Third grade students immersed themselves in eighteenth and nineteenth century history - from quilting, to bread making, to wood carving - at Old Salem this week.
Jag Weekly
May 19, 2019
Reflecting on Students' Growth and Achievements
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents,

Each year at this time we come together as a school community to celebrate the growth and achievements made by each student during the school year. Middle school students have held Reflections with their advisory groups over the past several weeks and have several Reflection groups upcoming next week, and grades first through fifth will hold Reflections on Monday, June 3. 

This special time focuses on the importance of your student's unique learning process and provides the opportunity to identify what they did well while celebrating goals reached. Our middle school students continue to build upon their prior year's goal setting with a focus on individual goal setting and solutions to their own personal growth. 
 
We aim to have children leave Salisbury Academy with a strong sense of self and with the ability to celebrate success, appreciate the struggles, and set goals for the future. Our annual Reflections project is just one of the many tools we use to develop students to be lifelong learners, develop strong character, serve their community, and deepen their faith.
 
Lower School and fifth grade Reflections will take place on Monday, June 3. Reflections times are:

First and second grade: 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. in gym
Third and fourth grade: 8:05 to 8:25 a.m. in gym
Fifth grade: 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. in classrooms

Middle School Reflections remaining:
Advisory groups led by Mrs. Hattaway, Mrs. Goodman, and Mrs. Overcash will hold Reflections in the advisory teacher's classroom from 8:05 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21. 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates



Jaguar traditions: Eighth grade students decorate the SA Spirit Rock with hand prints, names, and drawings from their SA Class of 2019.

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

 

SA's Got Talent! Congrats to our students who performed in the SA Talent Show


From singing, to karate, to dance, drums, and piano, students did an awesome job of showcasing their talents at Thursday's SA Talent Show. Enjoy the video capture of the show below! 


SA Talent Show 2019
SA Talent Show 2019

Middle School Matters
 
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." 
                      - Nelson Mandela
This week at their visit to the Winston-Salem Arts District, eighth grade students chose the artwork that they will gift to Salisbury Academy! The artwork will be revealed at the graduation ceremony on June 4.

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!

PSA Corner: Staff Gift and Field Day


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 for both Field Day activities and lunch serving (11:15-12:15). To volunteer, please sign up below at:




Enrichment Programming for 2019-2020: We value your feedback! 
SA Families, we value your feedback as we plan our enrichment programming for 2019-20. Those who have not yet had an opportunity to do so, please take a moment to complete this brief survey and share your feedback on both enrichment programming interests and student/family school-arranged travel opportunities:

Kidsbloom Artwork: Matted student artwork in front office


Parents interesting in purchasing their child's artwork from Kidsbloom are welcome to stop by the front office to pick up the art piece. Each art piece is matted and sized for a standard frame. The cost of each art piece is $20. 

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

The final chapel gathering of the 2018-19 school year will be the Eighth Grade Chapel on Thursday, May 30 at 9 a.m. We look forward to celebrating our SA Class of 2019 at this special chapel.

Please note: There will be no chapel this week due to eighth grade final assessments. 

Athletics
Announcements
  • Please return all washed uniforms to Coach Wilson by next Friday.
  • Fall sports sign-ups are on the board outside Coach Wilson's office. If your child is interested in playing a fall sport please have them sign up next week. Fall sports offered: Girl's tennis 5th-8th grade, Co-ed Soccer 5th-8th grade, Cross country 4th- 8th grade, and girls volleyball 5th-8th grade.