Join us May 26! Pies on the Playground + Annual FOSB Meeting

Families of Color Committee – Pies on the Playground
Thursday, May 26 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
All adults and families representing BIPOC children at Salmon Bay are joyfully invited to join together at Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl) for Pies on the Playground! Bring your children, your favorite pie, your questions, concerns, stories, and ideas. Don’t worry if you don’t have time to bake a pie…we will make sure there is enough for all! To RSVP:

In attendance: Principal Dixon, FOSB chairs Jackie Thai and Shawna Sullivan (both representing BIPOC students), and Jasmine Pulido and Kay Dumlao (chairs of the newly formed FOSB Families of Color Committee). Questions? Jasmine Pulido,

FOSB Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.
All FOSB members are invited to our annual May membership meeting. On the agenda: we will vote on our proposed 2022-2023 budget and our slate of officers and directors. Join us and help us move forward on these very important items of business for the next school year.

We need as many FOSB members to attend this annual membership meeting as possible to meet quorum for these votes, and to ensure more voices, perspectives and opinions are heard. If you’re the parent or guardian of a Salmon Bay student, you are automatically a FOSB member.

Please note we still have openings for:

  • Middle school Co-Chair
  • Additional Directors
  • Communications Officer (new position)
  • Support for FOSB committees, including Garden Committee, After School Programs, Legislative Committee, and Rock for FOSB

If you have questions or are interested in one of these openings, reach out to the FOSB Co-Chairs at

FOSB Resolution of Anti-Racism Commitment

Black Lives Matter.

Friends of Salmon Bay commits to being an anti-racist organization. The following resolution was approved by FOSB membership on June 11, 2020.

Whereas; “the most fundamental right is the right to live” and that right is being denied to black people across this country and in Seattle; and

Whereas, systemic racism is embedded in every aspect of this country, including public schools; and

Whereas, systemic racism in our school system is a major factor in the opportunity gap between white and black students; and

Whereas, we must choose whether to be a racist or anti-racist organization as there is no neutral space; and

Whereas, the voices and needs of black children continue to be left out and unheard.

Resolved, That Friends of Salmon Bay PTO commits to being an anti-racist organization; be it further

Resolved, Educates our PTO members on issues related to anti-racism through hosting parent education events, providing anti-racism books and resources for families, and by including information on anti-racism in every meeting; be it further

Resolved, Actively works to center the voices of our families furthest from educational justice by engaging with families; be it further

Resolved, Supports the demands of Black Lives Matter at School: 1-End zero tolerance, 2-Fund counselors not cops, 3-Mandate black history and ethnic studies, 4-Hire more black teachers; be it further

Resolved, Actively works with our school, Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle, and the State of Washington to provide opportunities and funding for professional development for anti-racism work.

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