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Staff Kickoff Luncheon - Please donate!

The new school year is right around the corner, and the Staff Hospitality Committee is planning their Kickoff Luncheon!! The luncheon is scheduled for July 7th. They will be providing a Taco Bar. They have asked for some help with drinks and desserts.

If you are able to provide any items please feel free to sign up!! You can drop nonperishable items off now. Perishable items can be dropped off the morning of July 7th.


EOG Proctors Needed - Please Volunteer

Salem Parents,

Thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to proctor our Track 1 testing week. We could not have done it without you!

Our big testing week only 1 week away. We still need a lot of proctors! Without you, I fear we will be forced to create less than ideal testing environments for our students. If you can spare a day (or even more), we would appreciate your time. It takes 2 weeks for new volunteer security clearance to clear, so at this point we need proctors who have already been approved. Not sure? E-mail Karen Randle at krandle@wcpss.net and she'll let you know.

Below is our current needs. Please take a look at the dates and your schedule and see if you can offer some time. I can be flexible if you can help but need to arrive late or leave early.

Our current needs are:

June 20th: 9 more proctors needed ** These date are our BIGGEST worry! **

June 21st: 6 more proctors needed

June 22nd: 10 more proctors needed

June 23rd: 6 more proctors needed

June 26th: 5 more proctors needed

June 27th: 6 more proctors needed

June 28th: 3 more proctors needed

Here's what you can do to help:

  1. Sign up for the date(s) you are available to proctor on our Sign-Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49aaac283-smstesting
  2. 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

General PTA Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at 9:10 am in the cafeteria to vote in the New Officers! Please attend!

The PTA will have a short general membership meeting to vote on the new board members for the 2017-2018 school year. It will take place in the school’s cafeteria on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:10AM. We are still missing many important positions so please check out the list below.

PTA Positions for 2017/2018 School Year - Many are still available!

There is still a need for more volunteers to help with next years activities. If you would like to help or want some more information on an open position please contact Laurie Singh at lauriesingh3@gmail.com.

For a list of all positions please click on the pdf below.


Salem Middle School PTA Facebook Page

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


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.


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

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

July 6th
Open Campus 2:00-4:00 Salem MS Welcomes All Families to see our campus

July 20th
Open House Tracks 1,2,3 6:00-7:30pm

August 10th
Open House Track 4 6:00-7:30pm

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


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