Committees & Activities

FOSB is 100% volunteer powered. Whether you volunteer at one event or take on a lead role for the whole school year, FOSB committees are a great way to get involved.

After-School Programs Committee: Offers a variety of before- and after-school programs for students during the school year.
Contact: Karen Morse

After-School Theatre Committee: Creates, produces and supports the after-school theatre program at Salmon Bay, including an assortment of plays, classes, and other opportunities. Lots of options to fit age, experience, endurance, and commitment level.
Contact: Program Coordinator, Biz Freebairn,

Auction Committee: Plans, organizes, and executes FOSB’s annual spring auction, our school’s biggest fundraiser and celebration of the year.
Contact: Auction Chair, Shelby Benny Reynolds

Bike/Walk to School Committee: Works to increase the number of families walking and biking to school and plans Bike to School Month activities each May.
Contact: Heather Darval

Building Community Initiative: (NEW THIS YEAR!) Works to improve communication and help build community among families of age groups/grades.
Cohort Leaders: Jacqueline Anderson, grades K-2; Liila Woods, grades 3-5; Melissa Amrhein, grades 6-8

Direct Giving Committee: Organizes, plans, and executes FOSB’s fall Direct Giving campaign, which is one of our biggest fundraisers.
Contact: Caitlin Collins

EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee: This committee needs a chair! Aims to promote and foster an environment that is respectful and affirming of all students, families and staff, and reflects our commitment to issues of racial and social justice, acceptance, and tolerance.

Families of Color Committee: Exists to uplift, support, and benefit students, parents/caregivers, and families of color both in the Salmon Bay K-8 school community and within the Seattle school district at large. Our committee creates safe spaces for families of color to connect with one another.
Contacts: Kay Dumlao Doherty and Jasmine Pulido

Finance Committee: Oversees the operating budget for FOSB and makes budget recommendations.
Contact: Brian LeBlanc (elementary treasurer) and Samsy Martin-Gray (middle school treasurer),

Funding Equity Committee: (temporary committee/on hold) Explores ways of contributing to increased funding equity in the Seattle school district. If you’re interested in joining this committee, please reach out for history and context to Julie Schneider.

Gardening Committee: Maintains and improves our school grounds through four to five family-friendly work parties on various Saturdays throughout the year.
Contacts: Jenny Melnick and Erin Rosenberg,

Legislative Committee: Helps parents stay apprised of legislative issues in public education at the local, state, and national level.
Contact: Christina Larsen

PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Committee: Sponsors parent education events throughout the year, including guest speakers on topics of interest, film/documentary screenings, panel events, and more.
Contact: Julie Schneider

Rock for FOSB Committee: Organizes a fun annual event for parents to hang out together and hear music played by teachers and parents.
Contact: Elijah Driscol

(SED) Special Education & Disability Committee: Aims to create an environment of sharing and learning that is inclusive to all; to foster building bridges between the general and special education communities, that is respectful and affirming to our families, students and staff and reflects our commitment to creating more understanding and acceptance around disabilities and special education.
Contact: Kristi De Vadder and Minette Stewart,