JK/K students serenaded the audience at chapel following Thursday's  Pastries with Parents event for JK/K parents. Thanks to all of the parents and special friends who joined us!
Jag Weekly
February 10, 2019
Spreading the Love: Students' hearts for SA and their community 
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

In these days leading up to Valentines Day, our third grade students have done a beautiful job sharing some of the things that they most love about Salisbury Academy. A few of their reflections, written on paper rose petals on a rose-themed bulletin board in the hallway, are:
  • "What I most love about SA are the teachers." 
  • "I love the people at SA that make it true."
  • "The third thing I love about Salisbury Academy is the outdoor space." 
Important Dates



Fifth grade students experimented with water absorption in vascular and nonvascular plants.

SA Book Fair
Feb. 11 - 14
7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Staff Work Day
Friday, Feb. 15
No school for students

Presidents Day Holiday
Monday, Feb. 18
No school for students or staff

Whether through community, engaged learning, caring teachers, friendship, discovery, or play, our students' hearts grow every day for their school. Making this journey all the more inspiring, it is wonderful to see how this love permeates into all that our students do for their families, friends, and larger community. 

Keeping with the Valentines theme, here at SA first and eighth grade buddies made Valentines cards this week that were delivered in person by first grade students to their friends at Trinity Living Center.  Next week, we look forward to a special Meals on Wheels service project by Mrs. Starrett's advisory on Valentines Day, and just this week SA faculty and staff enjoyed delivering a round of Meals on Wheels lunches. 

Wishing everyone a sweet week with those you hold dear!
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School


Instilling a Love of the Outdoors: Spring planting to enhance Outdoor Learning Space thanks to 2018 Fund-a-Need donors
Gorgeous spring weather inspired oodles of outdoor play and exploration this week! Further enhancing the Outdoor Learning and Play Space at SA, a spring planting will build beds and install a variety of native plants throughout the grounds. 

Outdoor Learning Space features to be landscaped are the learning circle, older children's playground, gaga ball court, global motion, and the half court, with trees, shrubs, flowering perennials, herbs, ferns, ground covers, and grasses to be planted throughout. 

In a full-circle connection, 60 hardwood trees - oak, hickory, and crab apple - donated by the Land Trust from last year's hardwood planting event have been cared for over the past year and are ready to be planted at SA. At last year's event, middle school students joined with other volunteers to plant 5,000 hardwood trees on the Land Trust's Two Rivers property. 

Other trees and shrubs to be installed include holly, magnolia, wax myrtles, loblolly pines, and butterfly bushes. Plants to look forward to seeing on the playground include lavender, daylilies, cinnamon ferns, honeysuckle, river oats, and more!

This final stage of planting is in thanks to donations made by the Bloom 2018 Fund-a-Need. Thanks to all who participated in the Fund-A-Need and made this exciting beautification possible! 
"Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature." 
                  - Richard Louv, from  Last Child in the Woods

Middle School Matters
 
"We need love as we need water." 
              ~ Maya Angelou


SA Book Fair: Monday through Thursday of this week


The SA Book Fair is open 
Monday through Thursday of this week! 

The Book Fair will run through Thursday, Feb. 14. Book fair hours are 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. each day, Monday - Thursday of this week.

SA Summer Camp: Now enrolling!
Enrollment for SA Summer Camp is open!
Learn more and register by visiting 


SA Student Art on Display at Waterworks and the Rowan Public Library
It's time for our annual student artwork showcase at Waterworks Gallery! SA families are invited to stop by Waterworks from February 13 to March 2 to view student work from all Rowan County Independent Schools and homeschools. A reception for students and their families will be Thursday, February 21st, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the gallery.  
 
The following students will have artwork at Waterworks this year:
 
Kindergarten - Vivian Brincefield, Sophie Johnson, James Stephenson
1st - Dylan Anderson, Stuart Menees
2nd - Elle Blankenship, Emmaline Meyers
3rd - Fletcher Busby, Anna Kate Goodman, Jillian Towns
4th - Blake Cordasci, AJ Jarrell, Emma Ott
5th - Mary Grace Antosek, Sam Goodman, Virginia Walser
6th - Noah Bardinas, Peyton Hollar
7th - Kari Downs, Lucy Heilig, Reid Hlavacek
8th - Miles Abramson, Elsie Richter, Ann Hunter Robertson
 
Additionally, we have another opportunity to showcase student artwork at the Rowan Public Library for the entire month of February!  Both 7th and 3rd grade classes will be on display beginning this Friday (2/1) in the children's area of the library.  These classes worked hard on creating heart images inspired by the artist Peter Max.


Lunch Menus
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  nsebastiangokey@yahoo.com


Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will feature Jesse Byrd of the Rowan YMCA  speaking on the monthly virtue of loyalty. 

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
  • There will be a required spring sports parents meeting on Wednesday February 20 at 6:00 in the gym.
  • Please return all washed winter sports uniforms to Coach Wilson.
Monday, February 11 - No Athletics

Tuesday, February 12 - No Athletics

Wednesday, February 13 - No Athletics

Thursday, February 14 - No Athletics

Friday, February 15 - No Athletics