December 4, 2022

Upcoming Dates

SA Ice Skating at Spencer Winterfest - Today!

Sunday, December 4

1-4 p.m.

See Jag Weekly for details

RSVP here

Chapel This Week

Thursday, Dec. 8

9:15 a.m. in the SA gym

Speaker: Rev. Danielle DeNise, NC Lutheran Synod

Virtue: Charity

PSA Dress Down Day

Friday, Dec. 9

For this for Dress Down Day, the PSA is partnering with the middle school RVO project (see below). Students are invited to bring in $2 and an item for RVO in exchange for a non-uniform day.

Holiday Chapel

Thursday, December 15

9:15 a.m. in the SA gym

Alumni Night at

SA Basketball Games

Thursday, December 15

Varsity games at 4 and 5 p.m., alumni game to follow

Booster Club Pizza Day

Friday, December 16

Sign up for Booster Club Pizza

Christmas Break

December 19-30

Staff Workday

Monday, January 2

School Resumes for Students and Staff

Tuesday, January 3

This Week's Highlights


See this week's athletics happenings

View the winter sports schedules

Middle School

View this week's Middle School Matters newsletter for grades 5-8

Enrichment Classes

View enrichment classes and Seussical Jr. rehearsal info for this week

Lunch Menus

View the January lunch menu

View the November-December lunch menu

SA Upper School Visit and Downtown Debut

Opening doors and welcoming students and the community into the SA Upper School space! It was a pleasure to bring 7th and 8th grade students to the downtown Upper School space this week and to welcome the larger community for a visit in Thursday evening's Downtown Debut.

Come and Skate with SA at Spencer Winterfest

Sunday, December 4 - Today!

1-4 p.m.

Salisbury Academy families are invited to join for an afternoon of holiday and outdoor fun at Spencer Winterfest! Admission, ice skating, and skate rentals will be provided at no cost, and you are also welcome to bring your own skates from home. Rental skates go down to a size 13 youth.

Parents are asked to please stay on the premise while their children are at the event. In addition to ice skating, there will be holiday crafts as well as a food truck offering treats and drinks for purchase. RSVP to Mrs. Doby here. Hope to see you there!

SA Travel Maine Acadia and Boston Trip for June 2023: Limited spaces available

It’s not too late to sign up for the Maine Acadia trip in June 2023! Limited spaces are available and would make an amazing Christmas gift for your student or loved ones. Learn more by viewing the trip itinerary or by contacting Melody Lee

RVO Drive: Helping our Friends at Rowan Vocational Opportunities

Salisbury Academy Christmas Happiness Party and Donations for RVO

Please join us in providing a little Christmas Happiness for some very special people. We are coming together again this year to collect donations for Rowan Vocational Opportunities. Our commitment to RVO and our Christmas Party with the RVO clients have become tradition; these individuals are truly grateful, and this organization is so deserving of our support. RVO provides employment, education, therapy, friendship, and many other services for adults with mental disabilities. The needs of these individuals are for basic items that many of us take for granted. We can work to make sure that each and every one of the 200 clients of RVO will receive a hardy bag of essential items.


We will also accept monetary donations (to the attention of Heather Coulter/checks made out to Salisbury Academy) which will be used to purchase priority and bulk items.


A highlight of this partnership is sharing a Christmas party together, which has been sorely missed. It is quite exciting for us to be able to spend this quality time with some dear individuals. Mrs. Coulter’s exploratory is currently planning for this event.

Seventh and eighth graders will take the party and donations to RVO on Wednesday, December 14. There is a particular need for personal items. We are asking for your help with the following:


  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Women's and men's deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Chapstick
  • Q-tips
  • Disposable razors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body lotion

Clothing Items

  • Men's sweatshirts (medium-3XL)
  • Women's sweatshirts (medium-3XL)
  • Thermal tops and bottoms for men and women (medium-3XL)
  • Socks for men and women
  • Jackets (medium-3XL)
  • Toboggans, gloves, scarves


  • Microwaves
  • Santa hats

Please send all items by Monday, December 12. Thank you in advance!

Lost and Found Items to be Cleared

The Lost and Found will be cleared out at the end of December. SA uniform items will be placed in the uniform closet, and all other items will be dropped off at Goodwill. Please have your child take a look for anything that might be theirs before we head into break. Thank you!

PSA Corner: PSA Staff Gift


PSA Staff Christmas Gift

For the next two weeks, PSA will be collecting voluntary donations toward a Christmas Gift Fund for the teachers and staff members of Salisbury Academy. We all know how difficult it can be to find just the right gift for each teacher, so, to make your life a bit easier, you can show your appreciation to the entire staff in ONE CHECK!

PSA will pool all the money received and deliver Christmas cheer to each teacher and staff member before the Christmas break. Checks will be accepted now until Friday, December 9 at the end of the school day.

This tradition was started by PSA many years ago and has been greatly appreciated by the hardworking folks who are so dedicated to our children. The teachers and staff have been SO VERY thankful for the generous donations in the past.

Please make your check payable to “Salisbury Academy-PSA” and write “PSA Staff Gift” in the memo section. Checks may be dropped off at the front desk or you may send in an envelope with your child with “PSA Staff Gift” on the front. Additionally, contributions may be made using the link found in the Jag Weekly. A note with all of the contributing families will accompany each staff gift.

Make your PSA Staff Gift online

Many thanks in advance,

Sarah Knight, President

Amy Vestal, Vice President

Diana Keith, Treasurer

Lynn Leonard, Secretary

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