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Jag Weekly
November 18, 2018
Giving Thanks for our Jaguar Family: A week of celebrating SA alumni
Dear Salisbury Academy Families,

This week before Thanksgiving brought with it lively alumni conversations and reminders of the special impact that our Jaguar alumni continue to make after completing their time with us. Alumni joined us for a Food for Thought packing party and dinner, and SA alumni formed an awesome cheering section for Wednesday's season-opener basketball home game. 

Additionally, this week marked the first meeting of the SA Alumni Council. With representatives from many of the graduating classes in Salisbury Academy's 25-year history, the alumni council will help to shape our alumni programming and assist us in ensuring that our connections with SA alumni - and their friendships and bonds with one another - remain strong over the years to come.

On the horizon, we look with excitement to our SA Alumni Basketball Game on the evening of Thursday, January 3. 

During this season of gratitude, we are profoundly thankful for our Jaguar family: our students in junior kindergarten through eighth grade and their families, as well as the growing network of SA alums and alumni families. Together you are the past, present, and future of Salisbury Academy and a supportive community whose positive impact knows no limits.  

Wishing our Jaguar community a very happy Thanksgiving with those you hold dear! 
Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Pictured above: SA alumni pack bags of food at a Food for Thought packing party earlier this week.
Important Dates

Eighth grade took their force and motion labs outside the classroom to Woodleaf Lanes and the NASCAR Hall of Fame this week.

Community Hike
at Eagle Point Preserve
in partnership with Muddy Sneakers
Sun., November 18
 2-4 p.m.
665 Black Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146

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

School Resumes
Mon., November 26
No school for students

Christmas Extravaganza
Tues., December 18
10 a.m. in the gym

Christmas Break Begins  after Early Dismissal
Tues., December 18
Staggered release times
11:50 JK/K
12:00 Lower School
12:15 Middle School
*No ASK
 

Student-Led Learning, Leadership, and Fun at the Annual Greek Fest
A much-anticipated tradition and colorful example of JK through 8 community learning at Salisbury Academy, the annual Ancient Greece Festival for second and sixth grades took place this week. A celebration of the classes' units on Ancient Greece, the day began with a Greek Olympics (pictured left) and then transitioned into learning centers designed and led by sixth grade students. Students were dressed in Greek togas and were excited to both learn about and share their knowledge of this historic period.
Sixth grade students taught and put on demonstrations for their younger peers on topics including: architecture, Sparta and Athens, Olympic sports, weaponry, pottery, drama and music, and mythology theatre.  To culminate a morning of applied learning, fun, and friendship, all participants enjoyed a delicious Greek meal catered by Mykonos Greek restaurant as the final event of the day. 


Middle School Matters
 
"Learn to be thankful for all that you have, while you pursue all that you want." 
                               ~ Jim Rohn

Join Us This Afternoon for a Muddy Sneakers Hike at Eagle Point
Join us this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. 
for a hike at Eagle Point Preserve in partnership with Muddy Sneakers! 

Participants will spend a portion of the afternoon exploring Eagle Point Nature Preserve on a hike guided by a Muddy Sneakers educator. On the hike, participants will get a sense of what students and campers experience on Muddy Sneakers expeditions. Come prepared to connect with nature and learn about the natural world!

Participants will meet at the trailhead at 2 p.m. There is a small parking lot at the preserve. If the lot is full, participants are welcome to park outside the gate and make the short walk into the park.  
Eagle Point Preserve address: 665 Black Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146

Every Gift Counts: SA Annual Fund

We're almost halfway to 100% parent participation in the Every Gift Counts Annual Fund!

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


Sixth through Eighth Grade Christmas Service Project: 
Rowan Vocational Opportunities
Mrs. Heather Coulter shares: 

Please join us in providing a little Christmas Happiness for some very special people. Our commitment to RVO and our Christmas Party with the RVO clients have become tradition; these individuals are truly grateful, and this organization is so deserving of our support. RVO provides employment, education, therapy, friendship, and many other services for adults with mental disabilities. The needs of these individuals are for basic items that many of us take for granted. 

The sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students will help to plan the event and organize collected items. Seventh and eighth graders will take the party and donations to RVO on Friday, December 14. There is a particular need for personal items.  We are asking for your help with the following:
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, hand sanitizer, disposable women's and men's razors, shaving cream/gel, Q-tips, lip balm, lotion and hand cream, cosmetic and vanity kits, shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, bar soap, tissues, perfume/cologne)
  • Combs and brushes
  • Men's and women's sweatshirts (and hoodies) and sweatpants (medium to 5XL)
  • Thermal tops and bottoms (medium to 5XL)
  • Men's crew-neck and V-neck t-shirts (large to 5XL)
  • New or gently-used men's (or unisex) coats, jackets, and sweaters (all sizes)
  • Gloves, scarves, hats, toboggans
  • socks and underwear
  • personal blankets/throws
  • Construction paper (no crayons or coloring books, please)
  • small stocking stuffers
  • Adult-sized Santa hats (These are a big hit at our party.  We use them as "prizes," and it is always great when there are enough to go around.)
These items will be collected in the homeroom classrooms and can be dropped off with Mrs. Coulter at any time.  Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated and will be used by Mrs. Coulter to purchase priority items.  Please contact her with any questions.  Please send all items by Wednesday, December 12.

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
There will be no chapel this week due to Thanksgiving break. Next week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, November 29 and will feature Pastor Carol Hallman of the First United Church of Christ 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.

Athletics

Monday, November 19
  • Cheerleaders will cheer for the both games 4:00/5:00
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Game VS Success Institute 4:00
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Game VS Success Institute 5:00
  • JV Boys Basketball Blue Team Practice 6:30 - 8:00
Tuesday, November 20 - No Athletics

Wednesday, November 21 - No Athletics

Thursday, November 22 - No Athletics

Friday, November 23 - No Athletics



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