Disco Made Me Do It: It’s time for the 2023 FOSB Auction!

Follow the call of the disco ball to the 2023 FOSB auction! This year’s event includes advance mobile bidding and the return of our in-person auction, where anything can happen… and usually does. Don’t miss our biggest fundraiser of the year—online, in person, or both! 

By registering, you’ll have access to our mobile bidding platform, where you can browse 100+ silent and live auction items, purchase limited edition auction merch (t-shirts and sweatshirts), and begin saving items to your watch list. A credit card is required to register. You will only be charged, following the auction‘s completion, if you choose to purchase or donate.

Once you’ve registered, buy your ticket to join us for our first in-person auction in four years!

2023 FOSB Auction: Disco Made Me Do It
Friday, April 28, 2023
7-10 p.m.
Metropolist, 2931 1st Ave S, Seattle

Catch the Friday night fever and come as you are or put on your grooviest threads for an interactive, up-on-your-feet evening of fun and fundraising—featuring a raucous live auction, a curated selection of auction items, games, and a spontaneous disco to end the night. 

Tickets are on sale now in the mobile bidding platform. Price is pay what you can, $30/50/75 per person, adults only. (Salmon Bay staff members are eligible for a complimentary ticket, courtesy of FOSB.)

Ticket sales end when sold out or on April 10, so don’t delay. Text DISCO to 71760 to register and buy your tickets!

What is the FOSB auction?

The FOSB auction, held each spring, is one of our school’s largest fundraisers of the year. It’s not like other fancy charity auctions you may have been to . . . Salmon Bay knows how to put the “fun” in “fundraiser”! Your support of our auction will help us go beyond the funding that is provided by the school district. Learn more at www.FOSBauction.org.

What’s the difference between mobile/online bidding and the in-person auction?

Registering for advance mobile bidding gives you access to:

Buying tickets to our in-person auction gives you access to:

  • all the features of advance mobile bidding above, PLUS:
  • a raucous live auction
  • a curated selection of silent auction items only available in person
  • light appetizers and sparkling water provided with your ticket (beer, wine and signature cocktails available for purchase)
  • fundraising games
  • a spontaneous disco to end the night 
  • a fun, adults-only evening to connect with Salmon Bay parents and staff, strengthen our sense of community, and support our school! 

More frequently asked questions

FOSB back-to-school events

If your family is new to Salmon Bay, welcome! And to our returning families, welcome back! FOSB is kicking off the school year with a full schedule of events. Join us!

We’ll edit this post as more FOSB events are confirmed. [updated 9/24/22]

Parent Information Exchange (PIE) committee meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 12 p.m., Mabel Coffee on 24th Ave NW
FOSB’s PIE committee hosts parent education events throughout the year including guest speakers, film/documentary screenings, and panel discussion events. Join us at this first meeting to talk through ideas for the year. Even if you can’t make the meeting but have something that you’d like the committee to consider, please reach out to Julie Schneider at kajulie@hotmail.com.

RESCHEDULED! K-2 Popsicles in the Park
Tuesday, September 27, 3:30 p.m., Salmon Bay Park (not school)
We rescheduled this event after the smoky air last week, and we hope families will be able to join us to connect, play, and enjoy a cool treat together. The event is targeted for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students and their families, but all are welcome. Popsicles will be provided by the FOSB Community Building Initiative — to become more involved, reach out to emily.dallara@gmail.com.

Veraci Pizza on the Playground
Friday, September 30, 4 to 7 p.m., school playground
We are so excited to bring back this beloved FOSB sponsored event for our students, staff and families! Join us as we gather on the school playground to enjoy woodfired pizzas from Veraci Pizza! This is a wonderful time to come together and meet other families and Salmon Bay Admin and staff while the kids play. Slices will be $3 and we will have canned drinks for $1. We will also be doing a drive for classroom safety kits at the event. Look for an email next week that will include a list of needed supplies. See you on the playground!

Support Salmon Bay with your back-to-school shopping

It’s school supply time, and Office Depot/Office Max is giving back while you shop. From pencils and highlighters to Post-it Notes and graphing calculators, Office Depot/Office Max will donate 5% of qualifying purchases to Salmon Bay School. Schools that earn $10+ in credits will receive a merchandise certificate to use for free supplies. They’ve given over $38 million to schools since the program started!

How to support Salmon Bay School when shopping at Office Depot/Office Max:

  • In-store: Tell the cashier you’re supporting Salmon Bay School or give them our school ID number, 70107368.
  • Online: Complete your online purchase and enter our school’s ID number, 70107368, on the Thank You Confirmation page.

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: tinyurl.com/SBFOCdraft

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, jasmine.m.pulido@gmail.com

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 Fosbchair@gmail.com.

Last chance to submit your Ballard Market receipts!

Many thanks to Town & Country’s Ballard Market for supporting us through their 1% receipt donation program! The program is ending at the end of March. We’d like to do one last collection of Ballard Market receipts by March 22, so our volunteer(s) can sort and tally the receipts in time to make a final submission. Please send your Ballard Market receipts to the school by March 22. There’s a collection envelope in the volunteer coordinator’s office. After that date, we will no longer be collecting these receipts.

Learn more about how your day-to-day shopping can support FOSB.

We’d like to express our appreciation to Town & Country Markets for their generous past support. We look forward to partnering together in new ways moving forward!