Fifth grade students independently designed experiments to answer the question, "Do gym shoes help us jump higher?" as part of their lessons on the scientific process.
Jag Weekly
September 16, 2018
Parents of Salisbury Academy: A supportive community 

Dear Salisbury Academy Parents:  

As the PSA (Parents of Salisbury Academy) president, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the PSA! The PSA offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved. Whether dropping off a contribution for a classroom party, cleaning up the campus on the annual Spruce-Up Day, or chairing a PSA event, there truly is something for every person and every unique schedule.

For an overview of opportunities to get involved in your child's class and school-wide events, here are links for each class: 

Those who are able, join us for our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:05 a.m. Up next, the PSA looks forward to hosting our school's biggest musical event of the year, Grandpersons' Day on October 19. View your child's class link if you'd like to get involved! 

Kind Regards,

Teen Aron, PSA President

Important Dates
Thank you to all who supported the SA Book Fair. Online Book Fair
purchases
 can be made through Sept. 17!


Fall Picture Day
Wed., September 19
Grades 1-8 to wear dress uniform

Staff Workday
Fri., October 5
No school for students. 

Fall Holiday, 
Mon., October 8
No school for students or staff
 

Grandpersons' Day Sneak Peek


Grandpersons' Day Sneak Peek 2018

SA's fourth and eighth grades give a sneak peek of the fun and soulful tunes that will be sung at the 
SA Grandpersons' Day 2018 performance!
Dr. Rob's adrenaline is running super-high these days regarding the upcoming Grandpersons' Day concert on October 19. Looking ahead to the exciting performance which will feature hits from the 1980's, Dr. Rob shares: 

I think I'm finding the 80's music even more exhilarating than I expected...which shouldn't have surprised me, because the symphonic rock of the 80's was prevalent on the radio when I was a young adult. But, what's even more amazing is how explosively the students have come out of the gate in embracing the music. 

The performance promises to be a powerful concert that should not only leave the audience and the singers breathless, but myself as well. I mean, we're talking Journey, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Culture Club, The Bangles, The Go-Go's, Cyndi Lauper, Queen, Bonnie Tyler, Chicago, etc. We've even thrown in a dash of the 70's, with some Abba, Elton John, KC & the Sunshine Band, and the Bay City Rollers. 

Seriously, I've been left out of breath just playing the concert through on the piano. It's so much fun! Hoping everyone can be there and see these wonderful students rocking the house!


Grandpersons' Day Info: Update your Grandparent contact info
Salisbury Academy looks forward to inviting all of the grand people in our students' lives to the Grandpersons' Day performance on October 19! Invitations will be mailed to SA grandparents in the weeks prior to the event.

If you would like to add or edit contact information for your child's grandparents, please do this through Parentsweb or by contacting Mrs. Goodnight

Middle School Matters
   
"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." 
                         - Gloria Steinem

Fall Picture Day: Wednesday, September 19
Fall Pictures
  • The Lifetouch Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder last week. 
  • Fall Picture Day will take place on Wednesday, September 19 beginning around 8:15 a.m.
  • Please complete the order form and return it to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you fail to select a "Portrait Look" (pose and background) then the photographer will choose one for you. 
  • This is a Dress Uniform Picture Day for Grades 1-8
 
Fall Sports Pictures - Cross Country, JV Soccer, Varsity Soccer, Tennis, JV Volleyball, & Varsity Volleyball
  • The Lifetouch Sports Order Form went home in your child's Monday folder last week.
  • Complete the order form and return it to your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible. Please fill in your child's height on the form.
  • Athletes should bring their uniforms to school with them on the morning of Wednesday, September 19.
  • Sports Pictures will begin immediately following the Fall Pictures.
 
Additional forms are located in the Main Office.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Peoples at 704-636-3002 x 101 or by email at tpeoples@salisburyacademy.org if you have any questions.  Thank you.

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
This week's chapel will take place on Thursday, September 20 and will feature Laurie Pluck of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes 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
  • Booster Club Pizza has been rescheduled for September 28.
  • Be sure to purchase you SA annual sports pass from Coach Wilson. The price is $75 per family.
  • Jag Sacks are on sale for $10. Please see Coach Wilson.
  • Fall sports pictures will be on Wednesday. The soccer teams should wear their blue jerseys for pictures.

Monday, September 17
  • Cross Country Practice 3:15 - 4:15
  • Tennis Practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ St. Stephens Lutheran School 4:00 (Carpool)
    • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:15
    • 2304 Spring Rd. NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Tuesday, September 18
  • JV Soccer Practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV Volleyball Practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Girls Tennis Match @ Forsyth Country Day 4:00
    • Carpool
    • Players will be dismissed from class at 2:15
    • 5501 Shallowford Rd, Lewisville NC, 27023
  • Cross Country Meet at Sacred Heart 4:00
    • Carpool
    • Runners should arrive by 3:30 for warm-ups
  • Varsity Volleyball Practice 5:00 - 6:30
  • Varsity Soccer Practice 6:00 - 7:30
Wednesday, September 19
  • Girls Tennis Practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV Volleyball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game VS Iredell Charter Academy 5:00
Thursday, September 20 - No Athletics

Friday, September 21 - No Athletics


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