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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 21, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar

24: 7th/8th Challenge Day Field Trip
26-28: 6th Grade Camp
28: FOSB Pizza on the Playground, 4 pm


1: Diversity Committee Meeting (9 am)
4: Minigrant Committee Meeting (7 pm)
6: Garden Work Party (9 am)
11: FOSB Meeting (7 pm)
12: No School - Professional Development Day
23: PIE Presentation: Jo Langford (7pm)

Seen in the Hallways
Walking through the hallway this week, we've noticed a wide variety of student work on display. You can read about student goals for the upcoming year, see favorite memories from the summer, get to know more about some of our students, learn great advice on making friends and see creative displays based on academic work. It's exciting to see our hallways come alive with student voice!

After School Programs
We are excited to announce our fall before & after school program offerings!

Many classes start next week and we'd love to have more students participate. 

Some classes have not yet met their minimum number of participants. Please consider enrolling now if your student has an interest in:
  • Yoga on Tuesdays. Open to students ingrades K-5. New lower price!
  • Trendy Crafts on Wednesdays. Perfect for early release, open to K-5 students.
  • Jr. Coding on Thursdays. We need 5 more to join!
  • Debate Club. Xena makes this class a ton of fun!

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.   
Counselor's Corner

Class and Family Charters
All classes will be creating a class charter.
The charter attempts to answer:
1. How do we want to feel in our classroom?
2. What can we each do in order to have these 
feelings more often?
3. How will we handle uncomfortable feelings 
and conflicts when they arise?

Please look for Salmon Bay class charters in classrooms, hallways, and in newsletters in the next few weeks.

If you would like to create a Family Charter, here are some resources:
Seattle Public Schools- What is a Charter? Family Charter

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 the same 
day and time. 

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. 

New Salmon Bay Gear

New Salmon Bay Gear Ordering Option
Seattle Public Schools has signed a new contract with a vendor for ordering school athletic and general gear.  We will still offer our traditional Salmon Bay tshirts and hoodies, but items will also be available through this new vendor.

We currently have a Swag Store open (and there will be more) that closes ordering on the 25th of September.  If you are interested in any of the gear on the link, please get your orders in by the 25th.  We will open another store soon (the logos will alternate) and each store will have an order deadline.  We will continue to open stores with new deadlines all year.  If you are unable to order from this store, there will be other chances!
Please check out the gear here

Erin Telford
Athletic Director

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! 

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

Pizza on the Playground!

Join us next Friday, September 28th on the playground for one of our favorite fall events!

Veraci pizza will be available beginning at 4 pm for  
$3 a slice.  We'll sell until 7 (or until we run out of dough). 

Kids can have fun on the playground while you get to know fellow Salmon Bay parents. . All donations benefit Salmon Bay School and FOSB. 

From Admin
Hello Salmon Bay Families,

Thank you for another great week at school!  Our Curriculum Night seemed to run smoothly, and we were happy to see so many of you in attendance, new and veteran to our school.  It was also great to witness the connections parents were making with each other, getting to know some of the members of our village over the years to come.  Thank you for partnering with us to best meet the needs of your child or children.

As we gear up for colder weather and illnesses, here a few reminders about attendance.  As you likely know, a ttending school regularly helps children feel better about school-and themselves.  Your student can start building this habit as early as preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important.  Consistent attendance and arriving on time helps children do well in high school, college, and at work.  We also genuinely miss your student when they are gone and we value their contributions to our school, their classrooms, and their peers.  If your student is going to be absent for any reason, please contact our main office at 206-252-1720.  Thanks for your help in this important aspect of education.

Our grassroots Friday Sing has been going well, and we are grateful for your presence and voices.  You are all being terrific role models to our children, with your participation and courtesy to those around you as you help to limit distractions and model respectful audience behavior during our time together as a K-5 each Friday morning. 

While it came too quickly, we look forward to a strong finish for the month of September next week! 
With gratitude,
Annie, Darren, and Neil
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 next Wednesday! Please review the packing list with your students this weekend!

Action Required: Have you dropped off your student's medications at the main office? we need the, and the medical authorization form asap! The medical form can be found here

Required Waiver: All parents are asked to complete the Camp Orkila online waiver for their student. It's fast and easy. If you have not yet checked this step off your list, please do so now. Click here for the link.

7th & 8th Grade Challenge Days

On Monday, September 24th, our 7th & 8th grade students will travel to Mt. St. Helens. 
Please have your student to school no later than 8:00 AM. We will depart at 8:15 AM.

Students should bring a backpack filled with a sack lunch, extra snacks, a water bottle with their name on it, and a raincoat. A small, day-hike backpack is ideal, but any backpack will work.

Students should wear layers. This includes a fleece jacket or sweater they can wear under their raincoats. They should also wear boots or other sturdy, close-toed shoes, as they will be hiking on our trip.
Students with Lifesaving Medication:  Anticipate receiving a call from Nurse Candice or Nancy on Sunday evening to confirm medication. Please make sure your student comes to school with their medication on Monday morning. If your student does not have their medication, they will not be able to join us on the trip.


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

Pizza on the Playground 
Join us next Friday evening for this fun event. Veraci pizza will be available for sale beginning at 4 pm.! See above for more details. 

Minigrant Review Night 
October 4th, 7pm, Second Floor Conference Room (#205)
Salmon Bay raised funds at last year's auction to support the needs of teachers and staff this year. Based on teacher and staff need, the grants will be awarded in two rounds. Applications for the first round are being accepted now!  Join the Minigrant Committee to review our first round of grants and participate in funding recommendations.  This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the great work happening at Salmon Bay! 

The Diversity Committee
The Diversity Committee is l ooking for more members who identify as POC or Family of Color .  It is important that everyone's voice is heard.  YOU are important!  Please consider joining us for our next meeting on Monday, October 1st from 9 am-10:30 am (morning meeting) in the School Cafeteria. If you have questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact .
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.

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.

Mark your calendar! Our next FOSB Meeting is October 11th at 7 pm. 

Community Announcements

Lil' Beavs Cheerleading Camp 
hosted by Ballard High School on  October 7, 2018
K-6 students are invited to attend the Lil' Beavs Cheerleading Camp on Sunday, October 7, from 9:30 to noon at Ballard High School.  Participants will spend the morning with the BHS Varsity Cheerleading Squad where they will learn cheers, jumps, and a dance!  Each camper will receive a t-shirt, bow, set of poms, temporary tattoo, picture with the squad and admission to the Varsity Football game on 10/12 at Memorial Stadium against Cleveland.  Participants are invited to perform with the Ballard Cheerleaders during pre-game and kick-off.  Game is currently scheduled for kick-off at 7:45 PM.  The registration fee is $40.  To register, please click here. 
More information is available on our website here.  

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. 

BHS Theatrical Productions
The Ballard High School Playmakers will present three productions this school year, and the community is warmly invited to attend. Save these dates on your calendar now!
Big Love | October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, 2018
Big Love covers the story of Lydia and 49 Greek brides who have fled to an Italian villa to avoid marrying their cousins. The grooms soon follow-ready to claim what they consider theirs. As the characters wait for their wedding day, they raise issues of gender politics, love, domestic violence, and migration. Written by Charles Mee and inspired by Aeschylus's Greek tragedy The Suppliants.
Little Shop of Horrors | March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2019  This sci-fi, comedy musical has been delighting viewers since 1982. Seymour Krelborn is a meek flower-shop assistant who discovers a strange plant which he affectionately names "Audrey II," after his crush at the shop. This plant is unique though: it sings, it swears, and it thirsts for human blood. Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman.
Tartuffe | May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, 2019
This classic comedy was written by French playwright Molière in 1664. When a religious imposter named Tartuffe ingratiates himself into the Parisian home of Orgon and his mother Madame Pernelle, not everyone is convinced Tartuffe is the pious man he claims to be.
Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets are now available here.  (search for "Ballard High School.") 
All productions will be held at Ballard High School.