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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: www.FriendsOfSalmonBay.org 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
November 9, 2017
In This Issue
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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 


7: FOSB Meeting
15: Lantern Festival
18 - 29: No School - Winter Break

Seen in the Hallways
Ladybug Math
We love these brightly colored ladybug math problems on display outside of Emily's first grade classroom! 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule
6th Grade Team:  Ingraham HS @ 11:00 am
win= same day game at 12:30pm
loss= game on November 18th at Ingraham HS @ 9:30am
Salmon Bay 7th Grade Team: Ingraham HS @ 2:00pm
win=same day game at @ 3:30pm
loss= game on November 18th at Ingraham @ 6:30pm

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

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
Last chance for lost and found! 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 After School Drama for the performances of "Horton Halfpott or The Mystery of Smugwick Manor" 

The drama committee is also offering flowers for sale:

Single Stems, $2-5

Office Notes & Requests

Volunteer Needed
We are seeking a volunteer, or two, to help us build a sound booth for use by middle school students. Our plan is for a rectangular PVC pipe frame upon which we will hang moving blankets. Can you help? Email Jodi.

Nothing goes better with cold weather than a warm coat. And nothing goes better with winter recess than children dressed in weather appropriate gear. It's gotten colder and students are complaining that they are wet and cold. Please help your student select warm clothing so they can enjoy recess everyday. 

School Events

The Salmon Bay Fall Bookfair begins November 27th
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've added a special evening event at Secret Garden this year! November 29th from 6-8 pm.
Enjoy some adult shopping time, complete with snacks and community book recommendations.

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. Please use this link to sign up for one or several shifts!

Opportunities for Community Giving

Book Drive
One of our 5th grade writing groups is sponsoring a book drive for Children's Hospital and Mary's Place. Everyone is invited to participate. New or used books can be dropped off in the main lobby (look for our donation box). New books for Children's Hospital should be placed in a paper or ziploc bag to remain germ free. Donations will be collected on November 17th. 

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.

Direct Giving Campaign

The Direct Giving Campaign Needs Many Hands!
  We are halfway through our Direct Giving Campaign!  We've raised $25,000 toward our overall goal of $75,000. If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, please take a minute to do so. You can donate any amount.  Online donations can be made here.  
We have one more donation day, next Friday, November 17th. You can drop off your donation in person, pick up a new Salmon Bay decal and grab a donut. That's right, Dollars for Donuts is back next Friday in the lobby!

Double your donation:Many employers match employees' charitable donations. Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.
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 underway! Registration forms are due back no later than November 16th. WEP p ayments 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.

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. 

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.
**Also note that the Newport Ski Swap is this weekend. More info here.

Attention 8th Grade Families - High School Tours
It's time to start planning for high school tours. Although not all schools have published their tour dates, this document includes tour information for many SPS high schools including Ballard, Ingraham, Roosevelt, Nathan Hale, Cleveland STEM and the Center School. Please contact Gail, middle school counselor, with any questions. 

Medical & Dental Academic Advantage Career Day
Saturday, December 2nd at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, Renton.  This program offers students interested in a medical or dental vocation the guidance they need to follow their dreams. They will learn what it takes to get into their ideal college and how to be successful from mentors who have had the same aspirations in the healthcare field. See this flyer for details.

Community Announcements
Veterans Day at Highland Ice Rink
Please join us in recognition of Veterans Day on Friday, November 10th from  9:30 am to 5:15 pm. Admission is free for everyone. Skate rentals are $4. 

Ski Gear Swap
Newport High school's 32nd annual ski gear swap is this Friday and Saturday!  the swap is a great way for kids to get clothes etc for ski season. More information here.

Before & After School Programs
The Ballard Boys & Girls Club, just around the corner from Salmon Bay, offers before and after school programs for middle school youth grades 6 through 8. We're open from 7 AM to 6:30 PM every day and provide a variety of active and creative activities. Call 206-436-1870, or email for information . Full scholarships are available!
Girls Who Code
The Ballard Boys & Girls Club is proud to offer this  free weekly after school program that teaches young women about computer science and career opportunities in STEM! Learn how to create your own games, apps, and websites, all taught by professionals from Amazon! Girls Who Code will run Fridays from 4:30 - 6:00 PM starting on November 17th. Grades 5 through 12 are welcome. If you are interested in the program, please call 206-436-1870, or email jraduazzo@positiveplace.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

Something Wild Fall Day Camp
Elementary age art class on November 18th from 10:30 am - 1 pm. $30. Black Lab Gallery, Everett.  Presented by Something Wild & Happy Squirrel Arts. Information and registration here. Email here with questions.

Film Screening on November 14th
Our community has been invited to see this film at Nathan Hale High School next week. Tickets are free, reserve some or watch the trailer  here.  

Chinook Books for Sale

19 Chinook Books Remain
Have you purchased a book yet? We'd love to sell our remaining book before Thanksgiving. Stop by the Volunteer Coordinator's Office to purchase your copy. 

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!