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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 14, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar

18: School Photo Day
18: Funding Equity Committee, 7 pm
20: Curriculum Night
24: 7th/8th Challenge Day Field Trip
26-28: 6th Grade Camp
28: FOSB Pizza on the Playground, 4 pm

Seen in the Hallways

It's Dot Day at Salmon Bay! 
International Dot Day , a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The Dot  is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to "make her mark". What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

In the past week, each student at Salmon Bay listened to the story of The Dot in either homeroom (middle school) or during elementary art class.
Students and staff were then asked to create their own dot for a community display.

It is our hope that these dots provide inspiration for the coming year and serve as a reminder that everyone has been invited to make their mark at Salmon Bay!
After School Programs
We are excited to announce our fall before & after school program offerings!

We've brought back favorites from last year:
  • Ukulele 
  • Coding for Kids
  • Art Survey
  • Trendy Crafts
  • Hip Hop
  • Unicycle Club with Mr. G
And we've added new program offerings too!
  • Cupstack with Mr. G
  • Yoga
  • Comic Book Creation 

All classes are consolidated into one sign-up page, just click here. Scroll through the tabs at the top to see all classes being offered.

Payment can be made on the FOSB website here, or via check, payable to FOSB and dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator's office.   
After School Theatre: K-8 Play
Our K-8 Fall production begins Monday!
This play is open to students of all ages and experience who will work alongside dedicated theatre educators to develop skills both as theatre creators and excellent community members.  All students are cast in roles designed to provide them with appropriate challenge and a successful theatre experience. Rehearsals start soon! Register now!

Learn about rehearsals and performance dates at our sign-up genius page here. 

Middle School Sports

Fall Sport Practice has started!
Practices for both soccer and frisbee will be held on Mondays & Thursdays after school.     Practice location will alternate between Salmon Bay and Loyal Heights Playfield. Student forms are available from coaches or outside the West Gym. 

Before participating in sports, students must have a physical. The physical form is available here. .   

Counselor's Corner: Transitions

Roots of Empathy Family Needed
Our 5th graders will once again be participating in Roots of Empathy program at Salmon Bay.  We are looking for another family who would like to participate in the program.
  • Baby should be born during the summer and be 2-4 months old on the first visit (early Oct.)
  • Baby and parent come for 9 visits during the school year- roughly every 3-4 weeks.  Visits are usually on the same day and time.  This works best for families with a bit of flexibility.
  • PBS News Hour Video link here
For more information, please reach out to Jenny Brooks, Salmon Bay School Counselor. 
Trouble with the Source? 

Parent/guardian Source accounts are linked to the home email address on record at each school. If you've changed your email address, you will need to set up your account using the new email address:
If you are still having trouble, please contact us and we will help you problem-solve. You can also reference the information regarding Schoology and the Source from your first day packet. 

Picture Day

Mark your calendar for September 18th! 
Picture day forms will be sent home with students next week.  Orders can also be placed online at 

Our Picture Day ID is LS118023Q0

Chinook Books

On Sale Now!
Purchase a Chinook Book and support our school! You have two option for purchase, the app or a paper book with mobile subscription.

To purchase an app:  Tap this link from your phone to activate a FREE 7-day trial. If you like it, you can purchase a $15 app subscription and  50% of the proceeds will benefit FOSB and Salmon Bay!

To purchase a book: Stop by the Volunteer Coordinator's office or email Jodi to make arrangements for backpack delivery.  Each book is $25 and includes a 12 month mobile subscription. 

By purchasing a Chinook Book, you save money at local shops and FOSB gets money to spend on Salmon Bay students. Everyone wins!

Volunteer Coordinator Notes

New Online Volunteer Applications
All volunteers are required to complete a new background check  each school year. This year, SPS has moved to online volunteer application processing.  The information you will be asked to provide is much the same as the old paper forms. 

Once you complete the general volunteer application, you'll be asked to complete additional forms if you are a chaperoning a field trip, attending an overnight camp or driving students (driver's checklist). Should you have any trouble or have questions, please let us know. All of the district volunteer forms can be found here

This is the perfect time to complete your background check and be ready to support students on field trips or in the classroom! 

Curriculum Night

Happy Friday Salmon Bay Families,

We've reached the end of our first full week back, and are appreciative of all the work that goes into supporting students in the transition back to school, adjusting to schedules, new teachers and new routines.
Next week on September 20th, is Salmon Bay's curriculum night.   This is an opportunity to learn more about the content areas and instructional approaches of our school and your child's teacher(s). 
Our elementary curriculum night** will run from 6:15 to 7:45 with two classroom sessions offered if you are trying to connect with and hear from multiple teachers.
  • 6:15 All together in the auditorium.  Introduce specialists, school philosophy and traditions that we invite you into.
  • 6:40  Classroom Session 1
  • 7:15  Classroom Session 2
** Kindergarten families in Teacher Bre's class, due to a wedding out of town, Teacher Bre will not be here this evening.  Please see her email to families around a curriculum evening the following week.
The middle school curriculum night will begin at 7:00 and run until 8:35.  We've designed a rotation for you to be able to hear from each of your child's core subject teachers.  We will be providing you with a rotation schedule next week. 
To Learning and Teaching and Partnerships,

SBAC Scores Available
Parents are welcome to stop by the main office to pick up their student test scores from last year. 
Office Notes

First Day Packet
Your student brought home a packet of forms this week. Packets include only those forms that apply to all students. Forms with limited applicability and information-only documents are available on our school website here
Paper copies are available in the front office.

Forms were due today! If you have not yet completed yours, please send them to school on Monday. 

Advanced Learning Referrals 
Referrals are now being accepted for Advanced Learning Eligilbity Testing.  Referrals will continue to be accepted until Sept. 24th.

You can find information regarding Advanced Learning on the District Website here
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Morning Supervision 
We ask that students enter our campus starting at 8:30 am and move to one of three supervised areas until the bell rings: playground/upper field, cafeteria or library. If you need to enter the building before 8:30 am, please have your student remain with you.  If you have questions, please speak with Caitlin Racey in the main office.    
Drop Off and Pick Up Locations
For student and family safety, do not drop off or pick up students on NW 65th Street or next to the bus zone on 19th Avenue.
Please drop off and pick up in the loading zone on the east side of the building (18th
Avenue). We ask that drivers do not drive north on 18th Avenue. Limiting the street to southbound traffic helps our crossing guard manage congestion and ensures all students are leaving and entering cars from the curb side of the street. Do not park in the loading zone or idle while waiting for your student. If you must enter the building for any reason, you must park elsewhere.
Middle School News

6th Grade Camp
Our 6th grade students will travel to Camp Orkila on September 26th - 28th (Wednesday thru Friday). 
Fall camp is a great opportunity to get to know each other and build connections for the year ahead. 

Action Required: Student information packets/ permission forms were sent home with students. Please return your packet ASAP. Additional copies of the forms can be found here. Medical form can be found here

All parents are asked to complete the Camp Orkila online waiver for their student. Click here for the link.

Chaperone Meeting: 
Monday, Sept 17th from 7-8 in Joel's room 207

7th & 8th Grade Challenge Days

On Monday, September 24th,  we'll kick off the week with a field trip to Mt. St, Helens. Students will be departing from school early and returning late  - mark your calendar with these logistical changes now. 

Forms were sent home with students earlier this week and were due today! If you have not yet returned your form, please bring it on Monday. All medications and medical authorization forms need to be returned ASAP. 

Parent Chaperones needed! Please email Jodi or Sam Olson if you can chaperone this field trip. Thank you!

Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2018. Students in Grades 6 and 8 will have an opportunity to take the survey at Salmon Bay in October.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students' answers are anonymous.
Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey. This letter was also sent home in your student's first day packet of information.


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

Funding Equity Committee
Join us at the next Funding Equity Committee  Meeting  on
Tuesday, September 18 from 7-8:00 pm in the Salmon Bay Library, Second Floor. We hope to engage parents and staff in a process of considering options for inputs and outputs for sharing resources with the potential of enacting one option in the future. Questions? Contact Lauren

Pizza on the Playground
Friday, September 28th beginning at 4 pm.
Join us for one of our favorite fall events! 
Kids can have fun on the playground while you get to know fellow Salmon Bay parents. Veraci pizza will be available for sale. All donations benefit Salmon Bay School and FOSB.  

Garden Committee
Mark your calendars for our Fall  Garden  Cleanup Party, Saturday, OCTOBER 6th, 9am-12pm. Come help us tidy up the grounds around our school while getting to know fellow Salmon Bay families. Whether you're a serious gardener or person who likes to move dirt and be outside, there is a job for everyone and plenty of work to do. Families welcome! Limited hand tools available and only adult sized gloves, so feel free to bring your own. Wheelbarrows, large shovels, bags, rakes will be provided. If you are comfortable leading a group of volunteers in a designated area, please email Danielle Steele. You will be given instruction as to what needs to be done.

Community Announcements
"How to Be a Happier Parent" talk
Please join us! Jane Addams Middle School and JAMS PTSA are excited to host a talk by KJ Dell'Antonia, author of "How to be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute" next Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the JAMS auditorium ( 11051 34th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 ). This FREE event is open to all interested parents, staff and community members.
  Email with any questions.

Pacifica Children's Choir
Does your child like to sing? Joining a choir is a great way for your child to learn music in a fun group environment. . Pacifica Choirs currently has space for children in grades K-12. We are a Meadowbrook neighborhood co-ed children's choir founded in 1993 that provides quality music instruction, and performs all types of music (folk, classical, jazz, and contemporary). Our organization consists of 4 choirs divided by age/experience level. If your child loves to sing, we accept new singers throughout the year. Please visit our website for more information, or feel free to email our music director, Susan Senft  with any questions or to schedule an audition.   

Ballard Library Teen Space & Programs
Come play Dungeons and Dragons on Saturday, September 16th. from 1-5 pm. If you are new to the group, come at noon for character creation. Snacks provided!
Teen Space is also offered on Fridays at 4 pm for 6th - 12th graders on October 5th and November 2nd. 

Kids With An Edge Math Classes
We are currently enrolling in m ath classes to establish Strong Fundamentals.   H ighly interactive and SPS Core Standards based.     Teach children what methods to use and why- "Math is Not Magic".  There is a reason why 3/5 รท 4/7 = 3/5 x 7/4!    Visit our website for more information or email us.

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

And finally, a small appreciation to everyone for making it through the first full week of school!
We know it's an adjustment for both students and adults. Enjoy some relaxation this weekend. We will see you on Monday, ready to go for an exciting 
week #2!