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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 29, 2017
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3: Comedy Improv for Parents
12: FOSB Meeting
13: No School
17: K-2 Literacy Night
31: Elementary Halloween Parade
31: Middle School Block Party

Seen in the Hallways
Our 6th grade students return from Camp Orkila this afternoon! Over the past three days, they've had a chance to build community, participate in ropes course initiatives, fly down the zip line and study environmental education. 
Staff Introductions

Emily Willmuth is excited to join the Salmon Bay community and looks forward to meeting the families and students at Salmon Bay. Before moving to Seattle last year, Emily taught middle school math/science in Montana for four years. Outside of the classroom, she is passionate about hiking and skiing, and exploring the PNW. Emily says, "Thank you for the warm welcome!"
After School Programs

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

NEW: Mr. G is again offering his Kids on the Run before school on Friday mornings in October. There is no fee, but we are seeking volunteers to provide snacks. 

We need more students in these classes to avoid a cancellation. Register asap!
  • Robotics (gr 5-8)
  • Junior Coding (gr 1-2)
Class updates:
Sports Spectacular now includes 3rd grade students!
This new class is an awesome after school option for students on early release days!
We still have space in these great classes:
  • Creative Coding
  • Art Survey
  • Hip Hop
  • Ukulele
  • Debate Club
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

Fall Sports!
Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Ultimate are underway! 

Ultimate Frisbee Game Schedule

Girls Soccer Game Schedule - September 30th
 Varsity: 9:30am at Ingraham  
 JV:  2pm at Chief Sealth 

Upcoming Varsity Games:
October 7th: 11:00 am at Ingraham HS
October 14th: 2:00 pm at Ingraham HS
October 21st: 9:30 am at Garfield HS

The full JV schedule has not yet been released.
Help Fund Teacher Projects

Check out these Salmon Bay projects currently posted on If you are interested in supporting a project, visit the links below to learn more or the website and search for Salmon Bay. 

Video Production Class Camera

Student Seating
Funding deadline October 18th!

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.

Counselor's Corner

Counseling Services
The school counselors have partnered with Community Psychiatric Clinic (CPC) therapists to provide weekly counseling services to our students here at school who have Apple Health/Medicaid insurance. We try to schedule counseling sessions around core classes, when possible. Please let Gail or Jenny know if you would like to access this resource. 
Wanted: Morning Crossing Guard

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

Join Us Tonight

Pizza on the Playground
Leave the cooking to Veraci and the desert to FOSB! Kids can have fun on the playground while you get to know fellow Salmon Bay parents. 

4:00 - 7:00 pm
Pizza available for $3 a slice
All donations support Salmon Bay!

Auction Pizza Party Participants: Check in at the FOSB table to pick up your wristband. 

Office Notes

Smarter Balance Test Results
Last year's Smarter Balanced Test results can be picked up in the Main Office.  Grades participating last year include:  3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. 

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

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. 

Friday Sing Feedback
Friday Sing Survey
Every Friday morning, our elementary students gather together in the school auditorium for Friday Sing. Starting our morning together in song is a long-standing tradition at Salmon Bay. 
Danielle Steele has volunteered to be our Friday Morning Sing Coordinator this year. She has the following request to share with you:
Hello! For those of you who don't know me, this is my tenth year as a parent at SB. I have many fond memories of singing on Fridays with my children. I currently have a 5th grader whom I get to watch sing as I play my guitar up front.  Friday Morning Sing is an important part of our community. 

Please help the Friday Sing Committee by completing this SHORT survey.Your input is greatly appreciated!

School Events

FREE Comedy Improv Workshop for Adults!
Learn great skills for parenting and for life!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from  7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the 
Salmon Bay School Auditorium.  In this fun and exciting interactive process, you will gain self-confidence, sharpen your communication skills, and learn the type of teamwork necessary to create something original and brilliant from scratch. 

We will discover the joy of spontaneous storytelling, conquer fears, improve your job skills, spark creativity, become a better listener, be a better problem solver, meet new people, and HAVE A BLAST! 
Questions? Email Michelle Quigley Pearson 

Sponsored by FOSB's PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Committee. PIE brings speakers to our community to discuss topics we want to hear about.

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

Direct Giving Volunteers
Planning is underway for FOSB's fall fundraising campaign. We'd love an extra set of hands stuffing envelopes or collecting donations on a Friday morning. It's a great way to support our school! 
Sign up to help here

October FOSB meeting 
Our next meeting will be held on October 12th, from  7:00-8:00 pm in the school library. We'll hear from teachers and staff about what's happening at school. There are lots of opportunities to help with FOSB activities. Please consider volunteering! 

Portalis Wine Tasting Auction Party
We have a few spots open at our October 4th wine tasting party (originally offered at the school auction last spring). Like wine? Join us at Portalis from 6:30pm - 8:30 pm. $30. Please email Jodi to reserve a space. First come, first served. 

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.

Support Salmon Bay

Chinook Books On Sale Now!
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!

Save Your Ballard Market Receipts
Did you know you can help Salmon Bay by simply saving your grocery receipts from the Ballard Market? We just received a check for over $1400! Drop your receipts off in the Volunteer Coordinator's Office the next time you are at school. 

Office Max Give Back Program
Do you shop at Office Max? Contribute 5% of your qualified purchase to Salmon Bay through their School Give Back Program. Direct funds to Salmon Bay School, ID # 70107368

Community Announcements

See the NFL Madden Tour Bus
Tomorrow, 8:30 - 10AM the NFL Madden Tour Bus stops at Loyal Heights Community Center Play field.  Join the Ballard Knights Junior Football players to experience this fun, interactive football experience.  And take a selfie with the Lambardi Trophy!

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

Ballard Library Programs for Teens
Friday Gaming takes place from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Drop in and play on the Wii and Xbox with other teens. Snacks provided. October 6th, November 3rd and December 1st. Open to all students in grades 6-12.

Board Game Sunday
Teens, adults and children welcome. 1:00 - 4:00 pm on October 22nd, November 19th, & December 17th

Plan ahead: Minecraft Connected Camps on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm from November 1st - 29th. Registration opens on October 1st. 

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

Saturday Enrichment Classes at  UW Robinson Center
The University of Washington Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers Saturday Enrichment classes for students in grades K-8.  Fall session runs from 10/7 - 12/2. Online registration begins September 18th. Course descriptions are available online. All tuition and fees are waived for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Girls in Science at the Burke Museum
Middle School program is offered once a month on Saturdays from October - May. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Grades 6-8. Free. Click here for more info. 

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