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8th Grade End-of-Year Celebrations - Drop off Your Donations

Thank you for volunteering either snacks, water or sharpies. I will be collecting these supplies over the next two weeks, so please feel free to drop off in the front office anytime you wish before May 26th. Please make sure to label with a note that these supplies are for the 8th Grade Celebrations.

Thank you and enjoy these last few weeks with our middle school kids.
Kim Trezona

Questions: 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

8th Grade Dance Volunteers Needed

8th Grade Dance! "HOLLYWOOD" Theme

Our 8th grader's dance is quickly approaching!! Planning is in full force, but we still need to plan for the day of the dance. We are going to need lots of volunteers to make this a successful dance for our kids. We need help with decorating, during the dance, and of course after for clean up.

Please help us make this a smooth and successful dance, that our 8th graders will be sure to enjoy!!

Michelle Walker

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044dabae292-8thgrade

EOG Proctors Needed - Please Volunteer

SMS Parents,

Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to help with this years testing! Your time is greatly appreciated!


We are in desperate need for proctors in order to be able to complete this state mandated testing cycle- especially our Track 1 testing which is only a few weeks away!

Our current needs are:

Track 1 Testing:

May 24th: 10 more proctors needed

May 25th: 9 more proctors needed

May 26th: 7 more proctors needed

May 30th: 9 more proctors needed

May 31st: 7 more proctors needed

June 1st: 6 more proctors needed

June 2nd: 5 more proctors needed

Tracks 2,3,4 Testing:

June 19th: 3 more proctors needed

June 20th: 13 more proctors needed

June 21st: 5 more proctors needed

June 23rd: 13 more proctors needed

June 26th: 7 more proctors needed

June 27th: 7 more proctors needed

June 28th: 3 more proctors needed

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, 2015).
  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

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.

Fundraising UPDATES

The SMS PTA thanks everyone who participated in our Yankee Candle fundraiser!! You helped our school by raising $1096 for items the teachers and school have requested. We hope that everyone enjoys the beautiful products they ordered:)

Our winners for the daily/ weekly challenges were given prizes at school.

Our overall highest seller was Ali P. who sold $285 worth and will receive a $20 Wake-zone giftcard.

Anyone interested can still order online using our code, our school would still receive credit through June 1st, however our student challenges are now complete.

Feel free to edit/ add to this;) with anything else you think would be good;)

Laurie Singh

Salem Middle School VP of Ways and Means

From the Media Center


A message SalemProud parents from the Salem Library:


The next time your child won’t get off his phone, he might just be reading a book from our new OverDrive Digital Library. Thanks to your support of our winter book fairs and a generous grant from the PTA, we have just launched a start-up collection of popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks using the OverDrive platform. Students are learning how to use the website and app during their library visits over the next few weeks. Please visit the Salem Middle School home page if you want to learn more about this exciting new initiative.

Pete Caggia, MLS, NBCT
Library/Media Teacher
BYOD Coordinator/Webmaster
Google Certified Educator

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 May 9th 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

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

June 2nd
8th Grade Picnic 1:00-2:30
8th Grade Dance 6:30-8:30pm

June 5th
Band Concert 7:00-9:00pm

June 6th
Track 1 Field Day
PTA Board Meeting Media Center 7:00-8:00pm

June 7th
Last Day of School for Track 1
8-1 Awards Ceremony 8:45-10:30am
6-1 Awards Ceremony 11:00-12:00

June 8th
Track 2 Returns

June 28th
Tracks 2, 3, 4 Field Day

June 30th
8th Grade Tracks 2, 3, 4 Awards Ceremony 8:45-10:45
Last Day of School for Tracks 2,3,4






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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