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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
May 10, 2019
In This Issue
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10: Middle School After School Theater Production
14: Incoming 6th Grade Welcome Night
18: Rock For FOSB
21: Incoming Kindergarten Welcome Night
22: 6th Grade Biography Night 
23: High School Information Night
27: No School - Memorial Day
28: Elementary Music Concert
29 - 31: MS Theater: 12 Angry Jurors

Seen in the Hallways
After School, Middle School Theater
Congratulations to the middle school cast and crew of The Door Was Open on a set of great performances yesterday! If you missed the show last night, you can still catch it tonight at 7 pm in the Auditorium. 

Spring Camp 
We sent our third grade students to Camp Colman on Monday. They returned on Wednesday, full of smiles and stories. Assistant Principal Annie Parker visited students at camp and even spent a little time on the water!

5th Grade Field Trip
Tis the season for field trips! Our fifth grade students visited the Brightwater Treatment Plant this week. Thank you to the volunteer parent chaperones/drivers who made this, and many other field trips possible this year!

Bike to School Day
We celebrated  National Bike to School Day on May 8 with treats and stickers. A big shout out to Heather, pictured below, for coordinating our Bike Month activities! 

If you ride to school, remember to park in the bike racks (not in front of exterior classroom doors), lock your bike and take care when removing bikes so that brake lines and cables are not damaged. Thank you!
Before & After School Programs

Payments Due for After School Classes
If you have not yet paid your after school class fees, please do so now. Click here to be directed to our payment page. You can also drop off a check, payable to FOSB, in the red mailbox outside the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. Questions? Email Jodi

2019 School Auction
Order your Luna School Year Calendar Now
Xena's class has created a calendar depicting Luna the lizard in all her seasonal activities.  You will be charmed and amazed by Luna's adventures!  She rides her bus to the first day of school, she goes to the beach, plays electric guitar, and goes on an arctic exploration!  Calendars will be ordered and delivered after the auction.  $20 each. Sign-up here.

Bike to School Month

May is Bike to School Month
May is almost here and that means Bike to School Month! We are looking forward to seeing the bike racks, streets, and sidewalks full of Salmon Bay cyclists of all ages. Track your minutes biking and walking on your bike month calendar. Turn in your calendars at the end of May for chances to win prizes. 

Every Friday morning in May, we'll be by the bike racks below the playground with treats for every student who bikes, walks, or buses. You'll also have the chance to enter our Bike Month raffle for bike-related prizes. 
Help Needed: can you pick up donuts before school on a Friday? Greet students as they arrive at school? We could use your help! Please sign up here.   If you would like to help in other ways like bringing/providing snacks, contact Bike Committee Chair Heather Darval at

Community Announcements

Summer Camps
Many local artists and organizations share summer camp information with our community. Since our list is growing quite long, we've collected all of these announcements into one document available here. 

Plant Sale at Nathan Hale HS 
Saturday May 11 9-3pm
Nathan Hale Horticulture & Urban Farm is having their Annual Spring Plant Sale! Your purchases will help support their continuing efforts to educate students and the school community on all the wonderful benefits of plants and gardens.The prices are reasonable with vegetables and native plants starting at $3. Fuchsia baskets $15. 
Pathfinder K-8's Earth Project Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 11 from  9-2 pm. 

Babysitter Training
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 12:30pm to 4:30pm, 
Gain the knowledge and skills to be a safe, confident babysitter. Learn about infant and child care, age appropriate toys, safety and injury prevention and how to handle emergencies.  Find out what parents expect and practice hands-on skills. Includes in-depth coverage of First Aid, Infant/Child CPR, and how to be safe at home alone while sitting.  Students receive a Child and Babysitting Safety handbook at the end of class.  Instructor Ken Norris, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Fire Department, has taught CPR for 15 years.
Register early! Class space is limited.  Ages 11 and up. 
Location: Phinney Center Blue Building. 
 6532 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $45 PNA member, $55 Public. Register here 

Loyal Heights Teen Program May Calendar
Click here to see a May calendar of events for your teen.

Cascades Academy  is coming to Genesee Playfield. Come play Ultimate Frisbee with us!
Sunday, May 26th
at Genesee Playfields - Upper (turf)
Elementary & middle school  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm register here
 All clinics are $35, or $50 includes either a jersey, shorts or a disc. Scholarships are available. 

BHS Spring Play addresses Gun Violence in Schools
The Ballard Playmakers Spring play consists of 2 one-act plays themed on gun violence. Take this opportunity to attend and use as a conversation starter on this emotional subject matter. The production gives views from multiple perspectives. Bang Bang You're Dead is from the students point of view while Eric LaRue is from a parent's view. 
Bang Bang You're Dead! was first produced in Springfield, Oregon one year after a fatal school shooting. The play opens in character Josh's prison cell after killing his parents and five classmates, whose ghosts demand to know why he killed them.
The second play, Eric LaRue, is the story of Janice LaRue, whose 17-year-old son Eric shot and killed three classmates in school. After his imprisonment, Janice has not visited her son or found a way to show herself in her community.
Please support these powerful performances of the all too familiar tragedy of school gun violence.  
Performances will be on May 9th-11th and 16th-18th. Tickets $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. Parent Advisory due to the subject matter.

Volunteer Opportunities

Elementary Photos Needed!
We are working to complete our elementary yearbook. We need your photos to complete the task! Halloween, playground fun, Friday Sing, class celebrations, field trips etc. Send photo submissions to Jodi at  Please include grade/class

I am still looking for a parent volunteer from the following classrooms to help coordinate selection of class candids: Amy, Gabi, Jenny, Carol and Dave. Email Jodi if you can help. 

Sign-up below to support these activities/events!
Many of our programs and activities are powered by parents. Please take a moment to see if you can help with these upcoming events.

Bike to School Month: We need parents to pick up donuts and staff our Friday morning welcome station for students. Signup and details here

Rock for FOSB - May 18th: Come listen to live music, support parents and teacher band and support Salmon Bay all at the same time! we need volunteers to staff the door in shifts. Signup here

6th Grade Biography Night Snacks: Can you bring some refreshments to help our students celebrate? Biography Night is May 22nd. Signup here

From Admin

Dear Salmon Bay Community,
What a tremendous week of appreciation!  The staff here all felt incredibly spoiled and appreciated because of your generosity of time, energy, food, plants, and gifts!  Thank you so very much from all of us at Salmon Bay.  The kindness and care that parents and staff give here never cease to amaze us.
Our camp adventure began this week with Third Grade at Camp Colman.  The weather is beautiful and camp will be an amazing time for all grades in the weeks to come.  Thank you to all the chaperones that support our students, and allow for these unique experiences.
Have a wonderful, warm weekend.
With gratitude,
Annie, Darren, and Neil

These are just a few of the many plants donated in appreciation of staff this week! Thank you!

Rock for FOSB 

Rock for FOSB - May 18th

Join us for a night of live music! Bands feature Salmon Bay parents and teachers! We also need volunteers to collect donations at the door. If you can volunteer for a one hour shift please sign up here.

Elementary News

K-2 Wheel Fun in PE
It's time for some wheel fun in elementary PE classes. All students should bring bike helmets to school for the remainder of the month!

Students will be riding scooters next week. Mr. G has scooters available for use, but your student may bring a personal scooter to school. If your student does bring a scooter, please take it to the East gym upon arrival at school and keep it in the gym for the day. 

K-2 students will also be biking the last two weeks in May as part of their PE bike unit. Students may bring bikes to school on May 16th and 17th for use during their bike weeks. Bikes should be brought to the east gym. If your student rides their bike to school each day, they are welcome to continue riding each day and should simply lock their bike at the racks as usual. 

Enrichment Fee/ Field Trip Fee:   If you have not yet paid the enrichment fee for this school year, please make payment or request a scholarship now. Our elementary enrichment fee is $100 per student. You can pay this fee by dropping off a check (payable to FOSB) in the volunteer coordinator's office or by following this link  to an online payment option. We ask that all enrichment fees be paid by April 30. Scholarship funds are available.

Camp Fees:  We are currently collecting fees for your student's camp experience. Grade level camp fees are listed below. Camp fees can be paid by dropping off a check (payable to FOSB) in the volunteer coordinator's office or by following this link to an online payment option. We ask that all camp fees be paid before your student attends camp. Scholarship funds are available.

Middle School News

8th Grade Families:
High School Information Night will be on this May 23rd. Dinner at 6 pm. Information starting at 6:30 in the auditorium. We will have a panel of high school students to answer questions about the realities of freshman year and beyond.  Also, Gail, previous Salmon Bay and current Ballard High counselor, will be here to talk about ways to support your freshman and the realities of high school credits.

8th Grade Families:  
Are you aware that incoming Freshmen can take classes at the Seattle School District Skills Center and earn high school credit during the summer?  What a great way to get a jump on high school credits in a low stress environment. For more information please check out the Skills Center page here. 

FOSB is our school parent teacher organization. All parents and guardians are automatically members. 

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes from FOSB meetings are available at Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom and updates on school day happenings from administration.
FOSB in 2018-19: That's a Wrap! 
At our May meeting last night, FOSB elected a slate of Officers and Directors for 2019-20 and passed the FOSB General Fund budget. We thanked our Officers and Committee Leads for all their service during this school year. Thank you to the 10+ FOSB members who responded to our mid-meeting calls and texts, rushed to the school library, and helped us establish quorum so this vote could happen! We are grateful for your support!   
There are still open positions and we need family support to make this organization work. Please contact if you're interested in getting involved next year.  
FOSB volunteer needs for the 2019-2020 school year
FOSB meetings and events are a great way to stay involved and make a real difference in your student's experience. We have open roles that suit a variety of interests and schedules:
After School Program Committee: This committee finds and organizes after-school programs for Salmon Bay students, including determining the programming for each quarter and managing registration. This is a great work-from-home opportunity that you can flex to your schedule. Two or three volunteers are needed.
At-Large/Apprentice Treasurer: FOSB's treasurers are looking for an additional volunteer to join them next year. If you have budget or finance experience, are interested in gaining some, or just want to learn how FOSB's fundraising and budget process works, consider being a part of this important team.
Co-Chair: FOSB's co-chairs serve as meeting facilitators, collaborators, and advocates for families, students, and staff. We have an experienced co-chair returning to FOSB next year in the middle school co-chair role. If you have an elementary student and want to be more active in their school experience, this could be the role for you!
Committees: FOSB has many committees that are looking for additional participation. Consider joining the Parent Information Exchange (PIE), GardenCommittee, Legislative Committee, Funding Equity Committee (looking for a chair to continue), and more. Check out for more information about committees or
Rock for FOSB - May 18th
Join us for a night of live music! Bands feature Salmon Bay parents and teachers! We also need volunteers to collect donations at the door. If you can volunteer for a one hour shift please sign up here

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