JK students learned about our community through a trolley ride around town this week! While driving past businesses, government buildings, and houses, students discussed where people work and how our community functions as a whole.
Jag Weekly
November 11, 2018
Expressing Gratitude to our Veterans
Each month at Salisbury Academy brings with it a different core virtue for us to study and delve into as a school community, and November's monthly virtue of gratitude couldn't be more fitting. November has brought with it a gratitude chapel for our outdoor space and the people who brought it to life, and November is a time where we give thanks for our relationships with our families and celebrate our students' growth at parent-teacher conferences. Adding yet another dimension to our season of gratitude, on Thursday of this week our school community had the opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to those who serve and have served our country at our annual Veterans Day Chapel. 

After a presentation of the colors by the Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard and an inspiring message by Lieutenant Colonel Greg Skelly on the history and significance of Veterans Day, our students, faculty, staff, and parents had the opportunity to shake the hands of and personally thank each veteran present at the chapel. Students gave the veterans cards that they created from the heart with messages that say it all: Thank you for your service. We love our veterans. 

We wish our school community a meaningful Veterans Day. Thank you to our veterans for your service to our country! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates

The Rowan County Veterans Honor Guard presented the colors for Veterans Day Chapel.

Whole School, Class Group, Make-Up, and Designated Sports Pictures
Wed., November 14
*Dress uniform day for grades 1-8

PSA Dress-Down Day and Booster Club Pizza
Fri., November 16
Bring in $2 and a canned good to enjoy a non-uniform day

Thanksgiving Break Begins After Regular Dismissal
Tues., November 20
*No enrichment classes
*No ASK offered

School Resumes
Mon., November 26
No school for students
 

Spanish Students Celebrate Day of the Dead
Winners of the Día de los Muertos skull painting contest, Kate Burton, Kendall Colwell, and Elsie Richter stand before the ofrenda and display their creations. The skulls were judged for creativity and originality.
Spanish Teacher Ms. Hannah Lewis shares: 

Día de los Muertos is a bright and joyous holiday celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. As part of a cultural study of the Spanish language, all classes participated in aspects of the celebration that commemorates and honors family members who passed away. In lower school, students colored Monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico during Día de los Muertos.  After learning what Día de los Muertos is and how it is celebrated, students made connections to the references and imagery in the movie  Coco. Middle school students made colorful flowers, papel picado (tissue paper banners), painted calaveras (plastic skulls), and carefully decorated a traditional Mexican ofrenda (altar). 
 
Día de los Muertos is a great way for students to be involved in traditions that are different than their own. By comparing Halloween to Día de los Muertos, they are able to appreciate differences and similarities between cultures.  Don't forget to ask your student what they learned during our celebration of Día de los Muertos. 

Middle School Matters
 
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." 
                                       ~ Mark Twain


Jag Spirit Pop-Up Store
Just in time for the holidays:
the Jag Spirit Pop-Up Store is open!

SA's Jag Spirit Pop-Up Store is open and features SA-branded clothing and gift items for both youth and adults. The store will be open through November 16, and products will be delivered before Christmas break. 

Offerings include: Adult quarter-zips, vests, golf shirts, t-shirts, and hats, and childrens' hoodies, t-shirts, head bands, PE shorts and pants, and more! 

Product samples in various sizes will be on display during office hours through the end of this week.




Every Gift Counts: SA Annual Fund

With total pledged dollars of $57,001, we need your help to reach our goal of $85,000 and 100% parent participation!

Give online or stop by the front office for an envelope. 
Thank you for your support! 


Uniform Policy Updates
View the below links for the updated SA uniform policies for lower and middle school for dress uniform:

Endangered Species Poster Contest
Students in K-8 are invited to compete in our Salisbury Academy school-wide Endangered Species Awareness Poster Contest. The top 3 winners in each age division will be sent to the NC Zoo to compete in the state-wide Endangered Species Awareness Poster Contest.
 
Students will need to have their completed poster turned in to Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Overcash by Tuesday, December 11. A panel of judges will review the posters and announce a winner by December 14!
 
For more information, rules, and guidelines visit:
 
Division 1: K-2nd Grade; Division 2: 3rd-5th Grade; Division 3: 6th-8th Grade

Alumni Packing Party and Dinner: Nov. 14 at 4 p.m.
SA alumni are invited to join in the upcoming 
SA Alumni Food for Thought Packing Party
Wednesday, November 14 at 4 p.m.
at 226 North Long Street

Alumni are encouraged to join us for dinner at Go Burrito after the packing party!

Fall Picture Retakes, Whole School & Class Pictures, and Winter Sports Pictures: Wed., November 14
Fall Picture Retake

Mark your calendar! Fall Picture Retake Day will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14. 
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.
 
Once you receive the Portrait Selection Form, please complete the Order Form and return it to your child's Homeroom Teacher before Monday, Nov. 12.  If you fail to select a pose/background then the photographer will choose one for you.  Important - Dress Uniform is required for first through eighth grade students.
 
Whole School & Classroom Group Pictures
  • All students (JrK through 8th Grade) should arrive to school by 8:05 a.m.  The Whole School Picture will begin immediately after the Fall Picture Retakes in the gymnasium.  Class Pictures will begin immediately following the Whole School Picture.
  • Students (1st - 8th grade) should wear their Dress Uniform to school.
  • Class Pictures must be paid for & received on or before Picture Day, along with the completed Lifetouch Order Form.
Basketball & Cheerleading Pictures
  • 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 101 or by email at tpeoples@salisburyacademy.org.


PSA Corner: Nov. 16 Dress-Down Day, Candy Collection, and Thank You
Thank you to Diana Dandro  and the team of volunteers who represented SA in the Waterworks Chili Cook-off! Congrats to the team on taking fourth place at the event! 

PSA Dress-Down Day food requests: Please bring in $2 and a canned good on Friday, November 16 to support the second grade's community service project with Communities in Schools. Communities in Schools is very grateful for these donations which have a direct impact on food-insecure children in our community. This month they have requested the following items:  cold cereal, instant hot cereal, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, ez mac & cheese, canned pastas, or soups.
Calling all Halloween candy: Salisbury Academy will continue our tradition of marching and having a float in the annual holiday parade. Please donate your Halloween candy to the front office by Friday, Nov. 16 so that it can be put to good use and distributed to the children of Rowan County in the parade! No chocolate, please. Look for information on this year's parade in your child's Monday folder! 

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
This week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, November 15 and will feature Reverend Lara Musser Gritter of First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury speaking on the monthly virtue of gratitude. 

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

Local Sports Opportunities
JLT Fieldhouse Black Friday Clinic 

Not sure what to do with the kids while you go Black Friday shopping? Have no fear, we've got you covered! We will have a Black Friday Clinic from 9am-2pm on November 23rd! We will only be accepting 20 kids for this clinic, so reserve your spot early! Drop the kids off, get that coffee, shop til you drop! Salsaritas has offered to provide lunches for this day, so a huge thank you to them! You can register here.
Rowan Youth Wrestling League

The Rowan Youth Wrestling League is having their open registration now through November 16 for boys in grades K-6. Contact  Tim Pittman for more information at 704-267-4125.



Athletics
Announcements
  • There will be no open gym this week.
  • Picture day is Wednesday, November 14. Please have students wear away uniforms for pictures.

Monday, November 12

  • Cheerleading Practice 3:30 - 4:45
  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 3:30 - 4:45
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (White Team) 5:30 - 6:30
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (Blue Team) 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 7:00 - 8:30
Tuesday, November 13
  • JV Girls Basketball Practice 3:30 - 4:45
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (White Team) 5:30 - 6:30
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (Blue Team) 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 7:00 - 8:30
Wednesday, November 14
  • Cheerleading Practice 3:30 - 4:45
  • JV Boys Basketball Game (Blue Team) VS Westchester 4:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Westchester 5:15
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Westchester 6:30
    • White Uniforms
Thursday, November 15
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Practice (Blue Team) 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 7:00 - 8:30
  • JV Girls Basketball Game @ Summit School 4:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Game (White Team) @ Summit School 5:00
    • Address: 2100 Reynolda Rd. Winston Salem, NC, 27106
    • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:20
    • Providence
    • Blue Uniforms
Friday, November 16 - No Athletics



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