Fourth grade students are super inventors! After studying the history and process of invention, the six skills of inventing, and a range of informational text on inventors, inventions, and the process of creation, students created their own inventions and pitched them to the class, Shark Tank-style! 
Jag Weekly
February 17, 2019
A Successful Winter Sports Season
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

Our Jaguar basketball season concluded last weekend and wrapped up a successful winter sports season! The gym was electric during the exciting overtime game that ended in a one-point victory for our varsity boys. A big thank you to Coach Wilson for his leadership and to our coaches, players, and pep squad for a fantastic season. 
 
None of this would be possible without the hard work and energy of our SA Booster Club volunteers. Thank you to the Booster Club for your assistance with admissions, concessions, and for the many other ways in which you support SA athletics! 
 
I'd also like to recognize the All-Conference players from this past season. Our JV boys All-Conference members were Abdul Eliwa and Avery Arnez with Jacob Mills as MVP. Our JV girls All-Conference members were Kennedi Fisher and Lanie Humble with Caroline Snow as MVP.  Our varsity girls All-Conference members were Gigi Nagy and Maggie Antosek. Our varsity boys All-Conference members were Deuce Walker and Damian Brandon with Jaiden Colbert as MVP.

All of the basketball teams finished strong with conference championships won for the JV girls, JV boys and varsity boys with our varsity girls finishing in third place. Congratulations to all! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates



First grade students presented their habitat projects this week!

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

Spring Picture Day
Wed., Mar. 13

Spring Break Begins
after ERF dismissal, 
*No ASK
Fri., Mar. 15


Delivering Meals on Wheels and Valentine's Greetings
Middle School Teacher Mrs. Starrett shares: 

Our middle school advisory is made up of nine girls, grades sixth through eighth. When the conversation started about service projects earlier this year, the girls had a huge range of ideas. We wanted our focus to be on donating our time and effort as opposed to monetary donations, so that helped us narrow it down to two or three non-profits. 

As part of our information gathering process, Sandy Combs from Meals on Wheels came in to talk to us over lunch one day about what the organization is all about: the need, who they serve, and how much it means to the home-bound residents to have that little bit of human interaction when their meal is delivered. By the time she left, the girls were extremely excited to help!

We chose Valentine's Day to deliver a route, so we got supplies to make some cute little Valentine's Day cards. We delivered those cards along with the meals and a sweet treat for each recipient. 

It was a fun outing for the girls to bond with their fellow advisory members, but more importantly than that, it provided an opportunity for them to understand a little bit more of just how fortunate they are, on a deeper level. The goal is that this partnership with Meals on Wheels will pair nicely with our Tuesday mornings when we spend time together as a group and write in our own personal gratitude journals.
Reflections from the Valentine's Day Service Outing:

"I enjoyed delivering the meals. They were all so welcoming and really nice. Knowing that we were doing good for the community feels great." - Lucy Heilig

"They were all so happy to see us!" - Kendall Colwell

"We did this so we can help people that are home-bound and cannot get food for themselves. We helped to do something about that." - Rodina Eliwa

"We did this to help meals on wheels, and it felt great." - Ruby Walser

"I enjoyed this especially for the feeling of knowing you're helping people. It just makes you feel really good." - Peyton Hollar

"Helping others is an unexplainable feeling." - Ava Morris

Middle School Matters
 
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
    - John Dewey

Art Room: Request for recycled items
SA's art program is in need of a few items that you may have in your home. If you do, please send them in with your child to deliver to Mrs. Shelton . Thank you!
  • Old hairdryers
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Plastic reward cards (MVP, VIC, etc.)

Thank You for your Book Fair Support


Thanks to all of our students and families who supported 
SA's spring Book Fair! 


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 Pastor John Tucker of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church  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 p.m. in the gym.
  • Please return all washed winter sports uniforms to Coach Wilson.
Monday, February 18 - No School

Tuesday, February 19 - No Athletics

Wednesday, February 20
  • Required Spring Sports Parents Meeting 6:00 p.m. in the Gym
Thursday, February 21 - No Athletics

Friday, February 22 - No Athletics