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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 8, 2019
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


14 - Pi Night Celebration, 6:30 pm 
20 - 22: After School Theater K-5 Play Performances
29 - School Auction, 6:30 pm 


1-5: Social Justice Week 
2: Art Walk & Multicultural Potluck 
4: FOSB Meeting: Nomination of Officers/Directors
8-12: No School/ Spring Break 

Seen in the Hallways
Out and About This Week 
It's Friday! And while we don't have WEP, that doesn't mean students aren't out in the community engaged in experiential learning and participating in community events. 

Today, our fourth grade students were at the Ballard Pool testing and racing boats they built in class. 

Our Senior Band was at Whitman Middle School for the Elliott Bay Music Educators Association Middle School Band Festival. Villa Academy, Hazel Wolf, McClure, TOPS, Salmon Bay, Mercer, Lakeside, Jane Addams, Washington, and Pathfinder all performed for each other and received feedback from adjudicators. 

Yesterday, Salmon Bay's winning Global Reading Challenge team traveled to the library's Central Branch last week to compete in the semi-finals.  Our 4th graders were competing against 7 other schools, answering questions about 10 different books that they read collectively.  The books and their authors represent a diverse variety of global perspectives.  The competition was FIERCE this year, but we took 3rd place!  The team then toured the library, had lunch downtown, and visited a couple of historic Seattle sites before returning to school.

100th Day of School 
On Thursday, K1 students spent the morning doing all sorts of activities involving the number 100! Kids built structures out of sets of 100 Lincoln logs, saw how many fish they could draw in 100 seconds, colored in 100 sections on a snake and even did 100 exercises and balloon bounces with Mr. G! 
After School Theater

K-5 Play Performances
Salmon Bay After School Theatre invites you to join us for two fantastic shows with our K-5 students! We are proud to present The Quest for the Magic Spoon, written by our 2018 3rd-5th grade playwrights, and The Abandoned Classroom. Our students have been hard at work creating science laboratories and castles, exploring a wild cast of characters (including a giant pickle, evil sheep, ghosts, parrots, and more), and bringing to life two fantastic stories centering around magic, adventure, and friendship. We hope you can join us!
March 21st and 22nd at 7:00pm 
March 25th at 1:35pm in the auditorium!
Spring Middle School Play Registration
Even as the K-5 play begins performing, our middle school play is about to begin! Join us as an actor or crew member for the next show - whether it's your first theatre experience or your last at Salmon Bay (or both), we'd love to have you. Auditions are March 21st and 22nd from 3:25-5:15pm. If you're interested, please register soon, or email Program Coordinator Biz Freebairn with questions or concerns at Registration here!

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.

Spring Sports After School Practice Schedule
Track: Monday and Tuesday 
Ultimate Frisbee: Monday and Thursday
Boys Soccer: Tuesday and Thursday 
Girls Volleyball: Tuesday and Friday

Questions? Please contact your coach or Erin Telford, Athletic Director. 

Boys Soccer Tryouts
Please note that boys soccer tryouts were postponed until Tuesday, March 12th after school. 
Questions? Please see Glyde. 

Ultimate Frisbee Games On Saturday
  8th Grade March 9 th  @ 11:00am 
vs. Hamilton  at Lower Woodland 2A 

7th Grade March 9 th  @ 12:30pm 
vs. SCDS  at Lower Woodland 2A 

6th Grade March 9th @ 2:00 pm 
vs. SCDS  at Lower Woodland 2A

Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays from end of school until 5:00 pm. 
Monday practices are at Salmon Bay and Thursday practices are at Loyal Heights.   Download our Middle School Ultimate Info Sheet here .

Social Justice Week
Social Justice Week:
April 1 - April 5!  
Mark your calendars! Social Justice Week is coming to Salmon Bay! April 1st-5th will be Social Justice week and will involve many activities during the day and in the evening. Please save these dates in your calendar:
Monday, April 1:  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. Wear your shirts all week!
Tuesday, April 2:  Art Walk & Multicultural Potluck 
Join us from 6-8 pm.  Come share in our community's heritage! Enjoy food, crafts and entertainment from around the world! Salmon Bay Marimba Band, T raditional Punjabi Dancing and Martial Arts performers! Be on the lookout for our flyer with more details!
Thursday, April 4: P arent Workshop - Interrupting Privilege, 6 - 8 pm
This workshop asks participants to reflect deeply on their own positions of privilege - and lack thereof - as well as how one group's privilege shores up another group's inequality. We connect data about structural inequities to the everyday realities of our own lives.     The workshop begins with some grounding information about racism and systems of privilege, including important terminology. Participants will engage in activities that allow them to consider their own positions in systems of inequality and privilege and begin imagining what interrupting these systems might entail. Taught by Ralina Joseph, founding director of the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) at the University of Washington. For more information about Ralina, visit her website.
 R SVP to 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.
Friday, April 5 : Friday 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 some treats and connect with your community of parents at our Coffee Meet and Greet in the cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am.
Help Needed : We also need more people to help with the final details of these events. We will be having a meeting March 20th 9:00-10:30 to go over details of what is needed. Please consider showing up and lending a hand.
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 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 - April 4th, Salmon Bay Library 
Our next FOSB meeting will be Thursday, April 4th. At this meeting we will nominate officers and directors for the next school year. We are seeking an Elementary Chair. Is this volunteer role a match for you? Would you like to join a committee or serve as a director? Connect with Ali or Aaron, at, or contact Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more. 

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! 

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! 

Crossing Guard Position Open 

Do you love Pi?

Annual Pi Day Celebration

Who: You and your family
What: Math games & pie 
When: March 14th,  6:30 - 8 pm  
Where: Salmon Bay cafeteria
Why: Because it's fun to play games and eat pie! And you might win a prize. And did we mention there's 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

2019 School Auction

Auction Childcare
The Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club is offering auction childcare from 6 pm  - 10:30 pm. A pizza and fruit dinner will be served! At just $30 per child, this might be the best childcare deal in town. You can find out more details and sign-up for childcare here

Purchase Your Tickets Now
Did we mention that ticket prices go up after March 22nd? Purchase your tickets here. You'll help our auction team with planning and save a few dollars (which might come in handy when you see all the fabulous items up for bid). 

There's Still Time to Donate
Have an item you are still hoping to donate? We'd love to have it! You can donate online here or bring your item to the Volunteer Coordinator's office on Monday. 

Beer Brewing 
Join Joel and the Salmon Bay Brewers at Gallagher's in Edmonds at 6pm next Friday, March 15th to brew beer for the Salmon Bay auction. The process takes about three hours - come for all or part of the evening. The cost of the brewing is shared amongst the brew crew so that everything raised at the auction is pure profit for the school. Bottling will occur on Tuesday, March 26. Interested? Email Scott Koch for more information and to join a carpool.

Donate a 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 buying or baking a dessert. Sign-up  here. 

Donate 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

Calling all Bartenders
Our Bar Crew is looking for another volunteer (or two) with a bartender's license. If you have one, please email Barbara Swatt to learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

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

From Admin

Hello Salmon Bay Community,
Spring is just around the corner, and as the weather warms and plants sprout, so too can our community be renewed in spirit.  One smile or small acknowledgement could make all the difference to someone in our community.  As you see one another, take the time to connect, introduce yourself, and greet one another - especially our new families who are just getting to know Salmon Bay.  These seemingly insignificant interactions can make a huge impact in transforming our building from an institution to our children's village.
Speaking of our children, there have been some safety and efficiency concerns around double-parked cars.  Please be sure to pull over along the curb, rather than stopping in the street to ensure that all parents can safely and quickly drive away during drop-off and pick-up.  Thank you for your diligence and thoughtfulness.
To spring, renewal, and new beginnings,
Annie, Darren, and Neil

Elementary News

Elementary Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday
Games start tomorrow! Come, cheer on our teams. 
5th Grade Saturday, March 9 th  @ 10:30am 
vs. Decatur Dragons at Magnuson 3B

4th Grade Saturday, March 9 th  @ 9:00am 
vs. Lightning Goats at Magnuson 3B 

3rd Grade: Bye - Game Postponed/Canceled 

Families should have received an ultimate frisbee email from Sam Olson today (Friday). If you did not receive an email, please email Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator, so we can add you to the email list. 

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.

Middle School News

WE Day Opportunity for Students
WE Day 2019 is Thursday, April 18, at the Tacoma Dome. WE Day is an annual event designed to inspire middle and high school students to good works in their community and to reach out into the world to do more. Past speakers have been Russell Wilson, Clint Dempsey, Macklemore, Martin Luther King Jr's family, Edward Norton, Sue Bird... Current students are also honored. There is music, film and presentations of all kinds.
It is an all-day event and students from across the Pacific Northwest will be attending. Students earn tickets to attend through community service and volunteerism. If you are interested in attending We Day, please fill out this application by Friday, March 15th. The ASB co-advisors and co-presidents will be reviewing all applications before giving away any tickets.

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. Attend their information session to learn more:  Tuesday, March 12th , 6:30pm @ Beacon Hill Library Branch - Community Room
If you have any questions or concerns, learn more here or email a question, or contact Rob Bright, Salmon Bay's middle school counselor.  

Summer Camp Scholarships
Every year the Assistance League of Seattle provides scholarships to students in grades 6 through 11 at attend camps. They will pay up to $500 for any student who is accepted. For an application, please have your student see Rob, our middle school counselor, in the library or send him an email. For more information, you can also check the Assistance League of Seattle's website.

Yearbook Photos Needed
Middle school yearbook deadline is Monday March 25.
We are still looking to fill some empty pages:  WEP programs (especially on the mountain), band(s) and marimba (especially concert photos), sports teams (action shots and team shots, especially basketball).  Email photos to Glyde
Please send no more than three photos at a time or send a flashdrive to school, which she will return asap.
Community Announcements

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.
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

Adolesco Youth Exchange: Applications Due May 15th
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:
·    April 20, 2019 * 2 - 4 PM: Northeast Library
·   April 21, 2019 * 1 - 3 PM: Lake Hills Library
·   April 27, 2019 * 2 - 4 PM: Bellevue Public Library
·    April 28, 2019 * 1-3 PM: Capitol Hill Branch
Start your application at and contact Marie for more information.

Summer Camp Announcements

Girls Who Code Summer Program
Girls Who Code's newest summer program is Girls Who Code Campus! Each Campus course, for girls 10 to 18, is two weeks long to fit with busy summer schedules. Each course explores new and exciting material, like Website Design and Development or Wearable Tech & Fashion Design. View the full Course Catalog here. Campus courses are hosted at schools like Forest Ridge School and Eastside Catholic. In Campus courses, girls will explore coding concepts, build fun and challenging projects, and join a national sisterhood of over 90,000 girls who code. Registration is open, reserve your spot now (and your second registration is half off!). Early bird pricing ends on 3/15. Full scholarships are available for families that qualify. Email with questions.
Hilltop Children's Center - Big Kids Summer
Join us for a joyful summer at Hilltop!  We are open from 8-6:15 daily all summer. Big Kids Summer combines many summer camp activities into one camp so you can minimize transitions for your child, and you don't have to drive all over the city to different camps all summer for your child to have a diversity of experiences! For children in K-4th grade. To register  click here  and fill out the application for enrollment selecting Big Kids Summer only.  Email  with any questions.

Glass Art Camp: April School Break & Summer Camps
Kids are fascinated by glass and seldom get to work with it! Join local glass artist/creativity guide Marcia Wiley ( in her charming Ballard studio and learn about the magic of glass. Make fused glass art pieces, go on neighborhood art walks, and meet Maggie the Magnolia. Tuition includes glass, kiln time, snacks. Sibling discount.  Ages 5-12.  9:30 - 3:30.   Before/after-care available (8:30-4:30).  
April Vacation Camp on April 8 - 12th and 15 - 19th. (register for one or more days)
Summer Camps beginning on June 17th. Register for individual days or, 4- or 5-day options.
See all available camps, find our more information and register at OR c all Marcia at 206 619 8613   

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

Kids With An Edge Classes
Now enrolling for  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.