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Main Office: 252-1720 - Attendance: 252-1728
Elementary Volunteer Coordinator: Jodi Russell 252-1731
Middle School Volunteer Coordinator: Kristina Cerise 252-1730
December 4, 2015
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendar
4: Dinner and a Movie (6pm, 7pm)
10: White Witch Part 2 (7pm)
11: White Witch Part 2 (9:15 am, 7pm)
12: White Witch Part 2 (11 am)
18: Lantern Festival (8:40am, 6:30 pm)
21 - January 1:   No School, Winter Break

Seen in the Hallway
If you happen to be on the second floor, stop by the Egyptian Tomb Wall outside Katie's room.
Students wrote poems and depicted Gods to help mummies travel to the afterlife.  
Basketball practice begins Tuesday, December 8th. Practice starts at 3:30. All girls meet in the West Gym. All boys meet in the East gym.  Come suited up and ready to play. Keep getting your forms in and get a physical scheduled if you haven't done so yet.
The White Witch - Part 2
Ready for one last exciting adventure before winter break? Join us on an epic journey through magical worlds inspired by C.S. Lewis in The White Witch (Part 2). Don't worry if you missed Part 1, we will fill you in on what you missed and get you ready to journey along with the brave and fantastical creatures of Part 2. 
Show times:
  • Thursday, December 10th at 7pm
  • Friday, December 11th at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 12th at 11am
Community Announcements
Books for Children in Need
Secret Garden Book Store is running a Book Angels program to provide books to children in need in our community. Stop by, choose a paper angel with the name and age of a child in our community, and then buy a book for that child at a 20% discount. Please consider visiting Secret Garden Books at 2214 NW Market Street to participate in the program.
The Giving Marketplace
Visit the Giving Marketplace on Saturday, December 5th from 10 am - 6 pm and connect with organizations making a difference locally and around the world.Find unique, socially conscious gifts for family and friends at more than a dozen pop-up shops that support causes such as clean water, health, and education. The Giving Marketplace will be held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Learn more and RSVP here.

"Minecraft" & Hour of Code
Launched in 2013, is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science. Minecraft has just joined Hour of Code and offers a tutorial which introduces learners to basic block-based coding.  You can participate in the Hour of Code and find out more info here. 
To view a calendar of Seattle Public Library Hour of Code activitites, click here.

Nathan Hale Future Family Information Nights
Are you interested in attending Nathan Hale in the fall? Come to an information night on Tuesday, December 8th or Tuesday, February 9th. Event starts at 6pm; last tour leaves Commons at 6:40. Presentation and Q&A in the Performing Arts center from 7-8:30pm.     

See Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Show runs through December 27th at the Seattle Children's Theater and features Salmon Bay students Alexander Silva and Julian Mudge-Burns in the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday cast! Tickets here.
Roosevelt High School Jazz Concert
 The Roosevelt High School's Jazz Bands will host their annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm in Roosevelt's Performing Arts Theatre (1410 NE 66th Street). This concert features all four of the Roosevelt Jazz Bands. This concert is free and open to the public.

Youth Cross County Ski Program
Momentum Northwest, Seattle's non-profit cross-country ski program for youth is offering an 8-week program Jan. 9-Feb. 27. Details here.
Stone Soup Theatre Winter Programs
A new series of youth classes will begin on February 2nd. Winter Break Camps are also offered February 16th and 17th. For more information or to register click here.
Bulletin Submissions
We welcome submissions to our weekly Bulletin.
Email submissions to Jodi or Kristina by
noon on Thursdays.
A Season of Giving
We have received a few questions about gift giving rules and charitable giving initiatives.

Gifts to Salmon Bay Staff
We recognize that this is a time of year when individuals want to express appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our staff. There are lots of ways to show your appreciation: heartfelt letters and kid drawings are a perennial favorite.

If you choose to give a monetary gift, please observe the Seattle School District guidelines (no more than $50 per family). If you are organizing a group collection, please make sure money is collected by grownups, not students, and kept somewhere secure (not in lockers).

Charitable Giving: Sister Schools
Salmon Bay is partnering with Sister Schools on a supply drive for children in Uganda. This effort is tied to our 7/8 social studies curriculum but is a school-wide initiative.

Primary Needs:
  • School Supplies: Pencils, pens, paper, pencil sharpeners, erasers, chalk, three-ring binders, spiral notebooks.
  • Books: Dictionaries, atlases, children's books, beginning readers, textbook sets, reference works.
  • Sports Equipment: Soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, playground balls.
New and gently used items are accepted. For more information click here. Bring donations to your homeroom teacher or the Volunteer Coordinator office.

Charitable Giving: Classroom Initiatives
There are other classroom-based charitable giving initiatives (e.g. book drives, adopt-a-family) underway as well. Communication about those will come directly from your teacher or classroom coordinator.
Holiday Dinner Baskets
Want help providing a holiday meal for your family? Ballard Elks will provide a basket of dinner fixings delivered to you on December 19th. To request a basket, email Kristina by Tuesday, December 8th and let her know if you prefer a ham dinner or turkey dinner.
Movie Night Tonight
Join us tonight at 7pm for a family movie. Come at 6pm if you ordered pizza or at 6:30 if you want to join in the fun pre-movie activities. Bring blankets, pillows, candy, popcorn.    
Volunteers Needed
Lantern Festival
Volunteers are needed to help set-up student lanterns after school on Thursday, December 17th beginning at 3:30 p.m. On Friday morning, December 18th, we need help lighting lanterns, monitoring them while we sing, and distributing lanterns to students. If you can help, please email Jodi.

Tennis Ball Slicers
We need a volunteer (or three!) willing to slice slits in tennis balls so that they can slip on the bottoms of Katie's classroom chairs to reduce noise in her room and on the floor below. Willing to help? Email Kristina

Piano Player Wanted   
Mark, our music director, is seeking one volunteer  to accompany our choir on piano. Volunteer needed one day a week from Noon to 12:50 on the day of your choice. This player should also be available for a daytime concert on January 7th and an evening concert on  January 20th.
Ski/Snowboard Clothing Swap
If you have ski or snowboard clothing you've outgrown that WEP students could use, please bring it  to the Volunteer Coordinator office where a swap station has been set up. If you need new clothing, stop by and see if you can swap before you shop. Need a helmet? Children's Hospital is giving them out free on Sunday, December 13th. Click here for details.
Elementary News
You are invited to join elementary students for our annual Lantern Festival during Friday Morning Sing on the morning of December 18th. Each elementary student will create a lantern that will be included in the festival. Lanterns will be sent home with students that afternoon. Families are also invited to meet at Salmon Bay Park at 6:30 p.m. for the evening Lantern Walk.
Volunteers are needed to set up and light lanterns. Email Jodi if you can help after school on Thursday, December 17th or Friday morning December 18th.
Middle School News
Report cards will be sent home with middle school students on Monday. Please review the report card and then sign and return the cover sheet. 

Fundraising Update
We want to extend our gratitude to the Salmon Bay community for your support and generosity this year.  
Direct Giving
Our Direct Giving campaign met its $65,000 goal and then some, with the final figure reaching more than $70,800. Mary Ullrich was the Chair of this year's campaign.   
Rock for FOSB 
We hope you had a great time, because we did. The event brought in more than $2,200. The Sunset Tavern said they would love to have us back. Kim Laton organized this event and made it a smashing success. 
Fall Book Fair
Thank you for coming out to support Salmon Bay at the UW book fair. We loved seeing the students gathered around for story time and huddled near shelves recommending books to their friends. The event brought in more than $1,000 for our school library. Annie Wickham put together a great event.  
Ballard Market Receipts and Box Tops
Ballard Market receipts continue to bring in hundreds of dollars each month and we've submitted one large package of Box Tops already this year. Keep Salmon Bay in mind as you do your grocery shopping and cooking this season.
Salmon Bay Saturdays
Tripod Coffee, owned by a Salmon Bay family, is hosting "Salmon Bay Saturdays" through the end of December. 15% of  Saturday sales go to Salmon Bay! Tripod Coffee is located at 5401 17th Ave NW.

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1810 NW 65th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
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