Welcome to the Weekly Email (10/24/16) for the 2016-17 School Year
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New Arrivals Are Everywhere! We have two brand new Spirit Wear items available this year. Our 50" x 60" Navy Sweatshirt Fleece Blanket with Spartan logo in the corner is perfect to keep you warm during those chilly fall nights for a cool $20. And for those times you need to recharge your devices on the go, we have a Spartan Power Charger for $10. Visit our website to print out an order form: http://salemmiddlepta.weebly.com/spirit-wear.html

REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST - Deadline November 4th



The Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

THE THEME FOR 2016-2017:

“What Is Your Story?”


If your child is interested in participating, e-mail Theresa Mersch (tlcmersch@gmail.com ) with the following information:

  • Student's name
  • Grade
  • Track
  • Teacher's/Team name
  • Your e-mail
  • Specify Category of Interest: (Students can enter in more than one category.)

(You will be e-mailed back an entry form, consent form, and official rules)


Original work and entry forms due by Friday November 4, 2016

in the Front Office

  • Judging will be before the holiday break and the winning art will be sent to the next level of competition.
  • Direct all questions to the PTA Reflections Chair: Theresa Mersch
Volunteers Needed!!!

Hello Wonderful SMS Volunteers!

Thanks so much for your past generosity in helping make our Early Release Luncheons a special treat for our teachers. They enjoy being able to eat together on those days before they head off to training & meetings.

The remaining ER dates are December 2, January 20, February 10, and March 24

We are asking for volunteers to organize any or all of these remaining luncheon dates. This would involve planning a menu, setting up a signup genius, and setting up/cleaning up on those days. The PTA does have a limited budget that can be used to purchase food, and, as you know, our hospitality list is great about sending items in!

Please consider whether you (And a few friends!) could commit to one or more of these dates.

Please contact Karen Dellamaestra at kdellamaestra@gmail.com if you are willing to help with one of these dates.

Spirit Rock

The Salem Middle PTA is proud to offer the opportunity to rent the spirit rock for a week. For the price of $35 a week you can rent the rock to express Salem pride, wish someone a happy birthday or mark a special occasion. Use this link to sign up for the week you want. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca8238-salem2.


Amazon Smile
Raise money for Salem each time you make a purchase on Amazon! Learn more

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter will donate 2% of your Private Label purchases when you use your VIC card. This is such an easy way to raise funds for Salem Middle School. To link your card: Lowes Foods
Lowes Foods Cart To Class is a school donation program where Lowes Foods will give back to Salem Middle when they purchase store brands of products. These include Lowes Foods, Full Circle, World Classics Trading Company, Academix, Domestix, Electrix, Better Value, Top Care and Paws Premium. You can register up to three schools. Register your card online at https://rewards.lowesfoods.com. Click on Enroll in Cart to Class.

If you have a Target credit card, go online and register your card to help Salem Middle School receive up to 1% of your Target Card purchases.

Office Depot & PostNet in Apex
Link your customer savings cards for Office Depot and PostNet in Apex for a painless way to contribute to your child’s school. After you link your card, funds will automatically be sent to Salem Middle School. This income is a great supplement for the PTA programs we offer!

Kroger (Kroger Plus Card for Education)
Each time registered supporters shop at a Kroger store and use their Kroger Plus Card, they earn points for our school- points we redeem for educational supplies. Please register with our School Bar Code (see below) with a Kroger Cashier and have it scanned or go to the Customer Service desk and have scanned. Note that cards cannot be linked until September.

Thank you to our families who take the time to link their rewards cards to help the PTA raise funds with your everyday purchases. Last year the school received over $3,000 in funds and products. If you have any questions about these programs, please contact the PTA Vice President of Ways and Means, Laurie Singh at lauriesingh3@gmail.com

Publix Grocery
Do you shop at PUBLIX and want to help raise money for Salem Middle School too? Please stop by the front office at the school and pick up a key-ring card linked to our SMS account. Every time this card is scanned at check-out, SMS earns $$$ for our school.

Please continue to turn in your Harris Teeter VIC card link-up forms (purple paper from your start-up packets) or email your last name, VIC card number, and associated phone number with that account to: lauriesingh3@gmail.com and we'll add you to our school's database .These are easy ways to support SMS PTA! Thank you for helping to raise funds for our school.

PTA Membership

Did you know that the only way to get a directory from the school is by joining the PTA? Have you joined yet? It’s not too late, click here to download a form and send it in today! It’s only $9 for a family and $6 for an individual!

Suggestions for Improving Communications?

Email the PTA at kim.trezona @gmail.com if you have any constructive suggestions for improving communications.

The Principal latest Phone Message

If you missed Ms. Hofmann latest message from October 19th or your answering machine cut it short, you can read to it here .

Follow Your Principal on Twitter to see why we are #SALEMPROUD.

Click here to check out Principal Hofmann's tweets.

Check out the latest National PTA Bulletin
Calender Notes

October 24th
Track 4 Tracks In

October 25th
Salem Cafe Series 6:30pm-7:30pm Parent Night

October 26th
Girls' Soccer and Volleyball vs. West Cary 4:00-5:00

October 27th
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:30
Football @ West Cary MS 4:00

November 1st
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:30
PTA Board Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm Media Center

November 2nd
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:30
Girls' Soccer and Volleyball vs. WDavis Drive 4:00-5:00

November 3rd
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:30
CS First Coding Club 3:15-4:30
Football @ Davis Drive MS 4:00

November 9th
STUCO 3:00-4:00
Girls' Soccer and Volleyball @ Mills Park 4:00-5:00

November 10th
Track 2 Last Day
JROTC 3:15-4:15
Football vs. Mills Park MS 4:00

November 11th
No School

November 14th
Track 3 Returns

November 17th
CS First Coding Club 3:15-4:30

November 24th-25th
No School

School Counselors

Mr. Jerry Decker 6th Grade jdecker@wcpss.net 367-2463

Ms. Katie Catlett 7th Grade kcatlett@wcpss.net 367-2462

Mrs. Kerri Bridges 8th Grade kbridges@wcpss.net 367-2469


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