Junior kindergarten students performed research at the Animal Care Center of Salisbury and gathered ideas of how to open their own veterinary clinic in the JK classroom. Over the coming weeks the "housekeeping" section of the classroom will become a bustling veterinary clinic!
Jag Weekly
November 17, 2019
Spreading the Good News About SA 
Dear Salisbury Academy Families:

This time of year brings with it a busy and exciting admission season as we welcome prospective students and families to our campus and look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year. Our current families are consistently our best resource for reaching new families. Thank you for sharing the good news about the amazing things happening at Salisbury Academy each day!
If you have friends interested in learning more about SA, regardless of their student's grade level, encourage them to attend an upcoming admission event, invite them to an athletic event, lunch and learn, or chapel, or ask them to contact me to schedule a personal school tour. A visit to our campus is always the best way to learn firsthand how SA's innovative approach to experiential learning nurtures curiosity, character, and community in each child.
Our next event will be the JK/K/1st Preview Night on December 5 at 6:30 p.m.  Thank you for partnering with us here at school and throughout the community!

Warm Regards,

Allison Doby, Director of Admission 

Important Dates

Whole School, Class Group, Designated Sports Pictures, and Fall Picture Make-Up Day
Wed., Nov. 20

The Truth About Vaping
Thurs., Nov. 21
for 6-8 students and all middle school parents (grades 5-8)
11:30 a.m.
RSVP to Mrs. Goodman

Thanksgiving Break Begins after regular dismissal
Tues., Nov. 26
*No ASK offered

Sixth Grade Students Lead a Morning in Ancient Greece
A much-anticipated academic and community tradition at Salisbury Academy, second and sixth grade students culminated their units on Ancient Greece by traveling back in time to this fascinating period. 

As the key focus of the morning event, second grade students rotated through learning centers that were researched, designed, and led by sixth grade students. Centers were themed: masks and drama, Olympics, Sparta and Athens, puppets, architecture, and weaponry.

The event began with an Olympic games with javelin throwing and chariot races followed by a discussion led by sixth grade students on what the second grade students have learned over the course of their unit on Ancient Greece. Sixth grade students applauded their younger peers on their depth of knowledge from the unit and shared how the second grade's learning tied into the Ancient Greece learning rotations. To finish the day, students joined together for a Greek feast from Mykonos.

Congrats to our students on an engaging day and a strong demonstration of curiosity, learning, and leadership!

Middle School Matters
"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind." 
            ~ Fred Rogers

Student Wellness Seminar: The Truth About Vaping
Middle school parents  are invited to join us for 
A Student Wellness Seminar: The Truth About Vaping
led by Amy Smith, Health Education Specialist and Wellness Coordinator at the Rowan County Health Department
Thursday, November 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Students in grades 6-8 will be in attendance as well. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Please RSVP to Jessica Goodman

A note from Mrs. Goodman on the program: 

In this ever-changing world, our faculty has a strong desire to nurture the well-being of our students and support the whole child along their educational journey. To that end, I am excited to introduce a series of wellness-based educational opportunities for our students and families. Recent parent surveys have helped to guide our planning, and I am so appreciative to those families that shared their insights with us. Our first Wellness Seminar is next week and will address a frightening epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Students in grades 6-8 will attend, and we hope that parents will also join us.
Jessica Goodman

100 Reasons Annual Fund: Help your child's class reach 100%

Is your child's class on their way to reaching 100%? Congratulations to the JK class for taking the lead in participation in the  100 Reasons Over 100 Days Annual Fund!

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Orders due November 20

Get an early start on your holiday shopping 
for the Jaguars and Jaguar fans on your list! 

Items for this sale are on display in the hallway outside the main office and include a blanket, tote bag with zipper, dri-fit and cotton t-shirts, and hooded sweatshirts. Orders are due November 20. 

'Tis the Season Spectacular Parade: Wed., Nov. 27
The annual 'Tis the Season Spectacular Parade is set for Wednesday, November 27, 2019!

Due to the limited number of seats on the float, student participants will be selected through a drawing and limited to 30 total participants (including chaperones). The float can hold up to 15 passengers so the remaining 15 must be prepared to walk the parade route. Priority for float seating will be given to the younger participants. Please complete and return the bottom half of the parade registration form by Friday, November 22. Thank you! 

Fall Picture Retake, Class Pictures, and Winter Sports Pictures: Nov. 20
Fall Picture Retake
Mark your calendar! Fall Picture Retake Day will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 20.  If you prefer for your child to have a Fall Picture Retake or if they missed the previous picture day, please contact Tracey Peoples by email at  tpeoples@salisburyacademy.org  . A Portrait Selection Form will need to be given to your child prior to picture day.
Once you receive the Portrait Selection Form, please complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher prior to Monday, Nov. 18. 

Important - Dress Uniform is required for all first through eighth grade students.
Whole School & Classroom Group Pictures
  • The Lifetouch order form for the Classroom Group Picture went home in your child's Monday folder this past week. 
  • Class Pictures must be paid for & received on or before Picture Day, along with the completed Lifetouch Order Form.  
  • All students (JK through 8th Grade) should arrive to school by 8:05 a.m. The Whole School Picture will begin immediately after the Fall Picture Retakes. Class Pictures will begin immediately following the Whole School Picture.
  • Students (1st - 8th grade) should wear their Dress Uniform to school.
Basketball & Swim Team Pictures
  • The Lifetouch Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder. 
  • Complete the order form and return to your child's Homeroom Teacher prior to Monday, Nov. 18. Please fill in your child's height on the form.
  • Athletes should bring their uniform to school with them on Wednesday morning.
  • Sports Pictures will begin immediately following the Class Pictures.
Additional Class Picture forms or Sports Picture forms may be picked up in the Main Office.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracey Peoples at 704-636-3002 x 1010 or by email at tpeoples@salisburyacademy.org .

Lunch Menus
School Lunch
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  salunchlady@yahoo.com

JK/K December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)
Grades 1-8 December-January Menu: Page 1 (Dec.), Page 2 (Jan.)

Booster Club Pizza
Students interested in participating in the Booster Club Pizza lunch fundraiser this year may sign up by submitting the Booster Club Pizza form to the front office. 

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 14 and will feature Pastor Dee Ellison of At the Cross Ministries speaking on the virtue "wonder."

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

  • We will have winter sports pictures on Wednesday, November 20. Basketball teams should wear their away uniforms.

Monday, November 18
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Cannon School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game VS Cannon School 5:15
  • Swim practice 7:30 - 8:30 @ JF Hurley YMCA
  • Varsity boys basketball practice 7:00 - 8:30
Tuesday, November 19
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Forsyth Country Day School 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Forsyth Country Day School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game @ Forsyth Country Day School 5:15
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Forsyth Country Day School 5:15
    • Information for JV Games
      • Address: 5501 Shallowford Rd. Lewisville, NC 27023
      • Carpool
      • Blue Uniforms
      • JV girls will be dismissed at 2:25
      • JV boys will be dismissed at 3:05
Wednesday, November 20
  • Blue team basketball practice 3:25 - 4:30
  • Varsity girls basketball practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV girls basketball practice 5:15 - 6:30
  • JV boys practice 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity boys practice 7:00 - 8:30
Thursday, November 21
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Mallard Creek Stem Academy 4:00
  • Blue Team Basketball Game @ Mallard Creek Stem Academy 5:00
    • Information for away games
      • Address: 9142 Browne Rd. Charlotte, NC 28269
      • Athletes will be able to ride the bus to the game.
      • Athletes will be dismissed from class at 2:25
      • Blue Uniforms
Friday, November 22 - No Athletics