FOSB Spring Updates

Next FOSB Meeting: Thursday, May 9, 2019 — Help us pass our budget, elect Officers and Directors for next year, and learn about upcoming vision work and community-building events for 2020. 

FOSB Finance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — Please join our Finance Committee to review budget plans for next year. We will prepare a budget to be presented for approval by membership at the May meeting. 

FOSB Meeting Minutes: Minutes from FOSB meetings are available here. Check out our minutes to learn about current happenings in our classroom and updates on school day happenings from administration.  

FOSB Officers for 2019-2020

  • Middle School Co-Chair: Scott Koch
  • Elementary Co-Chair: Open
  • Secretary: Tracy Wilson
  • Middle School Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau
  • Elementary Treasurer: Jen S Phiefer
  • At large FOSB Treasurer/Finance Committee: Open

FOSB Directors

  • Danielle Steele (6th grader)
  • Elijah Driscol (2nd grader)
  • Ian Whyte (6th grader)
  • Jodi Russell (6th grader)
  • Laura Feola (2nd and 5th graders)
  • Margaret Bagshaw (7th grader)
  • Nicole Gomez (3rd grader)
  • Ali Pollock (7th grader)

Get Your Tickets Now!

Join the biggest celebration of the year– the Friends of Salmon Bay potluck dinner and auction! FUTURELAND touches down at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park on Friday, March 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per prior to March 22 and $40 per after.

Advanced purchasing is helpful for planning and allows us to donate more to the school.

The Future Is Coming

One of our most cherished traditions is coming, our annual school auction. This year’s theme is FUTURELAND so dust off your space suit, watch some Star Trek reruns, and prepare for a few pan galactic gargle blasters.

Friday, March 29, 2019 Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park (6310 NE 74th Street) directions.

  • 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction 
  • 8 p.m. Potluck Dinner & Live Auction

$25 per ticket / $40 per ticket after March 22. Buy your ticket here

Not to drone on, or sound artificially intelligent, but your attendance is vital to the function of our operating system. Join us for some real time crowdfunding and celebrating at the FOSB Annual Auction.

Follow along on the auction’s Instagram account to see behind-the-scenes planning, stay in the know and be party ready @SalmonBaySchoolAuction. If you have an item you would like to donate or can connect us to a local business that may like to donate an item, please send your interest to

Welcome to the New School Year

We hope enjoyed the warm dry summer and that you’re excited for a new school year. Get involved and stay connected by attending some of the activities planned for September:
Thursday Sept. 6th 7:30-9:00pm – FOSB Informal Gathering
We’ll catch up on what’s happening at Salmon Bay and discuss fun ideas for the coming new year. Waterwheel Lounge (7034 15th Avenue NW Ballard).
Thursday Sept. 13th 6:00-8:00pm – FOSB Potluck and meeting
Hear FOSB committees discuss the new year and enjoy the wonderful cooking of our community. We’ll also discuss our “minigrant” process, our system of small grants to aid teachers and incubate innovative ideas. Salmon Bay auditorium. 
Friday Sept. 28th – Pizza on the Playground
Mingle with Salmon Bay families while enjoying Veraci pizza. One of the biggest events we have during the year. Salmon Bay playground. 

If you’re new to Salmon Bay here are some reasons to attend our FOSB meetings:
Find out from teachers and administration what’s happening at Salmon Bay.
Learn how you can help create the best experience for you child.
Get to know parents who have been at Salmon Bay and benefit from their experience.
Contribute your opinion, your voice counts!
Coming up this fall:
Direct Giving Campaign
Middle School Camps
Halloween Parade
Middle School Dance
UW Book Fair
We really want to hear from you. If you have questions about FOSB or would like more information please email us at
 Ali and Aaron

Notes from Sharon H Chang event

The following link is to a PDF of notes from the event with Sharon H Chang during Social Justice Week.  Included are the handouts with talking points, links to several of the videos that she shared with us, and also notes from another event that a member of the SB Diversity Committee went to that contains much of what was discussed in groups at our event.   
Thank you to those who were able to attend to make it a rich and collaborative evening!
Download PDF:  A Parent Conversation About Race, Activism and Community