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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
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Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 28, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar


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
Fall Camp
*Photo taken by a student on Wednesday night. 

Our 6th grade students returned this afternoon from three beautiful days at Camp Orkila. While most of our students attend spring camp, our sixth grade cohort benefits from the opportunity to meet new people and build new connections at the start of the year. Students participated in a variety of activities including a plankton study, high ropes course, zip line, climbing wall, pond exploration, team building activities and campfire skits.

Thank you to all the chaperones who spent the past three days with our students. We couldn't do this without you! May you all have warm showers and a good night's sleep!

After School Programs
Didn't get a chance to sign-up for before or after school classes? There is still time to sign-up!

You can  click here to see which classes have space available!  Scroll through the tabs at the top to see all classes being offered.

Signed up, but haven't paid your class fee? 
Payment can be made on the FOSB website here, or via check, payable to FOSB and dropped off in the Volunteer Coordinator's office.   
Elementary School News

Elementary Enrichment Fees Due
During the school year, your child will participate in field trips, artist-in-residence programs, and other special class projects.  Instead of asking for payment each time one of these activities takes place, we ask parents to pay one fee in the beginning of the school year. This fee is called the Enrichment Fee (or field trip fee).
Our elementary enrichment fee is $100 per student. You can pay this fee by dropping off a check (payable to FOSB) in the volunteer coordinator's office or by following this link to an online payment option. We ask that all enrichment fees be paid by October 31st. Scholarship funds are available.
Camp Fees
In May or June, each of our elementary classes will also participate in a camp experience. Fees related to that camp experience will be collected in the spring. If you would like to pay the camp fee (which varies by grade) in advance, you are welcome to do so. Camp fee reminders will be sent to families approximately 2 months before their class camp experience. 

Grade level camp fees are listed below:

Kindergarten:   $25
First Grade:  $100      
Second Grade:  $100   
Third Grade:  $200        
Fourth Grade: $225      
Fifth Grade:   $300      
If you have any questions about enrichment fees, camp fees or scholarships, please contact me at 206-252-1730 or email me

Thank you,
Jodi Russell
Volunteer Coordinator

Did You Know?

Ballard Market Receipts
Did you know that Salmon Bay receives thousands of dollars each year from our receipt return program with the Ballard Market? It's true!
We collect Ballard Market receipts from our community members, add them up and return them to the Ballard Market. They send us a check for 1% of the total. 

If you shop at the Ballard Market, please save your receipt! Send it to school or drop it off at the Volunteer Coordinator office. One receipt may not seem like a lot but added together, they make a big difference for our community. 

Middle School Sports

Ultimate Frisbee Games This Weekend
6th Grade @ 1:30 pm vs. Whitman 
7th Grade  @12:00 pm vs. Hamilton 
8th Grade @ 9:00 am vs. Hazel Wolf 
All games will be played at Ingraham High School. 

Girls Soccer This Weekend
JV Girls: 2 pm at Eagle Staff
Varsity: 8 am at Eagle Staff
All players should arrive 30 minutes early. 

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!

SPS Bus Transportation

Bus Service Update for Bus Riding Families
SPS has provided an update on transportation services contracted with First Student. 
While most bus routes have been on time, some routes have been consistently late. This is due to a shortage of drivers. To learn more about what is being done to get your student to and from school on time, read the Transportation Department letter here

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

Thank You ,Veraci!

Pizza on the Playground!

What a perfect way to celebrate our first month of school!  The weather was beautiful, the pizza was delicious, and the playground was filled with friends old and new. Thank you to Veraci for once again donating their time and pizza-making talents!  Together we raised over $2500!
Your generosity impacts our entire community!

From Admin
Hello Salmon Bay Families,

One of our goals this year is to promote and enhance the connection along our K-8 continuum. It is our belief that younger kids at our school can ultimately learn a lot from older kids and vice versa. It was proven this week that this belief is beginning to be realized as action. 
On Thursday, the 7th and 8th graders developed and delivered a half-day event based in CHANGE: Check Yourself, Humane, Anti-racist, No Drama, Good Vibes, Equity. 

Ushers lovingly delivered groups of 2nd through 5th graders to work with middle schoolers as they maneuvered through a 6-part rotation.  In the first rotation, elementary students received their passports for CHANGE and in the last rotation, they worked 1:1 with a middle schooler to create a CHANGE beaded bracelet as a memento of the intention of the day. In the rotations in between, kids partook in: equity
horse  races, various art projects, skits, special handshakes/high fives, dance parties, informational sessions, 1:1 get-to-know-ya conversations, detective work using magnifying glasses, and much more. 

It was awesome to see the awestruck faces of younger kids as they ventured all the way to the 3rd floor. Perhaps the land is no longer foreign and the faces are no longer unfamiliar. Whether they are a 2nd or 8th  grader, please take a moment to check in with your student to gain a better sense of the day and learning. We are proud of our Salmon Bay students and staff who worked so closely together to form new relationships, and we have high hopes that these bonds will continue to unite us a collective that knows and takes care of each other.
In partnership,
Darren, Annie and Neil
Middle School News

Middle School Math Tutoring
Jon Olver, middle school math teacher, will begin offering math support before school next week. Before school math help is available to middle school students from 8 - 8:30 am in room 308 (Hien's room) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

From the Field: Mt. St. Helens
On Monday, our 7th & 8th grade students traveled to Mt. St. Helens as part of their challenge week activities. 
Nancy Gruber, Middle School IA, sent us this report:  

Wow! We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to pack up and head to the mountains...uh, volcanoes. The spectacular vistas of the ruptured volcano made the long drive worthwhile. At the mountain, we were divided into 2 basic groups; one group toured the Johnston Ridge observation area first and then took a short bus ride down to the Hummocks Trail a couple hours later, where they flip-flopped with the second group.  The observation station was full of information and offered glorious views of the volcano, while the Hummocks Trail showed off the recovering landscape. The day was capped off with s pizza dinner in Centralia and a showing of West Side Story on the bus ride home. A big thank you to the many families who helped make this trip possible.


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

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

Discover Girls Lacrosse
All girls, grades 2-8, are ivited to participate in the 7th Annual QAQS Fall Girls Lacrosse Clinic
Sunday, October 14th from 9 am - 11 am  (Registration opens at 8:30 am) at Ballard High School. 
Cost is $5, payable at the clinic
Registration is limited to the first 60 players. 
RSVP/register/direct questions to: Carolyn Sherman, Club Director at

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.  

GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)
GEMS is a free, volunteer-run, after-school science enrichment program for Seattle 7th and 8th grade girls to explore STEM fields as diverse as forensics, oceanography, bridge building, and neuroscience through hands-on activities with women scientists currently employed in these fields. In addition, GEMS offers several field trips a year to places like Google and PATH, and will be offering one-on-one mentorship opportunities for girls to get hands-on experience in academic research labs that interest them. Meetings run once a month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, November to May, and are offered at two locations: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in downtown Seattle and South Shore PK-8 School in South Seattle.The application for GEMS closes on October 14, 2018 and is available at our website.

BHS Theatrical Productions
The Ballard High School Playmakers will present   Big Love on  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.
Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Advance tickets are now available here.  (search for "Ballard High School.")