Grandpersons' Day 2019 was an energizing day of musical fun and community. Thanks to all who joined us!
Jag Weekly
October 20, 2019
A Wonderful Day with the Grand People in our Students' Lives
Dear Salisbury Academy Families: 

SA students and Dr. Rob put on a fantastic show on Friday and sang us through the greatest hits of Grandpersons' Day from the past five years. The addition of some Eagles hits and a special Star Spangled Banner rendition were a fun and moving way to end the performance! Many thanks to event chairs Amy Wilson and Jessica Jackson and their team of parent volunteers for providing refreshments, decorations, and a warm, friendly setting to enjoy this special day. A big thank you also to our parking team for their work in getting everyone safely parked. 
To complete the morning, it was a joy to see the grand people in our students' lives enjoying some classroom time and getting a window into student life here at Salisbury Academy. The connections of our grandparents and special friends to SA means the world to our faculty, staff, and students. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special event!

Stay tuned to Jag Weekly next week for a video sharing of the Grandpersons' Day 2019 performance! The video will be also shared on Facebook along with a Vimeo link with a downloadable video of the show. 

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Important Dates

Fifth grade students took a trip back in time and prepared for their upcoming unit on the Renaissance at the Carolina Renaissance Festival this week.

Whole-School Dress-Down Day
Thurs., Oct. 24
thanks to Head of School for the day Avia Long (see below in Jag Weekly)

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thurs, Oct. 31
Half day of school
Dismissal times:
JK/K: 11:50 a.m.
Lower School: 12:00
Middle School: 12:15 
*ASK offered. Please RSVP to  Melody Lee
*No enrichment classes

Parent Teacher Conferences
Fri., Nov. 1
No school for students

Wonder and Exploration through Color 
JK students smile in their many shades and hues of blue.
JK Teacher Mrs. Jordan shares:

Color is something that children always enjoy exploring! Most children already have some experience and interest in color, so it is a great unit to explore in the early part of the school year. We start this unit by assigning a color to each day. We wear the color to school and participate in activities related to this color. We have identified objects of color, made a collage with the color, learned the Spanish word for the color, sorted objects by color, and looked for color in the world around us. When we walk the trails at the environmental center, we look for the "colors of fall." This is a great way for us to take our unit outside.

Color is a wonderful way to encourage the children to explore, dig deeper, wonder, and discover new things. We have already noticed how one color can have many shades. We have talked about primary colors and will soon be creating our own "shades of color." As the unit continues, we will also discuss how an artist can use color to make us feel a certain way.
Over the next few weeks, we will have many experiences available for the children to explore color. Through these experiences the children will learn to ask questions, use new vocabulary, apply their knowledge to world around them, and to use paint without making a mess. This unit will continue over the coming weeks and crosses into many domains of learning!

Middle School Matters
"It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."
     ~Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

Meet Thursday's Head of School, Avia Long
Meet your Head of School for Thursday, October 24: 
Miss Avia Long! 

Avia is in the fifth grade and loves Disney, singing in musicals, and crafts. She enjoys playing with her two dogs, Dakota and Amelia, and her favorite type of cuisine is Mexican food. Avia gets to visit her grandparents in Ohio each summer and some day plans to visit London! 

In addition to leading us in chapel on October 24, Avia has arranged a movie privilege for fifth grade, a lunch and classroom visits with Mrs. Fowler, and the entire school will enjoy popsicles, a non-uniform day, and extra recess! Congrats to Avia, and we are excited for her big day.

The "Head of School For The Day" is a silent auction item at the annual Kidsbloom festival. 

100 Reasons Annual Fund

Thank you to our families who have made their gift to the 100 Reasons Over 100 Days Annual Fund!

Maine/Acadia/Boston School Travel Opportunity

Join us for this year's school travel opportunity to Acadia National Park and Boston, June 1-5, 2020!  

This exciting adventure includes a hike to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the North Atlantic Seaboard. Other adventures on the trip will include a bike tour of Acadia carriage roads as well as whale watching, walking the Freedom Trail, and visiting Paul Revere's home and Fenway Park in Boston. It is sure to be an unforgettable trip.

The per-person price of our trip is $1699 and includes airfare, hotels, meals, sightseeing, and evening activities as well as medical insurance.
Registration payment is $99 to secure your spot. Contact Melody Lee with questions and to sign up visit SA Travel June 1-5

Fall Fundraiser: Thank you for your support!
Thank you to our Salisbury Academy families  who participated 
in this year's Fall Fundraiser

 Your hard work and enthusiasm helped us reach our goal of $10,000 in sales, with half of the profits going to Salisbury Academy's exceptional programming and operations. Thanks for another successful year and for showing your Jaguar spirit! 

The online store will be open through November if anyone would still like to place orders: School ID: 1137004

PSA Corner: Teachers Appreciation Luncheon, Nov. 1
The PSA Teachers Appreciation Team is looking forward to pampering SA's faculty and staff with a soup luncheon on Friday, November 1. Please see the list of available items to contribute in the below link. Items can be delivered to SA during school hours on Thursday, October 31 or before 10 a.m. the day of the luncheon (Friday, Nov. 1). Thank you for your support! 

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

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. 

Rowan Public Library Bookmark Contest

Students ages 4 through 11 are invited to join in the Rowan Public Library's bookmark contest! Entries will be accepted at any RPL location until closing on Saturday, November 9. 

View the contest form for more info including contest rules and the bookmark template. 

Normal Isn't Real: Film screening and panel at The Rankin Institute, Nov. 13
Salisbury Academy families are invited to attend this event at no cost:

Normal Isn't Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities and ADHD 
Film Screening and Panel Discussion at the Rankin Institute at The Fletcher School

Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Fletcher School: 8500 Sardis Road, Charlotte, NC 28270

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 24 and will feature Mr. David Freeze speaking on the virtues self-control and self-discipline. 

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

  • Please return all washed fall sport uniforms to Coach Wilson by October 28.
  • Basketball practices will start on October 28.
  • There will be a required winter sports meeting on October 24 at 6:00 in the gym.

Monday, October 21
  • Cross Country Conference Championship @ Fisher Farms 4:00
    • Runners will be allowed to ride the bus
    • Runners will be dismissed from class at 2:00
    • Address: 21215 Shearer Rd. Davidson, NC 28036

Tuesday, October 22 - No Athletics

Wednesday, October 23 - No Athletic

Thursday, October 24
  • Required winter sports meeting 6:00
Friday, October 25 - No Athletics