Shining brightly on fall picture day!
Jag Weekly
September 22, 2019
Acadia National Park and Boston Adventure through SA Enrichment Travel
Dear Salisbury Academy Parents, 

Learning experiences outside of the classroom are central to the Salisbury Academy mission as they instill a love of learning and a curiosity about the world around us! Family travel is a wonderful way to extend this to not only our students but to siblings and SA parents, alumni, and alumni parents as well. 

We are excited to offer this year's travel opportunity to Acadia National Park and Boston on June 1-5. All interested families are encouraged to take part.  Now is the time to sign up, as the $99 deposit is due September 27.

As part of this fantastic adventure, travelers will 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 adventure.

For the price of $1,699 per person, everything on the trip will be covered - airfare, hotel, ground transportation, meals, sightseeing, evening activities, as well as
medical insurance. Register online or for 
more information view the trip overview or contact Melody Lee at We hope that you can join us for this exciting experience! 

Warm Regards,

Beverly Fowler, Head of School
Acadia National Park
House of Paul Revere in Boston
Important Dates

See You at the Pole
Wed., Sept. 24
8:05 a.m. 

PSA Dress-Down Day and Booster Club Pizza
Fri., Sept. 27
Students who bring $2 and a canned good will enjoy a dress-down day. See lunch section below for Booster pizza details. 

Fall Book Fair
Fri., Sept. 27 to Thurs., Oct. 3 
in the SA library
Book Fair hours starting Friday, Sept. 27: 
Friday: 7:45 - 3:30
Mon: 7:30 - 4:00
Tues: 7:30 - 4:00
Wed: 7:30 - 3:30
Thurs: 7:30 - 3:30

Staff Workday
Fri., Oct. 4
Staff workday
No school for students

Fall Holiday
Mon., Oct. 7
No school for students or staff

Developing Community Stewards: SA service partnerships by class
Community stewardship takes place in all of Salisbury Academy's classrooms, all year long! In addition to school-wide efforts, classrooms have organizations that they work with on a regular basis throughout the year. Just this week, third grade read books to their friends at Carillon Assisted Living (pictured left and below) and JK/K students collected food items for Rowan Helping Ministries at their quarterly Giving Party (pictured above). Organizations by class are:

JK/K: Quarterly Giving Parties - each party serves a different organization, giving the children a wide exposure to different community needs.
First Grade: Book Buddy program with Trinity Living Center.
Second Grade: Food collection and delivery to Isenberg Elementary as part of the Communities in Schools program.
Third Grade: Regular visits to Carillon Assisted Living and Brookdale Assisted Living.
Fourth Grade: Packing food and other activities at Rowan Helping Ministries.
Fifth Grade: Partnership with the Arc of Rowan and participation each year in the Arc's Festival of Trees. 

Students in grades 6-8 work in their advisories with a number of organizations throughout the year including Rowan Helping Ministries, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, the VA Hospital of Salisbury, Rowan Vocational Opportunities, Meals on Wheels, Partners in Learning, and Footprints in the Community. 

Middle School Matters
"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or
the president of the university."
~Albert Einstein

100 Reasons Over 100 Days: Which class will reach 100% first?! 
Which class will be the first to reach 100% Annual Fund participation? JK and sixth grade are currently in the lead with JK in first place and sixth close behind. Thank you to those who have already given! 

Help your child's class be the first to reach 100% by  making your gift today .

Pledge cards are available in the front office and can be returned in Monday folders.

The SA Book Fair Begins on Friday!

The Fall Book Fair opens this Friday and will run through the following Thursday. Visit the Book Fair during the below hours for a colorful and exciting choice of books and other reading inspirations: 

Fri., Sept. 27        7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mon, Sept. 30     7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 1       7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 2        7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 3     7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

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. 

PSA Corner: Thank You and Dress-Down Day on Friday, Sept. 27

Thank you to the PSA and the PSA volunteers for a fantastic community night at Friday's picnic and outdoor movie!

This Friday is a PSA Dress-Down Day! Students who bring in $2 and a canned good will enjoy a non-uniform day. 
Food suggestions to support food-insecure families are: peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, pasta, mac and cheese, oatmeal, granola bars, fruit cups, juice boxes, and crackers. Thank you for your support!

Chapel This Week
This week's chapel gathering will take place on Thursday, September 26 and will feature Pastor John Tucker of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church  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.



* Booster Club pizza will be offered this Friday, Sept. 27. Click here for the Booster Club Pizza order form. 

Monday, September 23
  • Cross country practice 3:15 - 4:14
  • Tennis practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • JV Soccer Game VS Sacred Heart 3:30 (White Uniform)
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Tuesday, September 24
  • JV Volleyball Game @ Statesville Christian School 4:00
  • JV Soccer Game @ Statesville Christian School 4:00
  • Varsity Volleyball Game @ Statesville Christian School 5:00
  • Varsity Soccer Game @ Statesville Christian School 5:00
    • Information for volleyball/soccer games
      • Address: 1210 Museum Rd. Statesville, NC 28625
      • Athletes will be allowed to ride the bus to the game
      • Athletes riding the bus will be dismissed from class at 2:45
      • Soccer teams will wear white uniforms
Wednesday, September 25
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Cross Country Meet @ Sacred Heart 4:00
    • Runners should arrive by 3:30 for warm-up and course walk
  • Girls Tennis Match @ Mooresville Middle School 4:00
    • Information for tennis match
      • Address: 233 Kistler Farm Rd. Mooresville, NC 28155
      • Tennis players will be dismissed from class at 2:45
      • Carpool
      • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Thursday, September 26
  • JV volleyball practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • JV soccer practice 3:30 - 5:00
  • Varsity volleyball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Friday, September 27 - No Athletics