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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
May 17, 2019
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


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
30 - 31: First Grade Camp


3-5: 7th Grade Camp
3 - 6: 8th Grade Camp
4 - 7: 8th Grade Camp
6: Kindergarten Camp Day
10 - 12: 4th Grade Camp
11 - Middle School Music Concert
14: Elementary Talent Show
18: Poetry Night
18 - 19: 5th Grade Play 
21: Elementary Field Day
25: 5th Grade Promotion
26: 8th Grade Picnic/ Promotion 
27: Middle School Panther Day
27: last Day of School 

Seen in the Hallways
Second Grade Camp
Second Grade students spent Thursday and Friday at Camp Indianola. Although the weather may have been cloudy and damp, it looks like spirits were high. From beach play, to gaga ball, to the giant swing... both students and adults enjoyed exploring all that Camp Indianola has to offer. 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Kim, second grade teacher, being pulled up to the top of the giant swing! 

Salmon Bay Sports
Cheer on the Middle School Panthers

Boys Soccer
Salmon Bay boys soccer ended their regular season undefeated 7-0. Playoffs are this weekend: First game is at 8 am Memorial Stadium, (v Broadview Thompson); finals are 2pm at Eagle Staff, if we make it that far.   Gooo Panthers!

Coed Ultimate Frisbee
6th Grade team will play in the  Championship Game on Saturday  @ 11:30 am 
Magnuson Field 5A

8th Grade  team will play in the  3rd Place Finals on Saturday  @ 9:45 am -- Magnuson Field 5A

Middle School Track
The Salmon Bay Track team won the K8 Metro District Championship last Saturday.  It was a tight race between Southshore and Salmon Bay.   The runners did fantastic and the meet only lasted 6 hours in the hottest day of the year.  Congratulations and thank you to the track coaches: Mr. G , Megan and Scott Koch!

Girls Volleyball
Varsity: Saturday  at Chief Sealth vs. TOPS, 9:30 am 
JV: Saturday  at Eagle Staff  vs. Eagle Staff 2, 8 am 

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. 

Free Football Skills camp 
Sunday, June 2nd from  3-5 pm. Check in is at 2:30 pm. 
This is a free camp at Ingraham High School.  Each participant gets a free Titans tee shirt. Focus is on basic football skills and drills.  To sign up just RSVP name, age and grade to

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. 
Please support these powerful performances of the all too familiar tragedy of school gun violence.  
Performances will be on May16th-18th. Tickets $10 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. Parent Advisory due to the subject matter.
Transform Your Child's Summer!
Studies have shown that students can regress in their math knowledge by up to two and a half months over the summer. Mathnasium of Northwest Seattle in Ballard can help your student avoid this "summer slide" with Summer Power Math Workout Programs focusing on numerical fluency, fractions, multiplication, algebra readiness, geometry readiness and more. Contact Mathnasium to plan your child's summer program at: 206-588-0460 or . Learn more at http://

Rock for FOSB - Saturday, May 18th

Join us for a rockin' good time on Saturday night! $10 at the door gets you a night of live music and a chance to support Salmon Bay! 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 .

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 in your email comments. 

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

6th & 7th Grade Dance
On Friday, June 7th, our 6th & 7th grade students will have a dance in the afternoon (while 8th grade students are at camp). Interested in helping to chaperone this fun event? Please email Jodi
Watch for a dance  snack sign-up next week!
Advanced Learning

Advanced Learning Referral
2019-2020 Advanced Learning Referral Window

May 15th - September 23rd
Refer your child on the Source

New to the Source? Please go to The Source is located in the "Student Family Portals"

Advanced Learning 206-252-0130
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!

K-2 students will 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. 

Lincoln Seattle High School Cheer Tryouts
June 7th*, 5 - 7:30 p.m. and June 8th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at John Marshall School Gym. *mandatory parents meeting day 1 of tryouts
Attire: White shirt, black shorts, athletic shoes and a smile. Tryout packet is available on Family ID
Questions? email
Mascot tryouts coming soon!

CheerLeading  Clinics
Are you a beginner?  Do you need a cheer refresher? Come Join Us! Join us at our 2019 LSHS Cheer Clinic where you will have the opportunity to go over cheer basics, learn material similar to tryouts, and be provided with feedback from the LSHS Cheer Program to help prepare for tryouts.  Must complete a  FamilyID athletics registration to participate in the clinic.
Monday, June 3rd through Wednesday, June 5th from 5 - 7:30 pm. John Marshall School Gym. $15 per person for all 3 days. Cash or check payable to Lincoln High School on the first day of the clinic OR use  SchoolPay to pre-pay using debit or credit card.

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 volunteer needs for the 2019-2020 school year
We still have open leadership positions and we need family support to make this organization work. Please contact  if you're interested in getting involved next year.  
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 contact

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