Mrs. Fowler read a Dr. Seuss book to each lower school class this week as part of SA's Read Across America Week, a celebration of the joy of reading and the imagination and works of Dr. Seuss!
Jag Weekly
March 3, 2019
Honing Our Strategic Plan: Exploratory survey on SA high school interest
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 

Reviewing survey feedback and admissions interest is an important aspect of our effort to self-study and prepare for reaccreditation. Through these channels, Salisbury Academy board and staff members continue to hear requests for the consideration of a high school component to our educational program, and so we are now taking steps to further investigate this possibility. 

This week we shared an SA High School Interest Survey with current parents and alumni parents of high school-aged children as an exploration of a possible expansion of our school's educational programming.  If you have not yet had a chance to do so, I kindly ask that you complete the survey linked below and share with us your valued feedback! Please submit your response by Friday, March 8.
Two survey links are provided below: One link is for parents with children in grades JK through 4th and the other link is for parents with children in grades 5th through 8th along with alumni parents with children in 9th through 12th grades. If you have more than one child attending JK through 12th grades currently, please fill out the survey that corresponds with the grade of your oldest child.
Thank you for your time and valuable feedback! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

Spring Picture Day
Wed., Mar. 13

Spring Break Begins
after ERF dismissal, 
Fri., Mar. 15

School Resumes
Mon., Mar. 25

Read Across America Week Inspires Seussical Fun 

Mrs. Isenhour shares:

The National Education Association's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. It began in 1997 when a small group of educators decided to create a day to celebrate reading. It grew into the largest celebration of reading America has ever seen. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers.

At SA, kindergarten, junior kindergarten and lower school celebrated Read Across America and the birthday of Dr. Seuss this past week. They began with wearing silly socks for Fox in Socks and received Cat in the Hat tattoos on Tuesday. Everyone enjoyed Hop on Pop popcorn on Wednesday, and wore favorite hats on Thursday. Students in JK, K, 1st, and 2nd grade were given Dr. Seuss headband hats from the Cat in the Hat or Thing 1 and Thing 2. We wrapped up our celebration by wearing green on Friday to celebrate Green Eggs and Ham. Dr. Seuss books were read all week in the library and classrooms.

A reading contest was held between first and second grades and third and fourth grades. The classes reading the most minutes during this past week will receive items from the Scholastic Book Catalog selected by their teachers. The exciting results will be announced Thursday, March 7.

Children and adults are all entertained by Dr. Seuss's wacky plots and zany characters. Sometimes all that is needed to get a child reading is a little fun and excitement! SA students know that reading is SEUSS-tastic!!

Middle School Matters
"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers." 
                     ~ Helen Keller

Eighth grade students are filming their rendition of Lincoln's First Inaugural Address this week as the culminating project for their Lincoln Online Oratory experience. 

Spring Picture Day: Wednesday, March 13
Spring Pictures
  • The Lifetouch Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder last week. 
  • Spring Picture Day will take place on Wednesday, March 13 beginning around 8:15 a.m.
  • Complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher as soon as possible. If you fail to select a Portrait Look (pose and background) then the photographer will choose one for you. 
  • This is a Non-Uniform Picture Day for Grades JK-8.
Spring Sports Pictures - Co-ed Golf, Co-ed Track, Co-ed Tennis, & Girls Soccer
  • The Lifetouch Sports Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder last week.
  • Complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher as soon as possible. Please fill in your child's height on the form.
  • Athletes should bring their uniforms to school with them on the morning of Wednesday, March 13.
  • Sports Pictures will begin immediately following the Spring Pictures.
Additional forms are located in the Main Office. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Peoples at 704-636-3002 x 101 or by email at if you have any questions.  Thank you!

49 Days of Gratitude: Donations for Footprints in the Community
As part of Salisbury Academy's participation in 49 Days of Gratitude, we are filling a box of supplies for Footprints in the Community, an organization with a mission of inclusion for children with special needs! 

Contributions can be brought to the front office. Footprints has requested the following for their upcoming special needs summer camp: small packs of crayons (12, 18 count), sandwich- and gallon-sized Ziploc bags, jungle-themed party favors and decorations, crepe paper, streamers/ribbons, paper plates, and a variety of craft supplies: feathers, popsicle sticks, aluminum foil, playdough or putty, small paper bags for puppets, 30 empty two liter bottles and large (size of baseball) styrofoam balls. Thank you for your support!

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

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will feature Reverend Josh Musser Gritter of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury  speaking on the monthly virtue compassion.

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

PSA Corner

Join us for this month's PSA meeting on 
Tuesday, March 5 at 8:05 a.m.! 


Monday, March 4
  • Track Practice 3:15 - 4:15 (pick-up at soccer field)
  • Tennis practice/evaluations 3:30 - 5:00 @ CCS
  • Golf practice/qualifying @ The Warrior 3:45 - Golfer will be dismissed from class at 3:05
Tuesday, March 5
  • Girls Soccer Practice 3:30 - 5:00
Wednesday, March 6
  • Tennis practice/evaluations 3:30 - 5:00 @ CCS
  • Golf practice/qualifying @ The Warrior 3:45 - Golfer will be dismissed from class at 3:05
Thursday, March 7
  • Middle School Track Practice 3:30 - 4:15
  • Girls Soccer Game VS Southeast Middle School 4:00

    • Players should arrive by 3:25 for warm-ups
    • White Jerseys
Friday, March 8 - No Athletics

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