Category Archives: Fundraising

Bon Voyage!

All aboard as we set sail on March 24th for our annual auction.
 
North Seattle College’s Wellness Center
9600 College Way North 
 
5 p.m. doors open | 5:30 p.m. silent auction | 7:00 p.m. potluck dinner with live auction to follow

 

Adventure awaits at this year’s auction!

Our annual auction is an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate and support the education of our children. As the largest fundraiser of the year, the auction supports our school and every single student. Come to support our outstanding teachers and staff, connect with other parents and adults in our community, and celebrate Salmon Bay School. 

Not sure what to bring or what to wear? Want to support the last minute moments of auction planning? Or, want to learn more about the activities you can expect at this year’s auction? Learn more about the auction by clicking here.

Know what you’re bringing to the potluck? Sign up and make your dish known here.

 

2017 Direct Giving – Many Hands

FOSB works with Salmon Bay, through the Direct Giving Campaign, to close the gap between programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have. Our goal this year is $75,000 and 100% participation. You can help us reach our goal today! The campaign runs from early October to mid November.


Almost all of the money the Direct Giving Campaign raises supports these initiatives:

  • Whole-Child Support: our kids have access to a full complement of counselors, a full-time art teacher, special education teachers, and a curriculum that addresses social/emotional growth.
  • Homework Club Support: we help pay teachers to staff this after school program.
  • Robust Scholarship Program for Enrichment: ALL of our kids get to attend field trips & camp
  • Technology: FOSB approved new computers last year.
  • Playground Equipment: everything is up to date and in good working condition.
  • Teacher Grants: our teachers receive stipends to buy classroom supplies.
  • Art Supplies: our art room is fully stocked to support all the art classes.
  • Physical Education: our PE teachers have the equipment they need.
  • Directory: this is a valuable resource for everyone

Direct Giving donations are tax deductible and simple:

  • Donate Online
  • By Mail: download this donation form, write a check payable FOSB, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate Through Credit Card Payments: download this donation form, indicate how much per month you’d like to donate and for how many months, fill in credit card info, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • In Person: drop your donation in the Direct Giving Campaign box in the school office or during one of our Drive By Donation days – Friday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/18.
  • Direct Giving is for everyone in our community: download our donation form and email or snail mail your friends and family and ask them to donate. Or provide them with this link so they can donate online.

Don’t forget to ask for employer matching and double your donation! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350. Contact Jodi Russell (jrrussell@seattleschools.org) if you need help processing your employer match.

 

Salmon Bay Auction 2017 Corsages and Cummerbunds

Bring out those corsages and matching cummerbunds, we’re revisiting prom. And, this time we’re going sans chaperones!

RSVP HERE
Join us for our annual auction ( & Throwback Prom)

  • 5:30 Silent Auction
  • 7:00 Potluck Dinner with Live Auction to Follow

RSVP by Mail or Online $25/Ticket Before March 17th $35/Ticket After

VOLUNTEER TO HELP

2016 Direct Giving – Rising to Our Future

FOSB works with Salmon Bay, through the Direct Giving Campaign, to close the gap between programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have. Our goal this year is $75,000 and 100% participation. You can help us reach our goal today! The campaign runs from October 10th to November 18th.

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Almost all of the money the Direct Giving Campaign raises supports these initiatives:

  • Whole-Child Support: our kids have access to a full complement of counselors, a full-time art teacher, special education teachers, and a curriculum that addresses social/emotional growth.
  • Homework Club Support: we help pay teachers to staff this after school program.
  • Robust Scholarship Program for Enrichment: ALL of our kids get to attend field trips & camp
  • Technology: FOSB approved new computers last year.
  • Playground Equipment: everything is up to date and in good working condition.
  • Teacher Grants: our teachers receive stipends to buy classroom supplies.
  • Art Supplies: our art room is fully stocked to support all the art classes.
  • Physical Education: our PE teachers have the equipment they need.
  • Directory: this is a valuable resource for everyone

Direct Giving donations are tax deductible and simple:

  • Donate Online
  • By Mail: download this donation form, write a check payable FOSB, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate Through Credit Card Payments: download this donation form, indicate how much per month you’d like to donate and for how many months, fill in credit card info, and mail to: FOSB, Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • In Person: drop your donation in the Direct Giving Campaign box in the school office or during one of our Drive By Donation days – Friday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/18.
  • Direct Giving is for everyone in our community: download our donation form and email or snail mail your friends and family and ask them to donate. Or provide them with this link so they can donate online.

Don’t forget to ask for employer matching and double your donation! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350. Contact Jodi Russell (jrrussell@seattleschools.org) if you need help processing your employer match.

Let’s help our kids rise to their futures!

RSVP Here for FOSB’s Gatsby Gala and Auction

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Mark your calendars for Salmon Bay’s annual auction on Saturday, April 2nd at North Seattle Community College. The auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and the one evening we set aside to gather our entire community together to celebrate. RSVP Here.

2015 Direct Giving is Going Strong

As of November 2nd, we have raised $39,000 of our $65,000 goal.

Direct Giving helps bridge the gap between the academic programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have. FOSB uses Direct Giving funds for initiatives like Mary K, whole child support, technology, and teacher grants.

The Direct Giving Campaign’s goal this year is $65,000 and 100% participation. Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail. Direct Giving donations are tax deductible (Tax ID: 91-1622350) and simple:

  • Donate online.
  • Donate by mail. Write a check payable to FOSB or approve a credit card payment(s). Then, return your donation form and flower petal insert to: Salmon Bay School, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate in person. Drop your donation off in the front office any day.
  • Ask your friends and family to help. Send the donation link to others you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, popcorn or wrapping paper.
  • Ask your employer to help. Don’t forget to ask for employer matching to double your donation!

Fundraising details 2015-2016

FOSB’s budget helps close the gap between programming the district funds and the programming we want our students to have. Like most public schools, Salmon Bay asks parents to contribute financially. This year, FOSB’s budget is $195,978

Our annual budget includes funding for:

  • Mary K’s music program and Friday Sing
  • One Volunteer Coordinator’s salary
  • Additional counselor hours
  • Teacher grants
  • Art supplies
  • Technology
  • Augmented art and music staff
  • Library funds
  • Parent education speakers
  • Physical education equipment

 

 

FOSB organizes two major fundraisers each year:

  • Direct Giving: In October, we will ask you to give generously to the school. Gifts made through this campaign are fully tax deductible and eligible for employer matching.
  • Annual Auction: This year’s auction is April 2nd, 2016. This event is the one time our entire parent community gathers to celebrate our school, so mark your calendars now. Most auction donations also are eligible for employer matching.

We want you to know about these two initiatives now so you can include Salmon Bay in your family’s budget and charitable giving plans. We generate nearly 75 percent of our annual income through direct giving and the auction, and supplement them with smaller events and these ongoing fundraising activities:

  • Ballard Market Receipts: Salmon Bay receives 1 percent of all purchases, which adds up fast. Turn in your receipts to the Volunteer Coordinators.
  • Box Tops: Add them to the [box] in the Volunteer Coordinators’ office.
  • Loyalty Programs: Friends of Salmon Bay is an eligible recipient for AmazonSmile, Target REDcard, Fred Meyer Community Rewards, and most other loyalty programs.

 

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Enrichment and Camp Fees

One thing that makes Salmon Bay School special is the number of enriching, out-of-classroom experiences we provide students. The FOSB fundraising efforts described above support school-wide investments; student-specific enrichment and camp fees are funded separately by individual families.

  • Late this month, Elementary parents will be asked to pay an enrichment fee that covers field trips, classroom projects, and camp.
  • Middle school parents pay for camp in the fall and for their student’s selected Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) activity in the winter.

Enrichment and camp fees are separate from FOSB’s budget and are not considered charitable giving. With generous support of our fundraising efforts, however, FOSB provides scholarships to ensure camp and enrichment activities are part of every student’s experience, regardless of financial circumstances.

 

We hope this is a helpful heads up about finances at Salmon Bay. At the September 17th FOSB meeting, we will deliver a budget overview, but feel free to contact us with questions any time.

 

Here’s to a great school year!

Caitlin Racey and Michele Bacon

Treasurers, Friends of Salmon Bay

Fundraising committee

The fundraising committee is a new committee that needs your expertise and help as we pursue our fundraising goals.

Our fundraising principles (adopted in 2010 and amended in 2014), are below:

  1. The adults are primarily responsible for fundraising, not the students.
  2. Typically, parent-driven fundraising activities raise income for FOSB’s general fund, not for specific committees or activities.  Exceptions are most likely to arise when fundraising for capital projects, needing funds for projects or activities that FOSB’s general fund is unable to cover, or in the case of #3, below.
  3. We will generally support efforts by the teaching/administrative staff who want to work with involved students to raise funds for a specific activity. We anticipate that this is more likely to occur for middle-school aged students who are involved in a supplemental activity such as a sport, or who may choose to engage in fund-raising for a cause.
  4. When possible, fundraising appeals should be spaced over time. FOSB should exercise some oversight to avoid if possible the overlap of funding appeals and to make sure the fundraising appeal is consistent with the Salmon Bay mission, vision, and values.
  5. New fundraising activities should be review/approved by school administration, FOSB, and ASB if appropriate.
  6. If using a targeted fundraising technique, it is our principle to use “suggested donation” language as opposed to set fees in order to remain inclusive.
  7. We recognize that there can be exceptional circumstances that arise in a given year. In such cases, we will be flexible and keep in mind our overarching goal of supporting the best possible school environment for our students.

 

 

FOSB’s budget helps close the gap between programming the district funds and the programming we want our students to have. Like most public schools, Salmon Bay asks parents to contribute financially. This year, FOSB’s budget is $195,978

Our annual budget includes funding for:

  • Mary K’s music program and Friday Sing
  • One Volunteer Coordinator’s salary
  • Additional counselor hours
  • Teacher grants
  • Art supplies
  • Technology
  • Augmented art and music staff
  • Library funds
  • Parent education speakers
  • Physical education equipment

FOSB organizes two major fundraisers each year:

  • Direct Giving: In October, we will ask you to give generously to the school. Gifts made through this campaign are fully tax deductible and eligible for employer matching.
  • Annual Auction: This year’s auction is April 2nd, 2016. This event is the one time our entire parent community gathers to celebrate our school, so mark your calendars now. Most auction donations also are eligible for employer matching.

We want you to know about these two initiatives now so you can include Salmon Bay in your family’s budget and charitable giving plans. We generate nearly 75 percent of our annual income through direct giving and the auction, and supplement them with smaller events and these ongoing fundraising activities:

  • Ballard Market Receipts: Salmon Bay receives 1 percent of all purchases, which adds up fast. Turn in your receipts to the Volunteer Coordinators.
  • Box Tops: Add them to the [box] in the Volunteer Coordinators’ office.
  • Loyalty Programs: Friends of Salmon Bay is an eligible recipient for AmazonSmile, Target REDcard, Fred Meyer Community Rewards, and most other loyalty programs.

***

Enrichment and Camp Fees

One thing that makes Salmon Bay School special is the number of enriching, out-of-classroom experiences we provide students. The FOSB fundraising efforts described above support school-wide investments; student-specific enrichment and camp fees are funded separately by individual families.

  • Late this month, Elementary parents will be asked to pay an enrichment fee that covers field trips, classroom projects, and camp.
  • Middle school parents pay for camp in the fall and for their student’s selected Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) activity in the winter.

Enrichment and camp fees are separate from FOSB’s budget and are not considered charitable giving. With generous support of our fundraising efforts, however, FOSB provides scholarships to ensure camp and enrichment activities are part of every student’s experience, regardless of financial circumstances.

We hope this is a helpful heads up about finances at Salmon Bay. At the September 17th FOSB meeting, we will deliver a budget overview, but feel free to contact us with questions any time.

Here’s to a great school year!

Caitlin Racey and Michele Bacon

Treasurers, Friends of Salmon Bay