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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 2, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


6: HS Transition Night (6 pm)
7: Film: Rise Above the Mark (7 pm)
8: Art Walk (6 pm)
8: FOSB meeting (7:30 pm)
12 - 16: Spring Book Fair
13: Film: Standardized
14: Pi Night Celebration (6:30 pm)
24: School Auction

Seen in the Hallways

Fifth grade students in Brian's class spent some time working with clay this week. In addition to pieces for the class auction project, each student had the opportunity to make an individual creation. It's tradition that elementary students create a class auction project . As projects are finished, we'll share them on our website or the Bulletin! 

Have you been by the fish tank in the front lobby recently? Our salmon have grown and changed a lot! Students have enjoyed coming back from break and checking on their progress. 

Elementary After School Opportunity

Join the "JazzCats" Jazz Band
Enrollment is now open for the first session of the "JazzCats" Jazz Band, led by instrumental music teacher Mark Oesterle. 
This session will run on Thursdays from March 8th through June 7th. All 4th & 5th grade elementary instrumental musicians are invited to join. For additional details, or to register, download this flyer.

Middle School Sports

Panther Basketball 
Girls Varsity - bye this week
Boys Varsity - bye this week

Boys JV vs. Blaine #2, 8:30 am  @ Chief Sealth (up)

It's Time for Ultimate Frisbee!
Practices for Ultimate Frisbee have started!  We have teams open for all 3rd - 8th grade students. Games will begin on Saturday, March 10th.
Elementary information here
Middle school information here
Registration form for all students here. 

Diversity Committee
Join us at the next Diversity Committee Meeting 
Monday, March 5 from 9:15-11:15 am at 
The Diversity Committee serves to create an all-inclusive community by offering opportunities that encourage understanding and education around all diversity and identity-related issues. 
We have 4 RSVP seats available to attend the lecture  "Navigating Microaggressions"  on  Tues, March 6th with Rosetta Lee at Meridian School.  If interested please contact fosbdiversity@gmail.com to attend.  
Free, childcare provided.  More information (and additional registration) at this link
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.  
Community Requests

Be a Good Neighbor
A friendly reminder to park vehicles courteously and ensure you are not blocking any driveways. We've received reports that neighbor driveways have recently been blocked. While parking can be difficult, we want to keep our neighbors happy! 

Refrigerator Wanted
Joel's Kitchen Science class is looking for a full sized refrigerator for their class.  We are hoping for something that is gently used and high quality, not an old model that is limping along. If you have a frig or know of one that is available, let Joel know. He will check it out and arrange pick-up.  Thanks!

FOSB Events in February

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

Mark your calendars! Our next meeting is Thursday, March 8th, from 7:30-8:30 pm in the library.The school Art Walk will be held prior to the meeting.
We'll be starting the conversation to get new officers and committee leaders/members. We'll also go over notes taken at today's admin discussion on school safety.
We have a few votes to consider:
* Adopt a resolution on school safety.
* The first part of our budget, the Whole Child grant.
Auction planning is in full swing, please take a moment to consider helping (see the auction announcement in this newsletter).
Thanks to everyone who helped put on the PIE showing of "Education, Inc." The film was a great overview of about how money and politics are changing our schools. There are 2 more films:
       * Rise Above the Mark on Wednesday, March 7th
       * Standardized on Tuesday, March 13th

Reading Celebration 

March is Reading Month and we will celebrate with two month-long activities for students and families!
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. At the end of the day, the character will be posted on the front lobby bulletin board and a sign will be placed at their hiding spot stating their name and book/author. See if you can find them all!

K-8 Reading Without Walls Challenge : 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.

In addition, there will be a brick wall bulletin board outside of the library. As students complete challenges, the bricks will be "knocked down" to track our progress during the month.We hope you can participate and help us break down reading barriers!

Bulletin Submissions

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

Upcoming School Events

Art Walk 
Thursday, March 8th
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
first and second floor hallways
View student work, create community art, and enjoy snacks!  Join us at 7:30 pm for the FOSB meeting.

Volunteers Needed to hang artwork next Tuesday thru Thursday. Email Jodi if you help!

Pi Day Celebration
Wednesday, March 14th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Salmon Bay Cafeteria/ Auditorium

You don't want to miss this fun community event. 
Play games. Win prizes. Eat pie!

You can help by bringing a pie or sharing a game for the evening. Volunteers are also needed to help serve pie. Sign-up for any (or all) of these jobs here!

Spring Book Fair
March 12 - 16th in the Salmon Bay School Library
Shop before (beginning on Tuesday morning) or after school.  Students can bring money to shop during the day.
Open during Pi Night! 

Volunteers are needed to help staff the book fair and assist students with purchases. No experience necessary. Training provided! Sign-up here.

Annual Auction Update
Our annual auction is March 24th! Here are ways you can help make it a great event:
Buy your tickets now!
The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and we want to see you there! Come as you are or dress with this year's "Bon Voyage!" theme in mind. Tickets are currently $25 and can be purchased here
Drop off a bottle of wine Wine donations are needed for our crowd favorite wine wall activity! Please consider donating a bottle (or bottles!) of wine that retail for $15+.  Middle School parent Shelly Rousseau has offered her front porch at 6702 Division Ave NW as a drop off location. Alternatively, contact Shelley  to arrange a way to get her your wine donations.
Host a Party : Help us create some amazing parties & experiences for guests to purchase at this year's auction. Do you have a passion that you could share with others? Consider putting your passions into a fun party that raises money for our school! Parties can be any size and hosted by more than one person. It's a great way to collaborate with fellow Salmon Bay parents to support your school. If you have an idea but are not sure how to implement it please, contact  Rebecca Trlica  or  Danielle Steele . Or, fill out  this party form  and we'll follow up with you! 
Donate an Item:  We have some spectacular live and silent auction items. And, we're still busy gathering more donations! Our wish list currently includes: a family friendly vacation, ski passes, concert tickets and behind the scenes access to fun experiences. Have a connection or item to donate? Contact Sherry Jaqua  or fill out the procurement form .

Event Underwriters Wanted:  If you're stumped for a donation idea, please consider giving to the underwriting campaign. Financial donations help cover the expenses of putting on the auction. Underwriting checks should be made payable to "FOSB" and dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator office.  

Auction donation forms can be found here
High School Information for 8th Graders
High School Transition Night
All 8th grade families are invited to High School Transition Night at Salmon Bay on TUESDAY, March 6. Please RSVP by March 4th.

6:00-6:30 PM Join us for a slice of (free!) pizza prior to the event. Please register   here so we know how much pizza to order.

6:30-7:00PM Gail will present on high school graduation requirements and making the transition from middle to high school a smooth one no matter what high school you will attend.

7:00-8:00PM Presentation by Susanna Cerasuolo, CEO of CollegeMapper.com. Susanna will discuss starting high school with the end in mind, why 9th grade is so important, and what students need to do to set themselves up for success.

We hope to see all 8th grade families represented! The event is free but please register.  We will have vegan and gluten-free pizza options available. No ticket is needed-just show up! Please contact Gail if you have any questions.

8th Graders Earn High School Credit This Summer
The SPS Summer Skills program is now accepting online applications for the summer of 2018. You can earn a .5 high school credit by taking a variety of free fun classes. The program runs from July 9 to Aug 3, from 11:30AM until 4:15PM. Orca cards/bus tokens are provided. For details,  check out the web site  or see Gail.

Middle School News

Yearbook Photos Needed
Do you have a great sports photo? Maybe you have a great candid from WEP?  Monday, March 19,  is the middle school yearbook deadline. Last call for photographs. Send all of your fantastic shots to Glyde

6th Grade Summer Transition Program
July 2 - August 3rd, McClure Middle School. Students must attend all 5 weeks. This program focuses on preparing your student to be successful in middle school.  Registration open April 16 - June 8th.  For more information, see  this flyer  or talk to  Gail , middle school counselor. 

Middle School Math Camps
Kids With An Edge camps  are specifically designed using the Seattle Public Schools' curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8. Your child will feel confident when math classes start in the fall and they have 5 other classes vying for their attention. The camps also serve as a review of previous material. We will have small class sizes and a fun and engaging format. Private tutoring is available as a continued support throughout the year.  E-mail for more information .
Camps run in 1-week sessions and are located near North Seattle Community College, Choose from the following dates:  July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27, August 20-24 and August 27-31. 
Full Day: 9 AM -2:30 PM $425 (before April 30); $465
Morning: 9 AM to 12:30 PM $275 (before April 30); $315
Afternoon: 1:30 PM to 5 PM $275 (before April 30); $315

Earn nearly $1,500 this summer!
Is your teenager looking for a job this summer? Do they have an interest in the environment, science, or community service? Students ages 14+ can earn $11.50/hr this summer working for the State of Washington Dept of Ecology. No nights, no weekends and still have half of your summer off. This job will last 16 days, ether July 2-26 or July 30-Aug 23. You'll be helping to clean up the environment in the state of Washington's largest youth employment program! All applications and references must be received by April 17. See Gail (in the library) before school, at lunch, or after school for a flyer.

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. The Slam will  be moderated by Ron Sims, former Deputy Secretary of the US Housing and Urban Development Agency and former King County Executive. 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.

Summer Camp Scholarships 
Ride a horse, river raft, camp out under the stars, learn to French cook, learn to code, or be in a rock band ....   Want to attend a camp or other fun activity this summer? Assistance League of Seattle is offering a $500 scholarship to any student grades 6-11 to participate in a summer program. Applications are now being taken.  Information and applications are available here  . See Gail if you need help applying. Program opened to all students. Deadline April 15, 2018

8th Graders Earn High School Credit This Summer
The SPS Summer Skills program is now accepting online applications for the summer of 2018. You can earn a .5 high school credit by taking a variety of free fun classes. The program runs from July 9 to Aug 3, from 11:30 am until 4:15 pm. Orca cards/bus tokens are provided. For details, check out the website  or see Gail.

Community Announcements

Taking Action on Guns
  In the wake of the Parkland tragedy, there have been some great conversations about what we can do as a community to keep our schools safe. If you are inspired to do something more at the state and/or national level, Moms Demand Action and The Alliance for Gun Responsibility are just two of the amazing organizations leading the fight for change. Contact them directly or email Maureen McGregor to get involved. 

Jazz Pathways Concert
Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m.
Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center
The Hale Jazz Band under the direction of Dan Rowe will be joined by Jane Addams Middle School Senior Jazz Band under the direction of Deb Schaaf and the Shoreline Community College Jazz Band under the direction of Jeff Kashiwa. This is a free event open to the public. Delicious food available with suggested donation.

NHHS Community Concert
Join the Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra,  under the direction of Katrina Sibicky,
in an evening of inspiring music in the Hale Performing Arts Center on  Thursday, March 15, 7 pm , FREE
Banh mi sandwiches and treats available with suggested donation.

Holi Festival of Colors
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Mar 10, 2018 1:00 PM-3pm

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating spring, color, and the triumph of good over evil. 

We will be celebrating March 10th from 1-3 in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Center. Come join in this raucous celebration, where people will chase each other around, throwing handfuls of colored powders. Neighbors from all religions and ages are welcome.

With each ticket you get two color packets, with the opportunity to buy more on site. Food will be available for purchase through food trucks. 
Tickets available 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.