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November Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting
November 3, 2016
Agenda:

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:15 Introduction Scott/Danielle
7:15-8:00 Mayor Murray Mayor Murray
8:00-8:10 Break —————-
8:10-8:20 Teacher Update Talia
8:20-8:30 Budget 101
8:30-8:35 Volunteer Coordinator
8:35-8:55 Admin Update  See budget handout
8:55-9:05 Committee Reports Please read below. Committee leaders can give quick update answer questions.
9:05-915 Votes See below.

 
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – This meeting will be a short meeting at a location TBA. After the meeting we’ll be having our Auction Kick-off party. Please join us to get involved with a super fun event.
Free childcare is available, please contact us at (fosbchair@gmai.com) to add your child to the list.
Introduction
For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community. If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.
Mayor Murray
Come meet the Mayor! It our great pleasure to host Mayor Ed Murray. The Mayor is interested in meeting with groups in the north end, and Salmon Bay was recommended to him by the city Department of Education and Early Learning. His office reached out to FOSB and asked if he could come speak with parents. He’s looking to have a good dialogue about education and other important issues.
Committee Reports
ASP (After School Programs)
Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com
Fall after school programs are off to a fantastic start, with several new offerings added to the line up such as Hip-Pop dance, Ukulele, and Robotics! Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways, and we are excited to report that our fall sessions had over 144 registered participants.  This year we will once again offer an early dismissal program for the five Wednesdays throughout the school year! Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!  Email: monica571@gmail.com
Diversity Committee
Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com
Multicultural Potluck on February 16th. Please join the committee in coming meetings to help shape and grow the event. This is a great way to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity at our school.
PIE (Parent Information Exchange)
Michelle Pearson – mqpearson@gmail.com
No events scheduled yet. Here are a few ideas that came out of the first committee meeting:

  • com — Get your S*** Together on What Matters Most — A Kick in the Pants for things we all put off: Wills, life insurance, living wills.
  • Diversity talk – How to continue family conversations about diversity
  • Rites of Passage: Ways to validate and celebrate your child’s growth into a young adult.
  • Movies:

Combine with planting event in spring + Swansons or Sky Nursery
Rock for FOSB
Kim Laton – kimlaton@msn.com
Rock for FOSB is tentatively scheduled for late January. Final date and lineup will be posted when available.
Legislative
Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com
Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com
Washington State PTA priority issues for 2017 legislative session, chosen at WSPTA assembly in Olympia last Saturday:
1.     Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
2.     Amply fund public schools
3.     Close opportunity gaps
4.     Standards & Support for Para-educators
5.     Breakfast after the bell
Vote November 8th (or before)!
Parents please consider the issue of state funding for public schools in your deliberation for all issues and contests on your ballot.
Post-election Events:
Focus Lobby Day, on MLK day, Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at the Capitol in Olympia. Buses likely will be available from Seattle.
For more information about any legislative issue, feel free to contact the Legislative Committee, either in-person at a meeting or around school, or through email (fosblegcom@gmail.com).
Direct Giving
Mary Ullrich – maryullrich68@gmail.com
Amount Raised as of 10/28 – $25,000
The Direct Giving Campaign launched October 7th, and we are Rising to Our Futures!
The Direct Giving Campaign runs from October 7th through November 18th. Our goal is to raise $75,000 by November 18th.
FOSB works with Salmon Bay to close the gap between programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have.  The Direct Giving Campaign helps FOSB pay for: whole child support, homework club, scholarship program, technology, playground equipment, teacher grants, art supplies, physical education equipment, the directory, and much more.
Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail starting next week. If you are able, please consider donating to the Direct Giving campaign. Any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible and simple:

  • Donate online: https://secure.maestroweb.com/default.aspx?OrgID=1125
  • Donate by mail. Write a check payable to FOSB. Then, return your donation form and Rising to Our Futures insert found in the Direct Giving appeal letter to: FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate by credit card payments. Fill out your credit card info on the donation form and indicate how much per month you’d like to donate and for how many months. Then, return your donation form and Rising to Our Futures insert found in the Direct Giving appeal letter to: FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate in person. Drop off your donation in the front office any day or or during one of our Drive By Donation days – Friday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/18.
  • Ask your friends and family to help. Send the donation link (https://secure.maestroweb.com/default.aspx?OrgID=1125) to others you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn.
  • Ask your employer to help. Many employers match employees’ charitable donations. If your employer matches your donation, they could double, triple, or quadruple your contribution! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.

 
For more information check out the Direct Giving website: https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/2016-direct-giving-rising-to-our-future/
Let’s help our kids rise to their futures!
With gratitude,
Mary Ullrich Direct Giving Chair
Lobby
We’ve had a group of volunteers working on updating and improving the lobby and library using funds raised at our auction last year. These volunteers have done a great job and are ready to hand off the project to a new person or group. Ideally, the next person/persons to take over would have some sort of tie to the design industry so as to have the resources at hand that are needed.
Votes
We’d like to put the funds we allocated for Mary K this year to work. Below are two ideas that we think reflect the artistic nature of the funding and provide good opportunities for kids to learn and grow.

  • Authorize spending of $5,000 from Mary K funds to support Friday Sing artists in residence. Allow for hiring of artists to join and lead Friday Sing activities.
  • Authorize spending of $15,000 from Mary K funds to support K-5 WEP programming. Neil will expand on the programming but it will coincide with middle school WEP Fridays and include art and music activities.