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Early Release Luncheon (Feb. 10th) Items Needed

Donations Needed for February 10th Early Release Luncheon

Thanks for all everything you sent in for last month's Early Release Luncheon! The main course was provided by JD's Tavern at no cost to us, so please support their business! http://www.jdstavern.com/

This month the teachers will have a Chili Cook -Off! They've asked us to supplement with fixings, drinks & desserts. Please see what you could help out with.

Thanks!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4AABAC2FA0FA7-early4

Parent Volunteers Needed- School Improvement Team

Parents Needed!!! We are looking for parents to be members of our School Improvement Team. This team meets monthly to discuss data and issues pertaining to our School Improvement Plan. We need parent input with regards to changes and implementation of the improvement plan. If you are interested in being a member of this team please send me an email at kellyjaynes71@gmail.com

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.
Rising 9th Grade Open House - moved to Feb. 15th

SALEM MIDDLE SCHOOL

Rising 9th grade Open House Sessions in SMS Auditorium For Parents

ALL TRACKS

Wednesday February 15th 6:30-7:30

Students not required to attend as I meet with students in classes

Please make every effort to attend~thanks!!

**** No Siblings please****

Salem Middle School Yearbook and 8th Grade ADS

It's time to buy your Salem Middle School yearbook before time runs out. You can also create a personal yearbook ad just for your son or daughter with a personal message, childhood photos, and recent pictures. The last date to personalize and guarantee you have a yearbook in June is February 25th. The final deadline to order a personal ad is February 28, 2017. Check out the Salem MS website for an order form. For more information, please contact Mr. Brian Fisher at bfisher@wcpss.net.

To order go to: www.jostensyearbooks.com

http://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/6313/Personal%20Ad%20Form.pdf

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 January 24th 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

February 6th

Basketball @ Mills Park 4:00

February 7th
PTA Board 7:00 pm Media Center

February 8th
STUCO 3:00-4:00

February 9th
Spring Pictures Tracks 1,2 4

February 10th
Track 2 Tracks out
Early Release 12:30

February 15th (note the date change)
Rising 9th Graders Parent/Student Info meeting 6:30-7:30 see above for details

February 17th
Valentine's Day Dance 6:30pm-8:30pm

February 23rd
Track 3 Spring Pictures

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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