Welcome to the Weekly Email (08/08/16) for the 2016-17 School Year
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Early Release August 19th - Donations and Volunteers Needed

Our first early release will be Friday, August 19, 2016. The PTA will be providing and serving our Salem teachers and staff lunch. Please take a look at the sign up below to see how you can help out.

THANK YOU for all your support of our wonderful staff at SMS!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4AA8AC2CA57-salem

Thank you to Chic Fil-A of Beaver Creek

The PTA would like to thank Chic Fil-A of Beaver Creek for supplying a wonderful breakfast of chicken biscuits and fruit for our teachers on their first workday of the year. It was much appreciated by all! Please consider Chic Fil-A at Beaver Creek when you're looking for a bite to eat!

Thank you to the 8th Grade Class of 2016

A big THANK YOU to the 8th grade class of 2015/2016 for the new Salem Middle School welcome mats. Remember class of 2020, we will always be #salemproud of you.


Spotlight on SEIC Liaison Opening

Hi again Salem families. In this week’s spotlight we would like to look at our SEIC (Special Education and Inclusion Committee) Liaison. The SEIC liaison would communicate/coordinate with the Special Education department chair at SMS, on ways that school/PTA sponsored events and activities could best accommodate special education students and meet their needs for inclusion to the fullest extent possible. The liaison should join the Wake County SEIC google group to receive updates and information that can be shared with the PTA and Special Ed department chair, for distribution to the SMS Special Ed staff. The Wake County SEIC meets once a month, however attendance every month is not required. The time required for this position is only a couple hours a month and consists mostly of gathering and sharing information.

If this is something you might be interesting in helping with or if you have any questions, please contact Cathy Ketterer at cathyketterer@yahoo.com.

Open positions with the Salem Middle School PTA for 2016-2017 school year…

Legislature

SEIC Liaison

Staff hospitality

Reflections

PTA Fall Fundraiser is in Full Swing!

Our PTA Fundraiser has kicked off this week for Tracks 1,2 & 4 . Now all 4 tracks are on board!! This is our Main Fundraiser of the year. Cherrydale has many beautiful gifts and gadgets for sale in addition to some of our favorite magazines. Start your holiday shopping early. If its easier, you could even give a monetary donation which will go straight to the PTA for the benefit of the school. There is something for everyone. Depending on how much they sell, students could be eligible for the "Main Event" , a variety of prizes and a limo lunch with bowling at Buffalo lanes. Cash and check donations will also qualify. You can make your purchases online with the below link. It is so Simple. Just use the Group code : SALAN. Please take a look at the website the more you purchase the more the School will make.

https://www.cherrydale.com/go_shopping.php







Collection Day Volunteers Needed:
The Fall Fundraiser has begun and will run through Aug 26th! We will be holding collections on Aug 19 and Aug 26. We need volunteers to help us out from 9-1 on these days. If you have a few hours that you can help us out please sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0949A9A82F4-fall

Box Tops for Student Government


Student Government relies on box tops for education to help pay for events your child will enjoy throughout the school year. We are asking that you please send any box tops you collect with your child to school. Every box top counts!!


Bryn Shurbutt
zshurbutt2@wcpss.net
Student Government Adviser

8th Grade Parent Meeting

All 8th grade parents are invited to the "Student Success in 8th Grade and beyond: What parents need to know!"

Information covered: 8th grade experiences and expectations & wake early college high school information

Tuesday August 23, 2016

6:30-7:30 Auditorium

We love your children but this a parents only meeting.

Hosted by: Kerri Bridges 8th Grade School Counselor

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. Use this link to sign up for the week you want. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faca8238-salem2.

SHOPPING FUNDRAISERS

Support our Fundraiser! Shop at www.cherrydale.com!

Support our school! Shop at www.cherrydale.com!


Cherrydale Fall Fundraiser

Our PTA Fundraiser will be kicking off on Friday July 29th for Track 3 and Track 1,2 & 4 will kickoff on August 8th. It is our Main Fundraiser of the year. Cherrydale has many beautiful gifts and gadgets for sale in addition to some of our favorite magazines. You could even give a monetary donation which will go straight to the PTA for the school. There is something for everyone. Depending on how much they sell, students could be eligible for the "Main Event", a variety of prizes and a limo lunch with bowling at Buffalo lanes. When making a purchase online please make sure to enter our school name (Salem Middle School PTA) or use our Group Code, SALAN so your child and our school gets credit!

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.

Target
If you have a Target credit card, go online and register your card to help Salem Middle School receive up to 1% of your Target Card purchases.

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 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 July 25th 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

Monday, August 8th
Tracks 1,2,4 PTA Fall Fundraiser Kickoff
Yearbook Club Meeting 3:00-4:00

Wednesday, August 10th
JROTC Club meeting 3:15-4:15
Student Council 3:15-4:15

Thursday, August 11th
School PIctures for Tracks 1, 2, 4

Monday, August 15th
Yearbook Club Meeting 3:00-4:00

Friday, August 19th
Track 2 Last Day
Early Release 12:30

Monday, August 22nd
Track 3 Tracks In

Monday-Thursday, August 22-25
5-7pm
Fall Football Camp

Must have all paperwork up to date and turned in to coaches.

Tuesday, August 23rd
8th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30pm (parents only)

Wednesday, August 24th
JROTC Club meeting 3:15-4:15

Thursday, September 1st
School PIctures for Track 3
Make-Up Pictures for Tracks 1 and 4

Tuesday, September 6th
PTA Board Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesday-Thursday, September 6-8
Girls' Soccer Tryouts

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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