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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
November 3, 2017
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8: Middle School WEP Information Night 
9: Student Led Conference Training
9: FOSB Meeting/ Director Elections
10: No School - Veterans Day
14-16: After School Drama Performances
16: WEP Ski Rental Night
20 - 22: No School - Conferences
23 - 24: No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
27-30: Fall Book Fair 

Seen in the Hallways
Dia de los Muertos Class Projects
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. Eight elementary classrooms paired with their reading buddies to recognize and celebrate on Thursday. 

Guest teaching artists joined the classes to lead the art project. Reading buddy classes participating included Amy and Dave's classes, Bre and Xena's classes, Gabi and Talia's classes, and Emily and Marian's classes.

After School Programs
Last Chance to register:  Morning Workout with Mr. G
Join Mr. G for a fun workout before school on Monday and Tuesday mornings during November and December. You'll workout in a circuit like setting rope skipping, using medicine balls, pushing/ pulling different equipment, running and most importantly, using your own body weight to get a workout.
Grades 2-5,  8 am - 8:40 am in  Mr. G's gym 
10 sessions on  November 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 & 
December 4, 5, 11 and 12th 

More details and registration here.
Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule
6th Grade: 3:30 pm at Ingraham HS
7th Grade: 11 am & 12:30 pm at Ingraham HS
8th Grade: 2:00 pm at Ingraham High School 

End of season celebration: 
Tuesday, Nov. 28th.  After school until 5 pm at Ren Fitness

Girls Soccer Game Schedule
JV: 11:00 am at Rainier Beach HS
Varsity: 8:00 am at Franklin 

Attention all Middle School Girls interested in playing Basketball for the 2017/18 season! 

The basketball season is right around the corner. There are forms that every player must complete and turn in to be eligible to play. Form packets can be found in a folder on the wall next to room 127, please take one and return or place in my box in the office. 

Try-outs will be held in December-stay tuned for more info. If you have questions, please contact Syd Bridges or find Syd  in room 127. 

Boys Basketball Coach(es) Needed!
Hello families!  We are currently short a boys basketball coach!  The season will be beginning in December and ending in March-ish.  Responsibilities include: practices 2 days per week (3.5 hours maximum per week), Saturday game, keeping track of some general paperwork associated with your players.  If you are at all interested in this, please contact Erin Telford (Athletic Director) directly for more information @ ejtelford@seattleschools.org .

Lost and Found
Our lost and found is overflowing! Please stop by the band hallway on the first floor and check for any items that might belong to your child. Items not claimed by Friday, November 17th, will be donated to community organizations over Thanksgiving break. 
After School Drama Performances

Join Salmon Bay Afterschool Drama for the performances of "Horton Halfpott or The Mystery of Smugwick Manor"  on November 14th and 15th at 7:00pm

This play is a funny, fast-paced mystery involving a stolen diamond, snooping stable boys, shipless pirates, a famous detective, the disappearance of a valuable wig, love, unbridled evil and pickle eclairs! Adapted from the book of the same title by Tom Angleberger (author of the "Origami Yoda" series), we think you'll love seeing Salmon Bay students from every grade sharing their creative work on stage!

School Events

Student Led Conference Training
Do you have questions about the role of parents/ guardians at student-led conferences?  For many families stepping into middle school, this will be a new experience, so we're holding an informational event just for you.  If you'd like to learn more about student led conferences, please join us next THURSDAY, November 9th from  6-7pm (right before the FOSB meeting!). You'll hear some great tips on being a confident table partner for your child during his/her upcoming student-led conference.  
This event is geared toward 6th grade families who may be experiencing student led conferences for the first time but other grade level parents are welcome to attend, too.
To RSVP or  for Questions, please contact Jodi or Nancy Hope to see you there!

The Salmon Bay Fall Bookfair begins November 27th
We need your help to make it a success! Whether you're a pro or have never worked the bookfair 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 staff the cash register. Please use this link to sign up for one or several shifts!

Chinook Books for Sale

Chinook Books On Sale!
We still have 25 Chinook Books available for sale. 
Have you purchased a book yet? 

Each book is $25 and includes a 12 month mobile subscription. Books can be purchased at the Volunteer Coordinator office. You save money at local shops and FOSB gets money to spend on Salmon Bay students. Everyone wins!

Opportunities for Community Giving

Winter Coat Drive 
Dave's class is holding a Winter Coat Drive. Please bring any gently used or new coats and warm cozy clothes in good condition to help others prepare for winter. There is a collection box outside Dave's class. All items will be donated to Wellspring. Wellspring provides homeless people with a variety of support services including a free shop for families. Check your closets and bring in coats until November 9th. 

Winter Clothing & Food Drive
Our before and after school childcare provider, Salmon Bay Boys & Girls Club, is sponsoring a winter clothing and food drive. Everyone is invited to participate. Items can be dropped off in the collection bins at the Boys & Girls Club main room.

Non-perishable food items will be donated to the Ballard Food Bank. New and gently used winter clothing and hygiene items will be donated to Mary's Place.

Garden Work Party Tomorrow

Our garden party is still on! We will hopefully see the sun tomorrow in our area. Dress warmly and join us on the west (19th St) side of the school. 9am-2pm

We have some tools, but bring your own if you have a favorite (and make sure it's clearly marked). Families are welcome! A great way to help our school and get to know your community. Please spread the word. Many hands make light work!

Questions? Contact Danielle Steele

Direct Giving Campaign

The Direct Giving Campaign needs Many Hands!
The Direct Giving Campaign is underway and ends November 17. So far we have raised over $21,000 toward our $75,000 goal. Nice work Salmon Bay!

You can donate online here.  Any amount will do!  
Donate in person: Drop off your donation in the office any day or at our Drive By Donation days - Friday 11/3, or 11/17.

Donate over time:   Fill out your credit card info on the donation form  and indicate how much per month you'd like to contribute and for how many months. Then, return the form to: FOSB Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.

Double your donation:Many employers match employees' charitable donations. Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.
Spread the word: Send the donation link  to friends and family you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn.
For full details about the Direct Giving Campaign including what we support and how to give, please see our webpage

With Gratitude,
Mary Ullrich
Direct Giving Chair

Middle School News

Winter Enrichment Program 
Registration for the Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) is officially open! Students attended a WEP assembly on Thursday and received registration forms today. Forms are due back no later than November 16th. For top priority, return them by Nov. 10th. 

Program payments can be made online here or via check, payable to FOSB.  Additional copies of the registration form  and program descriptions can be downloaded by clicking on these links.

Join us at WEP Information Night
Wednesday, November 8th, 7 pm in the library. We'll provide an overview of all program and conduct a detailed discussion of the ski program. 

Ski/ Snowboard Rental Night
Thursday, November 16th from 5-7 pm, in the auditorium.
This event is open to all community members who would like to rent ski gear this season. Additional information about purchasing passes can be found here. 

Scholarship funds are available for all programs. To request a scholarship or find our more about any of our WEP activities, please contact Jodi Russell, Volunteer Coordinator. 

FOSB News & Events

FOSB is our school parent teacher organization.

November FOSB Meeting
Join us on Thursday, November 9th for our next FOSB meeting. At this meeting,  we can add new parents to our board of directors. As a director you have a chance to meet teachers and staff, steer decisions and conversations, and connect with other families. Being a director is easy. We ask that you try to make as many meetings as possible and volunteer on committees and other events when time permits.
There will also be a conversation about Elementary WEP. We'll be asking parents to brainstorm ideas to help bring artists and other experiential programming to school for this great program. If you have ideas but can't make the meeting, email Jodi, our Volunteer Coordinator.
FOSB has some unspent funds from years past so we're proposing to reconstitute a "mini grant" committee for small and medium size projects at the school. Mini grants are a great way for teachers to upgrade equipment, get training, and or incubate and develop new programs at the school.
Do you have ideas about after school programs? We're looking for someone to join our after school programming team. If you're interested in learning about building the brochure and booking classes for our after school programs please email Monica.

Minutes from our last meeting can be found here
We are happy to offer childcare during FOSB meetings if we have enough interest. You can sign-up for childcare on our website. We need a few more signups to schedule childcare this month!
Join us at the next  Diversity Committee Meeting 
Monday, Nov. 6 from 9-11am at the Dane on 80th and 15th.   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. 

Community Announcements

Ballard HS Band Concert 
Wednesday, November 8th.  Highlights include Wind Ensemble performing Gustav Holst's First Suite in E-flat , one of the major cornerstones of the wind band repertoire, and Jazz Band I performing the classics Basie Straight Ahead and A Night in Tunisia.  Admission is free. If you would like to make a donation to Ballard Performing Arts, you can reserve seats online   here

Nathan Hale Jazz Night
Come enjoy and support Nathan Hale's Jazz Night, Thursday, November 9, 7 pm in the NH Performing Arts Center (PAC) featuring Nathan Hale Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz under the direction of Dan Rowe and Evan Norberg.  Baked goods, banh mi sandwiches and beverages available, suggested donation.  Live jazz and delicious treats, what could be better? 

TeenTechWA Techathon
On November 10th, 2017 TeenTech Washington will hold its third annual Techathon at Living Computers: Museum + Labs in SODO from 8 am - 9:30 pm.  The event is open to teams of students from grades 6-12 in the Puget Sound area and beyond. The goal of the Techathon is to engage participants in civic problem solving through the use of modern technology. Find out more info here. 

The Northwest Boychoir
The Northwest Boychoir is holding auditions for boys, grades 1 - 4,  who love to sing on Saturday, November 4 or schedule a time convenient for you.  Classes for new members begin in January 2018. No previous music training is needed.  Auditions and rehearsals take place at the University Heights Center in Seattle. Financial aid is available.  To schedule an audition appointment or for more information:  206-524-3234 or nwboychoir.org

3rd Annual Seattle Public Safety Survey
Please visit  publicsafetysurvey.org to take part in Seattle University's 2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. 
The survey is available now through November 30th and is available in multiple languages. 

Jazz Nutcracker Performances
The Roosevelt High School Jazz Band will perform Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Jazz Nutcracker on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the  RHS Performing Arts Theatre   This fanciful take on the Tchaikovsky suite is sure to get you swinging into the holiday season.  For ticketing information, click here.  

Ballard HS Gymnastic Kid Camps
Due to popular demand, the Ballard High School Gymnastics team is hosting 2 more Kids Camps for grades K - 5th  at the Ballard High School gym. Tickets are $45 per date, per camper (additional campers from the same family are $40 per date). No gymnastics experience is needed! Register here
  • Camp 1: Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 9am to 12pm
  • Camp 2: Saturday, Jan. 27th from 1pm to 4pm
Seattle Cascades Ultimate Frisbee Clinics
The next two ultimate frisbee clinics being offered will be held November 19th and December 2nd. Classes are offered for beginner thru advanced players. For more details and registration information, click here

Ballard Girls Basketball Fall Clinic & Open Gym
Registration is now open for the Ballard Girls Basketball Fall Clinics on Friday, Nov 10 from 9am-3pm! Girls 3rd through 6th grade (beginner to advanced). This clinic is a fun way to improve your ball handling, shooting, passing and defense. 
Registration is also open for Ballard Girls Basketball Open Gyms on Wednesdays from 10/11 through 11/29. 
6-7:30pm at Whitman Middle School for girls in 3rd through 5th grade (beginner to advanced). These open gyms will be run by our coaching staff who will set up teams, call fouls, make substitutions and give brief coaching tips. Space is limited. Register here.
Questions? Email Sara Wetstone