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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
November 9, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


12: No School - Veterans Day
14: WEP Ski Rental Night  (5 pm)
15 - 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)


5 - Salmon Bay Night at Chuck's Hop Shop
6 - FOSB Meeting (7 pm)
12 - Diversity Committee 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
Planting Tulips, Growing Kids

On Friday morning, 2nd Grade-students from Kim's classroom planted nearly 200 bulbs as part of this year's tulip garden project. Earlier in October, both Carol and Kim's students gleefully harvested last year's tulip bulbs. The students learned that these bulbs had produced as many as eleven sets (small bulbs) during their one or two years of growth.  Prior to this year's planting, each student drew a garden design to scale using the colors pink, purple and red, representing the tulips generously donated by Crownhill Grocery Outlet Bargain MarketA big thank you to Volunteers Cory, Liila and Otto, who  helped dig holes while students planted bulbs...roots down. 

American Dream 

During the first quarter of their American Dream exploratory, students dive into the world of architectural design, before getting a chance to design and create a 3-D model of their own ideal space. The impressive finished models are on display in library right now, so stop by and look at what the architects of tomorrow are designing today.  

As the kids move forward in the second half of the semester, they will join together to form design firms. Some of these firms will create spaces for demanding clients, while others will partner with students in Ari's Social Justice and Activism exploratory to employ architecture in the fight to address the issue of homelessness. 

Nurse's Corner

Please join us in welcoming Will Buchholz!
Will was born in Chicago but has lived in Seattle for 38 years and loves the Pacific NW. Will's hobbies include hiking, backpacking, and reading. He has two grown daughters and two grandchildren, ages 7 and 9.

Will's had a long career as a nurse. He started in 1980! Will was formerly a pediatric nurse practitioner at Group Health for 10 years. He loves working with children and is excited to be joining the Salmon Bay community as our new school nurse!

After School Theater Performances

James and the Giant Peach, Jr. 
The cast and crew of our fall K-8 After School Theater production have been hard at work preparing for their performances next 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. 

Performance Schedule
Thursday, November 15th at 7 pm
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

Ultimate Frisbee Games This Weekend
6th Grade Team
Nov. 10th @ 8:00 am vs Robert Eagle Staff (Ingraham HS)
Win= Nov. 10th @ 9:30 am (Ingraham HS)
Loss= Nov. 17th @ 8:00 am (Ingraham HS)
7th Grade Team
Nov. 10th @ 2:00 pm vs. Broadview Thompson   
(Ingraham HS /Stadium Field)
Saturday, Nov. 17th @ 11:00 am vs. Robert Eagle Staff (Ingraham HS) 
8th Grade Team
Nov. 10th @ 9:30 am vs. Hazel Wolf (Ingraham HS)
Win= Nov. 10th 11:00 am (Ingraham HS)
Loss= Nov. 17th 1:30 pm (Ingraham HS)

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

Lost and Found 
Items will be sorted on November 16th! Anything without a name will be donated to a local shelter.
Stop by and check for your lost items!

Lunchroom Notice
We will no longer be providing sporks in the lunchroom. Students purchasing hot lunch will receive compostable utensils. Students bringing a sack lunch should also bring any silverware needed from home.

From the Library
After enjoying Halloween stories in the library last week, your students have been busy this week working on library literacies. Kindergartners, first graders, and second graders learned the basics of spine labels and call numbers. We'll build on this information in the future when we talk about online library catalogs and finding materials in the library. Third graders worked with Linda to explore our district's new online encyclopedia, Encyclopedia Britannica. They'll be diving into this resource next week, for some information seeking around a topic of interest. Fourth and fifth graders explored NoveList K-8. This resource for finding new fiction to read is available to students and families through If you are interested in learning more, ask your student to show you! 
Everyone had a chance to click around and find something they might be interested in reading over one of the upcoming school breaks, and Linda and I now have some great ideas about books we need to add to our collection. Speaking of books, the library will available for book return and checkout during conference week.  

Linda & Beth

Support Salmon Bay

Last call for Chinook Books
Next week is the final week of Chinook Book Sales.   If you haven't purchased your copy yet, stop by the Volunteer Coordinator's Office. 
You can also send a check to school and we will send the Chinook book home with your student. Each book is $25 and includes a 12 month mobile subscription. 

Direct Giving Campaign

The Direct Giving Campaign runs for three more weeks and we are almost to our goal!
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 $40,000!

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.
Many employers match employees' charitable donations. 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

Halloween Candy Drive Report

This morning during Friday Sing, Mr. G, Elementary PE Teacher, announced that students donated over 500 pounds of candy during the Halloween Candy Drive. While Talia's class was the winner for largest amount given by a single classroom, all students should be proud of their collective efforts. Great job! 

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

WEP Registration Forms were due today. If your student has not yet turned in their paperwork, please send it Tuesday morning. Watch for an email confirming your student's place in their assigned program on Tuesday. Program descriptions can be found here
Detailed itineraries and required permission/ waiver forms will be sent to all families the last week in November. 

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 and rental equipment click here.  

SKI Rental Night 
November 14th from 5-7 pm
Salmon Bay Auditorium
Open to all Salmon Bay families!
Purchase your equipment online. Come to rental night to be fitted and take home your gear for the season. 

Center School Open House
The Center School is having an open house on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Armory Loft, 305 Harrison Street on the Seattle Center campus.  Sign-in and refreshments begin at 6:00 pm, tour from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

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

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

Hi-Life Thank you
We had great participation at our Dine Out for Salmon Bay event at the Hi-Life. Thank you! Together we raised over $1219 for playground repairs and improvements.

FOSB Meeting Minutes
Minutes from November's meeting will be available at Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom, updates on school day happenings from administration, and to meet your new FOSB Directors.
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 6:45-8:45pm.  

Screenagers Thank You
A big thank you to Michelle Pearson, PIE Commitee Chair,  for all of her work arranging our parent education  presentations this fall. On Thursday night, over 100 individuals attended our showing of Screenagers! If you'd like to help bring parent education presentations to Salmon Bay, please consider joining our PIE Committee. Email Michelle or Jodi for more info or to volunteer. 
Staff Conference Dinner 
We have a few spots left in our sign-up for a  staff soup & salad dinner on November 19th. There is no school that day, but our teachers will be busy meeting with parents for conferences all day and into the evening hours. If you can help,sign-up  here

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 November 16th . 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
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. 

LGBTQ Community Dinner
November 16, 2018, 6 - 8 pm, Loyal Heights Community Center. Join us for an early Thanksgiving dinner for our LGBTQ community and their allies. There will be an open microphone and guests will have the opportunity to express aloud what they are most thankful for. 

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.

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