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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
FOSB Website: 
Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1730
September 8, 2017
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
11: First Day for Kindergarten Students
13-14:  7th & 8th Grade Fall Connections 
14: FOSB meeting and Potluck
18: Diversity Committee Meeting at Grumpy D's
20: Photo Day
21: Curriculum Night
27-29: 6th Grade Camp at Orkila
29: FOSB Welcome: Pizza on the Playground

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.
Staff Introductions

We are excited to welcome some new faces to our community. We look forward to introducing these new staff members to you in the first few editions of our weekly newsletter.  Today, we are focusing on our new elementary teachers. Please join us in welcoming Emily and Meredith!

My name is Emily Leobell.
My wife and I just moved to Seattle from Portland, Oregon. This will be my 4th year teaching; I started out in 4th grade, and last year did kindergarten. My wife and I just had a baby, so we've been very busy, but I'm very excited to be a part of the Salmon Bay community!

Meredith Lewis returns to Salmon Bay as a 5th grade teacher (job share with Nicolette) after four years at Viewlands Elementary. Meredith has been an intermediate grade teacher for many years. She loves 5th graders because they are curious, funny, creative, and interested in the world around them. Meredith is a poet and a mom. She has two sons-6 years old and 2 years old-who keep her on her toes. 

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
  • Hip Hop
  • Unicycle Club with Mr. G
And we've added new program offerings too
  • Junior Coding 
  • Debate Club  
More programs will be coming, so check back next week!  

To make it easier for families, we have worked to consolidate all of the classes into one sign-up page, including the K-8 Play and Unicycling Club. For all the details and to register,
click here. 

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 Drama: K-8 Play
We are excited to announce the Afterschool Drama K-8 Play: "Horton Halfpott OR The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor"
Join after school drama for a funny, fast-paced mystery involving a stolen diamond, snooping stable boys, shipless pirates, a famous detective, the disappearance of a valuable wig, love, unbridled evil and pickle eclairs!  A dapted from the book of the same title by Tom Angleberger (author of the "Origami Yoda" series,) this hilarious play features plenty of mystery, adventure and fun roles for everyone! 

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 September 25th! Register now!

Want to learn more?  Attend our Info Night on Monday, September 18th at 6pm in the Auditorium.
  • Learn more about the K-8 production process 
  • Ask questions
  • Receive hard copies of the audition material.
  • Students are welcome to come but not expected to attend, the meeting is usually about 30 minutes.
For more details and to register, please click here.

Middle School Sports

Fall Sports!
Girls Soccer and Co-Ed Ultimate are available for students to participate in during the Fall Season.  here.All forms are available on the bulletin board outside the West Gym.

Practices are to be held:

Ultimate:  Tuesday (Loyal Heights) and Thursday (Salmon Bay) from 3:30-5

Soccer:  Monday (Salmon Bay) and Thursday (Loyal Heights) from 3:30-5/5:30
Games are played on Saturdays. 
First games are scheduled on:
Ultimate:  Sept. 30th  time is TBD
Soccer:  Sept. 23  time is TBD

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. 

Picture Day

Mark your calendar for September 20th! 
Picture day forms were sent home this week. Orders can also be placed online at 

Our Picture Day ID is LS117086Q0

 If you are interested in volunteering to support photo day please email  Jodi.

Welcome to Salmon Bay

Happy Friday Salmon Bay Families,
Although it was a brief week, it sure was packed with social connection, the sharing of summer tales, and the making of positive learning communities. It was great to see returning students and to meet new students and families. Seeing kids make new friends and building relationships with new teachers is always a highlight of each school year.  As I assume you know, teachers and other staff members work extra hard the last weeks of summer to get all in order for the new school year. Please make sure to give them all a bit of extra love and understanding these coming weeks, they've earned it.
It's going to be a great year and, in advance, thanks so much for being a part of it!
In partnership,

A note from the Volunteer Coordinator
Welcome to the 2016-2017 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. Bulletins are where we distribute information about school happenings, upcoming events, 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! 

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! 

Our volunteer Coordinator, Jodi Russell, is generally in her office Tuesdays thru Friday. She can also 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 the district website  and hard copies are available in the front office.

Please take a moment to complete your forms, including the updated directory information sheet that was sent home with students today (and emailed to families Thursday afternoon). 

Please r eturn these forms to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, September 15th. Thank you.

Family Handbook
We've been working to update our handbook. This is a great resource for school information and policies. You can download a copy here

Advanced Learning Referrals 
Referrals are now being accepted for Advanced Learning Eligilbity Testing.  Referrals will continue to be accepted until Sept. 22nd for enrolled SPS Students and Sept. 15th for Private School and Non-SPS enrolled students.

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 beginning 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.

6th Grade Camp

Our 6th grade students will travel to Camp Orkila on September 27th - 29th (Wednesday thru Friday). Fall camp is a great opportunity to get to know each other and build connections for the year ahead. 


Student information packets/ permission forms were sent home with students and should be returned to school no later than Wednesday, September 13th. If you need an extra packet, click here.  


7th & 8th Grade Fall Connections

This year, our 7th & 8th grade students will participate in two Fall Connection days on September 13th & 14th! 

Information packets were sent home with students on Wednesday and all permission forms/ payments were due today. 

If you have not yet completed your student's form, please do so over the weekend and return them on Monday morning. Extra copies are available by clicking on the appropriate links below:

Cascade Team Forms

Olympic Team Forms

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'll be planning all kinds of things to enrich the experience of Salmon Bay. 
Our first events of the new school year include:

FOSB Welcome Potluck and Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 14th from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm 

Salmon Bay Cafeteria


Pizza on the Playground

Friday Sept. 29th 

Featuring Veraci Pizza! Stay tuned for more details!


FOSB meeting

Thursday Oct. 12th from 7 pm - 8 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.

FOSB doesn't operate without the help of community members. We are currently without a secretary for this year. Please consider joining as secretary so we can continue to support the Salmon Bay community.
Scott Koch and Ali Pollock
FOSB Chairs
Diversity Committee 
Join us for our first meeting of the school year on September 18th at 9 am. We'll meet at Grumpy D's just after morning drop off.  
Teacher Requests

Three Salmon Bay teachers have projects currently posted on and they are hoping to receive full funding this fall.

If you are interested in potentially supporting a project, visit the links below to learn more or the website and search for Salmon Bay. 

Video Production Class Camera

Students Learn Orienteering

Comfortable Student Seating

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!

Community Announcements

Ultimate Frisbee Clinic

Cascades Academy is gearing up for our fall season. We've scheduled our next clinic for  Sept 16th at the Georgetown Playfield, from 5-7 pm. More information and registration details here

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