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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 30, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


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


1: Science Fair
7-9: Third Grade Camp
7-11: Staff Appreciation Week

For a year-end, April - June calendar, click here. 

Seen in the Hallways

It's been busy at Salmon Bay! 

On Tuesday, fifth grade students carefully collected all of the fry from our tank and released them into the imprint pond at Carkeek Park. The fry will stay in the imprint pond to learn the smell of Piper's Creek before travelling to the ocean. 

It's bike week for elementary students! Many students are biking during PE classes and brushing up on their hand signals in preparation for Bike to School Month in May. 

The school auction was this past Saturday. It was a ton of fun! Thanks to everyone who helped make it such a successful event. We still have some sign-up party slots available - see the auction party section of the bulletin. 

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. 

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. 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate This Weekend - March 31st
3rd: 1:30 pm at Magnuson Park 1B
4th: 12:00 pm at Magnuson Park 1C
5th: 1:30 pm  at Magnuson Park 1C
6th: 4:30 pm  at Magnuson Park 7B
7th: 3:00 pm at Magnuson Park 7A
8th: 1:30 pm at Georgetown Playfield 2

Elementary information here
Middle school information here

Auction Parties - Space Still Available

Auction Parties - Sign Up Now

If you didn't make it to the auction, or did but missed the sign-up parties, you are in luck! There is still space available in the following auction parties. Click this link and scroll across the top to see each party and learn the details. 
  • Magic The Gathering with Teacher Brian
  • Bikes, Beer, Ballard, Booyah
  • Enriched Environments - Mindful Pottery
  • 14th Annual SB Climb
  • Learn to Read Tarot Cards
  • Tween/ Teen Writing Workshop
  • Adult Marimba with Mark
  • Adult Mask Making with Xena
  • Messenger Bag Sewing Party
  • PJ Movie Night with Teachers Jenny & Bre
  • Pizza Party with 6th Grade Staff
After signing up, drop off a check for your party fee at the Volunteer Coordinator's office. Have questions? Email our Auction Party Chairs at sbsauctionparties@gmail.com

4th Grade Class Project
Interested in ordering the 4th Grade Class Project Book? See the Elementary news section!

Diversity Committee

Social Justice Week will be held April 2-6th!
More information about Social Justice Week can be found on the FOSB website and at the top right hand column of this bulletin. 

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
Join us at the next Diversity Committee Meeting 
Monday April 2 from 9:15-11:15 am 
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. 

Black Lives Matter T-shirts

In the spirit of social justice activism week at Salmon Bay, one of our staff members would like to share the following opportunity to order t-shirts with you. If you missed the Salmon Bay Black Lives Matter shirt order, this is your chance!

Black Lives Matter Shirt Order
I want to share with you a way to support the ever pertinent Black Lives Matter movement while also supporting a Black owned and operated business!

I volunteer with Kids and Race, a super important organization (they did a workshop at Salmon Bay last fall). One thing I do is organize merchandise sales and I've set up an ordering page specifically for Salmon Bay to purchase t-shirts. Please buy one for yourself and anyone else in your life! They are at a special price for our group order. The t-shirts say Black Lives Matter Starts With Me.

Sizes are Unisex YXS-3XL. Go  here to order. 
Any questions can be directed my way. If you want to learn more about Kids and Race, or you are interested in donating or volunteering, visit their website or facebook page.  I can also help get you connected for volunteering if you email me your name, phone number, and email to pass along.

Thank you and happy Friday, ya'll!

Lost & Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! We will be cleaning out this enormous pile of lost items over Spring Break. Missing a coat? Wondering where your sweatshirt is? Stop by and claim your missing items within the next week!

Social Justice Week
Social Justice Week is April 2 - April 6!  

Monday, April 2: Have your student kick off the week wearing your social justice issue of choice on a shirt OR wear a solid colored shirt of any color to represent diversity.

Tuesday, April 3:   "A Parent Conversation about Race, Activism, and Community" from 6-8pm: We will discuss concrete action steps on how to talk to your children about race, resources and questions through a presentation and community dialogue with Sharon H. Chang in the auditorium. Sharon  H. Chang is an award-winning Author, Photographer and Activist with a lens on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora. Her inaugural book  Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World  was released in 2016 to critical acclaim.  See her website for more info. 

RSVP to  fosbdiversity@gmail.com Space is limited and we filled up fast last time! Free childcare is available, please let us know # of children and ages in your RSVP email.
Thursday, April 5: Multicultural Potluck  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!

Friday, April 6Friday Sing w/ Mary Kay. Wear a shirt on the social justice issue you're passionate about or a solid colored shirt and sing along with your kid(s)!  Immediately following Friday Sing, savor a free warm cup of coffee and a donut provided by Mighty-O Donuts and connect with your community of parents at our Coffee Meet and Greet in the cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am.

Volunteers Needed
Please HELP Make Mexican Flowers For Decorations!  
We need your help to create Mexican tissue paper flowers for decorations:
1) Pick up a kit in Jodi's office
2) Make as many flowers as you can with your kit (instructions included) 
3) Bring your flowers back to Jodi's office and place in the box. 
We will use the flowers to decorate the Multicultural Potluck! 
We also need set up/clean up volunteers the day of the event.  Email Ivonne at Fabseattle@gmail.com  .

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!  

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 2017 - 2018" and should include the student name and grade on the back of their submission. All entries are due by April 25th. 

4th Grade Auction Project Book Orders
Salmon Bay 4th grade classes combined forces to create a wonderful book as an auction project. The book features each student sharing an idea of something to do when you are bored. Student, and teacher, ideas are accompanied by a photograph of each individual participating in that activity. The result is a full color, hard cover book that serves as a time capsule and great resource. You can order a copy for $45 by emailing Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator. 

Summer Staircase
Seattle Public Schools is currently accepting registration forms for Summer Staircase.  Summer Staircase is a program for current K-4th grade students and is located at 18 sites around. Seattle (Salmon Bay is not one of them, but students will be placed at site closest to their address).  Students will further their skills in Reading and Math and participate in fun activities. 
Dates: June 26th- July 27th (Monday-Friday, no school on July 4th).  Students cannot miss more than 3 days.
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Free tuition, breakfast, lunch, and transportation (if outside 1 mile of site)    All students welcome to apply. Preference given to students below grade level in Reading and/or Math.
If you are interested, please contact Jenny Brooks ( jwbrooks@seattleschools.org) or your child's teacher.  The program fills quickly! 

Middle School News

Attention WEP Skiers/Boarders:
  If you rented gear at Salmon Bay's rental night Sunday, April 15th is the last day to return your rented gear. You can return your gear to the rental shop at either Snoqualmie Central or Alpental.  If gear is not returned by this date it will be considered missing and you may be charged. Please email Noah ( nperson@summiti90.com ) at Snoqualmie Pass if you have questions or concerns.
Middle School Play Props Needed
We could use the following items for The Miracle Worker:

A brass dinner bell or gong  and a dining table with drop-leaves for easy backstage storage. 

Please let Glyde know if you have something that can be used for a couple of months. ghking@seattleschools.org

Thanks! G&Co.


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

Mark your calendar for May10th, our next FOSB meeting.(Our April meeting has been canceled to allow everyone to attend the Multicultural Potluck!) At the May meeting, we'll be voting on the 2018-19 FOSB budget and the 2018-19 FOSB Officers. 

2018-19 FOSB Officer Slate:
Co-Chairs: Alessandra Pollock (Middle School) and Aaron Olsen (Elementary)
Treasurers: Shelley Rousseau (Middle School) and Jen S Phiefer (Elementary)
Secretary: Open! Are you interested in volunteering? 

Finance Meeting 
April 17th, 7 pm. The meeting will be at Salmon Bay in the second floor resource room. Please come if you're interested in helping finalize the budget for next year. 

Community Announcements

Aerospace and Engineering Career Fair 
North Seattle College May 3, 1-3:30 pm: Info here

Doctor for a Day for Students of Color 

Dale Turner YMCA, April 14 9 am- 2 pm. Info here

Storytime and Homework 
Students can receive help daily at your local libraries. Info here

Free Family Concert
April 7th, 2 pm at McCaw Hall
Enjoy the Seattle Women's Chorus and the Seattle Men's Chorus, our region's largest singing ensembles, during this one-hour concert, featuring family-friendly songs from Katy Perry, Whitney Houston, The Wizard of Oz, and Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen.  More info here.

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.

Learn Ultimate with the Seattle Cascades Pro Team!
Cascades Academy  is coming to Memorial Stadium, April 7th. Come play Ultimate Frisbee with us, stay for the 2018 opening game, and watch your coaches play!! Special Deal: we'll be offering participants both a youth and one (1) adult ticket for the April 7th game.  Elementary School 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Middle School 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  This clinic is $20, or $30 including either a jersey, shorts or a disc. Register  here  

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.

Kid Summer Sailing Opportunities
  The Corinthian Yacht Club at Shilshole has sail camps for those learning how to sail and also for older kids who have had some past sailing experience. Camps are for sailors age 8 - 18 and focus on having fun on the water and improving sailing skills. One week long day camps run throughout the summer from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information and registration see this web link.
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.