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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 7, 2018
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar

10: First Day for Kindergarten Students
12: Diversity Committee Meeting, 7 pm
13: FOSB Potluck & meeting, 6 pm 
18: School Photo Day
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
Today, our elementary students joined together for the first Friday Sing of the year.  We are looking forward to continuing this weekly tradition and invite you to join us each Friday at 9 am in the auditorium.

As soon as the bell rang on Wednesday, we had parents jumping in to volunteer! Many hands made quick work and we finished stuffing student packets in an hour. Amazing! Your efforts made our whole day flow much more smoothly - thank you!
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. 

Note that  middle school sports has a different registration process. Please review the middle school sports information in this newsletter for more details. 
After School Theatre: K-8 Play
We are excited to announce the Fall Afterschool Theatre K-8 Production: 
"James and the Giant Peach Jr."

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 Sports!
Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Ultimate are offered to middle school students this fall. Forms are available on the bulletin board outside the West Gym. Students should listen for announcements regarding sports next week. 

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. 

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

Winter & Spring Sports
Salmon Bay offers a variety of middle school sports throughout the school year. In winter, we will offer both boys and girls basketball. During spring season, we will offer Co-Ed  ultimate frisbee, boys soccer, girls volleyball, boys and girls track. 

Elementary Ultimate Frisbee
In the spring, we invite all 3 - 5th grade students to play co-ed ultimate frisbee. Practice typically begins in March. Games are played on Saturdays.  

Counselor's Corner: Transitions

The beginning of each school year brings excitement, nerves, new friends, the loss of old friends, and is a big transition.  Transitions bring change and change is hard on our bodies, minds, and emotions- adults too!  Some of us deal better with change than others- expect fluctuating emotions, melt-downs (especially at home), and need for extra reassurance. This is all really normal.  Everyone is exhausted.  If possible, limit the amount of outside activities and provide extra down-time and together time (snuggles/cuddles/1-1 time) until things have settled down.  If you are still concerned about your child's emotions or behavior, please reach out to your child's teacher(s) or to me.  We are here to help!  
Warmly, 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!

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

Hello Salmon Bay Families,

As fully expected, our first week of school went swimmingly well! After staff's hard work, the school facility and thoughtfully designed plans were ready to welcome the students and the 2018/2019 school year. Although it's been a short week, the days were certainly chock-full of gaining and regaining connection  to school and community.

This morning, we had our first Friday Sing and the enthusiasm and sense of community was palpable. If you are available to participate (as singers in the audience or leaders up front), we welcome you with open arms and hearts. We are so excited to welcome our Kindergarteners on Monday. Let's all rally around our youngest community members to make sure they feel safe and known.

Towards the end of last school year, our current 8th graders collectively developed the acronym CHANGE to represent the direction they'd like to travel in their last year at Salmon Bay K-8. CHANGE stands for: Check Yourself, Humane, Anti-racist, No Drama, Good Vibes, and Equity. This acronym will be the binding force that keeps all students in grades 6, 7 and 8 (and the staff that supports them) fully accountable to bringing and being their best selves throughout the year. At this time, we would like to extend the invitation for ALL community members to engage in this CHANGE movement.

Whether you're new to our school community or a returning expert, we appreciate and value each and every one of you! In advance, thanks for working together to make this the best school year yet!
In partnership,
Darren, Neil and Annie

A note from the Volunteer Coordinator
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! What better way to wind down after a great first week than to peruse your first Friday bulletin of the year?

We email a weekly bulletin each Friday afternoon. The Bulletin is how we share information about school happenings, upcoming events, teacher requests, student opportunities, and more. Many of our fall events and activities will be starting soon and you'll be able to read all of the details here. Be sure to check the Friday Bulletin each week!

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! 

Office Hours and  Contact Info 
Our volunteer Coordinator, Jodi Russell, is generally in her office Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.She can be reached via email or phone at 206-252-1730. Please feel free to share any questions, concerns or just stop by to say hello!

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.

Please take a moment to complete your forms and return them to school by next Friday, September 14th. 

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. 

Seattle Municipal Code prohibits parking a vehicle within five feet of a driveway or alley. Help us be a good neighbor by respecting driveways, bus zones, and other no parking areas around our school.

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
During the last week of September, our 7th & 8th grade students will participate in a variety of Challenge Week activities. 
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. 

Note: students have not yet been told about this trip. They'll learn about it next week! Student packets containing additional information and permission forms will be sent home next week. Once you receive the packet, please review and complete it asap!

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.


Hello and welcome to Salmon Bay! We hope you can make one or more of these upcoming FOSB events. It's a great way to meet people and build community. We have an exciting year ahead! 

FOSB Welcome Potluck and Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 13th from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Salmon Bay Cafeteria

Pizza on the Playground
Friday Sept. 29th  beginning at 4 pm
Featuring Veraci Pizza! 
FOSB meeting
Thursday Oct. 11th at 7 pm
Anyone associated with a student at Salmon Bay is already a member of FOSB. There are no fees to join and no forms to fill out!  If you have a younger student, it's a great time to get involved and affect planning that will benefit your family for years to come.
Diversity Committee
Join us at the next  Diversity   Committee   Meeting  on
Wednesday 9/12 from 7-8:30pm in the Salmon Bay Library, Second Floor.    To enter the building in the evening: Please use the middle set of doors on 18th Ave NW (East side of building)
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.
Community Announcements

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.

Cub Scout Pack 827 & Ballard Elks Troop 827
All boys and girls in K-5th and their parents are invited to our open house and joining meeting. 
Monday, September 10th, 6-7 pm
Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave North

Families of youth, ages 11 - 17 are invited to attend our BBQ and joining meeting on September 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Meet new families, play games and sign-up for prizes.  Ballard Elks Lodge, 6411 Seaview Ave North

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.