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.
Contacts: Katie Ford and Erika Anguiano

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, one of our two main fundraisers.
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: An intentional approach to foster inclusivity, create friendships, and build family connections within Salmon Bay School. We welcome new families and want to support parents in becoming active participants in giving all students a sense of belonging in a village of caring adults.
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, one of our two main 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.
Contact: or

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: North End Seattle Schools PTA Alliance (NESSPA) is a group of neighboring PTAs and PTOs that are building a coalition to work toward greater equity in school funding through community-building, fund-shifting, and advocacy. This slideshow outlines NESSPA’s rationale and mission. “North End” encompasses schools north of I-90 and has so far included folks from Cedar Park, Leschi, Lowell, Loyal Heights, North Beach, Sacajawea, SCPTSA, SESSFA, Stevens, Thornton Creek, TOPS, Viewlands, View Ridge, Wedgewood, and West Woodland. FOSB would like to have participation in this group as continuation of the work done by the temporary Funding Equity Committee during the 2018-2019 school year. Julie Schneider is interested in supporting this effort, but cannot take it on solo.  If you’d like to join her, please reach out.

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,