Donors Choose: Choose Salmon Bay on Oct 5th!!


On Oct 5th, all Starbucks stores in King County will be giving out free $10 DonorsChoose gift cards that parents and citizens can use to make a donation toward a classroom project posted on the DonorsChoose website.  Right now there are nearly 300 Seattle classroom projects listed from which to choose.  Through a generous gift of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, $500,000 will be made available through these gift cards, and anyone can make additional personal donations if they so choose.

Please consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to support your teachers and your schools.  All you need to do is:

1. Stop by a King County Starbucks on October 5th and pick up a free $10 Donors Choose gift card.

2. Go to

3. Enter your gift code.

4. Choose a classroom project at a local public school.


Salmon Bay Projects

Keith McLaren's project is for two ipod nanos for reading support for kids with disabilities:

 Anny Gateley's project is for MP3 players for IEP students to use to listen to audiobooks 

Melanie Shelton's project involves windmills and windturbines-- check it out at


Teacher at Sea! Join Marian via her blog aboard the R/V Savannah August 2011


Teacher Marian is preparing to depart on a NOAA research journey aboard the R/V Savannah.  Follow her blog, make comments and even ask her questions here!

Shawn's class in the News: Orca Bus Shelter up and educating!


Shawn's class created artwork for a Sunset Hill bus shelter using what they learned when they studied orcas during the 2010-2011 school year.  Check out the My Ballard story!

Discussion on Standardized Testing: Monday April 4th, Thorton Creek Elementary School

Monday April 4th, Thornton Creek Elementary School is hosting a discussion regarding standardized testing.  Salmon Bay School is a partner with Thornton Creek on the Alternative Schools Coalition.  The ASC is co sponsoring the below event.   
Parent Perspectives on Standardized Testing
Love ‘em?  Hate ‘em?  Questions? Concerns?
Let’s talk!

Monday, April 4, 6-8 p.m.
Thornton Creek School
7711 43rd Ave NE, Seattle
All parents (& teachers) welcome!
Sponsored by Parents Across America - Seattle and the Alternative Schools Coalition.   For more info contact Chris: or Dora:

Sibling Enrollment Information for Salmon Bay

Salmon Bay families should have received their assignment letter from the Seattle Schools.  For families who intend to enroll a sibling at SB for 2011-12, you probably noticed that your incoming sibling was not automatically assigned to our campus.  Please be advised that you MUST fill out an Open Enrollment application form by April 15th in order to take advantage of the Sibling enrollment tiebreaker.  Online instruction and an application are available here.