DRAFT Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes
October 13, 2016
Meeting begins: 7:10 PM
Meeting ends: 8:45 PM
Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch
Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla
Vote APPROVED for allocating spending of playground funds (from upper field funds) and leftover Playground Project, totaling $8,951.77.
Vote APPROVED for sending a letter to Mayor Murray about traffic hazards at 15th Ave NW and 70th and 67th Streets.
Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott and attendees
Go to Hi-Life on Wednesday, November 2nd – 8:30 AM until close and 25% of all food sales go to library funding. See menu at www.chowfoods.com.
Dave Middleton – 3rd grade teacher
Great start to year. Project on plant growth and development. Just had field trip at Oxbow Farm – learned about pollination. Graphing growth of plants on time series graph.
Melanie – Recap of 6th grade and two 7th/8th grade team camps (Olympic and Cascade Teams). Slide show of all three groups. Sixth grade goes to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. Olympic Team goes to Tall Timbers. Cascade Team went to Mt. St. Helens. Helps kids get to know each other, especially new 6th graders coming in to Salmon Bay from other schools.
Linda – Librarian
Very busy fall! Linda will be calling for volunteers soon. If you’re interested in volunteering in the library let Linda or Jodi Russell know. Linda is trying to get more middle school kids into the library. Several middle school Language Arts classes have come to the library this year. Linda is working on legislative advisory with media literacy with the State of Washington.
Admin Update – Neil and Darren
Good start to the school year. Several new hires. Playground repairs needed. Will be repaired by the District. Water fountain has been a great addition to the playground (funded by FOSB). Friday Sing’s new format going well – helping to build community and connection. Gettings bids for upgrades to the stage lighting, new screen, and electrical upgrades. Now ¾ art and ¼ drama/music for elementary. Halls are starting to reflect all the art going on in elementary and middle school.
Volunteer Coordinator – Jodi
Elementary costume parade on Monday, October 31. Middle school dance is coming up, probably early November. Book Fair Nov. 4-6th at UW Bookstore. If you have not filled out paperwork this year, please contact Jodi to get the required paperwork. Paperwork must be filled out each year. **Looking for someone to help with the elementary yearbook. Directory should be out by November before conferences. Will be available as PDF and paper copy. Just turned in Ballard Market receipts and will be getting a check for $1,000. Chinook Books are available in the Volunteer Coordinator office.
Building Leadership Team (BLT) Update – John
Working on the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP), required by the District. Building on reading at grade level and math at grade level. Hoping to add CSIP goal around writing. CSIP due Nov. 15 to the District. Talk about adding a goal around school climate.
District survey regarding 2016-17 school year 20-minute additional time. Complete survey at www.seattleschools.org/news/school_schedules.
After School Program: If you have any ideas for an upcoming program contact Monica or Jodi in the next couple of weeks.
Drama: Musical Shrek K-8 starting Tuesday 11/15 – Thursday 11/17.
Diversity Committee: Looking for additional people to help with the committee.
PIE: Nothing lined up for speakers yet – let Michelle know if you have any ideas. Looking for parents of younger kids to get involved.
Rock for FOSB: Final date and location to be determined.
Legislative: Next SPS board meeting is November 2
Direct Giving: Goal is to raise $75,000 by November 18. Several ways to donate: check, online, company matching, payment schedule. Drive by donation next Friday – need volunteers!
Auction: Need some volunteers to help Erica with various aspects of auction. Auction is April 1.
By-Laws: Dan Fiorito working on clarifying the by-laws (not changing them).
Finance: Budget 101 at next meeting.
VOTING (Quorum verified):
Motion to authorize unrestricting funds for upper field maintenance ($3,818.26) and move to a Playground Maintenance fund and to use leftover funds from Playground Project ($5,133.51). All funds available for playground maintenance. Motion Seconded. VOTE: APPROVED. Counted by Scott.
Motion to send letter as read at the meeting to Mayor Murray about traffic hazards at 15th Ave NW and 67th St. and 15th and 70th. Motion seconded. VOTE: APPROVED. Counted by Scott.
Meeting Adjourned 8:45 PM
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