Marley the Canine Angel Therapy Dog made his first visit of the year to fourth-graders during group read-aloud time, an exercise that promotes reading fluency and comprehension. Marley's presence relaxes the students and helps to build their confidence.
Jag Weekly
October 28, 2018
Sharing the Good News of SA 
It may seem hard to believe, but November kicks of the admission season for the   2019-2020 school year . Our current families are consistently our best resource for reaching new families. Thank you for sharing the good news about the amazing things happening at Salisbury Academy each day.
If you have friends interested in learning more about SA, regardless of their student's grade level, encourage them to attend an upcoming admission event, invite them to an athletic event, lunch and learn, or chapel, or ask them to contact me to schedule a personal school tour. A visit to our campus is always the best way to learn firsthand how SA's innovative approach to experiential learning nurtures curiosity, character, and community in each child.
Our first campus event of the year will be our Fall First Look on Wednesday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m. With record enrollment over the last several years, we hope to provide families who are interested in Salisbury Academy with an early look at the admissions process and our engaging classroom environment.
Thank you for partnering with us here at school and throughout the community. It is an exciting time to be a Jaguar!

Amy Goodnight, Director of Admissions

Important Dates

Outdoor Space Dedication
Thurs., November 1
9 a.m. chapel followed by 9:30 a.m. dedication

Veterans Day Chapel
Thurs., November 8
9 a.m. in the gym

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thurs., November 8
Half day for all students, staggered dismissal times:
11:50 JK/K
12:00 Lower School
12:15 Middle School
*ASK will be offered until 5:30 p.m. Participating students should please bring a lunch with them.  

Fri., November 9
No school for students


Grandpersons' Day 2018:  Video capture of this memorable performance
SA Grandpersons' Day 2018: Blast from the Past - Jaguar Style, the Sequel!
SA Grandpersons' Day 2018: Blast from the Past - Jaguar Style, the Sequel!

Elsie Richter, Head of School for October 31
Meet the Head of School for the Day, Elsie Richter! 

Elsie is an eighth grade student. She loves the fine arts, composing on and playing the piano, and playing with her cat, Lily, and her dog, Jack. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and Elsie wishes everyone a very Happy Halloween!

Thanks to Elsie being Head of School for the Day on October 31, SA students will enjoy no homework, extra recess, and a non-uniform day. Eighth-graders will enjoy a pumpkin carving and play time with their first grade buddies.

"Head of School for the Day" is a 
Jag Pride auction item at Kidsbloom. 

Middle School Matters
"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."
                          - William Arthur Ward

Every Gift Counts: SA Annual Fund

Have you made your gift to the SA Annual Fund? 

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

American Red Cross Babysitting Program
Salisbury Academy  is exploring the possibility of offering a babysitter training class. The class will take place on a Saturday and will cover basic childcare and first aid for infants and children in a residential setting.
The course cost will be $150. If your child is interested, please notify Mrs. Melody Lee.  More details to follow! 

PSA Corner: Teachers Appreciation , Candy Donations, Chili Cook-Off
Teachers Appreciation Nov. 8: T he PSA Teachers Appreciation Team would love your help in showing our SA teachers and staff just how much we appreciate them! On Thursday, November 8 we will treat them to a fall soup luncheon. All items are requested to be turned into the front office at drop-off on the day of the luncheon.  Sign up to contribute food and drink items below. Thank you for your support!   Sign Up to Contribute

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. 
Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Nov. 3: Defending chili champions Salisbury Academy's PSA will have a table and will be serving chili at the upcoming Waterworks Big Chili Cookoff. Volunteer servers are needed. Please contact Amy Goodnight if you are interested in taking part. Thank you!

Join us for our next PSA meeting at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6!

Lunch Menus
Message from Habeeb Catering:

Parents who ordered a Habeeb Catering lunch on 10/26 will receive a credit to use in November or December since this date is now the make-up date for the October Booster Club Pizza Lunch. Thank you!

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

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel will take place on Thursday, November 1 and will feature Reverend Rod Kerr of First Baptist Church of Salisbury speaking on the core virtue "gratitude." This chapel will be part of the SA Outdoor Space Dedication that morning, with the outdoor dedication immediately following the chapel service. 

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 fall sports uniforms to Coach Wilson ASAP. Thank you!

Monday, October 29
  • WCCAA Soccer Conference Championship @ Salisbury Academy 4:30
    • Players should be on the field by 3:45 for warm-ups
    • White Jerseys
Tuesday, October 30
  • WCCAA Cross Country Conference Championship 4:00 @ Salisbury Community Park
    • Carpool
    • Runners will be dismissed from class at 2:45
    • Runners should arrive by 3:00 for course walk.
Wednesday, October 31 - No Athletics

Thursday, November 1
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Practice 3:30 - 5:30
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Practice 5:15 - 7:15
Friday, November 2 - No Athletics