Sixth grade students attended and served at a book event for the story Grandma and Me which explains how young people can better understand Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Jag Weekly
January 21, 2018
Snow Day Fun and Schedule Changes 
Dear Salisbury Academy Families: 

I don't think any of us were prepared for the beautiful winter storm we experienced last week! What a joy it was to see so many photos of our students enjoying the snow. I was lucky enough to join several SA families sledding at the local driving range on Thursday. A big thank you to Kurt Richter and Jennifer Isenberg for sharing their authentic Maine toboggan sled. What a great ride! Now, we look ahead to reschedule our missed activities from last week:  

A make-up day will be scheduled for a date in February. Our administrative team will make a final decision on Monday and inform everyone about the schedule change. 
Mrs. Goodman sent an email to our eighth grade families that provides the midterm schedule for Monday. Our quarter will end on Monday for student work to provide our teachers adequate time to prepare report card grades and comments.
We will still offer our Middle School Bring-A-Friend Day tomorrow but expect that some of our guests will not be able to join us due to the public school make-up day. We are also looking to reschedule our JK/K Preview Night event from last week. Thank you for continuing to share the SA story with prospective families!
The SA Spelling Bee will take place on Thursday immediately following chapel. We also moved last week's planned pep rally to this week, and it will be held on Friday. You can view all of the athletic information below in Coach Wilson's weekly update. We look forward to Spirit Week at SA this week!
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked to keep all of our families safe during the storm. It was a wonderful one filled with great memories to cherish for years to come.


Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

Spirit Week at SA
Jan. 22-26
Mon. - Favorite sports team
Tues. - Wacky Tacky
Wed. - PJ Day
Thurs. - Neon Day
Fri. - SA Spirit 

School Spelling Bee
Thurs., Jan. 25
following chapel

Pep Rally
Fri., Jan. 26
12:45 p.m. in the gym

Priority Re-enrollment Closes
Tues., Feb. 13


Sixth Grade Students Serve at Grandma and Me Event
Sixth grade students enjoyed a meaningful Tuesday night at the Health and Rehab Center of Trinity Oaks.  Students had a chance to serve hot chocolate, cookies, and s'mores to the residents. They also had a chance to meet the authors, Mary Ann Drummond and Beatrice Tauber Prior, of the book, Grandma and Me.  

As residents and community members settled in, the students joined them to listen to a reading of the book. Grandma and Me serves as a children's guide for Alzheimer's and dementia. After the reading, the authors answered questions from audience members.  

Sixth grade homeroom teacher, Elizabeth Anderson, shares, "I am really proud of the students and their sense of community service. They really enjoyed being together outside of the classroom walls and interacting with community members."

Middle School Matters
"Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit." 
            - Ovid

Lunch Menus
Habeeb Catering will provide hot lunches Monday through Friday to our students enrolled in grades 1-8 during the 2017-2018 school year. See the February lunch menu below. 

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel speaker will be Dr. Michael Connor speaking on the virtue "Courage." 

Chapel takes place every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Families are welcome and encouraged to join us for this special time as a community! 

Booster Club
Booster Club Pizza Lunch Dates: 
Feb. 9,  March 9,  April 13,  May 18.

Click here for a Booster Club Pizza order form . Individual lunches are $6.00 each for lower school and $7.00 each for middle school. Checks may be made out to Salisbury Academy, with Booster Club Pizza written in the memo portion. 

Join us for the upcoming Booster Club meeting, January 26 
at 8:05 a.m. in the gym

Important Announcements
  • January 22 will be 8th grade winter sports recognition. 8th grade students and their parents will be recognized in between the varsity girls and varsity boys game. First grade students and families are welcome to come to these games free of charge to support their 8th grade buddies.
  • The basketball game that was scheduled for January 18 @ Statesville Montessori has been rescheduled for Wednesday February 7.  
  • The PEP Rally that was scheduled for Friday, January 19 has been rescheduled for January 26. 
  • Join us for the next Booster Club meeting, January 26 at 8:05 a.m. in the gym.
  • SA Spirit Week will be the week of January 22-26:
Mon. - Favorite sports team
Tues. - Wacky Tacky
Wed. - PJ Day
Thurs. - Neon Day
Fri. - SA Spirit 

Basketball Schedules

Monday, January 22
  • JV Boys Basketball Game VS St. Stephens Lutheran 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS St. Stephens Lutheran 5:00
  • 8th Grade recognition  will be held in between the Varsity girls and boys game.
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS St. Stephens Lutheran 6:15
  • Cheerleaders will cheer for the 4:00/5:00 games
     Information for Basketball Games
  • JV Boys 4:00 - Arnez/Tucker   
  • Varsity Girls 5:00 - Spruill/Cunningham
  •  Varsity Boys 6:15 - McCall/Brandon
  • White Uniforms
Tuesday, January 23 
  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 3:20 - 4:45
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice   5:15 - 6:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 6:15 - 7:45
Wednesday, January 24 - No Athletics

 Thursday, January 25
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 6:15
     Information for Basketball Game
  • Address: 251 Home Improvement St, Troutman, NC 28166
  • Transportation will be provided to the game
  • Students riding the bus will be dismissed at 2:40
  • Blue Uniforms
Friday, January 26    
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Concordia Lutheran 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game @ Concordia Lutheran 5:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Concordia Lutheran 5:00

     Information for JV Games
  • Address: 215 5th Ave SE, Conover, NC 28613
  • JV girls should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
  • JV boys should arrive by 4:30
  • Carpool
  • Blue Uniforms
     Information for Varsity Games
  • White Uniforms
  • Varsity Girls 4:00 - Palmer/Jeter
  • Varsity Boys 5:00 - Morris/Robins