The Jaguars shared our holiday cheer with the community at the 'Tis the Season Spectacular Parade!
Jag Weekly
December 1, 2019
Meaningful Christmas Service Outreach: Middle School's annual RVO party
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,
One of multiple Christmas service projects that SA students engage in each year, the Rowan Vocational Opportunities Christmas party is a tradition that is near and dear to our hearts. Rowan Vocational Opportunities (RVO) provides employment, education, therapy, friendship, and many other services for adults with mental disabilities.
Through our annual Christmas party led by middle school students, Salisbury Academy supplies RVO participants with much-needed items while bringing great joy and cheer to the organization through a fun-filled Christmas celebration. At the party, students run stations with snacks, drinks, games, and crafts, all while lifting spirits through friendly conversation and laughter.
Please review the RVO section below to see how you can contribute to this meaningful cause. Donations may be brought to the front office or given directly to Mrs. Coulter. Thank you for your support!

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

School Resumes
Mon., Dec. 2

SA Christmas Extravaganza
Thurs., Dec. 19
10:30 a.m.

Christmas Vacation Begins after staggered noon dismissal
Thurs., Dec. 19 
*No ASK offered
Dismissal Times:
JK/K: 11:50 a.m.
Lower School: 12:00
Middle School: 12:15 

Making Natural Connections through the Encounters with Nature Exploratory
Middle School Science Teacher Mrs. Overcash shares:

The Encounters with Nature middle school exploratory is designed to explore many facets of the outdoors while fostering a love for outdoor learning in the students participating. Additionally, the knowledge gained through the exploratory provides a solid foundation for students interested in joining the Salisbury Academy Envirothon Team.  This exploratory is led by Kelli Isenhour, education coordinator for Rowan County Soil and Water Conservation District. 

On a recent field trip for the exploratory, students in this exploratory visited a soil pit located at the Piedmont Research Station to engage in a soil study facilitated by Bruce Miller, the chairman of the board of supervisors for the Soil and Water Conservation District. Students observed various soil types and discussed how erosion and other factors shape our soils and land. 

Other topics that will be explored over the course of the exploratory include aquatic ecology, forestry ecology, and plant and animal identification using dichotomous keys.

Middle School Matters
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."
Maya Angelou

100 Reasons Annual Fund: Thankful for your support!
In the 100 Reasons Annual Fund, your generosity is a super reason to smile! The biggest reason that Salisbury Academy's Annual Fund is successful each year is you - our dedicated and supportive SA families. Thank you to all who have given!

A Middle School Tradition: RVO Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 13
Students in grades sixth through eighth would appreciate your donations towards the participants at Rowan Vocational Opportunities (RVO). Seventh and eighth grades will take the donations to RVO on Friday, December 13  and throw a Christmas party for the participants there. 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
  • 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
  • Santa hats! Adult XL
  • art supplies
  • seasonal craft kits
  • colored tissue paper
  • glue sticks
  • Crayola twistable crayons
  • Crayola markers
  • small stickers - for rewards
  • Sharpie markers
  • page protectors
  • pens
  • Ziplock baggies (quart and gallon)
  Additional Item - microwaves  


These items will be collected in the homeroom classrooms and can be dropped off with Mrs. Coulter at any time. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and will be used by Mrs. Coulter to purchase priority items. Please contact her with any questions. Please send all items by Thursday, December 12.

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

JK/K December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)
Grades 1-8 December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)

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. 

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 5 and will be a Corporate Partner thank you chapel. Speakers will be Broyhill scholar Isaiah Woods and SA eighth-grader Madisyn White.

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

We are excited to share that there will be a designated student seating section at home basketball games going forward! Please note the following: 
  • Moving forward we ask that students not work/sit in the concession area during games but rather sit in the designated student seating. The only exceptions to this rule will be if the parent of the student is working the concession stand or permission has been given by Coach Wilson or Mrs. Fowler.
  • Stage seating at basketball games will be reserved for coaches, staff, and parent volunteers only. 
  • For the sake of safety and flow of the game, we will no longer allow anyone but players to be on the court during halftime or in between games.

Monday, December 2
  • Blue Team Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 3:30
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ Concordia Lutheran School 4:00
  • JV Girls Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 4:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Concordia Lutheran School 5:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 5:30
  • Swim practice 7:30 - 8:30 @ JF Hurley YMCA
    • Information for Away Games
      • Carpool
      • Varsity girls will be dismissed at 2:30
      • Red uniforms
Tuesday, December 3
  • Blue team basketball practice 3:25 - 4:30
  • Varsity girls basketball practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV girls basketball practice 5:15 - 6:30
  • JV boys practice 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity boys practice 7:00 - 8:30
Wednesday, December 4
  • JV Boys Basketball Game @ Westchester Country Day School 3:30
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ Westchester Country Day School 4:45
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Westchester Country Day School 6:00
    • Information for Game
      • Address: 2045 N. Old Greensboro Rd. High Point NC 27265
      • Athletes will be able to take the bus
      • Athletes riding the bus will be dismissed from class at 1:45
      • Away Uniforms
Thursday, December 5
  • Blue Team Basketball Game @ Bradford Prep @ Carolina Courts 4:30
    • Information for Blue Team Game
      • Address: 24 Springs St. SW Concord, NC 28025
      • Carpool
      • Athletes will be dismissed at 3:05
Friday, December 6
  • JV Girls Basketball Game VS Forsyth Country Day School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ Forsyth Country Day School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game VS Forsyth Country Day School 5:15
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Forsyth Country Day School 5:15
    • Information for Varsity Games
      • Address: 5501 Shallowford Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023
      • Carpool
      • Red Uniforms