Eighth grade students calculate the average speed of their bowling balls during a physics bowling lab at Woodleaf Lanes. Students correlated the height, distance, and mass of the ball from multiple trials to the resulting number of pins knocked down.
Jag Weekly
October 27, 2019
Sustainability at School and in the Home 
In connection with our green culture and commitment to sustainability as an NC Green School of Excellence, Salisbury Academy looks forward to sharing periodic updates with our school community with sustainability tips and insights that impact students and families directly. Below is the first of these periodic sharings: 
In a conversation with Caleb Sinclair of the Rowan Recycling program this week, Sinclair shared on the changes taking place in recycling programs across America and outlined the items that are truly recyclable in our local facilities. Many of us put anything plastic into our bins whether it's a berry container or yogurt cup. Unfortunately, many of these items are not recyclable and in reality are contaminating our recycled material collections and increasing the likelihood that the entire truckload of waste will not be processed as recyclables. 

The city of Salisbury has recently removed glass from its list of curbside pick-up recyclables, but Rowan County recycling centers will still accept glass bottles and jars of all colorations. Other items that can be recycled include:
  • Plastic bottles and jugs (including milk jugs and detergent bottles), #1 and 2 grade plastic.
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Mixed paper (that has not touched food - if it has, the item must go into the trash) and corrigated cardboard. 
Speaking on the limited number of items that can be recycled today and the dwindling number of recycling processing outlets in the US, Sinclair urges the public to shift their attention to the point of purchase and avoid non-recyclable products or those that have non-recyclable packaging.

"Therein lies the power of the consumer," says Sinclair. "If everyone collectively decides not to use a drinking straw, for example, they'll make one for us out of paper or corn-based material." 
Important Dates

Mrs. Starrett's MS advisory made their first Meals on Wheels visit of the year this week.

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

Veterans Day Chapel
Thurs., Nov. 7 
9 a.m. in the gym

Grandpersons Day 2019 Video: The Jaguars Present the Best of a Half-Decade
Salisbury Academy Grandpersons' Day 2019
Salisbury Academy Grandpersons' Day 2019

The Jaguars Present: The Best of a Half-Decade (with some Eagles thrown in!)

Middle School Matters
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
                        - From Shakespeare's  Macbeth

Pumpkin Character Contest
Students in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in Salisbury Academy's annual Pumpkin Character Contest! Choose a character from literature on which to base your pumpkin and bring it to the library on Monday, October 28.

Character pumpkins will be displayed in the hallway outside the library. Please plan to take your pumpkin home on Monday, November 4. 

100 Reasons Annual Fund

Which class is in the lead? Take a peek! Thanks to all our families who have made their gift to the 100 Reasons Annual Fund. For those who haven't yet had a chance to make their gift, make yours today and help your child's class take the lead! The first class to reach 100% will receive a fun gift, to be announced soon.  Make your gift today

PSA Corner: Teachers Appreciation Luncheon, Nov. 1 and Uniform Closet
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! 

Visit the Uniform Closet
Cooler temps have arrived! The uniform closet is filled with sweatshirts ($5), fleece jackets ($10), and other layering items.  SA parents are welcome to visit anytime during office hours. 

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

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
There will be no chapel this week due to a half day for parent teacher conferences on Thursday, October 31. The following week's chapel, Veterans Day Chapel, will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 7 and will feature Navy veteran Maiya Keeling, registered clinical exercise physiologist for the VA Hospital.

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


Monday, October 28
  • Varsity girls basketball practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV girls basketball practice 5:15 - 6:30
  • JV boys practice/evaluations 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity boys practice/evaluations 7:00 - 8:15
Tuesday, October 29
  • Varsity girls basketball practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV girls basketball practice 5:15 - 6:30
  • JV boys practice/evaluations 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity boys practice/evaluations 7:00 - 8:15
Wednesday, October 30
  • Varsity girls basketball practice 4:00 - 5:30
  • JV girls basketball practice 5:15 - 6:30
  • JV boys practice/evaluations 6:00 - 7:30
  • Varsity boys practice/evaluations 7:00 - 8:15
Thursday, October 31 - No Athletics

Friday, November 1 - No Athletics

Winter sports practice times:

Swimming: Mondays 7:30 - 8:30 @ JF Hurley YMCA (Starting November 4)
Boys Blue Team: M/Tu/Th 3:25-4:30 (Starting November 4)
JV Girls: M/Tu/Th 5:15 - 6:30
Varsity Girls: M/Tu/Th 4:00 - 5:30
JV Boys: M/Tu/Th 6:00 - 7:30
Varsity Boys: M/Tu/Th 7:00 - 8:15

Note: These days are subject to change based on weekly game schedules