Local football hero KP Parks spoke from the heart about this month's virtue of diligence at Thursday's chapel gathering.
Jag Weekly
October 14, 2018
Your Annual Fund Dollars in Action: A Lifelong Learning Culture
Dear SA Families: 

The culture of lifelong learning applies not only to students at Salisbury Academy; It extends to our dedicated faculty and staff who participate in more than 60 hours a year of professional development to further their knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and teaching strategies that benefit our students. This culture is largely supported by funds raised in Salisbury Academy's Annual Fund, and so for this lifelong learning culture we thank you, our Annual Fund donors! 
Additionally, our f aculty and staff routinely participate in regional and national conferences, offered by organizations such as: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), Core Knowledge, N.C. Reading Conference, N.C. Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, N.C. Association of Gifted and Talented, Catawba College, Summit Professional Development, Foreign Language conference, and Orton-Gillingham. 

First Grade Teacher Mrs. Jody Robins shares:

"The opportunity to advance and grow every year as an educator is something that I embrace and find great inspiration in. Much like our students, my fellow faculty and I are always eager to learn. We strive to deliver the best experience for our students while utilizing evolving approaches and techniques in the classroom." 
Thank you for your support of the 2018-2019 Every Gift Counts Annual Fund which will have a direct impact on the development of our faculty and staff, and will in turn positively benefit our students and classrooms. 
Kind Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates
Fourth grade was fascinated by exhibits and labs on body systems at this week's field trip to Discovery Place. 

Grandpersons Day
Fri., October 19
Noon dismissal
*Dress uniform for 1-8
*Red field trip t-shirt and khaki bottoms for JK/K
*No ASK offered


Community Among Schools: Second grade and Isenberg Elementary
Second Grade Teacher Mrs. Williams shares: 

Second grade students enjoy a special relationship with Isenberg Elementary School, thanks to their Communities in Schools service project and a special pen pal program with Isenberg's second grade. 

Each month the students collect non-perishable food items to be distributed to students at Communities in Schools recipients at Isenberg Elementary School. Many of these canned goods are contributions from the quarterly PSA Dress-Down Day can drives. Thank you to all who contribute to this important cause! 

This week, second grade students packed 241 canned good items into bags for Isenberg Elementary, many of the goods from the PSA drive the week prior. For the additional items contributed by second grade students and their families, s tudents were encouraged to travel to the grocery store with a parent and help choose nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. 

On a date agreed upon by both schools, parent volunteers drive a small group of Salisbury Academy second graders to deliver the backpacks each month. This month the delivery will take place on October 23rd.  Community in Schools will then decide which families have the greatest need and distribute the backpacks on the Friday afternoon of the week of the delivery. 
Second graders are also pen pals with a second grade class at Isenberg. They often ask, "Will my pen pal be able to enjoy some of the food?" The students then learn a lesson in confidentiality when the reply is, "No, we will never know who benefits from our service project." Students also learn that when you show generosity, you do not always receive gifts in return, and intrinsic rewards are the best gift of all.

Middle School Matters
"Diligence is the mother of good luck." 
     ~Benjamin Franklin

Rowan Public Library Bookmark Contest

The annual Rowan Public Library Children's Bookmark Contest will begin on Monday, October 8 and run until Saturday, November 9. The winners will be contacted the following week, and the Winners' Reception will be held on Monday, December 3rd at the Rowan Public Library Headquarters.  View the contest entry form

SA's Fall Fundraiser: Sale ends tomorrow
Help us reach our goal of $10,000 in sales! 

Show your SA pride while accomplishing some holiday shopping, and let your friends and family do the same by shopping in person or online! 50% of all profits from the catalog will go towards SA. Products will be delivered by Friday, November 16. 

Ordering Online:
For online orders to be placed, students must first be registered. When registering, enter the 7-digit number (printed in red) on your child's hard-copy order form. Register your student for online sales at:  Genevieve's Online Sales - Student Registration

The SA School ID is 14146. Once students are registered, you will receive an email from Genevieve's with a custom "Shop Now" link to share with friends and family. Online orders will receive free shipping for purchases over $79. Items that total less than $79 may be shipped to Salisbury Academy at no cost. 

FACTS Update
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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 practice for Grandpersons' Day on Friday, October 19. The following week's chapel will take place on Thursday, October 25 and will feature local adventurer and author David Freeze  speaking on the core virtue "diligence." 

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

SA Booster Club

Join the Booster Club for our next meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at SA. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! 


  • There will be open gym on Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for any boy or girl interested in coming out for basketball this year.
  • There will be a Booster Club meeting October 18 at 6:00.

Monday, October 15
  • Girls Tennis Match @ Erwin Middle School 4:00
    • Carpool
    • Players will be dismissed at 3:05
  • JV Volleyball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
    • See details below (Same as varsity)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
    • 251 Home Improvement St. Troutman, NC, 28166
    • Riding Providence bus
    • Players will be dismissed at 2:30
Tuesday, October 16
  • JV Volleyball Game @ Sacred Heart 4:00
  • JV Soccer Game @ Sacred Heart 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Sacred Heart 5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Practice 5:00 - 6:30
Wednesday, October 17
  • Volleyball Clinic 3:30 - 4:30
  • Cross Country Meet @ Sacred Heart 4:00
  • Girls Tennis Match VS Sacred Heart @ The Country Club of Salisbury 4:00
  • Volleyball Practice 4:30 - 6:00
Thursday, October 18
  • Cross Country Practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • Varsity Soccer Practice 3:30 - 5:00
Friday, October 19 - No Athletics