Welcome to the Weekly Email (4/24/17) for the 2016-17 School Year
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8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations - please donate!

Planning for the 8th grade end-of-year celebrations requires items that we hope many of you will donate. At the dance we would like to have a variety of snacks (all pre-wrapped). These can include crackers, goldfish, cookies, pretzels, chips, etc. Please consider donating a box of any individually pre-wrapped snacks.

We also need the small water bottles (8 ounces). Please consider donating a case of water.

For the picnic the students have a tradition of signing their 8th grade t-shirts. We are asking for donations of SILVER SHARPIES. We need at least 100, so please consider donating a package if possible.

Donations may be dropped off in the office anytime. We appreciate your support and look forward to all our 8th grade graduation celebrations.

Questions: Kim Trezona (919-616-6512) or kim.trezona@jostens.com


Click on the link below to signup and thank you for your donations.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084da5a9292-salem

EOG Proctors Needed - Please Volunteer

EOG Testing is right around the corner and once again we are in need of volunteer proctors. Here's what you can do to help:

  1. Make sure your volunteer registration is up to date. You will need to update your registration if you have not already done so this school year (since July 1, 201).
  2. Sign up for the date(s) you are available to proctor on our Sign-Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49aaac283-smstesting
  3. Attend proctor training to be held on the morning of your first day of volunteer proctoring.

On your first testing day, please arrive at 7:30AM for proctor training. On subsequent days, please check in at 7:45AM and report to your assigned room so we can begin testing promptly. Volunteers should plan on being here until at least 12:00PM. This time may be longer or shorter depending on the testing session.

Thanks for all you do to support learning and teaching at Salem Middle!

Karen Randle, BS, MS, CFLE-P
Intervention Academic Family Coach
Testing Coordinator

Open Salem Middle PTA Positions for 2017/2018 School Year


It’s spring so that means flowers, warm weather and time to start recruiting next year’s PTA board. We are looking forward to another year of supporting our students and staff through grants, copy parents, tracking out hunger and cultural arts to name a few activities. To do this, we need your help. Look at the open positions below and let us know if there is something you can help with.

VP – Communication

VP – Operations

VP – Services

VP – Ways and Means

Start-Up Packets

Facebook

Spirit Nights

Membership

Cultural Arts

Reflections

Staff Hospitality

Fall Fundraiser

If you are interested in or have a question about one of the open position, please contact Laurie Singh at lauriesingh3@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.
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/


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 Message

If you missed Ms. Hofmann latest message from April 4th 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

April 24th

Softball vs Davisi Drive 4:00

April 26th
Boy's Soccer @ Davis Drive 4:00

April 27th
Softball @ Mills Park 4:00

May 2nd
PTA Board in Media Center 7;00pm

May 3rd
Boy's Soccer vs Mills Park 4:00

May 4th-6th
School Musical

May 10th
STUCO 3:00-4:00
JROTC 3:15-4:15

May 11th
Track 2 - last day before Track Out

May 12th
Track 3 Returns

May 16th
Rising 6th Graders Open House 6:30-7:30

May 25th
Blue Notes Concert 7:00-8:00

May 29th
NO SCHOOL

May 31st
JROTC 3:15-4:15



School Counselors

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

Ms. Katie Lewis 7th Grade klewis4@wcpss.net 367-2462

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

http://smsstudentservices.weebly.com/.

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