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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
March 9, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


12 - 16: Spring Book Fair
13: Film: Standardized (7 pm)
14: Pi Night Celebration (6:30 pm)
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 a busy week at Salmon Bay! Here are a few highlights from the week:

Kindergarten and First Grade students celebrated the 100th day of school with a wide variety of games and activities. From counting to coloring, everyone seemed to have a wonderful time!

Last night, we held our second Art Walk. Student artwork was on display in the hallways and a fun, community art project was created in the front lobby. Everyone was invited to participate by selecting a color of yarn and linking together words that answered one of four questions: what makes you happy? what makes you hopeful, what makes you feel included and what makes you creative? 

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.

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!
Spring Middle school track will begin practice on Tuesday March 13th, directly after school in Mr. G's gym (East Gym).  No need to sign up.  Just show up.  Paperwork is available here, at the first  track practice or by emailing   Megan Ratcliffe.  

All students are welcome to join track, 6th - 8th, boys and girls.  It is a fun way to get fit, meet new friends and strengthen your running.   
Hope to see you on Tuesday! 

Panther Basketball 
Girls Varsity vs. STEM, 2 pm, at Ingraham
Boys Varsity vs.  STEM, 2 pm, at Ingraham
Boys JV vs. STEM, 12:15 pm  @ Chief Sealth (up)

It's Time for Ultimate Frisbee!
The first weekend of games is here! 
(No games for 3rd or 5th grades) 

4th: 10:30 am at Ranier Beach
6th: 12:15 pm & 2 pm (dbl header) 
        at South Park
7th: 10:45 am at South Park #2
8th: 12:15 pm at Magnuson Park

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
Community Reminders & Requests

Magazines Needed
The 7th and 8th grade LA/SS teachers are in need of magazines that cover current issues. If you have relatively current magazines laying around your house that you no longer need please bring them to the Volunteer Office. Next week is a brainstorming week for our 7/8 students and any magazines we get from families will support this process. (Examples: Time, Newsweek, Economist, etc...)

Safe Drop-off Procedures
Please remind students that they should cross 18th at the corner/ crosswalk. Darting in between cars to cross the street is not safe!

Lost and 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. 

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!

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 
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
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!

Bring a pie to share! Sign-up here. Have a favorite game? Bring that too! Volunteers are also needed to help serve pie. Sign-up  here!

The Spring Book Fair 
The Book Fair will be held 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!

We Need Your Help: Volunteers are needed to help staff the book fair and assist students with purchases. Help students find books! No experience necessary. Training provided! 
Sign-up here.

Multicultural Potluck
April 5, 2018 from  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!*

*We welcome more multi-cultural talent from within our community!  Please contact Ivonne DePauli  for more info.
Where in the world are you from? Watch for he maps in the lobby and place a pin in your home state or country of origin!   
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 the one evening we set aside to gather our entire community together to celebrate. 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+. Wine can't be stored at school, so Middle School parent Shelly Rousseau has offered her front porch at 6702 Division Ave NW as a drop off location. A box is labelled, ready for your wine donation! Alternatively, contact Shelley to arrange a way to get her your wine donations.
Dessert Dash: 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. 

Be Creative: Our decor team is planning a work party on Thursday, March 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. We'll meet in the art room. Join us!
Set this party up : We need help setting the auction up! Please arrive at 9 a.m. at North Seattle College's Wellness Center on March 24 to help set up tables, put out linens and decorate the space. We'll have lunch available for volunteers. Please sign up here to help at the auction.
Auction donation forms can be found here

Auction 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. 

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!
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.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.


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).
Film Series: Thanks to everyone who helped put on the PIE showing of "Rise Above the Mark" The film was an interesting look at Indiana's struggle to implement corporate reform and the effects it had on public education. 

Just one more film is left in our series - join us! 
Tuesday, March 13th 7:00pm.

Find more info about the film here. 

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. 

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

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.