Whether you’re new to Salmon Bay or you’ve been around a while, you’ve probably heard about WEP!
WEP is our Winter Enrichment Program, where for six Fridays during the months of January, February, and sometimes March, Salmon Bay middle school students leave the walls of our classrooms and explore the Puget Sound region with their school community.
This self-selected adventure is an opportunity for students, staff and chaperones to connect with one another, learn something new, and engage in an experience during the often-dreary Seattle winter. WEP is founded on the value of developing the whole child, and staff keep the process focused on this value: to organize adventures that are fun, engaging, and help students learn and grow as individuals.
Past middle school WEP experiences have included downhill skiing and snowboarding, rowing, photography, ice skating, team sports, jewelry making, tours of Seattle, and more. Students will select one activity and build their skills with this same activity over the six Fridays.
In recent years, elementary students have gotten in on on the WEP fun as well. With middle school students out of the building for six Fridays, our younger students have an opportunity to enjoy a WEP experience all their own within the walls of Salmon Bay.
Our goal is for every student to be able to participate in WEP, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. To support this goal, FOSB helps to fund WEP scholarships through our fundraising activities.
To request a scholarship, submit payment with your student’s WEP paperwork in the amount your family is able to contribute, then check the scholarship box to request a scholarship for the remainder. For WEP scholarship questions, contact Jodi Russell, volunteer coordinator.
Paying for WEP
- Visit The Source at https://ps.seattleschools.org/ and log into your account (or click Set Up if you’re a first-time visitor), then click SchoolPay in the left menu bar.
- From the main screen, you’ll see the WEP payments available for the student(s) in your SchoolPay account.
- You can also click on Nonprofit Groups in the left menu bar and scroll down to find the WEP options.