Play Writing Class

Grades: 4-6
Teacher: Tara Kaine
Wednesday and Friday from 3:15 – 5:00pm
May 25th – June 17th (No class on May 27th – Memorial Day)
Cost $105
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 23rd
Scholarship Deadline: Friday, May 20th
This year’s K-5 Play –  “Putting on Romeo and Juliet” was a huge hit! Do you want to help us write the 2017 K-5 Play? Join our writing collective and help us write another zany and fun filled play for next year. Learn to write a compelling scene, with a strong event, and intriguing character development while working with other writers to create a compelling play. The best part? See your work performed for the whole school on the Salmon Bay Stage in 2017!

Creative Drama and Acting Skills

Grades: K-2
Teacher: Laura Knote
Mondays from 3:15 – 5:00pm
April 25th – May 16th
Cost $75

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 20th.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, April 18th

Come travel on a fantastical adventure to unknown worlds with the fantastic Laura Knote. Learn fundamental acting skills and build your confidence as a performer, while you play together and c0-create an imaginary world. This is an incredible class for experienced actors and first time performers a like. All the students practice leadership skills and working as an ensemble.

To register please click here and fill out the form.

RSVP Here for FOSB’s Gatsby Gala and Auction


Mark your calendars for Salmon Bay’s annual auction on Saturday, April 2nd at North Seattle Community College. The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and the one evening we set aside to gather our entire community together to celebrate. RSVP Here.

FOSB Retreat Review notes!

We wanted to thank you for sharing your time and thoughts with us on the recent FOSB survey. The information we received was most useful and has already been put into action. Your input really does make a difference.

2016 retreat review action items

Thank you to all Friends of Salmon Bay survey respondents!

We had an amazing response to the survey, with over 270 people replying. We learned that most respondents think FOSB should keep on supporting staff. There’s a report of other findings on the website. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions or ideas.

FOSB –Survey Report 2016


Middle School Play – The Chrysalids

The Chrysalids

Information Night in the Auditorium – Feb 22nd 6:00pm (Optional)
Registration Deadline Feb 24th
Scholarship Application Deadline Feb 23rd
Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Feb 29th  – March 25th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
March 28th – May 14th 3:15 – 5:15PM
Director Tara Kaine
*** When you register please fill out your availability carefully as we would like to create a regular weekly rehearsal plan based on the students needs and schedules.

Performances at 7:00PM May 12th  & 13th  

A play based on John Wyndham’s dystopia novel, a few thousand years in the future after a major apocalypse, a new society has taken over. The rules are very strict, and the punishment for disobeying is unthinkable. Fear of invasion from the terrifying outsiders and rebels that live outside of civilized societies keeps everyone following the rules. That is until a group of teens find they are unable to keep their terrible secret any longer.

Our rehearsals will be Monday Feb 29th & Friday March 4th
(No Wednesday the first week.)
– On Monday we will get to know each other and participate in an audition workshop – handing out audition materials.
– On Friday we will have our auditions.

Come join us on this exciting adventure!

To Register:
– Fill out the registration form (by February 24th): Click Here
–  Pay the $150 activity fee (by February 24th)
* Checks should be placed in the Drama Committee’s mail box in the main office.
*Please make all checks payable to FOSB
* Make a note on the memo line “After School Drama Middle School Play & your child’s name.”
Scholarship Application Deadline Feb 23rd: Payment plans and partial scholarships may be available for those who need financial assistance. Scholarships are limited if they are available. Priority will be given to those who have not yet received a scholarship in this school year. After that decisions will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will not be able to extend more than one full membership per student per year.

Jet City Improv – for Middle School

Class Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment. 

If you have any questions – feel free to email sbafterschooldrama@gmail.

Middle School – Musical Theatre Review


Class Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment. 

If you have any questions – feel free to email

2016 Drama Committee Meetings

Drama Committee meetings at Grumpy D’s (open until 9pm – which will make sure we are succinct) on the following dates:
Tuesday March 29th at 7pm
– K-5 Post Mortem
– Selecting Plays and Programming for 2016/2017
Tuesday April 19th at 7pm 
– Checking in on Middle School
– Spring Planning
Tuesday May 17th at 7pm
– Middle School Post Mortem
– Hiring for next year
Tuesday June 7th at 7pm
– Drama committee roles
– Summer task list
– Setting committee meetings for 2016/2017

Focus Day 2016

How would you spend $100K a day on Washington State’s public schools?

The Washington state Supreme Court ruled that the state must pay $100,000 per day in fines until lawmakers craft a comprehensive plan to fully fund schools by 2018.

  • 2 teacher salaries
  • 26,667 school lunches for kids
  • A smart board for 40 classrooms

Speak out on behalf of your children and for all children in this state. Start by emailing your legislators. Next, see democracy in action by joining other Salmon Bay families at Focus Day in Olympia on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. WSPTA has reserved the Columbia Room, 1st floor of the Legislative Building as a place to gather, share information and prepare for the day’s events.

Need some background? Come to an evening of education advocacy January 20th, 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Whitman MS auditorium. Speakers will include Heidi Bennett (Northwest Area Director, SCPTSA), Eden Mack (Legislative Chair, SCPTSA) and Tania de Sá Campos (Schools First) as guest speakers who will demystify education funding in Washington State. Heidi came to Salmon Bay last year and gave a fantastic talk about school funding.

Going To Focus Day 2015

1. Email Your Representatives

Although this sounds insignificant, we’ve heard from several representatives that they don’t get a lot of email from public school parents. It makes a big difference..

Find Your Legislator and tell them you want ample funding!

2. Come to Focus Day

WSPTA’s annual Legislative Focus Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Note Although FOSB is not a PTSA the WSPTA welcomes all supporters of public education.

If you’re carpooling things get under way around 9:00 with main rally at noon. This is a rough schedule based on last year’s agenda (note that there are no PTA provided kids activities this year):

8:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators.
  • Tours of Capitol can be taken on the hour.

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Pick up pre-purchased lunches in the Columbia Room.

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

  • Stand up, Speak up and Show up rally on the steps.
  • Bring your banners and signs! Let’s make some noise about our Top 5 priorities!
  • Hear from state leaders and leading advocates.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Constituents meet with their legislators.
  • Tours of the Capitol can be taken on the hour.

Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Drop off Legislative Visit summaries at the resource table outside the Columbia Room.

For people located in the 36th District, we will post meeting time here when they become available. If you’re in a different district you will be able to coordinate when you get there.

For any additional info contact Ian Whyte or Scott Koch.