Bon Voyage!

All aboard as we set sail on March 24th for our annual auction.
 
North Seattle College’s Wellness Center
9600 College Way North 
 
5 p.m. doors open | 5:30 p.m. silent auction | 7:00 p.m. potluck dinner with live auction to follow

 

Adventure awaits at this year’s auction!

Our annual auction is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate and support the education of our children. As the largest fundraiser of the year, the auction supports our school and every single student. Come to support our outstanding teachers and staff, connect with other parents and adults in our community, and celebrate Salmon Bay School. 

Not sure what to bring or what to wear? Want to support the last minute moments of auction planning? Or, want to learn more about the activities you can expect at this year’s auction? Learn more about the auction by clicking here.

Know what you’re bringing to the potluck? Sign up and make your dish known here.

 

Backpack Full of Cash

For those who missed the FOSB sponsored viewing of “Backpack Full of Cash,” an introduction to the movie is pasted below from SIFF. It was an interesting look at the forces behind charter schools (recently re-branded as “school choice”) and the damage they do to public schools. The movie compliments one of the contributors Diane Ravitch’s book, “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.” If you’re interested in becoming more informed about school privatization check out these two sources. Think we’re safe here in Washington State? Think again…

 

https://www.siff.net/festival/backpack-full-of-cash

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, South Philadelphia High School’s student-body poverty rate was in excess of 90 percent. The principal tried to cope with this by having no music teacher, no librarian, and just two counselors for more than 1,000 students. Meanwhile, just a few miles away, in North Philly, students are able to use high-tech tools to allow remote learning via laptop computer. What’s the difference? The school to the north is a “charter school”: a for-profit enterprise that accepts public funding in the form of “vouchers,” but is not held to the same standards as the public school to the south. This sobering documentary by Sarah Mondale, narrated by actor Matt Damon, explores the rising trend among many higher-income, socially conservative parents who want to spend their child’s “backpack full of cash”—their lifetime allotment of public-education dollars—at whichever school they choose. Mondale investigates schools across the country, visiting similar charter-schools, where eight-year-olds in Nashville are given dozens of standardized tests in a school year, or in New Orleans, where tax dollars are being siphoned from cash-strapped public schools to teach creationism as scientific fact. Backpack Full of Cash is a wake-up call for those who believe high-quality public education should be available to people of all incomes and races and should not be left to the “free market” to decide.

Diversity Committee Community Calendar – February 2018

The Diversity Committee has been collaborating on a community calendar of events and workshops highlighting the diversity of our city.  We hope this is a helpful resource in connecting with our greater community in Seattle.  Events below that are kid friendly are indicated with ALL AGES; for the other events we encourage you to research and see if it is appropriate for your entire family.

If you have events to contribute to a future calendar, please send in by the 20th of the month for inclusion in the next months calendar to:   fosbdiversity@gmail.com

Thursday, FEBRUARY 8, 2018

The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559 at Seattle Children’s Theater

FEBRUARY 8–MARCH 4, Witness the story of 12-year-old Ben Uchida, a Japanese-American boy whose life is changed forever following the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. When the U.S. government forces Japanese-American citizens into internment camps, Ben and his family must face difficult truths about the idea of home. One young person’s struggle to understand a society allowing mass discrimination against its citizens poses questions as urgent today as they were in the past.   For ages 9+ with  a content advisory.  https://www.sct.org/Shows/2017-2018-Season/BenUchida

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018

Workshop on the Psychobiology of Systemic Oppression
10:00am – 1:00pm
http://www.livingroomseattle.com/feb-10.html

Wing Luke Lunar New Year Celebration
11:00am – 5:00pm   ALL AGES
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day full of activities for the whole family! A lion dance will bless The Wing with their vibrant and energetic spirit outside from 11-11:30am.
Then take a passport journey through the Museum, create crafts with local artists, learn about the Asian zodia with oru stuffed animal petting zoo, and win prizes and more!
https://community.wingluke.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=299&cid=1&ceid=620&cerid=0&cdt=2%2f10%2f2018

Living Voices: The Right to Dream @ MOHAI 

12+ . The struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America through the eyes of an African American student in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. Learn how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.
Living Voices combines live theatrical performances with archival film, turning history into a moving personal journey. This performance will take place in the Joshua Green Foundation Theater on MOHAI’s second floor at 1 pm and 2 pm. Suitable for guests ages 12 and up.  https://mohai.org/event/living-voices-the-right-to-dream/

POSTPONED TO FEB 17 – FIUTS CulturalFest Performance Show at Meany Hall

A Night of Black Women Magic & Multi-Genre Writing
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Third Place Books  5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
Four notable black women writers and poets will read at this night of many genres and big talents: Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Reneé, Dr. Bettina A. Judd of UW, Cave Canem fellow Natalie Graham, and author and Seattle Globalist contributor Reagan Jackson. Pick up copies of their books.

Through the Eyes of Art: Athletes and Activism
8:00pm – 10:00pm ALL AGES
MOPOP
$15 | General Admission $12 | MoPOP member $12 | Youth (5-17) $12
What if all star athletes were playing for good? Join us in celebrating Black History Month and hear from some of the most prized winners on how they expanded their vision for activism beyond their sport.
http://www.mopop.org/events/events/through-the-eyes-of-art/

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Dog
11:00am – 4:00pm  ALL AGES
International District
https://www.facebook.com/events/1998892990399527/?active_tab=about

Everytime I Feel the Spirit: Black Voices in American Music
2:00pm – 4:00pm  ALL AGES
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Join us as we explore the development of Black music in America, from colonial times through the birth of 19th century popular song, the music of the Civil War, and the rise of Spirituals and Gospel music. Trace African,European, and American musical threads as they intertwined to create a distinctly American musical heritage. Soprano Catherine Webster and countertenor Reginald L. Mobley join an ensemble of period banjo, guitar, strings, and piano for this unique and unforgettable program.  Tickets 45/35 adults, youth free with paying adult
https://pacificmusicworks.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F37000005lLC3EAM

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Unncovering the History of Seattle’s Black Community: Historians Mary Henry and Jacqueline E. A. Lawson at MOHAI
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Join historians Mary Henry and Jacqueline E.A. Lawson as they share their work documenting the history of Seattle’s Black communities. Learn about Seattle’s Central Area as it was in the mid-20th Century, as well as the significant African Americans who have shaped our region. This program is presented in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State (BHS).  
https://3365.blackbaudhosting.com/3365/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=0875252e-ab21-4732-af45-92466f0ac373

Thursday, FebRUARY 15, 2018

Figuring History: Community Celebration at SAM
5:00pm – 9:00pm  ALL AGES
Seattle Art Museum  ENTIRE BUILDING    5 PM – 9 PM
We’re open late to celebrate the new exhibition, Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas with a free public celebration featuring music, performances, art making, and more.
FEATURINGJazz legend Dr. Julian Priester performing with his band., In gallery dance performances by Nia-Amina Minor of No)one. Art House inspired by Figuring History, Personal histories and storytelling hosted by Benji Anderson, Art making with Kimisha Turner and Infinite Milam  Free and open to the public. RSVP http://seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=57853

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

BLACK PANTHER THE MOVIE OPENS TODAY!  

February 17, 2018

FIUTS CulturalFest Performance Show at Meany Hall        

5:30pm – 10:00pm  ALL AGES
FIUTS CulturalFest celebrates the diversity and talent of the international community on our campus and in our region. This annual FIUTS community event welcomes thousands of globally-minded visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the University of Washington for cultural exploration and learning.  The CulturalFest Performance Showcase features performance art (music, dance, and more) from all over the world. These performers will take the Meany Hall stage representing the diverse UW community.  Find the lineup at http://www.fiuts.org/blog/announcing-the-culturalfest-2018-performance-showcase-lineup  
Buy Tickets at: http://bit.ly/2BcQFx9

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Our History, Our Responsibility A Day of Remembrance event to honor Japanese Americans of World War II and stand in solidarity with American Muslims
2:00pm – 3:30pm   ALL AGES
Fisher Pavilion, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Our History, Our Responsibility A Day of Remembrance event to honor Japanese Americans of World War II and stand in solidarity with American Muslims today.
On February 19, we will recognize Japanese American service members, survivors, resisters, and upstanders of World War II. And we are honored to welcome guest speaker Khizr Khan whose new memoir, An American Family, is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what its like to risk everything you know for the promises contained in the U.S. Constitution.
Musician Kishi Bashi will present a segment of his forthcoming documentary about Japanese American incarceration and will accompany it with a musical performance.
www.densho.org/dor2018
https://denshodor.brownpapertickets.com/

Feb 22 – 25, 2018

Seattle Asian American Film Festival at NW Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
See website for showings and programming
http://seattleaaff.org/2018/

Gay City Arts Presents:  Yes, Ms. White Lady by Imani Sims
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7 pm
General Admission $15-$20 / Students, Seniors, People with Disabilities $12
Yes, Ms. White Lady was born out of an experience the director took through a sound and digital exhibition Natasha Marin created for PUSH New Media Festival in August of 2012. During the installation, a Black Femme voice could be heard shouting “”Yes, Ms. White Lady”” as people milled through the exhibit. It occurred to the director that this was not an act of servitude but rather a way to “”dis[s]pel[l]”” the micro aggressive way whiteness demands role play from the Black Femme/non-binary identity.
This show will explore the generative performance and text journey of five Black Femme/Non-Binary identified folk. We will uncover issues of race, gender, and sexual empowerment through sound and movement. In the current social climate, it is imperative that the black voice serve as direct opposition. This show hopes to grant space and healing for the Black Femme/Non-Binary voice. As an audience member, your job is to simply witness.
https://www.facebook.com/events/126703054673016/

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kijiji Night 6:00pm – 9:00pm   ALL AGES
Seattle Art MuseumSAM and One Vibe Africa are proud to present Kijiji Night at Seattle Art Museum. Kijiji means village in Swahili. The third annual Kijiji Night is on Thursday, February 22nd from 6:00-9:00 pm. The evening will bring the spirit of an African village to SAM through live traditional musical performances, storytelling, poetry, and reading of excerpts from One Vibe Photo Book, We Will Lead Africa, and Unbounded by Boniface Mwangi.
Rsvp at https://kijijinight2018.splashthat.com/

Friday, FebRuary 23, 2018

Langston Hughes Family Traveling Museum
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, 
ALL AGES.  We are honored to welcome to LANGSTON Marjol Rush-Collet, cousin of the late, great American poet Langston Hughes and director and curator of the Langston Hughes Family Museum.
The Langston Hughes Family Museum takes you on a journey through the life of a family that produced greatness. Each exhibition piece preserved in its original state, tells a story. The historical artifacts on display have been in the Hughes family for over 100 years and include items specific to Langston Hughes himself.
Artifacts on display:
Friday February 23rd, 12-7 PM
Saturday February 24th, 4-7 PM & 8-9PM (presentation included)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2071889159714197/

Saturday, February 24

Black history month gathering (Legacy project)
10:00am – 3:00pm
Mt Zion Baptist Church 1604 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122,

Let’s Talk Race Series – The Creation of Whiteness
1pm – 6pm
Fauntleroy Church UCC YMCA
9140 California Ave SW,  Seattle, WA 98136
We all know that racial identity is one of the most complex and continuously evolving facets of human existence, and that it has shaped much of the history of our country and our community. What is less well known is that Whiteness has an origin story. This half day workshop will explore the history of why white identity was intentionally created, how it has functioned to legitimize oppression, and what people of all racial identities can do to challenge the false ideal of whiteness in our culture.  Participants will be asked to reflect on how whiteness plays a role in their lives through story telling and dialogue. There will also be an opportunity for race based caucusing. This event is an opportunity for connection, learning, healing, growth, and conversation.  https://dnda.org/raceseries/
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWzMQqonEtmG00Pq7Edqo0pLlxSQEhz2baEQwTTCsY4CoGCQ/viewform

Search For Meaning Festival at Seattle University
8am-4pm
Search for Meaning is Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws over 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists for an interactive, introspective experience.
General Admission $15
https://www.seattleu.edu/searchformeaning/

African American Writer’s Alliance Reading
7:00pm – 8:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
For twenty-six years now, we have helped host this annual group reading program – wherever Elliott Bay has been – with Seattle’s African-American Writers’ Alliance. These group readings always feature a dynamic, wide variety of genres, voices, experiences, approaches – and much spirit and enthusiasm. For more on the African-American Writers’ Alliance, tonight’s reading, and other AAWA activities over the year, please contact Georgia McDade (206.722.0964).
http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/northwest-african-american-writers-alliance

Friday, March 9, 2018

How to be anti-racist and why it matters with Ibram Kendi
5:30pm – 7:30pm at Seattle University
National Book Award winner & author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. In the current social and political climate and with opened minds, people are actively trying to understand racism. In this talk, Kendi will share how he thinks about shifting the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist. He shares his own racist ideas and how he overcame them. He provides direction to people and institutions who want more than just band-aid programs, but actual antiracist action that builds an antiracist America. Thanks to our sustaining partners and our partnering sponsors for this event, the Raikes Foundation, Casey Family Programs and Elliott Bay Book Company. This is an inclusive event: members and nonprofit rate of $10 and non-member rate of $35. Free for Seattle University students.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-anti-racist-why-it-matters-an-evening-with-dr-ibram-x-kendi-tickets-42687256734?aff=affiliate1

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lenses of culture, Levels of change: Co-creating Educational Equity with White Educators by Fleur Larsen and Noah Prince
10:00am – 4:00pm
University Cooperative School 5601 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
This workshop is for white educators who want to examine their own whiteness and the white culture of their schools to better serve all students. People of color are welcome and encouraged to attend for free. This offering is to educate and support white educators and will center the impact of their whiteness, this is flawed and cannot fully bring the depth of that impact. We are inviting POC to attend to uphold the needed accountability, however we do not expect, nor will accept them being asked, to share their experience to appease white participants. POC participants are invited to contribute what will be healthy and important to them. As white educators ourselves, we do this work in accountability to our own colleagues of color and anti-racist organizations and communities.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lenses-of-culture-levels-of-change-co-creating-educational-equity-with-white-educators-tickets-41648376415

February Meeting

We have some great events planned in February and March. Please join us for a presentation prior to the next meeting on technology in SPS. The following week we’ll begin a 4 movie series on public education. Our next meeting is on Thursday, February 8, 7-8p in the library.


Salmon Bay School Auditorium
 
Technology Overview (6:00p-7:00):
 
Feb. 8 – District manager of information security, April Mardock, will present on technology access, internet usage, privacy policies, and more. 
 
Movie Series (700p-9:00p): 
 
Feb. 13 – Backpack Full Of Cash (http://www.backpackfullofcash.com)
 
Feb. 28 – Education, Inc. (http://edincmovie.com)
 
Mar. 7 – Rise Above The Mark (https://riseabovethemark.com)
 
 

 

FOSB Meeting Childcare

January Meeting

As we enjoy winter break, FOSB (Friends of Salmon Bay) would like to extend a giant thank you to this fabulous community. Thank you so much for volunteering with the events like the Lantern Festival and in classrooms, chaperoning field trips and camp, organizing grants for teachers and after school programs, planning our auction, and so much more. With collaboration between students, parents and caregivers, teachers, administration, and the community, we are nurturing and empowering our children every day. Thank you for each brilliant act and thought that comes together to create a kind, respectful, and safe school! Wishing everyone a peaceful, happy, and abundant vacation.

Join us at the next meeting, January 11th (7-8p in the library). We’ll be hearing about WEP and the auction. If you have questions or ideas let us know!

Do you have ideas about after school programs? We’re looking for someone to join our after school programming team. If you’re interested in learning about building the brochure and booking classes for our after school programs please email Monica.

FOSB Meeting Childcare

December Meeting

Join FOSB for our December meeting. We have lots of things going on:

* Learn the lantern festival songs with Danielle Steele this Thursday, December 7th from 6:30 – 7:15pm in the library.

* Come ask Rep. Noel Frame from the 36th district questions about what’s happening in Olympia. Rep. Frame will be joining us right after the singalong, 7:15 – 7:45 in the library.

* Finally, after Rep. Frame, join us four our regular December FOSB meeting 7:45-8:30p. We’ll be hearing from teachers, getting our regular updates, and voting on mini grants.

Do you have ideas about after school programs? We’re looking for someone to join our after school programming team. If you’re interested in learning about building the brochure and booking classes for our after school programs please email Monica.

We are seeking a new coordinator to plan our Rock for FOSB event. Like music? Like supporting Salmon Bay? This could be the perfect volunteer job for you!

FOSB Meeting Childcare

November FOSB Meeting

The November meeting is where we add new FOSB Directors. Being a Director is easy, fun, and a great way to connect with the school. We ask that you try to make as many meetings as possible and volunteer on committees/ other events when time permits. Take a moment and think about what makes Salmon Bay special. A lot of those special things depend on a vibrant and involved community. Consider joining FOSB and helping create and continue those events and traditions.

FOSB has some unspent funds from years past so we’re reconstituting “mini grants” for small and medium size projects at the school. Mini grants are a great way for teachers to upgrade equipment, get training, and or incubate and develop new programs at the school. Come hear about the process and help promote this fun program.

Do you have ideas about after school programs? We’re looking for someone to join our after school programming team. If you’re interested in learning about building the brochure and booking classes for our after school programs please email Monica.

We are seeking a new coordinator to plan our Rock for FOSB event. Like music? Like supporting Salmon Bay? This could be the perfect volunteer job for you!

FOSB Meeting Childcare

Minutes – 2017/18

FOSB Meeting Date: 10/12/2017

Meeting begins: 7:05pm

Meeting ends:  8:10pm

Co-chairs present: Scott Koch and Alessandra Pollock

Secretary present:  Maria Anguiano

Treasurers present: Jennifer Pheifer, Shelley Rousseau

Other Directors: Margaret Bradshaw, Mary Ulrich, Jodi Russell, Kristina Cerise, Tracy Wilson, Renee Palermo

FOSB Members Present (see attached sign-in sheet)

Meeting Detail:

Introduction/Welcome:

Scott provided a quick recap of the following:

  • Thank you to Veraci for this years’ “Pizza on the Playground” event.
  • Voting for new directors will take place in November
  • Currently working on a childcare system for FOSB events in coordination with COHO. Two weeks prior to an event/meeting, a sign-up will be distributed to parents with a suggested donation of $5/child.
  • During this evening’s meeting, attendees participated in creating hands for the “Direct Giving Campaign” art on the main school entrance wall.

Teacher Spotlight:

Brea and Talia updated their current class curriculum including a new literacy approach adopted from the Center for Collaborative Classroom and a balls and ramps science unit.

Administration’s Report (Darren Frink):

The school is focusing on safety during the month of October. He also provided some insight into what “alternative education” meant to him with examples of the most recent 4th grade trip and collaborative learning in groups. Darren also mentioned this year’s middle school transition has been challenging and asked parents to be more aware of their child’s needs. Finally, 8th grade Teacher Assistants (TAs) were being incorporated into K-2 classrooms, with 2 TAs per semester with the goal to build better relationships and serve younger kids with additional help.

Volunteer Coordinator (Jodi Russell):

  • Camp fees have risen for the Spring due to increased overall cost.
  • Elementary students pay an enrichment fee of $100 each year and covers the cost of field trips, artists in residence, and other activities selected by the classroom teacher.
  • Middle school students take part in a Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) that offers a choice of activities that generally occur during the school day on six consecutive Fridays in the winter (e.g. skiing/snowboarding, Tour of Seattle, jewelry making, rowing, theater arts). WEP fees for middle school students vary depending on the program selected.
  • Last year, elementary students partook in WEP and will continue again this year. This allows students to explore something different that interests them. Elementary students will have 3-week session.
  • Halloween parade will be at 2 pm.
  • Directory is currently in process with an expected November release
  • Jodi will be out of the office for 2 weeks beginning week of October 16.

Video Production Exploratory (Kevin Junker):

Seeking funding for 1-2 photo/video equipment systems for his classroom with a cost range of $1800 – $2200 per system. Using video production with students allows them to focus on a different area and/or form of gravitating to reading/writing. Assists with linear thinking such as story-telling. Develops social skills through collaborative effort and increased communication skills, allowing for different forms of engagement.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Auction (Shelby Reynolds):

This year’s theme is “Bon Voyage: A Travel Around the World.” Most major roles have been filled but we are seeking participants who have not participated before. We are also using a more digital platform to plan, communicate and market. Procurement letters will be mailed soon. This will be a fun and engaging event.

Direct Giving Campaign (Mary Ulrich):

Mary introduced the direct giving campaign, which runs the first week of October through Thanksgiving. Our goal is $75,000 and the theme is “Many Hands.” Online Giving link can be shared with family and friends.


Finance (Jennifer Pheifer and Shelley Rousseau):

A rough estimate is provided today since the Finance committee last met in February. Finance and budget meetings should be scheduled more often to provide better accountability. Thus far, we have been averaging $50 – $60 thousand in rollover funding per year with $15 thousand in reserve. The question arose as to why budget goals were not reversed to avoid detrimental budget cuts as we did recently with the Seattle Public School system. The committee states we have a fiduciary responsibility for this money to be spent quickly and more efficiently, including the request made by Kevin Junker for photo equipment so teachers do not have to outsource and resort to crowd-funding options.

After School Program:

We’re still looking for someone interested in helping with after-school coordination. This is a very flexible, work-from home position creating online sign-up sheets and various other tasks that can be accomplished remotely. Ideally, such a person might take over in the future and keep our ASP strong.

  • This year’s drama will be November 14, 15 & 16

Garden (Danielle Steele):

We’re planning a fall clean-up of the westside of the school on November 4th, 9 am – 2 pm, which will include moving mulch and weeding.

Diversity:

“Kids & Race: Changing the Narrative” event October 26th, 6:30 – 8 pm in the School Auditorium.

Rock FOSB:

Will be taking a break until additional capacity is sought out or volunteers sign-up to coordinate.

Friday Sing:

We need your feedback so please answer an upcoming survey.

Meeting Respectfully Submitted by Maria Anguiano

 


FOSB Meeting Date: 9/14/2017

Meeting begins: 7:05pm

Meeting ends:  7:30pm

Co-chairs present: Scott Koch and Alessandra Pollock

Secretary present: 

Treasurers present:  

Other Directors: Amy Paguirigan, Audra Gallegos, Margaret Bradshaw, Mary Ulrich, Jodi Russell, Kristina Cerise, Tracy Wilson, Renee Palermo

FOSB Members Present (see attached sign-in sheet)

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified (see above))

Item Outcome
Secretary, Erika Whitehead Approved

 

Meeting Detail:

Principal Presentation (Neil)

Neil showed pictures of Jumpstart for Kindergarteners and the 7th and 8th grade team days at Cottage Lake.  

Neil showed a visual that explained Salmon Bay funding and explained the value of flexible funding for supporting school staffing and resources.

Volunteer Coordinator (Jodi Russell)

Newsletter update

Dates for Diversity Committee, Drama Committee info night, Comedy Night for parents

Connect with Jodi for opportunities:

  • Pizza on the Playground
  • Dinner for staff on 9/25
  • Data Entry

Jodi is dedicated to finding the right place for each family to plug in.

Direct Giving Campaign (Mary Ulrich)

Mary introduced the direct giving campaign, which runs the first week of October through Thanksgiving. Our goal is $75,000 and the theme is “Many Hands.” We are having donation Fridays there will be some swag and it is a lot of fun. We need people to help on Fridays, with a wall decoration.

Committee Reports
Scott covered the other committees that Jodi didn’t touch on.

Meeting Respectfully Submitted by Alessandra Pollock

Pizza on the Playground

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Come join the Salmon Bay community for Veraci pizza at the playground.

When: Friday, September 29th (4:00p-7:00p)

Where: Salmon Bay Playground

What: Pizza will be $3.00 a slice (suggested donation) and FOSB will provide water and dessert

Why: To have fun and build our community

BYOCC Bring Your Own Camp Chair

Please drop by for some pie and get to know the parents and children of Salmon Bay a little more.

2017 Direct Giving – Many Hands

FOSB works with Salmon Bay, through the Direct Giving Campaign, to close the gap between programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have. Our goal this year is $75,000 and 100% participation. You can help us reach our goal today! The campaign runs from early October to mid November.


Almost all of the money the Direct Giving Campaign raises supports these initiatives:

  • Whole-Child Support: our kids have access to a full complement of counselors, a full-time art teacher, special education teachers, and a curriculum that addresses social/emotional growth.
  • Homework Club Support: we help pay teachers to staff this after school program.
  • Robust Scholarship Program for Enrichment: ALL of our kids get to attend field trips & camp
  • Technology: FOSB approved new computers last year.
  • Playground Equipment: everything is up to date and in good working condition.
  • Teacher Grants: our teachers receive stipends to buy classroom supplies.
  • Art Supplies: our art room is fully stocked to support all the art classes.
  • Physical Education: our PE teachers have the equipment they need.
  • Directory: this is a valuable resource for everyone

Direct Giving donations are tax deductible and simple:

  • Donate Online
  • By Mail: download this donation form, write a check payable FOSB, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate Through Credit Card Payments: download this donation form, indicate how much per month you’d like to donate and for how many months, fill in credit card info, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • In Person: drop your donation in the Direct Giving Campaign box in the school office or during one of our Drive By Donation days – Friday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/18.
  • Direct Giving is for everyone in our community: download our donation form and email or snail mail your friends and family and ask them to donate. Or provide them with this link so they can donate online.

Don’t forget to ask for employer matching and double your donation! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350. Contact Jodi Russell (jrrussell@seattleschools.org) if you need help processing your employer match.