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Minutes – 2017/18

FOSB Meeting Date: 10/12/2017

Meeting begins: 7:05pm

Meeting ends:  8:10pm

Co-chairs present: Scott Koch and Alessandra Pollock

Secretary present:  Maria Anguiano

Treasurers present: Jennifer Pheifer, Shelley Rousseau

Other Directors: Margaret Bradshaw, Mary Ulrich, Jodi Russell, Kristina Cerise, Tracy Wilson, Renee Palermo

FOSB Members Present (see attached sign-in sheet)

Meeting Detail:

Introduction/Welcome:

Scott provided a quick recap of the following:

  • Thank you to Veraci for this years’ “Pizza on the Playground” event.
  • Voting for new directors will take place in November
  • Currently working on a childcare system for FOSB events in coordination with COHO. Two weeks prior to an event/meeting, a sign-up will be distributed to parents with a suggested donation of $5/child.
  • During this evening’s meeting, attendees participated in creating hands for the “Direct Giving Campaign” art on the main school entrance wall.

Teacher Spotlight:

Brea and Talia updated their current class curriculum including a new literacy approach adopted from the Center for Collaborative Classroom and a balls and ramps science unit.

Administration’s Report (Darren Frink):

The school is focusing on safety during the month of October. He also provided some insight into what “alternative education” meant to him with examples of the most recent 4th grade trip and collaborative learning in groups. Darren also mentioned this year’s middle school transition has been challenging and asked parents to be more aware of their child’s needs. Finally, 8th grade Teacher Assistants (TAs) were being incorporated into K-2 classrooms, with 2 TAs per semester with the goal to build better relationships and serve younger kids with additional help.

Volunteer Coordinator (Jodi Russell):

  • Camp fees have risen for the Spring due to increased overall cost.
  • Elementary students pay an enrichment fee of $100 each year and covers the cost of field trips, artists in residence, and other activities selected by the classroom teacher.
  • Middle school students take part in a Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) that offers a choice of activities that generally occur during the school day on six consecutive Fridays in the winter (e.g. skiing/snowboarding, Tour of Seattle, jewelry making, rowing, theater arts). WEP fees for middle school students vary depending on the program selected.
  • Last year, elementary students partook in WEP and will continue again this year. This allows students to explore something different that interests them. Elementary students will have 3-week session.
  • Halloween parade will be at 2 pm.
  • Directory is currently in process with an expected November release
  • Jodi will be out of the office for 2 weeks beginning week of October 16.

Video Production Exploratory (Kevin Junker):

Seeking funding for 1-2 photo/video equipment systems for his classroom with a cost range of $1800 – $2200 per system. Using video production with students allows them to focus on a different area and/or form of gravitating to reading/writing. Assists with linear thinking such as story-telling. Develops social skills through collaborative effort and increased communication skills, allowing for different forms of engagement.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Auction (Shelby Reynolds):

This year’s theme is “Bon Voyage: A Travel Around the World.” Most major roles have been filled but we are seeking participants who have not participated before. We are also using a more digital platform to plan, communicate and market. Procurement letters will be mailed soon. This will be a fun and engaging event.

Direct Giving Campaign (Mary Ulrich):

Mary introduced the direct giving campaign, which runs the first week of October through Thanksgiving. Our goal is $75,000 and the theme is “Many Hands.” Online Giving link can be shared with family and friends.


Finance (Jennifer Pheifer and Shelley Rousseau):

A rough estimate is provided today since the Finance committee last met in February. Finance and budget meetings should be scheduled more often to provide better accountability. Thus far, we have been averaging $50 – $60 thousand in rollover funding per year with $15 thousand in reserve. The question arose as to why budget goals were not reversed to avoid detrimental budget cuts as we did recently with the Seattle Public School system. The committee states we have a fiduciary responsibility for this money to be spent quickly and more efficiently, including the request made by Kevin Junker for photo equipment so teachers do not have to outsource and resort to crowd-funding options.

After School Program:

We’re still looking for someone interested in helping with after-school coordination. This is a very flexible, work-from home position creating online sign-up sheets and various other tasks that can be accomplished remotely. Ideally, such a person might take over in the future and keep our ASP strong.

  • This year’s drama will be November 14, 15 & 16

Garden (Danielle Steele):

We’re planning a fall clean-up of the westside of the school on November 4th, 9 am – 2 pm, which will include moving mulch and weeding.

Diversity:

“Kids & Race: Changing the Narrative” event October 26th, 6:30 – 8 pm in the School Auditorium.

Rock FOSB:

Will be taking a break until additional capacity is sought out or volunteers sign-up to coordinate.

Friday Sing:

We need your feedback so please answer an upcoming survey.

Meeting Respectfully Submitted by Maria Anguiano

 


FOSB Meeting Date: 9/14/2017

Meeting begins: 7:05pm

Meeting ends:  7:30pm

Co-chairs present: Scott Koch and Alessandra Pollock

Secretary present: 

Treasurers present:  

Other Directors: Amy Paguirigan, Audra Gallegos, Margaret Bradshaw, Mary Ulrich, Jodi Russell, Kristina Cerise, Tracy Wilson, Renee Palermo

FOSB Members Present (see attached sign-in sheet)

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified (see above))

Item Outcome
Secretary, Erika Whitehead Approved

 

Meeting Detail:

Principal Presentation (Neil)

Neil showed pictures of Jumpstart for Kindergarteners and the 7th and 8th grade team days at Cottage Lake.  

Neil showed a visual that explained Salmon Bay funding and explained the value of flexible funding for supporting school staffing and resources.

Volunteer Coordinator (Jodi Russell)

Newsletter update

Dates for Diversity Committee, Drama Committee info night, Comedy Night for parents

Connect with Jodi for opportunities:

  • Pizza on the Playground
  • Dinner for staff on 9/25
  • Data Entry

Jodi is dedicated to finding the right place for each family to plug in.

Direct Giving Campaign (Mary Ulrich)

Mary introduced the direct giving campaign, which runs the first week of October through Thanksgiving. Our goal is $75,000 and the theme is “Many Hands.” We are having donation Fridays there will be some swag and it is a lot of fun. We need people to help on Fridays, with a wall decoration.

Committee Reports
Scott covered the other committees that Jodi didn’t touch on.

Meeting Respectfully Submitted by Alessandra Pollock

June 2017 Meeting Agenda

DRAFT

Friends of Salmon Bay General Meeting

June 1, 2017

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:10 Budget Vote Shelley  
7:10-7:15 Leadership Election Scott/Danielle  
7:15-7:20 Vote Meeting Minutes Jeannie  
7:20-7:30 Admin Update Neil  
7:30-7:40 Teacher Spotlight Jodi  
7:40-7:50 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi  
7:50-8:00 Committee Reports Committee Leads Please read below. 
8:00-8:05 Wrap Up    
       
       

 

Slate for 2017-18:

Elementary Co-chair: Scott Koch           

Middle School Co-chair: Alessandra Pollock                

Elementary Treasurer: Jen Snorsky Phiefer

Middles School Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau

Secretary: TBD

Directors:

Amy Paguirigan                                  Renee Palermo

Ian Whyte                                            Jackie Solorzano

Chris Whitehead                                  Jen Phieffer

Tracy Wilson                                      Danielle Steele

Jodi Russell                                         Audra Gallegos

Margaret Bagshaw                              Kristina Cerise

Dan Fiorito                                          Katie White

Jon Lisbin

 

Committee Reports

TBD

May 2017 Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting

May 11, 2017

Agenda:

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:10 Introduction Scott/Danielle  
7:10-7:15 Vote Meeting Minutes Jeannie March minutes
7:15-7:25 Admin Update Neil/Darren  
7:25-7:35 Leadership Election Scott/Danielle  
7:35-7:40 Volunteer Coordinator Scott  
7:40-7:55 2017/18 Budget discussion Shelley  
7:55-8:05 Discussion on how to better us board members Scott/Danielle  
8:05-8:15 Committee Reports   Please read below.
8:15-8:20 Vote    
8:20-8:25 Wrap up    

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 1, 2017 (This is right after 6th grade Welcome night. Come early and welcome our new middle school families to Salmon Bay)

Introduction

For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community.  If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.

Minutes

https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/minutes-201617/

FOSB Leadership Election

We still need people to fill our middle school co-chair, elementary treasurer and secretary positions!!

Slate for 2017-18:

Elementary Co-chair: Scott Koch                   

Middle school Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau

Directors:

Amy Paguirigan                                  Renee Palermo

Ian Whyte                                            Jackie Solorzano

Chris Whitehead                                  Jen Phieffer

Tracy Wilson                                      Danielle Steele

Jodi Russell                                         Audra Gallegos

Margaret Bagshaw                              Kristina Cerise

Dan Fiorito                                          Katie White

Committee Reports

ASP (After School Programs)

Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com

Auction

We already have the beginnings of a well-rounded auction committee. We are having a planning meeting before the end of the school year to set ourselves up for next year. If you are interested in coming, please contact Danielle.

Bike/Walk

Anny Gateley

Bike to school month is under way. Please volunteer to help on Friday mornings.

Budget Committee

Michele Bacon – michele@michelebacon.com

Shelley Rousseau – rousseau.shelley@gmail.com

See above, Shelley will present budget for vote.

Diversity Committee

Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

The Diversity Committee will be meeting Friday, May 12th at 8:45 at Grumpy D’s to talk about plans for the 2017-2018 school year.  The meeting is open to new Salmon Bay community members interested in helping to plan the multicultural potluck and other diversity education and engagement opportunities.

Direct Giving

Mary Ullrich

May need volunteers for next year’s Direct Giving Campaign.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange)

Michelle Pearson  – mqpearson@gmail.com

PIE would like input from FOSB on possible topics or speakers for an event in early October. Needing fresh ideas.

Rock for FOSB

Looking for a new leader for Rock for FOSB!

Legislative

Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com

Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

Two tier busing looks like it will happen. 8:00am and 9:00am.

State budget negotiations still ongoing. No clear path forward. Half way through 30-day special session. Opportunities to advocate are ongoing. Dandelion Dash lobby day happened 5-10-17; links to various organizations supporting McCleary funding: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dandelion-dash-demonstration-tickets-34221719083

Vote

  • Keep the Maestroweb site “on” year round.  The additional cost is $374+tax ($698 vs $1068) .  This would allow FOSB to use the Maestroweb for donations year round and could also be used to collect balances post auction for parties.  In the future the auction committee may consider selling silent items and parties online before the auction.  This would reduce the auction night accounting burden and may increase amount obtained for items. The cost for running online auctions is $500.

March 2017 Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting

March 9, 2017

Agenda:

Time Item Leader Notes
7:30-7:40 Introduction Danielle  
7:40-7:50 Teacher Update Brian/Megan  
7:50-8:05 Admin Update Neil/Darren  
8:05-8:15 Budget Vote Part 1 Michele  
8:15-8:25 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi  
8:25-8:30 BLT John  
8:30-8:40 Committee Reports    
8:40-8:55 Votes    
8:55-9:00 Wrap up    

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Introduction

For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community.  If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.

Rock For FOSB

Special thanks to Kim Laton for another very successful Rock for FOSB. There was a great crowd and we had a lot fun at the Tractor this year. We raised over $2,000 for Salmon Bay in the process. Thanks again Kim for all of your hard work!

New Leadership

We will be having several positions opening up next year and we need to fill them. Please consider taking on one of these roles to help our community continue to grow. We will need a middle school co-chair to join Scott.

Budget Vote

Whole Child Support Fund (Budget Part 1) $115,000

This is a grant FOSB provides to the school to supplement its budget. The school budget gets finalized at the end of March so our contribution must be voted on and approved now. It’s primarily used to increase staffing. The exact staffing often changes depending on what the District provides and current needs at Salmon Bay. School administrators can provide more detail.

Committee Reports

ASP (After School Programs)

Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com

We hope parents check out the spring after school line up, with some fantastic new classes that include a few great options for middle school! There are plenty of our students that participate in sports at Salmon Bay and throughout the community. What better way to ensure they are building a strong body than to sign them up for Yoga for Athletes (gr 6-8).
Also for our older students, Beam experiences is bringing Robotics (gr 5-8) to our schedule using LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 technology. All kinds of awesome robots can be built in this class!

Don’t forget to check out the two dance options this spring! Metropolis Dance has been a fantastic addition this year and they will be offering both a Hip Hop class and a Break Dance class to help your student burn off some energy after school!

Of course we have our returning favorites Creative Coding, Ukulele, and Art Survey plus we can keep your little ones occupied a bit longer on early dismissal days (Mar 22nd and May 10th)!

Sign up link: http://tinyurl.com/ASPSpring17

It is amazing how fast this year is going, and these spring sessions will take us right up until the last few weeks of school! If you have any ideas for future classes, we would love to hear about them. Just email us at: monica571@gmail.com

Auction

Erica Topel

Things are coming together but there’s still an enormous amount of work to do. Please contribute what you can and bring in your old prom photo!

Budget Committee

Michele Bacon – michele@michelebacon.com

Shelley Rousseau – rousseau.shelley@gmail.com

Committee has preliminary committee budgets for next year. Please see vote above on the Whole Child fund. This grant is factored into the school budget and must be voted on at the March meeting. Other portions of the budget will be voted on in April.

March 21

April 18

Diversity Committee

Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

Next year, diversity committee plans to have a bigger multicultural event and hopefully work closer with some of the school staff on that, and hold one to two educational event/conversations around diversity and equity issues with the parent/school community.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange)

Michelle Pearson  – mqpearson@gmail.com

Thanks to everyone (60+people) — dads, moms, couples, grandparents, and caregivers — who came to our Mindfulness Workshops presented by FOSB PIE committee in February.

Next event: Undoing Racism is Monday 3/20 7:00p Salmon Bay School.

Then a presentation about Rites of Passage for teens this spring.

Rock for FOSB

Kim had done a fantastic job for the last 2 years and is ready to handoff to a new organizer. Have a cool idea for Rock for FOSB? Come make it happen. Kim can help get you going. Please contact Scott or Danielle if you’re interested.

Legislative

Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com

Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

Looks like we’re heading over the cliff is some fashion. Large school districts start their budgeting early and are affected more heavily by the lack of a levy solution. The Senate failed to pass (SHB 1059) out of committee on March 1st so SPS will be factoring in the loss of levy dollars. This will likely mean class sizes going up for K-3 among other things. Some links for more info:

http://crosscut.com/2017/02/teacher-face-as-inslee-urges-legislators-to-act/

http://wasa-oly.org/WASA/images/WASA/4.0%20Government%20Relations/4.4.1%20This%20Week%20In%20Olympia%20-%20TWIO/Download_Files/TWIO%202017/Week_7_2-24-17.pdf

http://www.heraldnet.com/news/more-taxes-needed-for-schools-but-thats-where-agreement-ends/

Direct Giving

Mary Ullrich  – maryullrich68@gmail.com

There will be a 2017 DGC planning meeting in March.

Lobby

We’ve had a group of volunteers working on updating and improving the lobby and library using funds raised at our auction last year. These volunteers have done a great job and are ready to hand off the project to a new person or group. Ideally, the next person/persons to take over would have some sort of tie to the design industry so as to have the resources at hand that are needed.

Votes

  • Additional Funding PIE $400
    • We still have $50 left in our 2017 budget. Here are additional needs we are requesting from FOSB:
    • Childcare for diversity talk: $75
    • Childcare for rites of passage talk: $75
    • Snacks, tea, name tags for 2 mindfulness events: $50
    • Pagliacci Pizza before rites of passage event: $250
      10 pizzas expecting 50 people
  • Diversity Committee $300
    • Additional funds for diversity committee event on March 20.
  • Additional Funding Auction
    • North Seattle CC venue rental has gone up by $1000.

January 2017 Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting

January 12, 2017

 

Agenda:

 

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:05 Introduction Scott/Danielle
7:05-7:15 Teacher Update
7:15-7:23 Admin Update Neil/Darren
7:20-7:25 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi
7:25-7:30 BLT John
7:30-7:45 Committee Reports Please read below.
7:45-7:55 Votes 2 items, see below.
7:55-8:00 Wrap up

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Introduction

For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community.  If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.

Annual Retreat

We’re seeking input on an annual retreat. We’re thinking about holding it in February and focusing on how to get more involvement from the community. Some of the long held programs and traditions at Salmon Bay are at risk of being lost because of lack of support from the community.

BLT

CSIP (Continuous School Improvement Plans) is complete:

http://garfieldhs.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/Schools/CSIP/2015_17/salmonbay.pdf

Work Party

Thursday Jan. 26th we’re scheduling a work party to empty one of the shipping containers on the playground. We need 5-6 people to help empty and move some water containers.

Committee Reports

ASP (After School Programs)

Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com

Winter ASP will start planning soon. Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways. Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Budget Committee

Michele Bacon – michele@michelebacon.com

Shelley Rousseau – rousseau.shelley@gmail.com

 

Budget committee meetings are planned for the following Tuesdays:

February 21

February 28

March 7

March 14

April 18

 

Diversity Committee

Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

Jan. 16th – for Salmon Bay families not attending legislative advocacy day but looking for an opportunity to engage in activism, we will have a meet-up spot at the MLK Jr. March starting at Garfield High School to march together. Please contact Erin or Danielle with questions.

Multicultural Potluck on February 16th. Please join the committee in coming meetings to help shape and grow the event. This is a great way to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity at our school.

Date TBD – the Diversity and PIE Committees are jointly organizing a conversation on race and equity for sometime in early March.  The evening event will be led by two trainers from Families of Color Seattle. In this workshop participants focus on how families can talk about racial identity and racism with their children. We will explore systemic racism and parents’s own understanding of their racial identity, power, privilege and oppression.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange)

Michelle Pearson  – mqpearson@gmail.com

Here are a few ideas with tentative dates:

  • Families of Color Seattle anti-racism workshop (Danielle Baer coordinating) possibly January.
  • Mindfulness for Parents workshop with Jeannie Cziezla and Andrea, possibly February.
  • Youth Wilderness Rites of Passage workshop (Anne Siems coordinating) possibly March.
  • Movies:
  • Self-Defense/Bystander training — Maria Gutierrez is working on this training which will probably end up running through ASB

 

Rock for FOSB

Kim Laton – kimlaton@msn.com

Rock for FOSB will be Sunday, 1/29/17 @ the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Doors will be at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.

 

Band Line up is as follows:

  • Jeff Fielder (opener)
  • Stereo Embers (middle slot and played 2015)
  • The Tripwires (headlining and played 2015)

Last year’s “Rock for FOSB” sold out. Purchase your ticket now at this link. Invite your friends! At $15 for an evening of live music, it’s a steal.

Legislative

Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com

Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

2017 Legislative Focus Day
Monday, January 16, 2017

Seattle Public Schools are facing a budget crisis with a looming levy cliff. The State has given school districts all across Washington a double whammy this year. They have failed to fully fund basic education as originally promised by the start of 2018 (i.e. the 2017-18 school year) AND, through further legislative inaction, the amount that local districts can collect from local “operations” levies is being reduced by the start of 2018. As a result, the Seattle School District is facing an estimated $74 million shortfall for school year 2017-18.

If you disagree with cuts, you can contact your representative or email the Governor. However, the legislators who have blocked additional funding live outside of Seattle and are part of the Majority Coalition in the Senate. If you want to make your voice heard, you can find their contact information here.

Join other Salmon Bay families and teachers at PTA Focus Day in Olympia (Monday January 16, 2017) to show support for public education and the whole child.  Besides the chance to meet directly with your state representatives and network with other PTA advocates, there will be a rally on the steps at 10:30 that is co-hosted by WSPTA many of our education funding allies including the Washington Education Association, NAACP, Washington’s Paramount Duty and others.

Agenda found here: http://www.wastatepta.org/meetings/focus_day/index.html

Contact Scott Koch at fosblegcom@gmail.com for more information and carpooling opportunities.

Direct Giving

Mary Ullrich  – maryullrich68@gmail.com

 

Amount Raised was over 75K!

Congratulations to the Direct Giving team! Thanks for all the hard work.

Lobby

 

We’ve had a group of volunteers working on updating and improving the lobby and library using funds raised at our auction last year. These volunteers have done a great job and are ready to hand off the project to a new person or group. Ideally, the next person/persons to take over would have some sort of tie to the design industry so as to have the resources at hand that are needed.

Votes

  • Stage Improvements $7,000

The project to improve stage area of auditorium will cost roughly $10,000. FOSB has the money and this is a great way to improve Friday sing, stage production, and other community events in the space. This will include a rear projection screen to replace the bed-sheet currently used (during Friday sing). We propose FOSB contribute $7,000 to towards this project. Neil will cover the additional costs.

  • ASB Self Defense Class $400.

December 2016 Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting

December 1, 2016 (off site at Danielle’s house)

Agenda:

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:05 Introduction Scott/Danielle
7:05-7:15 By-Law Updates  Dan
7:15-7:20 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi
7:20-7:25 Committee Updates
7:25-7:30 Wrap up/Votes
7:30-9:00 Auction Kick-off

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Introduction

For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community. If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.

By-Law Updates

Dan Fiorito has several suggestions for cleaning up the wording in our by-laws to make them clearer and easier to understand.

BLT

Mostly finishing up CSIP (Continuous School Improvement Plans)

http://garfieldhs.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/Schools/CSIP/2015_17/salmonbay.pdf

Committee Reports

ASP (After School Programs)

Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com

Winter ASP will start planning soon. Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways. Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Diversity Committee

Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

Multicultural Potluck on February 16th. Please join the committee in coming meetings to help shape and grow the event. This is a great way to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity at our school.

Although we don’t have a very racially/ethnically diverse school, we can help ensure our kids are learning about and understanding the importance of bias and institutional racism in a way that is age-appropriate. Our teachers and school administration try to integrate these ideas in the classroom, but we can also explore more ways to bring this conversation to the parent community. If you have ideas please share them as a part of Diversity Committee and PIE.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange)

Michelle Pearson – mqpearson@gmail.com

Here are a few ideas with tentative dates:

  • Families of Color Seattle anti-racism workshop (Danielle Baer coordinating) possibly January.
  • Mindfulness for Parents workshop with Jeannie Cziezla and Andrea, possibly February.
  • Youth Wilderness Rites of Passage workshop (Anne Siems coordinating) possibly March.
  • Movies:
  • Self-Defense/Bystander training — Maria Gutierrez is working on this training which will probably end up running through ASB

Rock for FOSB

Kim Laton – kimlaton@msn.com

Rock for FOSB will be Sunday, 1/29/17 @ the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Doors will be at 5pm, Show starts at 6pm.

Band Line up is as follows:

  • Jeff Fielder (opener)
  • Stereo Embers (middle slot and played 2015)
  • The Tripwires (headlining and played 2015)

Jeff Fielder is one of Seattle’s most sought after guitar players. He’s played with Flight to Mars, Star Anna, Sera Cahoone, Amy Ray (from the Indigo Girls) and many, many more. Over the last couple of years, he’s teamed up with Mark Lanegan for some U.S. and European touring. Jeff is also a world class visual artist.

Based in Seattle, Washington, Stereo Embers make music that while fresh and new is also immediately familiar, accessible, and determined. Stereo Embers features the talents of singer/ songwriter Robb Benson, lead guitarist Tim Dijulio, bass guitarist Ben Brunn, and drummer Cassady Laton.

Seattle’s The Tripwires are sitting on a goldmine- four time tested, plucky vets of the Seattle “Big Beat” situation. Way back in 2006; John Ramberg, voice and guitar for The Model Rockets and The Minus 5 managed to corral the incomparable Sangster brothers for a blistering new rock’n’roll combination.
Jim Sangster holds down the thunderbroom (and How!) in the legendary Young Fresh Fellows, and also served mightily behind the regular guitar with The Picketts. Brother Johnny, ear popping lead guitarist, formerly with European fist pumpers The Sharing Patrol among many others, moved back stateside in the late nineties and began an illustrious career as a recordist. Friend and fellow groover Mark Pickerel, he of The Screaming Trees, came along on traps, much to their delight.
Two fine albums followed, “Makes You Look Around” released in 2007 on the Paisley Pop label, and 2010’s “House To House” on Spark and Shine. The band has graced many a beer soaked northwest stage, never failing to share their special brand of “get high” with the delighted throngs.
2012 brought a new wrinkle into the band’s workshirts. After parting amicably with the impeccable Pickerel, the combo lucked into a new skinsman; none other than the great Dan Peters of Seattle fuzz royalty Mudhoney. Still having a blast and sounding ship shape as ever, The Tripwires are ready to roll you.

Legislative

Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com

Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

2017 Legislative Focus Day
Monday, January 16, 2017

As noted in an email from the District today, if the Legislature does not renew Seattle’s capacity to use voter approved levy dollars the District will have a major shortfall in funding and institute major layoffs. This is a bigger part of the McCleary decision and the state figuring out how to adequately fund public schools.

Education Related Election results:

  • Ds pick up one net State Senate seat and one net State House of Reps seat; Rs retain majority in state Senate, Dems retain majority in State House of Reps. Ds retain Governor position.
  • Chris Reykdal (D) has prevailed over Erin Jones (D) for Superintendent of Public Instruction, replacing retiring Randy Dorn (D)
  • McCleary decision, pro-public education funding, anti-public funding for charter schools Supreme Court Justices were retained.
  • Opportunity for Olympia Initiative on college funding via income tax on wealthy qualified for ballot, and survived legal appeals, but ultimately failed by 3% of the vote in City of Olympia.
  • Pres-Elect Trump nominates pro-vouchers, pro-charter Betsy DeVos for federal Sect. of Ed.

 

Direct Giving

Mary Ullrich – maryullrich68@gmail.com

Amount Raised as of 11/28 – $73,557.00! We are officially passed the amount we made last year!

Congratulations to the Direct Giving team! Thanks for all the hard work.

For more information check out the Direct Giving website: https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/2016-direct-giving-rising-to-our-future/

Lobby

We’ve had a group of volunteers working on updating and improving the lobby and library using funds raised at our auction last year. These volunteers have done a great job and are ready to hand off the project to a new person or group. Ideally, the next person/persons to take over would have some sort of tie to the design industry so as to have the resources at hand that are needed.

Votes

We’re still working with Neil and Finance Committee on a FOSB contribution to improve stage area of auditorium. This will include a rear projection screen to replace the bed-sheet currently used (during Friday sing).

November Meeting Agenda

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting

November 3, 2016

Agenda:

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:15 Introduction Scott/Danielle
7:15-8:00 Mayor Murray Mayor Murray
8:00-8:10 Break —————-
8:10-8:20 Teacher Update Talia
8:20-8:30 Budget 101
8:30-8:35 Volunteer Coordinator
8:35-8:55 Admin Update  See budget handout
8:55-9:05 Committee Reports Please read below. Committee leaders can give quick update answer questions.
9:05-915 Votes See below.

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – This meeting will be a short meeting at a location TBA. After the meeting we’ll be having our Auction Kick-off party. Please join us to get involved with a super fun event.

Free childcare is available, please contact us at (fosbchair@gmai.com) to add your child to the list.

Introduction

For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose from the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as a PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community. If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair after the meeting if you’re interested.

Mayor Murray

Come meet the Mayor! It our great pleasure to host Mayor Ed Murray. The Mayor is interested in meeting with groups in the north end, and Salmon Bay was recommended to him by the city Department of Education and Early Learning. His office reached out to FOSB and asked if he could come speak with parents. He’s looking to have a good dialogue about education and other important issues.

Committee Reports

ASP (After School Programs)

Monica Porter-Bohanan – monica571@gmail.com

Fall after school programs are off to a fantastic start, with several new offerings added to the line up such as Hip-Pop dance, Ukulele, and Robotics! Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways, and we are excited to report that our fall sessions had over 144 registered participants.  This year we will once again offer an early dismissal program for the five Wednesdays throughout the school year! Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!  Email: monica571@gmail.com

Diversity Committee

Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

Multicultural Potluck on February 16th. Please join the committee in coming meetings to help shape and grow the event. This is a great way to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity at our school.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange)

Michelle Pearson – mqpearson@gmail.com

No events scheduled yet. Here are a few ideas that came out of the first committee meeting:

  • com — Get your S*** Together on What Matters Most — A Kick in the Pants for things we all put off: Wills, life insurance, living wills.
  • Diversity talk – How to continue family conversations about diversity
  • Rites of Passage: Ways to validate and celebrate your child’s growth into a young adult.
  • Movies:

Combine with planting event in spring + Swansons or Sky Nursery

Rock for FOSB

Kim Laton – kimlaton@msn.com

Rock for FOSB is tentatively scheduled for late January. Final date and lineup will be posted when available.

Legislative

Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com

Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

Washington State PTA priority issues for 2017 legislative session, chosen at WSPTA assembly in Olympia last Saturday:
1.     Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
2.     Amply fund public schools
3.     Close opportunity gaps
4.     Standards & Support for Para-educators
5.     Breakfast after the bell

Vote November 8th (or before)!
Parents please consider the issue of state funding for public schools in your deliberation for all issues and contests on your ballot.

Post-election Events:
Focus Lobby Day, on MLK day, Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at the Capitol in Olympia. Buses likely will be available from Seattle.
For more information about any legislative issue, feel free to contact the Legislative Committee, either in-person at a meeting or around school, or through email (fosblegcom@gmail.com).

Direct Giving

Mary Ullrich – maryullrich68@gmail.com

Amount Raised as of 10/28 – $25,000

The Direct Giving Campaign launched October 7th, and we are Rising to Our Futures!

The Direct Giving Campaign runs from October 7th through November 18th. Our goal is to raise $75,000 by November 18th.

FOSB works with Salmon Bay to close the gap between programming Seattle Public Schools funds and the programming we want our kids to have.  The Direct Giving Campaign helps FOSB pay for: whole child support, homework club, scholarship program, technology, playground equipment, teacher grants, art supplies, physical education equipment, the directory, and much more.

Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail starting next week. If you are able, please consider donating to the Direct Giving campaign. Any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible and simple:

  • Donate online: https://secure.maestroweb.com/default.aspx?OrgID=1125
  • Donate by mail. Write a check payable to FOSB. Then, return your donation form and Rising to Our Futures insert found in the Direct Giving appeal letter to: FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate by credit card payments. Fill out your credit card info on the donation form and indicate how much per month you’d like to donate and for how many months. Then, return your donation form and Rising to Our Futures insert found in the Direct Giving appeal letter to: FOSB, Attn: Direct Giving Campaign, 1810 NW 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98117.
  • Donate in person. Drop off your donation in the front office any day or or during one of our Drive By Donation days – Friday 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, or 11/18.
  • Ask your friends and family to help. Send the donation link (https://secure.maestroweb.com/default.aspx?OrgID=1125) to others you think would be willing to donate in exchange for never being asked to buy cookie dough, wrapping paper, or popcorn.
  • Ask your employer to help. Many employers match employees’ charitable donations. If your employer matches your donation, they could double, triple, or quadruple your contribution! Our Tax ID is 91-1622350.

 

For more information check out the Direct Giving website: https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/2016-direct-giving-rising-to-our-future/

Let’s help our kids rise to their futures!

With gratitude,

Mary Ullrich Direct Giving Chair

Lobby

We’ve had a group of volunteers working on updating and improving the lobby and library using funds raised at our auction last year. These volunteers have done a great job and are ready to hand off the project to a new person or group. Ideally, the next person/persons to take over would have some sort of tie to the design industry so as to have the resources at hand that are needed.

Votes

We’d like to put the funds we allocated for Mary K this year to work. Below are two ideas that we think reflect the artistic nature of the funding and provide good opportunities for kids to learn and grow.

  • Authorize spending of $5,000 from Mary K funds to support Friday Sing artists in residence. Allow for hiring of artists to join and lead Friday Sing activities.
  • Authorize spending of $15,000 from Mary K funds to support K-5 WEP programming. Neil will expand on the programming but it will coincide with middle school WEP Fridays and include art and music activities.

Minutes – 2016/17

Draft Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

1 June 1, 2017

See also Agenda

Scott asked for general members to raise their hands – counted 27 non-Directors

Shelley introduced budget discussion

Budget Discussion

  • See FOSB Fiscal Year 2018 budget (2017-18)
  • Shelley addressed virtually every line
  • Line 39 – Elementary WEP and Sing – SB is matching
  • Ian asked if Drama budget preceded Tara leaving – but after-school drama is a different budget altogether
  • Neil answered a question about Whole Child Support Funds, specifically how it is that the funds enable cost-savings for hiring.
    • Neil noted that the situation has changed for the better, and some of the funds might be reallocated
    • Question: Will we know to where it was reallocated?
      A: Yes
  • Question about restricted spending
    A: Shelley said yes, will be looking to spend those funds
  • Q: Will Elementary WEP ultimately be self-funding (through parent payment)?
    A: (Neil) Not yet
    (Shelley, Jodi) intent is for every student to have access to the activities they want to do
  • Passed

Leadership

  • Still need a secretary
  • Vote – passed

Minutes

Slate for 2017-18:

Elementary Co-chair: Scott Koch           

Middle School Co-chair: Alessandra Pollock                

Elementary Treasurer: Jen Snorsky Phiefer

Middles School Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau

Secretary: TBD

Directors:

Amy Paguirigan                                  Renee Palermo

Ian Whyte                                            Jackie Solorzano

Chris Whitehead                                  Jen Phieffer

Tracy Wilson                                      Danielle Steele

Jodi Russell                                         Audra Gallegos

Margaret Bagshaw                              Kristina Cerise

Dan Fiorito                                          Katie White

Jon Lisbin

 

Voted, passed

(Break)

Resume

Many of the members who had come to vote left

Neil

Announced donation from former parent to fund Middle School writing

 


 

Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

May 11, 2017

Meeting begins: 7:05 PM

Meeting ends: 8:07 PM

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified by Jeannie – 12 Directors present out of 20)

  • April 2017 Meeting Minutes APPROVED
  • Maestroweb year round funding APPROVED

Welcome – Danielle and Scott

FOSB Officers Slate for 2017-18

Alessandra Pollock (MS Co-Chair) and Jen Phiefer (Elem. Treasurer) added to the slate of officers. Jon Lisbin added to the slate of directors. We will vote on the slate of officers at the next meeting.

Voting on Meeting Minutes

April 2017 Meeting Minutes – Motion to approve minutes. Motion seconded. Scott verified vote count for APPROVAL of April 2017 meeting minutes.

Principal Update – Neil

Just interviewed for first grade teacher – 3 candidates. In the process of voting on MS science teacher.

Bike to school month going well. Camping season upon us – 3rd already went. 2nd and 5th grade go next week. Nice turnout for the garden and school work party.

Volunteer Coordinator Update – Jodi

1)  READ the Bulletin. It’ll have all the year-end info

2)  Have elementary photos? – send them now for yearbook inclusion

3)  Camp and enrichment fees due now. Information was emailed.

4)  Thank you to work party volunteers. We have another scheduled for May 2th

5)   Year-end event volunteer sign-ups coming soon. Thanks in advance for volunteering.

6)  Thank you to everyone who participated in staff appreciation. Everyone loved their meals, treats and plants! The staff truly felt appreciated and I loved how many individuals came together to make it happen. Salmon Bay parents are the best!

 

Friends of Ingraham General Meeting and Social – May 25, 2017: Will your student attend Ingraham High School in the fall? Friends of Ingraham (FOI), our parent-teacher organization, invites you to the Granite Curling Club at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 25, to have a drink on us. You’ll meet other Ingraham parents, learn how to help our community thrive, and maybe get on the ice for curling. (If you do, wear soft shoes and loose, warm clothes.) Refreshments provided; adults only, please. Granite Curling Club, 1440 N. 128th St., Seattle, near Ingraham. Directions: https://www.curlingseattle.org/directions. Questions: FriendsofIngrahamHS@gmail.com

Committee Reports

  • Almost have a full auction committee for next year. There will be an auction meeting before the end of the year if you are still interested in joining.
  • Bike to school month is underway. Volunteer to help on Fridays.
  • Direct giving committee had a meeting this week. Mary will be making a list of the jobs to do.
  • PIE is looking for new topics for next year, especially for the October event.
  • Still looking for someone to lead Rock for FOSB.
  • Possibly two tiered bussing next year which won’t really affect K-8 schools.

 

Voting on Maestroweb

Keep the Maestroweb website “on” year round. The additional cost is $374 + tax ($698 vs $1068). This would allow FOSB to use the Maestroweb for donations year round and could also be used to collect balances post auction for parties. Recommended by the FOSB accountant Jerri Harden. Motion:  A motion to approve the year-round Maestroweb with an additional fee of $374. Motion seconded. Vote counted by Scott to verify APPROVAL of motion.

Meeting Adjourned 8:07 PM

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary

 


April 20, 2017

Meeting begins: 7:05 PM

Meeting ends: 8:09 PM

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified by Jeannie – 12 Directors present out of 20)

  • December 2016 and January and March 2017 Meeting Minutes APPROVED.

Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott

Voting on Meeting Minutes

December 2016 and January and March 2017 Meeting Minutes –

Motion to approve minutes. Motion seconded. Danielle verified count for APPROVAL of Dec 2016 and Jan and March 2017 meeting minutes.

Teacher Update – Cody (special education math)

6th grade is in a geometry unit and doing testing prep for SBAC. 7th grade working on two-step equations. 8th graders doing exponential growth.

Principal Update – Neil

Parents who are interested in serving as a parent rep should send letter of interest according to BLT by-laws to Neil Gerrans.

Work party coming up May 6th at Salmon Bay. Please come and join in. Work likely to include gardening and some interior building work.

Testing coming up next week. The budget process was not ideal this year. The district restored much of the funding, similar to 2015-16 budget. Salmon Bay will add a split K-1 classroom.

Volunteer Coordinator Update – Jodi

Successful auction is over! Any feedback about the auction can be sent to Jodi. Poetry night and Science Fair next week. Camps for elementary and 8th graders coming up. Bike to School month coming up and needs some volunteers. Jodi needs some help with class photo day.

Full year calendar coming out electronically in the next week. Kindergarten Welcome night on May 25th. Jodi needs families to host kindergarten play dates at Salmon Bay playground over the summer.

Election and Leadership

Looking for positions for elementary treasurer, secretary, and middle school co-chair.

Slate for 2017-18

Elementary Co-chair: Scott Koch       MS Treasurer: Shelley Rousseau

 

Directors:

Amy Paguirigan

Renee Palermo

Ian Whyte

Jackie Solorzano

Chris Whitehead

Jen Phieffer

Tracy Wilson

Danielle Steele

Jodi Russell

Audra Gallegos

Kristina Cerise

Dan Fiorito

Katie White

Margaret Bagshaw

Treasurers Report

Budget making its rounds through the committee members and will be published next Friday in the bulletin. We will vote on it during the May FOSB meeting.

Volunteers needed for most committees. Talk to Danielle or Scott if you are interested in participating in a committee.

Lobby Update- Sherri

Committee plans to meet in May to continue work on the lobby.

Meeting Adjourned 8:09 PM

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

March 9, 2017

 

Meeting begins: 7:20 PM

Meeting ends: 8:15 PM

 

Co-chair present: Danielle Steele

Secretary present: Ian Whyte (taking minutes) for Jeannie Cziesla

 

Agenda

7:30-7:40 Introduction Danielle  
7:40-7:50 Teacher Update Brian/Megan  
7:50-8:05 Admin Update Neil/Darren  
8:05-8:15 Budget Vote Part 1 Michele  
8:15-8:25 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi  
8:25-8:30 BLT John  
8:30-8:40 Committee Reports    
8:40-8:55 Votes    
8:55-9:00 Wrap up    

 

Introduction – Danielle

Great ArtWalk acknowledged

Rock For FOSB – Kim – Thank you note passed around

Teacher Update

Nancy Gruber

WEP

Lodge Mom

Amazing season

Great parent support

Rock solid, flexible

Useful volunteers

Nancy’s Class

Busy post-WEP

Poetry

Strong momentum into spring

Admin Update – Neil

Middle School Camp

At community meeting, discussed fact that there will be no 7th grade camp next fall 

What should alternative experience be if no camp

Options

College prep

Tent camping

Ropes courses

(14 months out for implementation for spring)

Small groups throughout or come back together at end

6th graders – timing

BLT

Down 2.5 if levy cliff

Levy cliff legislation restores those funds

New tech rollout

Maintain staff that is right structure

Staff-heavy budget PTO request

300k from levy, more numbers

Options

Staff to choose between two different options

End of March will know more

Budget – Shelley Rousseau

2 docs: FOSB Rollover Cash, Budget vs. Actuals

Healthy

Suggest offer 120k grant to admin

Neil – asked for 115

Committee met once a week ago

Conservative strategy

Consistent budget input to committees

Meet once more, then budget

Danielle – this month for Neil, next month for FOSB budget

Neil

– no obligation for amount – okay to change if circumstances necessitate

actual cost versus average cost

Grants fund younger teachers therefore can stretch $

Kristine – does this grant make school whole?

Neil – 450k gap

Jennifer – where is 120k coming from?

Shelley – showed where it’s coming from on FOSB Rollover Cash

Kristine – more drilldown

Neil – more specs

Danielle – time to vote

120 or 115

Neil – 115

Jennifer move to vote on budget for whole child

Amy seconded

Vote

Everybody approved, motion passed

 

Noted – Teacher Kim is here

 

PIE – Michelle

Cost of speakers is up, also childcare

500 short

requesting $420 to keep next event includes pizza part

Kristine: Do we need pizza?

Ian –  worthwhile, morale

Darren – could you (Michelle) speak to the event

Michelle – rites of passage, wilderness

Ian – Coho and 2-house families

Jennifer – if pizza, request Veracci

Neil – schwag helps morale

Danielle – diversity committee experience & incentives

Shelley – for event, setup a signup genius – RSVPs by march 15

Jennifer – motion to give PIE requested amount

Vote

All present approve except for 3 abstentions

Diversity Committee

Events went well (2?)

20 March Event

Facilitated by families of color

Perceptions of race

Asking for more money for food

Jennifer moves to give diversity committee

Michelle seconded

Vote

All present approved except for for one abstention

Auction – Erica Tobel

Venue, rental of equipment, food

Venue price has gone up

Challenging acoustics

DJ could supply supplemental speakers

Keeping attention (dj would facilitate)

Asking $1475 for dj

Location lets us bring food

Dan – dj is marketing

Darren – theme requires dance, dj facilitates

Danielle bumped amt to 1500

Dan moved to vote for allocation

Neil seconded

Unanimously approved

Volunteer Coordinator – Jodi

Kids excited to share experiences

Glass blowers gushing

Surveys and evaluation for parents

WEP, artwalk done, yes!

March very busy

Auction

Watch maxing people out with dense calendar

PI day – Tuesday

K-5 play

Spring bookfair

Secret garden brings books

Auction

Erica is working hard

Kristina procurement

Jackie

RSVPs

Pump it up

Procurement

Party hosts

Game nights

Potluck

Bulletin, email blasts

Signups – day of, in bulletin

8 am til the hour before start

Fund-a-need – staffing – video?

Artwalk – consensus success

Jennifer – great cookies

 

Legislative Committee

Senate voted last night not to go over levy cliff

House voted this morning

Funding debate will now ensue

Scott and Ian could use help

Next Year

Danielle stepping down

 

9 PM Meeting adjourned


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

January 12, 2017

 

Meeting begins: 7:05 PM

Meeting ends: 8:03 PM

 

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

 

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified by Jeannie – 13 Directors present out of 20)

  • June, October and November 2016 Meeting Minutes APPROVED.
  • $7,000 allocated for stage area improvements APPROVED
  • $150 allocated to ASB for a Middle School Girls self-defense course APPROVED

 

Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott

 

Voting on June, October and November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Motion to approve minutes. Motion seconded. Danielle verified count for APPROVAL of June, October and November 2016 meeting minutes.

BLT Update

Finished the Continuous School Improvement Plan.

 

Work Party

Work party to empty out one of the shipping containers on the playground scheduled for January 26th. We need about 5-6 people. Look for Sign-Up Genius in the Friday bulletin.

Teacher Update

Jenny, new kindergarten teacher. Tomorrow is the first day of elementary WEP. She taught kindergarten for many years in California before coming to Salmon Bay.

Jennifer, 6th grade Language Arts teacher. Working on organizing structure for short stories. Working in small groups, developing characters.

Admin Update – Neil and Darren

Tomorrow is the first day of Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), for elementary and middle school. Various activities going on in the school building with the elementary kids tomorrow. Jodi has been working hard to get the WEP programs organized and running.

Large budget deficit in the Seattle School District. Neil waiting to hear final numbers. School tours starting soon. Volunteers needed for tours. Just hired new Special Ed teacher.

Volunteer Coordinator – Jodi

Lots of volunteer opportunities for elementary WEP. Contact Jodi if you can help. Thanks to all the volunteers who are helping with the various activities at school. Consider ways to reach out to someone who might want to come help volunteer with one of the many activities at school. Jodi met with ASB to review the winter block party.

School tours coming up at the end of January and February. Check out the bulletin for dates and to sign up to help.

Restaurant Thackery in Wallingford requested we do a Salmon Bay night on January 22. Mariners contacted Jodi about a community night. Jodi will follow up with Mariners about dates and prices for tickets. See Friday bulletins for details of upcoming events.

 

Committee Updates

Budget Committee first meeting on February 28th. Fiscal planning for next year. Want people to commit to coming at least 3 times- Meeting dates: 2/28, 3/7, and 3/21, and possible 4/18 if needed. Meet at school 7-9 PM.

Diversity Committee: Potluck on February 16 and MLK March from Garfield High School on Monday, January 16 at 11 AM.

PIE Event: Mindfulness Workshop February 6 and 13. Taught by Jeannie Cziesla and Andrea D’Asaro. Come to one or both.

Rock for FOSB is Sunday, 1/29/17 at Tractor Tavern in Ballard. Doors open at 5 PM and show starts at 6 PM.

Focus Day, Monday, January 16 in Olympia. Sign up for carpooling on the FOSB website. Rally on front steps at 10:30 AM

If you’re interested in helping with direct giving for next year, contact Mary Ullrich.

Need help with Lobby Redevelopment committee. Contact Shari Heege if you’d like to help.

 

DISCUSSION AND VOTING ON TWO PROPOSALS:

Motion to allocate $7,000 to improve the stage area of the auditorium, including rear projection screen and some rewiring for safety issues. Motion seconded.  Unanimous APPROVAL. Vote counted by Scott.

Motion to approve $150 for a ASB Self Defense Class (half the cost of the class), Middle School Girls Program. Motion seconded. Vote APPROVED. Vote counted by Danielle.

 

Meeting Adjourned 8:03 PM

 

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary

 

 


 

Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2016

 

Meeting begins: 7:20 PM (at Danielle Steele’s house)

Meeting ends: 8:15 PM

 

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

 

 

Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott

 

Dan Fiorito – Bylaws Summary

To make changes to by-laws we need a 2/3 by the current directors. Dan talked about how we want to move forward with any changes to the by-laws. We have two election cycles, so we have two membership meetings each year, and then an annual meeting in May, as well as 6 board meetings. Dan will meet with Danielle and Scott to review by-laws. If anybody else wants to join the discussion on by-laws contact Dan Fiorito. Changes being considered include naming the meetings and the indicating when those meetings take place, as well as naming the executive committees.  The goal is to make the by-laws understandable to anyone. Dan would like to take some time at the retreat to discuss the by-laws. Retreat will be end of January or early February – date to be released soon.

 

Jodi – Volunteer Coordinator Update

Directory is out – electronic and paper copy. Jodi is working with families who are in need in our community around the holidays. Jodi will post the requests in the bulletin. Big volunteer opportunities coming up with WEP – drivers, chaperones, other assistance needed. Volunteer needs will posted in the bulletin.

 

Middle School dance coming on Dec. 16th. Faye Baker will help set up lantern festival starting on Thursday, Dec. 15. The lantern festival is the morning of Friday, Dec. 16, and the evening lantern festival is on the same day at Salmon Bay Park at 6:30 PM. ASB is interested in having a self-defense program. They might submit a proposal to request some money from FOSB.

Scott – Committee Updates

Rock for FOSB has been scheduled for 1/29/17 at the Tractor Tavern. Given the latest education budget information that was released today, it is important to attend Focus Day in Olympia on 1/16/17.

 

Scott is talking to Neil about getting an amount regarding stage improvements. We will likely vote on the stage funding at the next meeting.

 

 

Meeting Adjourned 8:15 PM

 

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

 

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary

 

 


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2016

Meeting begins: 7:10 PM

Meeting ends: 9:00 PM

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

VOTING SUMMARY: (Quorum verified by Jeannie – 14 Directors present out of 20)

Motion APPROVED to allocate previous funding for Mary Kay ($25,000) for two purposes: Use $5,000 for Friday Sing and $15,000 to support a K-5 WEP program.

Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott

Teacher Update

Talia, 3rd grade teacher, and Amy, 1st grade teacher, highlighted their classes science programs.

Volunteer Coordinator – Jodi

Book Fair this weekend at University of Washington.  The directory will go to the printer next week.  Photos from classrooms and school events are needed for the yearbook. See Friday’s bulletin for upcoming events.

Mayor Murray visit to FOSB Meeting speaking about Seattle’s education investment. Q&A followed mayor’s short presentation.

Budget 101 – Michelle and Shelley

Presentation of Fiscal Year 2017 budget (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017). Total income is $232,069, which includes rollover cash on hand of $63,934. Expenses total $232,069 and include FOSB Administration, Committees, Program Support, All School Support, Academic Support Grants, and Reserves.

Principal Update

K-8 WEP:  Talking about the idea of having K-5 activities at the school. Broken into K-2 grade groups and 3-5 grade groups. Six week unit just like Middle School WEP. Teachers working with parents to lead a unit. Also supplement teacher/parent units with artists in residence. Aiming for class sizes of 15 or less. This year funding for elementary WEP would be funded by the school.

VOTE: Motion to allocate previous funding for Mary Kay ($25,200) for two purposes: Use $5,000 for Friday Sing  and $15,000 to support a K-5 WEP program. Motion seconded. Unanimous APPROVAL. Vote counted by Danielle.

Committee Reports

Summary of committee reports in agenda.

Direct Giving: We’re at $42,000 and have two weeks to go.

Diversity Committee: Multicultural Potluck on February 16.

We need help with leading the auction. Contact Danielle or Scott or Jodi if you are interested.

Meeting Adjourned 9:00 PM

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary

November Agenda


Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) Board Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2016

Meeting begins: 7:10 PM

Meeting ends: 8:45 PM

Co-chairs present: Danielle Steele and Scott Koch

Secretary present: Jeannie Cziesla

VOTING SUMMARY:

Vote APPROVED for allocating spending of playground funds (from upper field funds) and leftover Playground Project, totaling $8,951.77.

Vote APPROVED for sending a letter to Mayor Murray about traffic hazards at 15th Ave NW and 70th and 67th Streets.

Welcome and Introductions – Danielle and Scott and attendees

Hi-Life Fundraiser

Go to Hi-Life on Wednesday, November 2nd – 8:30 AM until close and 25% of all food sales go to library funding. See menu at www.chowfoods.com.

Teacher Update

Dave Middleton – 3rd grade teacher

Great start to year. Project on plant growth and development. Just had field trip at Oxbow Farm – learned about pollination. Graphing growth of plants on time series graph.

Melanie – Recap of 6th grade and two 7th/8th grade team camps (Olympic and Cascade Teams). Slide show of all three groups. Sixth grade goes to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. Olympic Team goes to Tall Timbers. Cascade Team went to Mt. St. Helens. Helps kids get to know each other, especially new 6th graders coming in to Salmon Bay from other schools.

Linda – Librarian

Very busy fall! Linda will be calling for volunteers soon. If you’re interested in volunteering in the library let Linda or Jodi Russell know. Linda is trying to get more middle school kids into the library. Several middle school Language Arts classes have come to the library this year. Linda is working on legislative advisory with media literacy with the State of Washington.

Admin Update – Neil and Darren

Good start to the school year. Several new hires. Playground repairs needed. Will be repaired by the District. Water fountain has been a great addition to the playground (funded by FOSB). Friday Sing’s new format going well – helping to build community and connection. Gettings bids for upgrades to the stage lighting, new screen, and electrical upgrades. Now ¾ art and ¼ drama/music for elementary. Halls are starting to reflect all the art going on in elementary and middle school.

Volunteer Coordinator – Jodi

Elementary costume parade on Monday, October 31. Middle school dance is coming up, probably early November. Book Fair Nov. 4-6th at UW Bookstore. If you have not filled out paperwork this year, please contact Jodi to get the required paperwork. Paperwork must be filled out each year. **Looking for someone to help with the elementary yearbook. Directory should be out by November before conferences. Will be available as PDF and paper copy. Just turned in Ballard Market receipts and will be getting a check for $1,000. Chinook Books are available in the Volunteer Coordinator office.

Building Leadership Team (BLT) Update – John

Working on the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP), required by the District. Building on reading at grade level and math at grade level. Hoping to add CSIP goal around writing. CSIP due Nov. 15 to the District. Talk about adding a goal around school climate.

District survey regarding 2016-17 school year 20-minute additional time. Complete survey at www.seattleschools.org/news/school_schedules.

Committee Reports

After School Program: If you have any ideas for an upcoming program contact Monica or Jodi in the next couple of weeks.

Drama: Musical Shrek K-8 starting Tuesday 11/15 – Thursday 11/17.

Diversity Committee: Looking for additional people to help with the committee.

PIE: Nothing lined up for speakers yet – let Michelle know if you have any ideas. Looking for parents of younger kids to get involved.

Rock for FOSB: Final date and location to be determined.

Legislative: Next SPS board meeting is November 2

Direct Giving: Goal is to raise $75,000 by November 18. Several ways to donate: check, online, company matching, payment schedule. Drive by donation next Friday – need volunteers!

Auction: Need some volunteers to help Erica with various aspects of auction. Auction is April 1.

By-Laws: Dan Fiorito working on clarifying the by-laws (not changing them).

Finance: Budget 101 at next meeting.

VOTING (Quorum verified):

Motion to authorize unrestricting funds for upper field maintenance ($3,818.26) and move to a Playground Maintenance fund and to use leftover funds from Playground Project ($5,133.51). All funds available for playground maintenance. Motion Seconded. VOTE: APPROVED. Counted by Scott.

Motion to send letter as read at the meeting to Mayor Murray about traffic hazards at 15th Ave NW and 67th St. and 15th and 70th. Motion seconded. VOTE: APPROVED. Counted by Scott.

Meeting Adjourned 8:45 PM

Minutes Respectfully Submitted by,

Jeannie Cziesla

FOSB Secretary

 

 


 

 

October Meeting

Friends of Salmon Bay Board Meeting – October 13, 2016

Time Item Leader Notes
7:00-7:10 Introduction Scott/Danielle Thanks to Veraci for extra effort at event.
7:10-7:15 Hi-Life Fundraiser Katie Hohman 25% of one day’s food sales toward library books.
7:15-7:35 Teacher Update Dave/Linda/Melanie
7:35-7:45 Admin Update Neil/Darren
7:45-7:55 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi
7:55-8:00 Break —————-
8:00-8:10 BLT John
8:10-8:20 Committee Reports Please read below. Committee leaders can give quick update answer questions.
8:20-8:30 Votes Scott/Danielle See below
8:30-8:35 Adjourn Scott/Danielle

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Introduction – For those new to FOSB thanks for coming. FOSB arose after the formation of Salmon Bay K-8. The existing PTA (middle school) and PTO (elementary school) joined as one PTO. Our bylaws, budget, and minutes are on the website (https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org). FOSB is here to support the school and community.  If you’d like to get more involved please consider being a Board member. Come see a co-chair during the break if you’re interested. Thanks to those who helped and/or participated in the Pizza on the Playground event. Special thanks to Erin and her sister and their employees for going above and beyond to supply the overwhelming number of families that came. Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come.

Committee Reports:

ASP (After School Programs) Contact: Monica Porter – monica571@gmail.com

Fall after school programs are off to a fantastic start, with several new offerings added to the line up such as Hip-Pop dance, Ukulele, and Robotics! Our mission is to offer programs that keep kids engaged and moving in fun and creative ways. We are excited to report that our fall sessions had over 144 registered participants. This year we will once again offer an early dismissal program for the five Wednesdays throughout the school year! Have an idea for a class? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Drama

Shrek The Musical is in production. Shows – Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm; Wednesday, November 16th at 7pm; Thursday, November 17th at 1:30pm (School Show).

Diversity Committee Contact: Danielle Baer – danielle.baer@gmail.com

For the past couple of years, the Diversity Committee has sponsored a multicultural potluck. We’d like to keep this going and grow it. Do you have fun and meaningful ideas on how to grow cultural awareness and celebrate diversity? Please join us at our brainstorming session this fall.

PIE (Parent Information Exchange) Contact: Michelle Pearson – mqpearson@gmail.com

We had our first meeting of the year yesterday. While we don’t have any events scheduled yet we are considering the following ideas:

Rock for FOSB Contact: Kim Kildea – kimlaton@msn.com

Rock for FOSB is tentatively scheduled for late January. Final date and lineup to should be locked up in November.

Legislative Contact: Scott Koch – scotini@yahoo.com, Ian Whyte – swellandsnow@gmail.com

  • With an 8-1 decision, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the $100,000 per day fines against the Washington State Legislature over the Legislature’s inability to get public schools fully-funded will continue.
  • Growth boundaries are changing in our neighborhoods.
  • The district is asking for input on K-5 instructional materials.
  • 2017-18 School Schedule Changes (adding 20 minutes) (https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14396503)
  • Next SPS board meeting is November 02

Direct Giving – Rising to Our Futures! Contact: Mary Ullirch – maryullrich68@gmail.com

The Direct Giving Campaign launched October 7th and runs through November 18th. Our goal is to raise $75,000. Look for your Direct Giving appeal in the mail starting next week. If you are able, please consider donating. Any amount will do! Donations are tax deductible and simple: Donations are accepted online, by mail or in person. Ask friends, families or employers to help.

Look in the bulletin for more information or online at the Direct Giving website: https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/2016-direct-giving-rising-to-our-future/

Let’s help our kids rise to their futures!

Auction: Contact: Erica Topel – ericatopel@windermere.com

The auction is April 1st this year. The auction committee is looking for help. The idea is to break up the larger jobs into smaller, more manageable ones. Right now they are looking for help in the following areas: stuffing procurement envelopes and someone to organize donations.

By Laws:

Dan Fiorito, one of our Directors, has stepped up to help clarify our bylaws. He will be presenting a proposal at our December meeting to put up for a vote sometime in January. He is not changing our by laws, only clarifying them.

Finance

FOSB is at normal spending levels for this time of year. At the November FOSB meeting Finance will be having an annual detailed review of the budget “Budget 101” for anyone to attend. The current budget can be found at:

https://www.friendsofsalmonbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FOSB-budget-2016-17-FINAL.pdf

Votes

 

  • Authorize reallocating 2 existing and unused playground funds “Sports Field” upper field improvement leftover ($3,818.26) and more recent “Playground Project” for lower field ($5,133.51).  Total available to spend on playground is $8,951.77. These would be used for playground maintenance (replacing/repairing damaged playground equipment, plantings, painting).
  • Vote to endorse/sign letter to mayor Murray concerning traffic safety along 15th This was to be in conjunction with find-it-fix-it-community-walks (Saturday walk has been canceled):

http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/find-it-fix-it-community-walks

FOSB Retreat Review notes!

We wanted to thank you for sharing your time and thoughts with us on the recent FOSB survey. The information we received was most useful and has already been put into action. Your input really does make a difference.

2016 retreat review action items