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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 16, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


16: K-5 Play (7 pm)
17: K-5 Play (2 pm)
24: School Auction at NSCC


2-6: Social Justice Week
3: Parent Conversation on Race & Activism (6 pm)
5: Multicultural Family Potluck (6 pm)
5: FOSB meeting (7 pm)
9-13: Spring Break
24, 25: Poetry Nights 

Seen in the Hallways

It's been another busy week at Salmon Bay! We hope you were able to participate in one of our community events. Here are a couple highlights:

Once again, Pi Day featured a wide variety of math games, pie of all varieties and a pie in the face for both Neil and Darren!

 Our K-5 actors participated in a matinee performance for their peers on Thursday afternoon and for the community on Friday evening. If you missed it, you still have one more chance to see the play! Saturday (tomorrow) at 2 pm. 

On Wednesday morning, many students, staff and community members joined together as participants in the National School Walkout. Darren Frink, Assistant Principal, shared the following recap and reflection on the day's activities:

Salmon Bay Student leaders devised a plan for Salmon Bay's "walk out" on Wednesday, March 14th. The purpose of this meaningful event was to add their collective voice to the national movement to provide safe schools for all kids. Most of our 660 students, staff and many parents circumnavigated the school in total silence for 17 minutes. After 17 minutes, K-5 transitioned to their classrooms where teachers facilitated conversations at the "just right" level for their age groups. 6th, 7th and 8th graders went to the upper field where student speakers addressed the extremely respectful audience. Students shared messages of concern and hope for safer schools. 
Then, around 190 of those students traveled to the corner of 65th and 15th to send that same message to all those traveling past. Largely, they were met with enthusiasm, hoots and honks. Witnessing all students so committed to positive change in their country was inspiring. Parents, thanks for raising them so well. Their future is so bright, we may not even need shades.
Elementary After School Opportunity

It's time to sign-up for spring after school programs. Click here to see all of our offerings. Ukulele, art, coding, debate, magic, hip hop, crafts, sports - we have something for everyone! Register early to secure your space. 

Advanced Unicycling
Mr. G is offering an Advanced Unicycling class beginning next week on Thursday, March 22nd. Brush up on your skills, learn some new ones and prepare to ride in the May 17th Syttende Mai parade. Classes will be on Thursdays before school at 8 am. Sign up here!

Summer Camp - Save The Date
Mr. G will be offering his summer camp the week after the school year ends. Mark your calendar for June 25 - 29th, from 9 am - noon. Camp is open to all 2nd - 5th grade students. Watch for registration forms in April. 

After School Drama

K-5 After School Drama Performances
Salmon Bay After School Drama is proud to present: "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.   Please join us for a night (or afternoon) of adventure. Performances are March 15th at 1:30pm, March 16th at 7pm, and March 17th at 2pm. Admission is free.

Spring Middle School Play
We will be producing  "April Keyes and the Mysterious Manor."  This play was written by the Middle School Playwriting class, and is a farcical murder mystery set in the 80s. A ragtag group of high school students are sent to a rather creepy manor one weekend to serve detention. With tons of fun characters, ridiculous scenarios, and of course some revealing murderer monologues, this play offers some fantastic roles and lots of exciting tech opportunities. 
March 19 - May 4 Rehearsals,   May 7-11 Tech Week,   
Performances: May 16 and 17 at 7pm performances, 
May 18th 1:30pm School performance

Have questions? Email after school drama.
Middle School Sports

Attention Track Fans!
Practice has started. Paperwork is available here, or by emailing   Megan Ratcliffe.  

Panther Basketball Playoffs
Girls Varsity at Ingraham, 8:30 am
Boys Varsity at Denny MS, 1 pm

A big "Thank You" to our JV coaches Aaron and Rick for coaching and congratulations to all of our players for a great season! 

It's Time for Ultimate Frisbee!
Fingers crossed for more sunshine this weekend!

3rd: 12:15 pm at Magnuson Park 4B
        1:45 pm at Magnuson Park 4 A
4th: 10:30 am at Magnuson Park 4B
5th: 9 am at Magnuson Park 4C
6th: 2:45 at Georgetown Playfield 2
7th: 1:45 am at Van Asselt 2
8th: 3:45 pm at Garfield HS 2

Elementary information here
Middle school information here
Diversity Committee
Social Justice Week is April 2-April 6!  
Save the dates and look for more information in next week's Bulletin about upcoming evening events:
Tuesday April 3, 6-8 pm,  A Parent Conversation about Race, Activism and our Community with Sharon Chang 
Thursday April 5, 6-8 pm, Family Potluck Night: come share in the food and culture of our community's heritage!  International Music, Dance Performances and crafts!
The March 2018 Diversity Committee Calendar is on the FOSB website!   We hope this is a helpful resource in connecting with our greater community in Seattle.  It can be viewed here
Lost & Found

Our lost and found will be cleared out over spring break. Please take a moment to look for your lost items. The lost and found is located in the first floor band hallway. 

Auction Top 5
Our annual auction is one week away. Here's the top five things you need to do:

 1. Buy your tickets now!
 We want to see you there! Come as you are or dress with this year's "Bon Voyage!" theme in mind. Tickets are currently $35 and can be purchased here

2. Drop off a bottle of wine : We short on donations for the wine wall (wine grab). Please consider donating a bottle of wine that retails for $15+. contact Shelley if you help with a wine pick-up. 
3. Donate a Dessert: Cakes, tarts, cupcakes, pies! We're looking for home made or bakery-bought beautiful, delicious desserts for the annual dessert dash. Each must allow for 10 servings. Please sign up and bring your dessert to the auction at 5:30 p.m. 

4. Volunteer : Before we can party, we need help setting up the auction! Please sign-up to claim a shift or two. We'll have lunch available for volunteers. Sign up here to help!

5. Confirm Childcare: The Salmon Bay Boys and Girls Club is offering childcare from 4:45 - 10:30 pm during the auction. $30 per child. Pizza and fruit dinner included. It's the best deal in town!  Sign-up here. 

Upcoming School Events

Middle School Coffee & Conversation
Please join Neil Garrens and Gail Olson-Laing, middle school counselor,  at 8am on March 20th in the cafetorium. They will conduct a conversation for middle school families (all are welcome) to talk about:
  • access to social media-especially Snapchat and Instagram: giving each other passwords, direct messaging with groups of people
  • including others who could be easily left out/marginalized
  • awareness that the language we use matters (name calling/slurs-even as a "joke")
  • being exclusive with friend groups--who we sit with, who is in our group
Notes will be available for parents after the events, and posted on the FOSB website as well as shared via the Salmon Bay Community Facebook page. 

Multicultural Potluck
April 5, 2018 
6:00-8:00 pm
Come share in our community's heritage! Enjoy food, crafts and entertainment from around the world! Salmon Bay Marimba Band, Scandinavian and American Fiddle Music, Filipino and Irish Dancing and Martial Arts performers!*
See our flyer here for more details!

*We welcome more multi-cultural talent from within our community!  Please contact Ivonne DePauli  for more info.
Where in the world are you from? Find the map in the lobby and place a pin in your home state or country of origin!  
Middle School Classroom Reflection 
Nancy Gruber, Middle School IA, wanted to share this "postcard from the classroom." 

This week,7th and 8th grade World Geography kids took on a student-led class discussion about juvenile justice in America, based on their most recent current event article. Their comments and insights highlighted both their expanding awareness of social issues that surround them, and their rapidly increasing ability to articulately express themselves.  A few 8th grade students took the learning one step further by sharing the Mastery with Distinction visual aids they created (an example is included below).  I was mighty impressed! 

*Student permission was given to print this work.


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

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 5th, from 7:00-8:00 pm in the library.
We'll be creating a slate of new officers and committee leaders/members to vote on in May. If you're interested in getting involved and helping, please email us. We need an elementary co-chair for next year and can always use help on our various committees.
Auction planning is in full swing, please take a moment to consider helping (see the auction announcement in this newsletter).
Reading Celebration 

There is still time to participate in our March Reading Month activities!
Elementary Character Hunt: Back by popular demand, our book character hunt is now underway. Beginning on March 1st, one book character will be hiding in the school (hallways, common areas on the first and second floor) each day. Students will be able to look for this character as they walk through the halls. See if you can find them all!

K-8 Reading Without Walls 
All students are invited to participate in our Reading Without Walls activities this month. There will be 4 challenges, one for each full week in March. The first challenge will begin next Monday, March 5th. Linda Illman, librarian, will be leading these activities. Students will be able to pick up their challenge sheets in the library and return completed challenges for a chance to win prizes!  The challenges will be:

Week 1 (March 5 - 9): Read a book about a character who doesn't live or look like you.

Week 2 (March 12-16): Read about a topic you don't know much about or that is new to you.

Week 3: (March 19 - 23): Read a book in a format that you generally don't read for fun.

Week 4: (March 26 - 30): Create a picture of yourself reading.
Community Announcements
Youth Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
March 18th at the Lower Woodland Playfield. 2:30 pm. 
Focus will be consistent throws and mental toughness.
More details and registration here. 

BHS Playmakers Present Damn Yankees
Performances on March 15, 16, 17 & March 22, 23, 24 at the Earl Kelly Center for  Performing Arts at Ballard High School. Performances begin at 7:30 PM. The Musical Gala is before the show on March 17 at 5 pm in the Commons. Reserved seating tickets available here.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Tickets for the Musical Gala are available for purchase on the Ballard Performing Arts website. .

Woodland Park Players Production
Join us for our 2018 production of Anything Goes, a hilarious shipboard romp, complete with tap dancing showgirls, sailors, gangsters and romance all set to Cole Porter's snazzy score.  Performances: March 23, 24, 25, 29, & 30 at Shoreline Community College Theater. Tickets on sale here. Proceeds support arts at neighborhood schools.

Chasing Zzzs
Presentation on the importance of sleep, given by UW School of Nursing Professor Andrea Landis and student Marah Hay. refreshments provided. Wednesday, March 28th from 4 - 4:45 pm at the Loyal Heights Community Center, room #4. Interested? Email Ron Brown.

Nathan Hale Theatre Drama Camp
Raider "OZ" Drama Camp,  Saturday March 31st
10am-2pm (Performance at 2pm)
Your mini drama enthusiast will spend the day experiencing the upcoming NH production of OZ. They will learn a song and dance from the "Lollypop guild", do some OZ crafts and put on a mini performance!
All genders welcome!
Cost: $35 (Check to NHHS Drama Boosters)
Registration forms available here   Due by March 24th.

Seeking Host Families for 2 week Summer Exchange
The World Affairs Council is seeking globally-minded volunteer families and individuals in Seattle to provide a short two-week homestay for high school Youth Leaders from Mexico and Iraq this summer. Host one or two students from the following programs:
  • Mexican Youth Leaders: July 17 - 29
  • Iraqi Youth Leaders: August 5-19
Host must have a private room with an individual bed and ability to serve most meals. All youth leaders speak English and are juniors and seniors in high school. To find out more, click here.

Middle School Environmental Slam Contest
The Washington Foundation for the Environment is now accepting registrations for the 6th annual Environmental Slam competition. This event is open to middle and high school students and integrates environmental activism, science, and creative expression. The Slam will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in Seattle.Two $750 awards will be presented to the top teams or individuals to donate to the local environmental cause of their choice.  Click this link for more information, to register an individual or team, or to view highlights from the 2017 Environmental Slam.

Roosevelt HS Youth Football Camp
July 17-20, 10 am - 1 pm
Suggested donation: $125
Join Roosevelt HS Football Coach Ryan Sherlock, RHS Assistant Coaches and player for an exciting week of football. Learn strength and conditioning techniques, improve your skills and have fun in a positive environment. Registration information here.

Bulletin Submissions

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