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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
May 18, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


Tonight:  After school Drama MS Play (7 pm)
22: Kindergarten Welcome Night (6 pm)
23: Biography Night
28: No School - Memorial Day
29: Welcome Night for Incoming 6th Graders (6 pm)
30: 5th Grade Family FLASH Night
30: FOSB Funding Equity Committee Meeting (7pm)
30 - 6/1: MS Drama - The Miracle Worker (7pm)
31 - 6/1: First Grade Camp


4: Elementary Instrumental Music Concert  (7 pm)
5-8: 8th Grade Camp
6-8: 7th Grade Camp
8: Elementary Talent Show (9 am)
11-13: 4th Grade Camp
12: Middle School Band & Marimba Concert
13 - 15: 5th Grade Shakespeare Play 
14: Kindergarten Camp Day

Seen in the Hallways

Kudos to the Cast and Crew
We loved Sir Edward and the Mysterious Manor, written by our Middle School Playwriting Class, and produced by our After School Drama Program. Congratulations to the cast and crew on a job well done! If you missed the show yesterday, you still have one chance to catch it...  Tonight (Friday) at 7 pm in the auditorium. Come join in the fun and see if you can solve the mystery!

Thumbs Up for IslandWood
It's camp season! Third graders attended camp last week, second grade students are at camp as I write this Bulletin, and fifth grade students returned yesterday. We snapped this photo as fifth grade students were unloading gear after four days at Camp IslandWood. Although they were tired, everyone gave camp a "thumbs up!"

Middle School Sports

Congratulations Track Team - K8 Metro Champs!
Kudos to the Salmon Bay Track Team who won the Metro Track K8 finals for the 4th year last weekend. Congratulations and thank you to coaches Mr. G and Megan. You should all be proud!

Ultimate Frisbee
3rd Grade: No Game
4th Grade: No Game 
5th Grade: Spring Jam Tournament (see email for times)
6th Grade: 1:15 pm, Magnuson 5A (Grass Meadows)
7th Grade: 11:45 am, Magnuson 6B (turf fields)
8th Grade: 9:45 am, Magnuson 7A (turf fields)
End of Season Party - May 22nd, Loyal Heights Playfield 

Boys Soccer
The Panthers enter playoffs on Saturday with an undefeated record. Congrats players and coach Ethan Raup!  First game, 8am v Broadview Thompson.If the team wins,  the finals are at 2 pm. Games will be played at  Robert Eagle Staff MS field (90th/ Wallingford)
Go Panthers!

Mr. G's Summer Camp

Register Now for Mr. G's Summer Sports Camp
Join Megan and Mr. G for a lot of fun and physical fitness June 25th - 29th, 9 am - noon each day. Students will participate in a variety of activities including ultimate frisbee, soccer, court sports, hip hop, unicycling and more! 
Open to all current 2nd - 4th grade students. 
$160 per participant. 
Download a registration form here

New Student Welcome Nights

Incoming Kindergarten &  6th Grade Students
We are so glad you'll be at Salmon Bay next year! Join us at one of our new student socials to meet other families, ask questions and hear a bit more about Salmon Bay. 

Kindergarten Welcome - May 22nd at 6 pm, Playground

6th Grade Welcome - May 29th, 6 pm, Auditorium 


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

FOSB Funding Equity Committee Meeting
Wednesday May 30th, 7pm, Ali Pollock's house. 
Are you interested in extending opportunities for students beyond our school community? FOSB is looking for ways to support educational funding equity in our region and hoping to leverage the culture and resources of the Salmon Bay community to nurture more students right here in Seattle. This committee will  be identifying ways to empower less-resourced schools and drafting a process to build and nurture our own community by taking acting to reduce inequity.  Please join us if you can! 

Bike to School Month
Bike Month
We've been impressed by our full bike racks and all of the students walking and biking to school this month. Keep up the great work Salmon Bay! Remember to fill in your calendars with each bike trip and stop by our snack table on Friday mornings! 

2018 - 2019 School Calendar

Planning Ahead?

The Seattle School Board adopted the 2018-19 school calendar at the board meeting on Jan. 31, 2018. You can d ownload a copy of the calendar  here.  

Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club 

Salmon Bay Boys & Girl Club (Coho Kids Time)

Our very own Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club is accepting registration for summer camps and the 2018 - 2019 school year. Care is provided on site for K - 5th Grade students.  To register, send an email indicating if you are interested in summer camps, the school year, or both. Once your email is received, you'll be sent an online registration link. You can also call 206-297-7764 for more information. 

Bulletin Submissions

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

Welcome to Annie Parker

Dear Salmon Bay Community,

Today at Friday Sing we welcomed Annie Parker, our newly hired Assistant Principal for the 2018-19 school year.   Annie jumped right in and passed the Dum-Dum-Ditty University Level course (see picture) with flying colors.  Darren will be shifting his focus toward the Middle School in the coming year, and we are both excited to welcome her to our admin team and our community!  

Here's a note from Annie:

Hello, Salmon Bay Community!

I feel honored to be joining the Salmon Bay team, and am excited to get to know you all, the students, families, staff, and community.  As a 10-year educator in Seattle Public Schools, I am deeply committed to serving our students and hold them at the center of my work.  In years past, I've taught in grades 3-5, was a literacy intervention teacher, STAR Mentor, and Head Teacher/Dean of Students.  I am so grateful to be starting this next part of my journey at Salmon Bay. 

Thank you for choosing me to be a part of the amazing things already happening at Salmon Bay.  I look forward to our work together.

Best regards,
Annie Parker

Volunteers Needed

The end of the school year means a lot of exciting events and fun volunteer opportunities. Help us celebrate student accomplishments and our Salmon Bay community! If you can help at one of these events, please sign-up! 

5th Grade Promotion, June 20th, School Cafetorium
Calling all 3rd & 4th grade families! We ask you to help staff this celebration so our 5th grade parents can relax and enjoy the evening. Sign-up here

8th Grade Picnic, 11:30 am, June 21st, Carkeek Park
After graduation rehearsal in the morning, our 8th grade students will be treated to a picnic lunch. Come, spend lunch with our 8th graders one last time. Sign-up here

8th Grade Promotion, June 21st, Ingraham HS
Calling 6th and 7th grade families! We ask you to volunteer at this reception so 8th grade families can celebrate their graduates. If you can help, click here

Elementary Yearbook Photos 
Last call for the great photos you've been holding onto all year. We especially need spring Ultimate Frisbee, Science Fair, After School, Poetry Night, and drama photos. 
Email photos to Jodi by Monday.

Elementary News

Elementary Enrichment & Camp Fees
Camp fees are based upon which camp your student attends and how many nights they stay. See below for a list of fees.  If you have not yet paid your student's camp fee, you may do so online here or by dropping off a check, payable to FOSB, in the Volunteer Coordinator's office.

Many families have not yet paid their enrichment fee (field trip fee) for the year. You can pay the enrichment fee here. Contact Jodi to request a scholarship. 

Student Fees per Grade
All grades Enrichment Fee - $100 per elementary student
Kindergarten Camp fee - $25
First Grade Camp Fee - $100
Second Grade Camp Fee - $100
Third Grade Camp fee - $200
Fourth Grade Camp fee - $215
Fifth Grade Camp fee - $300

Middle School News

8th Grade Camp Chaperone Meeting
Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 pm in Connie Gold's classroom. 

Middle School Yearbook
We will be collecting middle school yearbook payments June 1st thru June 15th. Checks will be collected before school at a table in the lobby. Online payments can be made thru SchoolPay. Watch your email for additional details. 

Attention 8th Graders - BHS Robotics Open House
Wednesday, May 30th, from 6-8 pm.   The Ballard High School Robotics team will be hosting an Open House/Ice Cream Social for current freshman, incoming 8th graders and their parents who are interested in joining our award winning FRC team.  Room NW204 / Engineering Workshop at Ballard High School.  Parking is available in the lot behind the school; we'll have student greeters or signs marking where to enter. Find our more about the 
BHS Robotics Team here.  Learn about FIRST here
Questions? Contact Sharon -  parker2551@msn.com

Adams Elementary Carnival MS Volunteers Needed
June 15th from 5 - 7:30 pm at Adams Playground
Help is needed to set up, work a booth/game or clean up. Work a 30 minute shift. Sign up for 3 shifts, get a free slice of pizza. Sign up here

8th Graders: Summer Skills Center Registration 
Just a reminder - the SPS Summer Skills Center Program where students can take a Occupational Education class and earn a .5 high school credit is rapidly filling up. Several classes are already full for the summer. If you want to apply, do it soon. Contact SkillsCenterInfo@seattleschools.org, call 206.252.0730 or see Gail.
Community Announcements

Upcoming Nathan Hale Music Performances
May 20 - Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz will perform at the famous Royal Room in Columbia City from 5 - 7 pm. Search here  for menus, venue information and directions.
May 24 - Swing Dance with Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz performances. Nathan Hale Commons at 7 pm.  Come early for dance instruction.  Delicious treats including banh mi and baked goods for sale.
May 25 - Folklife Festival. Jazz Band will perform in the Armory from approximately 4 - 5 pm. 
June 6 - J azz Band, Vocal Jazz and Drumline in the Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center (PAC).
June 13 - Concert Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra in the Nathan Hale PAC. 

Northwest Boychoir Auditions
The Northwest Boychoir is holding auditions for boys who love to sing on Saturday, June 2 or at a time convenient for you.  Classes for new members begin in September. Boys who are currently in K-Third grades are invited to sign up. No previous music training is needed. To schedule an audition appointment or for information: 206-524-3234 or www.nwboychoir.org.

Vocalpoint! Seattle Auditions
The Vocalpoint! Seattle Girls Prep program is holding auditions for female vocalists who will be in 7 th  and 8 th  grades in the fall on June 2nd. Girls Prep is a training program for Vocalpoint! Seattle, designed specifically for highly motivated middle school-age girls with strong music talent and aptitude. Auditions and rehearsals take place at the University Heights Center in Seattle. To schedule an audition appointment or for more information: 206-524-3234 or  www.vocalpointseattle.org .

Parenting Chronic Illness Support Group
A supportive group for parents of children living with health challenges led by Natalie Meade, MSW. 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm-6:30pm, NEST (Northeast Seattle Together), locacted at  7736 24th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Please contact (425) 296-2705 or info@thecenterforchronicillness.org with any questions. This program is free of cost.

Camp Erin Grief Support Camp 
Teen  Camp Erin-King County  (Grief Support Camp) is a 3-night residential camp for teens 13-18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp is facilitated by professional staff from Providence Hospice of Seattle Safe Crossing. Camp is free and will be held July 13-15, 2018 at Carnation Farms in Carnation, WA. There will also be a "Kids Camp" for children ages 6-12 from Friday to Sunday, June 8-10, 2018. For more information call Karita Knisely, Coordinator at 206.992.3852 or  knisely@providence.org  or see Gail.

Youth Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
UpDawg is a co-ed youth hat tournament put on by the University of Washington women's ultimate frisbee teams, Element and Big Bang. As a youth hat tournament, middle school (students currently in 5th-8th grade) players of all skill and experience levels register as individuals and are placed on teams with other middle schoolers to be coached by UW players and play games against other teams in the event. June 16th    Cost: $35 per player. Register here

2018 Roughrider Girls' Summer Hoops Camps
June 25-28, $115. Grades 1-6, 9 am to noon. Grades 7-9, 1-4 pm. Click here for all the details.

Creative Coding Summer Camps
Join Creative Coding for week-long camps all summer, June 25 - August 31st. Camps are held at The Good Shepherd Center, Magnuson and Bellevue College. Students in grades 1- 7. Visit CreativeCoding.com for details and to register. 

Kids Co. Summer Camp 
Located at Adams Elementary, weekly summer camps are designed for fun, adventure and exploration. 206-619-9617 or adams@kidscompany.org  More info here. 

Summer Fun Arts Camp
There are still a few spots open at Summer Fun, a  unique performing and visual arts day camp for ages 7-12
Session 1: Olympic View Elementary (North Seattle) 
                  July  9 - 27
Session 2: B. F. Day Elementary (Fremont) 
                 July 30 - August 17
Summer Fun focuses equally on the arts as both a process and a product. Over the course of three weeks, our campers mount a new musical while building musicianship skills, acting fundamentals, dance techniques, and creating masterpieces of art along the way. For more information and registration click here

Elementary Summer Camp
Happy Squirrel Arts is offering "The Art of Play," a camp for elementary students. 12 - 3:30 pm, June 25-29 & July 2-6. $45 per day or $375 for all 9 days. For more info and registration, click here

Ballard Youth Soccer
Fall soccer signup is now! Ballard Youth Soccer Club is always looking for players and coaches. If you have questions or need help with getting information please contact the Salmon Bay BYSC school liaison, Scott Koch 
  • Fall Soccer registration opens May 1st for Players and Volunteers/Coaches
  • On-Time registration period ends June 5th for U8+ and June 12th for Micros Players
Ballard Junior Football (BJF)
 Ballard Junior Football is now accepting registrations for the 2018 season (August-October) with 50% off registration fees for first year players ($125 total)!  BJF has been around since 1962 and is dedicated to creating a positive, safe and fun football and cheer experience for all of its participants (ages 6-14).  Top quality equipment is provided to ensure the safety of our athletes.  All of our coaches are Heads Up Football certified. To register or for more information, visit  www.ballardjuniorfootball.org/.  Spots are filling up quickly, register today!"

North Seattle Junior Titans Football
This Seattle youth tackle football program is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. Open to children between the ages of 7-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. Practices begin August 6th@ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
Registration Fees: $240 (12/13/14yr old) $240(10/11 yr old) $185 (7 /8/9 yr old).  Register Here.
Or Contact Head Coach, Bill Taylor  (425) 672-3766

Kids With An Edge Summer Programs
Tech Camps (graduating 5th graders and above) Uniquely systematic classes that help build a strong foundation. Taught by an industry professional with a lot of teaching experience. Evening Camps, 6PM-9PM, won't coincide with day camps!
  • Python 1 Programming:  July 9-13, August 13-17
  • Python 2 Programming: July 23-27, August 20-24
  • Web Design 1: July 16-20
Math Camps aligned with common core requirements. Great for either a review or an intro to next year's math. Start school with confidence!
  • Algebra 1 Prep Math Camp - August 13-17
  • 6th Grade Prep Math Camp - August 20-24
  • 8th Grade Prep Math Camp - August 27-31
email:  info@KidsWithAnEdge.com
location: North Seattle, two blocks North of Licton K-8/ Robert Eagle Staff