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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
October 6, 2017
In This Issue
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12: FOSB Meeting
13: No School
25: Family Fitness Night
26: Kids and Race 
31: Elementary Halloween Parade
31: Middle School Block Party

Seen in the Hallways
Unicycle Club
Kudos to our before school Unicycling Club. We are impressed with your developing skills, your determination and your commitment to getting out of bed early!

Garden Towers 

As you walk through the lobby, take a minute to notice the plants in our tower garden. Are they growing quickly? Tower gardens generally  grow about 3 times faster than a soil garden and use a lot less water!
Nicolette's class is caring for the lobby garden and will be posting fun and educational information about this project. Brian's 5th grade also has a classroom garden.
After School Programs

We are excited to offer a variety of before & after school program offerings this fall!

In the Spotlight: Early release Sports Spectacular has been expanded to include students in grades K-5. This is a great way to try out a variety of sports and burn off some energy. Class starts next Wednesday and we need more participants to meet our minimum requirement. Sign up here. 

This is also a friendly reminder  to make payment before the class starts!* Payment links are found on the registration pages. Checks, made payable to FOSB, can be dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator's office. 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule

Girls Soccer Game Schedule
No game this weekend. 
Oct 14 11:00 am at memorial Stadium
Oct 21 12:30 pm at Memorial Stadium

Oct 7  11:00 am at Ingraham HS
Oct 14  2:00 pm at Ingraham HS
Oct 21  9:30 am at Garfield HS

Go Panthers!

Funding Request for Teacher Projects

Classroom Funding Request

Comfort Is Key! has raised nearly $1000 on! 
We have $1400 to go before our Donor's Choose page expires in two weeks on October 18th, and all existing donations are repurposed.

This is a proposal generated and written by my last year's TA, Mollie Buchinger, who spoke of really enjoying my class but feeling like being seated in uncomfortable plastic chairs detracted from the overall experience. I admit to still remembering my own physical discomfort (sitting in similar chairs) as a negative part of my K-12 experience.
At Salmon Bay, I feel like I have the opportunity to get my students excited about learning, and this proposal, if funded, will surely assist me in creating a classroom environment that allows for excitement and enthusiasm.
To support this request, click here

Video Production Class Camera
Our new video production class is an exciting exploratory option. Students will not only learn skills in photography but theywill explore how to tell a coherent story. They will learn to communicate with an audience and also with each other, as they work collaboratively within a team. The opportunities for students to grow individually, collectively and creatively are endless. However, their experience depends on having the right equipment. 
You can support the project and find more details here

Cleat Exchange

Outgrown your old pair of cleats? Need a new pair for fall sports? Stop by the cleat exchange outside of the Volunteer Coordinator's.

Direct Giving Campaign

The Direct Giving Campaign launches next week and we need Many Hands!

The Direct Giving Campaign runs from October 9th through November 17th . Our goal is to raise $75,000. 

The Direct Giving Campaign is FOSB's Fall fundraising event. It's a little bit different. Instead of asking you and yours to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn, we simply ask you to contribute to our organization. 

FOSB works with Salmon Bay to close the gap between the programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have.  The Direct Giving Campaign helps FOSB pay for: whole child support, homework club, scholarships, technology, playground equipment, teacher grants, art supplies, physical education equipment, the directory, and much more. 

Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail starting next week. 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. 
  • Donate by mail. Write a check payable to FOSB. return your donation form, check and a tracing of your helping hand to contribute to our wall decoration to: FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate by credit card payments. Fill out your credit card info on the donation form and indicate how much per month you'd like to donate and for how many months. Then, return your donation form and a tracing of your helping hand to contribute to our wall decoration.
  • Donate in person. Drop off your donation in the front office any day or or during one of our Drive By Donation days - Friday 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, or 11/17.
  • Ask your friends and family to help. Send the donation link (  to others you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn.
  • Ask your employer to help. Many employers match employees' charitable donations. If your employer matches your donation, they could double, triple, or quadruple your contribution! 
  • Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.
Sign up to volunteer with the Direct Giving Campaign.

Let's use our Many Hands to give our kids the education we want them to have!

With gratitude,
Mary Ullrich Direct Giving Chair

Chinook Books for Sale

Chinook Books On Sale!
Purchase a Chinook Book and support our school! 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!

Wanted: Morning Crossing Guard

Salmon Bay is in need of a morning crossing guard. This is a paid, part-time position. See details below.

Thank You

Last Friday, many community members gathered for Pizza on the Playground.  It was a lovely way to spend an evening, chat with one another and celebrate our first month of school. 

Thank You Veraci Pizza!

Thank you to the Veraci crew, pictured above, who made Pizza on the Playground possible. Salmon Bay parents/Veraci owners Marshall Jett and Errin Byrd, generously donated all of the pizza and together, we raised over $3600 to support Salmon Bay!

In our correspondence with Veraci, Marshall shared
'We appreciate all the support that the Salmon Bay community has shown to us.  Our company has always been a community-based organization - and we are humbled to serve and help whenever we can."

Volunteer Needs

Elementary Reading Support
Looking for a great way to support Salmon Bay? We need parent volunteers to work one on one supporting students in reading.

If you are available to commit to a regular period of time during the school day, for a minimum of 6 weeks, please contact our Reading Specialist, Jaxie Binder. Please email days and times you are available and any experience you may have as a tutor (but no experience is necessary to volunteer!). At this point, we are gathering a list of interested volunteers and will contact you as needs are identified. 

Volunteer Paperwork
All volunteers are required to complete a new background check each school year. Packets are available in the Volunteer Coordinator's office or main office. You can also download a packet  here . This is the perfect time to complete your background check and be ready to support students on field trips or in the classroom! 

Middle School News

Panther Press
Take a few moments to read the first edition of our middle school blog, here. 

Yearbook Cover Contest

Our 2017-18 middle school yearbook cover design contest has officially begun! The d eadline will be Tuesday, Oct 31 (that's Halloween).  All middle-school voting will be the following week.  School appropriate images only!
  • Themes: Panther Pride and/or Seattle landmarks
  • Submit designs for front AND back covers.
  • This is our first year for FULL COLOR covers! Go for it!
  • Original images only - digital and/or hand-drawn.
  • Please submit anonymously - leave your name off the artwork until AFTER we vote.
Please hand in to Glyde in Room 306 on or before the deadline.

Student Orca Cards 
Orca cards are available for students who meet federal guidelines for free or reduced lunch. Please stop by the main office to pick up an application. 

Costume Guidelines

It's October! The leaves are turning, pumpkins are appearing on doorsteps and the hallways are beginning to fill with conversations about Halloween costumes. When planning with your student, please keep these guidelines in mind for school costumes.

Halloween Costume Guidelines
As we approach Halloween, we want to make sure our school is a safe and welcoming place for everyone. If your child chooses to dress up in a costume, please make sure the outfit is appropriate.

All costumes should adhere to school guidelines for modesty, messages and safety. In addition, please follow these guidelines.
  • Costumes need to be non-violent in nature - violence is inappropriate at school and other children can be frightened by blood and gore representations.
  • Weapons and toy weapons of any kind are not allowed.
  • Avoid costumes that are dressing as people from other cultures.
  • For safety reasons, please do not include masks as a part of costumes sent to school.
  • Make up, if used, should not be disguising the identity of the wearer e.g., whiskers and freckles, not face paint. 
Specific details regarding the timing of Halloween celebrations will be in the Bulletin next week. 

Friday Sing Feedback
Friday Sing Survey
Thank you to everyone who has already participated in our Friday Sing survey! We appreciate all the feedback that we have received so far. We are compiling information and already implementing some of the feedback. If you have yet to fill out the survey, please take a moment to do so here. Your input is greatly appreciated!  Look for an update in the coming weeks. Thank you!

School Events

Salmon Bay Family Fitness Night  
Come out on October 25th from 5 pm -7 pm and participate with your family in a variety of fitness activities! We will have yoga, rowing, Ren Fitness, First tee golf and more! Learn about local opportunities to get out and get fit. Mark your calendar now. We hope to see you there!

Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative
Thursday Oct. 26th  6:30 pm - 8 pm, School Auditorium
Race still matters in America today. How can we raise children who go beyond the superficial notion of colorblindness to see and challenge the ways that privilege still shapes our lives? How can parents prepare to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them?

Please join us for this lecture presented by Jasen Frelot from Kids and Race. The presentation is for adults, and c hildcare is available (donations for childcare are welcome.) Pre-registration is required as there is limited space/childcare spots. Please email Jessica to register.  

Sponsored by the Salmon Bay School Diversity Committee and the PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Committee

SPS LGBT Family Dinner
The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Families Dinner will be held Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm at Meany Middle School.  Members of the school board will be there to welcome LGBT families and their friends.  All SPS students, families and staff are welcome to attend!  This donation-funded event is brought to you by the Health Education Office.  Dinner and entertainment will be provided.  To reserve space at this popular event, please RSVP with the number of people in your party to Lisa Love in the Health Education Office at 252-0982 or 

FOSB News & Events

October FOSB meeting 
Our  meeting is Thursday October 12th 7:00 -8:00 pm in the Library. Some of the things we're working on:
  • There are still a few open volunteer spots to support Direct Giving. Sign up here
  • The November meeting is where we add new FOSB Directors. Being a Director is easy, fun, and a great way to connect with the school. We ask that you try to make as many meetings as possible and volunteer on committees/ other events when time permits. Take a moment and think about what makes Salmon Bay special. A lot of those special things depend on a vibrant and involved community. Consider joining FOSB and helping create and continue those events and traditions. 
  • 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.
  • We've had some questions about offering childcare for FOSB meetings. Starting in November, we'll open a signup 2 weeks prior to the meeting. If enough people sign up (minimum of 5 children) a week before the meeting, we will schedule Coho to provide childcare at that meeting.
Join us at the next  Diversity Committee Meeting 
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5-7 pm at the Royal Drummer Cafe.  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. Meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 5pm.

Save the Date: Garden Work Party
We are planning a fall cleanup of our school grounds on November 4th. Watch the bulletin for more details. Questions? Email Danielle Steele.

Salmon Bay Directory 

Salmon Bay Directory Ads
If you own (or know of) a business that wants to advertise in our school directory, please contact Jodi by October 13th. Ad revenue is used to offset FOSB's printing costs and to draw attention to local businesses with Salmon Bay connections.

2017 Ad Prices
$100 for full page ad
$75 for half page
$50 for ¼ page ad
$25 for business card

Ballard High School Request 
Help Ballard High School Win $100K
For Improved Library Technology   
Did you know that the Ballard High School Library is one of 15 finalists for the Farmers Insurance Thank A Teacher Dream Big grant of $100,000?  Five grants will be awarded after public voting closes later this month.  Anyone in the community (over age 18) can vote online. You can also vote every day.

Ballard's grant proposal is for The John Stanford Learning Commons at Ballard High School. The library is a vision for a social, cultural, and technological center where students, faculty and other users can gather and work collaboratively with digital and print media under one roof. If BHS receives this grant, it could impact services for many Salmon Bay graduates and community members!
The wining grant is determined by online voting. To win, we ask that you vote every day for the entire month! Voting is easy - just follow these steps:
Visit the website, here.   Click VOTE NOW
Look for "Vote for a $100,00 Proposal" Click Vote.
Look for TuesD Chamber, BHS Librarian. click VOTE
Enter your email address and confirm age (18 years). Click submit.  Check the email account you entered and be sure to click the link to confirm your vote.

Community Announcements

Roosevelt HS Jazz Performance
Join Jazz Band I for their first performance of the year at Roosevelt's Performing Arts Theatre on 
Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 p.m. The Band will play with one of today's most celebrated jazz artists, New York based drummer and Grammy nominee, Matt Wilson.  Matt Wilson is recognized as a gifted drummer, composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist whose humor and positive energy are bound to make for a fantastic evening of Jazz. Tickets here

Cheer Like A BHS Beaver!
The Ballard High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad invites all students K-6 to attend their Lil' Beavs Cheerleading Camp on Sunday, October 8, 9:30 to noon, at Ballard High School. Click here for more information. 
To register, click here

BHS Playmakers
Ballard High School's Performing Arts is kicking off the 2017-2018 season with a Splash: The Ballard Playmakers theatrical group will perform Mary Zimmerman's Tony Award winning   Metamorphoses for a five-performance run starting October 12. This is an exciting and dramatic season opener: riding the current trend of experiential theater, the play, based on Greek transformation myths, takes place entirely in a pool that is being custom-built by Ballard's tech crew. Tickets here

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