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Salem EXPO January 17th starting at 6:30pm

Salem invites all families interested in Salem Middle to join us on 1/17/17 at 6:30. The Expo will be an informative session that highlights the awesome clubs, activities, and happenings at Salem Middle. We look forward to meeting you.
Tuesday Tours Available for Families interested in our school

Any families interested in learning more about Salem Middle as their year-round option can sign up for one of our tours. Tours will be offered at 9am on Tuesdays and will last approximately 45 minutes. You will be able to walk through the school with a staff member and there will be time for questions. We will not be able to interrupt classes and meet with teachers during this time. We look forward to seeing you at one of our tours! Please call Student Services at 919-363-1870 with any questions. We do have a Rising 6th grade Open House on May 16th, 2017 as well. Please only show up for the tour you are signed up to attend. If all slots are full on your desired day, please choose another date. Please arrive at the front office to sign in before 9am.
Book Fair January 17th- 26th

Mark your calendar for the annual Salem MS Book Fair. Family night is January 17th so bring everyone out to Salem MS for the evening.

Salem Middle School PTA Facebook Page

The link for the new Salem Middle School PTA Facebook page is below. Please follow us.

https://www.facebook.com/SMSspartanPTA/


ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS

Attention 8th grade parents!!!

It’s that time of year…we need to start planning for 8th grade end of year festivities!! We need your help. In order for these festivities to happen we need to form the 8th Grade Committee. This committee handles the planning of the 8th grade picnic and dance, creating and ordering the t-shirts and collecting for and purchasing the 8th grade legacy gift. If you are interested in chairing this committee or in helping with any aspect of it, please email me at kellyjaynes71@gmail.com.



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. Just a reminder that if you rent the rock for a week, you must supply your own paint and paint the rock yourself. Use this link to sign up for the week you want. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca8238-salem2.

SHOPPING FUNDRAISERS


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.

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 December 1st 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

January 3rd

The PTA meeting is cancelled for this evening. We will meed again February 7th at 7pm in the Media Center

January 4th
JROTC 3:15-4:15pm

January 5th
Muscial Auditions Tracks 1, 2,3
First Coding Club 3:15-4:30pm
Basketball @ East Cary 4:00pm

January 9th
JROTC 3:15-4:15pm
Basketball vs Reedy Creek 4:00pm

January 11th
STUCO Meeting 3:00-4:00pm

January 12th
Basketball @ West Cary 4:00pm

January 16th - No School

January 17th

Basketball @ Davis Drive 4:00pm
Salem EXPO 6:30-7:30pm
Book Fair starts and runs through the 26th with Family Night January 17th

January 19th
JROTC 3:15-4:15pm
First Coding Club 3:15-4:30pm
Basketball vs Mills Park 4:00pm

January 20th
Track 3 Tracks Out
Early Release 12:30pm

January 23rd
Track 4 returns
ROTC 3:15-4:15pm
Basketball vs East Cary 4:00pm

January 26th
Basketball @ Reedy Creek 4:00pm

January 27th
All rising 9th grade students and their parents are invited to join us as we host an information night featuring Apex High School's Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) and Apex Friendship High School's Academy of Engineering. Sessions will be held at Salem Middle School at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 26.

January 30th
JROTC 3:15-4:15pm
Basketball vs West Cary 4:00pm

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

http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/.

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