How do we build resilience in our children and help them learn grit to handle life's challenges?
Join us on Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. as expert Jonathan Hetterly shares helpful techniques and insights at his talk  Preparing Resilient Kids for a Changing Future.  See below for more details.
Jag Weekly
January 20, 2019
Bloom in Wonder: Host and auction opportunities
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,
 
On March 30, Salisbury Academy will hold our 10th annual Bloom gala, Bloom in Wonder. The event promises to be a magical one full of color, fantasy, and support for our school and larger community. We hope that you will mark this on your calendar and join us for a memorable evening!
 
As one opportunity to get involved in Bloom, event hosts play an important role in making this event possible. Several host levels are available. New this year, reserved seating for the gala will be offered to each of our participating hosts.

Additionally, our live auction features a variety of experiences, from travel adventures, to dining, to entertainment. As we build this year's exciting auction offerings, we welcome and greatly appreciate any items that you would like to donate! Examples from past auctions include beach house stays, hotel/spa/golf resort reservations, and concert tickets. 

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a host or would like to participate through a donation to our live auction, please contact Tracey Baird in SA's Development Office to learn more.

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates





MLK Holiday
No school for students or staff
Mon., January 21

SA Spirit Week
Jan. 28 - Feb. 1 (M-F)
Mon: PJ day
Tues: Silly Sock/Hat Day
Wed: Wacky Tacky
Th: Favorite Sport Team
Fri: Jag Spirit Day

Spring Sports Sign-Ups
Complete by Feb. 1
See sports section below 
 

Inspiring Courage through MLK 

This month's virtue of courage is a powerful concept and a prominent theme in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s teachings. At Thursday's chapel, Pastor Dee Ellison of At the Cross Ministries reminded us of Dr. King's words:

"Courage is an inner resolution to move forward despite obstacles." 

Courage also inspires creativity and gives us the strength to talk openly, learn all that we can, help others, share shamelessly, be kind, and never leave a situation without understanding why it made us feel the way it did, Pastor Dee shared.

Pastor Dee closed with a final word of encouragement:  "Take the right path. Take it in courage, and people will be proud of you. But even more importantly, you will be proud of yourself."  

Congratulations to our SA Spelling Bee Participants

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in this week's SA Spelling Bee and to first and second place finishers Brenna Smith (first place) and Emory Haynes (second place). Brenna and Emory will move onto the District Spelling Bee which will be held at Salisbury Academy on February 12. 

Middle School Matters
 
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." 
                           ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Preparing Resilient Kids for a Changing Future: Thurs., Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

Join us for a Community Speaking Event
Preparing Resilient Kids for a Changing Future
with Jonathan Hetterly 
 
Thursday, January 24
6:30 p.m. at Salisbury Academy
 
Growing up in today's culture involves unique challenges for our kids. Instead of allowing children to be swallowed up by stress and the pressure of life, we can teach our kids resilience and grit to combat the challenges they face.
Hetterly's discussion will cover techniques including:
 
* How to tell the difference between stress and anxiety
* How to slow down an anxious mind and quiet racing thoughts
* How to support your child/teen without rescuing them
* How to respond to your child's mistakes or poor choices
* And many more! 


Spring Enrichment Classes Begin This Week
There's still time to sign up for several classes!
Several spaces are available in the Intro to Sign Language, Little Performers, and Wednesday Robotics classes. Sign up below for a semester of fun!



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



Note from Habeeb Catering

Those of you who ordered lunches on the snow days, December 10 and/or 11, have credits for those lunches that were paid for. If you have not already done so, you may use those credits toward your February orders. If you have questions as to whether or not your if your child ordered those days, please email me at nsebastiangokey@yahoo.com .

Also, please try to get your orders in by the due date at the bottom of the form. I need them by that date in order to get my milk order in for the next week, and also, so we know the amount of supplies we will need. We will always accept late orders, it just really helps with our planning if we can get a larger percent of the orders back on time.

As always, thank you for allowing Habeeb Catering to feed your children. I so enjoy getting to know all of them!

          ~ Nancy Gokey, Habeeb Catering


Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 9 a.m. and will feature  Brittney Wagner of Life Church  speaking on the monthly virtue of courage. 

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

JLT Fieldhouse at the Charlotte Hornets as the Featured Nonprofit: 
Mar. 3 at 1 p.m.
JLT Fieldhouse will be the featured "Nonprofit of the Night" at the Charlotte Hornets' game 
on  March 3 at 1 p.m.!

JLT just needs to sell a few more tickets to their fundraiser and their kids will get court time on the day of the game. Join in the fun by purchasing your tickets here .
   


Athletics
Announcements
  • The JV Basketball tournaments will be held on February 1 and 5. The locations and times will be announced at later date.
  • The Varsity Basketball tournaments will be held on February 7, 8, and 9. Locations and times will be announced at a later date.
  • Spring sports sign-ups are on the board outside of Coach Wilson's office. If your child is interested in a spring sport please have them sign up before February 1. Spring sports: Track (1st-8th grade), Girls Soccer (5th-8th grade), Co-ed Tennis (5th-8th grade), and Co-ed Golf (5th-8th grade).
  • There will be open gym for all Salisbury Academy Basketball players on Sunday from 6:00 - 7:30.
Monday, January 21 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 22
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS St. Stephens Lutheran School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball (White Team) Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS St. Stephens Lutheran School 5:00
    • Information for JV Games
      • Address: 2304 Spring Rock Rd. NE Hickory, NC 28601
      • Carpool
      • JV Girls will be dismissed from class at 2:15
      • Blue Uniforms
Wednesday, January 23
  • Cheerleading practice 3:15-4:45
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Canterbury School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball (White Team) Game @ Canterbury School 5:00
    • Information for JV Games
      • Address: 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. Greensboro, NC 27455
      • Providence
      • Players riding the bus will be dismissed from class at 2:00
      • Blue Uniforms
Thursday, January 24
  • Cheerleaders will cheer for JV girls and boys 4:00/5:00
  • JV Girls Basketball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • JV Boys (Blue Team) Basketball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
    • Information for Varsity Games
      • Address: 251 Home Improvement St. Troutman, NC 28166
      • Providence
      • Players riding the bus will be dismissed at 2:45
      • Red Uniforms
Friday, January 25
  • JV Boys (Blue Team) Basketball Game VS Tabernacle Christian School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Tabernacle Christian School 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Tabernacle Christian School 6:00
    • Information for Basketball Games
      • White Uniforms
      • JV boys should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
      • Varsity girls should arrive by 4:30 for warm-ups
      • Varsity boys should arrive by 5:30 for warm-ups

Between now and January 26 @ 11:59 p.m. and get 20% off an order of $75 or more!  Use code SAVE20 at checkout to receive 20% off when you place an order of $75 or more.