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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
May 4, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


7-9: Third Grade Camp
7-11: Staff Appreciation Week
10: FOSB Meeting (7 pm)
14 - 17: 5th Grade Camp
1 7 - 18: 2nd Grade Camp
16 - 18: 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 - 6/1: MS Drama - The Miracle Worker
31 - 6/1: First Grade Camp

Seen in the Hallways

Science Projects
We held our annual Science Fair this past week. Fourth and fifth grade students impressed the crowd with their knowledge, demonstrations and boat building!

Medieval Fate
And so it begins...day two of the 7/8 Medieval Unit was when manor groups drew sticks to discover their destiny. Alas most kids pulled a stick with a black dot, which revealed they were serfs. A few lucky kids found their lofty roots as lords, knights or priests. Students are currently learning about manor structures and designing their own self-sufficient manors. 
Parents will want to mark their calendar for June 11 when the Medieval Museum opens! 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee
3rd: 10:00 am at Magnuson Park 3A
        *if the team wins, they play again at 11:30 am 
4th:  look for email from the coaches
5th:  9:00 am at Sandpoint Field 6A
        *If the team winds, they play again at 10:30 am
6th: 3:30 pm at Magnuson Park 6B
7th: 1:30 pm at Rainier Beach Playfield
8th: 12:00 pm at Rainier Beach Playfield

Boys Soccer
Varsity: 11:00 am vs. STEM at garfield

Girls Volleyball
12:30 pm vs. Pathfinder at STEM/Boren

Track Meet
10 am - Nathan Hale


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

Race, Activism & Community Discussion Notes
Notes and Resources from the evening event during Social Justice Week, facilitated by Sharon H Chang, are now posted to the FOSB website here

Next FOSB Meeting: May 10th 
Join us on May 10th, at 7:00 pm, in the library! Childcare will be provided. 
We'll be voting on new officers and directors. Thanks to all of those people who have stepped up to fill roles (past, present, and future). We're still looking for board members! Think of all the great things that happen at Salmon Bay like Friday Sing and WEP. These programs happen only because we have a lot of help from the community.
On the agenda next week:
* Hear from Salmon Bay staff and elementary (Brian) and middle school (Mark) teachers about happenings at Salmon Bay.
* Meet and vote in Directors for next year.
* Approve a budget. View the proposed budget here
* Start a discussion about how FOSB might lead a schoolwide (parents, teachers, students) process to find a sister school and make a contribution.
* Hear from committee leaders about coming events and where volunteers are needed.
Directors come to most meetings and help where they can at events during the year. Please consider becoming a Director and email the FOSB Chairs with questions or your interest. 
2018-19 FOSB Officer Slate:
Co-Chairs: Alessandra Pollock (Middle School) & 
                  Aaron Olsen (Elementary)
Treasurers: Shelley Rousseau (Middle School) & 
                  Jen S Phiefer (Elementary)
Secretary: Tracy Wilson 
Direct Giving Campaign Help Needed
Mary Ullrich, our Direct Giving Chair, is seeking a couple volunteers to assist with developing a theme and display for our fall fundraising campaign. You'll meet in May and share ideas. The actual fundraising campaign runs in the fall. Interested? Email Mary

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. 

Bike to School Month

May is Bike-to-School Month! 
Every Friday we will be providing snacks to students who bike or walk to school, with a special snack on May 9, Bike to School Day. Salmon Bay Bikes t-shirts will also be available for purchase on Fridays and May 9 (the cost is$10). Calendars for tracking how many minutes students spend biking in May were distributed to elementary students. The student who logs the most time biking in May, in each grade, will receive a prize.
We need parent volunteers to help run the snack stands and assist kids in locking their bikes properly every Friday in May. Anyone interested can contact Heather at kultervals@gmail.com.

Staff Appreciation Week 

Staff Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11th!
During Staff Appreciation Week, we celebrate all members of our staff with special treats and tokens of appreciation. We have a great line up of daily activities:
Monday, May 7: Coffee/Tea Delivery
Tuesday, May 8: Lunch
Wednesday, May 9: Afternoon Appetizers
Thursday, May 10: Afternoon Treat Trolley/ snack bar
Friday, May 11: Potted plants

You can sign-up to volunteer or donate here

Elementary News

Elementary Enrichment & Camp Fees
It's almost time for camp! All of our elementary students will go to camp this spring. Kindergarten students will not spend the night at camp but will participate in an extended camp day. 

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 High School and Beyond Plan
This week Gail Olson Laing, our school counselor, met with the 8th graders to help them complete the 8th grade portion of their High School and Beyond Plan, which is a graduation requirement. Ask your student to show you their plan online. They should be able to log on from home through Clever, go to the High School and Beyond icon and log in using their student password. Example: mnr_fmlastname@seattleschools.org There are also several personality inventories, career quizzes, and websites that help students not only plan for their future but will help them in figuring out a roadmap to get there. Ask Gail if you have any questions about this.

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

Summer Skills Center 
The Seattle Skills Center application for this summer is now available online.  These free summer courses for incoming 9th through 12th graders can earn students 1/2 HS credit. The courses emphasize hands-on learning, field trips, guest speakers, and career exploration. Students may explore teaching, computer applications, construction trades, culinary arts, medical services and many more opportunities. Summer Skills Center runs at several locations from July 9 to August 3rd, 11:30am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Bus tokens or Orca cards are provided. Click here to apply

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 

Community Announcements

Seattle Festival Orchestra 
Come hear Music Director, Mark Oesterle, and fellow musicians on May 5th, 3 pm, New Hope Presbyterian Church in Kent, OR on Sunday, May 6th, 3 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle. 

Watch BHS Jazz Performance LIVE
Ballard Hig h School's award-winning Jazz Band 1's epic year keeps getting better: the band is one of only 15 bands across the country selected to perform in the 23rd annual prestigious Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival in New York in just a couple of weeks, May 10-12. You can s tream the performance live! Visit   https://academy.jazz.org/ee. Ballard's  Jazz 1 participates in part 3 of the competition on Saturday, May 12.

Student Art Show
The Annual Naramore Middle and High School Art Show is up April 4-May 27! 
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Community Gallery-FREE
Exhibition runs: April 4 - May 27, 2018
More information available on the SPS Website or
SAM website. 

FREE Football Skills Camp on Sunday
North Seattle Titans is proud to host a Free youth football skills camp for ages (7-13) Grades 2nd-7th. May 6th, 3pm-5pm at Ingraham High School Football Field. Camp focuses on basic skills and agilities.  Players wear comfortable shoes or cleats, shorts or sweats. Upon arrival please check in at sign in table (2:30 pm) All players receive tee shirt (North Seattle Titans) and water bottle for participation in camp. E mail us to RSVP(Name, Age, and Grade) nstitanscoachbill@gmail.com  

Our Town at Ballard High School
The Ballard High School Playmakers are bringing Our Town to our neighborhood! Our Town is a metatheatrical three-act play about life in the fictional small town of Grover's Corners. Performances will be on May 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 at the Earl Kelly Center for Performing Arts at Ballard High School. The performances begin at 7:30 PM. Reserved seating tickets for Our Town are available for purchase here. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

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

Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
Come join us for an afternoon of Ultimate at Roosevelt High School Playfield! Seattle Cascades pro men and women are here to help you improve your skills and learn new strategies! Our clinics are for all: beginner to advanced, all genders. Cost is $30 for the clinic, or $40 includes a disc, shorts, or shirt (one item).
  • May 12th, Saturday, Roosevelt High School Playfield
  • Elementary School clinic: 12:30-2:30,
  • Middle School clinic: 12:30-3:00, 
  • All abilities and genders are welcome
  • We have cleats to share if needed
  • Allergy sensitive snacks are provided (gummy bears are our specialty)
  • Scholarship is given to all who need it. (even to $0)
  • Register here

Bulletin Submissions

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