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GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON - SPIRIT WEAR OFFERINGS

GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON!!! Check out our Salem Middle School spirit wear offerings http://salemmiddlepta.weebly.com/spirit-wear.html to outfit your middle schooler in school pride! New pricing for drawstring gym bags, original car magnet & zip-up hoodies. We have some exciting new items on the horizon, so be on the lookout for holiday gift ideas!

Get Involved - Check out the Open Positions on the PTSA Board

Interested in becoming more active at Salem Middle?

Check the open positions on the PTSA board. www.salemmiddlepta.weebly.com/pta-open-positions.html

2017 Salem Middle School Club Baseball

Middle school baseball is not supported by Wake County Public Schools. The Salem Middle School Club Baseball Program is run by volunteers and provides an opportunity for students at Salem Middle to play competitive baseball in a league comprised of middle schools from all over Wake County. Please read below to find out how you can register.

"Registration is now open for the fall workouts and tryouts for the 2017 Salem Middle School Club Baseball Teams. The teams play in the Wake County Club Baseball League. Information about the league can be found at www.wakecountyclubbaseball.com. All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are eligible to play. There are two levels of play: The Junior Varsity division is open to 6th and 7th graders, and the Varsity division is open to 7th and 8th graders. 6th graders must play at the JV level, and 8th graders must play at the varsity level. 7th graders can play at either level, depending on ability. We will conduct a series of workouts in early mid October, followed by tryouts for the 2017 teams in late October. Official practice begins in February, and the season begins in March. We will make accommodations for students that are unable to attend the tryouts, or for students who may compete on other Salem sports teams. For more information, and to register, please visit the club's website at salembaseball.webs.com."

If you have any questions or need additional information, let me know.

Thanks,
Jeff Wotus
Program Director, Salem Middle School Club Baseball
jwotus@nc.rr.com

Wake Early Colleges: Stem and Health Sciences Interest Meeting

Salem is hosting a Rising 9th Parent/Student Information Session

for Salem, Apex, Mills Park, and Lufkin Middle Schools

WAKE EARLY COLLEGE'S: STEM and HEALTH SCIENCES

Oct. 4th 6:30-7:30

Salem Middle School

Questions:

Kerri Bridges M.Ed., NBCT
8th Grade School Counselor

Salem Middle School
Office: 919-363-1870 ext. 21584

kbridges@wcpss.net

Apex High School Marching Band Invite

Middle School Night, Friday, 9/23: Calling all Middle School musicians and dancers!! The Schedule is out for this enjoyable annual event and we are expecting fantastic participation again from our area middle school students. See your middle school’s band director to join us. Thank you to the boosters for the tremendous response so far in providing food and beverage for the post game party. If you haven’t had an opportunity yet, please check out what you would be able to Contribute.



For Apex Band Members but included if anyone is in the market for a new mattress.
Apex High School Band's much anticipated fundraising event is arriving this week! It is expected to yield well over $5000 in band funds and countless $$ for our Apex HS students’ accounts. Interested buyers should go to the Website and print out the coupon for free delivery and ensure the sale is credited to the appropriate Apex HS student.

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


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 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 September 13th 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

Wednesday, September 21st

Girls' Soccer/Volleyball @ Holly Ridge 4:00

Thursday, September 22nd
Football Home vs. Holly Ridge 4:00
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:00
JROTC Club 3:15-4:15

Wednesday, September 28th
Girls' Soccer/Volleyball home vs. Holly Grove 4:00

Thursday, September 29th
Football @ Holly Grove 4:00
Mock Trial Meeting 3:00-4:00

Friday, September 30th

Early Release 12:30
Track 4 tracks out

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

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