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 1, 2019
In This Issue
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1 - Middle School WEP Makeup Day 
2 - Garden Work Party
5 - FOSB Budget Committee
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
5th Annual NW Regional Bands Concert
Instrumental music students participated in the 5th Annual NW Regional Bands Concert on Wednesday evening. The concert features 5th through 12th grade musicians from each public school in our region. Salmon Bay was represented by the Junior and Senior Bands who combined to play "Awake the Iron."

1 Million Tree Initiative
Sometimes a conversation or activity at school sparks an interest that continues outside of the classroom. In this case, a guest speaker sparked an interest that led to a class field trip and increased community awareness. We wanted to share this story with you and invite you to share stories about student activism in the community with us!

Pictured above is Bellevue City Councilmember, Jennifer Robertson, Hazel Engstrom, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, The Mariner's Moose, and King County Councilmember, Reagan Dunn.
In 4th grade, Hazel, a current Salmon Bay 6th grader, coordinated a project with Marian Wagner and the Green Team to plant trees in Big Finn Hill Park as part of King County's initiative to plant 1 million trees by 2020.  She was inspired by an environmental activist, Michael Foster, who spoke to her class at Salmon Bay. This past Tuesday, she was asked to speak at the celebration of the half way mark (although they are close to 3/4) of the initiative.  Dow Constantine posted the speeches, including Hazel's on his face book page.  You can listen to Hazel's speech (it starts at 16:45) here.
Middle School News

Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP)
Attention 8th grade families!   Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP) is a free summer program for incoming 9thgraders (outgoing 8th graders) that builds skills to be successful in any high school. Please attend one of their information sessions around the city to learn more:
  • Saturday, March 2nd , 11am @ Lakeside School - Kent Evans Auditorium
  • Monday, March 4th  , 6:30pm @ West Seattle Library Branch - Community Room
  • Tuesday, March 12th , 6:30pm @ Beacon Hill Library Branch - Community Room
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or Lakeside at:

Rob Bright
SB Middle School Counselor

Yearbook Photos Needed
We are looking for photographs to be included in the yearbook. We could use:
  • WEP photos - all programs
  • Basketball photos - team and action shots
  • Band photos - from the recent concert?
  • Snow day photos would be fun too!
Send photo submissions via email to Glyde.  

Glyde & yearbook peeps

Salmon Bay Sports

After School Activity Bus
After school bus forms are in the main office - please sign up asap if after school transportation is needed.

Elementary & Middle School Spring Ultimate Frisbee
Students in grades 3 - 8 are invited to join Salmon Bay's ultimate frisbee teams. Please download this form to register. 

Elementary Teams:
Practices on Fridays at Salmon Bay from end of school until 4:45. The first practice is March 8th. 
Download our Elementary Ultimate Info Sheet here .
Middle School:
Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays from end of school until 5:00 pm.  Middle school practice will begin Monday, March 4th.   Monday practices are at Loyal Heights and Thursday practices are at Salmon Bay.   Download our Middle School Ultimate Info Sheet here .

Middle School Track 
First practice is Monday right after school! Wear your sneakers and look forward to the fun!  Paperwork will be handed out on Monday at practice.
Practices will be on Monday and Tuesday, ending at 4:45 pm.
Middle School Boys Soccer
If you have not already signed up outside room 306, please do so ASAP.  Medical forms are good for two years. Is your medical form current? They are available on the  district website if you need to obtain a physical.
Soccer Try-outs will be held March 7/8.
Glyde, Mark and Owen
SBS boys soccer coaching team

Middle School Girls 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. 

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

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.

FOSB Finance Committee - Meeting March 5th
The Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the Salmon Bay Second Floor Conference Room (214--I think, Britta can you confirm?), to review financial statements from FOSB's accounts and plan for our 2019-20 budget season. This is an opportunity to learn more about current funding issues and participate in the budget process. 

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes from February's meeting are available at Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom and updates on school day happenings from administration. 
Next FOSB meeting - March 7th, Salmon Bay Library 
Our next FOSB meeting will be Thursday, March 7th, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Salmon Bay Library, child care is available from 6:45pm to 8:45pm. Our agenda includes an update from administration and a vote on the FOSB grant to Salmon Bay. 

What is a FOSB Director and how can I join in?
Are you interested in getting more involved and supporting good work in our community? FOSB is looking for folks interested in serving as FOSB Directors. Directors attend FOSB meetings and provide guidance and leadership for the school community by elevating family and parent voice and helping support our committees that get so many jobs done. We are looking for Directors for the 2019-20 school year. Please consider joining in! Contact Ali or Aaron at for more information or have a chat with us. You can also check in with Neil or Jodi or your student's teacher! 

FOSB Officers
FOSB Co-Chairs serve two years and provide guidance and leadership for the FOSB Directors and membership. We are looking for new co-chairs for next year. Is that you? Connect with Ali or Aaron,, to learn more. 

What else?
FOSB is also looking for a Direct Giving Chair, people interested in joining the Parent Information Exchange (PIE) committee, and a couple more members for the Afterschool Programs committee. Please consider helping keep these important roles going! 

2019 School Auction

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

We need your help to make this a successful event! 

Need: Dessert!
It's the speediest part of our annual auction-- the Dessert Dash is back again! We need 37 beautiful desserts to make the FUTURELAND Dessert Dash blast off. Please consider contributing your baking (or bakery visiting) talents by donating a dessert here. 

Need: Wine!
There's a fun new game planned for this year's auction. And, to fuel it, we need 60 bottles of wine! Help us out by donating a bottle (or two or three) of wine worth $15 or more. Sign up here (drop off instructions will be emailed once you sign-up). 

Need: Party Hosts!
Do you have a unique talent to teach others? From dinner parties to art lessons to coffee tasting tours--- we would love to help you put together a party or experience that raises money for our school. Please chat with Danielle Steele or Rebecca Trlica by sending a message to

Catch behind-the-scenes auction prep and get the inside scoop on FUTURELAND on Instagram and Facebook @SalmonBaySchoolAuction

From Admin

Hello Salmon Bay Families,
After an inconsistent couple of weeks leading into the scheduled break, it's been great to return to the rhythm of school.  We had a bit of concern that all involved would have forgotten how to "do school" but this week has proven that in this work you just pick up right where you left off. For those of you who had to rearrange schedules and lifestyles in the last weeks, perhaps you were also relieved and excited to get back to normalcy?  ��
We had our last WEP day for middle school students today. Students and staff came back to school with smiles on their faces, long-lasting memories and stories to share and the strong sense of community and connection that learning beyond the school walls can build. For all community members (staff, chaperones, guest artists, etc.) who contributed to this positive experience for students, we thank you.
Recently, we began to engage in the budget process for next school year. As some of you may already understand, there will certainly be less to go around. As a Building Leadership Team (BLT) and staff, we will be working hard and making some difficult decisions in the coming month. As always, no matter what gets tossed our way, we strive to create a strong and dynamic program that serves the needs of all of our learners. We will be keeping you informed as the process proceeds. 
In partnership,
Darren, Annie and Neil

Do you love Pi?

It's time for one of our favorite community events of the year -Our Annual Pi Day Celebration

Who: You and your family
What: Math games and pie eating.
When: March 14th,  6:30 - 8 pm  
Where: Salmon Bay cafeteria
Why: Because it's fun to play games and eat pie!

Help wanted: If you can help by bringing a pie (sweet or savory), serving pie or sharing a math game, please sign up here

Elementary News

Elementary Yearbook Cover Contest
All elementary students are invited to participate. Cover submissions should be drawn on an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper, should include the words, "Salmon Bay School 2018 - 2019" and should include the student name and grade on the back of their submission. 
All entries are due by March 15th.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange ) Events

Upcoming Parenting Class 
"Guiding Kids Through their Early Teens" is a new 6-class series every other Wednesday evening at SalmonBay 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 information and registration here.     *First class will be 6:00pm-8:00pm. Registration deadline one week prior to class start date. 

Community Announcements

Ballard High School Film Festival 
The Ballard Film Festival (BFF) will be this Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ballard High School auditorium.  This is a screening of new work by students in the Ballard High School Digital Filmmaking Program.  The festival will feature short comedies and dramas as well as music videos.  Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for students) will be sold at the door.

Films that premiere at the BFF frequently go on to win honors from various film festivals and professional organizations.  This fall, BHS film students earned five Official Selections at the international All American High School Film Festival in New York City, six national nominations (and three winners) from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, two winners at Fresh Film Northwest, and two Official Selections plus 3rd Prize in the 48-Hour Film competition at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.  (Films screened at previous BFF's can now be seen on the vimeo site.)

Ultimate Frisbee Clinics
Cascades Academy is a 2.5-hour clinic taught by a rotating cast of elite players from Seattle Cascades men's & women's teams, Seattle Riot, Seattle Underground, and UW's Sundodgers. Available to students grades 3rd-8th; clinics are hosted around the Seattle area at a variety of playfields and welcome all abilities and genders.  
  • Sunday, March 10th at Lower Woodland #7 (turf)
  • Elementary School  9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Middle School  9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Register here. 
  • Sunday, March 24th at Franklin High School (turf)
  • Elementary School 10 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Middle School 10 am - 12:30 pm
  • Register here.
Support Journey to Japan 2019
Enjoy a meal on February 26th at Modern Japanese Cuisine, 6108 Phinney Ave N.    Say you are supporting Ballard High School Journey to Japan students and 20% of your purchases will be donated to the program.

GEMS: Girls Embrace Math & Science
Calling all girls in 3rd-5th Grade!! Join us for a fun day of competing in math and science!
Saturday, March 30 2019 from 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Microsoft Commons (Mixer)
15255 NE 40th Street, Redmond WA 98052
For more information & sign up:
This competition is run by Girls Rock in Science and Math, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging love for the STEM fields in young girls

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. 

BHS Playmakers Present Little Shop of Horrors
The Ballard High School Playmakers are preparing to stage the fun, sci-fi, comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors. The popular musical follows the tale of Seymour Krelbourn, a meek flower-shop assistant. Seymour discovers a strange plant that he affectionately names "Audrey II" after his crush at the shop. But this plant is like no other: it sings it swears, and it thirsts for human blood! As the carnivorous plant grows bigger and more aggressive, it promises Seymour fame and fortune if he continues to provide fresh supplies of blood. What will Seymour do with this unusual species?
The performances will be on March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School, 1418 NW 65th Street, Seattle, Washington, 98117 . Shows start at 7:30 pm.  Reserved seating tickets for Little Shop of Horrors are available for purchase at . Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors.

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

Summer Art Camps in North Seattle
The Seattle Artist League offers art camps for people aged 10-15, and 15-17. Our five-day camps in figure drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, puppets, photography, and tech are taught by professional artist-instructors. 
  • 1 week of mornings or afternoons: $220 
  • 2 teen camps: $352 with coupon code SAVE$88
To register, click here.   Questions? Send us an email

Adolesco Youth Exchange: Applications Due May 15, 2019
We offer a 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 RSVP to and join us at one of the following INFO MEETINGS:
·    Sat., April 20, 2019 * 2 - 4 PM: Northeast Library, Meeting
Room (6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115);
·    Sun., April 21, 2019 * 1 - 3 PM: Lake Hills Library, Meeting
Room (15590 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue, WA 98007);
·    Sat., April 27, 2019 * 2 - 4 PM: Bellevue Public Library,
Meeting Room #4 (1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004);
·    Sun., April 28, 2019 * 1-3 PM: Capitol Hill Branch, Meeting
Room (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102

YOU can now learn French, German, Italian, or Spanish while living IN a new culture AND gain a great friend for life!
Start your application at and contact Marie for more information.

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. 

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