A happy start to the day! Above, junior kindergarten students greet one another in their morning meeting.
Jag Weekly
September 1, 2019
100 Reasons over the Next 100 Days
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 
 
This week we are excited to launch our Annual Fund campaign with a combined goal of $85,000. As our primary development effort, the Annual Fund is designed to keep tuition affordable while bridging the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Salisbury Academy education. 

To achieve our goal and support the engaging programming that makes the SA experience so unique, we ask every family to make a personally meaningful gift to the Annual Fund. No gift is too large or too small, and participation matters. Our faculty, staff, and board of trustees have a long history of 100% participation rates. It is important for parent participation to reach those numbers as well, as your participation is a direct reflection of our school community's investment as we seek external donors and funding from grants. 
 
This year's theme, "100 Reasons Why," gives us all a chance to reflect on the many meaningful offerings of and components to a Salisbury Academy education. Look for information in weekly folders and for a campaign launch email early this week. Thank you for your support and for making our SA community a strong one! 
 
Sincerely,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School

Important Dates




Labor Day Holiday
Mon., September 2
No school for students or staff

Fall Picture Day and Designated Team Pictures
Wed., Sept. 18


 
Meet This Year's Middle School Advisory Groups
Middle School Division Director Mrs. Goodman shares:

Designed to strengthen relationships and connectedness among middle school students and their teachers across different grades, Salisbury Academy's middle school advisory program brings students in grades sixth through eighth together in small groups  for weekly meetings and lunches. In addition to the scheduled meetings, advisory groups build camaraderie through service outreach, team-building challenges, and the "drafting" of fifth-graders to join advisory groups each spring.
 
At a typical middle school advisory meeting at Salisbury Academy, advisors and advisees discuss everything from goal setting to schoolwork, to the ups and downs of life in general. Each quarter advisees begin a new round of goal setting, with advisors serving as check-in points for students as they progress through their goals. Advisors also provide key support for students as they prepare their spring Reflections projects in which they reflect on their growth over the course of the school year.

Middle School Matters
   
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties 
disappear and obstacles vanish." 
          ~John Quincy Adams


Consumable/Activity Fees


The full Consumables Fee and half of the Activity Fee is due September 1. The remaining half of the Activity Fee is due by December 1. 
 
Payments can be made by check, cash, or electronically through your FACTS account. Thank you!


Enrichment Programming and Family Travel
School Travel Opportunity

Families curious to learn more about the SA family travel opportunity to Boston and Acadia National Park on June 1-5, 2020 are encouraged to join us for an interest meeting:
Informational Meeting - Boston/Acadia Trip
Wednesday, September 4
6 p.m. at Salisbury Academy
Contact Mrs. Melody Lee with questions
Sports Shots

Students in grades JK, K, and 1st will have an opportunity to experience an exciting mix of sports and begin to develop skills in the monthly Sports Shots program!  Under the direction of SA's athletic director, students will explore a variety of sports from soccer to basketball to tennis on one Friday each month.  Click here for the Sports Shots sign-up form To register your child, please submit this form to the front office with payment.
With questions about Enrichment classes or school travel, please contact Mrs. Melody Lee at mlee@salisburyacademy.org

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. 

PSA Corner
PSA Meeting September 3
All SA Parents are encouraged to join us on Tuesday of this week at 8:05 a.m. for the September PSA meeting!

Box Top App and Linking VIC Card
Did you know that you can support Salisbury Academy just by grocery shopping and buying the foods your family enjoys? Request at Harris Teeter to link your VIC card to Salisbury Academy's education fundraiser account. 

Also, Box Top collection has gotten a whole lot easier. Instead of collecting paper Box Tops, simply download the Box Top app at boxtops4education.com/ to scan Box Tops to support SA! 

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, September 5 and will feature Elise Tellez of Muddy Sneakers speaking on the core virtues of respect and responsibility. 

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

Athletics

Announcements
  • Annual Sports Passes are on sale now for $75. Please see Coach Wilson if you would like to buy one.
Normal Practice Times:
  • JV Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 4:30
  • Varsity Volleyball: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4:30 - 6:30
  • JV Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 - 7:30
  • Girls Tennis: Monday/Wednesday 3:30 - 5:30
  • Cross Country Monday/Thursday 3:15 - 4:15
  • These days and times are subject to change. As always please check the Jag Weekly for the most up to date schedules.
Monday, September 2 - No School

Tuesday, September 3
  • JV Volleyball Game @ Davidson Day 4:00
  • JV Soccer Game @ Davidson Day 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Davidson Day 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Davidson Day 5:15
    •  Information for Games @ Davidson Day
      • Address: 750 Jetton St. Davidson, NC 28036
      • Players riding the bus will be dismissed from class at 2:30
      • Both soccer teams should wear their white uniforms
Wednesday, September 4
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:30
  • Cross Country Meet at South Side Park
    •  Information for Cross Country Meet
      • Address: 1775 Southwest Blvd. Newton, NC 28659
      • Athletes will be dismissed at 2:30
      • Cross country team will take the bus
Thursday, September 5
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • JV Soccer Game @ Sacred Heart 4:00 ( White uniform)
  • JV Volleyball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 4:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 4:00 (Red Uniform)
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Concordia Lutheran School 5:00
Friday, September 6 - No Athletics