Eighth grade students led the opening chapel assembly for the 2019-20 school year this week! SA was honored to host Coach Antwaun Thompson, JLT Fieldhouse founder, as our opening chapel speaker.
Jag Weekly
August 25, 2019
ERF Fridays: What are your teachers doing on Friday afternoons?
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 
 
Students need teachers who are just as interested in their own growth as they are in their students' growth, and ongoing training and feedback is the foundation for effective teaching.
 
The Salisbury Academy faculty is a community of life-long learners committed to growing in their knowledge and understanding of child development and research-based educational trends. An important time that provides the faculty/staff with sustained and intensive professional development comes each Friday from 1:45 - 3:30 p.m. through our weekly ERF activities (Early Release Fridays). During ERF, our entire faculty and staff participate in professional development planned to meet identified curricular and instructional needs from goals set and evaluated annually by the academic team. 

This quarter our ERF topics include:  K-12 curriculum competencies, student learning support, peer team coaching, and tech competencies and tools for instruction.   

Almost 80 hours a year are dedicated to in-house training which Salisbury Academy teachers utilize along with outside workshops and courses to meet the required annual hours for teacher renewal certification through the North Carolina Department of Instruction.
 
Our teaching staff is selected for their knowledge of curriculum, the degrees they hold, experience, professionalism, and desire to be involved in the lives of children. Our average tenure of teaching experience is 18 years!
 
As our ERF and professional development reflect, SA faculty and staff are deeply committed as a team to inspiring a love of learning and preparing passionate leaders through discovery, stewardship, community, and faith.

Sincerely,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates


Middle School Back to School Night 
Thurs., August 29
*for parents and students
Grades 5/6: 5:45-6:45
All MS Grades: 6:45-7
Grades 7/8: 7:00-8:00

Labor Day Holiday
Mon., September 2
No school for students or staff

Fall Picture Day and Designated Team Pictures
Wed., Sept. 18




 

Bringing Joy and Promoting Leadership: First and eighth grade buddy program 

A meaningful tradition at Salisbury Academy, the first and eighth grade buddy program for this year kicked off on Monday with the first buddy meeting. Excitement was high as eighth-graders read books with their first grade friends, laughed, and got to know one another. 

The buddies plan to meet monthly and join together in service outreach throughout the school year. 
 
One of the many benefits of a JK through 8 education, the first/eighth grade buddy program nurtures leadership in older students while building community and a strong sense of belonging in SA's younger learners. 

Middle School Matters
   
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." 
            ~ Oscar Wilde


Piano Lessons with Dr. Rob
Salisbury Academy Dear Parents: Our afternoon Salisbury Academy Music Conservatory has openings for three piano students. Dr. Rob invites parents interested in their children taking piano to email him at rrobertson@salisburyacademy.org.

The times available are roughly in the 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. time slot. It will be first come first serve, and any others will go right to the top of the waiting list. Thank you! 

Carpool Lane Renamed
SA's Carpool Lane has been renamed for the 2019-2020 school year. Be sure to check it out on Monday morning and see if you can guess who it honors! The renaming of Carpool Lane is one of many exciting items auctioned every spring.

Visit the SA Pop-Up Shop: Now through August 30
Stock up on Jaguar gear for the year at the SA Pop-Up Shop! 

Headbands and select T-shirt sizes are in stock and available with sample sizes available to try on for order for all T-shirt sizes and a number of other products: golf shirts, vests, sweatshirts, and pullovers. 

Visit the Pop-Up Shop in the hallway outside the front office to peruse the items. To order, please fill out and return the completed  Pop-Up Shop Order Form to the front office.

For this round of orders, orders are due on August 30 . Ordered items will arrive by the end of September.

Consumable/Activity Fees


The full Consumables Fee and half of the Activity Fee is due by September 15. The remaining half of the Activity Fee is due by December 1. 
 
Payments can be made by check, cash, or electronically through your FACTS account. Thank you!


Aviation 101 Program Opportunity through the EAA
Students ages 8-17 are invited to take part in the Young Eagles Aviation 101 program in conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA). 

The program begins with a familiarization flight on September 7. Parents can register their student online at the Young Eagles Day registration: youngeaglesday.org/?690

Following the familiarization flight, access to instructional materials will be provided to students free of charge and will include the Sporty's Pilot Shop "Learn to Fly" program which contains complete video lessons, interactive written test prep, and real world flying tips. 

Enrichment Programming and Family Travel
School Travel Opportunity

Families curious to learn more about the SA family travel opportunity to Boston and Acadia National Park on June 1-5, 2020 are encouraged to join us for an interest meeting:
Informational Meeting - Boston/Acadia Trip
Wednesday, September 4
6 p.m. at Salisbury Academy
Contact Mrs. Melody Lee with questions
Creative Coders and Rollin' with Robotics

Spaces are available in the Creative Coders (Grades K-4) and Rollin' with Robotics (Grades 5-8 and Grade 4 with prior BrickEd experience).  Learn more or sign up for Enrichment Classes
Sports Shots

Students in grades JK, K, and 1st will have an opportunity to experience an exciting mix of sports and begin to develop skills in the monthly Sports Shots program!  Under the direction of SA's athletic director, students will explore a variety of sports from soccer to basketball to tennis on one Friday each month.  Click here for the Sports Shots sign-up form To register your child, please submit this form to the front office with payment.
With questions about Enrichment classes or school travel, please contact Mrs. Melody Lee at mlee@salisburyacademy.org

Lunch Menus
School Lunch
Habeeb Catering will provide hot lunches Monday through Thursday for JK/K students. Students in grades 1-8 will have lunch provided Monday through Friday.

Contact Nancy Gokey at Habeeb Catering at  salunchlady@yahoo.com



Booster Club Pizza
Students interested in participating in the Booster Club Pizza lunch fundraiser this year may sign up by submitting the Booster Club Pizza form to the front office. Forms are due by Aug. 26 in order to participate in the upcoming pizza lunch on Aug. 30.

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, August 29 and will feature Rev. Lara Musser Gritter of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury speaking on the core virtues of respect and responsibility. 

All families are welcome and encouraged to join us in the gym for chapel each Thursday from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Athletics

Announcements
Normal Practice Times:
  • JV Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:30
  • Varsity Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 - 6:30
  • JV Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 - 7:30
  • Girls Tennis: Monday/Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30
  • Cross Country Monday/Thursday 3:15 - 4:15
  • These days and times are subject to change. As always please check the Jag Weekly for the most up to date schedules.

Monday, August 26
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:30
  • Optional serving clinic for volleyball players 3:30-4:30
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, August 27
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Wesleyan Academy 4:00
    • Information for Volleyball Game
      • Carpool
      • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:30
      • Address: 1917 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 27262
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Wesleyan Academy 4:00
    • Information for Soccer Game
      • Carpool
      • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:30
      • Address: 1917 N. Centennial St. High Point, NC 27262
      • White Uniforms
Wednesday, August 28
  • Girls Tennis Match VS Summit School @ CCS 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Summit School 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Summit School 4:00
    • Information for Soccer Game
      • Red Uniforms
      • Players should arrive by 3:40 for warm-ups
Thursday, August 29
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV volleyball practice 3:20 - 4:30
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:15 - 5:15
Friday, August 30 - No Athletics



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