Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB), our school’s Parent Teacher Organization, helps close the gap between programming the district funds and the programming we want our students to have.
FOSB organizes two major fundraisers each year:
We generate nearly 75 percent of our annual income through these two fundraisers. We also supplement our earnings with smaller events (e.g. book fairs, Rock for FOSB), e-commerce and affinity programs, and sales of school spirit merchandise.
In addition, you can buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, window clings, and totes that are available from your volunteer coordinator, help raise money by saving your receipts from Ballard Market, purchasing a Chinook book or app — please contact our volunteer coordinators for more details.
What is the auction?
The annual Friends of Salmon Bay (FOSB) auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and our community’s biggest party of the year! The annual event is an opportunity to come together to celebrate and support the education of our children. This year’s Bon Voyage! themed event will feature a silent and live auction, potluck dinner, wine wall, restaurant row, an opportunity to sign up for parties and experiences, bars featuring two signature cocktails, a ‘Split the Pot’ raffle, dessert dash, mingling and fun for all!
What do I bring to the auction?
The Salmon Bay auction is a potluck! Please bring your contribution to the meal by 6:30 p.m. We welcome family recipes, favorite entrees, take out or items picked up via the drive through! Make your dish known by signing up here.
What do I wear to the auction?
Our auction is come as you are or dress to fit the theme. Costumes and creativity are highly encouraged! We expect to see tourists galore, tropical vacation travelers, some cruise boat patrons, and guests who may have arrived at the auction via boat, train or automobile.
What can I expect at this year’s Bon Voyage themed auction?
Adventure awaits whether you arrive at this year’s auction via boat, train, plane or automobile! Doors open at 5 p.m. and, after dropping off your potluck item, you’ll go upstairs to the silent auction. This year will feature a “Split the Pot” raffle with a few familiar faces serving as ‘celebrity’ raffle ticket sellers. The bar will open, featuring two signature cocktails, as you have the opportunity to bid on some exciting silent auction items. Next, we’ll be seated for dinner and enjoy a community potluck dinner. Seating is open with plenty of opportunity to meet someone new or connect with old friends. You’ll also have time to participate in the annual “Wine Wall” activity (everyone’s a winner!), bid on items in “Restaurant Row” and sign up for “Parties and Experiences.” This year’s live auction will open with our community favorite (The Salmon Bay Organic Eggs!) and continue with classroom kid art and other exciting items. Let’s see how fast your table can run as we finish off the evening with our “Dessert Dash!”
When can I buy tickets?
NOW! Click here! Tickets are $25 ($35 after March 9th). Buy your tickets in advance, avoid the lines and get right to the fun faster!
2018 Auction Committee
The Auction Committee has been working since last May to create this year’s auction experience. We’d love to have you sponsor the auction, make a donation or volunteer on the day of the big event!