Sixth grade students journeyed through time on a fascinating and fun visit to the Biltmore Estate this week.
Jag Weekly
May 12, 2019
A Special Night at Kidsbloom: Thank you to our parent volunteers
Kidsbloom 2019 was a wonderful evening of community and fun!  A heartfelt thank you goes out to the many parent volunteers. We are so thankful and couldn't have done it without you.

Parents interested in purchasing student art that was for sale at Kidsbloom are welcome to stop by the front office to purchase your student's art piece. Each piece is matted and prepped for a standard-sized frame and costs $20. 

An exciting several weeks lie ahead as we look forward to our SA Talent Show, the eighth grade chapel, Field Day, and graduation. We couldn't do any of these without our super parent volunteers. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff, thank you for your ongoing help and commitment to our school!
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students planted sunflower seeds and learned about invasive species on a Landtrust preserve this week.

Thurs., May 16
SA Talent Show
9 a.m. in the gym

Fri., May 24
JK/K Teacher Conferences
No school or ASK for JK/K students

Mon., May 27
Memorial Day
No school for students or staff

Thurs., May 30
Eighth Grade Chapel Assembly
9 a.m. in the gym


Tired of Music Book Dedicated to Dr. Rob at SA Chapel
Children's author Dicy McCullough has just added a seventh book entitled Tired of Music to her successful line of children's books. With other titles in the series such as Tired of My Bath and Tired of School, McCullough's books generally feature characters learning a valuable lesson about appreciating certain aspects of living and learning that are often taken for granted. Tired of Music revolves around a school where the children have seemed to stop enjoying music -- that is, until one day when a mysterious new teacher dressed in black named "Dr. Rob" appears at the door.
McCullough is a Rowan County native who is also a former classroom educator and music teacher. With Tired of Music being her seventh book in the series, she worked longer on this book than any other because music is so dear to her heart. She knew of Dr. Rob's reputation as a passion igniter regarding children's music programs. For years, principals in local school systems would request Dr. Rob be assigned to their schools in situations where the children did not like going to music.
The books are on sale on Amazon for $10.99. To learn more about the books, visit the author's website. Dr. Rob does not make any profit off of the sales. McCullough requests that those who purchase the book and have a free moment, please write a review on Amazon. 

McCullough presented the book to Salisbury Academy in honor of Dr. Rob at this week's chapel gathering. Dr. Rob has offered to autograph books that SA students purchase! He said of the book:

 "I was most honored and pleased with the results. It's surreal seeing a cartoon version of yourself, but the illustrator did do a marvelous job and the book has a great message for students. There is even a flashback picture showing me at school when I was young sitting still in my desk behaving and listening to the teacher, which my wife said classifies the book as 'fiction.' Anyway, I highly recommend you checking it out!"

Middle School Matters
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
                   ~ Carl Bard

PSA Corner: Thank you, staff gift, and Field Day
Many thanks to those who contributed items for a fun week of spoiling SA's faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week!

Those interested in contributing to the End of Year Gift for SA Faculty and Staff, please send your contributions to the front office by May 28. Please make checks payable to "Salisbury Academy PSA" and note "staff gift" in the memo. 

Field Day fun is quickly approaching! The event will take place on the last day of school, on Tuesday, June 4 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

The PSA is seeking volunteers for this exciting day at SA.  Please contact Mrs. Goodnight if you would like to volunteer. 

Purchase a Brick in Honor of an SA Grad
What better way to honor your graduate than to memorialize their time at Salisbury Academy with an engraved brick? Bricks are installed in the entrance to the Outdoor Learning and Play Space and personalized with a message of your choice. 

Please inquire at the front office for more information on purchasing a brick. Thank you!

Summer Camp at SA: Now enrolling!
Rising kindergarteners through rising fifth-graders currently enrolled at SA are invited to join us for a summer of fun!  Eight full weeks of experiential summer programming will be offered by the week for full and half days. Camp experiences will include Big Splash Fridays and Wednesday outings to both Muddy Sneakers expeditions and other exciting destinations. So much fun to be had! 

Learn more at 

JLT Fieldhouse Summer Camp Offerings

JLT is offering a 5% discount coupon code for anyone that signs up from SA. The coupon code is JAGS, is limited to the first 15 people that sign up, and expires on May 15.

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

The SA Talent Show will take place this week during the time regularly scheduled for chapel. Join us on Thursday, May 16 at 9 a.m. to see SA students showcase their many talents! 

  • Please return all uniforms to Coach Wilson. Thank you!