Lots of events this month! We’ll update this post as more are confirmed.
Middle School Parent Meet-Up at Stoup Brewing
Sunday, March 5 from 4-6 p.m.
This is a casual opportunity to meet other Salmon Bay parents currently attempting to wrangle a middle schooler. We invite anyone who would like to come and enjoy some friendly conversation as we get to know one another! Kids are welcome at Stoup, so feel free to bring yours along if you want (or if you have youngers and just don’t feel like getting a sitter).
FOSB Finance & Budget Committee Meeting
Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. on Zoom
Want to help build FOSB’s budget and spending priorities for the next school year? Join the treasurers at the upcoming Finance & Budget Committee meetings. Everyone is welcome — we are committed to making the budgeting process open, transparent, and understandable for all community members. Check the Weekly Bulletin for details and Zoom links.
The main goal of the March 5 meeting is to review the school’s initial budget ask after they received their budget from the school district on Feb. 28. After this meeting, we will submit an initial amount for the Salmon Bay School Grant (the annual grant that FOSB gives to the school to fill budget gaps) to Principal Dixon. Link to draft agenda
We have been taking minutes of the Finance Committee meetings. Please read the draft minutes for January and February. If you have questions, please contact Brian or Samsy: email@example.com.
Middle School Parent Meet-up at Mabel Coffee
Tuesday, March 7 at 9 a.m. at Mabel
Every first Tuesday of the month, join us for a casual gathering of middle school parents at Mabel on 24th Ave NW. Look for us in the back!
Auction Decor Party
Wednesday, March 8 from 7-9 p.m. in the cafetorium
We’re bringing back our auction decor-making parties! (It’s been a few years!) Come for a night of chatting, crafting and community to help us get ready for our first in-person FOSB auction since 2019! Our auction decor team will bring all of the supplies. No crafting skills needed. Adults and motivated, focused middle schoolers and high schoolers welcome. (Happy to provide community service hours for high schoolers!)
Elementary Movie Nights
FOSB’s Building Community Initiative is hosting elementary movie nights for families this month, all happening in the school cafetorium. Details will be shared in the grade-level email lists. Reach out to your grade-level cohort leaders to learn more: Jacqueline Anderson, grades K-2; Liila Woods, grades 3-5
- 1st grade: Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
- 3rd grade: Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m.
- 4th grade: Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. (see details at end of this post)
- 5th grade: Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
FOSB Finance & Budget Committee Meeting
Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m. on Zoom
Want to help build FOSB’s budget and spending priorities for the next school year? Join the treasurers at the upcoming Finance & Budget Committee meetings. The goal of this meeting is to review the first draft of the 2023-2024 FOSB budget.
Everyone is welcome — we are committed to making the budgeting process open, transparent, and understandable for all community members. Check the Weekly Bulletin for details and Zoom links.
Minutes of the previous Finance Committee meetings are available here: January 29, February 12, and March 5. If you have questions, please contact Brian or Samsy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Education & Disability (SED) Committee Sip & Chat
Monday, March 13 from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom
Sip & Chats are casual gatherings of parents and (SED) committee members for community building with open discussion and questions. You’ll find the Zoom link in the Weekly Bulletin.
UPDATE 3/13/23: Pi Day has been CANCELLED to prevent further transmission of COVID in our school after recent multiple positive cases.
Pi Day Celebration Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. It’s time for Salmon Bay’s annual Pi Day (3/14) celebration! This is one of our favorite (and most yummy!) celebrations of the year. We’ll gather in the school auditorium to play some games and STEM focused challenges, eat pie and have fun! We need your help to offer this fun community event! Please sign-up here to bring a pie, serve pie, share a game or help clean up.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: March FOSB meeting changed to Zoom only due to the uptick in COVID at school.
Monthly FOSB Board Meeting
Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. on Zoom
March is an important meeting for FOSB as we present and vote on the proposed grant FOSB makes to the school each year to close the gap in funding between what the district provides and what it costs to staff the school, purchase supplies and enhance curriculum. We will also hear important updates from administration, our volunteer coordinator and FOSB’s various committee chairs — including the upcoming school auction. Please review the agenda prior to the meeting and the January and February meeting minutes for vote approval. Email email@example.com with any questions.
As usual, all are invited to attend. The Zoom link is in the Weekly Bulletin.
Parent Event: Supporting Gender-Diverse Youth
Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams Elementary
FOSB’s PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Committee is co-hosting this free workshop with several other neighboring schools to hear from Sam Cristol, M.Ed (they/he), program coordinator in the Health Education Office at Seattle Public Schools, whose role centers on improving schools for LGTBQI+ students. In this interactive workshop, we will build our literacy and speak affirmatively about gender-diverse identities. We will learn skills and strategies to effectively support the young people in our lives. And more! Childcare is provided for kids ages 3+. Snacks and drinks will be available. Just show up: Adams Elementary School, 6110 28th Ave NW, Seattle 98107.
“Trigger Points” Activism
Wednesday, March 22
Mass shootings are terrible. And mass shootings ARE preventable. Thoughts and prayers aren’t solutions to the problem of mass shootings. Let’s work together to learn about how we can prevent mass shootings and solve this social problem.
Our FOSB Parent Information Exchange (PIE) book clubbers are running another set of community book club meetups to discuss Mark Follman’s Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America. It is a research-based book with practical advice for preventing mass shootings in our country.
Participation looks like this: read the book (or just read the article about the book) and come to a discussion on March 22 and/or April 5. We’ll share what we have learned so far about what SPS is doing (or could/should be doing) to prevent gun deaths by and of our youth. We are inviting parents from other schools to engage more parents in the topic. .. help spread the word. Location is to be determined based on RSVP’s.
Also, the Trigger Points author, Mark Follman, who has dedicated much of his journalism career to this topic, is coming to Seattle for a public speaking event on April 25! We’ll gather info and spread the word as soon as we have it.
If you’re interested, please email the PIE Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if getting a copy of the book is a barrier to your participation. We have some copies available for sharing.
FOSB Family Game Night
Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Mox
FOSB’s Building Community Initiative is hosting another family game night, this time at Mox Boarding House in Ballard. Mox has a large selection of games to borrow and play right there in the store, and they even have some food and drinks for purchase if desired. Come meet up with some other game-loving kiddos, parents, and caregivers, and have a good time! Any questions, please reach out to Karen Morse or Angela Smith.
PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Mainstay Provisions
FOSB’s PIE committee hosts parent education events throughout the year including guest speakers, film/documentary screenings, and panel discussion events. Join our next committee meeting to talk through a couple of final ideas for the year. Reach out to Julie Schneider at email@example.com for questions.
Pints for PurposeTM Night
Wednesday, March 29 at Wheelie Pop Brewery
FOSB is holding a fun social night out at Wheelie Pop Brewery! On March 29, as part of their Pints for Purpose program, Wheelie Pop will donate $1 from every pint or flight of 4 to FOSB in support of our school. FOSB Directors will be attending between 5-6pm, so come put a face to some of the names you see pop up in the meeting minutes and Friday bulletin. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, see how you might get involved in support of the school community, and enjoy a pint with other Salmon Bay parents! Or grab a drink anytime Wheelie Pop is open that day (between 3-9pm) in support of the school. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
4th Grade Movie Night
Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria
Please join us for 4th grade movie night! Bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or chairs to get comfy and watch a movie. Siblings welcome. Each student needs a responsible adult present. Click to RSVP (not necessary, just helps with planning!), volunteer to bring a snack and suggest a movie!