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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
November 16, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


16: K-8 Play Performances (7 pm)
19 - 21: Student Conferences/ No School
22 - 23: Thanksgiving Break 
26 - 30: Fall Book Fair in the Library
27: Book Fair Parent Night at Secret Garden (6 pm)


3 - Diversity Committee Meeting (9 am)
5 - Salmon Bay Night at Chuck's Hop Shop
6 - FOSB Meeting (7 pm)
12 - Diversity Com. Book Discussion (6:30 pm)
21 - Lantern Festival (9 am, 6:30 pm)
21 - One Hour early dismissal
24 - 1/4 - No School/ Winter Break

Seen in the Hallways
James & The Giant Peach, Jr.
What a fabulous K-8 production! Your weeks of hard work have resulted in a wonderful show. You should all be very proud. We are certainly proud of you! 
If you haven't seen the show, you have one more chance! Tonight at 7 pm in the school auditorium!

Student Led Conferences
While most families will participate in conferences next week, some families have already completed early conferences. We love this photo of a middle school family discussing student work. This scene will be replicated multiple times in our building over the next week. Here's one tip sheet (you may also have received other resources) for parents as they prepare for a student led conferences. 

Salmon Bay Chess Club

Before School Chess Club Forming!
We are excited to announce that a before school chess club is forming at Salmon Bay!  Your student, in grades 1 - 8, is invited to participate. We welcome beginners as well as students with previous chess experience.The program is free, we simply ask that you sign the permission slip and return it to school with your student. 
Chess Club will start the first week after Thanksgiving break, November 26th and 27th!

Meeting Days/Times: 
Monday 8:15-8:50 AM (Middle School students)
Tuesday 8:15-8:50 AM (1st to 5th grade)

Location: Salmon Bay School Cafeteria

Instructor: Jason Maranan, OTR/L
Jason is an Occupational Therapist at Salmon Bay and Whitman Middle School. He is also an Occupational Therapist at Bridges Transition @ Ballard Swedish Hospital.

After School Theater Performances

James and the Giant Peach, Jr. - TONIGHT
The cast and crew of our fall K-8 After School Theater production have been hard at work preparing for their performances this week. You won't want to miss this  song filled adaptation of Ronald Dahl's wonderful book.  The show runs approximately 90 minutes plus an intermission. 

TONIGHT:   Friday, November 16th at 7 pm

Concessions will be available for sale. All proceeds support Salmon Bay's After School Theater program.
Middle School Sports

Come, cheer on the Panthers this weekend!

Ultimate Frisbee Games This Weekend
All Games on Saturday at Ingraham High School

6th Grade:  8:00 am vs Whitman
7th Grade:  11:00 am vs. Robert Eagle Staff 

8th Grade Team:   3 :30 pm vs.  Madison 

K-8 Girls Soccer Championship Games

Varsity: 9:30 am vs. Hazel Wolf at Eagle Staff. 
If we win, the team plays at 12:30 pm vs TBD.

JV: 3:30 pm vs. Eagle Staff 2 at Eagle Staff. 

Looking for Salmon Bay Gear?
We have another opportunity to order Panther gear until November 18th. Click here for details. 
Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee is looking for more members who identify as POC or Family of Color.  It is important that everyone's voice is heard.  YOU are important!  Please consider joining us for our next meeting on Monday, December 3rd from 9 am-10:30 am (morning meeting) in the School Cafeteria. If you have questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact
The Diversity Committee serves to create an all-inclusive community by offering opportunities that encourage understanding and education around all diversity and identity-related issues.

Free Workshop
Do you ever ask yourself, "What can  I   do  to work for racial equity in predominantly white settings?" Explore this question in a FREE workshop led by knowledgeable speakers. In this interactive workshop, develop your racial equity literacy and explore how racial inequities show up at Salmon Bay and in your wider community.  Learn concrete strategies to promote racial justice, including finding the pressure points for system change in Seattle Public Schools.  Join us December 12 th
at 6:30-8:30pm.
  More info here. RSVP to . Free childcare available at COHO.

Thanksgiving Myths & Facts
Oyate, a national Native Organization, has put together a webpage of myths and facts about the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the website: "We offer these myths and facts to assist students, parents and teachers in thinking critically about Thanksgiving (this holiday), and deconstructing what we have been taught about the history of this continent and the world."
For Indian children growing up in the 21st century, it is as important as ever for them to know who they are and learn about the histories that they come from. For all children, it is time to know and acknowledge the truths of history. Only then will they come to have the understanding and respect for each other that now, more than ever, will be necessary for life to continue. 
If you want to learn more, there are many resources and reports for families and educators here.

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

Direct Giving Campaign

The Direct Giving Campaign runs for just two more weeks. If you haven't made your donation, now is the time!  Help us raise $50,000 by November 30th.  We are tracking our campaign progress on a school puzzle displayed in the lobby. Each piece placed in the puzzle represents $1000 that has been raised towards our goal. So far, we have raised over $42,000!

If you are able, please consider donating to the Direct Giving campaign. Any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible and simple. 

Donate online here or drop off a donation  in the school office.
If your employer matches your donation, they could double or triple your contribution! 
Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.
Thank you for your participation and support of Salmon Bay School!

Elementary School News

Chess Club
We are starting a before school chess club! Elementary students will meet on Tuesday mornings. Find out more info by clicking here or seeing our "chess club" section in the left column. 

Lantern Festival 
Mark your calendar for one of our favorite events of the year! December 21st during Friday Morning Sing, we will light the beautiful lanterns made by elementary students and celebrate in song with one another.  If you can help with set up on December 20th or help light, monitor and clean up lanterns on December 21st - please sign up here

Middle School News

Middle School Homeroom Adopt-A-Family
Watch for information from your student's homeroom teacher about this giving opportunity. The middle school is hoping to support five families. Donations are due December 14th.  

Chess Club
Did you know we are starting a Salmon Bay before school chess club. Find our more information here. Middle school chess club meets on Monday mornings at 8:15 am. 

WEP Information Program confirmations were sent to all families with completed forms this week. 
Detailed itineraries and required permission/ waiver forms will be sent to all families in December. 

WEP Fees: Payment can be made via check, payable to FOSB, or online here. Scholarship requests can be emailed to Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coodinator.

Snoqualmie Season Passes: For instructions on purchasing a season pass click here.  

Ski Clothing Swap
If your student has outgrown their ski gear, consider donating it to another Salmon Bay family. We've placed a clothing rack in the Volunteer Coordinator's office. Stop by, drop your outgrown items off and look to see if anything will fit for the upcoming season.

Fall Book Fair

The Salmon Bay Fall Bookfair begins November 26th!
Mark your calendar and plan to shop at our Fall Book Fair. Treat yourself to a new book, grant a teacher wish or cross some holiday gifts off your list. 

Evening Event:  We are one again partnering with Secret Garden to offer a special evening shopping event! Tuesday, November 27th from 6-8 pm.   Enjoy some adult shopping time, complete with snacks and socializing. 
Volunteer to Help : We need your help to make this event a success! Whether you're a pro or have never worked the book fair before, we'd love to have you. It's easy and fun to help our kids find awesome books that inspire them to read. Volunteers are need to assist students and run the cash register. Training provided. Sign-up here to support our evening shopping event at Secret Garden or to work one (or more!).  Questions? E mail our book fair coordinator, Shelley Rousseau

Holiday Giving

Our school has an incredible history of supporting our community and this year we are building on that by starting a new tradition - Salmon Bay Holiday Giving. From November 28th through December 19th we will be collecting gifts for those families in our school who could use some help this holiday season. We're sending this notice out so everyone who would like to participate - either as a recipient or a donor - has the details. 

To Get A Gift: Please either return the attached form to school counselor Jenny Brooks or email it to her by Monday, November 19th. Your information will be kept confidential. 

To Give A Gift: We will send out a SignUp Genius on November 26th with all needs and wishes listed. Simply sign up, purchase what is noted, and return it to the volunteer office - unwrapped and with your information attached - no later than the morning of Wednesday, December 19th. We'll handle the rest! 

If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you all!

Julie Lowe (parent)
Holiday Giving Coordinator 

Jenny Brooks
School Counselor

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

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes from November's meeting are available at . Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom and updates on school day happenings from administration 
Next FOSB meeting
Our next FOSB meeting will be Thursday, December 6, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Salmon Bay Library, child care is available from 6:45pm to 8:45pm.  Our agenda includes teacher and administration updates, notes from our volunteer coordinator and an extended opportunity to apply to be a FOSB Director. Contact Ali or Aaron at  for more information. 

What is a FOSB Director and how can I join in? 
Are you interested in getting more involved and supporting good work in our community? FOSB is looking for family members interested in serving as FOSB Directors. Directors attend FOSB meetings and provide guidance and leadership for the school community by elevating family and parent voice and helping support our committees that get so many jobs done. Please come and learn more at the December meeting, where you can be elected to serve as a FOSB Director.

RockFerFOSB Signup Open Now!
In advance of the afore-posted RockFerFOSB kickoff  (Zeek's on Phinney, Tuesday 4 December at 7 P.M.), we've posted a signup sheet on which you can share information that will help us find the band for you. Check it out, fill it out, have a great Thanksgiving, and get ready to make some noi - er, music! 
For more information, see the RockFerFOSB Facebook page, it's parent group Jammin at Salmon, or email RockFerFOSB at gmail.

Levy Presentation
Join Scott Koch, and our Legislative Advocacy Committee, on Thursday, 11/29 (7-8:30pm) at Cascadia Elementary (Room E123/Commons) to learn about two key Seattle Public Schools levy renewals on the ballot for Feb. 12, 2109. Come learn more about these levies and the critical gap they fill for the 53,000 students in SPS. You'll hear information from the district about what the levies fund, the capital project list and the cost. Plus, you'll hear from Schools First advocates about why we need your help to build support for our schools.
Community Announcements

Families of Color Parent Group
We are looking at partnering with Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) to start a parent group here within the Salmon Bay community.  This group is for families of color looking to connect with other Salmon Bay families of color on a regular basis to explore topics around race, identity and community.  In order to make this partnership happen we need to know how many parents are interested.  Please send us an  email if you are interested and would like additional information.

Storytelling & Media Camp
November 19 - 21, 2018. SIFF and the Seattle Children's Museum are thrilled to present their first Thanksgiving Camp for children ages 6-10. Bring a story to life on the stage and film! More information and registration here. Aftercare is available until 5:30 pm. 

Seattle Cascades Ultimate Frisbee Clinic
November 18th at Magnuson Park
Elementary & middle school student sessions run from 1 - 3:30 pm. More details and registration here

Jazz Nutcracker
The Roosevelt Jazz Band performs Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Jazz Nutcracker on Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm in Roosevelt's Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th Street.
Ticket prices are $18.00 for adults & $13.00 for students/seniors and can be purchased here.

Have a Safe & Relaxing Break!